Davey Hearn | USA


Davey Hearn dominated the top levels of canoe slalom for over a decade (with Jon Lugbill). He was instrumental in collaboration with other top racers, in designing the Max series of canoes that revolutionized slalom racing.

As a competitor, he performed consistently over much of his more than twenty-five year career. His return to the top of the podium in 1995 for a second individual World Championship title ten years after his first, along with three Olympic appearances underscores his influence on the sport over his 26 year competitive career.

Champion Accomplishments:
• Two-time Gold Medalist: ’85 & ’95 World Championship
• Five-time Silver Medalist: ’79, ’81, ’83, ’87, ‘89 World Championship
• Three-time Silver Overall Medalist: ’88, ’93, ‘97 World Cup
• Bronze Overall Medalist: ’90 World Cup
• Three-time Olympian: ’92, ’96, and ’00 Olympics

Other Accomplishments:
• Nineteen-time National C1 Champion (1976 to 2001)
• Seven-time National C2 Champion (1977 to 1986)
• National C1 Wildwater Champion (1980)
• National C2 Wildwater Champion (1978)
• US Olympic Committee Top 10 Sportsman of the Tear (1995)
• USA Canoe Kayak Male Athlete of the Year (1995)
• Designed more than 20 canoes used worldwide (with Jon Lugbill, Bob Robson, and David Knight)
• Whitewater courses design consultant
• Coach and advocate for slalom racing both nationally and internationally. Part of international athlete lobbying effort to ensure slalom venue in the 2000 Olympics.