River Warriors

The Warrior Institute competed in the Class V Cal Salmon River Race this weekend and took home first place in the paddle raft division. Led by Dr. Joshua Strange and Joseph Marshall, the River Warriors team finished the seven mile run with a time of 48 minutes. The overall fastest paddler was professional kayaker Nick Troutman at 37 minutes, who just beat fellow pro and local Rush Sturgis. Paddle raft racing is a growing international sport with the World Cup being held this year in Japan./Photo by Lyra Cressey. The Warrior Institute competed in the Class V Cal Salmon River Race and took home first place in the paddle raft division. Led by Dr. Joshua Strange and Joseph Marshall, the River Warriors team finished the seven mile run with a time of 48 minutes. The overall fastest paddler was professional kayaker Nick Troutman at 37 minutes, who just beat fellow pro and local Rush Sturgis. Paddle raft racing is a growing international sport with the World Cup being held this year in Japan./Photo by Lyra Cressey. Read More →

Growing Strong

Warrior Institute Founder and Executive Director, Joe Marshall rafts Smoker’s Falls with his daughter Kinehsche’, 9. Over the course of several years the Warrior Institute has implemented an elite river rafting guide school program, a collaborative effort with Redwoods and Rivers out of Del Loma./Photo courtesy of the Warrior Institute.Warrior Institute Challenges Youth to be their Best Selves and Reconnect to the River By Allie Hostler, Two Rivers Tribune Contributing Writer Published July 19, 2016 in Volume 22, Issue 29 Editor's Note: This is part two of a two part series. Click here to read Part I. A man, or woman, can be physically […] Read More →

Warrior Institute Nurtures Healthy Minds, Bodies and Spirits

The Warrior Institute launched another farming project this season after a handshake with property owner, Byron Nelson opened about five acres of prime farm land to opportunity. The farm features a creatively designed herb garden, about 100 different crops ranging from tomatoes to kale, salvaged wood from the lumber mill and several eye-catching scarecrows visible from Highway 96 near Hostler Field./Photo by Allie Hostler, TRT contributor.With the help of his family and team, the visionary and leader of the Warrior Institute, Joseph Marshall, is nurturing his dream to awaken a new generation of youth leaders one step at a time. Each year since its launch in 2011, the Warrior Institute expands its various programs to empower people to cultivate healthy minds, bodies and spirits. Read More →

Inter-Tribal Warriors Gather For Rafting Trip On Smith River

The Warrior Institute sponsored a rafting trip for local tribal youth on the Smith River./Photo by Thomas Dunklin.The water was so clear it was hard to tell where the sky ended and the river began. Every rock and pebble was visible beneath the surface and sunlit mountains shrouded in darks forests towered above the river. The roar of rapids echoed off the canyon walls, as did the sound of laughter and the call of paddling commands. A line of seven colorful rafts came into view, filled with paddlers wearing broad smiles as they navigated the enchanting waters of the Smith River. Read More →

Hustle is Talent

Joe Marshall is a man with a mission: to help initiate a stronger and healthier community. He says that it begins with strengthening the mind, body and spirit. “Your life is improving because you are improving it,” Marshall said. Read More →