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Results:
Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running3
Available position1
Total ballots36
Valid votes36
Invalid votes0

Count

Round Tim Widmayer Eliott Forey RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 29.00 7.00 0.00 11.00 18.00
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 18.00. Candidate Tim Widmayer has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Tim Widmayer.

Number of vacancies: 1

Candidates

Tim Widmayer
I've tried to make the best of a Novice year unlike any other. I Started to row in August 2020 and had just 4 water sessions as a Novice in October. During lockdown I trained in a single and improved my erg times. When I'm elected, I will integrate Novice Women and Men further through combined activities. Putting out consistent crews will build trust and help the Novices grow as a team. I will also try to make land training more flexible, team-based and enjoyable for everyone. I am planning on teaching Novices how to skull together with Bentham Boat Club. To make the most out of every session, I will put together crews with matching skill levels and send out smaller boats where needed.
Eliott Forey
Rowing can be a slightly intimidating sport at first. As a newcomer myself, I think I am well placed to help introduce and integrate novices to the team and the sport. The initial sessions are still fresh in my mind, and I still haven’t completely mastered all the technical aspects of the stroke. This means I can understand what beginners are going through, but also help them overcome the challenges they face, using my recent experience.
Additionally, my past experience as debate team captain has allowed me to develop skills useful to rowing captains too. Despite the apparent difference in activities, they are closer in some aspects than you might expect. Both require the captain to manage and coordinate a team, to maximize its performance and mitigate its weaknesses. It also taught me how to motivate a team and make us of everyone’s potential most effectively.
In my track and field team I found a taste for competitiveness and my coaches’ pre and post-meet speeches. As captain I would be glad to give such speeches and make them, if not rousing, at least enjoyable or interesting, in one way or another.
To conclude, I think my combination of relative newness to rowing, combined with the skills developed by previous sports and activities would make for a good novice captain. I also promise to give dubious pregame speeches. Finally, and most importantly, I will stop the inhumane imposition of stretching before and after workouts.