Nelson Down River

Canoe and Kayak Race


2000 Race Results

Rockfish River, Nelson County, Va.


For more Nelson Downriver Race information call Phil Welker at 804-277-8023 or email Conny Roussos at

Race Results:

  OC2 women

      1st Bo Holland and Fiona Fairty            1:25:44


  K1 women

1st Frankee Love                           1:37:46

2nd Carol Tucker                           2:01:25

3rd Carol Meehan                           2:01:51


  OC2 mixed

      1st Jamie Gibbs and Anne Mooney            1:25:44

  OC2 male

1st Phil Welker and David Welker (F/S)    1:13:09

2nd John Proffit and Greg Grant           1:37:05

3rd Jimbo Carey and Ron Ashemore          1:38:26


  OC2 Father/Son

      1st Ron and Dan Tucker                     2:03:38


  OC1 male

1st Kirk Havens                           1:13:42

2nd Conny Roussos                         1:24:18

3rd E. J. McGarry                          2:12:51


  K1 male

      1st Jim Hennessee                          1:10:31

2nd Ed DeMasters                           1:19:12

3rd Kevin Shifflett                        1:31:22




Outstanding Paddler Award:

    Jim Hennessee


    The Outstanding Paddler Award is given each year to the paddler who, in the opinion of the judges, has demonstrated the most superlative effort in the race.  Consideration is given to age, sex, paddling experience, type of craft and other factors that could affect the paddler's performance.


Each year the name of the winner of the Outstanding Paddler Award is engraved onto a brass plaque that is mounted onto a wooden canoe paddle.  The paddle is displayed in the Nelson County Tourism Office.


Support Personnel


Other Information



Nancy Welker and Jessica Ober


Race Judges:

Phil Welker (Head judge), Conny Roussos, Bo Holland, Dave Welker and Vernon Powell


Race Committee:

Phil Welker (Chair), Conny Roussos and Tom Eick


Safety Boats:

Conny Roussos, Vernon Powell



Vernon Powell



Nancy Welker


Timers and Statisticians:

David and Nancy Welker


Food Preparation:

Nancy Welker and Jessica Ober



    24 participants and 20 boats