Jelmer Bennema

Nationality: NLD Height: 195cm Age: 23
Course MSc in Mathematical and Computational Finance
College Exeter College
University Oxford
Status Postgraduate
Role Rower

About Jelmer:

Why did you first try rowing?

I used to row around in an inflatable boat as a kid and someone on shore told me to join an actual rowing club. The week after that I accidentally signed up to a college club, and they referred me to a club for juniors.

Who introduced you to the sport of rowing?

Suzan Ruijtenberg at URV Viking in Utrecht

Where else have you rowed?

I have rowed at URV Viking, USR Triton, Princeton University and now OUBC

What are your proudest rowing achievements?

Winning Silver at Eastern Sprints (2023) in the Princeton 2V

Do you have a favourite Boat Race? Which one and why?

The Boat Race of 2022

What would winning The Boat Race mean to you?

Acknowledgment of the dedication I’ve invested in the sport over the past ten years, coupled with recognition for the remarkable efforts of OUBC and our President during this season.

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