"Get to that Snitch before Malfoy or die trying, Harry, because we’ve got to win today, we’ve got to.”
-- Oliver Wood (CS10)
Gryffindor (1987-1994), Quidditch team Captain/Keeper 1990-1994, and possibly earlier.
"Burly" Captain of the Gryffindor Quidditch team when Harry arrived at Hogwarts, and possibly the most passionate Quidditch fanatic in the school (PS7), Oliver is known for giving particularly lengthy, impassioned locker room speeches (PS11, CS7, PA8), and gets quite depressed after losses (PA9). Fred Weasley once pointed out, fairly, that Wood might have “bumped off” the entire Slytherin Quidditch team, except that he wouldn’t have gotten away with it (HBP19).
After leaving Hogwarts, Oliver signed with the Puddlemere United Reserve Team, summer 1994 (GF7).
See also Conjuring Spells for PS/f.
Mr. and Mrs. Wood are introduced to Harry by their son Oliver at the Quidditch World Cup (GF7).
Oliver Wood has an incendiary relationship with Slytherin's Quidditch captain, Marcus Flint. Note that wood and flint are both materials that can be used to start fires. -BB
Oliver Wood is played by Sean Biggerstaff (IMDb).