Australian Representatives


The first Australian National University Boat Club (ANUBC) members to represent Australia were Julie Ellett and Kate McLaughlin in the women’s lightweight coxless pair at the 1982 Royal Canadian Henley Regatta. The Australian Amateur Rowing Council regarded the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta as the benchmark international event for Australian lightweight women’s teams before lightweight women’s events were added to FISA championships in 1984. Julie and Kate won silver at the 1982 regatta.

In all, 17 ANUBC members have represented Australia. Seven of those members won medals at international events. Highlights include Merrick Howes’ two golds at the 1986 Lucerne Regatta and silver at the 1986 Commonwealth Games, and Henry Gundry’s gold at the 2003 World Under 23 Regatta – the club’s first (and to date only) world gold medal.

The club is yet to achieve its first Olympic representative. However, two former ANUBC members went on to compete at Olympic Games within a few years of leaving the club: Kerry Jelbart (1972) and Kerry Knowler (2000).

The list below shows ANUBC members who were selected for officially sanctioned Australian rowing teams. It only lists those who were members of, and represented, the ANU Boat Club in the domestic season leading into their selection. International results are shown, where known.

 Kate McLaughlin and Julie Ellett

Kate McLaughlin and Julie Ellett

1982

Name

Julie Ellett

Kate McLaughlin

Regatta

Royal Canadian Henley Regatta

Royal Canadian Henley Regatta

Boat

WL2-

WL2-

Result

Silver

Silver


1984

Brigid Cassells



Merrick Howes



Nick Hunter



Roland Stocker

FISA Championships
Royal Canadian Henley Regatta
Canadian National Championship

FISA Championships
Royal Canadian Henley Regatta
Canadian National Championships

FISA Championships
Royal Canadian Henley Regatta
Canadian National Championships

World Junior Championship

WL8+
WL8+
WL8+

ML8+
ML8+
ML8+

Reserve
ML1x
ML1x

M1x Coach

Silver
Silver
Gold

10th
Silver






12th


1985

Merrick Howes

Denise Rennes

World Championship

World Championships

ML8+

WL4-

5th

Bronze


1986

Merrick Howes




Nick Hunter




Paul Rowe

Commonwealth Games
World Championships
Lucerne Regatta
Lucerne Sprint Regatta

Commonwealth Games
World Championships
Lucerne Regatta
Lucerne Sprint Regatta

Trans-Tasman Under 23 Series
Trans-Tasman Under 23 Series

ML4-
ML4-
ML4-
ML4-

Reserve
Reserve
ML1x
MLx1

M1x Coach
M2x Coach

Silver
4th
Gold
Gold


1987

Merrick Howes

Nick Hunter

Derek Mollison

World Championships

World Championships  

World Championships  

ML8+

ML8+  

ML8+  

8th

8th

8th


1988

Derek Mollison

World Championships

ML4-

6th


1989

Sally Ninham

World Championships

WL4-

4th


1990

Nick Hunter

World Championships
Trans-Tasman Under 23 Series
Trans-Tasman Under 23 Series

W2- Coach
W2- Coach
W4- Coach

9th
Gold
Gold


1993

Nick   Hunter

World University Games
Royal Canadian Henley Regatta

M1x Coach
M1x Coach

5th
Gold


1994

Fleur Spriggs

World Championships

W4x

4th


1997

Nick Hunter

Trans-Tasman University Series

W8+ Coach

Gold


1999

Henry Gundry
Nick Hunter
Randall Bulley

World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
Selected for World Junior Championships M4x but withdrew from team after breaking his arm in a bicycle training accident six weeks before the Championships.

M4x
M4x Coach

4th
4th


2000

Henry Gundry
Nick Hunter
Ben Southwell

World University Championships
World University Championships
World Under 23 Regatta

M1x
M1x Coach
ML4x

Bronze
6th
7th


2001

Henry Gundry

Nick Hunter

World Under 23 Regatta
Munich World Cup
World Under 23 Regatta
World Under 23 Regatta
Munich World Cup
Munich World Cup

M2x
M2x
M1x Coach
M2x Coach
M1x Coach
M2x Coach

9th

4th
9th


2002

Henry Gundry

Nick Hunter


Ben Southwell

World Under 23 Regatta
Lucerne World Cup
World Under 23 Regatta
World Under 23 Regatta
Lucerne World Cup
World Under 23 Regatta
Lucerne World Cup

M4x
M4x
M1x Coach
M4x Coach
M1x Coach
M4x
M4x

4th

Silver
4th

4th


2003

Henry Gundry

World Under 23 Regatta
Lucerne World Cup

M4x
M4x

Gold


2004

Chris Ritchie

World Under 23 Regatta

ML2x

15th


2005

James Crouch
Andrew Mackenzie
 Chris Ritchie
 Mack Wilcox

 

World Under 23 Championships
World Under 23 Championships 
World Under 23 Championships 
World Under 23 Championships   

ML4-
ML4- Coach
ML4x
ML4-

9th
9th
5th
9th


2009

Louise Kilby

World Under 23 Regatta

W4-

9th


2012

Riley Owen

World University Championships

M2x

8th


2013

Bonnie Andrews

World Junior Championships

W4x

 
 Riley Owen

Riley Owen