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2013 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown #1

19 June 2013 No Comment

The first event in the 2013 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown series was full of fun! We had 15 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 river right beach.  The event was held at Big Rock on the Lower Nolichucky River, TN with warm humid weather. 

The river level was a healthy 2,200 CFS, which made the main Big Rock wave/hole feature a fast flushy wave train.  Since a rodeo competition was not a good option, we came up with a slalom course through the rapid.  Each competitor got 2 runs through the course and each run counted for their “DFS” Score.  The course involved catching 3 eddies down through the rapid.  The first eddy was behind a rock above the main rapid feature.  The second eddy was behind a pour over on river left of the main rapid feature.  The final eddy was in between two swirly eddy lines river right of the main rapid feature.  The competitors got 10 points for each of the eddies they caught.  Competitors had 1:30 minutes to complete the course while attempting downriver freestyle moves along the way to earn additional points from our Variety and Technical judges!

 

The third run was a boatercross race for each class from the top of the campground and went through the main feature.  Then the race course veered through our version of the “Notch” between two large rocks on river right and finished on the river right beach below the rapid!  This made for a fun zigzag course with a bottle neck at the “Notch”.  We gave 10 pts per place in the boatercross race and summed the BC score with the DFS runs for the grand total!

2013 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown Event #1 Results:

Women Intermediate K-1   DFS    +      BC =           Total

1. Jennifer Bradley                        60                3rd place:10    (70)

Women’s Novice K-1:

1. Andrea Ramsey                        50                1st place:30    (83)

2. Erin Weatherford                      62                2nd place:20   (82

Men’s Expert K-1:

1. Wesley R. Bradley                     116              DNF              (116)

Men’s Intermediate K-1:

1. Jeff Weatherford                      81                1st place:60    (141)

2. Brian Vermillion                         67                2nd place:50   (117)

3. Jamison Evans                         93                5th place:20    (113)

4. Elliott Lavery                           64                3rd place:40    (104)

5. Jeremy Gass                            78                6th place:10    (88)

6. Todd Emma                    46                4th place:30    (76

Men’s Novice K-1:

1. Kendall Clark                            77                1st place:40    (117)

2. McCauley Clark                        70                2nd place:30   (100)

3. George Mauger                         54                4th place:10    (64)

4. Ben Carr                                 40                3rd place:20    (60)

Junior Men’s Novice K-1:

1. Collin Keesecker                       9                                     (9)

(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 4 swimmers during the event (Boatercross is a full contact sport!) who all went home with with the coveted River Gypsies “Everybody Swims” sticker award!

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

*We had several first time Throwdown competitors and big congrats to our Jr, Colin, for his bravery in running down the rapid with dry hair!

 

Event #1 Photo Album Links:

Cheryl Killman’s Noli HTTD #1 photo album

Jamison Evans’ Noli HTTD #1 photo album

Elliott Lavery’s Noli HTTD #1 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 Vermillion – Technical Judge

Lane Daley & Erin Weatherford – Time Keepers

Cheryl Killman – Photographer

Sara Bone & Michelle Frazee – Registration & Scribes

 

A special thank you goes out to our World Kayak Partners & the local sponsors below for all the great prizes & support of the events!

Riverpark_Campground_Logo  Rivergypsies_logo  Mahoney's 

Participation in all events is the key to bring home a series championship this year!  Check out the current standings below:

2013 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown Point Series Standings

 

Event #1 Big Rock

Event #2 Big Rock

Event #3 Big Rock

TOTAL

PLACE

Women’s Intermediate K-1          
Jennifer Bradley

135

   

135

1

Women’s Novice K-1          
Andrea Ramsey

135

   

135

1

Erin Weatherford

125

   

125

2

Men’s Intermediate K-1          
Wesley R. Bradley

135

   

135

1

Men’s Intermediate K-1          
Todd Emma

85

   

85

6

Jamison Evans

115

   

115

3

Jeremy Gass

95

   

95

5

Elliott Lavery

105

   

105

4

Brian Vermillion

125

   

125

2

Jeff Weatherford

135

   

135

1

Men’s Novice K-1          
Ben Carr

105

   

105

4

Kendall Clark

135

   

135

1

McCauley Clark

125

   

125

2

George Mauger

115

   

115

3

Junior Men’s Novice K-1          
Collin Keesecker

135

   

135

1

Click here for PDF Point Series Standings

Mark your calendar for July 7, 2013 to join us & Click Here to Register for event #2!  I hope to see you on the Noli to throwdown!!

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