Nick Troutman


Name: Nick Troutman

DOB: 10/20/88

Hometown: Beachburg, ON. Canada

Favorite Place to Paddle: Ottawa, Alseseca, Zambezi


World Freestyle Kayak Champion

Film Producer, Nick Troutman Media

Mexico Expedition: First Complete Descent of the Rio Alseseca, Vera Cruz Mexico

North American Champion 2007

Bronze Medalist: World Championships 2007

Decent of the Niagara Gorge

Three-time Canadian National Champion

Featured in Nomads: National Geographic TV, Rush HD TV

Coach for the Keener Program (Teen kayak program on the Ottawa River)

Playboat: 2013 Star

Creekboat: Karma Md

Crazy Fact About You: I am married to Emily Jackson

Why Nick Loves Kayaking: Because of the passion, the nature, and constant challenge

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  1. Eric Bissel
    May 12, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    I am looking into a new Rock star plastic, and I’m considering what size to get. I am about 165lbs inseam 32″ and have a solid grasp on the majority of the more technical moves locked down in my trick bag. What size Rock star you paddle in competition?
    Thanks Eric

    1. May 15, 2015 at 2:35 pm

      Hey Eric – this is clay but at 165 you should be perfect in the Medium RS as that’s what I weight. Nick is around 150. The newer boat is smaller but designed to be .. lower volume but slicey and squirty. I like the older one for more air on loops but this new one is even slicker on waves. Hope this helps and hope you are well!

      Clay Wright

  2. September 3, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Hi Nick,

    I was read and article that you wrote and I was curious to read your bio. I didn’t know that you had so many prizes! When you were starting in the world of kayaking, did you take any special courses?

    By the way, nice YouTube channel.

    1. September 25, 2018 at 10:23 am

      Hey Alvaro – Nick attended OKS Keeners kayak school at his home on the Ottawa and then traveled and competed and taught clinics with EJ for a few years before marrying into the family. Hope Nick gets back to you on this! His YouTube is sweet! Clay

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