Belize City, March 6, 2017
Team N.I.C.H.: Efrain, Henner and Felix Cruz won the 2017 Belikin Ruta Maya River Challenge from under the Hawkesworth bridge in San Ignacio to Belize City over the Baron Bliss weekend. They clocked 17:50:40 in their 4-day paddle over 180 miles of river to win the Kinich Ahau trophy and the cash prize for 1st place in the Male Division.
1st Team NICH - 17:50:40
2nd D&A SMART Warriors: Kenrick & Wilberto Daniels, Amado Cruz - 17:50:54. They won $250 prize for 1st place Male for the 4th stage, also winning the $3,000 station prize at the Burrell Boom bridge!
3rd Team Koop Sheet Metal - Jerry Rhaburn, Jerry Cante, Daniel Cruz - 17:53:29
4th Belize Bank Bulldogs - Armin Lopez, Roy & Eric Cano - 18:00:55.
5th Coast Guard ACE - 18:22:47.
1st Wat-Eva Boyz: Erwin Cruz, Adrian Williams, Sergio Lopez - 18:27:19
2nd UB Black Jaguars - 19:15:22
3rd Scotiabank Rural Boyz: Cameron McFadzean, Asher Jones, Kenneth Ferguson - 20:09:30.
1st U.E.S./Impact Designs - Roberto & Milenie Cabb, Eric Cano - 18:32:44
2nd Black Orchid/Program for Belize - Chris & Avis Guydis, Eldon Sanchez - 19:02:23
3rd “Canoe Go Green” - Glen Sutherland, Delmi Cornelio, Derocy Haylock - 19:03:00.
1st Belize Bank Bulldogs - Ana Camp, Lilly Cruz & Delilah Cruz - 19:46:07.
2nd Belize Coast Guardians - Dana Alford, Tiffara Welch, Diana Velasquez - 20:21:42.
3rd “Benny’s Babes in a Banana Boat” – Jane Usher, Shalini Zabaneh-Troyer, Bobby Usher - 21:56:43.
1st “Weh Dem Deh” - 19:40:36
2nd Print Belize/Wrobel & Co. - Rudolph Gentle, Bayron Cruz, Garret Bermudez - 19:47:43.
3rd - “Who Jump Out – I Jump In” - 21:02:41.
1st Watt A Ting – Michael Searle, Johnny “Watt” Searle, Andres Cabb - 19:55:14.
2nd Grumpy Old Men - Jerry Wilkens, Stanley Bailey, Joe Segura - 23:38:17
1st Team Harris - 19:05:09
2nd “Horsing around – Team Smith” - 19:12:22.
3rd “Wave Runners” - 19:23:05.