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Garret was a young 15 when he was taken suddenly, Garrett had a battle with Cystic Fibrous and sadly lost his fight. Garrett and his family live just outside Lowville NY U.S.A. and became part of our family from years of water cross racing, this sled was custom built by Kevin Baker from CT and all monies raised is going to CF what a great cause. Since then Flat Rock Inn has held a memorial race in honor every July (see video)
Jake's bio #710
Jake Murphy 27 Downsville NY, 3 rd year racing h20x second year ovals, semi pro 800 season points champ for new and NYSWA in 2015 rookie year. He works as a machinist in Sidney NY, his girl friend Kristin Burden is his biggest supporter and has never missed a race. Quote " when I'm racing I'm moving so fast that if i were to think I would surely make a mistake" jakes crew chief and the other half of WNR is 10 year h20x veteran Ben Merriman, the voice of water cross together these two attend every race on the east coast and are planning to attend Grantsburg in 2018
Caiden McFee is 9 years old and lives in Schoharie NY. Since he was old enough to walk he has been interested in snowmobiles. At age 3 he started riding a kitty cat and at age 5 he moved up to a Polaris 120. That same year he competed in his first snowmobile race and brought home a 3rd place trophy. Currently, Caiden races a champ class Polaris 120 with a Briggs Animal powerplant under the hood. Caiden wants to pilot the first 120 to cross the length of Flatrock pond on water. He also races go-karts on a dirt oval and dirtbikes on hare-scramble tracks. He has many career wins and looks forward to when he can start racing snowmobile water-cross. His other interests include trail riding in his Polaris RZR and hunting.
Chelsie Grenier #25/Corporal Grenier USMC
Chelsie Grenier was born on June 8th, 1996 in Rome, NY and lived in West Leyden, NY. Both of her parents raced water cross and she always had a love for the sport. After watching all the generations before her race, she got her chance to take her first rip across the pond at the Flat Rock Inn in Lowville, NY in May of 2012. Her first race was in June 2012 with a Ski-Doo 600 HO MOD and went the entire race season without sinking the sled and earned a 2nd place in semi pro 800 drags. Chelsie graduated from Adirondack high school in 2014 and moved to Farmington, NH. She started college as a Criminal Justice major at NHTI in Concord, NH. After a year of college, she enlisted in into the United States Marine Corps. On September 7th, 2015 she was sent to MCRD Parris Island, SC for recruit training. Upon graduating boot camp she was sent to Marine Combat Training at Camp Geiger in North Carolina and graduated March 2016. Following MCT, she reported to Twenty-nine Palms, California to attend Field Radio Operators Course and graduated June 2016. She would then report to Camp Lejeune, NC 2D MAR DIV 10th Marine Regiment HQ battery as a Radio Operator. Chelsie’s greatest accomplishment is reaching the rank of Corporal 2 months before her 2-year mark.
Special thanks to Guy Migneault at Factory Finish for endless support towards my racing career and Marine Corps career, I wouldn’t have gotten this far without you!
Things provided by FFC
Ontario Water Cross Association is a group of racers that got together to further the sport, we nothing but honored to help these guys grow the sport.
Things provided to OWA
Raymi Coté 424
Went to my first water cross race in Victoriaville Quebec in 2008 with a nearly stock 98 mxz 583. Didn't do very well but learned a ton and was hooked. In 2009, I converted to my 01 summit 800 to a water cross sled and went to try again in lavatrie Quebec. Did much better, finished my first oval race without sinking and even took home some prize money. For the 2010 season, I built a 02 mxz 700 for a full-time water cross sled. I went to the USA for the first time to race, also kept racing in Quebec. Throughout the years I kept improving, kept getting faster and started winning semi pro 700, 800cc races in the USA, Ontario, and Quebec.
This sled had been sold in June of 2017, stay tuned for a new rev build.
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