Teva Mountain Games


The country’s largest adventure sports, art and music festival, the fourth annual Teva Mountain Games is now history. The festival featured over 1,000 of the world’s best outdoor athletes competing for over $60,000 in prize money in 7 adventure sports.


The big news in the kayaking events was the victory of Eric Jackson in the men’s rodeo and daughter Emily, in the women’s competition. It was the first time that they shared the winners podium on the same day. Eric picked up his fifth straight rodeo title to keep his streak alive.



WATER EVENTS FINAL RESULTS


Whitewater provided the opening excitement with the raft and kayak paddlecross competitions. Raft teams ran timed qualifying runs down the Class IV Dowd Chute section of the Eagle River. The kayakers paddled the same stretch, and the top athletes advanced to the finals.


KAYAK PADDLECROSS:

Men:

1. Rush Sturges (#36)

2. Eric Jackson (#44)

3. Tommy Hilleke (#35)

4. Jay Kincaid (#2)


Women:

1. Nikki Kelly (#9)

2. Shannon Carroll (#48)

3. Tanya Faux (#6)

4. Laura Nash (#7)


Raft Paddlecross

Timberline Behind the Eight Ball

1. Clear Creek

2. Timberline Men


It was fierce competition at Red Cliff for the second day of the multi-sport festival. In the morning, kayaking’s best convened on a narrow stretch of Class V Homestake Creek to compete in the PADDLER magazine Extreme Creek Race. Athletes charged through boulders and waterfalls in the race against the clock.


EXTREME CREEK FINAL RESULTS:

Men

1 Tao Berman 3:33

2 Pat Keller 3:34

3 Eric Jackson 3:41

4 Andrew Holcombe 3:42

5 John Grace 3:45


Women

1 Nikki Kelly 4:00

2 Tanya Faux 4:12

3 Robin Betz 4:25

4 Shannon Carroll 4:47

5 Eleanor Perry 5:02


The “8″ Ball Sprint is sort of a roller derby on the water. Paddlers sprint 200 meters downriver avoiding the “8″ Ball Kayakers who try to push them out of the race.


8 BALL SPRINT FINAL RESULTS:

Men

1 Tommy Hilleke

2 Jason Beakes

3 Steve Fisher

4 Toa Berman


Women

1 Nikki Kelly

2 Laura Nash

3 Robin Betz


Complete Race Results for all sports.

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