Jarret Kenke and Jacob Steele from Canada celebrate the silver medal

Jacob Steele


• Won gold in K-4 1000m and silver in K-2 1000m at the 2014 Pan American Junior Championships
• Represented Canada at the 2018 World University Canoe Sprint Championships, placing in the top-10 in all three of his events
• Joined the national team in 2019
• Represented Team Nova Scotia at the 2017 Canada Summer Games, winning three medals


Getting into the Sport: Started kayaking and competing in local regattas at age 7… Attended his first national championships in 2011 and won gold in the Midget (15-16) K-2 1000m while he was still Bantam aged (14)… Outside Interests: Studying Chemical Engineering at Dalhousie University… Hobbies include playing piano and guitar…

Notable International Results

ICF World Junior Championships: 2015 – 10th (K-4 1000m), 13th (K-1 1000m)

Pan American Junior Championships: 2014 – GOLD (K-4 1000m), SILVER (K-2 1000m)

FISU World University Championships: 2018 – 10th (K-1 1000m), 10th (K-1 500m), 7th (K-2 500m)