Locals win national rafting title

By John LaConte

SALIDA — Hailing from Eagle County, the 9 Ball team of whitewater rafters won the six-person national championships Saturday. In addition to the glory of calling themselves the best in the U.S., the win also qualifies the locals to compete in the 2017 World Championships on the Yoshino River in Japan.“It was the best competition we have ever had,” said 9 Ball team captain John Mark Seelig. “There were three unbelievable teams fighting for it this year.”All three of those teams are from Colorado, with the second-place Ark Sharks hailing mostly from Summit County and the third-place Sage Outdoor Adventures …

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