Wolfson had a mixed year of ups and downs in 2008 with an overall upward trend! The women secured a total of 6 bumps whilst the men secured a total of 11 bumps, including blades for M1 and M2’s charge of a bump followed by an overbump to reach Division V.
Wolfson entered 3 women’s crews and 3 men’s crews into the Summer VIIIs campaign in 2008.
Men’s First Boat
M1 earned blades, bumping Brasenose on Wednesday, St Anne’s on Thursday, St John’s on Friday, and Trinity on Saturday.
|bow||Benoit Pujol||Division II|
Women’s First Boat
W1 followed their 2007 successes with a strong performance. They bumped Linacre and Worcester on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively. The ladies rowed over on Friday after the crew in front had bumped out, but went on to give Queen’s spoons on Saturday by bumping them in short order.
|bow||Jessica Whelan||Division II|
Men’s Second Boat
On Wednesday, M2 made a fantastic start to Summer VIIIs, bumping Linacre II to become the sandwich boat at the bottom of Division III, and then going on to overbump Jesus M3 (Regent’s Park and Queen’s M3 in the middle). On Thursday and Friday, M2 rowed over, holding off a strong Regent’s Park challenger. Saturday, M2 bumped Magdalen M3, giving Magdalen spoons.
|bow||Clarence Yapp||Division V|
Women’s Second Boat
W2 started their bumps campaign strong, bumping S.E.H. II on Wednesday and Linacre II on Thursday. They went on to row over at the top of Division IV on Thursday and Friday. Saturday, W2 was bumped by Hertford II, a strong crew who went on to bump up into Division III.
|bow||Ilektra Apostolidou||Division IV|
Men’s Third Boat
Wolfson M3 rowed over on Wednesday and Thursday before bumping Hertford on Friday and St. Catz on Saturday to move up two places overall.
|bow||Mike Ward||Division VII|
Women’s Third Boat
Wednesday held a rocky start for W3, who were overbumped by St Hilda’s III. On Thursday they struck back, bumping Hertford III. Friday they had a strong row-over, and Saturday went on to bump Hertford IV.
|bow||Laura Burns||Division VI|
|4||Alice Kennedy / Joan Robeson|
|cox||Benoit Pujol, Victoria Ryan, Nanda Pirie, and Emily Baldock|