Racer Bios for 2019 Yukon River Quest Entrants

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Team Class Category Team name Members
Team Class Category Team name Members
1 Voyageur mens Yukon Wide Adventures Thomas de Jager, Spencer Edelman
Stephen Mooney, Jason Biensch
Gus Oliveira, Pat McLellan
2 Tandem Canoe womens Huptown Girls Brooke Ramsay, Heidi Virtanen
3 Tandem Canoe mixed The Bickersons Bonnie Pankiw, Christoph Weber
4 Solo Canoe mens Jeff Kay Jeff Kay
5 Tandem Canoe mens Gun Runners Adam Jordan, Jonathan Morgan
6 4 person Canoe mixed An old guy, two young women and someone else Hugh Fisher, Heather Hellevang
Sydney van Loon, George McLeod
7 Solo Kayak mens PaddleJumper Dr. Wolfram Schleicher
8 Solo Kayak womens Rough Cut Diamond Patricia Jones
9 Solo Canoe mens Mr. Bill William Siersdorfer
10 Tandem Canoe mixed Golden Lake Crew Jennifer Courville , Sebastien Courville
11 Tandem Kayak mixed Dawsons to Dawson Steve Dawson, Kate Dawson
12 Tandem Canoe mens Hustle & Flow Paul Adams, Isaac Adams
13 Solo Kayak mens River Cruise Alex Fraser
14 Solo Canoe mens Bent Shaft Chris Near
15 Solo Kayak mens Imua Bram Denhaan
16 Tandem Kayak mixed Ignorance is Blisters Chris Lightbound, Marieke Kietselaer
17 Tandem Canoe mixed ChapWater Kevin Chapman, Maggie Drinkwater
18 Solo Kayak mens Yukiwi3 Graham Sutherland
19 4 person Canoe mens Alpha Super Awesome Strokes of Genius Wolf Squadron Mike De Abreu, Jake Paleczney
Tom Phillips, Robert Spinks
20 Tandem Kayak mens Beast Coast Cameron Stafford, Mark Diezmann
21 Tandem Canoe mens #wepaddletogether Mike Vincent, Ivan English
22 SUP womens Emily Matthews Emily Matthews
23 SUP mens Brad Friesen Brad Friesen
24 Voyageur womens Stix Together Cheryl Rivest, Deb Bartlette
Carolyn Relf, Anne Labelle
Monique Levesque, Anna Peacock
Susan Hamilton, Kirsti de Vries
25 Solo Kayak mens Konan Konan Stephens
26 Solo Kayak mens Atollman Geoff Waters
27 Solo Kayak mens Ravenwater Kayak Racing Morten Paulsen
28 Solo Kayak mens Team Bad Boy Mike Wallace
29 Voyageur mens C6 Heave Paddlesports Richard Parrott, Dave Fryer
Pete Kruszelnicki , Mike Thornton
Thor Harley, Claude Bailey
31 Voyageur womens Team Whoa Noreen Schaefer, Lisa Robertson
Patricia Clune, Tory Russell
Tunde Fulop, Terice Reimer-Clarke
Susan Antpoehler, Sylvia Anderson
32 Solo Kayak mens Team Sonny Sonny Zlotnik
33 Voyageur mixed Aurora Dancer Anne Clark, Ryerson Clark
Shane Hansen, Doug Archibald
Holly Dixon, Steve MacKeil
34 Tandem Canoe mens brothers lauterbach Michael J Lauterbach, Nathan Lauterbach
35 Voyageur womens Paddlers Abreast Lynn Rice-Rideout, Amber Church
Asa Berg, Jessica Elliott
Marielle Maltais-Caron, Penny Sheardown
Rachelle Zral, Veronique Bourgeois
36 Solo Canoe mens Cedar Strip Chip Chip McKay
37 SUP mens Bart Starboard Bart de Zwart
38 Tandem Canoe mens Bores with Oars Neil Herle, Lorne Filewych
39 Solo Kayak mens Lone Waka Greg Lloyd
