Categories for Mt. Hood / Gorge

U.S. Windsurfing Nationals set for next week in the Columbia Gorge

The 2012 U.S. Windsurfing Nationals will take place from July 23-26 at the Hood River Event Site, showcasing the nation’s best windsurfers in slalom racing, course racing and freestyle events. Here are just a few of the big names that are scheduled to participate: Bruce Peterson U.S. Nationals champion who owns a windsurfing sail brand in Hood River Steven Max Under-17 World Freestyle Champion from Aruba Tyson Poor An Oregon…

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Rev3 Triathlon returns to Blue Lake this weekend

For the second consecutive year, Rev3 Triathlon will bring its national series to Blue Lake Park in east Multnomah County. Racing begins Sunday, July 8 at 8:00 a.m. as world-class professional triathletes compete for a $50,000 prize purse in the 70.3-mile HalfREV triathlon (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run). Amateur triathletes from the Portland area and around the nation will follow the pro’s onto the course to…

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Rev3 Triathlon course marshals – paid volunteer opportunity

The Revolution3 Triathlon and Oregon Sports Authority are seeking several bike course marshals to assist cyclists on Sunday, July 8 along the 56-mile Rev3 bike course that travels from Blue Lake Park in Fairview through Troutdale and toward the west end of the Columbia River Gorge. Because of the importance of these positions and the duties involved, course marshals will be paid $10/hour. Please click below to learn more, view…

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Summer volunteer opportunities!

Group and individual volunteers are needed at the Revolution3 Triathlon on July 7-8, Seaside Beach Soccer Tournament on June 9-10, and Pistol River Wave Bash on June 14-17. Click below for more info on these exciting volunteer opportunities!

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Gorge Games return, with new events and marketing plan

Riverboarding on the White Salmon River will be part of the new Gorge Games, which run Thursday through Sunday. Imagine racing down the White Salmon River, tumbling over Husum Falls with little more than a life jacket and a boogey board. Imagine handling class IV rapids in a head-to-head, full-contact competition, against the best in the world. Or imagine looking on at the professionals in this spectacle, while you’re safely…

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Volunteer at Gorge Games

The Gorge Games began in 1994 and has a history of being one of the most exciting action and outdoor sporting events in the Pacific Northwest. The Gorge Games attracts world class athletes to spectacular sites in the scenic Columbia Gorge. No other place on earth offers wild rivers, pristine forest, craggy mountain peaks, and the challenges of the Columbia Gorge itself along with unparalleled conditions for incredible action sports…

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Gorge Games secures national TV contract with Fox Sports

National attention will turn to the scenic Columbia River Gorge as owners of the 2008 Gorge Games announced today they have secured a contract with Fox Sports to broadcast the event nationally this summer. “We are delighted to bring the Gorge Games back to national television,” stated Joshua Ryan, CEO and co-founder of Gorge Games, LLC.  This year the event that will feature 10 actions sports: adventure racing, kayaking, kiteboarding,…

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2008 Gorge Games to be held in Hood River July 17-20

Gorge Games, LLC announced today the return of one of the most incredible events in the scenic Pacific Northwest. The 2008 Gorge Games will take place from July 17-20 with competition held in the host City of Hood River and in surrounding areas in the Columbia River Gorge. “I am honored and thrilled to be part of the excitement that is the Gorge Games,” said Alan Peters, Co-Founder of 2008…

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New Gorge Games adds events and ‘green’ tone

Updated and “green,” Gorge Games are coming back after a four-year hiatus. Director Josh Ryan and operations supervisor Sally Leach of Portland told the Heights Business Association (HBA) Thursday that 3,000 to 5,000 people are expected for the revitalized games in Hood River July 17-20, “but we’re prepared for more.” Ryan said a deal to nationally televise Gorge Games is being hammered out by former Trailblazers’ executive Steve Patterson. —…

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eUpdate: New Website, Sportlandia and Upcoming Events

The Oregon Sports Authority is pleased to officially unveil our entirely new website, featuring the state’s most comprehensive calendar of sports events, the latest sports news and developments from all regions of Oregon, and a directory of links to more than 1,400 sports organizations. View the entire e-newsletter by clicking on the link below.

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Gearing up for a flurry of big-time events

Snowboard wunderkind Shaun White might not be competing in Oregon this winter. But the future Shaun Whites of the world will have ample opportunities to test their shredding, spinning and speed skills at events for juniors and amateurs across the state. Two premier events were held in Oregon last winter: a U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix stop at Mt. Bachelor ski area and the first U.S. Snowboarding Snowboardcross championships at Mt.…

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