2000 Moose Race

Chris Koll runs the Knife’s Edge rapid on the bottom section of the Moose River.

Chris Koll posting on rec.boats.paddle:

Justin Beckwith of Holland Patent, NY paddled a Wavehopper to his second consecutive Bottom Moose Extreme Race victory-besting his nearest competition by a margin of nearly a minute.

Beckwith finished the five-mile stretch of river with eight class 4-5 drops in a time of 31:35-well ahead of Eric Freeburg’s 2nd place time of 32:28. Freeburg competed in a long touring boat with the hatches duct-taped shut. Ryan Casey finished first in the cruiser class and third overall with a time of 35:26 while paddling a Dancer.  Mike Burns followed closely behind at 35:34 in a Wavehopper.

1Justin Beckwith31:35Race
2Eric Freedburg32:28Race
3Ryan Casey35:26Cruiser
4Mike Burns35:34Race
5Julian Campbell36:13Cruiser
6Seth Turner37:13Cruiser
7Rok Sribar & J.D.37:42Topo Duo
8Barney Bonito40:00Cruiser
9Al Baker40:03Cruiser
10Chris Koll42:26Cruiser
October 14, 2000 - Bottom Section of the Moose River, Lyonsdale, NY