April 19, 2005

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Dear Wildwater Racers and Friends:

The warm weather has finally arrived in central West Virginia (where I live). It has been nice to see the leaves coming out and the flowers blooming. Unfortunately, we are going through a dry spell right now and out paddling choices are limited.

I hope that you are going to be at the 37th Annual Southeastern US Whitewater Championships this weekend. It will be interesting to see if anyone can relieve John Pinyerd of some of his personal money. Check out the first article below for more information.

The Wildwater Nationals and Western Junior Team Trials, which will be hosted by the 57th annual FIBArk Whitewater Festival, will be held in mid_June on the Arkansas River near Salida, Colorado. The Western Junior Team Trials will determine which juniors will be included on the US team (some of the team positions were filled at the Eastern Junior Team Trials earlier this year). See the articles below for more details.

There are many other races on the USA Wildwater calendar. You can find the latest copy of the calendar at

Chuck Brabec

In this issue:

37th Annual Southeastern US Whitewater Championships
Wildwater Chairman will pay you to beat Southeastern records
full story...
2005 USA Wildwater Nationals and Western Junior Team Trials
The 57th annual FIBArk Whitewater Festival is hosting these events.
full story...
Spring 2005 Little Falls Classic and Sprint Looms Large
Solid water levels indicate 2nd Mid Atlantic Downriver Series event will have big class 4 whitewater punch.
full story...
Chris Hipgrave Joins USA Canoe/Kayak as High Performance Director
Chris Hipgrave has joined the USACK staff in Charlotte, NC.
full story...
2005 USA Wildwater Team Trials Video
How to order your own copy.
full story...