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Name Matthew Byrne, MJ
Nickname Leviathan
Side str
Bow side competence (0 to 5)  5
Noviced in 2000
Sex Male
Status Buftie

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Rowing Career

According to our records, Matthew Byrne has rowed in 94 events with First & Third (or BPBC) at a highest level of 1st men's VIII and most recently on the 4/12/15

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Official crews and main results

2000 - 2001
Mich Term 3rd men's novice VIII at 3
  Novice Fairbairn Cup: 9:58   9th overall; 2nd to 1st & 3rd II in the 2nd VIIIs competition
Lent Term 4th men's VIII at 3
  Lent Bumps: Up 2 - Bumped Queens' III and King's II; 2nd in division 4
May Term 4th men's VIII at 3
  May Bumps: Up 3 - Bumped LMBC IV, Corpus II and Magdalene II; 17th in division 3
2001 - 2002
Mich Term 2nd men's VIII at 3
  2nd men's IV at bow
  University IVs (2nd division): Raced 4 rounds: Lost to Christ's II (6s) in the semi finals (2nd men's IV)
  Fairbairn Cup (Lower VIIIs): 15:07   25th of 35 men's Cambridge college VIIIs, 6th of 10 2nd VIIIs (2nd men's VIII)
  Fairbairn Cup - IVs: 12:54   12th of 15 IVs (2nd men's Fairbairn IV at 3)
Lent Term 1st men's VIII at 3
  Lent Bumps: Down 1 - Bumped Emmanuel, bumped by Caius and LMBC; 3rd in division 1
May Term 2nd men's VIII at 3
  May Bumps: Up 4 - Bumped Jesus II, LMBC II, Girton and Peterhouse; 5th in division 2
2002 - 2003
Mich Term 2nd men's VIII at 4
  2nd men's IV at 2
  University IVs (Lower IVs): Raced 5 rounds: Beat Emma II (5 s) in the final (2nd men's IV)
  Fairbairn Cup (Lower VIIIs): 15:58   21st; 2nd of 9 college 2nd VIIIs (2nd men's VIII)
Lent Term 2nd men's VIII at 4
  Lent Bumps: Down 2 - Bumped by Peterhouse and King's; 8th in division 2
May Term 2nd men's VIII at 6
  May Bumps: Up 1 - Bumped Emmanuel II and Sidney Sussex, bumped by Peterhouse; 4th in division 2
2003 - 2004
Mich Term 1st men's VIII at 3
  1st men's coxed IV at 3
  University IVs (1st division): Beat Jesus I (30.1s) in the qualifying and Lost to Peterhouse (10s) in the 1st round (1st Men's Coxed IV)
  Fairbairn Cup (Senior VIIIs): 15:21   8th overall, 3rd college VIII (1st men's VIII)
  Fairbairn Cup - IVs: 12:45   12th overall, 2nd Second IV (2nd men's IV, Bow IV)
Lent Term 1st men's VIII at 4
  Lent Bumps: Rowed Over - ; 2nd in division 1
May Term 2nd men's VIII at 4
  May Bumps: Up 2 - Bumped Downing II and Fitzwilliam; 2nd in division 2
2004 - 2005
Mich Term Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 16:18   1st invitational 3rd VIII, 29th overall (BPBC 3rd men's VIII at 3)
2005 - 2006
Mich Term Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 17:37   10th of 14 Invitational VIII's, 44th of 51 Men's VIII's (BPBC 2nd men's VIII at 4)
2006 - 2007
Mich Term Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 16:29.9   10th invitational VIII (37th overall) (BPBC 2nd men's VIII at 7)
2007 - 2008
Mich Term Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 16:20.36   40th, 1st invitational second VIII (BPBC 2nd men's VIII at 3)
2008 - 2009
Mich Term Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 17:37.85   13th in Invitational VIIIs, 51st Overall (BPBC 2nd men's VIII at 4)
2009 - 2010
Mich Term BPBC 2nd men's VIII at 4
  Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 15:32.89   Misleading
2010 - 2011
Mich Term BPBC 2nd men's VIII at 3
  Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 15:25   Race cancelled. Time may be work of fiction.
2011 - 2012
Mich Term BPBC 3rd men's VIII at 3
  Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 16:57   50th (BPBC 3rd men's VIII at 4)
2012 - 2013
Mich Term Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 16:14   8th invitational crew; 41st overall (BPBC 2nd men's VIII at 4)
2013 - 2014
Mich Term Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 16:57.8   38th of 52 Men's VIIIs (BPBC 1st men's VIII at 3)
2014 - 2015
Mich Term Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 17:02.8    (BPBC 3rd men's VIII at 4)
2015 - 2016
Mich Term Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 15:53.7   Does it really matter? (BPBC 3rd men's VIII at 4)

