wildwildwes

2017 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown #1

wildwildwes wrote 236 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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wildwildwes

2016 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown #2

wildwildwes wrote 598 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 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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2014 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown #2

james wrote 1305 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!



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wildwildwes

2014 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown #2

wildwildwes wrote 1305 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

saskia wrote 1320 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!



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2014 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown #1

wildwildwes wrote 1320 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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Troy Wilson

Boise HomeTown ThrowDown #4

Troy Wilson wrote 1599 days ago:


Here at Boise we’ve had our last Hometown Throwdown of the year. A big thank you to everyone thats helped make it such a fun year.

As usual our competition was on the second feature at the amazing Kelly’s Whitewater Park in Cascade, Idaho.

We had eleven competitors, two of which were all the way from Portland, Oregon.

Everyone had three rides, best two count, to show off their tricks. There were a few less ariels than before mostly because of the lower water that made the wave shallower than usual. There were still some impressive moves thrown and its great to see everyone progress through the year. Thanks again to everyone who has shown up through the year to make the Throwdown’s what they are. :)

 

Here’s the standings:

 

Mens K1:

1. Troy

2. Tyler

3. Warren

4 (Tie). Mathew

4 (Tie). Travis

 

Junior Mens K1:

1. Crosby

2. Skye

3. Ethan

4. Zeke

 

Junior Womens K1:

1. Paige

2. Roxy

 

Here’s some pictures from the event:

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Troy Wilson

Idaho HomeTown Throw Down #2

Troy Wilson wrote 1636 days ago:


Cascade had its second HomeTown ThrowDown this past Saturday. We had eleven participants that all competed in the second feature of Kelly’s Whitewater Park. The weather was in the high 80′s and the Payette North fork was a perfect temp.

 

Water levels are still above normal compared to last summer, which made the wave a little flushy, but nice and deep. Most of the tricks were loops and space godzillas. Wesley even did a few clean cartwheel paddle spin combos.

 

Three of our competitors were all the way from Bend, Oregon. And it was fun to have Sage Donnelly from Reno at the event.

 

The bad news is that Tyler had pics of everyone on his iPhone, but jumped in the river and had the charger port opened on his LifeProof case….it never recovered. We are still trying to find out if the pics synced to his photo-stream. If so we’ll post them later :-)

 

We have two throwdowns in August – hope to see you there. We may separate and have competition at both the upper and middle feature. So if you have been holding off ‘cuz you wanted to do something bigger than the middle feature, we are up for adding the top feature to the mix.

 

 

Results:

 

Mens K1 A:

1. Troy

2. Wesely

3. Kurt

4. Noel

 

Junior Mens K1 A:

1. Kyle

2. Skye

3. Crosby

4. Aaron

5. Jake

 

Junior Womens K1 A:

1. Sage

2. Paige



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Idaho Hometown Throwdown #1 2013

Troy Wilson wrote 1680 days ago:


Idaho’s first Hometown Throwdown of the year was finally on a warm sunny day and we had great flows at Kelly’s Whitewater Park. Temps in the mid 70′s and warmer water meant no poggies or skull-caps.

With these flows the second feature is great for loops, space godzillas, cartwheels, pretty much anything you can throw in a wave-hole. We ran three hole rides and had a couple of swims. Swims to me mean people are getting out of their comfort range and LEARNING! So kudos to those swimmers :-)

We also saw some good aerial action from Troy Wilson and Mike Vorrhees. Connor Voorhees was our youngest competitor at 9 years old.

We had a bonus surprise when we got together for our prize drawing, EJ showed up and gave a tour of the new RockStar. Our next TD will be on July 27, again at Kelly’s Whitewater Park.

Hope to see you there!

 

Gary

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Placings:

Mens:

1. Troy Wilson

2. Mike Voorhees

3. Travis Tripp

 

Juniors:

1. Skye Titus

2. Crosby Crevett

3. Connor Voorhees

4. (TIE) Paige Wilson

4. (TIE) Ethan Tripp

5. Quinton DiLenge



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Robert Zwanenburg

World Kayak Hometown Throwdowns: A springtime Summary

Robert Zwanenburg wrote 1704 days ago:


The spring season has been a crazy paddling season in the Seaway Valley. It all started to fall together after Sylvie and I got back from our US tour and a week of Team Training with the Canadian Freestyle Team at the site at NOC. As soon as we got home it was time to set up a season of events:

Our 1st event of the year was the Sewer Wave Throwdown.

Saturday April 13th 2013

Sewer Wave on the Ottawa River

Hull Quebec.

Brandon Fasan, one of our team members put together a great day for us at Sewer Wave in Hull Quebec (Just across the river from Ottawa, Ontario)

16 boaters came out to brave the weather (t’was cold and rainy) and take advantage of the day.

Several members of the Canadian Freestyle team (Billy Harris, Brandon Fasan, Adam Chappell, Zachary and Emily Zwanenburg, Kaleen and Quinton Kennedy, and Sydney Nixon volunteered to give a short freestyle lesson to 8 newer paddlers. It was pretty cool.

The competition was held following the lesson (once everyone was good and cold)  The format was fun too. The amateur paddlers competed first. The standings of each student competitor were counted as a multiplier to the instructor (Team member) who coached the student.

Then it was time for the team members to compete against each other.

Everyone had a really good time and we all excited to go back to a local restaurant for warm drinks and food.

Day 1 went off without a hitch. Thanks Brandon for putting this together for us.

Our next event was scheduled to take place in Quebec City. Unfortunately the organizers of “Vagues En Ville” on the Riviere St-Charles decided to not allow the freestyle event as they were unsure of the viability… well, we were at the festival, got a chance to see the potential sites for freestyle and have talked to the organizers. It should be good to go next year.

Our 3rd scheduled event of the year was the Coupe Du Quebec / CReW and WK hometown Throwdown,

Saturday May 4th 2013

Riviere St-Charles

Valleyfield Quebec.

Each year the site in Valleyfield hosts several Slalom event. We have partnered with the CEEVV (Centre d’Excellence en Eau Vives de Valleyfield slalom club in Valleyfield)  and have the privilege of offering a Throwdown on the morning of each race weekend.

11 paddlers signed up to compete and it was a lot of fun.

The group was split into Advanced and beginner paddlers and it proved, as always, to be a bit hit.

The beginners took advantage of the advanced boaters to listen to tips and get a few good hints on improving their skills.

Manic, our local play spot has changed a bit over the winter. The feature is longer and the holes surge which makes it harder to stick your moves. The points demonstrated that well. I am guessing as we see the boaters back throughout our season of events that we will see the number crawl back up as they relearn the feature.

We again got to see some of our Junior National Team participate in the Throwdown as well as in the slalom race that followed.

In the end the standings were as follows:

Beginner and masters combined men’s and women:

1-    Sylvie : 17 Points

2-    Colin : 9 points

3-    Zoe : 4 points

4-    Martin : 4 points

 

Advanced boaters and Team members combined men’s and women’s:

1-    Zachary : 344 Points

2-    Aime-Jean : 214 points

3-    Max : 76 points

4-    Sam : 60 points

5-    Emily: 19 Points

6-    Cheryl : 13 points

7-    Sydney : 9 points.

And now it is late May and I will make sure to post the events on the day of happening.

Next up: June 15. Hometown Throwdown #4!

See y’all then.

I will be able to get photos this time too. (rain does not like my camera.. or the other way around…)



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