Friday, August 8, 2008

Eight Ball Tournament on Ogden River

I got to spend yesterday morning at the base of the Ogden river for an Eight Ball Tournament a client of mine was hosting. If you are unfamiliar with the game (no worries, I was too)....essentially the race is a cross between a drag race and demolition derby on water.

Kayakers make their way down a class II/III rapid, where along the way sponsored athletes lie in wait to create obstacles.I think we had close to 30 kayakers participate in the event. (Not bad for a first year event.) I sure did feel bad for a guy who got flipped and then dragged a few several feet under water. Luckily, the only damage done was to his demo boat. :)


...Thanks to the Ogden Visitors and Conventions folks,
the Ogden River was at 10x its usual strength...



... Waiting in hiding for the next paddler...

...Coming around the bend...


...Our Top 5 Kayakers...

4 comments:

Heather Perry said...

That sounds ceazy! Looks like you had a lot of fun.

Heather Perry said...

That sounds ceazy! Looks like you had a lot of fun.

Scotty and Michelle said...

Hey, do you still have that Young Womens stuff? If so, can I come pick it up sometime soon?
Your event looks like fun! - Michelle

brettandlinnae said...

We miss you guys too!! And I totally miss camping with ya"ll, we have not been all summer with school and work being so busy- plus all our stuff is up in storage still- we will have to catch up on some camping next summer since Utah and Wyoming are only a few hours away from eachother!! Hope you guys have a blast!! When is your next trip to Texas?