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The Southeastern Whitewater Championships and The Southeastern Canoe Club Challenge

Wrap-up and Results


by Chris Hipgrave
USA Wildwater
Committee Vice Chair
hipgrave.chris@gmail.com

August 15, 2010 -- Bryson City, NC

The Southeastern's are one of the longest running races in the country, but in recent years participation has declined to a point where only a couple of dozen folks have contested the competition. Time to try something new!

The Nantahala Outdoor Center debuted the Canoe Club Challenge this year. A series of races thru-out the summer pit one canoe club against the next for bragging rights and a unique, one of a kind boat donated by Jackson Kayak. This past weekend was the Canoe Club Challenge final which also doubled as the Southeastern Championships.

The results where outstanding!! 81 paddlers started the 8.2 mile downriver race thru the entire length of the Nantahala river, finishing at the Nantahala Outdoor Center. Starting in just four waves of similar style boats, the mass start was both spectacular and frenetic. Holding the race on one of the busiest commercial days of the year also kept things interesting but really added to the entertaining value of the race. At the end of it all, every participant had a great race and had just enough time to get a little food at Rivers End Restaurant before jumping into the afternoon slalom race which saw 266 starts over the course of the event.

Congratulations to everyone that participated and a huge thank you to Wayne Dickert and the NOC for a massive effort in making this event so successful.

Video and Photos:

  • Click here to view video clips by Paul Smith of the GCA.
  • Click here to view photos by Gosia Ilkowska.
  • Click here to view the World Kayak Event Coverage.

Results

BIBNAMETYPEELAPSED TIME 
1CHRIS HIPGRAVEWILDWATER K10:47:10 
2TERRY SMITHWILDWATER K10:50:30 
41TIERNEY O'SILLIVANWILDWATER K10:51:03Julie Wilson Award
10JOHN PINYERDWILDWATER C10:53:38Charlie Patton Award
69BERN COLLINSWILDWATER K10:53:58 
11JOETTA LABADIEWILDWATER K10:54:05 
3JOE JACOBIWILDWATER K10:54:07 
24HALEY POPPWILDWATER K10:54:48 
22BRYSON POPPWILDWATER K10:55:21 
23COLTON POPPWILDWATER C10:56:23 
59ANNE CONNOLLYKAYAK0:57:20 
21SELENA POPPWILDWATER K10:57:50 
40BAILEY O'SULLIVANWILDWATER K10:58:20 
50DREW HARRISONWILDWATER0:58:47 
16CHRIS OSMENTWILDWATER C11:00:10 
26TOM POPPOC11:00:31 
51DAVID ASBELLKAYAK1:02:50 
33PAUL SCRUTTONWILDWATER1:03:20 
48JESSICA HARRISONKAYAK1:03:29 
6EDDIE ALLENOC11:03:35 
63BRADLEY/BRADLEYK21:03:39 
20RICK THOMPSONKAYAK1:03:41 
60ALLISON BARTHKAYAK1:03:52 
29JANET DENNIS/GEORGE HEDRICKOC21:04:08Ramone Eaton Award
14TOM WOMBLEKAYAK1:04:32 
70ROBERT HULLKAYAK1:05:00 
47SCOTT HARRISONKAYAK1:05:00 
18BARTOSZ ILKOWSKIKAYAK1:05:00 
61JASON SHEESLEYKAYAK1:05:30 
46ROGER HUFFKAYAK1:05:40 
119MARSHALL FOXC11:05:45 
25CARL CAPELLAKAYAK1:05:52 
4ROGER NOTTOC11:05:58 
58RALPH PHILLIPSKAYAK1:06:10 
37ROBERT FLEISHERKAYAK1:06:13 
66WEATHERFORD/WEATHERFORDK21:06:51 
115STEVE CRABBKAYAK1:06:53 
56H.R.MILLERKAYAK1:06:55 
45BILL LIKOSKAYAK1:07:10 
39DAVID FOX/PAT GLAZIEROC21:07:15 
13SARA SMITHKAYAK1:07:23 
9STU THOMPSONOC11:07:32 
100MIKE KELLISKAYAK1:07:42 
27WILL YOUNGOC11:08:00 
54ROB HANCHARICKKAYAK1:08:05 
55GAVIN FAYKAYAK1:08:15 
53PAUL HUEYKAYAK1:08:30 
17KELLY HARBACKAYAK1:09:00 
112DAVIS FITZSIMMONSKAYAK1:09:05 
42CRAIG DAVISKAYAK1:09:12 
62LAURA DILLONKAYAK1:10:10 
12MARK HOLMBERGOC11:10:27 
101BRAD GRAVYKAYAK1:10:40 
57SUMMERFIELD/SUMMERFIELDOC21:10:55 
68GABRIELLA SCHLUTOC11:11:21 
38STEVE BROCKOC11:11:59 
52BRIAN HERBERTKAYAK1:12:12 
111JOSH REGISTERKAYAK1:13:12 
8JACK SHULEROC11:14:13 
31BURTON GREERKAYAK1:14:20 
19FRANCHESKA BARRETOKAYAK1:14:40 
5MARY MILLSKAYAK1:14:50 
7GRETCHEN MALLINSKAYAK1:15:08 
65GREEN/GRISSOPOC21:16:42 
64CHUCK SPORNIKKAYAK1:16:50 
30RUTHIE TAYLORKAYAK1:17:19 
36GENIE FLEISHERKAYAK1:19:24 
32DALTON SAWYERKAYAK1:22:00 
116DUSTIN PLASTERKAYAK1:22:05 
117BOB PEAL/ ?K21:22:12 
67JERRY GRIFFINKAYAK1:22:14 
114JACK KILLMANKAYAK1:22:20 
118CHESTER SINKKAYAK1:22:50 
15JAY DAVISKAYAK1:23:25 
34JEN FAHEYKAYAK1:36:00 
35RANDY WELCHKAYAK1:36:00 
43SUSAN KYLEKAYAK2:15:00 
44BRYON KYLESUPDNF 
113BETHANY FITZSIMMONSKAYAKn/a 

   
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