Racer Bios for 2019 Yukon River Quest Entrants

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Team Class Category Team name Members
Waitlist Solo Kayak mens Cockellshell Endeavour (Rigs) Paul Rigby
Waitlist Solo Canoe womens Gulo gulo Alison Eremenko
Waitlist Solo Canoe mens Voyageur Buckaroo Mark Fletcher
Waitlist SUP mens Streckenrausch Frank Theelen
Waitlist SUP mens Jason Bennett Jason Bennett
Waitlist Voyageur mens Moosehide Landslide Greg Dumka, Derek Quigley
Laura Sands, Place Holder
Place Holder, Place Holder
Waitlist Tandem Kayak mixed Ak2Bucks Mike Buck, Teri Buck
Waitlist Tandem Canoe mens Luna Oliver Kellermann, Lucas Kellermann
Waitlist Tandem Canoe mens Lazing Paddles John Little, TBD
Waitlist Tandem Canoe mens More chins than limbs George Denaro , William Dixon
Waitlist Tandem Canoe womens Poupounes de luxe Marie Fraser, Anne Milne
Waitlist Voyageur mens Hatchet Lake Voyagers Robbie Denechezhe, Joseph Dzeylion
John Dzeylion, James Sha Oulle
Nap Kkaikka , Bill Tsannie
Waitlist Solo Canoe womens Hidden River One Leslie Davenport
Waitlist Tandem Canoe mixed Canadian Frostbikers Natalie Vachon , Émile Gauthier
Waitlist Tandem Canoe mens TD Taras Danco, Richard Danco
Waitlist Solo Kayak mens CK Christoff Krige
Waitlist Solo Kayak womens Kim says I'm crazy Marieke Kietselaer
Waitlist Solo Kayak mens Browning James Browning
Waitlist Tandem Canoe mixed Sandwich Regret David Robertson, Devri Robertson
Waitlist Tandem Canoe mixed Tashmanian Devils Steve Varieur, Natasia Varieur
Waitlist Solo Kayak mens Jeff Jeff Phillips
Waitlist Tandem Canoe mixed you had me at 'Paddle!' Maureen Hatherley, Glenn Nolan
Waitlist Solo Canoe mens Half a Perfect Storm ll Jeff Brainard
Waitlist Solo Kayak womens Murcat Mirjam Fleming
Waitlist Tandem Kayak mixed Lays Forever James lay, Megan Lay
Waitlist Tandem Kayak mens Team #Floor Sven Gloor, Dylan Foo
Waitlist Solo Kayak mens Gloory (with 2 O's) Sven Gloor
1 Voyageur mens Yukon Wide Adventures Thomas de Jager, Spencer Edelman
Stephen Mooney, Jason Biensch
TBA, TBA
2 Tandem Canoe womens Huptown Girls Heidi Virtanen, Brooke Ramsay
3 Tandem Canoe mixed The Bickersons Bonnie Pankiw, Christoph Weber
4 Solo Canoe mens Jeff Kay Jeff Kay
5 Solo Canoe mens Catfish Jonn Adam Jordan
6 4 person Canoe mixed An old guy, two young women and someone else Hugh Fisher, Heather Hellevang
Sydney van Loon, TBA
7 Solo Kayak mens PaddleJumper Mr. Tungsten Dr. Wolfram Schleicher
8 Solo Kayak womens Rough Cut Diamond Patricia Jones
9 SUP mens Stand Up Paddle Yukon Stuart Knaack
10 SUP mens Halfwaytocina Davide Cina
11 Solo Canoe mens Mr. Bill William Siersdorfer
12 Solo Kayak mens Glennon Rost Glennon Rost
13 Tandem Canoe mixed Golden Lake Crew Jennifer Courville , Sebastien Courville
14 Solo Kayak mens Old Bullet Steve Morrison
15 Tandem Kayak mixed The Other Kiwis Steve Dawson, Kate Dawson
16 Tandem Canoe mens Hustle & Flow Paul Adams, Isaac Adams
17 Solo Kayak mens River cruise Alex Fraser
18 Solo Canoe mens Bent Shaft Chris Near
19 Solo Kayak mens Team Bram Bram Denhaan
20 Solo Kayak mens G's Terrific Insanity Chris Lightbound
21 Tandem Canoe mixed ChapWater Kevin Chapman, Maggie Drinkwater
22 Tandem Kayak mens Up the Yukon without a paddle Ben Rudder, Tim Bryant
23 Solo Kayak mens Yukiwi3 Graham Sutherland
24 Solo Kayak mens RumKee Carl Rumscheidt
25 4 person Canoe mens Alpha Super Awesome Cool Dynamite Strokes of Genius Wolf Squadron Mike De Abreu, Jake Paleczney
Tom Phillips, Robert Spinks
26 Tandem Kayak mens Beast Coast Cameron Stafford, Mark Diezmann
27 Tandem Canoe mens #wepaddletogether Mike Vincent, Ivan English
28 SUP womens Emily Matthews Emily Matthews
29 SUP mens Brad Friesen Brad Friesen
30 Voyageur womens Stix Together Cheryl Rivest, Deb Bartlette
Carolyn Relf, Monique Levesque
Amélie Latour, tba
tba, tba
31 Solo Kayak mens Konan Konan Stephens
32 Solo Kayak mens Time to go Dave Hutchison
33 Solo Kayak mens Atollman Geoff Waters
34 Solo Kayak mens Ravenwater Kayak Racing Morten Paulsen
35 Solo Kayak mens Team Bad Boy Mike Wallace
36 Tandem Canoe mixed BC Banzai Al Ramey, Shannon Turvey
37 Voyageur mens C6 Heave Paddlesports Richard Parrott, Dave Fryer
Peter Kruszelnicki , tba
tba, tba
38 Solo Canoe mens Go For Broke George True
39 Voyageur womens Team Whoa Noreen Schaefer, Lisa Robertson
Patricia Clune, Elizabeth Clune
TBA, TBA
40 Solo Kayak mens Team Sonny Sonny Zlotnik
41 Voyageur mixed Aurora Dancer Anne Clark, Ryerson Clark
Shane Hansen, Doug Archibald
Holly Dixon, Steve MacKeil
42 Tandem Canoe mens brothers lauterbach Michael J Lauterbach, Nathan Lauterbach
43 Voyageur womens Paddlers Abreast Karin Stephens, TBA
TBA, TBA
TBA, TBA
TBA, TBA
44 Solo Canoe mens Chip Chip
45 SUP mens Bart Starboard Bart de Zwart
46 Solo Kayak mens Lone Waka Greg Lloyd
47 Tandem Canoe mixed Olive Thieves Marc Hebert, Laura Adams
48 Tandem Canoe womens Two Peas in a Tin Can Dayna Harder, Chloe Bentley
49 Solo Kayak womens Amy Byers Amy Byers
50 Solo Kayak mens Röufu Rolf Balmer
51 Tandem Kayak mixed Spirit of America Josh Friedman, Julie Kirk
52 Tandem Canoe mens Not Invested Tom Luxemburger, Jon Belanger
53 Voyageur womens The Wild Irises Stephanie Ryan, Nicole Kovacs
Alexandra Luque, Lara Labesky
TBA, Heidi Sutter
54 Tandem Canoe womens Momentary Lapse of Reason Sophie Coupal, Sandra Luken
55 Tandem Kayak mens Green Bommels Saxony Sven Baumgarten, Ronny Silze
56 Voyageur mixed Matanuska Martin Bonenfant, Jackyn Trybowski
Émilie J Bercier, Margot Neely
Shawna Peckham, Natasha Harvey
57 Tandem Canoe womens Canoe Believe It Kelsey MacDougall, Camille Fraser
58 Voyageur mixed Spreegurken Ronny Pohl, Judith Minks
Mandy Matzke, Mendy Rokosch
Axel Frenzel, Joachim Nagel
59 Tandem Kayak womens SportsBasement Elaine Baden, Marsha Arnold
60 Tandem Kayak mens Two Nothing Boxes William Rabenau, Matt Kirkpatrick
61 Tandem Kayak mens MoKanPaddlers Dan Voss, Terry Shortt
62 Tandem Canoe womens Beating the Odds Margo Millette, Shelley Gellatly
63 Solo Kayak mens Hai Voltage Mirko Prüfer
64 SUP mens Soldier Up The Yukon A Mike Procter
65 SUP mens Soldier Up The Yukon B Ben Ashwell
66 SUP mens Soldier Up The Yukon C Stuart Croxford
67 SUP mens Soldier Up The Yukon D Sam Branston
68 Solo Kayak mens Kuhl Kayak Steve Kuhl
69 Tandem Canoe mens Bores with Oars NHerle, LF
70 Tandem Canoe mens Anything for a Beer Adam Woolfrey, Scott Reynolds
71 Solo Kayak mens Kingdom Adventures Michael Doerksen
72 Tandem Kayak mens Team Oliveira Gus Oliveira, Taylor Oliveira
73 4 person Canoe mens Northwestel Kerry Pettitt, Bill Stanzeleit
Gary Seed, Jordan Moore
74 Solo Kayak mens Chatterbox Randy Chatterjee
75 Tandem Kayak mixed Endless Possibilities Cheryl Sinclair, Glen Bonnici
76 Tandem Canoe mixed Team Savage Kelly Linklater, Naomi Umphrey
77 Tandem Canoe mens Jon and Doug's Excellent Adventure Doug Bosworth, Jon Russell
78 Tandem Canoe mens Doc and Dutch Brad Roosma, David Foster
79 Tandem Kayak mixed The Early Risers Greg Hillier, Sue Smith
80 4 person Canoe mixed Mn crew Kate Meemken, Sarah M Waterman
Curt Burns, Peter Zimmerman
81 SUP mens SUP N IRISH Peter Allen
82 SUP mens h20whoa! john dye
83 Tandem Kayak mixed The Balls Stephen Ball, Heather Ball
84 Tandem Canoe mens Team Zooom Lauren Muir, Stacie Zaychuk
85 Solo Kayak mens Golden Retriever Wayne Anderson
86 Tandem Canoe mens Palmer's Progress Dr. DB Palmer, Liam B. Palmer
87 4 person Canoe womens Dinjii Zhu Pauline Frost, Alice Frost
Samantha Frost, Melissa Carlick
88 Tandem Canoe mixed Currently Confused Karla Ramsay, Steve Ramsay
89 Solo Kayak mens Against the Wind Terry Olexyn
90 Tandem Canoe mens Two Brothers Cyril Derreumaux, Roman Kristl
91 Solo Kayak mens Times Up Andrew Adam
92 SUP womens MamaSaid Shauna Magowan
93 Solo Kayak womens Team Lootas Kelley Watson
94 Tandem Canoe mens Team pup n suds Steve Peranteau, Tom Huxtable
95 Tandem Kayak mixed Joe’s Folly Joseph Miller, Kori
96 Tandem Canoe mixed Fireball & Pina Colada Horst Schoenweiss, Miriam Schoenweiss
97 Solo Kayak mens Epic Texas Racing Joe Olivieri
98 Tandem Canoe mens Hopla paddler Louis Sucker, Arthur Sucker
99 Solo Kayak womens Sarah Rose Bloom Sarah Rose Bloom
100 Solo Kayak womens Arctic Solar Anne Quéméré
101 Tandem Canoe mens Mix of sun and clouds Gaetan Plourde, Tracy Plourde
102 Tandem Canoe mens Old Danube Pirates Christian Pfendesack, Holger Fischer
103 Voyageur mens Infrastructure Solutions Keith Dorling, Spencer Brown
Alex Surrey, Paul Butterworth
David Coxhead, Daniel Blackie
Chris Hancock
104 Tandem Canoe mens Blue Light Dave Pelow, Dan Belanger
105 Tandem Canoe womens 2 Girls 1 Canoodle Jessica McCracken, Kassie Springhoff
106 4 person Canoe mixed Valard MASH Up Meaghan O'Meara, Adam Budzinski
Hayley McNeil, Sam Blair
107 Tandem Kayak womens SuPi sisters Pia Montoya-Kuhl, Susie Needham
108 Solo Kayak mens Redemption Nicholas Malek
109 Solo Canoe mens River Misfit Ian Bruce Jobin
110 Tandem Canoe womens here for the beer Fiona Pirrie, Emma Nunn
111 Tandem Canoe mens Beaver Fever David Sevdy, Eric Nelson
112 4 person Canoe mens TBD Deb Brax, Stephen Miller
Dan Mecklenburg, TBA
113 Solo Kayak mens Trooper Thornton Peter Mant
114 Tandem Canoe mens Despicable TWO Christian Fibich, Boris Valev
115 Tandem Canoe mens Paddling Poets Mark J. DeNitto, Kent Fielding
116 4 person Canoe mens Thunder From The Tundra Kendall McDonald, Tim Gordon
Brandon Johnston, TBA
117 Tandem Canoe mixed Solvest Daniel Guhl, Amy Lank
118 4 person Canoe womens In the Crosshairs Carmen Gustafson, Mystery Girl
Mystery Girl , Mystery Girl
119 Tandem Canoe mixed One More Time Peter Kirby, Midori Kirby
120 Tandem Kayak mixed Dickes B Bernd Hoeher, Gudrun Hoeher
121 Voyageur mixed CAP Donna Johns , James Wells
Josh VanBibber, Ingrid Wilcox
Devin Moses, Randy Taylor
Shaheen Baker, tba
122 4 person Canoe mens Four brothers Henry Nickerson, Paul Nickerson
John Nickerson , Stephen Chivandire
123 Voyageur mens Nav Canada Adam Dowling, Allan Hornby
Danielle Bohemier Bernasconi, Shamus Gordon
Anson Chappell, Jay Blakeston
Mark Sommerfeld, Alisa Larson
Paul Ramalho
124 Tandem Canoe mens Christman Paul Christman, Adam Melnik
125 Tandem Kayak mens All Aussie Travellers Kade Fissioli, Mark Stephen
Team: Waitlist Cockellshell Endeavour (Rigs)
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mens Solo Kayak

Charities:

The Royal Anglian Regiment Benevolent Fund
Crohn's and Colitis Uk


 
Paul Rigby Send Message to Paddler

Age: 51

Sex: M

From: Maulden , Bedfordshire , United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Yukon River Quest 2015
Kayak Camping trips all over the Uk
Regular hill walking trips to the Brecon Beacons
Former British Army

Aims for this race

Finish higher than 2015

Reasons for entering this race

To experience the Yukon river all over again

Team: Waitlist Gulo gulo
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womens Solo Canoe
Gulo gulo

Sponsors:

stay tuned

Charities:

stay tuned


 
Alison Eremenko Send Message to Paddler

Age: 21

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2017 finisher (voy)
YRQ 2018 finisher (C1)
Lots of local racing

30+ years of wilderness experience, by horseback, skis, dogsled, canoe. Much of it solo, but known to drag the odd kid along. too. Long time YRQ volunteer and coordinator - unfortunately, I know what to expect! good times!

