2018 World Rowing Award finalists announced
For immediate release
Lausanne, 29 October 2018
The 2018 World Rowing Award finalists have been decided.
Public nomination drew over 1000 submissions for this year’s awards. The public nominations then went to World Rowing’s expert nominations panel and individual judging panels before the finalists were decided by the FISA Executive Committee.
Joining the World Rowing Awards for 2018 is the Sustainability Award. This award acknowledges those who endeavour to safeguard the environment in which rowing takes place and help their local environment.
Finalists for the 2018 World Rowing Awards
Women’s Crew of the Year
- Caileigh Filmer, Hillary Janssens, Canada, Women’s pair
- Sanita Puspure, Ireland, Women’s single sculls
- Agnieszka Kobus-Zawojska, Marta Wieliczko, Maria Springwald, Katarzyna Zillmann, Poland, Women’s quadruple sculls
Men’s Crew of the Year
- Joshua Hicks, Spencer Turrin, Jack Hargreaves, Alexander Hill, Australia, Men’s four
- Jason Osborne, Germany, Lightweight men’s single sculls
- Johannes Weissenfeld, Felix Wimberger, Maximilian Planer, Torben Johannesen, Jakob Schneider, Malte Jakschik, Richard Schmidt, Hannes Ocik, Martin Sauer (coxswain), Germany, Men’s eight
- Paul O’Donovan, Gary O’Donovan, Ireland, Lightweight men’s double sculls
Para-rowing Crew of the Year
- Perle Bouge, France, Para PR2 women’s single sculls
- Ellen Buttrick, Grace Clough, Oliver Stanhope, Daniel Brown, Erin Wysocki-Jones (coxswain), Great Britain, Para PR3 mixed coxed four
- Annika van der Meer, Corne de Koning, Netherlands, Para PR2 mixed double sculls
Coach of the Year
- Uwe Bender, Germany, Men’s eight
- Dominic Casey, Ireland, Men’s pair, lightweight men’s and women’s double sculls, lightweight men’s quadruple sculls
- Jan Klerks, Netherlands, Para-rowing team
- Laurel Korholz, United States, Women’s four, women’s single sculls
2018 Sustainability Award
- “Pushing for a Clean Sweep”, National Schools Regatta, Great Britain
- “Partnership with Waikato River Authority”, Rowing NZ, New Zealand
- “Love Where you Row”, Alan Robinson / Schuylkill Navy / Head of the Schuylkill, United States
The winners will be announced on Friday 23 November 2018 at the World Rowing Awards dinner in Berlin, Germany. This will be held during the 2018 World Rowing Sports Medicine, Science and Coaches Conference, and 2018 FISA National Federations Conference.