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USA Wildwater Names the 2007 Senior Team

Will this be Tom Weir's Year for a Visit to the Podium?

by John Pinyerd
USA Canoe/Kayak
Wildwater Committee Chairman Email:

May 19, 2007 -- Marietta, GA

I'm very proud of this years USA Team. We have a wonderful mix of veterans and new comers.

Our best hope for a visit to the podium is likely C-1 racer Tom Wier, who has ranked in the Top 10 best racers in the solo canoe class for the past four years in a row. Tom is a true leader both on and off the course.

We also look forward to the leadership of veteran racer and USACK High Performance Director Chris Hipgrave who will be joining the team at World Cups 5-6 in ITA. Chris is a tremendous distance athlete and was the winner of the classic distance race at this years USA Team Trials.

Veteran master's racer, Team Manager, and Vice-Chairman, Doug Ritchie will be getting the scoop for us for next years World Championships which will be held at the ITA venue (and will include a Master's race). Doug amazingly is within a few second of Hipgrave in the classic distance race.

Please join me extending your best wishes to the 2007 USA Wildwater Team:

Tom Weir of Snohomish, WA

Rich Roehner of Bellingham WA and Mike Baker of Bellingham WA

Jennie Goldberg of Seattle, WA
Hollie Noble of Frederick, MD

Chris Hipgrave of Bryson City, NC
Doug Ritchie of Seattle, WA
Rodney Rice of Morgantown, WV
Jeremy Dicasolo of White, PA

One challenge that the 2007 Team needs help with is funding. If you are able to help or know someone that can, please take a moment to click on this link:

Stay tuned to USA Wildwater for international race results.

John Pinyerd
USA Canoe/Kayak - Wildwater Team Chairman