tommygunn

2016 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown #2

tommygunn wrote 356 days ago:


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 have 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 and racing by Curtis and Craig!It came down to virtual tie at the finish with some rubbing and racing. It came down to virtual tie at the finish with some rubbing and racing.

*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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saskia

2016 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown #1

saskia wrote 411 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. Justin Griffin (11:44)

4. Dale Swanson (15:30)

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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bozemankayaker

16th Annual Millrace Massacre & Iceman Championships

bozemankayaker wrote 523 days ago:


Iceman

January 9, 2016

Columbia, SC on the Saluda River Home of the Saluda Boyz
Registration: 9:30-11:00 @ The top of Millrace
Racing Begins at High Noon…
Cost: $20 Dollars

Millrace Massacre

The first race of the day will be the Millrace Massacre which will commence at high noon. The length
requirement for the race is 8’6 and under, no exceptions. Must be a plastic boat. A set course will be
shown to the competitors the day of the race. The course will be water level dependant. It will start at the
top of Millrace and end in the vicinity of Fisherman’s Rock. The course will be outlined with markers
showing all the required eddies/routes the racers must go through. With this being a time trial event, speed
is going to be the name of the game. Top winner takes home the CASH.

Iceman Championships

The Iceman Championships is the race that separates the men from the boyz. The Iceman is going to be
a mass start race with all the competitors starting in a line up. The race will start at the red pier and will
run through Millrace and down to the Zoo Bridge. Once to the Bridge racers will go around the bridge
and head back to the sandy beach where they are required to hike there boats back up the portage trail. At
the top the racers will reenter the water and run Millrace again. It is then that the racers will abandon ship
above the Mosh Pit and swim with their kayaks back to the sandy beach. In the Iceman you can paddle
whatever boat you may like whether it is a traditional whitewater kayak or if it is a sea kayak. The longer
the better.

Prizes will be awarded at the party for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Additional prizes may be handed out in a
competitor drawing during the party.



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saskia

16th Annual Millrace Massacre & Iceman Championships

saskia wrote 523 days ago:


Iceman

January 9, 2016

Columbia, SC on the Saluda River Home of the Saluda Boyz
Registration: 9:30-11:00 @ The top of Millrace
Racing Begins at High Noon…
Cost: $20 Dollars

Millrace Massacre

The first race of the day will be the Millrace Massacre which will commence at high noon. The length
requirement for the race is 8’6 and under, no exceptions. Must be a plastic boat. A set course will be
shown to the competitors the day of the race. The course will be water level dependant. It will start at the
top of Millrace and end in the vicinity of Fisherman’s Rock. The course will be outlined with markers
showing all the required eddies/routes the racers must go through. With this being a time trial event, speed
is going to be the name of the game. Top winner takes home the CASH.

Iceman Championships

The Iceman Championships is the race that separates the men from the boyz. The Iceman is going to be
a mass start race with all the competitors starting in a line up. The race will start at the red pier and will
run through Millrace and down to the Zoo Bridge. Once to the Bridge racers will go around the bridge
and head back to the sandy beach where they are required to hike there boats back up the portage trail. At
the top the racers will reenter the water and run Millrace again. It is then that the racers will abandon ship
above the Mosh Pit and swim with their kayaks back to the sandy beach. In the Iceman you can paddle
whatever boat you may like whether it is a traditional whitewater kayak or if it is a sea kayak. The longer
the better.

Prizes will be awarded at the party for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Additional prizes may be handed out in a
competitor drawing during the party.



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natefry

16th Annual Millrace Massacre & Iceman Championships

natefry wrote 523 days ago:


Iceman

January 9, 2016

Columbia, SC on the Saluda River Home of the Saluda Boyz
Registration: 9:30-11:00 @ The top of Millrace
Racing Begins at High Noon…
Cost: $20 Dollars

Millrace Massacre

The first race of the day will be the Millrace Massacre which will commence at high noon. The length
requirement for the race is 8’6 and under, no exceptions. Must be a plastic boat. A set course will be
shown to the competitors the day of the race. The course will be water level dependant. It will start at the
top of Millrace and end in the vicinity of Fisherman’s Rock. The course will be outlined with markers
showing all the required eddies/routes the racers must go through. With this being a time trial event, speed
is going to be the name of the game. Top winner takes home the CASH.

Iceman Championships

The Iceman Championships is the race that separates the men from the boyz. The Iceman is going to be
a mass start race with all the competitors starting in a line up. The race will start at the red pier and will
run through Millrace and down to the Zoo Bridge. Once to the Bridge racers will go around the bridge
and head back to the sandy beach where they are required to hike there boats back up the portage trail. At
the top the racers will reenter the water and run Millrace again. It is then that the racers will abandon ship
above the Mosh Pit and swim with their kayaks back to the sandy beach. In the Iceman you can paddle
whatever boat you may like whether it is a traditional whitewater kayak or if it is a sea kayak. The longer
the better.

