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After commendable results at the 2022 South Australian Head of the River and National Championships, Jake Nesbitt was selected to compete for Australia at the Under 19 World Rowing Championships from July 27 – 31 in Varese, Italy.

Combining with athletes from Scotch and Prince Alfred College, Jake raced in the coxless four with his South Australian based crew completing much of their training at West Lakes and Murray Bridge before travelling to Italy to compete. The Under 19 men’s four event attracted a strong field from 19 countries with the Australian crew finishing in 13th place with Great Britain, Denmark and Romania making up the podium.

The regatta also included the Under 23 World Championships with old scholar, Angus Dawson (S&A 2018), now studying at the University of California, competing in the Under 23 men’s eight event. Angus and his crew, made up of Australian US-based college athletes, received a bronze medal behind Great Britain and the United States. This capped off a stellar 12 months for Angus having competed in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics and his University of California crew winning the US national championship in June.

Old scholar Oscar McGuiness (WDK 2017) will also be competing for Australia at the Senior World Championships to be held in the Czech Republic in September. Oscar will be looking to improve on his 4th place finish in the lightweight men’s single scull at the final World Cup of the 2022 rowing season held in July in Lucerne, Switzerland.

James McRae
Science & Mathematics Teacher – Senior School