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Now in its fifth year, the invitational event is one of the sports most intense races, featuring big water, steep gradient, and the best whitewater racers on the planet. In addition to three whitewater races on the North Fork of the Payette in Idaho, the event hosts a film festival and the annual Melt Awards.

Gerd Serrasolses, the seemingly unstoppable Spaniard, won last year’s event as well as the 2015 C&K Male Paddler of the Year award. Hot off of his first Sickline victory and two Little White Salmon wins in a row, he is the clear favorite again this year at the North Fork. But with a stacked field and the chaotic nature of big water, literally anything is possible.

This year’s only female invitee to attend will be Nouria Newman (FRA), the 2015 C&K Female Paddler of the Year, who placed 8th in the Elite Division last year.

Wild card spots are available to the top five finishers of the Expert Division. These five wildcards will advance to compete against the invited athletes in the “Elite Division” on the Class V+ Jacob’s Ladder.

The fifth North Fork Championship goes down on June 16-18th. Visit the North Fork Championship website for more information.

—Read more about last year’s event, North Fork Championship IV on C&K