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2010 N.O.C. G.A.F. Hometown Throwdown Event Coverage

29 September 2010 No Comment

GAF HTTD scene

The N.O.C. Guest Appreciation Festival Hometown Throwdown was HUGE FUN!  We had 36 competitors join in for some fun & friendly freestyle competition at the NOC Wave.  We had hundreds of spectators who watched and cheered on the competitors from all sides on the river and on the old steel bridge below the feature.  We also had a really cool whitewater wakeboarding show going on beside the feature between heats that wowed the crowd.  This event turned out to be one of the biggest Freestyle events of the year in the southeast!     


2010 N.O.C. G.A.F. Hometown Throwdown Results:


Open Novice K-1:

1.       Mike Dorsey (45)

2.       Emerson Clauss (35)

3.       Mitchell Bearden (27)

4.       Alex Verson (21)

5.       Gordy Davenport (18)

5.       Walt Johnston (18)


Junior Men K-1:

1.       Hunter Katich (149)

2.       Elliot Berz (95)

3.       Garrett Mays – Hand Paddler (87)

4.       Miles Murphy (33)

5.       Jack Orr (28)

6.       David Jaben (22)


Open C-1:

1.       Dane Jackson (271)

2.       Tadd Dennis (257)


Expert Women K-1:

1.       Rowan Stuart (68)

2.       Alexis Grace (33)

3.       Haley Popp (15)


Expert Men K-1:

1.       Will Rudisill (139)

2.       Ty Caldwell (113)

3.       Brad Caldwell (112)

4.       David Wei (106)

5.       Kerry Porche – Hand Paddler (90)

6.       Eric Hoffman (60)

7.       Michael Biantchi (52)

8.       Chase Simmons (47)


Pro Women K-1:

1.       Emily Jackson (138)

2.       Adriene Levknecht (97)

Pro Men K-1:

1.       Eric Jackson (429)

2.       Johnathon Shales (412)

3.       Dane Jackson (375)

4.       Michael Patterson (293)

5.       David Fusilli (266)    

6.       Eric Bartl (211)        

7.       Casey Jones (184)

8.       Stephen Forester (143)

9.       Duane Gibson (131)


Click here for a copy of the 2010 G.A.F. HTTD Competition Results


Congrats to all of our division winners & thank you to all the competitors for their participation!


Event Photo Album Links:

Cheryl Killman’s GAF 2010 HTTD photo album#1

Cheryl Killman’s GAF 2010 HTTD photo album#2

Cheryl Killman’s GAF 2010 HTTD photo album#3

Event Video Coverage:

Thanks to David Wei and his lovely wife for these videos:

Whitewater Wakeboarding & Junior Men K-1

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Open C-1

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Expert Men K-1 

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Pro Women K-1

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Pro Men K-1 – Heat #1

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Pro Men K-1 – Heat #2

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Don Frank’s Hometown Throwdown Slide Show

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A big thank you goes out to all of our great volunteers for their assistance in the event:

Steve Moore – Technical & Style Judge

Wesley R. Bradley – Variety Judge

Shirley Tharp & Billy Long – Scribes

Francheska Barreto & Amanda McDaniel – Registration & Gofers!

Ian Watson – Time Keeper

Cheryl Killman – Photographer


A special thank you goes out to our World Kayak Program Partners listed in the banner at the top of this page & the local sponsors below for all the great prizes & support of this event!  Thanks to them everyone who participated in the event went home with a prize!

Rivergypsies_logo NOC Logo 

GiRLS at PLAY logo


That’s a wrap for me as host for the 2010 World Kayak HTTD Season… It’s been a fun one and look I forward to throwing down with folks next year; but until then drag the creek boats out and I hope to see you getting your boof on ;-)

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