Racer Bios for 2020 Yukon River Quest Entrants

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Team Class Category Team name Members
Team Class Category Team name Members
Waitlist Tandem Canoe mens Lazing Paddles 13 John Little, TBA
Waitlist Tandem Canoe womens The Girls Next Door Jacqueline Octavio, Alysha Coates
Waitlist Tandem Canoe mixed Stroke-n-tickle Ric Horobin, Abi Horobin
Waitlist Solo Kayak mens Yukan Do It Leo Butler
Waitlist Tandem Canoe mens Captain Paddles William Gray, Dickon Armstrong
Waitlist 4 person Canoe mens Steak TarTare Tad Cooke, Erick Crockenberg
Tommy Hyde, Nick Prevot
Waitlist SUP mens SUPMADKIWI Tony Bain
Waitlist 4 person Canoe mens Arctic Paddlers Nichole McDonald, TBA
TBA, TBA
Waitlist 4 person Canoe mens Team Bell Jordan Bell , Dylan Bell
John Apostol , Ben Keddy
Waitlist Tandem Canoe mens Thunder From The Tundra Kendall McDonald, TBA
Waitlist SUP mens SuperiorSUPper Alex Joseph
Waitlist Voyageur mens Flin Flon/Denare Dave Koop, Andy Sewap
Jeff Sewap, Marshal Manns
Michael Manns, Alan Vowles
Waitlist Solo Kayak mens ROST Glennon J. Rost
Waitlist Tandem Canoe mens Canoe Rush Art Walker-Jones, Glen Dawson
Waitlist Solo Kayak mens Michael Love Michael Love
Waitlist Tandem Canoe mens Papi & Babu Thomas Ionson, Jack Creighton
Waitlist SUP womens Badfish / Sunova Yuka
Waitlist Solo Kayak mens Gloory Sven Gloor
Waitlist SUP mens Masayuki Takahata Masayuki Takahata
Waitlist SUP mens wuzSUP Billy Bender
Waitlist Voyageur mens CAP Donna Johns, Tod Smarch
Wes Kemble, Samantha Frost
Josh VanBibber, Bohdie Elias
Randy Taylor, Tim Konoval
1 4 person Canoe womens Krakens Jaclyn Trybowski, Elizabeth Bosely
Annie-Claude Letendre, Erica Bourdon
2 Solo Canoe womens Gulo gulo Alison Eremenko
3 Tandem Canoe mixed When in Doubt, Stroke it Out Carmen Gustafson, Shane Ringham
4 Solo Kayak mens Solvest Daniel Guhl
5 Solo Kayak mens Team Bad Boy Mike Wallace
6 SUP mens riveryeti Mike Crouzat
7 Solo Kayak mens Are you sure Hank done it this way Chris Lightbound
8 Tandem Kayak mixed Dawsons to Dawson Steve Dawson, Kate Dawson
9 Solo Kayak womens Rough Cut Diamond Patricia Jones
10 Tandem Canoe mens Bailer Swift Sean McGinnis, Jason McKay
11 Tandem Canoe mixed The Bickersons Christoph Weber, Bonnie Pankiw
12 Tandem Canoe mens escape from carmacks Neil Herle, Lorne Filewych
13 Tandem Canoe mens YukCAD-Changing Gear Marty Bonenfant, Pat Jackson
14 Solo Kayak womens Newmont Goldcorp Kate Titterington
15 Tandem Canoe mens Listers Motor Sports Spencer Edelman, Brian Edelman
16 Solo Canoe mens Go For Broke George True
17 Solo Kayak mens Brad Brad Pennington
18 4 person Canoe womens TATA's Amy Lank, Anna Kirkwood
Taya Hoar, Taylor Jackson
19 Solo Canoe womens Yukoned Me Into It Esther Wheeler
20 Tandem Canoe mens Gun Runners Adam Jordan, Jonathan Morgan
21 Solo Kayak mens Dijabringbearspray Alex Fraser
22 4 person Canoe mens Team 3-2-1- Go Tina Hoeben, Kathy Palzewic-Jensen
Cindy Lee, to be named.
23 Tandem Kayak mixed TBA Mary Obstfeld, Andre Skipper
24 Tandem Canoe mens Class of 62 Steve Ramsay, Tim Heaton
25 Tandem Canoe mens The Dark Knights Jeremy Vore, Steve Landick
26 4 person Canoe mens C4Daze Debbie Brax, Steve Miller
Dave Dahl, Dan Mecklenburg
27 Solo Kayak mens PaddleJumper Dr. Wolfram Schleicher
28 Solo Canoe mens Mr Bill William Siersdorfer
29 SUP mens Team Bart Starboard Bart de Zwart
30 SUP mens Suptraineryyc Chris Prince
31 SUP mens Airboard Thomas Schillig
32 Solo Kayak mens Berryman John Berryman
33 SUP mens Graeme Taylor Graeme Taylor
34 Tandem Kayak mens NZWesties Barrie Baker, Stephen Peter Reece
35 Tandem Canoe mens The Badgers Who, In Addition To Being Animals, Also Paddle Michael J Lauterbach, Nathan J Lauterbach
36 Voyageur womens Yukonnot Stop Us Now Betsy Ray, Laura Poblete
Maggi Noke, Anna Maria Fischer
Kirstin Field, Pippa Barnard
37 SUP mens Jan Dunlop Jan Dunlop
38 Tandem Canoe mens RUM RUNNERS Stephen Byrne, Sjouke Buruma
39 SUP mens ECHOHIROJAPAN HIROMUNE IMAI
40 Solo Kayak womens Lootas Kelley Watson
41 Voyageur mens Northwestel Wade Schmidt, Kerry Pettitt
Robert Dunn, Scott Puskas
Bill Stanzeleit, Mark Suominen
Ryan Lane, Jason Delaurier
42 Solo Kayak womens Victorious Secret Mirjam Fleming
43 4 person Canoe mens Hai Voltage Mirko Prüfer, Manuela Heyn-Dittbrenner
Peter Laux, Dirk Horn
44 SUP mens nord on board Sean Nordquist
45 4 person Canoe mens Spirit of the Yukon Peter van den Berg, Francis Soenen
Danny Veys, Milan Verstraete
46 Tandem Canoe mens Storm Chasers Mike De Abreu, Sebastien Courville
47 Voyageur mens Buckwheat's Howlers Kent Fielding, Quinn Weber
Logan Weber, Mickey Wilson
Danny Brady , Ian Klupar
48 Voyageur mens NavCanada Scott Williams, Shamus Gordon
Jay Blakeston, Mark Sommerfeld
Tala Heald, Bob Fiege
49 Solo Kayak mens Gollo goes Paddling Wolfgang Nowak
50 Solo Canoe mens Ojibway Robert Lafontaine
51 Tandem Kayak mixed The Kiwis Ian Huntsman, Wendy Riach
52 Tandem Canoe womens Love of Paddling Margo Millette, Anjeanette LeMay
53 4 person Canoe mixed Honey Badgers Doug Wansbrough, Laura Wansbrough
Diane Irvine, Josh Wright
54 Voyageur mens covering the bases Russell Kemm, Nick Pierson
Brandon Kemm, Isaih Kemm
Grant Pierson, David Wallace
55 SUP mens Cal & Pal Jim Salter
56 Tandem Kayak mixed Kiwi Canadian Alex Huffadine, Seth Putnam Rea
57 SUP mens Franck Fifils FIFILS
58 Tandem Kayak mixed Mallee Maulers James Lay, Megan Lay
59 Tandem Canoe mens Kekekabic Supreme Bern Haggerty, Heath Geil-Haggerty
60 Voyageur mens Rosie’s rable Andy Toms, Kurt Toms
Dave Mann, Jack Butler
Jon Cov, Vicky James
61 Solo Kayak mens Team Sonny Sonny Zlotnik
62 Tandem Canoe mixed Ship Happens! Lauren Muir, Nathan Muir-Cressman
63 Tandem Canoe mens YuSkatchewan Jeremy August, Tim August
64 SUP mens Morgan Caira Morgan Caira
65 Solo Canoe mens River misfit Bruce Jobin
66 Tandem Kayak mens Yukon Wide Adventures Thomas de Jager, Stephen Mooney
67 Tandem Canoe mens Perfect Storm Jeff Brainard, Gaetan Plourde
68 4 person Canoe mens Soggy Bottom Boys Nansen Murray, Knute Johnsgaard
Colin Abbott, Matthias Purdon
69 Solo Kayak mens Action Jackson Bob Jackson
70 Solo Kayak womens Neptune's Ranger Priscilla Schlottman
71 Solo Canoe mens Uncomfortably Numb Leslie Davenport
72 Voyageur womens Paddlers Abreast Linda Rapp, Lynn Rice-Rideout
Terry Neis, Mary Hartshorne
Maralyn, Dawn Fralick
Kelly Liebe, Ava P Christl
73 Voyageur mens Gener8tions Lilian Fuller, Ingrid Wilcox
Deirdre Way, Diane Mariash
Grant Rawstron , James Ross
Madison Power-Stephens, Sam Nelson
74 4 person Canoe mens Magic 8 Balls Mike Bender, Paul Adams
Isaac Adams, TBD
75 Tandem Canoe mens Redemption Denhaan Bram, Pedro Foronda
76 Tandem Canoe mixed ms bianca and evinrude Jason Biensch, Linda Casson
77 Tandem Canoe mixed Kanoeing Kangaroos Frank Kingma, Annette Boath
78 Tandem Kayak mixed Kuhl Kayak Stephen Kuhl, Pia Montoya-Kuhl
79 SUP mens AusCanSup Heath Spence
80 Solo Kayak womens Muench Lauren Muench
81 Tandem Canoe mixed Ship Wreck Monica Kurz, Darcy McLean
82 4 person Canoe mixed VIP Bucket List Tom Arnold, Mallorie Nicholson
Mike Weirmier, Cara Weirmier
83 4 person Canoe mens Quickblade Jim Terrell, Travis Grant
Christopher Parker, Rod McLain
84 Tandem Kayak womens Just Because Cindy Poe, Mireille Raby
85 Solo Kayak womens Spacy Stacy Stacy Doyle
86 Tandem Canoe mixed Team Charismatic Megafauna Kelly Reid, James Raiswell
87 SUP mens Type YRQ Fun Jason Bennett
88 Voyageur mens Yukon Not Be Serious Keith Dorling, Tbc
Tbc, Tbc
Tbc, Tbc
89 Voyageur womens Team Whoa Noreen Schaefer, Lisa Robertson
Sylvia Anderson, Tunde Fulop
Elizabeth Clune, Patricia Clune
TBC, TBC
90 Tandem Kayak womens World Of Kayaks (naised) Linda Tetsmann, Anette Baum
91 Tandem Canoe mixed The Honeymooners Dan Paleczny, Suzanne Paleczny
92 Voyageur womens Paddlers Abreast 11 Michelle Wagner, Shelley Gellatly
Els Lundgaard, Rachelle Zral
Monique Levesque, Penny Sheardown
93 Solo Kayak mens Arm & Leg Andrew Biel
94 Solo Kayak mens Te Mimiha Cruising Club Stu Golding
95 SUP mens The Body Method Kelly Margetts
96 Solo Kayak womens Binx Katrin Tomanek
97 Solo Canoe mens Bimbling Along Alistair Hornsby
98 Solo Kayak mens Night Owl Steve Goodson
99 Voyageur mens Hatchet Lake Jimmy Joseph Dzeylion, Soloman Joseyounen
Robbie Denechezhe, James Sha'Oulle
Jay Dzeylion, John Dzeylion
100 Voyageur womens Stix Together Cheryl Rivest, Carolyn Relf
Anna Peacock, Susan Hamilton
Kirsti de Vries, Lupine Bulmer
Sherry Lee, Kim Schlosser
101 Tandem Canoe mens French Aïtos Alain Morvan, Jean Pierre Chamarande
102 SUP womens Shara Dubeau Shara Dubeau
103 Voyageur mixed TS'Alvit James Boyde, Pam Boyde
Luke Duffy, Greg Tibbetts
Brenda Seethaler, Larry Seethaler
104 Tandem Canoe mixed Sibling Rivalry Caitlin O'Neill, Brian O’Neill
105 Tandem Canoe mixed Canadian Frostbikers Emile Gauthier , Natalie Vachon
106 Tandem Canoe mens to be announced Tibor Saretzki, to be announced
107 Solo Canoe mens Old Danube Pirate Holger Fischer
108 Tandem Canoe mixed bim Barb Jusiak, Mike Jusiak
109 Tandem Canoe mixed Too Mainstream Jodi Giesbrecht, Russ Giesbrecht
110 Tandem Canoe mens Plus Gregory Gibbard, Tyler Firkus
111 Tandem Canoe mens Palmers' Progress Dr. DB Palmer, Liam B. Palmer
112 Tandem Canoe mens grouseburner Michael Code, Harry Borlase
113 Tandem Canoe mens Colorado Coast Guard Jeff Wyatt, Alan Brown
114 Tandem Canoe mixed Down River From the Patriarchy Calla Paleczny , Mia Val
115 Tandem Canoe mixed And Once Again We Return Dan Abel, Sarah Wallis
116 Tandem Kayak womens Island Girls Lisa Brougham, Callie Brougham
117 Tandem Canoe mens BC Bansai Al Ramey, Denis Hughes
118 Solo Kayak mens The Balls Stephen Ball
119 Tandem Canoe mixed The Abby Grinders Adam Russenholt, Kim Conway
120 Solo Kayak womens Anne Quéméré Anne Quéméré
121 Tandem Kayak mens Nic + Nigel Nigel Cherrie, Nic Mead
122 4 person Canoe mixed Team Frost Pauline Frost, Alice Frost
Vikki Cirvencick, Brian
123 Solo Kayak mens Skinny Blades and Shades Scott Kerby
124 Solo Kayak mens Nail-by-Nail Robert Ross
125 Tandem Kayak mens Blue eyes Boris Hernandez, Francois Bonnet
Team: Waitlist Lazing Paddles 13
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mens Tandem Canoe
John Little Send Message to Paddler

Age: 61

Sex: M

From: Edmonton, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Yukon River Quest

Aims for this race

Finish

TBA Send Message to Paddler

Age: 61

Sex: M

From: Edmonton, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Yukon River Quest

Aims for this race

Finish

Team: Waitlist The Girls Next Door
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womens Tandem Canoe
The Girls Next Door

 
Jacqueline Octavio Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

The Girls Next Door competed in last years YRQ and finished in 69 hours. I have many years paddling, backcountry skiing, ski patrolling and hiking. I love the wilderness and have extensive experience surviving outdoors for multiple nights.

