Category Archives: Competition

May 16

Review | Whoop 3.0 Technology

Wearable health & fitness trackers are everywhere these days and the business is booming with options from Apple, Garmin, Polar and a plethora of others. But most devices track and focus on the fitness or basic health components of our daily lives. So when I found Whoop 3.0 and its focus on the recovery side […]

April 11

Nantahala Attainment | Pyranha 12R

Attaining upstream is about the easiest social distancing type of whitewater paddling we can do right now. No shuttle needed and no contact with others. But it’s a heck of a great physical and technical workout. Learn the attainment lines on the Nantahala River as I walk you up stream in my Pyranha Kayaks 12R […]

April 01

PODCAST: Between 2 Beards

Last week I visited the Between 2 Beards podcast, hosted by two paddle-sports industry veterans Brian Vincent and Brad Scott. In episode 8 we discuss the effects of the pandemic, Brexit, the state of the whitewater industry, and touch on my fitness/work out regimen. The Beards also theorize a possible shave to show support for […]

February 22

2020 Jess Cup | Start Chaos

Watch the first two minutes of carnage at the 2020 Jess Cup on Elkhorn Creek KY, not part of the National Paddling Film Festival. From last to first in two minutes! The Jess Cup was a new race for me and heaps of fun. Already looking forward to going back.

January 09

2019 & SETTING YOURSELF UP FOR 2020

With many posting their 2019 training data, I thought it might be interesting to take a closer look at my data in a little more detail and then examine what you could do to have a successful 2020. My 2019 goals were two fold. 1) Have my best Gorge Downwind Championships yet and 2) Refocus […]

May 08

LAUREL HIGHLANDS DOUBLE-HEADER

Finding new challenges keeps the pursuit of achievement refreshing. Once such challenge just came together with the possibility of competing in a double-header by combining the whitewater focused Cheat Canyon race on a Friday evening with the Youghness Monster 25 mile race the very next day, all in or close to the Laurel Highlands region […]

January 27

DADDYS CREEK “GO FAST” DAY

Nestled on central Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, there’s an iconic little whitewater run called Daddys Creek and every year a group of dedicated volunteers runs a race thru its spectacular gorge to draw awareness to the runs splendor, do a trash pick up and have a great time. And with lifes distractions pushed to the side […]

November 28

Race Recap: Big South Fork Dash

Kentucky hadn’t been on my race radar until recently when the Explore Kentucky Initiative started a race series across the state in some beautiful areas. That’s how I found myself at the series finale, competing in a 14 mile loop course in the Big South Fork Wilderness where Lake Cumberland backs up the Big South […]

August 06

Race Recap: Gorge Downwind Champs

The Gorge Downwind Championships has been an annual pilgrimage from its inception. It’s predecessor, the Wildside Relay, first introduced me to this downwind paradise, and I have enjoyed screaming upstream on the Columbia River in the shadow of snow capped volcanoes ever since. For 2017, the Gorge Downwind Championships would be my first “A” race […]

June 22

Outdoors Inc. Canoe & Kayak Race

This article is reposted with the kind permission of its author, Elmore Holmes. You can read his original post, here. Thanks Elmore! The Outdoors, Inc., Canoe and Kayak Race is in the books for another year.  This event has now happened 36 times, and I have participated myself 22 times. Today’s river level–13.5 feet on […]