Matt O’Reilly hales from Durango, Colorado and spent his younger years racing kayaks and exploring the many drainages of the North and South America. As a member of the U.S. Olympic Development Team Matt competed in the 1996 and 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials. Since retiring from racing Matt has moved on to raising his three kids. Matt is also a team leader on the Technical Rescue Team for Medicine Hat Fire Department where he is a full time Firefighter.
“Whether you are a river-rookie or an experienced boater, WRI tailors their classes to what you need to learn in a fun and challenging environment. Their scenario based teaching approach creates an electric learning atmosphere where you feel like you are in actual river rescue situations. I would recommend them to anybody!”