June 19, 2014
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Wildwater World Championships
The ICF Wildwater World Championships was held on the Adda River in Valtellina, Italy on June 10-15. Emmanuel Beauchard, Kurt Smithgall, Doug Ritchie and Marin Millar represented the USA.
in addition to competing, Doug sent us daily updates on the team and the races.
Links to Doug's udpates, the results for all events and a video from the Classic can be found on usawildwater.com. There also are photos of Emmanuel and Marin in the left column of our home page.
Wildwater World Cup
The Wildwater World Cup 1-3 will be held on June 19-22 in Saalach/Lofer Austria and the final will be on June 28-29 in Vienna Austria. Stay tuned to usawildwater.com for news from the World Cups.
Meanwhile, back in the good old USA, FIBArk took place on June 12-15 in and around Salida, Colorado. This was the 66th Anniversary of FIBArk. The festival has grown since it's beginnings and now includes a high-quality whitewater festival, land-based competitions, a carnival and free music for all festival-goers. The 26-mile downriver race tests the mettle of all competitors.
Andy Corra captured his milestone 10th FIBArk Downriver Classic. Jeff Parker was second and Tim Lawson finished third. Multi-sport competitor Natalie Anderson was the first female finisher.
Read more about FIBArk at coyotegulch.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/fibark-recap-andy-corra-wins-his-10th-downriver-classic/ and www.fibark.com.
Check the USA Wildwater calendar for the schedule of races in your area.