Steve Trapmore

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Steve Trapmore
Steve Trapmore CUBC (02).jpg
Personal information
Nationality British
Born (1975-03-18) 18 March 1975 (age 43)
Country Great Britain
Sport Rowing
Club Nottinghamshire County Rowing Association

Stephen Patrick Trapmore MBE (born 18 March 1975) is an English rower and Olympic champion. Trapmore won a gold medal in coxed eights at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, as a member of the British rowing team.[1]


Trapmore attended Nottingham Trent University[1] and was awarded an honorary degree from there in 2017 in recognition of his contribution to the sport.[2]

Rowing career[edit]

Trapmore started rowing at 15 at the Walton Rowing Club.[3] By the age of 17 he was in the Great Britain Junior Team, competing in the Junior World Championships in 1993.[4] As a senior athlete he trained with the Nottinghamshire County Rowing Association, winning his first senior medal in Aiguebelette in 1997.[4] In 2000, he was part of the Great Britain eight that won at the Sydney Olympics, stroking the crew.[4] He has also won a gold, silver and bronze medal at the World Championships as well as wins at Henley Royal Regatta and the Eights Head of the River race with Queen's Tower BC training out of the Imperial College Boat House.[5]

Following his retirement as an athlete in 2002, he began coaching Imperial College in 2007, and was appointed head coach there a year later.[4] Trapmore accepted the post as chief coach of Cambridge University Boat Club, to lead them into the 2011 Boat Race campaign.[4] In December 2017, it was announced that Trapmore had accepted the role of High Performance Coach within the Great Britain Olympic Rowing programme and would be leaving Cambridge University Boat Club after the 2018 Boat Race.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Trapmore is married to Nicola and has two daughters, Lucy and Anna.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Steve Trapmore". Sports Reference. Retrieved 13 December 2017. 
  2. ^ Barlow, Jamie (8 December 2017). "Man who saves hundreds of lives during floods in India named Alumnus of the Year by university". Nottingham Post. Retrieved 18 December 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Smurthwaite, Tom (3 April 2016). "Boat Race winning coach Steve Trapmore remembers early years at Walton Rowing Club". getSurrey. Retrieved 13 December 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Quarrell, Rachel (26 July 2010). "Olympic champion Steve Trapmore appointed Cambridge University's chief coach". The Telegraph. Retrieved 13 December 2017. 
  5. ^ "Steve Trapmore". World Rowing. Retrieved 14 December 2017. 
  6. ^ "Steve Trapmore to take up GB High Performance Role". The Boat Race. Retrieved 13 December 2017.