|Events||K1 1000m, MK2 500m, MK1 5000m|
|Years On Team||5 (since 2018)|
|Club||Bellingham Canoe Kayak Sprint Team|
|Schools/Work||University of Washington '25|
|Hobbies||Hiking, backpacking, camping|
“Organize your life around your dreams and watch them come true” – Purba Chakraborty
US Nationals2018: 1st U16 MK1 5000m, 4th U16 MK1 1000m, 4th U16 MK1 500m, 4th U16 MK1 200m
2019: 1st U18 MK1 1000m,1st U18 MK2 1000m, 1st U18 MK2 200m, 2nd U18 MK1 5000m, 2nd U18 MK1 500m, 2nd U18 MK1 200m
OtherOlympic Hopes Regatta
2019: 3rd U17 MK1 500m,10th U17 MK1 1000m
More about Jonas Ecker
Jonas grew up in Bellingham, WA where he was introduced to Sprint Kayak through the founding summer camp of the Bellingham Canoe Kayak Sprint Team in 2013, at age 12. Prior to personally training Sprint Kayak, both of his parents raced and trained in surfskis to different degrees.
Jonas competed locally in both sprint and surf ski races before attending his first national championships in 2015. He first competed internationally in 2018 as a member of the U16 team after. The following year he competed for the U17 team, achieving the bronze medal in the MK1 500m at the Olympic Hopes Regatta.
When racing returned after COVID-19 he competed at the 2021 National Championships, sweeping the Open MK1 (5000m, 1000m, 500m, and 200m). Jonas then competed for the U23 team the same year. After repeating his sweep at the 2022 US Team Trials he qualified for both the Senior and U23 teams. With these qualifications he will compete at the Senior World Championships, Pan-American Championships, and U23 World Championships.
Jonas plans to continue competing in both sprint kayak and surfski for years to come.