With podium performances at the U19, U23, and Senior levels of competition, Andrew Campbell has emerged as one of the USA’s most promising lightweight rowing talents. Hailing from New Canaan, CT, Campbell began his development under the watchful eyes of Yan and Olga Vengerovsky at Maritime Rowing Club in Norwalk, CT. Starting as a 7th grader, Campbell was too small to be placed in the top quad in his training group. Instead, he was relegated to the single scull, an environment he would become quite familiar with in the years to come.
After capturing a Junior National title and Junior World bronze medal in the single, Campbell traded in his two oars for one as a member of Charley Butt and Linda Muri’s Harvard Lightweight Rowing Team. After one year rowing for Harvard and a summer highlighted by a bronze medal in the U23 World Championship and 4th place finish at the Senior World Championship in the Lightweight Men’s Single, Campbell elected to take a year leave from the Crimson to pursue a spot on the US Olympic Team for the 2012 games in London. However, following a victory at the US Non-Qualified Trials, Campbell and partner Will Daly missed qualification for the Games in a heartbreakingly close race at the Final Olympic Qualification Regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland. Determined to move past the Olympic let-down, Campbell returned to training to capture a Senior World Championship bronze medal and U23 World Championship Title in the Lightweight Single as well as row seven seat in an undefeated National Champion Harvard Varsity Lightweight 8+.
Campbell plans on graduating from Harvard in December 2014 with a degree in Economics and has been named to the 2014 All-IRA and All-Ivy Academic teams. His sisters, Mary and Claire, and brother Charlie are all accomplished rowers. He enjoys spending time with his family and two Labradoodles, Maggie and Henley.
Josh hails from Millbury, Ohio, where he learned to row under Rod McElroy, a former Harvard lightweight and winner of the Royal Henley Regatta’s Temple Challenge Cup. He credits these early years of his career with giving him the determination to excel in rowing.
Josh continued his passion for rowing at Dartmouth College. During his four years at Dartmouth, he helped the Big Green’s varsity lightweights to two silver medals and a bronze at the Eastern Sprints, as well as one silver and one bronze at the IRA national championships. He served as captain of the D150s during his senior year and was named to the Academic All-Ivy team in 2012 and 2013. He graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Economics.
After his appearance in the 2013 Under-23 World Championships in the Lightweight Four (6th place), Josh switched to the sculling discipline while training at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center. In the spring of 2014, Josh moved to Boston in order to row with Austin Meyer in the lightweight double. In his first year on the national team, Josh raced to a fourth-place finish at the 2014 World Cup 2 in Aiguebelette, France. He and Austin narrowly missed the A-final at the 2014 World Championships to finish 10th overall.
Josh enjoys cooking and woodworking in his spare time. He lives in Somerville and trains at the Cambridge Boat Club as well as in the Boston University weight room.
Jenny is a coxswain and 2016 Paralympian in the Legs, Trunks and Arms Coxed Four(LTA4+). She’s a four time senior national team member, and a two time defending World Championship silver medalist in the LTA4+. Jenny coxes at both Riverside Boat Club and CRI, and also serves as the CRI Para Rowing Coordinator. In that role, she has been instrumental in advancing CRI to a Gold Level USOC Paralypmic Sport Club and spearheaded the adaptive portion of CRI’s Middle School Indoor Rowing program for the Boston Public Schools. Jenny was rower at Bryn Mawr before an injury forced her to switch to the coxswain’s seat.