2022 Paddlers Awards Winners – Kaelin Friedenson (Usa) U21 Male Paddler of the Year.
Repeat the feat! Stoked to announce Kaelin Friedenson, the 2022 U21 Male Paddler of the Year Award. Kaelin is leading the charge for the next generation of do-it-all kayakers. 2022 saw him going huge on the flooded high-volume rivers of Canadian Stakeout; pushing downriver freestyle and chasing waterfalls in Europe and North & Central America; and racing towards the podium finishes at slalom races, extreme races, and freestyle competitions. A huge year once again for Kaelin, who wins this awards for the second year in a row.