Alexander Lee - ACA

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Alexander Lee

Hometown Kailua, Hawaii
Events Sprint Kayak
Years On Team 7 (since 2015)
Club Lanier Canoe Kayak Team
Born 08/01/1997
Schools/Work ‘Iolani School, Hawaii (2015) , Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles (2019)
Hobbies Kayaking, surf skiing, weight lifting, fishing, spear fishing, programming, hiking, reading, cooking, golfing

“I know this is going to be tough. Just deal with it.” – Zsolt Szadovszki

  • World Championships

    2015 Junior World Championships: K-2 1000m, 6th place

    2016 U23 World Championships: K-1 1000m, 24th place; K-4 1000m, 14th place

    2017 U23 World Championships: K-1 1000m, 23rd place; K-4 500m, 20th place

    2018 U23 World Championships: K-4 500m, 19th place; K-1 1000m, 24th place

    2019 World Championships: K-2 1000m, 31st place; K-2 200m, 11th place; K-2 500m, 10th place
  • World Cups

    2021 World Cup 1 (TBD)

    2021 World Cup 2 (TBD)
  • Other

    2019 Pan American Games: K-2 1000m, 4th place
  • U.S. National Championships

    2015
    1st (Jr 1,000m K2)
    1st (Jr 1,000m K4)
    1st (Jr 1,000m K1)
    1st (Jr 5,000m K1)
    2nd (Jr 200m K1)

    2016
    1st (5,000m K1)
    1st (1,000m K1)
    1st (500m K1)
    3rd (200m K1)
    1st (1,000m K2)
    4th (200m K2)
    1st (1,000m K4)

    2017
    1st (1,000m K1)
    1st (500m K1)
    1st (5,000m K1)
    4th (200m K1)
    2nd (1,000m K2)
    4th (200m K2)
    2nd (1,000m K4)

    2018
    1st (1,000m K2)
    1st (1,000m K4)
    1st (1,000m K1)
    1st (5,000m K1)
    3rd (500m K1)
    2nd (500m K4)
    4th (200m K1)
    2nd (200m K2)

    2019
    1st (1,000m K2)
    1st (1,000m K4)
    2nd (1,000m K1)
    1st (500m K1)
    1st (500m K4)
  • U.S. Team Trials

    2015
    2nd (1,000m K1)
    7th (200m K1)
    1st (1,000m K2)

    2016
    6th (1,000m K1)
    3rd (1,000m K2)
    10th (200m K1)
    5th (200m K2)

    2017
    2nd (1,000m K1)
    2nd (1,000m K1)
    3rd (200m K1)
    4th (200m K1)

    2019
    9th (1,000m K1)
    6th (500m K1)

    2021
    1st (1,000m K1)
    1st (1,000m K2)

More About Alexander Lee

Growing up in Hawaii, there is an abundance of watersport activities to engage in. Alex did not start his sprint flat water kayaking career until the relatively late age of 16 in 2014. Prior to kayaking, he grew up paddling outrigger canoes at the age of 11 in 2008 and competed in flat water surfski racing when he began high school in 2011. It was not until his last year as a junior-level paddler that he made his national and international debut.

During his undergraduate studies in Los Angeles, CA from 2015 to 2019, Alex primarily trained alone out of Marina Del Rey. During the summers, he would rejoin his club training group to train full-time in preparation for each summer’s world championship. Alex has travelled domestically to Hawaii, California, Georgia, New York, Oklahoma, and Florida while on the US national team. His international travels have taken him to Portugal, Belarus, Bulgaria, Hungary, Russia, Canada, and Peru.

After graduating magna cum laude from Loyola Marymount University with a B.S.E. in electrical engineering, he put on hold his career in the aerospace industry. Moving to Gainesville, GA, Alex planned to take a year to train full-time in preparation for the 2020 Olympics. Although his plan has changed, his determination and motivation remain unwavering. Since being a member on the 2015 junior national team, it has been Alex’s goal to compete at the 2020 Olympics.