Will Satch is a British Rower and Olympic Gold Medallist.
Will learned to row at Shiplake College. By far the best rower at his school, he moved to the World famous Leander Club to further his sporting ambitions and, at the age of 19, he was a member of the winning Thames Cup eight at Henley Royal Regatta in 2008.
2011 saw Will compete at his first senior World Cup in Munich, where he went on to win a silver medal in the men’s eight, finishing narrowly behind Germany. The next year Will was selected again for the Senior squad, but this time in the pair alongside George Nash where they took silver at the World Cup in Belgrade.
Will raced at the London 2012 Olympics in the Men’s pair, beating the Olympic record by over 3 seconds in the heat in a time of 6.16 and winning the semi finals to comfortably put the pair into the A final. In the final, Will and George Nash battled hard at Dorney against an unbeaten New Zealand pair and strong French unit, securing an Olympic Bronze medal.
In 2012 Will won his first World Cup Gold at Eton. He then went on to break the course record at Henley Royal Regatta in the eight to win the Grand Challenge Cup.
In 2013, with Will in the stroke seat, Team GB’s men’s eight dominated the South Korea Rowing World Championships, beating the reigning Olympic Champions Germany to win Great Britain’s first ever Gold in the men’s eight at a World Championships in their history.
The summer of 2014 was also hugely successful for Will. After retaining the Grand Challenge Cup at Henley, Will and the GB Men’s Eight won their second consecutive World Rowing Championship Gold in Amsterdam, once again beating Olympic Champions Germany in a thrilling race which saw them lead from the 1,000m mark.
In 2015 Will was integral in Britain’s men’s eight winning the world title for a third consecutive year, setting the team up perfectly for the 2016 Rio Olympics where they won gold.