Here at Duluth.com and the Duluth News Tribune, we’re always up for a challenge!

Over the weekend, multimedia producers Michelle Truax and Samantha Erkkila hopped aboard a raft with DNT reporter Lisa Kaczke and our friend, Amber Ooley.

The task at hand? Tackle the rapids on the St. Louis River during Paddlemania with Swiftwater Adventures!

Teams of four worked with experienced paddlers to obtain eddies, ferries, peel outs, and surf their way to points. Aside from some bumps and shrieks, the Whitewater Women took second place in our heat!

Also a plus: Michelle only fell out at the end.

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