June 30, 2010

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Dear Wildwater Racers and Friends:

Please spread the word that we are requesting bids from race organizing committees to host the 2011 USA Wildwater National Events.
Organizers should choose the Wildwater event(s) that they are best suited to host and bid on one of these event(s):

  • 2011 USA Wildwater National Championships
  • 2011 Team Trials (to select USA National Wildwater Team for 2012)
  • 2011 Eastern USA Wildwater Junior Team Trials (to select team for 2011)
  • 2011 Western USA Wildwater Junior Team Trials (to select team for 2011)
  • A combination of one or more of these events
Bids are due by August 15, 2010. The first article in this e-zine includes the details for submitting bids.

The 2010 USA Wildwater National Championships is a barely a month away. This year, the Nationals is being held on July 31 - August 1 on the Skagit River near Newhalem, Washington. This event is also the Senior Team Trials for the 2011 Wildwater Team! Read the second article for more about the Nationals! (You can find more information at the official Nationals website at

The 2010 Wildwater World Championships ended on Sunday, June 13th. Because of problems with rain and flooding, several races were postponed until the final day. The wrap-up report shows how the members of the USA Wildwater Team in the various events. Tom Wier posted personal bests in the Individual Classic (16th and 7.77% behind) and Sprint (21st and 7.06% behind). Our Masters athletes also did very well - Michael Harris was 1st in C-1, David Jones was 2nd in K-1 Men and Jennie Goldberg was 1st in K-1 Women.

We also had good performances by the other members of the 2010 USA Wildwater Team - Tyler Hinton (C-1), Jeremy Rodgers (K-1), Mark Wendolowski (K-1), Maurizio Tognacci (K-1), Haley Popp (K-1 Women) and Bryson and Colton Popp (C-2).

Finally, on a lighter note, we have an entertaining report from Chris Norbury about the Tim Gavin Memorial Downriver (and upriver) races which were held as part of the Harpers Ferry (WV) Outdoor Festival.

Now it's time for you to get on with your training so you are ready to compete in the 2010 US Nationals.

Chuck Brabec
Editor & Webmaster,

In this issue:

Request for Bids to Host 2011 Wildwater National Events
Team Trials, Jr. Team Trials, and the National Championships

2010 U.S. Wildwater National Championships
Less than 6 more weeks!

2010 Wildwater World Championships
Wrap-up and Results

2011 Junior Wildwater World Championships
Video of the Course

2010 Tim Gavin Memorial Race