Aims for this race

We want to cut down our time by 10 hrs and finish in 59 hours or less this year.

Reasons for entering this race

We learned so much on our last race and want to cut down our time. Do it just a little faster!

Alysha Coates

Age: 28

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

-Raced in YRQ 2019. finished in 69 hours
-Wilderness and Remote First Aid (40 Hours)
- Intro to Moving Water (2 times) with Yukan Canoe
-Canoe Day Trips on Yukon River and Tahkini River
- Flat Water Canoeing

Aims for this race

Our goal is to challenge ourselves, achieve personal growth and see Yukon from a whole new perspective. We want to finish 10 hours faster this year!

Team: Waitlist Stroke-n-tickle
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mixed Tandem Canoe
Ric Horobin Send Message to Paddler

Age: 47

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, Canada

Biographical Information

No racing experience. Have canoed extensively including the Yukon, Wind, Peel, Mackenzie

Aims for this race

Complete it!

Abi Horobin Send Message to Paddler

Age: 42

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

No racing experience. Have canoed extensively including the Yukon, Wind, Peel, Mackenzie

Aims for this race

To complete it!

Team: Waitlist Yukan Do It
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mens Solo Kayak

Sponsors:

none

Charities:

none


 
Leo Butler Send Message to Paddler

Age: 34

Sex: M

From: Bugaldie, Australia

Biographical Information

2005, 2012, 2015: Hawkesbury Canoe Classic Marathon (111km, overnight), Sydney Region, Australia
June 2016: Completion of 9 Day Solo Kayak Expedition, Warren (NSW) - Macquarie Marshes (NSW).
October 2016 - January 2017: Completion of solo kayak expedition from Bourke, NSW to Murray Mouth, South Australia along the Darling and Murray Rivers (2300km, 3 months)

Aims for this race

As an initial solo entrant, I am seeking to complete the race in good time but not aim to break records.
Generally to connect with the good spirit of fellow paddlers and volunteers of the YRQ

Reasons for entering this race

To experience the camaraderie between racers and volunteers and experience the wonders of the beauty of the Yukon. To challenge myself and work to achieve a lifetime goal.

Team: Waitlist Captain Paddles
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mens Tandem Canoe
William Gray Send Message to Paddler

Age: 33

Sex: M

From: London, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Dickon Armstrong Send Message to Paddler

Age: 33

Sex: M

From: London, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: Waitlist Steak TarTare
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mens 4 person Canoe
Tad Cooke Send Message to Paddler
Tad Cooke

Age: 28

Sex: M

From: Charlotte, VT, United States

Biographical Information

Canoe/kayak guide, EMT/WFR

Aims for this race

Sore arms no sleep happy times

Reasons for entering this race

A pledge!

Erick Crockenberg Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: M

From: Charlotte, Vermont, VT, United States

Biographical Information

Experiences canoes guides and wilderness first responders.

Aims for this race

Look good, feel good, look good, safety.

Reasons for entering this race

Decade long pledge.

Tommy Hyde Send Message to Paddler

Age: 27

Sex: M

From: Westport, NY, United States

Biographical Information

Canoe guide

Aims for this race

R&R

Reasons for entering this race

Boundless appetite for a life of adventure

Nick Prevot Send Message to Paddler

Age: 25

Sex: M

From: Jackson Hole, VT, United States

Biographical Information

Wilderness canoe guide. Raft guide.

Aims for this race

Victory

Reasons for entering this race

Self expression

Team: Waitlist SUPMADKIWI
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mens SUP
Tony Bain Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex:

From: Bala, Gwynedd, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: Waitlist Arctic Paddlers
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mens 4 person Canoe
Nichole McDonald Send Message to Paddler

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From: Inuvik, NT, Canada

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TBA Send Message to Paddler

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Aims for this race

TBA Send Message to Paddler

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TBA Send Message to Paddler

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Team: Waitlist Team Bell
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mens 4 person Canoe
Jordan Bell Send Message to Paddler

Age: 29

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse , YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Like my brother I grew up living and working in the woods. I lived on a lake and learned how to canoe from a young age.

Aims for this race

Finishing the race and being competitive.

Reasons for entering this race

To win the river quest.

Dylan Bell Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse , YT, Canada

Biographical Information

I grew up working and playing in the woods. Our house was in a lake so we were often found canoeing and kayaking. I love camping, hiking, hunting and fishing.

Aims for this race

My aim is to finish the race with my team and really experience being one with nature and the river.

Reasons for entering this race

For the experience of conquering the Yukon River.

John Apostol Send Message to Paddler

Age: 23

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse , YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Avid canoer and kayaker living in the Yukon for 10 years.

Aims for this race

To competitively finish the race.

Reasons for entering this race

Wanting to be one of the many to partake in this event.

Ben Keddy Send Message to Paddler

Age: 35

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse , Canada

Biographical Information

Competing canoer for 20 years.

Aims for this race

To win.

Reasons for entering this race

To say I have conquered the Yukon River

Team: Waitlist Thunder From The Tundra
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mens Tandem Canoe
Kendall McDonald Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex:

From: Inuvik, NT, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

TBA Send Message to Paddler

Age:

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Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: Waitlist SuperiorSUPper
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mens SUP

Sponsors:

none yet

Charities:

none yet


 
Alex Joseph Send Message to Paddler
Alex Joseph

Age: 46

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

20 years leading trips rock climbing, mountaineering, backcountry skiing, wilderness paddling. Recent paddling includes MuskokaRiverX Coeur de Bois (2019), Lower Missinaibe 6 days (2019), MuskokaRiverX (2016), Bloodvein 9 days (2013), Bowron Lakes (2016,2011,2009), Lake Superior.

Aims for this race

Feed my addiction to SUP and the Yukon. Hone my skills for Yukon 1000.

Team: Waitlist Flin Flon/Denare
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mens Voyageur
Dave Koop Send Message to Paddler

Age: 49

Sex: M

From: Flin Flon, MB, Canada

Biographical Information

2005 Saskatchewan Canoe Quest
Flin Flon Trout Festival canoe race
Canoe tripping since 1990 on many 2-3 week canoe trips.

Aims for this race

To finish the race and do my personal best

Reasons for entering this race

Have always wanted to race in this great event

Andy Sewap Send Message to Paddler

Age: 48

Sex: M

From: Denare Beach, SK, Canada

Biographical Information

Raced in Yukon River Quest 2008
Raced in many marathon canoe races since 1988
Grew up in the wilderness trapping, fishing and growing wild rice

Aims for this race

To do my personal best

Reasons for entering this race

To go into it one more time

Jeff Sewap Send Message to Paddler

Age: 49

Sex: M

From: Denare Beach, SK, Canada

Biographical Information

Have raced in many marathon canoe races since 1988
Grew up on the trap line, commercial fished, harvested wild rice

Aims for this race

To do my personal best

Reasons for entering this race

To race the down the Yukon River

Marshal Manns Send Message to Paddler

Age: 53

Sex: M

From: Creighton SK, SK, Canada

Biographical Information

Raced marathon mixed 80's and 90's
Raced in Saskatchewan Canoe Quest 2005
Paddled voyager canoe from Denare Beach to Saskatoon SK

Aims for this race

To Finnish

Reasons for entering this race

Just the experience, the challenge, and to do it as a team with friends

Michael Manns Send Message to Paddler

Age: 21

Sex: M

From: Creighton, SK, Canada

Biographical Information

Has raced tandem mixed and men
Voyager canoe experience
Grew up in northern SK, fishing, hunting and very comfortable in the wilderness

Aims for this race

To do personal best

Reasons for entering this race

For the love of canoeing

Alan Vowles Send Message to Paddler

Age:

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From: Devon, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: Waitlist ROST
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mens Solo Kayak
Glennon J. Rost Send Message to Paddler

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From: QUINCY, IL, United States

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Aims for this race

Team: Waitlist Canoe Rush
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mens Tandem Canoe
Art Walker-Jones Send Message to Paddler

Age: 62

Sex: M

From: Gravenhurst, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

I have paddled the Spanish, Dumoine, Missinaibi, and Bloodvein rivers and competed in the General Clinton Regatta and Muskoka River X among many other marathon canoe races.

Aims for this race

To enjoy the ride.

Glen Dawson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 52

Sex: M

From: Bracebridge, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

I have competed in marathon canoe races, organized marathon canoe races, and coached canoeing for for more than thirty years.

Aims for this race

See the Yukon and have fun.

Team: Waitlist Michael Love
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mens Solo Kayak
Michael Love Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: M

From: Broomfield, United States

Biographical Information

YRQ (2018), Inside Passage Olympia to Juneau (2016)

Aims for this race

Improve upon my previous position of dead last.

Team: Waitlist Papi & Babu
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mens Tandem Canoe
Thomas Ionson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 31

Sex: M

From: Toronto, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

13 year military veteran
Petawawa Iron Warrior - weight bearing Canoe and Portage Race
Yearly Canoe expeditions in georgian bay

Aims for this race

Experience the the river and the Yukon with my best friend.

Reasons for entering this race

It's the coolest race I have ever seen in Canada. I want to be a part of it!

Jack Creighton Send Message to Paddler

Age: 30

Sex: M

From: Florida, FL, United States

Biographical Information

Experienced expeditionary paddler

Aims for this race

I will be happy just to finish but I'd like to come in with the top competitors.

Reasons for entering this race

To become one with nature by relying on my own strength to convey me through one of the most beautiful settings in the world

Team: Waitlist Badfish / Sunova
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womens SUP

Sponsors:

Badfish,Sunova,Volkswagan,The house,ZEN,Shotz,APSU,Patagonia,VMG,Aerotech,Bravo!,Garmin,Astral,GoPro,Craftseden,MarineJack,Protech.


 
Yuka Send Message to Paddler

Age: 32

Sex: F

From: Tokyo, Amami-Island, Japan | 日本

Biographical Information

2018,2019 GoPro Mountain Games : Champion
2018,2019 Fibark & Colorado Champions : Champion
2018 ULTRA T80 : Champion

Aims for this race

Experience

Team: Waitlist Gloory
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mens Solo Kayak

Sponsors:

My beautiful wife and kids.


 
Sven Gloor Send Message to Paddler
Sven Gloor

Age: 42

Sex: M

From: London, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

6 x Molokai Hoe World Outrigger Canoe Championships (3rd Place Best Result)
Kayaking, SUP and Paddling Boarding - 20years
111km Hawkesbury Classic Canoe Race - Marathon Kayak
Paddle PNG - expedition kayak self-supported through Papua New Guinea (400kms - first time completed)
4 x GEOQUEST 48hr Adventure Race
2 x Hells Bells Adventure Race
Iceland 360 MTB race - 300kms around glacier
Various 100km and 50kms trail run races
Bondi Surf Club member

Aims for this race

Take in the sights, soak it all up. Meet some like minded paddling loons and laugh, then suffer...then finish!

Reasons for entering this race

As an avid paddler and outdoor nut, this has been firmly fixed at the top of my adventure bucketlist for some time now. It's time to tick it off. This part of the world has me captivated and fascinates me. I need to see and feel it. It just has to be done.

Team: Waitlist Masayuki Takahata
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mens SUP
Masayuki Takahata

Age: 0

Sex:

From: Ome, Tokyo, Japan | 日本

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: Waitlist wuzSUP
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mens SUP
wuzSUP

 
Billy Bender Send Message to Paddler

Age: 40

Sex: M

From: Alberta, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: Waitlist CAP
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mens Voyageur

Sponsors:

CAP Engineering

Charities:

Keep Our Waters Clean!


 
Donna Johns Send Message to Paddler

Age: 44

Sex: F

From: carcross, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2015, 2016,2017, 2019
Canoe guide Spirit Lk Ldg
Captain for C/TFN Haa Kus Teya 2019 Canoe Journey

Aims for this race

To break our previous times

Reasons for entering this race

Paddling is life

Tod Smarch Send Message to Paddler

Age: 50

Sex: M

From: Teslin, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

2019 Haa Kuus Teya Canoe Journey
trapper/ hunter

Aims for this race

to win

Reasons for entering this race

challenge myself and enjoy the competition

Wes Kemble

Age: 38

Sex: M

From: Carcross, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Aims for this race

win

Samantha Frost

Age: 30

Sex: F

From: Old Crow, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2016, 2017, 2019

Aims for this race

win

Josh VanBibber

Age: 21

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse , YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Aims for this race

win

Bohdie Elias

Age: 22

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2019

Aims for this race

win

Reasons for entering this race

Great experience

Randy Taylor

Age: 28

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse , YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2018, 2019

Aims for this race

win

Tim Konoval Send Message to Paddler

Age: 32

Sex: M

From: Edmonton, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Professor in Sport, Recreation UofA

Aims for this race

win

Team: 1 Krakens
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womens 4 person Canoe
Jaclyn Trybowski Send Message to Paddler

Age: 31

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Elizabeth Bosely Send Message to Paddler

Age: 56

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Annie-Claude Letendre Send Message to Paddler

Age: 33

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2019 Finisher

Aims for this race

Get closer to that 5k pin ...

