The Homestake Creek Race at the Teva Mountain Games is infamous for dishing out beatdowns to the most seasoned of class V racers. Today was no exception, with several paddlers getting pinned early on and one swimming out of the six-foot folding pourover only feet from the finish line. Despite the carnage, Team D's Andrew Holcombe and Tao Berman cleaned their way to second and third place finishes, respectively. Local favorite Brad Ludden rounded out Team D's racers with a respectable 8th place finish.
Stay tuned to the Teva Mountain Games website for results throughout the weekend--freestyle prelims kick off tomorrow morning, followed by finals on Saturday, and the always exciting 8 Ball Race on Sunday. Definitely an exciting weekend ahead!
Team D's Brad Ludden gives us a POV tour of the Homestake course: