Eric Jackson

Quick Facts

Full Name Eric Jackson
Nick Name EJ
Birth Date March 3, 1964
Birth Place Warren, Ohio
Residence Tennesse, near Rock Island
Nationality American
Ethnicity Not Available
Hobbies Fishing, Photography
Tattoos None
Sexual Orientation Straight
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Mother’s name Not available
Father’s name Not available
Food Habit Non- vegetarian
Age 58 years old
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Light Brown
Profession Professional Kayaker, Entrepreneur
Marital Status Married
Wife/Spouse Kristine Jackson
Children Emily Jackson, Dane Jackson, and KC Jackson
Social Media FacebookInstagramYouTube
Salary Under Review
Net Worth $1-$5 million
Merch Kayaking with Eric Jackson: Rolling and Bracing Kindle Edition,and Playboating: Kayaking With Eric Jackson (Handbook)
Last Update July 2022

If you enjoy paddling in kayaks, it is likely that you have seen Eric Jackson and been inspired by the charisma and assurance with which he splashes from waterfalls.

The name Eric Jackson is well-known in the kayaking community. There are those that admire the 58-year-old athlete.

He is a family man, an author, an entrepreneur, and an athlete.

Do you want to learn more about Eric Jackson’s life, work, and family? By the time you finish reading this essay, you will have learned about one of the best freestyle kayakers currently competing.Without further ado, let’s look at some of his short facts.

Eric Jackson Kayaking (Source: Facebook)

Eric Jackson: Who is he? What is the  Age and physical of Eric Jackson?

Eric Jackson, a renowned freestyle kayaking champion, was born in Warren, Ohio, on March 3, 1964. He goes by the moniker “EJ.”

When Eric was a teen, his father introduced him to athletics. Eric has grown more and more in love and passion for sports ever since.

The current world champion is 58 years old. According to the Chinese calendar, he was born in the year of the Dragon.

The American kayaker’s exact height and weight data are still being verified. The information about him will be updated as soon as we can.

Additionally, Pisces is Eric Jackson’s horoscope sign.

People born under the Pisces sign are reputed to be particularly sensitive and gentle. To please the people they care about, they will go to extraordinary measures. They are also extremely innovative and creative. Jackson is not an exception.

Career of  Eric Jackson

Kayaker legend Eric Jackson is an expert in freestyle paddling. He has won the World Freestyle Kayak Championship four times. In 1993, 2001, 2005, and 2007, he was the champion.

He also held the title of Pre-World Champion in 2000 and 2004. Jackson is a kayaking world champion.

Eric Jackson also placed second in the freestyle kayak world championships held in Thun, Switzerland, in October 2009.

Eric has also perhaps established a world record by continuing to be a member of the USA Kayak Team for 25 years. (1999-2014)

Eric, regrettably, was unable to meet the requirements for the American team in 2015. But in 2017, he received a new qualification.

Eric is to be commended for his boldness and tenacity. The great athlete is known for winning titles despite playing against much younger opponents.

Jackson Kayak Founder

A company that manufactures kayaks is called Jackson Kayak. Eric “EJ” Jackson started it, as suggested by the company’s name.

Jackson Kayak was founded in Rock Island, Tennessee, in October 2003 by Eric Jackson and Tony Lunt, a business partner. They had previously participated in teams and served as designers for Wave Sport Kayaks.

The most varied boat variety is offered by Jackson Kayaks. The boat that the company makes is available in a range of sizes and styles.

The brand also places a high value on ease of use, comfort, and durability. In Japan and England, Jackson Kayaks has the biggest market share.

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The kayaks have gained a lot of traction with Freestyle athletes as high-performance playboats. The best freestyle paddlers in the world frequently utilize Jackson kayaks.

The Jackson family, Nick Troutman, Claire O’Hara, Ruth Gordon, Joel Kowalski, Steve Fisher, and other athletes utilize Jackson kayaks.

Currently (2018), the best-selling brand globally is Jackson Kayak, which also held the top spot in 2007 for whitewater kayaks.

Eric Jackson: Children and Family

The Jacksons—Dane Jackson, Emily Jackson, Eric Jackson, and so forth—are the first names that come to mind when we think of great kayakers. The Jackson family is a kayaking family.

Did you know that they all come from the same family, though? If not, we’ll simplify things for you.

The Jackson Family (Source: Instagram)

The four-time world champion kayaker Eric Jackson is happily wed to Kristine Jackson. The Jackson family’s rock and a key player behind the scenes is Kristine.

Even though her name is not frequently mentioned, she inevitably contributes to the success of the entire Jackson family. Kristine was barely 18 years old when she wed Eric.

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 Dane Jackson,

Dane Jackson, Eric and Emily’s first child, was born in Washington, DC, on July 17, 1993.

