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Bellingham paddler to compete at Paris Olympics

Jonas Ecker, race partner Aaron Small capture first in MK2 500-meter event at Olympic qualifier

Jonas Ecker, left, and his race partner Aaron Small dig into the water Tuesday, April 23 during a MK2 500-meter race at the Canoe Sprint Americas Continental Olympic Qualifier in Sarasota, Florida. The pair finished first overall to qualify for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris. (Photo courtesy of Cathy Kasperbauer)
By Connor J. Benintendi Sports Editor
Jonas Ecker, a U.S. Sprint Canoe and Kayak National Team member born and raised in Bellingham, has q

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