Rowing athletes from the NSW Institute of Sport are being recognised internationally as finalists in the World Rowing Awards.
Success at this year’s World Rowing Championships in Sarasota, Florida, and success throughout the season helped determine the finalists for 2017.
NSWIS Scholarship Holder Erik Horrie (Para PR1 Men’s Single Sculls) is nominated for the Para Crew of the Year whilst the Australian Men’s Four – featuring Josh Hicks, Spencer Turrin and Jack Hargreaves from NSWIS as well as Alexander Hill – is up for Male Crew of the Year.
Public nomination drew over 1000 submissions for this year’s awards. The public nominations then went to the World Rowing Federation’s Council to select the finalists. The finalists demonstrate a wide mix of nations.
The award winners will be announced on Friday 8 December 2017. The winners will then be honoured that same day at a gala dinner during the 2017 World Rowing Coaches Conference in London, Great Britain.
Finalists for 2017 World Rowing Male Crew of the Year
- Joshua Hicks, Spencer Turrin, Jack Hargreaves, Alexander Hill, Australia, Men’s Four
- Ondrej Synek, Czech Republic, Men’s Single Sculls
- Pierre Houin, Jeremie Azou, France, Lightweight Men’s Double Sculls
- Johannes Weissenfeld, Felix Wimberger, Maximilian Planer, Torben Johannesen, Jakob Schneider, Malte Jakschik, Richard Schmidt, Hannes Ocik, Martin Sauer (coxswain), Germany, Men’s Eight
- Matteo Lodo, Giuseppe Vicino, Italy, Men’s Pair
Finalists for 2017 World Rowing Para Crew of the Year
- Erik Horrie, Australia, Para PR1 Men’s Single Sculls
- Diana Barcelos de Oliveira, Jairo Klug, Brazil, Para PR3 Mixed Double Sculls
- Annika van der Meer, Corne de Koning, Netherlands, Para PR2 Mixed Double Sculls
- Birgit Skarstein, Norway, Para PR1 Women’s Single Sculls
A full list of awards and nominees can be found here.