Racer Bios for 2017 Yukon River Quest Entrants

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1 Solo Canoe open Half a perfect storm Gaetan Plourde
2 SUP open Joanne Hamilton-Vale Joanne Hamilton-Vale
3 Solo Canoe open Mr. Bill William Siersdorfer
4 Tandem Canoe mens Tubeerdz Roy Vallinga, Ron Marsh
5 SUP open SUP N IRISH Peter Allen
6 SUP open Bart de Zwart Bart de Zwart
7 Tandem Canoe womens River Arm Wrastlers Shannon Mallory, Sarah Crane
8 Solo Canoe open Yukoned Me Into It Esther Wheeler
10 SUP open Emily Matthews Emily Matthews
11 Voyageur mixed Hai Voltage Mirko Prüfer, Marko Kretschmer
Manuela Heyn-Dittbrenner, Peter Laux
Tobias Fetsch, Ilona Kraemer
13 Tandem Canoe mens Inglorious Paddler Sucker Arthur, Naegelin Victor
14 Solo Kayak mens Paddle Jumper Dr. Wolfram Schleicher
15 Tandem Canoe mens Maximum Capacity Jason Biensch, Spencer Edelman
16 Tandem Canoe mens Take A Hike Luke Shier, Cameron Archer
17 Solo Kayak womens WTF: where's the finish Marieke Kietselaer
18 SUP open SUP Yukon Stuart Knaack
19 Tandem Canoe mens 822 Todd Bowers, Jeff Kay
20 Solo Kayak mens Team Fifka Peter Hanzely
21 Solo Kayak mens Bald Eagle Bob McCall
22 Solo Kayak mens Dickes B Bernd Hoeher
23 SUP open carmen merkel carmen merkel
24 Tandem Kayak mens PWS Marc Tohir, Joshua Hardy
25 Solo Kayak mens The Other Kiwi Greg Lloyd
26 Voyageur mixed It's Just Around the Bend Mia Lee, Oliver McMillan
Michael Bender, Karen Bender
27 Tandem Canoe womens 2 of Hearts Katie Stein Sather, Shona Barbour
28 Solo Kayak mens Old Bullet Steve Morrison
29 SUP open Jason Bennett Jason Bennett
30 Solo Canoe open For Rosie Robert Lafontaine
31 Tandem Canoe mens Captain Hook and the Donkey Craig Domke, Trevor Hook
32 Solo Kayak mens ARNO Arnaud Mollaret
33 Solo Kayak mens Chiswick Charger Tim Hellier
34 Voyageur womens Stix Together Cheryl Rivest, Deb Bartlette
Anne Jessup, Carolyn Relf
Monique Levesque, Sarah Ouellette
Amélie Latour, Alice Frost
35 Solo Kayak mens Yukiwi3 Graham Sutherland
36 Solo Kayak mens Outside Smoke Mike Harlow
37 Tandem Kayak mixed Spirit of America Josh Friedman, Julie Kirk
38 Solo Kayak mens Arm Wiggler Graham Henry
39 Solo Kayak mens Gollo goes paddling Wolfgang Nowak
40 Tandem Canoe womens Sisu Heidi Virtanen, Kelly Reid
43 Tandem Kayak mixed Beauty and the Beast Karl Cook, Celeste Cook
44 Solo Kayak mens Duck Juice Joe Evans
45 Tandem Kayak mixed Set Free Keith Miller, Karen Miller
46 Solo Kayak mens Irrational Again Sergiy Duko
47 Tandem Canoe mens carhartt boys adam jordan, devin humble
48 Voyageur womens Paddloons Cayley Webber, Alisa Webber
Emily Schmidt, Andrea Cox
Tarra Runka, Sarah Tyers
Ricki Fisher, Dayna Harder
49 Tandem Kayak mens Voyageurs Stéphane Pilon, Chung Ming Ma
50 Voyageur mixed Team Ts'alvit Jim Boyde, Pam Boyde
Crystal Shimoon, Bryan Allemang
Midori Kirby, Peter Kirby
51 Tandem Canoe mens Barely Sane Lang Evans, Gord Johnson
52 Tandem Canoe mens Hull of a time Adam Kulaga, Eoin Clancy
54 Tandem Kayak womens Paddle Like A Girl Amy Byers, Elaine Baden
55 Tandem Canoe womens Love of Paddling Margo Millette, Anjeanette LeMay-Crowtz
56 Tandem Canoe mens Batman & Robin Dylan switzer, David Mcinerney
57 Voyageur mens Yukon Wide Adventures Thomas de Jager, Gus Oliveira
Stephen Mooney, Wayne Anderson
Pat McLellan, Dave Hutchison
58 Tandem Canoe mixed That's a Paddlin' Joanna deMontreuil, Chip McKay
59 Voyageur mixed Yukon Slayers Maggi Slassor, Sandra MacLeod
Sheryl Thomson, Dave Thomson
Mark Farquharson, Didi Irvine
Colleen Blouin
60 Tandem Canoe mixed Goldpanners Karl McEwan, Sydney van Loon
61 Voyageur womens Team Whoa Noreen Schaefer, Verena Koenig
Christine Lundvall, Lise Rok
Patricia Clune, Emma Stinson
Alison Eremenko, Lisa Robertson
62 Voyageur mixed Yukon 4.1 Holly Crouch, Paul Repak
Eileen Visser, Soenen Francis
63 Tandem Canoe womens Canoe Believe It?! Jane Linley , Kay Linley
64 Tandem Canoe mixed Dawson By Dinner Alex Spinks, Robert Spinks
65 Voyageur mixed Saranac 4 Teresa Stout, Jon Vermilyea
Ashley Cary, Ben Schlimmer
66 Tandem Kayak mens SJR Andre Church, Wayne Chamberlain
67 Voyageur mens CAP#1 Bruce Jobin, Donna Johns
Joshua van bibber, Samantha Frost
Wes Kemble, Luc pinard
Dustyn van bibber, william kennedy
68 Voyageur womens Paddlers Abreast Terry Neis, Lynn Rice-Rideout
Alix Ahmed, Dawn Frallick
Jane Haydock, Julianne Fraser
Asa Berg, Ingrid Wilcox
69 Tandem Canoe mixed Fashionably Lake Alex Campbell , Tia Staller
70 Tandem Canoe mixed The Bickersons Bonnie Pankiw, Christoph Weber
71 Voyageur mixed Skagway Scissor Wizards Kent Fielding, Sarah M Waterman
Kate Meemken, Curt Burns
Logan Weber, Peter Zimmerman
72 Tandem Canoe mens Strokes of Genius Mike De Abreu, Tom Phillips
73 Tandem Canoe mens Lazing Paddles XII John Little, John Frame
74 Tandem Kayak mixed Yukon Rookies Ariane Haensel, Carsten Haensel
75 Tandem Canoe mixed Mapping the Way Jake Paleczny, Pauline Frost-Hanberg
76 Voyageur mens Goldilocks & The Three Bears Paul Adams, Susan Adams
Steve Ramsay, Wally Duncan
77 Tandem Kayak mens 2 Numbnuts Shaun Thrower, Steve King
78 Tandem Kayak mens 2 Trolls Oliver Main, Thomas Diaper
79 Tandem Canoe mixed Quetico ranger glenn nolan, Maureen Hatherely
80 Solo Kayak womens Lootas Kelley J Watson
81 Tandem Canoe mixed Dozy Drifters Dale Bulmer, Lupine Bulmer
82 Tandem Canoe mens Gorge Downwind Champs Carter Johnson, Dave Jensen
83 Tandem Canoe mixed Grand Canoedles John O'Daniel, Denver Evans
84 Tandem Kayak womens Team Blondie "Girls Who Yak" Lisa Brougham, Mara Leitane
86 Voyageur mixed Wadaka Tunde Fulop, Sylvia Anderson
Yvonne Kinsey, Danielle Boisvert
Mike Tribes, Sergio Linarello
Marianna Berko, Julia Gerlach
87 Tandem Kayak mens Yukon do it George Smitheram, Edward Allen
88 Tandem Canoe mens Boaty McBoatface William Smethurst, Andrew Ross
89 SUP open Chris Christie Chris Christie
91 Voyageur womens Team 3-2-1-Go Tina Hoeben, Kathleen Jensen
Cindy Lee, Beth Schluter
Margaret Caudle, Lynn Capen
92 Voyageur mixed Valard Voyageurs Hayley McNeil, Meaghan O'Meara
Adam Budzinski , Damian Fraczek
julien camanini, Sam Blair
93 Tandem Canoe mens Ghent Bastards Alexandre De Waele, Gregory Vanhoonacker
94 Tandem Canoe mixed BC Banzai Al Ramey, Jolaine Percival
95 Tandem Canoe mixed 210 Rail Bridges Sandra Luken, Steve Harvey
Team: 1 Half a perfect storm open Solo Canoe

Thu 21:28:55 3.1km past Five Finger Rapids -136.322, 62.287; status:WITHDRAWN


 
Gaetan Plourde Send Message to Paddler
Gaetan Plourde

Age: 42

Sex: M

From: North Gower, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

My 10th crack at the YRQ. Paddled extensively for fun, for spirit and for the love of it. Raced several other races when I have time.

Aims for this race

Leave nothing on the river. Enjoy the ride one more time. Meet other people who are sufficiently crazy to register for this thing.

Reasons for entering this race

This is an awesome race, I'm addicted, this feels like just another hit.

Besides, the only thing more inconceivable to me than racing the YRQ... is not racing it!

Team: 2 Joanne Hamilton-Vale open SUP

Sponsors:

Naish SUP
Black Project Fins
Red Bull
Dador Dry Wear

Charities:

Stand up for the Cure

Time: 59:28:06
54th Overall
15th Solo
4th SUP


 
Joanne Hamilton-Vale Send Message to Paddler

Age: 49

Sex: F

From: Banbury, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

British National Champion
MR340 female SUP winner, breaking previous course record
11 City Tour Non-Stop, first female to complete
Female record holder for crossing Scotland non stop (95km)
Wilderness experience through training in Scotland and setting up shelter during a storm in the MR340 race

Aims for this race

To finish after being so sick during 2016 race

Team: 3 Mr. Bill open Solo Canoe

Time: 58:42:03
51st Overall
14th Solo
1st Solo Canoe


 
William Siersdorfer Send Message to Paddler
William Siersdorfer

Age: 57

Sex: M

From: Houston, TX, United States

Biographical Information

2012 Texas Water Safari
2015 MR340
2016 YRQ
Numerous day races

Numerous trips to Algonquin Park
Whitewater experience on Youghiogheny, Cheat, Potomac, and most other rivers in W. Virginia and Pa.

Aims for this race

Finish quicker than in 2016 and finish strong!

Reasons for entering this race

Enjoyed last years race and had to come back for more.

Team: 4 Tubeerdz mens Tandem Canoe
Tubeerdz

Thu 14:06:48 0.5km before Carmacks -136.265, 62.116; status:WITHDRAWN


 
Roy Vallinga Send Message to Paddler
Roy Vallinga

Age: 63

Sex: M

From: Stoney Creek, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

2X MRX , 2X paddle the nonquon, 1X Big East River X, Nahanni River , Missinabi River.

Aims for this race

Best Possible time

Ron Marsh Send Message to Paddler
Ron Marsh

Age: 60

Sex: M

From: Burlington, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

2X MRX, 1X Big East River, 1X Paddle the Nonquon

Aims for this race

best possible time

Team: 5 SUP N IRISH open SUP
SUP N IRISH

Sponsors:

Ecomarine Paddlesport Centres www.ecomarine.com
Vancouver's leading Paddlesport Specialist for all things ocean kayaking and SUP

Nikki Rekman Sales -www.rekman.ca
Kokatat - www.kokatat.com
Werner Paddles - www.wernerpaddles.com

Time: 57:06:55
41st Overall
9th Solo
3rd SUP


 
Peter Allen Send Message to Paddler
Peter Allen

Age: 33

Sex: M

From: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

SUP Racing:
2 x Round Bowen Challenge
3 x Kalamalka SUP Classic – Men’s Open 14ft 19-39 winner 2015 and 2016
Regular at races around British Columbia for last 3 years

SUP Touring:
25+ days of experience including a number of overnight trips around the BC coastline
Paddle Canada Level 2 SUP Touring Instructor
SUP Instructor and Guide in Vancouver and Squamish, BC
Paddled from Langdale to Vancouver in 6 hours – 39km open ocean crossing

Aims for this race

1. Finish in under 60hrs
2. Meet other like minded paddlers
3. Experience the Yukon

Reasons for entering this race

Since following the SUP paddlers last year and talking to Norm Hann and Jason Bennett about their experience I have thought about nothing else but entering the 2017 race.

