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Darin McQuoid is a California-based whitewater photographer and paddler. His work is well-known to the C&K audience, with his distinctive “boater’s-eye perspectives” documenting whitewater expeditions in California’s high country and around the world. Over the years McQuoid has amassed tons of river route and camera knowledge. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE NOMINEES
C&K Editor Jeff Moag kicks off the 2013 Canoe & Kayak Awards in Salt Lake
Whitewater legend, Rob Lesser presents Male Paddler of the year to Isaac Levinson, a Green Race podium fixture for the last few years, is making his run at a world title with a win at the 2012 AWP series’ first stage, the Little White Race, with race partner Evan Garcia.
NRS founder and President, Bill Parks presents the Lifetime Achievement to Martin Litton who is a singular force of nature—a Category 5 hurricane of eloquence, passion, and pig-headed obduracy quite unlike anything that has ever blown across the American landscape.
Expedition legend, Scott Lindgren presents this award to Turk and Boomer who were an unlikely team to ski and sea kayak 1,500 miles around a remote arctic island.
Risa Shimoda, barrier-breaking paddler presents this award. Lowering the Green Race record, competing in the Whitewater Grand Prix in Chile Adriene Levknecht charges. In addition to her serial dominance of the Green River Narrows Race, she just graduated college and got a job as a paramedic.
Presented by filmmaker extraordinaire Steve Fisher, the sequel to 2010’s groundbreaking Canoe Movie includes more jaw-dropping whitewater canoeing footage from across North America, including first canoe descents of Colorado steep creeks and North Carolina’s notorious Toxaway River.
Presented by Mark Singleton, American Whitewater Executive Director, Heroes on the Water brought wounded veterans together with experienced kayak anglers, and go fishing. Heroes on the Water serves all military personnel who have been wounded, injured or disabled.