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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Physician Coverage

First of all, I would like to thank Risa for her help in making this happen. Also, having been a boater for over 25 years now, I would like to express how excited I am to support the team.

Being in sports medicine/orthopaedic surgery for the last 6 years, I know how important it is for a team and its athletes to have access to medical care. In addition, knowledge about strength training, injury prevention, and flexibility is vital to performance of the athlete. Most of you guys are familiar with this stuff but maybe there are still some things to learn. I would like to make posts every so often covering one of these topics and tailor them for freestyle kayaking.

In addition, I want to make myself available for medical issues. This could be related to an injury, whether something recent or from overuse, or a training or nutrition issue. Also, we have physical therapists available for consultation who are great for nonsurgical management of problems. It is my hope that none of you need any help, but if you do I'm here for you guys. My contact information is listed below. Please don't hesitate to be in touch.

Good luck,


W. Eric MacLeod, MD
404-931-6160 (c)

Sunday, June 22, 2008

2008 Freestyle Nationals Winners - Congratulations!

Results for the 2008 Freestyle Kayaking National Championships: Congratulations, all! Stay tuned to see which of these winning athletes will represent the US in the three upcoming World Cup events in Europe.

Men’s Pro Finals

1.Stephen Wright
2.Eric Jackson
3.Nick Troutman (Canadian)
4.Dustin Urban
5.Clay Wright
6.Jed Selby
7.Bryan Kirk
8.Kelsey Thompson (Canadian)
9.Andrew Holcombe
10.Alex Mohn

Women’s Pro Finals
1.Emily Jackson
2.Adrienne Levknecht
3.Nicole Mansfield
4.Eleanor Perry
5.Jessie Stone
6.Elaine Cambell
7.Kat Levitt
8.Devon Barker

Expert Men Finals
1.Daniel Stewart
2.Tommy Yon
3.Chris Wing
4.Sam Fullbright
5.Dustin Stoenner

Expert Women’s Finals
1.Jaime Goode
2.Haley Mills
3.Claire Jencks

JR Women Finals
1.Lauren Burress

JR Men Finals
1.Dane Jackson
2.Jason Craig
3.Jonathan Shales

Beginner/Sport Men
1.Ben Peters
2.Matthew Donnely
3.David Meyers
4.Scott Butler
5.Tyler Hinton

Beginner/Sport Women
1.Rebecca Cranor
2.Hannah Kertusz
3.Adrienne Prosser
4.Sarah Cranor

1.Alex Voorhees
2.Alex Dunn
3.Simon Holden
4.Cully Brown
5.Wurl Kincaid
6.Jack Haymen
7.Nico Torozzi
8.Paul Palmer
9.Sage Donelly
10.JP Griffith

Thursday, June 19, 2008

2009 Team Trials Awarded to City of Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs has been chosen to host the 2009 Freestyle Kayaking Team Trials. The USA Freestyle Kayaking Committee made the site decision June 12 prior to the Freestyle Nationals, after evaluating bids submitted by Glenwood Springs, Watertown, NY and Missoula, MT.

Glenwood Springs is the home of an extremely popular new engineered river park with features available at a wide range of flows - a key attribute and factor in the award decision. While the town has not held major whitewater events in the past its whitewater park advocates are stepping up to the task by forming organizing committee. We look forward to keeping you updated on their progress and news about the event (e.g., the timeframe) as it unfolds!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Competitors in the Freestyle Nationals 2008

If you are planning to compete in the Freestyle Nationals event you must be a USACK member. Here’s the place to inquire or renew your membership. Adults $55/yr., juniors(under 18) $25/yr.

You can join just for the event for $10, too!

BRING YOUR USACK NUMBER WITH YOU or a receipt of your membership renewal confirmation, or your score may not be counted in the Nationals competition.