Monday, April 12, 2010

Northwest Creeking Competition 2010

The sunshine, healthy flows, and excitement in the air can only mean one thing....race season is officially here! The Northwest Creeking Competition was once again a huge success with around 75 racers in 8 different races!
Let's get ready to rally!!

The event started off with the Men's K-1 Pro and Expert classes, followed by the Women's K-1 Pro class, K-1 Fun, IK, K-1 Long, and R-2. All classes had some stout competition and even a little carnage!
Men's K-1 Pro
1. Tao Berman
2. Darren Albright
3. Ross Henry

K-1 Men's Expert
1. Drew Eastman
2. Nick Hinds
3. Dan Rubado

K-1 Women's Pro
1. Kim Russel
2. Christie Glissmeyer
3. Kate Wagner

A little excitement in the gorge!
Christie with a good start in the Long Boat Race!
K-1 Long Boat
1. Tao Berman
2. Darren Albright
3. JP
Kate rounding the corner at Screaming Left

To finish off the races for the day and to provide a little more carnage, a mass start race was added to the event this year. Spectators were entertained as multiple boats flew over Sunset Falls simultaneously, some with some questionable lines. The race turned out to be a great addition, with participants and onlookers alike having a blast.
Kayak Mass Start

To finish off a great day of paddling and hanging out in the sun, Next Adventure once again treated everyone to a BBQ. After the raffle, it was time for our big Femme45 debut by hosting the LVM #33 premiere.
Enjoying LVM #33

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Special thanks to Luke Spencer, who always does a wonderful job organizing this event, Next Adventure for being so supportive, and all the other sponsors who made this event happen! We heart you! Thanks to Allen Satcher and Melissa DeCarlo for photos. :)

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