My Name is Cole Landry. I am a twenty-year-old sophomore at Louisiana State University. I was born and raised in the Louisiana outdoors and love being able to spend time in the woods and on the water.
I am an avid kayak fisherman. I have been kayak fishing for the last 6 years. If someone had told me where I would be today, I would have laughed. From winning local tournaments, starting a kayak fishing team Benefitting a Down Syndrome Foundation, to leading my LSU kayak team to a National Championship Victory and ending up on the Jackson Kayak regional fishing team, its safe to say my kayak career has taken off.
I fish for and represent the Up21 Foundation. The UP21 Foundation is a non-profit organization started by Cassie Walther and two other mothers that have children with Down’s Syndrome. UP21 is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to provide support, resources and education to families of individuals with Down’s Syndrome and the community to foster an environment in which individuals with Down’s Syndrome achieve their full potential in their community. You can learn more about UP21 at their website www.up21foundation.org. Helping other children is something I love to do. By establishing the UP21 fishing team, I get to fish for a cause and make a difference in young children’s lives, two things I really enjoy.