Name: Diane Gaydos
DOB: July 11th
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Favorite Place to Paddle: Pretty much anywhere with fun rapids and beautiful scenery!
Feather Fest Tobin Race 2012, 2010, 2009: 1st Women’s
CaliBurn Fest 2013, 2012, 2009, 2008: 1st Women’s
American River Fest Rodeo 2012: 1st overall
Brush Creek Race 2011: 4th Women’s
Cherry Creek Race 2010: 1st Women’s
Collegiate Nationals Freestyle 2007: 3rd Women’s, 2006: 1st Women’s
Reno River Festival Freestyle 2007, 2006: 5th Women’s Pro
Davenport Surf Festival 2007: 1st Women’s high performance
Favorite Boats: Karma M and Rockstar M
Crazy Fact About You: I am about to graduate medical school and still paddle nearly 100 days per year.
Why Diane Loves Kayaking: It’s my stress reliever. Nothing melts away the stresses of life like being in the middle of nowhere with nothing but your kayak, some food, and great friends.