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​2023 U23 & U21 Team Announcement

  • 24 Feb 23

Coming off the back of a successful NZ Club Champs down in Twizel last week, a number of young up and coming athletes have spent this past week trialling at Lake Karapiro to try and make the NZ U23 and U21 teams for 2023. 

Rowing NZ is pleased to name the following teams:

2023 Rowing NZ Under 23 Team

To contest 2023 World Rowing Under 23 Championships, 19-23 July, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

  • U23 Men’s 1X

Ben Mason* - Avon Rowing Club

Coach: TBC

*Subject to medical clearance

  • U23 Lightweight Men’s 1X

Finn Hamill - Waikato Rowing Club

Coach: TBC

  • U23 Men’s 2-

Josh Vodanovich - Waikato Rowing Club

Oliver Welch - Avon Rowing Club

Coaches: Tom Stannard and Mark Stallard

  • U23 Men’s 4X

Evan Williams - Waikato Rowing Club

Ben Olifiers - Waikato Rowing Club

Kobe Miller - Wairau Rowing Club

Edward Lopas - Waikato Rowing Club

Coach: Malcolm McIntyre

  • U23 USA Based Men’s Coxed 4+

Coxswains: Harry Molloy - North Shore Rowing Club

Crew TBD at June 16-18th trial in USA

  • Team Manager

Jared Cummings

  • US Based Coaching Team

Fiona Bourke and Nick Barton

2023 Rowing NZ Under 21 Team

To contest the U21 Regatta (NZ, Australia, Canada) to be held at Lake Karāpiro on 27 – 29 July, 2023.

  • U21 Women

Charlotte Lightfoot - Dunstan Arm Rowing Club

Emily Gordon - Waikato Rowing Club

Emma Averill - Waikato Rowing Club

Grace Farrell - Avon Rowing Club

Jemma Burrowes - Avon Rowing Club

Mackenzie Tuffin - Star Boating Club

Madeleine Parker - Waikato Rowing Club

Orla Fitzgerald - Avon Rowing Club

  • Coxswain

Isabella-Hope Murray - Avon Rowing Club

  • Reserve

Maddison Shanks - Tauranga Rowing Club

  • U21 Men

Connor Bacchus - Avon Rowing Club

Fred Vavasour - Wairau Rowing Club

George Johnson - Cure Boating Club

Gerard Wall - Ashburton Rowing Club

Henry Kirk - Avon Rowing Club

Jack Pearson - Dunstan Arm Rowing Club

Oscar Ruston - Waikato Rowing Club

Sam Wilson - Avon Rowing Club

  • Coxswain

Oliver Duncan - Waikato Rowing Club

  • Reserve

Ryan Gass - Auckland Rowing Club

Coaches and Manager to be determined.