Jo Wratten

Rower // Women's Squad
Date of Birth: 23rd Mar 1992 (26 years old)
Club: Tees RC
Height: 182cm
Hometown: Middlesborough

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Lottery Funded - UK Sport

After developing her talent under the guidance of the World Class Start programme, Jo Wratten enjoyed a very successful U23 international career.

She was first selected to represent Great Britain in 2012, finishing fourth in the women’s eight at the World Rowing U23 Championships in Trakai, Lithuania.

In 2013 Jo won a fine silver medal in the eight again; the following year she took fifth in the quadruple sculls and a bronze in the eight in 2015.

She made her senior debut in 2017 at the European Rowing Championships. She was part of the women’s eight that won silver and bronze at the World Cup regattas in Poznan and Lucerne and went on to finish fifth at the World Rowing Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton.

On The Water

GB Competitive Record

World Rowing Championships
2017 5th W8+
World Rowing Championships:
2017
5th
W8+
European Rowing Championships
2017 Belgrade 4th W8+
European Rowing Championships:
2017 Belgrade
4th
W8+
World Rowing Cup Regattas
2018 Belgrade 8th W4-
2017 Lucerne W8+
2017 Poznan W8+
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2018 Belgrade
8th
W4-
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2017 Lucerne
W8+
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2017 Poznan
W8+

Beyond the Boat

After training Jo teaches swimming to youngsters; she would love to become a sports coach or school teacher one day. Jo’s sporting role model is boxer Anthony Joshua, and her dream dinner party guests are Muhammad Ali, Elvis Presley and Russell Brand – the northern classic, chicken parmo, would be on the menu.

Jo’s ergo soundtrack includes a mix of things, including tropical house, she says: “it takes me to the beach in the middle of an 18k”. Along with music, which she couldn’t live without, Jo would take a hammock to a desert island, as well as a chicken – “because what’s life without eggs?”

Jo is Lottery funded through UK Sport.