I want to be tested physically and mentally. I feel the Yukon River Quest will test me to the limit and probably beyond!

#gobecauseyoucan
#crazypetethepaddlingman
@sup_n_irish

Team: 6 Bart de Zwart open SUP

Sponsors:

STARBOARD,
Co Sponsors: Patagonia, Supskin, Maui Jim, Robijns bv, Camelbak / Suunto, Black Project fins, Kanaha Kai Maui

Time: 52:16:06
30th Overall
6th Solo
1st SUP


 
Bart de Zwart Send Message to Paddler

Age: 46

Sex: M

From: Haiku, HI, United States

Biographical Information

1St place YRQ 2016, 1st Place MR340 2016, 1 place Muskoka River X '14, '15 and '16
Multiple SUP Expeditions and solo crossings Zambia, Greenland, Hawaii,
5 day non stop solo crossing Hawaii, 4 day non stop solo crossing French Polynesia,

Aims for this race

Winning the Yukon River Quest

Team: 7 River Arm Wrastlers womens Tandem Canoe
River Arm Wrastlers

Time: 58:41:34
50th Overall
18th Tandem Canoe
2nd Womens Tandem Canoe


 
Shannon Mallory Send Message to Paddler
Shannon Mallory

Age: 36

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Useful previous accomplishments that will help us in this race this race are: 1. Doing stand up comedy in Whitehorse
2. Three time Rendezvous and Thaw Di Gras Womens Arm Wrestling Champ.
And most importantly,
3. Consistently mediocre at sports.

Aims for this race

1. Be friends in the end
2. Stay injury free
3. Enjoy the hallucinations

Sarah Crane Send Message to Paddler

Age: 36

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Love rivers and river trips (rivers are like conveyor belts through nature!) I've done some running races, whitewater paddling and river trips. This is my first paddling race.

Aims for this race

1. Finish
2. Be injury free
3. Still friends in the end

Team: 8 Yukoned Me Into It open Solo Canoe

Time: 61:33:09
58th Overall
16th Solo
2nd Solo Canoe


 
Esther Wheeler Send Message to Paddler
Esther Wheeler

Age: 37

Sex: F

From: Harrogate, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Two previous Quests, 2013 tandem canoe, 2016 mixed voyageur. Wilderness camping and kayaking in Scotland. Raced solo across Scotland.

Aims for this race

Finish under 60 hours

Reasons for entering this race

Each year the Yukon calls me back and I can't say no.

Team: 10 Emily Matthews open SUP

Time: 69:45:18
69th Overall
21st Solo
6th SUP


 
Emily Matthews Send Message to Paddler
Emily Matthews

Age: 48

Sex: F

From: Burlingame, CA, United States

Biographical Information

I have been standup paddling for four years (started September 2012). I have worked with a number of local coaches (names and contact info below). After paddling for four months – December 2012, I completed in a 13 mile race in SF Bay – from Fort Baker (just under Golden Gate Bridge) to San Rafael. Following that, I participated in a number of races on the Bay. Then, I participated in most of the Tahoe races during the summer of 2013, including the final race across Lake Tahoe (Tahoe Fall Classic) – 22 miles. I’ve done the Tahoe Fall Classic three times in varying conditions, including 2015 with no visibility due to nearby wild fire. I completed the California 100 (100 mile race from Redding to Chico) first in 2014 then again in 2015 and 2016.

Aims for this race

I fell in love with the YRQ the second friend forwarded me an article about it that talked about "my people" (SUPs) being allowed to paddle. I have map of route in my office and a small library of books about the Yukon that I've been reading. LOVE this place and am dying to paddle this gorgeous river.

Reasons for entering this race

I want to complete the race and have fun doing it.

Team: 11 Hai Voltage mixed Voyageur
Hai Voltage

Time: 59:17:42
52nd Overall
14th Voyageur
7th Mixed Voyageur


 
Mirko Prüfer Send Message to Paddler
Mirko Prüfer

Age: 35

Sex: M

From: Podrosche, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

Do a lot of running sport since 16 years, 14 half Marathons since 2012, lot of other long distance runs. 2017 already 2 Marathons scheduled. Paddling experience since 2008, lot of dragonboat competitions, including long distance races. Yukon River tour in 2016 as Tourist from Whitehorse to Dawson City with Yukon Wide Adventures.

Aims for this race

Want to have a good and challenging race with my Team!

Reasons for entering this race

Always looking for new challenges. Biggest aim for 2017 is YRQ, further I will use the training for this event to increase my paddling performance and have a successful dragonboat season with my team. Futhermore I felt in love with the Yukon River and the amazing landscape.

Marko Kretschmer Send Message to Paddler

Age: 31

Sex: M

From: Cottbus, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

Some canoe tours in the Swedish wilderness with camping and some hut-to-hut Hiking tours in European mountains.
Several years a member of a dragon boat team.

Aims for this race

To finish in Dawson with a smile.

Reasons for entering this race

Get to know this amazing race and have a great time with my team.
One more thing I can tick off my bucket list. ;-)

Manuela Heyn-Dittbrenner Send Message to Paddler
Manuela Heyn-Dittbrenner

Age: 42

Sex: F

From: Cottbus, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

dragonboat racer since 2008;
take part (and finished ;-)) Xletix twice in 2016

Aims for this race

to finish the race healthy and on time together with my team

Reasons for entering this race

I've heard about the YRQ and I can’t say no although they call me crazy

Peter Laux Send Message to Paddler
Peter Laux

Age: 55

Sex: M

From: Maust, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

dragonboat racer since many years

Aims for this race

to reach the goal with my team-members; That means I will to go to my personal borders and to go beyond.

Reasons for entering this race

I´m always looking for a new adventure. For me, the YRQ will be one of the greatest adventures.

Tobias Fetsch Send Message to Paddler
Tobias Fetsch

Age: 32

Sex: M

From: Sielow, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

The closeness to the water (Spreeforest) brought me already in my youth of the water.
Only swimming of the water was not enough. A rubber dinghy was necessary. It was also quickly found.
This was the beginning of the passion for paddling.
To measure themselves with other water-sports-enthusiasts I decided to enter in the located dragon boot- professional team HaiVoltage.
Through regular and hard training I could secured for myself a hard-fought seating in the regular cast of the dragon boot.
Numerous races already lie in the bones and there will be even more.

Aims for this race

My first target for the race is to reach the goal with my team-members. That means I will to go to my personal borders and to go beyond.

Reasons for entering this race

It´s my first visit in Canada. So I´m so excited to delight the landscape and wilderness of the Yukon-territory. Furthermore I´m always looking for a new adventure. For me, the YRQ will be one of the greatest adventures.

Ilona Kraemer Send Message to Paddler
Ilona Kraemer

Age: 53

Sex: F

From: Bernsdorf, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

dragonboat racer since 2012, including long distance races.

Aims for this race

to finish the race healthy and on time together with my team

Reasons for entering this race

I like challenges.

Team: 13 Inglorious Paddler mens Tandem Canoe

Thu 23:38:45 0.1km before Minto -136.876, 62.59; status:WITHDRAWN


 
Sucker Arthur Send Message to Paddler
Sucker Arthur

Age: 27

Sex: M

From: RORSCHWIHR, France

Biographical Information

My only experience on long canoe race is the YRQ. I already do it in 2014.

Aims for this race

Finish with a better place that my first time. Destroying the ear of my partner with the song "sea sex and sun" (I hope it will be sunny because sea sex and rain it's less funny).

Reasons for entering this race

the sport challenge and to be in the beautiful wilderness of the Yukon!

Naegelin Victor Send Message to Paddler
Naegelin Victor

Age: 25

Sex: M

From: HIRTZFELDEN, France

Biographical Information

No experiences on long canoe race, only short distance without competition.
Long distance Trail.

Aims for this race

Keep the tempo from my partner, because he want the first place.
Finish the course.
And enjoy the moment.

Reasons for entering this race

A personal challenge. Have unforgettable memories.
Discover the Yukon as a different way that only a few people in the world do.

Team: 14 Paddle Jumper mens Solo Kayak
Paddle Jumper

Thu 15:20:39 0.7km past Little Salmon -135.693, 62.052; status:WITHDRAWN


 
Dr. Wolfram Schleicher Send Message to Paddler
Dr. Wolfram Schleicher

Age: 59

Sex: M

From: Eichwalde, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

some short marathons and several river trips, YRQ15

Aims for this race

finish in Dawson

Team: 15 Maximum Capacity mens Tandem Canoe
Maximum Capacity

Sponsors:

Listers Motor Sports

Time: 50:46:37
21st Overall
7th Tandem Canoe
3rd Mens Tandem Canoe


 
Jason Biensch Send Message to Paddler

Age: 32

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Since well over half of my canoe experience is in the YRQ2016 I guess I'm still a canoe - newbie... CanNewbie,

Aims for this race

At some point in the early hours of Saturday morning, smelling like medical waste, with the bruises and sores from Carmacks having been recently transformed into blisters and open wounds, I want to drag my broken shell of a body up the riverbank at the finish in Dawson City, and shotgun a cold beer with my teammate and support crew.

Reasons for entering this race

To hopefully prove that skill, experience and training are no match for a completely unwarranted sense of one’s own abilities.

Spencer Edelman Send Message to Paddler
Spencer Edelman

Age: 29

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ2016

Aims for this race

1) To Finish under 53 hours
2) To not hallucinate as bad as last year
3) To pee in the boat and not have to hold it for 10 to 12 hours (my body was shaking)...
4) Cuddle some more under the Yukon sun

Reasons for entering this race

To once again prove that pure stubbornness can outweigh canoeing experience

Team: 16 Take A Hike mens Tandem Canoe
Take A Hike

Charities:

Take A Hike

http://www.takeahikefoundation.org/en/index.htm

Time: 53:46:04
34th= Overall
11th= Tandem Canoe
4th Mens Tandem Canoe


 
Luke Shier Send Message to Paddler
Luke Shier

Age: 29

Sex: M

From: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

No previous paddle race experience. Multi-day sea kayak excursions, plenty of backcountry trips .

Aims for this race

Finish strong

Cameron Archer Send Message to Paddler

Age: 29

Sex: M

From: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Outdoor trekking, Extended backcountry experience

Aims for this race

To complete this quest with a competitive finishing time.

Reasons for entering this race

To push personal limits in mental and physical capacities

Team: 17 WTF: where's the finish womens Solo Kayak

Time: 57:33:47
44th Overall
10th Solo
7th Solo Kayak
2nd Womens Solo Kayak


 
Marieke Kietselaer Send Message to Paddler
Marieke Kietselaer

Age: 29

Sex: F

From: Nieuwegein, Netherlands | Nederland

Biographical Information

YRQ 2015
11 city tour non-stop 2016

Aims for this race

Finish, under 60hrs

Reasons for entering this race

Because solo seems the most logical thing to do after tandem :-)

Team: 18 SUP Yukon open SUP

Sponsors:

SUP Yukon
Coldwater_SUP
Level 6
Adidas Eyeware
Werner Paddle/Nikkirekmansales

Wed 21:22:45 100.0km from Nowhere -135.197, 61.077; status:WITHDRAWN


 
Stuart Knaack Send Message to Paddler
Stuart Knaack

Age: 37

Sex: M

From: Whitehortse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Stand Up Paddle guide in the Yukon since 2012.
YRQ SUP finisher 2016

Aims for this race

Find the sugar high for 60+ hours

Reasons for entering this race

Happy to once again be a part of this race :).

Team: 19 822 mens Tandem Canoe

Time: 54:03:52
37th Overall
13th Tandem Canoe
5th Mens Tandem Canoe


 
Todd Bowers Send Message to Paddler

Age: 41

Sex: M

From: San Jose, CA, United States

Biographical Information

Cal100 twice in a single surfski, Tahoe Fall Classic in a marathon canoe, several dozen small local races with mileages ranging from 2-10 miles in surfski or tandem canoe. Lifelong hunter/camper/backpacker with over a dozen trips longer than a week in the wilderness.

