RESULTS 6-25-15 | Sartori and Holtmann Claim Top Spots, Series Champions Recognized

CHESTERFIELD, MO — 22 paddlers gathered at River’s Edge Park for the second-ever Alpine Shop Paddle Sprints presented by Huga Bar. Similar to the inaugural event two weeks ago, most paddlers elected to use Alpine Shop’s demo kayaks (Wilderness Systems Tsunamis and Jackson Journeys) but some dedicated paddlers also brought their own kayaks and stand-up paddleboards (SUPs) to participate.
15-KW-ORRL Paddle Sprints 2 finish
The first wave went off at 6:15 PM with Joe Sartori flying through the multi-turn, 1.20-mile course in his personal kayak in 8 minutes and 59 seconds. Karen Holtmann,  in a close race with Ken Bauer, paddled a demo kayak around the same course in just 11 minutes and 19 seconds.  Complete results are available at here.
At a rain-abbreviated awards ceremony, Series Champions were awarded boxes of Huga Bars by company CEO Luis Rivero for their winning efforts.
Men’s Open – Joe Sartori
Women’s Open – Karen Holtmann
Men’s Masters – Kevin FitzGerald
Women’s Masters – Bev Oftshun
SUP – Micah Willis
A complete photo album from the evening can be seen here.

Congratulations to all of our paddlers for participating in these brand-new races!

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