Rowing NZ announced their squad for the upcoming 2023 World Rowing Cup III in Lucerne, Switzerland, and the 2023 World Rowing Championships in Belgrade, Serbia.
The 32-strong group features a combination of experienced athletes alongside new talent identified within previous Under 23 campaigns and the inclusion of some recently returned US-based athletes.
New mothers Brooke Francis and Lucy Spoors, who have recently returned to full-time training, will combine in the women’s double scull.
Thomas Mackintosh, the Olympic gold medallist from the Tokyo men’s eight will contest the men’s single scull for the first time.
Ollie Maclean and Logan Ullrich, who have both just completed their final year of rowing at their respective US universities will combine with Olympic gold medallist’s Matthew MacDonald and Thomas Murray in the men’s coxless four.
University of Washington athlete Ella Cossill has been selected into her first senior crew. She will row the women’s coxless four with Jackie Gowler, Davina Waddy and Phoebe Spoors.
Robbie Manson makes his return to international competition, selected to row the men’s double scull with newcomer Ben Mason.
Two crews have been entered into the men’s and women’s double scull, and the men’s and women’s pair.
In March, Rowing NZ confirmed Emma Twigg would row the women’s single Scull and Jackie Kiddle and Shannon Cox would compete in the women’s lightweight double scull.
Confirmation of the final lineups to race at worlds will follow Lucerne.