Aims for this race

To finish

Jeff Kay Send Message to Paddler
Jeff Kay

Age: 37

Sex: M

From: Castro Valley, CA, United States

Biographical Information

- California 100 three times (OC-1)
- Dozens of races (OC-1 and OC-2) in Northern and Southern California on open ocean and flat water.
- 4 years competitive OC-6
- 3 years competitive dragon boat
- Also starting to race stand-up paddleboard and prone paddleboard this season.

Aims for this race

To have a blast and push my limits.

Team: 20 Team Fifka mens Solo Kayak

Sponsors:

http://www.deepcoveoutdoors.com/

Time: 52:00:55
28th Overall
4th Solo
4th Solo Kayak
4th Mens Solo Kayak


 
Peter Hanzely Send Message to Paddler

Age: 30

Sex: M

From: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Paddle canada level 3
North of vancouver Island - broughton archipelago - multiday
Howe sound - multiday
Vanc island Broken Island group - Multiday
Gulf Island - Multiday
race around bowen Island 2x times

Aims for this race

get to the finish line and have a fun

Reasons for entering this race

Been at Whithorse this summer and I love it there. YRQ is an great opportunity how to explore more of this beautiful part of the world.

Team: 21 Bald Eagle mens Solo Kayak

Time: 57:35:00
45th= Overall
11th= Solo
8th= Solo Kayak
6th= Mens Solo Kayak


 
Bob McCall

Age: 46

Sex: M

From: Leicester, Leics, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

YRQ 2016
Devizes to Westminster
Glasgow to Edinburgh
Cheshire Ring
Dordogne Integrale

Aims for this race

To finish!

Team: 22 Dickes B mens Solo Kayak
Dickes B

Time: 66:50:45
64th Overall
19th Solo
12th Solo Kayak
10th Mens Solo Kayak


 
Bernd Hoeher Send Message to Paddler
Bernd Hoeher

Age: 53

Sex: M

From: Berlin, Berlin, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

I am member of the German Canoe Federation. I started to paddle when I was 7. I paddle 3 to 5 marathons every year. For example: Dalsland Kanot Maraton in Sweden - 55km on lakes; Elbemarathon - 240km on the river Elbe; Hiddenseemarathon - 70km at sea (Baltic). I often do luggage tours on rivers and on the coast in the wilderness of Sweden and Norway. I paddle at least 1500 up to 2000 km per year. I attended courses for rescue and salvage and self-rescue.

Aims for this race

I'd like to finish the race in Dawson. With a respectable result.

Team: 23 carmen merkel open SUP
carmen merkel

Sponsors:

Blackfish Paddles

Time: 62:21:23
59th Overall
17th Solo
5th SUP


 
carmen merkel Send Message to Paddler
carmen merkel

Age: 33

Sex: F

From: North Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Ive been sup racing for 4 years in the pacific northwest, competing in day races between 10-30k. Ive completed various multi day paddle camping and touring on my sup. Ive also completed my Basic & Advanced Paddle Canada Sup instructors course, as well as taken my River 1 Sup Skills course. My background before i got into paddling consists of 10yrs of multiday mountaineering, ski touring & multi pitch rock climbing. I have completed a Wilderness First Aid course and my AST level 1 course for decision making in avalanche terrain. Finally, for the last 5yrs i have been doing 50k trail races every spring.

Aims for this race

To finish it with a smile on my face!

Reasons for entering this race

I was support crew for some of the sups who entered LY and was amazed and inspired by everyones unique experience. While at the time i thought i would never be interested in paddling for 2.5 days straight, the race has stayed in my mind ever since. So here 5 months later, i am still fuelled by the curiosity of the commitment it takes to engage with a race of this magnitude.. and im signing up!

Team: 24 PWS mens Tandem Kayak
PWS

Sponsors:

Priority Worldwide Services http://www.priorityworldwide.com

Charities:

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society http://www.seashepherd.org

Thu 17:46:00 0.1km past Carmacks -136.268, 62.111; status:WITHDRAWN


 
Marc Tohir Send Message to Paddler

Age: 37

Sex: M

From: Westmount, QC, Canada

Biographical Information

Lots of whitewater kayaking (Nile River, Zambezi River, etc), seakayaking in Puget Sound, Vancouver Island, etc.

Aims for this race

Completion

Joshua Hardy Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: M

From: Edgewater, MD, United States

Biographical Information

Park ranger, Nepal trekking/mountain biking

Aims for this race

Completion

Team: 25 The Other Kiwi mens Solo Kayak

Thu 13:59:56 0.7km past Little Salmon -135.693, 62.052; status:WITHDRAWN


 
Greg Lloyd Send Message to Paddler
Greg Lloyd

Age: 47

Sex: M

From: Martinborough, South Wairarapa, New Zealand | Aotearoa

Biographical Information

Yukon River Quest 2013. Lots of wilderness, ocean, river, lake kayaking around New Zealand.

Aims for this race

To finish and beat Yukiwi3

Reasons for entering this race

It is such a fantastic race I was always going to do it again. It was just a matter of when.

Team: 26 It's Just Around the Bend mixed Voyageur

Time: 48:07:15
16th Overall
7th Voyageur
3rd Mixed Voyageur


 
Mia Lee Send Message to Paddler
Mia Lee

Age: 55

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 5 times (has it been that many?), Muskoka River X twice (awesome race by the way), multiple wilderness trips in Yukon and Ontario

Aims for this race

To get to know my new teammates
To finish in under 50 hours
To feel a great sense of accomplishment at the end.

Reasons for entering this race

They added a new boat...the C4! I was curious.

Oliver McMillan Send Message to Paddler
Oliver McMillan

Age: 23

Sex: M

From: London, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

La Ruta Maya 2017
MRX 2016
La Classique 2016
Mattawa river race 2016

Aims for this race

1. Finish
2. Still be friends by Dawson
3. Finish under 50hrs
4. Don't die
5. Have fun

Reasons for entering this race

Challenge my self mentally and physically, but mostly for the adventure.

Michael Bender
Michael Bender

Age: 55

Sex: M

From: Aurora, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

K2O 2015 & 2016, Big East, Great Muskoka Paddling Experience, Marsh Mash 2012-2016, Nonquon 2012-2016
Canoeing in Algonquin Park, Killarney, Quetico and Nahani
YRQ 2016

Aims for this race

To finish with our best race, and make new paddling friends.

Reasons for entering this race

To experience the ultimate in Canadian wilderness canoe racing and to paddle with people from around the world.

Karen Bender
Karen Bender

Age: 54

Sex: F

From: Aurora, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

K2O 2015 & 2016
Algonquin Park and Killarney canoe tripping.
YRQ 2016

Aims for this race

To keep up with the pace of the team
To finish the race and do it safely

Reasons for entering this race

Given a surprise opportunity to participate in 2017; could not resist the Call of the Yukon!

Team: 27 2 of Hearts womens Tandem Canoe
2 of Hearts

Wed 23:26:02 0.0km past Lower Laberge -135.231, 61.392; status:WITHDRAWN


 
Katie Stein Sather Send Message to Paddler
Katie Stein Sather

Age: 65

Sex: F

From: Maple Ridge, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ: 2014, 2015 (second in Women's Voyageur, 14th Overall), 2016

Aims for this race

to see what we can do

Reasons for entering this race

she says we don't have to be competitive. I'll believe that when I see it.

Shona Barbour Send Message to Paddler
Shona Barbour

Age: 37

Sex: F

From: Inuvik, NT, Canada

Biographical Information

2014 YRQ- 1st place Mixed Tandem Canoe

Aims for this race

Finish the race as a women's tandem canoe team, this has always been my #1 YRQ goal.

Reasons for entering this race

Katie and Shona met in 2013 and have finally convinced each other to race together.

Team: 28 Old Bullet mens Solo Kayak

Time: 54:02:59
36th Overall
8th Solo
6th Solo Kayak
5th Mens Solo Kayak


 
Steve Morrison Send Message to Paddler
Steve Morrison

Age: 62

Sex: M

From: Mona Vale, Australia

Biographical Information

1. Massive Murray Paddle (previously known as The Murray River Canoe Marathon) 404kms – completed twice (Australia)
2. Hawkesbury Canoe Classic – 111kms overnight – completed 6 times (Australia)
3. Dusi Canoe Marathon - 120kms – significant white water and portaging – completed twice (South Africa)
4. Numerous extended Wilderness/Self-supported kayak trips, both on rivers and sea.

Aims for this race

A steady pace from start to finish

Reasons for entering this race

Great opportunity to experience a fantastic event in a stunning location. Test my boundaries

Team: 29 Jason Bennett open SUP
Jason Bennett

Sponsors:

Blackfish
One Sup
Vaikobi

Time: 53:12:54
32nd Overall
7th Solo
2nd SUP


 
Jason Bennett Send Message to Paddler
Jason Bennett

Age: 30

Sex: M

From: North Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Team Canada at the 2016 ISA worlds in FIJI
2016 Yukon River Quest 3rd Place Sup
Nanaimo 2 Vancouver 65km SUP ocean crossing
Round Bowen challenge 32km 1st place
Kalamalka Classic 1st place
Bowron Lakes Circuit
Whitewater river SUP experience
Ultramarathons
Multi-Day alpine rock climbing trips

Aims for this race

Enjoy the race for a second time and really take it all in.

Reasons for entering this race

Had such an amazing time last year. It was the experience of a lifetime.

Team: 30 For Rosie open Solo Canoe

Time: 68:29:05
67th Overall
20th Solo
3rd Solo Canoe


 
Robert Lafontaine Send Message to Paddler
Robert Lafontaine

Age: 56

Sex: M

From: Thompson , MB, Canada

Biographical Information

Tandem, voyaguer, solo canoe races since 87, wilderness and outdoor experience over same timeframe.
Completed 2014 YRQ, ( 2015, 2016 YRQ DNF).

Aims for this race

Complete the race.

Team: 31 Captain Hook and the Donkey mens Tandem Canoe

Thu 17:16:31 1.1km before Carmacks -136.256, 62.121; status:WITHDRAWN


 
Craig Domke Send Message to Paddler

Age: 32

Sex: M

From: Edmonton, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

lots of hunting and fishing but relatively new to paddling

Aims for this race

to finish and enjoy the north

Reasons for entering this race

seems like a great adventure

Trevor Hook Send Message to Paddler

Age: 31

Sex: M

From: Ponoka, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

hiking/camping/adventure races

Aims for this race

cross the finish line with his chin up

Team: 32 ARNO mens Solo Kayak

Time: 65:20:08
62nd Overall
18th Solo
11th Solo Kayak
9th Mens Solo Kayak


 
Arnaud Mollaret Send Message to Paddler
Arnaud Mollaret

Age: 47

Sex: M

From: lomé, Maritime, Togo

Biographical Information

- whithorse carmak, été 2016 solo, en 28 heures
- traversée des isles canaries au maroc en kayak
- traversée à la nage du détroit de gibraltard entre l espagne et le maroc, 22km
- Première descente mondiale des rapides d'Adjarala sur le fleuve Mono au Tog avec passages de classe V

Aims for this race

Terminer dans le temps

Reasons for entering this race

C est la plus belle descente de kayak du monde !

Team: 33 Chiswick Charger mens Solo Kayak
Chiswick Charger

Aaron Piggott

Sponsors:

Artichoke Kitchen and Cabinetmakers Ltd
artichoke.co.uk

What can I say...they let us off to do this crazy adventure!

Charities:

British Heart Foundation, bhf.org.uk

In memory of our good friend, Aaron Piggott who died far too young

Time: 47:26:37
14th Overall
2nd Solo
2nd Solo Kayak
2nd Mens Solo Kayak


 
Tim Hellier Send Message to Paddler
Tim Hellier

Age: 45

Sex: M

From: London, Greater London , United Kingdom

Biographical Information

A number of multi-day expeditions coast and river

Aims for this race

To complete a fantastic challenge as fast as possible

Reasons for entering this race

I've heard Dawson is worth a visit

Team: 34 Stix Together womens Voyageur

Sponsors:

Hvactech Systems Inc.

http://www.hvacyukon.ca/en/

Charities:

Yukon Cancer Care Fund
to donate follow this link:
https://stixtogether.ca

Time: 50:42:08
20th Overall
9th Voyageur
2nd Womens Voyageur


 
Cheryl Rivest Send Message to Paddler
Cheryl Rivest

Age: 50

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2014 with Paddlers Abreast - started the race with the flu and only made it to Carmacks.
YRQ 2015 - with Paddlers Abreast - finished!
YRQ 2016 - with Stix Together - finished!

