Chucktown Showdown 2016


Late Registration goes from 4:00-8:00pm at the Holiday Inn Express Charleston Downtown-Ashley River

Welcome to the 4th Annual Chucktown Showdown on September 17, 2016 benefiting the Special Olympics of South Carolina Area 6 Paddleboard Team


This is the WPA Region 6 Championship.

This is also Race #8 in the Southern Stoke Race Series.

3 clinics offered on Friday, September 16th meeting at Bristol Pier (S.Brittlebank Park):

  1. Women's Only Standup Paddle Clinic with Video Analysis taught by 3-time Chucktown Showdown Champion April Zilg: 4:00pm-6:00pm, $70
  2. Paddle Technique Clinic taught by 2015 Chucktown Showdown Champion, Jeramie Vaine, 5:00pm - 6:00pm, $40
  3. Sunset SUP Yoga Clinic taught by 2015 Chucktown Showdown Champion, Jeramie Vaine: 6:30pm - 7:30pm, $40

On Saturday, September 17th, the races start and end in water off the end of the Brittlebank Park fishing pier on the west side of the Charleston on the Ashley River.  

The Battery course is a 4 mile out and back course along the SW coast of the Charleston peninsula. The course is usually flat and protected with occasional wind chop and mild currents. PFD REQUIRED on all craft. Leashes are highly recommended on all paddleboards.

The Harbor course is a 9 mile loop course that goes into the main Charleston Harbor with views of USS Yorktown, Ft Sumter, Castle Pinckney and the Ravenel Bridge.  The course can be very challenging with winds, wind chop, and currents.  PFD REQUIRED on all craft. LEASHES REQUIRED on all Paddleboards


Registration Prices

Harbor Course: $90

Battery Course: $70

Kids Race: $10

Want to volunteer as part of the Race Crew? 

Review the jobs we still need help with and sign up at:

Cash Prizes for the 2016 Chucktown Showdown (Tentative)**


Harbor Course - 9 mile SUP 14' Men and SUP 12'6 Women*

1st Place. $500

2nd Place. $250

3rd Place. $100

4th Place. $75

5th Place. $50

Harbor Course - 9 mile SUP 12'6" Men and SUP 14' Women*

1st Place. $250

2nd Place. $150

3rd Place. $75

4th Place. $50

5th Place. $25

* There must be 10 attendees per division to provide cash awards.

**The above list comprises the target cash prizes.  Final cash prize amounts are subject to change based on sponsor participation and registration levels.

There will also be non-cash awards provided for other categories. Any questions regarding prizes please email us at:

Chucktown Showdown Race Divisions:

Kids Course - 1 mile, All Genders, SUP 12'6 & under, 12U (Skateboard-1st)

Battery - 4 mile, Women, SUP Surfboard (<12'6), All Ages
Battery - 4 mile, Men, SUP Surfboard (<12’6), All Ages
Battery - 4 mile, Women, Prone, All Ages
Battery - 4 mile, Men, Prone, All Ages
Battery - 4 mile, Women, SUP 14, 50+
Battery - 4 mile, Men, SUP 14, 50+
Battery - 4 mile, Women, SUP 12'6, 50+
Battery - 4 mile, Men, SUP 12'6, 50+
Battery - 4 mile, Women, SUP 12'6, 17U
Battery - 4 mile, Men, SUP 12'6, 17U
Battery - 4 mile, Women, SUP 14, All Ages
Battery - 4 mile, Men, SUP 12'6, All Ages
Battery - 4 mile, Women, SUP 12'6, All Ages
Battery - 4 mile, Men, SUP 14, All Ages

Harbor - 9 mile, Women, Surfski Single, All Ages
Harbor - 9 mile, Men, Surfski Single, All Ages
Harbor - 9 mile, Women, OC-1, All Ages
Harbor - 9 mile, Men, OC-1, All Ages
Harbor - 9 mile, All Genders, OC-2, All Ages
Harbor - 9 mile, Women, Prone, All Ages
Harbor - 9 mile, Men, Prone, All Ages
Harbor - 9 mile, Women, SUP 12'6, 50+
Harbor - 9 mile, Men, SUP 12'6, 50+
Harbor - 9 mile, Women, SUP 14, 50+
Harbor - 9 mile, Men, SUP 14, 50+
Harbor - 9 mile, Women, SUP 14, All Ages (Cash Awards)
Harbor - 9 mile, Men, SUP 12'6, All Ages (Cash Awards)
Harbor - 9 mile, Women, SUP 12'6, All Ages (Cash Awards, Skateboard-1st)
Harbor - 9 mile, Men, SUP 14, All Ages (Cash Awards, Skateboard-1st)

