2013 World Freestyle Kayak Championships- Opening Ceremonies!

2013 World Freestyle Kayak Championships- Opening Ceremonies!

Finally after 2 years of waiting for the next World Championships to happen, it has now begun!! The opening Ceremonies took place last night in Bryson City, NC, a normally very sleepy town in Western North Carolina. With 30 countries present, a ton of townspeople,...
EJ Posts a Training Ride from Final Day of Training… Here We Go!

EJ Posts a Training Ride from Final Day of Training… Here We Go!

Keeping my Rides a secret is not my style.    I train with my routines, and try to paddle my best.   Today I did a “Prelims”, meaning I did two competition rides during training and counted both of them.    Emily took video of this one with my iPad and I...
In Huge Crowds, Warm Weather- Reno River Festival Freestyle Prelims and Semi-Finals Finished!

In Huge Crowds, Warm Weather- Reno River Festival Freestyle Prelims and Semi-Finals Finished!

Today is Freestyle Day for the Reno River Festival.    The Entire event happens today!  Women cut to top 5 and men cut to top 10 in Prelims.  THe event started with a competitors meeting while there was Yoga going on on the grassy lawn of the amphitheater.    It...
USA Team Trials- 2013- Road to the World Championships

USA Team Trials- 2013- Road to the World Championships

“You need to have a ticket to this party, and they are sold out.”   1984- Doug Gordon at the USA Team Trials for slalom when I asked him what my chances of making the team were.    I realized at that event, my first USA Team Trials, placing 16th, that making the USA...