Varsity Sports Update

Some close calls and some good wins for Wolfson athletes following a big weekend of sport.

Cambridge University Ice Hockey win 2019

Here are the results of Varsity sports action. Congratulations to all for your hard-fought efforts!

Chess - Ryan-Rhys Griffiths playing in London at the Royal Automobile Club in Pall Mall. (RESULTS: Narrow loss to Oxford)
Fencing - Mark Jenei fencing as Epeéist at 13.00 at the Cambridge Guildhall. (RESULTS: Loss to Oxford but Mark is awarded Newcomer of the Year!
Ice hockey - Philip Holbrook plays right wing at the Oxford Ice Rink. (RESULTS: Cambridge smashed it 8-1, with Philip scoring two goals and two assists.)
Men's rugby league - Ben Fraser may have to bow out due to injury, but Zach Bollman will be on the pitch at Cambridge RUFC at 14.00.(RESULTS: Sadly a loss to Oxford.)
Women's rugby - Sydney Bradshaw playing against the Oxford Panthers at 16.00 at Grange Road. (RESULTS: Tigers lost in a "closely fought and physical" match "with the Cambridge team performing defensive heroics for long periods.")
Men's football - Angus Buttar playing for the Falcons at 20.00 in Oxford. (RESULTS: Falcons win 7-6 on penalties.)
Athletics - will be competing in the high jump and the hurdles at Varsity Field Events and Relays (VFEAR) at Lee Valley in London (RESULTS: Gunther won the high jump at 192cm and placed second in the hurdles. The Cambridge high jumpers reached a combined height of 7.47m, missing the historic match record of 7.50m by only 3cm!

Upcoming competitions

Don't forget to support our athletes this week at Lent Bumps; M1, M2 and W1 are all rowing.

Several Wolfson students are represented in the Aussie Rules Football teams, including Bodhi Hardinge (MPhil Business) and Patrick Schmidt (MBA). This year, Oxford come to Cambridge on Saturday 16 March for the 99th Varsity Match in the men's division. Cambridge currently hold the coveted Varsity trophy. 

In men's football, the Blues Varsity match is coming up on Sunday 10 March. Film Studies student Noah Reich is on the team; tickets are available here.

Varsity Boxing takes place on Saturday 9 March at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. Club President Aiden Cope (PhD, Criminology) says the Varsity team will be announced shortly. Tickets are available from Cambridge Live.


Photo: The Cambridge Light Blues take back home the King Edwards Cup with a crushing 8-1 victory at Oxford Ice Rink. Cambridge University Ice Hockey Club.