Throwdown #1 and #2 – 2016

Sorry for the late write up but I’ve been out of town. We had our first Hone Town Throwdown here in Idaho on June 24th. And our second Throwdown was last night, July 1st.

Trot ran our first HTTD as nobody from Boise could make it to cascade. Hwy 55 was closed due to an accident. So we figured a couple of locals from Cascade may show up since nobody from Boise would be able to make it up. Troy is living in Cascade, teaching at Kellys Whitewater Park so was already there. He texted me five minutes into the competition that 20 competitors showed up from the Cascade and McCall area!

Last night we had 12 paddlers and great weather for our Throwdown. The water levels shot up from 1,400 CDs to 2,100 CDs overnight and made for a flusher wave, but a few paddlers were able to dial it in and we had a great show from everyone. One of the surf instructors even jumped in the mix and had his first surf in a kayak :]

We had a great time at both Throwdowns and looking forward to our last two of the summer. If your in the area find us at Kellys Whitewater Park in Cascade, Idaho!

July 8th – 6PM
July 23rd – 1PM

 

 

Last Boise Hometown Throwdown for 2015

Idaho had our 6th, and last, Hometown Throwdown of the year on Saturday. Idaho, Oregon and Washington are on fire, and that resulted in a smoke filled sky in Cascade, Idaho. Not a lot of people are traveling out of Boise due to the fires.

After a brisk morning we had warm temps for our event. We ran 3 rides this event and really had a lot of fun. A great air show put on by Connor Voorhees, Mike Voorhees, Crosby Crevelt and Troy Wilson. Everyone had some good moves up their sleeves – so a good show by all.

A special thanks to all of our WK sponsors and to our local shops (Alpenglow Mountainsport, Salamander Paddle Gear, and River Gear) that donated prizes as well. Also a big thank you to Kelly’s Whitewater Park for allowing us to hold events at this world-class park! All of these guys help make our events more fun!

 

Results:

Men:

1.Troy

2.Crosby

3.Mike

4.Devin

5.Jacob

 

Juniors:

1.Connor

2.Quinton

3.Paige

 

 

Idaho Hometown Throwdown #1 2013

Idaho’s first Hometown Throwdown of the year was finally on a warm sunny day and we had great flows at Kelly’s Whitewater Park. Temps in the mid 70′s and warmer water meant no poggies or skull-caps.

With these flows the second feature is great for loops, space godzillas, cartwheels, pretty much anything you can throw in a wave-hole. We ran three hole rides and had a couple of swims. Swims to me mean people are getting out of their comfort range and LEARNING! So kudos to those swimmers :-)

We also saw some good aerial action from Troy Wilson and Mike Vorrhees. Connor Voorhees was our youngest competitor at 9 years old.

We had a bonus surprise when we got together for our prize drawing, EJ showed up and gave a tour of the new RockStar. Our next TD will be on July 27, again at Kelly’s Whitewater Park.

Hope to see you there!

 

Gary

Follow me on twitter – @rapidpirate

 

Placings:

Mens:

1. Troy Wilson

2. Mike Voorhees

3. Travis Tripp

 

Juniors:

1. Skye Titus

2. Crosby Crevett

3. Connor Voorhees

4. (TIE) Paige Wilson

4. (TIE) Ethan Tripp

5. Quinton DiLenge

Idaho Throwdown #1 2013

Idaho’s first Hometown Throwdown of the year was finally on a warm sunny day and we had great flows at Kelly’s Whitewater Park. Temps in the mid 70′s and warmer water meant no poggies or skull-caps.

 

With these flows the second feature is great for loops, space godzillas, cartwheels, pretty much anything you can throw in a wave-hole.

 

We ran three hole rides and had a couple of swims. Swims to me mean people are getting out of their comfort range and LEARNING! So kudos to those swimmers :-)

 

We also saw some good aerial action from Troy Wilson and Mike Vorrhees. Connor Voorhees was our youngest competitor at 9 years old.

 

We had a bonus surprise when we got together for our prize drawing, EJ showed up and gave a tour of the new RockStar.

 

Our next TD will be on July 27, again at Kelly’s Whitewater Park. Hope to see you there!

 

Gary

Follow me on twitter – @rapidpirate

 

 

Placings:

 

Mens:

1. Troy Wilson

2. Mike Voorhees

3. Travis Tripp

 

Juniors:

1. Skye Titus

2. Crosby Crevett

3. Connor Voorhees

4. (TIE) Paige Wilson

4. (TIE) Ethan Tripp

5. Quinton DiLenge

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