It has been an incredible year for me! I accomplished most of my goals for 2010 including completing my loop and competing in the Junior Olympics where I won 5 gold medals and I became the Cub Cadet National Slalom Champion. I also run more class 4 rivers and worked hard to support American Whitewater and Outdoor Nation as a good ambassador.
2010 Whitewater Accomplishments
Kern River Festival, 1st. in Jr. Women’s Slalom, 2nd. in Women’s Extreme Creek Race, 2nd. in Women’s Extreme Slalom Race, 1st. in Women’s Triple Crown
Cache Creek, 1st in Jr. Slalom
Reno River Festival. 2nd. in Jr. Freestyle
Truckee River Race, 1st. in Jr. Slalom
Auburn River Festival, 1st. Jr. Freestyle, 1st. Jr. Slalom
Yampa River Festival, 1st in Jr. open Freestyle, 2nd. in Jr Freestyle, 2nd. in Jr. Women’s Slalom
Teva Mountain Games, 12th in Women’s Freestyle, only cadet competitor
Lyons River Festival, 2nd in Cadet Slalom, 2nd in Cadet Freestyle
FibArk River Festival, 1st Cadet. Freestyle, 1st. Cadet. Slalom
American River Festival, 1st Cadet Freestyle, 1st Cadet Slalom
Mokelumne River Festival, 1st Cadet Down River Race, 1st Cadet Slalom
Age Group National Slalom Championship., 1st Cub-Cadet
Junior Olympics, 5 Gold Medals and 2 first places (non-sanctioned event) in Women’s Cub Cadet Category, 1st. Slalom, 1st. Sprint Slalom, 1st. Boatercross, 1st. Down River Sprint, 1st. Down River Race, 1st. C2 Slalom, 1st. Freestyle.
I was able to travel all over the nation this year and ran several new class 4 rivers including The Tellico, Youghiogheny, Cheat, New River, and the Ocoee, as well as the Nantahala and the Potomac rivers in the east, and Pauley Creek, Brush Creek, the Kaweaha, and the NF of the American, as well as my first over night self support kayak trip on class 4 Deer Creek. in the west.
Off River I spoke to 150 middle school students about river careers on Career Day in Reno, Nv. and to 100 4th and 5th graders in Sacramento, Ca. about getting outside and enjoying the outdoors, but especially kayaking!
Goals for 2011
I hope to continue competing and defend my Jr. Olympic and National titles and learn more freestyle tricks including Cartwheels, Backloops and Spacegodzillas. I also hope to run as many rivers as possible and be a good ambassador for AW and Outdoor Nation.