HTTD #1 2015- Slocan Boatercross

Racers trying to grab top spot

The first event of the 2015 World Kayak Hometown Throwdown series took place on the Mighty Slocan River at Initiation wave at Crescent Valley beach.  Competitors came out to race despite the numerous kayaking options this spring due to a early melt and above normal seasonal levels.

Heats of 4 or 5 paddlers decided the make up of the finals with paddlers facing off in a gruelling battle around a gate and across river to the finish line. The race strategy was crucial for a win as some paddlers took a high line at the starting point to ensure a quicker spin around the gate.  Paddlers opting for the low line were left in the wake.

HTTD #1 2015- Slocan Boatercross

Racers trying to grab top spot

The first event of the 2015 World Kayak Hometown Throwdown series took place on the Mighty Slocan River at Initiation wave at Crescent Valley beach.  Competitors came out to race despite the numerous kayaking options this spring due to a early melt and above normal seasonal levels.

Heats of 4 or 5 paddlers decided the make up of the finals with paddlers facing off in a gruelling battle around a gate and across river to the finish line. The race strategy was crucial for a win as some paddlers took a high line at the starting point to ensure a quicker spin around the gate.  Paddlers opting for the low line were left in the wake.

HTTD #1 2015- Slocan Boatercross

Racers trying to grab top spot

The first event of the 2015 World Kayak Hometown Throwdown series took place on the Mighty Slocan River at Initiation wave at Crescent Valley beach.  Competitors came out to race despite the numerous kayaking options this spring due to a early melt and above normal seasonal levels.

Heats of 4 or 5 paddlers decided the make up of the finals with paddlers facing off in a gruelling battle around a gate and across river to the finish line. The race strategy was crucial for a win as some paddlers took a high line at the starting point to ensure a quicker spin around the gate.  Paddlers opting for the low line were left in the wake.

Hometown Throwdown #4

Our last Hometown Throwdown for Idaho took place under a beautiful clear sky (no smoke, ya-hoo), and warm temps in Cascade. We had 10 paddlers show up ready to go, then 6 SUPs asked if they could compete. We threw together a quick score sheet to award points for some SUP skills – and bam – 16 paddlers hit the warm, clear water at Kellys Whitewater Park. Was great fun to see some of our long time pals like Willard, Travis, Mike and Tara show up. Plus a bunch of kids which always makes an event more fun. And a group from Bend, Oregon – always good to add new blood and make new friends.
SUPs added some nice diversity and cool to see the skills they had aquired.
Next year we plan to have a full-fledged SUP catagory and run their event right after the kayaks. So stay tuned for that.
Thanks everyone for making it a great season – BIG PROPS to our sponsors!
Catch you next year!
Gary
ADULT
Men
  1. Mike
  2. Mike C.
  3. Travis
  4. Willard
Women
  1. Tara
  2. Joyce
JR’s
Men
  1. Ethan
  2. Quinton
  3. Blake
Women
  1. Paige
SUP
Men
  1. Stiehl
  2. Aiden
  3. Brad
  4. Kai
  5. Tim
Women
  1. Meghan

Hometown Throwdown #4

Our last Hometown Throwdown for Idaho took place under a beautiful clear sky (no smoke, ya-hoo), and warm temps in Cascade. We had 10 paddlers show up ready to go, then 6 SUPs asked if they could compete. We threw together a quick score sheet to award points for some SUP skills – and bam – 16 paddlers hit the warm, clear water at Kellys Whitewater Park. Was great fun to see some of our long time pals like Willard, Travis, Mike and Tara show up. Plus a bunch of kids which always makes an event more fun. And a group from Bend, Oregon – always good to add new blood and make new friends.
SUPs added some nice diversity and cool to see the skills they had aquired.
Next year we plan to have a full-fledged SUP catagory and run their event right after the kayaks. So stay tuned for that.
Thanks everyone for making it a great season – BIG PROPS to our sponsors!
Catch you next year!
Gary
ADULT
Men
  1. Mike
  2. Mike C.
  3. Travis
  4. Willard
Women
  1. Tara
  2. Joyce
JR’s
Men
  1. Ethan
  2. Quinton
  3. Blake
Women
  1. Paige
SUP
Men
  1. Stiehl
  2. Aiden
  3. Brad
  4. Kai
  5. Tim
Women
  1. Meghan

Hometown Throwdown #4

Our last Hometown Throwdown for Idaho took place under a beautiful clear sky (no smoke, ya-hoo), and warm temps in Cascade. We had 10 paddlers show up ready to go, then 6 SUPs asked if they could compete. We threw together a quick score sheet to award points for some SUP skills – and bam – 16 paddlers hit the warm, clear water at Kellys Whitewater Park. Was great fun to see some of our long time pals like Willard, Travis, Mike and Tara show up. Plus a bunch of kids which always makes an event more fun. And a group from Bend, Oregon – always good to add new blood and make new friends.
SUPs added some nice diversity and cool to see the skills they had aquired.
Next year we plan to have a full-fledged SUP catagory and run their event right after the kayaks. So stay tuned for that.
Thanks everyone for making it a great season – BIG PROPS to our sponsors!
Catch you next year!
Gary
ADULT
Men
  1. Mike
  2. Mike C.
  3. Travis
  4. Willard
Women
  1. Tara
  2. Joyce
JR’s
Men
  1. Ethan
  2. Quinton
  3. Blake
Women
  1. Paige
SUP
Men
  1. Stiehl
  2. Aiden
  3. Brad
  4. Kai
  5. Tim
Women
  1. Meghan

