Back in the four for 2012, a boat in which he is a two-time world champion, Pete Reed, MBE, is a serving lieutenant in the Royal Navy and is known by his colleagues in the British team as ‘Commander’.
After winning Olympic men’s four gold at Beijing 2008, Reed moved into the pair with Andrew Triggs Hodge winning three consecutive world silvers behind New Zealanders Hamish Bond and Eric Murray.
Reed is an eight-time winner of the GB senior trials and credits coach Jurgen Grobler as the biggest influence on his career.
After impressing at school level in rugby and basketball, he took up American football, playing for the Gloucester Gladiators and Bristol Rams. He was selected for the British Bulldogs side that faced the USA in 1997.
At the 2012 Olympics in London, Reed won gold in the men's four with partners Alex Gregory, Tom James and Andrew Triggs Hodge.