Cam started rowing in 2008 for Westlake Boys’ High School and North Shore Rowing Club and collected two gold and five bronze medals at Maadi Cups and three gold, five silver and three bronze medals at North Island Secondary School regattas over his high school rowing seasons. Cam represented New Zealand in the junior rowing team in 2012 and 2013 in the coxed four and became a world champion in 2012 in the coxed four in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, at the World Rowing Junior Championships.
After leaving school Cam undertook a year of club and university rowing before returning to Auckland Rowing Performance Centre for the summer of 2014/15. While competing for North Shore he won the men’s senior four at the 2014 NZ Rowing Championships. In 2014 Cam was included in the New Zealand trans-Tasman university team to compete against Australia.
At the 2015 New Zealand Rowing Championships Cam took away two gold medals, one in the U22 four for Auckland Rowing Performance Centre, the other in the premier coxed four for North Shore Rowing Club. This was Cam’s first premier title and he was awarded his first red coat. Cam was then selected into the U23 men’s coxed four to compete at the 2015 World Rowing U23 Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, where his crew took the silver medal, only 0.21s off the gold medal, in a thrilling race. In 2016 Cam was reselected into the U23 men’s four to compete in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and this time, the crew took home the world title – Cam’s second international gold medal.
Cam was then selected into the 2016/17 New Zealand summer squad for the domestic season, and the New Zealand elite rowing team for the 2017 season. Initially selected into the reserve pair with Alex Kennedy (they raced at World Cups II and III in the men’s coxless pair event), he was later selected into the men’s coxless four where he and the crew finished 12th overall. In 2018 Cam was selected into the men’s eight, and in what ended up being a roller coaster of a season the men’s eight finished 9th at the 2018 World Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
Cam was reselected into the 2019/20 summer squad after an impressive winter in New Zealand and will be hoping to make his mark on the men’s elite sweep squad.
Outside of the boat Cam is a keen photographer and is studying law. He has an enormous Leonburger named Lincoln.