Katie Wellstead

Nationality: GBR Height: 167cm Age: 22
Course Materials Science
College St Edmund Hall
University Oxford
Status Undergraduate
Role Rower

Boat Race History

  • 2021 – Oxford Women’s Lightweight Boat
  • 2022 – Oxford Women’s Lightweight Boat
  • 2023 – Oxford Women’s Lightweight Boat

About Katie:

Why did you choose Materials Science?

Materials is a branch of engineering that focuses on understanding why different materials have different properties based on their structures, and then how this knowledge can be used to develop new innovative materials

Why did you first try rowing?

I watched the 2012 olympics and thought it looked cool, and then a few weeks later saw that my local club was running beginner sessions so signed up for them

Who introduced you to the sport of rowing?

Graham Collier at Stratford upon Avon Boat Club

What are your proudest rowing achievements?

Racing in 3 Lightweight Boat Races for Oxford

What would winning The Boat Race mean to you?

To be completely honest, I don’t know, but it’s a feeling I’ve been chasing for the last 3 years

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