Mark Crosbee

National Team: Junior

DOB: 22/1/2004
Club:  Melbourne Canoe Club
Coach(s):  Warwick Draper
Nickname:  Crosbee

  • What age did you start paddling? I have been in competing in Canoe Slalom from age 6-7.
  • How did you get into paddling?
    My parents both paddled professionally for the British team and both were high level coaches meaning that I was pretty much born into the sport
  • What has been your biggest accomplishment in the sport so far?
    My biggest accomplishment in the sport so far would probably be qualifying for the junior team over the last two years and competing at the 2019 Junior Worlds.
  • What keeps you busy outside of paddling?What is your current Occupation and/or University degree?
    When I’m not paddling I go mountain biking, hang out with friends and just try to generally enjoy myself.
  • Who is the greatest Influence on your career?
    My greatest Influence on my career would probably be my parents, they introduced me into this sport and have coached me to where I am today
  • How would your best friend describe you?
    My best friends describe me as quirky, outgoing, friendly, British, caring and enjoyable to be around
  • Do you have any superstitions before a race?
    I try not to tie myself to any superstitions, as I need to adapt if something unexpected comes up. I do have a loose routine of warming up an hour before my run, walking the course 30 minutes before and then getting back on the water when I feel ready.
  • What is your favourite course to paddle on?
    My favourite course to paddle on would be Brady’s White-water course, found in the heart of Tasmania
  • Previous National Teams:
    NTS (National Talent Squad) 2018.  National Junior Team 2019 & 2020

Instagram: @mark.crosbee04

International Results

33rd – 2019 ICF Canoe Slalom Junior World Championships, Krakow (POL)

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