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Ian Ross



Event/Discipline: Canoe Sprint, C1 and C2 
Hometown:Bethesda, Maryland
Birthdate: 11/18/1992
Height: 6'5"
Club: Washington Canoe Club

2015 U.S. Senior National Team & U23 World Championships Team Member

Top Results:
  • 2013 Under-23 World Championships: 8th in C1 1000m
Recent Results:

  • 2013 World Championships: 18th in C1 5000m
  • 2013 U.S. National Championships: 2nd in C1 200m, 1st in C1 5000m, 1st in C2 200m, 1st in C2 1000m (with Rob Finlayson)
  • 2013 Lake Placid International: 1st in C1 1000m, C2 1000m (with Ben Hefner), C4 1000m
  • Canada Day Regatta: 1st in C2 200m, 500m, 1000m; 3rd in C1 1000m, 2nd in C1 500m
  • 2013 U.S. National Team Trials in Oklahoma City, Okla.: 1st in C1 1000m, 1st in C2 1000m, 3rd in C1 200m
  • 2012 U.S. National Championships in Seattle, Wash.: 1st in C1 500m, C1 1000m, C1 5000m, C2 500m, C2 1000m, C4 1000m
  • 2012 Bochum U23 International Regatta in Germany: 1 Gold in C2 200m (with Ben Hefner) and 2 Silver in C2 500m & 1000m
  • 2012 World Cup No. 2 in Duisburg, Germany: 18th in C2 1000m, reached semifinals in 200m and 500m
  • 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Oklahoma City, Okla.: 1st in C1 1000m, 3rd in C1 200m
  • 2011 World Championships in Szeged, Hungary: 8th in C4 1000m A Final, 7th in C1 200m B Final, 9th in C1 1000m semifinals, 8th in C2 500m heats
  • 3X 2011 National Champion: C-1 5000m; C-2 500m; C-4 1000m

Career Highlights:

  • 2011-2013 Senior National Team Member
  • 2010 Pan American Team Member
  • 2009 Junior World Team Member
  • 2012 Jim Terrell award winner for C1 500m

  • Hobbies: Basketball (played Varsity 3 years in high school)
  • Favorite quote: "Leave your legacy."
  • How you got started: My parents were high level paddlers, so I was around it my whole life and just started loving it.
  • Role Model: Ray Lewis. He dominated the game; and he loved it in a passionate, respectful way.

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