Erica Bourdon Send Message to Paddler

Age: 38

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

2019 Yukon River Quest--yes, I did one race. That's it. I didn't die, so I thought I'd do another.

Aims for this race

To have another powerful experience with some of the best ladies I know and love!

Team: 2 Gulo gulo
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womens Solo Canoe

Sponsors:

stay tuned

Charities:

stay tuned


 
Alison Eremenko Send Message to Paddler
Alison Eremenko

Age:

Sex: F

From: whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

A few YRQ's (including 2x C1) and local races. 31+ years of northern wilderness experience, much of it solo by ski, horseback, dogteam, canoe, foot. Known to drag the odd kid along as required for their health and mine.

Aims for this race

Always be in the moment!
Don't hate the river, the race, people, logs that look like people, people who look like logs. Use the F word less.
Properly use my GoPro.

Reasons for entering this race

First, because life is too short.
Second, because I can and it's good for you! (definitely you, because for me, it's a lot of pain and questioning of sanity).
And I do it because adventures are good for the soul!
And finally, something that your kids can actually think you're kind of cool for doing!

Team: 3 When in Doubt, Stroke it Out
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mixed Tandem Canoe
Carmen Gustafson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 38

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

This will be YRQ #5

Aims for this race

Do our boat proud.

Reasons for entering this race

Working on that 5K pin

Shane Ringham Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: 4 Solvest
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mens Solo Kayak

Sponsors:

Solvest Inc.


 
Daniel Guhl Send Message to Paddler

Age: 25

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2018 - Mens Voyageur
YRQ 2019 - Mixed C2

Aims for this race

I met an American last year that hallucinated a VW bug racing against him in the water.... I want to beat that bug for him.

Reasons for entering this race

I can do the physical part, now I want to challenge the mental aspect. See how many songs I can make up in 60ish hours...

Team: 5 Team Bad Boy
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mens Solo Kayak
Mike Wallace Send Message to Paddler

Age: 54

Sex: M

From: Iowa City, IA, United States

Biographical Information

MR340 2018
YRQ 2019 (arrived in Carmacks past cutoff time-DQ'd)
SDKC 2018, 2019
coastal kayak paddling Maine, Alaska, Georgia
River paddling in the Midwest; Missouri, mississippi, others
Winter fat biking; ITI 150 2019
Winter Camping
a bunch more stuff....

Aims for this race

in order:
1.Have Fun
2.Leave Carmacks in a kayak
3.Finish feeling good
4.Finish feeling bad

Team: 6 riveryeti
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mens SUP
Mike Crouzat Send Message to Paddler
Mike Crouzat

Age: 49

Sex: M

From: Petawawa, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

MRX classic X7 (3 in Tandem canoe, 1 C1, 3 SUP)
Big East X 3 (1 C1, 2 SUP)
The OX

SUP Dumoine River Qc 2018
Solo unassisted and unsupported SUP trip from Lake Huron to Petawawa river(2019) following the old native routes and portages used by Early European Explorers (400km in 8days)

Aims for this race

Be able to enjoy the moment
Complete the race.

Reasons for entering this race

Seek adventure, set goals outside my comfort zone.

Team: 7 Are you sure Hank done it this way
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mens Solo Kayak
Chris Lightbound Send Message to Paddler

Age: 64

Sex: M

From: Mississauga, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2018
YRQ 2019

Aims for this race

Finish with a smile and give my super Sherpa a hug !

Team: 8 Dawsons to Dawson
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mixed Tandem Kayak
Steve Dawson
Steve Dawson

Age: 50

Sex: M

From: Sutherland, Australia

Biographical Information

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

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

There's a t-shirt and a finishing medal right?

Kate Dawson
Kate Dawson

Age: 46

Sex: F

From: Sutherland, Australia

Biographical Information

Recent Paddling
8 Hawkesbury Classics 111km (2 wins, 4 records)
3 Murray Marathons 404km (1 win, 3 class wins, 3 records)
1 Clarence 100 - 100km
8 Myall Classics 47km (2 records)
1 Riverland Paddling Marathon 208km (2 records)
1 Texas Water Safari
1 YRQ

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

Enjoy the journey to the finish.

Team: 9 Rough Cut Diamond
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womens Solo Kayak
Patricia Jones Send Message to Paddler

Age: 66

Sex: F

From: Delta, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

I never get lost, (though I have occasionally been told to).

Aims for this race

Mostly I'll be aiming North.

Reasons for entering this race

husband says he needs a few days to himself

Team: 10 Bailer Swift
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mens Tandem Canoe
Sean McGinnis Send Message to Paddler
Sean McGinnis

Age: 31

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

2016 YRQ Finisher

Aims for this race

Drink a cold beer in Dawson after a finishing

Jason McKay Send Message to Paddler

Age: 31

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

2016 YRQ Finisher

Aims for this race

Team: 11 The Bickersons
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mixed Tandem Canoe
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.

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!!

Team: 12 escape from carmacks
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mens Tandem Canoe

Sponsors:

Once again sponsored by the number 7 and the letter P.


 
Neil Herle Send Message to Paddler

Age: 47

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Outran my common sense years ago.

Aims for this race

sleep more in Carmacks and less in the canoe.

Lorne Filewych Send Message to Paddler

Age: 46

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Together with my teammate I hold the record for the widest ever approach on the Carmacks dock. This is believed to be the event that earned us the title of the most wildly optimistic paddlers. Vin Diesel would have been proud.

Aims for this race

Do not allow my co-racer to edit my information.

Team: 13 YukCAD-Changing Gear
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mens Tandem Canoe

Sponsors:

Changing Gear
YukCAD
Streamline Architects


 
Marty Bonenfant Send Message to Paddler

Age: 39

Sex: M

From: whitehorse, Canada

Biographical Information

Montreal-New-York Challenge 2012
Canada coast to coast by bicycle 2015

Aims for this race

Just want to get free Cheeezes in the wave of the Krakens;

Get some time around The Team of Tibor (preferably in front)

Get to Dawson city within the time limit.

Reasons for entering this race

For fun,
For the experience,
Because if not, what would I do?

Pat Jackson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 25

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, Canada, Canada

Biographical Information

Probably a lot... I'm still not aware that I am registered in this race

Aims for this race

I guess I want to finish it...

Reasons for entering this race

Because I met this crazy guy on the dragon boat and he asked me: hey Pat, lets do the river quest together! And I said Yes... but never expected that this f***er would suscribe for real!

Team: 14 Newmont Goldcorp
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womens Solo Kayak

Sponsors:

Newmont Goldcorp - Sustainable and responsible mining in the North.


 
Kate Titterington Send Message to Paddler

Age: 27

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Dog sledding guide, wildland firefigher

Aims for this race

"A Canadian woman creates a sensation, riding down the Yukon in a kayak, reclining in her coffin-like bed, holding a gold pipe."

Reasons for entering this race

Started the race 2 years ago but couldn't finish due to a team member's injury! UNFINISHED BUSINESS!

Team: 15 Listers Motor Sports
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mens Tandem Canoe

Sponsors:

Listers Motor Sports


 
Spencer Edelman Send Message to Paddler

Age: 32

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Some YRQ's

Aims for this race

Beat Jason Biensch.
Wear my lucky underwear for the 5th YRQ.

Reasons for entering this race

Do the Race with my dad.

Brian Edelman Send Message to Paddler

Age: 65

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Some

Aims for this race

Finish

Team: 16 Go For Broke
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mens Solo Canoe
George True Send Message to Paddler

Age: 68

Sex: M

From: Phoenix, AZ, United States

Biographical Information

Finished 2018 YRQ
Finished 2015 & 2018 Missouri River 340

Aims for this race

Finish strong and improve my time.

Reasons for entering this race

It is a grand experience.

Team: 17 Brad
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mens Solo Kayak
Brad Pennington Send Message to Paddler

Age: 52

Sex: M

From: Houston , TX, United States

Biographical Information

Raid Gauloises
YRQ

Aims for this race

Team: 18 TATA's
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womens 4 person Canoe
Amy Lank Send Message to Paddler
Amy Lank

Age: 24

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Yukon River Quest 2019 with my boyfriend who was my fiance by the end of the race! :)

Aims for this race

Improve from last years time with a fierce group of awesome ladies!!

Reasons for entering this race

Always up for such a challenge! So excited to introduce my teammates to this addictive race!

Anna Kirkwood Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Taya Hoar Send Message to Paddler

Age: 25

Sex: F

From: Svalbard, Norway | Norge / Noreg

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Taylor Jackson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 24

Sex: F

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Multi-day backpacking and canoeing in the Albertan backcountry

Aims for this race

Work hard, grow close to the team!

Team: 19 Yukoned Me Into It
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womens Solo Canoe
Esther Wheeler Send Message to Paddler
Esther Wheeler

Age: 40

Sex: F

From: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Biographical Information

YRQ x 4. Two tandem (canoe and kayak). One voyageur and one solo

Aims for this race

Finish well

Team: 20 Gun Runners
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mens Tandem Canoe

Sponsors:

our wives

atlas armory


 
Adam Jordan Send Message to Paddler

Age: 37

Sex: M

From: eagle river, AK, United States

Biographical Information

a few previous yrqs

Aims for this race

do better than last year

Reasons for entering this race

im allowed to

Jonathan Morgan Send Message to Paddler

Age: 40

Sex: M

From: anchoraage, AK, United States

Biographical Information

yrq, and yukon 1000.

Aims for this race

do better than last year

Reasons for entering this race

To see if we can do better than last year

Team: 21 Dijabringbearspray
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mens Solo Kayak
Dijabringbearspray

High speed stability training!


 
Alex Fraser Send Message to Paddler
Alex Fraser

Age: 56

Sex: M

From: Ottawa, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Triathlons, regattas, ultra, adventure race ...

Aims for this race

Finish strong and healthy. Meet some great people from around the world and enjoy a beverage at Gertie’s with some new/old friends.

Reasons for entering this race

I need to best Camille and Kelsey’s amazing C2 paddle from YRQ 2019.

Team: 22 Team 3-2-1- Go
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mens 4 person Canoe
Tina Hoeben Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex:

From: Penticton, BC, Canada

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Aims for this race

Kathy Palzewic-Jensen Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex:

From: , --

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Aims for this race

Cindy Lee Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex:

From: , --

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Aims for this race

to be named. Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex:

From: , --

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Aims for this race

Team: 23 TBA
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mixed Tandem Kayak
Mary Obstfeld Send Message to Paddler

Age: 49

Sex: F

From: Cold Lake, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2011
YRQ finisher 2013, 2014

Aims for this race

Beat my last time with a little help from a friend

Andre Skipper Send Message to Paddler

Age: 30

Sex: M

From: Cold Lake, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

SAR training with military

Aims for this race

To finish

Reasons for entering this race

Because Mary told me about it

Team: 24 Class of 62
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mens Tandem Canoe
Steve Ramsay Send Message to Paddler
Steve Ramsay

Age: 58

Sex: M

From: Foothills, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ X4
The Pas Opaskwayak Cree Nation X4
Some races in Regina and Saskatoon
MR 340
Ouchita 49er
Texas Winter 100 X2
CR 100 X2
Cooks Creek Selkirk Mb X3
A few other ones

Aims for this race

Paddle strong and enjoy the beauty of the North. Do my share for our team.

Reasons for entering this race

Each race on the Yukon River is unique and challenging.I'm excited to share this experience with Tim.

Tim Heaton Send Message to Paddler
Tim Heaton

Age: 57

Sex: M

From: Calgary, Canada

Biographical Information

David Thompson Paddlesport Classic 2017
Saskatoon Cranberry Punch/Eb's Classic X4
The Pas Opaskwayak Cree Nation 2019

Aims for this race

Give my best effort in an amazing race, while enjoying the beautiful Yukon River.

Reasons for entering this race

Challenge myself, and share the experience with a great partner and team.

Team: 25 The Dark Knights
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mens Tandem Canoe
Jeremy Vore Send Message to Paddler

Age: 41

Sex: M

From: Skandia, MI, United States

Biographical Information

MCRA canoe racing series, MR340, expedition sea kayaking

Aims for this race

Perform well in an ultra-distance event and soak in the beauty of the Yukon River.

Steve Landick Send Message to Paddler

Age: 66

Sex: M

From: Marquette, MI, United States

Biographical Information

Multiple Yukons, Texas Safaris, and other long expeditions and races.

Aims for this race

To finish well and return to the Yukon.

Team: 26 C4Daze
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mens 4 person Canoe
Debbie Brax Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex:

From: Bay Village, OH, United States

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Aims for this race

Steve Miller Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex:

From: , --

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Aims for this race

Dave Dahl Send Message to Paddler

Age:

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Dan Mecklenburg Send Message to Paddler

Age:

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From: , --

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Aims for this race

Team: 27 PaddleJumper
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mens Solo Kayak
PaddleJumper

Sponsors:

PaddelJumper


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

Age: 62

Sex: M

From: Eichwalde, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

YRQ

Aims for this race

Dawson

Team: 28 Mr Bill
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mens Solo Canoe
William Siersdorfer
William Siersdorfer

Age: 61

Sex: M

From: Houston, TX, United States

Biographical Information

YRQ 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
MR 340 2015
Texas Water Safari 2012

Aims for this race

Best last years time and finish strong!

