Andrew Todd, a rower at North Star Rowing Club and member of the Nova Scotia Provincial Team, and partner Kyle Frederickson won gold today at the 2018 World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria in the PR3 Mens Pair. Todd and Frederickson dominated their event winning by open water over Australia and France. The two are building upon a strong summer rowing on the international scene where they claimed gold at the 2018 Para Rowing International Regatta in Gavirate, Italy earlier in the season. Andrew and Kyle also teamed up with Victoria Nolan and Bayleigh Hooper in the PR3 Mixed Four finishing fourth overall. “We’re really stoked about our race and ability to come together as a crew in such a short period of time,” said Todd. “We are very excited to see what another year of training will bring leading into the qualification year.”
Todd began his rowing career at the University of Ottawa in 2007, and transitioned into pararowing in 2013. Since then, he has led the field, winning gold in the LTA4+ at the 2016 World Cup and earning a bronze medal at the Rio Paralympic Games with his crew.
He now trains in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, setting a very high bar for provincial athletes aspiring to the international stage. And, he is deeply invested in the sport, serving on the board of Row Nova Scotia and mentoring young athletes.