Evesham rowers selected for England
Posted on July 21, 2011 | Filed under Rowing
Evesham Rowing Club’s junior 16 boys’ coxed four has been selected to represent England at this weekend’s Home Countries Regatta in Strathclyde.
The boys won selection at the British Championships at the National Watersports Centre in Nottingham last Sunday (17th July). In a hotly contested final of the Junior Coxed Fours the Evesham crew won a silver medal, coming in just behind the Welsh national crew, after a fierce battle down the 2km course. As the highest placed English crew this gave them their ticket to represent England at Home Countries. Jack Towers, James Waterhouse, Alex Russell, Rupert Malein (all aged 16) and coxswain Alex Bartram (age 14), were competing at junior 18 level, as there was no competition in their own age group. At Strathclyde the crew will be pitted against the Welsh, Irish and Scottish national crews and the boys’ aim is to get themselves onto the medal podium for a second weekend in a row.
Also at British Championships last weekend there was a bronze medal in the Junior Women’s single sculls event for Aimee Rutherford who continued Evesham girls’ 10-year unbroken medal-winning run at this event. The weekend was plagued by headwinds and torrential rain which tested crews to their limits. Rutherford battled against a strong headwind and pushed through strongly to win her bronze medal placing.
Liam Tustin and Joe Taylor won their first national medal with a bronze in the Junior 15 boys’ double sculls. Tustin and Taylor fought a neck and neck tustle in the first 500 metres. But halfway through the 2km race had pulled ahead of half the field to do battle with crews from Pangbourne and Nottingham. Nottingham, who had lead from the start, won gold with Pangbourne in silver and Evesham in bronze medal positions.
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