Jaxton Orr is currently in his junior year at Carson-Newman University and is a member of both the CNU fishing and kayak fishing team. He has been competitive kayak fishing for six years and has been blessed with much success. Orr started off fishing local events his local club, the Indiana Kayak Anglers, and consistently finished at the top. He then moved on to fishing the Hobie Bass Open Youth Division on Kentucky Lake in 2017, where he won the event. Ever since, Jaxton has spent most of his time on the national scene and has made competing in the Hobie Bass Open Series his top priority for several years. He has had numerous top 10’s and has finished top 8 in AOY every season he has fished in the BOS…with exception of the 2022 season. Early on in his 2022 season, he began to have some health issues that prevented him from fishing and traveling. Orr took a break from the tournament scene and really worked on his techniques and was determined to get better. In early 2023, he received medical clearance to hop back on the series and Jaxton came back stronger than ever, taking his consistency of being in the top ten to being in the top five. Jaxton had a plethora of success in all three national series. In the BOS specifically, he was able to win his first ever Hobie BOS event in the great state of New York on Lake Cayuga and finished 2nd overall in the AOY race.
Jaxton also has a heartfelt passion for helping others. For the past six years, Orr has solicited sponsor fellow angler support enabling him to host a charity tournament for those in need. With the help of the entire kayak fishing community, they have been able to raise over $12,000 for different charities and families across the country.
Jaxton has been incredibly blessed over his six years of kayak fishing. Kayak fishing has been a God Send for him. His dream is to do it as a career.