Alan Anderson Trophy

Awarded to the club winning the most points in the Women K-4 events.

Alan Anderson is the founder and head coach of the Gig Harbor Canoe Kayak Racing Team (GHCKRT). Anderson’s mission statement is to support, coach and prepare local youth to race regionally, nationally, internationally and ultimately at the Olympic level in the sport of sprint canoe and kayak.

As the Director of the United States Sprint Coaches Association as well as taking part in the United States Para Canoe Committee, Alan is actively involved in preparing athletes to compete at the highest level and vested in helping them achieve athletic greatness. His many achievements have been recognized and he was named Coach of the Year for two years in a row.

His leadership has led to GHCKRT winning multiple National Championships. Athletes from GHCKRT have gone on to represented the United States in international competition often more than any club other club in the country.

Alan has had significant success preparing high performing Women K-4 team boats. With that, Gig Harbor Canoe and Kayak Racing Team took the opportunity to recognize Alan for all of his work in developing women K-4 sprint kayak teams and develop a trophy in his honor. The trophy is to be awarded to the winning women’s K-4 team/club who accumulates the most points in Women’s K-4 at the National Championships.

Notable Achievements

  • Most women named to Junior World Team by a Club since 2007
  • Five year Championship award winner in Bantam WK4
  • Back to back National Club Champions in 2012 and 2013



2021Gig Harbor Canoe & Kayak Racing Team
2020Not awarded due to the Covid-19 pandemic
2015San Diego Canoe/Kayak Team