Reasons for entering this race

See old friends

Team: 29 Team Bart Starboard
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mens SUP
Team Bart Starboard

Sponsors:

Starboard, Maui Jim, Black Project, Patagonia, Supskin


 
Bart de Zwart Send Message to Paddler

Age: 49

Sex: M

From: Haiku, HI, United States

Biographical Information

4 X YRQ winner

Aims for this race

Going for one more win

Team: 30 Suptraineryyc
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mens SUP
Chris Prince Send Message to Paddler
Chris Prince

Age: 33

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

I came to the Yukon River Quest this past 2019 race event and volunteered with the Boat Wrangling team at the start in Whitehorse and at the checkpoint at Carmacks. It was an incredible experience to get me pumped for the 2020 race.

Credentials:
-Advanced Paddle Canada Sup Instructor - I run a Standup paddle business in Calgary as well as a performance paddle coaching business in the winter called Suptrainer.

Racing:
- 2019 overall paddle distance has been over 1000 km paddled on a SUP
- I placed 9th overall on the BC SUP Cup race series in British Columbia.
- My 2019 SUP Race season:
1. Board the Fjord Deep Cove
2. Grizzly SUP Cup Canmore
3. Vancouver SUP Challenge
4. Easy Rider SUP Cup Edmonton
5. Kalamalka Classic Vernon
6. Log Jam Canmore
7. Indian Arm Challenge Deep Cove

Backcountry Experience:
I have an extensive background in backcountry camping which involved some
guided hiking experience while working at Sonora Resort Fishing Lodge on Sonora Island. I have done many backcountry trips solo all over Canada and multiple countries around the world.
My biggest back country trip was 8 days and 7 nights in Algonquin park self SUP-ported last August.

Coming to the Yukon this past year has got me fully committed to this race for the 2020 event. I look forward to coming back and being part of this amazing community again.


Aims for this race

Connect with the Yukon again and complete the race

Reasons for entering this race

I volunteered last year and I am hooked!

Team: 31 Airboard
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mens SUP

Sponsors:

www.airboard.com


 
Thomas Schillig Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0

Sex:

From: Dietlikon, ZH, Switzerland | Schweiz | Suisse | Svizzera | Svizra

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Aims for this race

Team: 32 Berryman
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mens Solo Kayak
John Berryman Send Message to Paddler
John Berryman

Age:

Sex:

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Kayaked from Haines AK to Seattle in 45 days. Years of climbing experience in Alaska Range. 5 full Ironman, 9 half Ironmans in last 8 years.

Aims for this race

To do my best and make it to Dawson!

Team: 33 Graeme Taylor
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mens SUP
Graeme Taylor Send Message to Paddler
Graeme Taylor

Age: 49

Sex: M

From: Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand | Aotearoa

Biographical Information

Some long distance running and biking, lots of SUP racing and just done my first ultra SUP (100kms). Lots of work to do still, but ready for a macmassive challenge!

Aims for this race

The adventure... and F I N I S H I N G ! !

Reasons for entering this race

Ultra is in my blood, so scratching a big itch

Team: 34 NZWesties
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mens Tandem Kayak
Barrie Baker Send Message to Paddler

Age: 68

Sex: M

From: Auckland, New Zealand | Aotearoa

Biographical Information

10 years of rugby, 2 x marathons, 3 week Outward Bound Course, 40 years of SCUBA diving, 13 years in the Boys, 14 years New Zealand Police, white water rafting trips in New Zealand and USA.
Dozens of excursions, training sessions and races under 50k, 1st place medal for my category in a 23k river race for the third year in a row Cambridge - Hamiton. Multiple 8 – 9 hour paddles, a 2 day 19 hour paddle - Auckland (NZ) Hauraki Gulf; The Heke 63k race, 3 day Wanganui River paddle, 4 x 50k Rangiteiti grade 2 & River, 3 x Waikato 100k races, 404k Mighty Murray River Challenge over 5 days in NSW.

Aims for this race

Finish the race (alive) within 55hours.

Reasons for entering this race

Challenge / opportunity / expedition

Stephen Peter Reece Send Message to Paddler

Age: 60

Sex: M

From: Auckland , New Zealand | Aotearoa

Biographical Information

Competitive kayaking since (2010), Surf ski, multi-sport & K1. Grade 2 white water certificate (2010), World's Masters Games: (2017) - 5th Marathon, K1 200m 6th, K1 500m 4th, K1 1000m 3rd, 3rd Waikato 100k 2019, Numerous Cambridge to Hamilton 26k races - 2 x 1st multi-sport class, Multiple river and harbour paddles. Mighty Murray River 404k / 5 day race 2019. Most of my life I have been athletic competatively in Rugby, running, and cylcing, and kayaking in the last 10 years.

Aims for this race

Complete the race within 55 hours.

Reasons for entering this race

Challenge

Team: 35 The Badgers Who, In Addition To Being Animals, Also Paddle
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mens Tandem Canoe
Michael J Lauterbach Send Message to Paddler

Age: 38

Sex: M

From: Stevens Point, WI, United States

Biographical Information

2x MR340
1x YRQ

Aims for this race

Have fun and paddle like the mounties are after me

Nathan J Lauterbach Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: M

From: Newcastle, WA, United States

Biographical Information

2x MR340, 1x YRQ

Aims for this race

Eat as many chocolate chip cookies as humanly possible

Team: 36 Yukonnot Stop Us Now
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womens Voyageur
Betsy Ray Send Message to Paddler
Betsy Ray

Age: 26

Sex: F

From: London, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

I started paddling 13 years ago in sprint kayak at Washington Canoe Club, and since then have been completely hooked. More recently, I've been paddling outrigger canoe and marathon canoe. My favorite races have been Vendee Va'a (OC6, France), Catalina (OC6, California), the General Clinton (C2, New York), and the Adirondack 90 (C4, New York).

Aims for this race

Finish! Don't bonk. And have fun.

Reasons for entering this race

I moved to London in February '19 and of course the first thing I did was find a canoe club. The community of paddling ladies at Royal, Richmond, and beyond are simply fabulous and I'm always up for a challenge, so when Laura suggested we do the Yukon it was impossible to say no!

Laura Poblete Send Message to Paddler

Age: 37

Sex: F

From: , --

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Aims for this race

Maggi Noke Send Message to Paddler

Age: 51

Sex: F

From: Worcester, Worcestershire , United Kingdom

Biographical Information

I've been racing boats since 2001, starting with dragon boats and changing to kayaks, canoes and outrigger canoes in 2012. Racing has taken me all over the world and given me some fantastic experiences. My favourite is probably Na Wahine o Ke Kai in 2013.

Aims for this race

To get to the finish!

Reasons for entering this race

I love Canada and its great outdoors, to race in that environment is going to be a fantastic challenge.

Anna Maria Fischer Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: F

From: , --

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Aims for this race

Kirstin Field Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: F

From: , --

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Aims for this race

Pippa Barnard Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: F

From: , --

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Aims for this race

Team: 37 Jan Dunlop
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mens SUP
Jan Dunlop Send Message to Paddler
Jan Dunlop

Age: 50

Sex: M

From: Auckland, New Zealand | Aotearoa

Biographical Information

Have done a few long distance paddles/races around the 100k mark, so have a lot of prep to do.

Aims for this race

To finish :)

Reasons for entering this race

For the experience and personal challenge

Team: 38 RUM RUNNERS
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mens Tandem Canoe
Stephen Byrne Send Message to Paddler

Age: 43

Sex: M

From: NAMPA, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2014 FINISHER

Aims for this race

FINISH BETTER THAN THE FIRST TIME

Sjouke Buruma Send Message to Paddler

Age: 59

Sex: M

From: PEACE RIVER, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2014 FINISHER

Aims for this race

Team: 39 ECHOHIROJAPAN
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HIROMUNE IMAI Send Message to Paddler
HIROMUNE IMAI

Age: 55

Sex: M

From: Fujisawa, kanagawaken, Japan | 日本

Biographical Information

YRQ 2007 TAMDEM kayak FINSH
YRQ 2011 SOLO kayak FINSH
YRQ 2012 voyageur canoe FINSH
YRQ 2013 C-1canoe FINSH

Aims for this race

Last year, just before the race, I was worried about the second child's second child being pregnant, but I was so lonely that I was unable to participate in the YRQ race.
Participate so far in TAMDEM kayak, SOLO kayak, Voyageur CANOE, C-1 CANOE; of the staff, the volunteer staff
I was able to arrive thanks to warm encouraging safely until a goal.
Because YRQ is a hometown of my heart, I want to come home again this summer.
Thank you tell YRQfamily, everybody, volunteer staff of the staff.
The baby was born in boys in December of the last year.
The participation in TAMDEM CANOE is nice if I can participate together when this child grew big.

Team: 40 Lootas
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Kelley Watson

Age: 45

Sex: F

From: Port Townsend, WA, United States

Biographical Information

Yukon River Quest 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019
Race to Alaska -- Port Townsend to Victoria Leg.
Paddled Inside Passage Washington to Alaska.

Aims for this race

A positive and powerful (safe) journey on the river. To move with heart.

Reasons for entering this race

The river quest is an incredibly special experience and I love that it is part of my life. Thank you to all who makes this possible for all racers as well as to the people I love who make this possible for me.

Team: 41 Northwestel
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mens Voyageur
Wade Schmidt Send Message to Paddler
Wade Schmidt

Age: 56

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

2018 YRQ

Aims for this race

Finish the quest and enjoy a cold beer with my team at the finish line.

Kerry Pettitt Send Message to Paddler

Age: 59

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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2018 and 2019 YRQ Participant

Aims for this race

Log another 715KM with another new crew in the best time we can muster!

Reasons for entering this race

I was hooked after my rookie year in 2018! enough said!

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Robert Dunn

Age: 57

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Yukon River Quest 2018
5th Man on YRQ2019

Aims for this race

Have Fun!
Finish!
support my team mates!

Reasons for entering this race

I don't want to be left behind...like last year
I just gota do it again!!

Scott Puskas Send Message to Paddler

Age: 51

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

adventure racing many years ago

Aims for this race

To not kill or be killed by my boatmates

Reasons for entering this race

long overdue

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Bill Stanzeleit

Age: 57

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2018 & YRQ 2019
20 years of Whitewater paddling experience in Ontario & Quebec

Aims for this race

record our best time. Leave nothing on the table at the end of the race

Reasons for entering this race

I love the challenge, and it is very satisfying to be traveling down a river that has been used for millennia

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Team: 42 Victorious Secret
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womens Solo Kayak

Sponsors:

Sourdough Sodbusters (Ray Falle)


 
Mirjam Fleming Send Message to Paddler
Mirjam Fleming

Age: 36

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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Yukon River Quest 2019 - solo kayak

Aims for this race

Paddle harder, cry less, be faster, be safe and collect memories

Team: 43 Hai Voltage
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Hai Voltage

 
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Mirko Prüfer

Age: 38

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)
YRQ2019 Finisher (3rd Place Mens K1)

Aims for this race

Start well prepared and good trained into the race and get a better result than in the 3 races before

Reasons for entering this race

I felt in love with the Yukon River and the amazing landscape, this will be my 5th summer in the Yukon since 2016.
“I´ll fight – and you bet it’s no sham fight; It’s hell! – but I´ve been there before; And it´s better than this by a damsite – So me for the Yukon once more.” (Robert Service)

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Manuela Heyn-Dittbrenner

Age: 45

Sex: F

From: Cottbus, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

I already finished the 2017 YRQ in Voyageur Class with my team and had the chance to help as a volunteer in 2019. In addition to my experience on the Yukon River, I gained long-distance experience in 2019 by paddling with some teammates in a C6 Outrigger the Prague-Hamburg race, which leads 800 km down the river Elbe in 5 days.
I've been practicing paddle sport since 2010 and I also love to hike and run. As Captain of our Dragonboatteam, which is listed in the 2nd German Dragonboat League, I train every week.

Aims for this race

Our aim is to have a good and challenging time on the River and perform even better than in 2017.

Reasons for entering this race

After my participation in 2017 and my experience as a volunteer in 2019 I´m happy to be back at the paddle in 2020. Love the race, the people in the Yukon Territory and the amazing landscape!

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Peter Laux

Age: 58

Sex: M

From: Maust, Germany | Deutschland

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Finished YRQ 2017 being part of a Voyager team.
Dragonboat racing and regular training since 2007.

Aims for this race

To be faster than 2017.
Do my best for the team.

Reasons for entering this race

It’s a great challenge in a great environment. Paddling on the Yukon is an everlasting experience.

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Dirk Horn

Age: 37

Sex: M

From: Cottbus, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

I started with canoe racing when I was a teenager and this was the beginning of my passion for water sports in general. In 2012 I joined the Dragonboatteam "Hai Voltage" and gained a lot of (national as well as international) experience in this beautiful team sport. We train every week to improve our performance continuously. Furthermore, I love to have active holidays, e.g. by hiking in New Zealand, cycling in Cuba, canoeing in Norway or joining husky tours in Scandinavia.

Aims for this race

For me it will be one of my greatest challenges in sport so far. This will be my first experience on the Yukon River and the aim is to archive a good result. At least we want to perform better than our team did in 2017 in the Voyageur Class.

