Meet the 2017 Boat Races crews

Oxford and Cambridge announce their Blue Boat crews for the 2017 Boat Races, which take place on 2 April

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Boat Races 2017 crews

The crews for the 2017 Boat Races have been announced, with the teams now having just three weeks to size each other up before the big Tideway races on 2 April.

Both the men’s and women’s Cambridge Blue Boats weighed in as the heavier crews, with the Light Blue men retaining only two of the rowers who won the race in 2016. Club captain Lance Tredell and Ben Ruble are the returning men for Cambridge, joined by seven new faces.

Eighteen-year-old engineering student Freddie Davidson is the youngest member of the Cambridge boat, entering the race off the back of his silver medal in the World Rowing Junior Championships (JM4+) in 2016. Cambridge also have the tallest and heaviest competitor in the shape of American James Letten, standing at 208cm.

>>> A guide to the University Boat Races 2017

Opposite Letten in Oxford’s three seat is Oliver Cook, a member of the GB Rowing Team’s World Championship winning coxed pair from 2016 and also a non-travelling spare for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Cook’s brother James returns to the Blue Boat for his third Boat Race, looking to repeat his win of 2015. Michael Di Santo in the six seat is looking for his third Boat Race win, having triumphed in bothe 2014 and 2015 before taking a year out in 2016 to compete at Rio 2016 for the USA.

Men’s Blue Boats

Seat
OxfordCambridge
BowWilliam Warr
Christ Church
25yrs/195cm/94.2kg
Ben Ruble
Hughes Hall
26yrs/188cm/87.3kg
TwoMatthew O’Leary
Keble
26yrs/180cm/74.8kg
Freddie Davidson
Emmanuel
18yrs/189cm/81.9kg
ThreeOliver Cook
Christ Church
26yrs/194cm/91.7kg
James Letten
Hughes Hall
23yrs/208/106.4kg
FourJoshua Bugaski
Keble
26yrs/195cm/99.3kg
Tim Tracey
Queens’
22yrs/196cm/97.4kg
FiveOlivier Siegelaar
Keble
30yrs/197cm/101.2kg
Aleksander Malowany
Wolfson
23yrs/194cm/94.4kg
SixMichael Di Santo
Trinity
27yrs/185cm89.9kg
Patrick Eble
Hughes Hall
22yrs/193cm/90.5kg
SevenJames Cook
Keble
24yrs/187cm/84kg
Lance Tredell
Hughes Hall
28yrs/194cm/94.3kg
StrokeVassilis Ragoussis
Linacre
23yrs/194cm/86.6kg
Henry Meek
Hughes Hall
24yrs/193cm/95.4kg
CoxSam Collier
New
21yrs/172/55kg
Hugo Ramambason
Trinity
20yrs/175cm/58kg
Seat:
Bow
Oxford:
William Warr
Christ Church
25yrs/195cm/94.2kg
Cambridge:
Ben Ruble
Hughes Hall
26yrs/188cm/87.3kg
Seat:
Two
Oxford:
Matthew O’Leary
Keble
26yrs/180cm/74.8kg
Cambridge:
Freddie Davidson
Emmanuel
18yrs/189cm/81.9kg
Seat:
Three
Oxford:
Oliver Cook
Christ Church
26yrs/194cm/91.7kg
Cambridge:
James Letten
Hughes Hall
23yrs/208/106.4kg
Seat:
Four
Oxford:
Joshua Bugaski
Keble
26yrs/195cm/99.3kg
Cambridge:
Tim Tracey
Queens’
22yrs/196cm/97.4kg
Seat:
Five
Oxford:
Olivier Siegelaar
Keble
30yrs/197cm/101.2kg
Cambridge:
Aleksander Malowany
Wolfson
23yrs/194cm/94.4kg
Seat:
Six
Oxford:
Michael Di Santo
Trinity
27yrs/185cm89.9kg
Cambridge:
Patrick Eble
Hughes Hall
22yrs/193cm/90.5kg
Seat:
Seven
Oxford:
James Cook
Keble
24yrs/187cm/84kg
Cambridge:
Lance Tredell
Hughes Hall
28yrs/194cm/94.3kg
Seat:
Stroke
Oxford:
Vassilis Ragoussis
Linacre
23yrs/194cm/86.6kg
Cambridge:
Henry Meek
Hughes Hall
24yrs/193cm/95.4kg
Seat:
Cox
Oxford:
Sam Collier
New
21yrs/172/55kg
Cambridge:
Hugo Ramambason
Trinity
20yrs/175cm/58kg

