Dane Jackson drops the Salto Del Maule 134-foot waterfall
Dane Jackson poses for a portrait after dropping the Salto Del Maule

Dane
Jackson

United States

United States

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Kayaking

One of the best all-around whitewater kayakers on the planet, American Dane Jackson holds multiple freestyle and whitewater titles.

Date of birth

July 17, 1993

Birthplace

Washington, DC

Age

28

Nationality

United States

United States

Career start

2010

Disciplines

White Water Kayaking / Kayak Freestyle

Dane Jackson knows whitewater. The freestyle kayaker grew up travelling the USA in an RV with his family, getting homeschooled by his mother and chasing kayaking competitions with his father, Eric Jackson, an Olympic paddler and founder of the company Jackson Kayaks.

Dane dominated nearly every junior world title early on in his career and by 2011 he'd started winning pro-level contests, including the Whitewater Grand Prix and the IFC Freestyle World Championships, distinguishing himself as more than just his father’s son.