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Evy Leibfarth

Best known as: Evy

Hometown: Bryson City, NC, USA

Living now: Charlotte, NC, USA

Discipline: Canoe Slalom, Kayak Cross

Class: WK1, WC1, WX

Current boats: Galasport Caipi Fin, Genie, and then the Pyranha Ripper Evo.

Shaft of choice: Galasport 

Big volume or tight and technical: Tight and technical. 

Favourite paddling spot: For slalom, the Bratislava and Tacen courses are my favorite as they are really unique and have exciting technical moves as well as big water. For creeking, the Green river in NC.

Why should you be on the Peak PS team?: Kayaking is my favorite thing in the entire world, and I train as hard as I can year-round to be the best I can possibly be. Peak makes my favorite gear and helps me get as tight to the gates as I can. Also, the Peak team is made up of so many athletes that I’m friends with and look up to, and being a part of that is really special. 

How did you get into paddling?: My dad was a coach for the US National Team before I was born, and my mom was also a paddler, so I was basically born doing it.

Achievements: 2020 Olympic Team, Bronze at 2021 World Championships, 3x Junior World Champion, World Cup medalist 

What's your paddling goals for 2023? My biggest goal for this season is to qualify an Olympic quota for the United States at the World Championships in London. 

Best things about paddling: The amazing community of athletes, getting to travel to such cool paddling destinations, and the adrenaline from racing or running big rapids. 

Best boating moment: Finishing my run at my 2020 selections and realizing I had made the Olympic team. 

Worst boating moment: Running Gorilla on the Green river upside down and then swimming. Not as soft a landing upside down!!

Any other Hobbies: Drawing, running, cooking

Ultimate worldwide destination: Sydney, Australia. Favorite destination for a winter training camp, as its such a fun course and there’s so much to do around – beaches, hikes, cafes… 

Food: Spanakopita 

Drink: Watermelon Red Bull

Music: Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Maneskin

Movie: Point Break (the old one)

Read: Lord of the Rings

Piece of Peak PS Kit: Racer ST 2022 shortie

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