Amar Bhatia, a junior at Laguna Beach High School, and his teammate, Noah Cours, were finalists and placed sixth overall at the U.S. Rowing Youth Nationals held in Sarasota, Florida, June 6-9.
The team represented Newport Seabase Rowing in the Lightweight Men’s Youth Doubles and eliminated top teams from across the nation in timed trials and semi-finals over the course of the week. The #6 national ranking is the highest ever for Newport Seabase in this division.
“I’m very proud of the boys and can’t wait to see them bring this experience back with them to lead the program forward,” said Newport Men’s Varsity coach James Long-Lerno.Firebrand Media LLC wants comments that advance the discussion, and we need your help to accomplish this mission. Debate and disagreement are welcomed on our platforms but do it with respect. We won't censor comments we disagree with. Viewpoints from across the political spectrum are welcome here. While everyone is entitled to their opinion, our community is not obliged to host all comments shared on its website or social media pages, including:
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