John Walters attended the US Naval Academy, graduating in 1985 with a degree in aerospace engineering. He was 1987 US Champion in coxed pairs. Walters competed at two World Championships, winning a bronze medal in coxed fours in 1986, and placing fifth in coxed pairs in 1987.
|1988 Summer||25||Seoul||Rowing||Men's Coxed Fours||United States||USA||5|
|1988 Summer||25||Seoul||Rowing||United States||USA||Final Round||A Final||6:18.47|
|1988 Summer||25||Seoul||Rowing||United States||USA||Semi-Finals||Heat Two||6:15.30|
|1988 Summer||25||Seoul||Rowing||United States||USA||Round One||Heat Two||6:08.36|