40 Tandem Canoe womens Two Peas in a Tin Can Dayna Harder, Chloe Bentley
41 Solo Kayak womens Amy Byers Amy Byers
42 Solo Kayak mens Röufu Rolf Balmer
43 Tandem Kayak mixed Spirit of America Josh Friedman, Julie Kirk
44 Tandem Canoe mens Not Invested Tom Luxemburger, Jon Belanger
45 Voyageur womens The Wild Irises Stephanie Ryan, Nicole Kovacs
Kim Schlosser, Briana Agenbroad
Calla Paleczny, Samantha Dae Hamilton
46 Tandem Canoe womens Momentary Lapse of Reason Sophie Coupal, Sandra Luken
47 Tandem Kayak mens Green Bommels Saxony Sven Baumgarten, Ronny Silze
48 Tandem Canoe womens Canoe Believe It Kelsey MacDougall, Camille Fraser
49 Voyageur mixed Spreegurken Ronny Pohl, Judith Minks
Mandy Matzke, Mendy Rokosch
Axel Frenzel, Joachim Nagel
50 Tandem Kayak womens SportsBasement Elaine Baden, Marsha Arnold
51 Tandem Kayak mens MoKanPaddlers Dan Voss, Terry Shortt
52 Tandem Canoe womens Beating the Odds Margo Millette, Shelley Gellatly
53 Solo Kayak mens Hai Voltage Mirko Prüfer
54 SUP mens Soldier Up The Yukon A Mike Procter
55 SUP mens Soldier Up The Yukon B Ben Ashwell
56 SUP mens Soldier Up The Yukon C Stuart Croxford
58 Tandem Canoe mens Anything for a Beer Adam Woolfrey, Scott Reynolds
59 4 person Canoe mens Northwestel Kerry Pettitt, Bill Stanzeleit
Gary Seed, Jordan Moore
60 Solo Kayak mens Chatterbox Randy Chatterjee
61 Tandem Kayak mixed Endless Possibilities Cheryl Sinclair, Glen Bonnici
62 Tandem Canoe mixed Team Savage Kelly Linklater, Naomi Umphrey
63 Tandem Canoe mens Jon and Doug's Excellent Adventure Doug Bosworth, Jon Russell
64 Tandem Canoe mens Doc and Dutch Brad Roosma, David Foster
65 Tandem Kayak mixed The Early Risers Greg Hillier, Sue Smith
66 4 person Canoe mixed Trois Rivieres Kate Meemken, Sam Best
Sarah M Waterman, Tim Hockin
67 SUP mens SUP N IRISH Peter Allen
68 SUP mens H2Whoa! John Dye
69 Tandem Kayak mixed The Balls Stephen Ball, Heather Ball
70 Tandem Canoe womens Team Zooom Lauren Muir, Stacie Zaychuk
71 Solo Kayak mens Golden Retriever Wayne Anderson
72 Tandem Canoe mens Palmer's Progress Dr. DB Palmer, Liam B. Palmer
73 4 person Canoe womens Dinjii Njuu’tli Ka’t Pauline Frost, Emily McDougall
Melissa Carlick, Alice Frost
74 Tandem Canoe mixed Team Avery's Legacy Karla Ramsay, Steve Ramsay
75 Solo Kayak mens Against the Wind Terry Olexyn
76 Tandem Canoe mens Two Brothers Cyril Derreumaux, Galen Licht
77 Solo Kayak mens Time's Up Andrew Adam
78 SUP womens MamaSaid Shauna Magowan
79 Solo Kayak womens Team Lootas Kelley Watson
80 Tandem Canoe mens Usain Boat Steve Peranteau, Thomas Huxtable
82 Tandem Canoe mixed Fireball & Pina Colada Horst Schoenweiss, Miriam Schoenweiss
83 Tandem Canoe mens Hopla paddler Louis Sucker, Arthur Sucker
84 Solo Kayak womens Arctic Solar Anne Quéméré
85 Tandem Canoe mixed Mix of sun and clouds Gaetan Plourde, Tracy Plourde
86 Tandem Canoe mens Old Danube Pirates Christian Pfendesack, Holger Fischer
