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By Zack Boles

Capital Cup in Ottawa

The 7th annual Level Six Capital Cup went off without a hitch on Saturday in
downtown Ottawa. The folks at Level Six always do a great job in bringing
out tons of spectators and media from Canada’s capital city for this event.
Yesterday had tons of participants in the open and masters classes, with the
weekend warrior athletes braving the cool morning temperatures for an early
start. Annie and I had the pleasure of judging these folks and it was
really exciting to see everyone putting their all into mastering their
spins, blunts, and even some donkey flips!

As the day warmed up, the pros took centre stage and put on a show that is
sure to hook some of the city’s spectators on our sport. The junior classes
put lots of pressure on the veterans to master the tricky Champlain wave and
put high scoring rides together.
The women’s pro event came down to Annie-Pier Marchand, Carly Harris, and
Marrian Saether battling it out in finals. In the end it was Marrian
landing some sweet helixes in first, Annie nailing her backstabs in second,
and Carly with some beauty blunts in third. The pro men’s final was one of
the most exciting paddling events I`ve seen. The tons of spectators in the
stands were on the edge of their seats, in the air, and on their feet as
Billy Harris, Tyler Curtis, Joel Kowalksi, Pat Camblin and Guillame LaRue
threw down their best. In a tough knockout format it was Tyler Curtis
taking the win away from the day’s continuous leader Billy Harris in the
last ride. The atmosphere was electric under the sunny skies of Canada’s
Zack Boles

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Women crowd
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Zack and Billy