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Rower // Men's Squad Date of Birth: 13th Aug 1992 (29 years old)
Club: Leander Club Height: 203.00 Hometown: Edinburgh
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Callum McBrierty is among the talented young rowers making their mark in arguably the most competitive men's openweight squad in the world.
He became world champion in the coxed pair at the 2016 World Rowing Championships at the end of a season in which he also won gold at two World Cups.
The former World Rowing Junior Championships medallist first made the step up to senior level in 2015, winning his first world cup gold medal in the process.
He enjoyed a dream start to his 2017 season after being selected for the men’s four in the opening World Cup. He joined Will Satch, Moe Sbihi and Matthew Tarrant in the four, taking an impressive gold at Belgrade. After the European Championships, McBrierty moved to the eight and capped the season with fifth place at the World Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton.
Callum, a reigning World Champion in the Coxed Pair, helped the men's four win World Cup gold at Lucerne in 2016
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World Champion Men's Coxed Pair
World Junior Silver Medallist Men's Four
McBrierty won gold in the men’s coxed pair with Ollie Cook and cox Henry Fieldman at the 2016 World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam, an impressive performance in the final seeing them take victory by clear water.
He started the 2016 season in the men’s pair with Ollie Cook, finishing ninth at the Varese World Cup. He then subbed in for the ill Constantine Louloudis in the men’s four at the Lucerne World Cup, helping Alex Gregory, Mohamed Sbihi and George Nash pip Australia to gold at the death in a thrilling final. McBrierty and Cook then teamed up with cox Henry Fieldman in the coxed pair for the World Cup in Poznan, where they beat Turkey to gold in a two-boat race.
McBrierty partnered Olympic medallist Tom Ransley in the men’s pair at the 2015 GB Rowing Team Senior Trials and finished a fine third. He was then handed his senior debut at the World Cup in Varese in a men’s pair with Mat Tarrant. With cox Phelan Hill as their coach, Callum and Mat performed brilliantly to reach the A final and finish sixth overall.
They were then joined by cox Henry Fieldman in the coxed pair at the World Cup in Lucerne and faced Germany in a two-boat final, finishing nine seconds clear of their opponents to take gold in 7:29.03. McBrierty also travelled to the World Rowing Championships in Aiguebelette as a men’s sweep spare.
He had previously raced in the coxed four at two successive World Rowing U23 Championships. He finished seventh at the 2013 event in Amsterdam and was fourth in Varese the following year, just four-tenths of a second shy of a podium place.
McBrierty made his GB Rowing Team debut at the 2010 World Rowing Junior Championships in Racice, winning a silver medal in the men’s four.
Club: Leander Club
Boat: Men’s Squad
Learnt to Row: George Watson’s College
Original Club(s): Durham University BC
Original Coach(es): Jim Ferguson, Wade Hall-Craggs, Don Leclair
A former vice captain at Leander Club, McBrierty began his rowing career in 2004 at George Watson’s College in Edinburgh.
He graduated from Durham University with a degree in engineering in 2013.
He is Lottery funded through UK Sport.
Olympic medallist Karen Bennett and a host of potential Tokyo 2020 stars were among the winners during an action-packed weekend of racing at the British Rowing Senior Championships in Nottingham.
Rio 2016 Olympic champion Scott Durant and silver-medalist Karen Bennett will be among the thousands of competitors at the 2016 British Rowing Senior Championships, taking place in Nottingham this Saturday and Sunday.
The GB Rowing Team claimed a golden hat-trick on Saturday to finish top of the medal table at the Senior World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
The GB Rowing Team's senior squad continued their defence of both the men’s coxed pair and lightweight men’s pair titles by winning their semi-finals in Rotterdam on Thursday afternoon.