Support American Whitewater! Support American Whitewater!

[please login to make this ad block disappear]

The Reign of Dane

For today's top freestyle kayakers, the reign of Dane is proving to be a pain. Dane Jackson wrapped up his first-ever Men's Kayak World Freestyle Championships gold medal at the Nantahala Outdoor Center this weekend, with a blistering, high-flying, high-scoring performance leaving other competitors in his wake. For the women, Britain's Claire O'Hara proved equally domineering, securing the title for the second time running...

Wonder Woman at Worlds: Britain's Claire O'Hara celebrates her second Worlds win at the 2013 World Freestyle Kayak Championships.

 


C-1 Sensation: Jordan Poffenberger, at age 19, en route to Worlds wins in C-1 and OC-1.
In all, the U.S. team fared quite favorably on its home-field Nantahala court, winning a combined six out of a possible eight gold medals on the newly built wave in the Nantahala Gorge near Bryson City, N.C. O'Hare, meanwhile, added to her K1 tally with a win in the women's Squirt boat event as well. At age 19, Jordan Poffenberger came away with two gold medals in the OC1 and C1 Men's events.

For the men, it was Dane's day with three medals overall, including a gold in the K1 Men, thanks to a series of 1,500-plus point rides, a silver in the Squirt boat and bronze in the C1. In the K1 event, he bested pops EJ, brother-in-law Nick Troutman and 2011 champion James Bebbington of Britain, who missed the cut for semi-finals by a mere 26 points. Taking second for the men was Slovakia's Peter Csonka and Poland's Tomasz Czaplicki.

Clay Wright won the Men's Squirt boat, edging out Jackson by 160 points. In the Junior events four different nations made the podium -- USA, France, Spain and Great Britain -- with the USA's Rowan Stuart winning the K1 Junior Women's Gold and Hunter Katich taking the K1 Junior Men's title.

Results

K1 Women
1. Claire O'Hare (GBR) 708
2. Hitomi Takatu (JPN) 650
3. Adriene Levknecht (USA) 326

Squirt Boat Women
1. Claire O'Hare (GBR) 1,153
2. Motoko Ishida (JPN) 603
3. Yoshiko Suematsu (JPN) 286

OC1 Men
1. Jordan Poffenberger (USA) 283
2. Dane Jackson (USA) 103
3. Jez Jez (AUS) 100

C1 Men
1. Jordan Poffenberger (USA) 1,066
2. Tad Dennis (USA) 843
3. Dane Jackson (USA) 840

K1 Men
1. Dane Jackson (USA) 1,240
2. Peter Csonka (SVK) 1,233
3. Tomasz Czaplicki (POL) 1,208

Squirt Boat Men
1. Clay Wright (USA) 1,340
2. Dane Jackson (USA) 1,160
3. Max Karlsson (SWE) 860
Saturday 7th September 2013

K1 Junior Women
1. Rowan Stuart (USA) 423
2. Nuria Fontane (ESP) 380
3. Kinberlee Aldred (USA) 200

K1 Junior Men
1. Hunter Katich (USA) 1,200
2. Richard Thomas (FRA) 1,006
3. Alec Voorhees (USA) 953

More Info: CLICK HERE
Paddling Life News on Playak is © and presented by:

 

Sponsors

PalmJK

 

NRS

Login to post here

CHILKO added a video. 22 hours 17 minutes ago

XXL Paddelfestival 2017

Der Deutsche Kanu-Verband kooperiert als Veranstalter mit dem Kanupark Markkleeberg und führt das beliebte Treffen der Kanusportler fort. Neben der...

CHILKO added a video. 23 hours 6 minutes ago

Paddelfestival Trailer 2017

Der Deutsche Kanu-Verband kooperiert als Veranstalter mit dem Kanupark Markkleeberg und führt das beliebte Treffen der Kanusportler auch dieses Jahr...

corran added a video. 2 days ago

Surfing the SOUL 303

The Triple Crown with the 303- surfing ALL the waves at Big Joe... without ever hitting the eddy... https://www.soulwaterman.com/products/303

choge added a video. 2 days ago

Sea Eagle NeedleNose™ Racer NN126R - A true...

This video explains and demonstrates the key differences between the Sea Eagle NeedleNose™ NN126R Racer (designed specifically for racing) and the...

corran added a video. 2 days ago

Soul Waterman 303

An old kayaker and a young kayaker are looking at the waves in a rapid, and the young kayakers says: "hey, lets take our short boat and go down...

EJ added a video. 2 days ago

Jackson Mayfly | The Ultimate Flyfishing Kayak

The MayFly is a fly fishing oriented sit-on-top, loaded with features to make kayak fly fishing more fun and user friendly. The MayFly has a...

ntroutman added a video. 2 days ago

North Fork Championships: Wild & Free Tour

Our Wild & Free tour continues on, this time bringing us to one of, if not, the hardest whitewater kayak race in the World, the North Fork...

See the AUP for our Acceptable Use Policy and a Privacy Statement. Verein Playak is responsible for all editorial content on this site (including all graphics). No part of this site may be duplicated in any way without explicit permission from Verein Playak. Verein Playak takes great care to only publish original content, but since part of the content is user generated, we cannot always guarantee this 100%. If you notice any copyright violations, please let the editors know through the contact form and they will take appropriate action immediately. As a news and information platform, we republish small text snippets and thumbnail images, but always link to original content on other sites, and thus aim to adhere to a 'Fair Use' policy. If you believe we violate this policy in any particular case, please contact us directly and we'll take appropriate action immediately.