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George Bridgewater

Started Rowing
Mike Rodger

Men's Quad


2008 Bejing Olympic Games - Bronze, men's coxless pair

2007 World Rowing Championships - Silver, men's coxless pair

2006 World Rowing Championships - Silver, men's coxless pair

2005 World Rowing Championships - Gold, men's coxless pair

In 2016 George Bridgewater competed in the men's quad at the Final Qualification regatta in Lucerne in May with the hope of qualifying for the Rio Olympic Games. The crew finished third, one place outside of qualification but late removal of the already-qualified Russian men's quad allowed entry for the New Zealanders. Despite the late call up and interrupted training the crew finished fourth in the B Final.

In 2015 George raced the quad at the World Rowing Championships in Aiguebelette finishing 9th and just .05 outside 8th place which was required for Olympic qualification.

George first began rowing at Wellington College in 1999. After winning bronze in the Coxless Pair along with Nathan Twaddle at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, George retired from international rowing. George then went on to study at Oxford University where he competed in the 2009 Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat race and later worked as a trader for Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong and Singapore.

In 2014 George returned to New Zealand, and rowing. George is married to former New Zealand coxswain Rachel Goudie and now has two children. George recently joined up with his brother and a business partner to form The Pure Food Co.