Eric Giddens

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Eric M. Giddens (born May 8, 1973 in Atlanta) is an American slalom kayaker who competed from the early 1990s to the early 2000s.

Early life and education[edit]

A native of Atlanta, Giddens graduated with a degree in environmental biology from Georgia Tech and earned a Ph.D. in oceanography from Scripps Institution of Oceanography.[1] His father is educator Don Giddens.[2]


He finished 20th in the men's K-1 slalom event at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.[3] His wife, Rebecca Giddens, won a silver in the women's K-1 event at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. They now own a brewpub, along with brewer Kyle Smith, in Kernville, California.[1] He also has been the NBC analyst for both disciplines of Canoeing in the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games


  1. ^ a b "About KRBC". Kern River Brewing Company. Retrieved 2011-07-09. 
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  3. ^ "Eric Giddens". Retrieved 2011-07-09.