Aims for this race

To avoid sunset at the White River, therefore make it to Coffee Creek faster than 2018, this time with tailwinds and not headwinds!

Reasons for entering this race

Because I can and it's good for you.

Team: Waitlist Voyageur Buckaroo
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mens Solo Canoe

Sponsors:

MountainEquineBodywork


 
Mark Fletcher Send Message to Paddler

Age: 61

Sex: M

From: Lac La Hache, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ - 2011, 2012, YRQ Volunteer

Aims for this race

Finish with Ali

Reasons for entering this race

Need a fitness goal

Team: Waitlist Streckenrausch
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mens SUP
Frank Theelen Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0

Sex:

From: Ermatingen, Thurgau, Switzerland | Schweiz | Suisse | Svizzera | Svizra

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Aims for this race

Team: Waitlist Jason Bennett
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mens SUP

Sponsors:

Blackfish paddles
One SUP


 
Jason Bennett Send Message to Paddler

Age: 33

Sex: M

From: North Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Yrq 2016, 2017 sup

Aims for this race

Paddle hard and enjoy the race.

Team: Waitlist Moosehide Landslide
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mens Voyageur
Greg Dumka Send Message to Paddler

Age: 41

Sex: M

From: Dawson City, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

2nd place finish in C4 class, 2018 Yukon River Quest

Aims for this race

Finish on time.

Reasons for entering this race

To have more fun in the best race in the world!

Derek Quigley Send Message to Paddler

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From: Dawson City, YT, Canada

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Laura Sands Send Message to Paddler

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From: Dawson City, YT, Canada

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Place Holder Send Message to Paddler

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Place Holder Send Message to Paddler

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Place Holder Send Message to Paddler

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Team: Waitlist Ak2Bucks
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mixed Tandem Kayak

Sponsors:

KNIK Construction


 
Mike Buck Send Message to Paddler

Age: 64

Sex: M

From: Anchorage, AK, United States

Biographical Information

Yukon River Quest

Aims for this race

Good finish

Reasons for entering this race

Fun

Teri Buck Send Message to Paddler

Age: 56

Sex: F

From: Anchorage, AK, United States

Biographical Information

Yukon River Quest
Susitna 100
White Mountain 100
Leadville 100

Aims for this race

Finish

Reasons for entering this race

Fun

Team: Waitlist Luna
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mens Tandem Canoe

Sponsors:

CITO-SYSTEM GmbH
Wahler Partyservice

Charities:

methfessel-kinderpost.de
Rolli Kids


 
Oliver Kellermann Send Message to Paddler

Age: 50

Sex: M

From: Altdorf, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

no racing experience but we love canuning, camping and fishing in Germany and Norway

Aims for this race

having fun and finish the race in less than 80 hours.

Reasons for entering this race

we would like to support a Project founded by a good friend. We will collect for rolli Kids.
methfessel-kinderpost.de

Lucas Kellermann Send Message to Paddler

Age: 22

Sex: M

From: Altdorf, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

no racing experience but I love canuning, camping and fishing in Germany and Norway together with my father.

Aims for this race

having fun and finish the race in less than 80 hours.

Reasons for entering this race

we would like to support a Project founded by my fathers friend. We will collect for rolli Kids.
methfessel-kinderpost.de

Team: Waitlist Lazing Paddles
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mens Tandem Canoe
John Little Send Message to Paddler

Age: 60

Sex: M

From: Edmonton, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ a number of times.

Aims for this race

TBD Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0

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Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: Waitlist More chins than limbs
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mens Tandem Canoe

Charities:

Help for Heros


 
George Denaro Send Message to Paddler

Age: 33

Sex: M

From: London, London , United Kingdom

Biographical Information

British Army officer
Devizes to Westminster 125 kayak race

Aims for this race

To complete race as quick as possible

Reasons for entering this race

Complete a physical challenge with an ex Army friend

William Dixon Send Message to Paddler

Age: 34

Sex: M

From: London, London, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

British Army officer
Atlantic ocean row
Devizes to Westminster 125 mile canoe race (twice

Aims for this race

Finish as quick as possible

Reasons for entering this race

Complete a physical challenge with an ex Army friend

Team: Waitlist Poupounes de luxe
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womens Tandem Canoe
Marie Fraser Send Message to Paddler

Age: 24

Sex: F

From: Ottawa , ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Cottage racing
Canoeing in Peru

Aims for this race

Finish

Anne Milne Send Message to Paddler

Age: 54

Sex: F

From: Ottawa , ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Cottage racing
cannoe expeditions Algonquin parc and Peru

Aims for this race

Finish

Team: Waitlist Hatchet Lake Voyagers
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mens Voyageur
Robbie Denechezhe Send Message to Paddler

Age: 25

Sex: M

From: Wollaston Lake, SK, Canada

Biographical Information

Been in 15-20 canoe races across Canada, i am a fisherman and hunter in life experiences. As that is my way of life to survive.

Aims for this race

To complete this race with members of my community.

Reasons for entering this race

I want to experience more and from different terrains and rivers of Canada.

Joseph Dzeylion Send Message to Paddler

Age: 26

Sex: M

From: Wollaston Lake, SK, Canada

Biographical Information

Been in 15-20 canoe races across Canada, i am a fisherman and hunter in life experiences. As that is my way of life to survive.

Aims for this race

To complete this race with members of my community

Reasons for entering this race

I want to experience more and from different terrains and rivers of Canada.

John Dzeylion Send Message to Paddler

Age: 23

Sex: M

From: Wollaston Lake , Canada

Biographical Information

Been in 10 canoe races across Canada, i am a fisherman and hunter in life experiences. As that is my way of life to survive.

Aims for this race

To complete this race with members of my community

Reasons for entering this race

I want to experience more and from different terrains and rivers of Canada.

James Sha Oulle Send Message to Paddler

Age: 26

Sex: M

From: Wollaston Lake, Canada

Biographical Information

Been in 10 canoe races across Canada, i am a fisherman and hunter in life experiences. As that is my way of life to survive.

Aims for this race

To complete this race with members of my community

Reasons for entering this race

I want to experience more and from different terrains and rivers of Canada.

Nap Kkaikka Send Message to Paddler

Age: 47

Sex: M

From: Wollaston Lake, Canada

Biographical Information

Been in 20-30 canoe races across Canada, i am a fisherman and hunter in life experiences. As that is my way of life to survive.

Aims for this race

To complete this race with members of my community

Reasons for entering this race

I want to experience more and from different terrains and rivers of Canada.

Bill Tsannie Send Message to Paddler

Age: 41

Sex: M

From: Wollaston Lake, Canada

Biographical Information

Been in 20-30 canoe races across Canada, i am a fisherman and hunter in life experiences. As that is my way of life to survive.

Aims for this race

To complete this race with members of my community

Reasons for entering this race

I want to experience more and from different terrains and rivers of Canada.

Team: Waitlist Hidden River One
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womens Solo Canoe
Leslie Davenport Send Message to Paddler

Age: 54

Sex: F

From: Arnprior, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

I volunteered and supported Strokes of Genius at the YRQ in 2018 so have some knowledge of the race. I have many years experience in back-country canoe tripping mostly in Algonquin provincial park, involving orienteering with map and compass. Many of these trips were completed solo. In 2018 I completed an unsupported solo rim2rim2rim run of the grand canyon (75 km, 10,000 vertical feet) in under 24 hours. This summer I participated in a number of C2 marathon canoe races with Michael De Abreu (Strokes of Genius). I have extensive experience with cold weather and cold water conditions, both flat water and rapids, and am an avid whitewater kayaker, paddling well into the late fall and early spring.

Aims for this race

To finish

Team: Waitlist Canadian Frostbikers
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mixed Tandem Canoe
Natalie Vachon Send Message to Paddler

Age: 45

Sex: F

From: Chibougamau , QC, Canada

Biographical Information

Race 3 times the YRQ

Aims for this race

Finish

Émile Gauthier Send Message to Paddler

Age: 15

Sex: M

From: Chibougamau , QC, Canada

Biographical Information

No

Aims for this race

Finish

Reasons for entering this race

Dream come true

Team: Waitlist TD
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mens Tandem Canoe
Taras Danco Send Message to Paddler

Age: 30

Sex: M

From: Fort St John, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Numerous multiday expeditions in Quetico. River experince on Peace River.

Aims for this race

Finish top 25

Richard Danco Send Message to Paddler

Age: 64

Sex: M

From: Fort St John , BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Marathon canoeing racing across Northern Ontario and Manitoba

Aims for this race

Finish top 25

Team: Waitlist CK
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mens Solo Kayak
Christoff Krige Send Message to Paddler

Age: 34

Sex: M

From: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa | Suid-Afrika

Biographical Information

Have done all the major South African races (Dusi, Fish, Berg, Breede, Lowveld Croc, etc.) and also some races abroad (Devizes to Westminister). Have spent a lot of time in the outdoors in South Africa and still spend a lot of time outdoors.

Aims for this race

Complete it

Reasons for entering this race

Been on my bucket list for a while.

Team: Waitlist Kim says I'm crazy
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womens Solo Kayak
Marieke Kietselaer Send Message to Paddler

Age: 30

Sex: F

From: Utrecht, Netherlands | Nederland

Biographical Information

YRQ 2015, 2017 and other things

Aims for this race

1. Sleep in Carmacks
2. Do sourtoe thing in Dawson city
3. Stay ahead of the Irish guy

Reasons for entering this race

Where to start

Team: Waitlist Browning
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mens Solo Kayak
James Browning

Age: 50

Sex: M

From: Omaha, NE, United States

Biographical Information

Missouri River 340 (547 km) – 2016
South Dakota Kayak Challenge (72 miles\115 km) – 2012, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18.
Fort to Field (50 miles\80 km) – 2015, 16, 17, 18.
Missouri River Shootout (50 miles\80 km) – 2015, 16, 18.
Yukon River Quest - 2018 (dnf)

Sea kayak experience in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California and Maine.

Whitewater kayak experience (class II, III) in Iowa and Wisconsin.

Aims for this race

Finish the race and take in what the Yukon has to offer.

Team: Waitlist Sandwich Regret
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mixed Tandem Canoe
David Robertson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 38

Sex: M

From: Regina , Saskatchewan, SK, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Devri Robertson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 37

Sex: F

From: Regina, SK, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: Waitlist Tashmanian Devils
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mixed Tandem Canoe
Steve Varieur Send Message to Paddler

Age: 52

Sex: M

From: Huntsville, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

dyea to dawson
YRQ
MRX x 5
remote WW wilderness tripping

Aims for this race

to finish and have fun with my daughter

Natasia Varieur Send Message to Paddler

Age: 18

Sex: F

From: Huntsville, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

MRX
wilderness tripping
competitive Biathlete

Aims for this race

to finish and have fun with Dad

Team: Waitlist Jeff
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Jeff Phillips Send Message to Paddler

Age: 30

Sex: M

From: Cold Lake, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Paddling Lake Ontario, Rideau Canal, and throughout Alberta

Aims for this race

Finish within the time allotted.

Team: Waitlist you had me at 'Paddle!'
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mixed Tandem Canoe
Maureen Hatherley Send Message to Paddler
Maureen Hatherley

Age: 60

Sex: F

From: atikokan, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

completed Yukon River Quest twice (2017 & 2018) despite partner

Aims for this race

complete race with partner in tow, and make it to diamond tooth Gertie's for beer

Glenn Nolan Send Message to Paddler

Age: 61

Sex: M

From: Atikokan, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

2 x YRQ - completed twice,
3X hunter Island race (completed twice)

Aims for this race

make up time and get to Dawson and have enough energy to have a beer once we arrive

Team: Waitlist Half a Perfect Storm ll
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mens Solo Canoe
Jeff Brainard Send Message to Paddler

Age: 57

Sex: M

From: Roslin, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

A few YRQ’s, a few Ontario races, General Clinton

Aims for this race

Paddle strong and stay healthy

Reasons for entering this race

Pretty hard to stay away from the Yukon!

Team: Waitlist Murcat
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womens Solo Kayak
Mirjam Fleming Send Message to Paddler

Age: 35

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

-No previous racing experience
-A little bit of kayaking experience in flat water
-Experience with wilderness canoe and rafting trips in the Yukon, including white water
-Paddled the Yukon River from Whitehorse to Carmacks before
-swift water rescue training
-advanced first aid training
-basic knowledge of wilderness survival skills
-as Yukoners we spend lots of time in remote parts of this Territory

Aims for this race

-Making it to Dawson safe and healthy
-Being able to enjoy the race despite the physical challenge

Reasons for entering this race

-Personal Challenge
-Pushing my limits
-Spending time on the river
-Spending time in the wilderness by myself

Team: Waitlist Lays Forever
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mixed Tandem Kayak
James lay Send Message to Paddler

Age: 48

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

3 x Murray river marathon (Aus)
4 deserts race series atacama

Aims for this race

Top 5

Megan Lay Send Message to Paddler

Age: 52

Sex: F

From: Essendon , VIC, Australia

Biographical Information

Murray river marathon
Numerous 7 day desert races

Aims for this race

Top 5

Team: Waitlist Team #Floor
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mens Tandem Kayak
Sven Gloor Send Message to Paddler
Sven Gloor

Age: 41

Sex: M

From: London, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

- 6 x Molokai to Oahu Outrigger World Championships, Hawaii
- 24 & 48Hour Geoquest Adventure Races, Australia
- Speights Coast to Coast Multi-sport World Championships, New Zealand
- Scotland Coast to Coast Multi-sport race
- Noumea - Longest Outrigger Canoe Race in World, 143kmsm New Caladonia
- Hawkesbury Classic, Australia - 111km kayak race
- Paddle PNG 2013; First pair to kayak Papua New Guinea - New Britain to New Ireland
SUP'd Catalina to Newport Beach, USA

Aims for this race

To meet amazing people, see an incredible part of the world and finish this thing! (ideally in 40-45hours....!)

