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Kiteboarding 4 Cancer 2013 Raises over $100k

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The 7th Annual Kiteboarding 4 Cancer event in Hood River last weekend was a huge success, meeting it’s fundraising goal of $100K. Monies raised will help fund Athletes 4 Cancer’s Camp Koru Survivorship Program for young adults with cancer. Additional beneficiaries of the silent auction include OHSU’s Knight Cancer Institute’s Adolescent & Young Oncology Program.

The weekend started out with light to no wind on Saturday, but the festival never stopped with music, activities, art, and food! Saturday kicked off with a wind dance and welcome ceremony from the Warm Springs Tribe Canoe Group of Warm Springs, Oregon, followed by One World Taiko Drummer Group from Seattle, delivering heart-pounding traditional Japanese drumming beats.

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Ben Bonham and his band kicked in mid-day with some foot-stomping high-energy bluegrass, and No More Parachutes out of Portland got the crowd moving around 2 pm, right before the Surf & Swim race. Mosley Wotta and his hip-hop funk band rounded out the live music with some high-energy beats just before the silent auction closed.

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With the delay of the Kite Derby on Saturday, event organizers shifted the athletes’ focus to some alternate activities that could garner additional laps toward their Kite Derby total lap count. The first event was the Taiko Drum Dance, where athletes had to stand amongst their pumped up kites and dance to the beat of the Taiko Drums while lap counters walked around and marked their jersey number down for an extra lap. The second lap bonus event was the Surf or Swim Race, where relay teams of 4 could either swim or paddle a surfboard around a buoy in front of the event site. No surprise that Team Patagonia, a solid team of surfers from Ventura, California paddled their way to the top spot by a long shot. Team Patagonia won an extra lap for their team totals toward the Kite Derby and every one who participated also received a point toward their lap count.

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Saturday finished with the Boards of Hope Live Auction followed by the silent auction, which, combined, raised $16,258!

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Sunday kicked off with light winds again, and not enough to run the Kite Derby. Then, around 1 pm the westerlies started kicking in, and at 3:00 pm the 7th Annual Kite Derby Endurance Race began! With just 3 1/2 hours of wind, racers put in the fastest laps ever recorded for the event, with lap counts similar to the 5th & 6th hours in past Kite Derby Races. Total laps for the 3 1/2 hours equaled 1781, with 422 laps counted in just the last hour. Donors stepped up and pledged $2 per lap for the entire race and 4 per lap for the final hour, bringing in $4406 just in day-of lap pledges!

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FINAL RESULTS:

Kite Derby Top Finishers — All counts below include bonus lap extracurricular events – the Surf or Swim Race, the Kite Dance, and the Symbol Photo.

Overall Individual:

  1. Grom Gormley – 42
  2. Gabor Vagi – 41
  3. Tony Bolstad – 38
  4. Cory Roeseler – 36
  5. Eric Reimer – 36

Overall Women:

  1. Carol Bolstad – 34
  2. Colleen Carroll – 31
  3. Rachel Callahan – 30

Teams: Combined lap count of all members riding 

  1. Team Naish – 36 (tie for 1st)
  2. 2nd Wind Sports – 36 (tie for 1st)
  3. Blade Kites – 33 (tie for 3rd)
  4. Liquid Force – 33 (tie for 3rd)

Groms: 18 and under

  1. Derek Fromm (16) – 29 laps
  2. Erin Mayer (15) – 27 laps (tie for 2nd)
  3. Vetea Boersma (12) – 27 laps (tie for 2nd)
  4. Savannah Boersma (14) – 21 laps

All Competitors by Jersey Number:

