Zachary (Bug) Lokken - ACA



Zachary (Bug) Lokken

Hometown Durango, Colorado
Events MC-1 , Extreme Slalom
Years On Team 12 (since 2012)
Club Nantahala Racing Club
Born 03/25/1994
Schools/Work Central Piedmont Community College '20
Hobbies Skiing , online gaming with friends and cooking

“Cause I think we can make it, in fact, I’m sure/ And if you fall, stand tall and come back for more.” – Tupac

9 Things You Didn't Know About Bug Lokken

  1. Zach made his is senior national debut in MC-1 at the 2009 Worlds Championships in La Seu d'Urgell, Spain at age 15.
  2. Zach has been on the senior nation team every year since 2012.
  3. He made his first World Cup final in MC-1 in Pau, France.
  4. When Zach is not on the water, you might find him online gaming with his friends or cooking dinners.
  5. He has been kayaking since he was 5 but really began canoe slalom in a C-1 when he was 8 years old.
  1. In 2020, Zach received his associates degree in applied arts and is currently focusing on the Tokyo Olympics.
  2. Zach's favorite race was the 2019 Pan American Games, where he won gold in the MC-1.
  3. His favorite whitewater course is London, UK and Pau, France because of how big their whitewater courses are.
  4. Zach has a childhood nickname, which is Bug.
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    Olympic Games

    2020 Tokyo Olympics (in 2021)
    7th MC1
  • World Championships

    2019 La Seu d'Urgell, Spain
    40th MC1

    2017 Pau, France
    26th MC1

    2016 U23 Bratislava, Slovakia
    8th MC1

    2014 Deep Creek, USA
    21st MC1

    2013 U23 Liptovsky, Slovakia
    9th MC1

  • World Cups

    8th MC1, Prague, Czech Republic

    7th MC1, Pau, France

    7th MC1, Pau, France
  • U.S. Team Trials

    2021 Charlotte, NC
    1st MC1

    2019 Oklahoma City, OK
    1st MC1
  • Other Results

    2018 Pan American Games, Lima, Peru
    Gold Medalist MC1

More On Bug Lokken

Zach enjoys going on any type of adventure whether it be in cities or mountains with his girlfriend, Anna Ifarraguerri. He also has a passion for cooking and is always trying something new and challenging to create. You can also find Zach online, playing games with his brother and friends. Over the quarantine, Zach found an interest in ashtanga, a type of yoga, due to the breathing exercises, repetitiveness of the routine, and the tranquility is provided, while also providing a challenging workout.