Belmontís John Puma was a member of the Pennsylvania Athletic Club menís intermediate lightweight eight crew that captured third place at the recent US Rowing Club Nationals in Indianapolis. Penn AC was just 8 seconds behind the top boat.
Puma is competing with the clubís Gold Junior summer program for high school rowers.
He has been training since early last month on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, and will next compete at the 129th Royal Canadian Henley Regatta in St. Catharines, Ontario, from Aug. 2 to 8.
Puma, who will be a senior at Boston College High School, rowed with the Eaglesí first varsity heavyweight eight last season.