As the Men and Women’s Blue Boats weigh-in together for the first time ever, it is the Oxford Men’s crew and the Cambridge Women’s crew that top the scales.
Oxford only just outweighed Cambridge at today’s Crew Announcement and Weigh-In for the 159th BNY Mellon Boat Race, with the Dark Blues weighing in slightly heavier by an average of 2.65kg per man more than their Light Blue rivals. For the first time ever, The Newton Women’s Boat Race crews weighed-in with their male counterparts today. It was the Cambridge Blue Boat that topped the scales, weighing in by an average of 3.55kg per woman more than their Oxford opponents.
The average weight for the Cambridge Men’s crew was 92.05kg and a total weight of 736.4kg excluding the cox. Oxford’s Men weighed in with an average weight of 94.7kg and a total weight of 757.6kg excluding the cox.
For the Newton Women’s Race, the average for the Dark Blue crew was 66.6kg and a total weight of 532.8kg excluding the cox. The Light Blue athletes weight in with an average weight on 70.15kg and a total weight of 561.2kg excluding the cox.
The heaviest oarsman in this year’s BNY Mellon Boat Race will be in the Oxford crew. Canadian Malcolm Howard – double Olympic medallist and the oldest oarsman in the Race this year at 29 – weighed in at 109.2kg. The heaviest oarsmen ever record is held by the Light Blues, with 2007 strokeman Thorsten Engelmann, weighing in at 110.8kg. Cambridge’s Czech, double Olympian Milan Bruncvik, is the lightest crew member on either side, weighing in at 82.6kg.
The Official Crews for The 2013 BNY Mellon Boat Race are listed below with their respective weights:
Bow: Grant Wilson – 90.0kg
2: Milan Bruncvik – 82.6kg
3: Alex Fleming – 97.4kg
4: Ty Otto – 90.6kg
5: George Nash – 94.8kg
6: Steve Dudek – 101.8kg
7: Alexander Scharp – 92.8kg
Stroke: Niles Garratt – 86.4kg
Cox: Henry Fieldman – 54.4kg
Total Weight Ex. Cox – 736.4kg
Average Weight Ex. Cox – 92.05kg
Total Weight Inc. Cox – 790.8kg
Average Weight Inc. Cox – 87.9kg
Bow: Patrick Close – 89.6kg
2: Geordie Macleod – 87.0kg
3: Alex Davidson – 96.0kg
4: Sam O’Connor – 89.0kg
5: Paul Bennett – 100.4kg
6: Karl Hudspith – 92.4kg
7: Constantine Louloudis – 94.0kg
Stroke: Malcolm Howard – 109.2kg
Cox: Oskar Zorrilla – 52.5kg
Total Weight Ex. Cox – 757.6kg
Average Weight Ex. Cox – 94.7kg
Total Weight Inc. Cox – 810kg
Average Weight Inc. Cox – 90.0kg
The Official Crews for The 2013 Newton Women’s Boat Race are listed below with their respective weights:
Bow: Caroline Reid – 64.4kg
2: Fay Sandford – 76.4kg
3: Melissa Wilson – 77.0kg
4: Jessica Denman – 71.0kg
5: Vicky Shaw – 68.0kg
6: Claire Watkins – 69.8kg
7: Emily Day -63.8kg
Stroke: Holly Game – 70.8kg
Cox: Esther Momcilovic – 50.6kg
Total Weight Ex. Cox – 561.2kg
Average Weight Ex. Cox – 70.15kg
Total Weight Inc. Cox – 611.8kg
Average Weight Inc. Cox – 68kg
Bow: Marianne Novak – 59.8kg
2: Alice Carrington-Windo – 65.4kg
3: Mary Foord-Weston – 68.8kg
4: Jo Lee – 70.8kg
5: Amy Varney – 74.4kg
6: Harriet Keane – 66.0kg
7: Anastasia Chitty – 67.6kg
Stroke: Maxie Scheske – 60.0kg
Cox: Katie Apfelbaum – 53.2kg
Total Weight Ex. Cox – 532.8kg
Average Weight Ex. Cox – 66.6kg
Total Weight Inc. Cox – 586kg
Average Weight Inc. Cox – 65.1kg
The 2013 BNY Mellon Boat Race will take place on 31st March 2013. The Newton Women’s Boat Race will be raced at Henley a week earlier, on 24th March.
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