Whitewater kayaking and kayak competitions, despite their extreme nature and high level of difficulty, are no longer adult-oriented activities. Ben Peters is the 2006 and 2007 C2 Junior Olympics champion. He competes in freestyle, downriver, boater-cross and slalom. Last year Ben was in China with the Olympic Development Team and trained on the prototype slalom course for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Ben is 15 and lives in Hudson, WI. Other than kayaking, Ben competes in alpine ski racing, high school track and high school soccer. I first met Ben at Canoecopia 2008 in Madison, WI and was impressed by his maturity, determination, love for kayaking and true appreciation for Mountain Khakis. We are excited to be partnered up with Ben and look forward to tracking his progress.