Started Jun 16, 2009
This June in Glenwood Springs, CO marked my 8th time competing for a spot on the US Freestyle Kayak Team - and my 7th time making the team. It was the 2nd time that the trials have been held on the artificial wave on the Colorado River in Glenwood Springs. This feature is arguably the best manmade playspot on the planet - not counting the old mill dams in France whose ruins happened to form good waves at high flows. Thanks to Leif & Natalie Anderson for the pictures:…Continue
Posted on July 6, 2015 at 6:33pm
This October I was based around the DC/MD/VA area with my fiance Courtney during her away rotation at GWU's pathology dept. Luckily, Great Falls happened to be just up the road.
I put together a little edit showing the MD and VA lines in the…Continue
Posted on November 7, 2014 at 9:00pm
If I were told that I could only have one kayak to take with me for a full year to paddle every river in Costa Rica, the choice would be too easy. A destination like Costa Rica - much like Fayetteville, WV - has literally every type of whitewater from ultra high volume powerful runs(Gauley/Reventazon) to medium-sized pushy creek runs(Pacuare/Meadow), to the tiny little micro-creeks like the Orosi(comparable to Wolf Creek, WV).
Here's the 80 on a newly discovered micro creek in…Continue
Posted on April 4, 2014 at 12:30pm — 7 Comments
Ive been getting more and more comfortable in the Mobius 57 as we just slipped into the 'Team Training" phase from now until Worlds. The US Team has been training together for an hour slot for the past couple days and it's really brought us all together to support one another and exchange tips like a big family.
A couple weekends ago we had our US Nationals, which was a perfect way of getting back into the groove of competing again. My last comp was way back in June at Fibark…Continue
Posted on August 27, 2013 at 2:50pm
It's exhilarating when a new boat design comes along every once in a while that totally rejuvenates your love for the sport of kayaking. Well, this has happened to me recently, and I am more fired up about freestyle kayaking now than I have been in quite some time - and that's really saying something!
Posted on July 9, 2013 at 12:00am — 4 Comments