2018 sees Kerri remain in the women's coxless pair with Grace Prendergast. The two will look to continue their dominance in the boat class at World Cup II and III before returning to New Zealand in preparation for the 2018 World Rowing Champs.
In 2017 Kerri was once again back in the women's coxless pair with Grace Prendergast. Kerri and Grace had an incredibly successful season, remaining unbeaten throughout the international season and setting a new World Best Time at World Cup II. The two were also crown World Champions in the women's coxless pair at the 2017 World Rowing Championships.
Kerri was part of the silver medal winning eight that qualified the boat for Rio at the 2015 World Rowing Championships. Along with her medal in the eight Kerri also teamed up with Grace Prendergast to win silver in the women’s coxless pair.
The Rio 2016 Olympic Games was the first time New Zealand had competed in the women's eight event. The crew finished in fourth place, just one second outside of the medals.
Kerri was also part of the New Zealand women’s four that won gold and set a world best time at the 2014 World Rowing Championships.
Kerri was born in Raetihi and began her rowing career at Nga Tawa Diocesan in 2009. She is a member of the Aramoho Wanganui Rowing Club. Outside of rowing Kerri enjoys equestrian, show jumping and getting back to the family sheep and beef farm.
Kerri Gowler first represented New Zealand in the women's eight in 2013, she was then selected into the women's pair with Grace Prendergast in 2014 in the under-23 womens pair. The pair won the under-23 championship title in the women's pair, and were then selected to compete in the women's coxless four at the 2014 world rowing championships where they won gold and set a world best time.