Athlete Profiles / Jack Robertson
|Date of Birth||23/01/1998|
|Coach||Andrew Randell and Mark Prater|
|Nickname||The Rob Job, Pob, Robbo, Bertie, Jacko,|
|Club||Mercantile Rowing Cub|
|Previous Rowing Clubs/School||University of California Berkeley, Melbourne Grammar|
James 'Jack' Robertson, began rowing in his hometown of Melbourne while at the age of 15 when attending Melbourne Grammar School. After finishing school, Robertson relocated to the USA where he has been studying at the University of California Berkeley. The Victorian-born athlete will graduate (in 2021) with a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Anthropology and a Minor in Journalism, with his niche being socio-cultural anthropology. Robertson was Captain of Boats in 2016 at Melbourne Grammar School, and while in America has achieved Pac-12 All-Academic First Team Honours (2019, 2020), IRA All-Academic Team Honours (2019) and in 2020 was awarded the Golden Bear GPA Award for the Highest Grade Point Average for the Men's Rowing Team at the University of California Berkeley. Robertson is a past Australian National Champion, having won the U17 Schoolboy Eight in 2014, while that same year his school crew won the Head of the River in Melbourne (a feat they replicated in 2016). He has also competed at Henley Royal Regatta, won the Leader Club Challenge Cup (for Best International Schoolboy Crew) and has finished second in the IRA National Championships (2018 - Junior Varsity Eight), Pac-12 Conference Championships (2019 - Junior Varsity Eight) and second in the Head of the Charles in 2019 (First Varsity Eight). In 2019, Robertson was a member of Australia's Men's Eight that finished sixth at the 2019 U23 World Rowing Championships. At the end of 2020, he was invited to join the Reinhold Batschi Men's National Training Centre.