OUR ATHLETES #squarebladesathlete
Meet the inspiring athletes who best embody the ethos of Square Blades. They work hard, train hard and race hard. Athletes pushing their bodies to the extreme.
Whitney is an athlete, adventurer, media host and producer. She hails from the sunny southern California, but is currently residing in Henley-on-Thames where she's a cox for internationally renowned Leander Club.
As a cox she founded the 7Seas Rowing Club and has raced (and won) all over the world with World Championship and Olympic rowers.
When she isn't coxing she's a 3x Ironman triathlete, marathon runner, and is part way through running a marathon on all 7 continents.
However, at the moment, Whitney's sights are now set on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and becoming the first woman cox on the US men's national team.
7Seas Rowing Club
Mat is an Oxford Brookes University alumni and a current member of the GB senior men’s rowing squad. He’s had a meteoric rise through the rowing ranks, receiving his first GB vest after just 2 years of being in the sport. He is a double World Champion, a U23 World Champion, a World University Champion, went to the Olympic Games in Rio 2016, and now part of the GB squad preparing for Tokyo 2020.
He's also founder of RowElite - offering individually-tailored expert coaching, for all experience levels and sporting backgrounds
YouTube Matt's Video Blog
Barnabé rows for Lausanne Sport Aviron in Switzerland, and is part of the elite Swiss Rowing National Team.
He started rowing in 2007 after he moved to Lausanne and joined the club there. By 2010 Barnabé had made his way into the Swiss Junior B squad and, after just 3 years, he'd moved up to the national squad - stroking the men's heavyweight quad.
It wasn't long before Barnabé found himself becoming U23 World Champion in the quad, winning at Linz, Austria in 2013 followed by Varese, Italy in 2014.
At the Olympic Games in Rio 2016 Barnabe was stroking the quad, coming 1st in the B Final (7th overall). However, in this Olympic cycle, he's moved to the heavyweight double and has his sights firmly set on Tokyo 2020.