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2014 U-23 World Rowing Championships - Gold, men's eight

2013 U-23 World Rowing Championships - Gold, men's eight

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Brook is a member of the men's eight in 2017. He will compete at World Cup II, World Cup III, and Henley Royal Regatta.

He was part of the men's eight that claimed sixth place at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Rio was Brook's first Olympic Games having qualified the eight for Rio at the 2015 World Rowing Championships in Aiguebelette where the crew finished in fourth place. In 2013 and 2014 Brook was an U23 World Champion in the men’s eight.

Brook was born in Nelson and began rowing at Nelson College in 2007. Brook now represents Nelson Rowing Club and is coached by New Zealand men’s eight coach, Gary Roberts. Brook is inspired by his father who was involved in a forestry accident a number of years ago.

Brook began rowing at Nelson College at the secondary school level with his first taste of success coming in 2010 at the Aon Maadi Cup where he won bronze in the boys under-16 double scull. He then went onto win the Boys under-18 quad and also silver in the boys under-17 double scull.

In 2012 the success came in the sweep oar event the boys under-18 four where his school team lifted up the Springbok Shield. In 2013 and 2014 he was selected to represent New Zealand in the men's under-23 eight and both years the crew came away with gold. In 2015 he made the step up to the elite level in the men's eight.