Reasons for entering this race

My teammates, who have already done the race before, convinced me to be part of the 2020 team. So, we will stand together as team and we will paddle hart. For me it will be my first summer in the Yukon and in Canada and I´m looking forward to enjoy my stay there.

Team: 44 nord on board
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mens SUP
Sean Nordquist Send Message to Paddler

Age: 57

Sex: M

From: seattle, WA, United States

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ultra marathons; seventy48 sup finisher, 2x; backpacking, ski mountaineering, rock climbing

Aims for this race

to see and experience the yukon river, to finish

Reasons for entering this race

older dad - 57 on start day - in better shape now than i was in my 20's, but the clocks ticking.

Team: 45 Spirit of the Yukon
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mens 4 person Canoe
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From: Essen, Noorder Kempen, Belgium | België | Belgique | Belgien

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Danny Veys Send Message to Paddler

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Team: 46 Storm Chasers
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mens Tandem Canoe
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Mike De Abreu

Age: 55

Sex: M

From: Arnprior, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQs, MRXs
K2Os, General Clintons

Aims for this race

Enjoy the experience....












and finish sub 46 hours.

Reasons for entering this race

It is definitely a habit.

Sebastien Courville
Sebastien Courville

Age: 40

Sex: M

From: Golden Lake , ON, Canada

Biographical Information

2X YRQ
MRX (2xClassic & 1xCdB)
2x K1/2O
3x Mattawa River race
1x Prince George Race

Aims for this race

1.Be faster.
2.Work my way to become a member of the Great River Club.

Reasons for entering this race

Enjoy the scenery, do a bit of fishing and visit Fort Selkirk, all under XX hrs ;)

Team: 47 Buckwheat's Howlers
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mens Voyageur
Buckwheat's Howlers

Sponsors:

The Mountain Shop - Packer Expeditions
Starfire
Alderworks Alaska

Charities:

Paddling in memory of race co-founder Buckwheat Donahue, 1951-2019. Memorial donations may be sent in his name to the Log Cabin Ski Society Hut Fund, Box 636, Skagway, AK 99840, and 'Keep on Howling!'


 
Kent Fielding Send Message to Paddler

Age: 51

Sex: M

From: Skagway, AK, United States

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YRQ 2015, 2016. 2017, 2019

Aims for this race

Set Skagway YRQ record

Quinn Weber Send Message to Paddler

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Logan Weber Send Message to Paddler

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Mickey Wilson Send Message to Paddler

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Danny Brady Send Message to Paddler

Age: 19

Sex: M

From: Skagway, AK, United States

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Thanks to my parents I've been involved with paddling, camping, hiking, and even the River Quest since I was four. I've started and finished the race twice: once in a C2 (2016) and once in a Voyageur (2018).

Aims for this race

The aim is always to get to the finish and this year I can party in Dawson so that's a plus.

Reasons for entering this race

The original plan for the team was to get a bunch of Skagway High School XC/TF alum and see what they could do, now we paddle for Buckwheat's memory.

Ian Klupar Send Message to Paddler

Age: 26

Sex: M

From: South Bend, IN, United States

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This will be my first canoe race. I am comfortable with hiking and backcountry camping. Most of my outdoors experience is from the Brooks Range and the Coastal Mountains of Alaska.

Aims for this race

To do my best, be part of a like-minded team and have a hootin-hollerin' good time. (Also, to set the Skagway YRQ record, game on!)

Team: 48 NavCanada
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Jay Blakeston Send Message to Paddler

Age: 41

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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2019 YRQ
Various wilderness experience from back country camping/hiking to service as a Canadian Ranger.

Aims for this race

Finish. But most importantly, ahead of Mark Sommerfeld

Reasons for entering this race

To build on last years experience and complete the race with a great group of people.

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Team: 49 Gollo goes Paddling
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mens Solo Kayak
Wolfgang Nowak Send Message to Paddler

Age: 50

Sex: M

From: Muenchen, Germany | Deutschland

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YRQ 2017

Aims for this race

Be faster than 2017

Reasons for entering this race

Eat Icecream in Dawson

Team: 50 Ojibway
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mens Solo Canoe
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Robert Lafontaine

Age: 60

Sex: M

From: Thompson , MB, Canada

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Completed two YRQ’s

Aims for this race

Finish

Reasons for entering this race

Answering the call of the Yukon.

Team: 51 The Kiwis
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mixed Tandem Kayak
The Kiwis

Sponsors:

None, but we've normally booked our whole trip with Kanoe People in Whitehorse


 
Ian Huntsman
Ian Huntsman

Age: 54

Sex: M

From: Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand | Aotearoa

Biographical Information

Yukon 1000, 2014 & 2018
YRQ 2018

Aims for this race

Don't fall asleep.

Reasons for entering this race

Coming back to the Yukon for another look.

Wendy Riach
Wendy Riach

Age: 56

Sex: F

From: Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand | Aotearoa

Biographical Information

Yukon 1000, Wild Descent NZ 2013 and 2014

Aims for this race

No sleeping and paddling at the same time.

Reasons for entering this race

Back to see more of the Yukon.

Team: 52 Love of Paddling
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womens Tandem Canoe
Margo Millette

Age: 40

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Lots of wilderness tripping. YRQ a few times

Aims for this race

To have fun with a good friend.

Anjeanette LeMay Send Message to Paddler

Age: 47

Sex: F

From: Hampton, Nova Scotia, NS, Canada

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Lots of wilderness tripping. YRQ 2017

Aims for this race

To have fun with a good friend.

Team: 53 Honey Badgers
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mixed 4 person Canoe
Doug Wansbrough Send Message to Paddler

Age: 53

Sex: M

From: Nanaimo, BC, BC, Canada

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YRQ 2018 in Voyageur
Years of Outrigger canoe races

Aims for this race

To complete the race again!

Laura Wansbrough Send Message to Paddler

Age: 54

Sex: F

From: Nanaimo, BC, Canada

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2018 YRQ
Outrigger canoe races

Aims for this race

To complete the race again!

Diane Irvine Send Message to Paddler

Age: 62

Sex: F

From: Nanoose Bay, Canada

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2017 and 2018 YRQ

Aims for this race

Improve on our time!

Josh Wright Send Message to Paddler

Age: 41

Sex: M

From: Burnaby, Canada

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2018 YRQ

Aims for this race

Improve on our time from 2018!

Team: 54 covering the bases
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mens Voyageur

Sponsors:

Champion Diamonds


 
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From: NEVADA, MO, United States

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Nick Pierson Send Message to Paddler

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From: NEVADA, United States

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Brandon Kemm Send Message to Paddler

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From: NEVADA, MO, United States

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Isaih Kemm Send Message to Paddler

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From: NEVADA, MO, United States

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Grant Pierson Send Message to Paddler

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From: NEVADA, MO, United States

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David Wallace Send Message to Paddler

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From: NEVADA, MO, United States

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Team: 55 Cal & Pal
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Jim Salter Send Message to Paddler

Age: 37

Sex: M

From: Dryden, ON, Canada

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15 seasons forest fire fighting and Mountain rescue. Camping all my life. 3 long distance paddle board races Lake of the Woods. 2 solo SUP expeditions total 400km

Aims for this race

Challenge myself to a new level

Reasons for entering this race

A new height for personal growth and challenges. I know I can do it

Team: 56 Kiwi Canadian
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Alex Huffadine Send Message to Paddler

Age: 29

Sex: F

From: Auckland, Auckland Region, New Zealand | Aotearoa

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Waimak classic , Waikato 100

Aims for this race

Too finish

Reasons for entering this race

Look amazing an it was recommended

Seth Putnam Rea Send Message to Paddler

Age: 21

Sex: M

From: Vancouver , BC, Canada

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Canadian downwind champs

Aims for this race

Finish

Reasons for entering this race

Looks like fun

Team: 57 Franck Fifils
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FIFILS Send Message to Paddler

Age: 44

Sex: M

From: le GOSIER, 3D residence Bel Horizon Dampierre, Guadeloupe

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Dordogne Intégrale , 11 city Tour, Molokai 2 Oahu

Aims for this race

Finish this Challenge

Team: 58 Mallee Maulers
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James Lay

Age: 49

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

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Red Cross Murry River Marathon (3 time finisher)
Racing the Planet - 250km ATACAMA CROSSING race (CHILE)

Aims for this race

Finish under 60hrs

Reasons for entering this race

Do another crazy adventure with my sister. See the Yukon!

Megan Lay Send Message to Paddler

Age: 54

Sex: F

From: Essendon, VIC, Australia

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Red Cross Murray River Marathon (2 time finisher) - a long time ago!!
Racing the planet Ultra Race series
Grand to grand Ultra
Ultras in Australia, Albania ,Mongolia , Cambodia, Vietnam all 250km
Spain 265km

Aims for this race

Finish Under 60hrs

Reasons for entering this race

See the Yukon and challenge myself with my brother

Team: 59 Kekekabic Supreme
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Bern Haggerty Send Message to Paddler

Age: 54

Sex: M

From: Laramie, WY, United States

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Bowron Lakes Circuit

Aims for this race

Successful finish

Heath Geil-Haggerty Send Message to Paddler

Age: 22

Sex: M

From: Laramie, WY, United States

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Canoe Guide, Bissett, MB

Aims for this race

Successful finish

Team: 60 Rosie’s rable
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mens Voyageur
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From: Nottingham , United Kingdom

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Team: 61 Team Sonny
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mens Solo Kayak
Sonny Zlotnik Send Message to Paddler

Age: 44

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From: Delta, BC, Canada

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Last years Yukon River Quest

Aims for this race

To finish 2 hours sooner

Team: 62 Ship Happens!
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Lauren Muir Send Message to Paddler

Age: 55

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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2019 YRQ
Lots of wilderness trips in Algonquin, Kilarney, and other areas of Ontario
Day trips on various Yukon rivers

Aims for this race

Better my time from last year and maybe even spend one less night on the river

Reasons for entering this race

It was a blast in the past ... so I'm stoked to do it again! The paddling and YRQ community is an amazing group of people.

Love the people / love the race!!

Nathan Muir-Cressman Send Message to Paddler

Age: 19

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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Braeburn Camp
Lifeguard
Aquafit Instructor

Aims for this race

To finish

Reasons for entering this race

Gift to mom!

Team: 63 YuSkatchewan
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Jeremy August Send Message to Paddler

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From: WHITEHORSE , YT, YT, Canada

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Tim August Send Message to Paddler

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From: Saskatoon , Sk, SK, Canada

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Team: 64 Morgan Caira
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Morgan Caira Send Message to Paddler

Age: 38

Sex: M

From: SAINT GEORGES DE DIDONNE, France

Biographical Information

- Several short distance races (Fort Boyard challenge, Lacanau, Bordeaux, Charente etc... 10/15km)
- DORDOGNE INTÉGRALE 2018 130km
- TAWARA 2018 (70km) : 9th position SOLO SUP
- RENNES LA MER (105KM) : 7th position SOLO SUP
- DORDOGNE INTÉGRALE 2019 (350km): 6th in the men’s SOLO SUP.
- TAWARA 2019 (70km) : 8th in the men’s SOLO SUP

Aims for this race

After finishing the “Dordogne intégrale” 350km, I really desire to go beyond my limits, exploring new landscapes and being faced with the immensity of nature. As soon as I’d finished this +endurance race, I already had my mind on the Yukon River quest.

Team: 65 River misfit
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Bruce Jobin Send Message to Paddler

Age: 40

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse , YT, Canada

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5 YRQ solo canoe in 2018

Aims for this race

Finish faster than the last time as a solo

Reasons for entering this race

Love it

Team: 66 Yukon Wide Adventures
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Thomas de Jager
Thomas de Jager

Age: 53

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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Some years canoe/kayak experience in a few canoe Slalom & White Water competitions. 6 times YRQ finisher

Aims for this race

Haveing a great race!

Reasons for entering this race

I love the river !

Stephen Mooney

Age: 57

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

Team: 67 Perfect Storm
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Jeff Brainard Send Message to Paddler

Age: 58

Sex: M

From: Roslin, ON, Canada

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A few YRQ's, General Clintons, MRX'S

Aims for this race

Paddle hard and stay healthy

Reasons for entering this race

Really missed last year and looking forward to getting "back in the saddle" with my partner.

Gaetan Plourde Send Message to Paddler

Age: 46

Sex: M

From: North Gower, ON, Canada

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Tba

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Tba

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Tba

Team: 68 Soggy Bottom Boys
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Nansen Murray Send Message to Paddler

Age: 29

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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Knute Johnsgaard Send Message to Paddler

Age: 27

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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Colin Abbott Send Message to Paddler

Age: 29

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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Matthias Purdon Send Message to Paddler

Age: 30

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse , Canada

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Team: 69 Action Jackson
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Bob Jackson Send Message to Paddler

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From: Enderby, BC, Canada

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Team: 70 Neptune's Ranger
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Priscilla Schlottman Send Message to Paddler
Priscilla Schlottman

Age: 46

Sex: F

From: Pacifica, CA, United States

Biographical Information

My love for endurance kayaking started in 2015 with my first experience in the California 100. The Cal 100 is a 100 mile race down the Sacramento River. I completed this race three times: 2015, 2016, 2019.

In 2018 along with two other solo kayakers, I completed a Farallon Islands (middle island) circumnavigation. That was an open ocean 15 + hour paddle over 30 miles offshore.

Aims for this race

To finish before the cut off is my main aim.

Reasons for entering this race

I am looking forward to the challenge, it will be the longest endurance event for me yet!