87 Voyageur mens Sebastian's Boat Spencer Brown, Alex Surrey
Paul Butterworth, David Coxhead
Paul Savidge, Ben Kennedy
Mat Gibbs
88 Tandem Canoe mens Blue Light Dave Pelow, Dan Belanger
89 Tandem Canoe womens 2 Girls 1 Canoodle Jessica McCracken, Kassie Springhoff
90 4 person Canoe mixed Valard MASH Up Meaghan O'Meara, Adam Budzinski
Hayley McNeil, Sam Blair
91 Tandem Kayak womens SuPi sisters Pia Montoya-Kuhl, Susie Needham
93 4 person Canoe mens C4Daze Deb Brax, Dave Dahl
Dan Mecklenburg, Stephen Miller
94 Solo Kayak mens Trooper Thornton Peter Mant
95 Tandem Canoe mens Despicable TWO Christian Fibich, Boris Valev
96 Tandem Canoe mens Paddling Poets Mark J. DeNitto, Kent Fielding
97 Tandem Canoe mixed Solvest Daniel Guhl, Amy Lank
98 Solo Canoe womens Gulo gulo Alison Eremenko
99 4 person Canoe womens In the Crosshairs Carmen Gustafson, Sarah Crane
Jennifer MacKeigan, Sarah Murray
100 Tandem Canoe mixed One More Time Peter Kirby, Midori Kirby
101 Tandem Kayak mixed Dickes B Bernd Hoeher, Gudrun Hoeher
102 Voyageur mixed CAP Engineering Donna Johns , Bruce jobin
Josh VanBibber, Ingrid Wilcox
Samantha Frost, Randy Taylor
Bohdie, Wes Kemble
103 4 person Canoe mens Four brothers Henry Nickerson, Paul Nickerson
John Nickerson , Austin Jatkowski
104 Tandem Kayak mixed Ak2Bucks Mike Buck, Teri Buck
105 Tandem Canoe mens Luna Oliver Kellermann, Lucas Kellermann
106 Tandem Kayak mens All Aussie battlers Kade Fissioli, Mark Stephen
107 Tandem Canoe mens More Chins Than Limbs George Denaro , William Dixon
108 Voyageur mens Hatchet Lake Voyagers Robbie Denechezhe, Joseph Dzeylion
Jay Dzeylion, James Sha Oulle
Nap Kkaikka , Solomon Joseyounen
109 Solo Canoe womens XBrew Leslie Davenport
110 Voyageur womens Echo Kraken Jaclyn Trybowski, Elizabeth Bosely
Erica Bourdon, Margot Neely
Shawna Peckham, Natasha Harvey
Annie-Claude Letendre, Samantha Lacourse
111 Voyageur mens Nav Canada Allan Hornby, Danielle Bohemier Bernasconi
Shamus Gordon, Mike Dodd
Jay Blakeston, Mark Sommerfeld
Amanda Vizi, Paul Ramalho
Scott Williams
112 Tandem Canoe mixed Canadian Frostbikers Natalie Vachon , Émile Gauthier
113 Tandem Canoe mens A Good Day to Paddle Hard Taras Danco, Richard Danco
114 Solo Kayak mens Browning James Browning
115 Tandem Canoe mixed you had me at 'Paddle!' Maureen Hatherley, Glenn Nolan
116 Solo Kayak womens Team Number Onesie Mirjam Fleming
117 Tandem Canoe mens Iowa Buoys Jason Pirtle, Jay Cox
118 Tandem Kayak mens Cockleshell Endeavour Neil Marshall, Dave 'Brucey' Bruce
120 Solo Canoe womens Jennifer Fratzke Jennifer Nycole Fratzke
121 Tandem Kayak mixed The Kiwis Ian Huntsman, Wendy Riach
122 Tandem Canoe womens The Girls Next Door Jacqueline Lewis, Alysha Coates
124 SUP mens SUP Racer Magazine Chris Parker
Team: 1 Yukon Wide Adventures
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mens Voyageur
Yukon Wide Adventures

