Today GB Rowing announced who would make up the team for the upcoming European Rowing Championships, which take place in Brandenburg, 6th-8th May.
Pete Lambert, Greame Thomas and Sam 'Shirehorse' Townsend are back in the Men's Quadrauple scull for a 4th consecutive year. Angus Groom will complete the line up in my absence. He is a brilliant man for the job and in my opinion, far from rookie. He's established himself as strong sculler in both internal testing , as well as international racing. Last year at the Euro's he really caught my eye when he battled out for bronze medal position in the Men's Single event, only just missing out to double Olympic Champion Olaf Tufte of Norway.
John Collins and Jonny Walton return to the double scull. These two have had brilliant winter training, so it will be great to see them in action. They will look to secure a A-Final finish and I believe they are capable of bringing home some metal wear.
Alan Campbell will race the single scull. After his dominating win at the British Olympic trials he will should go into the event with a lot of confidence. It would be awesome to see Alan back in the medal zone. He won Bronze back at London 2012 and I'm sure he's aiming to match that, and go one (or two) better.
The sculling team is in a very strong position and I can't wait to see how the boys get on.
Relative rookie Angus Groom has forced his way into the open men’s quadruple scull* in the absence of the injured Charles Cousins, to join 2013 and 2014 World medallists Sam Townsend, Graeme Thomas and Peter Lambert.