Scott Brennan Peter Williams/ICONPHOTO

Olympic Information

  • 2008 Beijing - 1st (double scull)
  • 2004 Athens - 7th (quad scull)

Recent Performances

  • 2nd (double) - 2012 World Cup 2 (Lucerne, Switzerland)
  • 4th (double) - 2011 World Championships (Bled, Slovenia)
  • 7th (double) - 2011 World Cup 3 (Lucerne, Switzerland)
  • 5th (single) - 2011 Australian Rowing Championships (West Lakes, Australia)
  • 1st (double) - 2011 Australian Rowing Championships (West Lakes, Australia)
  • 3rd (quad) - 2011 Australian Rowing Championships (West Lakes, Australia)

Career Highlights

  • Winning gold in the double scull at the Beijing Olympics
  • Gold medal in the quad scull at the 2004 Lucerne World Cup
  • Winning gold in the single scull at the 2003 U/23 World Championships in Belgrade

Interesting Facts

  • Tasmanian rower Scott Brennan will head to his third Olympic Games in London, out to defend his 2008 gold medal he won with David Crawshay in the men's double scull. Brennan and Crawshay were together in the men's quad scull at the Athens 2004 Games where they finished 7th along with teammates Duncan Free and Shaun Coulton.
  • If Brennan and Crawshay are successful in defending their gold medal in London, they will do so in their event for the first time since Paris 1924.
  • In addition to his rowing accomplishments, Brennan has also completed full-time study for a medical degree as well as his internship and residency training. In 2009, he stopped rowing to focus on his hospital training but he started to dream about rowing again, motivated to further perfect the race that won him gold in 2008. After London he would like to pursue his medical career, perhaps in neurosurgery. Brennan's decision to take up medicine was inspired by an illness at the age of 16 that saw him hospitalised for a month, just before he was due to make his international rowing debut.
  • Brennan was inspired to start rowing after watching his fellow Tasmanian Stephen Hawkins win gold at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
  • Amongst Brennan's achievements, he has won silver in the single scull at the 2001 Junior World Championship, gold in the same event at the 2003 U/23 World Championship and gold in the quad scull at the 2004 World Cup.


Years on national team



Rhett Ayliffe (2006 - current)
Sam Lecompte (2000 - 2005)

Primary Training Base

Canberra, ACT

Secondary Training Base

Hobart, Tasmania


AIS Rowing Sheds, (ACT, Australia)

Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra
Tasmanian Institute of Sport, Hobart



St Cuthbert's School Lindisfarne (TAS, Australia)


St Virgil's College Austins Ferry (TAS, Australia)


Bachelor of Medical Science (2001 - 2005)

Rowing Team

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