NoliFest 2018 Beat Night Fall BoaterX Results

Photo by Dale Swanson

Bristol Motor Speedway was not the only great racing colosseum the weekend of April 13-15th in the Tri-Cities! #beatnightfall at NoliFest had lots of action in the 8 mile enduro style course down the Nolichucky Gorge.

There were a total of 25 athletes in the inaugural event and Shane Benedict cheered from the side as the honorary sweep.  The river level was near 1,400 CFS, which was a decent medium flow for the run from Popular, NC to USA Raft Outpost near Erwin, TN (The site of NoliFest).  The GO FAST event was a mass start at the put-in and first one down to the USA Raft landing was the winner!  The real interesting part of the event was the BoaterX did not start till late in the evening at 7:00 PM, so athletes only had about an hour and a half to complete the course before the ran out of daylight.

 Photo by Ryan Horn

Athlete’s spirits were high and motivated to go fast when the 3..2..1..GO countdown went down and huge wake was created in the pool at launch!  Rubbing was part to of this BoaterX event as athletes jostled for positions down the course.

Photo by Chris Clark

There were a few good rowdy moments for sure!  The winning time ended up being right at 1 hour and everyone finished the course before darkness set in for the night.  Good times, good times!!

 

Men’s K-1 Top 10 Results:

1. Chris Gragtmans

2. Curtis England

3. Clay Lucas

4. Hunter Cooper

5. Ryan Horn

6. Tyler Mayo

7. Dennis Gilfillan

8. Dennis Ashford

9. Unknown?

10. Kevin Drury

 

Women’s K-1 Results:

1. Kim Altman

 

SUP Results:

1. Spencer Lacy

2. Jack Nelson

3. Dale Swanson

4. Will Saylor

 

Bellyak Results:

1. Adam Masters

Photo by Stephanie Ashford

Kevin Thomas Drury Video: https://www.facebook.com/kayakerkevin.kingpin/videos/2031395030447792/

NoliFest 2018 Beat Night Fall BoaterX Results

Photo by Dale Swanson

Bristol Motor Speedway was not the only great racing colosseum the weekend of April 13-15th in the Tri-Cities! #beatnightfall at NoliFest had lots of action in the 8 mile enduro style course down the Nolichucky Gorge.

There were a total of 25 athletes in the inaugural event and Shane Benedict cheered from the side as the honorary sweep.  The river level was near 1,400 CFS, which was a decent medium flow for the run from Popular, NC to USA Raft Outpost near Erwin, TN (The site of NoliFest).  The GO FAST event was a mass start at the put-in and first one down to the USA Raft landing was the winner!  The real interesting part of the event was the BoaterX did not start till late in the evening at 7:00 PM, so athletes only had about an hour and a half to complete the course before the ran out of daylight.

 Photo by Ryan Horn

Athlete’s spirits were high and motivated to go fast when the 3..2..1..GO countdown went down and huge wake was created in the pool at launch!  Rubbing was part to of this BoaterX event as athletes jostled for positions down the course.

Photo by Chris Clark

There were a few good rowdy moments for sure!  The winning time ended up being right at 1 hour and everyone finished the course before darkness set in for the night.  Good times, good times!!

 

Men’s K-1 Top 10 Results:

1. Chris Gragtmans

2. Curtis England

3. Clay Lucas

4. Hunter Cooper

5. Ryan Horn

6. Tyler Mayo

7. Dennis Gilfillan

8. Dennis Ashford

9. Unknown?

10. Kevin Drury

 

Women’s K-1 Results:

1. Kim Altman

 

SUP Results:

1. Spencer Lacy

2. Jack Nelson

3. Dale Swanson

4. Will Saylor

 

Bellyak Results:

1. Adam Masters

Photo by Stephanie Ashford

Kevin Thomas Drury Video: https://www.facebook.com/kayakerkevin.kingpin/videos/2031395030447792/

NoliFest 2018 Beat Night Fall BoaterX Results

Photo by Dale Swanson

Bristol Motor Speedway was not the only great racing colosseum the weekend of April 13-15th in the Tri-Cities! #beatnightfall at NoliFest had lots of action in the 8 mile enduro style course down the Nolichucky Gorge.

