Nantahala: the 2013 Freestyle Worlds Venue
The ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships start soon and the Australian team members are excited for the competition to begin.
Australia is sending its largest team yet to the ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships and hopes to be successful in a number of categories against fierce competition
Our team of 9 athletes will compete in the junior and senior men’s K-1 and senior men’s C-1 and 0C-1
This year’s event is to be held on the Nantahala River in the US state of North Carolina. An artificial wave has been constructed especially for this event and is expected to draw large crowds and help promote the sport.
With a mix of experienced and developing athletes, the Australian team is expected to do well. As well as experiencing their first ever international event our juniors are taking the opportunity to meet some locals and are visiting local Primary Schools. Today they will visit Bryson City Middle School, promoting their sport and representing their country to peers and future paddlers in the States. The boys will be giving a full report on their return to Australia.
With the sport’s top athletes fighting for the title of “Best in the World” competition is going to be fierce.
Look out for the big Names such as Nick Troutman (USA,) Dane Jackson (USA,, James Bebbingtgon (U.K.) and Claire O’Hara (U.K, ) who spent some time in Australia training at Penrith White Water last summer.
The full Australian team is as follows -
Jez Jezz (Men’s Senior C-1/0C-1) also team coach
Liam Corr (Men’s Senior C-1/K-1)
Richard Cass (Men’s Senior K-1)
Josh Singleton (Men’s Senior K-1)
Joseph Dunne (Men’s Senior K-1)
Tim Mann (Men’s Senior K-1)
Rowan Kaar (Junior Men’s K-1)
Brad Elliot-Bool (Junior Men’s K-1)
Gilbert Coombes (Junior Men’s K-1)