by Chloe Tippett “THE FORMATION OF THE CALIFORNIA POPPIES” I GREW UP on the river. My parents met 30 years ago as guides and raised me and my brother as whitewater kids. Today, our family owns a rafting company, Coloma Lotus Whitewater. Growing up I had a vague awareness that raft racing was a thing.
The last time the Hungary Open Women’s team were in Banja Luka they won a Silver medal in Sprint in Euro Rafting Champs 2019. So they are happily looking forward to returning to this great location for World Rafting Champs 2022. Multi-talented In the team competing at this World Championship they have rafting guides and
The Mandala Team are five friends hailing from the Mendoza region of Argentina and ready to represent their country as the Open Women’s team. The team is made up of Agua Leiva, Pascua Pithod, Antonella Urbina, Daniela Maldonado and Denise Martinez. They all got into rafting in their adolescence. At the moment they are all
The Junior Men’s team for the event in Bosnia and Herzegovina consists of 4 of the original 6-man team from WRC 2019, Liam, Justin, Cooper & Jacob – the AUS CROCS! The team originally came together in September of 2017 after they heard that Australia would be the host of the World Rafting Championship 2019
Dajak Klub are keepers of the Banja Luka traditional Dajak boats, and this year they have two local teams at this, their local World Rafting Championships. They are competing with an Open Men’s team and a Masters Men’s team. In the Open Men’s team it is Dragan Babić, Igor Studen, Dejan Markovic and Djorđe Trninić.
The Croatia U19 Men’s team is part of the Kayak Canoe Club “Rastocki Mlinari”. They are situated in the small city of Slunj which is located on three rivers: Mreznica, Korana, and Slunjcica, and all of them are great for water activities such as kayaking and rafting. Most of their training though is held on
Quebec Juniors team are heading to World Rafting Champs 2022. So who is this new under 23 womens’ team from Canada? The team is composed of five girls from Quebec City aged 19-22. It was formed in the summer of 2019 by a former national team athlete during her pregnancy. Béatrice Provencher is studying to become
Team RAFA is made up of young athletes from the town of Turrialba – Marcelo Omodeo, Sergio Jiménez, Enrique Segura, and Jose Contreras are the ones to be racing at WRC 2022. Marlon Bustos started the team in 2016 and after his first race was noticed by Rafa Gallo for the great work he was
The upcoming World Rafting Championships (WRC) which start on the 25 May, will see the California Poppies as the USA U19 Women’s team. Teams from all over the world come to compete at the WRC, and while they may not understand each others’ languages, they all understand one common language – that of the river.