Byrnes earns medal at World Rowing Championships
Andrew Byrnes ’05
ETON, England – Bates College alum Andrew Byrnes ’05 went from reserve status to medalist at the FISA World Rowing Championships over the weekend.
Originally named a reserve for Canada at the FISA World Rowing Championships, Byrnes was taken off the spares list and put in the coxed pair (2+) event. Byrnes raced in his final on Saturday and finished with a bronze medal in 6:55.41, ahead of the USA’s fourth-place time of 6:56.91. This bronze is one of four total medals (one gold, one silver, two bronze) for Canada at the Worlds this year.
Byrnes was paired with Derek O’Farrell and was coxed by Brian Price, who also coxes the men’s eight for Canada.
Byrnes (Toronto, Ontario), a dual citizen of the United States and Canada, made the Canadian Under-23 eight crew last summer and helped that crew to a bronze medal at the U-23 World Championships in Amsterdam.