By Rachel Roman
Photos by Dan Henry / DanHenryPhotography.com`
With 40 racers in kayaks, canoes, pool floats, and even a homemade hammock raft, the competition was hot in the commemorative Hiwassee Race. Check out the top racers in each category!
Rock Star: 1st: Alex Eddlemon.
Kid’s Tandem: 1st: Brandon and Candace Beaty. 2nd Place: Carl and Cooper Whipp.
Kayak: 1st: Mason Shaner. 2nd: Michael Anderson. 3rd: Michael Brown.
Death Traps (Alternative Vessels): 1st: Darren Caputo and Jessica Kziazek. 2nd: Nancy Packard. 3rd: Alyse Avery
Adult Tandem: 1st: Tom and Bryson Popp. 2nd: Julie Wright and Allie Reddington. 3rd: Doug Peace and Flavia Mercado.
AARP Class: 1st: Michael Shannon. 2nd: Paul Shoun. 3rd: Debbie McCrae.
And finally, a special award for the greatest combined boat and paddler age went to Paul Shoun with a total age of 85 years!
We were so lucky to have so many racers and volunteers supporting the club in making this race a huge success.
Congratulations to everyone.