Pat Keller

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Photo by David Jackson

Photo by David Jackson

Pat Keller

AGE: 29 | ASHEVILLE, NC

KNOWN FOR: Inspiring the old-school longboat renaissance, firing off first descents, and dominating at the Green Race-all while holding down a day job as a designer at Liquidlogic Kayaks.

THIS YEAR: Pat's smooth style and racing chops carried him to an impressive double victory at November's Rey Del Rio World Waterfall Championship in Mexico. It didn't hurt that he was paddling a brand new boat of his own design. Pat also put down a dominant first place at the Moose River race in New York, and a predictably strong third place at the Green Race.

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