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Summer Race Options in Colorado

Salida hosts June races...

by John Pinyerd
USA Canoe/Kayak
Wildwater Committee Chair

June 4, 2004 -- Atlanta, GA

If you have not been to a major Wildwater race this year, please consider attending these great race venues on the Arkansas River, Salida, CO. Fibark is one of the oldest and toughest wildwater races on the planet. The Wildwater Open Canoe Nationals are also scheduled for the same week in conjunction with Wildwater Junior trials. I plan on being there!!!!



  • FibArk Slalom Race/Wildwater/Colorado Cup Races - Salida Colorado

Please also note that the nearly all of the berths remain open for the USA Jr Pre-Worlds Team as Eastern Trials fell during the school year:

  • K-1 - 3 boats (one of the 4 slots has been won by Geoff Calhoun)
  • K-1W - 3 boats (one of the 4 slots has been won by Emily Stein)
  • C-1 - 4 boats
  • C-2 - 4 boats

The Junior Preworld Championships will be held July 29th through August 1st and will consist of a Classic Race, a Sprint Race, and a Classic Team race on the Isarco River, in Vipiteno Sterzing ITA. Our friend and veteran USA/ITA wildwater racer, Marizio Tognacci who lives in the region has volunteered to the help team USA learn the lines, etc.

For more information on the Junior Team, and the Junior Preworlds, please contact our Junior Team Coach (and Director of the Front Range Paddling Association,Chris Wiegand at:

John Pinyerd
USACK - Wildwater Committee Chairman

John Pinyerd is Chair of the U.S. Wildwater Committee and a C-1 Wildwater racer living in Atlanta. Reach him at