The last Chute Out of 2014 was held Sept. 25th at the MD Chute. The lack of rain meant that the level would be low, 2.7ft to be exact. That meant that retentive moves would be hard to come by at the MD Chute. The lack of daylight would also force us to get the event started early, which wouldn’t be a problem.
Some folks would be basking in the Gauley afterglow ( I know I was ), and we were not expecting a big crowd due to that and the water level, but seven hardy competitors showed up nonetheless on an overcast, drizzly, kinda fall like day.
We all managed to have a great time and wrapped up the Chute Out Series on a high note. To reward the folks for participating, we had a double round of the raffle, so everybody won a couple items= sweet! Thanks to all our sponsors who donated prizes for the raffle= Jackson Kayak, World Kayak, Astral, Shred Ready, Immersion Research, Kokatat, Mountain Khakis, Smith Optics, Chaco, GoPro, Rapid Transit, Stoneyboater, and Ninkasi Brewing. The folks loved the prizes !
A special thanks to all the folks who attended the Chute Outs and competed, helped out running the events, or just spectated. We couldn’t done it without you!
Here are the results of the Sept. Chute Out, with the 2014 Final Results below=
Here are the Final Point standings for 2014=
1st- Jim Buley
2nd- Matt Springer
3rd- (tie) Danny Stock and Jake Jarnik
5th-(tie) Danny Kaufman, Erik Bailey, and Jules Krinsky
8th- Josh Ellis
9th- Tyler Uthus
1st- Adam Carson
2nd- Jono Sirovatka
4th- Howard Moreland
6th- Dan Young
7th- Chris Hren
8th- Joe Scoresby
9th-(tie) Ryan Johnson and Mike Connelly
15th- David Nasser
16th- Keith Kimmel
17th- Daniel Allig
1st- Kaelin Friedenson
2nd- Nathaniel Francis
3rd- Jacob Marmelstein
4th- (tie)Jordan Sherman and Tyler Pittman
6th- Tom Doland
7th- Tyler Uthus
8th- Henry Bergen
9th- Chris Valcone
1st- Tracey Currier
2nd- Chris “Topher” Butler
3rd- Desiree Porter
1st- Jordan Poffenberger
2nd(tie)-Seth Chapelle and David Goodwin
4th- Ned Poffenberger
Thanks for a great year of Chute Out fun!
See you the last Thursday in April for the first 2015 Chute Out
Valley Mill Kayak School