Brett Hollister
Personal information
Birth nameBrett James Hollister[1]
Born19 May 1966 (1966-05-19) (age 55)[1]
Rotorua, New Zealand
Height161 cm (5 ft 3 in)[1]
Weight51 kg (112 lb)[1]
Sport
SportRowing
ClubWaikato Rowing Club[1]

Brett James Hollister (born 19 May 1966) is a former New Zealand rowing cox who won an Olympic bronze medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. Since 2004, he had held management positions for rugby union and is the current chief executive officer of the North Harbour Rugby Union

Hollister was born in 1966 in Rotorua, New Zealand.[2] He received his education at Westlake Boys High School.[3] He later joined the Waikato Rowing Club.[1]

In 1983 he coxed the crew of Conrad Robertson, Greg Johnston, Keith Trask, and Les O'Connell when they won the coxed four in Duisburg at the World Championships.[4] Together with Kevin Lawton, Don Symon, Barrie Mabbott and Ross Tong Hollister won the bronze medal in the coxed fours at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.[5] He is listed as New Zealand Olympian athlete number 447 by the New Zealand Olympic Committee.[2] In 1984 and 1985, he won four New Zealand national rowing championship titles.[2] At the 1985 World Rowing Championships, he came fourth with the New Zealand eight.[6] On a national level, he was a triple national champion in the 1984/85 season in the eight, the coxed four, and the coxed pair.[7]

After his rowing career, Hollister worked for Nike New Zealand (1991–1999), PRISM (1999–2000), Telecom New Zealand (2000–2004), and the Canterbury Rugby Football Union (2004–2006).[3] Since 2006, Hollister has been chief executive officer of the North Harbour Rugby Union.[8]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Brett Hollister". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Brett Hollister". New Zealand Olympic Committee. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Harbour announces new CEO". Mitre 10 Cup. 2 March 2006. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  4. ^ "(M4+) Men's Coxed Four - Final". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  5. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "New Zealand Rowing at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  6. ^ "(M8+) Men's Eight - Final". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  7. ^ "History of Waikato Rowing Club". Waikato Rowing Club. Archived from the original on 6 April 2017. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  8. ^ "Hollister to steer North Harbour rugby". The New Zealand Herald. 3 March 2006. Retrieved 8 November 2016.