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Cracknell creates 'monster' rowing team

Monsters University took on Oxford University at Henley Regatta Credit: Disney Pixar

Olympic medallists Zac Purchase, Mark Hunter, Chris Bartley and GB Rowing's Adam Freeman-Pask were brought together for a one-off competition at the Henley Royal Regatta.

James Cracknell put together the team, backed by Disney Pixar Credit: Disney Pixar

The 'Monsters University Rowing Team' was created to take on Oxford University, as part of the promotion of the new Disney Pixar prequel to Monsters Inc.

Monsters Inc characters Mike and Sully welcome the team onto dry land Credit: Disney Pixar

The Monster Team celebrated defeating the Oxford side, but Oxford University's Benjamin Walpole was magnanimous in defeat, saying "I don't think there's many student rowers out there who would mind admitting they lost to Team GB."

The team of top rowers was put together as part of a film promotion Credit: Disney Pixar
Monsters by the Thames Credit: Disney Pixar
The teams Credit: Disney Pixar
James Cracknell thanked the Oxford team and said "It's great to get the boys together again" Credit: Disney Pixar