GoPro Mountain Games in Vail finish with full-contact kayaking

By John LaConte

VAIL — The GoPro Mountain Games wrapped up in style Sunday with the 8-Ball Kayak Sprint combining American Gladiators and kayaking on a raging Gore Creek. The competition brings kayakers bumping and jostling down a 200-yard gauntlet along the narrow confines of Gore Creek. Along the way, kayakers must avoid the 8-Ballers — aggressive kayakers patiently waiting to attack the sprinters and slow them down throughout the course. “I raced it once and decided that was a bad choice, so I started 8-Balling,” said Chris Baer, the MVP of the 8-Ballers for his hard hits and constant disruption of the …

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