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JP Bevilaqua

Age: 27
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia
Current Residence: Asheville, North Carolina
Occupation: Outdoor Educator/Instructor
Current school/Alma matter: Graduate of CU-Boulder
Personal Website:

Wildwater Information:
How I started paddling wildwater:
I first raced a plastic wavehopper at the 2002 US Nationals at the suggestion of long time friend and mentor David Jones.

The class(es) you race: K1

Local and Regional results of note:

  • US Open - 2nd 2008
  • Nantahala Glacier Breaker - 2nd 2008
  • Southeastern Championships - 3rd 2008
  • FibARK Classic - 4th 2007, 5th 2006

National results (team trials and nationals)

  • Wildwater National Championships - 5th 2005, 6th 2004
  • US Wildwater Team Trials - 5th 2008, 9th 2005

International Results:

  • US National Wildwater Team Member - 2008
  • Wildwater World Championships - Ivrea, ITA 40th 2008

    Years on US Wildwater National Team: 1

    Other Paddling/Sports/Hobbies:
    When not in my race boat, I can be found at home on the Narrows of the Green River and other Western NC steep creeks. I am also an avid cyclist.

    Personal Information:

    • Marital Status: Married
    • Kids: none
    • Height: 6’ 1”
    • Weight: 180
    • Music: Anything but country
    • Food Favorites: All things Italian
    • What you do to get ready for a race: Tell myself it isn’t that big a deal
    • What you do after a race: Eat


    • Boat (Make/model): Zastera G-Dynamic K-1
    • Paddle: G’Power
    • Helmet: Old School
    • Spraydeck: Zastera
    • Life Jacket: Old School
    • Paddling Clothes: IR Shorty
    • Shoe: KEEN Wiamea H2
    • Car: VW Jetta Wagon TDI
    • Favorite energy bar/food: Carrot Cake Clif Bar

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    JP Bevilaqua