Aims for this race

Fundraising for the Yukon Cancer Care Fund. Our goal is to finish the race in 50 hours and fundraise as much $$$ as possible for the fund!

Reasons for entering this race

Fundraising for the Yukon ( & Atlin ) Cancer Care Fund.

Deb Bartlette Send Message to Paddler
Deb Bartlette

Age: 59

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ finisher- 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016. Tandem whitewater, multi-day backcountry canoe and hiking trips.

Aims for this race

Finish fast, fresh and feeling happy. And raise at least $10,000 for the Yukon Cancer Care Fund.

Reasons for entering this race

I am Deb and I'm a Yukon River Quest paddler. :-) Time to admit that I'm addicted to this race. I'm a big believer in supporting the community. Stix Together allows for personal/team achievement AND community support, all together! Hence our team name.

Anne Jessup Send Message to Paddler
Anne Jessup

Age: 64

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Paddled YRQ three times with Paddlers Abreast.
I have many years of wilderness whitewater paddling and camping experience.

Aims for this race

To have a good race, enjoy the beautiful river, finish strong and with a cohesive, happy and tuckered team.
To raise money for a very important cause, helping Yukon and Atlin families dealing with cancer.

Reasons for entering this race

This is an amazing race, difficult but empowering. I want to have a great finish with this amazing group of women.
Also paddling for my mother, brother and so many others taken too early.

Carolyn Relf Send Message to Paddler
Carolyn Relf

Age: 54

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

2016 Quest; before that a casual paddler

Aims for this race

Fundraise $10K for Yukon Cancer Care Fund and arrive in Dawson ahead of last year's time

Monique Levesque Send Message to Paddler
Monique Levesque

Age: 51

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ finisher 2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016

Yukon 360 and anything under the midnight sun or the auroras.

Aims for this race

Paddle hard, laugh loud, share a memorable journey with an amazing team and get to Dawson before the sun goes down.

Reasons for entering this race

Because it is an amazing way to start the summer as well as helping our Yukon families who have to deal with cancer.

Sarah Ouellette Send Message to Paddler
Sarah Ouellette

Age: 32

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

2016 YRQ with Stix Together

Aims for this race

Make it to Dawson in under 50 hours & have fun in the boat while we're at it :) Also to fundraise for the Yukon Cancer Care Fund, which supports individuals and families in Yukon and Atlin dealing with cancer.

Reasons for entering this race

I had so much fun last year! A challenging & empowering race with a great group of women.

Amélie Latour Send Message to Paddler
Amélie Latour

Age: 15

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

none

Aims for this race

Get to Dawson while getting to know the amazing people I'll be racing with.

Reasons for entering this race

I have followed the race for the last 12 years. Both my parents have done it several times, it is finally my turn.

Alice Frost Send Message to Paddler
 Alice Frost

Age: 17

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Naig 2015

Aims for this race

my goals is to hopefully survive

Reasons for entering this race

Racing for my auntie Sharon

Team: 35 Yukiwi3 mens Solo Kayak

Thu 17:46:42 0.1km before Carmacks -136.267, 62.113; status:WITHDRAWN


 
Graham Sutherland
Graham Sutherland

Age: 49

Sex: M

From: Christchurch, New Zealand | Aotearoa

Biographical Information

YRQ 2013. Wild Descent 2014 (NZ). YRQ 2015 (DNF). Lots of river, lake & sea kayaking in NZ.

Aims for this race

To get past Lower Laberge (hopefully about 635km past).

Reasons for entering this race

To take on the solo challenge.

Team: 36 Outside Smoke mens Solo Kayak

Time: 49:46:05
18th Overall
3rd Solo
3rd Solo Kayak
3rd Mens Solo Kayak


 
Mike Harlow Send Message to Paddler

Age: 38

Sex: M

From: Inuvik, NT, Canada

Biographical Information

YQR 2014

Aims for this race

Do better than last time

Team: 37 Spirit of America mixed Tandem Kayak
Spirit of America

Sponsors:

Mountain Mikes Health Food Store
Gaston and Judy Holland

Charities:

Heroes on the Water http://www.heroesonthewater.org

Time: 54:27:33
39th Overall
5th Tandem Kayak
2nd Mixed Tandem Kayak


 
Josh Friedman Send Message to Paddler

Age: 55

Sex: M

From: Moyie Springs, ID, United States

Biographical Information

YRQ 2014, 2015, 2016.

Aims for this race

To have fun! Enjoy the camaraderie the race brings. Keep improving our time and finish!

Julie Kirk Send Message to Paddler

Age: 56

Sex: F

From: Moyie Springs, ID, United States

Biographical Information

YRQ 2014, 2015, 2016.

Aims for this race

Have fun and finish!

Team: 38 Arm Wiggler mens Solo Kayak

Time: 46:33:04
7th Overall
1st Solo
1st Solo Kayak
1st Mens Solo Kayak


 
Graham Henry Send Message to Paddler
Graham Henry

Age: 26

Sex: M

From: Toronto, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

SKGABC Guide
Brazil to Florida Kayak Expedition
Muskoka River X
Race to Alaska

Aims for this race

Wiggle my arms all the way to Dawson

Reasons for entering this race

I really want to do something really hard

Team: 39 Gollo goes paddling mens Solo Kayak

Time: 57:35:00
45th= Overall
11th= Solo
8th= Solo Kayak
6th= Mens Solo Kayak


 
Wolfgang Nowak Send Message to Paddler

Age: 47

Sex: M

From: München, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

No race experience; paddling the Hart and Stewart River in 2015.

Aims for this race

To finish in less than 60 hours.

Reasons for entering this race

Make a dream come true.

Team: 40 Sisu womens Tandem Canoe
Sisu

Time: 59:21:30
53rd Overall
19th Tandem Canoe
3rd Womens Tandem Canoe


 
Heidi Virtanen Send Message to Paddler
Heidi Virtanen

Age: 28

Sex: F

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

University rowing, backcountry hiking, camping, skiing, hunting, and an illustrious last place in a high school canoe race (which earned a prized bag of carrots).

Aims for this race

Have a cold beer in Dawson.
Not win carrots.

Reasons for entering this race

I like doing neat things outside and finally talked someone into signing up for this!
To prove the hardiness of my Nordic stock.

Kelly Reid Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: F

From: Ottawa, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

A pretty respectable four half marathons and a couple 10k races, and one rather sad last place finish in a high school canoe race. Avid wilderness documentary consumer though. Ahem.

Aims for this race

To take it all in, and to leave it all out there.

Reasons for entering this race

I want to spend the 150th birthday of this country really seeing it.

And, you know. Because it's there.

Team: 43 Beauty and the Beast mixed Tandem Kayak
Beauty and the Beast

Thu 16:47:09 0.1km before Carmacks -136.267, 62.113; status:WITHDRAWN


 
Karl Cook Send Message to Paddler
Karl Cook

Age: 49

Sex: M

From: Martville, NY, United States

Biographical Information

Paddling Adirondack Mountains, New York and the Great Lakes/Lake Ontario.

Aims for this race

Finish strong with kayak hull still intact and daughter Celeste (race partner) still talking to me.

Reasons for entering this race

Seems like an incredible adventure. A chance to push myself past my limits and witness this magnificent land and river. Hopefully this will be the first of many Yukon River races.

Celeste Cook Send Message to Paddler
Celeste Cook

Age: 20

Sex: F

From: Martville, NY, United States

Biographical Information

Various Kayaking adventures throughout the Adirondacks in New York, as well as the Great Lakes/ Lake Ontario. Participant of the Black River Challenge.

Aims for this race

Finish strong; Game face still on! and the old man still breathing in the back of the kayak.

Reasons for entering this race

To take this love of paddling to an extreme level; pushing myself and all I know to the limits. Paddling in the Yukon will be a challenging, rewarding, and beautiful adventure that I hope is the first adventure of many Yukon River races!

Team: 44 Duck Juice mens Solo Kayak

Thu 15:54:37 0.1km past Carmacks -136.267, 62.111; status:WITHDRAWN


 
Joe Evans Send Message to Paddler
Joe Evans

Age: 66

Sex: M

From: Springfield, OR, United States

Biographical Information

returning paddler

Aims for this race


PADDLE ON

Bringing Epic 18XS
Planning on under 50 hours
Leaving a trail of Duck Juice
Down the river
For the rest of ya'll
To ponder
And paddle on
Paddle on

2017 Bumbazer

Reasons for entering this race

This will be my final YRQ........
Quack, Quack

Team: 45 Set Free mixed Tandem Kayak
Set Free

Sponsors:

Performance Kayak at
www.performance-kayak.com
Very knowledgeable about kayaks and helpful also all around good people.

Thu 14:13:08 0.7km past Little Salmon -135.693, 62.052; status:WITHDRAWN


 
Keith Miller Send Message to Paddler
Keith Miller

Age: 49

Sex: M

From: Louisville, OH, United States

Biographical Information

James River Rundown 100 mile
Sea kayaking off the Coast of San Juan Island
expedition trip
Kayaking expedition in the Florida Everglades
Louisville 50

Aims for this race

To finish

Karen Miller Send Message to Paddler
Karen Miller

Age: 47

Sex: F

From: Louisville, OH, United States

Biographical Information

James River Rundown 100 mile
Sea kayaking off the Coast of San Juan Island
expedition trip
Kayaking expedition in the Florida Everglades
Louisville 50

Aims for this race

To finish the race still speaking to my husband

Reasons for entering this race

10 year anniversary trip

Team: 46 Irrational Again mens Solo Kayak

Time: 57:35:00
45th= Overall
11th= Solo
8th= Solo Kayak
6th= Mens Solo Kayak


 
Sergiy Duko Send Message to Paddler
Sergiy Duko

Age: 40

Sex: M

From: Mississauga, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Muskoka River X
K2O Kingston to Ottawa
11 City Tour

Aims for this race

finish good

Reasons for entering this race

Experience Great Race, Great River and meet Great Paddlers

Team: 47 carhartt boys mens Tandem Canoe

Thu 20:49:00 0.1km past Carmacks -136.267, 62.111; status:WITHDRAWN


 
adam jordan Send Message to Paddler

Age: 33

Sex: M

From: eagle river, AK, United States

Biographical Information

2 previous yrq

Aims for this race

finish under 55 hours

devin humble Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: M

From: eagle river, AK, United States

Biographical Information

former marine

Aims for this race

stay awake

Team: 48 Paddloons womens Voyageur

Time: 60:09:48
55th Overall
15th Voyageur
5th Womens Voyageur


 
Cayley Webber Send Message to Paddler

Age: 33

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

I have limited racing experience but diverse wilderness experience. The team I am racing with is a strong group of co-adventurers, held together by common values in exploring wilderness and understanding our identity within these contexts. I have backcountry tripping experience and have a number of (now expired) certifications from Paddle Canada and Paddle Alberta on moving and still water.

Aims for this race

To complete it within the given time. To stay hydrated, focused, and pause enough to look around and look teammates in the eye!

Reasons for entering this race

I remember hearing about the YRQ about 5 years ago when I first visited the Yukon. It has been in my mind and heart ever since! I love paddling, I enjoy rallying teams of people, and I am up for the challenge of a wilderness race with great folk and beautiful landscape.

Alisa Webber Send Message to Paddler

Age: 35

Sex: F

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Coming!

Aims for this race

So many...details to come!

Emily Schmidt Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: F

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Even though my racing experience is limited, I have multiple years of river paddling experience including solo, tandem and voyageur trips. My wilderness experience has been largely based in the Alberta Rockies.

Aims for this race

To finish with gumption and a sense of achievement!

Andrea Cox Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: F

From: Edmonton, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Coming!

Aims for this race

So many....details to come!

