2019 Honorees

The 2019 Class of Honorees joins past inductees as part of whitewater paddling’s rich history. IWHoF is pleased to announce the following four IWHoF Honorees. Read the full profiles of each of these honorees by clicking on their names.

Read the official press release about these great whitewater legends, please click here.

The 2019 International Whitewater Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was hosted in Nuremburg, Germany on October 5th during the annual PaddleExpo industry trade show.

The Advocate Category: recognizes individuals that have contributed to the advancement of whitewater sports through activism, environmental stewardship, ensuring river access, and innovations in manufacturing and whitewater courses and development.

  • Advocate – Joe Pulliam
  • Advocate – Chris Hawkesworth

The Pioneer Category: recognizes individuals who are the first, or among the first, to contribute significantly to the development, understanding, and promotion of whitewater sports.

  • Pioneers – Christa & Hermann Kerchkoff