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Jack Ditty

Age: 33
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia
Current Residence: Morgantown, West Virginia
Occupation: Emergency Medicine physician
Current school/Alma matter: University of Kentucky, UK College of Medicine
Family: Wife Charlotte, parents Jack And Juanita, sisters and brother: Amy, Jenny, Julie, Christy, Kramer
Personal Website:

Wildwater Information:
How I started paddling wildwater:
After many years of downriver racing, the wildwater team trials happened to be near home last year, so I picked up a boat and went for it.

The class(es) you race: C-1

Local and Regional results of note:

  • 1st place C-1, 2008 Cheat River Race, Upper Yough Race, Animal Upper Gauley Race, and Russell Fork Gorge Race

National results (team trials and nationals)

  • 3rd place, 2008 Wildwater Nationals
  • 3rd place 2008 Wildwater Team Trials
  • Competed in the 2008 Slalom Nationals and Olympic Team Trials

International Results:

  • Competed at 2008 World Wildwater Championships in Ivrea, Italy
  • Competed in the the 2008 Slalom American Open and Pan Am Slalom Championships

Years on US Wildwater National Team: 1

Other Paddling/Sports/Hobbies:
Creek boating, downriver racing, slalom racing, mountain biking, cross country skiing.

Personal Information:

  • Marital Status: Married
  • Kids: none
  • Height: 5 11
  • Weight: 145
  • Music: all kinds of music
  • Food Favorites: pizza and ice cream
  • What you do to get ready for a race: attainment practice
  • What you do after a race: Go back to work.


  • Boat: Tip Top Wildwater, Necky Blunt creek boat, Dagger Response, Vajda Lizard slalom boat
  • Paddle: Mitchell, G-power
  • Helmet: Grateful Heads
  • Spraydeck: Immersion Research and Skirtworks Dry Deck,
  • Life Jacket: Lotus
  • Car: Subaru Outback

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Jack Ditty