Race Experience Resume for Karla Westcott
Canoe Slalom experience
1987/88 Scoring and pre/start control at events / Wausau, WI
1989Jr./Sr./Masters and U.S.National's - Gate Judge / Wausau, WI
Worlds Cup Race - Gate Judge / Wausau, WI
Mid-America Slalom - Gate Judge / Wausau, WI
Open Boat Nationals Slalom & Wildwater - Organizer, Chair, Registrar Open Boat Wildwater Nationals - Starter / White Lake WI.
1990 Champion International Series - race Co-Chair Gate Judge / Wausau, WI.
Champion International Series - Boat Control / Carlton, MN
Juniors, Seniors, Masters - Section Judge / Wausau, WI
Passed Divisional Judges Test
1991 World Cup - Section Judge / Wausau, WI
Olympic Festival - Gate Judge / Taylor’s Falls, MN
Champion International Series - Race organizer, Chair / Wausau, WI
Champion International Series - Section Judge / Carlton, MN
1992Out of State for the Summer Director of the theater program at a fine arts camp in MI
1993 Champion International Series - Race Organizer, Chair / Wausau, WI
Champion International Series - Starter / Carlton, MN
U.S. Junior Team Trials - Race Organizer, Chair / Wausau, WI
Pre-Junior World Championships - Starter (Slalom) / Wausau, WI
1992National Judges Test/ passed
Passed ICF test International Judge Slalom/Wildwater
U.S. Junior Team Trials - Race Organizer, Chair, Registrar / Wausau WI
Junior World Championships- Starter (Slalom) / Wausau, WI
Junior World Championships - Finish (Wildwater) / Hurley WI
Championship International Series – Assistant Chief Judge / Carlton MN
Champion International Series - Starter / Ocoee River / Cleveland TN
1993Open Canoe Slalom – Chief Judge / Wausau, WI.
Mid America Slalom – Starter / Wausau, WI.
Preliminary Olympic event Ocoee River - Section Judge / Cleveland, TN.
CoordinatedOfficials for this event.
1994Passed the ICF exam to become an International Canoe Federation Judge/Official
1994Jr. World Championships Judge Wausau, WI
1995Test event for the Olympics judge /Cleveland TN
Worked closely with the National and International organizations with the venue and officials
1995-2013Board of Directors Wausau Kayak and Canoe
1996 World Cup Ocoee River - Section Judge / Cleveland TN.
Officials Coordinator for this event
Champion International Series - Section Judge / Vail CO.
Olympics - Judge Cleveland, TN
Coordinator of Officials for Slalom at the Olympics, Cleveland, TN
1997 President Board of Directors Wausau Kayak & Canoe Corp.
US Nationals - Starter / Wausau, WI.
1998Event Chair for the Summer Season races included:
US Team Trials, World Cup 4 Slalom, Whitewater Rodeo,
U.S. Team Trials - Starter / Wausau, WI
World Cup Chair Wausau, WI
Whitewater Rodeo Organizer / Race Chair Wausau,WI
Appointed Secretary of National Whitewater Slalom Committee
1999Organizer / Chair Whitewater Rodeo Wausau, WI
Section Judge Slalom World Championships La Seu d’Urgell, Spain
Re-elected Secretary of the NWSC
2000Section Judge Eddie Bauer International Race Series - Boulder Co.
Chief Judge Eddie Bauer International Race Series
Confluence Park – Denver Co.
Race Chair Wausau Freestyle Championships – Wausau WI.
2001 Race Chair Wausau Freestyle Kayak Event - Wausau WI.
U. S. National's Chief Judge - Wausau WI.
Race Chair World Cup Finals - Wausau WI.
2002Team manager for all World Cups and Worlds spent 2 months traveling to the events in Europe with the team
2003 Section judge at 2003 Worlds Augsburg
Event Chair US Nationals Wausau, WI
2004 Section judge at 2004 Olympics Athens Greece
Chief Judge Age Group Nationals Wausau
2005 Judge at Sr. Worlds Penrith, AU
Event Chair for Slalom Events in Wausau
2006 Section Judge for Pre-Worlds Foz do Iguassu, Brazil
Section Judge US National’s Charlotte, NC
Chief Judge Jr. Team Trails Wausau, WI
President BOD Wausau Kayak & Canoe Corp. Wausau, WI
2007Chief Judge Jr. Team Trials Wausau, WI
Section Judge Sr. Team Trials/Olympic Trials Charlotte, NC
Finish Judge Open Boat Nationals Wausau, WI
2008 Chief Judge Age Group Nationals Wausau, WI
Chief Judge World Slalom Series: American Open ASCI –McHenry MD
Event Chair 2012 Jr. World Canoe Championships to be held in Wausau, WI
Section Judge USA/Canadian Olympic Team Trials/Pan Am Championships Charlotte, NC
2009 Chief Judge Sr. Team Trials Durango, CO
ICF Technical Delegate for the Charlotte Open/World Rankings Race Charlotte, NC
Section Judge for Charlotte Open/US Nationals Charlotte, NC
1995 – present Board of Directors Wausau Kayak & Canoe Corp.
2006-present Mid Continent Rep for USA Whitewater Slalom Committee
20102010-present Named Chair of the USA Canoe /Kayak Slalom committee-which oversees all policy and procedure, events and athlete relations for Slalom in the United States
Sr & Jr Slalom Team Trials – Wausau- Event Chair
July - attended the Jr. Worlds in Foix, France delegate for Wausau Kayak and Canoe in addition to USA Canoe Kayak
November - Lausanne, Switzerland requested by the International Canoe Federation to attend the organizer’s conference for upcoming World Cup and World Championships events
2011Chief Judge 2011 Sr. Team Trials
Jr. Team Trials- Wausau- Event chair
Wausau Open international race –Event chair
2011 World Championships –Bratislava Slovikia- Judge
November - International Canoe Federation Organizers conference Barcelona Spain
2012Sr Trials- Charlotte, NC –Judge
Jr. Team Trials- Wausau- Event Co-Chair
ICF Canoe Slalom Jr. & U23 World Championships-Event chair
2013-2014 Liaison between USACK/ICF and the Deep Creek 2014 organizing committee to insure a successful
Canoe Slalom World Championship competition
2015ICF Junior Wildwater Canoeing World Championships NOC Managed Accreditation, Awards and Ceremonies
2015Attended the Pre Jr. & U23 Worlds in Krakow as a representative of USACK
2015- PresentChair of the Officials committee for USACK and member of the Events committee and Slalom Committee
2017USACK Team Trials Equipment control OKC
Some Personal information.
I have been Married to Michael Westcott for 44 years we have 2 adult daughters. I am active in the Central WI Beekeepers assoc., The Wausau Area Empty Bowls project which raised $45,000 for a local food pantry in 2017. Habitat for Humanity Re-store salvage and deconstruction I seek out buildings/properties that are going to be demolished and negotiate with the owners to have Habitat come in to salvage items that we can sell in our Re-Store. We have made over $100.000.00 for Habitat Wausau from items that normally would have gone into landfills. I sit on the Board of Elders for my church and also enjoy gardening and landscaping our yard.