Patrick Keane made his international debut for Canada at the 2013 World Rowing Junior Championships while he was still in the 10th grade in high school. In 2015, he competed above his age group at the first of three straight World Rowing U23 Championships. He and the lightweight quad sculls won the B final and Keane was later named Rowing Canada’s Junior Athlete of the Year. In 2016, Keane just missed a medal at the U23 Worlds as the lightweight quad sculls finished fourth. He posted one more fourth-place finish at the 2017 U23 Worlds, this time in the lightweight double sculls with Aaron Lattimer.
It was also in 2017 that Keane made his senior debut, competing with Lattimer in the lightweight double sculls at the World Cup in Lucerne. He made his World Rowing Championship debut later that summer with Taylor Hardy.
In 2018, Keane formed a lightweight double sculls partnership with the elder Lattimer brother, Maxwell. Over two seasons, the duo posted a total of three fourth-place finishes at World Cups, coming within 0.76 seconds of the podium in Poznan in 2019. It was also in 2019 that Keane had his career-best world championship result as they made the B final and broke into the top 10 overall. In May 2021, they qualified the lightweight double sculls for Tokyo 2020 by winning the final qualification regatta.
Keane rowed collegiately at the University of Victoria for two years, winning the lightweight double sculls for the Vikes crew at the 2015 Canadian University Rowing Championship.
A Little More About Patrick
Getting into the Sport: Started rowing in high school at age 13 because a lot of his friends did it… Really loved dryland training in the early days because the hard work created a sense of teamwork… Outside Interests: Enjoys going on adventures, swimming, camping, and hiking in the off-season… Would like to pursue a career in accounting… Does some modeling as a side gig… Odds and Ends: Older brother, Liam, also rowed internationally for Canada… Favourite motto: “Feeling good means you are not going fast. Work hard.” -Dick Tonks, Team Canada rowing coach… Collects cups or decks of cards from his travels…
Notable International Results
World Rowing Championships: 2019 - 9th (LM2x); 2018 - 15th (LM2x); 2017 - 13th (LM2x)
World Rowing Championships (U23): 2017 - 4th (LM2x); 2016 - 4th (LM4x); 2015 - 7th (LM4x)
World Rowing Championships (junior): 2013 - 25th (M2x)