Reasons for entering this race

Paddling is my passion. I have been lucky to paddle some amazing races and waters around the world, but this race has me completely captivated. It is in a part of the world I am desperate to see and what better way than to paddle through incredible scenery with amazing people. I need to do this!!!! I would also like to do this race with my best mate. We have done races and challenges all over the world together and this would be the ultimate yet!!!

Dylan Foo Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0

Sex:

From: , CA, United States

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: Waitlist Gloory (with 2 O's)
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Sven Gloor Send Message to Paddler
Sven Gloor

Age: 41

Sex: M

From: London, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

- 6 x Molokai to Oahu World Outrigger Canoe Championships Hawaii
- Hawkesbury Canoe Race - Solo Kayak race 111km, Australia
- World Multi-sport Championships, Longest Day Solo race, New Zealand
- Coast to Coast Scotland - Multi sport race
- Geoquest 24hr and 48 hr adventure races
- Noumea- Worlds longest outrigger canoe race New Caledonia, 143kms
- SUP - Catalina to Newport Beach USA
- 100km and 50km ultra runs

Aims for this race

To enjoy every second of it despite lots of pain and suffering. To meet great people along the way, to see amazing scenery and ultimately to finish the damn thing!!

Reasons for entering this race

This is a DREAM race. I have been fascinated by this part of the world for a long time and the seeing some of the country by the sport I love is amazing. This is bucket-list stuff. I would truly love to do this and soak up everything that makes this event so incredible.

Team: 1 Yukon Wide Adventures
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Yukon Wide Adventures

 
Thomas de Jager
Thomas de Jager

Age: 50

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Some years canoe/kayak experience in a few canoe Slalom & White Water competitions. 5 times YRQ finisher

Aims for this race

Find the fastest current and channels on the way to Dawson. Hopefully being faster than previous years !

Reasons for entering this race

I always wanted to start in pole position!

Spencer Edelman
Spencer Edelman

Age: 31

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2016 - Tandem Canoe
YRQ 2017 - Tandem Canoe
YRQ 2018 - Voyageur
University Swimming

Aims for this race

Have fun, race hard.

Reasons for entering this race

Butter tart at midnight in a canoe with my manly musk blowing into my partners noses. Helps me lose weight and not eat all my kids leftovers.

Stephen Mooney

Age: 55

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

Jason Biensch Send Message to Paddler

Age: 34

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ's
Marathons

Aims for this race

TBA

TBA Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex:

From: , --

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

TBA Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex:

From: , --

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: 2 Huptown Girls
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Heidi Virtanen Send Message to Paddler

Age: 29

Sex: F

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Scorpio, not looking for anything serious

Aims for this race

Brooke Ramsay Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: F

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Aries, monogamish

Aims for this race

Team: 3 The Bickersons
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The Bickersons

 
Bonnie Pankiw

Age: 58

Sex: F

From: Chelsea, QC, Canada

Biographical Information

MRX
K2O

Aims for this race

to share another adventure with my Tweetie, and (sigh) keep the bickering to a minimum.

Reasons for entering this race

Heard they were giving out the "Senior's Prize" again this year. All you old farts, come at us!!

Christoph Weber

Age: 64

Sex: M

From: Chelsea, QC, Canada

Biographical Information

Muskoka River X
Kingston to Ottawa

Aims for this race

?? listen to Bonnie ???

Reasons for entering this race

Trying not to give in to Father Time.

Team: 4 Jeff Kay
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Jeff Kay Send Message to Paddler
Jeff Kay

Age: 39

Sex: M

From: Castro Valley, CA, United States

Biographical Information

YRQ 2017; Tandem Canoe
California 100, 2016, OC-1
California 100, 2015, OC-1
California 100, 2014, OC-1
8 years outrigger canoe racing (OC-6 and OC-1)
2 years prone paddleboard
1 year surfski

Aims for this race

To complete the race solo and have fun!

Reasons for entering this race

I had the time of my life in the 2017 YRQ.

Team: 5 Catfish Jonn
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Adam Jordan Send Message to Paddler

Age: 35

Sex: M

From: eagle river, AK, United States

Biographical Information

4 yrq's
2010,2016-2018

Aims for this race

finish in a good time, maybe one day take home the record for solo

Reasons for entering this race

never raced in a solo canoe before...plus i cant seem to keep a partner

Team: 6 An old guy, two young women and someone else
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Hugh Fisher Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: Pemberton, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Heather Hellevang Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: F

From: Pemberton, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Sydney van Loon Send Message to Paddler

Age: 30

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2015 & 2017

Aims for this race

Enjoy my Bombay Peggy's hotel room Friday night.

Reasons for entering this race

To have a Pemberton reunion and spend less than 50 hours on the Yukon River with exceptional people.

TBA Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex:

From: , --

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: 7 PaddleJumper Mr. Tungsten
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PaddleJumper Mr. Tungsten

Sponsors:

www.paddeljumper.com


 
Dr. Wolfram Schleicher
Dr. Wolfram Schleicher

Age: 61

Sex: M

From: Eichwalde, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

YRQ 2015/2017/2018

Aims for this race

Get Lucky

Team: 8 Rough Cut Diamond
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Patricia Jones Send Message to Paddler

Age: 65

Sex: F

From: Delta, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Motorcycle enthusiast with a kayaking problem.

Aims for this race

Not to get eaten by grizzlies: no body recovered = difficulty for husband to claim insurance premiums, (refer back to "reasons for entering this race").

Reasons for entering this race

Husband is always encouraging me to try increasingly challenging wilderness adventures.

Team: 9 Stand Up Paddle Yukon
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Stuart Knaack Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0

Sex:

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: 10 Halfwaytocina
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Davide Cina Send Message to Paddler

Age: 30

Sex: M

From: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

70/48

Aims for this race

Finish under 55 hours

Reasons for entering this race

Inspired by friends who have finished it.

Team: 11 Mr. Bill
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William Siersdorfer
William Siersdorfer

Age: 58

Sex: M

From: Houston, TX, United States

Biographical Information

YRQ 2016, 2017, 2018
MR 340 2015
Texas Water Safari 2012

Aims for this race

Beat last years time and finish strong!

Reasons for entering this race

To improve my time from last year and have fun on the river.

Team: 12 Glennon Rost
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Glennon Rost Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex:

From: Quincy, IL, United States

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: 13 Golden Lake Crew
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Jennifer Courville

Age: 44

Sex: F

From: Golden Lake , ON, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2018
Muskoka River X Series 2017, 2018
K 1/2 O Race 2017, 2018
Mattawa River Race 2017, 2018

Aims for this race

Enjoy it as much as last year!

Reasons for entering this race

Any chance to get back to the Yukon is a great reason!

Sebastien Courville

Age: 39

Sex: M

From: Golden Lake , ON, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2018
River X series 2017, 2018
K1/2O 2017, 2018
Mattawa River race 2017, 2018

Aims for this race

Beat last years time of 49 hours.

Reasons for entering this race

Blistered hands, sore bum and a smile on my face.

Team: 14 Old Bullet
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Steve Morrison
Steve Morrison

Age: 63

Sex: M

From: Mona Vale, NSW, Australia

Biographical Information

1. YRQ 2017
2. Massive Murray Paddle (previously known as The Murray River Canoe Marathon) 404 kms – completed twice (Australia)
3. Hawkesbury Canoe Classic – 111 kms overnight – completed 6 times (Australia)
4. Dusi Canoe Marathon - 120 kms – significant white water and portaging – completed twice (South Africa)
5. Numerous extended Wilderness/Self-supported kayak trips, both on rivers and sea.

Aims for this race

Beat my previous time

Reasons for entering this race

It's like magnet...it keeps pulling me back to the Yukon.

Team: 15 The Other Kiwis
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The Other Kiwis

 
Steve Dawson Send Message to Paddler
Steve Dawson

Age: 49

Sex: M

From: Woronora, Australia

Biographical Information

Recent Paddling
7 Hawkesbury Classics 111km (1 win, 4 records)
2 Murray Marathons 404km (2 wins, 2 records)
1 Clarence 100 - 100km (1 record)
7 Myall Classics 47km (3 records)
1 Riverland Paddling Marathon 208km (1 record)

Wilderness
Alpine off trail in Southern Alps of New Zealand
Larapinta Trail, Northern Territory, Australia. 223km, 13 days. Unsupported.
14 of the 15 highest peaks in Australia

Aims for this race

Just there to collect the finishers t-shirt

Reasons for entering this race

Travelling in North America on holiday and it seemed like a good idea.

Kate Dawson Send Message to Paddler
Kate Dawson

Age: 45

Sex: F

From: Woronora, Australia

Biographical Information

Recent Paddling
7 Hawkesbury Classics 111km (1 win, 4 records)
2 Murray Marathons 404km (1 win, 2 records)
1 Clarence 100 - 100km
7 Myall Classics 47km (2 records)
1 Riverland Paddling Marathon 208km (2 records)

Wilderness
Alpine off trail in Southern Alps of New Zealand
Larapinta Trail, Northern Territory, Australia. 223km, 13 days. Unsupported.
14 of the 15 highest peaks in Australia

Aims for this race

finish

Reasons for entering this race

Travelling in North America on holiday and it seemed like a good idea.

Team: 16 Hustle & Flow
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Paul Adams Send Message to Paddler

Age: 50

Sex: M

From: Whitby, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ X 6
MRX Classic (130km) X 4
MRX CdB (220km) X 2
Texas Winter 100

Aims for this race

Finish

Reasons for entering this race

To paddle with my son

Isaac Adams Send Message to Paddler

Age: 15

Sex: M

From: Whitby, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

MRX (130km) x 2
24 Hrs of River X Racing (Relay) x 2
Kawartha PaddleQuest (50km)
Mattawa to North Bay (64km)
K2O (50km)

Aims for this race

Finish

Reasons for entering this race

Keep Dad alive

Team: 17 River cruise
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Alex Fraser Send Message to Paddler
Alex Fraser

Age: 55

Sex: M

From: Ottawa, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Salomon Adventure Race; Nahanni; triathlons; marathons; ultras; regattas ...

Aims for this race

Train hard and enjoy the paddle ...

Try to stay ahead of teams “Canoe believe it” and “Bores with oars” ...

Reasons for entering this race

Should be an amazing experience ...

Team: 18 Bent Shaft
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Chris Near Send Message to Paddler
Chris Near

Age: 42

Sex: M

From: Huntsville, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Muskoka River X 5 times
Mattawa Canoe Race 7 times
General Clinton 2 times

Aims for this race

Finish with a smile

Reasons for entering this race

Love to paddle and challenge myself and look forward to doing that on a historic river in an epic way

Team: 19 Team Bram
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Bram Denhaan Send Message to Paddler

Age: 55

Sex: M

From: Haiku, HI, United States

Biographical Information

Maui to Molokai 2016,2017,2018
Molokai to Oahu
Maui Paddling hui race series 1997-2018

Aims for this race

To have fun , meet great people, learn about the Yukon and to push myself and hopefully finish

Team: 20 G's Terrific Insanity
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Chris Lightbound Send Message to Paddler
Chris Lightbound

Age: 63

Sex: M

From: Mississauga, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

YQR 2018 DNF (ouch)
Chattajack 16,17 and 2018
Big East River twice
Yukon River SUP trip

Aims for this race

Well finishing would be awesome. As I tell the grandkids, #1 rule is to always have fun.


Reasons for entering this race

Great reason to come back to the Yukon and see all my northern friends.

Note: Photo credit goes to Harry Kern

Team: 21 ChapWater
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Kevin Chapman Send Message to Paddler

Age: 35

Sex: M

From: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Multiple tandem unsupported excursions of 75-100 km. Back country survival know how, comfortable in severe conditions

Aims for this race

Finish! Have fun, get a new experience

Maggie Drinkwater Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: F

From: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Competitor in Seventy48, competitive sailor in multiple Swiftsures and Southern Straits regattas. Experience backcountry camper and paddler.

Aims for this race

Finish and have a good time.

Team: 22 Up the Yukon without a paddle
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Ben Rudder Send Message to Paddler

Age: 36

Sex: M

From: Cardiff, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Alaska expedition, Norwegian arctic circle, unsupported crossing of Irish Sea

Aims for this race

Finish with style!

Tim Bryant Send Message to Paddler

Age: 58

Sex: M

From: Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Alaska expedition, unsupported crossing of Irish Sea

Aims for this race

Finish with style!

Team: 23 Yukiwi3
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Graham Sutherland

Age: 51

Sex: M

From: Christchurch, New Zealand | Aotearoa

Biographical Information

YRQ 2013. Wild Descent 2014 (NZ). YRQ 2015 & 2017 (DNF). Lots of river, lake & sea kayaking in NZ.

Aims for this race

To finish under 60 hours.

Reasons for entering this race

Well, you try to put it behind you and move on to other challenges, but...

Team: 24 RumKee
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Sponsors:

RumKee Productions


 
Carl Rumscheidt Send Message to Paddler

Age: 70

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse , YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2009, 2011, 2014

Aims for this race

Reasons for entering this race

Try it solo

Team: 25 Alpha Super Awesome Cool Dynamite Strokes of Genius Wolf Squadron
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Mike De Abreu Send Message to Paddler
Mike De Abreu

Age: 54

Sex: M

From: Arnprior, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQs, MRXs
K2Os, General Clintons

Aims for this race

Enjoy the experience....












and finish sub 44 hours.

Reasons for entering this race

It has become a habit.

Jake Paleczney Send Message to Paddler

Age: 21

Sex: M

From: whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

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Aims for this race

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Tom Phillips

Age: 46

Sex: M

From: Ottawa, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQs
MRXs
K2Os
Clintons



Aims for this race

Battle for the win in C4 and overall

Reasons for entering this race

Swore I'd never go bigger than tandem, but can't resist trying C4 with this team. Curious to see how fast we can make a C4 go for 40+ hours, and what new kinds of pain I'll discover.

