After the Reno River Festival everyone had boatercross fever, so Toby decided that we should turn that week’s throwdown into another boatercross race.  We had 4 heats stuffed full of kayakers wanting to go fast.  We had a backwards start where all the racers lined up backwards and once the start horn sounded they had to spin around fast and get moving across the flat start pool.  Once they crossed the pool they were all lactic and had to negotiate the remaining three drops with other boaters looking to shove them off line.  The top two boaters from each heat advanced on to the next round.  We also had a consolation final were all the boaters who did not advance got to have one more shot to advance.  There were some great passes during our day of racing.  Rusty and Noah were dueling it out all day for the title of fastest racer, and in the end Rusty walked away with the win.  The results of the final heat were.

1.Rusty

2.Noah

3.Drew

4.Matt

5.Sage

6.Mike

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Reno Hometown Throwdown #5 2010