A Year in Review: 2018 by Maddie Kimmel | Jan 17, 2019 | Event Coverage, Events, Whitewater, Wrap Ups | 0 comments Hard to believe it will soon be 2019! This year I competed in more competitions, ran new rivers, and learned some new tricks! This year I learned to blunt, flatwater loop, flatwater cartwheel, and am starting to get my Mcnasty. I have a total of 10 personal first descents this year. In the spring I traveled from the South East to Colorado and competed in Nationals and Paddlefest. In the summer I toured around Canada paddling in Quebec and Ontario. We made a trip down to the South East again, paddling at NOC and Pigeon Hole. I even able to go to Keeners this summer! To top it all off this fall, my local river, the Potomac has been unusually high! 2018 has been one of the best, filled with new rivers and great memories. Photo Credits:Peter Holchombe 2018 Results: 1st at Freestyle Nationals in Women’s Cadet 2nd in Women’s Cadet at Paddlefest 2nd in Pro Women’s at the Numbers Race 1st in Women’s/Fastest Overall Time in Race to the Grill 4th in Pro Women’s at Montreal Eau Vive (7th in Freestyle and 1st in Boatercross) 4th in Junior Women’s in Boatercross at Slalomn Nationals 8th in Women’s at Slalom Nationals. Photo Credits: Peter Holchombe Personal First Descents: Rouge, Quebec, Canada Tewksbury Section of the Jac Cartier, Quebec, Canada Gatineau, Quebec, Canada Upper Gauley, West Virginia Saint Lawrence, Quebec, Canada Rock Island, Tennessee OKC Riversport Playhole Z-dam Pigeon Hole High Water Little Falls Photo Credits: Christine Christensen In 2019 my biggest Goal is to make the USA Junior National Team in Freestyle and Slalom. I also want to nail my McNasty’s on both sides, learn to Airscrew, cartwheel and split wheel. I want to do some more creeking this year and learn to run waterfalls. I hope to go to Europe this summer to compete in ECA slalom races and freestyle competitions as well. Peace Out 2018! -Madz;) Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.