May 16

Review | Whoop 3.0 Technology

Wearable health & fitness trackers are everywhere these days and the business is booming with options from Apple, Garmin, Polar and a plethora of others. But most devices track and focus on the fitness or basic health components of our daily lives. So when I found Whoop 3.0 and its focus on the recovery side […]

May 14

P&H General Maintenance

A little preventative general maintenance on your P&H composite sea kayak will guarantee years and years of problem free paddling. Learn the basics here, as we walk thru some simple tips on making sure you get the best out of your kayak. The kayak used in this example is a P&H Aries 155 in the […]

April 11

Nantahala Attainment | Pyranha 12R

Attaining upstream is about the easiest social distancing type of whitewater paddling we can do right now. No shuttle needed and no contact with others. But it’s a heck of a great physical and technical workout. Learn the attainment lines on the Nantahala River as I walk you up stream in my Pyranha Kayaks 12R […]

April 01

PODCAST: Between 2 Beards

Last week I visited the Between 2 Beards podcast, hosted by two paddle-sports industry veterans Brian Vincent and Brad Scott. In episode 8 we discuss the effects of the pandemic, Brexit, the state of the whitewater industry, and touch on my fitness/work out regimen. The Beards also theorize a possible shave to show support for […]

February 22

2020 Jess Cup | Start Chaos

Watch the first two minutes of carnage at the 2020 Jess Cup on Elkhorn Creek KY, not part of the National Paddling Film Festival. From last to first in two minutes! The Jess Cup was a new race for me and heaps of fun. Already looking forward to going back.

January 09

2019 & SETTING YOURSELF UP FOR 2020

With many posting their 2019 training data, I thought it might be interesting to take a closer look at my data in a little more detail and then examine what you could do to have a successful 2020. My 2019 goals were two fold. 1) Have my best Gorge Downwind Championships yet and 2) Refocus […]

May 08

LAUREL HIGHLANDS DOUBLE-HEADER

Finding new challenges keeps the pursuit of achievement refreshing. Once such challenge just came together with the possibility of competing in a double-header by combining the whitewater focused Cheat Canyon race on a Friday evening with the Youghness Monster 25 mile race the very next day, all in or close to the Laurel Highlands region […]

April 04

East Coast Paddlesports Symposium

The East Coast Paddlesports Symposium was the first sea kayak symposium of 2019 and a great chance to blow off the cobwebs and the winter blues. Centered at the James Island County Park on the edge of Charleston, SC, this symposium aimed to build technical and leadership skills for sea kayakers of all abilities. The […]

January 27

DADDYS CREEK “GO FAST” DAY

Nestled on central Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, there’s an iconic little whitewater run called Daddys Creek and every year a group of dedicated volunteers runs a race thru its spectacular gorge to draw awareness to the runs splendor, do a trash pick up and have a great time. And with lifes distractions pushed to the side […]

January 20

ANTARCTIC PENINSULA – 2019

Kayaking in Antarctica continues to fascinate me. This continent is full of surprises around every corner. Enjoy a few photos from some of my personal high lights that came from this past trip, where I worked as a kayak guide for Aurora Expeditions.