Max Karlsson incredible 2014 season has gotten him nominated by the WorldPaddleAwards for Sports Junior of the year. Please vote for him here:
(2014) Max Karlsson - Sweden | 2014 Nominees | World Paddle Awards | The Global Awards for Canoe, Kayak and other Paddlesports
Even though Max competes for Sweden, but he is a Colorado paddler born and raised. If only Colorado would issue him a passport
o He first learned to paddle with DownStreamEdge.
o He learned to roll with RAGuides.
o Bart from Golden River Sports taught him how to spin in the Library Hole on Clear Creek back in 2009.
o Pool sessions with CU kayaking club and at Meyers Pool.
o Got his start in slalom with Scott Shipley.
o Currently trains slalom with Team Colorado Whitewater Racing
o Trained freestyle with Dustin Urban for the past two years. I credit Dustin for taking Max from a paddler with potential to a world cup and European champion in freestyle.