Eric Giddens

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Eric M. Giddens (born 8 May 1973 in Atlanta) is an American slalom canoeist who competed from the early 1990s to the early 2000s.[1]


Giddens finished 20th in the men's K1 slalom event at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.[2]

Giddens has been the NBC analyst for both disciplines of canoeing during the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games.

World Cup individual podiums[edit]

Season Date Venue Position Event
2000 18 Jun 2000 Ocoee 1st K1

Family 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.[3] His father is educator Don Giddens.[4] His wife, Rebecca Giddens, won a silver in the women's K1 event at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. They now own a brewpub, along with brewer Kyle Smith, in Kernville, California.[3]


  1. ^ "Profile at". Retrieved 17 September 2017. 
  2. ^ "Eric Giddens". Retrieved 2011-07-09. 
  3. ^ a b "About KRBC". Kern River Brewing Company. Retrieved 2011-07-09. 
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