Brad Alan Lewis
|Competitor for the United States|
|Gold||1984 Los Angeles||Men's double sculls|
Brad Alan Lewis (born 1954) is an Olympic Games gold medalist. He and his rowing partner Paul Enquist won the gold medal in the double sculls at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. They were the first American rowing crew to win a gold medal in any event since 1964. 
Lewis wrote the book Assault on Lake Casitas about his struggle to win the Olympic gold medal. It is considered a classic.
Lewis has written two other rowing-related books... Wanted: Rowing Coach and Lido for Time: 14:39.
He also wrote a non-fiction book about his experiences sailing in the America's Cup, Confessions of a Grinder.
Besides rowing and sailing, Lewis is an avid backpacker, having hiked the length of the John Muir Trail each of the last 17 summers. He has written two fiction books about the John Muir Trail: Walking Towards Thunder and The Last Car in the Parking Lot.
Lewis has written several pure fiction books, including Demon Bean, the great coffee war of Pacific Palisades, The Idiot Years, and most recently Storming on the Deep Blue Sea. Storming was published during the summer of 2013 - it's edgy.
Lewis also directed a documentary about the making of the US Men's Olympic 8+ that competed in Sydney. The documentary is called A Fine Balance.
More information about all these books plus the documentary are from his website. The link is below. Also, they are all available from amazon.
External links ==
- Phillips, Angus, 1990-10-30, The Confessed Grinder Lets Us In on a Scull Session, The Washington Post.
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