Stanton Collins has been paddling since he was 10 years-old and began sprint kayaking competitively when he was 13. He has competed for the Sprint Kayak U.S. National Team for 5 years and will be competing for the U.S.A. in the 2018 season. In the time he has been paddling, he has competed in many World Championships and World Cups. In 2015 he achieved 4th in the world in the K2 500m, and in 2014 he won the K2 500m at the Pan-American Championships.
Stanton has had the opportunity to spend a lot of time paddling in countries across Europe and all over the U.S. He has also been involved in coaching dragon boat teams for the past 7 years in Gainesville, GA as well as at events across the southeast. Stanton grew up and trains in Gainesville, GA at the site of the 1996 Olympic Sprint Kayak and Rowing Venue. He is currently a student at Georgia Tech.