The United States men's-eight boat, with St. Augustine Prep graduate Ted Baumgardner in seat six, finished third in a preliminary heat at the U-23 World Rowing Championships in Linz-Ottensheim, Austria, on Thursday.

Baumgardner, 22, a recent graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, is a Longport resident.

Latest Video

The U.S. crew had the early lead but was overtaken by New Zealand, which won in 5 minutes, 31.51 seconds.

Germany finished second in 5:37.67, and the U.S. crew third in 5:38.60.

The United States crew will be in a repechage (second chance race) at 6:16 a.m. EDT today. The opponents are Russia, Netherlands, Czech Republic and Spain.

The top two finishers reach Sunday's A (championship) final, and the other three boats go to the B (consolation) final.

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.