Name: Clay Wright
DOB: Saint Patricks Day, Summer of Love
Hometown: Rock Island, TN
Favorite River/Wave/Waterfall: River – Gauley, Wave: High Tension / Garb / Trailer Park, Waterfall: Middle Palguin
Favorite Trick: Wave Monkey
Favorite Boat: Nirvana / of course the Rockstar
Crazy Fact About You: My Great Uncle invented Goo Goo Cluster candy, got my first roll in 1974, my folks ran Grand Canyon and Gauley in a tandem canoe.
If Not Kayaking What Else Would You Be Doing? Surfing, snowboarding, biking
Why Do You Love Kayaking? Love the creativity inherent to freestyle kayaking or line-choice on rapids, love the sensation of the ‘’drop’’ of a waterfall and the speed down a slide or face of a steep wave, especially love the soft landings and people you meet along the way!
Accomplishments: 1st D’s in 7 states and 5 countries, 3x World Squirt Champ, Original Green Race winner, Invented the Loop