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Featured Athlete – Kurt Kincel

This week’s featured athlete is Kurt Kincel. “Running Lava Falls in the dark was an adrenaline rush above all else.” Kurt Kincel, an arborist and owner of Alpine Design and Horticultural Services who lives in Edwards, Colorado, has joined the 9 Ball raft team to represent as Team USA at two world championships so far. He has competed in Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates, and now he’s training for a third: the 2017 World Rafting Championship in Japan’s Koboke Gorge on the Yoshino River, a section known for flips and swims. Recently, however, Kurt and the team changed up…

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Featured Athlete – Andy Baxter

This week’s USRA Featured Athlete: Andy Baxter from Ashland, Oregon. “I love the camaraderie of going into battle with my brothers.” Andy Baxter isn’t hard to spot in a crowd. Towering over most others at 6’4″, you will recognize him instantly as the guy with the biggest smile on his face all day long. His infectious positive attitude and constant cheerleading for all teams competing makes this week’s featured athlete a favorite for all the paddlers to encounter. Andy is a raft racer for Team Sawyer, a master’s raft racing team that competed at the 2016 World Rafting Championship in…

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Updated list of Colorado raft racing events for summer 2014

  2014 Colorado Raft Races   The Golden Games All American Adventures Clear Creek Downriver Raft Race( R-4) Sunday May 18th on Clear Creek Canyon More info at http://www.thegoldengames.com/ CKS Paddlefest BV Fun Raft Race (R-4) Friday May 23rd at 6pm at the Buena Vista River Park                                                (Introduction into raft racing, head to head event) More info at http://ckspaddlefest.com/ Go Pro Mountain Games Raft Cross (R-2) Sunday June 8th in the Vail village More info at http://www.mountaingames.com/summer FIB Ark Festival Bryan Dreher Sprint (R-2) Thursday June 12th at 6pm in Salida More info at http://www.fibark.com/ The Classic Downriver raft race…

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Colorado Ark Sharks Men and Colorado Red Lady Rafting Women’s teams sweep 2014 Nationals in California

May 3rd-4th, Salmon River, CA. 3 Women’s and 7 Men’s teams make the trek to the Salmon River in Klamath National Park in Northern California. After 4 trying battles- Head to Head, Sprint, Slalom, and Downriver, teams from Colorado take both Men’s and Women’s 2014 USRA Nationals. Congratulations to the Ark Shark Men and Red Lady Rafting Women and all the race participants. Also a big thanks to the spectators and event organizers for another great USRA Nationals Race! Full results below. Check out a video of the Sprint race here! Ark Sharks National Sprint Race 2014  

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Cal Salmon Nordheimer Race selected for 2014 R4 USRA Nationals!

            Salmon River, CA. May 3rd, 2014. USRA Nationals Race. History: •Whitewater enthusiasts have been enjoying the Salmon River for decades. •Considered one of the Premier Whitewater Rafting sections in the country. •Commercial heyday was during the late 80’s early 90’s. •Raced annually since 2007. 2014 Race info: http://northcoastwhitewater.wix.com/salmonrace

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Behind the 8-Ball Men’s Team and Red Lady Raft Racing Women’s team take 1st in 2013 Nationals in Colorado

A big congrats to all the racers that participated in the 2-day USRA National’s Race during the Royal Gorge Whitewater festival last weekend! After the 4 events (Time Trial, Downriver, Head to Head, and Slalom), Behind the 8-ball Men’s and Red Lady Raft Racing Women’s teams came out on top. Details of the racing and event photos to come! payday loans frederick mdsmall business bad credit fast loans

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