Jeremy Rodgers


  Team role: Swift water paddling specialist
  Profession: Operates a Sports Medicine/Chiropractic clinic
  Currently resides:Boulder, CO
  Hometown: Ponca City, Oklahoma
  Year joined DART: 2010

Jeremy joined DART as our flat and swift water paddling specialist after an 11 year stint as an elite adventure racer in the US with top 25 finishes in every major race in the world including the Eco Challenge, Raid Gauloises, Primal Quest, and the Wenger Patagonia Expedition. His travels have taken him to every continent except Antarctica in search of that primal experience that one can only find embedded deep in the Earth’s natural wonders with other great outdoor athletes like the DART adventure team. He has been a member of numerous US Canoe and Kayak national teams and most recently paced Andy Corra’s new Guinness World Record for distance kayaking previously held by adventure racing legend Ian Adamson. Before joining DART, Jeremy has raced with Salomon USA, Boulder Performance Network, Eastern Mountain Sports, and MOAT. He lives in Boulder, CO where he operates a sports medicine/chiropractic clinic and lectures professionally on all topics sports medicine.

Favorite Gear

Favorite Drink: Cola nuun
Favorite shoes: Keen Yugoi flip flops
Favorite bike: Turner Flux
Favorite bike component: FSA K-Force Light crankset, Hayes Stroker trail hydraulic brakes
Favorite pedals: Crank Brother’s Eater Beaters Four Ti pedals
Favorite bike accessory: Ergon grips
Favorite wheels & tires: FSA XC-300 SL and Schwalbe Nobby Nic (front) and Racing Ralph (rear)
Favorite bike suspension: Manitou R7 MRD Absolute 100
Favorite sunglasses: Rudy Project Exowinds
Favorite cycling garment: Ibex Ventoux vest
Favorite foul weather shell: Arc’Teryx Alpha LT Proshell
Favorite socks: Teko EcoMerino Wool MiniCrew
Favorite backpack: Gregory Z25 with Hydrapak bladder
Favorite bikelight: Light and Motion Stella 300
Favorite sunscreen: KINeSYS Performance Moisturizer SPF 15
Favorite Kayaking gear: Epic V12 surf ski and homemade pogies
Favorite training and racing aid: Suunto Vector Titanium

Behind The Scene

Favorite race: Patagonia Expedition Race. Zero safety, 3 days between CPs, and not one sign of human occupation. It put the capital E back into Epic.
Best race moment: Getting my gear box from Air France 6 hours before the Raid.
Worst race moment: Being electrocuted endlessly climbing through cow fencing in Raid World Championships in France/Italy. A close second was walking for 2 final days through peat bogs with stress fractures in both feet in Patagonia.
Favorite food: Cheetos and Nutter Butters followed by a shot of nunn.
Why I race: I lost a brother at the age of 24 and committed the rest of my life to living life for the both of us. Adventure racing compresses all the things every human was meant to experience; calculation, fear, pain, exhilaration, loss, triumph, and synergy among others to be discovered.
Race advice: Races are won and lost in the transitions, structured race nutrition, foot care, and thorough preparation of your maps. All other things are too close to call.
Vice in life: Cookie dough and sleeping in.
Greatest challenge: Balancing athletic and professional/occupational interests.
What do I do with my free time?: Plan my next day down to the minute.
My teammates think that: I’d organize the rocks on a mountain if I could. Entropy and disorder give me great angst.

Race Results

  • 1st place: Pole, Pedal, Paddle-Salida, Colorado
  • 1st place: Gravity Play Adventure Extream Series-Buena Vista, CO
  • 3rd place: Gravity Play Adventure Extream Series-Moab, Utah
  • 3rd place: Go Pro Mountain Games- Vail, CO
  • 2nd place: FIBARK River Race-Salida, Colorado (biggest whitewater race in the US)
  • Qualified for US Canoe and Kayak Wildwater Team (Top 4 K1 classic and sprint paddlers in the US)- Russel Forks Gorge, Kentucky and will represent the Team USA in 2012 World Championships in Bourg St. Maurice, France.
  • 3rd place: Moab Gravity Play Adventure Series 12 hour (solo)
  • 1st place: Western Wildwater Team Trials- Glenwood Springs, Co.
  • 1st place: Pole, Pedal, Paddle (team paddler)-Salida, Co.
  • 1st place: Buena Vista Gravity Play Adventure Series-Buena Vista, Co.
  • 1st place: Teva Games Bud Light Downriver Champion-Vail, Co.
  • 2nd place: USA Canoe and Kayak Wildwater Nationals (FIBARK)-Salida, Co.
  • 1st place: Colorado River Race (unlimited class and overall)-Glenwood Springs, Co.
  • 1st place: Glenwood Springs Gravity Play Adventure Series-Glenwood Springs, Co.

  • 1st place: Trioba Adventure Race- Lake Chelan, Washington
  • 12th place: World Wildwater Championships, K1 team, Sort, Spain
  • 1st place: Gravity Play Adventure Series – Buena Vista, Co.
  • 5th place: Pole Pedal Paddle- Salida, Colorado

  • 2nd place: US Wildwater Team Trials (classic race)- Salida, Colorado
  • 3rd place: FIBARK Open Wildwater Sprint- Salida, Colorado
  • 1st place: Gravity Play Adventure Series – Moab, Utah
  • 2nd place: Pole, Pedal, Paddle – Jackson Hole, Wyoming
  • 1st place: Colorado River Race (broke 18 yr. course record) – Glenwood Springs, Co.

  • 56th place: World Wildwater Championships, K1 classic- Ivrea, Italy
  • 6th place: US Wildwater Team Trials (classic race)- Cheat River, Virginia
  • 5th place: Moab Half Marathon (age group) 1:22 – Moab, Utah
  • 1st place: Colorado River Race- Glenwood Springs, Colorado
  • 2nd place: Wyoming Outback 100K Paddling Challenge- Saratoga, Wyoming.
  • 1st place: Pole, Pedal, Paddle (new course record)- Salida, Colorado
  • 1st place: Gravity Play Adventure Series- Durango, Colorado.
  • 3rd place: Lyons Outdoor Games 5K (age group) 18:02-Lyons, Colorado.
  • 2nd place: Lyons Outdoor Games Downriver Race

1998- 2007
  • 3rd place: Teva Mountain Games (paddler for Team Pearl Izumi)- Vail, Colorado.
  • 25th place: Eco Challenge New Zealand
  • Multiple top 25 placings: Primal Quest Telluride, Tahoe, San Juan Islands
  • 24th place: Raid World Championships
  • 6th place: Raid World Championships Qualifier (North American Continent)
  • 3rd place: Patagonia Expedition Race- Puenta Arenas, Chile.
  • 2nd place: North American Rogaine Championships- Mark Twain National Forest, Missouri
  • Numerous 1st and 2nd place: Gravity Play Series team/solo finishes.
  • Numerous multiday sea kayak, downriver, and ski mountaineering expeditions to Fiji, Nepal, Brazil, and Canada finishing 2nd to Mother Nature in most cases.

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