Shaye Hatchette - ACA



Shaye Hatchette

Hometown Fort Gibson, Oklahoma
Events Sprint Kayak
Years On Team 5 (since 2019)
Club Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club
Born 01/20/1996
Schools/Work University of Central Oklahoma '18

“Failure I can live with; not trying is what I can’t handle.” – Sanya Richards-Ross

6 Things You Didn't Know About Shaye Hatchette

  1. Shaye won an NBC produced television show called Milk Life presents, Scouting Camp: The Next Olympic Hopeful that first introduced her to the Olympic sport of sprint kayak in 2018.
  2. Other than kayaking Shaye’s favorite sport is gymnastics because she competed it competitively for years, her earliest role models were Olympic gymnasts, and she coached gymnastics for 5 years while attending college.
  3. She travelled solo for 1 month abroad visiting a total of 5 countries.
  1. In High School Shaye played 4 different sports year-round and in College she did 3 which were soccer, cheerleading, and rowing.
  2. When she’s not on the water Shaye enjoys spending time with family, writing, mountain biking, and outdoor activities.
  3. Shaye’s top 3 favorite TV shows are Friends, Bob’s Burgers, and The Chosen.
  • World Cups

    2021 World Cup Szeged, HUN: WK-2 500m, 7th in semifinal, WK-2 200m - 7th in the semifinal
  • U.S. Team Trials

    2021: 2nd in WK-1 200m, 1st in WK-2 500m

More On Shaye Hatchette

Shaye is from the small town of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma. She graduated in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. After graduation Shaye participated in an NBC produced television show called Milk Life presents, Scouting Camp: The Next Olympic Hopeful. She was among 3,500 athletes who applied, 90 invites, and in the end, she won in Sprint.

Canoe/Kayak. She left her home state of Oklahoma to pursue her Olympic dream of being a sprint kayaker and currently lives and trains in Gainesville, Georgia at the 1996 Olympic Venue.

Shaye made the U.S. National Team during her first sprint kayak regatta after only 6 months of jumping into the sport. Fast forward to the 2021 U.S. Olympic Team trials, only 2 ½ years of training sprint kayak and she has been named as one of the Team USA representatives to race for potential Olympic quota spots. She hopes to continue representing Team USA for years to come and looks forward to a bright future ahead.