SIERRA NEVADA KAYAK BOATERCROSS

EXPERIENCE THE NATION'S
PREMIER OUTDOOR SPORTS
AND MUSIC FESTIVAL!

MAY 18-20  I  RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

SATURDAY, MAY 20 - 1:00 PM

First time trials and then a single elimination, head to head kayak race down the James, heats of 4-5 competitors will battle it out through the rapids and around the buoys to advance to the next round. Top two survivors move on until only four are left to compete in the championship heat. Spectators can catch the carnage - err competition - from the Tyler Potterfield Bridge. The downriver race starts at the Brown's Island rapid above the old VEPCO dam and drops through several significant holes in the VEPCO Levy rapids.

SIERRA NEVADA KAYAK BOATERCROSS

SATURDAY, MAY 20 - 1:00 PM

First time trials and then a single elimination, head to head kayak race down the James, heats of 4-5 competitors will battle it out through the rapids and around the buoys to advance to the next round. Top two survivors move on until only four are left to compete in the championship heat. Spectators can catch the carnage - err competition - from the Tyler Potterfield Bridge. The downriver race starts at the Brown's Island rapid above the old VEPCO dam and drops through several significant holes in the VEPCO Levy rapids.

RESULTS
Congratulations 2017 winners!


Women

1. Katie Lemmert
2. Noelle Prakken
3. Carrie Hood
4. Melissa Lesh

Men
1. Jason Beakes
2. Bryan Kirk
3. Chris Gragtmans
4. Cooper Sallade

Cost:

Through March 31
$20
April 1 - April 30 $25
May 1 - May 17 $30
On Site May 19-20 $35


Includes: a cool event t-shirt, post-race beer or soda, and a free concert.

REGISTRATION

SIGN UP ONLINE through 11:59 p.m. on May 17.

On site registration is in the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar courtyard during the following times:

Friday, May 19 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Saturday, May 20 beginning at 10 a.m. 

Entries are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

Packet Pick Up:

Packet Pick-up is in the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar courtyard during the following times:

Friday, May 19 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 20 beginning at 10 a.m.

A photo ID is required for adults to pick up your packet (not required for minors without IDs).

Competition Format:

Time trials starting at 1pm will send paddlers down the river every minute.  These times will be utilized to determine seeding for a single elimination, head to head competition with heats of up to 6 competitors.  There will be four total rounds of single elimination competition to determine our Kayak Boatercross champion!
COMPETITION SCHEDULE:
Saturday, May 20       12:30 p.m.     Pre-event Athlete Briefing
  1:00 p.m. Men's & Women's Time Trials begin
  2:10 p.m. Men's 1st Round begins
  2:45 p.m. Men's Quarterfinals begin
  3:15 p.m. Women's Semifinals begin
  3:24 p.m. Men's Semifinals begin
  3:52 p.m. Women's Finals
  3:55 p.m. Men's Finals

Age Requirements:

Participants must be at least 15 years old to participate.

Rules:

  • All boats must be 9' or under for both the time trials and the 4 competition rounds.
  • You must be on time! If you are late for time trials, you will be seeded last for the competition rounds.  If you are late for the heats, you will be DQ'd and eliminated from the competition.
  • Navigate your way through the rapids and around three gates, scrambling to be the first to tag the final buoy.
  • All competitors must wear life vests and helmets.  When things get rowdy, you’ll be glad you did! 
  • Participant must be upright in boat when crossing the finishline.
  • Ladies, grab your friends.  We need at least six of you to create a women’s only division.
  • Consumption of alcohol before the event is PROHIBITED

Awards:

Time Trials
Prize money will be awarded to the fastest Male and Female paddler in the time trials.*

1st $50

Boatercross
Prize money will be awarded to the top three Male and Female finishers.*

1st $500
2nd $250
3rd $150


*Minimum of 10 competitors in each class in order to qualify for the cash.


PAST RESULTS:

2016 Kayak Boatercross

Women
1. Ellie Deglau
2. Penelope Davenport
3. Katie Lemmert
3. Carrie Hood

Men
1. Bryan Kirk
2. Jason Beakes
3. Patrick Griffin

2015 Kayak Boatercross

Women
1. Ellie Deglau
2. Sejal Kinker
3. Georgia Martin

Men
1. Geoff Calhoun
2. Stephen Wright
3. Cooper Sallade

2014 Kayak Boatercross

Women
1. Melissa Lesh
2. Haley Mills
3. Katie Lemmert

Men
1. Bryan Kirk
2. Danny Stock
3. Patrick Griffin

2013 Kayak Boatercross

Women
1. Adriene Levknecht
2. Courtney Kerin
3. Katie Lemmert

Men
1. Eric Jackson
2. Chris Gragtmans
3. Tom Dalay

2012 Kayak Boatercross

Men
1. Aaron Mann
2. Eric Jackson
3. Cooper Sallade

Women
1. Haley Mills
2. Courtney Kerin
3. Sejal Kinker & Emily Powell (tie)

2011 Kayak Boatercross

Men
1. Eric Jackson
2. Patrick Griffin
3. John Nestler

Women
1. Emily Jackson
2. Meghan Magennis
3. Erin Johnson

More Info:

Email the Sports Backers.
RESULTS
Congratulations 2017 winners!


