RIVER RACE RECAP

 

The inter-mountain west is full of river races and festivals that are great for you or your whole family.  Each event is unique to it’s area, and each race offers different challenges for all levels of paddlers. Our athlete Natali Zollinger had a killer first season SUP racing. Check out where’s she’s been touring and racing for the summer of 2014.

Golden Games

May 16-18   Golden, CO

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Natali Zollinger winning the Golden Games on the Hala Nass
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SUP Yoga Demo on the Hala Nass
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The Gang about to race the Down River Sprint
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Natali attempting the SUP surf event (first time river surfing)
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Overall Women’s SUP Winner of the Golden Games 2014
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Winnings from the Golden Games (7′ Glide Surfboard)

 

 

Vail Whitewater Series

May 20   Vail, CO

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Training in full swing on the Hala Atcha
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1st place in the Womens SUP cross finals

CKS Paddle Fest

May 23-26   Buena Vista, CO

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The whole gang before the SUP Cross at CKS Paddlefest
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The Females in the SUP Cross
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Natali rounding the last buoy on the Hala Atcha
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Natali charging to the finish line on the Hala Atcha

 

 

Yampa River Festival

May 30-31   Steamboat Springs, CO

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Getting all wild in women’s leggings after the Yampa River Fest SUP Sprint
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2nd place finish overall at the Yampa River Fest

GoPro Mountain Games

June 5-8  Vail, CO

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Getting in our daily laps with Gillian Gibree
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Down River Sprint race on the Hala Nass
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Must duck under the bridges during the GoPro Sprint Race
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GoPro Mountain Games SUP Cross on the Hala Atcha
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2nd Place in the Women’s SUP Sprint at the GoPro Mountain Games

 

Payette River Games

June 20-22   Cascade, CO

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Heavy training calls for a heavy meal
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Competitors Lounge
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A little bit of this and a little bit of that
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Staying Focused
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Women’s 6th Place Overall (3 heats of SUP Sprint plus 4 heats of SUP Cross)

 

Overall, it was an amazing summer of learning and training that payed off for an incredible first season of SUP RIVER RACING. Stay tuned for next years races…….

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Natali Zollinger

July 31, 2014

1 Comment

  • Camille Davis

    It was great to spend time with you at the CKS Fest in Buena Vista, CO & to see how you’ve done all season. Hope to connect again & spend time on the water. Keep up all the training & all the adventures! It’s wonderful to see!

    Aloha to Peter Hall & Pavla! I’m lovin’ the Straight Up! Have had some adventures on the Arkansas & the lakes out here! Stay in touch & keep paddling’ —

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