Published on novembre 18th, 2019 | by Kayak Session https://www.kayaksession.com/img-current-issue/upload-your-video.png

The Kayak Session Paddlers Awards 2019 – The Contenders

For the second time, Kayak Session Magazine organizes the Paddlers Awards. These awards are there to do justice to all the paddlers out there ripping it up and sharing with us all year around their incredible performances. The judging is based on the past 12 months (January through December). There are 7 categories: Male & Female Paddler of the Year, Male & Female U21 Paddler of the Year, Event of the Year, Non-Profit of the Year, and one Award that we specifically care a lot for, the honorary award: Legend Paddler Award.

Winners announcement schedule:
Nov 25th: Non profit of the Year & Event of the year
Nov 26th: Female and Male Rookie of the Year – U21
Nov 27th : Honorary Paddler of the year
Nov 28th: Female Paddler of the Year
Nov 29th: Male Paddler of the Year

The Jury
Rush Sturges (Usa), Vavra Hradilek (Cz rep.), Mike Dawson (Nz), Joe rea-Dickins (UK), Capo Rettig (Usa), Olaf Obsommer (Ger), Shane Benedict (Usa), Dennis Newton (Uk), Anna Bruno (Usa) & Philippe Doux (France) – Each member of the jury gives his winner in each category. Contenders with the most votes win their category.

Aniol Serrasolses (Spain)
Stefan Hengst (Germany)
Dane Jackson (Usa)
Mike Ferraro (Usa)
Knox Hammack (Usa)
James Shimizu (Usa)
Bren Orton (Uk)
Adrian Mattern (Ger)
Jiri Prskavec (Cz)

Nouria Newman (France)
Mariann Sæther (Nor)
Hitomi Takaku (Jap)
Jessica Fox (Aus)
Ricarda Funk (Ger)

U21 Men
Tom Dolle
Mason Hargrove
Isaac Hull
Jeremy Nash
Owen Doyle

U21 Women
Evy Leibfarth (Usa)
Ottie Robinson-Shaw (Uk)
Olivia McGinnis (USA)
Katie Fankhouser (USA)
Sage Donnely (Usa)
Eva Alina Hocevar (Slo)

Devils Extreme Race (CZ rep.)
NFC (Usa)
Freestyle Worlds  (Spain)
King of the Alps (Italy)
Gauley Festival (Usa)
Green River race (Usa)
Unleashed (Canada)

Non profit
American Whitewater
Team River Runner
ICF Development Programs
Free Rivers Fund
Balkan River Defense

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