Go Team USA!
Presented by USA Canoe/Kayak and the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation, the 2014 Coaching & Leadership Conference will be held at the Oklahoma City Boathouse District in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Feb. 14-16.
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What's the best practice for Worlds? A national championship! The U.S. Freestyle Committee held a low key, no entry fee event on the amazing Pigeon Hole in Hartford, Tenn.
The week’s racing was highlighted by the Silver medal won by the U.S. in the men’s kayak team event and Fabien Lefevre's Top 10 finish in C-1.
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The weekend was highlighted by Fabien Lefevre’s 4th place finish in C-1 and Eichfeld’s hot start in the C-1 heats.
Ed Goldwaithe and Bee Dietz – both of Cascade and Kayak Club – finished first the men’s Master’s C1 200m and women’s 55+ K1 200m, respectively.
Based in Gig Harbor, Wash., GHCKRT won its second consecutive Sprint National Championship team title under Head Coach Alan Anderson. The club takes home the Yonkers Trophy with 28 athletes accumulating 473.5 points.
Team USA took four medals at the Junior Slalom World Cup in Bratislava, Slovakia. All U.S. athletes made it to finals, and we paddled well as a team. Jordi Domenjo and Danka Mann did a fabulous job of coaching and managing the logistics such that we were ready to do our best.
Six US boats record Top 20 finishes Sunday, making nine total boats on the weekend. Ryan Dolan’s 11th place finish in men’s Under-23 K1 200m punctuated Sunday’s performances.
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Zach Lokken (Durango, Colo.) placed 9th in the Under-23 men’s canoe final on Sunday, as the Junior Slalom World Championships came to a close. The 19-year-old finished with a time of 116.84, including 3 gate touch penalties. His time was +11.47 seconds behind the first place finisher – Patrik Gajarsky of host country Slovakia.
We had an excellent day of racing on the Wildwater Sprint Course here at Lofer, Austria. All of our teams rose to the occasion to post respectable times, and our junior athletes deserve credit for working together to successfully negotiate the Technical Team Race constraints on a demanding course.
The 2013 Lake Placid International also served as the U.S. ParaCanoe Team Trials. Team USA will compete at the 2013 U.S. ParaCanoe World Championships Team, to be held as part of the 2013 Sprint World Championships in Duisburg Germany, Aug. 28-Sept. 1.
Volunteers & Officials are needed for the upcoming 2013 Sprint Nationals in Oklahoma City, August 8-11, 2013.