Thai Boxing and Horseball saved Nottingham Trent university from being on the wrong side of a clean sweep in the second varsity super Wednesday.
After losing 9-0 to The University of Nottingham in the first leg, it looked bleak again for NTU as Trampolining, Dodgeball and Tennis teams were all defeated early in the Day.
But after a delayed start and despite being 3-1 behind at the interval, NTU Thai boxing went on to win the final 4 fights to claim the Varsity Crown in a 5-3 win and maintain their undefeated Varsity streak.
The last bout of the day was the only heavyweight clash of the event, and it resulted in a first round 55 second knockout for NTU’S Ed Scase.
“Hopefully the university will give us our own point next year”
Horseball also picked up a win on the second super wednesday, in a 7-5 victory of their city rivals.
This relatively unknown sport is described as a mixture of Polo, Basketball and Rugby, Horseball is a contact sport in which the the object of the game is to score the ball between your opponents goalposts while on horse-back.
Super Wednesday 10th May 2017
Tennis: UON 11-5 NTU
Trampolining: UON 1-0 NTU
Dodgeball: UON 3-0 NTU
Ultimate Frisbee: UON 15-9 NTU
Wheelchair Basketball: UON 37-24 NTU
Rowing: UON 1-0 NTU
Golf: UON 6-4 NTU
Horseball: UON 5-7 NTU
Thai Boxing: UON 3-5 NTU
Nottingham Trent Student Union Vice president of Sport Matt Nicholson, who’s one of the main pioneers of Super Wednesday, has said its vital to include more new sports every year.
The overall varsity series concluded with the men’s Rugby Union on Sunday 14th May, which saw NTU claim the victory.
NTU were also triumphant in the other major events, including Mens Ice Hockey, Basketball and Football
However it was not enough to secure an overall win for Nottingham Trent University, as they lost the series 12-9.