We had good weather, and a good turn out. Thirty-two competitors and about two hundred spectators at the old city intake.
SLALOM / TECHNICAL EVENT
|MEN'S ADVANCED||WOMEN'S ADVANCED|
|1st Jeff Lewis 2:49
2nd Ralph Rhein 2:50
3rd Bob Daffe 2:58
4th Derrick Law 3:33
5th Jason Foster 3:34
6th Brian Bell 3:55
Wayne Foster Dsq.
Sam Penner Dsq.
Scott Boone Dsq.
|1st Theresa Landman 3:30|
1.Sly Jack 4:39
|YOUTH ADVANCED||YOUTH INTERMEDIATE|
|1st Kevin Daffe 3:01
2nd Scott Burrell 3:29
|1. Owen Holmes
2. Bernard Gibson
|RAFT FLIP EVENT
Participants had to paddle out into the river, flip the raft at a buoy, get everyone
onto the bottom of the upside down raft, do a 'High-5' (see photo at right)
then right the raft, paddle around the end on the intake and make it to shore.
1. Derrick Law, Bob Daffe, Scott Boone, Jason Foster, Ralph Rhein time: 2:06
2. Yvonne Harris, Vernon Beebe, Ayvie Smith, Mike Terlesky 2:21
3. Kyle Hale, Jeff Lewis, Kevin Daffe, Brian Bell 2:28
4. Sly Jack, Owen Holmes, Ben Gibson, Reid Kennedy Dsq.
FREESTYLE WAVE EVENT
|Kayak Freestyle - Advanced||Men||Women|
|1st Wayne Foster||1st Charlene Stark|
|2nd Ralph Rhein (Swiss guy)||2nd Theresa Landman|
|3rd Jeff Lewis|
|4th Dave Boychuck|
|5th Brian Bell|
|Kayak Freestyle - Intermediate||Men||Women|
|1st Mike Terlesky||1st Janet Arntzen|
|2nd Jeremy Roscoe||2nd Ingrid Wilcox|
|3rd Sly Jack|
|Kayak Freestyle - Beginner||Men||Women|
|1st Reid Kennedy||Catherine Doyle|
|2nd Victor Menkal|
|Youth Advanced||Youth Intermediate|
|1st Kevin Daffe||1st Owen Holmes|
|2nd Scott Burrell||2nd Bernard Gibson|
|3rd Nathan Quinsey|
|Theresa Landman finishing a move in the Women's Freestyle
Photo by Heather Clements, courtesy the Yukon News
1st Trevor Braun / Steve Hoe
2nd Yvonne Harris / Vernon Beebe
|1st Bob Daffe|
|2nd Scott Burrell|
|3rd Kevin Daffe|
|4th Ayvi Smith|
|5th Wayne Foster|
|6th Theresa Landman|
|7th Yvonne Harris / Emily Harris|
|8th Mike Terlesky|
|9th Kyle Hale|
|10th Owen Holmes|
|11th Sly Jack|
|12th Marie Burrell|
Great media coverage with Whitehorse Star and Yukon News photographers, plus Dave Croft of CBC radio out on the island with the Freestyle judges. Thank you for your interest.
The professionalism of this year's M.C. Russ Knutson (CBC radio) was quite obvious in his ability to convey information and entertain the crowd. Thanks a lot Russ!
Thanks to Charlene Stark for a good job at the microphone describing various Rodeo moves as demonstrated by Ralph Rhein and Jeff Lewis.
The following businesses proved their generosity by providing great draw prizes for the competitors. Many thanks.
|Chilkoot Brewery||Midnight Sun Coffee Roasters|
|Coast Mountain Sports||Prospect Yukon|
|Deja Vu Music||U-Brew Yukon|
|Kanoe People||Valhala Pure Outfitters|
Many thanks to Northern Avcom Ltd. for the two-way radios, Sport Yukon for stop watches, Mt. Sima ski team for the racing bibs, Tatshenshini Expediting for transporting competitors and boats up river, City of Whitehorse for picnic tables and electrical power, Yukon Electric for river flow control.
Last but not least the many volunteers whose efforts made for another fun Rodeo. Pat yourselves on the back.
See you all again next year for Whitewater Rodeo numero eight.