Required Minimums for Awards:

a) Cash - 10 per division

b) Trophies - 3 per division

Friday, September 16

4:00pm - 8:00pm: Packet Pickup & In-Person Late Registration The Holiday Inn Express (250 Spring St,  Charleston, SC 29403


4:00pm -6:00pm: Women's Only Standup Paddle Clinic by April Zilg Bristol Marina Pier ($70 option available during online registration)

5:00pm - 6:00pm: Paddle Technique Clinic by Jeramie Vaine Bristol Marina Pier ($40 option available during online registration)

6:30pm - 7:30pm: Sunset SUP Yoga Clinic by Jeramie Vaine Bristol Marina Pier ($40 option available during online registration)

Saturday, September 17: NEW TIMES!!!


6:00 - 7:15am Packet Pickup Brittlebank Park

7:15 - 7:30am: Mandatory Race Meeting (all racers in Harbor/Battery courses) Brittlebank Park

7:30am - 7:50am: NEW!!! Launch and warm-up Bristol Marina Pier ONLY

8:00am: START Harbor Course Race Brittlebank Pier

8:05am: START Battery Course Race Brittlebank Pier

10:00am Beer Garden Opens Brittlebank Park

11:00am: Food Trucks Opens for Lunch: Brittlebank Park

11:00am START Kids Race Brittlebank Pier

12:30pm Awards Presentation: Brittlebank Park 

7:00pm Chucktown Showdown After Party hosted by Sealand Adventure Sports and Mex1 Coastal Cantina: Mex1 Coastal Cantina Sullivan's Island
Featuring the premier of the Progression Project SUP Video with Erik from Video premier at dusk. Live music all night.


Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

Louanne Harris1SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Lisa Schell5OC-150+Girl
Robert Hess8SUP 14'18-49Guy
Daniel Ancheta9SUP 14'18-49Guy
Chuck Sisunik10SUP 14'50+Guy
Jeramie Vaine11SUP 14'18-49Guy
Julia Nicholls15SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Brian Moran16SUP 14'18-49Guy
Jeremy Whitted19SUP 14'18-49Guy
William Schaet20Surfski Single50+Guy
Kristen Sheldon22Prone (All)18-49Girl
Robert Cornwell, Mac Barnhardt23OC-218-49Guy
Tommy Buday24SUP 14'18-49Guy
Troy Gossard25SUP 14'18-49Guy
Mike Evatt26SUP 14'50+Guy
Kevin Rhodes27SUP 14'50+Guy
Heather Brewer28SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Flavio Costa29Surfski Single18-49Guy
Wyndy Amerson30Sea Kayak50+Girl
Patrick Carver32Prone (All)18-49Guy
Chris Hipgrave33Surfski Single18-49Guy
Chris Curry34SUP 14'18-49Guy
Billy Lempesis, Tharin Walker38OC-218-49Guy
Adam Clark41SUP 14'18-49Guy
Amy Clark42SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Thomas Moses47SUP 14'50+Guy
Steve Fisher49SUP 14'50+Guy
David Hurlock52Surfski Single50+Guy
Alicia Shea53SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Peter Lempesis56Surfski Single18-49Guy
Terry Smith57SUP 14'18-49Guy
Andy Anderson58SUP 14'18-49Guy
Paolo Ameglio64OC-118-49Guy
Jess Key, Jacqueline Kuc, Jaime Muehl, Christine Hudson, Jackie Wong, Krista Wilson65OC-618-49Girl
Xc Xc68Surfski Single18-49Guy
Eric Mims72Surfski Single18-49Guy
Bruce Poacher73Surfski Single18-49Guy
Waylon Willis74Surfski Single18-49Guy
Mark Poole76Surfski Single50+Guy
Eric Bednorz81SUP 14'18-49Guy
Danielle Goldston82Prone (All)18-49Girl
Ken Bowman85SUP 14'18-49Guy
Martha Criscuolo86SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Jacob Nist87Surfski Single18-49Guy
Quenton Johnston88SUP 14'18-49Guy
Aj Nicopoulos89SUP 14'18-49Guy
Mark Sumner90SUP 14'18-49Guy
Craig Coulon92SUP 14'18-49Guy
Vicky Lowe93SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Karen Wilson96SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Ron Watkins97SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Otto Liipfert99SUP 14'18-49Guy
Jackie Wong, Jess Key, Jacqueline Kuc, Christine Hudson, Jaime Muehl, Krista Wilson100OC-618-49Girl
Bobby Nelson103SUP 14'50+Guy
Ted Burnell104Surfski Single50+Guy
Will Marston106SUP 12'6"17UGuy
Heath Marston107SUP 14'18-49Guy
Michael Dolan110SUP 14'18-49Guy
Ryan Lundbohm111SUP 14'18-49Guy
Kevin Mcfarland114SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Caleb Clark117SUP 12'6"17UGuy
Dawn Ehman120SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Mary Howser121SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Mark Volkmann122Surfski Single18-49Guy
John Carter123SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Luke Van124SUP 14'18-49Guy
Corey Taylor125SUP 14'18-49Guy
Bill Kraft127SUP 14'18-49Guy
John Beausang129OC-118-49Guy
Karl Eugster133SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Chris Willey134SUP 14'18-49Guy
Andy Weinbach136SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Greg Jaudon137SUP 14'50+Guy
Kata Dismukes138Surfski Single18-49Girl
Alain Raas140Surfski Single18-49Guy
April Zilg141SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Corey Curtis143SUP 14'18-49Guy
Chris Sowden144OC-118-49Guy
Miriam Sutton147SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Justin Schaay148SUP 14'18-49Guy
Jamie Penland154SUP 14'18-49Guy
Ron Gossard155SUP 14'18-49Guy
Warren Ratley157Prone (All)50+Guy
Gordon Pennebaker158SUP 14'18-49Guy
Rick Wheeler160SUP 14'18-49Guy
Jenny Alderman161SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Dylan Alderman162SUP 12'6"17UGuy
Rick Baker165Surfski Single50+Guy
Ralph Dismukes167Surfski Single50+Guy
Jeff Baxter168SUP 14'18-49Guy
Isabelle Picard170SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Jeff Hood174OC-150+Guy
Hinkiy Mittenfloss178Surfski Single50+Guy
Brent Hill180SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Kurt Weigand181SUP 14'18-49Guy
Mike Willy183SUP 14'18-49Guy
Ashley Starkey2SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Michelle Moulton3SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Trey Ambrose4SUP Surfboard50+Guy
Campbell Carter6SUP 12'6"17UGuy
Nathan Fritz7SUP 14'18-49Guy
Carol Hall12SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Crispin Blamphin13SUP 12'6"17UGuy
Susan Ballenger14SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Teresa Rogers18SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Trish Lord21SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Alice Freeman31SUP Surfboard50+Girl
John Zimmermann35SUP 14'50+Guy
Hayley Kabana36SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Sue Kabana37SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Leah Burman39SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Kiki Bilodeau40SUP 14'18-49Girl
Nobie Clark43SUP 12'6"17UGirl
Ian Clark44SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Holly Swanger45SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Charmaine Saulsbury46SUP 14'50+Girl
Eric Shea50SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Sean Mcquilken51SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Erin O'brien54SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Debbie Gillikin55SUP Surfboard50+Girl
Jennifer Carver59SUP 14'18-49Girl
Greg Barratt61SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Blaine Douglas62SUP 14'18-49Guy
Erin Atkinson63SUP 14'18-49Girl
Buddy Rush66SUP 14'18-49Guy
Lisa Friar67SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Hardy Peters69SUP 14'18-49Guy
Tom Dudley70SUP 14'50+Guy
Steve Bowden71SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Jeanna Bunting75SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Vicki Oneil, Frances Corbin77OC-250+Girl
Dan Stoddard78SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Robert Lake79SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
David Jeffcoat80SUP 14'18-49Guy
Phillip Eldred83SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Maggie Fitts84SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Tabitha Price91SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
David Thorvalson94SUP 14'18-49Guy
Aidan Thorvalson95SUP 12'6"17UGuy
Jeff London98SUP 14'18-49Guy
Will Schmieding101SUP 14'18-49Guy
Eric Johnston102SUP 14'18-49Guy
Jason Kempton105SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Hailey Marston108SUP 12'6"17UGirl
Gracie Marston109SUP 12'6"17UGirl
Michele Hoban112SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Steve Phillips113SUP 14'50+Guy
Jack Bloomer-rancourt118SUP 14'17UGuy
Joshua Hall126SUP 14'18-49Guy
Heather Leimer128SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Tift Mitchell130SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Megan Cliff131SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Cliff Willey132SUP Surfboard50+Guy
Elizabeth Currey135SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Robert Peters139SUP 12'6"17UGuy
Rebecca Trapp142SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Alana Sommers145SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
David Russotto146SUP 14'50+Guy
Allison Nebel149SUP 14'50+Girl
Arthur Nebel150SUP 14'50+Guy
Doug Adams151SUP 14'50+Guy
John Heidel152SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Rob Moran153SUP 14'18-49Guy
Dana Hogan156SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Melissa London159SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Jack Alderman163SUP 12'6"17UGuy
Mitch Cherry164SUP 14'50+Guy
Jennifer Duggan166SUP Surfboard50+Girl
Raymond Bost169SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Katie Rowe171SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Steven Sahlender172SUP 14'18-49Guy
Megan Bryan175SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Lama Taj-eldin176SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Steve Conte, Lee Myers177OC-250+Guy
Ryan Kennedy179SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Lauren Hurlock182Surfski Single18-49Girl
Campbell Carter6SUP 12'6"12UGuy
Gracyn Ross60SUP Under 12'6"12UGirl
Koi Mcfarland115SUP 12'6"12UGuy
Kaylee Mcfarland116SUP Under 12'6"12UGirl
Georgia Bloomer-rancourt119SUP Under 12'6"12UGirl
Zoe Baird173SUP Under 12'6"12UGirl