There were a total of 25 athletes in the inaugural event and Shane Benedict cheered from the side as the honorary sweep.  The river level was near 1,400 CFS, which was a decent medium flow for the run from Popular, NC to USA Raft Outpost near Erwin, TN (The site of NoliFest).  The GO FAST event was a mass start at the put-in and first one down to the USA Raft landing was the winner!  The real interesting part of the event was the BoaterX did not start till late in the evening at 7:00 PM, so athletes only had about an hour and a half to complete the course before the ran out of daylight.

 Photo by Ryan Horn

Athlete’s spirits were high and motivated to go fast when the 3..2..1..GO countdown went down and huge wake was created in the pool at launch!  Rubbing was part to of this BoaterX event as athletes jostled for positions down the course.

Photo by Chris Clark

There were a few good rowdy moments for sure!  The winning time ended up being right at 1 hour and everyone finished the course before darkness set in for the night.  Good times, good times!!

 

Men’s K-1 Top 10 Results:

1. Chris Gragtmans

2. Curtis England

3. Clay Lucas

4. Hunter Cooper

5. Ryan Horn

6. Tyler Mayo

7. Dennis Gilfillan

8. Dennis Ashford

9. Unknown?

10. Kevin Drury

 

Women’s K-1 Results:

1. Kim Altman

 

SUP Results:

1. Spencer Lacy

2. Jack Nelson

3. Dale Swanson

4. Will Saylor

 

Bellyak Results:

1. Adam Masters

Photo by Stephanie Ashford

Kevin Thomas Drury Video: https://www.facebook.com/kayakerkevin.kingpin/videos/2031395030447792/

NoliFest 2018 Beat Night Fall BoaterX Results

Photo by Dale Swanson

Bristol Motor Speedway was not the only great racing colosseum the weekend of April 13-15th in the Tri-Cities! #beatnightfall at NoliFest had lots of action in the 8 mile enduro style course down the Nolichucky Gorge.

There were a total of 25 athletes in the inaugural event and Shane Benedict cheered from the side as the honorary sweep.  The river level was near 1,400 CFS, which was a decent medium flow for the run from Popular, NC to USA Raft Outpost near Erwin, TN (The site of NoliFest).  The GO FAST event was a mass start at the put-in and first one down to the USA Raft landing was the winner!  The real interesting part of the event was the BoaterX did not start till late in the evening at 7:00 PM, so athletes only had about an hour and a half to complete the course before the ran out of daylight.

 Photo by Ryan Horn

Athlete’s spirits were high and motivated to go fast when the 3..2..1..GO countdown went down and huge wake was created in the pool at launch!  Rubbing was part to of this BoaterX event as athletes jostled for positions down the course.

Photo by Chris Clark

There were a few good rowdy moments for sure!  The winning time ended up being right at 1 hour and everyone finished the course before darkness set in for the night.  Good times, good times!!

 

Men’s K-1 Top 10 Results:

1. Chris Gragtmans

2. Curtis England

3. Clay Lucas

4. Hunter Cooper

5. Ryan Horn

6. Tyler Mayo

7. Dennis Gilfillan

8. Dennis Ashford

9. Unknown?

10. Kevin Drury

 

Women’s K-1 Results:

1. Kim Altman

 

SUP Results:

1. Spencer Lacy

2. Jack Nelson

3. Dale Swanson

4. Will Saylor

 

Bellyak Results:

1. Adam Masters

Photo by Stephanie Ashford

Kevin Thomas Drury Video: https://www.facebook.com/kayakerkevin.kingpin/videos/2031395030447792/

NoliFest 2018 Beat Night Fall BoaterX Results

Photo by Dale Swanson

Bristol Motor Speedway was not the only great racing colosseum the weekend of April 13-15th in the Tri-Cities! #beatnightfall at NoliFest had lots of action in the 8 mile enduro style course down the Nolichucky Gorge.

