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More than just a rafting team

COLORADO - OREGON
RAFTING TEAM

Follow our adventures, see our energy

Keep up with us as we travel throughout Colorado and the Northwest in search of quality whitewater!

about

who we are

cORT is a collection of whitewater paddlers who compete on a variety of rivers throughout the West Coast and Colorado in multiple 2-6 man paddle raft teams.

We race head to head with other teams and against the clock through rapids ranging from class III (mild) to class V (extreme).

We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. We serve our community by providing river trips to disabled veterans, youth organizations, and various other community groups.

We participate in river cleanup events around the country.

We promote the sport of whitewater raft racing at a national and international level.

We educates and trains athletes to compete at an elite level while managing the Pagosa Paddle! and communicating hazardous river conditions to our local boating community.

how we evolved

cORT began it’s evolution in 2002 when 20 year river running veteran and football coach Tim Brink gathered a crew of his past and current teammates from rugby and college football for a local race. After dominating the regional whitewater raft racing scene for a number of years, an unfortunate career ending rugby injury forced Tim to focus his competitive fervor exclusively to raft racing hence cORT began.

After training one summer with world class guides from Colorado, Tim returned home to the Portland area with some new found racing knowledge and began recruiting paddlers. During the initial season, cORT raced with a co-ed team as recruiting enough committed paddlers to form two teams proved to be difficult.

The athletic backgrounds of our athletes include former college linebackers, Olympic wrestler, dragon boat racers, endurance runners, skiers, snowboarders, mixed martial arts, kayakers, catarafters, drift boaters, skateboarders, rugby, and of course a few river guides. Off the water once the gear is put away all the seriousness stops and the fun begins.

We are proud to say that cORT is the first of it’s kind. Not a team of guides or even river veterans, but rather an athletic, charismatic body of energy that successfully engages in a variety of adventures throughout the year while reinforcing the bonds we have created through the medium of whitewater raft racing. cORT, we are more than just a racing team.

TEAM

cORT is made up of a very diverse set of unique men. The backgrounds of our team include a former Olympic medalist, college linebacker, endurance runners, climbers, skiers, snowboarders, mixed martial artists, kayakers, catarafters, drift boaters, skateboarders, ruggers, wrestlers, swimmers, kickboxers, and of course a few river guides.

Selflessness and grit required.

Tim
Brink

Founder

Ben
Sigler

Team Captain

LINDSAY KURT
MASON

Captain America

AARON
STONE

BRYAN
HINDS

MARTY
BORGES

BEN
VAUGHN

ERIC
POWELL

CHRIS
FAGAN

The Litigator

community

Clackamas River
Clean Up

We Love Clean Rivers in partnership with the Clackamas River Basin Council hosts the Annual Down the River Clean Up on Oregon’s Clackamas River..

New Years Day
Vet River Float

With ice still clinging to low-lying branches and frozen sand crunching underfoot Saturday, a small flotilla of rafters and kayakers pushed into the churning Sandy River, thumbed a collective nose at the frigid temperature and gave a group of veterans a unique way to celebrate the new year.

2019 Schedule

February 15th
BoatSmith Whitewater Festival
March 16th
Wind River Race
April 13th & 14th
NW Creeking Competition
May 18th
Pagosa Paddle
"Pagosa Paddle! Brought to you by The Springs Resort and Spa".
Register Now!
May 18th & 19th
Upper Clackamas White Water Festival
June 1st
Animas River Days
June 6th - 8th
Teva Games
June 13th - 16th
FIBARK
June 22nd
Gunnison River Festival
July 13th
King of the Rogue
July 27th
Meadow Camp Race
August 10th-11th
2019 USRA R4 NATIONALS - Arkansas in Salida, CO

sponsors

A big thanks to our sponsors who support our whitewater adventures and bring interest to the sport!

If you are interested in sponsoring cORT please view our info.

Tim Brink - Founder

nomadyellow@yahoo.com