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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!

2020 Schedule

Saturday May 16th
Pagosa Paddle
Sunday May 24th
Numbers Raft Race. 2pm
June 5th-7th
Nationals. Bend Oregon
Friday June 19th
Taylor River Race. 5pm
June 21st-22nd
Fib Ark Festival
July 10 and 11th
Royal Gorge Race

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.

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

JOSH
KURZ

BEN
VAUGHN

ERIC
POWELL

BRIAN
SCHULTZ

Webber

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.

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, 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.

Colorado-Oregon Rafting Team
Tim Brink - Founder

nomadyellow@yahoo.com