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Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown #1

18 May 2012 No Comment

The first event in the 2012 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown series was full of fun! We had 13 competitors join in for some friendly downriver freestyle/slalom and boatercross competition!  We had several spectators who watched and cheered on the competitors from the Riverpark Campground bank.  The event was held at Big Rock on the Lower Nolichucky River, TN with mild overcast weather. 

 

The river level was 1,470 CFS which made the main Big Rock wave/hole feature too flushy for our typical rodeo format.  So we agreed to a slalom course through the rapid.  Each competitor got 2 runs through the course and the best run counted for their “DFS” Score.  The first part of the course involved catching 3 eddies down through the rapid behind rocks.  The competitors got 10 points for each of the eddies they caught.  The next part of the course was a ball toss into a bucket for 10 points.  The last part of the course was a paddle toss through a hula hoop for 10 points.  Competitors had 3:00 minutes to complete the course while attempting downriver freestyle moves along the way to earn additional points from our Variety and Technical judges!

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The third run was a boatercross race for each class from the top of the campground to the big rock!  This made for a fun 300 yard dash through the Big Rock rapid and through the pool at the bottom.  We gave 10 pts per place in the boatercross race and summed the BC score with the DFS best run for the grand total!

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2012 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown Event #1 Results:

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Women K-1                           DFS    +      BC =           Grand Total

1. Jennifer Bradley                        77                5th place:10    (87)

 

Junior Men’s Novice K-1:

1. Alex Geisman                           37                4th place:20    (57)

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Men’s Expert K-1:

1. Wesley R. Bradley                     99                1st place:50    (149)

2. Andy Woods                            101              2nd place: 40  (141)

3. Kerry Porche – Hand Paddler       96                3rd place:30    (126)

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Men’s Intermediate K-1:

1. Joseph Obenschain                   108              1st place:50    (158)

2. Brian Burton                            124              4th place:20    (144)

3. Steve Moore                            79                2nd place:40   (119)

4. Ryan Shealy                            76                3rd place:30    (106)

5. Andrew Bentley                        65                5th place:10    (75)

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Men’s Novice K-1:

1. Matt Dalton                             73                1st place:50    (123

2. Brian Vermillion                         60                2nd place:40   (100)

3. Jamison Evans                         15                3rd place:30    (45)

 

(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!

steve 

Event Highlights:

*We had 1 swimmers during the event who went home with with the coveted River Gypsies “Everybody Swims” sticker award.

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*Everyone who competed or volunteered in the event went home with a prize!

andy 

Event #1 Photo Album Links:

Brian Vermillion’s Noli HTTD #1 photo album

Jamison Evans’ Noli HTTD #1 photo album

Noli HTTD #1 Award Ceremony photo album

 

A big thank you goes out to all of our great volunteers for their help in event #1:

Jennifer & Wesley Bradley – Variety Judge & Registration

Samantha Young – Technical Judge

Lance Simerly – Time Keeper

Peggy GeFellers – Photographer

Susan Jarvis – Ball Toss Referee

joseph 

A special 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 the events is the key to bring home a series championship this year!  Check out the current standings below:

 

2012 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown Point Series Standings

 

Event #1 Big Rock

Event #2 Big Rock

Event #3 Big Rock

Event #4 Big Rock

TOTAL

PLACE

Men’s Expert K-1            
Andy Woods

125

     

125

2

Kerry Porche

115

     

115

3

Wesley R. Bradley

135

     

135

1

Men’s Intermediate K-1            
Andrew Bentley

95

     

95

5

Brian Burton

125

     

125

2

Joseph Obenschain

135

     

135

1

Ryan Shealy

105

     

105

4

Steve Moore

115

     

115

3

Men’s Novice K-1            
Brian Vermillion

125

     

125

2

Jamison Evans

115

     

115

3

Matt Dalton

135

     

135

1

Women’s K-1            
Jennifer Bradley

135

     

135

1

Junior Men’s Novice K-1            
Alex Geisman

135

     

135

1

 

Click here for PDF Point Series Standings

Don’t forget that World Kayak is offering the WK POINTS SYSTEM again this year which will allow each competitor to GET RANKED ($10.00 annual membership fee) and compete in the inaugural Hometown Throwdown Southeast Championship!!! 

kerry 

Mark your calendar for June 9, 2012 to join us & Click Here to register for event #2!  I hope to see you on the Noli to throwdown!!

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