CUBC Crews excel at GB Rowing April Trials


This weekend’s GB Rowing 2k trials saw success from both alumni and current students as they sought selection for GB teams at Senior and U23 level.

George (str) and Wynne-Griffith (bow) drive off the start at Caversham (Image Credit: AllMarkOne)

After medalling at last year’s Senior World Championships, Tom George and Ollie Wynne-Griffith (Peterhouse, 2021), left no stone unturned as they dominated every stage of the pair trialling. Placing first in the time trial, they went on to lead their semi final, and were imperious in victory in their final, and will seek to represent GB as the Senior 2- for this year’s World Cup and World Championships.

Ferraro (str) and Parish (bow) line up for their final (Image Credit: AllMarkOne)

Ollie Parish (Peterhouse, 2018) and Luca Ferraro (King’s, 2020), last year’s GB U23 2-, were the third U23 pair after the timetrial, while Brett Taylor (Queens’, 2020) and Cameron Spiers (Downing, 2019) were the sixth ranked U23 pair. They progressed through their semi-finals to reach the C-Final (Parish and Ferraro) and D-Final (Taylor and Spiers), to place fourth U23 pair and 6th U23 pair respectively, setting themselves for final trials in July.

Taylor (str) and Spiers (bow) ready to commence their semi-final (Image Credit: AllMarkOne)

Looking to retain her spot in the World Championship-winning lightweight double scull, Imogen Grant (Trinity, 2017) built through the weekend, placing 3rd LWT in the Time Trial and 5th overall. and then taking second in her A/B semi-final behind her double scull partner Emily Craig. Those positions were reversed in the Final, where Imogen moved through Emily to take third place overall and the pair will expect to retain their position as the dominant lightweight 2x in world rowing.

Imogen Grant builds into her time trial (Image Credit: AllMarkOne)