Wade repeats as U.S. kayak qualifier | PostIndependent.com

Wade repeats as U.S. kayak qualifier

CARBONDALE – Ali Wade has qualified for the U.S. Junior Kayak team for the second straight year in a row.

Wade, a senior at Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale, earned a national team berth by finishing first in the junior women’s division Oct. 10 at the U.S. National Freestyle Kayaking Championship at Rock Island, Tenn.

Teammate Hanna Farrar finished third and was one spot short of making the U.S. team.

In May, Wade and Farrar finished second and third among junior women at the Whitewater Freestyle Kayak World Championships in Graz, Austria.

Other CRMS kayakers who competed at Rock Island include Jesi Walton, Chris Sellers, Spencer Schachter, Dylan Ferry and Zak Podmore.

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