Thrill seekers hit the Rogue for King of the Rogue Competition

, Written by Kassi Nelson, Posted: Sat, August 16 2014 at 6:11 PM, Updated: Sat, August 16 2014 at 6:55 PM

Thrill seekers hit the Rogue for King of the Rogue Competition

Gold Hill, Ore. -- Around 50 thrill seekers came out to Gold Hill Saturday to try their hand in the King of the Rogue competition.

Kayakers, rafters, and stand up paddle boarders competed with three runs including Grandma's run, the Powerhouse section, and Muggers Alley.

Portland participant, Sam Drevo, said the class three and four rapids are perfect for an eight minute aerobic race, but it's a challenge not everyone can handle.

"We haven't had any injuries thus far, but the paddle boarders have pads on because there is definitely going to be some carnage," Drevo said.

This is the second annual King of the Rogue Race. Proceeds will go to the Gold Hill White Water Center.

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Kassi Nelson

NBC5 News reporter Kassi Nelson was born and raised in Nebraska. She graduated from the journalism school at University of Nebraska Lincoln where she studied broadcasting.

She also studied philosophy in the Czech Republic. Kassi has visited nine other countries including Sochi, Russia, where she reported on the preparations for the 2014 Olympic Games.

She loves skiing and live concerts!

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