Slalom

Kids Rocking the Kayak Race World

In the past few weekends, kids have been rocking the race world! The weekend of March 27th Team Popp styled it up during the US Open Wildwater Event.  As reported on the TeamPopp Facebook page: Haley qualified for the 2010 US National Wildwater Team in women’s kayak....

Nantahala Double Header/U.S. Opens

March 27 – 28 is the 9th annual Nantahala Double header and US Open event on the Nantahala River. The US Open is the biggest race in slalom before the US Team Trials. There will be two days of competition, which will include races for both slalom and wildwater....

Team Popp Heads for US Open

March 27 – 28 is the 9th annual Nantahala Double header and US Open event on the Nantahala River. The US Open is the biggest race in slalom before the US Team Trials. There will be two days of competition, which will include races for both slalom and wildwater....

Women’s C-1 to be an Olympic Event

Women's C-1 will be a future event in the Olympics. As many times as we've said that women were "too smart" to paddle on their knees, a chance to compete in the Olympics might just make it happen.  I sat one afternoon at the takeout on the Nantahala watching a C-1...

Going for the Gold in C-1

I sat one afternoon at the takeout on the Nantahala watching a C-1 boater attain upstream. It broke two of my rules: #1 Going Upstream and #2 Paddling on your knees with just half a paddle! But hey-women are smarter and don't paddle C-1s. But as the C-1 boater headed...

US Olympic Whitewater Slalom Team Headed to Beijing

While no one here at ERA is much at paddling slalom gates....the 2008 Olympic team trials became personal to us when a fellow-paddler from Ecuador, Omar, showed up this spring for the Pan American Team Trials to attempt to win a berth for Ecuador in Beijing. Omar...

Ecuadorian Olympic Bound?!?

For those of you who paddled with us in Ecuador this past winter, you may have met and/or spoken to Omar. Omar works at Altar Tours with Angel. And he distinguished himself among those of us who learned that he is a)an enthusiastic whitewater kayaker; b) great river...