Jeremiah Brown made his first Olympic appearance at the London 2012 Games, earning silver as a member of the men’s eight crew. A relative newcomer to the sport, Brown started rowing after being inspired by the 2008 Olympic Games Canadian men’s eight as they rowed to gold in Beijing.

After a learn-to-row program, in which he put in more than 1,700 hours on the water, this former McMaster University offensive lineman football player earned a silver medal at the 2010 national championships in the single sculls and a bronze medal at the 2011 World Championships in the men’s eight.