WAUSAU (WAOW) -- Paddlers hit the water for the Buttercup Race. Athletes from across the Midwest jumped into their kayaks and canoes and navigated through the white water course in Wausau, both up and downstream. Organizers told Newsline 9 this event is geared toward athletes looking to get their competitive start in the sport.
"I like the last drop because if you go right through the center of it you get a whole face full of water," said competitor, Erin Achatt.
This race was just one of a series of buttercup competitions.