Brianna Stubbs

Rower // Lightweight Women's Squad
Date of Birth: 13th Jul 1991 (25 years old)
Club: Wallingford RC
Height: 171.00
Hometown: Poole

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Lightweight rower Brianna Stubbs has already made one piece of rowing history and is ambitious to make more headlines with the GB Rowing Team in the coming years.

Brianna Stubbs is the youngest person ever to row across the English Channel. Brianna has represented GB at every age level and won gold at the World U23 Championships in 2013.

She emulated that achievement on the senior stage at the 2016 World Championships and will be looking to build on that success during the Tokyo 2020 Olympiad.

Brianna has represented GB at every age level and was crowned as World Champion in the lightweight women's quad in 2016

On The Water

2016

World Champion Lightweight Women's Quadruple Scull

2015

World Silver Medallist Lightweight Women's Quadruple Scull

2013

World U23 Champion Lightweight Women's Double Scull

2009

World Junior Silver Medallist Women's Four

Rio 2016 Olympiad: 2013 – 2016

After finishing fifth at the 2016 GB Rowing Team Trials, Brianna was selected alongside Ellie Piggott in the lightweight women’s double scull for the World Cup in Lucerne, placing ninth overall. Brianna and Ellie then raced in the lightweight women’s quadruple alongside Emily Craig and Imogen Walsh at the 2016 World Championships in Rotterdam. After winning their race for lanes, the GB quartet showed their quality once again in the final to win gold in impressive style.

Brianna had also finished 2015 on a high by winning lightweight women’s quadruple scull silver at the World Championships in Aiguebelette with Ellie, Emily and Ruth Walczak. The same quartet had won gold at the Holland Beker regatta earlier in the season.

Brianna started the Olympiad in fine style as she and Ellie won a superb gold medal in the lightweight double at the 2013 World U23 Championships in Linz. They had earlier made their senior debuts together at the World Cup in Eton Dorney, finishing fourth.

The 2014 season saw Brianna and Ellie join Charlotte Taylor and Ruth Walczak in the lightweight quad, finishing eighth in the open-weight category at the World Cup in Lucerne and sixth at the World Championships in Amsterdam.

Brianna Stubbs, Ruth Walczak, Emily Craig and Ellie Piggott won silver in the lightweight women's quad at the 2015 World Championships in Aiguebelette
Brianna Stubbs and Ellie Piggott in the lightweight women's double

London 2012 Olympiad: 2009 – 2012

Brianna gained her first GB vest shortly before her 16th birthday after being awarded a scholarship to Canford School, which allowed her to fit her training in around her studies more effectively. This culminated in winning a silver medal at the 2009 World Junior Championships in the women’s four during her final year at school.

Brianna – who is reading Medicine at Oxford University and stroked the winning Women’s Blue Boat for two successive years – was part of the women’s eight that finished fifth at the 2011 World U23 Championships in Amsterdam. She also moved to Wallingford RC that year, improved her sculling and made the change to the lightweight class.

GB Competitive Record

World Rowing Championships
2016 LW4x
2015 LW4x
2014 6th LW4x
World Rowing Championships:
2016
LW4x
World Rowing Championships:
2015
LW4x
World Rowing Championships:
2014
6th
LW4x
World Rowing Cup Regattas
2016 Lucerne 9th LW2x
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2016 Lucerne
9th
LW2x
World Rowing U23 Championships
2013 LW2x
2011 5th W8+
World Rowing U23 Championships:
2013
LW2x
World Rowing U23 Championships:
2011
5th
W8+
World Rowing Junior Championships
2009 JW4-
World Rowing Junior Championships:
2009
JW4-
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials
2016 5th LW1x
2015 7th LW1x
2014 6th LW1x
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials:
2016
5th
LW1x
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials:
2015
7th
LW1x
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials:
2014
6th
LW1x

More info...

Club: Wallingford RC
Boat: Lightweight Women’s Squad
Role: Rower
Coaches: Paul Reedy, Peter Sheppard
Learnt to Row: Canford School BC
Original Club(s): Canford School, Oxford University Women’s Boat Club, Wallingford Rowing Club
Original Coach(es): Kevin Ayles, Ian Dryden, Andy Green, Mike Genchi, Ben Reed, Peter Sheppard

Beyond the Boat

Rowing is in Brianna’s blood – her father took part in the first Atlantic Rowing Race in 1997 and in 2004 she became the youngest person to row across the English channel, aged just 12.

She is currently halfway through studying for a DPhil in Biochemical Physiology at Oxford University and plans to pursue a career as a doctor in the future.

Away from training and her studies, Brianna enjoys reading, cooking and listening to alt-J, Coldplay, Bon Iver, The Staves and Kishi Bashi. She also has a soft spot for animated films, with Disney Pixar’s Up! guaranteed to reduce her to tears every time.

Her sporting hero is Paralympic legend Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson and the three things she would take to a desert island would be her nutribullet blender, her boyfriend and a smartphone – “to call for rescue and browse the web!”

Brianna is Lottery Funded through UK Sport.

Personal information

Place of Birth Current Address Home Town
Poole Oxford Poole
Place of Birth:
Poole
Current Address:
Oxford
Home Town:
Poole
Date of Birth Weight Height
13th July 1991 58kg 171cm
Date of Birth:
13th July 1991
Weight:
58kg
Height:
171cm
Education
Parkstone Grammar School, Canford School, Pembroke College – Oxford University
Education:
Parkstone Grammar School, Canford School, Pembroke College – Oxford University