A member of the 2016 Lightweight Men's Quad, and the first AEM Athlete, we sat down with the Queen's University grad before his final at Senior World Championships in The Netherlands.
1. When/where did you start rowing?
Queen's University novice rowing in September 2009.
2. Since that time, what has been your best race?
The final at Henley 2015 in the Lightweight Men's Single Dash; it was a near tie with Matt Christie.
The heat of the Lightweight Men's Single at OUA's in 2015. It was the early morning and dark due to weather delays.
4. Do you have any pre-race rituals?
Depends on the season, crew and when the weigh-in is but nothing out of the ordinary. Dynamic stretching, not eating too much, etc.
5. If you could make a crew from anyone in the world, what type of boat would it be (1x, 2x, 2-… etc.) and who would be in it?
I wonder if Mahe (Olympic Gold Medalist in the Men's Single) and Synek (Bronze Medalist) would make a double faster than the Croatians!
6. Who is the most inspirational person in your life and why?
My parents, because they each have a different way to motivate me to do my best and always support me in what I am trying to accomplish.
7. You were the first AEM athlete - can you talk about your journey since your first interaction with AEM?
When AEM helped fund my trip to World University Rowing Championships (FISU) in 2014, I found more motivation to continue along the national team pathway. Since that season I have been training with a continued focus on becoming a professional athlete.
8. What's next for Jordan Rendall?
Our final is on Saturday, that's my focus right now. After the regatta, it'll be back to London for a couple weeks before competing at the National Rowing Championships in Burnaby, BC. This event determines athlete funding allocation for 2017 so the hope is a good performance!
Rendall and his crew have their final in the Senior Lightweight Men's Quad at 2:30am PT (5:30am ET) on Saturday, August 27th 2016. Follow us on Facebook for updates on their results!