Archive forMay, 2010

Throwdown on the Chilliwack River!

On May 2nd Purple Hayes School of Kayaking hosted the first of three World Kayak Throwdowns that will be held on the Chilliwack River in 2010. The turn out was great. We had 19 competitors and around 30 spectators. The competitors were of all different abilities so we were able to run a Beginner and intermediate class in both the Men’s and Woman’s categories. The beginners were very enthusiastic and nervous at the same time. One of the competitors have never surfed a wave before so it was great to see her out trying and having fun. The wave was great for the beginners with enough of a friendly side to get onto the wave in controlled surf with out having to go into the meat of the wave. That being said some of them had some very long side surfs in the meat of it There was a good number of T rescues and even a couple of swims but back in the boat and on the wave they went. Thank you to Jeff and Ryan who provided the rescues and stayed close to help the beginners and then paddle up and compete in their round. I would also like to thank Tracy for helping out with the registrations. I had a chance to speak with some of the spectators and they were having as much fun as the competitors. There was a great crowd support for everyone and lots of cheering. A big thanks to everyone that came out and helped make this event a great success.

Good Clean Fun was had by everyone

I hope to see everyone at the next Throwdown.



Event Results

Event Name: Western Canada Throwdown #1 2010
Event Region: British Columbia

Event Date: May 2nd, 2010 @ 6:00pm
All times are localized to the event location.

Men's K-1A Class
Men's Results
Place Paddler Event Points Ranking Points**
1st Steve McConnell 24 N/A
2nd Kay Uwe Konojacki 49 N/A
3rd Dan Bently 23 N/A
4th Jeff Cowen 22 N/A
5th jonathanmundia 24 N/A
6th Ryan Bayes 42 N/A
7th Rob Morgan 28 N/A
Men's K-1B Class
8th Hans 3 N/A
9th Toby Thatcher 9 N/A
9th Byron Smith 9 N/A
11th Arndt Becker 6 N/A
12th Ura Szumyla 5 N/A
Women's K-1A Class
13th Lianne Germaine 17 N/A
14th Karin Vikers 11 N/A
15th Annie Lagueux 10 N/A
15th Gisela Escher 10 N/A
17th Deborah Arnold 8 N/A
18th Cynthia McHale 6 N/A

** Denotes points earned towards the World Kayak Throwdown Amateur Ranking Program.

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