Athlete Profiles / James Rook

James Rook
Date of Birth18/11/1997
CoachJohn Keogh
HometownMelbourne, Victoria
HobbiesPlaying hockey for Hawthorn Hockey Club
ClubVIS/Mercantile RC
The young coxswain, James Rook, raced in the Men's Eight and Men's Coxed Pair in the 2017 season. At the World Rowing Championships in 2017, Rook won a silver medal alongside Angus Widdicombe and Darcy Wruck in the Men's Coxed Pair. The Melbourne local is currently studying teaching and won a silver medal at the 2017 Interstate Regatta, when coxing Victoria in the King's Cup final. In 2018, Rook was selected as the coxswain of the Women's Eight for the World Rowing Cups, and in doing so became the first man to be selected to cox an Australian Women's Eight at a World Rowing Cup. His favourite song to listen to before a race is Dire Straits' 'Money for Nothing'.
Career Achievements
W8+2018World Rowing Cup 2, Linz Third Place
M2+2017World Rowing Championships Second Place
M2+2017World Rowing Cup 3 Second Place
M8+2017World Rowing Cup 3 Second Place