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King's Worcester

6 February

Wycliffe Big Head Rowing Success

On Saturday, King’s senior rowers headed to Gloucester to compete at Wycliffe Big Head. With windy conditions, the course proved to be a challenge. However, King’s rowers tackled the challenge with determination and gained multiple top three positions, as well as returning with four pennants.

Congratulations to the Anna F, Nemi E, Bethan F, Georgie T, Bea B, Liv H, Emily H, Libby C and Caitlyn H-J for winning the Women’s Novice Eight; Luke B, Jack B, Leo R-B and Ned M for winning the J16 Boys Quads; Amy Y-B, Georgia DP, Alex B and Izzy Trow for winning the Wycliffe Big Head Women’s Quad and Nathan F, Will P, Andrew S and Jamie K for winning the Open Quad.

A special mention goes to Alex B for not only competing in her first rowing competition but also gaining her first win at Wycliffe Big Head!

There has been a fine tradition of rowing at King’s Worcester since 1877, with the Boat Club able to celebrate four Olympic oarsmen to date; the most recent being Zac Purchase who won Olympic Gold and Silver in the lightweight double sculls. Many other students and OVs have represented the Home Countries and Great Britain at international events, along with extensive and regular regional representation. In recent years our boys and girls have won national championships and medals at many major events.

We have enjoyed success at indoor championships and on the water, in both head and regatta seasons across the years. We strongly encourage all Lower Removes to try rowing at some point in the year during the Games programme; they may then choose to become more involved in the Boat Club.

A range of activities are undertaken as part of the basic training including running, core exercises, strength training, cycling, and the use of the rowing machines to build fitness and technical skills. A strong technical focus is maintained throughout their time in the club to ensure their development into robust athletes.