The Freedom Outrigger Project

Here’s a perspective on canoe and kayak from veteran LAPD officer Jerry Guy, two-time Olympian Cliff Meidl, and Wounded Warrior, Greg Crouse. Jerry lost his left leg at 23 years old while on duty with The LAPD. Cliff Meidl, at age 20, came in contact with 30,000 volts of electricity, a voltage 5 times greater than the electric chair! As a result of the accident Cliff lost the use of his legs. He found his way to the Olympic games twice as a result of Outrigger Canoe racing. Greg Crouse, US Army, lost his leg and became a member of the Freedom Outrigger Project, medal winner in the World Sprints 2008, he now races with IMUA Outrigger Canoe in Newport Beach CA. PLEASE Visit
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The Freedom Outrigger Project

Andrew Waldron

The "Freedom Outrigger Project" will encourage disabled Vets and challenged athletes to regain self-confidence and refresh their spirit for fitness by engaging them in competition with and against able-bodied athletes on an even playing field: the outrigger;


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The "Freedom Outrigger Project" will encourage disabled Vets and challenged athletes to regain self-confidence and refresh their spirit for fitness by engaging them in competition with and against able-bodied athletes on an even playing field: the outrigger; the ocean. The plan is to promote an on-going outreach program to provide outrigger paddling and ultimately, racing opportunities to the returning wounded vet or to any athlete with a physical disability.
The program would be hosted in conjunction with San Diego Outrigger Canoe Club, a not-for-profit outrigger club established in 1985 by ex–Navy Seal Dee VanWinkle. The mission of our club is to bring the sport of Outrigger racing to the athlete and to enter races and be a competitive club on the West Coast and to enter as many World-Class events as possible.-deliverables:adaptive outrigger equipment; racing opportunities; media coverage; personal growth for all participants.
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