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

The 4 mile Battery Course starts at the Brittlebank Park fishing pier and travels southeast along the coastline of the Charleston peninsula until it reaches the 2 mile mark (Double Orange Buoy) about near the end of the Battery (tip of the peninsula). Racers make a right-hand (clockwise) turn around the Double Orange Turn Buoy and head back to the Brittlebank Park for the final Yellow Turn Buoy (clockwise) and finish at the fishing pier.  The course is a Clockwise loop.

The 9 mile Harbor Course starts the same as the Battery Course but continues past the Double Orange Buoy near the end of the Battery (tip of the peninsula).  Once cleared of the peninsula, racers will turn left (now heading NE), continue until you reach Shuttes Folly Island, make a right-hand (clockwise) turn around to the backside (northeast side) of Shuttes Folly Island (now heading SW), continue until you reach the 150' tall Light/Cellular tower, make another right-hand (clockwise) turn around the tower (now heading WSW) heading back up the Ashley River to Brittlebank Park for the final yellow turn buoy for a right-hand (clockwise) turn toward the finish at the fishing pier.  The course is a Clockwise loop.

Come experience the History & Charm of the City of Charleston, right in the heart of the beautiful South Carolina Lowcountry!


The Chucktown Showdown will start and end at Brittlebank Park, (0 Lockwood Boulevard, Charleston, SC 29403)

Hotel recommendations:

1. Host Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Charleston Downtown - Ashley River; 250 Spring St, Charleston, SC 29403; (843) 722-4000

Link for Special Host Hotel Room Block Rate:

2. Hilton Garden Inn, 45 Lockwood Drive, Charleston, SC, 29401; (843) 637-40743.

3. Holiday Inn Charleston Riverview, 301 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407; (843) 556-7100

4. Courtyard Charleston Waterfront (Marriott), 35 Lockwood Drive, Charleston, SC 29401; (843) 722-7229

5. Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Boulevard  Charleston  SC 29403; (843) 723-3000

6. Comfort Inn, 144 Bee St, 29401, (843) 577-2224

7. Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina; 20 Patriots Point Drive, Mount Pleasant; (843) 856-0028

8. Best Western Patriots Point, 259 McGrath Darby Blvd, 29464, (843) 971-7070

9. Hampton Inn Charleston / Mt. Pleasant - Patriots Point 255 Sessions Way, 29464, (843) 881-3300


Sep 17, 2016


Charleston, SC