Jo Wratten. Credit Nick Middleton

Jo Wratten

Rower - Women's Squad
Date of Birth: 23rd Mar 1992 (28 years old)
Club: Leander Club
Height: 182cm
Hometown: Middlesborough

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Intro

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 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
Year Event Position Boat
2019 World Rowing Championships
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
5 W8+
2019 World Rowing Cup III
Rotterdam, NED
5 W8+
2019 World Rowing Cup II
Poznan, POL
Bronze W8+
2019 European Rowing Championships
Lucerne, SUI
Silver W8+
2018 World Rowing Championships
Plovdiv, BUL
1 (FB Final) W4-
2018 European Rowing Championships
Glasgow, GBR
4 W4-
2018 World Rowing Cup II
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
4 W8+
2018 World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
2 (FB Final) W4-
2017 World Rowing Championships
Sarasota-Bradenton, USA
5 W8+
2017 World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
Bronze W8+
2017 World Rowing Cup II
Poznan, POL
Silver W8+
2017 European Rowing Championships
Racice, CZE
4 W8+
2014 World Rowing U23 Championships
Varese, ITA
5 BW4x
2013 Under 23 World Rowing Championships
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
2 (F Final) BW8+
2012 Under 23 World Rowing Championships
Trakai, LTU
4 (F Final) BW8+
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing ChampionshipsLinz Ottensheim, AUT
Position:
5
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIIRotterdam, NED
Position:
5
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIPoznan, POL
Position:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2019
Event:
European Rowing ChampionshipsLucerne, SUI
Position:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing ChampionshipsPlovdiv, BUL
Position:
1 (FB Final)
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2018
Event:
European Rowing ChampionshipsGlasgow, GBR
Position:
4
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Cup IILinz Ottensheim, AUT
Position:
4
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Cup IBelgrade, SRB
Position:
2 (FB Final)
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing ChampionshipsSarasota-Bradenton, USA
Position:
5
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIILucerne, SUI
Position:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIPoznan, POL
Position:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2017
Event:
European Rowing ChampionshipsRacice, CZE
Position:
4
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2014
Event:
World Rowing U23 ChampionshipsVarese, ITA
Position:
5
Boat:
BW4x
Year:
2013
Event:
Under 23 World Rowing ChampionshipsLinz Ottensheim, AUT
Position:
2 (F Final)
Boat:
BW8+
Year:
2012
Event:
Under 23 World Rowing ChampionshipsTrakai, LTU
Position:
4 (F Final)
Boat:
BW8+

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.