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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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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...

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 ...

Paddling Provocateur Corran Addison

Corran Addison has mellowed. Or perhaps matured. Maybe he’s just learned to censor himself. Or maybe the 40-year-old’s new restraint is a thin veneer, and...

My Riot Bus Tour of ’99

I guessed what was about to happen and knew it was wrong. But, what was I going to do about? I was only 16,...

Heroes: The Jacksons

You’ve probably heard of Eric “E.J.” Jackson: International Whitewater Hall of Famer, Olympian, four-time reigning World Freestyle champ, at 45 still arguably the best...

Examining the World Freestyle Kayak Championships

It’s been over 20 years since boaters started getting together on rivers like the Ottawa, Caney Fork and the Ocoee, queuing up to surf...

Looking Back: The ’89 Slalom Worlds

The Savage River. Its name alone is forbidding. And fitting for a river tucked away from the crowded Eastern cities, sitting on the fringe...
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Hammer Factor: Eric Jackson And The Business Of Kayaks

Louis Geltman provides us with some insight as to how the recent election will affect his work in Washington D.C. Go to outdooralliance.org and...