Team: 71 Uncomfortably Numb
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Leslie Davenport Send Message to Paddler

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From: Arnprior, ON, Canada

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Team: 72 Paddlers Abreast
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Linda Rapp Send Message to Paddler

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From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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Lynn Rice-Rideout Send Message to Paddler

Age: 47

Sex: F

From: whitehorse, YT, Canada

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13 years paddling in the Yukon River Quest

Aims for this race

To paddle with a wonderful group of ladies, to complete the race in good spirits and to challenge myself for one more year!

Reasons for entering this race

It is Paddlers Abreast 20th anniversary. I am honored to paddle and be a part of the 2020 team.

Terry Neis Send Message to Paddler

Age: 62

Sex: F

From: whitehorse, Canada

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5 years paddling with Paddler's Abreast

Aims for this race

My aim is to finish the race in 50 hours or less and hopefully win

Reasons for entering this race

This is the 20th Anniversary of Paddler's Abreast. I am happy to be part of this group and look forward to the celebration in Dawson.

Mary Hartshorne Send Message to Paddler

Age: 64

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, Canada

Biographical Information

I have no previous racing experience. I am born and raised in the Yukon and have done camping

Aims for this race

After meeting the women that will make up the Paddlers Abreast team I believe this experience will help me grow and build confidence moving forward both as an individual and as a team member.

Maralyn Send Message to Paddler

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From: whitehorse, Canada

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Dawn Fralick Send Message to Paddler

Age: 69

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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YRQ x 14

Aims for this race

finish what we started

Kelly Liebe Send Message to Paddler

Age: 57

Sex: F

From: Spruce Grove , AB, Canada

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I have never raced before. I grew up in the Yukon and have some wilderness experience.

Aims for this race

To complete the full race and challenge my capabilities. To grow more as an individual and with my team.

Reasons for entering this race

I have always wanted to paddle more and this is such an exciting opportunity. Not only will I be paddling with a group of survivors and inspirational women, I will be paddling home. Home to the place I was born. I think about what an incredible milestone in my life this will be. It’s something I will carry with me for a lifetime.

Ava P Christl Send Message to Paddler

Age: 66

Sex: F

From: Harrison Hot Springs, Canada

Biographical Information

2 time YRQ in 2001 and 2002. Many canoe trips on Yukon, Teslin, Stewart, Nisutlin rivers in Yukon and rivers in BC and NWT.

Aims for this race

To participate in, and complete the race with grit, grace and gratitude.

Reasons for entering this race

To be part of the 20th anniversary of Paddlers Abreast participation in the YRQ.

Team: 73 Gener8tions
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Lilian Fuller Send Message to Paddler

Age: 59

Sex: F

From: Maple Ridge, BC, Canada

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Ingrid Wilcox Send Message to Paddler

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From: Whitehorse, Canada

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Deirdre Way Send Message to Paddler

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From: Maple Ridge, BC, Canada

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Diane Mariash Send Message to Paddler

Age: 68

Sex: F

From: Kamloops, BC, Canada

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only dragon boat racing
wilderness canoe trips in Saskatchewan
& Alberta & BC

Aims for this race

To be well prepared & fit so I can contribute to our well organized voyageur team

Grant Rawstron Send Message to Paddler

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From: Pitt Meadows, BC, Canada

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From: Pitt Meadows, BC, Canada

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Team: 74 Magic 8 Balls
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Mike Bender Send Message to Paddler

Age: 57

Sex: M

From: Aurora, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2016 and 2017
K2O 2016 and 2017
MRX 2017 and 2018

Aims for this race

To Race and Finish Strong

Reasons for entering this race

To Paddle on an Incredible River with 3 Amazing Guys and Celebrate in Dawson

Paul Adams Send Message to Paddler

Age: 50

Sex: M

From: Whitby, ON, Canada

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Isaac Adams Send Message to Paddler

Age: 15

Sex: M

From: Whitby, ON, Canada

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Team: 75 Redemption
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Denhaan Bram Send Message to Paddler

Age: 56

Sex: M

From: Hauku, HI, United States

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Yukon River Quest 2019

Aims for this race

to finish

Pedro Foronda Send Message to Paddler

Age: 60

Sex: M

From: Wailuku, United States

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Paddeled Maui Molokai.

Aims for this race

finish

Reasons for entering this race

To contribute to the Canadian economy. to test myself.

Team: 76 ms bianca and evinrude
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mixed Tandem Canoe
Jason Biensch Send Message to Paddler

Age: 34

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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A few YRQ, 2016,17, and 19

Aims for this race

Finish before Spencer from team ____

Linda Casson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 64

Sex: F

From: Iqaluit, NU, Canada

Biographical Information

some Yukon river and lake paddling

Aims for this race

same as Jason and to celebrate retirement

Team: 77 Kanoeing Kangaroos
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mixed Tandem Canoe
Frank Kingma Send Message to Paddler
Frank Kingma

Age: 62

Sex: M

From: Burleigh Waters, Australia

Biographical Information

Multiple long canoe marathons in Australia:
31x Hawkesbury Canoe Classics (111kms over night). Currently hold 8 records in different classes and age categories;
10x Murray River Marathons (404km over 5 days in daily stages). Hold record in men's Veteran 50+ C2;
3x Nepean 100 Milers, all in tandem canoe with one win in that class. Non-stop race on a 20mile loop course on a relative slow flowing river;
2x Riverland Paddle Marathon (RPM200) - 200kms on Murray river over 3 days. Fastest canoe on both occassions;
3x Clarence100 - 3 day stage race over 100kms.
There are also multiple shorter races of around 50kms that I've done over the many years (40 odd) I've been paddling.
I also did the AuSable race in Michigan in 2018 in a time of 17:05.
On my way to the YRQ2020 I will do the Devices2Westminster (UK) 125mile race, straight through in a tandem canoe and the General Clinton race (70miles) in NY State, also in a tandem canoe.

Aims for this race

Represent Australia to the best of my abilities and make it to the end in a respectable time. The definition of "respectable" is yet to be determined but at this stage it will be something a little more that what we take to get to Dawson!!!

Reasons for entering this race

It's been on the bucket list for a long time!!!
Finally have the opportunity, a great paddling partner and the funds to do it.

Annette Boath Send Message to Paddler
Annette Boath

Age: 60

Sex: F

From: Melbourne, Australia

Biographical Information

* 5 Murray Marathon 404 kms (kayak)
* 3 Murray River Riverland 200k (kayak)
* 3 Murray River Riverland 100k (V1 Pro Canoe)
* Molakai Hawaii Kawaii Channel 75km (double outrigger 3rd place)
* 2 Gregory River Canoe Marathon 42k
* 2019 Clarence River 100k challenge (V1 Pro Canoe)
* 2019 Hawkesbury Classic 111k (V1 Pro Canoe 2nd place on handicap)
* Multiple records in Australian and Victorian marathon racing in Kayak, Canoe and Outrigger.

Aims for this race

To finish in a good time, paddle hard for my team mate and enjoy the challenge.

Reasons for entering this race

It has been an event that I have looked at for years. I have watched fellow Aussie Tony Bond compete and always wished I had done it. Now I have the opportunity as part of a great team and can’t wait 😊

Team: 78 Kuhl Kayak
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Stephen Kuhl Send Message to Paddler

Age: 54

Sex: M

From: omaha, NE, United States

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- 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 complete it without getting divorced

Pia Montoya-Kuhl Send Message to Paddler

Age: 44

Sex: F

From: omaha, NE, United States

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- 6 time completion of South Dakota Challenge Race (72 river miles)
- 4 time completion Fort to Field (50 river miles)
- YRQ to Carmacks

Aims for this race

to complete it without getting divorced

Team: 79 AusCanSup
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mens SUP

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Heath Spence Send Message to Paddler

Age: 39

Sex: M

From: Calgary , AB, Canada

Biographical Information

2 x Murray marathon
Crossing for a cure 2019

Aims for this race

Be competitive

Reasons for entering this race

Injury kept.me out last year

Team: 80 Muench
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Lauren Muench Send Message to Paddler

Age: 31

Sex: F

From: Langley, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

I have not raced before but I have experience solo paddling and camping on remote beaches in Clayoquot Sound. I have completed a wilderness survival course where we learned basic survival skills and camped extensively with tarps.
I also participated in a 24 hour solo trip were I built my own shelter.
In April 2019 I recertifed my 80 hour Wilderness First Aid.

Aims for this race

Personal challange to complete the race

Reasons for entering this race

I have always wanted to participate in something as challanging as this

Team: 81 Ship Wreck
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mixed Tandem Canoe

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potentially employer. TBD


 
Monica Kurz Send Message to Paddler

Age: 34

Sex: F

From: devonshire, Bermuda

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university rower, lived and paddled Yukon for 6 years, various multi-day back country hiking trips in Yukon and Nunavut, CPR, First aid

Aims for this race

To be contenders in this race. To transfer our ocean paddling experience over the past year in Bermuda and to apply it/explore how it translates to river paddling

Reasons for entering this race

To come back to the Yukon to experience the life we once had! To see the midnight sun again, experience the supportive efforts of our community members ,to support our friends and family in this race and receive the same

Darcy McLean Send Message to Paddler

Age: 36

Sex: M

From: devonshire, Bermuda

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2018 Team Northwestel 8 man voyageur, Yukon search and rescue, hunter, avid outdoorsman, multiday back country camping, CPR, first aid

Aims for this race

Finish top 20.

Reasons for entering this race

Desire to return to the Yukon to compete and improve on personal best times while paddling in a new category. a yearly tradition in the making!

Team: 82 VIP Bucket List
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mixed 4 person Canoe
Tom Arnold Send Message to Paddler

Age: 44

Sex: M

From: Victoria, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Dragon Boat World Championships appearances:
-2007 Team Canada Premier Open
- 2011 Team Canada Premier Open
- 2015 Team Canada Senior A Open and Mixed
- 2017 Team Canada Senior A Open and Mixed
- 2019 Team Canada Senior B Head Coach
- Canadian Downwind Surfski Championships 2015 and 2016
- US Downwind Surfski Championships 2016
- NOLS Yukon course (22 days canoeing the South McMillan River) 2004
- also various marathon canoe and outrigger races

Aims for this race

To take on a new challenge, and to be competitive with the stronger crews

Reasons for entering this race

This is the ultimate Canadian paddling race...I couldn't not do it.

Mallorie Nicholson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 33

Sex: F

From: Victoria, BC, Canada

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Sprint Canoeing
2000 – 2012
• World Champion, Women’s C2 500m, 2011 Sprint Canoe World Championships
• 3 x World Cup Champion
• 12 x Pan American Champion
• 31 x National Champion
• 6 x National Record holder

Aims for this race

To be competitive

Mike Weirmier Send Message to Paddler

Age: 44

Sex: M

From: Shawnigan Lake, BC, Canada

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15 years paddling experience, with notable races including Queen Lili, Liberty Challenge, and Gorge Downwind races in 6-man outrigger canoe.
Dragon Boat World Championship appearnances with Team Canada Senior A Open in 2017 and Senior A Open and Mixed in 2019.

Aims for this race

to be competitive

Cara Weirmier Send Message to Paddler

Age: 46

Sex: F

From: Shawnigan Lake, BC, Canada

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13 years paddling in dragon boat and outrigger canoe. Notable races include Queen Lilli (OC6) and Canadian National Dragon Boat Championships 2019.

Aims for this race

to be competitive

Team: 83 Quickblade
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Jim Terrell Send Message to Paddler

Age: 54

Sex: M

From: Costa Mesa, CA, United States

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Grew up racing marathon canoe in the Midwest. Competed in 4x Olympic Games for Team USA. Founder of Quickblade Paddles.

Aims for this race

Just finishing is the first aim. We're all good friends and like to push each other competitively, so we're hoping to set a respectable time but under no illusions about how difficult this will be physically and mentally.

Reasons for entering this race

SUP Racer convinced us

Travis Grant Send Message to Paddler

Age: 37

Sex: M

From: Honolulu, HI, United States

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4x champion of the Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard race

Aims for this race

Meet my family at the finish line

Reasons for entering this race

SUP Racer told me it would be fun haha

Christopher Parker Send Message to Paddler

Age: 36

Sex: M

From: Tugun, Australia

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Completed the 2019 YRQ; 5x finisher of the SUP 11 City Tour

Aims for this race

Hopefully finish faster than the record 71 hours it took me in 2019...

Reasons for entering this race

Experience the Yukon from a different perspective and tell some stories on supracer.com to spread the word about this crazy/amazing event

Rod McLain Send Message to Paddler

Age: 59

Sex: M

From: Stockton Springs, ME, United States

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Grew up in the Adirondack Mountains. Paddled my entire life and raced every type of boat imaginable on every type of 'water' where boats are paddled. Earned National Champion honors in Flatwater, Marathon, Whitewater, and Outrigger. In 2019 I won the C-1 Professional class at the 70 mile General Clinton regatta and finished 19th at the 120 mile Ausable River Canoe Marathon.

Aims for this race

Good times with new/old friends. Take on a new challenge. See a different part of the world.

Team: 84 Just Because
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Cindy Poe Send Message to Paddler

Age: 62

Sex: F

From: Madison, WI, United States

Biographical Information

South Dakota Kayak Challenge (2019)
Death Row (2018, 2019) and other local races
HOCR (4 times)
NOLS Wilderness First Aid Certification

Aims for this race

(1) To experience a unique place and event with a good friend. (2) To finish strong (and within the time limit).

Reasons for entering this race

Just Because...

