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2017 Tallulah Race Results

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Micah Cox charging down Oceana – Photo by: Rob Giersch

Get the complete Tallulah Race 2017 results and recap with video, photos and more at:

http://regions.worldkayak.com/tri-cities/2017/11/14/2017-tallulah-race-results/



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2017 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown #1

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The first event in the 2017 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown series was some fast paddling fun! We had a great turn out with 15 competitors joining in for some friendly downriver boatercross competition!  We had some spectators who watched and cheered on the competitors from the start line.  The event was held on the Lower Nolichucky River, TN with mild cloudy skies.

The river level was around 1,200 CFS and spirits were high with several first timers in this event!  The course start was at the USA Raft river access and the finish line was the Chestoa Pike Bridge 1.5 miles downstream.  The course have several class I-II rapids and a couple of islands to negotiate along the way.  We launched classes in a mass start format and good times were had by all!

2017 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown Event #1 Results

Women’s K-1 Long Boat:

1. Sarah Reis – Green Boat

2. Maggie Darden – Green Boat

Men’s K-1 Long Boat:

1. Ryan Horn – Stinger

2. Jeff Vannoy – Green Boat

3. Wesley R. Bradley – Karma Unlimited

4. Steven Adams – Karma Unlimited

Men’s K-1 Short Boat:

1. Rahul Subramainian – Remix 69

2. Mike Crooks – Fun Runner 70

3. Elliot Wolff – Bazooka

4. Andy Woods – 9R

5. Isaac Balaicuis – Duckie

Women’s SUP:

1. Kathryn Bogdanescu

Men’s SUP:

1. Jack Nelson

2. Will Saylor

3. Tom Huml

 (Click here for a PDF copy of Event #1 Results)

 Thank you to all the racers for their participation and congrats to all of our class winners of Event #1!

Event Highlights:

*We had 1 SUP swimmer during the event at the finish.

*Some rocks may have been loaded into a racers boats prior to the race and going unnoticed complete the race in tow!

*Every competitor and/or volunteer in the event went home with a prize!

Event #1 Photo Album Link:

Cheryl Killman’s HTTD #1 photo album

 

A big thank you goes out to all of our great volunteers for their help in event #1:

Todd Emma – Finish Line Judge

Matthew Hart – Starter

Cheryl Killman – Photographer

 

A huge thank you goes out to our World Kayak Partners & the local sponsors below for all the great prizes & support of the events!

Our World Kayak Program Partners

Our local sponsors for this event:

    

A special thank you to USA Raft for hosting the event and providing shuttle for the competitors!

 

Stay tuned for details about HTTD event #2 coming soon to the Tri-Cities!  Hope to see you on the Noli to throwdown!!



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2016 Tallulah Race Results, Video & Recap

wildwildwes wrote 611 days ago:


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Get the complete Tallulah Race 2016 results and recap with video edit from Jack Orr, photos and more at http://regions.worldkayak.com/tri-cities/2016/11/15/2016-tallulah-race-results/



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2016 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown #2

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The second event in the 2016 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown series was a new event format for us by racing up river.  We had a good turn out with 12 competitors joining in for some friendly attainment race competition with the Nolichucky Beer League!  We had a few spectators who watched and cheered on the competitors from the river bank.  The event was held in the Nolichucky River Gorge, TN on a nice mild evening with mostly cloudy skies.

The river level was around 950 CFS and spirits were high with many of the racers eager to give this new race event style a go!  The course start was up at a spot in the bottom of the gorge known as Cherokee Dam above the USA Raft river access.  The finish line was the river right eddy at the bottom of Twin Eddies (The last Class III rapid in the gorge) 1 mile upstream.  The course has several class I-II rapids racers had to ascend to make it to the finish line.  We launched classes in a mass start format and good times were had by all!

2016 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown Event #2 Results:

Men‘s K-1 Long Boat:

1. Curtis England (17:51)

2. Craig Wassinger (17:55)

3. Ryan Horn (19:44)

4. Matt Dalton (21:29)

5. Jeff Vannoy (23:02)

6. Wesley R. Bradley (29:53)

7. Josh Dalton (59:47)

8. Jamison Evans (1:05:52)

9. Ben Carr (*HE)

9. Andrew Price (*HE)

Men‘s K-1 Short Boat:

1. Andy Woods (1:07:15)

2. Kevin Masters (*HE)

*Honorable Effort!

(Click here for a PDF copy of Event #2 Results)

Thank you to all the competitors for their participation and congrats to our class winners of Event #2!