Tarra Runka Send Message to Paddler
Tarra Runka

Age: 37

Sex: F

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

I have limited wilderness racing experience, but I have put in several years worth of overnights in the backcountry, including skiing, paddling, climbing, hiking and biking across the globe.

Aims for this race

To finish strong, still wanting to talk and and smile with all those around me!

Reasons for entering this race

I love paddling northern rivers and the women on our team. Together they make the best combo ever!!

Sarah Tyers Send Message to Paddler

Age: 27

Sex: F

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Details to come

Aims for this race

So many! Details to come.

Ricki Fisher Send Message to Paddler

Age: 34

Sex: F

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

This will be my first wilderness race, but love spending time in the backcountry.

Aims for this race

Give it my all / strengthen my paddling skills / soak in the landscape / laugh & cry / sleep very little / support my team

Reasons for entering this race

I wanted a big challenge to work toward in 2017. Being invited to do the race with this crew of amazing women was an opportunity I couldn't pass up.

Dayna Harder Send Message to Paddler
Dayna Harder

Age: 26

Sex: F

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

I have limited canoe racing experience but have spent many hours/days canoeing, hiking, backpacking and biking with friends.

Aims for this race

To finish the race with a smile on my face, a happy heart and a very tired body.

Reasons for entering this race

I live for grand outdoor adventures, and this race seemed like a good fit.

Team: 49 Voyageurs mens Tandem Kayak

Charities:

The Terry Fox Foundation

Celebrate canada and beat Cancer. More info, click below:

https://secure.terryfox.ca/registrant/EventLocationHome.aspx?eventid=224391&langpref=en-CA&LocationID=224392&Referrer=http%3a%2f%2fwww.terryfox.org%2frun%2ffundraising-events%2ffind-a-fundraising-event%2f

Time: 61:18:24
56th Overall
7th Tandem Kayak
5th Mens Tandem Kayak


 
Stéphane Pilon Send Message to Paddler
Stéphane Pilon

Age: 38

Sex: M

From: Red Deer, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Participated in marathons when younger.
Over 15 of paddling
Currently part-time kayak guide during the summer (Glacial Lakes, North Saskatchewan, Athabasca River).

Aims for this race

Ask people to write names on the hull of my kayak of people they knew or know that were affected by cancer.
Raise $15,000 for the Terry Fox Foundation.

Reasons for entering this race

Celebrate Canada Day the best way ever.

Chung Ming Ma Send Message to Paddler
Chung Ming Ma

Age: 45

Sex: M

From: Hong Kong, Hong Kong | 香港

Biographical Information

15 years of kayaking
Canoe Rescue Award
Wilderness First Aid Instructor

Aims for this race

Complete race on time. More to add later.

Reasons for entering this race

To be determined

Team: 50 Team Ts'alvit mixed Voyageur

Sponsors:

Tlingit Homeland Energy Ltd.

Mic Mac Motors

Time: 46:21:11
6th Overall
4th Voyageur
2nd Mixed Voyageur


 
Jim Boyde Send Message to Paddler

Age: 73

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Some YRQs

Aims for this race

To slip more quickly downstream to Dawson and look more deeply while enjoying the passing.

Reasons for entering this race

To revisit old places and gain better understanding.

Pam Boyde Send Message to Paddler

Age: 69

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

A few YRQs

Aims for this race

Have a grand race with a grand team cuz it could very well be the last one...really!! This run is for our whole paddling family and a special tip of the hat to Bill.

Reasons for entering this race

Gotta try our new boat and see how it and I get along. Reconnect with all the amazing places, auras and critters, both real and not along the way and feel the energy.

Crystal Shimoon Send Message to Paddler

Age: 36

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

I've worked as a whitewater rafting guide for 9 years in Southern Alberta and have recreationally paddled (rafting/kayaking) rivers throughout BC/AB. Developed and taught wilderness programs for youth, worked at an outdoor experiential learning camp for at risk youth (Enviros)... Have been lucky to have spent most of my life working and playing outside !

Aims for this race

To paddle a beautiful river, support and be a part of an amazing team.

Reasons for entering this race

So many reasons... I love being outside, paddling.. feeling the sun and the rain and the wind on my face! I've been in the Yukon just over a year and haven't yet been to Dawson City - travelling by river is an amazing way to see the land! I want to seize the opportunity to experience an incredible and challenging adventure. To remember and love those who have gone too soon and who will be there with us in spirit, and to live this adventure for them.

Bryan Allemang Send Message to Paddler

Age: 37

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2015, 2016

Aims for this race

Paddle hard!

Midori Kirby Send Message to Paddler

Age: 51

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, Japan | 日本

Biographical Information

One handful

Aims for this race

I am only a speck and a humble paddler on this mighty river...just shut up and paddle with gratitude :)

Reasons for entering this race

1.To honor the team “Paddlers Abreast” and embrace cancer.
2.To honor P&J for their dedication to the YRQ and gentleness to wild nature.
3.To "live it up” with amazing paddlers!

Peter Kirby Send Message to Paddler

Age: 56

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

One "peace" hand

Aims for this race

Did it once without thinking too much and think I can do that again but don't want to think too much about it.

Reasons for entering this race

Still LOVE IT!

Team: 51 Barely Sane mens Tandem Canoe

Time: 65:31:49
63rd Overall
23rd Tandem Canoe
11th Mens Tandem Canoe


 
Lang Evans Send Message to Paddler

Age: 59

Sex: M

From: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ finisher 2013 (red light stove winner)
Several winter biking races in Alaska
Several multiday self guided kayaking trips in BC

Aims for this race

Finish. Finish well. Don't win the red light stove award (again) :)

Gord Johnson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 56

Sex: M

From: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Paddled extensively on BC coast Powel River area

Aims for this race

Finish well. Avoid red stove award if possible

Team: 52 Hull of a time mens Tandem Canoe

Time: 61:24:22
57th Overall
20th Tandem Canoe
8th Mens Tandem Canoe


 
Adam Kulaga Send Message to Paddler

Age: 31

Sex: M

From: Edmonton, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Triathlete, avid hiker/climber and X-country skier. Entered the YRQ in 2014, but didn't manage to finish.

Aims for this race

To finish the race with a smile on my face

Eoin Clancy Send Message to Paddler

Age: 31

Sex: M

From: Edmonton, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Extended backcountry camping trips, avid climber. Entered the YRQ in 2014, but didn't manage to finish.

Aims for this race

To finish the race with a smile on my face

Team: 54 Paddle Like A Girl womens Tandem Kayak

Fri 15:33:51 7.4km past Kirkman Creek -139.356, 63.055; status:WITHDRAWN


 
Amy Byers Send Message to Paddler

Age: 47

Sex: F

From: Sausalito, CA, United States

Biographical Information

A few YRQs, a couple of Cal 100s, lots of backcountry and ultra wilderness time, and local races in kayak/surfski

Aims for this race

To soak in the Yukon again, have fun, and see how fast we can really go under the Midnight Sun

Elaine Baden Send Message to Paddler

Age: 57

Sex: F

From: Richmond, CA, United States

Biographical Information

Multiple Cal 100s, advanced racer in kayak/surfski, and lots of wilderness experience

Aims for this race

To experience the Yukon and finish strong

Team: 55 Love of Paddling womens Tandem Canoe

Time: 51:06:54
26th Overall
10th Tandem Canoe
1st Womens Tandem Canoe


 
Margo Millette

Age: 35

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse , YT, Canada

Biographical Information

2 years of YQR and many wilderness paddling trips.

Aims for this race

To finish well. Be able to get out of the canoe at the end without help.

Anjeanette LeMay-Crowtz

Age: 44

Sex: F

From: Middleton, NS, Canada

Biographical Information

Various races in Ontario and NWT. Many wilderness canoe trips.

Aims for this race

To finish well.

Team: 56 Batman & Robin mens Tandem Canoe

Sponsors:

Canoe Coffee Roasting
Rock n Road

Time: 64:22:03
61st Overall
22nd Tandem Canoe
10th Mens Tandem Canoe


 
Dylan switzer Send Message to Paddler

Age: 34

Sex: M

From: Kelowna, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Yrq x3

Aims for this race

Finish

David Mcinerney Send Message to Paddler

Age: 31

Sex: M

From: Kelowna , BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Yrq x3

Aims for this race

Finish

Team: 57 Yukon Wide Adventures mens Voyageur
Yukon Wide Adventures

Sponsors:

We would like to thank Fraserway RV and Yukon Honda for their generous contribution for our race.
Thank you very much !

Time: 42:47:08
1st Overall
1st Voyageur
1st Mens Voyageur


 
Thomas de Jager
Thomas de Jager

Age: 49

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Some years canoeing experience in a few canoe Slalom & White water competitions. 2014, 2015, 2016 YRQ finisher

Aims for this race

I'm proud to be the captain of the Team. I will do my very best to find the fastest current and channel on the way to Dawson. I'm honored to be part of that team and race with former compeditors which become my friends over the years. Thank you guys!

Gus Oliveira Send Message to Paddler
Gus Oliveira

Age: 46

Sex: M

From: Saltspring Island, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2011,2012,2013,2015
California 100 2013,2014,2015

Aims for this race

Get to Dawson before dinner

Stephen Mooney Send Message to Paddler

Age: 54

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Previous YRQ's, Texas Water Safari, Adventure Racing. Blah Blah Blah

Aims for this race

Friday night Happy Hour in Dawson!

Reasons for entering this race

It's in my backyard. I love being on water

Wayne Anderson Send Message to Paddler
Wayne Anderson

Age: 52

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ, MR340, SDKC, Muskoka X

Aims for this race

Try to survive taking 6 solo paddlers and putting them together in a Voyageur team.

Reasons for entering this race

Love this race.

Pat McLellan Send Message to Paddler

Age: 60

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Life long canoe/kayak racer: flatwater, outrigger, marathon, ice boat, voyageur.

Aims for this race

Enjoy the Yukon River at its best in the company of a new team.

Reasons for entering this race

Several but mainly because I can't easily say no to a paddling adventure.

Dave Hutchison Send Message to Paddler
Dave Hutchison

Age: 56

Sex: M

From: Gallatin Gateway, MT, United States

Biographical Information

YRQ - 2008, 2014, 2015, 2016
MR340 - 2015
South Dakota Kayak Challenge - 2016

Aims for this race

Go faster

Reasons for entering this race

It's the best race by far!!! and the volunteers are GREAT!

Team: 58 That's a Paddlin' mixed Tandem Canoe

Time: 46:50:03
10th Overall
3rd Tandem Canoe
1st Mixed Tandem Canoe


 
Joanna deMontreuil
Joanna deMontreuil

Age: 29

Sex: F

From: Vernon, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ2016.

Aims for this race

To improve on last year.

Chip McKay Send Message to Paddler

Age: 34

Sex: M

From: Vernon, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ2016

Aims for this race

To improve on last year.

Team: 59 Yukon Slayers mixed Voyageur
Yukon Slayers

Thu 18:05:30 0.1km past Carmacks -136.267, 62.111; status:WITHDRAWN


 
Maggi Slassor Send Message to Paddler

Age: 65

Sex: F

From: Port Alberni, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

...

Aims for this race

...

Sandra MacLeod Send Message to Paddler

Age: 53

Sex: F

From: Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

.

Aims for this race

.

Sheryl Thomson Send Message to Paddler
Sheryl Thomson

Age: 55

Sex: F

From: Lantzville, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

15 years paddling stroke with the Nanaimo Dragonslayers . I also like to go outrigging, hiking and biking.

Aims for this race

To finish intact

Reasons for entering this race

To experience the longest river race on the planet with some of my wonderful teammates.

Dave Thomson Send Message to Paddler
Dave Thomson

Age: 60

Sex: M

From: Lantzville, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

14 years of dragon boating with two teams, the Nanaimo Dragonslayers and the Mid Island Masters. I also enjoy Outrigging, biking and hiking.

Aims for this race

I'd like to complete this adventure with my teammates with a respectable time.

Reasons for entering this race

To see what I'm made of...lol

Mark Farquharson Send Message to Paddler
Mark Farquharson

Age: 55

Sex: M

From: Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

9 years of Dragonboat racing
7 years of Outrigger canoe racing
I have been both a steersperson and a paddler in both sports over the years.

