William Becklean

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William Becklean
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Born June 23, 1936 (1936-06-23) (age 82)
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.

William Becklean (born June 23, 1936) is an American competition rower and Olympic champion.

Becklean was born in Kansas City, Missouri,[1] and attended Phillips Exeter Academy. He received a gold medal in eights with the American team at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne.[2]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "William Becklean". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 29, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1956 Summer Olympics – Melbourne, Australia – Rowing". databaseolympics.com. Retrieved May 15, 2008.