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David G. Jones

Current Residence: Atlanta, Georgia
Occupation: Dentist
Current school/Alma matter: University of Georgia and Emory University School of Dentistry
Family: Married to my high school sweetheart, Vesta Jones, for 38 years. We have three grown children and two grandchildren.

Wildwater Information:
How I started paddling whitewater: I started kayaking in 1973 and competed in my first kayak competition in June 1973.
The class(es) you race: K-1 (Master)
National Results (team trials and nationals):

  • 1st place - S.E. Canoe and Kayak Championships in K-1 Wildwater 1974-1981
  • Member of the U.S. Wildwater Team 1980-1991
  • Won seven National Championship titles in C-2 Wildwater from 1985-1990
  • Two time Master National Champion in K-1
International Results:
  • Competed in six World Championships in C-2 Wildwater
  • Competed in five Pre-World Championships in K-1, C-1 and C-2
  • 10th place in the 1987 World Championships
  • 4th place in three World Championships in C-2 team competition
  • 2nd place in the 1988 Pre-Worlds in C-2 Wildwater team
  • 3rd place in the Grand Masters class in 2006 Wildwater World Championships, Karlovy Vary, CZ
  • 3rd place in the Grand Masters class in 2008 Wildwater World Championships, Ivera, Italy
Years on the U.S. Wildwater National Team: many

Other Paddling/Sports/Hobbies: Reading and watercolor painting


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2006 World Championships
Grand Masters Bronze Medal

2006 World Championships
John Pinyerd & David Jones
(gold and bronze in the Masters)