Sladeo 2008

Canoe Polo National Championships

The action was fast and furious this weekend in San Marcos, Texas where the Canoe Polo National Championships were played out in style.  The venue, an open water section of the clear San Marcos River just beside the San Marcos River Pub and Grill, was a big change from the Swimming Pool pitches that are generally used.  Teams traveled from San Francisco, New York, LA, Boston, Dallas, and Canada to play in the tournament.   The victors were the Men’s Austin Aquabats and  the Ladies the New York Women.  The Austin Bat Babes placed second.  The New York Women then took on the best Canadian Women’s team to finish out the tournament Championships.  In a tight match, playing 2 sudden death overtime periods, the New York Ladies prevailed 1-0.  In the under 21 league, the home team Austin Aqua-brats took home the bragging rights.

Full   2008 U.S. Kayak Polo Nationals Results

Club A:

1st:  Austin Aquabats

2nd: San Francisco Golden Gate Breakers

3rd:  North Carolina Storm


1st:  New York Women  (Note, also beat Canada Meenies for overall tournament title)

2nd:  Austin Aquabat Babes

3rd:  UCLA Sparkly Fairies

Club B:

1st: North Carolina Shipwrecks (Note, runner up overall behind Canada B)

2nd: Austin Gentlemen

3rd: Dallas Mayfields

Under 21:

1st:  Austin Aquabrats

2nd: Texas Tornadoes (Dallas)

3rd:  Mynies (Edmonton, Canada)