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Little Falls Race - A Classic
by Bob Bofinger
USAWildwater Team C1
May 10, 2004
It turned out to be a great day at Lock 6 for the Little Falls Race on the Potomac. Similiar level and format to last year, but the
race started out with 2 much shorter sprints and then we did run the classic through Little
Falls, which was the highlight of the day at pushy, dynamic river level of 4.6 feet. The sprints were from below Brookmont dam to
the put in on the Feeder. There was great racing between the slalom boats and the wavehoppers. Jason Beakes pulled in the 2nd best
time of the day in a slalom boat, and Eric Orenstein beat me in the sprint and the classic. Geoff blew everyone away with a remarkable
time in the classic. Great job everyone. We started the Classic Race about 45 minutes after the sprints. I went first and I wondering
what was in store for me considering I did not paddle Little Falls this year. Anyway, I was up for the challenge just like all of
us. The headwind was tough to keep the boat on route but I managed. The waves and boils
were not too bad untill I reached Little Falls. The entrance was great but I was in the bigger 6' waves at the bottom which shot me to the
right making my boat eddy out. Anyway, great level and everyone else seemed to handle the rapid. Awards were held at Lock 6 parking
area. Thanks to all that participated. Great job and see you next year.
Little Falls Results:
(all K1 unless noted)
|Geoff Calhoun- WW
|Eric Orenstein -WH (jr)
|Curt Taras -WH/rec
|Jason Beakes- SL
|John Mullen SL
|John Fishbein -SL (jr)
|Bob Bofinger - C1 WW
Antietam Creek Downriver Race Results:
|K-1 Wildwater - Junior|
|K-1 W Wildwater - Junior|
Send results AND STORIES to all participates:
Bob Bofinger - CanoaBob58@aol .com
Ross Linthicum - firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Carey - email@example.com
Sean Lake - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jess Whitmore -
John Mullen - MullenJohn@hotmail.com
Jonathan Fishbein - ? looks like email@example.com
Eric Ornstein - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jason Beakes - Jnbeakes@aol.com
Curt Taras - CTaras@yahoo.com
Patrick Henry - Pmhenry@verizon.net
and others you can think of...
Please post on all websites. Thanks, Bob. Also, we need to tabulate the MADS series results. The sprint and downriver races should
be< separate. Are we including the US Open results and maybe the Glacier breaker race?
Bob Bofinger is a C1 Paddler on the US Wildwater team.