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Local wins gold in rowing for USA

In his first year on the U.S. Rowing Team, Seth Weil, 26, has already won medals twice for his country. In July the Menlo Park native won gold in the Men's Four at the Samsung World Cup in Lucerne, Switzerland, his first international competition.

The same team, including members Mike Gennaro, Henrik Rummel and Grant James, also took bronze at the World Rowing Championships in Chungju, South Korea, in August.

As a member of the U.S. Rowing's senior national team, Weil will represent the U.S. at the highest level of international competition, including the 2014 World Cup II in France and the World Cup III in Switzerland.

Meanwhile, he will continue his training in Princeton, where he lives with a host family along with a teammate. He ultimately hopes to compete in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

Weil began rowing in 2005 while a student at UC Davis, where he trained for six years. He is a graduate of Menlo-Atherton High School, where he was a member of the robotics team that placed third at a national competition. He also played first trumpet for the Advanced Jazz Band and traveled with them through Europe.

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