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Samuel Tieben

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  • 2018: German Champion in M2x
  • 2017: Substitute at the World Championships
  • 2017: 8th place at the European Championships in M4x

  • 2018: German Champion in M2x
  • 2017: Substitute at the World Championships
  • 2017: 8th place at the European Championships in M4x

A latecomer deciding between fun and seriousness

Samuel, who everyone just calls “Sam” is no usual sculler. Although he started rowing at the age of 10 due to his father Heiner, he only debuted at an international competition in 2017. For him, having fun at their daily practices is most important, however, he is one of the most ambitious scullers during their training sessions. Aged 28, he belongs to the older generation of the team but still, he is part of the top ones. In 2017, he was nominated as a spareman for the World Championships in Florida. Unfortunately this time it was not enough for a place in the team. It is still unclear whether Sam will return to the circle of the national team in autumn.

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  • Place of birth: Lingen
  • Club: Svg. Scharnebeck RA
  • Occupation: Law graduate
  • Inside: He is responsible for fun within the group

More from Samuel Tieben



15 German scullers, 3 boat classes and only 7 seats available. The young scullers have a long and hard way ahead of them. Who will make it into which boat and fulfill his dream of the Olympic Games?

Time to Tokyo 2020


Trailer for the Web Series


“ROW TRIP” – Episode 04 (Part 1)

The rowing soul is delighted, because the athletes like to rowing most with their boats on glassy water and sunny weather. But also a training camp has its rules.


“ROW TRIP” – Episode 04 (Part 2)

Oliver Zeidler, Stephan Krüger, Tim Ole Naske – those are three contenders for the seat in the single scull. Each of them has his very own strengths. In Erba they practice head-to-head.


“ROW TRIP” – Episode 04 (Part 3)

In the end the coaches select the rowers for the boats. The double scull could become highly competitive. Only the most successful boat of the last years causes some worries.


Ergometer-test // selection – part 1

The ergometer test is the starting point of the selection and well known in the world of rowing: 2,000 meters – human vs. machine.


Pretest single scull / selection – part 2

More than just a final rehearsal for the German Championship in Cologne: the single scull races in Hamburg-Allermöhe.


“SHOWDOWN IN COLOGNE” – Episode 05 (Part 1)

The German Championships are not just about the title. Already in the quarter-finals, there is a hard fight for a place among the first twelve. Not everyone achieves this goal.

Milestones from Samuel Tieben