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The Rowdiest North Fork Championship Yet

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It’s well known that the North Fork Championship is one of the rowdiest and most well-respected proving grounds in whitewater kayaking. The race takes place on a section of the Payette River in Idaho known as Jacob’s Ladder, which is famous for its massive features. This year, the record runoff had some competitors worried. But once Dane Jackson threw down the gauntlet in the first round, all the competitors quickly followed suit, as this recap from River Roots makes clear.