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Asheville news article explains art of whitewater racing

Cold weather no deterrent to prospective team members

by Martin Bay

March 3, 2004 -- Charleston, SC

Thanks to USACK Wildwater Committee Treasurer Chris Hipgrave for submitting the link to this lengthy article on the sport of whitewater racing. The online publication,, ran the February 19th article on both slalom and wildwater racing, centered around the NRC's annual winter "Glacier Breaker" race on the Nantahala River. It notes that even in adverse weather conditions, athletes serious about making the team have to compete to stay in top form.

The article explains the difference between slalom and wildwater racing, and includes some profiles of current and future team members.

Read Staff Writer Karen Chavez' entire article online at

Chris Hipgrave, US K1 Team Member and current USACK Wildwater Committee Treasurer, can be reached at

Martin Bay is Editor of of, and a former US Team member in C2. Martin currently resides in Atlanta, GA. Reach him at