Sydney University Boat Club has 13 members in the recently announced 2023 Senior Australian Rowing team.
They include Tara Rigney in the women’s single scull, Rowena Meredith in the women’s quad scull, Kathryn Rowan in the women’s sculling squad, Georgie Gleeson in the women’s coxed eight squad, including the women’s pair and the women’s four, and Lucy Coleman in the lightweight women’s double scull (with Anneka Reardon from the ANU Boat Club.)
The men’s crews include Dave Bartholot in the double scull, with Caleb Antill from the ANU Boat Club; Campbell Watts in the quad scull; Jack Hargraeves OAM and Alexander Purnell OAM in the Men’s Coxless Four, along with Alexander Hill OAM (Adelaide Rowing Club) and Spencer Turrin OAM (Sydney Rowing Club), and Jackson Kench, Joseph O’Brien and Will O’Shannessy in the coxed eight and men’s pair squad.
SUBC also has two female rowers and one male in the 2023 Windermere Cup team to compete at the Windermere Cup in Seattle, USA, from 1-7 May.
Jaime Ford and Eleanor Price are in the 11-member women’s squad, with Marcus Birthings in the men’s squad.
Rowing Australia has also announced the Under 21 team to compete at the Lake Karapiro Regatta in New Zealand from July 27-29. For a second time, the Australian and New Zealand teams will also be joined by a team from Canada.
The event provides invaluable high-level international competition and opportunities for athletes between the World Rowing Championships age categories of Under 19 and Under 23.
The women’s squad includes SUBC’s Sophia Wightman and Zoe Bond in sculling and Stefanie Preller and coxswain Elizabeth Bolster in the sweep crew.