National Geographic : 1976 Oct
Not so gently down the stream row the women's eight of Alexandria's T. C. Williams High School (above). Their sunrise practice paid off with a 1975 national championship. Upstream in West Virginia, the bowman in a decked competition canoe digs into the water (below) to veer away from the poles of a slalom gate. The annual Petersburg White Water Weekends draw canoe and kayak contestants from across the nation.