Country’s best rafters will use Mountain Games as a tune up for national championships

6th June, 2016 by

By John LaConte

VAIL ­— El Chupacabra is hungry.The local rafting duo is going for the win in the GoPro Mountain Games R2 downriver sprint this weekend, which happens to be the weekend before the six-man (R6) national championships in Salida.To get the win, the El Chupacabra team will have to take down last year’s defending champions, the Shake and Bake team and its leader, Summit County rafter John Anicito. The Eagle County / Summit County rafting rivalry has been growing over the last few years, and will reach a boiling point at the national championships. First, however, the GoPro Mountain Games will …

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