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Garet Strouse

Age: 28
Birthdate: 07/17/1993
Hometown: Frederick, MD
Current Residence: NJ
Occupation: Systems Engineer
Current school/Alma matter: Drexel
Family: Parents, Brother, Sister
Personal Website/Blog: N/A

Wildwater Information:
How I started paddling wildwater:

I raced the Lehigh Classic in a Phoenix Match2 in 2018 and Chris Norbury told me I should do Wildwater (I beat him). Fast forward a few months and I am trying out a real Wildwater boat for the first time on the Susquehanna in December with Chris. Ended up swimming, losing my paddle and getting mild hypothermia. Basically, I was hooked. Ordered a boat, borrowed a boat with holes in it from Geoff Calhoun and started paddling with Trevor Wagner and Graeme Biggin. Got serious about it a couple months before the 2020 Team Trials (In October 2019) and came out of nowhere to make the team. Been full steam ahead since then.

The class(es) you race: 

K1 & C2 (Eventually)

Local and Regional results of note:

Lehigh Classic Champion - 2021

Mid-Atlantic Downriver Cup Champion - 2020

Southeastern Downriver Championships – 2020 Champion, 2019 runner up

Red Mo Champion - 2019, 2021

National Results (Team Trials & Nationals):

2022 Team Trials 1st Classic and Sprint

2021 Sprint and Classic National Champion

2021 National Team

2020 (in 2019) Team Trials – 2nd Sprint, 4th Classic, 4th overall, National Team


International Results:

2022 World Cups 4-6: 28, 30, 25

2022 World Championship: 32nd

Years on the U.S. Wildwater National Team: 

3 - 2020-Present

Other Paddling/Sports/Hobbies: Marathon/Sprint, Surfski, Fastpacking/Backpacking, Trail running, photography.

Personal Information:


Nationals 2021
Team Trials 2022
North Branch Potomac 2020
2022 Team Trials
Tohickon 2020