Position: Stern, rear of boat
Hometown: Marietta, Georgia
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia
College: Georgia State
2014 U.S. Senior Team Member
- 2012: 12th
How He Qualified: Consistency was key for Larimer, 31, and Eric Hurd, 26, to emerge among a trio of U.S. doubles canoe boats with the lone Olympic slot. earned the Olympic boat quota slot in Men’s Slalom Kayak for the U.S. by winning Gold at the 2012 Pan American Championships in Foz do Iguassu, Brazil on March 10. Hurd and Larimer then earned points toward Olympic selection by finishing 1st at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Charlotte on April 14. Finally, the tandem clinched the spot for themselves with a 9th place finish at the 2012 World Cup No. 1 in Cardiff, Wales on June 10.
- 2014 U.S. Team Trials: 2nd in C2 with Eric Hurd
- 2012 U.S. National Championships: 1st in C2, 3rd in C1
- 2012 World Cup No. 1: 9th in C2
- 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials: 1st in C2
- 2011 Pan American Championships: GOLD in C2
- 2011 World Championships: 32nd in C2
- 2011 National Championships: 2nd in C2
- 2006 World Championships: 18th in C1
Like Fathers, Like Sons: Hurd, 26, and Larimer, 31, are both following in the wake of their paddling fathers, Mike Hurd and Mike Larimer. The elder Hurd and Larimer trained with each other on the Chattahoochee River just north of Atlanta. Mike Hurd was also a high school All-American basketball player. Mike Larimer narrowly missed out on paddling for Team USA at the 1992 Olympic Games, but he was able to coach the U.S. Canoe/Kayak Team at the Atlanta 1996 Olympics. Surprisingly, their sons have only recently joined forces in doubles canoe. But the duo quickly established themselves as the best C-2 boat in North and South America with a Gold medal at the 2012 Pan American Championships.
Hero: Nichola Tesla, he was a real life mad scientist.
Honors: 2010 Georgia State University Field Camp Award
Trivia: I have the voice of an angel
RECAP: 2014 USA Canoe/Kayak Slalom Team Trials
March 27, 2014
The U.S. will field a veteran squad at the World Championships, including a combined 8 Olympic appearances. Fabien Lefevre, a two-time Olympic medalist for France, will be joined on Team USA by Olympians Casey Eichfeld (2012, 2008), Rick Powell (2008), Benn Fraker (2008), Jeff Larimer (2012) and Eric Hurd (2012).
Sept. 10 Weekend Recap
Sept. 10, 2012
2012 Olympians return to the whitewater.
Eyes on Bottom Line Canoeists Ponder Rio
Aug. 31, 2012
Eric Hurd and Jeff Larimer make up the fastest slalom canoe doubles team in the United States yet their athletic future is hardly secure.
Queen, Hurd/Larimer Miss Cut for Semifinals
July 30, 2012
Penalties again were enough to prevent Women’s K1 Caroline Queen (Darnestown, Md.) and the Men’s Double Canoe tandem of Eric Hurd (Woodstock, Ga.) and Jeff Larimer (Marietta, Ga.) from advancing. Hurd and Larimer finished 12th and Queen 17th Monday to cap off a tough two days for the U.S. Olympic Slalom Team at the Lee Valley White Water Centre.
Like Father, Like Son
Virginia Harrison July 29, 2012
Eric Hurd and Jeff Larimer look to build on their fathers' legacies
Meet Our USA Canoe/Kayak Olympians
July 19, 2012
The 2012 U.S. Olympic Canoe/Kayak Team will consist of seven athletes competing in seven events.
Five 2012 U.S. Olympians Named in Wales
June 07, 2012
Add two more athletes and one final boat to the nominees for 2012 U.S. Olympic Canoe/Kayak Team. Eric Hurd (Woodstock, Ga.) and Jeff Larimer (Marietta, Ga.) reached the Men’s Double Canoe (C-2) Final Sunday, where they finished 9th.
'12 Things ... you might not know about Canoe/Kayak
Paul D. Bowker April 13, 2012
With this weekend's Trials coverage, find out more about the thrilling sport