Casey Eichfeld

Canoe/Kayak

Discipline/Event: Canoe Slalom, C1 and C2 with Devin McEwan
Hometown: Drums, Pennsylvania 
Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Current Residence: Charlotte, North Carolina
Birthdate: 11/15/1989
Height: 5’10”
Club: Potomac Whitewater Racing Club

2016 U.S. Olympic Canoe/Kayak Team & 2016 U.S. Senior National Team


Recent Results:
  • 2016
    • 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Canoe/Kayak Slalom: 1st in C1 and 1st in with Devin McEwan
    • 2016 Oceana Championships: 7th in C1 and 11th in C2 with Devin McEwan
    • 2016 Australian Open: 22nd in C1 and 12th in C2 with Devin McEwan
  • 2015 
    • 2015 World Championships: 4th in C1 and 38th in C2 with Devin McEwan
    • 2015 World Cup Final: 22nd in C1 and 29th in C2 with Devin McEwan
    • 2015 Pan American Games: Gold in C1 and Gold in C2 with Devin McEwan
    • 2015 World Cup No. 2: 8th in C1 and 23rd in C2 with Devin McEwan
    • 2015 World Cup No. 1: 25th in C1 and 23rd in C2 with Devin McEwan
    • 2015 U.S. National Team Trials: 1st in C1 and 1st in C2 with Devin McEwan
    • 2015 U.S. Open: 1st in C1 and 1st in C2 with Devin McEwan
  • 2014 
    • 2014 U.S. National Champion C1
    • 2014 ICF World Championships: 19th in C1, 15th in C2 with Devin McEwan
    • 2014 World Cup Final: 9th in C1, Gold in Team C1 with Fabien Lefevre and Zach Lokken
    • 2014 World Cup No 4: 15th in C1, 15th in C2 with Devin McEwan
    • 2014 World Cup No. 3: 19th in C1
    • 2014 World Cup No. 1: 26th in C1, 12th in C2 with Devin McEwan
    • 2014 U.S. Team Trials: 2nd in C1, 1st in C2 with Devin McEwan
    • 2014 Oceania Championships: Gold in C2, 24th in C1
  • 2013 
    • 2013 World Championships: 32nd in C1, 23rd in C2
    • 2013 Final World Cup Series Rankings: 18th in C1, 20th in C2
    • 2013 World Cup Final: 17th in C1, 22nd in C2, 5th in Team C1
    • 2013 World Cup No. 4: 27th in C1, 14th in C2
    • 2013 World Cup No. 3: 34th in C1, 26th in C2
    • 2013 World Cup No. 2: 11th in C1, 29th in C2
    • 2013 World Cup No. 1: 20th in C1, 13th in C2
    • 2013 U.S. Slalom Team Trials: 1st in C1, 1st in C2
  • 2012 
    • 2012 U.S. National Championships: 1st in C1, 2nd in C2 with Devin McEwan
    • 2012 ICF Canoe Slalom Junior and U23 World Championships: 17th in U23 C1
    • 2012 World Cup No. 1: 6th in C1, 13th in C2 
    • 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials: 2nd in C1, 2nd in C2
  • 2011 
    • 2011 Pan American Championships: 2nd in C1, 2nd in C2
    • 2011 World Championships: 19th in C1, 36th in C2
    • 2011 National Championships: 2nd in C1, 3rd in C2
    • 2011 World Cup No. 4: 16th
    • 2011 World Cup No. 2: 13th

Olympic Experience:

  • 2012: 14th in Single Canoe (C1)
  • 2008: 11th in Doubles Canoe (C2) with Rick Powell

How He Qualified: Coming into 2016, Eichfeld held a huge point advantage in the Olympic selection process as a result of his 4th place finish in men's single canoe (C1) at the 2015 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships. With his victory at the first domestic Olympic Team Trials event, Eichfeld locked down the C1 spot on the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team. At the second Olympic Trials, Eichfeld made history when he and partner Devin McEwan booked their tickets to Rio in the men's double canoe (C2) category, becoming the first American canoe/kayak slalom athlete to qualify for the Olympics in two categories. 


Family: Parents - Steve and Kathy Eichfeld; Sister - Erin; Brother - Devon
Hobbies: mountain biking, swimming, climbing
In the Community: Offers paddling instructions with the American Red Cross
Role Model: Jon Lugbill, because he inspired me with his career and his sportsmanship.
Trivia: I danced for seven years for balance and flexibility in my back
Sponsors: Powerbar, Braca-Sport, TBH Advisors, Boynton Moo Media
Website: http://www.caseyeichfeld.us/


Casey started paddling in whitewater at age two and racing slalom at age five. At the age of eight, Casey was the youngest National Slalom Cadet Team member and the youngest solo competitor at a U.S. Whitewater Slalom National Championships. At age 14, he was competing in Europe as a National Junior Team member. In June 2000, Casey was recognized as one of the "Paddlers of the Next Century" by Paddler magazine. And, in the Sports Illustrated for Kids October 2000 Olympic issue, Casey was listed as a future "Olympic Hotshot."


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