Event Highlights:

*It came down to virtual tie at the finish for 1st with some rubbing is racing between Curtis and Craig!

*After the event many of the racers portaged around Twin Eddies to try the very challenging Gatekeeper attainment move above the rapid and venture deeper up into the gorge.

*The Jackson Action Wagon was on-site with FREE long boat demos for racers to try out.

*All competitors & volunteers who participated went home with a nice prize!

A big thank you goes out to our great volunteers for their help in event #2:

Ryan Horn – Registration & Race Course

Mike Potter – Photographer

Curtis England – Starter & Finish Line Judge

A huge thank you goes out to our World Kayak Partners & the local sponsors below for all the great prizes & support of the events!

Our World Kayak Program Partners

Our local sponsor for this event:

    

A special thank you to USA Raft for hosting the event with the Nolichucky Beer League!

Stay tuned for details about HTTD event #3 coming soon to the Tri-Cities!  Hope to see you on the Noli to throwdown!!



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2016 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown #1

wildwildwes wrote 832 days ago:


The first event in the 2016 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown series was some fast paddling fun! We had a great turn out with 19 competitors joining in for some friendly downriver boatercross competition!  We had several spectators who watched and cheered on the competitors from the start and finish line.  The event was held on the Lower Nolichucky River, TN with cool and breezy mostly sunny skies.

The river level was around 1,700 CFS and spirits were high with several first timers in this event!  The course start was at the USA Raft river access and the finish line was the Chestoa Pike Bridge 1.5 miles downstream.  The course have several class I-II rapids and a couple of islands to negotiate along the way.  We launched classes in a mass start format and good times were had by all!

2016 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown Event #1 Results:

Women’s K-1 Short Boat:

1. Stephanie Griffin (12:49)

2. Rachel Humfleet (12:58)

Men‘s K-1 Long Boat:

1. Ryan Horn (10:20)

2. Jeff Vannoy (10:39)

3. Wesley R. Bradley (11:00)

Men‘s K-1 Short Boat:

1. John Davis (11:38)

2. Mark Masters (11:40)

3. Kevin Masters (11:48)

4. Curt Wilhoit (11:50)

5. Steve Thorp (12:50)

Women’s SUP:

1. Camille Swan (11:27)

2. Abby Williamson (16:50)

Men’s SUP:

1. Aaron Koch (10:28)

2. Jack Nelson (10:47)

3. Dale Swanson (11:30)

4. Justin Griffin (11:44)

Tandem SUP:

1. Will & Danelle Saylor (18:50)

Men’s Bellyak:

1. Adam Masters (12:43)

(Click here for a PDF copy of Event #1 Results)

 

Thank you to all the competitors for their participation and congrats to all of our class winners of Event #1!

Event Highlights:

*We had 1 swimmer during the event.

*We had a great turn out in our SUP classes and one Bellyaker who came in with a great finish time in the event!

*The Jackson Action Wagon was on-site with FREE demos.

*Many competitors or volunteers in the event went home with a prize!

Event #1 Photo Album Link: Cheryl Killman’s NoliFest HTTD Race photo album

A big thank you goes out to all of our great volunteers for their help in event #1:

Erin Weatherford – Registration & Starter

Jewell Weatherford – Starter

Cheryl Killman & Kyle Koeberlein– Photographers

USA Raft – Finish Line and Shuttle

A huge thank you goes out to our World Kayak Partners & the local sponsors below for all the great prizes & support of the events!

Our World Kayak Program Partners

Our local sponsors for this event:

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A special thank you to USA Raft for hosting the event with NoliFest and running shuttle for the competitors!

Stay tuned for details about HTTD event #2 coming soon to the Tri-Cities!  Hope to see you on the Noli to throwdown!!



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2014 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown #2

wildwildwes wrote 1484 days ago:


The second event in the 2014 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown series was big booming fun! We had a good turn out with 16 competitors joining in for some friendly freestyle rodeo for the first time since June of 2011!  We had several spectators who watched and cheered on the competitors from the river bank.  The event was held at Big Rock on the Lower Nolichucky River, TN with mostly sunny warm weather!

The river level was around 680 CFS; which is just starting to get retentive for play boating at Big Rock with the change in the feature due to the past two years of high flows.  We were all pretty excited though to final get some rodeo competition action in the feature!  A good time was had by all!

