To the Victor Goes the Spoils

Posted by – Shawn Keenan, Water Resources Coordinator

Congratulations to all the Paddlepalooza 2013 race winners.  It was a great day for the racers and paddling enthusiast who took the eight mile trip down the Clinton River, from Auburn Hills (Riverside Park) to Rochester Hills (River Crest Banquet Facility).

This year’s winner of the Mayors Challenge Cup goes to Rochester Hills.  Rochester Hills team of Mayor Bryan Barnett and Jan Asche’.  Rochester Hills now takes possession of the cup and has the bragging rights until next year’s race.  Congratulations Mayor Barnett!

One Person Kayak Race

One Person Kayak Race

One Person Kayak Race

1st place Bob Olsabeck (middle), 2nd place Richard Ewsley (right), 3rd Place Steve Hoffman (left)

Two Person Canoe Race

Two Person Canoe Race

Two Person Canoe Race

1st place Violet and Dave Fiddes (middle), 2nd place Curt Snyder and Lori Miller (left), 3rd place Chris Barnett and Andrea Asche’ (right)

Mayor's Challenge Cup

Mayor’s Challenge Cup

Mayor’s Challenge Cup

Bryan Barnett (right) and Jan Asche’ (left)

A special thank you to all of our 2013 sponsors and supporters:

Genisys Credit Union, Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Summit Sports, Moosejaw, REI, Clinton River Watershed Council, River Crest Banquet Facility, Noodles & Company, U.S. Army, OHM Advisors, Clinton River Canoe and Kayak Rental, Simple Adventure, Whole Foods and Caribou Coffee