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Jack Robertson

University of California, Berkley/Mercantile Rowing Club (VIC)

2014 - APS Head of the River, Year 10 A, five seat - First

2014 – National Championships, U17 Men’s eight, five seat – First 

2015 - APS Head of the River, first crew, three seat - Second

2015 - National Championships, Schoolboy eight, three seat - Third

2016 - APS Head of the River, first crew, three seat - First

2017 - National Championships, under 21 pair, sixth

2017 - National Championships, under 21 four - Second

2017 – Interstate Men’s Youth Eight Championship bow – Second 

2019 – U23 World Championships U23 Men’s Eight five seat – Sixth 

Jack started his rowing at Melbourne Grammar School winning his first big race in the year 10A race at the APS Head of the River in 2014 and then backing up in the National Championships Under 17 eight to win his first National Championship. His crew was unable to replicate this performance at the APS Head of the River in 2015 with a second placing but won in 2016, one of the rare times in recent years that a crew has defeated the dominant Scotch College. 

He joined Mercantile and raced in their youth program successfully with a podium finish in the four and the Interstate Eight. A good result for a first year out of school. 

In 2017 on the podium for the under 21 four - Jack in the middle - not too pleased about second placing 

Jack then went to the University of California, Berkley to study and row. However he managed to fit in racing in the US based Australian under 23 eight which was a finalist despite several set backs in its preparation.

Australian eight with Jack in the five seat in 2019

Jack returned to Australia with the COVID-19 pandemic and is trying out for the Australian Olympic team.

Andrew Guerin
October 2020


Date sourced– 02.10.20

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