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2017 Competition Results

IPC’s Competition Committee every year sponsors several races.  Points are given for each race a paddler enters. To qualify for a trophy, a paddler be an IPC member and enter half of the races in the particular class s/he enters. Points from the best half of the races, plus one, will be used to determine the class champion. First place is awarded 10 points, 2nd = 9, 3rd = 8, ect. down to 5th = 6 pts. Winners are announced at the annual Awards Dinner with the first place winner able to enjoy the travelling trophy for a year. Sixtytwo paddlers participated in the events below in 2017 – let’s try to double that number in 2018!

The Points Races for 2017

Current Buster on the Fox River – St Charles

Des Plaines River Canoe and Kayak Marathon

Voyageur Landing on the Fox- Elgin

Pontiac Race on the Vermilion River – Pontiac

Joe Kowsky Race on the DuPage River – Channahon

Vic Hopp Rac on the Des Plaines – Dam # 1

Flatwater Classic on the Fox River -St Charles

The Pecatonica in Freeport was canceled because of high water


And the Winners are:

Adult/Youth – Ray & Dylan Grzenia, 2nd Ben & Luke Josefik

C2 – Standard Pat Faul/ Steve Conlon

C2 Men – Dave Buckley

C2 Master- Kevin Bradley/Don Mueggenborg, 2nd Ed Hahn

C-1 – Jody Runyon, 2nd Dave Kies

Sea kayak – Jim Pechous


Jim Pechous is PADDLER OF THE YEAR – having committed to and actually paddled 1200 miles this year.

He is shown with the travelling kayak trophy – it can be yours to enjoy for a year if you win enough K1 races in 2018.

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