National Kayak and Canoe Sprint Team Named

The Flatwater Sprint Senior National Team was named following the Sprint US Team Trials held on the Otay Reservoir in Chula Vista, California, from April 28-30. This team will represent the United States on a European tour, which begins next week. This tour includes World Cup competition and training with coaches Nathan Luce and Guy Wilding.


In mid-August, many of these athletes will travel to Hungary for the ICF World Championships. The complete composition of the World Championships Team is yet to be determined as selection is dependent on World Cup competitions and coaches’ evaluation.


The 2006 Sprint Senior US National Team:


Men’s Kayak:
Andy Bussey (Kailua, HI)
Tim Hornsby (Gainesville, GA)
Morgan House (Gainesville, GA)
Daniel Krawczyk (Bayside, NY)
Jeff Smoke (Buchanan, MI)
Taran Stucchio (Mount Vernon, NY)
Brandon Woods (Kaneohe, HI)
Rami Zur (Berekley, CA)


Women’s Kayak:
Lauren Austin (Seattle, WA)
Lauren Bartlett (Kula, HI)
Morgan Feori (San Diego, CA)
Carrie Johnson (San Diego, CA)
Maggie Hogan (San Diego, CA)
Emily Mickle (Gainesville, GA)
Susannah Stucchio (Mount Vernon, NY)
Kari-Jean McKenzie (Richmond, BC)


Men’s Canoe:
Jordan Malloch (Seattle, WA)


“This is the strongest team we have fielded in years,” said Chris Hipgrave, high-performance director for USA Canoe/Kayak. “These athletes are improving so much under great coaching and we’re on our way toward having great results in international competition.”


USA Canoe/Kayak, headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is the National Governing Body for nine canoe and kayak racing sports, and is a member of the US Olympic Committee and the International Canoe Federation. For more information, visit the website at www.usack.org.

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