Scenes & Results from Kiteboarding 4 Cancer 2013: KB4C Hits Goal, raising $100,038.18

The 7th Annual Kiteboarding 4 Cancer was a HUGE success, meeting our fundraising goal of $100,000 with numbers totaling $100,038!

Funds raised help put on Athletes 4 Cancer’s Camp Koru Survivorship Program for young adults with cancer. Additional beneficiaries of the silent auction include OHSU’s Knight Cancer Institute’s Adolescent & Young Oncology Program.

The weekend started out with light to no wind on Saturday, but the festival never stopped with music, activities, art, and food! Saturday kicked off with a wind dance and welcome ceremony from the Warm Springs Tribe Canoe Group of Warm Springs, Oregon, followed by One World Taiko Drummer Group from Seattle, delivering heart-pounding traditional Japanese drumming beats.

Ben Bonham and his band kicked in mid-day with some foot-stomping high-energy bluegrass, and No More Parachutes out of Portland got the crowd moving around 2 pm, right before the Surf & Swim race. Mosley Wotta and his hip-hop funk band rounded out the live music with some high-energy beats just before the silent auction closed.

With the delay of the Kite Derby on Saturday, event organizers shifted the athletes’ focus to some alternate activities that could garner additional laps toward their Kite Derby total lap count. The first event was the Taiko Drum Dance, where athletes had to stand amongst their pumped up kites and dance to the beat of the Taiko Drums while lap counters walked around and marked their jersey number down for an extra lap. The second lap bonus event was the Surf or Swim Race, where relay teams of 4 could either swim or paddle a surfboard around a buoy in front of the event site. No surprise that Team Patagonia, a solid team of surfers from Ventura, California paddled their way to the top spot by a long shot. Team Patagonia won an extra lap for their team totals toward the Kite Derby and every one who participated also received a point toward their lap count.

Saturday finished with our Boards of Hope Live Auction followed by the silent auction, which, combined, raised $16,258!

Sunday kicked off with light winds again, and not enough to run the Kite Derby. Then, around 1 pm the westerlies started kicking in, and at 3:00 pm the 7th Annual Kite Derby Endurance Race began! With just 3 1/2 hours of wind, racers put in the fastest laps ever recorded for the event, with lap counts similar to the 5th & 6th hours in past Kite Derby Races. Total laps for the 3 1/2 hours equaled 1781, with 422 laps counted in just the last hour. Donors stepped up and pledged $2 per lap for the entire race and 4 per lap for the final hour, bringing in $4406 just in day-of lap pledges!

A huge thank you to our supporters: Subaru North America & Bob Stone Subaru of The Dalles, The John Wayne Cancer Foundation, Patagonia, FCD Surfboards, Full Sail Brewing, 7 Apps, Alaska Airlines, Native Eyewear, Providence Hood River, Cabrinha Kites, SoloSports Adventure Holidays, North Kiteboarding, Liquid Force Kiteboarding, Slingshot Kites, Dakine, 2nd Wind Sports, Dub-Box USA, Kinesys Performance Sunscreen, Vela Kitesurf Resorts, Orchard Bar, Coast to Coast Event Services, Apple Valley BBQ, Breffo, Vita Coco Coconut Water, Best Kiteboarding, and ClifBar.

Did you miss the start of the Kite Derby? Always an epic site, here’s the perspective from the top of the announcer’s tower:

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…And photos from photographers Richard Hallman and Jim Stringfellow. Complete results at the bottom of the photos! 

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Kite Derby Top Finishers — All counts below include bonus lap extracurricular events – the Surf or Swim Race, the Kite Dance, and the Symbol Photo.

Overall Individual:

  1. Grom Gormley – 42
  2. Gabor Vagi – 41
  3. Tony Bolstad – 38
  4. Cory Roeseler – 36
  5. Eric Reimer – 36

Overall Women:

  1. Carol Bolstad – 34
  2. Colleen Carroll – 31
  3. Rachel Callahan – 30

Teams: Combined lap count of all members riding 

  1. Team Naish – 36 (tie for 1st)
  2. 2nd Wind Sports – 36 (tie for 1st)
  3. Blade Kites – 33 (tie for 3rd)
  4. Liquid Force – 33 (tie for 3rd)

Groms: 18 and under

  1. Derek Fromm (16) – 29 laps
  2. Erin Mayer (15) – 27 laps (tie for 2nd)
  3. Vetea Boersma (12) – 27 laps (tie for 2nd)
  4. Savannah Boersma (14) – 21 laps

All Competitors by Jersey #:

Laps Jersey Name Team
11 5 Edginton  
19 8 Todd  
1 9 Nora H  
31 10 Carroll C  
  12 Elsasser E  
17 13 Heckathorn  
19 16 Vandome  
  17 Wolverton  
  18 Lapidus  
17 19 Gray  
14 20 O’Gorman J  
15 21 Beamer  
3 23 Hirsch  
27 24 Mayer  
30 25 Kelsey  
2 26 Langmaid  
21 27 Boersma S  
1 29    
29 30 Dennis  
1 32    
34 34 Bolstad C  
42 35 Gormley  
27 36 Maher  
2 37 Roeseler T  
2 38 Johnson  
2 39 Spurgeon  
2 40 Nora B  
10 41 Ackerman W  
2 42 Ackerman H  
24 43 Ackerman P  
38 44 Bolstad T  
30 45 Callahan  
28 46 Cross  
6 47 Vincent  
22 48 Boersma V  
24 49 Redman  
1 50 Silvernager  
1 51 Baker  
26 52 Bassett cabrinha crushers
52 McClure cabrinha crushers
52 McKenna A cabrinha crushers
52 McKenna I cabrinha crushers
33 53 Ward  
32 54 Kipling  
2 59    
1 60    
1 62 Lieberman Jace HuiHanaHou
62 Lieberman James HuiHanaHou
62 Lieberman Julia HuiHanaHou
27 63 Wylie team Spark
1 64 larkman  
3 65 Lathrop  
34 67 Norwood  
29 68 Fromm D  
33 69 Holmes Blade kites USA
69 Shaw Blade kites USA
69 Tse Blade kites USA
14 70 Gilman  
4 71 Nora P  
7 72 Larivee  
20 83 McKenna E  
23 84 Nash  
2 85 Wayne  
25 100 Rubin  
  101 McConnell  
2 102 Langmaid  
  103 Bold  
33 104 Graves Liquid Force
104 Kowalska Liquid force
104 Scheid Liquid Force
104 Smith Liquid Force
21 105 Fromm A  
22 106 Billets  
1 107 Reagan  
19 108 Eagan  
12 109 Schurton  
18 110 Mills  
41 111 Vagi  
21 112 Jorgensen  
14 113 Davis A Team Audrey
113 Davis M Team Audrey
113 Tayes G Team Audrey
113 Yates S Team Audrey
30 114 Yanakiev  
14 115 Cramer E  
8 116 Cohn  
22 117 Bradley Cabrinha legends
117 Elsasser Ed Cabrinha legends
117 Kinney Cabrinha legends
117 Lucas Cabrinha legends
  118 Doces  
27 119 Cook J cabrinha crusiers
119 Cook K cabrinha crusiers
119 Elsasser M cabrinha crusiers
119 Orzeck cabrinha crusiers
7 120 Roeseler L  
19 121 Zilberstein  
  122 Miller G  
31 123 Davison  
1 124 Carroll J  
25 125 Richardson Loops for lives
1 125 Cronin Loops for lives
36 126 Roeseler C  
25 127 Kitt O’Go
127 Miller S O’Go
127 Morgan O’Go
127 Murphy B O’Go
127 Murphy D O’Go
127 O’Gorman M O’Go
127 O’Gorman P O’Go
127 Salmon M O’Go
127 Salmon S O’Go
127 Wheeler O’Go
30 128 Ronk team North
128 Cunningham team North
128 schwarz team North
128 Kites team North
32 129 Newcomb  
25 131 Brown south padre island kite kings
131 Cohen south padre island kite kings
131 Sanders south padre island kite kings
131 Woodcock south padre island kite kings
27 132 Chouinard patagonia wind breakers
132 Lazinski patagonia wind breakers
132 McCaffery patagonia wind breakers
132 Slezak patagonia windbreakers
4 133 Winston  
18 134 Dawson  
  135 Elsasser A  
31 136 Gato Native eyewear
136 Koudele Native eyewear
136 Rienstra Native eyewear
136 Stewart Native eyewear
2 137 Anderson  
1 138 Sisk  
16 139 Cernera  
  143 Schenk  
12 145 Fisher  
  156    
2 157 Zallen  
33 158 Schonger  
24 160 Beeler  
20 161 Kohlwey Gorge Animals
161 Madden Gorge Animals
161 Taylor Gorge Animals
161 Wolff Gorge Animals
27 165 Clifford patagonia windmaker
165 Lang patagonia windmaker
165 Romano patagonia windmaker
165 Stevens patagonia windmaker
  168 Erjavec  
  170 Gallegos  
36 172 Blair Naish
172 Duhaime Naish
172 Richman J Naish
172 Richman S Naish
19 173 Buttrick  
6 174 Curtright(theory)  
36 186 Barnes 2nd wind
186 Edgar 2nd wind
186 Gerald 2nd wind
186 Giesler 2nd wind
36 197 Reimer  
       
    Diener  
    Leslie Nick  
    Leslie Nicolas  
    Lorimer  
       
    Mullard  
    Nash  
    Pugmire  

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