Rowing At Last – RGS Worcester

03 Apr 2020

After a Michaelmas term marred by flooding and the cancellation of six fixtures in a row, the Rowers finally enjoyed their first fixture of the term last Saturday and were rewarded with a haul of Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals.

Wycliffe Small Boats Head is a 2.5k time trial race held on the Gloucester-Sharpness Canal and attracts a high level of competition from around the region. The flu-bug had cut a swathe through some of our crews and it is to our Rowers’ great credit that they remained cheerful and raced their hardest in crew combinations that were often completely untried and untested!

Despite the challenges, RGS Worcester crews earned two Gold Medals, three Silvers and one Bronze.

The winners were:
Women’s double: Megan Wright, Upper Sixth and Phoebe Ellis-Tait, Lower Sixth
Open double: Ben Jarvis, Upper Sixth and Daniel Hall, Lower Sixth

Silver medallists were:
Girls’ J15 coxed quad, Year Ten pupils: Lucy Smith, Menna Sutton, Saffron Crump, Maddison Brown (coxed by Tobey Butler)
Open coxless quad, Year Eleven pupils: Nik Judge, Freddie Davies, James Preece, Angus Day
Open rookie double: Nik Judge, Angus Day

Bronze medallists were:
J18 coxless quad: Upper Sixth students Ben Walker, Adam Smith, Ben Jarvis, and Daniel Hall, Lower Sixth.

The Rowers are now in training for their main events of the winter season, The Schools’ Head of the River and the National Junior Sculling Head, in March, and hoping for some fine weather and low river levels to allow them to train!