James Chapman (rower)
|Born||22 November 1979|
University of Technology, Sydney
Sydney Rowing Club
Raised in Sydney, Chapman attended Newington College where he was coached by Olympian and fellow Old Newingtonian Michael Morgan OAM and deputy headmaster Robert Buntine. In 1997 he was a member of the Newington Head of the River winning 1st VIII. He studied Accounting at Sydney's University of Technology.
Club and state rowingEdit
His senior rowing was initially with the UTS Haberfield Rowing Club. For twelve of the thirteen years from 2003 to 2015 he was seated in the New South Wales state VIII which contested the King's Cup at the Australian Rowing Championships. In 2004, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 Chapman rowed in victorious New South Wales King's Cup crews.
Following the 2008 Beijing Olympics Chapman joined the Sydney Rowing Club as a competing member and a senior coach.
National representative rowingEdit
Chapman was first selected to compete for Australia in the two seat of the men's VIII who took the silver medal at the under 23 World Championships in Copenhagen in 2000. In 2003 he rowed at the World Championships in the men's coxless four who placed 4th in the final. He was in the bow seat of the Australian Men's VIII at the World Championships 2006 who also finished 4th. He won a silver medal at the 2011 World Rowing Championships in the men's coxed pair with William Lockwood and David Webster.
Chapman first made Olympic selection as a reserve in the Australian squad for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. He rowed for Australia in the men's VIII at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. At the 2012 London Olympics, Chapman won a silver medal in the Australian men's coxless four.
From 1998, Chapman worked at Westpac starting as a teller, completing his Accounting Degree. Chapman left banking in 2015, as an Associate Director in Westpac Institutional Banking (WIB) to start an MBA at Macquarie Graduate School of Management.
- 2008 Australian Olympic Team
- Newington College Register of Past Students 1863–1998 (Syd, 1999)
- Chapman SRC profile
- 2000 u/23 Worlds at Guerin Foster
- 2003 World C'ships at Guerin Foster
- 2006 World C'ships at Guerin Foster
- 2011 World C'ships at Geurin Foster
- Rowing Australia Athlete Profile: James Chapman Archived 3 March 2011 at the Wayback Machine
- 2012 Olympics at Guerin Foster