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Ryan Westley

Ryan Westley

Slalom - Podium Potential

Ryan Westley is a men’s C1 slalom canoeist and got the 2018 season off to a great start, becoming C1 European Champion in Prague, his first senior title. He competed in the final of all four World Cups he entered, demonstrating great consistency at the highest level and won bronze in World Cup 1 in Liptovsky. He then topped off a great season, impressively winning C1 silver at the World Championships in Rio and C1 Team bronze.

In 2015 Ryan won his first individual senior medal – C1 bronze, at the World Championships on his home course at Lee Valley and in 2016 he became the U23 European Champion in C1.

Ryan completed two years of a Sports Science and Management degree at Nottingham Trent University before moving down to Lee Valley to train full-time.

Profile

Date of Birth: 19/08/1993
Born: Exeter
Hometown: Merriott, Somerset
Lives: Cheshunt, Hertfordshire
Occupation: Athlete
Height / Weight: 1.81m / 79kg
Hobbies: Xbox, skiing

Discipline

Class: Canoe Slalom - Men's C1
Paddling since: 1996
Club: Lower Wharfe
Coach: Mark Ratcliffe
Boat Manufacturer: Vajda Martikan
Paddles Manufacturer: Vajda Martikan
Lottery Funding: UK Sport Podium Programme
Sponsors

Results

Year Olympic Games World Championships European Championships World Cups National/Other
2018 Rio:
C1 - 2nd
C1 Team - 3rd
Prague:
C1 - 1st
C1 Team - 4th
WC1 Liptovsky:
C1 - 3rd

WC2 Krakow:
C1 - 6th

WC3 Augsberg:
C1 - 6th

World Cup Final La Seu D'Urgell:
C1 - 5th
2017 Pau:
C1 - 23rd
C1 Team - 2nd
Tacen:
C1 - 20th, C1 Team - 7th
WC Final La Seu:
C1 - 5th

WC3 Markkleeberg:
C1 - 7th

WC 2 Augsburg:
C1 - 30th

WC1 Prague:
C1 - 10th
2016 U23 Krakow:
C1 Team U23 - 2nd
Liptovsky:
C1 - 16th,
C1 Team- 3rd
U23 Solkan: C1 - 1st
WC1 Ivrea:
C1 - 17th

WC2 La Seu:
C1 - 27th

WC3 Pau:
C1 - 33rd

WC4 Prague:
C1 - 2nd

WC5 Tacen:
C1 - 11th
2015 Lee Valley:
C1 - 3rd,
C1 Team - 6th
Markkleeberg:
C1 - 23rd,
C1 Team - 3rd
WC 1 Prague:
C1 - 11th,
C1 Team - 2nd

WC 2 Krakow:
C1 - 9th,
C2 - 7th

WC 3 Liptovsky:
C1 - 29th

WC 4 La Seu d’Urgell:
C1 - 16th

WC 5 Pau:
C1 - 29th
2014 Deep Creek:
C1 - 20th,
C1 Team - 7th

U23 Penrith:
C1 - 6th
Vienna:
C1 - 10th,
C1 Team - 8th

U23 Macedonia:
C1 - 5th, C2 - 5th
WC 1 Lee Valley:
C1 - 27th,
C1 Team - 1st,
C2 - 11th

WC 5 Augsburg:
C1 - 20th,
C1 Team - 9th,
C2 - 13th
2013 U23 Liptovsky:
C1 - 21st,
C1 Team - 7th
U23 France:
C1 - 13th,
C1 Team - 6th
WC 2 Augsburg:
C1 - 29th

WC 5 Bratislava:
C1 - 24th,
C1 Team - 11th
2012 WC 5 Bratislava:
C1 - 26th
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