Downriver Freestyle and Grom of the Year

The stoutest combination of skills for the sendiest of characters. Taking freestyle to unscripted features, the only limiting factor in this category is a rider’s vision and execution.


The Male and Female [18 and under] with the most outstanding season in the World of Kayaking. **GROMS born in the year 2004 or later are eligible for the 2023 Whitewater Awards GROM of the Year**

Watch out for that next generation!

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IR is a kayaking gear company, owned and staffed by kayakers whose sole objective is to produce the best kayaking gear known to human kind. As roots as gear companies get, IR has come all the way from basement made board shorts to making the world’s most trusted sprayskirts and pushing the bar for durable dry wear design.

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