Paul Gerritsen

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Paul Gerritsen
Medal record
Representing  New Zealand
Men's Rowing
World Under-23 Rowing Championships
Gold medal – first place 2006 Hazewinkel, Belgium Coxed four
World Rowing Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Eton, UK Coxed four

Paul Gerritsen, (born 8 December 1984) is a New Zealand rower. He was a member of the world champion under-23 coxed four in 2006 also winning a bronze medal at the senior world championships the same year.

Early life[edit]

Gerritsen was born in Cambridge, New Zealand and attended St Paul's Collegiate School in nearby Hamilton.[1] He started rowing with the school club in 2000, where he was coached by three time Olympian Ian Wright.

In 2002 and 2003 Gerritsen was part of the U19 Eight that won the Maadi Cup - the first two wins in the school's history.[2]

International rowing[edit]

In 2006 Gerritsen was selected as the number three oarsman in the New Zealand coxed four, along with James Dallinger, Steven Cottle, Dane Boswell and cox Daniel Quigley. They won gold at the FISA Under 23 World Champs in Hazewinkel, Belgium [3][4] and Bronze at the World Championships in Eton, UK.[5]


  1. ^ "St. Paul's Collegiate School Gymnasium Project 2006/07". St Pauls Collegiate. Archived from the original on October 14, 2008. Retrieved 13 March 2008. 
  2. ^ "NZSSRA - Regata results". NZSSRA. Retrieved 13 March 2008. 
  3. ^ "FISA Results database". FISA. Retrieved 13 March 2008. 
  4. ^ "Rowing: Youngsters surge to golden day at worlds". The New Zealand Herald. 25 July 2006. Retrieved 13 March 2008. 
  5. ^ "FISA results Database". Retrieved 13 March 2008.