1960's Canoe Championships
by Glen Roberts
The lower photo was taken in 1964 at Cottonwood Rapids during the FIBARK race from Salida to Cotopaxi. The paddlers are Glen Roberts and Jim Zacharias. This race too was to be for the National Championship and this time there were 5 entries so it was official. Among the competitors were the Novaks from Czechoslovakia who had won 2nd place in the World Championships. After 26 miles and 2hrs. 50 mins. Glen and Jim won the canoe class with the closest racers 5 mins. behind.