Brian Price (rowing)

Brian Price (Rowing)

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Brian Price (born February 19, 1976) has been the Canadian coxswain of the Men's Eight since 2001. He was born in Belleville, Ontario. Price began rowing on the National Team in 1998 after graduating from Seneca College with a Civil Engineering Technology diploma. The first national team crew that he made was the 1998 development lwt eight. He made the move to the heavyweight men's team in 1999 and competed at the Pan Am Games in Winnipeg.

Price has competed at every World Championships in the Eight since 2001 and earned three World Championship victories over that time. He has doubled up in the Eight and Coxed Pair three times and medaling each time with a bronze. His Men's Eight gold medal victories came in 2002 (Seville,Spain), 2003 (Milan, Italy) and 2007 (Munich, Germany). His three World Championship Coxed Pair Bronze medals came in 2003, 2006 & 2007. He also has multiple World Cup medals to his credit, 5 gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze.

As a survivor of childhood cancer, leukemia ALL, he credits having had cancer for making him a World Champion and Olympian. He underwent chemotherapy and a harsh drug regime as a child which played havoc with his thyroid and stunted his growth. This left him smaller than he should have been but the perfect size for a coxswain standing at 5'4" tall and 121 lbs. His favorite saying is "Without having had cancer, I would not have become a World and Olympic Champion."

He met Robbi Stott of...
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