Born in Christchurch, Sam O'Connor was a member of the Oxford University crew that won The Boat Race in 2015 over arch-rivals Cambridge after finishing his degree and rowing at Harvard. Â Sam together with his brother James are the first New Zealand siblings to win the race in the same crew, while Sam, winning the event for a third consecutive year. The brothers are understood to be two of 13 New Zealanders to compete in The Boat Race.
Sam claimed a World Championship title for rowing in 2006. Sam was part of the New Zealand team that competed in the 2007 Australian Youth Festival in rowing.Read more
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Samuel's Games History
Australian Youth Olympic Festival Sydney Youth Festival 2007