April 15, 2002

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Dear Wildwater Racers and Friends:

This has been a very big winter for Wildwater in the U.S. For the first time in history, to my knowledge, an American Wildwater racer was a torchbearer for the Olympics! Tom Weir, two-time National Canoe Champion and Washington (Whitman College) student, ran the torch and did our sport proud. Read more about Tom's participation in the Olympic Movement here.

We are now less than a week away from the U.S. Wildwater Team Trials at the Lower Yough in Pennsylvania. Soon, a fresh batch of racers and U.S. Team veterans will be battling it out with the best in the world on the Sesia River near Milan, Italy. We wish all these athletes the very best.

Happy training,

Michael Beavers

In this issue:

U.S. Wildwater Team Selections Less Than One Week Away
Racers From Across Nation Descend Upon Pennsylvania's Youghiougheny River to Qualify for World Championships, World Cup.

2001 Wildwater Rankings Released
List will be Used for Seeding Starts in 2002 U.S. Team Trials and National Championships

ICF Awards 2003 World Cup to Kernville, California
U.S. Organizers Prepare to Host the World of Wildwater Racing.