Howard Brings the Silver Home!

Sunday, September 09, 2012 - By: Jim Ganley, Brain Carr

Brentonian Malcolm Howard ’01, 2008 Olympic Gold and 2012 Olympic Silver medalist and Captain of the Canadian Men’s 8+ in London, captivated the school on Friday by sharing details of his Olympic experiences as well as speaking about his development as a scholar and athlete over his three years at Brentwood. Describing himself as a B student in Grade 10, he worked hard both in the classroom and on the water to earn himself a place at Harvard which offered him a full financial package worth close to $250,000.

At Harvard, Malcolm rowed for the Varsity 8+ for three years, going undefeated and winning three national championships. At his university graduation ceremony in 2005, Malcolm was the recipient of the John P. Reardon Award as the senior varsity athlete who exemplified scholarship, character, leadership, and athletic ability. Malcolm has boats named after him in both the Brentwood and Harvard boathouses.

Later this month Malcolm begins his Masters in Science by Research in Clinical Medicine at Oxford University and if all goes according to plan, we will see him in the Oxford 8+ at the 158th Boat Race in March, 2013. After Mick Moran ‘72, Morgan Crooks ‘94 and fellow London and Beijing Olympian Scott Frandsen ‘98, Malcolm will be the 4th Brentonian to compete in this world-renowned, 6.8 km grueling competition.

Malcolm started Brentwood in Grade 10 after spending his summer on the Junior National rowing team as a 14 year old. During his high school years, Malcolm represented Canada all four summers, winning a bronze medal in the straight four in 2001. Rowing for Brentwood at the CSSRA national championships, Malcolm won three national titles and two silver medals.

Malcolm, a proud Ellis House boy, had his picture taken with the boys and girls of Mackenzie/Ellis house after his presentation and took time to chat with the students and share his Olympic medals.

We thank Malcolm for his inspiring and insightful words and wish him all the best this year at Oxford.

Brian Carr and Jim Ganley

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