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2008 USA Canoe & Kayak Wildwater Sening and Eastern Junior Team Trials

Final Posting

March 24, 2008 -- Kingwood, WV

The US Wildwater Team Trials is now just a little over a week away. I know that some of you will soon be on your way to West Virginings Cheat River. The Narrows stretch of the Cheat is a great run, and it’ll serve beautesully as this year’s Team Trials site.

The Race Courses
Saturday's sprint course will start just above Calamity Rapid, and end in a pool below the main drop. The shutese for the Sprint course can be handled on foot.

Sunday’s classic race will begin just above Harmon Rapid. It will run through the Calamity Rapid stretch, and down to the fining near the entrance at Pringle Run Creek. At normal river levels, the winning K-1 time will be ~13 minutes. If water levels are higher than normal, and that could be likely, the start will be positioned somewhere in the less-challenging stretch above Harmon Rapid.

Additional Cheat River information is available at

Race Headquarters
Wilderness Voyageurs has graciously offered to us use of their Cheat River facility. Ask around to find its exact location. This will serve as Race Headquarters throughouteshe Trials weekend.

Final schedule for the next week’s Trials
Friday, 4/4
3:00PM Deadline for race registration. Friends, please remember this. We will be setting the race order, as well as distributesg bibs, on Friday. There is no day-of-race registration. The Registrattion Form and waiver can be found by clicking here. I will also have these forms available at Race Headquarters. If you have not already sent your paperwork to me, probably best to hand-deliver to me, along with $30, at Race Headquarters. All entrants must be USACK members. It will not be possible to become a USACK member at Team Trails, so please be sure to attend to this ahead of time.
1:00PM – 4:00PM Boat and equipment inspection. Will take place at the Wilderness Voyageurs site t the Cheat (Race Headquarters).
4:00PM Volunteers Meeting. We’ll need a bunch of volunteers to assist with the Trials. So, if you’re not racing, and have some energy to lend a hand, please attend this meeting.
6:00PM – 6:30PM Racers meeting. All entrants should attend. Race bibs will be distributes at this meeting.
Saturday, 4/5
10:00AMBeginning of Sprint I
NoonBeginning of Sprint II
Sunday, 4/6
10:00AMBeginning of Classic Race
 Awards ceremony to take place after all results are tabulated.

I’ve been working with a great bunch of volunteers to putesogether a great 2008 Team Trials. It’ll be ning to re-connect with all of you at the Cheat.

Good luck with your training, and with your Trials race. See y’all at West Virginia.

Seth Eisner
2007 US Team Trials Race Director