 

2014 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown Event #2 Results:

 

Women’s K-1:

1. Andrea Ramsey (61)

Mens Expert K-1:

1. Wade Harrison (313)

2. Michael Reber (139)

3. Wesley R. Bradley (109)

 

Men’s Intermediate K-1 Short Boat:

1. Steve Moore (106)

2. Brian Vermillion (73)

3. Tod Emma & Kevin Mather (67)

5. Greg Timm (66)

6. George Mauger (64)

7. Ryan Shealy (62)

8. Bill Finger (54)

9. Jeff Weatherford (16)

Mens Novice K-1:

1. Keith Duncan (51)

2. Bill Berry (31)

SUP:

1. Jack Nelson (14)

(Click here for a PDF copy of Event #2 Results)

 

Thank you to all the competitors for their participation and congrats to all of our class winners of Event #2!

Event Highlights:

*We had 4 swimmers during the event!

*Jack Nelson gave a great SUP exhibition through the rapid!

* Steve Moore may have been accused of sand bagging in the Men’s Intermediate Class with the use of the new 2014 Rock Star…

* Mike Patterson was on site as our safety crew leader and had a glorious rope throw to one of the swimmers!

* Wade Harrison can throwdown!!

*Everyone who competed or volunteered in the event went home with a prize!

Event #2 Photo Album Link:

Jamison Evans’ HTTD #2 photo album

A big thank you goes out to all of our great volunteers for their help in event #1:

Jennifer Bradley – Registration & Variety Judge

Erin Weatherford – Registration & Technical/Style Judge

Samantha Vermillion & Michelle Frazee – Scribes

Sara Bone – Time Keeper

Jamison Evans – Photographer

A huge thank you goes out to our World Kayak Partners & the local sponsors below for all the great prizes & support of the events!

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Participation in all events is the key to bring home a series championship for the year!  Now that 2 events are complete the heat has been turned up for some of our competitors in their respective classes to make their place on the podium!  The competition is the hottest in the Men’s Intermediate K-1 class with only 40 points separating 1-4 places and a current tie for the 3rd spot!  We also currently have a tie for 1st place in the Men’s Novice K-1 class!  Both of these classes should be fun to watch going into event #3 to see who comes out on top…

Check out the current standings below:

2014 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown Point Series Standings

Event #1 Boater-X

Event #2 Big Rock

Event #3

Event #4

TOTAL

PLACE

Women’s K-1            
Andrea Ramsey

125

135

   

260

1

Jennifer Bradley

135

0

   

135

2

Men’s C-1            
Whitney Eure

135

0

   

135

1

Men’s Expert K-1            
Andrew Minskey

105

0

   

105

6

Jeremy Gass

95

0

   

95

7

Jon Edwards

125

0

   

125

4

Matt Dalton

135

0

   

135

2

Michael Reber

0

125

   

125

4

Wade Harrison

0

135

   

135

2

Wesley R. Bradley

135

115

   

250

1

Men’s Intermediate K-1            
Bill Finger

0

65

   

65

11

Brian Vermillion

115

125

   

240

2

Chas Branson

95

0

   

95

9

George Mauger

135

85

   

220

3

Gregg Timm

0

95

   

95

9

Hayden Blake

125

0

   

125

6

Jeff Weatherford

0

55

   

55

12

Kevin Mather

0

115

   

115

7

Michael Crooks

115

0

   

115

7

Ryan Shealy

115

75

   

190

5

Steve Moore

125

135

   

260

1

Tod Emma

105

115

   

220

3

Men’s Novice K-1            
Bill Berry

135

125

   

260

1

Josh Pendergrass

135

0

   

135

3

Keith Duncan

125

135

   

260

1

Ryan Horn

115

0

   

115

4

SUP            
Jack Nelson

135

135

   

270

1

Keith Lawdermilk

115

0

   

115

3

Philip Aschliman

125

0

   

125

2

Click here for PDF Point Series Standings

Stay tuned for event #3’s date announcement coming in July!  Hope to see you on the Noli for some paddling fun!!



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2014 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown #1

wildwildwes wrote 1499 days ago:


The first event in the 2014 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown series was full of fun! We had a great turn out with 23 competitors joining in for some friendly downriver boatercross competition!  We had several spectators who watched and cheered on the competitors from the start and finish line.  The event was held on the Lower Nolichucky River, TN with mostly sunny skies.

The river level was a little above 1,200 CFS and spirits were high for our first ever downriver boatercross event!  The course start was at the USA Raft river access and the finish line was the Chestoa Pike Bridge 1.5 miles downstream.  The course have several class I-II rapids and a couple of islands to negotiate along the way.  We launched classes in a mass start format and good times were had by all!

