The official Blue Boat crews were revealed for this year’s Cancer Research UK Boat Race on Monday.
There were several former Blues and notable new additions for both races, showcasing the very best collegiate athletes in the world’s best known Varsity match.
On the women’s side, former Osiris athlete Katherine Erickson returns to Oxford from a year abroad as president of the Women’s Boat Club to make her Blue Boat debut.
Former Princeton University scholar Sara Ushma and US lightweight international Morgan McGovern provide experience and power in the middle of the crew.
Oxford weigh in at 70.9kg, with the scales tipped slightly in Cambridge’s favour at 73kg.
Oxford University Men’s Boat Club, winners in four of the last five Boat Race encounters, name a crew with three returning Blues.
Joshua Bugajski and Vassilis Ragoussis both raced in last year’s winning crew, while Will Geffen competed in 2015.
Anders Weiss, a former US Olympian, is a new name on the Dark Blue roster.
Cambridge start as the heaver of the men’s crews at 89.8kg per man, compared to Oxford’s 85.6kg.
The 164th Men’s Boat Race and the 73rd Women’s Boat Race will take place over the famous course on Saturday, March 24.