2017 National Championships Second place team. The competition was held on a man made whitewater course in Oklahoma City. The team best showed their boating skills by making all 13 gates in the slalom event on their first run, which was something no other team at the competition was able to do.
“Our boating skills are good and we know whitewater, which shows on a hard slalom course like this one in OKC, which is really encouraging. This is our second year together as a team and we have lots to work on, but the foundation of being good in whitewater is there. Our strength and stamina will get better and we just have to keep taking steps in the right direction. These guys that paddle with me are like brothers. We all give it everything, so eventually our everything will be enough to win a National event. Regardless, results are what they are, but paddling together in hard whitewater is one of the best things I’ve ever done in my life….its pretty special.”
– Cole Bangert
The iconic Gore Canyon race will be the next major event the team will be competing at in the 2017 season. Gore Canyon is one of the most amazing stretches of water to race as it is hard whitewater and an unbelievable setting.
Sotar inflatables has stepped in alongside Sage and is supporting the team in full force for 2017 with a brand new custom designed race boat. Its fast and mean. Joint design by the Sage race team roster and the engineers and Sotar.