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About Mitchell Paddles
The Mitchell Family
Peter Mitchell
Peter Mitchell has been involved with the company for most of his life and has worked there steadily since he graduated from college in 2001. Peter grew up racing, paddling K-1 slalom from the time he was eight years old until he turned 14. Then he started paddling C-2 and went to the worlds and preworlds with his partner, Ben Thomas. He raced C-1 for his last two years as a junior, and was the top U.S. paddler in the worlds held in the Czech Republic. Now playboating is his favorite form of paddling. Peter has earned his stripes at the paddle company as well. He started out doing basic production, learning the process from start to finish, so he knows every single paddle, how it goes together. He also has been working in billing and advertising and has maintained the Web site since he started college. He plans to continue the Mitchell focus on personal service and high quality, and perhaps further explore the use of synthetics.
David Mitchell
(Retired - 2005)
Peggy Mitchell
(Retired - 2005)
David Mitchell began paddling in 1959, and slalom racing in the early 1960's. His paddling career includes 8 years as British National Champion, and silver and bronze medals in the World Championships. After competing in the 1972 Olympics he maintained involvement through coaching at the national level and designing national and Olympic slalom courses.
Peggy (Nutt) Mitchell began paddling in 1968 and competed in four World Championships, representing the USA, earning a silver medal and also representing Britain and winning a gold medal. Both came in world competition. She continued to be involved by coaching the Jr. and Sr. national teams.