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Team Colorado hosted another successful race this summer. The 2018 Wild Water Open Canoe Downriver National Championships had a reasonable turnout with junior athletes from Colorado, Maine, and Spain competing together. The national champions for each class, the 2018 members of the junior wild water team, and a link to times can be found at:    https://www.usawildwater.com/news/2018/2018%20Wildwater%20Nationals%20Results.html Team Colorado put up a very strong show against our competition and many athletes pulled out on top. Nate Foster, Amanda Creek, Ben Deitsch…

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I am proud to present information about the first WWOCD National Championship hosted in Colorado since 2010. Practice for the event is available all the way up until the start of racing on Saturday the fourteenth. Everyday there will be a competitor meeting, boat control, a five- mile race from the Salida boat ramp through bear creek rapid, and a long race from the Salida boat ramp to the Rincon takeout. In addition to racing there will be an incredible…

Hey everyone, Its already almost May! We have so many phenomenal races on our home turf this summer in addition to some a bit further north. TO start off the summer with a bang we have the Lyons Outdoor Games on June 2. Then we have America’s oldest and boldest, the FIBArk festival from June 14-17. Next in our line up is the 2018 White Water Open Canoe Downriver and Wildwater National Championships on July 12-17. This race is being put on by…

This summer Nate Lord and Jeff Owen accompanied a group of 15 very talented competitors between the ages of 15 and 23 to compete in Murau, Austria for the 2017 Junior and U23 Wildwater World Championship.This year for the K1 competitions we had Nate Foster, Hunter Keeley, Kell Fremouw, and Gus Madore competing in K1 junior men; Amanda Creek and Katie Owen competing in K1 junior women; Joslin Coggan, Harriet Rollins and Hannah Rubin competing in K1 U23 women; and Jack Andraka in K1 U23 men. Our competitors in C1 were Peter…

Calling every paddler, SUPer, family member, and anyone who is interested in participating at the 2018 WWOCD National Championship! Team Colorado Whitewater Racing will be the distinguished hosts of the North American Open Canoe Slalom Championship and the WWOCD Championships in July. With everyone’s help, we can show the paddling world how great Colorado rivers are with these two amazing events. To make this summer REALLY special, Team Colorado has been putting tremendous efforts into organizing travel and local housing for youth…

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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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