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Team Wave Sport Continues to Push Limits of Kayaking

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (May 27, 2014) – Team Wave Sport has signed a dynamic team of world-class athletes to its 2014 roster who will continue to push the limits and advance the sport of whitewater kayaking in all disciplines. Recognized by the whitewater community for its top kayaking talent for over 25 years, Team Wave Sport will be led by longtime team manager Bryan Kirk, and guided by veterans Tad Dennis, Tyler Curtis and Tanya Faux. For 2014, Team Wave Sport proudly welcomes 2013 Jr. Men’s World Champion Hunter Katich who will defend his ICF Jr. Men’s World Cup title this year. 

“Team Wave Sport lives and breathes whitewater and is focused on pushing personal limits and team goals to inspire and advance the future of our sport,” says Kirk. “This year’s athletes will continue to build upon that legacy, whether they are navigating rapids on remote expeditions, paddling heart-pounding creek runs, performing clean hole combos, or putting together the latest jaw dropping edits. These top whitewater paddlers drive and inform Wave Sport’s high-performance standards, and we are proud to support them in all their kayaking endeavors.” 

Team Wave Sport boasts a full calendar of kayak events for the 2014 season. Many athletes will participate in top tier freestyle competitions and steep creek races, explore uncharted waters, and coach the sport’s next best paddlers. Look out for Team Wave Sport at the Whitewater Grand Prix, GoPro Mountain Games, North Fork Championships, Gauley Fest, Alabama Mountain Games, and ICF Kayak World Cup.

2014 Team Wave Sport Roster

Sean Rose

Bryan Kirk

Chris Baer

Chris Wing

Devon Barker-Hicks

Devyn Scott

Elaine Campbell

Hunter Katich

Kelsey Thompson

Kim Becker

Max Ovett

Sam Ovett

Shane Groves

Tad Dennis

Tanya Faux

Taylor Cavin

Tyler Curtis

Tyler Fox

Casper van-Kalmthout

Michele Ramazza

Simon Strohmeier

Olaf Obsommer

Martin Koll

James Benns

Aleix Salvat Cuevas

Katelyn Green

Kyle Hull

Dan Simenc

Get to know all of the Team Wave Sport athletes at: and follow their adventures at and

About Wave Sport®

Wave Sport was founded in 1986 with a dedication to all things whitewater, and that philosophy holds true today. For Wave Sport, paddling is a journey whether over the course of a day or a lifetime. Some journeys are destined for a local, glassy surfing wave, while the journey for others may culminate in a first descent of some remote and enormous drop. For those who believe paddling is not just an activity, but a way of life, Wave Sport welcomes you to the ride. Join the Wave Sport Community and learn more at

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