CanoeKayak Canada names 2014 Slalom National Team

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The past two days at the Innergex Rutherford Whitewater Park in British Columbia have been filled with adrenaline and whitewater as Canada’s top slalom canoeist and kayakers made their four best runs in pursuit of claiming a spot on the National Team.

Highlight performances included blistering fast race runs by canoeist Cameron Smedley of Dunrobin, Ontario who narrowly missed setting the fastest run on day 1 of the competition. Kayaker Ben Hayward stunned the crowd and coaches by winning the 4th and final run of the team trials by a margin of 7.07 seconds. Five-time Olympian and 1999 World Champion, David Ford produced three consistent race runs and grabbed the first overall spot on the men’s kayak team.

CanoeKayak Canada’s slalom high performance committee has crunched the numbers and assessed them against performance standards to officially name 5 athletes to the Senior Elite Team and 3 athletes to the Senior A Team. The Senior Elite Team will represent Canada at three World Cups in Europe starting June 6. Both teams will head to Europe for World Cups 4 and 5 before making their way back to North America to compete at World Championships in Deep Creek, Maryland, USA from September 17 to 21.

Senior Elite Team

Men’s K1
David Ford (Edmonton, AB)
Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB)
Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON)

Men’s C1
Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

Women’s C1
Alexandra McGee (Ottawa, ON)

Senior A Team

Women’s K1
Jazmyne Denhollander (Chilliwack, BC)
Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB)
Thea Froehlich (Ottawa, ON)

Click here to read the complete press release.

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