Adrian Mattern (GER)

Full name:
Adrian Mattern    

Nick name:
Atte

Date of Birth: 
10/06/1995

Place of birth: 
Heidelberg

Nationality: 
German

Profession: 
Whitewater kayaker   

Sport / activities (different to your profession): 
Just kayaking really    

Place of residence: 
Heidelberg

Biggest accomplishments: 
Multiple first descents; youngest person on the Stikine back in 2014; youngest and 4th decent on Newen Falls, Chile    

Latest success or project: 
Winner of #claimfreedom
successful descent 80ft Newen Falls
1st Place Fuy Festival Freestyle
1st Place Palguin Race Slalom    

Lifetime project: 
Push kayaking to its boundaries and expand them    

Favourite spot / location(s): 
Pucon, Chile
White Salmon, USA
Voss, Norway    

Personal music/song:
KAMAU-Jusfayu; Mick Jenkins -Jazz    

Personal statement / philosophy: 
Serious achievements can be done without being serious        

Platforms of athlete:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/adrian.mattern
Instagram: www.instagram.com/adrian_atte/

Partnership with adidas since: 
2016

Most stupid thing you ever did!
In 2014 I made it through 8 weeks of hard kayaking in norway uninjured; broke my nose and hurt my shoulder on the last day diving head first into the shallow river....3 days before flying out to BC. Lesson learned.