U23 NZ Rowing Team announced


Each year Rowing NZ selects teams to represent New Zealand at the World Rowing U23 Championships. Due to the 2020 Olympic Games, the only 2020 World Rowing Championship regatta will combine Junior, U23 and non-Olympic Elite competition in Bled, Slovenia, 16 - 23 August.

Rowing NZ today announced the New Zealand U23 team who will assemble for training from 18 May at Lake Karapiro.

Women’s Sculling Squad

Juliette Lequeux (Otago University Rowing Club)

Kathryn Glen (Avon Rowing Club/Southern RPC)

Katie Lush (Waikato Rowing Club/Waikato RPC)

Nina Hearn (Waikato Rowing Club/Waikato RPC)

Stella Clayton-Greene (Hauraki Plains Rowing Club/Waikato RPC)

Josh Schmidt (coach)

Women’s Sweep Squad

Brooke Kilmister (University of Washington)

Charlotte Spence (Auckland Rowing Club/Auckland RPC)

Ella Cossill (University of Washington)

Grace Holland (Tauranga Rowing Club/Waikato RPC)

Grace Watson (St Pauls Collegiate/Waikato RPC)

Kate Haines (Auckland Rowing Club/Auckland RPC)

Matt Cameron (coach)

Men’s Quad

Jamie Hindle-Daniels (Wellington Rowing Club/Central RPC)

Jonte Wright (Waikato Rowing Club/Waikato RPC)

Seth Hope (Cambridge Rowing Club/Waikato RPC)

TK McLaren (Tauranga Rowing Club/Waikato RPC)

Marion Horwell (coach)

Men’s Coxed Four and Men’s Coxless Four Squad

Angus McFarlane (Blenheim Rowing Club/Central RPC)

Blake Bradshaw (North Shore Rowing Club/Auckland RPC)

Cameron Smith (California Berkeley)

Elliott Jenkins (Boston University)

Flynn Watson (Waikato Rowing Club/Waikato RPC)

Luca Kirwan (Auckland Rowing Club/Auckland RPC)

Lucas Clarke (Harvard University)

Sam Monkley (Harvard University)

Kaitlyn Shields (coxswain) (Waikato Rowing Club/Waikato RPC)

Tom Stannard (coach)

Reserve Men’s Double

Chris Stockley (West End Rowing Club/Auckland RPC)

Mark Taylor (Oamaru Rowing Club/Southern RPC)

Marion Horwell (coach)

Rowing NZ held a high performance development camp at Lake Karapiro in January, where emerging U23 athletes based at four Rowing Performance Centres trained alongside invited US-based athletes for a centralised development camp. Today’s U23 team announcement includes athletes currently undertaking tertiary study in the US, some of whom attended this camp. All US-based athletes announced in squads today will continue their training at their current universities and will return to Lake Karapiro by mid-June (after the conclusion of their academic term) to train alongside the New Zealand based squad for the remainder of the campaign.

Rowing NZ will announce a New Zealand Junior team in April to attend the combined 2020 World Rowing Championship regatta in Bled, Slovenia, 16-23 August.