Name: Mason Hargrove
Home River: Chattahoochee River in beautiful Columbus, Georgia
Favorite Boats: Small Rockstar 4.0, Small Antix, and Medium Nirvana
Favorite Rivers: Chattahoochee River in Columbus, Georgia, Upper Gauley, Cheoah River
Favorite Quote: “For whoever exalts themselves will be humbled, and whoever humbles themselves will be exalted.” Matthew 23:12
Fun Fact: I played soccer since I was three-years-old and retired from select soccer in late 2016 to concentrate on kayaking.
Why Kayaking: Kayaking gives me the opportunity to express myself and be creative. Every day on the water offers me the ability to not only work on my goals as a whitewater kayaker, but to spend quality time with my family, meet so many awesome people, and experience really cool places.
Why Jackson Kayak: Being a team member of a company that promotes having fun, importance of community and family, creates continued education opportunities, and produces top-of-the-line boats in the USA is a dream.
All About Me: I started kayaking in 2015 with my dad, an L4 whitewater kayaking instructor, who taught me how to roll along with other basic techniques. Hard work and commitment to a fast-pace learning of this epic sport led me to win the US National Freestyle Kayaking event for the Cadet class in 2017. 2018 to current is filled with the continued progression in freestyle kayaking, meeting my goals of increasing personal scores in almost every competition while in the Junior Class, often resulting in podium finishes. Striving to be a well-rounded kayaker, I also focus on improving my river running and creeking skills. Currently, you will find me either on my home wave in Columbus, Georgia, or traveling by RV around the United States with my family of six. I absolutely LOVE boating, as well as growing the sport of whitewater kayaking by encouraging other kids to get on the water, and cheering on my teammates, family, and friends on the river. Now . . . Let’s Go Kayaking!!!
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