The J14 Coxed Quad had a fantastic outing at Evesham Regatta on Saturday 4th May. The crew of Matthewman, Wheeler, Smith, Jones and cox Adey easily beat a Monmouth Sch crew, went on to beat Evesham RC and then easily beat City of Bristol RC in the final to win their first ever event at their first ever Regatta! All credit must be given to coach, Mr Peter Walker, who did a fantastic job with the boys in such a short space of time – especially as so much time was lost on the river last term.
Mr Walker can be doubly proud as his boys from last year, the new J15 boys, now coached by Mr Skidmore, competing in the Novice 8+ beat off opposition from Millfield Sch, Monmouth Sch and City of Bristol RC in the final to win easily. The crew of Temple, Watts, Perring, Steljes, Grieve, Millar, Sprake, Harris and cox Tao rowed very well.
The senior boys had mixed results with the 1st VIII beating Exeter RC in the morning and Monmouth Sch in the afternoon, winning both events they entered. The 2nd VIII rowed in two fours with the bow four losing out to Monmouth Sch and the stern four beating Bradford RC and then lost to the same Monmouth crew. The 2nd VIII then rowed together in the afternoon, beating City of Oxford but then losing a close race to the same Exeter RC the 1st VIII beat in the morning. The 3rd VIII lost to a very close race to City of Bristol in the morning and lost to Hinksey in the afternoon in a four.
The senior girls, represented by Georgia Francis won in her single beating two Exeter girls to win WIM1 sculls handsomely – the College’s first girls win at this high status category . Kyrssie Steiger lost to Evesham, the eventual winner, in her J16 single.
Other results are:
The 2nd J14 Coxed Quad beat Monmouth and then lost to Gloucester. Two J15 boys doubles lost to Hinksey and Evesham respectively and a J15 coxed four raced up an age category and unfortunately were beaten by Ross R.C.
Well done to all five winning crews