Robert Spinks Send Message to Paddler

Age: 30

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse , YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ’s

Aims for this race

Finish faster than last year.

Reasons for entering this race

Couldn’t day no to this C4 team idea!

Team: 26 Beast Coast
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Cameron Stafford Send Message to Paddler

Age: 32

Sex: M

From: Balwyn North, VIC, Australia

Biographical Information

Completed Murray River classic in Australia and extensive camping and kayaking in wildnerness trips

Aims for this race

Aiming to finish within the cut off time

Reasons for entering this race

Adventure and a passion for outdoors

Mark Diezmann Send Message to Paddler

Age: 32

Sex: M

From: Balwyn North, VIC, Australia

Biographical Information

Completed Murray Rivwr classic in Australia

Aims for this race

Aiming to finish in the cut off time

Team: 27 #wepaddletogether
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#wepaddletogether

Sponsors:

Our wives and children! They are the best in the world!


 
Mike Vincent Send Message to Paddler

Age: 54

Sex: M

From: Regina, SK, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ, MRX, K2O
Douglas Monias Canvas Canoe Marathon

Aims for this race

To have fun and enjoy the scenery with a great friend

Ivan English Send Message to Paddler

Age: 45

Sex: M

From: Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Biographical Information

Triple Crown races
Opaskwayak Indian Days Champion

Aims for this race

To enjoy Mike's company! To have fun and see Dawson

Team: 28 Emily Matthews
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Emily Matthews

 
Emily Matthews Send Message to Paddler
Emily Matthews

Age: 50

Sex: F

From: Burlingame, CA, United States

Biographical Information

Yukon River Quest 2017, 2018
Cal 100 2014, 2015, 2016

Aims for this race

Finish and enjoy the adventure

Team: 29 Brad Friesen
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Brad Friesen Send Message to Paddler
Brad Friesen

Age: 39

Sex: M

From: Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Biographical Information

Multiple extended wilderness paddling trips (both group and solo) in Manitoba, Ontario, British Columbia, and the Yukon.

Have participated in many SUP races in SK, MB, and ON as well as the Big Ole Sup-athon and Chattajack 31 in the USA.

Paddle Canada Advanced Flatwater SUP Instructor and Instructor Trainer.
Paddle Canada River Level 2 Sup Instructor

Aims for this race

Have fun, see some wildlife, and finish strong.

Reasons for entering this race

This past summer, my wife and I canoed the Yukon River with our 3.5 year old son. Coincidentally we were on the river during the Yukon 1000. It was pretty inspiring to see the teams paddling by, especially the SUPs. Decided to come back for another adventure.

Team: 30 Stix Together
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womens Voyageur

Charities:

Yukoner's Cancer Care Fund

http://stixtogether.ca


 
Cheryl Rivest
Cheryl Rivest

Age: 51

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
Deb Bartlette

Age: 60

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ finisher- 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017 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, in honour of our generous, anonymous donor who bought us a brand new boat and trailer of our very own!

Reasons for entering this race

So last year, around 60 Mile, I said to my teammate “this has been the best race ever. Maybe I won’t paddle next year”. “Ya”, she said. “Me too”. We’re both back. :-) Decided I couldn’t miss the 20th year of the race and the 60th year of me.

Carolyn Relf
Carolyn Relf

Age: 55

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

2016 & 2017 Quests
Wilderness experience? Lots...

Aims for this race

Shave 40 minutes off last year's time without sacrificing any of the fun

Reasons for entering this race

Fundraising for Yukoners Cancer Care Fund

Monique Levesque
Monique Levesque

Age: 52

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ finisher 2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017

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

Aims for this race

Paddle hard, laugh loud, raise as much $$$ for the cancer care fund, 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.

Amélie Latour
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.

tba Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: F

From: , --

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

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Age:

Sex: F

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Biographical Information

Aims for this race

tba Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: F

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Aims for this race

Team: 31 Konan
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Sponsors:

http://www.myC3Church.com


 
Konan Stephens Send Message to Paddler

Age: 44

Sex: M

From: Canal Winchester, OH, United States

Biographical Information

Boston Marathon

2 Ironman distance triathlons
- 2.4 mile swim
- 112 mile bike
- 26.2 mile run

50 mile and 100 mile ultra runs

Finished the 2700+ mile Tour Divide mtn bike race From Banff Canada to the Mexican border, off road/unsupported.

Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim in a day. (Across and back)

Summited Kilimanjaro In 1.5 days, completed in 3 days.

2 Canadian boundary water trips.
- 5 day with friends
- 4 day solo

Avid hunter / Hiker / Woodsman

Aims for this race

Push my limits.

Reasons for entering this race

Looks like a well ran adventure race! I would be honored to test my metal in such an epic event.

Team: 32 Time to go
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Dave Hutchison Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0

Sex:

From: Gallatin Gateway, MT, United States

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: 33 Atollman
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Geoff Waters Send Message to Paddler
Geoff Waters

Age: 51

Sex: M

From: Austin, TX, United States

Biographical Information

Multiple 100+ mile canoe & kayak races, including many top 3 solo finishes

Aims for this race

Top 3 solo

Reasons for entering this race

I want to do all the major paddling ulta-marathon races. I've done the TWS, CR100, MR340, and AuSable Canoe Marathon. Now the YRQ!

Team: 34 Ravenwater Kayak Racing
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Ravenwater Kayak Racing

Sponsors:

Padlespesialisten
Permobil


 
Morten Paulsen Send Message to Paddler
Morten Paulsen

Age: 43

Sex: M

From: Lillesand, Norway | Norge / Noreg

Biographical Information

Arctic Sea Kayak Race
Tour De Gudenaa x 4
Dalsland Kayak Marathon x 6
Telemarkspadlern x 5
Nordic Marathon Championship
Many smaller races in Norway. I have been racing kayaks since 2001.

I have also been doing week long touring trips along the Southern coastline of Norway. We also did a 4 day's trip at Svalbard some years ago.

I have been padling Seakayaks, touring racing kayaks (Danish type), multisport kayaks and lately surfskiis.
Racing since 2001.

Normally I represent my local club (Arendal Kayak Club) in races, but this year we created Ravenwater Kayak Racing for the YRQ 2019.

Aims for this race

Race smart, no big mistakes and finish on a good time. Experience the wilderness and hopefully see some wildlife. Meet new interesting people and create memories.

Reasons for entering this race

I think the YRQ looks like the perfect combination of kayak racing and expedition padling. Not to forget the amazing nature of Canada wilderness. I'm up for the Challenge. Live life and follow my dreams.

Team: 35 Team Bad Boy
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Sponsors:

Team Bad Boy


 
Mike Wallace Send Message to Paddler

Age: 53

Sex: M

From: Iowa City, IA, United States

Biographical Information

SDKC 2018 finisher; solo kayak
MR340 2018 finisher; solo kayak
multi-day kayak trips off coast of Alaska, Mississippi river; week of Atlantic coastal kayaking Georgia
multiple Ultra races/long distance biking and running; winter fat bike riding/camping

Aims for this race

1. Finish well
2. Just Finish
3. Have fun
4. Survive

Team: 36 BC Banzai
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Al Ramey Send Message to Paddler

Age: 59

Sex: M

From: Ladysmith, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Have paddled the YRQ before

Aims for this race

Finish

Reasons for entering this race

The challenge.
The river draws you back.

Shannon Turvey Send Message to Paddler

Age: 39

Sex: F

From: Ladysmith, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Hard core racer

Aims for this race

Finish ahead of Al

Team: 37 C6 Heave Paddlesports
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Richard Parrott
Richard Parrott

Age: 52

Sex: M

From: Milton Keynes, Bucks, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Twice raced Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race Won C2 and 9th place overall in a field of 350 doubles. Spent the last 6 years also racing and voyaging Outrigger canoes around the world in France, US, Canada, Cook Islands, Tahiti, New Zealand and Australia. Participated in the 1st crossing of the 50mile channel between Scilly Islands and mainland UK

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To laugh more than I should and discover a true wilderness river

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Team: 38 Go For Broke
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From: Phoenix, AZ, United States

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Team: 39 Team Whoa
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Noreen Schaefer

Age: 52

Sex: F

From: Wynndel, BC, Canada

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7th time in YRQ; multiple extended wilderness paddling trips in northern Canada

Aims for this race

To finally see purple martians.

Lisa Robertson

Age: 21

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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TBA

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Patricia Clune

Age: 25

Sex: F

From: Toronto, ON, Canada

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Several Yukon River Quest races

Aims for this race

For all to have a safe race and enjoy the beauty of the river and lands along the way. Also to enjoy the camaraderie on the river with the other races, with the organizers, volunteers and friends and families along the way.

Elizabeth Clune

Age: 21

Sex: F

From: Toronto, ON, Canada

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Many YQR races

Aims for this race

Finish strong and happy...can't wait to see Dawson City again!

TBA Send Message to Paddler

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From: TBA, Canada

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From: TBA, Canada

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Team: 40 Team Sonny
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Sonny Zlotnik Send Message to Paddler

Age: 43

Sex: M

From: Delta, BC, Canada

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Spent 2 weeks this Summer paddling
from Bennet to Dawson City
L2 Paddle Canada
AOG guide

Aims for this race

to finish the race

Team: 41 Aurora Dancer
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Anne Clark

Age: 63

Sex: F

From: Mahone Bay, NS, Canada

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Several YRQs. Marathon canoe racing.

Aims for this race

Finish safely in our best time.

Reasons for entering this race

As always, to enjoy the beautiful Canadian North with great friends.

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Ryerson Clark

Age: 67

Sex: M

From: Mahone Bay, NS, Canada

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Marathon canoe races and several YRQs

Aims for this race

Finish safely in our best time.

Reasons for entering this race

I am hooked on the race, Yukon and the people.

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Shane Hansen

Age: 46

Sex: M

From: Tilbury, ON, Canada

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YRQ2016 Voyager (7 Person)
YRQ2018 K2
Recreational Canoeing/Hiking/Camping

Aims for this race

Finish safely, faster than previous and enjoy the race with new and existing friends.

Reasons for entering this race

Once or Twice is not enough.......awesome way to experience the Yukon and a great Race/Event to participate in.

Doug Archibald
Doug Archibald

Age: 67

Sex: M

From: Enfield, NS, Canada

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Marathon Canoe Racing in Eastern Canada and USA. Canadian and US Nationals 6 times, La Classique 2. Backcountry paddling and camping in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick since I was a lad.

Aims for this race

To Finish Strong staying Well, Safe and Happy with like minded folks!

Reasons for entering this race

The Great Northern Rivers, especially the Yukon, have always appealed to me. The YRQ will fulfill a dream !

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Holly Dixon

Age: 31

Sex: F

From: Kamloops, BC, Canada

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I love the great outdoors and do many sports including rock and ice climbing, kayaking, kite boarding and some mountaineering however I have next to no canoe experience. I love adventure and I am very excited about this one.

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My goals for this trip are to learn about my self, experience the north and of course have fun.

Reasons for entering this race

I have seen most of Canada and can't imagine a more unique way to experience the Yukon.

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Steve MacKeil

Age: 60

Sex: M

From: Belnan, NS, Canada

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I have been a recreational paddler for over 40 years and have competed in several marathon races. I enjoy the wilderness and have lots of experience hiking and camping in the backwoods.

Aims for this race

To prepare mentally and physically so I will be a strong member who can contribute to the overall success (safe, strong, enjoy) of our team.

Reasons for entering this race

I am looking forward to the challenges; the preparation and the completion of this race. This will be an amazing way to see parts of the Yukon that many will never see.

Team: 42 brothers lauterbach
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Michael J Lauterbach Send Message to Paddler

Age: 37

Sex: M

From: Stevens Point, WI, United States

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Two MR340 finishes (best finish 40th), a few other random races. Many years of backpacking and bike touring, including a couple times in Denali.

Aims for this race

Enjoy the river and paddle like the cops are after me

Reasons for entering this race

It's the Yukon!

Nathan Lauterbach Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: M

From: Kirkland, WA, United States

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Two MR340s (top finish 40th), lots of backpacking, Army survival training

Aims for this race

Paddle while my brother trolls for lake trout in the back

Team: 43 Paddlers Abreast
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Karin Stephens Send Message to Paddler

Age: 30

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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8 YRQ races

Aims for this race

Finish

TBA Send Message to Paddler

Age: 30

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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Team: 44 Chip
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Chip Send Message to Paddler

Age: 36

Sex: M

From: Vernon, BC, Canada

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YRQ 2015 and 2016

Aims for this race

Goin' Solo

Team: 45 Bart Starboard
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Bart Starboard

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Starboard, Patagonia, Maui Jim, Black Project, Supskin

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Thor Heyerdahl Mangrove project


 
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Bart de Zwart

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From: Haiku, HI, United States

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Yukon River Quest winner 2016 2017 2018
Yukon 1000 winning team

Aims for this race

Enjoying and Winning

Reasons for entering this race

Just because I like it

Team: 46 Lone Waka
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Greg Lloyd Send Message to Paddler

Age: 49

Sex: M

From: Martinborough, New Zealand | Aotearoa

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YRQ 2013 K2. YRQ 2017 K1 (DNF). Lots of river, lake, ocean kayaking in New Zealand

Aims for this race

enjoy, push myself and finish

Reasons for entering this race

didn't finish in 2017. one last crack at it

Team: 47 Olive Thieves
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Marc Hebert Send Message to Paddler

Age: 45

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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2009 YRQ
2012 YRQ
2009 Yukon 360

Aims for this race

Winning!

Reasons for entering this race

Smell the roses and keeping an eye on the olive thief!

Laura Adams Send Message to Paddler

Age: 51

Sex: F

From: Nelson, BC, Canada

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SUP racing 2010-12
instructor cert
multi-day trips

Aims for this race

winning

Reasons for entering this race

Stealing more olives!

Team: 48 Two Peas in a Tin Can
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Dayna Harder

Age: 28

Sex: F

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

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- YRQ 2017
- Many multi-day canoe trips
- Avid backpacker, hiker, and backcountry skier.

