Another great weekend at the Russell Fork! Here’s the results of this year’s Lord of the Fork Race. The race course was the same as last year, shorter than the old races, from Skunk Beach (below Fist) to Climax, with a water level in the 1070 cfs range. Isaac Levinson and Adriene Levknecht top the list. Isaac edged out a very competitive field for the win, including 2 racers from Europe, or 3 if you count our British friend who has been racing at the RF since the mid-90’s and still placing in the top 5. Adriene set a new course record for the women. We had a mass-start Ironman competition this year (1st run in the long boats, 2nd run in short boats), with Zach Fraysier finishing 1st in a very tight race. Bernie (from Whitewater Warehouse in Dayton, OH) donated a Green Jacket as a raffle prize for all the racers, and Daniel Rucker was the lucky winner of this.
This was the 2nd race in the series for the B.I.G. Cup. Not sure of the exact standings, but I think Andrew Holcombe, Chris Hipgrave, Bryan Kirk, John Grace, Zach Fraysier, and Adriene Levknecht have all competed in the Gauley and RF races and are still in contention for this prize, which will be decided on the Green in a couple of weeks.
See you next year!
Jay

1    Isaac Levinson    Stinger    6:38   
2    Andrew Holcombe    Greenboat    6:42   
3    Eric Deguil    Stinger    6:44   
4    Jason Beakes    Greenboat    6:48   
5    Chris Hipgrave    Greenboat    6:49   
5    Pat Keller    Greenboat    6:49   
7    Bryan Kirk    Tornado    6:50   
8    Dane Jackson    Greenboat    6:53   
9    Chris Gragtmans    Greenboat    7:02   
10    Toby MacDermott    Stinger    7:04   
10    Clay Wright    Stinger    7:04   
12    John Grace    Stinger    7:05   
13    Severin Haberling    Stinger    7:07   
14    Jess Albright    Greenboat    7:10   
15    Zach Fraysier    Greenboat    7:12   
15    David Herman    Greenboat    7:12   
17    Jay Ditty    Stinger C-1    7:13   
18    Eric Chance    Tornado    7:15   
18    Shane Groves    Greenboat    7:15   
20    Andrew Austell    Greenboat    7:16   
20    Snowy Robertson    Greenboat    7:16   
22    Ben Blake    Greenboat    7:23   
22    Adriene Levknecht    Pink Stinger    7:23    K-1 W, course record
24    Stephen McGrady    Greenboat    7:27   
25    Delaney Albright    Greenboat    7:29   
26    Eric Henrickson    Mirage    7:30   
27    Jeff Clewell    Greenboat    7:31   
27    Zach Fraysier    ?    7:31    1st place Ironman
29    Brad McMillan    Greenboat C-1    7:32   
30    Clay Warren    Greenboat    7:36   
31    Chris Gragtmans    Nomad    7:37    2nd place Ironman
32    Kirk Eddlemon    Nomad    7:38   
33    Bett Adams    Greenboat    7:42   
34    Drew Austell    ?    7:46    3rd place Ironman
35    Eric Strittmater    Tornado    7:51   
36    Nick Murphy    Greenboat    7:53   
37    Matt Walker    Response    7:54   
38    Tim Madison    Corsica S    7:55   
39    Eric Henrickson    ?    7:56    4th place Ironman
40    Matt Gossett    Greenboat    7:59   
41    Mark Taylor    RPM    8:00   
42    Cooper Salade    Greenboat    8:06   
43    Van Nall    Dancer    8:14   
43    John Quigley    Greenboat    8:14   
45    Willy Witt    Jefe    8:19   
46    Daniel Rucker    Burn    8:22    Green Jacket winner
47    Jim Gunzz    Greenboat    8:26
48    Tom Daley    Greenboat    8:41
49    Maxwell Posner    Tornado    8:43
50    David Thomas    Greenboat    8:45
51    Jacob Kowaleski    Greenboat    9:02
52    Paul Butler    Burn    9:07
53    Mark Miller    playboat    9:11
54    Dave Allnut    Habitat    9:15
54    Ryan McAvoy    Nomad    9:15
56    Ty Caldwell    Burn    9:16
57    Justin Cullars    Burn    20:05