Full results record

2000 - 2001

Cambridge Winter Head: 12:13   Beat 5 of 8 1st novice crews! (3rd men's novice VIII, Trial crew at 3)
Clare Novice Regatta (2nd division): Raced 4 rounds: Won against Queens B (2 lengths) but disqualified in the semi finals (3rd men's novice VIII at 3)
Novice Fairbairn Cup: 9:58   9th overall; 2nd to 1st & 3rd II in the 2nd VIIIs competition (3rd men's novice VIII at 3)
Cambridge Head-2-Head: 20:47   10th overall (3rd men's VIII at 3)
Newnham Short Course (Lower VIIIs): 8:00   Only IVth VIII entered - 11th of 14 2nd and lower VIIIs (4th men's VIII at 3)
Robinson Head: 10:32   23rd of 36 finishers, beating a host of 3rd VIIIs (4th men's VIII, no nm/hwc at 3)
Pembroke Regatta (Lower division): Raced 3 rounds: Lost to LMBC III in the semi finals (4th men's VIII at 3)
Lent Bumps: Up 2 - Bumped Queens' III and King's II; 2nd in division 4 (4th men's VIII at 3)
Cam Sprints (3rd division): Won against CCAT III (1 length) in the semi finals and Lost to CCAT II (1/2 length) in the final (4th men's VIII at 3)
Cambridge 99's Regatta (4th division): Raced 3 rounds: Beat FaT V in the plate final (4th men's VIII at 4)
May Bumps: Up 3 - Bumped LMBC IV, Corpus II and Magdalene II; 17th in division 3 (4th men's VIII at 3)

2001 - 2002

Bedford Autumn Fours Head (Novice IV+): 7:46   39th of 59 men's coxed IVs, 5th of 12 in NV (Men's NV Crew at 3)
Bedford Autumn Fours Head (Senior3 IV+): 7:54   41st of 59 men's coxed IVs, 11th of 13 in S3 (Men's S3 Crew at bow)
Cambridge Autumn Head: 11:58   3rd of 7 lower college coxed IVs (2nd men's IV at bow)
University IVs (2nd division): Raced 4 rounds: Lost to Christ's II (6s) in the semi finals (2nd men's IV at bow)
Cambridge Winter Head (Novice VIIIs): 8:59   6th college crew (1st men's VIII, crew B at 3)
Fairbairn Cup (Lower VIIIs): 15:07   25th of 35 men's Cambridge college VIIIs, 6th of 10 2nd VIIIs (2nd men's VIII at 3)
Fairbairn Cup - IVs: 12:54   12th of 15 IVs (2nd men's Fairbairn IV at 3)
Cambridge Head-2-Head (1st division): 21:41   Last of the 1st division crews (Men's crew A at bow)
Winter League, 2nd leg: 9:41   4th men's VIII (1st men's VIII at 3)
Winter League, 1st leg: 11:17   6th overall (1st men's VIII at 3)
Pembroke Regatta (1st division): Won against Magdalene (4 lengths) in the 1st round and Lost to Gonville Boat Club (3/4 length) in the 2nd round (1st men's VIII at 3)
Lent Bumps: Down 1 - Bumped Emmanuel, bumped by Caius and LMBC; 3rd in division 1 (1st men's VIII at 3)
Head of the River Race: 19:51   196th, 7th of 25 oxbridge college crews (HORR VIII at 5)
Magdalene Silver Pairs: Lost to Rose / Clouting (48s) in the 1st round (Byrne/Colvin at bow)
Head of the Cam (Lower VIIIs): 10:02   5th of 8 lower division crews (3rd men's VIII at 5)
Cam Sprints (Men's IVs): Beat BPBC in the semi finals and Won Men's IVs - beat St. Neots in the final (2nd men's VIII, City Sprints IV at 3)
Cam Sprints (College lower VIIIs): Raced 4 rounds: Won College Lower VIIIs by beating Sidney B in the final (3rd men's VIII, NT for RP at 3)
Cambridge 99's Regatta (3rd division): Beat Downing III (2 lengths) in the semi finals and Lost to Darwin I (1/2 length) in the final (3rd men's VIII, guy subbing for holland at 3)
May Bumps: Up 4 - Bumped Jesus II, LMBC II, Girton and Peterhouse; 5th in division 2 (2nd men's VIII at 3)
FaT vs BPBC Cricket Challenge: Beat BPBC by 69 runs (First and Third 1st XI)
Molesey Amateur Regatta (Senior3 IV+): Beat Curlew in the 1st round and Lost to Caius in the 2nd round (FaT / BPBC composite at 2)

