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Patrick Dolan

Canoe/Kayak

Event/Discipline: Sprint Kayak, K-2 & K-4 1000m
Height: 6'2"
School: Ashford University
Club: Lanikai Canoe Club, HCKT

Birthdate: 05/24/1988

Career Highlights:

  • 1st K2 500m - 2009 U.S. National Championships
  • 13th K2 1000m - 2009 World Cup 3 (Hungary)
  • 13th K2 500m - 2009 World Cup 3 (Hungary)
  • 1st K1 10000m - 2008 U.S. National Championships
  • 1st K2 1000m - 2008 U.S. National Championships
  • 1st K2 500m - 2008 U.S. National Championships
  • 9th K4 200m - 2007 World Cup 1 (Croatia)
  • 9th K4 200m - 2007 World Cup 2 (Hungary)
  • 9th K4 200m - 2007 World Championships (Germany)

Recent Results:

  • 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico: 7th in K4 1000m
  • 2011 World Championships in Szeged, Hungary: 8th in K4 1000M semfinals
  • 2011 World Cup No. 3 in Duisburg, Germany: 5th in K-4 1000 B Final
  • 2011 World Cup No. 2 in Racice, Czech Republic: 6th in K-4 1000m B Final
  • 2011 US Sprint Team Trials: 4th in K-1 1000m, 6th in K-1 200m, 2nd in K-2 1000m, 3rd in K-2 200m
  • 2011 National Champion: K-4 1000m

Personal:

  • Family: younger brother, Ryan, is also a member of the U.S. National Team
  • Job: landscaping
  • Hobbies: paddling, surfing, playing guitar
  • Quote: "God I love being a turtle!" - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • How'd you get started? converted from surfski paddling
  • Role model: My Granddad because he is the best man I have ever known and he has taught me to never give up.
  • Trivia: I love to hang out and cruise with my close friends
  • Twitter: http://twitter.com/PattyDs
  • Website: http://www.dolanbros.com/

Patrick began paddling in canoes, but has now been involved in sprint kayaking for 5 years. When not paddling Patrick enjoys surfing and singing.

Patrick began one man paddling at 14 and began showing up to the Lanikai mens practices.  He showed up and worked hard, enduring the difficult practices in our grandfathers 50 lb Cuda- not an easy task.  He was initially far behind the men in many aspects but he persevered.  It was this perseverence that caught the eye of Kai Bartlett, and amazing paddler in the Lanikai community.  Kai could see that Patrick was dedicated and took him under his wing, mentoring him and eventually sponsoring him with a Kai Wa’a canoe.  It was this support that allowed Patrick and Kai to win the mens Molokai relay when Patrick was only 16 years old.  Between the support of Kai, the Lanikai community and our family, that Patrick believed he could succeed in paddling.

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