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COLORADO - OREGON
RAFTING TEAM

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Pagosa Paddle 2021

May 15th, 2021

The most epic whitewater event in Colorado.

The Pagosa Paddle is a whitewater race through downtown Pagosa Springs Colorado
in the beautiful San Juan Mountain Range

EVENT DETAILS

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  • The Springs Resort and Spa will be the event host. All races will occur through downtown Pagosa Springs where the San Juan River passes by the Resort. Activities at the Springs will include an after party, whitewater film festival, awards ceremony, live music and videos of the day's races!
  • Rafts and shuttles will be provided by Pagosa Outside for rafting class participants. Crew sizes will be determined by the current status of Covid at the time of the event.
  • Local businesses including Riff Raff Brewing Company will be providing prizes and support.
  • Lodging deals and accommodations will be available for participants and spectators.
  • On river safety will be provided by professional river runners with extensive experience.
  • All boats will be loaded and unloaded by the Pagosa Springs High School wrestling team. All rafters just show up with your personal Type III-V safety gear and we got the rest!.
  • All RACERS will receive a FREE soaking pass for the Springs! $45 Value!

Please see the link below for more race details and online registration.

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Event Coordinator: Tim Brink
Email: nomadyellow@yahoo.com
bio and interview

The San Juan River basin currently has a healthy snow pack with significant storm events in the forecast! This will equate to a generous runoff on May 15th.r basin currently has a healthy snow pack with significant storm events in the forecast! This will equate to a generous runoff on May 15th.

Pagosa Paddle is endorsing this great project. The proposed project will formally develop primitive seasonal access to a popular river segment to enhance recreational opportunities, reduce conflicts between recreational users, improve the recreational experience for all users, and eliminate trespass issues on private and Tribal lands.

MORE DETAILS

Upcoming Events

  • Pagosa Paddle May 15th. 8am
  • Animas River Days June 5th. 10am
  • Gunnison River Festival (Taylor River) June 11th. 5pm
  • Fib Ark (Arkansas River) June 11th. 11:30am

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 review our info.

pagosa paddle event sponsors



VOORMI

TEAM

cORT is made up of a very diverse set of unique men. The backgrounds of our team include a former Olympic medalist, NCAA all-around gymnast, 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

BROOKS
LINDNER

BRYAN
HINDS

JOSH
KURZ

BEN
VAUGHN

ERIC
POWELL

LANCE
THORNTON
BRIAN
SCHULTZ

Webber

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 are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

Here are a few of the things WE do:

  • Race head to head with other teams and against the clock through rapids ranging from class III (mild) to class V (extreme).
  • Serve our community by providing river trips to disabled veterans, youth organizations, and various other community groups.
  • Participate in river cleanup events around the country.
  • Promote the sport of whitewater raft racing at a national and international level.
  • Educate and train athletes to compete at an elite level.
  • Help with coordinating and promoting the Pagosa Paddle! and other river events around the country.
  • Communicate 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, NCAA all-around gymnast, 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.

Tim Brink - Founder of cORT

nomadyellow@yahoo.com