Jesse Kneebone Ellis

National Team: Junior

DOB: 28/01/2001
Hometown:
 Henley Beach South Australia
Institute/Academy: SASI
Club:  West Lakes Canoe Club
Coach(s): Laurence Fletcher

  • How did you get into paddling?
    I started kayaking through Surf Life Saving because I wanted to improve my ski paddling but I saw more opportunities through kayaking so I stuck with that instead.
  • What has been your biggest accomplishment in the sport so far?
    Competing at the Junior World Championships in 2017 would be my biggest accomplishment.
  • What keeps you busy outside of Kayaking?What is your current Occupation and/or University degree?
    I am still at high school so I spend a lot of time there but I am also a swimming instructor.
  • Who is the greatest Influence on your career?
    My older brother Jayden has really guided me through my sporting career.
  • How would your best friend describe you?
    Poorly.
  • Do you have any superstitions before a race?
    No.
  • What is your favourite course to paddle on?
    Szeged , Hungary.

Previous National Teams: Olympic Hopefuls (2016), Junior (2017 + 2018), Asia Pacific (2018).

Instagram:@jessekellis


 International Results

2018

Asia Pacific
Gold (K4 500) –  Asia Pacific Sprint Cup (Adelaide, AUS)
Gold (K4 200)  – Asia Pacific Sprint Cup (Adelaide, AUS)
Silver (K4 1000) – Asia Pacific Sprint Cup (Adelaide, AUS)
Bronze (K2 1000) – Asia Pacific Sprint Cup (Adelaide, AUS)
Bronze (K2 500) – Asia Pacific Sprint Cup (Adelaide, AUS)
6th (K1 200) – Asia Pacific Sprint Cup (Adelaide, AUS)

2017

World Championships
14th (K4 500) – ICF Junior World Championships (Pitesti, ROU)