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Cambridge 1997: Who's Who

Ethan D Ayer
President CUBC, Phillips Academy and Harvard (USA) and St Edmunds.
Age 26, 6'83/4 (2.05m), 15st 4lbs (97kg).
Blue 1996. Ladies Plate winner and finalist in Stewards' 1996. Three victories for Harvard versus Yale.
From Greenwich, Connecticut, studying for M Phil on European history, politics, and how to unify the EC stock markets. Gave up American football and lacrosse in favour of rowing because he has only one kidney. Played basketball for Phillips and Harvard.
Never shaves on race day.
Ambition: winch grinder in America's Cup, and thrash Oxford by five lengths in a record.
Sports star: Pete Sampras, Gabriella Sabatini.
James F E Ball.
King's School, Chester and Robinson.
Age 22, 6'3" (1.89m), 13st 4lbs (84.50kg).
Blue 1996. Goldie 1995. GB under-23 international 1995, junior international 1992. Visitors' winner 1993.
Theologian from Chester, likes surfing.
Christian J C 'Sven' Brun.
Eton and Robinson.
Age 23, 6' (1.83m), 13st (82kg).
Goldie 1996. GB junior international 1992.
Founder member with his brothers of West Norfolk Rowing Club. From Fakenham reading for M Phil in international relations. Speaks Danish and 'fluent bullshit'.
Ambitions: to win the Boat Race with his brother Theo in the crew, and to take up bodybuilding after rowing.
Sports star: Suzie Ellis.
Food: broccoli.
Theodore H R 'Theodopolis' Brun.
Eton and Jesus.
Age 20, 6'1" (1.85m), 13st 6lbs (85kg).
Princess Elizabeth winner 1995.
From Fakenham reading archaeology and anthropology. Plays sax and likes Bramley apple pies.
Sports star: Suzie Ellis.
Ambition: to loop the loop.
Superstition: squeeze foot of man behind before start.
Jonathan G Bull.
Royal Grammar School Newcastle and Emmanuel.
Age 19.10, 6' 5" (1.95m), 15st 7lbs (98.60kg).
Medic from Newcastle-on-Tyne. Likes scuba diving.
David J Cassidy.
Shrewsbury and Trinity Hall.
Age 21, 6'4" (1.92m), 13st 6lbs (85.50kg).
Goldie 1996. Ladies' Plate winner 1996.
Medic from Shrewsbury. Likes golf and scuba diving. Ranked 2nd in Florida under-14 golf.
Sports star: Seve Ballesteros.
Food: pasta - is there anything else?
Ambition: win the US Masters.
Paul A Cunningham.
British School of Brussels (Belgium) and Gonville & Caius.
Age 19.5, 6'5" (1.95m), 13st 1lbs (83kg).
From Leuven reading computer science, started rowing at college. Likes rugby, squash, chess, OTC, table football.
Sports star: Jimmy White.
Superstition: Eats a banana before a race.
Suzie K 'Suzie Floozie' Ellis.
Abbots Bromley School, Durham University and Homerton.
Age 27, 5'3" (1.60m), 7st 12lbs (49.90kg).
Coxed GB women's eight Olympic Games 1996. GB international 1995. National champion 1994, 1992. Henley Women's winner 1995, 1994, 1992. Women's Head winner 1993-96. Head of River winner steering Dutch national eight 1995.
From Saxlingham, Norfolk, postgraduate in Maths.
Likes body piercing, wearing leather, tub of Haagen Daaz before a race.
Sports star: Bill Mason.
Ambition: bobsleigh champion, win a rally, drive a tank.
Nicholas C 'Nick' Geddes.
Eton and St John's.
Age 21, 6'2" (1.88m), 13st 1lb (83kg).
Computer science student from London.
Likes climbing, parachuting and rafting.
Adam N Gray.
Brentwood College School (Canada), Yale University (USA) and Queens'.
Age 22, 5'111/4" (1.82m),11st 13lbs (76kg).
Stroked Yale to victory over Harvard 1996. US collegiate lightweight champion 1994.
British-Canadian from Heswell, Cheshire, reading for M Phil in social and political science. Likes international politics, the Internet and corporate strategy. Canadian junior downhill and super giant slalom no 1.
Eats no pasta, rice or grains.
Sports star: Chris Boardman.
Ambition: gold in Sydney.
Superstition: caffeine and Led Zeppelin.
Sebastian Harald Otto Felix 'Seb' Korbei.
AIS Vienna (Austria) and Gonville & Caius.
Age 25, 6'4" (1.93m), 14st (89kg).
Started rowing aged 22. From Vienna, studying for a PhD in theoretical physics. Likes seafood.
Sports star; Steve Redgrave.
Superstitions: None - 'I'm a physicist!'
Brad Crombie.
Crescent School,McGill University (Canada) and Peterhouse.
Age 26, 6'6" (1.98m), 14st 9lbs (93kg).
Spare for Canadian Olympic eight 1996. Commonwealth gold 1994. Canadian international 1993. Head of Charles winner 1992-95.
Historian from Montreal.
Damien P S Maltarp.
Eton and Trinity.
Age 22, 6'4" (1.93m), 13st 5lbs (84.8 0kg).
A Dane studying management studies, learned to row at Cambridge, also plays the guitar and watches cartoons.
Sports star: Gabrielle Reece.
Roger J Pim.
Vice-president CUBC, Methodist College Belfast and Downing.
Age 21, 6'51/2" (1.97m), 13st 7lbs (85.70kg).
Goldie 1996. Irish junior international 1992-94.
From Belfast reading economics, likes tennis, sailing and travel. Ice cream and fruit fetishist.
Sports star: Gabriella Sabatini.
Ambition: to win Wimbledon.
Alex Story.
Henley College and St Edmund's.
Age 22, 6'7 1/2" (2.02m), 15st 10lbs (100kg).
GB Olympic eight 1996. GB international 1995, under-23 1994, junior 1992. Grand finalist 1992.
Studying modern and medieval languages. Started rowing in France. Plays drums and guitar, likes tennis and skiing.
Sports stars: Redgrave and Pinsent.
Toby J Wallace.
King Edward VI School Southampton and Jesus.
Age 20, 6'7" (2m),14st 9lbs (93kg).
Learned rowing with his college. From Southampton reading Geography. Represented Cambridge at under-21 hockey. Likes basketball, tennis, skiing and snowboarding.
Food: 'Only Smarties have the answer.'
Ambition: to play in the NBA.
Alan R. Watson.
Cavendish School and Sidney Sussex.
Age 22, 6'3" (1.90m), 13st 4lbs (84.50kg).
Goldie 1996. Ladies' Plate winner 1996.
Medic from Hemel Hempstead who learned his rowing at Cambridge.
Sports star: Bill Werbenick.
Kevin 'Kev' Whyman.
King's School, Chester and Peterhouse.
Age 21, 5'81/2" (1.74m), 8st (50.90kg).
Steered Blue boat 1996. GB junior international 1993.
Economist from Chester who likes scuba and sky diving, the RAF and flying, and long distance running. Likes mussels in garlic (hope Stroke does, too - Ed).
Sports stars: Greg Lemond, Dan Marino.
Superstition: 'Never wear kit combination I've lost in.'
Ambition: win the Tour de France, and a second Boat Race.

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