Laps Jersey Name Team
11 5 Edginton
19 8 Todd
1 9 Nora H
31 10 Carroll C
12 Elsasser E
17 13 Heckathorn
19 16 Vandome
17 Wolverton
18 Lapidus
17 19 Gray
14 20 O’Gorman J
15 21 Beamer
3 23 Hirsch
27 24 Mayer
30 25 Kelsey
2 26 Langmaid
21 27 Boersma S
1 29
29 30 Dennis
1 32
34 34 Bolstad C
42 35 Gormley
27 36 Maher
2 37 Roeseler T
2 38 Johnson
2 39 Spurgeon
2 40 Nora B
10 41 Ackerman W
2 42 Ackerman H
24 43 Ackerman P
38 44 Bolstad T
30 45 Callahan
28 46 Cross
6 47 Vincent
22 48 Boersma V
24 49 Redman
1 50 Silvernager
1 51 Baker
26 52 Bassett cabrinha crushers
- 52 McClure cabrinha crushers
- 52 McKenna A cabrinha crushers
- 52 McKenna I cabrinha crushers
33 53 Ward
32 54 Kipling
2 59
1 60
1 62 Lieberman Jace HuiHanaHou
- 62 Lieberman James HuiHanaHou
- 62 Lieberman Julia HuiHanaHou
27 63 Wylie team Spark
1 64 larkman
3 65 Lathrop
34 67 Norwood
29 68 Fromm D
33 69 Holmes Blade kites USA
- 69 Shaw Blade kites USA
- 69 Tse Blade kites USA
14 70 Gilman
4 71 Nora P
7 72 Larivee
20 83 McKenna E
23 84 Nash
2 85 Wayne
25 100 Rubin
101 McConnell
2 102 Langmaid
103 Bold
33 104 Graves Liquid Force
- 104 Kowalska Liquid force
- 104 Scheid Liquid Force
- 104 Smith Liquid Force
21 105 Fromm A
22 106 Billets
1 107 Reagan
19 108 Eagan
12 109 Schurton
18 110 Mills
41 111 Vagi
21 112 Jorgensen
14 113 Davis A Team Audrey
- 113 Davis M Team Audrey
- 113 Tayes G Team Audrey
- 113 Yates S Team Audrey
30 114 Yanakiev
14 115 Cramer E
8 116 Cohn
22 117 Bradley Cabrinha legends
- 117 Elsasser Ed Cabrinha legends
- 117 Kinney Cabrinha legends
- 117 Lucas Cabrinha legends
118 Doces
27 119 Cook J cabrinha crusiers
- 119 Cook K cabrinha crusiers
- 119 Elsasser M cabrinha crusiers
- 119 Orzeck cabrinha crusiers
7 120 Roeseler L
19 121 Zilberstein
122 Miller G
31 123 Davison
1 124 Carroll J
25 125 Richardson Loops for lives
1 125 Cronin Loops for lives
36 126 Roeseler C
25 127 Kitt O’Go
- 127 Miller S O’Go
- 127 Morgan O’Go
- 127 Murphy B O’Go
- 127 Murphy D O’Go
- 127 O’Gorman M O’Go
- 127 O’Gorman P O’Go
- 127 Salmon M O’Go
- 127 Salmon S O’Go
- 127 Wheeler O’Go
30 128 Ronk team North
- 128 Cunningham team North
- 128 schwarz team North
- 128 Kites team North
32 129 Newcomb
25 131 Brown south padre island kite kings
- 131 Cohen south padre island kite kings
- 131 Sanders south padre island kite kings
- 131 Woodcock south padre island kite kings
27 132 Chouinard patagonia wind breakers
- 132 Lazinski patagonia wind breakers
- 132 McCaffery patagonia wind breakers
- 132 Slezak patagonia windbreakers
4 133 Winston
18 134 Dawson
135 Elsasser A
31 136 Gato Native eyewear
- 136 Koudele Native eyewear
- 136 Rienstra Native eyewear
- 136 Stewart Native eyewear
2 137 Anderson
1 138 Sisk
16 139 Cernera
143 Schenk
12 145 Fisher
156
2 157 Zallen
33 158 Schonger
24 160 Beeler
20 161 Kohlwey Gorge Animals
- 161 Madden Gorge Animals
- 161 Taylor Gorge Animals
- 161 Wolff Gorge Animals
27 165 Clifford patagonia windmaker
- 165 Lang patagonia windmaker
- 165 Romano patagonia windmaker
- 165 Stevens patagonia windmaker
168 Erjavec
170 Gallegos
36 172 Blair Naish
- 172 Duhaime Naish
- 172 Richman J Naish
- 172 Richman S Naish
19 173 Buttrick
6 174 Curtright(theory)
36 186 Barnes 2nd wind
- 186 Edgar 2nd wind
- 186 Gerald 2nd wind
- 186 Giesler 2nd wind
36 197 Reimer
Diener
Leslie Nick
Leslie Nicolas
Lorimer
Mullard
Nash
Pugmire

 

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