>>> Boat Races 2017: ‘Hopefully everyone understands how hard these guys have to work for it’

In the women’s race, Oxford will be looking for their fifth successive win and 14th since the turn of the Millennium. They will be doing so with a whole new team, however, while Cambridge have both Ashton Brown and Myriam Goudet returning from the 2016 boat that almost sank in the poor conditions.

At 19, Oxford’s Alice Roberts is the youngest competitor, while Canadian international Emily Cameron is the most experienced in the race at the age of 34.

Women’s Blue Boats

Seat
OxfordCambridge
BowFlo Pickles
Pembroke
20yrs/169cm/67.5kg
Ashton Brown
Fitzwilliam
28yrs/173/82kg
TwoAlice Roberts
St Edmund Hall
19yrs/169cm/67.5kg
Imogen Grant
Trinity
21yrs/168cm/58.2kg
ThreeRebecca Esselstein
New
24yrs/170cm/70.8kg
Claire Lambe
Homerton
26yrs/178cm/64.8kg
FourRebecca Te Water Naude
University
20yrs/182cm/67.2kg
Anna Dawson
Newnham
26yrs/180cm/78.6kg
FiveHarriet Austin
Christ Church
28yrs/178cm/76.5kg
Holly Hill
Downing
23yrs/183cm/75.1kg
SixChloe Laverack
Green Templeton
24yrs/172cm/76kg
Alice White
Homerton
24yrs/176cm/76.3kg
SevenEmily Cameron
Mansfield
34yrs/172cm/76kg
Myriam Goudet
Lucy Cavendish
28yrs/183cm/77.1kg
StrokeJenna Hebert
Brasenose
23yrs/165cm/67.1kg
Melissa Wilson
Lucy Cavendish
23yrs/178cm/77.1kg
CoxEleanor Shearer
Balliol
21yrs/155cm/48kg
Matthew Holland
Gonville & Caius
19yrs/169cm/51.3kg
Seat:
Bow
Oxford:
Flo Pickles
Pembroke
20yrs/169cm/67.5kg
Cambridge:
Ashton Brown
Fitzwilliam
28yrs/173/82kg
Seat:
Two
Oxford:
Alice Roberts
St Edmund Hall
19yrs/169cm/67.5kg
Cambridge:
Imogen Grant
Trinity
21yrs/168cm/58.2kg
Seat:
Three
Oxford:
Rebecca Esselstein
New
24yrs/170cm/70.8kg
Cambridge:
Claire Lambe
Homerton
26yrs/178cm/64.8kg
Seat:
Four
Oxford:
Rebecca Te Water Naude
University
20yrs/182cm/67.2kg
Cambridge:
Anna Dawson
Newnham
26yrs/180cm/78.6kg
Seat:
Five
Oxford:
Harriet Austin
Christ Church
28yrs/178cm/76.5kg
Cambridge:
Holly Hill
Downing
23yrs/183cm/75.1kg
Seat:
Six
Oxford:
Chloe Laverack
Green Templeton
24yrs/172cm/76kg
Cambridge:
Alice White
Homerton
24yrs/176cm/76.3kg
Seat:
Seven
Oxford:
Emily Cameron
Mansfield
34yrs/172cm/76kg
Cambridge:
Myriam Goudet
Lucy Cavendish
28yrs/183cm/77.1kg
Seat:
Stroke
Oxford:
Jenna Hebert
Brasenose
23yrs/165cm/67.1kg
Cambridge:
Melissa Wilson
Lucy Cavendish
23yrs/178cm/77.1kg
Seat:
Cox
Oxford:
Eleanor Shearer
Balliol
21yrs/155cm/48kg
Cambridge:
Matthew Holland
Gonville & Caius
19yrs/169cm/51.3kg

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