Devin McEwan clinches his spot Sunday on U.S. Olympic Team

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His late father, Jamie, was a two-time Olympian and 1972 bronze medalist.

 Oran Huff, 14 years old, competes in the Kayak K1 Men's run Saturday during the 2016 USA Olympic Team Trials at Riversport Rapids in Oklahoma City. [Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman]

Oran Huff, 14 years old, competes in the Kayak K1 Men's run Saturday during the 2016 USA Olympic Team Trials at Riversport Rapids in Oklahoma City. [Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman]

Take me to the (Oklahoma) river

News | Published: Sun, May 8, 2016 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

The nation's best canoeing and kayaking athletes competed Saturday in Oklahoma City for positions on the 2016 U.S. Olympic team and the U.S. National team during the Road to Rio event at the Riversport Adventure Park in the OKC Boathouse District.

Oklahoma City River Sports News

  • Oklahoma River of dreams

    Oklahoma River of dreams BY STEVE LACKMEYER Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, May 9, 2016

    Once an eyesore, the riverfront area has become an Oklahoma City destination.

  • River sports: Devin McEwan clinches his spot Sunday on U.S. Olympic Team

    River sports: Devin McEwan clinches his spot... By Ed Godfrey | Updated: Sun, May 8, 2016

    His late father, Jamie, was a two-time Olympian and 1972 bronze medalist.

  • A STROKE OF GENIUS: Polish native has become the best whitewater kayaker in the U.S.

    A STROKE OF GENIUS: Polish native has become... By Ed Godfrey | Updated: Fri, May 6, 2016

    He will be competing in the U.S. Olympic Trials in Canoe/Kayak slalom Saturday and Sunday on the new Riversports Rapid course in the Oklahoma City Boathouse District.

  • U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS IN CANOE/KAYAK SLALOM

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Fri, May 6, 2016

    U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS IN CANOE/KAYAK SLALOM When: 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., Sunday. Where: Riversport Rapids located in Riversport Adventure Park in the OKC Boathouse District Admission: Free Parking: $10 first come, first served in the Boathouse District. Other...

  • U.S. Olympic Trials: What you need to know about the Canoe/Kayak Slalom Olympic Trials

    U.S. Olympic Trials: What you need to know... By Ed Godfrey, Staff Writer, egodfrey@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, May 4, 2016

    U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS IN CANOE/KAYAK SLALOM When: Saturday, 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Where: RIVERSPORT Rapids located in Riversport Adventure Park in the OKC Boathouse District Admission: Free At stake This is the third and final race to determine who...

  • Boathouse District park promises to make Oklahoma City a destination for river sports

    Boathouse District park promises to make... By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Apr 29, 2016

    Oklahoma City's new whitewater rafting and kayaking park officially opens to the public next week. Events will include U.S. Olympic Trials and the Team USA "Road to Rio" tour featuring athlete meet-and-greets and virtual-reality sports simulations.

  • Rapid development

    Rapid development By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Mar 31, 2016

    Oklahoma City's Riversport Rapids opens the weekend of May 7-8 with U.S. Olympic Trials in paddle sports and an Olympic festival that will include opportunities for the public to get on the water.

  • Whitewater center to make waves in Oklahoma City

    Whitewater center to make waves in Oklahoma City BY STEVE LACKMEYER Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Mar 24, 2016

    The whitewater center at RiverSport Rapids will offer recreational rafting, kayaking, tubing, adventure activities plus lessons in Oklahoma City. The venue will open May 7.

  • McClendon had vision of what Oklahoma River could become

    McClendon had vision of what Oklahoma River... BY STEVE LACKMEYER Business Writer slackmeyer@Oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, Mar 2, 2016

    Oklahoma City rowing enthusiast Mike Knopp remembers Aubrey McClendon as the man who helped him dream big and turn a former ditch into a beloved river with world-class rowing facilities.

  • Whitewater Rafting Center to open May 7

    Whitewater Rafting Center to open May 7 Ed Godfrey | Published: Tue, Feb 23, 2016

    From OKCRIVERSPORTS RIVERSPORT Rapids, Oklahoma City’s new $45.2 million whitewater rafting and kayaking center, will hold a grand opening celebration May 7-8. The whitewater center was built in the city’s Boathouse District as part of MAPS 3, a one-cent sales tax initiative to fund projects that...

  • Over a decade, Chesapeake Boathouse has been 'game changer' for Oklahoma River

    Over a decade, Chesapeake Boathouse has been... BY STEVE LACKMEYER Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Jan 28, 2016

    The success of the Chesapeake Boathouse has inspired growth of the Oklahoma River area into an unrivaled destination for rowing.

  • RiverSport Rapids adds to allure of Oklahoma River

    RiverSport Rapids adds to allure of Oklahoma River BY STEVE LACKMEYER Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Dec 21, 2015

    The Oklahoma River has become a destination for Oklahoma City with the development of dams, water, parks and trails, three boathouses and the 21st century "RiverSport" amusement park.

  • Olympic 'Road to Rio' is coming to OKC's Oklahoma River in May

    Olympic \'Road to Rio\' is coming to OKC\'s... By Steve Lackmeyer Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Dec 20, 2015

    The festivities May 6-8 are expected to draw up to 50,000 people to Oklahoma City and will coincide with the opening of Riversport Rapids.



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