• NAME:

    Emily Jackson

    NICKNAME:

    EmJ, EJ2, ET

    DOB:

    March 13

    HOMETOWN:

    Rock Island, TN

    Favorite Place to Paddle:

    Anywhere there is water! Warm like Africa, Clear like Cali, Big like the Ottawa, Friendly like Colorado and Home Sweet Home.

    Accomplishments:

    2009 Women’s World Freestyle Champion
    2011 Silver Medalist
    Placed Top 3 in all Freestyle Events Entered Since 2006
    Ranked #1 Women’s US Slalom in 2009
    Raised $30K for Soft Power Health, Fighting Malaria in Uganda
    2006 Outdoor Idol and Current Outdoor Nation Ambassador
    Survived being a Jackson

    Playboat

    My Rock Star S (its EPIC!)

    Creekboat

    Zen or Villian S, Zen in more big water creeking and Villain S when I want the sweetest boofs or rock maneuvering

    Her Crazy Fact

     I’ve completed a Marathon and a Century Ride with my Mother in the same month and I own a pot belly pig monkey (French bulldog)

    Why Emily Loves Kayaking:

    I love the freedom kayaking gives you, whether its taking you to a new place, introducing you to new people or simply taking away all other thoughts from the day, it always gives me the peace I crave.