Jun 05, 2019
Jeremiah Brown
The 4 year Olympian

Originally playing as an offensive lineman in college football for the McMaster Marauders in Hamilton, Brown decided to move to British Columbia to begin his transition to rowing after watching the Canadian men's eights win gold at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.[1] He started a learn-to-row program with the Canadian national program and spent 1,700 hours in training to learn the sport.[1] In his competitive career he won a silver medal at the 2010 nationals as a singles sculler and he next achieved success when he won a bronze at the 2011 World Rowing Championships.[1]

Brown won a silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the men's eight with Andrew Byrnes, Gabriel Bergen, Will Crothers, Douglas Csima, Robert Gibson, Malcolm Howard, Conlin McCabe and Brian Price.[2] The Canadian eights had performed poorly in the heats, finishing last and casting doubts on their ability to win a medal. But in the repechage, they finished second behind the Great Britain crew and in the A final the Canadian boat managed to pull past Great Britain and finish in the silver position behind the German boat who were the reigning three time world champions