Catz’s Angus Groom to row in The Boat Race

Catz will once again be represented in The Boat Race, with Angus Groom sitting in seat seven of this year’s men’s boat.

Angus, who has an Olympic silver medal from Tokyo 2020, is undertaking a DPhil in Medical Sciences. He joined Catz last year just months after taking second place in the men’s quadruple sculls at the Tokyo Games.

Speaking of his selection for the race, Angus said: ‘I am very proud to be selected to row for Oxford in this year’s Blue Boat. Rowing in The Boat Race is an incredibly special experience and will be one of the most unique challenges I have ever faced in my sporting career.

‘I am very excited to represent Oxford and do my best to beat Cambridge.’

The Boat Race has been held annually since 1829, and pits crews from Oxford and Cambridge against each other over a 4.25-mile stretch of the river Thames. The first women’s race took place in 1927.

The last three men’s races and the last four women’s races have been won by Cambridge.

This year’s race will take place on Sunday 3 April and will be broadcast live on the BBC in the UK. The women’s race is scheduled to start at 2.23pm, and the men’s an hour later at 3.23pm.

The entire community at St Catherine’s will be cheering Angus and both Blue Boats on.

Image: Benedict Tufnell / Row 360 Magazine