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Alex Sumida

Age: 14 (turns 15 in 2011)
Birthplace: Cleveland, Tennessee
Current Residence: Chattanooga, Tennessee
Occupation: Student
Current school/Alma matter: Baylor School
Family: Parents- Mark and Deidre, Siblings- Stephanie, Nicole, Sarah
Personal Website/Blog:

Wildwater Information:
How I started paddling whitewater:

The class(es) you race: C-2
National Results (team trials and nationals): 1st in 2011 junior team trials for C-2
Years on the U.S. Wildwater National Team: 1 (09,10,11)

Other Paddling/Sports/Hobbies: Track, Cross Country, Basketball

Personal Information:

  • Marital Status: unmarried
  • Kids: none
  • Height: 5 10
  • Weight: 137 lbs
  • Music: Country
  • Food Favorites: Sushi
  • What you do to get ready for a race: Stretch and listen to pump up music
  • What you do after a race: Dry off and get warm


  • Boat: Biguine)
  • Paddle:
  • Helmet: Strutter by Sweet Protection
  • Spraydeck:
  • Life Jacket: Astral
  • Paddling Clothes: Immersion Research, Level Six
  • Shoes: NRS
  • Favorite energy/food: Clif bars
  • Other Outdoor Gear:: pyranha, the north face, Gary Fischer mtn bike

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