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.

Story from CanoeKayak Canada’s website | CanoeKayak.ca

News Category: 

Latest News

  • February 22, 2017
    Mondo, the global leader in the track and field, indoor sport and contract flooring markets, today announced a partnership with Athletics Canada, the sport governing body for track and field in Canada. As part of the partnership, Mondo will provide...
  • February 22, 2017
    Paralympians and world champions Katie Harnock , Jamey Jewells , Adam Lancia and Janet McLachlan are hanging up their jerseys after announcing their retirements from the Canadian National Wheelchair Basketball Teams. A multiple Paralympic medallist...
  • February 21, 2017
    Paralympic swimming medallist and Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, the Honorable Carla Qualtrough, is among a group of five uniquely accomplished individuals named today as the Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame’s inductees for 2017,...
  • VISTA Logo
    February 10, 2017
    The winner of the award will give a keynote address at September’s VISTA conference in Toronto, Canada. There are just two weeks to go until nominations for the highly prestigious International Paralympic Committee ( IPC ) Scientific Award close on...
  • February 9, 2017
    With exactly 365 days until the Opening Ceremony of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, the Canadian Olympic Committee ( COC ) is hard at work to create an environment that will help athletes achieve their best performances...