On June 1st, 2019 Catch22 and 90 other teams from around the US raced on the Schulykill River in Philadelphia. The schedule for the day was 3 500 meter races - qualifier, semi-final, and final. With a crew composed of experienced and novice paddlers Catch22 raced with passion and grit. New paddlers felt the rush and intensity of racing while longtime paddlers put their off season training to some good use. After a day of racing Catch22 placed 5th out of the 91 teams. What a w
A few months ago a bunch of paddlers proposed paddling Catalina Crossing on a Kayakpro Dragon Boat Ergometer. This eventually blossomed into a team event involving 5 kayakpros, 5 teams of 3 paddlers, 2 newborn kittens, a table of snacks, a terrible music selection, and many, at times difficult and cranky, hours of memories. On a day we dubbed Cinco De Ergo, Catch22 set up shop in a special place in Chinatown - 5 ergs set to 60,000 meters and the air conditioners set on High.