2002 - 2003

Cambridge Autumn Head (Lower College IV+): 11:31   1st Of 8 2nd IV's and below (2nd men's IV at 2)
University IVs (Lower IVs): Raced 5 rounds: Beat Emma II (5 s) in the final (2nd men's IV at 2)
Emma Sprints: Raced 4 rounds: beat Clare Mixed in the final (2nd mixed VIII at 4)
Fairbairn Cup (Lower VIIIs): 15:58   21st; 2nd of 9 college 2nd VIIIs (2nd men's VIII at 4)
Cambridge Head-2-Head (2nd division): 20:14   2nd of 7 second VIIIs, 4th of 7 2nd division crews (2nd men's VIII at 4)
Winter League, 1st leg (College VIIIs): 11:14   1st of 1 College VIII, 8th fastest crew (2nd men's VIII at 4)
Newnham Short Course (2nd division): 6:43   12th of 27 men's VIIIs, 2nd of 8 in M2 (2nd men's VIII at 4)
Robinson Head (Lower VIIIs division): 9:16   Second in Lower VIIIs division, 9th Overall (2nd men's VIII at 4)
Pembroke Regatta (2nd division): Beat Emma II in the 1st round and Lost to Queens II : Course not rowed out in the 2nd round (2nd men's VIII at 4)
Winter League, 2nd leg (College VIIIs): 10:20   2nd Of 2 College VIII's, 7th fastest crew (2nd men's VIII at 4)
Lent Bumps: Down 2 - Bumped by Peterhouse and King's; 8th in division 2 (2nd men's VIII at 4)
Winter League, 3rd Leg (College VIIIs): 9:52   1st of 1 College VIII, 13th Overall (2nd men's VIII at 4)
Head of the Cam (College VIIIs): 10:21   14th of 25 College VIIIs (2nd men's VIII at 4)
Cam Sprints (2nd division): Won by 2 lengths (Corpus I) in the semi finals and Won Easily (Trinity Hall II) in the final (2nd men's VIII at 4)
Cambridge 99's Regatta (2nd division): Lost (DQ) vs. Peterhouse I (Meadow Side) in the quarter finals and Won (3 feet) vs. Corpus I (Meadow Side) in the plate final (2nd men's VIII at 4)
May Bumps: Up 1 - Bumped Emmanuel II and Sidney Sussex, bumped by Peterhouse; 4th in division 2 (2nd men's VIII at 6)
FaT vs BPBC Cricket Challenge: Beat BPBC by 47 runs (First and Third 1st XI)
Kingston Amateur Regatta (Senior4 IV+): lost to Vesta and Reading B (not easily) in the heats and lost to Kingston Uni (easily) in the repecharge (FaT/BPBC composite at 3)
Kingston Amateur Regatta (Senior3 IV+): lost to Orion and Kingston (3l and 5l) in the semi finals (FaT/BPBC composite at bow)
Bedford Quarts Regatta (Senior4 IV+): lost to Magdalene (1/3 l) in the quarter finals (FaT/BPBC composite at 2)
Bedford Quarts Regatta (Senior3 IV+): lost to Curlew (1 1/4 l) in the quarter finals (FaT/BPBC composite at 2)
Cambridge Autumn Regatta (Senior3 VIII): beat Putney Town by 2 feet in the semi finals and Beat Weybridge RC by 1 length in the final (BPBC/First & Third composite at 4)

