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Joshua Hicks
Date of Birth 29/04/1991
Coach Rhett Ayliffe, Mark Prater
Height 187cm
Weight 85kgs
Hometown Subiaco, Australia
Club RBNTC/Sydney Rowing Club
Previous Rowing Clubs/School Swan River RC, Curtin University BC, ANA RC
Joshua Hicks started rowing when he was 14 by his own admission - because his school was next to a river. A talented junior athlete, Hicks was also a champion cross country runner. Hicks competed at the Junior World Championships in 2009, earning a silver medal as part of the men’s four. He also took silver at the 2012 U23 World Championships. At this time, Hicks was completing a degree at Harvard University in the United States on a collegiate rowing scholarship. In 2014, Hicks was selected as part of the men’s eight, competing at the Lucerne World Cup and the World Championships in Amsterdam, while in 2015 he was named as reserve for the Australian Men's Eight. In 2016, Hicks competed in the Final Olympic Qualification Regatta in the Men's Eight, and was later named as the Men's Sweep Reserve for the Australian Rowing Team. He competed at World Rowing Cup 2, in 2016, in the stroke seat of the Men's Four, where the crew won a silver medal. In 2016/17, Hicks joined the Reinhold Batschi Men's NTC and was selected to race the Men's Four at World Rowing Cups 2 and the World Championships, while he raced in the Men's Eight at World Rowing Cup 3. He went on to win gold in the Men's Four at the 2017 World Championships, the first time in 26 years that Australia had won the boat class. In 2018, Hicks was once again named in the Men's Four, where he raced at World Cups 2 and 3, winning gold. He then went on to win back-to-back World Championships in the boat class at the 2018 World Rowing Championships, was named as part of the 2018 Male Crew of the Year by World Rowing (alongside his Men's Four team mates) and won the Grand Challenge Cup as part of Australia's Men's Eight at the 2018 Henley Royal Regatta.
Career Achievements
Class Year Race Position
M2- 2019 World Rowing Championships Third Place
M4- 2018 World Rowing Championships First Place
M4- 2018 World Rowing Cup 3 First Place
M4- 2018 World Rowing Cup 2 First Place
M4- 2017 World Rowing Championships First Place
M8+ 2017 World Rowing Cup 3 Second Place
M4- 2017 World Rowing Cup 2 First Place
M4- 2016 World Rowing Cup 2 Second Place
BM4- 2012 U23 World Championships Second Place
JM4+ 2009 Junior World Championships Second Place