Seth Weil (far right above and wearing red shirt below), who grew up in Menlo Park and graduated from Menlo-Atherton High School, is one of the more than 700 athletes from 46 countries who competed in the 2014 World Rowing Cup II at Lake Aiguebelette, France this weekend.
He is part of the U.S. men’s four crew that includes Michael Gennaro (Havertown, Pa.), Henrik Rummel (Pittsford, N.Y.), and Grant James (DeKalb, Ill.). The got the Bronze medal with Great Britain boat #1 taking home the Gold and Australia the Silver.
In total, 16 United States crews competed in the men’s and women’s eight, men’s four, lightweight men’s four, women’s quadruple sculls, women’s pair, women’s double sculls, lightweight men’s and women’s double sculls and men’s and women’s single sculls.
Located in the Rhone-Alps region of France, Lake Aiguebelette has been a major rowing venue since 1984 and was the site of the 1997 World Rowing Championships. This year featured a new course and finish line tower, and next year it will be the site of the 2015 World Rowing Championships.