PHILADELPHIA CREAM – Former Temple Male Crew Captain, Lasse Grimmer was selected to row for the University of Cambridge in this year’s boat race. Grimmer will compete for Goldie in the second eight-man race of this year.
“We are incredibly thrilled that Lasse can once again compete on the world stage,” said Temple’s head coach. Brian Perkins. “Lasse continues Temple Crew’s proud tradition of high-calibre competition, whether it’s boat racing, national teams or even Olympic rowing.
“We’re all proud to call Lasse a Temple guy,” the coach said. Fergal Barry. “He’s a great guy, a great student and a great teammate. At Temple he excelled both in the classroom and on the water. We wish Lasse, Rob Baker and all the Cambridge boats the best of luck for next month’s race.”
Grimmer, who graduated in 2021, will compete on Cambridge’s second boat (Goldie). The Boat Race is a side-by-side race between the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge on the River Thames. The first race was held in 1829 and is one of the oldest and most famous amateur sporting events in the world.
The Boat Race takes place in London on the famous Championship Course. This course spans 4.25 miles of the tidal Thames in West London between Putney and Mortlake. The Boat Race brings together more than 250,000 spectators on the banks of the river.
Grimmer, originally from Erlangen, Germany, is studying education at Hughes Hall. He is a former World Junior Championship silver medalist and a 2021 Dad Vails Champion.