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Tyler Hinton

There is a basic set of skills and level of fitness that any developing slalom paddler should be working on during practice.  Our race courses should be designed to test these skills at the very least. At least 18 gates The top paddler in the field should be able to negotiate the course in ~90 seconds 5-6 upstream gates Canoe dominant hand neutral S gate (preferably two in order to be canoe dominant hand neutral) Tight entry up Tight exit…

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Will Coggan

Team Colorado Wildwater Worlds Blog Full Results are HERE I am proud of all the US Jr and U23 Wildwater athletes who raced at Worlds at NOC! Everyone improved and by the end of the competition we were stronger, faster more aggressive athletes. Several Americans qualified for the sprint finals including Kellen Doyle Jr, C1, Ellen Osment U23 C1, Selena Popp and Hannah Rubin in C1. Will Coggan’s Classic and Sprint runs were very competitive, and his consistent training was…

Lots of Long Boats

TCWR WW Nationals Blog Results are HERE Although our athletes had already earned spots on the team, Team Colorado has been setting the pace in C-1 and K-1W in the run up to US Nationals and Eastern Team Trials. Peter Coggan has been consistently the fastest junior C-1; in the Nantahala Falls he is attacking the drop where others ride their brace. Will Coggan has been dueling it out with veteran C-1 Tom Wier (Dawson ’98) and he is looking…

bryant_upper_c

This summer we had the pleasure of running a classic Upper Colorado River section with the athletes from Cadí Canoe Kayak. A number of the Team Colorado families grew up doing overnight river trips in the desert and Rocky Mountain west. We had a chance to share this experience with our friends from Cadí Canoe Kayak this summer. The original plan was to run the Westwater Canyon section of the Colorado River in Utah, but high flows made that imprudent…

Homestake Creek

As the water begins to run-off the Continental Divide and the rivers come up, the sharks come out to play… and race. Each year Colorado hosts what I like to the call, “The Festival Race Series” as the top paddlers from around the world head to Colorado to boat the annual flood. Inspired by the legendary FIBArk River Festival, Golden, Buena Vista, Steamboat, Lyons, Vail, Durango and Salida each hold a series of boat races. A typical river festival will…

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