Awarded to the winner of the Men’s K-1 Junior 1000m (Note: previously awarded to 10,000m)
Greg Barton is a four-time Olympic Medalist and is the most decorated U.S. Olympic Canoe/Kayak athlete of all time.
- Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games: BRONZE in K1 1000m
- Seoul 1988 Olympic Games: GOLD in K1 1000m and GOLD in K2 1000m with Norman Bellingham
- Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games: BRONZE in K1 1000m
- Two gold medals in the 1987 World Championships
- Gold medal in the 1985 World Championship K-1 10,000m
Greg went on to found the Epic Kayak Company and continues to compete in national and international kayak races while promoting his well designed and built paddles and kayaks.
When did this award begin?
|2020||Not Awarded due to Covid-19 Pandemic|
|2013||No race due to weather cancelation.|