World Cup Final- Sort, Spain
Well the final of three World Cups has ended and it couldn’t have ended better! We spent the last week in Sort, Spain which hosted the World Championships in 2001. Spending time in town I remembered more and more childhood memories of the place. We arrived Monday after a day in
Final day at the 2013 ICF World Freestyle Kayaking Competition at the NOC netted a total of 13 medals – 4 JK paddlers in squirt boats, one in an OC-1, the rest in 2014 Rockstars! Quite easily besting all other boats combined. The place was alive for the finals, the format super exciting and there
Another fantastic trip to Wausau is in the books. This year was a good bit different for me than the previous 5 years. Being injured sucks! Especially when you are at a great kayaking location and you cannot really boat. My trip to Wausau started this year with an epidural on
Finally after 2 years of waiting for the next World Championships to happen, it has now begun!! The opening Ceremonies took place last night in Bryson City, NC, a normally very sleepy town in Western North Carolina. With 30 countries present, a ton of townspeople, media, VIPs, sponsors, ICF
Keeping my Rides a secret is not my style. I train with my routines, and try to paddle my best. Today I did a “Prelims”, meaning I did two competition rides during training and counted both of them. Emily took video of this one with my iPad and I loaded the raw
This past weekend saw some of Europe’s top freestyle paddlers set to battle on the extraordinary wave in Sort, Spain. My eyes were on this event from prelims onwards. Why? Cause its important in our little realm to start paying a bit more attention to the rest of the world when it comes to freestyle.
Is it possible that 60,000 people would go to an outdoor festival with Kayaking, SUP, rock climbing, running, biking? If you want to see that in action, the Dominion River Rock Festival in Richmond is the place to go to be a believer! Friday night through Sunday Afternoon was chalk full of fun stuff for
2013 Reno River Festival Final Wrap Up
It was another action packed weekend in the World’s Biggest Little City: Reno, NV. We were given blue bird skies and 90 degree weather for both Friday, Saturday and Sunday making it the perfect weekend to hold a kayaking event.
Saturday started with Yoga in the park, bands all day
So- Finals are over- some awesome stuff here folks!!
1. 12 year old Sage Donnelly got 1st place!!! 400 point ride and her 300 point 1st ride would have won also!
2. Jessica Yurtinus- her final ride was awesome, moving her from 5th to 2nd!! 280 and some big air.
3. Courtney Kerin had consistent big rides getting
Today is Freestyle Day for the Reno River Festival. The Entire event happens today! Women cut to top 5 and men cut to top 10 in Prelims. THe event started with a competitors meeting while there was Yoga going on on the grassy lawn of the amphitheater. It transitioned into rock bands, beer, and