Prizes will be awarded at the party for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Additional prizes may be handed out in a
competitor drawing during the party.



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tommygunn

16th Annual Millrace Massacre & Iceman Championships

tommygunn wrote 523 days ago:


Iceman

January 9, 2016

Columbia, SC on the Saluda River Home of the Saluda Boyz
Registration: 9:30-11:00 @ The top of Millrace
Racing Begins at High Noon…
Cost: $20 Dollars

Millrace Massacre

The first race of the day will be the Millrace Massacre which will commence at high noon. The length
requirement for the race is 8’6 and under, no exceptions. Must be a plastic boat. A set course will be
shown to the competitors the day of the race. The course will be water level dependant. It will start at the
top of Millrace and end in the vicinity of Fisherman’s Rock. The course will be outlined with markers
showing all the required eddies/routes the racers must go through. With this being a time trial event, speed
is going to be the name of the game. Top winner takes home the CASH.

Iceman Championships

The Iceman Championships is the race that separates the men from the boyz. The Iceman is going to be
a mass start race with all the competitors starting in a line up. The race will start at the red pier and will
run through Millrace and down to the Zoo Bridge. Once to the Bridge racers will go around the bridge
and head back to the sandy beach where they are required to hike there boats back up the portage trail. At
the top the racers will reenter the water and run Millrace again. It is then that the racers will abandon ship
above the Mosh Pit and swim with their kayaks back to the sandy beach. In the Iceman you can paddle
whatever boat you may like whether it is a traditional whitewater kayak or if it is a sea kayak. The longer
the better.

Prizes will be awarded at the party for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Additional prizes may be handed out in a
competitor drawing during the party.



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tommygunn

Green River Rodeo

tommygunn wrote 679 days ago:


The Green River Rodeo is a free-form kayaking competition built around nontraditional freestyle. Essentially a group jam session. Competitors will meet at Green River Access Fund Parking lot at 9:30am August 1st. Please have all shuttle set. At 10 am we will announce four sections/rapids of the river the competition will be held on. As a unit the competitors/judges/film crew will move to each specified section of river and each athlete will get two scored runs (1 being lowest, 10 being highest) on that part of the river. The highest scoring run will count. There will be a 30 minute break while judges/camera crew get set up at the next spot and the format will repeat. After the event an awards party will be held where a winner will be crowned.

Check out all the details on the event website:

http://greenrivergames.com/?page_id=952



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james

Green River Rodeo

james wrote 679 days ago:


The Green River Rodeo is a free-form kayaking competition built around nontraditional freestyle. Essentially a group jam session. Competitors will meet at Green River Access Fund Parking lot at 9:30am August 1st. Please have all shuttle set. At 10 am we will announce four sections/rapids of the river the competition will be held on. As a unit the competitors/judges/film crew will move to each specified section of river and each athlete will get two scored runs (1 being lowest, 10 being highest) on that part of the river. The highest scoring run will count. There will be a 30 minute break while judges/camera crew get set up at the next spot and the format will repeat. After the event an awards party will be held where a winner will be crowned.

Check out all the details on the event website:

http://greenrivergames.com/?page_id=952



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james

2015 Snowblind Scurry

james wrote 728 days ago:


This year we kicked off the Wenatchee Valley race series with an awesome event on the lower Wenatchee River. Unfortunately, I had a wedding to attend on race day so Officials Nightbeast and Lubes took the helm on this one. The race course was from Goodwin Bridge in Cashmere to the Riverside Park in Cashmere. Registration was at Riverside Park on Saturday evening of May 16th. This was beneficial as the officials were able to corral boaters coming off of the play run and get them involved in the race. With an AIRE couch as the finish line and a table full of schwag, the event scene was definitely a spectacle.



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natefry

2015 Snowblind Scurry

natefry wrote 728 days ago:


This year we kicked off the Wenatchee Valley race series with an awesome event on the lower Wenatchee River. Unfortunately, I had a wedding to attend on race day so Officials Nightbeast and Lubes took the helm on this one. The race course was from Goodwin Bridge in Cashmere to the Riverside Park in Cashmere. Registration was at Riverside Park on Saturday evening of May 16th. This was beneficial as the officials were able to corral boaters coming off of the play run and get them involved in the race. With an AIRE couch as the finish line and a table full of schwag, the event scene was definitely a spectacle.



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