WAUSAU, Wis (WSAU) There are many national and international canoeists in Wausau this weekend for the Open Canoe Slalom Nationals at Whitewater Park. There are 70 entrants -- one from as far away as Tokyo.
The event runs today through Sunday, with practice runs starting at 9:30 and timed events in the afternoon.
The whitewater course is usually used for kayaks. Canoes have open boats and must since single-blade paddles.