2003 - 2004

Cambridge Autumn Head (Lower College IV+): 11:01   2nd in Lower IVs (1st men's coxed IV at 3)
Head of the River IVs (Senior3 IV+): 22:25.52   45th of 51 S3 (academic) IV+; 332nd of 504 finishers (1st men's coxed IV at 3)
University IVs (1st division): Beat Jesus I (30.1s) in the qualifying and Lost to Peterhouse (10s) in the 1st round (1st Men's Coxed IV at 3)
Intra-FaT Ergo Challenge: 12:37.4   3rd (1st men's IV, minus Colvin at 3)
Cambridge Winter Head (Senior VIIIs): 8:59   4th of 14 Senior VIIIs, 4th of 8 college crews (1st men's VIII at 3)
Fairbairn Cup (Senior VIIIs): 15:21   8th overall, 3rd college VIII (1st men's VIII at 3)
Fairbairn Cup - IVs: 12:45   12th overall, 2nd Second IV (2nd men's IV, Bow IV at 3)
Cambridge Head-2-Head (1st division): 19:12   4th of 14 Lent Div 1 VIIIs (1st men's VIII at 4)
Newnham Short Course (1st division): 6:18   1st Overall (1st men's VIII at 4)
Head of the Nene (Senior3 VIIIs): 18:40   2nd in S3, 7th overall (1st men's VIII at 4)
Lent Bumps: Rowed Over - ; 2nd in division 1 (The Lent VIII at 4)
Head of the River Race (Senior4 VIIIs): Cancelled (starting 171st) (1st men's VIII at 4)
Concept 2 Sprint Relay (Men's Other Mays): 12:07.6   Winners (2nd men's VIII at bow)
Cambridge 99's Regatta (2nd division): Beat Girton I by 1/3 of a length in the semi finals and Lost to CCAT I by 3 lengths in the final (2nd men's VIII at 4)
May Bumps: Up 2 - Bumped Downing II and Fitzwilliam; 2nd in division 2 (2nd men's VIII at 4)
FaT/LMBC Punting Regatta (Open Punters): Raced 3 rounds: Beat LMBC Scum (1 length) in the final (2nd May VIII Punters)
FaT vs BPBC Cricket Challenge: Won by 4 wickets (First and Third 1st XI)

2004 - 2005

Head of the Charles (Club Fours): 16:10.14   42nd of 43 crews (BPBC 2nd men's IV at 2)
Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 16:18   1st invitational 3rd VIII, 29th overall (BPBC 3rd men's VIII at 3)
FaT vs. BPBC Golf Challenge: Lost, 4 to 5 (BPBC golf team, Byrne/Bevan)
FaT vs BPBC Cricket Challenge: Lost by 18 runs (BPBC 1st XI)

2005 - 2006

Head of the Charles (Club VIIIs): 18:50.8   50th of 51 Club VIIIs (BPBC 2nd men's VIII at 6)
Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 17:37   10th of 14 Invitational VIII's, 44th of 51 Men's VIII's (BPBC 2nd men's VIII at 4)
FaT vs. BPBC Golf Challenge: Won, 6 to 3 (BPBC golf team)
FaT vs BPBC Cricket Challenge: Beat 1st & 3rd by 15 runs (BPBC 1st XI)

2006 - 2007

Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 16:29.9   10th invitational VIII (37th overall) (BPBC 2nd men's VIII at 7)
FaT vs. BPBC Golf Challenge: Won, 7 to 2 (BPBC golf team)

2007 - 2008

Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 16:20.36   40th, 1st invitational second VIII (BPBC 2nd men's VIII at 3)
FaT v BPBC Football Challenge (Football XI): Won 3-0 (BPBC 1st XI)
FaT vs BPBC Cricket Challenge: Lost by 4 wickets (BPBC 1st XI)

