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WNC River Rescue Rodeo

When: 9/29/2013
Where: Tuckaseegee River
Dillsboro, North Carolina 
United States
Contact: Justin S. Padgett

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10 Teams of 5 members with either canoes or decked boats compete in river rescue events for over $1000 worth of prizes on the Tuckasegee River in Dillsboro, NC.  Teams compete in all events for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place as well as overall prizes.  

Event Base

Dillsboro River Company at the put-in to the Tuckasegee Gorge – Dillsboro, NC  


  • 800am:                  Set up and parking
  • 830am – 900am: Registration for all team members (bring your ACA number)
  • 900am:                  General Meeting (all team members and officials must attend)
  • 930am:                  Rope Throw
  • 1000am:                First Aid Scenario
  • 1130am:                Rescue Scenario
  • 100pm:                  Knot Rodeo
  • 200pm:                 Yard Sale Rescue
  • 330pm:                 Closing and Awards

Food and Beverages

Water and a small variety of snacks will be made available at the event but will be limited.  We encourage teams to bring extra food for lunch and snacks that are readily available during the day.  

Bathroom and Changing Facilities

Bathrooms and changing spaces will be made available during the event compliments of Dillsboro River Company.   

Supporting Memberships

Landmark Learning and the WNC River Rescue Rodeo committee support the ACA and American Whitewater and encourage participants to join both of these organizations. 

You can learn more about their membership benefits here:


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