Major Achievements 

-2017 World Rowing Cup                                       WINNER OF ENTIRE SERIES 

-2017 Henley Royal Regatta Champion                STEWARDS CHALLENGE CUP

-2016 Rio Olympic Games

-2015 World Rowing Championships                            GOLD

- 2014 World Rowing Championships                            GOLD

- 2014 Henley Royal Regatta Champion                      GRAND CHALLENGE CUP  

-2014 European Championships                              BRONZE

-2013 World Rowing Championships

-2013 Henley Royal Regatta Champion                STEWARDS CHALLENGE CUP

-2012 European Rowing Championships


-2012 U23 World Rowing Championships                      GOLD


-2012 Henley Royal Regatta Champion                VISITORS CHALLENGE CUP


-2011 European Rowing Championships

           

-2011 U23 World Rowing Championships                 BRONZE


-2010 University World Rowing Championships            GOLD

-2010 U23 World Rowing Championships                 BRONZE


-2009 U23 World Rowing Championships

 

-2009 Henley Royal Regatta Champion                    PRINCE ALBERT CUP


-2009 Youth Olympics                                   

  GOLD GOLD SILVER


-2008 Junior World Rowing Championships                SILVER


-2007 Junior World Rowing Championships 


Olympian, Double Senior World Champion, U23 World Champion and University World Champion, Matthew Tarrant, 27, is one of a few gifted sportsmen of our generation. 


Matthew started his International carrier aged just 16 when he earnt his place on the Junior World Rowing Team in 2007; the following year Matthew placed 2nd Winning Silver in the Heavyweight Coxed Four.  


In 2009 Matthew began his degree in Construction Management studying at Oxford Brookes University, where he joined the University Boat club and helped win numerous prestigious titles throughout the year including a win at The Henley Royal Regatta. This had last been achieved in 2006 and never achieved in this event by Brookes. Matthew went on to be selected to represent Great Britain at the Youth Olympics, held in Sydney. On this Olympic course, he won two Golds and a Silver in the heavyweight Coxless Four, Eight and Pair. Following this Matthew was selected to race in the Flagship Coxless Four at the U23 World Rowing Championships after placing second in the Great Britain U23 trials. 


2010 saw Matthew grow from strength to strength maintaining his position as one of the dominant young athletes in Great Britain. Matthew started the year being selected to represent Great Britain at the E-ON Hanse Cup held in Germany. In the summer of 2010 Matthew was selected to race in the Heavyweight Eight at the U23 World Rowing Championships which went on to win a Bronze medal just missing out on Silver. Not long after the Championships Matthew was selected once again to represent Great Britain in the Heavyweight Eight at the University World Rowing Championships winning the gold by a clear margin.  


The end of the 2011 rowing season added another medal to Matthew's tally with a Bronze at the U23 World Rowing Championships in the Mens Eight, breaking the previous world record by 2 seconds. Completing this, Matthew joined the senior development squad and competed at the European Rowing Championships in the Mens Coxless Four held in Bulgaria. 

Matthew's goals for 2012 were achieved after he graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a BSc Honours Degree in Construction Management. He went on to win Henley for a second time, this time in the Visitor's Challenge Cup by a verdict of "easily". This was followed a week later when Matthew represented Great Britain in the Top Men's sweep boat for the year being the Men's Pair. Matthew earned his place in this crew after winning the Great Britain trials with former partner and ex Oxford Brookes student Scott Durrant. Matthew went on to win the U23 World Championships by an impressive margin over a strong South African crew who placed 2nd the previous year. Matthew finished the 2012 season with a strong performance at the European Championships finishing fourth ahead of the Polish Olympic Pair and just behind three more crews who raced at London 2012. 

2013 saw Matthew begin his career as a member of the Great Britain Senior Squad, seat racing his way into the stroke seat of the heavy weight coxless four. Over the 2013 session Matthew competed at all three World Cups in the four, winning a silver medal at Eton Dorney. Matthew competed in the four at Henley Royal Regatta where he claimed his third Henley title in the Stewards Challenge cup which is the top fours event at the regatta.  Matthew and his crew moved on to finish the year on a high, placing 5th at the World Rowing Championships in South Korea.

2014 was to been a very successful year for Matthew, competing and medalling in every event on the international calendar. The season started with a trip to Seattle to race an undefeated Washing University crew on their home water resulting in a win of over 1 length. Matthew then went on to win a Bronze medal at the European Championships which was the first time a british eight had medaled at this event. In France Matthew won a Silver at World cup II and followed this up with another Henley royal Regatta victory under his belt, beating a strong French crew in the blue ribbon event, Grand Challenge Cup. At World Cup III, Matthew won a Bronze and then went on to place the cherry on his cake by winning the World Championships 0.4 seconds ahead of 2012 Olympic Champions Germany.

After a turbulent 2015 season, riddled with injury and illness which lead Matthew to miss most the season he worked his way back into a racing boat and took to the water for the first time at the second world cup in Varese, Italy, in the coxless pair, finishing in a respectable 5th place. At the final world cup, Matthew switched boats and raced in the coxed pair claiming victory over a strong German crew. Matthew stayed in the coxed pair for the rest of the season, regaining his fitness and strength before competing at the World Championships in France. Matthew went on to win the World Championships by the largest verdict at the even.

In 2016 Matthew was selected to race in the coxless pair at all three world cups. He won Gold at the first, Bronze by 0.0001 at the second and 4th at the third, winning the entire world cup series on points. Matthew went on to be selected as part of Team GB at the Olympic games in Rio.