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Bryson Popp

Age: 17
Birthplace: Chattanooga, Tennessee
Current Residence: Chattanooga, Tennessee
Occupation: Student
Current school/Alma matter: Baylor School
Family: Parents- Tom and Starr, Siblings- Colton, Haley, Selena

Wildwater Information:
How I started paddling whitewater:
My dad made me, and luckily I like it.
The class(es) you race: K1M, C2, C1
National Results: C2 National Champion w/Colton Popp - 2010, 2011, 2012
World Championship Wildwater Teams: Sort Spain (Sr), Opava Czech Republic (Jr), Bourg St. Maurice France, (Sr), Lofer Austria (Jr)
Years on the U.S. Wildwater National Team: 4

Other Paddling/Sports/Hobbies: Wrestling (2013 State Champion), Track, Creek boating

Personal Information:

  • Height: 5 10
  • Weight: 175 lbs
  • Music: Country
  • Food Favorites: Fajitas
  • What you do to get ready for a race: Stretch, warm-up, and wrestle with my brother.
  • What you do after a race: Get warm and dry as fast as possible.


  • Boat: K1 - Zastera Corvette, C1 - Mezzana, C2 - Shiro
  • Paddle: K1 - Zastera wing, C1 & C2 - Mitchell
  • Helmet: Current by WRSI
  • Spraydeck: Zastera
  • Life Jacket: Astral
  • Paddling Clothes: Immersion Research, NRS, Level Six
  • Shoes: Keen, NRS
  • Car: GMC Yukon
  • Favorite energy/food: Marathons bars
  • Other Outdoor Gear: Wavesport, Patagonia, the North Face

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