2017 North Fork Boater Cross racers making moves through S-Turns.  Photo by Jasper Gibson / North Fork Championship.
Race organizer James Byrd keeping things on point.  Photo by Jasper Gibson / North Fork Championship.
Boater X racers getting up close and personal. Photo by Jasper Gibson / North Fork Championship.
Racer shuttle.  Photo by Jasper Gibson / North Fork Championship.
Dane JAckson slaps his hand into first place at the end of the North Face Boater X.  Photo by Jasper Gibson / North Fork Championship.
Let's do another lap!!  Photo by Jasper Gibson / North Fork Championship.
Mad scramble for the finish of the Boater X.   Photo by Jasper Gibson / North Fork Championship.
With the highest flows the race had ever seen, the mood among athletes was serious and focused.  Photo by John Webster / North Fork Championship.
Launch!  Kicking off the Giant Slalom on Saturday via the iconic Red Bull ramp. Photo by John Webster / North Fork Championship.
It's starting to feel like summer in Idaho when the who's who of the whitewater community comes together at the North Fork Championship. Photo by John Webster / North Fork Championship.
Standing room only along the river the entire way down the course through Jacob's Ladder. Photo by John Webster / North Fork Championship.
This year's winner Dane Jackson crushed the course with a time of 1:07:58 Photo by John Webster / North Fork Championship.
Blasting through Jake's.  Photo by John Webster / North Fork Championship.
Pangal Andrade Astorga from Chile received third place. No huge surprise, perhaps, as the Astorga's hail from the Maipo River, Chile’s equivalent to the North Fork.Photo by John Webster / North Fork Championship.
Your winners of this year's NFC Championship: 3rd place -Pangal Andrade Astorga. 2nd - Evan Moore. 1st  - Dane Jackson.  Photo by John Webster / North Fork Championship.

High Water, Big Finishes at 2017 North Fork Championship VI

Gallery and Recap from Idaho's Iconic Whitewater Race

“I think this year, compared to years prior, really opened the eyes of both the professional and local boaters to how powerful this river is. Flows went down before [Saturday’s] Jake’s race and morale went back up after having swims on multiple sections of the run. This event and the talk of the ‘numbers game’ – (ie. how many expected swims) during the week before shows that [Organizer] James Byrd has a dream that will continue to inspire and maintain the vanity of this special river. It has proved itself over and over how raw it is.”North Fork Championship official race photographer John Webster.

TOP TEN FINISHERS (full results)

1. Dane Jackson 1:07:58
2. Evan Moore 1:09:60
3. Pangal Andrade 1:10:98
4. Kyle Hull 1:10:99
5. Gerd Serrasolses 1:11:29
6. Evan Garcia 1:11.77
7. Alec Voorhees 1:12:40
8. Nick Troutman 1:13:12
9. Isaac Levinson 1:13:21
10. Aniol Serrasolses 1:13:50

Although flows dropped to 3,900 cfs for Saturday’s Giant Slalom Race finale, alleviating the fears of many, the high-water barreling down the course set on the Class V test piece that is Jacob’s Ladder, well, it spoke for itself:

NFC VI Jacob's Ladder Giant Slalom Short Video Recap from The North Fork Championship on Vimeo.