Hometown Throwdown #4

Our last Hometown Throwdown for Idaho took place under a beautiful clear sky (no smoke, ya-hoo), and warm temps in Cascade. We had 10 paddlers show up ready to go, then 6 SUPs asked if they could compete. We threw together a quick score sheet to award points for some SUP skills – and bam – 16 paddlers hit the warm, clear water at Kellys Whitewater Park. Was great fun to see some of our long time pals like Willard, Travis, Mike and Tara show up. Plus a bunch of kids which always makes an event more fun. And a group from Bend, Oregon – always good to add new blood and make new friends.
SUPs added some nice diversity and cool to see the skills they had aquired.
Next year we plan to have a full-fledged SUP catagory and run their event right after the kayaks. So stay tuned for that.
Thanks everyone for making it a great season – BIG PROPS to our sponsors!
Catch you next year!
Gary
ADULT
Men
  1. Mike
  2. Mike C.
  3. Travis
  4. Willard
Women
  1. Tara
  2. Joyce
JR’s
Men
  1. Ethan
  2. Quinton
  3. Blake
Women
  1. Paige
SUP
Men
  1. Stiehl
  2. Aiden
  3. Brad
  4. Kai
  5. Tim
Women
  1. Meghan

NOC #3 Throwdown Results: Ending on a high note

July was our last official throwdown, but it but some new faces. The weather was great and everyone had a ton of smiles. There was so much spinning around that a few of our competitors got dizzy.

We had 19 competitors for this throwdown. It great to see some new faces in the crowd as each event continues to grow. We even had the return of the hometown celebrity Ms Rowan Stewart (we made her take on the men) after her return from the World Cup in Europe.

So many folks have really grown over the summer and it has been a great series this year. We will end our season with the WK ProAm for First Descents in August.

Ladies:

1. Sierra
2. Evy
3. Greeta
4. Olivia
5. Lili

Juniors
1. Justin
2. Corey
3. Max
4. Devon
5. Patrick
6. William

Mens
1.Corey
2. Rowan
3. Jeff
4. Nathan
5. Jason
6. Scott
7. Justin
8. Mark

Check out these links for photos of the event
https://www.facebook.com/Jeff.Samuel.Harris/media_set?set=a.10204490689532504.1073741836.1390402813&type=1
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.748004151913753.1073741846.560109860703184&type=1

Thanks to everyone for coming out, next event is the August 23rd at NOC

Special Thanks to our guest photographers Jeff and Sara, timekeeper KK and Scribe Amy. Thanks to all our great sponsors for making these events possible.

NOC #3 Throwdown Results: Ending on a high note

July was our last official throwdown, but it but some new faces. The weather was great and everyone had a ton of smiles. There was so much spinning around that a few of our competitors got dizzy.

We had 19 competitors for this throwdown. It great to see some new faces in the crowd as each event continues to grow. We even had the return of the hometown celebrity Ms Rowan Stewart (we made her take on the men) after her return from the World Cup in Europe.

So many folks have really grown over the summer and it has been a great series this year. We will end our season with the WK ProAm for First Descents in August.

Ladies:

1. Sierra
2. Evy
3. Greeta
4. Olivia
5. Lili

Juniors
1. Justin
2. Corey
3. Max
4. Devon
5. Patrick
6. William

Mens
1.Corey
2. Rowan
3. Jeff
4. Nathan
5. Jason
6. Scott
7. Justin
8. Mark

Check out these links for photos of the event
https://www.facebook.com/Jeff.Samuel.Harris/media_set?set=a.10204490689532504.1073741836.1390402813&type=1
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.748004151913753.1073741846.560109860703184&type=1

Thanks to everyone for coming out, next event is the August 23rd at NOC

Special Thanks to our guest photographers Jeff and Sara, timekeeper KK and Scribe Amy. Thanks to all our great sponsors for making these events possible.

NOC #3 Throwdown Results: Ending on a high note

July was our last official throwdown, but it but some new faces. The weather was great and everyone had a ton of smiles. There was so much spinning around that a few of our competitors got dizzy.

We had 19 competitors for this throwdown. It great to see some new faces in the crowd as each event continues to grow. We even had the return of the hometown celebrity Ms Rowan Stewart (we made her take on the men) after her return from the World Cup in Europe.

So many folks have really grown over the summer and it has been a great series this year. We will end our season with the WK ProAm for First Descents in August.

Ladies:

1. Sierra
2. Evy
3. Greeta
4. Olivia
5. Lili

Juniors
1. Justin
2. Corey
3. Max
4. Devon
5. Patrick
6. William

Mens
1.Corey
2. Rowan
3. Jeff
4. Nathan
5. Jason
6. Scott
7. Justin
8. Mark

Check out these links for photos of the event
https://www.facebook.com/Jeff.Samuel.Harris/media_set?set=a.10204490689532504.1073741836.1390402813&type=1
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.748004151913753.1073741846.560109860703184&type=1

Thanks to everyone for coming out, next event is the August 23rd at NOC

Special Thanks to our guest photographers Jeff and Sara, timekeeper KK and Scribe Amy. Thanks to all our great sponsors for making these events possible.

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