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.Read more