2196 students from 122 schools competed in 52 different events, held over 6 busy days of racing.
The King’s rowers were entered in seven events, obtaining representation in the A final of every one, with gold medals being won in the Boys Under-15 Quads Sculls and the inaugural Boys Under-15 Octuple Sculls, and bronze in the Boys Under-18 Quad Sculls.
Boys' Under-15 Double Sculls
A Final – 5th (Hunter Gaze, Grayson Gaze)
B Final – 2nd (Lachie Cook, Rory Archer)
Boys' Under-16 Quad Sculls
A Final – 6th (James Hall, Sam Lowe, Sam Ludbrook, Blaze Bellamy, Hunter Coldham)
Boys' Under-18 Quad Sculls
A Final – Bronze Medal (Tom Brown, Ollie Maclean, James Witters, Matt Ganley, Nick Yan)
Boys' Under-15 Quad Sculls
A Final – Gold Medal, bettering the previous best time for the event by 8 seconds (Sam Cummins, James Hall, Grayson Gaze, Hunter Gaze, Hunter Coldham)
King's College crushed their opposition to win the boys Under-15 Coxed Quadruple sculls final by more than three lengths. The crew, including the Gaze brothers Hunter and Grayson, had opened up a lead of more than one-and-a-half lengths by halfway and simply rowed away from the opposition to cruise to gold in 6:36.78.
A Final – 4th (Lachie Cook, Harry Lee, Rory Archer, Harrison Elliott, Liam Avery)
Boys' Under-18 Double Sculls
A Final – 4th (Tom Brown, Ollie Maclean)
B Final – 7th (Matt Ganley, James Witters)
Boys' Under-17 Quad Sculls
A Final – 5th (Sam Cummins, Ollie Maclean, Tom Weatherall, Adam Drake, Nick Yan)
Boys' Under-15 Octuple Sculls
A Final – Gold Medal (James Hall, Lachie Cook, Sam Cummins, Grayson Gaze, Hunter Gaze, Rory Archer, Tom Spillane, Harry Lee, Hunter Coldham)
The Under-15 programme concluded with the finals of a new event - the high speed Coxed Octuple Sculls. King's College gave a textbook demonstration of octuple rowing to ease to a one-and-a-half length victory from Hamilton Boys High. Kings had opened up clear water on the opposition a little after 500m and were never threatened to win in 6:38.90.
It was a great way to finish what has been a very positive season for the club. The good results in the junior events augur well for the future.
Head of Rowing