Riverfest Regatta and Rally on the Cumberland Winners Announced

Participants paddled the Cumberland River for prizes, bragging rights


CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville’s Riverfest kicked off day 2 with Rally on the Cumberland, the city’s annual canoe and kayak race. Fourteen boats began the race at the Montgomery County Conservation Club and paddled approximately 6 miles in length on the Cumberland River to McGregor Park.  Below are the full results:


Beginner (Singles)

1st Larson Wiggins  1:28:54

2nd Natalie Rottarr  1:28:58

3rd Jan Thurow 1:32:50             

4th Adolf Martin  1:33:18            

5th Debbie Abernathy 1:43:02       

6th Rhonda Shepard 1:48:16            


Intermediate (Singles)

1st Woody Hurd 1:19:10         

2nd Shane Morgan 1:28:22             

3rd Jennifer Peters 1:34:19             

4th Felicia Sanders 1:37:58         

5th George Peters IV 1:42:14          


Intermediate (Doubles)

1st Sam Jackson/Tyler Powell 1:25:44      


Advanced  (Singles)

1st Matt Silvey  1:16:57

2nd Lucas Chambers 1:26:21



The Riverfest Regatta is not your typical boat race. The boats racing down the Cumberland River Saturday afternoon were made of cardboard along with a few other approved materials. Ten teams competed not only for bragging rights, but trophies were awarded to the first, second, and third place teams in each division. Below are the full results:


Adult with Youth

1st Mamba - Wyatt Watson 1:57


Adult Open

1st Going Propless - Nichole Phillips 1:18


Business & Industry

1st Sunken Treasure - Josh Stoffregen 1:27

2nd Q Conquers - Tara Quirion 1:33

3rd USS Reliant - Randy Whetsell 1:53



A Little Can Do A Lot - DaJuan Little Sank


City/County Government

Scooby Doo - Mayor’s Office 1:16

Fire Boat 2 - Clarksville Fire Department Runner Up



Ship Shape Award        Most Creative Boat Design           Pond, James Pond                             

Cardboard Queen         Prettiest Boat                                   USS Reliant                                       

Team Unity                    Most Spirited & Organized Team Q Conquers     

Team Attire                    Most Creative Costumes               Scooby-Doo                                                           

Titanic Award                Most Spectacular Sinking              A Little Can Do A Lot