International Whitewater Hall of Fame Nominations 2021 - ACA

May 14, 2021

International Whitewater Hall of Fame Nominations 2021


IWHoF Announces Final Phase of Class of 2021 Nominees Induction Plans to Be Announced July 2021

(Takoma Park, MD, USA) Nominations for the International Whitewater Hall of Fame (IWHoF) Class of 2021 continue; nominations are accepted year-round and will be accepted for 2021 induction consideration through June 25, 2021.

Since 2005 the International Whitewater Hall of Fame has honored fifty-one individuals for having excelled as Explorers, Pioneers, Competitors, and Advocates for rivers and those who enjoy them.

“We are excited about the prospect of honoring a new group of accomplished individuals whose skill, determination, and love for whitewater place them in a deserved space in our community,’ shares Risa Shimoda, President of the World River Center and Class of 2010 IWHoF inductee. “Paddling, competing, innovating, and challenging our nations’ river communities to come together to highlight the importance of these stars can play an important role in the interconnectedness of our countries and the future of our rivers.”

Pam Dillon, World River Center Vice President, agrees and suggests, “During this unprecedented year, many of us have taken extra time to watch vintage paddling videos and celebrated heroes and accomplishments of those who have gone before us. Share your affection for those leaders and groundbreakers by nominating them as a Class of 2021 inductee!” Dillon continues with a reminder to those who have nominated accomplished individuals who did not win during their balloting year. “Please re-submit these heroes, and please contact IWHoF if you’d like assistance reviewing past submission information.”

When nominations are submitted, the IWHoF screeners will review them to determine a slate, whose names will be open for voting by the IWHoF electorate, an international body of experienced paddlesports experts. The IWHoF Class of 2021 will be announced in July 2021. Given the importance of safe distancing in groups and varying international regulations, the format for the induction ceremony is still being determined.

The International Whitewater Hall of Fame is a program of the World River Center, Inc., incorporated in 2019 to connect those who love rivers and the challenge of whitewater to inspire tomorrow’s explorers, innovators, competitors, and advocates. The International Whitewater Hall of Fame was founded in McHenry, Maryland as a program of the Adventures Sports Center International.

To submit a nomination, please click here. For more information, contact or call +1 301-502-6548.