2002 Whitehorse Whitewater Rodeo
|The Yukon Canoe and Kayak
11th Annual Whitewater Rodeo
Wed, July 24th, 2002, 5:30 pm
Star Photo by VINCE FEDOROFF
RESULTS - 2002 YUKON CANOE AND KAYAK CLUB WHITEWATER RODEO
SLALOM: a difficult course of 7 gates threaded through a wild stretch of whitewater, this course challenged all the paddlers who put on a great show for the spectators who lined the river to watch. Time was added for gates touched, and for gates missed.
|Top 3 finishers Men:||Women:|
|1. Jamie Furness||1. Theresa Landman|
|2. Scott Burrell||2. Toni Stanojevic|
|3. Kevin Daffe||3. Violet van Hees|
Mens Slalom Open Canoe: Louis Pelltier
FREESTYLE RODEO: here is where the paddlers get to show their "tricks", throwing out spins, surfs, cartwheels, blunts, roundhouses, and just plain great moves for the crowd to appreciate and admire. This event attracted both kayaks and canoes, and gave the spectators lots to cheer about.
Competitors got points for the difficulty of the moves they did, and the variety of different moves, as well as crowd appreciation.
|1. Kevin Daffe||1. Toni Stanojevic||1. Louis Pelletier|
|2. Jamie Furness||2. Theresa Landman||2. Mike Turleski|
|3. Scott Burrell||3. Steve Hahn|
DOWNRIVER RACE: a mass start just below the Whitehorse Dam, the finish line was half a kilometer downstream at the rodeo hole.
|1. Yannick Bedard||1. Theresa Landman|
|2. Jamie Furness|
|1. Dean Bennett||1. Dean Bennett|
|2. Curtis Murray||2. Connor Beebe|
|3. Brendan Zrum||3. Brendan Zrum|
A BIG thanks to all the Whitehorse businesses who donated prizes or provided other forms of support for this rodeo. And a BIG thanks to all the volunteers who make events like this a reality in the Yukon - we couldn't do this without you!
A particular thanks to Nikki for taking the lead in setting up and organizing the event.
Be sure to get out there and try out the slalom course - it is exciting, and will only be there for a while!
Rodeo Prizes or services donated by:
Yukon Ski Club
Dave's Trophy Express
Yukon Brewing Co.
Other contributions by:
Yukon Energy Corp: use of their waterway, and funds for
club equipment and program
City of Whitehorse: support in Rock the River, to improve the Intake area
Happy paddling one and all -
Violet van Hees