When he was only two years old, he first took up kayaking. Similar to Dane, who ran his first waterfall at age five, In Maryland, USA, there was a 3 m dam.

After that, he gradually increased his position while picking up new skills. He started his professional career in 2010, and since then, he has dominated almost all junior world titles.

He also started winning different professional-level competitions quickly. For instance, the IFC Freestyle World Championships and the Whitewater Grand Prix.

Like his father, Dane Jackson has a successful career. Both Kayak Session and Rapid Magazine have profiled him. In addition, he has won more than 80 freestyle kayaking contests.

Dane enjoys tumbling down waterfalls. He calls it one of the best experiences he has ever had. But he also acknowledges that there are significant risks involved.

It takes a lot of strength to run a waterfall and to be willing to take the harsh blows if something goes wrong.

Dane claims that, in spite of everything, the act of running a waterfall makes him feel at peace. We can catch a taste of his escapades on Instagram and his Youtube channel.

Emily Jackson

The daughter of Eric Jackson, Emily Jackson is a two-time World Freestyle Kayak Champion (2015 & 2009). (2015 & 2009).

Emily has been in the U.S. freestyle kayaking team since 2003, i.e., at the early age of 13!

Further, she is also a 2007Jr World Champion, 2012 World Cup Champion, and a 2011 Silver Medalist. Likewise, in 2009, Emily also earned #1 Women’s US Slalom.

Moreover, Emily is also a social worker. She raised $30K for Soft Power Health that was Fighting Malaria in Uganda.

Just like her brother Dane, Emily too likes kayaking because of the sport’s independence. It takes you to new people and a new environment.

Further, kayaking also takes away all other ideas from the day. According to Emily, kayaking always provides her the tranquility that she craves. We may undoubtedly get to know her better from her Instagram and Facebook accounts.

Additionally, Emily is married to Nick Troutman, a professional kayaker. Emily and Nick have two children together.

Is Eric Jackson also an Author?

Apart from kayaking, the American kayaker is also a novelist. Eric has published four instructional books to help young kayakers master kayaking techniques.

In 1999, Eric wrote the book ‘Whitewater Paddling: Strokes & Concepts.’ The book includes expert teaching in basic and intermediate whitewater techniques.

Further, the book also includes the tactics depicted in on-the-water images of a champion paddler.

Likewise, in 2000, Eric wrote another book called Playboating: Kayak With Eric Jackson. In the book, the freestyle kayaker explains all the playboating trick moves.

Further, he also provides in-detail advice on how to train to achieve them.

In 2016, Eric Jackson wrote another book titled “Kayaking with Eric Jackson: Rolling and Bracing. In the book, the four-time world-champion freestyle kayaker explains one of whitewater kayaking’s most essential techniques: the kayak roll.

Further, the book also provides the best techniques for kayaking in all water conditions and stepwise directions for learning and acing the kayak roll and bracing.

Jackson’s most recent book is Kayaking with Eric Jackson: Strokes and Concepts, which he wrote in 2017.

The world-champion freestyle kayaker teaches basic paddling strokes and principles in the book. Each stroke instruction includes warm-up and practice activities.

Further, the book also contains tips on fixing typical blunders and techniques to improve critical movements such as eddy turns and ferrying.

In sum, the book offers step-by-step color images. As a result, it is a vital to enhancing anyone’s kayaking technique.

The book ranked #92 in whitewater kayaking. In addition to the teaching books, the whitewater kayaker has also created eight instructional movies.

What is the Net Worth of Eric Jackson?

Eric Jackson had a glorious career. His achievements run to the extent that it might seem like a dream to an average human being.

Eric has made enough riches for himself through his successful and gratifying career. Apart from his prize money from kayaking and fishing, he also makes money through business.

Eric is the founder of Jackson Kayak and presently the president of Apex Watercraft. Further, he also does various sponsorships and endorsements.

According to various sources, the legendary kayaker Eric Jackson’s net worth is somewhere in between $1-$5 million.

Eric Jackson: Social Media

Eric has over 288k followers on the Facebook page. He is very active on Facebook and regularly shares various content there. Likewise, the kayaker is on Instagram, where he has around 34.2k followers.

However, there is no information about his Twitter account. He shares various instances about his life, friends, and family on social media.

Further, he also interacts with his fans and followers through social media.

Eric Jackson with his youngest son, KC Jackson (Source: Instagram)

Additionally, Eric Jackson also has his  YouTube Channel. He has 13.7k subscribers on his channel.

Eric usually talks about his personal as well as professional life via youtube. He also uploads complete instructional materials on kayaking on his YouTube Channel.

His channel is full of lifestyles, fishing, family, and other fun videos to boot.

Apart from his own YouTube Channel, various other channels, including the sports channels, also upload videos of the legendary kayaker and his kayaking freestyle.

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