Aims for this race

To give the race our best shot.

Reasons for entering this race

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Chloe Bentley

Age: 27

Sex: F

From: Fort McMurray, AB, Canada

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- Several multi-day wilderness Canoe Trips
- Avid Alpine and Nordic skier; chronic Ski Patroller, wilderness backpacking.
- Formerly a youth Nordic ski racer.

Aims for this race

To finish the race in good time! And just to finish.

Team: 49 Amy Byers
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Amy Byers Send Message to Paddler

Age: 49

Sex: F

From: Sausalito, CA, United States

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Yukon River Quest 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2017; California 100 2013 and 2015; and ultra distance running/cycling races.

Aims for this race

To make it to Dawson with a smile on my face.

Reasons for entering this race

I just love the Yukon!

Team: 50 Röufu
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Rolf Balmer

Age: 53

Sex: M

From: Steffisburg, Bern, Switzerland | Schweiz | Suisse | Svizzera | Svizra

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some long distance races in europe. 2017 over 5 weeks solokayaktrip in mongolia to lake baykal. 2013 from whitehorse to dawson with kayak

Aims for this race

to drink a beer in dawson after a hard run

Reasons for entering this race

to smell the air again at the yukon river

Team: 51 Spirit of America
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Josh Friedman Send Message to Paddler

Age: 57

Sex: M

From: Moyie Springs, ID, United States

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5-time YRQ finisher.

Aims for this race

Have fun! and enjoy the moment. Have a solid run and finish.

Julie Kirk Send Message to Paddler

Age: 58

Sex: F

From: Moyie Springs, ID, United States

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5-time YRQ finisher.

Aims for this race

Finish

Team: 52 Not Invested
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Tom Luxemburger Send Message to Paddler

Age: 44

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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Pretend to sheep hunt sometimes.

Aims for this race

To finish with Jon not bitching at me too much.

Reasons for entering this race

Because Jon dared me to.

Jon Belanger Send Message to Paddler

Age: 41

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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Pretended to do a few triathlons.

Aims for this race

To perform as awesome as my banter is.

Reasons for entering this race

I'm a very insecure construction worker who needs to do cool shit like this to validate my masculinity.

Team: 53 The Wild Irises
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Starfire


 
Stephanie Ryan Send Message to Paddler

Age: 44

Sex: F

From: Skagway, AK, United States

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Yukon River Quest 2014, Snake River & Wind River Yukon, Stikine River BC, Hulahula River, AK, Escalante River UT

Aims for this race

Have an awesome paddle with an awesome group of women!!!

Nicole Kovacs Send Message to Paddler

Age: 27

Sex: F

From: Skagway, AK, United States

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I have several years of backcountry climbing/trekking/mountaineering guiding experience in Alaska and have done multiple river trips in Southeast Alaska, the Yukon and a couple week trip in the Arctic.

Aims for this race

To see more of the Yukon River and wilderness, and make it to Dawson.

Alexandra Luque Send Message to Paddler

Age: 27

Sex: F

From: Skagway, AK, United States

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Experience guiding white water in Washington and Oregon, hiking, biking and kayaking in SE AK and British Columbia. Packrafting and kayaking experience on the Skagway, Taiya and O'Donnell rivers in the area.

Aims for this race

To beat Tim Bourcy's time =].

Lara Labesky Send Message to Paddler

Age: 49

Sex: F

From: Skagway, AK, United States

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Kongakut
Beaver/Stewart
Colorado
Alsek
Nisutlin

Aims for this race

I hope to finish with my sanity.

TBA Send Message to Paddler

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From: Skagway, AK, United States

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Heidi Sutter Send Message to Paddler

Age: 43

Sex: F

From: Skagway, AK, United States

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I have competed in numerous dog races including the 2015 Iditarod, Yukon Quest 300, Copper Basin 300, and the Kobuk 440 to name a few. Living in bush & rural Alaska for a better part of my life, my wilderness experiences are numerous.

Aims for this race

Have the most fun humanly possible.

Reasons for entering this race

I have traveled on the Yukon River mainly in the winter by dog team. I am looking forward to traveling on this section of the river in the summer time.

Team: 54 Momentary Lapse of Reason
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Sophie Coupal Send Message to Paddler

Age: 42

Sex: F

From: Cantley, QC, Canada

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K2O 2018
24 Hours of River X 2018
MRX Sprint 2017 + 2018

Aims for this race

Finish and have fun!

Sandra Luken Send Message to Paddler

Age: 42

Sex: F

From: Ottawa, ON, Canada

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YRQ 2015 + 2017
K2O 2018
24 Hours of River X 2018
MRX Sprint 2017

Aims for this race

Finish and have fun!

Team: 55 Green Bommels Saxony
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Sven Baumgarten Send Message to Paddler

Age: 42

Sex: M

From: Dresden, Germany | Deutschland

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Marathon de l'Ardèche, Krumlovský vodácký maraton, dragon boat marathons, canoe trails in the outback of sweden

Aims for this race

Drinking coffee in Dawson on Saturday at 3:00 pm.

Ronny Silze Send Message to Paddler

Age: 38

Sex: M

From: Dresden, Germany | Deutschland

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Marathon de l'Ardèche, dragon boat marathons, cycle marathon Fichkona

Aims for this race

Drinking coffee in Dawson on Saturday at 3:00 pm.

Team: 56 Matanuska
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YukCAD


 
Martin Bonenfant Send Message to Paddler

Age: 38

Sex: M

From: Ibex Valley, YT, Canada

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Went Across Canada by bike
13500 km

Montreal-Ne-York Challenge

Aims for this race

Finish it

Reasons for entering this race

The Yukn dream

Jackyn Trybowski Send Message to Paddler

Age: 30

Sex: F

From: Ibex Valley, YT, Canada

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Cross Canada by bike 13500km
Dragon boat
Chilkoot

Aims for this race

Finish it

Reasons for entering this race

Make my stupid husband happy

Émilie J Bercier Send Message to Paddler

Age: 32

Sex: F

From: Ibex Valley, YT, Canada

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Ice fishing

Aims for this race

Finish it

Margot Neely Send Message to Paddler

Age: 50

Sex: F

From: Ibex Valley, YT, Canada

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Yukon River Quest couples of time

Aims for this race

Finish it and eat hot soup!

Reasons for entering this race

Because a my stupid Neighbourh

Shawna Peckham Send Message to Paddler

Age: 40

Sex: F

From: Ibex Valley, YT, Canada

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I have Kids! That's freakin enough!

Aims for this race

Finish it

Reasons for entering this race

Because of my stupid Neighbourgh

Natasha Harvey Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: F

From: Gatineau, Canada

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Instructor of white rapids... BANG!

Aims for this race

Finish it... and maybe win it if the rest of my team are not all wusses!

Reasons for entering this race

My mom has a Stupid Neighbourgh

Team: 57 Canoe Believe It
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Kelsey MacDougall

Age: 25

Sex: F

From: Martintown, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Cottage races

Aims for this race

Finish

Camille Fraser Send Message to Paddler

Age: 23

Sex: F

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Nahanni River
Canoe Races at Cottages

Aims for this race

Finish

Team: 58 Spreegurken
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Ronny Pohl
Ronny Pohl

Age: 56

Sex: M

From: Cottbus, Brandenburg, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

I've been going to a gym for years, and I'm going to run twice a week to trudge my audiences. I regularly participate in the half marathon with the running group. Walks, climbing, larger bike rides and skiing I spread throughout the year. In addition, I train with a dragon boat team all year and participate in many competitions and long distance races.

Aims for this race

I think we can do the race in a good time. Since we have been preparing as a team for months and during winter.

Reasons for entering this race

I would like to take part in this race because it is a new sporting challenge.

Judith Minks Send Message to Paddler
Judith Minks

Age: 33

Sex: F

From: Cottbus, Brandenburg, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

For 10 years I have actively been practicing strength training in a gym and five years ago I discovered the love to run. I really like smaller sprints and do 10 kilometers of runs in a very good time. My next goal is in 2019 the half marathon in Berlin. At the beginning of 2018, I discovered the passion for dragon boat racing and paddling at distances of up to 50 kilometers over smaller lakes with my team. With my boat club "HaiVoltage" I already took part in several competitions throughout the year. My training sessions in paddling are twice a week. My next goal is to take part in the German championship in the dragon boat and for this I already start an additional paddle training.

Aims for this race

In June 2018 I became aware of this race by a runner and made myself first on this race on the Internet and in the circle of acquaintances. I am especially attracted by the nature in Canada as well as the greater distance over the Yukon River. I would like to use my skills and gain new sporting experiences in paddling with my colleagues.

Reasons for entering this race

First and foremost I want to finish well with my team members. Of course, my goal is also to create a good time and perhaps to look for new challenges.

Mandy Matzke Send Message to Paddler
Mandy Matzke

Age: 50

Sex: F

From: Cottbus, Brandenburg, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

For 20 years I train 2 to 3 times a week regularly in a gym. I have been in a running team for about 5 years. I often walk distances of 10 to 15 kilometers as well as half marathon. My other sporting activities include hiking, climbing, cycling and skiing. Since the year 2010 I have been able to gain experience paddling especially in the dragon boat. In a dragon boat club I take part in several competitions in the year.

Aims for this race

I would like to reach the race with my boat team within the time limit.

Reasons for entering this race

In 2017, team members from my dragon boat club "Hai Voltage" successfully participated in the Yukon River Quest and enthusiastically shared their experiences during the race. That's why my ambition was raised to meet this challenge.

Mendy Rokosch Send Message to Paddler
Mendy Rokosch

Age: 53

Sex: F

From: Cottbus, Brandenburg, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

For 15 years, I go to a gym four times a week and keep fit with strength and endurance training. I especially like running at endurance training and cycling. I have been collecting paddling experience for 3 years during the dragon boat training.

Aims for this race

Arrive with my team at the finish and win many beautiful memories.

Reasons for entering this race

I heard about this race from a colleague in our paddle team and really wanted to experience it. The beautiful landscape, the sporting challenge and the adventure.

Axel Frenzel Send Message to Paddler
Axel Frenzel

Age: 56

Sex: M

From: Cottbus, Brandenburg, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

passionate dragonboat paddler
some people's runs spread over the year

Aims for this race

To have a great time with my teammates, to finish the race in time with a smile and finally, extend some limits. I've never finished a marathon, not even began one.

Reasons for entering this race

I've never left beautiful Europe, so it's my first time that far from home. I love the nature and I'll hopefully see a moose that takes up our pace.

Joachim Nagel Send Message to Paddler
Joachim Nagel

Age: 61

Sex: M

From: Cottbus, Brandenburg, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

Since my earliest youth, I do intensive sports. For the first time in the sports school section gymnastics, later then various sports such as cycling and various endurance sports. In my youth, I achieved several awards in various sports.
Furthermore, I visit regularly for many years a gym. For about 8 years I do the canoe or dragon boat sport.

Aims for this race

My interest in the YRQ was aroused by team members have already mastered this challenge. My own Interest is not only the sporting challenge but also the unique nature experience.

Reasons for entering this race

In the foreground the athletic challenge remains the YRQ to create and achieve a personal goal.

Team: 59 SportsBasement
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Sponsors:

SportsBasement.com


 
Elaine Baden Send Message to Paddler

Age: 59

Sex: F

From: Richmond, CA, United States

Biographical Information

2017 YRQ
Multiple Cal 100 races
ACA certified surfski instructor
Former Grand Canyon River Guide

Aims for this race

Paddle to Dawson - No more helicopters

Reasons for entering this race

Gotta finish!

Marsha Arnold Send Message to Paddler

Age: 62

Sex: F

From: richmond, CA, United States

Biographical Information

Multiple Cal 100's
Ultra distance running
Many bicycle century rides

Aims for this race

Finish by midnight.

Reasons for entering this race

To know we can do it

Team: 60 Two Nothing Boxes
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William Rabenau Send Message to Paddler

Age: 56

Sex: M

From: Winston, NM, United States

Biographical Information

Numerous Alaska River Trips
MR 340 2018

Aims for this race

Finish and enjoy the sights and History

Reasons for entering this race

See something new!

Matt Kirkpatrick Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0

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From: Lathrop, MO, United States

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Aims for this race

Team: 61 MoKanPaddlers
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Dan Voss Send Message to Paddler
Dan Voss

Age: 45

Sex: M

From: Kansas City, MO, United States

Biographical Information

MR340 5x (2014-2018)
South Dakota Kayak Challenge (2016)
Chattajack (2018)
Numerous Other Missouri River Ultramarathon Races

Aims for this race

Finish and enjoy the scenery

Terry Shortt Send Message to Paddler
Terry Shortt

Age: 52

Sex: M

From: Wichita, KS, United States

Biographical Information

MR340 3x (2016-2018)
Numerous other Missouri River Ultramarathon races

Aims for this race

Finish and have fun. Also, want to sit in the front of the boat so I can beat Dan to the finish line.

Team: 62 Beating the Odds
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Margo Millette

Age: 40

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse , YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Texas Winter 100, YRQ a few times, MRX

Aims for this race

To finish and have fun

Shelley Gellatly

Age: 46

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse , YT, Canada

Biographical Information

A few YRQs

Aims for this race

To finish and have fun

Team: 63 Hai Voltage
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Hai Voltage

 
Mirko Prüfer Send Message to Paddler
Mirko Prüfer

Age: 37

Sex: M

From: Podrosche, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

Ultra Marathon Runner, Ultra Marathon Paddler. Paddling experience since 2008, kayaker, lot of dragonboat competitions, including long distance races.
YRQ2017 Finisher (Voyager)
YRQ2018 Finisher (4th Place Mens K1)

Aims for this race

Have a good and challenging time on the Yukon and finish the race in Dawson before Friday Midnight ;-)

Reasons for entering this race

I felt in love with the Yukon River and the amazing landscape, this will be my 4th summer in the Yukon since 2016.

