note 2012 Lord of the Fork race results
Here's the Russell Fork race results from this weekend. Biggest group of racers ever on the RF. Mike Dawson and Adriene Levknecht crushed it once again, both of them beating their own course records. Keith Sprinkle won the hand paddle class, and Brad McMillan was the fastest C-1 (and I was the slowest dammit!). We've never had a separate short boat class, but Clay Wright was very fast in the new Karma. Drew Austell won the mass start Ironman race, I'm not sure the exact order and times of the Ironman group. I'm fairly certain that Katrina won the party. Only a small bit of carnage on the river and on the stage, and the rain held off just enough so it didn't completely destroy the results sheet while writing all the times down. Thanks to Willy Witt for doing the starter job once again, Eric Henrickson for the bibs, Bernie Farley from Whitewater Warehouse in Dayton, OH for a nice prize donation, and of course Steve Ruth for putting together a great party once again. Due to changing priorities, this has got to be my last year of helping to pull this thing together, time for someone else to run with it. There's a lot ways it could be better; pre-registration, designated start times that you know the day before the race, more organized safety plan, liability insurance, prize sponsorships, maybe tying it in with some bigger race series, etc. But then again, I kind of like the low-key feel of it, no hype, just a bunch of friends paddling fast down the river in one of the coolest places on the planet. I'm sure somebody will figure out how to balance all that sh_t and make it good. peace and good lines! jay

Place Name Boat Time Comments

1 Mike Dawson Stinger 6:28 course record
2 Jason Beakes Greenboat 6:39
3 Geoff Calhoun Greenboat 6:40
4 Chris Hipgrave Greenboat 6:48
5 Isaac Levinson Stinger 6:49
6 Vavrinec Hradilek Stinger 6:50
7 Andrew Holcombe Greenboat 6:56
8 David Cohen Greenboat 6:58
9 Chris Gragtmans Greenboat 6:59
9 Dane Jackson Greenboat 6:59
11 Pat Keller Greenboat 7:01
12 Bryan Kirk Tornado 7:04
12 Jess Albright Greenboat 7:04
14 John Grace Stinger 7:07
14 Chris Stafford Greenboat 7:07
16 Mark Taylor Greenboat 7:09
17 Toby MacDermott Stinger 7:12
17 Clay Warren Greenboat 7:12
19 Eric Chance Tornado 7:13
20 Stephen McGrady Greenboat 7:14
21 Jason Hale Stinger 7:18
22 Zack Fraysier Greenboat 7:19
22 Adriene Levknecht Pink Stinger 7:19 1st place K-1 W, course record
24 Snowy Robertson Greenboat 7:22
25 Clay Wright Karma 7:24
26 Andrew Austell Greenboat 7:28
26 Delaney Albright Greenboat 7:28
26 Matt Anger Greenboat 7:28
29 Brad McMillan Greenboat C-1 7:31 1st place C-1
30 Ciaran Heurteau Nomad 7:32
31 Jeff Clewell Greenboat 7:36
31 David Fusilli Burn 7:36
33 Tyler Houck Corsica 7:38
34 Jordan Poffenberger Stinger C-1 7:39 2nd place C-1
35 Eric Strittmater Tornado 7:40
35 Dane Jackson Greenboat C-1 7:40 3rd place C-1
37 Matt Gossett Greenboat 7:42
37 Jay Ditty Stinger C-1 7:42
39 Katrina Van Wijk Stinger 7:44 2nd place K-1 W
39 Adam Johnson Nomad 7:44
41 Caleb Adams Stinger 7:48
41 Paul Butler Greenboat 7:48
43 Jay Mahan Greenboat 7:51
44 Jon Crain Greenboat 7:54
45 Ty Caldwell Greenboat 8:02
46 Keith Sprinkle Stinger HP 8:11 1st place, hand paddler
47 Lu Urwin Greenboat 8:12 3rd place, K-1 W
47 James Lowry Shiva 8:12
49 Dick Bradfield Greenboat 8:14
50 Mike Patterson Shiva 8:18
50 Chris McCoy Mystic 8:18
52 Cody Adams Nomad 8:19
53 Ben Edson Greenboat 8:20
54 Nelson Jones Animas 8:21 Stopped to help swimmer
55 Ky Hart Villain 8:27
56 Chase Simmons Tuna 8:33
57 Nick Ianniello Mamba 8:34
58 Willy Witt Jefe Grande 8:35
59 Alex Matthews Nomad 8:38
59 Joseph Habenicht Burn 8:38
61 David Thomas Greenboat 8:42
62 Brandon Fasan Mystic 8:44
63 Matthew Beauchamp Shiva 8:45
64 Cameron Hall Matrix 9:02 Stopped to help swimmer
65 Peter Stutts Mystic HP 9:19 2nd place, hand paddler
66 Denver Harrod Stinger 10:24
67 Joseph Hatcher Tornado 29:00 took the scenic route

Ironman mass start

1 Andrew Austell ?
2 Chris Gragtmans
3 ? Jeff Clewell
4 ? Tyler Houck