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David McConnell

Age: 17
Birthplace: Boulder, Colorado
Current Residence: Boulder, Colorado
Occupation: student
Current school/Alma matter: Dawson School
Family: Parents (Matt, Laure), Sisters (Michelle and Danielle)

Wildwater Information:
How I started paddling whitewater:
Daswon School introduced me to the sport.
The class(es) you race: K1 and occasionally C2
Regional Results: South West Regional Wildwater Champion 2013 (Junior and Open Class)
National Results: C2 Wildwater Team Member (2011), K1 (2013)
Years on the U.S. Wildwater National Team: three

Other Paddling/Sports/Hobbies: Slalom paddling and singing

Personal Information:

  • Height: 5 11
  • Weight: 155 lbs.
  • Music: Alternative, Jazz, Classical
  • Favorite Foods: Mexican food
  • What do you do to get ready for a race: Take a jog and walk along the rapids near the start
  • What do you do after a race: Take a light jog and rest


  • Boat: Zastera Savage 2000
  • Paddle: Epic adjustable wing paddle
  • Helmet: "Wildwater" helmet
  • Spraydeck: Sandiline
  • Life Jacket: NRS
  • Paddling Clothes: Sandiline
  • Shoes: NRS size 11.5
  • Favorite energy bar/food: Power Bar

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