Early life and education
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. His father is educator Don Giddens.
He finished 20th in the men's K-1 slalom event at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. 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.
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- "Eric Giddens". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-07-09.
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