Steve Dudek has been elected as President of the Cambridge University Boat Club for the 2013/14 season and will lead the Cambridge crew into next year’s Race, sponsored by BNY Mellon.
American Dudek has already competed in The Boat Race twice, both times in the Cambridge six seat. He was part of the victorious Light Blue crew in the dramatic 2012 Race, but lost last year in a tightly fought encounter. Dudek first started rowing by chance while at the University of Wisconsin, having been a star American Football player at high school. The 24 year old is currently in his second year at Cambridge, studying for a BA in Land Economy at St. Edmund’s. He is the ninth American to have been chosen as President of the CUBC.
Speaking after his election, Dudek said, “I would like to thank my teammates for giving me the opportunity to lead them for the 2014 season, and I aim to live up to the standard set by George last year, as a rower and as a leader. The CUBC has been an enormously influential part of my rowing career, and the presidency will undoubtedly be its highest point. I hope that my enthusiasm and commitment to my team will define my leadership, and I look forward to another hard-fought race on the sixth of April.”
The 160th Boat Race – sponsored by BNY Mellon – will take place at 18:00 on Sunday 6th April 2014.
Image: Steve Dudek rowing in the six seat for Cambridge in The 2013 BNY Mellon Boat Race