Jennifer Burke

USA Canoe/Kayak

Event/Discipline: Sprint Kayak, K1 and K2 500m

Height: 5'10"
School: University of Oklahoma City (Advertising and Graphic Design)
Club: Oklahoma City High Performance Team

Recent Results:

  • 2011 US National Sprint Team Member
  • 2011 World Championships in Szeged, Hungary: 9th in K2 1000m A Final, 8th in K4 500m heats
  • 2011 World Cup No. 3 in Duisburg, Germany: 8th in K-2 1000m Final, reached semis in K-2 500m and K-2 200m
  • 2011 World Cup No. 2 in Racice, Czech Republic: BRONZE in K-2 1000m A Final, 8th in K-2 200m B Final, 9th in K-2 500m B Final
  • 2011 US Sprint Team Trials: 2nd in K-2 500m, 4th in K-1 500m, 8th in K-1 200m
  • 2X 2011 National Champion: K-2 1000m (with Kaitlyn McElroy); K-4 500m


Career Highlights:

  • 2011 Collegiate National Champion

  • 2011 National Team Trials - 4th place K1 500m, 2nd place K2 500m

  • 2011 U.S. World Cup Team Member

  • 2009 U.S. World Championships Team Member

  • 2007 U.S. Pan American Games Team Member

  • 2011 Jim Wade Award

Personal:

  • Nickname: "Biz"

  • Job: Youth Instructor at Boys and Girls Club

  • Hobbies: graphic design, reading, running, sports

  • How'd you get started? I went to my older sister's practice at the San Diego Canoe/Kayak team. I kept with it because it was my goal to beat her.

  • Trivia: I want to design athletic clothes.

  • Twitter: @Miz_Biz