Chris Wiegand

Paddlesports and Cycling Manager

Chris joined Adaptive Adventures in 2014, with more than 25 years' experience in high-level competitive international and Olympic sports as both an athlete and coach. He began his athletic career as a competitive long distance runner, adventure racer, and triathlete. In 1998 he took up competitive kayak and canoe, and in a few short years ascended to the top of U.S. Whitewater charts in both C-1 and C-2 for wildwater and slalom disciplines.

As a coach, Chris (AkA C-Dub) established a top international youth kayaking club in Colorado, earning recognition as the 2005 Olympic Development Coach of the Year. That same year the Positive Coaching Alliance recognized him as a National Double-Goal Coach. Chris has coached in multiple countries throughout the world, in multiple sports, as well been a member of multiple expeditionary teams, both on mountains and rivers around the world. Chris claims to be the "Champion of Energy Spirit" and brings about huge energy to building community.

After experiencing a traumatic brain injury, Chris leveraged his neuroscience background and shifted his passion for coaching, competition, and problem-solving to survivors of traumatic injury, the physically and developmentally disabled, and others with any adaptive needs.

Chris lives in Erie, Colorado where he finds time to stay active climbing, running, kayaking, paddle boarding, cycling throughout the front range and beyond with his two sons and wife, Heather.

If you would like to contact Chris Wiegand, please email him at wiegand@adaptiveadventures.org or call our office at (303) 679-2770 ext 209.

Paddlesports Manager Chris Kayaking Big Water