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Well the Whitewater Grand Prix has begun. The first stage, the Best Trick Competition, took place on the infamous Gladiator wave on the Ottawa River. The format was two groups of 14 men each got 2 hours to do as many rides and tricks as they could and the single best trick would win. It was an amazing day of good whitewater, some fun tricks, and beautiful sunshine. It was a tight competition and 1st and 2nd were only decided by a couple votes difference, though after all was said and done I was able to pull after of the mighty Dane Jackson and take the 1st place seat.


Here is a video recap and full list of results:


Men’s Division

1st Place – Nick Troutman (CAN)
2nd Place – Dane Jackson (USA)
3rd Place – Tino Specht (USA)
4th Place – Devyn Scott (CAN)
5th Place – Gerd Serrasolses (ESP)
6th Place – Rush Sturges (USA)
7th Place – Kalob Grady (CAN)
8th Place – Joel Kowalski (CAN)
9th Place – Chris Gragtmans (CAN)
10th Place – Bryan Kirk (USA)
11th Place – Casper van Kalmthout (NLD)
12th Place – Mathieu Dumoulin (FRA)
12th Place – Mathieu Dumoulin (FRA)
13th Place – Bren Orton (GBR)
14th Place – Leif Anderson (USA)
15th Place – Marcos Gallegos (CHL)
16th Place (tie) – Lane Jacobs (USA) // Tyler Curtis (CAN)
18th Place – Sam Ward (GBR)
19th Place (tie) – Jules Domine (FRA) // Galen Volckhausen (USA)
21st Place – Tyler Fox (CAN)
22nd Place – Jakub Nemec (CZE)
23rd Place – LP Rivest (CAN)
24th Place – Aniol Serrasolses (ESP)
25th Place – Eric Jackson (USA)
26th Place -Evan Garcia (USA)
27th Place (tie) – DNS – Ben Marr (CAN) // Juanito De Ugarte (PER)

Women’s Division

1st Place – Mariann Saether (NOR)
2nd Place – Adriene Levknecht (USA)
3rd Place – Nicole Mansfield (USA)
4th Place – Martina Wegman (NLD)
5th Place – Sandra Hyslop (GBR)
6th Place – Hannah Kertesz (USA)
7th Place – Lu Urwin (NZL)