1998 Moose Race

Justin Beckwith launches his Wavehopper over Ager’s Falls on the Moose RIver. Photo: Ken Beckwith

Ted Newton of White Haven, PA captured his third consecutive Bottom Moose Extreme Race with a smoking performance that bested second-place finisher Bryan Dreher’s time by over four minutes. Newton, competing in a Wavehopper, won both the race boat category and the annual Brothers Trophy awarded to the fastest overall time. The Brothers Trophy commemorates Chuck Kern and Luka Sribar–brothers of Bottom Moose regulars Willie and John Kern and Rok Sribar.

John Kern of Stowe, VT posted a sparkling fourth-place finish in a T-Slalom to earn the cruising boat category. Karen Mann of Boulder, CO finished in 11th place to claim the fastest woman category.

-Chris Koll on rec.boats.paddle

PlaceFirst NameLast NameClassTime
1TedNewtonrace30:27
2BryanDreherrace34:31
3JeffSnyderrace34:34
4JohnKerncruise35:09
5BryanTooleycruise35:46
6MikeBurnsrace36:10
7AlBakercruise36:42
8JustinBeckwithrace36:59
9JohnRobisoncruise38:15
10RokSribarTopo-duo38:19
10KenHillTopo-duo38:19
11KarenManncruise40:29
12ChrisKollcruise41:27
13EricHenricksoncruise41:36
October 18, 1998 - Bottom Section of the Moose River, Lyonsdale, NY