Raft Cross competition finally gets its due

Raft Cross competition finally gets its due
Local News

By John LaConte

VAIL — You know the new Friday evening whitewater event is off to a successful start when the very first rafters flip their boat and the crowds explode.With slopestyle mountain biking no longer at the GoPro Mountain Games, Raft Cross filled the big Friday night slot in the program this year, and locals Jason Rittmiller and JJ Pacheco provided the first burst of entertainment. Plenty more would follow.“We were just pushing too fast,” Rittmiller said. “We got to go for a little swim.”Big crowds turned out for the Raft Cross whitewater rafting competition, which pits several teams of two against …

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