There were a total of 25 athletes in the inaugural event and Shane Benedict cheered from the side as the honorary sweep.  The river level was near 1,400 CFS, which was a decent medium flow for the run from Popular, NC to USA Raft Outpost near Erwin, TN (The site of NoliFest).  The GO FAST event was a mass start at the put-in and first one down to the USA Raft landing was the winner!  The real interesting part of the event was the BoaterX did not start till late in the evening at 7:00 PM, so athletes only had about an hour and a half to complete the course before the ran out of daylight.

 Photo by Ryan Horn

Athlete’s spirits were high and motivated to go fast when the 3..2..1..GO countdown went down and huge wake was created in the pool at launch!  Rubbing was part to of this BoaterX event as athletes jostled for positions down the course.

Photo by Chris Clark

There were a few good rowdy moments for sure!  The winning time ended up being right at 1 hour and everyone finished the course before darkness set in for the night.  Good times, good times!!

 

Men’s K-1 Top 10 Results:

1. Chris Gragtmans

2. Curtis England

3. Clay Lucas

4. Hunter Cooper

5. Ryan Horn

6. Tyler Mayo

7. Dennis Gilfillan

8. Dennis Ashford

9. Unknown?

10. Kevin Drury

 

Women’s K-1 Results:

1. Kim Altman

 

SUP Results:

1. Spencer Lacy

2. Jack Nelson

3. Dale Swanson

4. Will Saylor

 

Bellyak Results:

1. Adam Masters

Photo by Stephanie Ashford

Kevin Thomas Drury Video: https://www.facebook.com/kayakerkevin.kingpin/videos/2031395030447792/

Support Elizabethton Whitewater Park in the Works

A whitewater park on the Lower Watauga River could be coming to Elizabethton, TN soon thanks to some good work between the Elizabethton IDEAS Group, Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts and Tennessee Valley Authority! :-)

Project Update:

Project Coordinator, Metin Eryasa, has spoken with the folks from River Restoration in Carbondale, Colorado and it looks like we will be bringing them to Elizabethton sometime in the first 2 weeks of February 2018.  While here they will survey our possible sites.  Then they will give a presentation of what we can expect and all that wil be involved.  There will also be a question/answer period so that by the end of the presentation local officials and residents will have a good idea of what we are proposing. The fee to bring River Restoration to Elizabethton is $6,800.  We already have raised over $5,000 towards the $6,800.  We are on the final stretch and I feel confident we will reach our goal.

You can help support the #SURFBETSY project by purchasing a window sticker (as seen above). The money from these stickers will go directly toward the project as well as let more people know what we are doing. Please go by Jiggy Ray’s Downtown Pizzeria and purchase a sticker. We are asking for a minimum $5 contribution for each sticker.

Check out the video link below about River Restoration and a couple of parks they have already built for more information:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXIqjbHXb1E

Support Elizabethton Whitewater Park in the Works

A whitewater park on the Lower Watauga River could be coming to Elizabethton, TN soon thanks to some good work between the Elizabethton IDEAS Group, Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts and Tennessee Valley Authority! :-)

Project Update:

Project Coordinator, Metin Eryasa, has spoken with the folks from River Restoration in Carbondale, Colorado and it looks like we will be bringing them to Elizabethton sometime in the first 2 weeks of February 2018.  While here they will survey our possible sites.  Then they will give a presentation of what we can expect and all that wil be involved.  There will also be a question/answer period so that by the end of the presentation local officials and residents will have a good idea of what we are proposing. The fee to bring River Restoration to Elizabethton is $6,800.  We already have raised over $5,000 towards the $6,800.  We are on the final stretch and I feel confident we will reach our goal.

