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TEAM NAVY – 4th Place // KPL TEAM BATTLE 2023

In 1748, officers in the Royal Navy were adorned in dark blue, and ever since, the color has subsequently been adopted by other navies around the world, often being affiliated as a color of noble status and true prestige. Throughout the entire week of the Team Battle, Team NAVY lived up to the reputation of its predecessors, gracing the competition with work of superb finesse. Team NAVY included the talent of Brendan Kerr, Andy Cain, Zach Adams, Ryan Goloversic, Lauren Holman, and team captain Noe Font. Together, these six riders took advantage of every opportunity to ride, liking logging more hours on water than any other team. If you are unfamiliar with the cinematic efforts of Noe and his dedication both in front and behind the camera, let this act as your introduction. Team NAVY’S video is a work of art and deliberate expression. Additionally, along with an incredible video, Noe’s technicality earned him the Best Slider hit, and he was voted by his peers as Best Male rider. However, as the name implies, the Team Battle is a joint effort and group collaboration. Of this group, Andy Cain was a welcomed addition and a rookie to the Team Battle. Although his riding, precision, and resilience might indicate otherwise. We all look forward to watching his dominance continue to unfold in the years to come. Additionally, Team NAVY was supported by Brendan Kerr, an assassin on both the kickers and the sliders, being the first to get a session started and the last one to shut it down. Team NAVY was also strengthened by Lauren Holman, Zach Adams, and Ryan Goloversic, who all helped lead the team on and off the water, all together helping to curate a video that will stand the test of time. Please sit back and enjoy the visual efforts of Team NAVY.


The KPL introduces a fun new competition format where riders come together in teams with the focus set on showcasing the best most creative riding in a video part. By the end of the week, prizes will be awarded to standout riders, the best crash, rookies, the best tricks, and obviously the best team video!

Video Criteria: Each rider has to include a minimum of one clip in the video, but a single rider cannot exceed 10 clips. Beyond these basic parameters, creativity, collaborative efforts, and team ingenuity will be the driving force in determining the winner of the 2023 Hood River Team Battle. On September 2nd, the riders will be given the opportunity to exercise their own judgment and cast their ballots for the team they believe has produced the best video.

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