 

2014 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown Event #1 Results:

 

Women’s K-1 Short Boat:

1. Jennifer Bradley

2. Andrea Ramsey

Mens C-1:

1. Whitney Eure

Mens Expert K-1 Long Boat:

1. Wesley R. Bradley

2. Jon Edwards

3. Brian Vermillion

4. Andrew Minskey

5. Jeremy Gass

Mens Novice K-1 Long Boat:

1. Bill Berry

Mens Expert K-1 Short Boat:

1. Matt Dalton

2. Steve Moore

3. Ryan Shealy

 

Men’s Intermediate K-1 Short Boat:

1. George Mauger

2. Hayden Blake

3. Michael Crooks

4. Tod Emma

5. Chas Branson

Men’s Novice K-1 Short Boat:

1. Josh Pendergrass

2. Keith Duncan

3. Ryan Horn

Men’s SUP:

1. Jack Nelson

2. Philip Aschliman

3. Keith Lawdermilk

 

(Click here for a PDF copy of Event #1 Results)

 

Thank you to all the competitors for their participation and congrats to all of our class winners of Event #1!

 

Event Highlights:

*We had 2 swimmers during the event and one after crossing the finish line!

*We had our first ever SUP class in the event who were aptly named the “Battle Boarders”!

*We had several first time Throwdown competitors and even had one participate who was over 60 years young!

*Everyone who competed or volunteered in the event went home with a prize!

 

Event #1 Photo Album Links:

Cheryl Killman’s HTTD Race photo album

A big thank you goes out to all of our great volunteers for their help in event #1:

Jennifer Bradley & Michelle Frazee – Registration & Finish Line Judges

Samantha Vermillion – Starter

Cheryl Killman – Photographer

 

A huge thank you goes out to our World Kayak Partners & the local sponsors below for all the great prizes & support of the events!

Local sponsors for this event:

Mahoney's        

 

A special thank you to USA Raft for hosting the event and running shuttle for the competitors!

 

Participation in all events is the key to bring home a series championship for the year!  Check out the current standings below:

 

2014 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown Point Series Standings

Event #1 Boater-X

Event #2 Big Rock

Event #3

Event #4

TOTAL

PLACE

Women’s K-1
Andrea Ramsey

125

125

2

Jennifer Bradley

135

135

1

Men’s C-1
Whitney Eure

135

135

1

Men’s Expert K-1
Andrew Minskey

105

105

7

Brian Vermillion

115

115

5

Jeremy Gass

95

95

8

Jon Edwards

125

125

3

Matt Dalton

135

135

1

Ryan Shealy

115

115

5

Steve Moore

125

125

3

Wesley R. Bradley

135

135

1

Men’s Intermediate K-1
Chas Branson

95

95

5

George Mauger

135

135

1

Hayden Blake

125

125

2

Michael Crooks

115

115

3

Tod Emma

105

105

4

Men’s Novice K-1
Bill Berry

135

135

1

Josh Pendergrass

135

135

1

Keith Duncan

125

125

3

Ryan Horn

115

115

4

Men’s SUP
Jack Nelson

135

135

1

Keith Lawdermilk

115

115

3

Philip Aschliman

125

125

2

 

Click here for PDF Point Series Standings

 

Mark your calendar for Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 2:00 PM to join us at Big Rock for event #2!  Hope to see you on the Noli to throwdown!!



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2013 WorldKayak Pro-Am for First Descents at NOC!

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So August 24th was the fourth paddling of the WorldKayak Pro-Am for First Descents and is it was the biggest and baddest yet!!! The event raised $3,795 for First Descents, a great organization committed to curing young adults of the emotional effects of cancer and empowering them to regain control of their lives by experiencing whitewater kayaking and other challenging adventure sports in a safe, fun and supportive environment. This year saw a change of venue to NOC and we couldn’t be happier or more excited working with all the great folks at NOC; there is just something about being in the gorge at the Nantahala and hanging at the NOC. The event was held at NOC and we threw down at the NOC Wave the same feature that is being used for the Freestyle Worlds at NOC, Sept. 2nd – 8th . This meant that we had the best Pro paddlers in the world at the NOC already! Amateurs got a change to paddle with the best of the best from the USA, Canada and the UK.

Registration started right at 10am with our little army of volunteers getting everything set-up lightning fast. By 11am we had everyone registered and the Teams set! This is one of my favorite parts of the day, watching folks meet their Pros and getting psyched to spend the day paddling! The Jackson Team and Team Pyranha (yes the Demshitz crew!) came out huge to support the event along with members from Team Dagger, Team Wavesport and Team Liquid Logic, it was great to see everybody out. This year we also had international Pro’s from across the pond and the great North. Watching the kids and for that matter the adults too get to meet and realize that they would be paddling with all the top freestylers’ from all those awesome videos that pop-up from all over the world was great.

