Caleb Shepherd

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Caleb Shepherd (born June 29, 1993 in Huntly ) is a New Zealand helmsman in rowing . In 2014 he won the world title in two with helmsman and in 2019 in eight with women.


At the Junior World Championships in 2010, he took sixth place with the four-man with helmsman , the following year the boat with a different crew took second place at the Junior World Championships in 2011 behind the Australian juniors. In 2012, Shepherd won the bronze medal at the U23 World Championships with the foursome . In 2013 he made his debut in the Rowing World Cup when he finished eighth in fourth place in Sydney. At the U23 World Championships in 2013 and 2014, the New Zealand eighth won the gold medal with Caleb Shepherd. At the 2014 World Championships in the adult class, Caleb Shepherd was the helmsman for Hamish Bond and Eric Murray in a pair of two , the boat won the title in the world best time of 6: 33.26 min. Bond and Murray won the titles in two-man without helmsman and in twos with helmsman in Amsterdam.

In 2015 Caleb Shepherd started again in eighth place, after finishing fourth in the World Cup in Varese and third in Lucerne, eighth reached fourth place at the 2015 World Championships on Lac d'Aiguebelette and thus qualified for participation in the Olympic Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. In the Olympic regatta, the New Zealand eighth finished sixth.

In 2017, Shepherd finished sixth at the World Championships with the New Zealand eighth , and in 2018 the New Zealand eighth rowed to ninth place. In 2019 he changed to the women's eight as helmsman. The New Zealanders won the World Cup regatta in Rotterdam and the 2019 World Championships in Linz.

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