You can help support the #SURFBETSY project by purchasing a window sticker (as seen above). The money from these stickers will go directly toward the project as well as let more people know what we are doing. Please go by Jiggy Ray’s Downtown Pizzeria and purchase a sticker. We are asking for a minimum $5 contribution for each sticker.

Check out the video link below about River Restoration and a couple of parks they have already built for more information:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXIqjbHXb1E

Support Elizabethton Whitewater Park in the Works

A whitewater park on the Lower Watauga River could be coming to Elizabethton, TN soon thanks to some good work between the Elizabethton IDEAS Group, Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts and Tennessee Valley Authority! :-)

Project Update:

Project Coordinator, Metin Eryasa, has spoken with the folks from River Restoration in Carbondale, Colorado and it looks like we will be bringing them to Elizabethton sometime in the first 2 weeks of February 2018.  While here they will survey our possible sites.  Then they will give a presentation of what we can expect and all that wil be involved.  There will also be a question/answer period so that by the end of the presentation local officials and residents will have a good idea of what we are proposing. The fee to bring River Restoration to Elizabethton is $6,800.  We already have raised over $5,000 towards the $6,800.  We are on the final stretch and I feel confident we will reach our goal.

You can help support the #SURFBETSY project by purchasing a window sticker (as seen above). The money from these stickers will go directly toward the project as well as let more people know what we are doing. Please go by Jiggy Ray’s Downtown Pizzeria and purchase a sticker. We are asking for a minimum $5 contribution for each sticker.

Check out the video link below about River Restoration and a couple of parks they have already built for more information:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXIqjbHXb1E

2017 Tallulah Race Results

Sponsored by

Micah Cox charging down Oceana – Photo by: Rob Giersch

The race starts in the river right eddy beside the wooden launch ramp at the bottom of the 660 steps to get down into the gorge.  The finish line is at the confluence of the river into Tugalo Lake.  The race course is 1.54 miles long through all the major rapids of the Tallulah Gorge and drops 413 total vertical feet.  The race is a time trial event in which each racer is started in one minute intervals.

There were 35 spots open for boaters to apply and qualification for the race was based on past experience at the Green Race, the Lord of the Fork Race, and the Tallulah Race.  A total of 32 racers gave this 2nd annual race a go!

Racers – Photo by Adrenia Clark

2017 Tallulah Race Results @ 500 CFS

Adriene Levknecht - Photo by Adrenia Clark

Women’s K-1:

1. Adriene Levknecht #7 – 11:24 – Greenboat (11th Overall)

2. Maria Noakes #32 – 13:24 – Greenboat (29th Overall)

3. Morgan Wright #33 – 13:48 – 9R (30th Overall)

4. Jamie O’Donnell #34 – 14:19 – Greenboat (31st Overall)

2017 Tallulah Race Results

Sponsored by

Micah Cox charging down Oceana – Photo by: Rob Giersch

The race starts in the river right eddy beside the wooden launch ramp at the bottom of the 660 steps to get down into the gorge.  The finish line is at the confluence of the river into Tugalo Lake.  The race course is 1.54 miles long through all the major rapids of the Tallulah Gorge and drops 413 total vertical feet.  The race is a time trial event in which each racer is started in one minute intervals.

There were 35 spots open for boaters to apply and qualification for the race was based on past experience at the Green Race, the Lord of the Fork Race, and the Tallulah Race.  A total of 32 racers gave this 2nd annual race a go!

Racers – Photo by Adrenia Clark

2017 Tallulah Race Results @ 500 CFS

Adriene Levknecht - Photo by Adrenia Clark

Women’s K-1:

1. Adriene Levknecht #7 – 11:24 – Greenboat (11th Overall)

2. Maria Noakes #32 – 13:24 – Greenboat (29th Overall)

3. Morgan Wright #33 – 13:48 – 9R (30th Overall)

4. Jamie O’Donnell #34 – 14:19 – Greenboat (31st Overall)

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