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Dagger, Wave Sport, Bomber Gear and Adventure Technology Athletes Dominate at U.S. Team Trials


GREENVILLE, S.C. (June 17, 2015) –DaggerWave SportBomber Gear and Adventure Technology’s Pro Team athletes posted world-qualifying performances at the US Team Trials in Colorado. The 2015 U.S. Freestyle Team Trials were held June 8-9 in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, where kayakers competed for a chance to qualify for the 2015 Freestyle World Championships that will be taking place on the Ottawa River in August.

Qualifiers for the 2015 Freestyle World Championship Team included Team Dagger and Team Bomber Gear athlete Adriene Levknecht, who drove straight from the GoPro Games to the Team Trials in order to continue her reign with a first place finish. Paddling for Dagger, Bomber Gear and Team Adventure Technology, Brad McMillan qualified for the C-1 U.S. Team and OC-1 U.S. Team. Team Wave Sport Manager and veteran whitewater expert Bryan Kirk also qualified, along with Adventure Technology paddler Clay Wright. Wave Sport’s Hunter Katich made the U.S. Team as reigning U.S. Junior Men’s Champion. Wave Sport’s Hunter Katich made the U.S. Team as reigning U.S. Junior Men’s Champion. Elaine Campbell from Team Wave Sport, Clay Wright from Team AT and Anna Bruno from Team AT made the U.S. Freestyle Squirt Team. 

“Our athlete teams count some of the best kayakers in the world among their ranks. They are setting up to have a great year right out of the gate and we are excited to see them compete throughout the season,” said Evan Lyendecker, marketing manager for Confluence Outdoor.

To see the full results from the U.S. Freestyle Team Trials, click here.

About Confluence Outdoor

Confluence Outdoor is the result of the blending of nine unique watersports brands: Wilderness Systems®, Perception®, Dagger®, and Wave Sport® kayaks, Mad River Canoe®, Adventure Technology® paddles, Bomber Gear® and Harmony® accessories, and Boardworks®. With a full representation of canoes, kayaks, surf and stand up paddle boards, and paddling apparel and accessories, all ranging from touring and recreational to high-performance whitewater products, the Confluence brands are well suited to fully outfit paddling enthusiasts throughout all phases of their paddling life. For more information about the company, please visit’

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