Lake Las Vegas Strikes Gold with Jim Andersen

By Genevieve Carrillo

The state of Nevada has the highest concentration of gold out of any state in the nation. Nationally respected rowing coach and former University of California coxswain, Jim Andersen, is looking to bring more gold to the desert by introducing competitive rowing to Las Vegas.

Andersen began his love for rowing in the eighth grade as a coxswain at the Shawnigan Lake School in British Columbia and then went on to cox at the University of California. He has been a coach almost every year since 1982 and was also one of the founders of the CanAmMex Regatta.

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