2013 Freestyle Worlds

Kayak Freestyle WorldsWell, I didn’t expect that one!! I spent the last two months at the NOC training for the Freestyle Worlds, hoping that I would at least make the first cut. I was not super consistent on my McNasty’s or Phonix Monkeys but I was hoping to make a showing.

Canadian photo bomb!! Tyler Curtis in back, Haley Mills, Ruth Gordon, myself

GoPro Mountain Games 2013

GoPro Mountain GamesAs always, the GoPro Mountain Games (formerly the Teva Mountain Games), starts off with a bang at Homestake Creek in Colorado. We are about 30 minutes outside of Vail in a town called Red Cliff and theres a roadside section of river that drops 450 feet per mile. Its an amazing stretch of whitewater and this year it actually had some water in it! My runs didn’t go as well as I had hoped and I ended up in 3rd place behind Martina Wegman and Natalie Anderson.

Colorado Competition Update

Hitting the Fast line  at SSV Photo- Philip Robert

After an incredible couple of weeks in the Pacific Northwest,  Hunt Jennings and Myself drove to Colorado for the Freestyle Competition Series(plus a couple of creek races). First up was the Lyons Outdoor Games in Lyons, Colorado. Though the water levels dropped to barely floatable flows the South Saint Vraint Creek race went off relatively smoothly. The winner would be determined by the paddler who managed to hit the least amount of rocks, which of course would be Dane Jackson. I myself managed to tie with Clay Wright for 3rd, while Hunt who hit a couple more rocks tied with Nick Troutman for 6th. In the very “unofficial” C-1 Freestyle class I managed to come out in 1st with Dane Jackson in 2nd and Rowan Stuart in 3rd.