Ashley Nee


Discipline/Event: Slalom Kayak, K-1 Women
Birthdate: 6/15/1989
Birthplace: Darnestown, Md.
Hometown: Bethesda, Md.
Height: 5'4"
College: University of Maryland
Club: Bethesda Center of Excellence

2014 U.S. Senior Team Member

Career Highlights:

  • 2013 World Cup Final: 12th
  • 2010 National Champion
  • 2007 Qualified Olympic Berth for U.S.
  • Two-time U.S. National Team Member
  • 4-time U.S. Junior National Team Member
  • Whitewater Award at Valley Mill Camp

Recent Results:

  • 2014 World Cup No. 3: 44th in K1W
  • 2014 World Cup No. 1: 31st in K1W
  • 2014 U.S. Team Trials: 2nd in K1W
  • 2014 U.S. Open: 2nd in K1W
  • 2013 World Championships: 43rd in K1W
  • 2013 Final World Cup Series Rankings: 32nd in K1W
  • 2013 World Cup No. 4: 28th in K1W
  • 2013 World Cup No. 3: 34th in K1W
  • 2013 World Cup No. 2: 41st in K1W
  • 2013 World Cup No. 1: 36th in K1W
  • 2013 U.S. Slalom Team Trials: 2nd in K1W
  • 2013 US Open: 1st in K1W
  • 2012 U.S. National Championships: 2nd in K1W
  • 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Charlotte, NC: 1st in K1W
  • 2012 World Cup No. 1 in Cardiff, Wales: 37th in K1W
  • Reached semifinals at the 2012 Oceania Open - placing 25th 
  • Reached semifinals at the 2012 Australian Open - placing 22nd
  • Reached the semifinals of 2011 World Cups Nos. 2 & 4


  • After major shoulder surgery in 2008, Ashley is back training harder than ever.
  • Hobbies: street art, long-boarding
  • Role Model: Sarah Bahn because her attitude about racing is great, her accomplishments help.
  • Trivia: I'm a volunteer emergency medical technician.
  • Follow Ashley on Facebook and Twitter
  • Read about Ashley's long-distance paddle to raise funds: BEFORE and AFTER
  • Q&A with Ashley: LINK

Ashley Nee began paddling slalom at the age of 10 with Valley Mill Camp. She was a member of the 2007 Slalom National team and is a current member of the 2010 National Team. Nee also was a part of the Junior National team from 2004-2007. Ashley graduated from North West High School in 2008 and currently attends the University of Maryland. Ashley is based out of the Washington, D.C. area and trains with the National Team coach, Silvan Poberaj.

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