2005 Stanford Hall of Fame Inductees include Olympic Champions Fifer, Findlay, Mitchell and Seiffert

Aug. 26, 2005

Congratulations to 4 Stanford Crew inductees from the 1956 and 1964 Olympic crews. Ed Ferry, Conn Findlay, Kent Mitchell and Kurt Seiffert will be honored alongside the likes of former basketball coach Mike Montgomery and other distinguished members of the Stanford Athletics Community. The Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony is scheduled for September 30th. On October 1st, all members of this class will be honored at the Cardinal-Oregon football game at halftime. A strong crew turnout for the Induction Ceremony and Dinner on the 30th would be a testament to these men. For tickets, contact Director of Stewardship and Events Eileen Gall at 605-725-9517 or egall@stanford.edu.

Ed Ferry (class of 1963) was a 1964 Olympic Gold medalist and 1963 Pan American Games Gold medalist. He was the bow seat of the pair with event that included fellow inductees Kent Mitchell and Conn Findlay.

Conn Findlay is honored as a four time Olympic medalist with two gold medals from the 1956 and 1964 Games. Conn was the stroke oar of both Gold Medal crews. Conn coached the Stanford Varsity for five seasons (1959-60 and 1962-64).

Kent Mitchell (class of 1961) was a two time Olympic medalist (bronze `60 and gold `64) and coxed the 1964 Gold Medal 'pair with' event crew for fellow inductees Conn Findlay and Ed Ferry.

Kurt Seiffert (class of 1956) was a two time Olympian ('56 and '60) and the coxswain for the 1956 Olympic Champion 'pair with' crew of Conn Findlay and Dan Ayrault.

Ferry, Findlay, Mitchell and Seiffert are distinguished members of the National Rowing Hall of Fame.

Stanford Crew is honored to celebrate the 1956 Olympic Champions from Stanford for their Golden Anniversary. The Men's Varsity will dedicate the 2006 season to Conn Findlay, Dan Ayrault, Kurt Seiffert, Jim Fifer and Duvall Hecht. In celebration, the crew will race in a new racing shell named '1956 Olympic Champions' with the names of all printed on the shell. To contribute to this anniversary, please send your gifts to:

1956 Olympic Champions-Stanford Men's Crew,Stanford Athletics,Stanford, CA 94305

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