Thursday, July 31, 2008

Odell Lake Race 2008: And The SUP Winners Are. . .

Nine Standup Paddle Racers entered the Odell Lake 28th Annual Canoe Race last weekend (July 26, 2008). Blue skies overhead, old growth fir and pine edging the cool waters and a light wind set the tone for a great paddle race on Odell Lake, located on the Willamette Pass off of Hwy 58. Six miles long and 1.5 miles wide, Odell Lake is known for the big winds that regularly blow through most summer afternoons.

This race has divisions for canoes, surf skis, kayaks, outriggers and stand up paddlers, so bring all of your paddling friends. The race is a lot of fun. The course is 5 miles downwind, and at the end is a BBQ (additional fee - please support this effort by the lodge) on the deck at the historic Odell Lake Lodge. The race entry fee includes an official Odell Lodge Resort ball cap and a chase boat for those just-in-case situations.

Please come join in this race next summer. If you're traveling, there are clean Forest Service Campgrounds both on the lake or nearby, or stay at the Odell Lake Lodge Resort.
Read our earlier post for more pre-race details.Remember that you can get your Stand up Paddle gear (maybe even FASTER gear) at

Here are the names of the SUP entrants and their finishes:
  • Women: Judy Shasek, 1st; Cristina Acosta 2nd; Isabella Barna 3rd; Marcy Boren
  • Men: Jason Bowerman 1st and 1st Overall SUP; Michael Heidenreich 2nd; Randall Barna 3rd; Eddy Miller; Ed Shasek
Thanks to Anne Miller for the Photos.
In the top photo with all of the boards, the racers are L to R:
Marcy Boren, Jason Bowerman, Michael Heidenreich, Isabella Acosta Barna, Cristina Acosta, Randall Barna, Ed Shasek, Eddy Miller, Judy Shasek.

1 comment:

  1. It was great to see so many SUP at Odell - it would be hard to miss SUP fun around Bend with the contagious enthusiasm and spirited fun Cristina and Randall share with us. The BBQ was super - come join us Fridays at 4:30...