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Charleston Outdoor Fest: Keynote Speaker - Stanton Collins

Friday, April 6, 2018  
Posted by: Chris Stec
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In anticipation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games the Charleston Outdoor Festival will have Stanton Collins at this year’s event as a presenter and Keynote Speaker.


Stanton is a Olympic hopeful representing the USA in Sprint kayaking.


When not presenting, he'll be at the ACA booth along with Membership Coordinator Amy Ellis.


You might even get to race against him at the event!


Stanton Collins has been paddling since he was 10 years old and began sprint kayaking competitively when he was 13. He has competed for the Sprint Kayak U.S. National Team for 5 years and will be competing for the U.S.A. in the 2018 season.  In the time he has been paddling he has competed in many World Championships and World Cups.  In 2015 he achieved 4th in the world in the K2 500m and in 2014 he won the K2 500m at the Pan-American Championships. He has had the opportunity to spend a lot of time paddling in countries across Europe and all over the U.S.  He has also been involved in coaching dragon boat teams for the past 7 years in Gainesville as well as at events across the southeast. Stanton grew up and trains in Gainesville, GA at the site of the 1996 Olympic Sprint Kayak and Rowing Venue. Stanton is currently a student at Georgia Tech while training.



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