Snow Shoe’s Alden Henrie and the Mach One Slalom Team continued its winning ways at four recent slaloms.
Philipsburg’s Chuck Wendler also won two slalom events in the series.
At the New England Slalom, Henrie won the junior singles canoe class in 130 seconds. His doubles partner and teammate Vincent Packer of Watertown, Conn., finished third in 141 seconds.
In the cadet kayak class, Henrie was again the winner in 120 seconds with Packer taking second in 125 seconds.
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Henrie and Packer teamed together in the men's doubles canoe class, winning in 145 seconds.
Wendler entered two open canoe classes, finishing first and third. He won the masters short open canoe class in 238 seconds and took the bronze in the open canoe medium class in 227 seconds.
At the Winni Slalom on the Winnipesaukee River at Tilton-Northfield, N.H., Alden Henrie won both the junior Singles Canoe Class in 199 seconds and the junior open canoe class in 294 seconds.
Wendler duplicated his results from the Tariffville Slalom by winning the master open canoe short class in 277 seconds and taking second place in the medium open canoe in 331 seconds.
Henrie then teamed with coach Ron Lugbill to train and race in Ontario, Canada. Lugbill is a multi-World Champion canoeist back in the 1970s. The training involved two slaloms, the first at the MKC slalom training site at the Madawaska Kanu Centre, Barry's Bay, Ontario and the second on the Gull River at Minden, Ontario.
At the MKC Slalom Henrie entered two cadet canoe classes, winning both. In singles canoe he scored a 143 second result. In doubles canoe with his partner, Vincent Packer, they scored a 160-second run.
At Minden in a turnaround score Packer won the cadet kayak class in 70 seconds with Henrie taking third in 82 seconds. They then teamed in the cadet doubles canoe class to win in 236 second. The score was high as the course was so tight that the doubles canoe was forced to take three 50-second penalties for missed gates.