ACA Instructor Contest 2021 - August Leaderboard - ACA

Aug 5, 2021

ACA Instructor Contest 2021 – August Leaderboard


The ACA Board of Directors, Safety Education & Instruction Department, and the ACA State Directors are proud to announce the August leaderboard of their 2021 Instructor Contest, which was launched last month. The contest was initiated to inspire and encourage ACA instructors to conduct courses and introduce more new paddlers to safe and enjoyable paddling! This is a chance for instructors to engage with their local paddling community, find or create a source of new course students, and earn some prizes along the way!

Contest Categories:


  1. Frank Brown from Florida
  2. Brigitta Adkins from Kentucky
  3. Leslie Dunn from Tennessee
  4. Beth Wiegandt from Virginia
  5. Mark Allio from Rhode Island
  6. Allison Cone from Ohio
  7. Carol Winters from Indiana
  8. Kathy Bunton from California
  9. Kyle Scott from Missouri tied with Elissa White from Texas
  10. Bonifaucio Taguding from Virginia

Instructor Trainers / Educators:

  1. Tom Nickels from Washington, DC
  2. Bob Myron from Maine
  3. Steve Busch from New York
  4. Ben Morton from Vermont
  5. Trey Rouss from Michigan

Paddle America Clubs (PAC):

  1. Philadelphia Canoe Club
  2. Wilmington Trail Club
  3. Yonkers Paddling and Rowing Club
  4. Metropolitan Canoe & Kayak Club
  5. Missouri Whitewater Association

Congratulations to everyone who has participated in the contest so far – we are so excited to see more course reports, photos, and stories from your summer instructional season! For more information about the contest structure, timelines, and prizes, please click here.