Event/Discipline: Paracanoe; V1
Hometown: Fullerton, California
Birthdate: October, 9, 1968
Height: 5'7"
Education: Degree in Sports Broadcasting and Communications

2015 U.S. Paracanoe World Cup Team

Top Results:

  • 2010 World Sprints: Bronze in V1

  • 2012 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships: 5th in V1

  • 2012 World Sprints: Bronze in V1

  • 2014 U.S. National Championship: Gold in V1 at 200m, 500m, and 5K

Recent Results:
  • 2015 ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Cup: 6th in VL3 200m final
  • 2015 U.S. National Sprint Team Trials: 1st in V1 200m VL3


  • Nickname: Crouse

  • How you got into the sport: I participated in a disabled sports event, “Summer Fest”, and fell in love with outrigger canoeing.

  • Hobbies: I collect Sports Memorabilia, 6 man Outrigger Canoe, and traveling for Sporting Events.

  • Role Model: Dick Butkus, Linebacker [Chicago Bear Great]

  • Favorite Quotes: 
    • “Nobody who ever gave their best regretted it.”  -George Stanley Halas
    • “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”  -Sir Winston Churchill
  • Sponsors:  PossAbilities at Loma Linda University Health powered by Quest Diagnostics, Kai Ko’o paddles, ONiT Pro wax, PaddleMe Sports Wear, Laguna Tribe Waterman, Procellera, Onit Ability Board, and OX Endurance Formula


I am a U.S. Army Veteran that lost a left leg while in service.  I am a husband and a father of 3; Krystal, Kasey, and Chase. Paddling has been my way of life for more than a decade. It is my passion and vocation. I have been very fortunate to be able to give back to my community, by speaking to transitional soldiers, foster children and as a peer counselor to fellow amputees. I would not be where I am today without the love and encouragement of my family and the unfailing support of PossAbilities.