2016 Cameron Smedley and Michael Tayler

2016 Cameron Smedley and Michael Tayler

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2016 Michael Tayler Wins All Four Men's K1 Runs

Michael Tayler wins all four Men’s K1 runs at slalom team trials
Results part of Olympic selection process
PEMBERTON, BC (May 23, 2016) – Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON) continued his winning streak on the second day of Canadian Canoe Slalom Team Trials at the Rutherford Creek Whitewater Park near Pemberton, BC. Tayler won all four race runs in the Men’s K1 this weekend.


Michael Tayler 2016



Results of the trials count towards Olympic selection in the Men’s K1 and Men’s C1 events where Canada holds quota spots. The field will get narrowed to a maximum of three athletes in each event who will head to Europe to compete at World Cups. Points accumulated at World Cups 2 and 3 will be the deciding factor for selections to the Canadian Olympic Team.
Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) had a second and third place result in Men’s K1 yesterday. David Ford (Edmonton, AB) had one second place result and Toby Roessingh (Calgary, AB) had a third place result to round out the top three.
Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) won both of his runs in the Men’s C1 yesterday to take the win in three out of four of the runs over the weekend. His brother, Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) was second in both C1 runs yesterday while Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) was third.
In addition to the Olympic selection process, the Trials will also be used to select athletes for additional senior teams including World Cups. Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB) and Thea Froehlich (Ottawa, ON) each won one run yesterday in the Women’s K1. Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) raced alone to win the Women’s C1. Athletes in all classes are chasing performance standards in addition to a top-3 ranking in order to be nominated to the national team.

Nominations to the World Cup Team will be announced shortly. The national team will compete at World Cups 2 and 3 in La Seu d'Urgell, Spain from June 10 – 12 and Pau, France from June 17 – 19.
Trials Results
Summary of Results

Third Run

Fourth Run

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

Men’s K1
1) Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON)
2) Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB)
3) Toby Roessingh (Calgary, AB)

Men’s C1
1) Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)
2) Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)
3) Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON)

Men’s C1
1) Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)
2) Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)
3) Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s K1
1) Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB)
2) Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC)
3) Thea Froehlich (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s K1
1) Thea Froehlich (Ottawa, ON)
2) Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB)

Women’s C1
1) Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB)

Women’s C1
1) Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB)

About Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Paddling has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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2016 Ottawa's Pumphouse Training Facility

"Ottawa's Pumphouse was a busy training site a few Saturdays ago with WO athletes preparing for the competitive racing season including the Olympic Trials. WO Head Coach Anthony Colin is enjoying his new position and amazed with the Pumphouse as a training facility in the heart of the city". Click on the video link below.

2016 Andrew Westlake Race at the Gull

Hi everyone, 

Mark it it on your calendars - Saturday June 25th is the Andrew Westlake Race in Minden, ON! Registration will be onsite until 10AM at the Roger Parsons Centre. Race fee is $20 to be paid cash or cheque to Whitewater Ontario on site. 
We need volunteers for this race - so please let me know ASAP if you are available to help with timing, course construction, judging, race support, etc and if so what day you can be available (eg. Friday, Saturday). - email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Race Schedule:
11:30AM 1st Runs
12:30PM 2nd Runs 
1:30PM Half Course Race (below the falls start) 
2:30PM Clean up and course deconstruction **There is a lot of work to be done to organize equipment and gates at the Gull so please make sure you stick around to help!
4:15PM Awards and Kawartha Ice Cream! 
Its going to be a great way to start the summer and send off our Junior/U23 Team to the World Championships! Don’t miss it! 
Kathleen Tayler
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