Mireille Raby Send Message to Paddler

Age: 57

Sex: F

From: Madison, WI, United States

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Seventy48 (2019)
South Dakota Kayak Challenge (2019)
Death Row (2018, 2019)
HOCR (2016, 2017, 2019)

Aims for this race

To simply enjoy...

Reasons for entering this race

Just because...

Team: 85 Spacy Stacy
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Stacy Doyle Send Message to Paddler
Stacy Doyle

Age: 44

Sex: F

From: Victoria, BC, Canada

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Kayaking for 23yrs; guided & instructed for 8yrs on the West Coast.
Been in the backcountry since I was wee.
Hiking, paddling & backcountry snowboarding are my faves.

Aims for this race

To place in the top 5 of at least my division...or just get 'er done.

Reasons for entering this race

I've been wanting to do it since 1st watching the start in 2001.
I finally feel ready & able to meet the challenge. :)

Team: 86 Team Charismatic Megafauna
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Kelly Reid Send Message to Paddler

Age: 31

Sex: F

From: Ottawa, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ Finisher, 2017

Aims for this race

Finish within the time limit

James Raiswell Send Message to Paddler

Age: 43

Sex: M

From: Kanata, ON, Canada

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Various camping and paddling excursions

Aims for this race

Finish within the time limit

Team: 87 Type YRQ Fun
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Jason Bennett Send Message to Paddler

Age: 34

Sex: M

From: Vancouver, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2015 and 2016
Sup Touring
Rock Climbing
Alpine Mountaineering

Aims for this race

Have an awesome time!

Reasons for entering this race

YRQ addiction I think...

Team: 88 Yukon Not Be Serious
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Team: 89 Team Whoa
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Noreen Schaefer

Age: 21

Sex: F

From: Wynndel, BC, Canada

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10th time YRQ finisher; 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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TBA

Sylvia Anderson

Age: 21

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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9 times Yukon River Quest participant
Experienced many wilderness races

Aims for this race

See if we can beat our record time and have fun on the river! See how long it takes before I start hallucinating.

Reasons for entering this race

Love the good energy on the river.

Tunde Fulop
Tunde Fulop

Age: 54

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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12 YRQ

Aims for this race

Get to Dawson before the bars close Saturday night.

Reasons for entering this race

Love the race, love the river

Elizabeth Clune Send Message to Paddler

Age: 21

Sex: F

From: Toronto, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Previous YRQ's

Aims for this race

To up updated

Patricia Clune

Age: 21

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 racers and wildlife, with the organizers, volunteers, friends and families along the way.

TBC Send Message to Paddler

Age: 21

Sex: F

From: TBC, Canada

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TBC Send Message to Paddler

Age: 21

Sex: F

From: TBC, Canada

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Team: 90 World Of Kayaks (naised)
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World Of Kayaks (naised)

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World Of Kayaks Estonia


 
Linda Tetsmann Send Message to Paddler
Linda Tetsmann

Age: 27

Sex: F

From: Loo, Harju County, Estonia | Eesti

Biographical Information

Paddled 100 km Võhandu International Canoeing Marathon of Estonia 6 times and being K1WOM winner in 2017, 2018, 2019.
Member of the first women team paddling on Gauja XXL River Quest 380 km Team Relay in 2019, Latvia.
Aiming with Anette, Dipolio Challenge 230 km in Lithuania on 15th of November 2019.

Aims for this race

To complete the whole race with my fellow Anette.
Paddle as fast as possible but to last to finish-line.
To get this experience on a river this long and big and enjoy every possible moment of it.

Reasons for entering this race

To follow my passion on long-distance river paddling.
Challenging myself to a new goal which is way more mental than my previous races.

Anette Baum Send Message to Paddler

Age: 21

Sex: F

From: Pärnu, Pärnu County, Estonia | Eesti

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Canoe sprint: 16-time Estonian champion, 14-time Estonian youth and junior champion, 10-time Baltic champion in long distances, participated in Junior European Championships 3 times and once in U23 World Championships.
4-time Estonian champion in Canoe marathon and 2-time Estonian champion in Seakayaking.
3-time K2 WOM winner in 100 km Võhandu International Canoeing Marathon of Estonia, 2-time K1 WOM winner of 78 km Türi-Tori Downriver Race in Estonia.
Member of the first women team paddling on Gauja XXL River Quest 380 km Team Relay in 2019, Latvia.

Aims for this race

To paddle as fast as possible but last to the finish-line.
Enjoy the experience.

Reasons for entering this race

To be in the wilderness, face a new challenge, gain experience, fulfill my dreams.

Team: 91 The Honeymooners
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Dan Paleczny Send Message to Paddler
Dan Paleczny

Age: 61

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2018

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Suzanne Paleczny Send Message to Paddler
Suzanne Paleczny

Age: 58

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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YRQ 2018

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Team: 92 Paddlers Abreast 11
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Michelle Wagner Send Message to Paddler

Age: 25

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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2019

Aims for this race

Have fun

Shelley Gellatly Send Message to Paddler

Age: 25

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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2019

Aims for this race

Have fun

Els Lundgaard Send Message to Paddler

Age: 65

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Paddled in the Yukon River Quest, with Paddlers Abreast in 2000 and again in 2018

Aims for this race

Great time, great team, great fun!

Reasons for entering this race

Just cannot stand on the shore and wave to the best women, ever. Have to be there in the boat, paddling along with the best of them!

Rachelle Zral Send Message to Paddler

Age: 46

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse , YT, Canada

Biographical Information

2018 & 2019 YRQs

Aims for this race

To do my best and be proud of whatever that looks like...even the hard bits; to share an incredible experience and many special moments (as well as lots of laughs) with an incredible group of women; to provide hope and inspiration for anyone who has ever had to re-build their lives after illness.

Reasons for entering this race

Paddlers Abreast continues to be such a major force in my healing journey from breast cancer. The physical and mental benefits received from paddling with this group of exceptional women keeps me coming back!

Monique Levesque Send Message to Paddler

Age: 25

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse , YT, Canada

Biographical Information

2019

Aims for this race

Have fun

Penny Sheardown Send Message to Paddler

Age: 25

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse , YT, Canada

Biographical Information

2019

Aims for this race

Have fun

Team: 93 Arm & Leg
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mens Solo Kayak
Andrew Biel Send Message to Paddler

Age: 54

Sex: M

From: Port Townsend, WA, United States

Biographical Information

Seventy48 race (Tacoma to Port Townsend), 2018 and 2019; R2AK Proving Ground 2019; lots of backpacking experience (which I didn't mention on my application email!)

Aims for this race

To start, to finish, and to have fun.

Reasons for entering this race

To beat Kelley Watson. (Just don't tell her...)

Team: 94 Te Mimiha Cruising Club
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Team: 95 The Body Method
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Kelly Margetts Send Message to Paddler

Age: 47

Sex: M

From: Tugun, Queensland, Australia

Biographical Information

Raced internationally for the past 12 years.
Top 10 5 years straight for BOP
Top 10 3 years straight Carolina Cup
1st The Gorge Challenge 2015
Won Aussie Titles
Represented Australia at the ISA worlds
All the above become irrelevant when talking about the Yukon Quest especially with not much true wilderness experience.

Aims for this race

To challenge myself mentally and physically

Reasons for entering this race

Was inspired by Chris Parker’s experience and story of last years race. Evolving from professional racers in distance/adventure racer

Team: 96 Binx
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Katrin Tomanek Send Message to Paddler
Katrin Tomanek

Age: 40

Sex: F

From: San Francisco, CA, United States

Biographical Information

Plenty wilderness experience through alpine climbing and mountaineering in the Alps, Lofoten Island (Norway), High Sierras (California), Andes (Argentinia/Chile) etc.

7 day wilderness kayaking trip through Glacier Bay National Park.

Racing experience: working on it :)

Aims for this race

Make the race within the cut-off time.

Reasons for entering this race

What a challenge! And in that location. This combination of wilderness adventure and endurance race seems just perfect. I love setting goals and working towards it over a longer stretch of time.

Team: 97 Bimbling Along
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Alistair Hornsby Send Message to Paddler

Age: 54

Sex: M

From: Holmrook , Cumbria, United Kingdom

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Devizes to Westminster
Cheshire Ring

Aims for this race

To finish and enjoy doing so.

Team: 98 Night Owl
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Steve Goodson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 51

Sex: M

From: Issaquah, WA, United States

Biographical Information

Two-time Seventy48 finisher

Aims for this race

Finish

Reasons for entering this race

When I asked a friend if he was going to do the Seventy48 next year, he replied: "I'm going to do the Seventy48, then Leg 1 of R2AK, and then the YRQ. What are YOU going to do?" So, I really had no choice.

Team: 99 Hatchet Lake
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Robbie Denechezhe Send Message to Paddler

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Team: 100 Stix Together
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Cheryl Rivest
Cheryl Rivest

Age: 50

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

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

Carolyn Relf
Carolyn Relf

Age: 57

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

45th YRQ. Lots of remote field experience...

Aims for this race

Hoping for calm weather on Faberge this year!

Reasons for entering this race

Fundraising for Yukoners Cancer Care Fund

Anna Peacock

Age: 37

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

I have Very little paddling experience.

Aims for this race

To have fun, learn and make it to Dawson feeling good and smiling.

Reasons for entering this race

To Raise money for the Yukon cancer care fund and for a new experience/challenge both physically and mentally.

Susan Hamilton

Age: 55

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

some paddling experience

Aims for this race

Finish feeling good

Reasons for entering this race

To raise awareness and money for Yukon Cancer Care Fund and have a great experience.

Kirsti de Vries

Age: 46

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2016 - made it to Little Salmon in a C2

Aims for this race

Finish and finish strong!

Reasons for entering this race

Raise money for Yukon Cancer Care Fund and have a great experience with 7 other women!!

Lupine Bulmer Send Message to Paddler
Lupine Bulmer

Age: 39

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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Finished 2017 and 2018 YRQ in tandem canoe with my husband. Otherwise very little paddle experience

Aims for this race

To finish in good spirits in the best time we can.

Reasons for entering this race

To raise money for the Yukon Cancer Care Fund and experience the race in a voyager with a bunch of hardcore, strong, resilient and joyful women!

Sherry Lee Send Message to Paddler

Age: 52

Sex: F

From: Edmonton, AB, Canada

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4x half Ironman, will be doing a full Ironman Aug/20, canoed a few rivers in 4-11 days, casual.

Aims for this race

To do well, hopefully win our category

Reasons for entering this race

Friends r doing it, I was support staff last year. Now I want to be in it 🤗

Kim Schlosser

Age: 43

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Yukon River Quest in 2019
Many years of wilderness paddling, hiking, etc.

Aims for this race

Finish with a smile!

Team: 101 French Aïtos
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mens Tandem Canoe

Sponsors:

Idoine


 
Alain Morvan Send Message to Paddler

Age: 61

Sex: M

From: Issy les Moulineaux, Hauts de Seine, France

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Dordogne intégrale 350
Ze Race 4 fois

Aims for this race

Arriver

Jean Pierre Chamarande Send Message to Paddler

Age: 46

Sex: M

From: Vaucresson, Hauts de Seine, France

Biographical Information

Dordogne intégrale 350

Aims for this race

Terminer

Team: 102 Shara Dubeau
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womens SUP

Sponsors:

Fenix Paddles


 
Shara Dubeau Send Message to Paddler

Age: 48

Sex: F

From: Boulogne-Billancourt, France

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Aims for this race

Team: 103 TS'Alvit
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mixed Voyageur
James Boyde Send Message to Paddler

Age: 77

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, Canada, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

13 YRQ's

Aims for this race

Enjoy the passage.

Reasons for entering this race

Classic crew

Pam Boyde Send Message to Paddler

Age: 72

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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Aims for this race

Luke Duffy Send Message to Paddler

Age: 42

Sex: M

From: Anchorage, AK, United States

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YRQ

Aims for this race

Enjoy the journey & the Yukon.

Greg Tibbetts Send Message to Paddler

Age: 62

Sex: M

From: Anchorage, AK, United States

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YRQ x 10

Aims for this race

Enjoy the journey & the Yukon.

Brenda Seethaler Send Message to Paddler

Age: 62

Sex: F

From: Anchorage, AK, United States

Biographical Information

11 YRQs
Yukon 1000
Dyea to Dawson 1998

Aims for this race

Paddle well & finish happy.

Larry Seethaler Send Message to Paddler

Age: 77

Sex: M

From: Anchorage, AK, United States

Biographical Information

Two Dyea to Dawson, first 15 YRQs, lots of wilderness trips

Aims for this race

Enjoy the finish with great friends.

Team: 104 Sibling Rivalry
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Caitlin O'Neill Send Message to Paddler

Age: 32

Sex: F

From: Courtenay, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Worked as a multi day sea kayaking guide and river canoe guide for 6 seasons on Vancouver Island, coastal Patagonia (Chile), New Zealand and the Bahamas. Raced in multiple smaller community races in Ontario and BC.

Aims for this race

Goal is to complete it with moderate competitiveness. We are both athletes and avid paddlers and will train hard for this race, but being first timers, we don’t know where we’ll place yet.

Reasons for entering this race

Life long goal to compete in this race!!!

Brian O’Neill Send Message to Paddler

Age: 37

Sex: M

From: Little Current , ON, Canada

Biographical Information

10 years of experience canoe guiding on rivers across Canada. Including leading 35-40 day long river trips.

Aims for this race

Compete with my sister in this race we’ve been dreaming about for years.

