17 May 2017
Sporting Success for Sam Cobb
King’s College pupil Sam Cobb is proving to be a highly talented all-round sportsman. In addition to the success he has enjoyed over the last few weeks in athletics, the 13-year-old won Class 3 at the Stonar Mini One Day Event on Sunday.
The young rider completed a lovely dressage test to score 29 points (the lower the score the better), which was the best dressage score in his arena.
He then chalked up a double clear over show jumps and the cross-country fences and completed inside the time, meaning that he finished on his dressage score to win his section.
Julie Gresswell, Head of Riding at King’s Schools said: “This was a superb result at one of the most prestigious one day events in the country. Well done Sam!”
Recently Sam competed in the Pentathlon GB - National Tetrathlon Finals at Solihull – which involved fencing, swimming and then a run/shoot to finish – where he finished second overall.
On 30 April Sam competed in the first Biathle of the new GB series in Cheltenham – a qualifier for the European Biathle Championships that take place in Portugal in July. This is a continuous run, swim, run event, where he once again came second overall.
The previous week Sam took part in the South West Triathle Finals – a continuous shoot, run and swim event which was another qualifier for the European Triathle Championships.
Sam won this event, becoming the South West Champion, taking the first spot in the GB team for July. As a result of his success Sam will be representing Great Britain in both events - Biathle and Triathle in Portugal in July.
Sam has also been selected for the South West Regional Pony Club Tetrathlon team that travel to Warwick in May to compete in the Junior Regional Finals.
It looks as though Sam Cobb is a young athlete that we are going to be hearing a lot about over the coming years!