Over the last few years Dan Hall has consistently finished in the top 10 in World Rapid Sprint Races, and today he showed why with scintillating form in the second Australian Wildwater Team Selection Race at the challenging Brady’s whitewater course. Dan’s tremendous level of whitewater skill and power enabled him to finish well ahead of any other competitors in the Rapid Sprint event.
Andrew Maynard, from Hobart, was second after two excellent runs, finishing just 1 second ahead of his brother Ben who also showed great form on the whitewater.
Proving that age and experience were an advantage, Craig Chivers and Andrea McQuitty both won their respective classes, with Craig finishing a brilliant 4th overall and Andrea winning the Womens race, staying just ahead of her younger rivals Ruby Hodgetts and Alayne Bonney.
Alex McIntyre had a good win the Junior Mens category, with talented NSW paddler, Shaun Wilson in second place. Local Tasmanian paddler, Jake Pearce looked very comfortable on the difficult course and showed his ability by coming in third.
Dan’s fast time made selection percentages hard to achieve, so most team posistions are still up for grabs at the final two selection races at the Upper Mersey this weekend.