Sponsors:

Thanks to our Sponsors for supporting us on this amazing race.
Yukon Wide Adventures as main Sponsor !
Listers Motor Sport for shuttles and other services !
Fraserway RV Rentals for the RV for our support crew !
Len's Painting for his amazing job on painting and polishing our boat - great !
Inkspiration for the decals on the Voyageur canoe !

Tue 12:13:23 0.4km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Thomas de Jager
Thomas de Jager

Age: 50

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

I love the river !

Spencer Edelman
Spencer Edelman

Age: 31

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

Have fun, race hard.

Reasons for entering this race

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

Stephen Mooney

Age: 55

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

Friday night Happy Hour in Dawson!

Reasons for entering this race

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

Jason Biensch Send Message to Paddler

Age: 34

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ's
Marathons

Aims for this race

TBA

Gus Oliveira Send Message to Paddler

Age: 48

Sex: M

From: Saltspring Island, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

5 YRQ's and other races

Aims for this race

Finish strong and fast

Pat McLellan

Age: 62

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Life long canoe/kayak racer: flatwater, outrigger, marathon, ice boat, voyageur. YRQ finisher 2017

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

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

Team: 2 Huptown Girls
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womens Tandem Canoe

Tue 15:18:30 0.9km past Whitehorse -135.056, 60.722; status:TRACK


 
Brooke Ramsay Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: F

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

MR340 2015
Ski to Sea 2018
YRQ 2018
Ski to Sea 2019

Aims for this race

Improve, keep becoming a better and better team with my awesome fellow Huptown Girl

Heidi Virtanen Send Message to Paddler

Age: 30

Sex: F

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2017, 2018
Ski to Sea 2018, 2019
Prince George Northern Hardware 2018
Outdoor things.

Aims for this race

Be a strong lead dog for my smooth and feisty captain. Be an even better team.


Reasons for entering this race

Ski season was over again.

Team: 3 The Bickersons
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mixed Tandem Canoe
The Bickersons

Tue 10:18:51 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Bonnie Pankiw

Age: 58

Sex: F

From: Chelsea, QC, Canada

Biographical Information

MRX
K2O

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

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

Christoph Weber

Age: 64

Sex: M

From: Chelsea, QC, Canada

Biographical Information

Muskoka River X
Kingston to Ottawa

Aims for this race

?? listen to Bonnie ???

Reasons for entering this race

Trying not to give in to Father Time.

Team: 4 Jeff Kay
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mens Solo Canoe

Tue 10:45:00 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Jeff Kay Send Message to Paddler
Jeff Kay

Age: 39

Sex: M

From: Castro Valley, CA, United States

Biographical Information

YRQ 2017; Tandem Canoe
The 24 Hour Paddle, 2019 (Santa Cruz, CA)
California 100, 2016, OC-1
California 100, 2015, OC-1
California 100, 2014, OC-1
Monterey Bay Crossing, 2015, OC-6
Catalina Crossing, 2013, OC-6
9 years outrigger canoe racing (OC-6, OC-1); 2 years prone paddleboard and surfski

Aims for this race

To complete the race solo and have fun!

Team: 5 Gun Runners
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mens Tandem Canoe

Tue 09:57:45 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Adam Jordan Send Message to Paddler

Age: 35

Sex: M

From: eagle river, AK, United States

Biographical Information

4 yrq's
2010,2016-2018

Aims for this race

finish...maybe keep a partner for a change

Reasons for entering this race

because i can...and my wife lets me

Jonathan Morgan Send Message to Paddler

Age: 40

Sex: M

From: Anchorage, AK, United States

Biographical Information

Yukon 1000 - 2009

Aims for this race

Dont disappoint my partner

Reasons for entering this race

theres a few screws loose

Team: 6 An old guy, two young women and someone else
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mixed 4 person Canoe

Tue 13:44:00 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Hugh Fisher Send Message to Paddler

Age: 63

Sex: M

From: Pemberton, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Rub a dub dub
4 in a tub and who do you think they are. A hunter, a trainer, a doctor, a builder, Down the Yukon they will paddle their clipper, four on their way to DC.