Team: 64 Soldier Up The Yukon A
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Mike Procter Send Message to Paddler
Mike Procter

Age: 36

Sex: M

From: London, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: 65 Soldier Up The Yukon B
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Ben Ashwell

Age: 33

Sex: M

From: London, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: 66 Soldier Up The Yukon C
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Charities:

Great Ormond Street Hospital

https://www.gosh.org


 
Stuart Croxford Send Message to Paddler

Age: 32

Sex: M

From: London, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: 67 Soldier Up The Yukon D
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Sponsors:

Red Paddle Co

Charities:

Great Ormond Street Hospital


 
Sam Branston Send Message to Paddler

Age: 36

Sex: M

From: Bembridge, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Ex Military
SUP expeds of circumnavigation of Isle of Wight and Lake Como

Aims for this race

Explore / Administrate / push myself / see a bear / dont fall asleep / Have an epic adventure / Finish the race

Team: 68 Kuhl Kayak
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Steve Kuhl Send Message to Paddler

Age: 52

Sex: M

From: Omaha, NE, United States

Biographical Information

As I've kayaked the majority of the Missouri River system thru the States of Montana and Nebraska as well as significant portions thru the Dakotas, would like to apply my experience to the Yukon River system in an event of this magnitude.

My passion is actively focused on kayaking at large and as I've been immersed in a breadth of kayak related pursuits including numerous races, functions, travels etc. over the past fifteen years, have continuously broadened my experience base and the intensity of my kayak pursuits. As an avid outdoorsman who devotes 40%-50% of days on the water, the Yukon River Quest fulfills my desire to compete and experience an event requiring a commitment of this significance along a wilderness corridor that is of extreme interest. Training extensively for past year and race objective would be to finish in top 25%.


- 6 time completion of South Dakota Challenge Race (72 river miles)
- 4 time completion Fort to Field (50 river miles)
-Winner of several shorter, regional kayak races including Yankton River Run
- Completed Missouri River expedition from Three Forks, MT to Ft. Peck, MT
-Extensive wilderness kayak experience including coastal waters of British Columbia, Colombia, South America, Boundary Waters, MN. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico (various stretches).
-ACA Level 4 Coastal Kayak Instructor; ACA State Director
-Trained and certified National Park Service Rangers and NE Game & Parks personnel over the past 5 years in the Midwest with emphasis on the Missouri River System.

Aims for this race

To improve on the prior year and enjoy in full.

Team: 69 Bores with Oars
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mens Tandem Canoe

Sponsors:

The letter B and the number 5.


 
NHerle Send Message to Paddler

Age: 46

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Triathlons, ultras, marathons. backcountry skiing, snowshoeing, camping, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, trekking, mountaineering, horsebackriding, lots of experience in bear country, impressive parallel parker.

Aims for this race

Start.
Brew the best river coffee.
Finish with 51% of team intact.
Avoid situations depicted in tragic Hollywood boat/wave movies.
Provide help to others.
Seize the day(s).

LF Send Message to Paddler

Age: 45

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Adventure races, all backcountry experience including backcountry skiing, hiking, camping, wilderness trekking, kayaking, canoeing, first aid course.
Long distance triathlons, mountaineering.

Aims for this race

Finish dry.

Team: 70 Anything for a Beer
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Adam Woolfrey Send Message to Paddler

Age: 37

Sex: M

From: Tweed, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Several MRX's, a K2O, General Clinton and many backcountry fishing trips.

Aims for this race

Scott Reynolds Send Message to Paddler

Age: 37

Sex: M

From: Stirling , ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: 71 Kingdom Adventures
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Michael Doerksen Send Message to Paddler

Age: 30

Sex: M

From: st malo, MB, Canada

Biographical Information

2 river quest races .
1400km solo paddle trip to hudson bay

Aims for this race

enjoy every moment giving it my best

Team: 72 Team Oliveira
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Gus Oliveira Send Message to Paddler

Age: 48

Sex: M

From: Saltspring Island, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

5 YRQ's and other races

Aims for this race

Enjoy the race with my son

Taylor Oliveira Send Message to Paddler

Age: 18

Sex: M

From: Saltspring Island, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Paddling the gulf islands

Aims for this race

Enjoy the race with my dad

Team: 73 Northwestel
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mens 4 person Canoe

Sponsors:

Northwestel


 
Kerry Pettitt Send Message to Paddler

Age: 57

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Row boat when I was 12
2018 Yukon River Quest - Voyageur

Aims for this race

Maybe learn a new lanquage or skill while spending 50 ish hrs of repetitious, mind bending exercise! We did try the singing thing last year... hmmm I wonder if that is why we didn't see any wildlife!

Reasons for entering this race

Finished my rookie 2018 race race in Dawson City and imeadeatley decided.... that was cool!... I'm doing this again!

Bill Stanzeleit Send Message to Paddler
Bill Stanzeleit

Age: 56

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ2017
Yukon Search and Rescue
White Water Paddler

Aims for this race

to get into Dawson at close to Midnight!
to finish the race with nothing left in the tank

Reasons for entering this race

It was an amazing experience in 2017
It is extremely well organized
I cannot resist the challenge of doing it again

Gary Seed Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: Ottawa, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

A few YRQs
Muskoka Big East
Logs, Rock and Steel
a few marathons

Aims for this race

Give it my best shot and enjoy the ride

Reasons for entering this race

It's the best race .. ever …
Yukon is a magnificent place

Great organizers, great volunteers

Jordan Moore Send Message to Paddler

Age: 32

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

I won a 3 legged race with my friend Sean while at a family picnic.

Aims for this race

To keep up with the old farts in my boat.

Reasons for entering this race

Have a reason to get in shape and brag to friends.

Team: 74 Chatterbox
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mens Solo Kayak
Chatterbox

Sponsors:

None

Charities:

Salish Sea Marine Sanctuary Society http://www.salishsea.org


 
Randy Chatterjee Send Message to Paddler
Randy Chatterjee

Age: 55

Sex: M

From: Courtenay, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Vancouver Island Circumnavigation - 2015 (twice), 2017 - 585 nautical miles, 16 days (fastest).
Fraser River Run: Hope to Steveston - 2018 - 86 nautical miles (3 knot Av current) - 11hrs38mins
Tour de Indian Arm - 2013 - 36 kms - 6hrs13mins
Denali - 2001 - West Buttress - 13 days

Aims for this race

I hope to paddle every hour but for the 10 required rest hours, and post a finish in the 45-50 hour timeframe. I also hope to survive the ordeal.

Reasons for entering this race

I love endurance racing and being in the wilderness. I found the Yukon River beautiful and the history inspiring last summer during a paddle from Bennett to Dawson City. I want to spend more time there and help to popularize healthy eco-tourism in the area.

Team: 75 Endless Possibilities
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Cheryl Sinclair Send Message to Paddler

Age: 49

Sex: F

From: Port Moresby, NCD, Papua New Guinea | Papua Niugini

Biographical Information

Massive Murray Paddle 2018, VIC Australia
Serving member of Australian Army

Aims for this race

To reach the end in a good time for a cold beer.

Reasons for entering this race

The challenge and do something new

Glen Bonnici Send Message to Paddler

Age: 48

Sex: M

From: Port Moresby, NCD, Papua New Guinea | Papua Niugini

Biographical Information

Massive Murray Paddle 2018, VIC Australia

Aims for this race

To be able to have a beer with Cheryl at the end

Reasons for entering this race

Because Cheryl asked me to

Team: 76 Team Savage
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Kelly Linklater Send Message to Paddler

Age: 48

Sex: M

From: Pukatawagan, MB, Canada

Biographical Information

Missinippi Challenge x 7 (one day 100km race on the Churchill River) General Clinton Regatta 110 km race, OCN Canoe Classic 110 KM on the Saskatchewan River, David Thompson Canoe Classic 65 km, Prince George Northern Hardware Canoe Classic 65 Km on the Nechako to the Fraser River, Canada 150 Voyageur Race 1600 km race on the Saskatchwan River

Aims for this race

To finish in good time

Reasons for entering this race

the experience

Naomi Umphrey Send Message to Paddler

Age: 42

Sex: F

From: Pukatawagan , MB, Canada

Biographical Information

Missinippi Challenge 100km one day race on the Churchill River in the Northern MB wilderness 4 times, David Thompson Canoe Classic in Revelstoke BC 83 km race, Prince George Northern Hardware Canoe Classic 65 km race on the Nechako to where it meets the Fraser River, I have also participated in short sprint races in my community

Aims for this race

to finish in good time

Reasons for entering this race

to challenge my mind, body and spirit in doing something I love on the beautiful pristine Yukon River

Team: 77 Jon and Doug's Excellent Adventure
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Doug Bosworth Send Message to Paddler
Doug Bosworth

Age: 52

Sex: M

From: Kenmore, WA, United States

Biographical Information

A few shorter canoe races, both tandem and solo.
Led a group of Scout's around Bowron Lakes, and then a group of 3 friends doing the trip in half the time of the previous year.
Numerous hikes both with Scouts and on my own, including an 85 mile hike around the Wonderland trail.

Aims for this race

To finish in under 55 hours, in the same canoe as my partner, and still as friends.

Reasons for entering this race

Sounded like a good idea at the time.

Jon Russell Send Message to Paddler

Age: 51

Sex: M

From: Maple Falls, WA, United States

Biographical Information

The Great Soap Lake Canoe Race (6 years)
Ridge to River Relay (3 years)
I've climbed and hiked all through the Cascades in WA State.
Roadbiked several multi-day century rides.
Ran a marathon, triathlon and several 1/2 marathons over the years.

Aims for this race

Finish in under 55 hours.
I'm looking forward to the challenge, comraderie, and competition this race brings.

Reasons for entering this race

Adventure
Challenge
Competition

Team: 78 Doc and Dutch
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Doc and Dutch

 
Brad Roosma Send Message to Paddler
Brad Roosma

Age: 40

Sex: M

From: Lodi, WI, United States

Biographical Information

Hundreds of hours of canoe experience, mainly creeks and rivers. I lived in Alaska for along time and have much experience with all aspects that this great land can challenge you with.

Aims for this race

Finish the race, do my best and stay dry doing it.

Reasons for entering this race

Probably a mid-life crisis or something.

David Foster Send Message to Paddler
David Foster

Age: 50

Sex: M

From: Dillsburg, PA, United States

Biographical Information

David Foster is an avid life-long outdoorsman. His canoeing experience includes a 10-day wilderness trip leader in Attikokan, Ontario with his Scout Troop, numerous whitewater trip in WI, PA and NZ, a week-long canoe trip in the Quetico and a five-week survey of 110 lakes in N WI. He has taught backpacking at Philmont Scout Ranch in NM as a Ranger and Training Ranger, been involved in more than 10 treks there as well as hiked the central Rocky Mountains of the US, portions of the North Cascades in WA, the Grand Canyon and led a number of hikes in PA, the Desert Southwest, South and Central America and New Zealand. He is an Eagle Scout and has held certifications in CPR and Wilderness First Aid.

Aims for this race

My Goal- to experience the wonders of traveling through the Upper Yukon on another great adventure together and grow from the training regime required to do this safely, in a timely manner, and be a resource if others need assistance en route.

Team: 79 The Early Risers
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The Early Risers

 
Greg Hillier Send Message to Paddler
Greg Hillier

Age: 51

Sex: M

From: LOCHINVAR, Australia

Biographical Information

PNSW Marathon Series
Massive Murray Paddle
Hawakesbury Canoe Classic

Aims for this race

To finish. enjoy the scenery and the race enough to want to do it again.

Reasons for entering this race

Another crazy idea of my doubles partner

Sue Smith Send Message to Paddler
Sue Smith

Age: 52

Sex: F

From: Gillieston Heights, Australia

Biographical Information

PNSW Marathon Series
Hawkesbury Canoe Classic
Riverland Paddling Marathon
Massive Murray Paddle

Aims for this race

To finish without killing my doubles partner

Reasons for entering this race

My crazy idea

Team: 80 Mn crew
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mixed 4 person Canoe
Kate Meemken Send Message to Paddler

Age: 36

Sex: F

From: South Haven, MN, United States

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Sarah M Waterman
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!

Curt Burns

Age: 27

Sex: M

From: Skagway, AK, United States

Biographical Information

N/A

Aims for this race

N/A

Peter Zimmerman

Age: 27

Sex: M

From: Skagway, AK, United States

Biographical Information

Wilderness Guide

Aims for this race

Finish around 50 hrs

Team: 81 SUP N IRISH
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mens SUP

Sponsors:

Blackfish Paddles
http://www.blackfishpaddles.com

ONE SUP
http://www.onestanduppaddle.com


 
Peter Allen Send Message to Paddler
Peter Allen

Age: 34

Sex: M

From: Vancouver , BC, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2017 3rd SUP
Seventy48 2018 3rd SUP
Paddle Canada Touring Level 2 SUP Instructor
50+ days coastal touring experience on SUP and ocean kayak

Aims for this race

Beat my 2017 time of 57hrs 6min

Beat the Dutch girl in the kayak... again!

Reasons for entering this race

I want to test my physical and mental limit while experiencing the Yukon wilderness.

Meet other like minded paddlers!

Team: 82 h20whoa!
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mens SUP

Sponsors:

none

Charities:

Rivers for Change


 
john dye Send Message to Paddler

Age: 58

Sex: M

From: san rafael , CA, United States

Biographical Information

4xCal100 finisher
12 in 2012 co-founder, finisher

Aims for this race

finish well

Reasons for entering this race

gotta spread the love

Team: 83 The Balls
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Stephen Ball Send Message to Paddler

Age: 40

Sex: M

From: Juneau, AK, United States

Biographical Information

Raced and paddles sprint kayaks, outrigger and surf skis since the age of 12.

Aims for this race

First time racing, finish the race and have fun.

Heather Ball Send Message to Paddler

Age: 33

Sex: F

From: Juneau, AK, United States

Biographical Information

Sprint kayaks, backpacking

Aims for this race

Have fun

Reasons for entering this race

My husband made me do it!

Team: 84 Team Zooom
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Lauren Muir Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex:

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Stacie Zaychuk Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex:

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: 85 Golden Retriever
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Wayne Anderson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 54

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Few YRQ
Few MR340
Couple Muskoka X
One SDKC

Aims for this race

A little Faster

Reasons for entering this race

I was going to skip this year but panicked when I saw it filling fast and had to enter.

