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Lightweight success

Matt in the Championship Lightweight 4

Nick Ryan (2018, MMaths), Vice President of Oxford University Lightweight Rowing Club (OULRC), and Matthew Hudson (2019, Ancient & Modern History), OULRC President for 2021-22, achieved fourth place together in a lightweight pair boat on Day 3 of BUCS. Nick also got bronze in a single and silver in a 4.

Nick clinched bronze on the line in the Championship Lightweight 1x, just 0.7 seconds behind second place and the same margin ahead of fourth. Matt also rowed excellently, making the A final among very competitive opposition. Nick then joined the Championship Lightweight 4, only an hour after his 1x final, taking silver (pictured).

Nick Ryan

Both Nick and Matt were also in the lightweight men’s boats facing Cambridge in May, rowing between Queen Adelaide Bridge and Littleport. Nick was in the Blue boat while Matt stroked the Nephthys 2. You can watch the official coverage of the 2021 interactive investor Lightweight Boat Races on YouTube (produced by Row360; commentary from Martin Cross and Tom Ransley).

You can read about Nick’s first experience in the Boat Race back when he was a fresher back in 2019.

In other rowing news, University College Boat Club have put together a newsletter detailing the struggles and joys of rowing at Univ over the past academic year from lockdown to Summer Torpids! Read it here.

Published: 27 July 2021

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