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Emily Jackson


Name: Emily Jackson

Nickname: EmJ, EJ2, ET

DOB: 3/13

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: 2012 World Cup Champion, 2009 Women’s World Freestyle Champion. 2011 Silver Medalist

Placed Top 3 in all Freestyle Events Entered Since 2006

US Slalom Team Member

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 2013 Star(its EPIC!)

Creekboat: Zen or Karma S, Zen in more big water creeking and Karma S when I want the sweetest boofs or rock maneuvering

Crazy Fact About You: 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.


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