Elizabeth (Beth) Ross started rowing at Petone Rowing Club and Chilton Saint James School in Wellington in 2012.
After just two years in the sport she was selected for the New Zealand junior women’s coxless four in 2014. The crew finished 8th at the World Rowing Junior Championships in Hamburg, Germany. The following year Beth joined Central Rowing Performance Centre and in 2015 gained selection in the U23 women’s four, which placed 5th at the World Rowing U23 Championships. In 2016 Beth joined a new-look U23 women’s eight that finished 4th at the World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Another year at U23 level followed before Beth was selected into the elite women’s four in 2017 for the World Rowing Championships in Sarasota, Florida.
After being on the podium at World Rowing Cups II and III in 2018, Beth and the women’s eight were disappointed to miss out on the A final at the World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. However, another great domestic summer from Beth saw her back in the women’s eight for the 2019 season. Beth was able to help set the rhythm to win New Zealand’s maiden World Championship gold medal and the crew also took a win at Royal Henley Regatta.
Beth is currently studying through the NZ Institute of Makeup Artistry and enjoys socialising with her flatmates and friends.