GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 29, 2013) – The top freestyle kayakers from Team Wave Sport and Team Dagger will bring their best freestyle moves to the 2013 Wave on the Nantahala River in Bryson City, N.C., September 2-8, 2013 for the ICF Freestyle Kayaking World Championships. With more than 300 paddlers from around the world competing, the event, which will be held in the U.S. for only the second time, is expected to draw thousands of spectators.
Seven kayakers, competing on behalf of three countries, will represent Team Wave Sport and Wave Sport Team Europe, including Team Wave Sport manager Bryan Kirk. Two kayakers, competing for two nations, will represent Team Dagger, including current World Champion James Bebbington.
“Team Wave Sport and Team Dagger athletes are some of the best freestyle kayakers in the world,” said Jessica Prescott, marketing manager for Wave Sport and Dagger. “These athletes have been dedicated to training hard all season and are prepared to compete at the highest level. We look forward to watching their success at the World Championships next week.”
Team Wave Sport’s Haley Mills, Elaine Campbell, and Bryan Kirk will compete for the U.S., and Tyler Curtis will compete for the Canadian Team at the World Championships. Representing Wave Sport Team Europe are James Weight, Josh Wedgewood, and Alan Ward for the U.K. team. At the U.S. Team Trials in May, Mills and Campbell placed first and third respectively in the women’s division, and Kirk came in third in the men’s division. At the U.K. Team Trials, Weight and Ward placed second and third.
Team Dagger paddler and the current Freestyle World Champion, James Bebbington, will compete for the U.K. team to defend his title, and Max Karlsson will be competing for Sweden in the Junior Class.
Confluence Watersports will be blogging live from Bryson City, N.C., throughout the week. Visit our live blog for details on how to win the Ultimate Swag Bag using #KayakWorldsandWIN. For more information on the World Championship events, visit FreestyleKayaking2013.com.
About Wave Sport Kayaks:
Wave Sport was founded in 1986 with a dedication to all things whitewater, and that philosophy holds true today. For Wave Sport, paddling is a journey whether over the course of a day or a lifetime. Some journeys are destined for a local, glassy surfing wave, while the journey for others may culminate in a first descent of some remote and enormous drop. For those who believe paddling is not just an activity, but a way of life, Wave Sport welcomes you to the ride. Join the Wave Sport Community and learn more at www.wavesport.com.
Dagger doesn’t believe in going half-way, or giving “just enough.” In the world of paddling, Dagger is all in, and has been since 1988. From recreational flat-water kayaks to whitewater boats bound for class V creeking and all water in between, Dagger designs and manufactures premier kayaks for all kayaking styles from Greenville, S.C. From the mountains to the sea, Dagger represents the relentless pursuit of fun. If your soul is also one with the water, join the Dagger Community and check out the kayaks at www.dagger.com.
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