Monday, September 6, 2010

Paddle Grand Prix!

Great day yesterday. Heather and Brandon put on a great event! The morning weather might have scared a few people off, but race conditions were good. The wind died with each lap of the 6 mile race.

Full results will be available at: http://paddlegrandprix.com/

Here are the preliminary results:

Top 5 Overall:

1. Beau Whitehead (Unlimited) 1:10:26

2. Heather Nelson (Stock) 1:14:03

3. Greg Gilbert (Stock) 1:14:44

4. Brian Boatman (14) 1:15:20

5. Allan Lipp (14) 1:16:51

Paddle HAND PRIX Winner: Eric Grossman!!!

Men’s Unlimited:

First: Beau Whitehead 1:10:26

Second: Tom Swetish 1:21:08

Men’s 14’

First: Brian Boatman 1:15:20

Second: Alan Lipp 1:16:51

Third: Dale Plant 1:20:22

Women’s 14’

First: Jessica Yoos 1:37:05

Second: Michelle Anderson 1:37:59

Men’s Stock

First: Greg Gilbert 1:14:44

Second: Jeff Underwood 1:19:41

Third: David Quasha

Women’s Stock

First: Heather Nelson 1:14:03

Second: Tee Wolf 2:01:51


The Kialoa crew came all the way from Bend! Thanks guys.
Giving away a full-carbon Kialoa paddle during the raffle...
Enjoying the barbeque and awards...
50 pounds of salmon and red potatoes...
Folks demo'ing boards after the race...
Dave Q., Mitchell S., Eric G., and Jeff U.... duking it out.
Brian B. winning the 14 foot class... perfect form...
Me rounding one of the 4 buoys...
Womens winner Heather Nelson with the boys...
Fighting for the draft in the first 200 meters...