Aims for this race

My aim is to get to the finish line safely and hopefully within the required time.

Reasons for entering this race

I like a good challenge to push myself.

Didi Irvine Send Message to Paddler
Didi Irvine

Age: 59

Sex: F

From: Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Dragon boater since 2006, All season Outrigger from 2010

Aims for this race

Race to the midnight Sun and celebrate Canada's 150 years with my Team Mates:)

Reasons for entering this race

An amazing race that will challenge my body, mind and spirit! A great way of discovering all that The Yukon has to offer.

Colleen Blouin Send Message to Paddler
Colleen Blouin

Age: 64

Sex: F

From: Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Dragonboat competitor for 9 yrs, outrigger canoe competitor for 5 yrs.

Aims for this race

To finish in fine form with all our friendships intact! Also to get it done in less than 54 hours.

Reasons for entering this race

First heard about it two years ago and became obsessed with the idea...on my bucket list and am so proud of my fellow paddlers for all the encouragement!

Team: 60 Goldpanners mixed Tandem Canoe

Time: 50:58:42
25th Overall
9th Tandem Canoe
6th Mixed Tandem Canoe


 
Karl McEwan Send Message to Paddler

Age: 29

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

arctic ultra, lots of canoe, ski and bike trips

Aims for this race

- prospect for gold bearing creeks along the way

Reasons for entering this race

A cousin 'reunion.'

You can't divorce/break-up with your cousin.

Sydney van Loon Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

2015 Quest in voyageur

Aims for this race

- prospect for gold bearing creeks along the way

Reasons for entering this race

A cousin 'reunion.'

You can't divorce/break-up with your cousin.

Team: 61 Team Whoa womens Voyageur

Time: 50:58:06
23rd Overall
10th Voyageur
3rd Womens Voyageur


 
Noreen Schaefer

Age: 53

Sex: F

From: Wynndel, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

8th time YRQ finisher; multiple extended wilderness paddling trips in northern Canada

Aims for this race

To finally see purple martians.

Verena Koenig

Age: 21

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

A few RiverQuest's, including Arctic Ultra's, all inspired by Patti and Shelley, both in this boat..

Aims for this race

have a lot of fun with these crazy girls

Reasons for entering this race

I would like to know, if I can wear make up leaving Whitehorse, and still wear it perfectly when arriving in Dawson..

Christine Lundvall

Age: 52

Sex: F

From: Toronto, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

2 YRQ, YAU and a bunch of ultra trail runs (not sure that helps with paddling though)

Aims for this race

Happy/healthy thru-out.

Lise Rok Send Message to Paddler

Age: 21

Sex: F

From: Toronto, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

TBA

Aims for this race

TBA

Patricia Clune Send Message to Paddler

Age: 21

Sex: F

From: Toronto, TBA, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

TBA

Aims for this race

TBA

Emma Stinson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 30

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Guided for 10 years in Ontario and Yukon.

Aims for this race

To have fun.

Alison Eremenko

Age: 21

Sex: F

From: Marsh Lake, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Over 28 years of backcountry experience by dogteam, horseback, snowshoes, skis, hiking, and paddling. More wilderness experience than you can shake a carbon paddle at...
A few local races under the belt......
6 years involvement with the YRQ as volunteer...unfortunately, I know what to expect.

Aims for this race

Race and be able to keep paddling and racing

Reasons for entering this race

Why race solo when you can join a fun bunch of women who want to get to Dawson as badly as you do?

Lisa Robertson

Age: 21

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

tba

Aims for this race

tba

Team: 62 Yukon 4.1 mixed Voyageur
Yukon 4.1

Time: 50:07:06
19th Overall
8th Voyageur
4th Mixed Voyageur


 
Holly Crouch
Holly Crouch

Age: 55

Sex: F

From: Sherburne, NY, United States

Biographical Information

General Clinton 70 miler - X30 yrs. Adirondack 90 miler - X29 yrs.
Yukon 1000 miler - 2 yrs.
YRQ - 1yr.
30 years of other various length canoe races in upstate New York.

Aims for this race

Finish in knowing that I have given my all, proud of my performance, ALWAYS keeping bottom side down, and cherishing the wonderful opportunity to paddle the YRQ with previous teammates.

Reasons for entering this race

The internal challenge, an opportunity to paddle with such special canoe friends, and of course to return back to the WONDERFUL beauty and hospitality of the YUKON !

Paul Repak Send Message to Paddler
Paul Repak

Age: 65

Sex: M

From: Boonville, NY, United States

Biographical Information

ADIRONDACK 90-MILER x20 veteran
Adirondack Cannonball-90 x8
General Clinton 70 mile x4
Adirondack licensed guide
YRQ 2008, Y1K 2009, Y1K 2011,
YRQ 2013

Aims for this race

Always to improve on previous runs, ever more enjoyment of the Yukon and its surprises for me and crew.

Reasons for entering this race

“And the rivers all run God knows where;
There are lives that are erring and aimless,
And deaths that just hang by a hair;
There are hardships that nobody reckons;
There are valleys unpeopled and still;
There's a land — oh, it beckons and beckons,
And I want to go back — and I will.”
Spell of the Yukon, by Robert Service

Eileen Visser Send Message to Paddler

Age: 35

Sex: F

From: Potsdam , New York , NY, United States

Biographical Information

Adirondack Canoe Classic 90 miler x 8
General Clinton 70 miler x 1

Aims for this race

-

Soenen Francis Send Message to Paddler
Soenen Francis

Age: 47

Sex: M

From: Roeselare, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium | België | Belgique | Belgien

Biographical Information

YRQ 2012, 2014, 2016
Channel Crossing between UK and France in tandem canoe.
Different canoe trips in the Peel River Watershed.

Aims for this race

Finish under the 50 hours.

Reasons for entering this race

To paddle for the first time in a C4-team and make new friends.
Every reason is good enough to go to the Yukon.

Team: 63 Canoe Believe It?! womens Tandem Canoe

Thu 22:14:12 0.1km past Carmacks -136.268, 62.111; status:WITHDRAWN


 
Jane Linley Send Message to Paddler

Age: 34

Sex: F

From: Nelson , BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Love the outdoors and canoeing!
Never done a race

Aims for this race

To win!
Have fun

Reasons for entering this race

Pleasure

Kay Linley Send Message to Paddler

Age: 32

Sex: F

From: Dawson City, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Very outdoorsy
Hardcore

Aims for this race

To win!
Have Fun!

Reasons for entering this race

My sister talked me into it

Team: 64 Dawson By Dinner mixed Tandem Canoe

Time: 47:09:37
11th Overall
4th Tandem Canoe
2nd Mixed Tandem Canoe


 
Alex Spinks Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQs

Aims for this race

Keep improving

Reasons for entering this race

I just can't stop!

Robert Spinks Send Message to Paddler

Age: 29

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ

Aims for this race

Get to Dawson faster than last time.

Team: 65 Saranac 4 mixed Voyageur
Saranac 4

Time: 45:48:16
4th Overall
2nd Voyageur
1st Mixed Voyageur


 
Teresa Stout Send Message to Paddler
Teresa Stout

Age: 63

Sex: F

From: Corsica, PA, United States

Biographical Information

Yukon 1000 2009
YRQ 2013
17 General Clinton 70 miler
12 Adirondack 90 miler

Aims for this race

Finish the YRQ again in my C-4 enjoying the company of good friends.

Reasons for entering this race

I love paddling and the Yukon.

Jon Vermilyea Send Message to Paddler
Jon Vermilyea

Age: 46

Sex: M

From: Syracuse, NY, United States

Biographical Information

YRQ '13, Yukon1000 '11, General Clinton70x7, Adirondack 90x10 and ADK Cannonball90X7

Aims for this race

Finish strong!

Reasons for entering this race

"I'm for mystery, not interpretive answers. … The answer is never the answer. What's really interesting is the mystery. If you seek the mystery instead of the answer, you'll always be seeking. I've never seen anybody really find the answer, but they think they have. So they stop thinking. But the job is to seek mystery, evoke mystery, plant a garden in which strange plants grow and mysteries bloom. The need for mystery is greater than the need for an answer."
-Ken Kesey

Ashley Cary Send Message to Paddler

Age: 32

Sex: F

From: Syracuse, NY, United States

Biographical Information

Yukon 1000 2011, YRQ 2013, multiple General Clinton 70 milers, multiple Adirondack Canoe Classic 90 milers, multiple Canonballs

Aims for this race

Win.

Ben Schlimmer Send Message to Paddler

Age: 27

Sex: M

From: Oneonta, NY, United States

Biographical Information

Multiple Ausable Canoe Marathons, General Clinton 70 milers, ADK 90milers and more

Aims for this race

Win :P and finish the race with an awesome fun group of paddlers, not to mention meet more paddlers and just enjoy the event.

Team: 66 SJR mens Tandem Kayak

Time: 50:58:09
24th Overall
3rd Tandem Kayak
3rd Mens Tandem Kayak


 
Andre Church Send Message to Paddler

Age: 39

Sex: M

From: Rothesay, NB, Canada

Biographical Information

Not much

Aims for this race

finish

Wayne Chamberlain Send Message to Paddler

Age: 40

Sex: M

From: Saint John, NB, Canada

Biographical Information

Adventure Racing

Aims for this race

finish

Team: 67 CAP#1 mens Voyageur

Sponsors:

CAP Engineering has been our awesome and amazing sponsor since our first year and we the team would like to express our gratitude to Sylvain Lessard and CAP Engineering for helping to make our dreams come true.

Time: 46:37:41
8th Overall
5th Voyageur
2nd Mens Voyageur


 
Bruce Jobin Send Message to Paddler

Age: 38

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Done some stuff. Had fun

Aims for this race

Get a Lil faster .

Reasons for entering this race

Cause it's fun. And always a learning experience

Donna Johns Send Message to Paddler

Age: 41

Sex: F

From: edmonton, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Canoe Guide 2005
Wilderness Tourism Program Yukon College
2015 YRQ
2016 YRQ
Bach Arts in Recreation Sport Tourism program 1st year University of Alberta

Aims for this race

Looking for Number ONE THIS YEAR BOYYYYYYYYYYY

Reasons for entering this race

Because apparently we all crazy up in here....but also to bring awareness that we are paddling to KEEP OUR WATERS CLEAN FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS...WATER IS LIFE!

Joshua van bibber Send Message to Paddler

Age: 19

Sex: M

From: whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

lots of rec canoeing

Aims for this race

finish

Samantha Frost Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: F

From: Old Crow, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

2016 YRQ
Vuntut and Tingit Enough said!!

Aims for this race

To have fun with my crazy team and do our best to stay inside the boat and win!!!!! ;)

Reasons for entering this race

To live life on a crazy journey with some great people, and to paddle for our waters .. like my crazy cousin Donna said "WATER IS LIFE"

Wes Kemble Send Message to Paddler

Age: 37

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2015, YRQ 2016 and tons of river and outdoor experience...the Yukon wilderness is my playground...been that way all my life!

Aims for this race

i wanna do it in 50 hours this year and anything else is a blessing

Reasons for entering this race

personal pride

Luc pinard Send Message to Paddler

Age: 26

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

stuff

Aims for this race

finish

Dustyn van bibber Send Message to Paddler

Age: 19

Sex: M

From: whitehorse, Canada

Biographical Information

lots of recreational paddling

Aims for this race

finish

william kennedy

Age: 26

Sex: M

From: whitehorse, Canada

Biographical Information

lots of varied distance events

Aims for this race

finish

Team: 68 Paddlers Abreast womens Voyageur

Time: 52:57:09
31st Overall
12th Voyageur
4th Womens Voyageur


 
Terry Neis Send Message to Paddler

Age: 59

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Paddled in YRQ with Paddlers Abreast x 4

Aims for this race

To finish the race within 50 hours paddling time and to enjoy every moment of being on the water with my very wonderful and amazing team members

Lynn Rice-Rideout Send Message to Paddler

Age: 44

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse , YT, Canada

Biographical Information

12 years paddling in the Yukon River Quest

Aims for this race

To have fun, and to get to Dawson in under 55 hours.

Reasons for entering this race

I love being on the water, to support other breast cancer survivors and to get the Paddlers Abreast boat to Dawson!

