The twenty-three year-old Atlanta native began his paddling career as a whitewater slalom racer. Levinson’s strong foundation of slalom skills has brought success on the extreme racing circuit, where he has been a fixture on podiums over the last several years.
“Everyday on the river is an adventure for me; I’ve been able to kayak in some amazing places and push my personal limits on challenging whitewater,” Levinson said. “I’ve always been a big fan of Kokatat gear, and I’m excited to be joining their team and representing the company.”
Most recently, Levinson was given the coveted Canoe and Kayak Male Paddler of the Year Award at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2012.
He was the 2011 Green Race champion and North America’s top finisher in the inaugural AWP Whitewater World Series. Keeping close to his slalom roots, Levinson competed in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials and finished ninth in the highly competitive K-1 class.
Levinson will be wearing and providing feedback on various Kokatat products including the new Kokatat Maximus Prime. The Prime is the Type 5 rescue version of Kokatat’s latest and most advance PFD platform.
Levinson joins Kokatat’s distinguished group of paddle sport athlete ambassadors that includes among others such luminaries in the sport as Dane and Eric Jackson, Jesse Coombs, Paul Kuthe, and Adriene Levknecht the Canoe and Kayak Female Paddler of the Year.
For the full roster of Kokatat athletes and ambassador team members visit http://www.kokatat.com/team.
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