Ottawa, Ontario (August 26, 2016) – The 2016 national Whitewater championships have closed and team Alberta has successfully defended it’s grasp on the prestigious Brian Cup cup trophy. The cup is awarded to the top performing provincial team over the course of the wildwater and canoe slalom events help throughout the Saguenay region August 16-21 on the Shipshaw and Rivière aux Sables rivers.
Alberta Slalom Canoe Kayak’s head coach, Michael Holroyd was ecstatic to re-claim the trophy and reported that the team was well prepared for the event. “We’re really happy to win the Brian Creer Cup again. All the athletes and coaches prepared themselves for their individual races well, all the while keeping in mind the team that supports them. We’re looking forward to the challenge of repeating 2017 in Ottawa!The 2017 Whitewater National Championships will take place in Ottawa, Ontario at the Pumphouse race course in LeBreton Flats from August 2-6, 2017.
Brian Creer Cup Overall Standings
|Province||Brian Creer Cup Points|
Open National Championships Results – Canoe
|C1 Women||C1 Men||C2 Men||C2 Mixed|
|Haley Daniels, AB||Spencer Pomeroy, ON||Alexander Price & Trevor Boyd||Gemma Grochmal & Cole Oruski, AB|
|Lois Betteridge, ON||Liam Smedley, ON|
|Kylie Zirk, SK||Benjamin Risk, ON|
Open National Championships Results – Kayak
|K1 Women||K1 Men|
|Jessica Groeneveld, AB||Ben Hayward, AB|
|Lois Betteridge, ON||Ryley Penner, AB|
|Haley Daniels, AB||Cédric De Marneffe, QC|
About Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
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