Stephen Wright


Stephen is one of the most smiley people and best kayakers and coaches around the world!


Hobbit King or Dark Horse


Rock Island, Tennessee, USA

Favourite rivers:

Anywhere there’s water!

Why do you coach?

I love being able to share my passion for kayaking with others. Getting paid to do it is just a bonus!

Why do you love kayaking?

It’s an infinite challenge, which takes me all over the world with friends. Whether playboating, squirt boating, creeking, river running, instructing, or competing, I just love to be on the water in a boat.

What’s something most people don’t know about you

I can grow facial hair on command.  I eat no green vegetables of any kind–ever!


Accomplishments: Keener Program Head coach, 4-Time US National Freestyle Champion, 3rd World Championships 2011, 3rd World Championships 2009, US Freestyle team member 2009 & 2011, 2011 Pan American Champion, 1st Ever Island’s Smelliest Object Competition on the Hairy Lemon–2nd.

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12.10 – 26.10