Cambridge outweighed Oxford at today’s Crew Announcement and Weigh-In for the 158th Xchanging Boat Race, with the Light Blues weighing in significantly heavier by an average of 7.9kg per man than their Dark Blue rivals.
The average weight for the Cambridge crew was 96.3kg and a total weight of 770.4kg excluding the cox. Oxford weighed in with an average weight of 88.4kg and a total weight of 707kg.
The heaviest oarsman in this year’s Race will also be in the Cambridge crew. American Steve Dudek – rowing in his first Boat Race having spent the last four years competing for the University of Wisconsin – weighed in at 109.6kg. The heaviest oarsmen ever record is also held by the Light Blues, with 2007 strokeman Thorsten Engelmann, weighing in at 110.8kg.
Oxford’s British bowman, Alex Woods, is the lightest crew member on either side, tipping the scales at a mere 77.8kg.
The two coxswains Zoe de Toledo and Ed Bosson weighed in at 49.6kg and 55.6kg respectively. Zoe will have to carry additional weight in the boat on Race day to reach the minimum requirement for coxswains of 55kg.
The Official Crews for The 2012 Xchanging Boat Race are listed below with their respective weights:
Bow: Moritz Schramm – 91.8kg
2: Jack Lindeman – 94.6kg
3: Mike Thorp – 91.8kg
4: David Nelson – 92.8kg
5: Alexander Scharp – 95.6kg
6: Steve Dudek – 109.6kg
7: Alex Ross – 102kg
Stroke: Niles Garratt – 92.2kg
Cox: Ed Bosson – 55.6kg
Total Weight Ex. Cox 770.4 Kg
Average Weight Ex. Cox 96.3 Kg
Total Weight Inc. Cox 826 Kg
Average Weight Inc. Cox 91.8 Kg
Position Name Weight (Kg.)
Bow: Alexander Woods – 77.8kg
2: William Zeng – 82.4kg
3: Kevin Baum – 91.6kg
4: Hanno Wienhausen – 93.6kg5:Karl Hudspith – 91.2kg
6: Alex Davidson – 94.6kg
7: Dan Harvey – 79.6kg
Stroke: Roel Haen – 96.8kg
Cox: Zoe De Toledo – 49.6kg
Total Weight Ex. Cox 707.6 Kg
Average Weight Ex. Cox 88.4 Kg
Total Weight Inc. Cox 757.2 Kg
Average Weight Inc. Cox 84.1 Kg
The Race, which is sponsored by Xchanging – the international business processing company – takes place at 14:15 on Saturday, 7 April on the River Thames.
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