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Paddlers flip over Wausau's Whitewater rapids

Paddlers flip over Wausau's Whitewater rapids

Elizabeth Fay

WAUSAU (WAOW)--Paddlers hit the rapids at the Wausau Whitewater course. Sunday was a recreational release event where the dams open and the water flows.

The Hometown Throwdown competition took advantage of the waters. Each competitor showed off tricks for 60 seconds.

"Trying to do the most moves you can in the little hole down there. You get certain points by how difficult the move is and your chance of risking flushing out of it," says Tommy Gram who competed.

Paddlers from all over the Midwest come to kayak at Whitewater park in downtown Wausau. The course is open on to kayakers for a ten dollar fee on recreational release days. The next release is July 25.

Online Reporter: Elizabeth Fay

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