After leading the University of Oxford to win the men’s Boat Race on the River Thames, a Monmouthshire man is in a celebratory mood.
Jack Tottem was cox of the Oxford crew, which won the historic race.
It was the first time since 2017 that the Oxford men’s crew had victory in a race. The Dark Blues scooped the 167th men’s crown with a powerful display against the University of Cambridge in 16 minutes and 47 seconds.
Mr Tottem is a former captain of boats, deputy head boy, and 1st VIII cox at Monmouth School for Boys.
He follows Colin Moynihan and Laurence Harvey in becoming the third ex-Monmouth School for Boys’ rower to cox Oxford to victory against Cambridge.
“Everything we talked about, everything we worked towards,” said Mr. Tottem, currently studying History at Brasenose College.
The cox said that coming first had been “a dream for us.”
“I’ve been watching the Boat Race for around ten years, so putting in that The Boat Race is one of the highest-profile rowing events globally and the annual focal point of a rivalry that spans at least 185 years.”