After months of preparation and training, Team Strongarm paddlers Koha Alofa Vitolio, Ash Roozendaal and Tupuria King competed at Te Aito 2014 in Tahiti. All of them had a great time and came away with some excellent results on the water and awesome experiences off the water as well.
Koha making the podium with a 3rd place finish in the Wahine Cadets race, an improvement on last years results and glimpse of what we’ll see in the future once she’s old enough to compete with the Open Womens.
Ash achieved 58th in the Tane Cadets race in a strong field, and then followed up by competing in the Open Mens race the following day in true Tahitian style. It’s no wonder he’s a champion paddler and cross-fit exponent!
Tupuria King took a well earned 30th, and finishing ahead of top Tahitian paddler (and winner of the Kaiwi Solo 2014), Steeve Teihotaata. An excellent result, and certainly a show of the amount of work that has gone into Tupu’s training this year.
Spectacular achievements by all, and they’re all primed for next years Aito!