We were really lucky this year to have Jez Jezz from Team Australia come to be our official photograph and videographer. He made an amazing video recap of the event and took a ton of great pics.

Pro-Am video brought to you by Jez Jezz!

We started the event off with the Ladies. Each of our competitors got there Pro to themselves for the event which was awesome, we continue to get overwhelming support from the Pro’s for the event, we need more amateurs! The Ladies took to the NOC hole and went off with the Pros throwing all the big moves including the window shade and doing some face surfs. Watching the amateurs going for loops, cartwheels and even a phonix while being cheered on by everyone was awesome.

The Overall standings:
Women’s
1st place Adrienne Levknecht and Ariana
2nd place Haley Mills and Greta
3rd place Kat Levitt and Sierra
4th place Emily Jackson and Kat
5th place Rowan Stuart and Katherine

Next up were the Boys. It was great to see a preview of the rides to come at Worlds as the men throw down some huge rides and went for their biggest tricks and huge air. Dane Jackson went huge on everything getting insane air; Pringle threw some super smooth combos that we simply scored as 10, 10, 10, 10. Bren threw his patented Back Loop to Front loop combo which was sick and Jason showed that he is the Jedi Flip master! MP got into the NOC hole and never stopped for his entire ride, non-stop moves! Dave and EJ put on a cart wheeling show, going old school. All the Pros brought their best and had a great time doing paddle throws mid loop and going for a face surf!

Men’s
1st place James “Pringle” Bebbington, Issac and Kenya
2nd place Dave Levitt and Carter
3rd place Mike Patterson, Jeff and Nathan
4th place Nick Troutman, Michael and Brendan
5th place Dane Jackson, Wes and Jack
6th place Bren Orton and Justin
7th place Jason Craig, Devon and Noah
8th place Pete DeLosa, Andrew and Jake
9th place Dave Fusilli, Jeremy and Sean
10th place Eric Jackson, Philip and Scott
11th place Brandon Hepburn, Ethan and Jonathan
12th place Snowy, Justin and Harris

Time for thanks as always we have so many amazing people that help make this event so great! Thanks to NOC for hosting us and helping to promote our wonderful event. Thanks to New Star Marketing for providing all of the T-shirts. Thank you to Highland Brewing for creating and providing an amazing beer that helped us to raise even more money for this amazing cause. It was great hang out after the event and enjoy some great Highland beer for the cause of course! Thank you to our Silent Auction Donors Jackson Kayak, Pryhana Kayak, Go Pro, Kokatat, Shred Ready, Shelton Vineyards, and H20 Dreams. Also thanks to the continued support from our World Kayak Sponsors GoPro, Chaco, Jackson Kayak, Rapid Transit, Kokatat, Astral, Ninkasi Brewing, Shred Ready, Stonyboater Paddle Wax, Smith Optics, Mountain Khakis. Huge Thanks to Team Canada for scribing, timekeeping, and just helping with whatever they were asked, they made the whole event run super smooth! Thanks to Team Sondey, Casey and Kevin for doing all the math and getting the scores tabulated so quickly. Thanks to Mitch for helping judge all the great rides. Thanks to our two great volunteers who ran the Silent Auction, Carol and KK. Thanks to Skippy Films for providing amazing photos and creating a video that captures the day.

Sponsors Links:
Nantahala Outdoor Center: http://www.noc.com/
New Star Marketing : http://newstarnc.com/
Highland Brewing: http://www.highlandbrewing.com/
Jackson Kayak: http://jacksonkayak.com/
Go Pro: http://gopro.com/
Kokatat: http://kokatat.com/
Chaco: http://www.chacos.com/US/en
Rapid Transit: http://rapidtransitvideo.com/main/
Astral: http://www.astraldesigns.com/
Ninkasi Brewing: http://www.ninkasibrewing.com/
Shred Ready: http://www.shredready.com/
Stoneyboater Paddle Wax: http://www.stonyboater.com/
Smith Optics: http://www.smithoptics.com/
Mountain Khakis: http://www.mountainkhakis.com/
Pryhana Kayak: http://www.pyranha.com/
Shelton Vineyards: http://www.sheltonvineyards.com/
H20 Dreams: http://www.whitewaterdreams.com/

And of course Skippy Films: http://skippyfilms.com/
Thanks again for the great pics and video!



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