What is the World Rowing Men’s Crew of the Year Award?
The World Rowing Men’s Crew of the Year Award is awarded annually to a male rower or a men’s crew for their outstanding rowing achievement. The winner(s) have to be a male rower or men’s crew that has won a World Champion title in the current year, or in an Olympic year been successful at the Olympic Games, but hasn’t won this award in previous years.
How do you make a nomination and who will judge the nominations?
The first stage is a public nomination, which will then be revised by the Athlete & Coach Awards Panel whom will determine a short list of nominees and recommend a winner, where thereafter the Executive Committee will make the final decision.
When will the award be presented?
The award will be presented at the annual World Rowing Awards function.
2022: Hugo Boucheron, Matthieu Androdias – FRA M2x
2021: Fintan McCarthy, Paul O’Donovan – IRL LM2x
2020: There was no award in 2020
2019 : Martin and Valent Sinkovic – CRO M2-
2018 : Jashua Hicks, Spencer Turrin, Jack Hargreaves and Alexander Hill – AUS M4-
2017 : Johannes Weissenfeld, Felix Wimberger, Maximilian Planer, Torben Johannesen, Jakob Schneider, Malte Jakschik, Richard Schmidt, Hannes Ocik and Martin Sauer (coxswain) – GER M8+
2016 : Martin and Valent Sinkovic – CRO M2x
2015 : Jeremie Azou and Stany Delayre – FRA LM2x
2014 : Hamish Bond and Eric Murray – NZL M2-
2013 : Hamish Bond and Eric Murray- NZL M2-
2012 : James Thompson, Matthew Brittain, John Smith and Sizwe Lawrence Ndlovu – RSA LM4-
2011 : Hamish Bond and Eric Murray – NZL M2-
2010 : Ondrej Synek – CZE M1x
2009 : Mahe Drysdale – NZL M1x
2008 : Olaf Tufte – NOR M1x
2007 : Drew Ginn and Duncan Free – AUS M2-
2006 : Konrad Wasielewski, Marek Kolbowicz, Michal Jelinski and Adam Korol – POL M4x
2005 : Luka Spik and Iztok Cop – SLO M2x
2004 : Matthew Pinsent, Ed Coode, James Cracknell and Steve Williams – GBR M4-
2003 : James Tomkins and Drew Ginn – AUS M2-
2002 : James Cracknell and Matthew Pinsent – GBR M2-