December 17, 2007 -- Ohiopyle, PA
For the second consecutive year, Wilderness Voyageurs has been awarded the bid for the US Senior Team Trials,
this time on the Cheat River in West Virginia. This venue will also be home to this year Eastern Junior Team Trials.
The US Wildwater Community is honored to have Wilderness Voyageurs serve as Anchor Sponsor for the 2008 US Wildwater Trials.
Both the Sprint and Classic Events will take place on the Cheat River, on a stretch known as “the Narrows.”
The specific putin/takeout locations for the Sprint and the Classic have yet to be finalized. If you are
unfamiliar with the Cheat River, please feel free to visit this website:
Albright, in eastern West Virginia, is generally considered the closest “real” city to the race course.
For those caring to fly to the Trials, Pittsburgh would probably be the closest major airport.
It’s a 2-hour trip from PIT to Albright. It is about a 4.5 hour drive from Washington, DC. There are a number
of places to stay in/around Albright. These will be published with the next Trials post after New Years.
Tentative Schedule of Events
| ||Friday, April 4, 2008|
| ||3:00PM|| ||Registration Closes; All Entry Forms/Fees to Race Director.|
| ||1:00PM – 4:00PM|| ||Equipment Inspection - Boat, PFD, and Helmet|
| ||4:00PM – 5:00PM|| ||Volunteers Meeting|
| ||6:00PM – 7:00PM|| ||Mandatory Racer’s Meeting (bibs will be distributed)|
| ||Saturday, April 5, 2008|
| ||10:00AM|| ||Sprint I begins|
| ||12:00 noon|| ||Sprint II begins|
| ||2:15PM|| ||Sprint Results posted|
| ||Sunday, April 6, 2008|
| ||10:00AM|| ||Classic Race begins|
| ||12:30PM|| ||Final Results Posted|
| ||1:00PM|| ||Awards Assembly|
Please note that there will be no day-of-race registration. All entrants must have their paperwork into the Race
Committee by 3:00PM Friday, April 4. Registration forms will be available online at the next Team Trails posting
after New Years.
Entry Forms and particulars regarding the team selection process will be published at this site soon. So, please
stay tuned to www.USAWildwater.com for updates.
2008 US Team Trials Race Director