Name: Yale Steinepreis
Hometown: Fremantle, Western Australia
Club: Bayswater Paddlesports Club
Coach: Ramon Andersson
- How did you get into paddling?
I first discovered paddling as my grandmother was a very impressive paddler and it was only that she mentioned a talent identification program that I thought I would try out.
- What has been your biggest accomplishment in the sport so far?
I think my biggest accomplishment would be making each of the Australian teams over my paddling career as at the time they all felt as big and important as each other.
- What keeps you busy outside of paddling? What is your current occupation and/or university degree? Outside of paddling, I spend most my time between university (Business Law and Finance degree) or work (Office Administration) and with my friends and family.
- Who is has been the greatest influence on your career?
The greatest influence would be my coach Ramon Andersson, who consistently proves to me that you can always push yourself harder.
- Do you have any superstitions before a race?
When I was younger I definitely had a few little race rituals that I liked to stick by but I have learnt that the less things you make a necessity, the less that can go wrong if for some reason you aren’t able to do them.
- What is your favourite course to paddle on?
My favourite course would be Champion Lakes in Perth as it’s my home course and it provides some opportunities for fast times.
- Previous National Teams:
2014 – Olympic Hopes, 2015 – Junior World Championships, 2017 – U23 World Championships, 2018 – Asia Pacific Sprint Regatta, 2018 – U23 World Championships.
10th (K4 500) – ICF U23 World Championships (Pitesti, BLR)
13th (K2 500) – – ICF U23 World Championships (Pitesti, BLR)
3rd (K2 200) – National Championships (Champion Lakes, WA)
7th (K2 500) – National Championships (Champion Lakes, WA)
9th (K1 200) – National Championships (Champion Lakes, WA)
8th (K4 500) – ICF Junior World Championships (Montemor-0-Velho, POR)