Rowers record best-ever result at Nationals
Gippsland Grammar has bought home two National titles and silver medals from the Australian Rowing Championships making it the most successful Nationals campaign in the history of the School.
Gippsland Grammar’s Year 12 students Lindsay Hamilton and Billy Osborne (pictured below with Director of Rowing Nick Bartlett) won gold at last year’s National event held in Tasmania and managed to secure the win again in the Under 19 Men’s Double Scull title. It was a commanding win by 10 seconds.
The boys also teamed with fellow Year 12 student Cameron Rule and Anthony Smith and cox Kaylah Young, both Year 11, to take another gold in the School Boys Coxed Quad Scull (pictured below). While the local crew led from the 1000m mark they came under pressure from Radford and Kinross Wolaroi towards the end but still managed to win by 3.75s.
The same quad crew of Rule, Hamilton, Smith and Osborne won silver in the Men’s Under 19 Coxless Quad Scull while Year 10 rower Ella Gerrand teamed with a Ballarat Grammar rower to take silver in the Women’s Under 17 Double Scull (pictured below). It was just their fourth row together. Ella, a bottom aged rower, also came sixth in her individual event.
“It was our most successful championships ever,” Director of Rowing Nick Bartlett said. “We are super proud of the effort and dedication of all our rowers. To qualify to contest these titles is a great achievement, to medal is simply outstanding.”
The Rowing Australia National Championships were held on Lake Nagambie for the entire duration of last week. They were supposed to be held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre (SIRC) but was relocated to the Victorian course because of water contamination issues occurring as a result of the recent floods in New South Wales.
Gippsland Grammar background:
Gippsland Grammar is one of Australia’s leading co-educational Anglican schools, with a tradition of excellence in education extending almost 100 years. Located in the heart of Gippsland, the School has more than 1100 students across three campuses including St Anne’s junior campus and the Garnsey senior campus, both at Sale, and the Bairnsdale junior campus in East Gippsland. Enrolments at both junior campuses begin with a 3s and 4s kindergarten program at their respective Early Learning Centres (ELC) and Garnsey caters for students from Years 7-12. Gippsland Grammar is also the only boarding school east of Melbourne’s suburban fringe and is a home-away-from-home for students from far East Gippsland, South Gippsland, Victoria’s High Country and the Latrobe Valley as well as for a cohort of international students.
Gippsland Grammar’s 2021 VCE results:
Gippsland Grammar’s class of 2021 was among some of Victoria’s highest achieving Year 12 students. An amazing 21 per cent of the School’s Year 12 students achieved an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) above 90 and 38 per cent above 80, which places them in the top 10 percent, and 20 per cent, in the state respectively. Gippsland Grammar’s Dux for 2021 was Demi Edward with an ATAR of 99.2, two students achieved a perfect study score of 50 while 28 per cent of students achieved a study score above 40. Gippsland Grammar is also proud to acknowledge the 21 students from the 2021 cohort who made a successful transition into the workforce through an apprenticeship or traineeship.
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