The Teva Mountain Games kicked off in Vail today with the Dowd Chute raft and kayak paddlecross competitions. Raft teams and kayakers ran down the Class IV Dowd Chute section of the Eagle River as the athletes charged through the boulders in the race against the clock.

The winners :

Dowd Chute Paddlecross Men's Kayak Results:

1. Eric Jackson (#156)

2. Tao Berman (#188)

3. Jason Beakes (#310)

Dowd Chute Paddlecross Women's Kayak Results:<BR>
1. Nicky Kelly (#317)

2. Shannon Carroll (#197)

3. Tanya Faux (#295)

Dowd Chute Paddlecross Raft Results:

1. Teva 8-Ball

2. Maravia

3. Pinchie Time

About the Mountain Games
Now in its sixth year, the Mountain Games features 20 different amateur and professional
organic action sports competitions including kayaking, rafting, rock climbing, mountain
biking, road biking, trail running and fly-fishing. The event also features outdoor film and
photography contests, the annual Everest Awards, an interactive expo and demo area,
live music and parties for both athletes and spectators alike. For more information,
contact Joel Heath at or visit

For more information and complete event results, visit