S’No Messing With Trinity at Skiing Cuppers

INDOOR SKIING: Women’s Captain FRANCES BRILL sees Trinity take the Cuppers trophy before putting Keble, Oxford to the sword (or should that be pole…?)

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Last Monday saw Cambridge dominate on the slopes once again as Cuppers took to Milton Keynes, with Cambridge sporting 12 collegiate teams.

After terrific performances by Cambridge in Varsity, the event aimed to get more people involved with the racing side – it was time to scout for new blood ready for next year.

With stunning performance from Varsity winner JP Espinosa (John’s) and a classic, solid style from old-timer Pete Calvert (Trinity) the competition between the two colleges was tense from the start.

The collaboration of Christ’s, Corpus, Clare and Kings created what looked from the offset to be a fearsome team. Ania Solata (Clare) said of her team, “Coming from less sporty colleges, we put up a good fight, but unfortunately couldn’t beat the Trinity and John’s teams who are well known for their sports performances”.

With the round robin in full swing the freshers were stealing the show: Mike Pelton for Jesus was bringing his team up but unfortunately for him he wasn’t quite good enough to edge off the big boys.

On the other side of the draw JP Espinosa was leading a John’s team to a dominating victory. With solid performances from the remaining members they looked to be a team to fear.

Surprise falls from Henry Lee-Six and Pete Calvert shocked the crowds and there was talk of Trinity not making it through to the crucial 1st/2nd playoffs but predictably they pulled it out the hat in the end.

With a playoff between the almighty John’s and Trinity it was Trinity who took the title – despite JP’s best efforts he was unable to pull back for the win and Trinity headed to the Oxford Cambridge final.

Dominating against a weak Keble team, they won by half a course to regain their crown as Kings of Cuppers.

Video courtesy of Hannis Whittam