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List of Famous Rowers

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List of famous rowers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top rowers in the world? This includes the most prominent rowers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable rowers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic rowers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned rowers.

Items include everything from Steve Redgrave to Andrew Triggs Hodge.

From reputable, prominent, and well known rowers to the lesser known rowers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the rower field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous rowers ever?" and "What are the names of famous rowers?" then you're in the right place. (620 items)
Zsuzsanna Francia (Hungarian: Francia Zsuzsanna; born November 8, 1982 in Szeged, Hungary) is an American rower. Growing up in Abington, Pennsylvania, she attended Abington Senior High School, ...more
Giuseppe Lanzone
Giuseppe Lanzone (born October 12, 1982 in La Punta, Peru) is an American rower and 2005 graduate of the University of Washington. He attended and rowed for McLean High School, graduating in ...more
Kenneth "Ken" Jurkowski (born September 2, 1981 in Rhinebeck, New York) is an American rower. He finished 11th in the men's single sculls at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Malcolm Howard (born February 7, 1983) is a Canadian rower. He was born in Victoria, British Columbia and graduated from Brentwood College School (Mill Bay, British Columbia) in 2001. While at ...more
James Andrew Byrnes (born May 22, 1983) is a Canadian rower and Olympic gold medallist. He was born in Toronto, Ontario and raised in Ithaca, New York. Byrnes is a 2005 graduate of Bates College ...more
Douglas Vandor
Douglas Vandor is a Canadian rower. He participated in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London where he competed in the Men's lightweight double sculls event together with his teammate Morgan Jarvis. ...more
Eleftherios Konsolas
Eleftherios Konsolas is a Greek rower.
Panagiotis Magdanis
Panagiotis Magdanis is a Greek rower.
Victoria Thornley
Victoria Thornley is a British rower.
Mads Reinholdt Rasmussen (born 24 November 1981 in Idestrup on Falster) is a Danish rower and double World Champion and Olympic Gold winner in the lightweight double sculls, with his partner ...more
Rachelle Viinberg is a Canadian rower.
Mario Cejas
Mario Cejas is an Argentine rower. He participated in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London where he competed in the Men's lightweight double sculls event together with his teammate Miguel Mayol. ...more
Thomas Gibson
Tom Gibson is an Australian rower.
Sir Steven Geoffrey Redgrave (born 23 March 1962) is a retired British rower who won gold medals at five consecutive Olympic Games from 1984 to 2000. He has also won three Commonwealth Games ...more
Caroline Lind (born October 11, 1982) is an American rower, and is a two-time Olympic gold medalist. At the end of 2014 she was ranked the #1 female rower by International Rowing Federation.
David Calder or Dave Calder (born May 21, 1978) is a Canadian rower. He was born in Victoria, British Columbia. He graduated from Brentwood College School (Mill Bay, British Columbia) in 1996. ...more
Matthew Wells is a British Olympic rower. Wells was born in Bradford and grew up in Hexham, where he learnt to row at Queen Elizabeth High School In 1996 he won the single sculls at the Coupe de ...more
Rasmus Quist Hansen (born 5 April 1980 in Middelfart), also known as Rasmus Quist, is a Danish rower and double World Champion in the lightweight double sculls, with his partner Mads Rasmussen. ...more
Lesley Allison Thompson-Willie (born September 20, 1959) is a Canadian rowing coxswain and Olympic champion. Between 1984 and 2016, she has competed at eight Olympic Games, a record for a rower, ...more
Stephen Christopher Rowbotham (born 11 November 1981 in Swindon) is a British rower. He competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics, where he won a bronze medal in double sculls. In 2012, the quadruple ...more
Mark John Hunter MBE (born 1 July 1978) is a retired British rower. Hunter was born in Forest Gate, London and he attended Havering Sixth Form College. While representing Havering in the London ...more
Brett Newlin
Brett Newlin is an American rower, who competed at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics. He began college at Michigan State University, but transferred to the University of Washington in January ...more
Erin Jane Cafaro (born June 9, 1983, in Modesto, California) is an American rower. She competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics, where she won a gold medal in the women's eight. At the 2012 London ...more
Janine Hanson
Janine Stephens (née Hanson; December 14, 1982) is a former Canadian rower from Winnipeg on the Canadian National team. Stephens won the silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London ...more
Lassi Karonen
Lassi Karonen (born 17 March 1976 in Djura) is a Swedish rower. He finished 6th in the men's single sculls at the 2008 Summer Olympics. In 2012 Summer Olympics he finished 4th, also in men's ...more