Rowing at Eton College has developed some of the most able schoolboy athletes in the country. Etonians, both current and alumni, have produced an impressive set of results over the summer of 2022.

At the Junior World Rowing Championships, Saxon Stacey OE, who left at the end of the Summer Half, came first in the U19 Coxless Four competition as the bowman of his Team GB boat. Joseph O also received a medal after finishing second in the U19 Eights competition. Also competing was Arthur S who came eighth in the U19 Coxless Pair competition. It is fair to say that Eton was well represented at this event.

Two OEs won gold medals at the U23 World Rowing Championships with Henry Pearson OE and Harry Geffen OE coming first in the U23 Coxed Four and the U23 Eight, respectively. Meanwhile, Theo Bell OE joined Constantine Louloudis OE in an exclusive club of winning gold at U23 level in the year that they left the College.

Jamie G won a total of four medals, three gold and one silver, for the U19 B team at the Coupe de la Jeunesse, competing in the U19 Eight and Coxed Four.

At the European Rowing Championships, David Bewicke-Copley OE won gold rowing for the Men’s Eight. On 25 September, together with the GB Eight, Bewicke-Copley went on to win gold at the World Rowing Championships, bringing the OE World Rowing Championships to five this year.

Junior World Rowing Championships

Saxon Stacey (B Block) – Gold, U19 Coxless Four

Joseph Olagundoye (B Block) – Silver, U19 Eights

Arthur Scott (C Block) – 8th place, U19 Coxless Pair

U23 World Rowing Championships

Henry Pearson OE – Gold, U23 Coxed Four

Harry Geffen OE – Gold, U23 Eight

Theo Bell OE – Gold, U23 Eight 

Coupe de la Jeunesse (U19 B team)

Jamie Ginsberg (C Block) – 3x Gold, 1x Silver, U19 Eight and Coxed Four

European Rowing Championships

David Bewicke-Copley OE – Gold, Men’s Eight

World Rowing Championships

David Bewicke-Copley OE – Gold, Men’s Eight   

Congratulations to these athletes and we look forward to seeing more Etonian success in the future.