Tuesday, July 14, 2015

A New Werner Paddles SUP Ambassador in Western Canada

We are super excited to announce that Genna Flinkman of Edmonton, Alberta is the newest Werner Paddles SUP Ambassador in Western Canada and member of the Nikki Rekman Sales Team.

Genna is a fantastic edition to our team, on and off the water. She is fun, generous and in her words, "Loves spreading the love for all things SUP!" She's smart too, with a degree in Kinesiology and Psychology, she uses this knowledge when training herself and others. It also helps her to educate people on how to stay healthy and fit. Genna has been playing competitive sports her whole life. Most recently she played college basketball at Augustana University College (part of the University of Alberta) and was a member of the Alberta Development Team for Skeleton.

She was introduced to stand up paddling by a close friend, who knew her athletic background and figured Genna and SUP would be a great fit. He was right. The day after her first time on a race board, she was hooked and bought her first board.

We met Genna at the West Kootenay River SUP Race where she placed 1st for Women, in the Distance Race and 1st for Women, in the SUP Cross (her first ever, river competition).

Having trained with some of the most notable SUP paddlers in the world, Candace Appleby to name one, we expect that Genna will be one of the women to beat in the future.Genna will be spending more time in California training this winter and we expect she will do amazing things in SUP in the next months and years ahead.

Genna is also sponsored by Infinity SUP BoardsVirus Action Sport PerformanceCJC SUP Fins and Spy Optics.  Please follow Genna and her SUP adventures via Instagram @gflinkman

Green River, UT

Green River, UT
Photo: Shawna Franklin