Two rowers with Culver connections were members of the United States rowing team that reached the podium at the World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Varese, Italy, on July 25. Trevor Weaser ’10 and Spencer Hall N’08 were part of the Men’s Eight that captured bronze in the competition that featured teams from 51 nations.
The United States finished behind defending champion New Zealand and Australia. New Zealand covered the 2,000-meter course in 5 minutes, 28.82 seconds, followed by Australia in 5:30.45 and the U.S. in 5:32.18. The U.S. was either leading or staying in touch of the leaders through the first 1,000 meters.
Prior to leaving for Italy, Weaser told the Boston Herald, “It is honestly a privilege and honor being able to represent the United States internationally. Making it to this level has always been a goal of mine, and I do not take making it to this level for granted.”
Weaser, of Plymouth, Ind., is the son of Culver Academies rowing coach Guy Weaser and assistant coach Laura Weaser. He rowed four years at Culver before continuing his career at Northeastern University. He graduated this spring with a major in history and criminal justice. He was in the six seat for the U.S. team.
Hall, who was the five-seat, rowed collegiately for the University of California, Berkeley. His got his first taste of rowing at Culver Summer Schools & Camps. A native of Eden Prairie, Minn., he ran track and played football in high school. His parents are Tom and Marcia Hall. He graduated this spring with a major in political economy.
Another Culver graduate, Jackson Anderson ’11, Mission Hills., Kan., was part of the Men’s Quadruple Sculls. Anderson’s group failed to advance to the A Flight during the preliminary competition. He will be a senior at Oklahoma City University.