The winning crew, coached by Al Ulbrickson, was Robert Moch, coxswain; Roger Morris, bow seat; Charles Day, No. 2 seat; Gordon Adam, No. 3 seat; John White, No. 4 seat; Jim McMillin, No. 5 seat; George "Shorty" Hunt, No. 6 seat; Joe Rantz, No. 7 seat and Don Hume, stroke. During the 2,000 meter race the University of Washington moved from fifth place at the halfway mark to take first at the finish line a quarter length ahead of Italy.