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COPY-More than 100 whitewater kayak in Wausau

Organizers say more than 100 people took part in the recreation release this weekend at the Whitewater Park in Wausau. They say these weekends draw people from all over the Midwest, with a wide range of experience.

During recreation releases anyone can use the course. 

"I don't miss any of these open releases. This awesome facility and the kayaking community is incredible and it's just really fun," said Rick Rassier from St. Cloud, MN.

He started kayaking more than four years ago when he turned 50.

"I thought I wanted to pick up another sport just because I wanted to go through the learning process and challenge myself to take another sport to another level," Rassier said.

There were also classes for beginners this weekend.

Allie Felty from Rhinelander was giving the sport a try for the first time. She said she was nervous to start, but felt more comfortable once she was in the water.

"It was fun to learn how to do the rapids," Felty said.

There will be six more recreation release weekends this season.

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