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Gregory Crouse

Canoe/Kayak

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Event/Discipline: Paracanoe; V1
Hometown: Fullerton, California
Birthdate: October, 9, 1968
Height: 5'7"
Education: Degree in Sports Broadcasting and Communications
Club: SDCKT


2015 U.S. Paracanoe World Cup Team


Top Results:

  • 2010 World Sprints: Bronze in V1

  • 2012 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships: 5th in V1

  • 2012 World Sprints: Bronze in V1

  • 2014 U.S. National Championship: Gold in V1 at 200m, 500m, and 5K

Recent Results:
  • 2015 ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Cup: 6th in VL3 200m final
  • 2015 U.S. National Sprint Team Trials: 1st in V1 200m VL3


About:

  • Nickname: Crouse

  • How you got into the sport: I participated in a disabled sports event, “Summer Fest”, and fell in love with outrigger canoeing.

  • Hobbies: I collect Sports Memorabilia, 6 man Outrigger Canoe, and traveling for Sporting Events.

  • Role Model: Dick Butkus, Linebacker [Chicago Bear Great]

  • Favorite Quotes: 
    • “Nobody who ever gave their best regretted it.”  -George Stanley Halas
    • “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”  -Sir Winston Churchill
  • Sponsors:  PossAbilities at Loma Linda University Health powered by Quest Diagnostics, Kai Ko’o paddles, ONiT Pro wax, PaddleMe Sports Wear, Laguna Tribe Waterman, Procellera, Onit Ability Board, and OX Endurance Formula

Personal:

I am a U.S. Army Veteran that lost a left leg while in service.  I am a husband and a father of 3; Krystal, Kasey, and Chase. Paddling has been my way of life for more than a decade. It is my passion and vocation. I have been very fortunate to be able to give back to my community, by speaking to transitional soldiers, foster children and as a peer counselor to fellow amputees. I would not be where I am today without the love and encouragement of my family and the unfailing support of PossAbilities.