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History of the Worlds (Rodeo)

1991: Bitches Tidal Bore, Wales, England Conception: The first World Rodeo Championship is the brainchild of Andy Middleton, who sketches out the event on a road...
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Soviet Union Rafting to Freedom

1992 ESPN Film Project: "Rafting to Freedom". An international whitewater expedition with Project RAFT on the Obihingo river, Pamir mountains, Tajikistan.
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James Taylor’s Colorado River Adventure

Colorado River Adventure | 1995 (Clip 1) -- James and his son Ben take a high-adventure trip through the Grand Canyon via the rapids...
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Eric Jackson’s World Kayak Federation Promo

As the organizer of the first Head to Head Extreme Races, I worked on bringing extreme racing into the forefront of kayaking competition in...

America’s Deliverance

Scott Strausbaugh and Joe Jacobi gave U.S. paddlers their first Whitewater gold in history As in Paddling a Canoe, there are two sides to consider...

Ocoee Whitewater Games

While slalom kayakers vied for spots on the national team, it was their hip, freestyling cousins who made the biggest splash at the Ocoee...
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World Whitewater Rodeo Championships 1993

1993 Kayak Freestyle Worl Champoinships Ocoee River, TN, USA K-1 Women Bridget Thomas Roxanne McDonough Susan Gentry K-1 Men Eric Jackson Scott Shipley Shane Benedict C-1 Alan Braswell ...

The Green Race: You’ve Been Warned

“I have been warned of the stupidity of this activity, and I freely and of my own will accept this stupidity, ignore all warnings,...

Ultra Classic: the Wayne Gentry Interview

At the 1991 Gauley Festival Wayne Gentry released Green Summer, his first whitewater film. While Bob Benner called Gorilla “the most bodacious rapid ever...

Friends, family remember Bryson City Olympian

Adam Clawson of Bryson City spent some of his best days on the water. At 8 years old, he tied a rope around the...