25 medals for B.C. paddlers at 2018 Whitewater National Championships

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Eleven paddlers represented B.C. at the 2018 Whitewater National Championships in Kananaskis, Alberta from August 2-6. Led by Chilliwack Centre of Excellence teammates Finn Wakeling, Jacob Kryworuchko and Isabel Taylor, the group captured 25 medals.

Wakeling brought home seven medals, five of them gold, in the canoe downriver and slalom competitions. Competing in the cadet age group for the singles events, he medaled with Taylor in the mixed junior competitions. He also qualified for the A-Final in the C-1 Open Slalom event.

Also winning seven medals was Taylor. Competing in the kayak and canoe events, she won two gold in both the downriver and slalom events.

Meanwhile, Kryworuchko, captured six medals, two of them gold in the canoe and kayak junior downriver and slalom events. He also paired with whitewater newcomer Sam Loutet (Burnaby Kayak & Canoe Club) for medals in the mixed canoe competitions. Like Wakeling, he also qualified for the A-Final in the C-1 Open Slalom event.

Complete B.C. results:

Name Results
Team Races: BC K-1 Junior Team Race: Gold
C-1 Junior Team Race: Gold
Finn Wakeling

Chilliwack Centre of Excellence

C-1 Cadet Downriver Classic: Gold
C-2 Mixed Junior Downriver Classic: Gold
C-1 Cadet Downriver Sprint: Gold
C-2 Mixed Junior Downriver Sprint: Silver
C-1 Cadet Slalom: Gold
C-2 Mixed Slalom: Gold
C-1 Open Slalom: 8th
C-2 Mixed Open Slalom: Bronze
Jakob Kryworuchko

Chilliwack Centre of Excellence

C-1 Junior Downriver Classic: Gold
C-2 Mixed Junior Downriver Classic: Silver
C-1 Junior Downriver Sprint: Gold
C-2 Mixed Junior Downriver Sprint: Gold
C-1 Junior Slalom: Silver
K-1 Junor Slalom: 8th
C-2 Mixed Slalom: Silver
C-1 Open Slalom: 7th
K-1 Open Slalom: 15th
Avery Wilkins

Vancouver Island Paddling Society

K-1 Junior Downriver Classic: Silver
K-1 Junior Downriver Sprint: Silver
K-1 Junior Slalom: 7th
K-1 Open Slalom: 13th
C-2 Junior Slalom: Gold (with Jacob Deemert, ON)
K-1 Junior Team Race: Bronze (with Ontario)
Austin Atkins

Chilliwack Centre of Excellence

K-1 Junior Downriver Classic: Gold
K-1 Junior Downriver Sprint: Gold
K-1 Junior Slalom: 5th
K-1 Open Slalom: Bronze 
Alsek Watt

Chilliwack Centre of Excellence

K-1 U23 Slalom: 5th
K-1 Open Slalom: 29th
Finley Capstick

Chilliwack Centre of Excellence

K-1 Junior Slalom: Bronze
K-1 Open Slalom: 7th
Connor Curson

Chilliwack Centre of Excellence

K-1 Open Slalom: 12th
Isabel Taylor

Chilliwack Centre of Excellence

K-1 Junior Downriver Classic: Bronze
C-2 Mixed Junior Downriver Classic: Gold
K-1 Junior Downriver Sprint: Silver
C-2 Mixed Junior Downriver Sprint: Silver
K-1 Junior Slalom: Silver
C-2 Mixed Slalom: Gold
K-1 Open Slalom: 8th
C-2 Mixed Open Slalom: Bronze 
Sam Loutet
Burnaby Canoe & Kayak Club
C-2 Mixed Junior Downriver Classic: Silver
C-2 Mixed Junior Downriver Sprint: Gold
C-2 Mixed Slalom: Silver
David Johnson

Chilliwack Centre of Excellence

K-1 Masters Slalom: Silver
Hyaden Stanridge

Chilliwack Centre of Excellence

K-1 Open Slalom: 34th

 

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