St Edward’s School- The Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup 2014

Coach

Jonny Singfield

Crew

  1. Tristan Mackie
  2. Henry Reilly
  3. Rupert Singfield
  4. Oscar Von Hannover
  5. Sam Hamilton Peach
  6. Albert Mitchell
  7. Sam Gillingham
  8. Ollie Knight

C. Hugo Marsh

Recent Results

3rd place at Wallingford Regatta in Challenge Eights

1st place in IM1 8+ at Nottingham City Regatta

4th place at National Schools in CH8+

Additional Information

On the way to the start of the CH8+ processional, Oli Knight was injured [dislocated rib] and so the crew had to change at the last minute. This significantly affected their performance although they did very well to win their semi-final and still race to a fourth place in the final without their best man. The crew are very quick, surprisingly so, and rumours were that they were going faster than last year’s eight had ever gone before National Schools. They’ve got three returners from the PE finalist crew from last year [Oli Knight, Albert Mitchell, Sam Gillingham] and they’ll be looking to go one step further this year. Their progress in the competition will depend upon the length of Ollie Knight’s recovery and their ability to train around that.

My Prediction

St Edward’s look to have the easier side of the draw and I’d expect them to progress to the Saturday at least. They should come up against Hampton at that stage- I’m going to be bold and predict them to make the final.

This photo was taken from- http://www.hrr.co.uk/fs/gallery/2013/sunday/res4337-princess-elizabeth-jm8.jpg

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