Aims for this race

Northish and mostly downstream

Heather Hellevang Send Message to Paddler

Age: 33

Sex: F

From: Pemberton, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

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Aims for this race

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Sydney van Loon Send Message to Paddler

Age: 30

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2015 & 2017

Aims for this race

Enjoy my Bombay Peggy's hotel room Friday night.

Reasons for entering this race

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

George McLeod Send Message to Paddler

Age: 27

Sex: M

From: Kamloops, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

dragon boat, outrigger, flat water

Aims for this race

finish

Team: 7 PaddleJumper
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mens Solo Kayak
PaddleJumper

Sponsors:

http://www.paddeljumper.com

Tue 10:52:00 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.048, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Dr. Wolfram Schleicher
Dr. Wolfram Schleicher

Age: 61

Sex: M

From: Eichwalde, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

YRQ 2015/2017/2018

Aims for this race

Be Happy

Team: 8 Rough Cut Diamond
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womens Solo Kayak

Tue 11:10:30 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Patricia Jones Send Message to Paddler

Age: 65

Sex: F

From: Delta, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Motorcycle enthusiast with a kayaking problem.

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

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

Team: 9 Mr. Bill
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mens Solo Canoe

Tue 09:56:55 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
William Siersdorfer Send Message to Paddler
William Siersdorfer

Age: 60

Sex: M

From: Houston, TX, United States

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

Beat last years time and finish strong!

Reasons for entering this race

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

Team: 10 Golden Lake Crew
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mixed Tandem Canoe

Tue 10:15:17 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Jennifer Courville
Jennifer Courville

Age: 44

Sex: F

From: Golden Lake , ON, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

Enjoy it as much as last year!

Reasons for entering this race

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

Sebastien Courville
Sebastien Courville

Age: 39

Sex: M

From: Golden Lake , ON, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

Beat last years time of 49 hours.

Reasons for entering this race

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

Team: 11 Dawsons to Dawson
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mixed Tandem Kayak
Dawsons to Dawson

Tue 10:57:36 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.048, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Steve Dawson Send Message to Paddler
Steve Dawson

Age: 49

Sex: M

From: Woronora, Australia

Biographical Information

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

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 Send Message to Paddler
Kate Dawson

Age: 45

Sex: F

From: Woronora, Australia

Biographical Information

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

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: 12 Hustle & Flow
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mens Tandem Canoe
Hustle & Flow

Sponsors:

Instagram @marathonpaddling

Tue 10:59:28 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Paul Adams Send Message to Paddler

Age: 50

Sex: M

From: Whitby, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

Finish

Reasons for entering this race

To paddle with my son

Isaac Adams Send Message to Paddler

Age: 15

Sex: M

From: Whitby, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

Finish

Reasons for entering this race

Keep Dad alive

Team: 13 River Cruise
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mens Solo Kayak

Tue 15:18:45 6.2km past Whitehorse -135.124, 60.757; status:TRACK


 
Alex Fraser Send Message to Paddler
Alex Fraser

Age: 55

Sex: M

From: Ottawa, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

Train hard and enjoy the paddle ...

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

Reasons for entering this race

Should be an amazing experience ...

