Logan my pops forced me and the bro to take kayak lessons from the man denny lee himself - when I was 12 and little bro was 10
. No kids/parents other than sotlquist were paddlin around the upper ark then..
As far as organized sports - I spent most of my weekends from 16-18 yrs down in the various hoods of denver gettin myself known in the small rec center/outdoor hoops scene. That rolled into a 4 year full ride hoops scholarship in college, 3 year starter, with over 2000 career points, and I even hung 40 points on CU one night.. Hoops ended for me with invites to the CBA/Europe leagues but opted out and spent all the money I had saved up on a snowmachine. Then headed out to the BC that winter and never looked back.
I always found it funny that all my hoops friends/coaches hated the fact that I snowboarded/kayaked all the time and all my snowboard/kayak friends could not believe that I played hoops just about every day.. Yea what a funny clicky world we live in!