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Cathy Hearn steps down as Slalom National Team Coach.

William Irving February 28, 2011

Cathy Hearn, a paddlesports legend and member of the International Whitewater Hall of Fame, is stepping away from her current coaching position with USA Canoe/Kayak to pursue new opportunities. Cathy, a National Team coach for the U.S. team since May of 2005 has greatly contributed to the development of athletes throughout the pipeline and served as a mentor to many up and coming coaches. Among her highlights during this period was coaching Benn Fraker (Men’s Single Canoe) to a podium finish at the 2008 World Cup overall standings and a 6th place finish at the 2008 Olympic Games, USA Canoe/Kayak’s top result in Beijing.

heinz – Tue, 2011 – 03 – 01 11:24

Final Slalom October 2: Durango Whitewater Fall Race Series + Training Camps

The Fall Slalom Series will be broken into four races. Each race will be scored, and prizes given both as an individual race and as part of an overall series. Each racer will receive points based on their best finish time in each race. (For example. If there are 30 competitors in the race, and you win, you will receive 30 points, if you finish second you receive 29 points and so on). At the end of the series, the top three point leaders in each category win special prizes and the overall points leader will be crowned Series Champion. The overall Fall Slalom Series will also have three special prize

Cathy – Mon, 2010 – 09 – 27 11:05

2010 Na Wahine O Ke Kai: Molokai to Oahu Women's outrigger canoe race

For results, go to
For more information including live video feed, go to

Cathy – Sun, 2010 – 09 – 26 09:03

2010 USA Canoe/Kayak Slalom National Championships, Bethesda Center of Excellence, MD

Congratulations to the 2010 USA Slalom National Champions and Medalists!
K1 Men
Gold: Brett Heyl
Silver: Danny Stock
Bronze: Jure Poberaj

K1 Women
Gold: Ashley Nee
Silver: Caroline Queen
Bronze: Michelle Kvanli

C1 Men
Gold: Benn Fraker
Silver: Casey Eichfeld
Bronze: Tyler Hinton

C1 Women
Gold: Carolyn Peterson
Silver: Catie Vuksich

C2 Men
Gold: Scott Shipley + Tyler Hinton
Silver: Joe Jacobi + Sam Davis
Bronze: Ben Kvanli + Mark Poindexter

For more information go to or

Cathy – Sun, 2010 – 09 – 26 08:53

2010 Slalom World Championships Tacen SLO

Thursday 9 Sept: Qualifier K1 *Postponed due to high water. For video report go to
For revised schedule go to

For live results and video go to or to
For more information go to or

Wednesday 8 Sept: Qualifier
C2: 1.Baillie/Stott GBR 106.78 + 0, no USA entries
K1W: 1.Chourraut ESP 107.50 + 0, 45.Kvanli USA 136.24 + 4, 46.Nee USA 132.79 + 8

Cathy – Tue, 2010 – 09 – 07 14:49

ICF World Cup #2: La Seu d'Urgell ESP

Scott Mann had the top US result with 7th in the K1 Final, after winning the Qualifier.
Video at and
Full results at
More information at

USA + winners:

K1 1. Molmenti ITA; 7. Mann S USA

K1 1. Aigner GER; 5. Mann S USA; 15. Parsons USA; 36. Heyl USA
C1 1. Domenjo ESP; 26. Eichfeld USA; 30. Fraker USA
C1W 1. Cen CHN; 11. Thompson USA; 14. Reeves USA; 16. Peterson USA

K1 1. Mann S USA; 3. Heyl USA; 35. Parsons USA; 66. Wade USA

Cathy – Tue, 2010 – 06 – 29 11:33

2010 FIBARK: Salida CO

The 62nd annual FIBARK festival included 95 slalom starts as well as a myriad of other events, on and off the river.
For more on this epic event, go to
For a great Denver Post article, go to
For results, go to

Cathy – Wed, 2010 – 06 – 23 11:42

ICF World Cup 1: PRAGUE

All results, plus live and on-demand video can be found at Video is being re-located to as of 6/22/10.
For more information see

Final (Winner + USA results)
C1W 1. Cen CHN 129.86; 10. Peterson USA 348.05

Semifinal (Winner + USA results)
C1W 1. Fox AUS 131.46; 9. Peterson USA 178.85; 14. Thompson USA 235.61; 15. Reeves USA 273.80
C1 1. Jezek CZE 96.83; 13. Fraker USA 104.24
K1 1. Hastings CAN 94.34; 12.Heyl USA 97.76; 33. Parsons USA 102.76; 37. Mann S USA 147.80; 40. Wade USA 157.72

C1W 1. Fox AUS 105.57; 13. Thompson USA +34.33; 14. Reeves USA +34.51; 16. Peterson USA +44.31

Cathy – Fri, 2010 – 06 – 18 15:44

Scott Mann 18th in K1 at 2010 Tacen ICF Ranking Race

USA Slalom athlete Scott Mann advanced to the Semifinal, ultimately placing 18th in the K1 class at the May 15-16 Tacen ICF Ranking event. K1 teammates Eric Hurd and Rick Powell placed 58th and 59th respectively in the heats.
For more information go to
For full results go to

Cathy – Mon, 2010 – 05 – 24 08:19