CanoeKayak Canada names Freestyle National Team

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OTTAWA – CanoeKayak Canada is pleased to announce its Freestyle National Team for the next year. Athletes were selected based on the results of National Team Trials which took place on Garbarator Wave on the Ottawa River near Beachburg, ON on August 27 and 28. Making this a particularly exciting year is the fact that the 2015 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships will take place at the same location.

The athletes named to this team will have first claim to represent Canada on home water. The World Championships will take place from August 30 to September 5 of 2015 and will bring the top freestyle paddlers in the World to Canada to show off their most impressive skills.

Headlining Canada’s Nick Troutman of Beachburg, ON who lead the international field for part of this year’s World Cup Circuit and Zachary Zwanenburg of Cornwall, ON who also competed on the World Cup Circuit in his last year of junior eligibility.

Senior Men’s K1

Nick Troutman (Beachburg, ON)

Devyn Scott (Pakenham, ON)

Joel Kowalski (Beachburg, ON)

Kalob Grady (Westmeath, ON)

Patrick Camblin (Arnprior, ON)

Senior Women’s K1

Alex Maggs (Fergus, ON)

Katie Kowalski (Beachburg, ON)

Rae Boratto (Beachburg, ON)

Junior Men’s K1

Quinton Kenedy (Pembroke, ON)

Kalem Kenedy (Pembroke, ON)

Andrew Oxley (Montréal, ON)

Junior Women’s K1

Claire Parrot (Waterloo, ON)

Emily Zwanenburg (Cornwall, ON)

Men’s C1

Vincent Dupont (Verdun, ON)

Chris McDermott (Beachburg, ON)

Zachary Zwanenburg (Cornwall, ON)

Open C1

Andrew Hill (Cobden, ON)

Matt Curcarro (Renfrew, ON)

Men’s Squirt Boat

Lars Romeskie (Beachburg, ON)

Matt Hamilton (Foresters Falls, ON)

Marc Richard (Dartmouth, NS)

Women’s Squirt Boat

Shaunna Kent (Petawawa, ON)

CanoeKayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. The organization’s vision is to be a Canadian sport for families, communities and champions. From supporting clubs to developing a competitive National Team, CanoeKayak Canada works to grow a sport which is a rich part of Canada’s heritage.


Media Contact:

Ian Miller

Communications and Marketing Officer, CanoeKayak Canada