Man, those AIRE boats are shiny! 4 pro men and 4 pro women teams competed in this year’s USRA Rafting Nationals on the Upper Clackamas. Add in 5 recreational teams to the mix and we had one heck of a good time! Team Teva (CO) took 1st ahead ofÂ the Ark Sharks (CO) and the Oregon Rafting Team (ORT, OR).
Some local press:
Oregonian article on UCWWF featuring ORT
Oregonian article on USRA Nationals featuring ORT
Team Teva leads the pack out of Fish Creek during the mass start downriver race to Memaloose.
AIRE graciously provided race boats for all the pro men and women teams during Nationals, thanks!
ORT peels out of upriver gate B above Carter Falls.
ORT members Law (left) and Ox (right) punch their way through the holes in Carter Falls rapid during the Slalom run.
A big thanks to the UCWWF organizers, event staff, USRA, and all who continue to support the USRA in our endeavors into bringing whitewater raft racing mainstream.