Andrew Campbell

Progress is the greatest motivator of all

Andrew Campbell Rows on the Charles River in Boston
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Hi, my name is Andrew Campbell. My discipline is single and double scull rowing. I was born on 2 February 1992 in Barrington, Illinois. My philosophy of life is just get a little better every day. Progress is the greatest motivator of all. My favourite food is Greek yogurt.


Andrew Campbell, one of the best young single scull rowers in the world, was born in Barrington, Illinois, on February 2, 1992. He grew up sailing on Lake Michigan before his family moved to New Canaan, Connecticut, where he started rowing crew.

At 17, Campbell finished second in the lightweight double sculls at the 2009 US Rowing Youth National Championship. The next year he won both doubles and singles. In 2011, he won the lightweight single sculls at the World Championship Trials and was US Rowing’s Man of the Year. He won again in 2013, and took gold at the World Rowing Under 23 Championships in the lightweight single sculls. He won trials yet again in 2014 and has his eyes set on the Olympics in 2016.

From 2010-2014 he rowed on Harvard University’s eight-man team while also pursuing his solo career, which was so successful that he took off sophomore year to train in New Zealand. But the balance between crew and single scull was a blessing. “I really came to enjoy being on the team,” he says. “The social aspect was something I never had before and really came to like.”

Campbell currently lives and trains in Boston. Alongside his rowing partner, Joshua Konieczny, Campbell is currently pursuing a new discipline, men’s lightweight double sculls rowing.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2014
    1. 1st Place: U23 World Rowing Championships

      Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

  2. 2014
    1. 1st Place: 50th Head of the Charles Regatta

      Men's Single Sculls

      Boston, Massachusetts, USA

  3. 2013
    1. 1st Place: U23 World Rowing Championships

      Lightweight Men's Single Sculls

      Linz, Austria

  4. 2012
    1. 3rd Place: World Rowing Championships

      Lightweight Men's Single Sculls

      Plovdiv, Bulgaria

    2. 3rd Place: FISA Olympic Qualification Regatta

      Lightweight Men's Double Sculls

      Lucerne, Switzerland

  5. 2011
    1. 3rd Place: U23 World Rowing Championships

      Lightweight Men's Single Sculls

      Amsterdam, Netherlands

  6. 2010
    1. 3rd Place: World Rowing Junior Championships

      Men's Single Sculls

      Racice, Czech Republic

    2. 1st Place: USRowing Youth National Championships

      Men’s Single Sculls and Lightweight Men’s Double Sculls

      Bethel, Ohio, USA