Jesse Kneebone Ellis

National Team: Junior

DOB: 28/01/2001
 Henley Beach South Australia
Institute/Academy: SASI
Club:  West Lakes Canoe Club
Coach: 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 paddling? 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 has been 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?
  • Do you have any superstitions before a race?
  • What is your favourite course to paddle on?
    Szeged , Hungary.
  • Previous National Teams: Olympic Hopefuls (2016), Junior (2017 + 2018), Asia Pacific (2018).


 International Results

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)

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