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Tom Popp

Age: 54
Birthplace: Harriman, TN
Current Residence: Chattanooga, TN
Occupation: Orthodontist
Current school/Alma matter: Univ TN Chattanooga, Emory Univ Atlanta, Univ Washington Seattle
Family: TeamPOPP Married with 4 children (3 children National WW Champions and also on US WW Team)
Personal Website/Blog:

Wildwater Information:
How I started paddling whitewater:
progression from family recreational paddling
The class(es) you race: C-1, C-2, K-1
Years on the U.S. Wildwater National Team: Multiple US Teams starting in 1978 until now.

Other Paddling/Sports/Hobbies: Enjoy anything outdoors.

Personal Information:

  • Marital Status: Married to Starr Popp
  • Kids: Colton, Haley, Bryson, Selena
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Weight: 205
  • Music: I enjoy it.
  • Food Favorites: Depends on the mood.
  • What you do to get ready for a race: Imagine the course in my mind and prepare for the pain.
  • What you do after a race:
Enjoy the rush.


  • Boat: C-1 TipTop & Mezzana, K-1 Dynamic G & Corvette

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