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Sarah Katherine Niemeyer

Age: 18
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland
Current Residence: Boulder, Colorado
Occupation: Student
Current school/Alma matter: University of Colorado, Boulder
Family: Parents Shirl and Andy Niemeyer, sister Kelsey Niemeyer
Personal Website/Blog:

Wildwater Information:
How I started paddling whitewater:
I began paddling with the Alexander Dawson School and became inspired thanks to Tracy Click, Dennis Adams, Nate Lord, and Jeremy Rogers. Started racing C2 wildwater with Cassidy Sainsbury then recently switched to K1.
The class(es) you race: K-1W
Local and Regional results of note: 2010 Colorado River Misterine.
National Results (team trials and nationals): 1st place K1W Jr Western US Junior Wildwater Trials 2011.
Years on the U.S. Wildwater National Team: 1

Other Paddling/Sports/Hobbies: slalom paddling, rock climbing, yoga, cooking

Personal Information:

  • Marital Status: single
  • Kids: none yet
  • Height: 5’ 6”
  • Weight: 115 lbs
  • Music: Trevor Hall
  • Food Favorites: Fruit
  • What you do to get ready for a race: My pregame run mix includes Grits “Ooh Aah” and the Troublemakers remix of “Daylight”
  • What you do after a race: Drink a big glass of chocolate milk!


  • Boat: Zastera Clipper, Jackson Star, slalom boat
  • Paddle:
  • Helmet: Sweet Protection Strutter
  • Spraydeck: Sandiline
  • Life Jacket: Sandiline
  • Shoe: NRS Kicker
  • Favorite energy/food: Builder’s Bars

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Sarah is carrying the yellow kayak