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2020 Summer Squad Announcement

  • 09 Jul 20

Through the 2019 World Rowing Championships, New Zealand qualified nine boats for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (scheduled to be held 23 July - 8 August 2021), including four current world champion boats; the women’s eight, women’s pair, women’s double and women’s lightweight double. New Zealand’s women’s single, women’s quad, men’s single, men’s pair and men’s double are also qualified for Tokyo, while the men’s eight and men’s quad trained throughout the 2019/20 Summer Squad period to contest the (cancelled) 2020 Final Olympic Qualification regatta.

On 24 June World Rowing (FISA) announced a revised 2021 international regatta season. Rowing NZ’s focus remains firmly on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and we will continue to monitor COVID-19’s global impact ahead of finalising any international travel throughout 2021. Rowing NZ will also remain in close contact with both the New Zealand Olympic Committee and FISA.

James Lassche has announced his retirement from professional rowing. He represented New Zealand for the first time in 2006 as a member of the Youth Cup team (now U21 Trans-Tasman) and in 2007 was selected in the junior men’s eight who won silver at the World Rowing Junior Championships. James continued to represent New Zealand in age group teams and was later selected into New Zealand’s elite rowing team in 2009, and has competed internationally as both heavyweight and lightweight. His career highlights include silver in the lightweight men's pair at the 2010 World Rowing Championships, silver in the lightweight men’s four at the 2013 World Rowing Championships, and 5th at the Rio Olympic Games in the same event.

The 2020 Summer Squad will assemble at Lake Karapiro on Monday 13 July.

2020 Summer Squad


Ashlee Rowe (Auckland RPC, North Shore Rowing Club)

Beth Ross (Petone Rowing Club, Central RPC)

Brooke Donoghue (Waikato Rowing Club, Waikato RPC)

Davina Waddy (Canterbury Rowing Club, Southern RPC)

Ella Greenslade (Wairau Rowing Club, Central RPC)

Emma Dyke (Timaru Rowing Club, Southern RPC)

Emma Twigg (Hawkes Bay Rowing Club, Waikato RPC)

Eve Macfarlane (Canterbury Rowing Club, Southern RPC)

Georgia Nugent-O’Leary (Aramoho Whanganui RC, Central RPC)

Grace Prendergast (Avon Rowing Club, Southern RPC)

Hannah Osborne (Te Awamutu Rowing Club, Waikato RPC)

Jackie Gowler (Aramoho Whanganui Rowing Club, Central RPC)

Jackie Kiddle (Star Boating Club, Central RPC)

Kelsey Bevan (Counties-Manukau Rowing Club, Auckland RPC)

Kelsi Walters (Counties-Manukau Rowing Club, Auckland RPC)

Kerri Gowler (Aramoho Whanganui Rowing Club, Central RPC)

Kirstyn Goodger (Wairau Rowing Club, Central RPC)

Lucy Spoors (Canterbury Rowing Club, Southern RPC)

Olivia Loe (Avon Rowing Club, Southern RPC)

Phoebe Spoors (Canterbury Rowing Club, Southern RPC)

Ruby Tew (Star Boating Club, Central RPC)

Sam Voss (Cambridge Rowing Club, Waikato RPC)

Sophie Mackenzie (Wairau Rowing Club, Central RPC)

Zoe McBride (Nelson Rowing Club, Central RPC)


Brook Robertson (Nelson Rowing Club, Central RPC)

Cameron Webster (North Shore Rowing Club, Auckland RPC)

Chris Harris (Aramoho Whanganui Rowing Club, Central RPC)

Hamish Bond (North End Rowing Club, Southern RPC)

Ian Seymour (Wairau Rowing Club, Central RPC)

Isaac Grainger (Auckland Rowing Club, Auckland RPC)

John Storey (Avon Rowing Club, Southern RPC)

Jordan Parry (Tauranga Rowing Club, Waikato RPC)

Mahe Drysdale (West End Rowing Club, Auckland RPC)

Matt Dunham (Cambridge Rowing Club, Waikato RPC)

Matt Macdonald (North Shore Rowing Club, Auckland RPC)

Michael Brake (North Shore Rowing Club, Auckland RPC)

Nathan Flannery (Union Christchurch Rowing Club, Southern RPC)

Phillip Wilson (Petone Rowing Club, Central RPC)

Robbie Manson (Wairau Rowing Club, Central RPC)

Shaun Kirkham (Waikato Rowing Club, Waikato RPC)

Stephen Jones (West End Rowing Club, Auckland RPC)

Tom Mackintosh (Avon Rowing Club, Southern RPC)

Tom Murray (Blenheim Rowing Club, Central RPC)


Caleb Shepherd (Waikato Rowing Club, Waikato RPC)

Sam Bosworth (Avon Rowing Club, Southern RPC)


Calvin Ferguson

Gary Hay

Gary Roberts

James Coote

Mark Stallard

Mike Rodger

Tony O’Connor