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Dana Point, CA -- (Sept. 24, 2011) -- Maui's Connor Baxter, 17, won his first major stand-up paddle (SUP) championship today against the world's best in the Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle in California..In the most thrilling Elite Race battle in the four-year history of the event, Baxter fought off none other than 10x world prone paddleboard champion Jamie Mitchell (Australia), and defending Battle of the Paddle.California champion Danny Ching (California) to win. The women's Elite Race was won with by an incredibly inform Candice Appleby (Oahu/San Clemente) for.the fourth consecutive year....Competing under a new qualifying round format, Elite racers paddled through a two-mile qualifier heat before taking to the final 3-mile buoy course for.the championship. Prior to today, the Battle of the Paddle Elite Race was a straight final, but ever-increasing participation called for an extended.format that went over well with the athletes. Photo: joliphotos.com
Dana Point, CA -- (Sept. 24, 2011) -- Maui's Connor Baxter, 17, won his first major stand-up paddle (SUP) championship today against the world's best in the Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle in California..In the most thrilling Elite Race battle in the four-year history of the event, Baxter fought off none other than 10x world prone paddleboard champion Jamie Mitchell (Australia), and defending Battle of the Paddle.California champion Danny Ching (California) to win. The...
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