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Eruption on the Treasure Coast: Paddle Battle Sets Bar High for 2021 Season

March 20, 2021, Fort Pierce, FL. – It’s been a long winter, longer yet that the current state of the world is still putting a damper on our collective paddling ambitions. But for many, the competitive drive burns in their guts like molten lava gurgling just below the surface. While there are no known volcanoes […]

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The Science of Paddling Fitness

The Science of Paddling Fitness Many paddlers have discovered the undeniable benefits of a structured science-based training regimen. It works and works well. It’s what Olympians and elite athletes around the world do to train, and it makes sense that the same principles apply to those of us with more modest fitness and competitive goals. […]

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Review: 2020/21 SIC Maui RS

I’ve now owned my 2020 SIC Maui RS 14×23 for just about a month. I’ve had a chance to paddle it in a variety of conditions, including various levels of chop, upwind, downwind, and recently completed a 31-mile virtual Chattajack on it.  At close to 100 miles paddled total, I feel like I have sufficient […]

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Virtual Chattajack In The Great Almost-White North

October 17, 2021 – It’s deep fall in the northern Midwest. The weather is unpredictable at best. 70-degree days are becoming a rarity as the north pole is off-axis to the sun. It can be a sad time for the Midwest watersport enthusiast who isn’t ready to give up paddling for the year. In typical […]

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Paddling Through the Pandemic: Midwest Paddle League Reflects on 2020

Looking Back Planning started for the 2020 Midwest Paddle League season before the last race of 2019. Looking forward to its second year, the League was determined to avoid the sophomore jinx. The new season promised to be bigger and better than ever. There were 16 races on the schedule, new points system, new sponsors, […]

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About me

Harrison Cates Withers III

Paddler, PR/Marketing for Midwest Paddle League, Writer

I race as much as possible, train as much as I can. When I'm too tired to paddle, bike, or play hockey, I write about paddling.


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