BoaterX & Freestyle Competitions

Whitewater kayak competitions kicked off at 2p during the OKC Whitewater Festival on May 18. The first competition was the Anheuser-Busch Michelob Ultra BoaterX, where whitewater kayakers launched off the bridge at the east end of RIVERSPORT Rapids and raced side-by-side through the channels, navigated gates, executed combat rolls and elbowed their way to victory. It’s a full contact sport, great fun for both athletes and spectators! The Freestyle Competition started at 5p, with athletes performing tricks and maneuvers in hopes of earning the most points.