Our hero Nikki Gregg was charging hard at last weekend (like this other racer, pictured) at the GoPro Mountain Games in Colorado when she and 2 other river racers slammed into the low bridge on the race course.
The head biff forced Nikki to drive home to Oregon afterwards with a concussion. She tells us, “I hit my head on a low bridge. For sure it cost me the podium, but I still managed to finish the course 😉
Even with my helmet on I got a concussion! The river levels had come up quite a bit from the morning preliminary heats making the bridge harder to clear and it also made the hole below the bridge meatier, so I had to catch the river eddy farther to the right to avoid going through the hole.”
REST UP, Nikki, there’s a big summer of events and fun paddling ahead! -Team Standup Journal