In his first Olympic appearance, Will Crothers captured silver as a member of the men’s eight crew. Heading into the London Games, Crothers had competed at three senior World Championships winning silver in the coxed fours in 2006 and bronze in the eight in 2011.
A four-time World Under-23 Championships team member, Crothers stroked the gold-medal Canadian eight in Belgium in 2006, and was honoured with Rowing Canada’s 2006 International Achievement Award for that win (he also captured a silver in 2008). At the World Junior Championships, he won bronze in the coxed fours in 2004, and finished fourth in the coxless pairs in 2005.
From Kingston, Ontario, Crothers started rowing in high school. He was a member of the varsity crew at the University of Washington, capturing the freshman title at the 2006 Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships and as a junior he stroked the Varsity eight to an undefeated regular season for the second year in a row.