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Australian Rowing History
Ochert, David - Australian Rowing History

David J Ochert OAM

Toowong Rowing Club (QLD), Banks Rowing Club (VIC), Mercantile Rowing Club (VIC), Melbourne Rowing Club (VIC)

Rowing coach at Club, State and National levels:

2017 - Interstate Women's Youth Eight, Victoria - Gold

2012 - Australian Youth Cup, Victoria Men's squad

2009 - Australian Youth Cup, Victoria Women's squad

2008 - Interstate Women's Youth Eight, Victoria - Bronze

2006 - Australian Youth Cup, Victoria Women's squad

1999 - Interstate Women's Lightweight Four Championship coach - First

1998 - Interstate Women's Lightweight Four Championship coach - First

1997 - World Championships, Women's Lightweight Pair coach - Gold

1997 - Interstate Women's Lightweight Four Championship coach - First

1996 - World Championship, Women's Lightweight Pair coach - Fifth

1996 - Interstate Women's Lightweight Four Championship coach - Second

1989 - Interstate Women's Youth Four Championship coach

1987 - World Junior Championships, Women's Coxless Pair coach - Fourth

1987 - Match des Seniors, Women's Pair coach - Bronze

1987 - Trans Tasman Series, Australia Women's Junior 4+ - Coach

1983 - Interstate Men's Youth Eight Championship coach - Sixth

1981 - Interstate Men's Lightweight Four Championship, Queensland coach - Sixth

Coach, athletes selected in State Crew and 19 athletes selected in National Crews, 1980- 2017.


Above: David's gold medallist 1997 Women's Lightweight Pair

 

Competed at all levels of rowing:

1978 - Interstate Men's Eight Championship (Queensland) emergency

1979 - Interstate Men's Eight Championship (Queensland), 5 seat - Fifth

Toowong Rowing Club:

Life Member, 1989.

Former Club Captain.

Former Secretary.

New boat named after him, 1992.

Awards and recognition includes:

Inductee, Hall of Fame, Rowing Victoria, 2013.

 

 

David has coached and co-coached many National Champions and many who have been selected in Australian crews. He has had a lifetime of rowing and coaching and all as an amateur. He has managed to keep his hobby as that, a consuming voluntary interest. He is to be congratulated for doing so.

 

 

Andrew Guerin Jan 2018

 

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