Lewis Hollows began rowing at St Peter’s College Auckland and West End Rowing Club in 2008 at the age of 15.
He first represented New Zealand at junior level in 2011 as stroke of the junior men’s quadruple sculls. The crew placed 4th at the World Rowing Junior Championships at the London Olympic course in Eton Dorney. Lewis then spent two years in the New Zealand U21 trans-Tasman teams before being selected in the U23 men’s quad in 2014. The crew placed 9th in an extremely tough field. The following year Lewis was picked in the same boat class with only one change to the crew. Clearly they had learnt from the previous year’s experience, as they finished with a silver medal at the 2015 World Rowing U23 Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Lewis raced in the New Zealand universities team that competed in the University Worlds in 2016. A breakthrough summer followed in which he rowed himself into the elite men’s quad for 2017. The boat finished a solid 7th at the World Rowing Championships in Sarasota after some very close racing. In 2018 Lewis was again in the elite quad when the crew placed an agonisingly close 4th at the World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv.
Off the water Lewis has completed a Diploma in Business Management from Massey University and is currently studying quantity surveying through the Open Polytechnic. His other interests include NBA, fishing and cars.