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Hugh Pritchard

Age: 44
Birthplace: Canterbury, England
Current Residence: Montpelier, VT
Occupation: Accountant
Current school/Alma matter: University of Cambridge
Family: Wife and two small daughters
Personal Website/Blog: none

Wildwater Information:
How I started paddling whitewater:
School trips to France when I was 11 progressed to slalom as a pretext for getting my parents to drive me to whitewater venues. In Britain slalom is a summer discipline and wildwater a winter one, and I arrived at university at the end of the slalom season and was met by a bunch of wildwater fanatics who put me in a boat to join their training sessions.
The class(es) you race: K-1
National Results: Won the U.S. Team Trials in 2012; 2nd K1, British universities wildwater championships 1988.
Years on the U.S. Wildwater National Team: first

Other Paddling/Sports/Hobbies: British junior slalom team, 1985; British universities slalom team 1987; British biathlon team, 2002 Olympics

Personal Information:

  • Marital Status: married
  • Kids: two small daughters
  • Height: 5'9"
  • Weight: 160 lbs.
  • Music: Beethoven
  • Food Favorites: roast beef of old England
  • What you do to get ready for a race: plan and rehearse.
  • What you do after a race: curse myself

Equipment: still shopping


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Photo by: John Lazenby