Brookes Rowing bring home medals from the BUCS and the Duisburg Regattas

Friday, 24 May 2019

Brookes Rowing Druisburg and BUCS

As the weather turns warmer, the attention of our leading rowing squads turns once more to regatta season. It’s an exciting time, offering the chance for our athletes to test themselves against a whole host of teams.

As the weather turns warmer, the attention of our leading rowing squads turns once more to regatta season. It’s an exciting time, offering the chance for our athletes to test themselves against a whole host of teams.

And the results have been overwhelmingly positive, with the Oxford Brookes crews bringing home a clutch of medals from both the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) Regatta and the Duisburg Regatta. The event in Duisburg was especially notable, as it gave the teams the chance to pit themselves against the German national team, who are current World Champions and World Record holders!

And, in the Duisburg final on the Sunday, the Men’s 1st eight came in just one second behind the German team to bring home the silver medal. The Women’s eights also performed strongly, coming 4th and 5th in their final.

Several Brookes rowers also made their mark as part of the Great British Senior and U23 team in Duisburg. For the seniors, Jamie Copus won two races in the lightweight single category, while Morgan Bolding made his first senior start for the coxless fours to take home a silver in one race and a gold in another. In the U23s, Esme Booth and Jo Gannon earned their first national team vests in the coxless fours.

Meanwhile, in the BUCS Regatta, the teams took home a host of medals.

The women’s crews medalled in eight out of nine events. They took gold in the Championship lightweight doubles, the Intermediate eights, the Championship sculls and the Intermediate fours. They managed silver in the Championship fours. And bronze in the Championship eights, Intermediate doubles and Intermediate sculls.

The Men’s eights also gave an indominitible display, in which the 1st and 2nd crews took the top two spots in both the Championship and Intermediate races.

They did just as well in both the coxed and coxless fours, maintaining a 100% win record across all races.

Overall, these two events represent a great start to the regatta season. And you can watch out for more exciting reports from Brookes Rowing soon.