Medal Citations: H - N

Tristan Hegglun

Legacy Medal 51

Tristan rowed for the Wairau club winning red coats in the single in 1949 and the coxed four in 1954. He was President and a Life Member of the club and also of the Marlborough Rowing Association, being a delegate to the NZARA AGM for many years. Tris was President of the Women’s Rowing Association prior to affiliating with the New Zealand Amateur Rowing Association and was a very active regatta official holding licence number 24, taking on the role of examiner for many years. He was regarded as the unofficial captain of the Maadi camp rowing club but was shipped to Italy before the regatta at which Youssef Baghat presented a special cup, now a significant trophy in Secondary School Rowing.  Tris regularly travelled to Ruataniwha with Charlie Saunders to assist with the new rowing course design.

Tris rowed in the single at the 1950 Auckland Empire Games at Lake Karapiro.

Keith Heselwood

Legacy Medal 76

Keith and his crewmates joined the Oamaru rowing club at similar times and went through the various age groups together. But it was after some successful pairs rowing that they were put into a four together (Keith was in the three seat) and went on to win the Gold medal in the coxed four at the 1962 British and Commonwealth Empire games.

Duncan Holland

Legacy Medal 119

Duncan was first selected in the New Zealand Rowing Elite team in 1973 where he attended the Moscow European Championships as part of the men’s coxed four. 

In 1980 Duncan was selected in the men’s coxless four to attend the Moscow Olympic Games, however was unable to compete due to the NZ Government boycott of the Olympics. Instead, the crew toured Europe and competed in a World Cup in Lucerne where they came 4th, and attended Henley Royal Regatta where they finished 2nd. 

Marion Horwell

Legacy Medal 124 

Marion was also a member of the first women’s crew to compete at the World Championships in 1974 in Lucerne, Switzerland. Marion continued to have a successful rowing career including the 1975 women’s Australian tour in the coxed four with wins in all three test races and winning both test races in New Zealand in 1976 in both the eight and coxed four against the Australian State crews. In 1978 World Championships at Lake Karapiro, Marion was in the women’s eight finishing in seventh placing and the coxed four also in seventh placing. At the 1979 World Championships in Bled Marion competed in the double sculls. Marion has established a distinguished career in coaching with Rowing NZ, appointed as a Regional Performance coach in 2005 and selected for Under 23 and Elite team coaching roles from 2003 through to 2019 with a break in 2008 and again from 2016 – 2018. The coaching roles in the Elite team included the Athens 2004 Olympics (W2- 6th), the World Championships in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2019, the highlight in these years being the Olympic Games representation and the gold medal world record time performance of the women’s four in Amsterdam in 2014.

Peter Jansen

Legacy Medal 160

Peter competed in both the quadruple sculls and the double sculls at the 1978 World Rowing Championships in Karapiro, New Zealand. In the quad sculls they finished second in the B final and in the double sculls they finished sixth. In 1979 Peter was in the eight which won the silver medal for finishing second at the World Championships in Bled, Yugoslavia. This eight also won the gold medal at the West German Rowing Championship in Essen, West Germany. The following year saw the boycott of the Olympic Games in Moscow, Russia, and Peter was selected in the eight which then made a short European tour competing at Lucerne, Switzerland, Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Henley, England. In 1981 Peter was selected in the double sculls for the World Championships at Munich, Germany and finished in third position in the B final.

Grahame Jarratt

Legacy Medal 36

Grahame was in 4 seat in the eight at the 1950 Empire Games at Karapiro and following his retirement from rowing devoted the rest of his life towards administrating the sport in the Auckland area. He was a constant companion and contributor to the course development at Karapiro and particularly for the 1978 World Rowing championships. For many years he was secretary of the Auckland Rowing Association. Grahame died some years ago and his medal will be received by his daughter, Linda.

Dick Joyce

Legacy Medal 103

Our first dual Olympic rowing champion winning gold in 1968 Mexico Olympic Games in the coxed four and again in 1972 Munich Olympic Games in the eight. He was also in the eight winning the FISA European Championships in Copenhagen in 1971. In addition he was a member of the New Zealand teams in competition with Australia in 1967, the US National Championships in 1970 and other major regattas in Europe in 1971.

Tom Just

Legacy Medal 97

Tom gained selection in the three seat in the eight for the 1967 FISA North American Championships at St Catherine’s, Canada, winning the gold medal. 

He was also in the same crew which went onto the United States National Championships in Philadelphia where the crew was placed first. 

In 1967 Tom was in the eight at three seat again for the series against Australia, held in New Zealand, winning all four test races and went onto the Olympic Games eight at Mexico City in 1968 in two seat finishing fourth.

George Keys

Legacy medal number 172

George was first named to represent New Zealand in 1982 when he was selected in the men’s eight and won gold at his first ever World Rowing Championships. This was backed up the following year when the men’s eight crew defended their world title, winning gold at the 1983 World Rowing Championships in Duisberg. The crew attended the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles where they came 4th.  

George continued in the men’s eight for the following three years where they competed at the 1985 World Rowing Championships in Hazewinkel and 1987 World Rowing Championships in Copenhagen.

1988 saw George switch to the men’s coxed four where he competed at the Seoul Olympic Games where the crew won bronze behind East Germany and Romania. 

