The Junior Coxed Four from Sydney University Boat Club have been selected to represent Australia at the Rowing World Junior Championships in Greece in August. Crew members Alex Cary, Angus Campbell, Rupert Sheridan, Harry Horwitz-Rourke and cox, Robbie Williams, won the National Selection Regatta, held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre on Sunday. They have had many achievements this year, including winning the gold medal for the Junior Coxed Four at the Australian Rowing National Championships held in Tasmania in April.
The crew trains on the Lane Cove River five times per week and builds fitness with additional cross training and weights. Three boys will do their HSC this year at The Kings School and One at St Ignatius College. Time management will be an important factor in these young men?s training schedule.
Eighteen year old Rupert Sheridan who was also a member of the winning Sydney University men?s under 23 Eight says he enjoys rowing for the fitness and the friendship.
At the conclusion of the school rowing season in March this year, these young men teamed up to create a champion composite team. Coach Marty Rabjohns said this team represents the best of the best from the GPS schools.
“My job is to blend the styles of the boys who were taught to row at different schools. Each person has a slightly different style and the challenge for success depends on everyone moving as a single unit.”