Athlete Profiles / Jack Robertson
|Date of Birth
|Rhett Ayliffe, Mark Prater, Lyall McCarthy
|The Rob Job, Pob, Robbo, Bertie, Jacko,
|Mercantile Rowing Cub and UTS Haberfield Rowing Club
|Previous Rowing Clubs/School
|Oxford, University of California Berkeley, Melbourne Grammar
Jack Robertson began rowing in his hometown of Melbourne at the age of 14 while attending Melbourne Grammar School. Robertson won his first National Championship in 2014 as part of the undefeated U17 schoolboy crew. In 2016, Robertson was Captain of Boats at Melbourne Grammar where his crew won the Head of the River. After finishing school, Robertson relocated to the United States to continue studying and rowing. He earned a Bachelor of Arts at the University of California Berkeley with a major in Anthropology and minor in Journalism. In America, Robertson received All-Academic honours from the Intercollegiate Rowing Association and the Pac-12 Conference. Robertson was named an All-American and to the Pac-12 All-Conference rowing team. In 2019, Robertson made his national team debut at the U23 World Rowing Championships in Sarasota, Florida where he was a member of the Australian Men’s Eight. He made his senior interstate debut in 2021, winning the King’s Cup at Lake Barrington, Tasmania, in a tight race over New South Wales. Following the completion of his undergraduate degree in 2021, Robertson undertook a Master of Science where he read Sociology at Oxford. Robertson won the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race in 2022 and was awarded a Full Blue by Oxford University. Robertson was selected to the Senior National Team in 2023 for his first senior tour.