tommygunn

Down River Endurance Challenge

tommygunn wrote 118 days ago:


Good morning Wenatchee Valley paddlers!!!
First of all, I would like to thank all of the whitewater boat riders who have participated in the last two weeks of events. The races have been competitive, the drive to perform is apparent, and the Bootjack has been extra tasty, as has the Fanta and Gatorade (Kurt).
Secondly, I have been receiving a lot of feedback from the community pertaining to new events that you would all like to see. Keep the ideas coming!! This is extremely helpful in creating fun, new, and competitive kayaking events every week, so thank you for that.
Lastly, here is what we bout to get into tonight!
Down River Endurance Challenge!!!
The first two events this season focused on navigating semi-difficult whitewater with speed, power, and agility. However, no section we have raced was longer than a three minute sprint. As we enter the heart of spring runoff, endurance and cardio are attributes that will be necessary for descents of Icicle Creek, Tumwater at high flows, and countless hours of getting blunted at Turkey Shoot (translate as you wish).
Also, on the horizon, are big events such as the Robe Race, the North Fork Championships, and many other events across the country where the competition lives and breathes whitewater.
So, here is the plan for tonight.
We will meet at Riverside park in Cashmere at 5:00 pm. With as few vehicles as possible, we will transport all competitors to the Dryden Dam. Paddlers will have from the Dryden Dam to Rodeo Hole to warm up. Then, we will have a MASS START RACE from Rodeo Hole, to the Cashmere Bridge.
I understand that this is not a challenging section of river and the flows are not “high”. That is not the point. The purpose of this event is to understand what is necessary to remain competitive in a down river paddle that takes over 20 minutes. I will be providing a finish time to each paddler. That way you can repeat this stretch of river at a future date and gauge your improvement, if you wish.
Drink lots of water today, eat a decent meal at least an hour before the event, and I will see you all at 5:00! Any questions? Bring em to the take out.



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saskia

Down River Endurance Challenge

saskia wrote 118 days ago:


Good morning Wenatchee Valley paddlers!!!
First of all, I would like to thank all of the whitewater boat riders who have participated in the last two weeks of events. The races have been competitive, the drive to perform is apparent, and the Bootjack has been extra tasty, as has the Fanta and Gatorade (Kurt).
Secondly, I have been receiving a lot of feedback from the community pertaining to new events that you would all like to see. Keep the ideas coming!! This is extremely helpful in creating fun, new, and competitive kayaking events every week, so thank you for that.
Lastly, here is what we bout to get into tonight!
Down River Endurance Challenge!!!
The first two events this season focused on navigating semi-difficult whitewater with speed, power, and agility. However, no section we have raced was longer than a three minute sprint. As we enter the heart of spring runoff, endurance and cardio are attributes that will be necessary for descents of Icicle Creek, Tumwater at high flows, and countless hours of getting blunted at Turkey Shoot (translate as you wish).
Also, on the horizon, are big events such as the Robe Race, the North Fork Championships, and many other events across the country where the competition lives and breathes whitewater.
So, here is the plan for tonight.
We will meet at Riverside park in Cashmere at 5:00 pm. With as few vehicles as possible, we will transport all competitors to the Dryden Dam. Paddlers will have from the Dryden Dam to Rodeo Hole to warm up. Then, we will have a MASS START RACE from Rodeo Hole, to the Cashmere Bridge.
I understand that this is not a challenging section of river and the flows are not “high”. That is not the point. The purpose of this event is to understand what is necessary to remain competitive in a down river paddle that takes over 20 minutes. I will be providing a finish time to each paddler. That way you can repeat this stretch of river at a future date and gauge your improvement, if you wish.
Drink lots of water today, eat a decent meal at least an hour before the event, and I will see you all at 5:00! Any questions? Bring em to the take out.



