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[5 Jun 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Teva Mountain Games Final Results and 8 Ball!

The Teva Mountain Games has officially ended. It was another fantastic year, with good weather, good water conditions and a super tight competition.
For me this is 7 years in a row of winning the Teva Mountain Game Freestyle Event. Super cool!
Ruth Ebens and I trained hard together to get ready for the world championships and [...]

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[3 Jun 2011 | Comments Off | ]

Teva Mountain games is kicking off in style. With the Steep Creek Yesterday and now the Pro Freestyle, there is no shortage of kayaking action.
I had an amazing day cheering on all the competitors, walking around the town, watching the Premier of Ben Stookesberry’s film Kadoma as well as Rush Sturges’s film Frontier. Both epic [...]

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[12 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]

Event Coverage on WKTV will continue during the weekend of June 18-21 during the 61st Annual FIBArk River Festival.  Until then…

Feature Story, Festival Coverage, Pro Circuit Results, Reno River Festival, Teva Mountain Games, WK Pro Event Coverage, WK World Cup Coverage »

[7 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
TEVA Results and Photos

Men’s Freestyle Results
1. Stephen Wright
2. Nick Troutman
3. Dustin Urban
4. Casper VonKolmf
5. Andrew Holcombe
Women’s Freestyle Results
1. Emily Jackson
2. Tanya Faux
3. Ruth Gordon
4. Nicole Mansfield
5. Devon Barker

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[5 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
Check ya later… TEVA makes huge cut

The preliminaries for the Pro Freestyle kicked off today around 1:00 PM with 44 competitors in the men class and 16 women.  As with most preliminary competitions the majority of the rides were conservative where competitors were given 2 rides with their points from both combine to determine who moved on.  The top 15 of the men and 10 of the women were honored to move on to the semi’s tomorrow morning at 11:00 AM, where WKTV will resume coverage.
I personally like to compare this competition to a test in …

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[4 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
Hungry for Homestake?

Unlike the last couple of weeks, the skies were blue and cloudless… that was until predictably the rain clouds organized around 2:30.  Fortunately the race was over at that point, so competitors were treated to 70 deg temperatures and sunny skies whereas last year it was raining and sleeting.
Last year was one of the most entertaining in regards to carnage, the lines today were for the most part smooth and uneventful.  The level was around 115 cfs for the event and manky as usual.  I figure if this is any …

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[4 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
Next Stop for WKtv is the Teva Mountain Games, LIVE (free) online broadcast!

The weekend of June 5 through 7th will feature our next broadcast of WKtv.  With H2oDreams’ Chris Wing at the helm again with the H2oNation gang (various fools and their frollic, superstars, clingons and many more kayak oriented vagabonds)… the coverage begins with the Freestyle event on Friday (great work viewing) and on Saturday for the finals.  Sunday we are hoping to bring you the 8-ball event and potentially the downriver depending on wireless access.
This broadcast is free and LIVE! We are set up with a cool G3 wifi access …

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[8 May 2009 | One Comment | ]
We are now live!

Cameras are rolling and we are tabulating the scores at the Reno River Festival… more video and updates are on the way.  Coverage starts Saturday!

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[24 Aug 2008 | One Comment | ]
Southeast Event Sets a Precedence

Yesterday morning started with a bit of apprehension, apprehension that any organizer would have with their first major event. Daniel Dutton informed me that around 8:00 AM that there were only 16 competitors registered for the event, but that he was anticipating at least ten more. Not so surprising to me, the event ended up with nearly 50 competitors, extremely respectable for a first-time event and extremely well organized. The scoring format that was used catered to both the beginners and the pros alike and allowing everyone …

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[8 Jun 2008 | One Comment | ]

Final Results for the Downriver Sprint were as follows:
1.Tao Berman
2. Jeff Calhoun
3. Jason Beakes
The 8-Ball Race takes place today which should prove to be absolutely entertaining as a normal boater-x will be taken to the next level. Imagine American Gladiators on the water. Hobie promised that this year will live up to its reputation from years past! Keep your eyes peeled for more coverage of todays events and here is some eye candy from yesterdays events.
TMG Sprint & Freestyle Semi’s and Finals from Christopher Wing on Vimeo.

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[7 Jun 2008 | 3 Comments | ]

Not much more to say other than Dustin Urban is bomber under pressure. Facing a score of 158 that EJ put up in his second ride, Dustin had one more ride to go. After splashing a bit of water in his face and looking over to his wife Katie he road into the hole and absolutely blew Vail, CO up! He hit just about every trick that is possible scoring an astounding 178 points besting EJ’s by 20 points. This put the pressure on the old …

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[7 Jun 2008 | No Comment | ]

I sat next to Andrew Holcombe this morning after the conclusion of the Downriver Sprint on Gore Creek not realizing he had just finished. He looked surprisingly fresh and dry considering he just sprinted 3 miles downstream through class II-III. “It’s 20 minutes of absolute pain,” Holcombe said. “I will be just happy to place, especially with racers like Jeff Calhoun who specialize in downriver racing.” Holcombe as well as a number of professional and amateur racers participated in this mornings Gore Creek Kayak Sprint on …

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[7 Jun 2008 | One Comment | ]
Demonstrations in Controlled Drowning-Day 1

That’s right, I said it! I believe freestyle, especially the kind where you are taking timed runs in frigid water at elevation causing mild hypoxia is nothing more than a demonstration in controlled drowning! And I am convinced that many of todays competitors would quickly agree.
After a brutal day of weather yesterday during the Homestake Creek Race, competitors were treated to fair skies and temperatures extending into the upper 70’s. Quite a contrast, but nonetheless welcomed. Today marked the start to TEVA’s major events, including the Rodeo Qualifier. Roughly 70 …

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[5 Jun 2008 | No Comment | ]
Homestake Creek Race – Great lines, Better Carnage

The Homestake Creek Race takes place on the class V Homestake Creek in Red Cliff Colorado. This race had its humble beginnings when Ken “Hobie” Hoeve, Dagger Product Manager, decided to have a race on one of his back yard creeks. The incentive to bring boaters out and participate, a keg of beer. This race brings in some of the top creek boaters in the nation and dishes out its fair share of beatdowns. The beer is still waiting for those at the end of the race.
This year Vail Resorts …

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[4 Jun 2008 | One Comment | ]
Ice Cream Headaches and Thin Air

I arrived in Vail yesterday, June 2, in the later afternoon after making the drive west for two days. The little 88′ Toyota truck has served me well once again forever proving that they are the greatest vehicles ever made! Being road weary and ready to stretch out a bit and get some much needed exercise, I walked down to the Inertantional Bridge in Vail where the freestyle will be held. There i was greeted with many familiar faces and friends who I have not seen in nearly a month, …