Nathaniel Reilly-O'Donnell

 Nathaniel Reilly-O'Donnell

Rio 2016 Olympiad: 2013 - 2016
Nathaniel remained in the men's eight during the final World Cup of the 2014 season in Lucerne, the crew won a bronze medal. For the second World Cup of the 2014 season Nathaniel moved into the men's eight winning a silver medal. At the 2014 European Rowing Championships in Belgrade Nathaniel raced in the men's pair with Alan Sinclair they finished fourth. At the 2014 GB Rowing Team Senior and U23 Trials Nathaniel and Alan Sinclair came 3rd in the men's pair for the second consecutive year.
 
During the 2013 Season Nathaniel raced in the men's four with Scott Durant, Matthew Tarrant and Alan Sinclair. In the World Cup series they finished 4th in Sydney, won a silver medal at Eton Dorney and finished 10th in Lucerne.  At the 2013 World Rowing Championships in Chungju they finished 5th overall.

London 2012 Olympiad: 2009 – 2012
For the first World Cup of the 2012 season in Belgrade, Nathaniel raced in the men's eight.  The crew won a silver medal, finishing 3 seconds behind the German eight.  For the second World Cup in Lucerne, Nathaniel raced with Cameron Nichol in the second men's pair and won the "B final", finishing 7th overall.  At Munich World Cup the same pairing finished 9th.

During the 2011 World Cup Series Nathaniel raced in the men's eight, taking a silver medal behind Germany in Munich and a bronze in Lucerne.  At the 2011 World Rowing Championships in Bled, Natahniel and crew mates Alex Partridge, James Foad, Cameron Nichol, Mohamed Sbihi, Greg Searle, Tom Ransley, Dan Ritchie and (cox) Phelan Hill won a silver medal after rowing through opposition from Canada and Australia. Germany won the gold.

Nathaniel raced in the men's four at the 2010 World Rowing U23 Championships in Brest, Belarus where he won a silver medal.  After winning their heat and semi-final, the four won a creditable silver ahead of Australia.  Nathaniel also raced in the men's eight at Munich and Bled World Cups in 2010 winning bronze and gold respectively.  He then went with the British Team to the World Rowing Championships on Lake Karapiro, New Zealand, as a spare.

He was the men's sweep spare at the 2009 World Championships in Poznan.  This followed a successful season in which he won a bronze medal at the World U23 Championships in the men's eight and raced in the second men's four at the Munich World Cup regatta.

Beijing 2008 Olympiad: 2005 – 2008
In 2008 he took 5th place in the men's eight at the U23 Worlds and 6th place at the European Rowing Championships.  

Nathaniel was a captain of the Great Britain squad that competed at the 2007 Youth Olympic Festival in Australia, he won three medals: two golds in the coxless four and the pair, and silver in the eight.  That year he raced at the World U23 Championships in the men's eight and finished 6th.

In 2006 he became World Junior Champion in the men's four.

In 2005 he raced at the World Junior Championships in the coxed four which finished 7th overall.  At U16 level, he competed in the pair in the J16 GB-France Match.  Both he and the GB team won the match.

Beyond the Boat
Nathaniel started rowing at St Leonard's School at age 12.  As his mother and two cousins also rowed at St Leonard's, the sport clearly runs in the family.  He is universally known as Noddy in the rowing world and has represented Great Britain at various levels during his rowing career.

Domestically Nathaniel has also achieved success within rowing, notably winning the Prince Albert Challenge Cup, the student coxed fours event, at Henley Royal Regatta in 2007.

He is a law graduate from University College London with aspirations of finding a job once his rowing time ends.  Nathaniel has a keen interest in many sports, including rugby, football, cycling and running.  He also enjoys spending time with friends and his siblings - he has two brothers and two sisters, all of them younger than him.  His favourite pastime was mowing the lawn, but sadly now has astroturf and decking!

Nathaniel is Lottery Funded through UK Sport.

Location
Place of Birth: Ealing
Current Address: Richmond-upon-Thames
Home Town: Durham
Personal information
Date of Birth: 13th April 1988
Height: 192cm
Education: St Leonard's School, University of London
Rowing information
Club: University of London Boat Club
Boat: Men's Squad
Role: Rower
Coaches:

Christian Felkel

Learnt to Row: St Leonard's School Boat Club
Original Club(s): St Leonard's School Boat Club
Original Coach(es):

Bill Parker

GB Competitive Record
This Season's Results

World Cup III

Bronze M8+

World Cup II

Silver M8+

European Rowing Championships

4th M2-
World Championships
2013 5th M4-
2011 Silver M8+
World Rowing U23 Championships
2010 Silver M4-
2009 Bronze M8+
2008 5th M8+
2007 6th M8+
World Rowing Junior Championships
2006 Gold M4-
2005 7th M4+
European Rowing Championships
2008 6th M8+
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials
2013, 2014 3rd M2-
2010 7th M2-