KANANASKIS, ALBERTA (August 8, 2018) – Canada’s top Whitewater paddlers completed last weekend the 2018 Canadian Whitewater Canoe Kayak Championships in Kananaskis, Alberta. More than 100athletes from across the country, withathletes competing inCanoe Slalom, Freestyle and Wildwater Classic and Sprintevents,for national titles.
The Alberta Slalom Canoe Kayak Association, Alberta Freestyle Kayak Association and the Alberta Whitewater Association were delighted to host this multidiscipline Canadian Championship.
The event also servedas the team trials for the Canoe Freestyle 2019 Worlds Championships team that will compete at the World Championships in Spainnext summer. Slalom athletes also had the opportunity to race for international ranking points as the Championships was part of the International Canoe Federations (ICF) Ranking Series.
The Canoe Meadows facility and the Kananaskis River provided an ideal venue for such an event where participants were able to camp next to the river, paddle two full size international slalom courses and follow each run on a pedestrian friendly venue that gave family, visitors and competitors a great opportunity to watch the action close along the river.
Team Ontario win’s the Brian Creer Cup Title
“Home course advantage is a huge deal for whitewater competitions,” said James Cartwright, Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance Manager. “It’s a big deal for Team Ontario to defend the Brian Creer title at the National Championships in Alberta.
Senior National Champions
Canoe Kayak Slalom
|Gold||Canoe Slalom Women’s K1||Florence Maheu||Quebec|
|Silver||Canoe Slalom Women’s K1||Lois Betteridge||Ontario|
|Bronze||Canoe Slalom Women’s K1||Haley Daniels||Alberta|
|Gold||Canoe Slalom Women’s C1||Lois Betteridge||Ontario|
|Silver||Canoe Slalom Women’s C1||Haley Daniels||Alberta|
|Gold||Canoe Slalom Men’s K1||Ben Hayward||Alberta|
|Silver||Canoe Slalom Men’s K1||Trevor Boyd||Alberta|
|Bronze||Canoe Slalom Men’s K1||Austin Atkins||British Columbia|
|Gold||Canoe Slalom Men’s C1||Cameron Smedley||Ontario|
|Silver||Canoe Slalom Men’s C1||Spencer Pomeroy||Ontario|
|Bronze||Canoe Slalom Men’s C1||Liam Smedley||Ontario|
|Gold||Canoe Slalom C2 Mixed||Cameron Smedley/ Alison Smedley||Ontario|
|Silver||Canoe Slalom C2 Mixed||Yannick Laviolette/Lois Betteridge||Quebec/Ontario|
|Bronze||Canoe Slalom C2 Mixed||Finn Wakeling/Isabel Taylor||British Columbia|
|Gold||Canoe Slalom Men’s C2||Yannick Laviolette/Zachary Gaudreault||Quebec|
|Gold||Freestyle K1 Women||Alex Maggs||Ontario|
|Silver||Freestyle K1 Women||Katie Kowalski||Ontario|
|Bronze||Freestyle K1 Women||Reneo Ohler||Alberta|
|Gold||Freestyle K1 Men||Nick Troutman||Ontario|
|Silver||Freestyle K1 Men||Devyn Scott||Ontario|
|Bronze||Freestyle K1 Men||Kalem Kennedy||Ontario|
|Gold||Freestyle C1 Open||Kalem Kennedy||Ontario|
|Silver||Freestyle C1 Open||Yannick Laviolette||Quebec|
|Bronze||Freestyle C1 Open||Mael Pronovost||Yukon|
|Gold||Freestyle OC1 Open||Yannick Laviolette||Quebec|
|Silver||Freestyle OC1 Open||Kalem Kennedy||Ontario|
Canoe Kayak Downriver Classic
|Gold||Downriver Classic K1 Women||Reneo Ohler||Alberta|
|Silver||Downriver Classic K1 Women||Florence Maheu||Quebec|
|Bronze||Downriver Classic K1 Women||Alex Maggs||Ontario|
|Gold||Downriver Classic K1 Men||Ben Hayward||Alberta|
|Silver||Downriver Classic K1 Men||Warren Hastings||Ontario|
|Bronze||Downriver Classic K1 Men||Nicholas Troutman||Alberta|
|Gold||Downriver Classic C1 Men||Spencer Pomeroy||Ontario|
|Silver||Downriver Classic C1 Men||Andy Parry||Ontario|
|Bronze||Downriver Classic C1 Men||Cameron Smedley||Ontario|
Canoe Kayak Downriver Sprint
|Gold||Downriver Sprint K1 Women||Florence Maheu||Quebec|
|Silver||Downriver Sprint K1 Women||Reneo Ohler||Alberta|
|Bronze||Downriver Sprint K1 Women||Luanda Pronovost||Yukon|
|Gold||Downriver Sprint K1 Men||Ben Hayward||Alberta|
|Silver||Downriver Sprint K1 Men||Nicholas Troutman||Ontario|
|Bronze||Downriver Sprint K1 Men||Warren Hastings||Ontario|
|Gold||Downriver Sprint C1 Women||Luanda Pronovost||Yukon|
|Gold||Downriver Sprint C1 Men||Yannick Laviolette||Quebec|
|Silver||Downriver Sprint C1 Men||Jakob Kryworuchko||British Columbia|
|Bronze||Downriver Sprint C1 Men||James Risk||Ontario|
Gabriel Rivett-Carnac, an Ottawa based sports photographer, made the trip down to the Kananaski River in order to capture great moments from the event.
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