|Years On Team||4 (since 2018)|
|Club||Potomac Whitewater Racing Club (PWRC)|
|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
- 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.
- At age 12, he began switching from kayak to canoe.
- On Nathaniel's 14th birthday, he began training with Silvan Poberaj at PWRC.
- He enjoys playing clarinet as the first chair in my high school band and has been a member of All District Band three times.
- 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.
- Nathaniel has an aussiedoodle named Kona.
World Championships2018 Junior Worlds: MC-1, 45th place
2019 Junior Worlds: MC-1, 35th place
World Cups2021 Prague World Cup: MC-1, 47th place
U.S. Team Trials2018, 2019, 2021: 1st place in MC-1 (Junior)
2021: 3rd place in MC-1 (Senior)
U.S. National Championships2019: MC-1, 4th place