2008 - 2009

Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 17:37.85   13th in Invitational VIIIs, 51st Overall (BPBC 2nd men's VIII at 4)
FaT vs. BPBC Golf Challenge: Won, 2 to 0 (BPBC golf team)
FaT v BPBC Football Challenge (Football XI): Won 4-3 (BPBC 1st XI)
FaT vs BPBC Cricket Challenge: Won by 45 runs (BPBC 1st XI)
Cambridge Alumni Regatta (Open VIIIs): Lost by about a length in the 1st round and Lost by 2/3 length in the plate final (BPBC I at 4)

2009 - 2010

Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 15:32.89   Misleading (BPBC 2nd men's VIII at 4)
FaT vs BPBC Cricket Challenge: Won by 8 runs (BPBC 1st XI)

2010 - 2011

Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 15:25   Race cancelled. Time may be work of fiction. (BPBC 2nd men's VIII at 3)
FaT vs BPBC Cricket Challenge: Won by 94 runs (BPBC 1st XI)

2011 - 2012

Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 16:57   50th (BPBC 3rd men's VIII at 4)

2012 - 2013

Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 16:14   8th invitational crew; 41st overall (BPBC 2nd men's VIII at 4)

2013 - 2014

Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 16:57.8   38th of 52 Men's VIIIs (BPBC 1st men's VIII at 3)

2014 - 2015

Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 17:02.8    (BPBC 3rd men's VIII at 4)

2015 - 2016

Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 15:53.7   Does it really matter? (BPBC 3rd men's VIII at 4)

Number of events: 98
Total number of races: 159

Bumps record

Number of races: 33
Rowed over 14 times
Bumped up 14 times
   Greatest rise in single bump: 1 (Lent Bumps 2001, May Bumps 2001, May Bumps 2002, May Bumps 2004)
   Greatest rise over all four days: 4 (May Bumps 2002)
Got bumped down 5 times
   Greatest fall in single bump: 1 (Lent Bumps 2002, Lent Bumps 2003, May Bumps 2003)
   Greatest fall over all four days: 2 (Lent Bumps 2003)
Highest finish position: 2 (The Lent VIII at 4; Lent Bumps 2004)
Lowest finish position: 53 (4th men's VIII at 3; Lent Bumps 2001)
Bumps aggregate: Up 9
Average position change per row: 0.273

Recorded bumps:
Bumped Queens' III (4th men's VIII at 3; Lent Bumps 2001, Tuesday)
Bumped King's II (4th men's VIII at 3; Lent Bumps 2001, Thursday)
Bumped LMBC IV (4th men's VIII at 3; May Bumps 2001, Friday)
Bumped Corpus II (4th men's VIII at 3; May Bumps 2001, Friday)
Bumped Magdalene II as sandwich boat (4th men's VIII at 3; May Bumps 2001, Saturday)
Bumped by Caius (1st men's VIII at 3; Lent Bumps 2002, Wednesday)
Bumped by LMBC (1st men's VIII at 3; Lent Bumps 2002, Thursday)
Bumped Emmanuel (1st men's VIII at 3; Lent Bumps 2002, Saturday)
Bumped Jesus II (2nd men's VIII at 3; May Bumps 2002, Wednesday)
Bumped LMBC II (2nd men's VIII at 3; May Bumps 2002, Thursday)
Bumped Girton (2nd men's VIII at 3; May Bumps 2002, Friday)
Bumped Peterhouse (2nd men's VIII at 3; May Bumps 2002, Saturday)
Bumped by Peterhouse (2nd men's VIII at 4; Lent Bumps 2003, Tuesday)
Bumped by King's (2nd men's VIII at 4; Lent Bumps 2003, Friday)
Bumped by Peterhouse (2nd men's VIII at 6; May Bumps 2003, Wednesday)
Bumped Emmanuel II (2nd men's VIII at 6; May Bumps 2003, Friday)
Bumped Sidney Sussex (2nd men's VIII at 6; May Bumps 2003, Saturday)
Bumped Downing II (2nd men's VIII at 4; May Bumps 2004, Thursday)
Bumped Fitzwilliam (2nd men's VIII at 4; May Bumps 2004, Saturday)


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