MK Junior Ambassador Ben Peters has been slaying the rivers in Colorado lately. Here he checks in with some updates:
These past two weeks have been really hectic and fun! I have learned and gained so much. My first week in Colorado was in Salida for the 60th anniversary of FIBark. The water was really high and cold, but I was certainly well-dressed and prepared for it. I placed in the sport freestyle, slalom, sprint downriver, classic downriver, the infamous 26-mile downriver and the Hooligan Race. During competition weekend I never had downtime, I was always competing in one event or another.
I was really happy with my results! Freestyle: 1st place, Downriver sprint and classic: 2nd place, 26-mile downriver: 4th place, slalom: 4th place, Hooligan Race = major carnage and entertainment. I also made the Junior National Downriver Team, I am the second boat on the team. It was a great festival once again and I look forward to it next year too!