All Smokies Paddlers!
This Saturday will hold the FINAL HOMETOWN THROWDOWN EVENT of the season on the Pigeon. Just like all HTTD, this is a free event open for all levels of boaters. Judging is easy and points are given for just about anything! Afterwards, prizes will be given completely randomly…we’ll draw names from a hat!
Location: This HTTD is at the NOC wave at the NOC Pigeon River.
Registration/sign-in will begin @ 1:30 p.m. at the NOC Pigeon Outpost, and the competition will start @ 2:30
Awards and drawings will take place after the competition. You must be present to win a prize. Events will range from simple rodeos to freestyle through-rapid style competitions. Judging will be simple and done by competitors or friends. Points will be awarded for everything, including window shades & underwater sleeping bags! Prizes are given for participation or volunteering, not scores, and a growing list of schwag from our local & national sponsors will be given away via prize draws.
All Throwdowns will be covered at Worldkayakblogs.com and each competitor will be able to post their results at their personal blogspot for all to see. World Kayak will be providing on-line registration as well as accepting walk-on registrations the day of the events. We encourage you to use the on-line registration system to help us better prepare for the event. The on-line registration system is easy to use and you can access it using this link: http://worldkayakblogs.com/throwdown/register/
Throw Down Class Registration: Men’s K-1A (Expert): Male kayaker above age 16 who can consistently link three ends
Men’s K-1B (Novice): Male kayaker above age 16 who can not link ends yet…
Women’s K-1: Female kayakers above age 16
C-1: Single blade paddler (open boat or kayak)
Juniors: Youth kayaker age 16 or below
We will also create other classes on the day of the events, if there is enough participation: i.e. K-2 class (Duos), Openclass (inflatable crafts, etc…). If you have any problems or questions about the online registration, please do not hesitate to contact Tommy to get you signed up for the event
We also want to thank our newest sponsor, Uncle Lem’s Mountain Outfitters in Knoxville, for supporting these events and donating prizes for the drawing! We look forward to working together and the benefits that this partnership will bring both of us!