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Warren Westlund

Full name: Warren DeHaven Westlund
Gender: Male
Born: August 20, 1926 in Olympia, Washington, United States
Died: February 13, 1992 in Seattle, Washington, United States
Affiliations: Washington Huskies, Seattle (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Warren “Wes” Westlund attended the University of Washington. He rowed the stroke-oar for their 1948 Olympic four, which won every race easily at the Olympic Trials and the Olympics. Westlund was known for being the practical joker on the crew.

Westlund later started his own automobile dealership, Warren Westlund Buick-GMC. He was on the university's Board of Rowing Stewards, and was elected to the University of Washington Athletic Hall of Fame in 1981. Westlund was also inducted into the National Rowing Hall of Fame. Westlund was a past chairman of the Seattle Automobile Show, a past president of the King County and Washington State Automobile Dealers' Associations, and a trustee of the state Auto Dealers Insurance Trust. He was named Time magazine's Quality Dealer of the Year in Washington.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 21 London Rowing Men's Coxed Fours United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Coxed Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1948 Summer 21 London Rowing United States USA Final Round 6:50.3
1948 Summer 21 London Rowing United States USA Semi-Finals Heat One 7:22.1
1948 Summer 21 London Rowing United States USA Quarter-Finals Heat Three 7:21.4
1948 Summer 21 London Rowing United States USA Round One Heat Four 6:48.8
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