Ben Ross


National Team: Junior

Hometown: Melbourne, VIC
Club: Melbourne Canoe Club
Coach: Warwick Draper
Fav Discipline: C1
  • What age did you start paddling? I started paddling when I was 12 years old.
  • How did you get into paddling? I started with the Ivanhoe Grammar year Seven
    kayak program run by the school, where we did a couple of flatwater sessions
    before hopping straight onto the Goulburn River. I started because I had heard
    about the program before I started the year and thought it would be a cool
    outdoor activity. Evidently it was.
  • What has been your biggest accomplishment in the sport so far? Being selected for my first Australian Junior Team this year in 2020.
  • Tell us something we might not know about you: Apart from kayaking I
    like to play my cricket, and I’m part of the First IX team at my school, along with also doing Debating which I enjoy. Contrary to popular belief I do also paddle K1, where my greatest career achievement was sharing the U18 podium with Declan and George Lazenby at the 2020 Age Nationals at the Mersey.

Instagram: @ben.r055

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