Jacob Koudys is the coxswain of the men’s eight who has competed twice at the world U23 championships, winning gold in the coxed four in 2014. He also competed at the World University Championships in 2014, winning bronze in the eight. While representing the University of Victoria, he coxed the eight to gold and the lightweight four to bronze at the 2014 Canadian University Rowing Championships after winning gold in the lightweight four with Queen’s University in 2012.
Family: Parents Dave and Joanne… Younger sister Jessica… Getting into the Sport: Started in rowing at age 14… Can’t recall learning how to row, having always sat in the coxswain’s seat… Early on was often confused about what he was supposed to do and took a “fake it till you make it” approach… Outside Interests: Pursuing Honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of Victoria… Enjoys hiking, climbing, running, camping, fermenting, and reading… Odds and Ends: Favourite quote: “The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.” – Nietzche…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
FISA WCh (U23): 2014 – GOLD (M4+); 2013 – 5th (M4+)