Team: 105 Canadian Frostbikers
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mixed Tandem Canoe
Emile Gauthier Send Message to Paddler

Age: 16

Sex: M

From: Chibougamau , QC, Canada

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Aims for this race

Natalie Vachon Send Message to Paddler

Age: 46

Sex: F

From: Chibougamau , QC, Canada

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Aims for this race

Team: 106 to be announced
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mens Tandem Canoe
Tibor Saretzki Send Message to Paddler

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From: Saskatoon, SK, Canada

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Aims for this race

to be announced Send Message to Paddler

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From: , --

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Aims for this race

Team: 107 Old Danube Pirate
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mens Solo Canoe

Sponsors:

Christian Pfendesack, Vienna, Austria
Gerhard Grimm, Königstätten, Austria
Dave Guhl, Marsh Lake


 
Holger Fischer Send Message to Paddler

Age: 76

Sex: M

From: Brunn am Gebirge, Austria | Österreich

Biographical Information

YRQ 2019 mens Tandem canoe
Tandem canoe: Big Salmon, Noatak (AK), Kongakut (AK)
Solo canoe: South Nahanni (Moose Ponds to Blackston Landing), South MacMillan, Hess, Mountain River, Bonnet Plume, Snake, Wind, Hart, Tatshenshini, Stikine (upper&lower)

Aims for this race

To be a finisher at a similar time as 2019

Team: 108 bim
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Barb Jusiak Send Message to Paddler
Barb Jusiak

Age: 57

Sex: F

From: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Bowron Lake circuit and Yukon River (Pelly Crossing to Dawson City), backpacking in BC and Yukon, e.g. Chilkoot Trail, West Coast Trail, North Coast Trail.

Aims for this race

Finish

Reasons for entering this race

To test my endurance and for the love of Yukon

Mike Jusiak Send Message to Paddler
Mike Jusiak

Age: 58

Sex: M

From: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Bowron Lakes circuit, Yukon River, backpacking in BC and Yukon, e.g. West Coast Trail, North Coast Trail, Chilkoot.

Aims for this race

Finish

Reasons for entering this race

Testing my endurance

Team: 109 Too Mainstream
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mixed Tandem Canoe
Jodi Giesbrecht Send Message to Paddler

Age: 36

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

I have a fair amount of hiking, hunting, fishing, and camping experience, but never have I done anything this extreme.

Aims for this race

Finish still married.

Reasons for entering this race

I’m not getting any younger, and my decisions aren’t getting any better.

Russ Giesbrecht Send Message to Paddler

Age: 39

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Decades of experience in the bush, but mostly in foot or on horseback.

Aims for this race

Finish with the same paddling partner he started with.

Team: 110 Plus
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Gregory Gibbard Send Message to Paddler

Age: 46

Sex: M

From: West Bloomfield , MI, United States

Biographical Information

20 years of adventure racing and years of back country paddling

Aims for this race

Top 5 finish in

Reasons for entering this race

Race for fun

Tyler Firkus Send Message to Paddler

Age:

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From: West bloomfield, MI, United States

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Aims for this race

Team: 111 Palmers' Progress
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Palmers' Progress

Sponsors:

Backcountry Professor
www.backcountryprofessor.com


 
Dr. DB Palmer
Dr. DB Palmer

Age: 43

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 in 2018, making him the youngest finisher in YRQ history, then leveled up last year (2019), and we're stoked about Year 3!

In addition to racing the YRQ last year, I paddled over 1000 miles, including the YRQ and the Eagle to Circle route (twice). This (2020) is a big year for me, as I'll be racing both the YRQ and the Yukon 1000.

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, third YRQ!!

Liam B. Palmer
Liam B. Palmer

Age: 16

Sex: M

From: Glennallen, AK, United States

Biographical Information

Liam is the youngest finisher of the YRQ, completed in 2018, and we finished strong last year (2019).

Liam has paddled the Yukon from Eagle to Circle via Packraft, has three 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

Crush it!

Team: 112 grouseburner
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Michael Code Send Message to Paddler

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From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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Aims for this race

Harry Borlase Send Message to Paddler

Age:

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From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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Aims for this race

Team: 113 Colorado Coast Guard
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Jeff Wyatt Send Message to Paddler

Age: 37

Sex: M

From: Callaway, FL, United States

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Alaska Rivers and Bays
Nebraska Rivers
Rivers in Switzerland

Aims for this race

Learn what its about with hopes to compete for top 5 in the future while finishing this one

Reasons for entering this race

Because I want to take the toe shot in Dawson

Alan Brown Send Message to Paddler

Age: 37

Sex: M

From: Aurora, CO, United States

Biographical Information

Colorado Mountian College Training

Aims for this race

Finish

Reasons for entering this race

Jeff forced me...but I am looking forward to the adventure

Team: 114 Down River From the Patriarchy
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Calla Paleczny Send Message to Paddler

Age: 29

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ on a whim in 2019

Aims for this race

Savour the river

Reasons for entering this race

I miss the river

Mia Val Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex:

From: , --

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Aims for this race

Team: 115 And Once Again We Return
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Dan Abel Send Message to Paddler

Age: 46

Sex: M

From: Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Attempted YRQ in 2015. Withdraw on day 3 (17.8km past Fort Selkirk).

Aims for this race

To finish, to embrace these moments and to paddle with joy.

Sarah Wallis Send Message to Paddler

Age: 43

Sex: F

From: Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

YRQ in 2013 finished - phew
Attempted YRQ in 2015. Withdraw on day 3 (17.8km past Fort Selkirk).

Aims for this race

Finish with a smile, unbroken and then start persuading people for a voyageur attempt?

Reasons for entering this race

Unfinished business

Team: 116 Island Girls
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Island Girls

 
Lisa Brougham Send Message to Paddler
Lisa Brougham

Age: 49

Sex: F

From: Bowen Island , BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Yukon River Quest 3 x finisher....2015-17
when I am not paddling I can be found doing trail or ski adventures/ ultras ....usually with dogs...sometimes in the dark

Aims for this race

Get some sleep and bacon in Carmacks .... have a Sourtoe cocktail in Dawson

Reasons for entering this race

My daughter asked me to do it with her: quality mother /daughter time I couldn't say no to...and we like the nature :)

Callie Brougham Send Message to Paddler
Callie Brougham

Age: 23

Sex: F

From: Bowen Island, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Grew up paddling and camping around British Columbia with my family ... usually with dogs...sometimes in the dark

Have done kayak camping in New Zealand and Norway

Kayak instructor since I was 16 and worked as an Outdoor Wilderness instructor / guide

Aims for this race

Get some sleep in Carmacks ( no bacon ) ....Finish and have a Sourtoe cocktail in Dawson

Reasons for entering this race

Heard a lot about it from my mom and we like the nature :)

Team: 117 BC Bansai
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Al Ramey Send Message to Paddler

Age: 60

Sex: M

From: Ladysmith, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

3 YRQs. Finished them all!

Aims for this race

To finish again. Maybe improve my.time but definitely to have fun.

Denis Hughes Send Message to Paddler

Age: 57

Sex: M

From: Ladysmith, BC, Canada

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Aims for this race

Team: 118 The Balls
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Stephen Ball Send Message to Paddler

Age: 41

Sex: M

From: Juneau, AK, United States

Biographical Information

Raced in last years YRQ with my wife in a tandem Kayak, pulled out at Minto because she was having difficulty with the cold. Raced sprint kayaks for over 15 years. Also competed in multiple Catalina to Newport Beach outrigger canoe races and two Molokai to Oahu outrigger canoe races

Aims for this race

Have fun and finish what I started last year.

Team: 119 The Abby Grinders
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mixed Tandem Canoe

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Adam Russenholt Send Message to Paddler

Age: 44

Sex: M

From: Abbotsford, BC, Canada

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4 years paddling experience, multi local lake adventures, Paddled Bowron lake circuit 3 years in a row. Completing the circuit last year in 3 days in early June.

Aims for this race

Just to finish

Reasons for entering this race

Bucket list

Kim Conway Send Message to Paddler

Age: 38

Sex: F

From: Abbotsford, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

4 years paddling experience, multi local lake adventures, Paddled Bowron lake circuit 3 years in a row. Completing the circuit last year in 3 days in early June.

Aims for this race

To finish

Reasons for entering this race

To support my boyfriend.

Team: 120 Anne Quéméré
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womens Solo Kayak

Sponsors:

TBA


 
Anne Quéméré Send Message to Paddler
Anne Quéméré

Age: 52

Sex: F

From: QUIMPER, FINISTERE, France

Biographical Information

Rowing solo the Atlantic both ways in 2001 and 2004
Kiting the Pacific solo in 2006 and 2011.
Kayaking solo in the Northwest Passage in 2014 and 2015
Navigating solo on board a solarboat in the Arctic during the summer of 2018
Yukon Quest 2019 ( to late in Carmacks - Disqualified)

Aims for this race

Arriver jusqu'au bout cette fois...

Reasons for entering this race

Retrouver l'ambiance particulière de cette course, revivre les moments magiques sur l'eau, et aller jusqu'au bout cette fois en lâchant les freins pour être à l'heure à Carmacks !

Team: 121 Nic + Nigel
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Nigel Cherrie Send Message to Paddler

Age: 43

Sex: M

From: Auckland, North Island, New Zealand | Aotearoa

Biographical Information

Have kayaked for a number of years.
Currently sprint kayaking and sea kayaking
Have (with kayaking partner) completed kayaking expeditions.
Will be first time kayaking in the wilderness.
Have also completed ocean row from Australia to NZ, lasting two months.

Aims for this race

Compete as hard and as best as we can to represent ourselves and NZ to the best of our abilities.

Nic Mead Send Message to Paddler

Age:

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From: Auckland, North Island, New Zealand | Aotearoa

Biographical Information

Nic Mead has been a sea kayak guide for over ten years paddling and traveling to over 35 countries around the world.

He is currently head guide and operations manager for Auckland Sea Kayaks and is responsible training and safety for Auckland’s largest guided sea kayak company.

Nic spent many years climbing and paddling in New Zealand’s South Island before heading overseas. He found himself in Norway and sea kayak guided the fjords of Norway amongst other things for 6 years.

Nic is a current board member for Sea Kayak Operators Association of New Zealand, (SKOANZ) and is very active in the new Adventure Activity Regulations being rolled out in 2014 by WorkSafe NZ. He also holds an Inshore Launch Masters qualification, Bachelors Degree in Management, is a qualified Coast Guard Boating Education teacher, guest lectures at Tertiary Education level and can be seen out in a sea kayak most days of the week.

Aims for this race

To do our absolute best!

Team: 122 Team Frost
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Pauline Frost Send Message to Paddler

Age: 56

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

A number of YRQ’s

Aims for this race

Do better then last year.

Alice Frost Send Message to Paddler

Age: 19

Sex: F

From: , YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Fourth YRQ.

Aims for this race

Do better then previous races, and have an awesome time with my mom.

Vikki Cirvencick Send Message to Paddler

Age: 36

Sex: F

From: Saskatchewan , SK, Canada

Biographical Information

One YRQ in a tandem, and numberous other races in Sask, including the Sask Centenial Canoe Quest.

Aims for this race

Brian Send Message to Paddler

Age: 34

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse , YT, Canada

Biographical Information

C1 x 2

Aims for this race

Team: 123 Skinny Blades and Shades
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Scott Kerby Send Message to Paddler

Age: 54

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Yukon River Quest 2012

Aims for this race

Completion

Team: 124 Nail-by-Nail
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mens Solo Kayak
Robert Ross Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0

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From: Kingston, ON, Canada

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Aims for this race

Team: 125 Blue eyes
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mens Tandem Kayak
Blue eyes

Sponsors:

Ades Ingénieure informatique
https://www.ades-info.fr/


 
Boris Hernandez Send Message to Paddler
Boris Hernandez

Age: 39

Sex: M

From: Cergy, France

Biographical Information

Course:La dordogne intégrale (France) - 350 km. On a participé a cette course les années 2018 et 2019. On pratique ce fabuleux sport avec notre coach Yoann Deschemaeker. Kayakiste depuis l'age de 8 ans, athlete de haut niveau de 1996 a 1999 en kayak.
Expérience milieu sauvage: Trek haute montagne depuis plus de 20 ans. Excursions annuelle avec kayak de 3 a 5 jours en autosuffisance avec mon partenaire de cette course et beau père François Bonnet

Aims for this race

Arriver au bout de cette extraordinaire et merveilleuse aventure

Reasons for entering this race

Ma mère est décédé cette année d'un cancer. Avant mourir elle m'a fait promettre que je ferai tout mon possible pour emmener son marie a cette course afin de nous permettre de passer de temps ensemble. L'entrainement et la gestion pour cette course va nous donner des ailes pour surmonter cette triste perte. Cette merveilleuse aventure c'est pour elle

Francois Bonnet Send Message to Paddler
Francois Bonnet

Age: 51

Sex: M

From: Meru, France

Biographical Information

Course:La dordogne intégrale (France) - 350 km. On a participé a cette course les années 2018 et 2019. On pratique ce fabuleux sport avec notre coach Yoann Deschemaeker. Kayakiste depuis l'age de 8 ans, athlete de haut niveau de 1996 a 1999 en kayak.
Expérience milieu sauvage: La traversée de l'Atlantique en 23 jours en 2016. Excursions annuelle avec kayak de 3 a 5 jours en autosuffisance avec mon partenaire de cette course et beau fils Boris Hernandez

Aims for this race

Finir la Yukon River Quest en honneur a ma femme et mon partenaire et beau fils

Reasons for entering this race

Ma femme est décédé cette année d'un cancer. Cette course est pour elle