Rock Island, TN
Favorite Place to Paddle:
“Anywhere there is water! Warm like Africa, Clear like Cali, Big like the Ottawa, Friendly like Colorado and Home Sweet Home.”
Favorite Pau Hana Gear: 11’0′ Big EZ Hawaiian in pink
On top of being a stellar champion athlete, Emily Jackson has a kind heart. When she was 15-years-old she donated her $5,000 competition prize winnings to two groups in Uganda that contributed towards paying a doctor to work at a health clinic refurbishing a school.
Emily Jackson is a five-time winner in the Teva Mountain Games’ women’s Freestyle Kayak event, was the Junior World Freestyle Kayak Champion and is the 2007 Women’s World Champion. She is also the youngest female to kayak the Zembezi and Nile Rivers.
Awards + Accomplishments:
- 2009 Women’s World Freestyle Champion.
- 2011 Women’s World Freestyle Silver Medalist
- Ranked #1 Women’s US Slalom in 2009
Teva Mountain Games:
- 1st Place – 2010 Pro Kayak Freestyle 1st Place – 2009 Pro Kayak Freestyle 1st Place – 2008 Pro Kayak Freestyle 1st Place – 2007 Pro Kayak Freestyle 1st Place – 2006 Pro Kayak Freestyle 1st Place – 2005 Pro Kayak Freestyle
- 3rd Place – 2009 8 Ball Kayak 3rd Place – 2006 8 Ball Kayak
- 3rd Place – 2006 Dowd Chute Kayak Paddlecross
- 2nd Place – 2005 Kayak Big Trick
Pau Hana Time:
“I love the freedom kayaking gives you, whether its taking you to a new place, introducing you to new people or simply taking away all other thoughts from the day, it always gives me the peace I crave.”