Posted by: Ashley | November 15, 2008

Do you want to Learn Freestyle? Sign-up now!

Ben Peters taken by Alon Coppens

Ben Peters (photo credit: Alon Coppens)

In 2008, Wausau Whitewater kicked off the first ever Jackson Kayak Freestyle Clinic with Jackson riders, Colin Kemp and John McConville. The success of the clinic was evident by the comments of the clinic participants who said things like, “I noticed the difference right away!” “WOW! I learned so many things that improved my skills for competition.”

Cole Jacobsen (Green Bay) chaired both the Midwest Freestyle Championships in 2008. He did an excellent job coordinating both the event and championing the clinic. He has already agreed to chair the event for 2009 and is already deep into planning for next year. His enthusiasm is contagious. He has already created the registration form for 2009 and I have added the form in both MS Word and PDF versions to the event page and the training page of

The clinic will be held on August 13 and 14, 2009 and the Midwest Freestyle Championships are August 15 and 16, 2009 immediately following the clinic.

Cole asked me to remind everyone interested in the clinic that registration forms need to be completed so that we can determine how many instructors are needed. We know it may be difficult to think about a commitment so early but Cole says to tell you that we will refund money up to 1 month before the comp / clinic and half the money within a month of the competition / clinic.” The clinic registration forms will also get you registered for Midwest Freestyle Championships.

In the clinic, you will learn freestyle moves and how to execute them to maximize the number of moves in the hole. Last year, we had a wide range of participants, from beginners who just had a desire to learn how to execute a freestyle move to highly competitive paddlers who wanted to improve their loops. Whatever your desire is, get registered soon! Remember to go to to register.




  1. i would like to sign up for the jackson freestyle camp but i can’t find out how please contact me back thank you

  2. For you and any one else who is looking, go to and the forms are right there. You can pay with the PayPal button on the site. I will e-mail you the same response.

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