Women

1. Katie Lemmert
2. Noelle Prakken
3. Carrie Hood
4. Melissa Lesh

Men
1. Jason Beakes
2. Bryan Kirk
3. Chris Gragtmans
4. Cooper Sallade

Cost:

Through March 31
$20
April 1 - April 30 $25
May 1 - May 17 $30
On Site May 19-20 $35


Includes: a cool event t-shirt, post-race beer or soda, and a free concert.

REGISTRATION

SIGN UP ONLINE through 11:59 p.m. on May 17.

On site registration is in the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar courtyard during the following times:

Friday, May 19 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Saturday, May 20 beginning at 10 a.m. 

Entries are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

Packet Pick Up:

Packet Pick-up is in the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar courtyard during the following times:

Friday, May 19 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 20 beginning at 10 a.m.

A photo ID is required for adults to pick up your packet (not required for minors without IDs).

Competition Format:

Time trials starting at 1pm will send paddlers down the river every minute.  These times will be utilized to determine seeding for a single elimination, head to head competition with heats of up to 6 competitors.  There will be four total rounds of single elimination competition to determine our Kayak Boatercross champion!
COMPETITION SCHEDULE:
Saturday, May 20       12:30 p.m.     Pre-event Athlete Briefing
  1:00 p.m. Men's & Women's Time Trials begin
  2:10 p.m. Men's 1st Round begins
  2:45 p.m. Men's Quarterfinals begin
  3:15 p.m. Women's Semifinals begin
  3:24 p.m. Men's Semifinals begin
  3:52 p.m. Women's Finals
  3:55 p.m. Men's Finals

Age Requirements:

Participants must be at least 15 years old to participate.

Rules:

  • All boats must be 9' or under for both the time trials and the 4 competition rounds.
  • You must be on time! If you are late for time trials, you will be seeded last for the competition rounds.  If you are late for the heats, you will be DQ'd and eliminated from the competition.
  • Navigate your way through the rapids and around three gates, scrambling to be the first to tag the final buoy.
  • All competitors must wear life vests and helmets.  When things get rowdy, you’ll be glad you did! 
  • Participant must be upright in boat when crossing the finishline.
  • Ladies, grab your friends.  We need at least six of you to create a women’s only division.
  • Consumption of alcohol before the event is PROHIBITED

Awards:

Time Trials
Prize money will be awarded to the fastest Male and Female paddler in the time trials.*

1st $50

Boatercross
Prize money will be awarded to the top three Male and Female finishers.*

1st $500
2nd $250
3rd $150


*Minimum of 10 competitors in each class in order to qualify for the cash.


PAST RESULTS:

2016 Kayak Boatercross

Women
1. Ellie Deglau
2. Penelope Davenport
3. Katie Lemmert
3. Carrie Hood

Men
1. Bryan Kirk
2. Jason Beakes
3. Patrick Griffin

2015 Kayak Boatercross

Women
1. Ellie Deglau
2. Sejal Kinker
3. Georgia Martin

Men
1. Geoff Calhoun
2. Stephen Wright
3. Cooper Sallade

2014 Kayak Boatercross

Women
1. Melissa Lesh
2. Haley Mills
3. Katie Lemmert

Men
1. Bryan Kirk
2. Danny Stock
3. Patrick Griffin

2013 Kayak Boatercross

Women
1. Adriene Levknecht
2. Courtney Kerin
3. Katie Lemmert

Men
1. Eric Jackson
2. Chris Gragtmans
3. Tom Dalay

2012 Kayak Boatercross

Men
1. Aaron Mann
2. Eric Jackson
3. Cooper Sallade

Women
1. Haley Mills
2. Courtney Kerin
3. Sejal Kinker & Emily Powell (tie)

2011 Kayak Boatercross

Men
1. Eric Jackson
2. Patrick Griffin
3. John Nestler

Women
1. Emily Jackson
2. Meghan Magennis
3. Erin Johnson

More Info:

Email the Sports Backers.

SPONSORS

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