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Levinson Wins Second Green Race Crown; Levknecht Nabs Win # 6 for Women

A freak six-inch snowstorm in nearby Ashville, N.C., and record number of participants (165) didn’t stop Jackson Kayak’s Isaac Levinson from topping the podium in the coveted Long Boat Division for his second time at this year’s Green River Narrows Race, arguably one of the most heralded Class V races in the world. Nor did it hinder women’s champion Adriene Levknecht from winning her unprecedented sixth Green River race crown…

Fickle Feature makes for Difficult Rides; Freestyle Kayak World Cup Wraps Up in Sort, Spain

For the final freestyle kayak World Cup event of the year, crowning the World Cup champion, the hole in Sort, Spain, gave even the world’s best troubles…

Low Water Means No New Records, But Successful Yukon River Quest

Two Numbnuts took the top prize. Open to solo and tandem canoes and kayaks, and Voyageur canoes, the Yukon River Quest is an annual marathon canoe and kayak race drawing paddlers from around the world to race 444 miles day and night from Whitehorse to Dawson City, Yukon. While this year’s event drew near record numbers, lower than average water levels spelled no new records on times, with 48 teams of the 66 registered finishing and the tandem team of Two Numbnuts taking top honors…

Catching Up with New Jackson Paddler Steve Fisher

In case you’re still paddling a Dancer and haven’t heard, kayaker and film producer Steve Fisher recently joined Jackson Kayak as the company’s newest sponsored paddler, bringing together EJ and Fisher, two of the industry’s most flamboyant characters and best paddlers. We caught up with Fisher for his thoughts on joining his one-time on-water rival, his recent marriage and what’s next after the Grand Inga project...

Three-peat for Dane Jackson in WW Grand Prix

Start singing that Na-na-na-na, Hey-heeey, Goodbye song. That’s what kayaking phenom Dane Jackson pulled off yet again in this year’s coveted Whitewater Grand Prix on a variety of rivers in Quebec, coming in first in three of the six events and second in two others to win the title for the third straight year. Here's what he has to say...

Neilsen Ratings Come to the River: Freestyle Kayaking World Champs to Reach 100 Million Households on TV

For those who couldn't make it to last September’s World Freestyle Kayak Championships at the Nantahala Outdoor Center, check your dials: coverage of the event will be aired on Fox Sports Net beginning May 4, exposing millions of viewers to both the sport and natural resources of North Carolina...

Rouge Deluge: Some Competitors Out, Other Flying High at Whitewater Grand Prix; Dane Jackson, Martina Wegman in Lead

With his dad EJ bowing out of the rest of the competition for business reasons, and the Czech Republic’s Jakub Nemec and Canada’s Ben Marr sitting out due to shoulder injuries reigning two-time Grand Prix champ Dane Jackson is carrying the Jackson flag high, sitting in the catbird’s seat halfway through the Whitewater Grand Prix, arguably whitewater kayaking’s biggest prize.

Holy Smoky Mountains! 2013 Freestyle Kayaking World Championships Come to Bryson City, N.C.’s NOC Sept. 2-8

Who’s it going to be this time around? Yep, it’s freestyle kayaking’s biggest stage in two years again, with the 2013 Freestyle Kayaking World Championships coming to Bryson City, N.C.’s NOC Sept. 2-8, drawing paddlers from around the globe. The question is, will the Brits prevail again, with 2011 World Champs James Bebbington and Clair O’Hara able to retain their coveted kayaking crowns?
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