Date(s) - 04/22/2017 - 04/24/2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
2017 USA Wildwater Junior & U23 Team Trials – Glenwood Canyon / Shoshone Rapids
April 22nd through April 24th, 2017 – USA Wildwater will be hosting team trials for the Western Region. The individuals selected upon the conclusion of the team trials will be eligible to compete for Team USA at the 2017 ICF Junior/U23 World Championships in Murau / Mur, Austria on July 26 – 30, 2017.
Wildwater events being held are the Wildwater Classic (1 run, appx. 3 miles in length) and Wildwater Sprints (2 runs, best run counts – 250 to 500 meters in length).
Due to the time of year, the weather and river conditions are variable and if history is any judge, it will be cold, likely rain/snow at some point.
In order for an individual to compete and make the team, you must be a resident of the USA, a member of USACK, ACA, or USA Wildwater. The following recognized classes will be available to compete in;
1. K1 Men – Junior & U23
2. K1 Women – Junior & U23
3. C1 Men – Junior & U23
4. C1 Women – Junior & U23
5. C2 Men – Junior & U23
Junior Age Requirements – Must turn 15 years of age in the year you are competing. The last year you can compete as a Junior is 17/18.
U23 Age Requirements – Must turn 18 years of age in the year you are competing. The last year you can compete as a U23 is 23 years of age.
1. Competition boats must meet the ICF Wildwater specifications for the boat class (C1/C2/K1)
2. All competitors MUST wear an ICF approved helmet, PFD, and river shoes/boots (no exceptions). Any competitor found not to be wearing proper gear at race time will receive an automatic disqualification.
3. Any competitor on the course who witnesses another competitor in distress IS REQUIRED to render aid. Any competitor who renders aid will be given a re-run.
4. Protests of any results MUST be presented by your coach or sponsor. Any competitor who protests his/her results directly to the ICF Chief Judge will be cautioned only once. Subsequent protests by the individual competitor will result in a disqualification.