Big River Regional 2015

WARNING!!! ***Big River should not be your first paddle race.  You should be a seasoned paddler.  If you do not have significant experience in endurance type paddling managing currents and obstacles then BRR is not a race for you.  Failure to properly assess your own ability could result in Injury or Death to you or others.  

The Big River Regional is a SUP and Kayak race on the Mississippi taking place on 8/29/15. The event will be approximately 13 miles on the largest river in America, the mighty Mississippi.
The race is a WPA Regional Championship for region 12. Come out to represent your state and compete for the crown or just test yourself on the river.

The race will start in downtown Baton Rouge at the corner of Florida St and N. River Rd on the Mississippi River Levee and end at the L'auberge Casino Hotel. 

If you are (Self Supported) and need your car at the finish you can drop off your Board and Gear the night prior to the race between 6:00pm and 9:00pm or as early as 5:15am. Just make sure to be at L'auberge Casino for the Shuttle that leaves to return to the start at 6:15am.  There will be a racer checkin, required gear check and required safety meeting prior to the race.

​There will be a mass start at 8 am and we will stagger the faster vessels to the front. Once the race starts WPA rules will be in effect so please read them so that you are not disqualified. 

Safety is our top priority at the Big River Regional and being that this river can be very powerful and contain large vessels that can create ocean like swells. We will require that all contestants have a leash and Type III or higher life jacket on at all times. We will provide six safety boats to patrol the race and have one checkpoint that must be passed to qualify for a finish. The Coast Guard will insure that river traffic is shut down for the duration of the Big River to insure the course is as safe as possible.  



Big River Itinerary

  • Friday, August 28th

    • 6:00pm-9:00pm Packet Pickup/Registration at Hilton Of Baton Rouge and Board/Boat Drop

    • After you Pickup your Packet and Drop your Vessel grab a drink and dinner at the Hilton and meet all the racers!

  • Saturday, August 29th

    • 6:30am - Buses FINISH L'auberge Casino for those that want to leave their car at the Finish. (No Boat/Board or participant transportation to start after the race!)

    • Shuttle Schedule Estimates

    Pickups  -  Dropoffs

     6:30am      6:45am

    • 6:00am-7:15am - MANDATORY Check-in Mississippi River Front!

    • 7:15am - MANDATORY Gear Check! (Failure to have gear will results in disqualification with no refund!)

    • 7:20am - MANDATORY Safety Meeting!

    • 7:30am - Introduction, Prayer and Star Spangled Banner

    • 7:40am - Racers in the water to warm up

    • 8:00am - Mass Start with the faster vessels to the front

    • 10:00am - Finish Festival begins with Food, Music, drinks and fun!

    • 10:00am - Live Cajun Music by CHOUPIQUE kicks off!

    • 12:30pm - Awards and Winners are crowned!

    After Race Fun

    • 7:00pm  - After recovering from the race meet all the Racers at the Stadium Sports Bar & Grill in L’auberge Casino.  We will eat, drink and watch some college football! Don’t forget your (One Free Appetizer Coupon) in your Swag Bag!

    After ENJOY all the L’auberge Casino has to offer...gambling, great steak house, awesome night club, shopping, coffee shop and more...

    Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

    NameNumberCraftAgeGender
    Ashton Bertrand2SUP Under 12'6"18-49Girl
    Matthew Bertrand3SUP Under 12'6"18-49Guy
    Tad Dowd4SUP 14'18-49Guy
    Mike Reuling5SUP 14'50+Guy
    Ashley Chrisman6SUP 14'18-49Girl
    Patrick Doring7SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
    Michaelyn Broussard9SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
    Morris Paillet10SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
    David Leach11SUP Unlimited50+Guy
    Bernadette Leach12SUP 12'6"50+Girl
    Julie Olinde13SUP Under 12'6"18-49Girl
    Jason Black14SUP Unlimited18-49Guy
    Mark Chrisman16SUP 14'50+Guy
    Tara Knight18SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
    Slaton Parker19SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
    Ben Eshleman20SUP 12'6"50+Guy
    Christy Oneal21SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
    Jimmie Oneal22SUP 14'18-49Guy
    Gregg Barre23SUP Under 12'6"50+Guy
    Randon Dufrene25SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
    Jason Jerusalem27SUP 14'18-49Guy
    Kathleen Wallace28SUP 14'18-49Girl
    Richard Stockmans29SUP 14'18-49Guy
    Jason Adamo30SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
    Michel Laxson31SUP 12'6"50+Girl
    Wayne Denley32SUP Under 12'6"50+Guy
    Kaci Fisher33SUP Under 12'6"18-49Girl
    Ashley Fairley35SUP Under 12'6"18-49Girl
    Jared Quoyeser36SUP 14'18-49Guy
    Denise Parris38SUP 14'18-49Girl
    Joshua Bowers39SUP 14'18-49Guy
    Rick Martin42SUP Under 12'6"50+Guy
    Jeffrey Schmitt43SUP 14'18-49Guy
    Liza Brooke Ledet44SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
    Heather Baus45SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
    Jim Baus46SUP Unlimited50+Guy
    Susan Cost47SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
    Todd Kimbrough48SUP 14'18-49Guy
    Robin Cobb49SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
    Donny Boudreaux50SUP 14'18-49Guy
    Leah Seacrest52SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
    Bill Seacrest53SUP 14'18-49Guy
    Duncan Mclindon54SUP 12'6"50+Guy
    Eric Marcano55SUP Unlimited18-49Guy
    Kyle Roger56SUP Under 12'6"18-49Guy
    Cheryl Golich57SUP Under 12'6"18-49Girl
    Jose Balli58SUP 14'50+Guy
    Cole Davis59SUP 14'18-49Guy
    Lynn Sanburn60SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
    Chris Baker63SUP 14'50+Guy
    Dustin Branton66SUP 14'18-49Guy
    Fraude Fraude68SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
    Fennel Blythe72SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
    Mini Crash73SUP 14'18-49Girl
    Mab Mab74SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
    Eric Lair75SUP 14'18-49Guy
    Edward Rudzki80SUP 14'50+Guy
    Matthew Holliday82SUP 14'18-49Guy
    Alexis Hocevar83SUP 14'50+Guy
    Ken Asbell89SUP Under 12'6"50+Guy
    Chas Bourgeois90SUP 14'18-49Guy
    Clay Currier91SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
    Jason Jeffirs92SUP 14'18-49Guy
    Brandon K Punzalan93SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
    Kirsty Salvetti97SUP 12'6"50+Girl
    Mark Salvetti98SUP 14'50+Guy
    Duncan J Mclindon99SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
    Chad Bourgeois102SUP 14'18-49Guy
    Clark Bascom103SUP 14'50+Guy
    Dan Wittmann106SUP 14'18-49Guy
    John Paul Mouton108SUP Under 12'6"U17Guy
    Tuan Nguyen109SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
    Lauren Dorsey114SUP 14'18-49Girl
    Garrett Fletcher115SUP 14'18-49Guy
    Trey Schexnaydre116SUP 14'18-49Guy
    Emily Davis117SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
    Marcus Leblanc119SUP 14'18-49Guy
    Karen Tickner120SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
    Julio Garcia121SUP 14'18-49Guy
    Caroline Voelkel123SUP Under 12'6"18-49Girl
    Kyle Boudreaux124SUP 14'18-49Guy
    Jeremiah Sprague126SUP 14'18-49Guy
    Jennifer Yan127SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
    Ross Reilly128SUP 14'18-49Guy
    Kristin Mckinley132SUP 14'18-49Girl
    Michael Westenberger133SUP 14'18-49Guy
    Susan Sanborn138SUP Under 12'6"18-49Girl
    Nathan Jones139SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
    Carlos Boyd140SUP 14'18-49Guy
    Murray Fontenot141SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
