Olympian Brian Price
Olympic Gold medalist Brian Price was born and raised in Ameliasburgh village, where his parents still live. Brian joined the Quinte Rowing Club in 1995 and fell in love with the sport. He later rowed with the Argonaut Rowing Club in Toronto while he completed an Honors diploma in Civil Engineering Technology.
After graduation, Brian joined the National Team in 1998, rowing with the lightweight team. He moved up to the heavyweight team in 1999. Brian was the Canadian coxswain from 2001 until his retirement from rowing in 2013, with the exception of a two-=year break while he travelled as a motivational speaker.
Brian’s accomplishments with the men’s eight and the coxed pairs teams are impressive. Brian competed at the Athens Olympics in 2004, finishing 5th, the 2008 games in Beijing (Gold), and the 2012 London games (Silver). At the World Championships, the men’s eight won Bronze in 2011, Gold in 2007, placed 9th in 2006, 7th in 2005, won Gold in 2003 and Gold in 2002. Also at the World Championships, the men’s coxed pair won Bronze in each of 2011, 2007,2006 and 2003. Brian and his teammates also competed in World Cup competition, with the following results: 2012 – Bronze, 2008 – Gold, 2007 – Gold, 2004 – Gold (Lucerne), 2004 – Gold (Munich), 2003 – Gold and 2002 – Bronze, and with a Silver in 2000 in Men’s Coxed Pair. As well, the men’s eight team won gold at the Royal Henley Regatta in 2002, 2003 and 2007.