Acer Nethercott was selected as cox of the men's eight for the Beijing 2008Olympic Games and won a silver medal.
Nethercott has coxed the Great Britain eight for the past three seasons, and won bronze at the 2007 World Rowing Championships in Munich. In the 2008 World Cup series, he coxed the eight to second and third place.
Originally, from Harlow in Essex, Nethercott went to school at Mark Hall Comprehensive and then Broxbourne School. He joined Oxford University Boat Club after starting at Oxford and was the Oxford women's Blue Boat cox in 2000 before coxing Isis in 2002 and then moving up to the winning Blue Boat in 2003. He went on to cox the Blue Boat in 2004 and again in 2005 when Oxford avenged their previous year's defeat to Cambridge.
Nethercott gained his B.Phil in 2003 and his D.Phil in Philosophy last year when he spent some time studying at the Sorbonne in Paris.