    Zach Rounsaville142SUP 14'18-49Guy
    Preston Lamy144SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
    Jacob Crox145SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
    Justin Dunwald147SUP 14'18-49Guy
    Jimmy Mooney152SUP 14'50+Guy
    Andra Dunn153SUP 14'18-49Girl
    Jared Leroy155SUP 14'18-49Guy
    Matt Wise156SUP 14'18-49Guy
    Shelley Mockler159SUP Under 12'6"18-49Girl
    Treva Parolli-barnes160SUP Under 12'6"18-49Girl
    Ryan White161SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
    Bobby Trotter162SUP 14'18-49Guy
    Tommy Quin163SUP 14'18-49Guy
    Chris Tietz164SUP 14'18-49Guy
    Christopher Ray165SUP Under 12'6"18-49Guy
    Jeff Lakey168SUP 14'18-49Guy
    Sarah Sledge169SUP Under 12'6"18-49Girl
    Ej Johnson170SUP 14'50+Guy
    Reid Nelson173SUP 14'18-49Guy
    Payden Adams175SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
    Mary Thiel-lakey176SUP 14'18-49Girl
    Gusu Destin179SUP 14'18-49Guy
    Isabelle Picard181SUP 14'18-49Girl
    Bill Kraft182SUP 14'18-49Guy
    Ryan Santos184SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
    Steven Smith186SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
    Jeff Archer188SUP Unlimited18-49Girl
    Laura Simon189SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
    Bill Prince191SUP Under 12'6"50+Guy
    Melanie Jerusalem195SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
    Jake Stepp197SUP 14'18-49Guy
    NameNumberCraftAgeGender
    Robyn Bordelon8K118-49Girl
    Shawna Wiggins15C118-49Girl
    Rick Johnson17K118-49Guy
    David Livaudais24K150+Guy
    Philip Parker26K118-49Guy
    Kara Savoy34K118-49Girl
    Robert Landreneau37K150+Guy
    Vicky Gehbauer40K150+Girl
    Nelson Sosh41K150+Guy
    James Verbois51K150+Guy
    David Rush61OC-150+Guy
    Leif Dubois62K118-49Guy
    Rhonda Hamilton, Gerald Hamilton64K218-49Mixed
    Will Reinhardt65K118-49Guy
    Dale Russell67K150+Guy
    Drake Herrick, Joshua Ferguson69C218-49Guy
    Jason Bergeron70K118-49Guy
    Shane Kleynhans71K150+Guy
    Kevin Dinkel, Cami Geisman76K250+Mixed
    Ford Baker77K150+Guy
    Jenni Peters78Pedal Kayak50+Girl
    Mj Janczewski79OC-118-49Girl
    Myrlene Marsa81K118-49Girl
    Rick Talbert84OC-150+Guy
    Jay Foster85OC-118-49Guy
    Kathy Megison86K150+Girl
    Hannah Megison87K118-49Girl
    Daniel Megison88K118-49Guy
    Ted Harbourt94K150+Guy
    Aaron Pendleton95K118-49Guy
    Jimmy Guidry96Surfski Single50+Guy
    Chet Jaynes100K150+Guy
    Marcela Moresco101K150+Girl
    Robin Lashway104Surfski Single50+Guy
    Lucas Molbert105K118-49Guy
    Elmore Holmes107Surfski Single18-49Guy
    Katie Wooten110K118-49Girl
    Buford Wooten111K118-49Guy
    Chris Brooks112K118-49Guy
    Kata Dismukes113Surfski Single18-49Girl
    Kim Dominick118K118-49Girl
    Gabby Loubiere Higgins, Allison Smith122K218-49Girl
    Dave Meadows125OC-118-49Guy
    Alicia Willemet, Lee Guilbeau129K218-49Mixed
    Scott Shepard, Greg Shepard130C250+Guy
    Craig Bordelon, John Grinton131K218-49Guy
    David Richards134K150+Guy
    Phyllis Guedry135K118-49Girl
    Kel Villarrubia136K150+Guy
    Jim Thom137K150+Guy
    Tracy Johnson143Pedal Kayak18-49Girl
    Colleen Buras146Pedal Kayak18-49Girl
    Tyler Hicks148Pedal Kayak18-49Mixed
    Shelly Guerin149Pedal Kayak18-49Mixed
    Matthew Vecchio150Pedal Kayak18-49Mixed
    Sarah Hicks151Pedal Kayak18-49Mixed
    Ricky Bennett, Sean Hanegan154C218-49Guy
    Gary Wise, Matt Wise157OC-250+Guy
    Phil Capel158K150+Guy
    William Stickle166K118-49Guy
    Ted Burnell167Surfski Single18-49Guy
    Nathan Mills, Jacques Berry171C218-49Guy
    Tom Derrah172OC-150+Guy
    Dan Megison174K150+Guy
    Glenn Mccullough177K150+Guy
    Joseph Dichiacchio178Surfski Single18-49Guy
    Linda Bauer180K150+Girl
    Elizabeth Breaux183K118-49Girl
    Denise Dugal185K150+Girl
    Chris Arnoult187K118-49Guy
    Elizabeth Mendoza190K118-49Girl
    Joshua Russell192K118-49Guy
    Anthony Warner193K118-49Guy
    Steele Pollard194K118-49Guy
    Mel Landry196K118-49Guy

    Results Select an event to view results.

    Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.


    The race will begin behind the Hilton of Baton Rouge.  Contestants will be able to walk their boards to to the Levee for the safety meeting prior to the race.  

    When:

    Aug 29 to Aug 30, 2015

    Where:

    Baton Rouge, LA