Discipline/Event: Canoe Slalom, K1
Hometown: Bethesda, Maryland
School: The College of William & Mary
Club: Potomac Whitewater Racing Center
2015 U.S. Under-23 National Team Member
- 2012 U.S. National Championships: 7th
- 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials; 12th place in men’s K1
- Member of the 2012 U.S. National U23 Slalom Team
- Member of the U.S. Junior National Slalom Team in 2009, 2010 & 2011
- 2012 Maryland State Championships; 1st place in U23 Division
- 2012 U23 World Championships; 11th place in team event
- 2012 Dickerson Open; 1st place in U23 Division
- 2011 Junior Pre-World Championships; 7th place
- 2011 U.S. Open; 2nd place Junior K1
- 2011 Wausau Open; 9th place in men’s K1
- 2010 Junior World Championships; 9th place in team event
- 2010 U.S. National Championships; 9th place in men’s K1
- 2010 U.S. National Championships; 2nd place in Junior K1
- Job: Full-time student
- Hobbies: Reading, ultimate frisbee, and soccer
- Role Model: My older sister, Alice
Simon Ranagan began paddling at Valley Mill Camp when he was eight years old and began training in slalom at age ten. A long time member of the Potomac Whitewater Racing Team, he has been coached by former Olympian Dana Chladek, 2009 National Team Member, Aaron Mann, and the US National Team Coach, Silvan Poberaj. Simon is a freshman at William & Mary where he hopes to major in Physics with the goal of becoming an engineer.
Announcing the 2014 U.S. Junior and Under-23 Slalom Team
March 25, 2014
USA Canoe/Kayak is proud to nominate 11 athletes to the 2014 U.S. Junior and Under-23 Slalom World Championship Team. They will compete at the ICF Canoe Slalom Jr. and U-23 World Championships in Penrith, Australia, April 23-27, 2014.
RECAP: 2013 Slalom National Championships
Oct. 02, 2013
A friendly rivalry was rekindled when two-time Olympian Casey Eichfeld battled with 2008 Olympian Benn Fraker in both men’s C-1 and C-2. Eichfeld won the single canoe class while Fraker won the doubles canoe final with veteran paddler Scott McCleskey.
RECAP: 2013 Slalom U23/Junior World Championships
July 16, 2013
Zach Lokken (Durango, Colo.) placed 9th in the Under-23 men’s canoe final on Sunday, as the Junior Slalom World Championships came to a close. The 19-year-old finished with a time of 116.84, including 3 gate touch penalties. His time was +11.47 seconds behind the first place finisher – Patrik Gajarsky of host country Slovakia.