Winners of 3rd Annual BIG Little River Paddle Race 2015-05-16

Sunny with a light breeze, not too hot, not too cold, water low and a bit slow, but a fine time was had by all, at the BIG Little River Paddle Race Saturday 16 May 2015 in Reed Bingham State Park. Well, Dwight Griner did clock in slower than the previous two years, but the low water probably caused that, and he still won again.

WWALS thanks Friends of Reed Bingham (FORB), the sponsors, the volunteers who helped, and especially the paddlers. Here we see race organizer Bret Wagenhorst calling out the names of the winners, with Treasurer Gretchen Quarterman handing out the prizes; Ambassador Dave Hetzel also said a few words about WWALS.

Overall winner and still champion: Dwight Griner

300x225 Overall winner and still champion: Dwight Griner, in BIG Little River Paddle Race, by John S. Quarterman, for WWALS.net, 16 May 2015

Mixed 2 person canoe winners: Underwood and Cummings

300x225 Mixed 2 person canoe winners: Underwood and Cummings, in BIG Little River Paddle Race, by John S. Quarterman, for WWALS.net, 16 May 2015

Male solo canoe winner: Gonzalo Olguin

300x225 Male solo canoe winner: Gonzalo Olguin, in BIG Little River Paddle Race, by John S. Quarterman, for WWALS.net, 16 May 2015

Mixed tandem kayak winners: Paul and Vicki Horst

300x225 Mixed tandem kayak winners: Paul and Vicki Horst, in BIG Little River Paddle Race, by John S. Quarterman, for WWALS.net, 16 May 2015

Solo female kayak winner Allison Ray

300x225 Solo female kayak winner Allison Ray, in BIG Little River Paddle Race, by John S. Quarterman, for WWALS.net, 16 May 2015

Male solo kayak winner: Ryner Patrick

300x225 Male solo kayak winner: Ryner Patrick, in BIG Little River Paddle Race, by John S. Quarterman, for WWALS.net, 16 May 2015

All female tandem kayak winners: Megan and Lily Robinson

300x225 All female tandem kayak winners: Megan and Lily Robinson, in BIG Little River Paddle Race, by John S. Quarterman, for WWALS.net, 16 May 2015

Sponsors

300x225 Sponsors, in BIG Little River Paddle Race, by John S. Quarterman, for WWALS.net, 16 May 2015 Thanks again to the sponsors: Tifton Rotary Club, Cook Medical Center, and Bret Wagenhorst, MD. That’s the eye doctor himself leaning over the winners’ list.

Upcoming events

WWALS President John S. Quarterman said a few words about upcoming events. These event are FREE! All we ask is that you are a current member of WWALS Watershed Coalition. If not, it’s easy to join online today at http://wwals.com/blog/donations/. You do not have to be a member to come on this outing. If you like the experience, we recommend that you join to support the efforts of WWALS, including these upcoming events:

More Pictures from the BIG Little River Paddle Race

300x225 Downstream, in BIG Little River Paddle Race, by John S. Quarterman, for WWALS.net, 16 May 2015 300x225 Rountree Bridge from Red Roberts Landing, in BIG Little River Paddle Race, by John S. Quarterman, for WWALS.net, 16 May 2015 300x225 Registration, in BIG Little River Paddle Race, by John S. Quarterman, for WWALS.net, 16 May 2015 300x225 Sponsors, in BIG Little River Paddle Race, by John S. Quarterman, for WWALS.net, 16 May 2015 300x225 Kiosk, in BIG Little River Paddle Race, by John S. Quarterman, for WWALS.net, 16 May 2015 300x225 Reed Bingham State Park Map, in BIG Little River Paddle Race, by John S. Quarterman, for WWALS.net, 16 May 2015 300x225 Coastal Plain Nature Trails, in BIG Little River Paddle Race, by John S. Quarterman, for WWALS.net, 16 May 2015 300x225 Red Roberts Loop, Yearling Trail, in BIG Little River Paddle Race, by John S. Quarterman, for WWALS.net, 16 May 2015 300x225 Trail blaze and bridge, in BIG Little River Paddle Race, by John S. Quarterman, for WWALS.net, 16 May 2015 300x225 Paddling downstream, in BIG Little River Paddle Race, by John S. Quarterman, for WWALS.net, 16 May 2015 300x225 Leaves like flowers, in BIG Little River Paddle Race, by John S. Quarterman, for WWALS.net, 16 May 2015 300x225 Wax myrtle, in BIG Little River Paddle Race, by John S. Quarterman, for WWALS.net, 16 May 2015 300x225 Tandem kayak, in BIG Little River Paddle Race, by John S. Quarterman, for WWALS.net, 16 May 2015 300x225 Across the lake, in BIG Little River Paddle Race, by John S. Quarterman, for WWALS.net, 16 May 2015 300x225 Paddling is fun, in BIG Little River Paddle Race, by John S. Quarterman, for WWALS.net, 16 May 2015 300x225 Finish visible, in BIG Little River Paddle Race, by John S. Quarterman, for WWALS.net, 16 May 2015 300x225 Finish, in BIG Little River Paddle Race, by John S. Quarterman, for WWALS.net, 16 May 2015 300x225 Landing, in BIG Little River Paddle Race, by John S. Quarterman, for WWALS.net, 16 May 2015 300x225 Timing, in BIG Little River Paddle Race, by John S. Quarterman, for WWALS.net, 16 May 2015 300x225 Crowd, in BIG Little River Paddle Race, by John S. Quarterman, for WWALS.net, 16 May 2015

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