Team: 14 Bent Shaft
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mens Solo Canoe
Bent Shaft

Sponsors:

Nite Ize
https://www.niteize.com/


Charities:

Tue 10:50:32 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Chris Near Send Message to Paddler
Chris Near

Age: 42

Sex: M

From: Huntsville, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Muskoka River X - 5 times
Mattawa Canoe Race - 7 times
K 1/2 O (Kingston to Ottawa)
General Clinton - 3 times

Aims for this race

Finish with a smile

Reasons for entering this race

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

Team: 15 Imua
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mens Solo Kayak

Tue 12:31:30 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.048, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Bram Denhaan Send Message to Paddler

Age: 55

Sex: M

From: Haiku, HI, United States

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Team: 16 Ignorance is Blisters
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mixed Tandem Kayak

Tue 10:40:45 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Chris Lightbound Send Message to Paddler
Chris Lightbound

Age: 63

Sex: M

From: Mississauga, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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


Reasons for entering this race

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

Note: Photo credit goes to Harry Kern

Marieke Kietselaer Send Message to Paddler

Age: 30

Sex: F

From: Utrecht, Netherlands | Nederland

Biographical Information

YRQ 2015 and 2017

Aims for this race

- Sleep, which I realize is a strange aim for this race
- finish in <55hrs would be nice
- sourtoe thing in Dawon. Three times a charm

Reasons for entering this race

Can't seem to stay away

Team: 17 ChapWater
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mixed Tandem Canoe

Tue 12:05:59 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Kevin Chapman Send Message to Paddler

Age: 35

Sex: M

From: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

Finish! Have fun, get a new experience

Maggie Drinkwater Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: F

From: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

Finish and have a good time.

Team: 18 Yukiwi3
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mens Solo Kayak

Tue 12:19:32 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Graham Sutherland

Age: 51

Sex: M

From: Christchurch, New Zealand | Aotearoa

Biographical Information

YRQ 2013 (tandem). Wild Descent 2014 (NZ). YRQ 2015 & 2017 (solo DNFs). Massive Murray Race 2018 (25% of record-breaking recreational relay team). Lots of river, lake & sea kayaking in NZ.

Aims for this race

To finish under 60 hours. Nah, just to finish really. Who cares about the time, it's just a number after all.

Reasons for entering this race

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

Team: 19 Alpha Super Awesome Strokes of Genius Wolf Squadron
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mens 4 person Canoe

Tue 12:45:40 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Mike De Abreu Send Message to Paddler
Mike De Abreu

Age: 54

Sex: M

From: Arnprior, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQs, MRXs
K2Os, General Clintons

Aims for this race

Enjoy the experience....












and finish sub 44 hours.

Reasons for entering this race

It has become a habit.

Jake Paleczney Send Message to Paddler

Age: 33

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ x 4

Aims for this race

Not fall in. And have the race we want to have - smooth and strong to the finish.

Tom Phillips

Age: 46

Sex: M

From: Ottawa, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQs
MRXs
K2Os
Clintons



Aims for this race

Battle for the win in C4 and overall

Reasons for entering this race

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

Robert Spinks Send Message to Paddler

Age: 31

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse , YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ’s

Aims for this race

Finish faster than last year.

Reasons for entering this race

Couldn’t say no to this C4 team idea!

Team: 20 Beast Coast
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mens Tandem Kayak

Tue 13:20:10 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Cameron Stafford Send Message to Paddler

Age: 32

Sex: M

From: Balwyn North, Australia

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

Aiming to finish within the cut off time

Reasons for entering this race

Adventure and a passion for outdoors

Mark Diezmann Send Message to Paddler

Age: 32

Sex: M

From: Balwyn North, Australia

Biographical Information

Completed Murray Rivwr classic in Australia

Aims for this race

Aiming to finish in the cut off time

Team: 21 #wepaddletogether
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mens Tandem Canoe
#wepaddletogether

Sponsors:

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

Tue 12:11:28 2.8km before Whitehorse -135.038, 60.69; status:TRACK


 
Mike Vincent Send Message to Paddler

Age: 54

Sex: M

From: Regina, SK, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ, MRX, K2O
Douglas Monias Canvas Canoe Marathon

