Meghan Knecht, the Knecht Cup and Learning Her Family’s Past

This was a fun story to work on and to break out of the constant cycle of the athletics seasons. Drexel Crew freshman Meghan Knecht raced in the Knecht Cup, which you may notice share a name. The Knecht Cup is named after Bill Knecht, who won the gold medal with the United States Vesper 8 at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Olympics. Bill Knecht was Meghan’s grandfather.

Although Meghan was yet to be born when her grandfather passed, she carries the family name with her through the rowing community as she powers through her first year of collegiate rowing. She was the first of her immediate family members to row in the event named for her grandfather.

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