Brookes Rowing Success at the World Cup II and British Rowing Open Trials
Over the weekend Oxford Brookes Alumni and Brookes Rowing Club Members celebrated success at the World Cup II and the British Rowing Open Trials.
In the exciting lead up to the Olympics, Rory Gibbs, who first came to Oxford Brookes as a student in 2012, continued to display the British dominance in the Men’s Four by winning the race from an early lead.
Josh Bugajsku and Morgan Bolding helped to continue the Men’s 8’s golden run by edging ahead of Germany in the exciting closing strokes and winning by 0.03 seconds.
Elsewhere, Oli Wilkes and Mat Tarant placed 4th in the Men’s Pair final respectively.
At the British Rowing Open Trials Sophia Heath and Lettie Cabot lead the way for Brookes by winning the Women’s Pair in a dominant display after the trials and finals had to be rescheduled to both take place on the Saturday due to the weather.
Isy Hawes, partnered by Amelia Standing (OUWBC), came up through the field to win the B final and they finished the day ranked as one of the best U23 pairs. Beth Dutton was also ranked as the 5th U23 W1x after she finished 3rd in the B final.
On the Men’s side, they had various positive performances from both the Olympic Pathway and Student Programmes. Henry Blois-Brooke and Quentin Antognelli claimed 2nd place ahead of Michael Glover and Oscar Lindsay in the A Final. And there were impressive performances from Jack Prior, Tom Shewell and Cameron Spurling and Phil Nesom in the B Final.
There were also multiple debuts with Miles Devereus winning his first race for Oxford Brookes in winning the B Final of the M1x and was ranked as the 4th U23. Meanwhile, Jake Wincomb, Louis Nares and Ben Hinves, partnered by Jamie Axon also gained valuable experiences in their debut outings.
We’re looking forward to following along with Brookes Rowing’s success as they navigate throughout the season and towards the Olympics.