Menlo Park native Seth Weil headed to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on July 2, 2016

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Menlo Park native – and M-A grad – Seth Weil is heading to the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, which begins August 6 and runs through August 13 at the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon.

According to his bio on the U.S. Rowing website, “Seth grew up windsurfing and sailing in the San Francisco Bay. He discovered rowing his freshman year at UC Davis and continued to train there for the next six years. The most influential people in his life are his family, especially his parents, Alice and Arthur.”

Now known as the Bearded Californian, among Seth’s accomplishments: Finished fourth in the four at the 2016 World Rowing Cup II…Won gold in the four at the 2016 World Rowing Cup I…Finished seventh in the four at the 2015 World Rowing Championships…Won gold in the four at the 2015 World Rowing Cup 2…Won silver in the four at the 2014 World Rowing Championships…Won bronze in the four at the 2014 World Rowing Cup II…Won bronze in the four at the 2013 World Rowing Championships…Won gold in the four at the 2013 World Rowing Cup 3.

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