Posted by: Ashley | August 7, 2009

Midwest Freestyle Championships 2009 Schedule

Note: Location at Little Drop in the Center of the course!

Midwest Freestyle Championships

August 15th & 16th, 2009 Wausau, WI

Welcome to the Wausau Midwest Freestyle Championships! Over the weekend you will see whitewater paddlers from the Midwest will be competing in the classes below. In freestyle competitions competitors score points based on the difficulty and precision of moves made in a hydraulic feature on the course.

Please join us for an exciting Wausau Tradition.  Times below are approximate.

Saturday 15th

9:30

Boater Meeting

10:00

K-1 Beginner Preliminaries

10:30

K-1 Intermediate Preliminaries

11:00

K-1 Women’s

12:00

Lunch

12:30

OC1 / C1

1:00

K-1 Expert Preliminaries

(there will be pro boaters competing in this division)

2:00

K-1 Master Preliminaries / Finals

3:00

Big Gun Shootout (time permitting)

7:00

Kayak Video’s at the VFW (basement)

Food can be purchased at the VFW prior to video’s

Mountain Khakis giveaway

Sunday 16th

9:30

Boater meeting

10:00

Team Rodeo Preliminaries

10:30

Boatercross

Sponsored by World Kayak

11:30

K-1 Beginner Finals

12:00

Lunch

12:30

K-1 Intermediate Finals

1:00

K-1 Women’s Finals

1:30

K-1 Expert Finals

2:00

Team Rodeo Finals

3:00

Clean-up / Tear down (All competitors must help)

4:00

Award Ceremony

Please see the following open water, clinic and competition details.

8/13/08 Freestyle training camp 8:30 am to 6pm Water 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

8/14/08 Freestyle training camp 8:30 am to 6pm Water 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

8/15/08 Midwest Freestyle Championships Water 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

8/16/08 Midwest Freestyle Championships Water 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Wausau Whitewater Midwest Freestyle Event List:

Freestyle events:

Big change to this event this year is women will be allowed to enter the K-1 beginner, intermediate and expert categories. We made this decision because there are not enough women paddlers to have separate skill levels within the women’s division and we want to give less experienced female boaters a chance to win a division. Scoring is based on best of 2 – 1 minute rides.

Team Event for MWFC:

The big change to this event in “09” will be that the teams will be chosen at random. Teams will be selected Saturday night at the VFW video showing.

Team consists of three registered boaters. Competitors must participate in individual events to qualify for team eligibility.  The team with the highest score wins.  There are no classes, any and all mixed boat, gender and age groups are allowed to complete a team.  All boaters must pre-register and pay event fees prior to Saturday 15th for eligibility.

Team Rodeo Scoring:

Standard rodeo scoring applies.  Team competes as a three member team. Each team member must enter the wave or hole feature. Each team has 2 minutes and the score of one run is used for point totals. Again there will only be an award for 1st in this event.

Awards:

Top three winners in each event will receive the following, Gold Belt buckle 1st place, Silver Belt Buckle 2nd place and Bronze for 3rd place. The team event will only have an award for 1st place, 3 Gold belt buckles will be awarded to the top team.

Please see the Wausau Whitewater park home page for the 2009 rodeo scoring trick sheet.

Boatercross Event:

All boaters to line up out of the water with boats near the start line. We will send 5 boaters at a time into the water to race. The winner of the heat must line back up immediately. You must use the same boat you compete with in the other events. If you are not competing in the freestyle event only river running and freestyle boats are allowed.

Other event notes.

  • Bring a water bottle. We will have a cooler full of Gatorade to fill your bottles. We will not be providing any bottled beverages.
  • Free Camping next to the Whitewater Park (no camp fires allowed).
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  1. Hi there,

    I was an outdoor retail manager/buyer in Milwaukee for almost 30 years, I started my own photo biz in 2005 and I was planning on coming to your event.

    Do I need a press pass to get the best access? I will give your organization rights to the files, I just want to get some exposure in the outdoor world with my biz.

    Thanks for considering,

    Don

  2. We welcome photographers with open arms, so please just plan on coming. Check in with the registration desk (try for a not totally busy time) and we can make sure we know who you are and get to know you better. Thanks for asking!

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  4. [...] get forms and see the schedule. Then I realized I have an independent blog for Wausau Whitewater, http://wausauwhitewater.wordpress.com/2009/08/07/midwest-freestyle-championships-2009-schedule/ and I could post the schedule, the form (maybe not a PDF) and relay the information about our [...]


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