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HALL OF FAME

RECENT NEWS

Andy Corra introduced into the FIBArk Hall of Fame

 

Andy has many years with US Kayak Team memberships, three National Champion titles and several additional accolades related to paddling.  One of those accolades is holding the Guinness World Record from 2010 to 2017 when he paddled the farthest distance ever in a 24 hour period on flowing water.  Andy paddled a phenomenal 269.71 miles down the Yukon River in Canada.  This record was only broken in June 2017 when a group of 3 (younger) paddlers completed 287 miles in 24 hours in Idaho.

 

During Andy’s paddling career, he has (so far) achieved an astonishing eleven wins in the grueling 25.7 mile FIBArk Classic Downriver Race, the longest and oldest whitewater race in the United States!  Andy is as much of an icon for America’s Oldest Whitewater Festival as anyone else!

 

In 2016, Andy was happy to beat his longtime friend and rival, Mike Freeman (also from Durango) who he has been paddling and competing with for nearly 35 years.  Andy and Mike have been trading 1st place finishes in the Classic Downriver Race for several years, with Freeman having narrowly beat Corra in a sprint finish in 2015.  Although neither Andy, nor Mike, have broken Nelson Oldham’s record of 1:47:18 yet, both were close in 2015 coming in just over 1 hour and 49 minutes.

 

Andy was inducted into the FIBArk Hall of Fame in 2018.

Name
Accolades
Year Inducted
Andy Corra
Three time National Downriver Champion, 11-time FIBArk Downriver Champion, Whitewater Industry Entrepreneur and Pioneer
2018
Howard Blakey
First FIBArk Commodore 1954, FIBArk Pioneer and Advocate
2015
Dannie Makris
Pioneer, Champion, FIBArk Downriver Champion 1963, FIBArk Commodore 1967
2014
Teddy Makirs
Pioneer, Champion, FIBArk Downriver Champion 1961, National Slalom Champion 1964
2014
Eric Frazee
U.S. Slalom Pioneer, 1959 FIBArk Slalom Champion
2013
Steve Frazee
Community Leader FIBArk Commodore 1959
2013
Larry Zuk
Pioneer racer and boat designer, Founder of Colorado White Water Association
2013
Theodore M. “Ted” Jacobs
Civic Leader and FIBArk Pioneer, FIBArk Commodore 1956
2012
Xaver Wuerfmannsdobler
International Champion, Pioneer, FIBArk Commodore 1966
2012
Laurence “Campy” Campton
1954 Klepper Trophy/1st USA Finisher, Pioneer, Leader, and Champion
2011
George Oyler
The Mountain Mail newspaper owner, Community Leader
2011
Roger Paris
954, 56, 58 Downriver Champion, Whitewater Pioneer & Teacher
2010
Erich Seidel
1953 Downriver Champion, US Slalom Pioneer & Outdoorsman
2010
Roy Hicks “King of the Hill”
Tenderfoot Hill Climb; 8x Champion
2009
Carol Kane Dailey
Pioneer in Women’s Kayaking, National & International Champion
2009
Clyde Jones
1950 Downriver Race Winner
2008