ICF Worlds: Hill Delivers--Repeats For The Title

Cory Hill

Cory Hill

Cory Hill put on a master class at the ICF World Championships in Hong Kong.  Hill took a flyer from leader Hank Mcgregor and the rest of the main pack about 2 Kilometers after the start. He took the hotspot and maintained the lead throughout the entire race.  Big conditions created a dynamic setting as competitors plowed forward through the headwinds to the turnaround at the nine pins sea stacks.

Once around Nine Pins the racers turned up the pace going blow for blow on the ripping downwind.

It was during the downwind that Hank Mcgregor heroically bridged back up and threatened Hill for the top spot--creating a nail-biting finish.  Hill maintained composure and kept up the relentless pressure, successfully staving off Mcgregor's threat.  Jasper Mocke was able to slot in at third, cooling off a surging Kenny Rice and displacing him on the podium in the final section.  Consolation for Kenny Rice as he finished the day in a respectable fourth place and newly crowned Under-23 World Champion.

Sean Rice in at fifth.

Jeremy Cotter sixth,

Matt Bouman Seventh,

Mackenzie Hynard eighth. 

Austin Kiefer finished as first American in tenth place.