Benn Fraker

Canoe/Kayak

  • 2008
Discipline/Event: Canoe Slalom, C1 and C2
Hometown: Peachtree City, Georgia
Birthplace: Rome, Georgia
Birthdate: 2/23/1989
Height: 6'1"
College: Georgia State University

2014 U.S. World Championship Team Member in C-2 with Scott McCleskey

Career Highlights:

  • 2008 Olympian
  • 6th at Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
  • 4-time consecutive U.S. National Champion (2007-2010)
  • 3rd in 2008 World Cup overall standings
  • 13th in 2007 World Cup Rankings
  • 2005 Junior Pre-Worlds Champion
  • Fifth at the 2006 Junior World Championships
  • First C-1 boat on the Senior National Team

Recent Results
  • 2014 U.S. Team Trials: 3rd in C-2 with Scott McCleskey
  • 4th place at 2012 Australian Open
  • 2011 US National Slalom Team Member
  • Reached the finals at 2011 Slalom World Cup No. 2, placing 7th
  • Reached the semifinals at 2011 Slalom World Cup No. 3
  • Placed 22nd among Men's Canoes in final 2011 ICF World Cup Standings
  • 2011 National Champion in Men's Canoe. Read about it HERE.

Personal
  • Family: Parents - Tom and Marsha Fraker; brother - Davis; sister - Addie...Father was a recreational kayaker and got him interested in the sport.
  • Hobbies: bike riding, reading, writing, all sports, hanging out with my family
  • Music in iPod: Modest Mouse, Saul Williams, Elliott Smith
  • Favorite TV show: "The Office"

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