Nathaniel Francis - ACA



Nathaniel Francis

Hometown Vienna, Virginia
Events MC-1
Years On Team 6 (since 2018)
Club Potomac Whitewater Racing Club (PWRC)
Born 10/10/2003
Schools/Work George C. Marshall High School
Hobbies Filmmaking , Photography , Playing clarinet , Hiking and Skiing

“Paddle faster I hear banjo music” – Deliverence

6 Things You Didn't Know about Nathaniel Francis

  1. Nathaniel started paddling when I was 4 with my parents in a tandem kayak. When he wanted to paddle on my own, his parents said he had to take a class. So, at age 9, he discovered canoe slalom with Dana Chladek at PWRC.
  2. At age 12, he began switching from kayak to canoe.
  3. On Nathaniel's 14th birthday, he began training with Silvan Poberaj at PWRC.
  1. He enjoys playing clarinet as the first chair in my high school band and has been a member of All District Band three times.
  2. Nathaniel is an avid filmmaker, focusing on documentary and action sports. The majority of his films revolve around whitewater kayaking, many made in collaboration with PWRC.
  3. Nathaniel has an aussiedoodle named Kona.
  • World Championships

    2018 Junior Worlds: MC-1, 45th place

    2019 Junior Worlds: MC-1, 35th place
  • World Cups

    2021 Prague World Cup: MC-1, 47th place
  • U.S. Team Trials

    2018, 2019, 2021: 1st place in MC-1 (Junior)
    2021: 3rd place in MC-1 (Senior)
  • U.S. National Championships

    2019: MC-1, 4th place