Daniel de Groot

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DATE OF BIRTHMAY 1, 1996
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HOMETOWNST. CATHARINES, ON
CURRENT CLUBST. CATHARINES ROWING CLUB
Daniel de Groot
Daniel de Groot

Year first rowed: 2011

First rowed at: Governor Simcoe Secondary School

First Coach: Andy Carr

Top tip for getting up so early each morning:  Set at least three alarms that are out of reach from your bed.

First experiences of being successful in a boat (or an erg): On my first 2k erg test in my novice year, I pulled the best score on the team. I ran downstairs from the erg room to the gym to tell my brother my time (he was a grade 12 rower at Governor Simcoe at the time), where he casually brought me back down to earth, telling me it wasn't that good.

Love for rowing: What I love about rowing is that hard work pays off. I also love the relationships you make. It’s the best sport for me because I enjoy pushing my body to its limits.

Other sports participated in: I played competitive soccer throughout elementary school and part of my grade 9 year but was looking for a way out because my knees couldn’t handle the running. Luckily, I found rowing.

Career Achievements: 

CLASS

YEAR

RACE

POSITION

BM4x

2017

WORLD UNDER-23 CHAMPIONSHIPS, PLOVDIV

7TH

BM4-

2016

WORLD UNDER-23 CHAMPIONSHIPS, ROTTERDAM

7TH

JM1x

2014

YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES, NANJING

3RD

JM1x

2014

WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS, HAMBURG

2ND