Canoe & Kayak Awards Videos

  • Lifetime Achievement – Martin Litton

    Monday, August 6, 2012

    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.

  • Zeal Optics Expedition of the Year – Ellesmere Circumnavigation

    Monday, August 6, 2012

    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.

  • Female Paddler of the Year – Adriene Levknecht

    Monday, August 6, 2012

    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.

  • Movie of the Year – Canoe Movie 2

    Monday, August 6, 2012

    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.

  • Paddle With a Purpose – Heroes on the Water

    Monday, August 6, 2012

    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.

  • Reel of the Year – Slippery When Wet

    Monday, August 6, 2012

    Presented by Jeff Moag, Editor-in-Chief and Jim Marsh, Publisher of Canoe & Kayak magazine Slippery When Wet: GoPro Reel from Shon Bollock on Vimeo. GoPro Hero footage compiled from Shasta Boyz Productions latest creation Slippery When Wet.

  • Red Carpet – Nick Troutman

    Monday, August 6, 2012

    Nick Trout shows his support for his wife and brother-in-law, both nominees.

  • Red Carpet – Fred Norquist

    Monday, August 6, 2012

    West Coast paddler and team Liquid Logic paddler, Fred Norquist.

  • Red Carpet – Emily Jackson

    Monday, August 6, 2012

    Female Paddler of the Year nominee, Emily Jackson.

  • Red Carpet – Isaac Levinson

    Monday, August 6, 2012

    Male Paddler of the Year nominee, Isaac Levinson.