Nelson Down River
Canoe and Kayak Race
1998 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 email@example.com
1st David Welker and Kendall Russell 1:04:29
2nd Conny Roussos and Dave Thomas 1:06:44
3rd Kenny Guerrannt and Joe McKinney 1:13:05
4th Wes Weares and Richard Comfort 1:19:40
1st Bo Holland and Jamie Gibbs 1:13:42
2nd Pat Lawrence and Eva Kung 1:33
1st Carla Havens 1:06:59
2nd Linda Crowe 1:19:49
1st Ed Sharp 1:04:10
2nd Kirk Havens 1:04:30
3rd Ralph Hambrick 1:09:57
Tom Eick 1:05:58
Ed Demasters 1:10:20
Damon Roussos (junior) 1:40
Outstanding Paddler Award:
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.
Phil Welker (Head judge), Conny Roussos, Tom Eick, Bo Holland
and Vernon Powell
Phil Welker (Chair), Conny Roussos and Tom Eick
Ellsworth DeMasters, Darnelle DeMasters, Vernon Powell
Timer and Statistician:
20 participants and 14 boats
In previous years the race consisted of a series of circuit races on the James River in conjunction with the Batteau Festival in Wingina Va. The intention for the future is that the race will be strictly a downriver race on a Nelson Co. area river independent of other events.