BEACHBURG, ONTARIO – The three Canadians paddlers who advanced to the World Championships finals earned a spot on the podium. The final day of competition started out Andy Hill winning the gold medal in the Open Canoe event. The Cobden, Ontario paddler competed in his own custom build boat that he designed and built in his garage. Andrew finished ahead of Dane Jackson and Brad McMillan of USA.
In the men’s kayak event, Nick Troutman of Beachburg, Ontario claimed the Bronze medal in heavily contested event featuring a five boat final featuring athletes from USA, Canada, France, Spain, and Great Britain. In the end defending World Champion, Dane Jackson, of USA claimed the World Championships title with Mathieu Dumolin of France in second position.
In the single canoe event, Zachary Zwanenburg of Cornwall performed under the pressure and styled the Garburator wave earning a bronze medal in his first World Championships final. USA took 1st and 2nd place in the men’s single canoe event with Dane Jackson claiming his second World Championships title and third medal of the competition. Seth Chapelle also of USA earned the silver medal.
The Canadian Freestyle Team certainly stepped up to the challenge of competing on home soil with many athletes achieving personal best results. Freestyle competitions and boat designs have come a long way in the past decade with athletes pushing the boundaries of what was once thought impossible and completing massive aerial moves while launching their kayaks completely out of the water. Many Canadian athletes have been at the forefront of discovering these tricks on the Ottawa River.
Summary of Results
|Lars Romeskie (Beachburg, ON)||Men’s Kayak Squirt||8th Final Result|
|Matt Hamilton (Forresters Falls, ON)||Men’s Kayak Squirt||9th Final Result|
|Mark Richard (Dartmouth, NS)||Men’s Kayak Squirt||11th Final Result|
|Nick Troutman (Beachburg, ON)||Men’s Kayak||3rd Final Result|
|Devyn Scott (Pakenham, ON)||Men’s Kayak||7th Final Result|
|Joel Kowalski (Beachburg, ON)||Men’s Kayak||8th Final Result|
|Kalob Grady (Westmeath, ON)||Men’s Kayak||9th Final Result|
|Patrick Camblin (Arnprior, ON)||Men’s Kayak||15th Final Result|
|Katie Kowalski (Beachburg, ON)||Women’s Kayak||6th Final Result|
|Alex Maggs (Fergus, ON)||Women’s Kayak||18th Final Result|
|Rae Boratto (Beachburg, ON)||Women’s Kayak||23rd Final Result|
|Kalem Kennedy (Pembroke, ON)||Junior Men’s Kayak||6th Final Result|
|Quinton Kennedy (Pembroke, ON)||Junior Men’s Kayak||7th Final Result|
|Andrew Oxley (Montreal, QC)||Junior Men’s Kayak||15th Final Result|
|Emily Zwanenburg (Cornwall, ON)||Junior Women’s Kayak||6th Final Result|
|Claire Parrot (Waterloo, ON)||Junior Women’s Kayak||12th Final Result|
|Andrew Hill (Cobden, ON)||Open Canoe||1st Final Result|
|Matt Cuccaro (Renfrew, ON)||Open Canoe||8th Final Result|
|Zach Zwanenburg (Cornwall, ON)||Single Canoe||3rd Final Result|
|Vincent Dupont (Verdun, QC)||Single Canoe||7th Final Result|
|Chris McDermott (Beachburg, ON)||Single Canoe||8th Final Result|
CanoeKayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. The organization’s vision is to be a Canadian sport for families, communities and champions. From supporting clubs to developing a competitive National Team, CanoeKayak Canada works to grow a sport which is a rich part of Canada’s heritage.
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