David de Groot

David
de Groot

2019 National Team Athlete

  • ProgramMen's Open
  • Club AffiliationBrock University Rowing Club

General Facts

  • Date of BirthDecember 3, 1993
  • HometownSt. Catharines, ON

Career Info

  • Joined National Team2015
  • Club AffiliationBrock University Rowing Club
  • Current CoachPeter Somerwill
  • First Rowed2007
  • First CoachJohn Reynolds & Peter Scott

Fun Facts

What I love about rowing

I love pushing yourself physically and mentally against yourself and others and the many different personalities in rowing.

Favourite place to race

Lucerne, Switzerland

Hobbies

Being outdoors, swimming, reading, Beating Kai Langerfeld in arm wrestles and regular wrestles

Inspirational quote

"I have failed over and over again, and that is why I succeed." - Michael Jordan


Achievements

Year Event Class Position
2019World Cup 2 M2-13th
2018World Cup 3M8+6th
World ChampionshipsM8+8th
World Cup 1M4-18th
2017World ChampionshipsM4-8th
World Cup 3M4-15th
2015World U23 ChampionshipsBM4-3rd
Partners
  • Canadian Olympic Team
  • Government of Canada
  • Canadian Paralympic Committee
  • Own the Podium
  • Canadian Sport Institute
Supporters
  • Concept 2
  • Hudson Boat Works
  • Canadian Diagnostics Centres
  • RegattaCentral
  • Croker
  • Regatta Sport
  • Yamaha Power Equipment
  • Zoono