If you have any questions or need my 2 cents feel free to send me a line. More than happy to help if I can. WayneGhana@gmail.com

Team: 86 Palmer's Progress
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Palmer's Progress

Sponsors:

https://www.turtlefur.com/
https://seekoutside.com/
https://expeditionaryfilmschoolalaska.com/


 
Dr. DB Palmer
Dr. DB Palmer

Age: 42

Sex: M

From: Glennallen, AK, United States

Biographical Information

17 years as a paddling instructor and guide, from Minnesota, British Columbia, & Alaska.

Liam and I completed the race last year, making him the youngest finisher in YRQ hitsory!

Aims for this race

Have a great time racing with my son, and this time... to beat our previous race time.

Reasons for entering this race

Sharing adventure with my son.

Liam B. Palmer
Liam B. Palmer

Age: 15

Sex: M

From: Glennallen, AK, United States

Biographical Information

Liam is the youngest finisher of the YRQ, completed in 2018.

Liam has paddled the Yukon from Eagle to Circle via Packraft, has one summer's experience as Captain of 16ft oar rafts on the Gulkana, and has grown up paddling crafts of all conveyances.

Aims for this race

Dad time!

Team: 87 Dinjii Zhu
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womens 4 person Canoe

Charities:

Will fund raise for Yukon Cancer Care Fund...helping Yukoners in need.


 
Pauline Frost Send Message to Paddler

Age: 55

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse , YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Raced a few YRQ’s.
Grew up in Yukon, lots of extreme wilderness experience.

Aims for this race

Race in a new category, with some great indigenous athletes.

Alice Frost Send Message to Paddler

Age: 19

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse , YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Third YRQ todate...looking forward to many more.

Aims for this race

Race to the midnight sun, and complete the race in a decent time.

Samantha Frost Send Message to Paddler

Age: 29

Sex: F

From: Old Crow, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

A few YRQ’s, always in a voyagueaur with my old team Cap!! first time racing a C-4 with some powerful woman ❤️

Aims for this race

Get to Dawson before Dawn...or midnight.

Melissa Carlick Send Message to Paddler

Age: 29

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Just a few YRQ’s....grew up in Yukon, bushwhacking.

Aims for this race

Race with some awesome gwitchin women, and get to Dawson for midnight snack.

Team: 88 Currently Confused
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mixed Tandem Canoe

Charities:

TBA


 
Karla Ramsay Send Message to Paddler

Age: 52

Sex: F

From: Foothills, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Steve Ramsay Send Message to Paddler

Age: 57

Sex: M

From: Foothills, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: 89 Against the Wind
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Terry Olexyn Send Message to Paddler

Age: 54

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2016 completed, 2014 pulled out in Carmacks.

Various multi day paddling wilderness experiences including Bowron Lakes, Johnston Strait, Broken Islands

Aims for this race

Arrive in Dawson in better shape than I was in 2016.

Ultimately the goal is to break 55 hours.

Reasons for entering this race

It is one of the most demanding races out there that checks the most boxes for me including mental and physical endurance, requires focus and dedication and demands dedication. You can't cram for this one. I found that out in 2014.

Team: 90 Two Brothers
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Sponsors:

http://www.OnTheWater360.com


 
Cyril Derreumaux Send Message to Paddler
Cyril Derreumaux

Age: 42

Sex: M

From: Larkspur, CA, United States

Biographical Information

2009 to 17: Tamalpais Outrigger Canoe Club, Sausalito, CA / 2010/11/12/15: Catalina Outrigger Challenge, 32-mile race / 2010/11/14/15: Moloka'I Hoe Outrigger World Championship, 43-mile race / 2012: YRQ in a Voyageur / 2014: Cal100, 100-mile race in California / 2016: Ocean Row from California to Hawaii in a 4-men crew, rowed in Guinness Record time in just over 39 days / 2018: YRQ in 4-man canoe

Aims for this race

Live an adventure with someone I hold dear

Roman Kristl Send Message to Paddler
Roman Kristl

Age:

Sex: M

From: Carmel , CA, United States

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Live an adventure!

Team: 91 Times Up
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mens Solo Kayak
Andrew Adam Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0

Sex:

From: Anchorage, AK, United States

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: 92 MamaSaid
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womens SUP
MamaSaid

 
Shauna Magowan Send Message to Paddler

Age: 42

Sex: F

From: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

70/48
Round Bowen
Indian Arm Challenge

Aims for this race

To race as strong as I can and to experience the beauty of the Yukon River.

Team: 93 Team Lootas
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Kelley Watson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 45

Sex: F

From: Port Townsend, WA, United States

Biographical Information

Yukon River Quest 2014, 2017, 2018.
Race to Alaska -- Port Townsend to Victoria Leg.
Paddled Inside Passage Washington to Alaska.

Aims for this race

Wonderful, challenging and rewarding experience in an amazing wilderness area.

Reasons for entering this race

Because I love it. It's an incredible, rewarding, and challenging experience that brings me great joy. I love sharing it with my awesome crew! And I love meeting great people on the river.

Team: 94 Team pup n suds
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Steve Peranteau Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: M

From: Eagle river, AK, United States

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Tom Huxtable Send Message to Paddler

Age: 25

Sex: M

From: Eagle river, AK, United States

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: 95 Joe’s Folly
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Joseph Miller Send Message to Paddler

Age: 48

Sex: M

From: Talkeetna, United States

Biographical Information

More later

Aims for this race

More later

Kori Send Message to Paddler

Age: 45

Sex: F

From: Talkeetna, United States

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: 96 Fireball & Pina Colada
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Horst Schoenweiss Send Message to Paddler
Horst Schoenweiss

Age: 51

Sex: M

From: Rueckersdorf, Bavaria, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

Yukon River Quest 2013 Finisher
Yukon River Quest 2017 Volunteer
Paddling in Germany
Hiking the West Coast Trail (Vancouver Island) and several other (long distance) hiking experiences

Aims for this race

Finish in Dawson under 70 hours, having a great time and lots of fun!!!

Reasons for entering this race

Meet nice people and old friends.
We want to make this fantastic experience again and see, if we can do it better than last time!!

Miriam Schoenweiss Send Message to Paddler
Miriam Schoenweiss

Age: 34

Sex: F

From: Rueckersdorf, Bavaria , Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

Yukon River Quest 2013 Finisher
Yukon River Quest 2017 Volunteer
Paddling in Germany
Hiking the West Coast Trail (Vancouver Island) and several other (long distance) hiking experiences

Aims for this race

Finish in Dawson under 70 hours, having a great time and lots of fun!!!

Reasons for entering this race

Meet nice people and old friends.
We want to make this fantastic experience again and see, if we can do it better than last time!!

Team: 97 Epic Texas Racing
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mens Solo Kayak

Sponsors:

Texas Surfskis and Kayaks
http://www.TexasSurfskisandKayaks.com

Rising Phoenix Adventures
http://www.RisingPhoenixAdventures.com

Labrada Fitness
http://www.LabradaFitness.com

Labrada Nutrition
http://www.Labrada.com

CeraSport Rice Based Hydration
http://www.CeraProductsInc.com

REI - Houston Willowbrook
http://www.REI.com

Signs N More Graphics
http://www.SignsNMoreTX.com


 
Joe Olivieri Send Message to Paddler
Joe Olivieri

Age: 52

Sex: M

From: Houston, TX, United States

Biographical Information

2018 Texas State SurfSki Championships, Men's Solo Unlimited (Epic V5 / Ultra)

2018 Texas River Marathon, Men's Solo Unlimited (Epic V8 Pro / Ultra)

2018 Martindale Athletic Club Race 4, Men's Solo Unlimited (Epic V7)

2018 Buffalo Bayou Regatta, Men's Recreational Long Kayak, 3rd Place (Epic V7)

2017 Texas Time Trial, Men's Solo Unlimited, 2nd Place (Epic V7)

2017 Texas Water Safari, Men's Solo Unlimited, 7th Place - 64:55:00 (Epic V8 Pro / Ultra)

2017 Space City Race, Men's Solo Unlimited, 2nd Place (Epic V8 Pro / Ultra)

2017 Texas River Marathon, Men's Solo Unlimited, 7th Place (Epic V8 Pro / Ultra)

2017 Martindale Athletic Club Race 4, Men's Solo Unlimited (Epic V7)

2017 Martindale Athletic Club Race 3, Men's Solo Unlimited (Epic V7)

2017 Martindale Athletic Club Race 2, Men's Solo Unlimited (Epic V7)

2017 Greens Bayou Invitational, Men's Solo Unlimited, 4th Place (Epic V10 Sport)

2017 Texas Open Water Race Series Race 1, Men's Surfski, 3rd Place (Epic V7)

2017 Lake Houston Open Water Race, Men's Kayak, 2nd Place (Epic 18X)

2017 Buffalo Bayou Regatta, Men's Recreational Long Kayak, 1st Place (Epic V7)

2017 Colorado Winter 100K, Recreational Men's Solo Unlimited, 2nd Place, 10:37:00 (Epic V7)

2017 Battle on the San Jacinto, Men's Solo Unlimited (Epic V8 / Ultra)

2016 Texas State SurfSki Championships, Men's Solo Surfski (Epic V10 Sport / Ultra)

2016 Greens Bayou Regatta, Men's Solo Unlimited, 4th Place (Epic V10 Sport / Ultra)

2016 Junior Texas Water Safari, Men's Solo Unlimited, 5th Place (Epic V7)

2016 Colorado River 100, Men's Solo Recreational Surfski, 3rd Place - 11:30:00 (Epic V7)

2016 Kanoe Klassica, Men's Solo Recreational Surfski (Epic V7)

Aims for this race

To be competitive and qualify for the Yukon 1000.

Reasons for entering this race

To challenge myself in Men's Solo Kayaking Ultra Races, and Race in the Yukon 1000.

Team: 98 Hopla paddler
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Louis Sucker Send Message to Paddler

Age: 54

Sex: M

From: RORSCHWIHR, France

Biographical Information

Some trail running and a long experience in canoe.

Aims for this race

Finish the race, not to be the last one!

Arthur Sucker Send Message to Paddler

Age: 29

Sex: M

From: RORSCHWIHR, France

Biographical Information

twice the yukon river quest

Aims for this race

Finish the race with my father!

Team: 99 Sarah Rose Bloom
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womens Solo Kayak
Sarah Rose Bloom

Sarah Rose Bloom at Simply Rose Petals on the Murray River, Australia.

Sponsors:

Simply Rose Petals & Bloom Estate
http://www.simplyrosepetals.com
http://www.bloomestate.com.au

Charities:

For every packet of edible flowers purchased at Simply Rose Petals (my sponsor), one meal is donated to a person in need through our partnership with Foodbank.


 
Sarah Rose Bloom Send Message to Paddler

Age: 40

Sex: F

From: Swan Hill, Australia

Biographical Information

I'm a previous Winner of the Open Women's TK1 Murray Marathon, a 404km marathon paddle on Australia's Murray River. The year before I won I completed the Murray Marathon in the Open Mixed TK2. Qualified and experienced alpine ski instructor and a full-time farmer who works in the outdoors daily on my farm which is on the Murray River. In 2016 I completed the 78km Dopey Marathon Challenge at Disney World in Florida. I have hiked extensively in the wilderness including Colorado, USA where I worked for 2 years, the Carr Boyd Ranges in Western Australia where the Gurkhas train and Wilson's Promontory in Victoria, Australia. Last year I was a member of the Victorian State Equestrian Development Team for the sport of Eventing. I have also competed at a national level in the sports of tennis and equestrian eventing.

Aims for this race

To make Australian paddlers proud by successfully completing the Yukon River Quest whilst enjoying the magnificent scenery at the same time.

Reasons for entering this race

Racing in the Yukon River Quest has been a goal of mine since I first heard Murray Marathon participants talking about their experience in the YRQ over a decade ago. It's a very fitting way to mark my 40th birthday and I'm also looking forward to sharing my YRQ experiences with paddlers at my new kayak touring business based on my farm on the Murray River.

Team: 100 Arctic Solar
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womens Solo Kayak
Arctic Solar

Sponsors:

TBA

Charities:

TBA


 
Anne Quéméré Send Message to Paddler
Anne Quéméré

Age: 50

Sex: F

From: QUIMPER, France

Biographical Information

Rowed the Atlantic Ocean solo, both ways (2002 and 2004).
Navigated solo on board a "kiteboat" across the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans (2006 and 2011)
Kayaked solo in the Northwest Passage (2014 and 2015)
Navigated solo on board a "solarboat" (a 21ft prototype only propelled by solar energy) in the Northwest Passage (2018)

Aims for this race

Cross the finish line with a big smile and simply enjoy this moment on water!

Reasons for entering this race

Live in the "here" and "now"

Team: 101 Mix of sun and clouds
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Gaetan Plourde Send Message to Paddler

Age: 44

Sex: M

From: North Gower, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

A bunch of YRQs

Aims for this race

Tracy Plourde

Age: 0

Sex:

From: North Gower, ON, Canada

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Aims for this race

Team: 102 Old Danube Pirates
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Christian Pfendesack Send Message to Paddler

Age: 53

Sex: M

From: Vienna, Austria | Österreich

Biographical Information

Danube, Yukon, Teslin

Aims for this race

To finish the race in time.

Holger Fischer Send Message to Paddler

Age: 75

Sex: M

From: Brunn am Gebirge, Austria | Österreich

Biographical Information

Big Salmon, South Nahanni (Moose Ponds to Blackstone Landing), South MacMillan, Hess, Mountain, Bonnet Plume, Snake, Wind, Hart, Tatshenshini, Stikine (Upper & Lower), Noatak (AK), Kongakut (AK)

Aims for this race

To finish in time

Reasons for entering this race

I 'did' lots of rivers in the aerea in my solo canoe but never did the stretch from Whitehorse to Dawson till now.

Team: 103 Infrastructure Solutions
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Keith Dorling Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0

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From: Leamington Spa, United Kingdom

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Spencer Brown Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0

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Alex Surrey Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0

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Paul Butterworth Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0

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David Coxhead Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0

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Daniel Blackie Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0

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Chris Hancock Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0

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Team: 104 Blue Light
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Dave Pelow Send Message to Paddler

Age: 66

Sex: M

From: Ottawa, ON, Canada

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Dan Belanger Send Message to Paddler

Age: 44

Sex: M

From: Ottawa, ON, Canada

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Aims for this race

Team: 105 2 Girls 1 Canoodle
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Jessica McCracken Send Message to Paddler
Jessica McCracken

Age: 28

Sex: F

From: Stevens Point, WI, United States

Biographical Information

We are going to try this thing out.

