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Trinity triumph in Men’s 1st VIII Rowing

For the first time in four years, Trinity College triumphed in Men’s 1st VIII Rowing defeating Queens’ College in the final to claim victory.

Men’s VIII Rowing team Guided by the wisdom of Dave Anstee (TC 1987) and Andrew Tulloch (TC 1987) who were members of the '89 Trinity College winning crew, the crew gelled quickly, evolving into a crew with the ability to move harmoniously through the water (this does not come easily in rowing).
This enabled the crew to propel themselves neck and neck with Ormond in the heat, before Ormond were disqualified for an incorrect manoeuvre. Trinity then defeated Queens’ College in the A final with ease to take out the 2018 Intercollegiate men’s regatta final. Trinity now have possession of the spectacular 40-kilogram Merv Higgins Memorial Shield, which can be seen hanging in the Junior Common Room.
There were many fine performances from all Trinity’s rowers including a third place for the Women’s VIII. The Second VIII of both the men and women rowed well respectively in very tough divisions. All rowers were supported by a huge turnout of supporters wearing Candystripes along the bank of the Yarra. The regatta overall was a huge success for Trinity, both with support and results, exemplifying the College’s thriving sporting culture.
Text: Charlie Baylis
Photo: Louise Baylis