Martin Barakso


2019 National Team Athlete

  • ProgramMen's Open
  • Club AffiliationBrentwood College Rowing Club

General Facts

  • Date of BirthAugust 3, 1994
  • HometownNanaimo, BC
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Career Info

  • Joined National Team2018
  • Club AffiliationBrentwood College Rowing Club
  • Current CoachDick Tonks
  • First Rowed2007, Novice Rowing Program at the Nanaimo Rowing Club
  • First CoachHarold Backer

Fun Facts

What I love about rowing

You never know what you are capable of. Rowing rewards persistence, and hopefully, the thousands of hours you put in will pay off. You must continually strive to reach your full potential.

Favourite place to race

Henley-on-Thames, England


Scuba diving, spearfishing, crabbing, prawning and cooking

Inspirational quote

"In rowing, quite simply, miles make champions; quality training will improve you."


Year Event Class Position
2019World Cup 2M8+3rd
World ChampionshipsM8+8th
2018World Cup 3M8+6th
World ChampionshipsM8+8th
2017World Cup 3M4-15th
2016World U23 ChampionshipsBM4-7th
2015World ChampionshipsM2-12th
Pan American GamesM8+1st
2014World U23 ChampionshipsM4+1st
2011World Junior ChampionshipsJM4x11th
2010World Junior ChampionshipsJM4x
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