Harvard Crew Alumni Set to Race for Oxford Against Cambridge; BBC America to Air Live Coverage

Harvard Crew Alumni Set to Race for Oxford Against Cambridge; BBC America to Air Live Coverage

Gawlik (fourth from left) and the Winklevoss twins (sixth, seventh from left) and their Oxford boatmates (photo courtesy Getty Images).

Former Crimson oarsmen Simon Gawlik ’09, Cameron Winklevoss ’04 and Tyler Winklevoss ’04 will row for Oxford in the 2010 Xchanging Boat Race Saturday on the River Thames in London. Fellow Harvard alumni William Rueter ’09 and Moritz Hafner ’09 will race in the Isis vs. Goldie race.

Gawlik will row in the seven seat for Oxford, while the Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss will occupy the three and four seats, respectively. Rueter and Hafner will make up the bow pair of the Isis crew, representing Oxford against Cambridge’s Goldie boat at 11 a.m. Eastern, half an hour prior to the start of the Boat Race.

BBC America will air live coverage of the Boat Race to audiences throughout the United States from 11 a.m. to noon. The 2010 race is expected to be the most-viewed in the event’s 181-year history. The combined audience reach of the BBC’s coverage and other networks around the world can be measured in terms of more than 200 countries and 292 million households.

It is the 156th race between Oxford and Cambridge Universities, but the first Boat Race for 14 of the 18 rowers involved, including all three former Crimson athletes. The Oxford crew, known as the “Dark Blues,” won last year’s race and has finished first in four of the last five Boat Races. Cambridge currently lead the series since 1829, 79-75.

On March 12, 1829, Cambridge sent a challenge to Oxford and thus the tradition was born which has continued to the present day, where the loser of the previous year’s race challenges the opposition to a rematch.  The modern Boat Race still runs along the same lines but has now become a major international sporting occasion drawing millions of viewers from around the world.

On Race Day up to 250,000 spectators crowd the banks of the Thames from Putney to Mortlake to witness the action.

2010 Xchanging Boat Race Crews
Bow - Ben Myers (Exeter – GB)
2 - Martin Walsh (Green Templeton – Ire)
3 - Tyler Winklevoss (Christ Church – USA)
4 - Cameron Winklevoss (Christ Church – USA)
5 - Sjoerd Hamburger (Oriel – Ned)
6 - Matt Evans (University – Can/GB)
7 - Simon Gawlik (Kellogg – Ger)
Stroke - Charlie Burkitt (Wolfson – GB)
Cox - Adam Barhamand (Wolfson – USA)

Bow - Rob Weitemeyer (St. Edmund’s – Can)
2 - Geoff Roth (St. Edmund’s – Can)
3 - George Nash (St. Catharine’s – GB)
4 - Peter McCelland (Pembroke – Can)
5 - Deaglan McEachern (Hughes Hall – USA)
6 - Henry Pelly (St. Edmund’s – GB)
7 - Derek Rasmussen (Hughes Hall – USA) 
Stroke - Fred Gill (Hughes Hall – GB)
Cox - Ted Randolph (Peterhouse – GB)

2010 Isis and Goldie Crews
Bow - William Rueter (Christ Church – USA)
2 - Moritz Hafner (Kellogg – GER)
3  - Antoine De Weck (New – SWI)
4 - Ben Snodin (Exeter – GB)
5 Basil Gruter (Green Templeton – SWI)
6 - Boris Le Feber (Jesus – NED)
7 - Ed Newman (Brasenose – USA)
Stroke - Alec Dent (Keble – GB/FR)
Cox - Jack Carlson (Brasenose – USA)

Bow - Wanne Kromdijk (Clare – NED)
2 - George Lamb (St John’s – GB)
3 - Mike Thorp (Homerton – GB)
4 - Matt Whaley (Gonville & Caius – GB)
5 - Hardy Cubasch (St Edmund’s – AU)
6 - Joel Jennings (Clare – GB)
7 - Moritz Schramm (Fitzwilliam – GER)
Stroke - Geoff Roth (St. Edmund’s – CAN)
Cox - Elizabeth Box (Christ’s – GB/AU)

Related Links
The Xchanging Boat Race Official Site
Crews Announced for the 156th Boat Race
2010 Isis and Goldie Crew Announcements

Television Coverage
Xchanging Boat Race to Reach Biggest Ever Audience
Bloomberg Video: Twins Row