2019 Under 23 World Rowing Championships Success

The New Zealand Under 23 Rowing team won two silver medals at the World Rowing U23 Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton, United States. Six of New Zealand’s eight crews contested A Finals, with four crews contesting A and B Finals on the last day of the regatta, with the men’s double scull and men’s coxed four both taking silver.

Silver medalists in the men’s double scull Jack Lopas and Ollie Maclean, both of whom are based in the USA, were joined by coach Logan Keys at Princeton University in early June for a training camp ahead of the regatta and were pleased to come away with a silver medal from the champs, “We did everything that we could there but they were just faster at the end. It’s been a great week and I’ve really enjoyed the course and the event." Jack Lopas

The men’s coxed four were part of an exciting final that saw Angus Macfarlane, Luca Kirwan, Blake Bradshaw, Flynn Watson and coxswain Natalie Bocock finish fourth just 0.8 seconds off third place and only 1.4 seconds off first place.