WTAJ interviews U23 U.S. Team Trials Gold Medalist Alden Henrie

Submitted by machteam on Fri, 05/10/2019 - 12:12

On May 8, a WTAJ reporter visited Sunnyside to interview Mach 1's own Alden Henrie about his U.S. Team Trial triumph in the Under-23 men's single canoe class, paddling career to date, and to get local on-the-water footage at Sunnyside Paddling Park.

The reporter anticipates to broadcast on Tuesday, May 14 during the 6 and 11 o'clock Channel 6 Sports News!  If you miss the broadcast that day, she anticipates it will be online as well at WTAJ news (wearecentralpa.com).

Basic Instruction for All Ages: Courses and Camps

- Learn how to paddle a kayak or canoe safely
- Improve your whitewater paddling skills
- Learn how to read a river better
The Mach 1 Slalom Team is a sport and recreational organization designed to be a strong development program for all youth — both young and older. Introduction to whitewater paddling for continued enjoyment and safety sake, Mach 1 has the following step-wise program for all kids, parents and adults. 

U.S. National Whitewater Slalom Team Trials, Oklahoma City

Submitted by machteam on Wed, 04/10/2019 - 17:17

Sunday April 14 update — Oklahoma City — Athletes and volunteers welcomed sunshine and improved air temperatures as the race reached its final day. Alden completed what he claims were his two best race runs of the weekend, the second of which an experimental race run having all but confirmed selection to the U23 team on his first run. The experiments in question were mostly switching sides with his canoe paddle, which ironically helped him dramatically improve upon his first run.

Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19: Feeder Slalom

Submitted by machteam on Fri, 05/10/2019 - 12:52

The Potomac Whitewater Club is having their Feeder Slalom on SUNDAY.  Originally scheduled on Sat. Morning. I told them not to expect us, because we wouldn’t have any chance to practice on the course with school is in session.  THEY CHANGED THE DATE TO SUNDAY TO ACCOMMODATE OUR COMING DOWN.  Let’s not disappoint them!   

We can home stay but need advanced notice to make that arrangement. Sign up with Dave by email or call/text 814-222-0052.

May 12: Mother's Day River Trip anyone?

Submitted by machteam on Fri, 05/10/2019 - 12:04

Invite your mother to have a river cruise. A lot of local rivers will have enough water for a boat and float.  Red Mo, Kish, maybe Penns Creek.  With some advanced notice we could even do a Lehigh River trip. New paddlers need to get experience to go on the better rivers, such as the Lehigh. Call Dave to express interest at 814-222-0052.