Monday, February 11, 2008

1936, Berlin: The U.S. Olympic team

Sixteen Nations were entered in Berlin 1936 Olympic Water Polo competition. The teams were divided in to four groups while each team played against the other three in its brackets with only the top two moving on. The United States team finished third in its grouping and was eliminated from the competition after two, heart-breaking, one goal losses to Holland (2-3) and Belgium (3-4).
The US team: Kneeling L-R: Clyde Swendsen, Ray Ruddy; Standing L-R: Charles McCallister, Herbert Wildman, Dixon Fiske, Frank Graham, Kenny Beck, William Kelly, Fred Lauer; Top L-R: Charles Finn, Phil Daubenspeck and Wally O'Conner.
Sourse: A History of USA Water Polo in the Olympic Games.

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