Town Bumps Crew Announcements 2021: Men’s Crews

The men’s crews and squads at Cantabs have come back strong from lockdown, including good performances from across junior, senior and masters squads this season.

You can read more about each squad by clicking the link on each crew list.

The 2021 Cantabs men’s crews

M1 will be starting 2nd on the river and be looking to bump Cambridge 99 who bumped them off Head in 2019. Four of 2019’s crew return, with a number of this crew previous Headship holders. This crew raced at Marlow Regatta last month, and will be entering the Thames Cup at Henley Royal Regatta.

M1- Senior Men’s Squad – Starting 2nd in Division 1:
Sara Russo (cox), Hal Barrow, Finn Grimwood, Ricci Herreros-Symons, Andrew Marsden, Hannes Burfiend, James O’Dell*, James Lindsay, Harry Turner

2019’s M2 bumped up to the highest ever finish for a Cantabs M2, and this year’s crew will be looking to hold or improve on that position. M2 will be chasing Rob Roy M1 on day 1. Their cox Maria will also be coxing W7.

M2 – Senior Men’s Squad – Starting 4th in Division 1:
Maria Chukanova (cox), Dave Inman, Chris Saner, John Cumner, Dan Thompson, Harry Connor, Will Norman, Hal Mutton, Petr Arnold

This year’s Hills Returners race as M3, with all of this crew former members of the Hills Road squad, but mostly now rowing for their respective universities. M3 will be chasing Rob Roy M2 on day 1.

M3 – Hills Road Returners – Starting 9th in Division 1:
Emily Staplehurst* (cox), Ethan Collier*, George Lawn*, Jed Beynon*, JP Levick*, Borisz Kantor*, Rob Steyn*, Sam Askew*, Josh Pearson*

This year’s Hills Road 1st 8+ have been racing at domestic junior regattas in the last few weeks, meaning that they are well-prepared for Town Bumps. William’s brother Tom races in M12 and Will coxes his father in M12 as well as this crew. M4 will be chasing Champs M1 on day 1.

M4 – Hills Road – Starting 16th in Division 1:
Will Bradshaw* (cox), Felix Werdmuller von Elgg*, Sam Hasted*, Charlie Davies*, Matthew Alan*, Onur Howie*, Luke Davies*, Anthony Austin*, William Woodard*

M5 will start head of division 2 on day 1, acting as sandwich boat chasing St Neots M1 to bump into division 1. The Aquaphobes were formed in 2010 when a water polo team fancied a go at Town Bumps. The line-up has changed a little this year, though this season has seen several masters wins for the squad at local head races. Lucio’s wife Rebecca races in W7.

M5 – Aquaphobes – Starting 1st in Division 2:
Emma Smith (cox), Matt Garley, Neil Sparnon, Richard Baird, Dave Atkin*, Dan Sharrock, Aaron Johnston, Dave Rayment, Lucio Cicolecchia


Members of M6 have won the Lightweight Women’s Boat Race, multiple Tideway Head pennants, Bumps headships and blades, National Championships medals, BUCS regatta medals, Dorney regattas, Ghent Regatta and Henley Women’s Regatta… as coaches! 7 of this crew are current or former coaches of Cantabs women’s crews, whilst David Richardson is an admirer of their work. Evelyn Svingen coxes rather than rows this year, having being selected for the Cambridge lightweight spare pair and winning bronze in the lightweight 4- at BUCS this year. Starting as M6 this year, compared to M8 in 2019, their motto is “overpromise and underdeliver”. On Monday, they will be chasing City M7.

M6 – Coaches – Starting 10th in Division 2:
Evelyn Svingen (cox), Will Cherry, Peter Ford, David Richardson, Jon Winch*, Chris Radbone*, Matt Temple, Tom Copeland, Phil Gunning

The Poachers crew formed over a decade ago, with a number of the original crew still rowing. Dave Meredith multitasks this year, spending time in both the coxing seat and rowing during bumps week. Nick Siragher and Levente Kantor are coaches for the Cantabs juniors, and Nick’s daughter Emma races in W7. On Monday, M7 will be chasing City M8.

M7 – Poachers – Starting 12th in Division 2:
Catrin Darsley/Dave Meredith* (cox), Gavin Swanson, Dave Meredith/Levente Kantor, Andy Potter, Brian Pohl, Julian Pienaar, Tim Walker, Nick Siragher/Kelly Bolen, Ray Gay

This year’s M8 is the Hills Road 2nd 8+. Harry’s father Gary races in M11 and his sister Shannon races in W11. They will be chasing Cambridge 99 M5 on day 1.

M8 – Hills Road – Starting 15th in Division 2:
Luke Pattison* (cox), Harry O’Shea*, Oscar Coppins*, Patrick Child*, Callum Hynd*, Findlay Brown*, Zach Grant*, Amun Vartak*, Lucas Doff*

This year’s men’s division 3 has 19 crews, starting with station 0 and finishing at station 18. M9 will be chasing City M9 on day 1. The Past Masters crew contains two former Club Captains – Mike Ellis and Joe Ouroussoff. Cox Roz Fitzgerald is also rowing in W9.

M9 – Past Masters – Starting 2nd in Division 3:
Roz Fitzgerald (cox), Chris Dale, Peter Rzeckowski, Mike Ellis, Paul Meadows, Jim Hodgson-Kerry, Geoff Moore, Joe Ouroussoff, Steve Wale

Hunter Crew will be chasing Chesterton M3 on day 1. The crew contains Club President and British Rowing Volunteer Awards winner Mike Hunter. 2021 will be the first ever bumps for two of this crew.

M10 – Hunter – Starting 6th in Division 3:
Carrie Frazer (cox), Paul Robinson*, Mike Hunter, Charlie Thompson, James Ryley/Mike Staplehurst, Pablo Porras Millan*/Mateus Patricio, Paul Leivers*/Ruben Bautista, Paul Reis*, Andrew Featherstone*

This will be Motley’s 8th Town Bumps campaign, after learning to row together in 2013. Will and Andy are father and son, with mum Kate racing in W12. Gary’s children, Harry anD Shannon, are also racing. Monday will be a test of whether we have the crew ordering right, as M11 will be chasing M10 on day 1!

M11 – Motley – Starting 7th in Division 3:
Will Bradshaw* (cox), Alan Johnson, Simon Durrant*, Andy Bradshaw/Paul Askew*, Billy Hodge*, Gary O’Shea, Peter Rodgers/Tom Halliwell*, Tiziano Caldera/Chris Pearson, Nick Kirkham

Motley at Christmas Head

This year’s M12 are formed from the Cantabs Junior Squad. M12 will be chasing Cambridge 99 M7 on day 1.

M12 – J15/16 Juniors – Starting 14th in Division 3:
Alfie Shurrock* (cox), Ethan Richards*, Gabriel Holt*, Tom Woodard*, Adam Spencer*, Projett Bhaumik*/Matthew Campbell*, Adam Cajella*, Luke Amore*

Last but by no means least, Invetereight are this year’s M13 and will be chasing M12 on day 1. They’ll be looking to hold off a charge from Cambridge 99 M8. Invetereight will be the first Masters H crew Cantabs has ever fielded at Town Bumps. David Winch coaches our Progression Women (W12) and his son Jon is racing in M6. Clive Keeler is also coach of the Cantabs Senior Men and his partner Steph is racing in W9.

M13 – Invetereight – Starting 15th in Division 3:
Emma White (cox), Ted Tracey, Jim Howarth*, Mike Walker*, Rob Harvey*, David Winch, Steve Tapping*, Howard Griffiths, Clive Keeler*

*Indicates that someone learned to row at Cantabs.

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