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.
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).