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Riverwalk Paddlesport Race 2017

Posted by Bill & Paul's Sporthaus | 07.13.2017

 

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RIVERWALK PADDLESPORT RACE

2017

An amazing group of paddlers and near perfect weather helped define our 15th Annual Riverwalk Festival Paddlesport race.  We welcomed back a few old friends, added some new racers from as far away as Norway, and had some family teams go out in canoes.  Temps in the 70's with lot's of sun and a light wind from the north greeted the racers as they prepared for our NASCAR style start. 

                                                        

We again had a diverse field of boats, from Surfskis to Stand-up Paddleboards but the fan favorites this year were the two family teams in canoes.  It's so exciting to see parents sharing an experience like this with the next generation of paddlers!  In the end, Bill Morrow of Ada took first place in his Epic Surfski with a time of 31 minutes 40 seconds, but everyone walked away a winner in our raffle and we handed out 5 other trophies to the division winners.  For more pictures of the race please visit our Facebook Page.  We hope to see you on the water at next year's race.  Always the first Saturday after the 4th of July in downtown Lowell, MI!

2017 RESULTS

2017 Race Results   Place Place
Men's Kayak over 14' Time Division Overall
Bill Morrow 31:40 1 1
Stephen Plaisted 32.53 2 2
Mike Coykendall 32.55 3 3
Paul Howard 32.56 4 4
Mike Kapteyn 35:20 5 5
Phil Fye 37:10 6 8
Men's Kayak 14' and Under      
Rick Ensley 36:28 1 7
Trym Fauchald 38:58 2 9
Jesus Santillion 39:19 3 10
Gard Fauchald 40:25 4 11
Cullen Fonger 44:17 5 15
Timothy Bledsoe 49:46 6 18
Justin Manning 49:49 7 19
Dan Mooney 54:30 8 21
Tim Bledsoe 54:34 9 22
Women's Kayak 14' and Under      
Gwen Stevenson 41:01 1 12
Sydney Doornbos 49:14 2 17
Kristin Mooney 59:58 3 23
Tandems      
Michelle Leveque/Julie Whalen 35:29 1 6
Trevor Muir/Tim Groenhof 42:47 2 13
Kaleb Schottlach/Nelson Athow 43:48 3 14
Michael Boks/Henry Boks 45:51 4 16
Men's SUP      
Kraig Schmuttlach 53:02 1 20
Women's SUP      
Sierra Hieshetter 1:03:35 1 24
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

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