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Terry Smith

Age: 47
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado
Current Residence: Chattanooga, TN
Occupation: Orthopedic Procedure Specific Surgical Sales Rep.
Current school/Alma matter: Middel Tennessee State University 1987
Family: Wife Kimberly and Daughter Sara
Personal Website/Blog: none

Wildwater Information:
How I started paddling whitewater:
I was introduced to white water paddling at an early age. I stumbled into racing later in my paddling career. It looked challenging and I have been working at it ever since. Iíve been racing wildwater since 2006.
The class(es) you race: K-1 M Classic
National Results (team trials and nationals):
5th US Team Trials 2012, 10th US Nationals 2011, 4th US Wildwater Rankingís 2011,
5th US Wildwater Rankingís 2010, 1st in Ocoee race 2010,
Top ten finisher in the 2009 & 2010 Gauley Animal Race.
Years on the U.S. Wildwater National Team: 2012 is my first year

Other Paddling/Sports/Hobbies: Biker, climber, diver and snow skier

Personal Information:

  • Marital Status: Married
  • Kids: Daughter Sara Smith
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Weight: 195 lbs
  • Music: Rock n' Roll
  • Food Favorites: Southern Star in Chattanooga
  • What you do to get ready for a race: Train
  • What you do after a race: Relax


  • Boat: Millennium
  • Paddle: Jantex Gamma
  • Helmet: Sweet and Seda
  • Spraydeck: Snapdragon
  • Life Jacket: Shohlquist
  • Paddling Clothes: NRS and Kokatat
  • Shoes: 5.10
  • Favorite energy/food: I hate them all
  • Other Outdoor Gear: 14 kayaks, 6 bikes, climbing equipment, camping gear, fly rods and a John boat.

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