Orca wins women's race and Triton wins men's race

Utrecht wins Varsity for the second year in a row

Triton men's team celebrating their victory. Image: screenshot from Varsi-TV

In an exciting men's final, the Triton boat containing Law student Pieter van Veen, Physics student Steven Bos, Pharmacy student Bart Lauwers and VU student Casper van der Steen were the stars of the competition.

The "Old Four", controlled by Veterinary Medicine graduate Ellen Bijkerk, took full advantage of a mishit by its rival from Amsterdam, Skoll. Orca's men's team failed to qualify for the final.

After 52 years
Triton won three of the last five editions of the most important student rowing competition in the country, which is held on the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal, near Houten. Utrecht also finished first last year and in 2019 — a remarkable achievement, since the association spent 52 years without winning it.

Today, the men from Triton will ride in a carriage from the Railway Museum to the Utrecht University Building, on Dom Square. Then, they will celebrate the victory at Janskerkhof.

Orca beats Triton
In the women's race, Orca emerged victorious. The team is comprised of Trijntje van der Pijl (Medicine), Vera Versteegh (Biology), Wia Ruiter (Veterinary Medicine) and Lydia Knevel (Master's student in Earth Life and Climate). This was Orca's first victory in the main women's event, which has only existed since 2017.

Triton's boat, which carried Anna Leerink (a graduate in Science Education and Communication), Eleonore Veldman (Psychology), Isis Meruma (Earth Sciences graduate) and Rianne Prins (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) had to settle for second place.

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