Justin Best


Date of birth






Began Rowing

2011, Newport Rowing Club


Kennett Square Pa.


Wilmington, Del.

Current residence

Philadelphia, Pa.

High School

Unionville High School

Undergraduate Education

Drexel University, 2019

Training Location

Wilmington, Del.

Current Coach

Paul Savell

Club Affiliations

Vesper Boat Club

National Teams

Two – Junior, 2015; Under 23, 2018

International Results

Won Gold in the eight at the 2019 World Rowing Under 23 Championships...Placed fourth in the men's eight at the 2018 World Rowing Cup III...Won gold in the under 23 eight at the 2017 Canadian Henley...Won silver in the eight at the 2015 World Rowing Junior Championships.

National Results

Won the varsity eight at the 2017 Dad Vail Regatta...Finished eighth in the single sculls at the 2015 USRowing Youth National Championships…Finished eighth in the lightweight four at the 2013 USRowing Youth National Championships.


Justin’s parents watched "The Social Network" and thought since the actors who portrayed the Winklevoss Twins had big upper bodies, he would be perfect for the sport. They signed him up for a summer camp the next day. Justin likes reading, video games, exercising, and watching movies.

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