13 Canadian Athletes Competed at the 2017 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships in San Juan, Argentina

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13 Canadian Athletes Competed at the 2017 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships in San Juan, Argentina

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (December 4, 2017) – The ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships were held from November 27 to December 2 in San Juan, Argentina. Nick Troutman and Devyn Scott managed to make it to the quarter-finals, and Kalem Kennedy made it to the semi-finals.

The Canoe Freestyle World Championships took place at the « White Water » Park, downstream of the Ullum Dam on the San Juan River in Argentina. Organized by the International Canoe Federation (ICF), the competition was spread over five (5) days.

Nick Troutman in action on the San Juan River. (Photo: Peter Holcombe)

Troutman’s family cheering for Canadian athletes in Argentina. (Photo: Peter Holcombe)


Kalem Kennedy (Pembroke, ON) made it to the men’s Squirt semi-final. Despite his good performance, he was unable to reach the final but finished 7th in the semi.

Nicholas Troutman (Beachburg, ON) And Devyn Scott (Pakenham, ON) both made it to the quarter-finals in the men’s K1 event finishing 12th and 16th, respectively.

Photo: Peter Holcombe

Photo: Peter Holcombe


Other Canadian athletes performed well in the preliminaries. The complete results of the Canadian team are summarized in the table below.

First Name Last Name Discipline Finish  Level
Kalem Kennedy Men’s Squirt 7th Semis
Mark Richard Men’s Squirt 11th Heats
Pierce Huser Jr Men’s K1 18th Heats
Sam Duff Jr Men’s K1 19th Heats
Marc-Antoine D’Avignon Jr Men’s K1 21st Heats
Nick Troutman Men’s K1 12th Quarters
Devyn Scott Men’s K1 16th Quarters
Sydney Nixon Women’s K1 Unlisted Heats
Katie Kowalski Women’s K1 Unlisted Heats
Alex Maggs Women’s K1 Unlisted Heats
Cheryl McGregor Women’s K1 Unlisted Heats
Marc Godbout Men’s C1 11th Heats
Kalem Kennedy Men’s C1 15th Heats


To get more information about the competition, full results and watch the live videos, visit the event’s website : https://www.canoeicf.com/canoe-freestyle-world-championships/san-juan-2017


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