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Athlete Profiles / Jack O’Brien

Jack O’Brien
NSW
ATHLETE STATISTICS
Date of Birth 1/03/1998
Coach Rhett Ayliffe, Mark Prater
Nickname Obie
Height 191cms
Weight 87kgs
Hometown Walgett, Australia
Hobbies Professional Dog Walker
Club RBNTC /Sydney University Boat Club
Previous Rowing Clubs/School St Joseph's College, Hunters Hill
New South Welshman, Jack O'Brien, was selected to represent Australia at the U23 World Rowing Championships, alongside Andrew Judge, in 2018. The duo raced at both the 2018 World Rowing Cup 3 and also at the U23 event in the Men's Pair, finishing seventh overall in the latter event. The duo were then selected to represent Australia at the 2018 World Rowing Championships in the Men's Pair. O'Brien was selected in the Men’s Eight for the rescheduled 2020 Olympic Games.  The crew made the A-Final and finished in 6th place. Jack is coached by Don McLachlan at Sydney University Boat Club and names After Sun Comes Rain - by Solomon as his favourite song to listen to pre-racing.

For the 2022 international season, O’Brien was selected in the Men’s Coxless Four.

The crew won the Gold Medal at the World Cup II regatta held in Poznan, Poland.At the last two major international regattas of 2022 - World Cup III (Lucerne, Switzerland) and the 2022 World Championships held in Račice, Czech Republic - the Four qualified for the respective A Finals and won a Silver Medal.
Career Achievements
Class Year Race Position
M4- 2022 World Rowing Championships Second Place
M4- 2022 World Rowing Cup 3 Second Place
M4- 2022 World Rowing Cup 2 First Place
M4- 2019 World Rowing Cup 3 First Place
M4- 2019 World Rowing Cup 2 First Place