Trials for the US National Wildwater Team highlight the 2011 October season. The team will compete in the 2012 World Whitewater Championships. Competitors from across the country will gather October 14-16 for the two day competition. USA Canoe/Kayak, the national governing body for paddlesports competition, is sponsoring the competition with assistance from the Elkhorn City Area Heritage Council and Kentucky Sports Authority.
Two timed events, the sprint and downriver race will determine team members. The events will center around the Ratliff Hole river access, with the downriver race finishing in Elkhorn City.
Whitewater season kicks off Saturday, October 1 with Saturday-Sunday releases for 4 weekends. Events are listed on the calendar, for more information www.russellfork.info.