Coaches

WCKA’s commitment to quality instruction sets the industry standard.  World Class selects coaches from kayaking's professional ranks and works to help them progress professionally, giving students the advantage of training with top coaches, every day throughout the school year.  Working individually with each student, these dedicated athletes help students determine their athletic goals and create a training program to help them achieve their personal best.  Under WCKA coaches, students become World Class kayakers and often become leaders in the paddling world.

Josh Bechtel (2007)
Salida, CO
B.S. Mathematics - University of Oregon


Paddling Accomplishments
  • Starred in Twitch IV & V
  • First descents in 10 countries
  • Starred in Hotel Charley
  • Starred in Pulse
                               

  Scott Doherty (2001)
Missoula, MT
B.S. Bio-Medical Sciences, Literature Minor - Montana State University; M.T.E. - Eastern Oregon University

Paddling Accomplishments
  • Starred in Nurpu, Weyakin, New Reign, One World, and Dynasty
  • 2000 National Champion - Men's Expert Boatercross
  • 8.5 hr descent of The Box, Clark's Fork of the Yellowstone 
  • 13th at the 2010 U.S. Freestyle Team Trials / Nationals
  • 1st Descent Koosah Falls, Oregon
   
  LJ Groth (2006)
White Salmon, WA
B.A. Journalism - University of Oregon

Paddling Accomplishments
  • Starred in Bigger Than Rodeo
  • Starred in Mission: Epicocity
  • Starred in Amplify

   
  Andrew Holcombe (2003)
Bryson, NC

B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies: Spanish, Biology, and Religion Minors - Virginia Tech

Paddling Accomplishments
  • Silver Medal - 2003 World Championships
  • 3 x U.S. Freestyle Team Member
  • Starred in Wet House, Burning Time & Burning Time II
  • 2007 Green Race winner 
  • NOC Instructor




Ben Kinsella (2009)
Chicago, IL
B.S. Mechanical Engineering - Montana State University

Paddling Accomplishments
  • 8.5 hr descent of The Box, Clark's Fork of the Yellowstone 
  • Starred in Two Summers
  • Appeared in Demshitz
  • Several first descents and world travels by kayak
  Karl Moser (2006)
Eugene, OR
B.S. Business & Sports Marketing - University of Oregon


Paddling Accomplishments
  • Starred in Bigger Than Rodeo
  • Starred in Mission: Epicocity
  • Starred in Amplify
  • 2X Silver medalist, IR Big Gun Show
   
  Dave Zinn (2006)
Bozeman, MT
B.A. History, University of Oregon

Paddling Accomplishments
  • Starred in Bigger Than Rodeo
  • Starred in Mission: Epicocity
  • Joined expeditions in 8 countries

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