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Horrie and Baker honoured in Australia Day honours

Phil Titterton also receives OAM for services to rowing

Five-time para-rowing World Champion Erik Horrie and his coach Jason Baker have been honoured in today’s 2020 Australia Day Honours.

Two-time Paralympic silver medallist and five time World Rowing Champion, Horrie, received a Medal of Order of Australia in the General Division (OAM) for services to rowing. Horrie, who is a member of Sydney Rowing Club and New South Wales Institute of Sport, has won multiple National and International titles while competing the PR1 Men’s Single Scull category. Horrie is also a Lifeline Community Custodian as part of the inaugural AIS/Lifeline campaign that launched in 2010 and is a member of the Rowing Australia Athletes’ Commission.

Horrie’s coach, Jason Baker, who has coached the Penrith-local since the end of 2012 has overseen Horrie’s rise and rise in the PR1 Men’s Single Scull. A former coach of Sydney Rowing Club, Baker is now Head Coach at The Scots College, Sydney and has been Horrie’s coach on the Australian Rowing Team since 2013. Baker also received a Medal of Order of Australia in the General Division (OAM) for services to rowing.

In addition to Baker and Horrie being honoured today, Mosman local Phillip Titterton was also recognised in the Australia Day Honours. Mr Titterton, who receives an OAM for services to rowing, is a stalwart of New South Wales and Australian rowing – a regular volunteer at Australian and New South Wales Championships, Mr Titterton is a passionate Masters rower, sitting on RA’s Masters Commission, and has also been a member of Mosman’s SES Unit.

A huge congratulations from all the rowing community in Australia to Erik, JB and Phil!