Alix Ahmed Send Message to Paddler

Age: 66

Sex: F

From: Maple Ridge, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Paddled in YRQ 2016

Aims for this race

To cross the finish line before our steers person
Have fun with a new team.

Dawn Frallick Send Message to Paddler

Age: 66

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse , YT, Canada

Biographical Information

This is YRQ #14 with Paddlers Abreast.

Aims for this race

Enjoy the river, make good time, stay healthy, encourage others.

Reasons for entering this race

Continue supporting breast cancer initiatives, model active post-treatment lifestyle for breast cancer survivors, honor those who did not survive.

Jane Haydock Send Message to Paddler

Age: 56

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2013, 2014, 2016 with PA. Kayaking, hiking, skiing.

Aims for this race

Reach Dawson with this group of strong and inspiring women.

Reasons for entering this race

Support breast cancer survivors of Paddlers Abreast and their legacy boat. Challenge myself and have fun.

Julianne Fraser Send Message to Paddler

Age: 44

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Yukon River Quest 2016

Aims for this race

get to Dawson!

Reasons for entering this race

For Judy, my mother, her sisters Jill and Joanne, and their mother Norma. They all died of breast cancer, a gene that I an my cousins carry. It's for all the Eves women.

Asa Berg

Age: 60

Sex: F

From: Atlin, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ and many other expeditions in the wilderness.

Aims for this race

Challenge myself physically and mentally to plan for, start and finish the race while enjoying the river and the many analogies it provides for the struggle against breast cancer and the joy of life.

Reasons for entering this race

Raise awareness of breast cancer and that breast cancer survivors can lead full, active and healthy lives.
Continue the goal of Paddlers Abreast to participate in the race every year.

Ingrid Wilcox Send Message to Paddler

Age: 69

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

15 completed YRQ

Aims for this race

To help get the team to Dawson in under 55 hrs. smiling! And having fun.

Reasons for entering this race

It's addictive and it would't be a Yukon summer without paddling the YRQ.

Team: 69 Fashionably Lake mixed Tandem Canoe
Fashionably Lake

Time: 57:16:14
42nd Overall
15th Tandem Canoe
9th Mixed Tandem Canoe


 
Alex Campbell Send Message to Paddler
Alex Campbell

Age: 32

Sex: M

From: Dawson City , YT, Canada

Biographical Information

-2014 YRQ finisher (tandem kayak)
-10+ years of flatwater kayak and racing experience
-Backcountry hiking experience

Aims for this race

Make it home to Dawson for dinner on Frida-... no no, Saturday...uhhh Sunday??

Tia Staller Send Message to Paddler
Tia Staller

Age: 27

Sex: F

From: Dawson City , YT, Canada

Biographical Information

No previous racing experience.

Aims for this race

Complete and have fun!

Team: 70 The Bickersons mixed Tandem Canoe

Time: 47:24:54
13th Overall
5th Tandem Canoe
3rd Mixed Tandem Canoe


 
Bonnie Pankiw Send Message to Paddler

Age: 56

Sex: F

From: Chelsea, QC, Canada

Biographical Information

Muskoka River X
Kingston to Ottawa

Aims for this race

finish with a smile and minimal bickering

Christoph Weber Send Message to Paddler

Age: 61

Sex: M

From: Chelsea, QC, Canada

Biographical Information

Muskoka River X
Kingston to Ottawa

Aims for this race

finish and have fun

Team: 71 Skagway Scissor Wizards mixed Voyageur

Time: 51:19:33
27th Overall
11th Voyageur
5th Mixed Voyageur


 
Kent Fielding Send Message to Paddler
Kent Fielding

Age: 49

Sex: M

From: Skagway, AK, United States

Biographical Information

YRQ - 2015, 2016.

Aims for this race

Finish in 52-54 hours.

Reasons for entering this race

I love being on the Yukon River late at night!

Sarah M Waterman Send Message to Paddler
Sarah M Waterman

Age: 35

Sex: F

From: Skagway, AK, United States

Biographical Information

Molokai 6 man '13,'16
Molokai surfski '14
US Surfski Champs '14
Maui Nui '16
Many Hawaiian Outrigger canoe/Surfski races from 13-17

Aims for this race

Complete with a happy well connected team!

Reasons for entering this race

To push myself as a paddler in whatever mother nature has to offer!

Kate Meemken Send Message to Paddler
Kate Meemken

Age: 35

Sex: F

From: Saint Cloud, MN, United States

Biographical Information

Yukon River Quest 2016
Grandmas Marathon 2016
Other previous running races

Aims for this race

Finish strong with my team and enjoy the race start to finish

Reasons for entering this race

Love the challenge-the Yukon is a great place and the River Quest is such an unbelievable experience.

Curt Burns

Age: 27

Sex: M

From: Skagway, AK, United States

Biographical Information

N/A

Aims for this race

N/A

Logan Weber

Age: 23

Sex: M

From: Skagway, AK, United States

Biographical Information

N/A

Aims for this race

N/A

Peter Zimmerman Send Message to Paddler

Age: 27

Sex: M

From: Skagway, AK, United States

Biographical Information

Wilderness Guide

Aims for this race

Finish around 50 hrs

Team: 72 Strokes of Genius mens Tandem Canoe
Strokes of Genius

Sponsors:

TBA

Time: 46:40:34
9th Overall
2nd Tandem Canoe
2nd Mens Tandem Canoe


 
Mike De Abreu Send Message to Paddler
Mike De Abreu

Age: 53

Sex: M

From: Arnprior, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2015
MRX 2014, 2015, 2016
K2O 2015, 2016
General Clinton 70Miler 2015, 2016

Aims for this race

Arrive in Dawson City before last call.

Reasons for entering this race

You need a reason?

Tom Phillips
Tom Phillips

Age: 44

Sex: M

From: Ottawa, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ
MRX x3
K2O x2
Clinton 70 miler x2



Aims for this race

Finish much faster than last time

Reasons for entering this race

Been counting the days to go back to the Yukon.

Canada day in Dawson City!

May Laberge be tranquil..

Team: 73 Lazing Paddles XII mens Tandem Canoe

Time: 62:39:55
60th Overall
21st Tandem Canoe
9th Mens Tandem Canoe


 
John Little Send Message to Paddler

Age: 58

Sex: M

From: Edmonton, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Yukon River Quest

Aims for this race

To finish in a respectable time.

Reasons for entering this race

It is habit forming.

John Frame Send Message to Paddler

Age: 51

Sex: M

From: Edmonton, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

More enthusiasm than experience

Aims for this race

Finish in a respectable time.

Team: 74 Yukon Rookies mixed Tandem Kayak
Yukon Rookies

Time: 54:09:26
38th Overall
4th Tandem Kayak
1st Mixed Tandem Kayak


 
Ariane Haensel Send Message to Paddler
Ariane Haensel

Age: 47

Sex: F

From: Bernau, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

After having fun at some paddle marathon events in Europe I want to get the challenge on the Yukon.

Aims for this race

Finish the race...

Carsten Haensel Send Message to Paddler
Carsten Haensel

Age: 47

Sex: M

From: Bernau, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

Get these famous adventure in paddeling.

Aims for this race

Finish the race and still feel my body.

Team: 75 Mapping the Way mixed Tandem Canoe

Sponsors:

tba

Time: 49:14:50
17th Overall
6th Tandem Canoe
4th Mixed Tandem Canoe


 
Jake Paleczny Send Message to Paddler

Age: 31

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ2015
YRQ2014

Aims for this race

Smooth, strong, fast.

Pauline Frost-Hanberg Send Message to Paddler
Pauline Frost-Hanberg

Age: 53

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

A few YRQs races, with some pretty awesome people.

Aims for this race

To race to the midnight sun in good form, and be in Dawson before Alden goes to bed for the night.

Reasons for entering this race

I couldn't pass up the opportunity to race with a good pal, and an amazing Yukon Quester.

Team: 76 Goldilocks & The Three Bears mens Voyageur

Time: 47:57:50
15th Overall
6th Voyageur
3rd Mens Voyageur


 
Paul Adams Send Message to Paddler

Age: 47

Sex: M

From: Whitby, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ X 5
MRX Classic (130km) X 2
MRX CdB (220km) X 2
Texas Winter 100

Aims for this race

Reunite with great friends & paddlers

Susan Adams Send Message to Paddler

Age: 48

Sex: F

From: Whitby, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ X 5
MRX Classic (130km) X 2
MRX CdB (220km) X 2

Aims for this race

Finish

Steve Ramsay Send Message to Paddler
Steve Ramsay

Age: 55

Sex: M

From: Priddis, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2012 2013
MR340 2015
CR100 x2
Texas Winter 100 x1
The Pas OCN x4
Cooks Creek Canoe Classic x4

Aims for this race

Have a good steady smooth boat. Finish Strong.

Reasons for entering this race

I enjoy training and preparing for the race. The YRQ attracts great people who challenge and inspire me.

Wally Duncan Send Message to Paddler
Wally Duncan

Age: 35

Sex: M

From: Norway House, MB, Canada

Biographical Information

York Boat Racing
The Pas OCN x3

Aims for this race

Finish and have a lot of laughs in the process.

Reasons for entering this race

Helping a group of friends out as one of their teammates got injured. Always wanted to do something like this. Should be a great experience.

Team: 77 2 Numbnuts mens Tandem Kayak

Time: 44:38:51
2nd Overall
1st Tandem Kayak
1st Mens Tandem Kayak


 
Shaun Thrower Send Message to Paddler

Age: 56

Sex: M

From: Hereford, Herefordshire, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Some long distance racing

Aims for this race

To find my limits once again, have fun with friends and once again enjoy the space.

Steve King Send Message to Paddler

Age: 42

Sex: M

From: Hereford, Herefordshire, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Some long distance racing

Aims for this race

Once again drag my mates arse down the river and buy all the beers in Dawson for the team.
push my limits, catch up with friends and make more friends. Enjoy the space.

Team: 78 2 Trolls mens Tandem Kayak

Time: 47:18:05
12th Overall
2nd Tandem Kayak
2nd Mens Tandem Kayak


 
Oliver Main Send Message to Paddler

Age: 46

Sex: M

From: Hereford, UK, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Paddling for 8 years including Devizes to Westminster 5 times and numerous sea races.

Aims for this race

To find some new bridges to live under!

Thomas Diaper Send Message to Paddler

Age: 27

Sex: M

From: leamington Spa, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Completed Devizes to Westminster 4 times and experienced sea paddler.

Aims for this race

Care in the community... Get the old boy out from under his bridge.

Team: 79 Quetico ranger mixed Tandem Canoe

Time: 67:56:53
65th Overall
24th Tandem Canoe
10th Mixed Tandem Canoe


 
glenn nolan Send Message to Paddler
glenn nolan

Age: 58

Sex: M

From: Atikokan, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

extensive paddling experience throughout northern Canada for over 50 years

Aims for this race

complete race

Maureen Hatherely Send Message to Paddler
Maureen Hatherely

Age: 57

Sex: F

From: atikokan, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

extensive paddling/wilderness travel throughout norther Canada for many years

Aims for this race

complete race in style

Team: 80 Lootas womens Solo Kayak

Time: 52:15:45
29th Overall
5th Solo
5th Solo Kayak
1st Womens Solo Kayak


 
Kelley J Watson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 43

Sex: F

From: Port Townsend, WA, United States

Biographical Information

2014, Kayaked Inside Passage, Longtime Outward Bound Instructor

Aims for this race

I've been wanting to do this again since 2014. Hoping the stars align

Team: 81 Dozy Drifters mixed Tandem Canoe

Time: 50:47:57
22nd Overall
8th Tandem Canoe
5th Mixed Tandem Canoe


 
Dale Bulmer Send Message to Paddler

Age: 41

Sex: M

From: Dawson City, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

No racing experience but lots of wilderness experience. A couple canoe trips on the klondike and Yukon river for fun.

Aims for this race

To complete the race to the best of my abilities

Reasons for entering this race

Bucket list and to challenge myself.

Lupine Bulmer Send Message to Paddler

Age: 37

Sex: F

From: Dawson City, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

No water racing experience but grew up in the north. Casual paddle excursions on the Klondike and Yukon river

Aims for this race

To complete the race as fast as possible and to the best of our abilities

Reasons for entering this race

To challenge myself physically and mentally.