Graeme Lawrence

Legacy Medal 83

The Lawrence brothers had a short period of rowing together out of the Otago Rowing Club including winning the New Zealand Championship coxless pairs title in two consecutive years – 1961 and 1962. Following that success, they were selected and competed at the 1962 British Commonwealth Games in Perth where they won the silver medal.

Murray Lawrence

Legacy Medal 84

The Lawrence brothers had a short period of rowing together out of the Otago Rowing Club including winning the New Zealand Championship coxless pairs title in two consecutive years – 1961 and 1962. Following that success, they were selected and competed at the 1962 British Commonwealth Games in Perth where they won the silver medal.

Dave Lindstrom

Legacy medal number 115

Dave was first named in the elite New Zealand Rowing team in 1972 when he was selected in the men’s coxed four to compete at the Munich Olympic games. The Olympic Games were Dave’s first taste of international competition, however they would not be his last.

Two years later, Dave was named to compete at the 1974 World Rowing Championships in Lucerne in the coxless four, a crew he would remain in for the next four years. 

The coxless fours next international outing was the 1976 Montreal Olympic games where they narrowly missed out on a medal, coming fourth. 

In 1977 Dave and his coxless four crew claimed sliver at the 1977 World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam. Dave’s final international outing was on home soil, when the men’s coxless four took bronze at the 1978 World Rowing Championships at Karapiro.

Mike Lobel

Legacy Medal 67

Mike first came into the New Zealand eight crew in 1961 for the internal test series against Australia and followed this with selection in the 1962 Commonwealth Games Perth eight in 3 seat winning the silver medal.  

Jessica Loe

Legacy Medal 371 

Jessica joined the New Zealand Junior team in 2006, placing fifth in the World Rowing Junior Championships in the women’s four. 

Jessica was a part of the U23 women’s four in 2008 and 2009, with her crew taking Bronze in Racice World Rowing U23 Championships. 

In 2010 Jess part of the New Zealand women’s eight who competed in the World Rowing Championships held at Lake Karapiro, placing second in the B final. 

In 2011 Jess returned to the U23 team and won Silver in the women’s eight, before returning to the Elite team, competing in the women’s eight for the 2013 international season. 

Olivia Loe

Legacy Medal 423 

Selected in the 2010 New Zealand Junior team, Olivia’s earliest success was at the 2012 World Rowing U23 Championships where her crew won Bronze in the women’s quad. In 2014 Olivia was selected into the women’s four who won silver at the World Rowing U23 Championships.  

Olivia was selected into the New Zealand Elite team in 2015, making her biggest impression in 2017 with a perfect international season, winning every race including gold at World Rowing Cup II, III and the World Rowing Championships alongside Brooke Donoghue. Olivia and Brooke’s 2017 winning streak also included the Henley Royal Regatta. 

In 2018 Olivia returned to the double, again with Brooke Donoghue. Olivia and Brooke took Gold at World Cup II and III, and won Silver at the World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, coached by James Coote. 

Robyn Matheson

Legacy Medal 121

 A member of the first women’s crew to compete at the World Championships in 1974 at Lucerne, Switzerland. Robyn was also in the coxed four who took part in an Australian tour in 1975 and then was in the eight and coxed four when Australian State crews came to New Zealand in 1976. Following that Robyn was in the coxed four to compete against Australian State crews in Australia 1977. At the 1978 World Championships at Lake Karapiro, Robyn was in the coxless pair finishing in sixth place.

Chris McAsey

Legacy Medal 247

Chris was the second member of the Auckland Rowing club selected in the coxed four for the Commonwealth Championships in 1994 at Ontario, Canada, where they gained the bronze medal for finishing third. This same four went onto the World Championships in Indianapolis, USA, in the same year and finished in seventh placing after winning the B final. The following year Chris was again in the coxed four at the World Championships in Tampere, Finland, where they won the silver medal finishing in second place. In 1996 Chris was in the eight which competed at the Olympic Games qualifying regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland, failing to qualify for the Olympic Games but Chris was added to the Olympic team for Atlanta, USA, as a reserve for the coxless four.

Peter Masfen

Legacy Medal 94

Starting his rowing career at Kings College, Auckland, Peter continued to row at the Auckland Rowing Club after leaving school. In 1963 he was a member of the Auckland Rowing Club coxed four which won the New Zealand Championships and continued to win this event for the next four years in succession including the coxed four and eight double in 1966, just the second time this had been done at the same Championships to that date. In 1963 this same coxed four competed at the Royal Henley Regatta and won the inaugural race for the Prince Philip Cup. 

His first international competition came at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, in 1964 in the same Auckland club coxed four finishing second in the B final to rank eight overall. In 1966 Peter was selected in the New Zealand eight for the World Championships in Bled, Yugoslavia. The crew made the A final for the first time for a New Zealand eight and finished in sixth place.   

Lesley Milne (Keys)

Legacy Medal 122

Lesley was also a member of the first women’s crew to compete at the World Championships in 1974 in Lucerne, Switzerland. Prior to this Lesley was in the coxed four at the Australian Women’s Championship in 1970 at Brisbane where they were the winners and again in 1973 at the same championships in Geelong. Following her rowing career Lesley became active as an administrator and was the team manager in 1975 for the women’s tour to Australia and in 1986 was the Junior team manager. Since then Lesley has had a distinguished career in rowing including serving on the 1978 World Championships organising committee at Lake Karapiro and was the first women President of Rowing New Zealand for two years in 2007-2009.