Cambridge Boat Club Announce New President

Cambridge University Boat Club announce Steve Dudek as the new president for the 2013-14 season.

Blue boat race Cambridge cubc Jack Anderson Oxford Rowing steve dudek

Cambridge University Boat Club yesterday announced their new president for the 2013/14 Boat Race season.

Double Blue Steve Dudek will take charge of the CUBC as they attempt to bounce back from their disappointing showing in this year’s race.

New CUBC President Steve Dudek

New CUBC President Steve Dudek

The American has already competed in The Boat Race twice, both times in the Cambridge six seat. He was part of the victorious Light Blue crew in the dramatic 2012 Race, but lost in the most recent encounter in March.

Dudek first started rowing by chance while at the University of Wisconsin, having been a star American Football player at high school.

Dudek has taken part in the last twoboat races

Dudek has taken part in the last two Boat Races

The 24-year-old is currently in his third year at Cambridge, studying for a BA in Land Economy at St. Edmund’s. He is the ninth American to have been chosen as President of the CUBC.

Speaking after his election, Dudek said, “I would like to thank my teammates for giving me the opportunity to lead them for the 2014 season, and I aim to live up to the standard set by George last year, as a rower and as a leader.

“The CUBC has been an enormously influential part of my rowing career, and the presidency will undoubtedly be its highest point. I hope that my enthusiasm and commitment to my team will define my leadership, and I look forward to another hard-fought race on the sixth of April.”

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“The CUBC has been an enormously influential part of my rowing career, and the presidency will undoubtedly be its highest point.”

Canadian Double Olympic medalist Malcolm Howard has been chosen as the Oxford President.

The 160th Boat Race will take place on Sunday 6th April 2014. Until then!