Sam Bosworth began rowing in 2009 at Christ’s College and Avon Rowing Club at the age of 16.
After coxing his crew to win the Maadi Cup in 2012, he was selected in his first New Zealand team, the junior men’s coxed four. The crew took an impressive gold medal at the 2012 World Rowing Junior Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Following this stellar performance Sam joined Southern RPC and was selected in the U23 men’s coxed four in 2013. The crew took home a silver medal from the World Rowing U23 Championships in Linz, Austria, a result that Sam would repeat twice more in 2014 and 2015 before finally winning gold in the 2016 event. Sam then joined the New Zealand summer squad for the domestic season and was selected to cox the elite women’s eight in 2017 after coxswains became gender neutral at international level. His crew picked up World Rowing Cup gold and silver at Poznan and Lucerne respectively along with a Henley Royal Regatta win, and went on to win bronze at the World Rowing Championships in Sarasota, Florida, in an agonisingly close race in which Sam became the first male to cox a women’s crew to a medal. He coxed the women’s eight again in 2018 when the crew won silver and gold at World Cups II and III before finishing 7that the World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
Off the water Sam has completed a Bachelor of Environmental Management and Planning through Lincoln University and is studying business/marketing at postgraduate level.