Abingdon School- Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup 2014

Coach

Dave Currie

Crew

  1. Jack Walsh
  2. Jack Squizzoni
  3. Tom Digby
  4. James Wooding
  5. Jonathan Lord
  6. Henry Lambe
  7. Luke Derrick
  8. Luke Wiggins

C.  Ed Bryant

Recent Results

2nd place at Wallingford Regatta in J18 8+

1st place in J18 8+ at Bedford Regatta

1st place at National Schools Regatta in CH8+

Additional Information

This is the third year in a row that Abingdon have won the blue riband event at National Schools and this year was probably the most unexpected victory; their form through the winter left a lot to be desired but Dave Currie turned the crew around brilliantly. They always look so powerful in the summer and their performance at Wallingford set the bench-mark for their regatta season. They have a number of very quick ergo scores in the eight and I’m looking forward to seeing them at Henley; they usually peak for the PE and, while crews like St Edwards and Eton will undoubtedly be quicker too, I fancy Abingdon to put in a strong showing.

My Prediction

I think these boys can make the Sunday, particularly if they are handed a favourable draw. If they come up against Eton/St Edwards on the Saturday then we’re in for a cracker. If they were to win the Princess Elizabeth, it would be the third consecutive retention of the prestigious trophy; a new record. 

This photo was taken from- http://www.oxfordtimes.co.uk/sport/11241958.ROWING__Abingdon_and_Headington_retain_national_schools_crowns/

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