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natefry

Down River Endurance Challenge

natefry wrote 118 days ago:


Good morning Wenatchee Valley paddlers!!!
First of all, I would like to thank all of the whitewater boat riders who have participated in the last two weeks of events. The races have been competitive, the drive to perform is apparent, and the Bootjack has been extra tasty, as has the Fanta and Gatorade (Kurt).
Secondly, I have been receiving a lot of feedback from the community pertaining to new events that you would all like to see. Keep the ideas coming!! This is extremely helpful in creating fun, new, and competitive kayaking events every week, so thank you for that.
Lastly, here is what we bout to get into tonight!
Down River Endurance Challenge!!!
The first two events this season focused on navigating semi-difficult whitewater with speed, power, and agility. However, no section we have raced was longer than a three minute sprint. As we enter the heart of spring runoff, endurance and cardio are attributes that will be necessary for descents of Icicle Creek, Tumwater at high flows, and countless hours of getting blunted at Turkey Shoot (translate as you wish).
Also, on the horizon, are big events such as the Robe Race, the North Fork Championships, and many other events across the country where the competition lives and breathes whitewater.
So, here is the plan for tonight.
We will meet at Riverside park in Cashmere at 5:00 pm. With as few vehicles as possible, we will transport all competitors to the Dryden Dam. Paddlers will have from the Dryden Dam to Rodeo Hole to warm up. Then, we will have a MASS START RACE from Rodeo Hole, to the Cashmere Bridge.
I understand that this is not a challenging section of river and the flows are not “high”. That is not the point. The purpose of this event is to understand what is necessary to remain competitive in a down river paddle that takes over 20 minutes. I will be providing a finish time to each paddler. That way you can repeat this stretch of river at a future date and gauge your improvement, if you wish.
Drink lots of water today, eat a decent meal at least an hour before the event, and I will see you all at 5:00! Any questions? Bring em to the take out.



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james

Down River Endurance Challenge

james wrote 118 days ago:


Good morning Wenatchee Valley paddlers!!!
First of all, I would like to thank all of the whitewater boat riders who have participated in the last two weeks of events. The races have been competitive, the drive to perform is apparent, and the Bootjack has been extra tasty, as has the Fanta and Gatorade (Kurt).
Secondly, I have been receiving a lot of feedback from the community pertaining to new events that you would all like to see. Keep the ideas coming!! This is extremely helpful in creating fun, new, and competitive kayaking events every week, so thank you for that.
Lastly, here is what we bout to get into tonight!
Down River Endurance Challenge!!!
The first two events this season focused on navigating semi-difficult whitewater with speed, power, and agility. However, no section we have raced was longer than a three minute sprint. As we enter the heart of spring runoff, endurance and cardio are attributes that will be necessary for descents of Icicle Creek, Tumwater at high flows, and countless hours of getting blunted at Turkey Shoot (translate as you wish).
Also, on the horizon, are big events such as the Robe Race, the North Fork Championships, and many other events across the country where the competition lives and breathes whitewater.
So, here is the plan for tonight.
We will meet at Riverside park in Cashmere at 5:00 pm. With as few vehicles as possible, we will transport all competitors to the Dryden Dam. Paddlers will have from the Dryden Dam to Rodeo Hole to warm up. Then, we will have a MASS START RACE from Rodeo Hole, to the Cashmere Bridge.
I understand that this is not a challenging section of river and the flows are not “high”. That is not the point. The purpose of this event is to understand what is necessary to remain competitive in a down river paddle that takes over 20 minutes. I will be providing a finish time to each paddler. That way you can repeat this stretch of river at a future date and gauge your improvement, if you wish.
Drink lots of water today, eat a decent meal at least an hour before the event, and I will see you all at 5:00! Any questions? Bring em to the take out.



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creekintom

Hometown Throwdown @ the Boils.

creekintom wrote 373 days ago:


Hometown Throwdown at the Boils, will be held September 2nd at the Boils in Jackson County Tn. 11:00 sign in for race downriver, and ramp comp. Race will start at 12:00 after the events there will be a free raffle with great prizes from our awesome sponsors! There will also be a 3 mile paddle down to the recently removed dam. This is a class 2 section great for new boaters and children.



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natefry

2017 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown #1

natefry wrote 441 days ago:


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



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bozemankayaker

2017 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown #1

bozemankayaker wrote 441 days ago:


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



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bozemankayaker

2017 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown #1

bozemankayaker wrote 441 days ago:


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



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james

2017 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown #1

james wrote 441 days ago:


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



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wildwildwes

2017 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown #1

wildwildwes wrote 441 days ago:


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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