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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Pinch-o-Crow Creekers medal at Provincial Whitewater Championships

Pincher Creek medalists Cole Gerber, Tyler Gerber, and Hannah Penner
Michelle Taylor photos

press release

The kayak team from the Pinch-o-Crow Creekers (POCC) competed in the Alberta Provincial Whitewater Championships at the Kananaskis River on August 29 & 30th. The team dominated the competition, winning 3 Gold Medals and 3 Silver Medals and 2 Bronze Medals in the Slalom Races.

The Juniors really did well, sweeping top spots in 3 events:

Cole Gerber won the Junior C-1 (Single Canoe),

Junior C-1 champion Cole Gerber from Pincher Creek
Michelle Taylor photo

Tyler Gerber won the Junior Men’s Kayak, beating his brother Cole by 6 – 100ths of a second,

Junior Men's Kayak champion Tyler Gerber
Michelle Taylor photo

Hannah Penner won the Junior Women’s Kayak. 

Junior Women's champion Hannah Penner
Michelle Taylor photo

In the Slalom Open Competition, POCC was well represented on the podium:

Ryley Penner was second and Adrian Cole was third  in the Kayak Men’s class, and Veronica Oczkowski was second and Roxane Esch was third in the Kayak Women’s class.

Shaw TV filmed the races for its Chasing Limits series and will air it September 13th and repeat the kayak races until October 31, 2X per week. Lethbridge will run the Chasing Limits show on:
  • Sundays @ 10am-11am
  • Wednesdays @ 7-9pm
  • Thursdays @ 9pm – 11pm
  • Saturdays @ 2-4pm

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