Team: 82 Gorge Downwind Champs mens Tandem Canoe

Sponsors:

Gorge Downwind Champs, Huki

Time: 44:38:56
3rd Overall
1st Tandem Canoe
1st Mens Tandem Canoe


 
Carter Johnson

Age: 41

Sex: M

From: Sauslaito, CA, United States

Biographical Information

I live on a boat

Aims for this race

eat a toe

Reasons for entering this race

Toes

Dave Jensen Send Message to Paddler

Age: 51

Sex: M

From: Sausalito, CA, United States

Biographical Information

King cheese factory

Aims for this race

new shiny boat with 2 seats

Reasons for entering this race

also want to eat a toe

Team: 83 Grand Canoedles mixed Tandem Canoe

Thu 09:19:10 0.9km past Hootalinqua -134.904, 61.585; status:WITHDRAWN


 
John O'Daniel Send Message to Paddler

Age: 65

Sex: M

From: Skagway, AK, United States

Biographical Information

4 YRQs, family canoeing trips,

Aims for this race

To finish and have fun

Denver Evans Send Message to Paddler

Age: 18

Sex: F

From: Skagway, AK, United States

Biographical Information

Junior Iditarod, family camping and canoeing trips since the age of 4

Aims for this race

To finish with my grandpa and enjoy the amazing scenery of the Yukon

Reasons for entering this race

I've been volunteering for three years and now it's my time.

Team: 84 Team Blondie "Girls Who Yak" womens Tandem Kayak
Team Blondie "Girls Who Yak"

Time: 68:34:30
68th Overall
8th Tandem Kayak
1st Womens Tandem Kayak


 
Lisa Brougham Send Message to Paddler
Lisa Brougham

Age: 46

Sex: F

From: Bowen Bay, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

2015 / 2016 YRQ finisher

Aims for this race

-to catch up on sleep - ha ha ha
- to make it to Dawson and have a sour toe cocktail and post YRQ dinner with fellow paddlers

Reasons for entering this race

love the river and the paddlers

Mara Leitane Send Message to Paddler
Mara Leitane

Age: 33

Sex: F

From: New Westminster, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Explore Sweden adventure race 2010 Atlantic 2 Baltic 9th place.
World Rogaining Championship 2016 Australia woman open 12th place.

Aims for this race

Paddle fast!

Reasons for entering this race

Since I moved to Canada I had this litlle dream -to do some longer paddling. Finally dream will come true!

Team: 86 Wadaka mixed Voyageur

Time: 53:12:55
33rd Overall
13th Voyageur
6th Mixed Voyageur


 
Tunde Fulop Send Message to Paddler

Age: 51

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

9 River Quests.

Aims for this race

Get to Dawson as friends.

Reasons for entering this race

Just can't have enough of the quest.
Addictive!!!

Sylvia Anderson Send Message to Paddler
Sylvia Anderson

Age: 56

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Competed in many wilderness adventure races & Yukon River Quests.

Aims for this race

To win! Oh yah and to have fun while doing it!

Yvonne Kinsey Send Message to Paddler

Age: 52

Sex: F

From: whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

I Have Completed in a Previous Yukon Qwest on a Voyageur Team and Possess an Outdoor Adventurous Spirit

Aims for this race

Be Able to Put my Best Paddle Forward, Complete the Race, Laugh, Enjoy Great Company and Have Some Great Stories to Share at the End!!!!

Danielle Boisvert Send Message to Paddler

Age: 55

Sex: F

From: Toronto, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Did the river quest 10 years ago, 2 adventure races in Yukon

Aims for this race

Have a good time with good friends

Reasons for entering this race

It's the longest canoe race in the world

Mike Tribes Send Message to Paddler

Age: 50

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Frequent Wilderness Adventure Racer, Many hikes and extended paddling trips in Yukon and BC

Aims for this race

Head in the right direction

Reasons for entering this race

Tunde asked me to

Sergio Linarello Send Message to Paddler

Age: 52

Sex: M

From: Toronto , ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Dragon boat 12 yrs
Outrigger canoe 7 yrs
Back country canoeing 8 yrs

Aims for this race

Fun make new friends respectable finish

Reasons for entering this race

Visit Yukon

Marianna Berko Send Message to Paddler
Marianna Berko

Age: 49

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

I did a few local canoe races in the past here in the Yukon. I was a flat water kayak racer in Hungary a few decades back :-)

Aims for this race

Have a lot of fun with my adventurous teammates and still smile at the end.

Reasons for entering this race

I've been waiting for this time since 2002.

Julia Gerlach Send Message to Paddler

Age: 37

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse , YT, Canada

Biographical Information

3 river Quest

Aims for this race

Have fun

Reasons for entering this race

Have fun

Team: 87 Yukon do it mens Tandem Kayak

Sponsors:

Not yet!

Charities:

Les Bourgs Hospice

Time: 58:26:01
49th Overall
6th Tandem Kayak
4th Mens Tandem Kayak


 
George Smitheram Send Message to Paddler

Age: 22

Sex: M

From: Castel, Guernsey

Biographical Information

Devises to Westminster Kayak Marathon,
(Waterside Series),
University Rowing,
Gold D of E expedition,
3 Peaks Challenge.

Aims for this race

Complete it and hopefully raise some money for a local charity.

Reasons for entering this race

I want to see the sights and like a bit of a challenge.

Edward Allen Send Message to Paddler

Age: 23

Sex: M

From: Forest, Guernsey

Biographical Information

University Rowing,
Gold D of E,
3 Peaks.

Aims for this race

"Well I don't want to get a long term injury... unless it's bear related"

Reasons for entering this race

"I dunno just a bit of a challenge isn't it"

Team: 88 Boaty McBoatface mens Tandem Canoe

Time: 57:31:18
43rd Overall
16th Tandem Canoe
6th Mens Tandem Canoe


 
William Smethurst Send Message to Paddler

Age: 30

Sex: M

From: London, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Racing in long distance swimming and cycling. Wilderness experience as mountain biking and mountaineering instructor. Kayak expeditions in the UK.

Aims for this race

Tolerate my team mate

Reasons for entering this race

Experience the scenery of NW Canada

Andrew Ross Send Message to Paddler

Age: 31

Sex: M

From: London, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Mongal Rally, endurance race through Central Asia. Long distance cycle races. Long distance swimming and running.

Aims for this race

Survival!

Reasons for entering this race

A chance to take part in a fantastic race in amazing landscape with like minded people.

Team: 89 Chris Christie open SUP
Chris Christie

Sponsors:

Surftech
Mustang Survival
Eat Prima
Ryders Eyewear

Charities:

Alzheimer'

Fri 08:26:30 100.0km from Nowhere -136.268, 62.111; status:WITHDRAWN


 
Chris Christie Send Message to Paddler

Age: 47

Sex: M

From: Garibaldi Highlands, BC, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

250 Km Bella Coola River to Dean Channel Expediton.
15day's
Bowen Sup Race
3 Day Thompson River SUP to class 3

Aims for this race

Take in the experiences on the river and hear the Horn in Dawson.

Team: 91 Team 3-2-1-Go womens Voyageur

Time: 45:56:02
5th Overall
3rd Voyageur
1st Womens Voyageur


 
Tina Hoeben
Tina Hoeben

Age: 53

Sex: F

From: Penticton, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2012, multiple paddling and adventure races.

Aims for this race

finish with a smile on my face.

Reasons for entering this race

It was a great experience in 2012 . . . I wanted to come back to do it with a women's crew.

Kathleen Jensen
Kathleen Jensen

Age: 52

Sex: F

From: Wallace, MI, United States

Biographical Information

Everglades 300, 1st outrigger to ever finish. 20+ Catalina Crossings, 15+ Molokai Crossing

Been racing for 40 years.

Aims for this race

Be fully prepared and no mishaps.

Reasons for entering this race

A new challenge and great teammates!

Cindy Lee
Cindy Lee

Age: 52

Sex: F

From: Newark, CA, United States

Biographical Information

outrigger paddling in California and Hawaii.

Aims for this race

Enjoy the Yukon wilderness.

Beth Schluter
Beth Schluter

Age: 70

Sex: F

From: Oconomowoc, WI, United States

Biographical Information

marathon and outrigger paddling. Races all over North America and Hawaii.

Aims for this race

Enjoy the experience.

Margaret Caudle
Margaret Caudle

Age: 52

Sex: F

From: Alameda, CA, United States

Biographical Information

outrigger racing - many Catalina and Molokai crossings

Aims for this race

Enjoy the time on the river.

Lynn Capen
Lynn Capen

Age: 60

Sex: F

From: Boulder, CO, United States

Biographical Information

marathon canoe , 6-man outrigger,
2,130 mile solo trip (a very long time ago when i was 20)

Aims for this race

to finish- to have a great experience with my team.

Reasons for entering this race

paddling the yukon river has been on the list forever- this is a fantastic opportunity for me to be with this team, in this event

Team: 92 Valard Voyageurs mixed Voyageur
Valard Voyageurs

Sponsors:

Valard Construction

http://www.Valard.com

Time: 68:16:09
66th Overall
16th Voyageur
8th Mixed Voyageur


 
Hayley McNeil Send Message to Paddler
Hayley McNeil

Age: 32

Sex: F

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Wilderness

Aims for this race

Team building

Meaghan O'Meara Send Message to Paddler
Meaghan O'Meara

Age: 34

Sex: F

From: Edmonton , AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Racing: none
Paddling: occasionally
Wilderness: I watched Wild once...!?

Aims for this race

Complete race in allotted time and to survive.

Reasons for entering this race

To enjoy a fun new challenge in a beautiful environment.

Adam Budzinski Send Message to Paddler

Age: 37

Sex: M

From: Edmonton , AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Wilderness

Aims for this race

Team Building

Damian Fraczek Send Message to Paddler

Age: 38

Sex: M

From: Edmonton , AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Wilderness

Aims for this race

Team Building

julien camanini Send Message to Paddler
julien camanini

Age: 31

Sex: M

From: calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Racing: none
Paddling: sure
Wilderness: the wild one

Aims for this race

Fun!

Reasons for entering this race

Great challenge in a beautiful environment.

Sam Blair Send Message to Paddler
Sam Blair

Age: 36

Sex: F

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Mountain goat

Aims for this race

Push the limit of the limit!

Team: 93 Ghent Bastards mens Tandem Canoe

Sponsors:

Still to come

Time: 58:15:16
48th Overall
17th Tandem Canoe
7th Mens Tandem Canoe


 
Alexandre De Waele Send Message to Paddler
Alexandre De Waele

Age: 29

Sex: M

From: Gent, Belgium | België | Belgique | Belgien

Biographical Information

OCR obstakel course running marathon version.
Climbing

Aims for this race

Finishing the race

Reasons for entering this race

Love the challenge

Gregory Vanhoonacker Send Message to Paddler

Age: 32

Sex: M

From: Oedelem , Belgium | België | Belgique | Belgien

Biographical Information

Rafting in Canada and France

Aims for this race

Be a finisher

Reasons for entering this race

One hell of an experience

Team: 94 BC Banzai mixed Tandem Canoe

Time: 55:13:35
40th Overall
14th Tandem Canoe
8th Mixed Tandem Canoe


 
Al Ramey Send Message to Paddler
Al Ramey

Age: 57

Sex: M

From: Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2014 BC Banzai tandem mixed canoe
YRQ 2015 Gale Force. Mixed voyageur

Aims for this race

to place better than 2014 !

Jolaine Percival Send Message to Paddler
Jolaine Percival

Age: 41

Sex: F

From: Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2014 BC Bansai.

Aims for this race

To better our time from 2014.

Team: 95 210 Rail Bridges mixed Tandem Canoe
210 Rail Bridges

Time: 53:46:04
34th= Overall
11th= Tandem Canoe
7th Mixed Tandem Canoe


 
Sandra Luken Send Message to Paddler

Age: 41

Sex: F

From: Ottawa, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2015
YRQ 2009 DNF
Wilderness canoe tripping guide

Aims for this race

To finish within 55 hours.

Steve Harvey

Age: 37

Sex: M

From: Ottawa, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

PCT 2016
YRQ 2015
Dragon Boat
Spartan Races
Canoe tripping

Aims for this race

Finish with a smile