Nicolas Pratt first represented Canada at the 2006 U23 World Championships. He made his senior international debut a year later at the World Cup in Lucerne. In 2008 he competed at the world championships for events that were not included on the Olympic program, such as the lightweight eight in which he and the crew made the A final. Pratt then took a five year break until his next international appearances in 2013 when he competed in the lightweight single scull. He moved into the lightweight double scull in 2014.
Family: Parents Gerhard and Bernadette Pratt… Younger brother Francis… Getting into the Sport: Started rowing at age 14 with high school friends and got drawn into its demanding nature and how it rewards hard work… Outside Interests: Attended Queens University for his Mechanical Engineering undergrad and the University of Western Ontario for his Masters of Science in Engineering… Enjoys doing consulting work in the areas of fluid dynamics and composite materials; it’s a good distraction between practice… Odds and Ends: Favourite motto: “Anything worth doing is worth doing properly”… Favourite Olympic moment was watching the lightweight men’s four win bronze at Beijing 2008 after he had spent the two years prior watching them train while he was a U23 rower…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
PAG: 2015 – GOLD (LM4-)
FISA WCh: 2014 – 15th (LM2x); 2013 – 8th (LM1x); 2008 – 6th (LM8+)
FISA U23 WCh: 2007 – 8th (LM4-); 2006 – 9th (LM4-)