Aims for this race

....to finish.

Kassie Springhoff Send Message to Paddler
Kassie Springhoff

Age: 24

Sex: F

From: Ely, MN, United States

Biographical Information

Kickapoo Valley Dam Challenge. It was 9 miles.

Aims for this race

to finish the race :)

Team: 106 Valard MASH Up
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mixed 4 person Canoe

Sponsors:

Valard Construction


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

Age: 36

Sex: F

From: Edmonton, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

2017 YRQ

Aims for this race

Finish with a better time than in 2017.

Reasons for entering this race

Peer Pressure ;)

Adam Budzinski Send Message to Paddler

Age: 39

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

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2017 YRQ

Aims for this race

Finish better than before.

Hayley McNeil Send Message to Paddler

Age: 34

Sex: F

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

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2017 YRQ

Aims for this race

Finish

Sam Blair Send Message to Paddler

Age: 47

Sex: F

From: Terrace, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

2017 YRQ

Aims for this race

Finish

Team: 107 SuPi sisters
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Pia Montoya-Kuhl Send Message to Paddler

Age: 43

Sex: F

From: Omaha, NE, United States

Biographical Information

- 6 time completion of South Dakota Challenge Race (72 river miles)
- 4 time completion Fort to Field (50 river miles)
-Winner of several shorter, regional kayak races including Yankton River Run
-Extensive wilderness kayak experience including coastal waters of British Columbia, Colombia, South America, Boundary Waters, MN. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico (various stretches).
-ACA Level 3 Coastal Kayak Instructor
-Trained and certified National Park Service Rangers and NE Game & Parks personnel over the past 5 years in the Midwest with emphasis on the Missouri River System.

Aims for this race

Do better than prior year and enjoy the race

Susie Needham Send Message to Paddler

Age: 51

Sex: F

From: Omaha, NE, United States

Biographical Information

South Dakota challenge x6( 72 mile race ). Fort to field 50 race x5. Epic shootout 50 mile race . US Kayak polo is national team 2012. Certified in advanced wilderness life support through wilderness medical society

Aims for this race

To finish in required time . To be a good support to my co paddler . To see the amazing Yukon Territory .

Reasons for entering this race

I love a great challenge , especially in beautiful remote areas . I think this will be a challenging adventure .

Team: 108 Redemption
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Nicholas Malek Send Message to Paddler

Age: 40

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

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Aims for this race

Team: 109 River Misfit
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mens Solo Canoe

Sponsors:

Northern Construction


 
Ian Bruce Jobin Send Message to Paddler

Age: 40

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ a couple times

Aims for this race

Go faster

Reasons for entering this race

Getting funner every year

Team: 110 here for the beer
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Fiona Pirrie Send Message to Paddler

Age: 39

Sex: F

From: penticton, BC, Canada

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Paramedic
Raft guide class 4+

Aims for this race

finish

Reasons for entering this race

mid life crisis. haha

Emma Nunn Send Message to Paddler

Age: 25

Sex: F

From: Ft ST John, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

-guided back country canoeand hike trips for 3 summers
-lifetime of canoe camp
-Paramedic

Aims for this race

have fun

Reasons for entering this race

Bucket list

Team: 111 Beaver Fever
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David Sevdy Send Message to Paddler

Age: 55

Sex: M

From: Juneau, AK, United States

Biographical Information

Several YRQ’s
Iditayak- Pelican to Hoonah
Several extended camping trips

Aims for this race

Finish under 50 hours.

Reasons for entering this race

It’s compulsive.

Eric Nelson

Age: 57

Sex: M

From: Auke Bay, AK, United States

Biographical Information

Several yrqs

Aims for this race

Team: 112 TBD
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Deb Brax
Deb Brax

Age: 56

Sex: F

From: Bay Village, OH, United States

Biographical Information

Yukon River Quest '18
Ausable River Canoe Marathon
Adirondack Canoe Classic
Adirondack Cannonball
General Clinton
Wilderness tripping

Aims for this race

To finish strong.

Stephen Miller Send Message to Paddler

Age: 54

Sex: M

From: Groton, MA, United States

Biographical Information

2018 YRQ - 1st Mixed Voyageur

Aims for this race

Have a grand adventure

Dan Mecklenburg Send Message to Paddler

Age: 56

Sex: M

From: Columbus, OH, United States

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TBA Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex:

From: , MN, United States

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Aims for this race

Team: 113 Trooper Thornton
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Peter Mant Send Message to Paddler

Age: 51

Sex: M

From: Armagh, Ireland | Éire

Biographical Information

YRQ 2016

Aims for this race

keep intact and howl at the moon

Team: 114 Despicable TWO
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Despicable TWO

 
Christian Fibich Send Message to Paddler
Christian Fibich

Age: 53

Sex: M

From: Prince George, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Northern Hardware Race Prince George annually since 2015.
YRQ 2018 flotsam

Aims for this race

To finish in 55h or less.

Reasons for entering this race

warm-up for the 2019 Prince George Race! We would like to invite all tandem Canoeists to participate in this awesome 76k classic on their way back south!
http://www.northernhardwarepgcanoerace.ca

Boris Valev Send Message to Paddler

Age: 44

Sex: M

From: Victoria, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2018 participant

Aims for this race

To finish in 55h or lass. To be in the top 5 teams

Team: 115 Paddling Poets
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Sponsors:

T-PiN! Muscle Therapy is providing us with their phenomenally designed muscle recovery rollers to help us before, during and after this great adventure! Visit them at http://tpinmuscletherapy.com and on IG: "triggerpin"


 
Mark J. DeNitto Send Message to Paddler
Mark J. DeNitto

Age: 49

Sex: M

From: Wolfeboro, NH, United States

Biographical Information

Wilderness Skills Instructor.
Guided Winter Traverse of Presidential Range in White Mountains.
Appalachian Trail Thru-hiker.
Division I Collegiate Rower.
Elite-level Paddleboard Racer.
Ironman Triathlete.
Completed 40+ 50K Nordic Ski Marathons.
Long-distance Open Water Swimmer.
Wilderness hiking, camping in Denali Park.

Aims for this race

Fun, fellowship, embracing the challenge, top 10 finish?

Reasons for entering this race

Share the experience and the challenge with an old friend.

Kent Fielding Send Message to Paddler

Age:

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Aims for this race

Team: 116 Thunder From The Tundra
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Kendall McDonald Send Message to Paddler
Kendall McDonald

Age: 42

Sex: M

From: Inuvik, NT, Canada

Biographical Information

A few YQRs

Aims for this race

To fight off the sleep monsters and avoid butt blisters!

Reasons for entering this race

I don't know why I do this to myself....

Tim Gordon Send Message to Paddler

Age: 46

Sex: M

From: Inuvik, NT, Canada

Biographical Information

A few YQR's

Aims for this race

To make sure Kendall doesn't crash!

Brandon Johnston Send Message to Paddler
Brandon Johnston

Age: 35

Sex: M

From: Inuvik...Sydney, NT, Canada

Biographical Information

A few YQR's

Aims for this race

Hoping my lovely wife will let me start the race!

Reasons for entering this race

Kendall made me do it.

TBA Send Message to Paddler

Age:

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Aims for this race

Team: 117 Solvest
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mixed Tandem Canoe

Sponsors:

Solvest Inc.


 
Daniel Guhl Send Message to Paddler
Daniel Guhl

Age: 24

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Born and raised in the Yukon I grew up paddling these rivers and loving the outdoors. Raced with Team Northwestel last year and absolutely loved it. Thought a tandem may be more of a challenge this year!

Aims for this race

In it to win it.

Reasons for entering this race

Love training for this race through the winter and pushing myself to be better.

Amy Lank Send Message to Paddler

Age: 23

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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Aims for this race

Team: 118 In the Crosshairs
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Carmen Gustafson Send Message to Paddler
Carmen Gustafson

Age: 37

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2013, 2015, 2018

Aims for this race

Get 'em in the crosshairs, keep 'em in the crosshairs, get out of theirs.
Get to Dawson in less time than I have before.
AND HAVE FUN!

Reasons for entering this race

If it's worth doing, it's worth doing right. And it's worth doing!

Mystery Girl Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: F

From: , --

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Mystery Girl Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: F

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Mystery Girl Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: F

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Team: 119 One More Time
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Peter Kirby Send Message to Paddler

Age: 99

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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Aims for this race

Midori Kirby Send Message to Paddler

Age: 99

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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Aims for this race

Team: 120 Dickes B
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Dickes B

 
Bernd Hoeher
Bernd Hoeher

Age: 55

Sex: M

From: Berlin, Berlin, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

Finisher YRQ 2017 - (Mens Solo Kayak)

Lots of river, lake and sea kayak trips and races in Germany, Scandinavia, Baltic states and Canada.

For example:
Dalsland Kanot Maraton+ --- (55km flat water race) x 8
Meissen Magdeburg Mammut Marathon --- (242km river Elbe) x 5
Hiddensee Marathon --- (70km open sea race) x 6
A few shorter races.
And last but not least 3 to 4 multi-day kayak trips every year.

Aims for this race

We'd like to finish the race in Dawson.
And we'd like to have fun.

Reasons for entering this race

Honor and glory for our club, the "Saxon Individual Paddler Association" (SEV).

Gudrun Hoeher
Gudrun Hoeher

Age: 54

Sex: F

From: Berlin, Berlin, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

I have experiences on rivers, lakes and on the sea.
I paddled a couple of marathons, races and lots of kayak trips.

For example:
Dalsland Kanot Maraton+ --- (55km flat water race) x 5
Meissen Magdeburg Mammut Marathon --- (242km river Elbe) x 3
Hiddensee Marathon --- (70km open sea race) x 4
A few shorter races and day trips.
And last but not least 3 to 4 multi-day kayak trips every year.

Aims for this race

We'd like to finish the race in Dawson.
And we'd like to have fun.

Reasons for entering this race

Honor and glory for our club, the "Saxon Individual Paddler Association" (SEV).

Team: 121 CAP
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Donna Johns Send Message to Paddler

Age: 43

Sex: F

From: Edmonton , AB, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2015, 2016, 2017
River guide

Aims for this race

Take #1 again STOOOOODIS

Reasons for entering this race

Raising awareness to keep our waters clean! WATER IS LIFE

James Wells Send Message to Paddler

Age: 38

Sex: M

From: Edmonton , Canada

Biographical Information

2017 YRQ

Aims for this race

Josh VanBibber Send Message to Paddler

Age: 21

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse , YT, Canada

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Aims for this race

Ingrid Wilcox Send Message to Paddler

Age: 17

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse , YT, Canada

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Aims for this race

Devin Moses Send Message to Paddler

Age: 15

Sex: M

From: Mayo, YT, Canada

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Aims for this race

Randy Taylor Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse , YT, Canada

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Aims for this race

Shaheen Baker Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: F

From: Pelly crossing, YT, Canada

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Aims for this race

tba Send Message to Paddler

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Aims for this race

Team: 122 Four brothers
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Henry Nickerson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 27

Sex: M

From: Mechanicsburg , PA, United States

Biographical Information

Local kayak race,

Aims for this race

To enjoy nature and participate in an event that is larger than myself

Paul Nickerson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: M

From: Mechanicsburg , PA, United States

Biographical Information

Local kayak racing

Aims for this race

To finish and to qualify for the 1000

John Nickerson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 30

Sex: M

From: Mechanicsburg , PA, United States

Biographical Information

sailing hiking camping

Aims for this race

To qualify for the 1000

Stephen Chivandire Send Message to Paddler

Age: 29

Sex: M

From: Mechanicsburg , PA, United States

Biographical Information

Sailing,hiking, camping

Aims for this race

Qualify for the 1000

Team: 123 Nav Canada
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Adam Dowling

Age: 38

Sex: M

From: Edmonton, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

None

Aims for this race

Paddle with a great team, and hope to complete the race

Allan Hornby
Allan Hornby

Age: 55

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

No racing, but many multiday wilderness trips

Aims for this race

finish with shoulders intact

Danielle Bohemier Bernasconi Send Message to Paddler
Danielle Bohemier Bernasconi

Age: 40

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

5-day 5-canoe trip on the ocean along the Nova Scotian coastline when I was 16 years old at summer camp.
Various hikes, including the Grand Canyon and the Chilkoot Trail.

Aims for this race

To have fun, push my limits and finish!

Reasons for entering this race

For the challenge, for the motivation, and to explore my new home the Yukon from a unique perspective. To step out of my comfort zone and do something extraordinary!

Shamus Gordon Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: Yellowknife, NT, Canada

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Aims for this race

Anson Chappell

Age:

Sex: M

From: Yellowknife, NT, Canada

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Aims for this race

Jay Blakeston

Age:

Sex: M

From: Inuvik, NT, Canada

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Aims for this race

Mark Sommerfeld Send Message to Paddler

Age: 41

Sex: M

From: Inuvik, NT, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

To Finish

Alisa Larson Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: F

From: Norman Wells, NT, Canada

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Aims for this race

Paul Ramalho

Age:

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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Aims for this race

Team: 124 Christman
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Paul Christman Send Message to Paddler

Age: 33

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Canoe tripping

Aims for this race

Finish

Adam Melnik Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex:

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: 125 All Aussie Travellers
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Kade Fissioli Send Message to Paddler

Age: 30

Sex: M

From: Perth, Australia

Biographical Information

Regular local club events.
Avon descent ( long distance kayak)
Experienced mountain climbers and trekkers, used to being in the wilderness for extended periods

Aims for this race

Complete safely and enjoyably

Reasons for entering this race

We love a challenge, once a year we do something like this, weather it be a mountain climb. Long distance trek etc.
this is perfect for us.

Mark Stephen Send Message to Paddler

Age: 32

Sex: M

From: Perth , Australia

Biographical Information

The same as paddler 1.
We travel and adventure together generally.

Aims for this race

Complete safely and enjoyably.

Reasons for entering this race

The challenge , and the love for the wilderness.