Clay Wright is a professional whitewater kayaker and kayak designer. He designed a signature "Java" creekboat for Perception Kayaks. He has appeared in 50+ extreme or instructional kayak videos. Wright is a pioneer in creekboating (with 1st descents in 11 states and 5 countries) and playboating (inventor of the loop, a fundamental trick in the sport).  He has won many freestyle events and extreme races throughout the world including the very first Green River Race in 1996. He is a 7-time US Freestyle Team member and won Gold in 1997 and 2013, Silver 1999 and 2015 at the Freestyle World Championships in the Squirt Boat category.