The 2017 Honorees for the International Whitewater Hall of Fame
The 2017 Class of Honorees joins past inductees as part of whitewater paddling’s rich history. IWHoF is pleased to announce the four IWHoF Honorees. Read the full profiles of each of these honorees by clicking on their names.
Read the official press release about these great whitewater legends, please click here.
The 2017 International Whitewater Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was hosted alongside the ACA National Paddlesports Conference in Bryson City, North Carolina, USA. The National Paddlesports Conference was presented in partnership with the Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) on October 18-22, and the IWHoF Induction Ceremony was held on the evening of October 21st.
The Advocate Category: recognizes individuals that have contributed to the advancement of whitewater sports through activism, environmental stewardship, ensuring river access, and innovations in manufacturing and whitewater courses and development.
- Advocate – Bunny Johns
The Explorer Category: recognizes adventurers, scientists, or expedition leaders who exemplified superior feats in previously unchallenged whitewater.
The Pioneer Category: recognizes individuals who are the first, or among the first, to contribute significantly to the development, understanding, and promotion of whitewater sports.
- Pioneer – Bill Masters