Riversport OKC Hosts Athletes From Around The World At ICF Super Cup


Friday, August 20th 2021, 9:51 am
By: Tevis Hillis


OKLAHOMA CITY -

The ICF Super Cup is bringing a lot of attention to Oklahoma City, as Riversport is set to host the first internationally televised night racing event ever. 

"It's going to really put Oklahoma City at the true center of the global paddle sports world," said Riversport Executive Director, Mike Knopp. 

That world brings in many athletes, including Olympians, for the weekend of events. These athletes will be arriving in top shape after competing in the Olympics only weeks ago. 

"To see people, perform at the top of their game at the top of their sport it's something to be proud of," said Knopp. 

Athletes representing 18 countries are here, including many who trained at Riversport OKC. 

"I've been involved at the Boathouse for about nine years. To see an event this big with this many big names its incredible. I'm giddy," said Augustus Cook, a local athlete competing this weekend. 

Cook is only 19 years old and he is looking forward to the challenge of competing against the best in the world. 

His passion started nine years ago at Riversport. 

"It's fast pace. It's a quick race. Lots of excitement, speed, and adrenaline," said Cook. 

You can watch Cook compete in two events this weekend. 

Admission is free and parking is available for $10.