|Travis Grant winning the 500m Sprint|
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Vertra’s Travis Grant Leads Outrigger Australia to a National Title
Gold Coast, Australia (February 7th, 2011) Vertra Sunscreen’s Travis Grant confirmed his reputation of being one of the most dominant ocean paddlers in Australia by winning the Australian National Outrigger Title this past weekend. Hailing from the Gold Coast, Grant was the outright winner in the AOCRA National Title 500m OC1 sprints. Claiming the gold medal at Coomera Lake, Grant smashed the final heat by 4 seconds over club mate Leo Young.
“The sprint championships has always been one race that eluded me so it is certainly good to finally add the Australian Gold medal to the collection,” Grant explained after the event. After his win in the OC1, Grants then steered the Outrigger Australian six-man canoe to a National Championship.
Grant in the past 6 months has racked up a long list of elite accomplishments. It does not seem to matter which ocean craft he paddles, Grant manages to finish on top. Earlier this year Grant finished 2nd overall in the Battle of the Paddle elite standup race in Honolulu, Hawaii. “I love the ocean and I love to compete,” Grant commented “I am fortunate enough to get to travel and race around the world.” In the coming months Travis will head back to Hawaii for the OC1 World Championships.
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