U.S. crews took home eight medals at World Cup 2 held in Varese, Italy. Among the gold medal winners was Seth Weil from Menlo Park, who competed as part of the men’s four crew, which also included Henrik Rummel (Pittsford, N.Y.), Charlie Cole (New Canaan, Conn.) and Glenn Ochal (Philadelphia, Pa.).
Leading from the start, the U.S. had to fight the entire length of the race with Italy and Canada pushing hard to get past them. The U.S. held ground and won in 5:51.87. Italy was second in 5:52.48 and Canada was third in 5:52.52.