Rowing World Championships 2011 – 8th
Jade Uru is one of the most experienced sweep oar specialists in the squad and has considerable experience in both the men’s four and the men’s eight. He represent New Zealand in the four at the London 2012 Olympic Games. His crew finished in 11th place after progressing to the B Final.
In 2010 he rowed in the senior men’s four and secured a silver medal finish at the World Cup regatta in Lucerne and a bronze medal in the men’s four at the Rowing World Championships on Lake Karapiro. In 2011 he was part of the men’s eight throughout the international season but was moved back into the four after injury to Carl Meyer. He helped the crew to an eventual eighth place in a close B final – more importantly securing qualification for the boat for the Olympic Games.
Jade was also a world champion at Under 23 level, winning the fours title in 2009 – in a crew which included current team mate Tyson Williams.
Jade is brother of Storm Uru who won bronze in the lightweight double scull at the 2012 Olympic Games with Peter Taylor. Jade is also one of the country’s most successful rowers on the domestic scene, having won the New Zealand title in the men’s pair with Hamish Bond for four years in succession alongside other numerous premier titles.
Jade is also studying a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry.