First 2016 HTTD Results

The first HTTD for 2016 went down with a great group full of energy for getting on the water. We met at Corbin Wave in Corbin Park Postfalls for an exciting Boater-X. It was bound to be an exciting race with Chris Hoffer on site to put together a challenging course of tough ferry’s and tight eddy turns. Each competitor was bound to be tired after each heat.
Heat 1 results:
Sarah Palmounter took first with her strong and fast ferry technique. It was a tight race for the second place slot and a shot at the finals. Patrick Farneman and Chris Mowry both charged side by side into the final eddy. Patrick made the last few paddle strokes count and clinched his spot in the finals. Chris Jundt was close behind the battle and looking for his window of opportunity to make a pass, but Patrick and Mowry would not provide an opening for Chris to make a move.
Heat 2:
From the start there was plenty of “rubbin’s racing” as the group stayed close together as they battled for the first and second position. The big ferry above Corbin wave separated the group as they came towards the finish line. Marcus Lees secured first, with Kevin Pryor in a close second, Celene Olgeirsoon hot on his tail for third and Ron Coddington paddling his hardest to make that tough ferry.
Finals:
The group was already feeling a little tired from the first run but still ready charge a second round for finals. Little did they know that Chris Hoffer would add a few moves to the course adding another level of difficulty and need for endurance. The course made for multiple passes and racers swapped positions multiple times as they battled for the win.
1st Place: Sarah Palmounter almost blew the third eddy but managed to power in and continue on for the win.
2nd Place: Kevin Pryor was close behind Sarah with a high eddy catch on the third eddy and chasing her to the finish.
3rd Place: Patrick Farneman came out ahead after an elbow to elbow battle with Marcus for the third eddy.
4th Place: Marcus Lees may have lost the battle for the third eddy, but he made Patrick work to secure his third place finish.
Our next two HTTD’s are on the calendar for June 15th and July 13th. Location and event type will depend on flows and updates will be posted as we get closer to each event.
**Photos by Chris Hoffer
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First 2016 HTTD Results

The first HTTD for 2016 went down with a great group full of energy for getting on the water. We met at Corbin Wave in Corbin Park Postfalls for an exciting Boater-X. It was bound to be an exciting race with Chris Hoffer on site to put together a challenging course of tough ferry’s and tight eddy turns. Each competitor was bound to be tired after each heat.
Heat 1 results:
Sarah Palmounter took first with her strong and fast ferry technique. It was a tight race for the second place slot and a shot at the finals. Patrick Farneman and Chris Mowry both charged side by side into the final eddy. Patrick made the last few paddle strokes count and clinched his spot in the finals. Chris Jundt was close behind the battle and looking for his window of opportunity to make a pass, but Patrick and Mowry would not provide an opening for Chris to make a move.
Heat 2:
From the start there was plenty of “rubbin’s racing” as the group stayed close together as they battled for the first and second position. The big ferry above Corbin wave separated the group as they came towards the finish line. Marcus Lees secured first, with Kevin Pryor in a close second, Celene Olgeirsoon hot on his tail for third and Ron Coddington paddling his hardest to make that tough ferry.
Finals:
The group was already feeling a little tired from the first run but still ready charge a second round for finals. Little did they know that Chris Hoffer would add a few moves to the course adding another level of difficulty and need for endurance. The course made for multiple passes and racers swapped positions multiple times as they battled for the win.
1st Place: Sarah Palmounter almost blew the third eddy but managed to power in and continue on for the win.
2nd Place: Kevin Pryor was close behind Sarah with a high eddy catch on the third eddy and chasing her to the finish.
3rd Place: Patrick Farneman came out ahead after an elbow to elbow battle with Marcus for the third eddy.
4th Place: Marcus Lees may have lost the battle for the third eddy, but he made Patrick work to secure his third place finish.
Our next two HTTD’s are on the calendar for June 15th and July 13th. Location and event type will depend on flows and updates will be posted as we get closer to each event.
**Photos by Chris Hoffer
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First 2016 HTTD Results

The first HTTD for 2016 went down with a great group full of energy for getting on the water. We met at Corbin Wave in Corbin Park Postfalls for an exciting Boater-X. It was bound to be an exciting race with Chris Hoffer on site to put together a challenging course of tough ferry’s and tight eddy turns. Each competitor was bound to be tired after each heat.
Heat 1 results:
Sarah Palmounter took first with her strong and fast ferry technique. It was a tight race for the second place slot and a shot at the finals. Patrick Farneman and Chris Mowry both charged side by side into the final eddy. Patrick made the last few paddle strokes count and clinched his spot in the finals. Chris Jundt was close behind the battle and looking for his window of opportunity to make a pass, but Patrick and Mowry would not provide an opening for Chris to make a move.
Heat 2:
From the start there was plenty of “rubbin’s racing” as the group stayed close together as they battled for the first and second position. The big ferry above Corbin wave separated the group as they came towards the finish line. Marcus Lees secured first, with Kevin Pryor in a close second, Celene Olgeirsoon hot on his tail for third and Ron Coddington paddling his hardest to make that tough ferry.
Finals:
The group was already feeling a little tired from the first run but still ready charge a second round for finals. Little did they know that Chris Hoffer would add a few moves to the course adding another level of difficulty and need for endurance. The course made for multiple passes and racers swapped positions multiple times as they battled for the win.
1st Place: Sarah Palmounter almost blew the third eddy but managed to power in and continue on for the win.
2nd Place: Kevin Pryor was close behind Sarah with a high eddy catch on the third eddy and chasing her to the finish.
3rd Place: Patrick Farneman came out ahead after an elbow to elbow battle with Marcus for the third eddy.
4th Place: Marcus Lees may have lost the battle for the third eddy, but he made Patrick work to secure his third place finish.
Our next two HTTD’s are on the calendar for June 15th and July 13th. Location and event type will depend on flows and updates will be posted as we get closer to each event.
**Photos by Chris Hoffer
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First 2016 HTTD Results

The first HTTD for 2016 went down with a great group full of energy for getting on the water. We met at Corbin Wave in Corbin Park Postfalls for an exciting Boater-X. It was bound to be an exciting race with Chris Hoffer on site to put together a challenging course of tough ferry’s and tight eddy turns. Each competitor was bound to be tired after each heat.
Heat 1 results:
Sarah Palmounter took first with her strong and fast ferry technique. It was a tight race for the second place slot and a shot at the finals. Patrick Farneman and Chris Mowry both charged side by side into the final eddy. Patrick made the last few paddle strokes count and clinched his spot in the finals. Chris Jundt was close behind the battle and looking for his window of opportunity to make a pass, but Patrick and Mowry would not provide an opening for Chris to make a move.
Heat 2:
From the start there was plenty of “rubbin’s racing” as the group stayed close together as they battled for the first and second position. The big ferry above Corbin wave separated the group as they came towards the finish line. Marcus Lees secured first, with Kevin Pryor in a close second, Celene Olgeirsoon hot on his tail for third and Ron Coddington paddling his hardest to make that tough ferry.
Finals:
The group was already feeling a little tired from the first run but still ready charge a second round for finals. Little did they know that Chris Hoffer would add a few moves to the course adding another level of difficulty and need for endurance. The course made for multiple passes and racers swapped positions multiple times as they battled for the win.
1st Place: Sarah Palmounter almost blew the third eddy but managed to power in and continue on for the win.
2nd Place: Kevin Pryor was close behind Sarah with a high eddy catch on the third eddy and chasing her to the finish.
3rd Place: Patrick Farneman came out ahead after an elbow to elbow battle with Marcus for the third eddy.
4th Place: Marcus Lees may have lost the battle for the third eddy, but he made Patrick work to secure his third place finish.
Our next two HTTD’s are on the calendar for June 15th and July 13th. Location and event type will depend on flows and updates will be posted as we get closer to each event.
**Photos by Chris Hoffer
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First 2016 HTTD Results

The first HTTD for 2016 went down with a great group full of energy for getting on the water. We met at Corbin Wave in Corbin Park Postfalls for an exciting Boater-X. It was bound to be an exciting race with Chris Hoffer on site to put together a challenging course of tough ferry’s and tight eddy turns. Each competitor was bound to be tired after each heat.
Heat 1 results:
Sarah Palmounter took first with her strong and fast ferry technique. It was a tight race for the second place slot and a shot at the finals. Patrick Farneman and Chris Mowry both charged side by side into the final eddy. Patrick made the last few paddle strokes count and clinched his spot in the finals. Chris Jundt was close behind the battle and looking for his window of opportunity to make a pass, but Patrick and Mowry would not provide an opening for Chris to make a move.
Heat 2:
From the start there was plenty of “rubbin’s racing” as the group stayed close together as they battled for the first and second position. The big ferry above Corbin wave separated the group as they came towards the finish line. Marcus Lees secured first, with Kevin Pryor in a close second, Celene Olgeirsoon hot on his tail for third and Ron Coddington paddling his hardest to make that tough ferry.
Finals:
The group was already feeling a little tired from the first run but still ready charge a second round for finals. Little did they know that Chris Hoffer would add a few moves to the course adding another level of difficulty and need for endurance. The course made for multiple passes and racers swapped positions multiple times as they battled for the win.
1st Place: Sarah Palmounter almost blew the third eddy but managed to power in and continue on for the win.
2nd Place: Kevin Pryor was close behind Sarah with a high eddy catch on the third eddy and chasing her to the finish.
3rd Place: Patrick Farneman came out ahead after an elbow to elbow battle with Marcus for the third eddy.
4th Place: Marcus Lees may have lost the battle for the third eddy, but he made Patrick work to secure his third place finish.
Our next two HTTD’s are on the calendar for June 15th and July 13th. Location and event type will depend on flows and updates will be posted as we get closer to each event.
**Photos by Chris Hoffer
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POZA AZUL Extreme Race COSTA RICA 2014

This year the Poza Azul Extreme Race took place on Saturday November 22nd with 24 participants from all over Costa Rica, the USA, Canada, Austria, Ecuador, Peru, and Mexico!

The Poza Azul River runs over volcanic bedrock originating in the Braullio Carrillo National Park and feeding the Sarapiqui River. The Poza Azul Extreme Race is a Master Level race consisting of 800 meters down river, timed racing, through two class IV slide rapids to finish at a 10 meter waterfall with a very technical line to the finish point. This waterfall is a classic drop in Costa Rica and offers lots of surprises for its competitors.

The winner of this years Poza Azul Extreme Race is Diego Solano (aka Pina) won the flight to Mexico where he will be representing Costa Rica in the renowned Alseseca Race this January 10th, 2015. Antonio and Sofia from Aventurec (home base for the Alseseca competition) are supporting this years champion with free lodging and a kayak loan during his stay.

Check out the oficial website for the Sarapiqui River Festival to mark your calendar with next years dates!

Photos courtesy of Selva Whitewater, Johann Castor Boof Costa Rica, & Chilamate Rainforest Eco Retreat

POZA AZUL Extreme Race COSTA RICA 2014

This year the Poza Azul Extreme Race took place on Saturday November 22nd with 24 participants from all over Costa Rica, the USA, Canada, Austria, Ecuador, Peru, and Mexico!

The Poza Azul River runs over volcanic bedrock originating in the Braullio Carrillo National Park and feeding the Sarapiqui River. The Poza Azul Extreme Race is a Master Level race consisting of 800 meters down river, timed racing, through two class IV slide rapids to finish at a 10 meter waterfall with a very technical line to the finish point. This waterfall is a classic drop in Costa Rica and offers lots of surprises for its competitors.

The winner of this years Poza Azul Extreme Race is Diego Solano (aka Pina) won the flight to Mexico where he will be representing Costa Rica in the renowned Alseseca Race this January 10th, 2015. Antonio and Sofia from Aventurec (home base for the Alseseca competition) are supporting this years champion with free lodging and a kayak loan during his stay.

Check out the oficial website for the Sarapiqui River Festival to mark your calendar with next years dates!

POZA AZUL Extreme Race COSTA RICA 2014

This year the Poza Azul Extreme Race took place on Saturday November 22nd with 24 participants from all over Costa Rica, the USA, Canada, Austria, Ecuador, Peru, and Mexico!

The Poza Azul River runs over volcanic bedrock originating in the Braullio Carrillo National Park and feeding the Sarapiqui River. The Poza Azul Extreme Race is a Master Level race consisting of 800 meters down river, timed racing, through two class IV slide rapids to finish at a 10 meter waterfall with a very technical line to the finish point. This waterfall is a classic drop in Costa Rica and offers lots of surprises for its competitors.

The winner of this years Poza Azul Extreme Race is Diego Solano (aka Pina) won the flight to Mexico where he will be representing Costa Rica in the renowned Alseseca Race this January 10th, 2015. Antonio and Sofia from Aventurec (home base for the Alseseca competition) are supporting this years champion with free lodging and a kayak loan during his stay.

Check out the oficial website for the Sarapiqui River Festival to mark your calendar with next years dates!

Photos courtesy of Selva Whitewater, Johann Castor Boof Costa Rica, & Chilamate Rainforest Eco Retreat

2014 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown #1

The first event in the 2014 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown series was full of fun! We had a great turn out with 23 competitors joining in for some friendly downriver boatercross competition!  We had several spectators who watched and cheered on the competitors from the start and finish line.  The event was held on the Lower Nolichucky River, TN with mostly sunny skies.

The river level was a little above 1,200 CFS and spirits were high for our first ever downriver boatercross event!  The course start was at the USA Raft river access and the finish line was the Chestoa Pike Bridge 1.5 miles downstream.  The course have several class I-II rapids and a couple of islands to negotiate along the way.  We launched classes in a mass start format and good times were had by all!

2014 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown #1 Event Coverage

For the complete recap of all the fun that went down in our Boater-X Event #1 click on the link below to see photos, results, & the rest of the story:

http://worldkayakblogs.com/throwdown/2014/06/11/2014-nolichucky-hometown-throwdown-1/

Mark your calendar for Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 2:00 PM to join us at Big Rock for event #2!  Hope to see you on the Noli to throwdown!!

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