Will Crothers

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Will Crothers
Personal information
Full name Will Crothers
Nationality  Canada
Born (1987-06-14) June 14, 1987 (age 29)
Kingston, Ontario
Height 195 cm (6 ft 5 in)[1]
Weight 95 kg (209 lb)[1]

Will Crothers (born June 14, 1987 in Kingston, Ontario) is a Canadian rower. He started rowing in grade 9 for KCVI, following his brother into the sport.[2] Within just a few years, Will and his rowing partner Rob Gibson were Canadian high school champions in heavyweight pairs. Additionally, Will was named Ontario Male Athlete of the Year in 2005. [3]

He won a silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics[1] in the men's eights, just behind the German team, with Andrew Byrnes, Gabriel Bergen, Jeremiah Brown, Douglas Csima, Robert Gibson, Malcolm Howard, Conlin McCabe and Brian Price.[4]

In June 2016, he was officially named to Canada's 2016 Olympic team.[5] The men's rowing 4 finished last in the A-final after making it through their heat and semifinal in good standing.[6]

Will Crothers is considered a team leader, powerhouse physically, and technically proficient.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Will Crothers". olympic.ca. Canadian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 15 September 2015. 
  2. ^ nurun.com. "Cheer on our athletes". The Kingston Whig-Standard. Retrieved 2016-11-13. 
  3. ^ "Player Bio: Will Crothers - University of Washington Official Athletic Site - GoHuskies.com | University of Washington Athletics". www.gohuskies.com. Retrieved 2016-11-13. 
  4. ^ Sadler, Emily (08-01). "Canadian Men's Eight Wins Olympic Silver". CTV Olympics. Retrieved 2012-08-01.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. ^ Ewing, Lori (28 June 2016). "Canada announces 26-member Olympic rowing team". Canadian Press. Toronto, Canada. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  6. ^ "Canada's rowing experiment abject failure: Feschuk | Toronto Star". thestar.com. Retrieved 2016-11-13. 

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