Aims for this race

To have fun and enjoy the scenery with a great friend

Ivan English Send Message to Paddler

Age: 45

Sex: M

From: Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Biographical Information

Triple Crown races
Opaskwayak Indian Days Champion

Aims for this race

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

Team: 22 Emily Matthews
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womens SUP
Emily Matthews

Tue 11:20:26 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.048, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Emily Matthews Send Message to Paddler
Emily Matthews

Age: 50

Sex: F

From: Burlingame, CA, United States

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

Finish and enjoy the adventure

Team: 23 Brad Friesen
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mens SUP

Sponsors:

The Hardcore Surf & Paddleboard Company
http://hcsurf.com

Tue 10:51:05 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.048, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Brad Friesen Send Message to Paddler
Brad Friesen

Age: 39

Sex: M

From: Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Biographical Information

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

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

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

Aims for this race

Have fun, see some wildlife, and finish strong.

Reasons for entering this race

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

Team: 24 Stix Together
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womens Voyageur

Charities:

Yukoner's Cancer Care Fund

http://stixtogether.ca

Tue 11:40:45 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Cheryl Rivest
Cheryl Rivest

Age: 51

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

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

Deb Bartlette
Deb Bartlette

Age: 60

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ finisher- 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018. Tandem whitewater, multi-day backcountry canoe and hiking trips.

Aims for this race

Finish fast, fresh and feeling happy. Raise $10,000 for the Yukoners Cancer Care Fund, in honour of our generous, anonymous donor who bought us a brand new boat and trailer of our very own!

Reasons for entering this race

I want that 5000k pin!!! I really really do. And I really really really want to break 50 hours this year.

Carolyn Relf
Carolyn Relf

Age: 56

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

2016, 17 and 18 Quests
Wilderness experience? Lots...

Aims for this race

Hope to beat last year's time and have fun while doing it

Reasons for entering this race

Fundraising for Yukoners Cancer Care Fund

Anne Labelle
Anne Labelle

Age: 53

Sex: F

From: West Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

First race ever. Lots of outdoor and wilderness experience in all three Canadian territories, BC, Ontario and Pacific Northwest.

Aims for this race

Keep a positive mindset over 50 hours (or fewer!) of paddling, and work with this great team of women to help improve on last year's time.

Reasons for entering this race

Re-connect with Yukon - both the place and the people here.

Monique Levesque
Monique Levesque

Age: 52

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

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

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

Aims for this race

Paddle hard, laugh loud, raise as much $$$ for the cancer care fund, share a memorable journey with an amazing team and get to Dawson before the sun goes down.

Reasons for entering this race

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

Anna Peacock Send Message to Paddler

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 Send Message to Paddler

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!!

Team: 25 Konan
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mens Solo Kayak

Sponsors:

www.goliveyouradventure.com
http://www.myC3Church.com

Tue 13:28:50 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Konan Stephens Send Message to Paddler

Age: 44

Sex: M

From: Canal Winchester, OH, United States

Biographical Information

Boston Marathon

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

50 mile and 100 mile ultra runs

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

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

Summited Kilimanjaro In 1.5 days, completed in 3 days.

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

Aims for this race

Push my limits.

Reasons for entering this race

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

Team: 26 Atollman
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mens Solo Kayak

Tue 12:18:41 0.4km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.719; status:TRACK


 
Geoff Waters Send Message to Paddler
Geoff Waters

Age: 51

Sex: M

From: Austin, TX, United States

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

Top 3 solo

Reasons for entering this race

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

Team: 27 Ravenwater Kayak Racing
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mens Solo Kayak
Ravenwater Kayak Racing

Sponsors:

Padlespesialisten https://www.padlespesialisten.no/
Permobil http://www.permobil.com
APL Norway AS https://www.apl.com/local/norway

Tue 10:28:45 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Morten Paulsen Send Message to Paddler
Morten Paulsen

Age: 44

Sex: M

From: Lillesand, Norway | Norge / Noreg

Biographical Information

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

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

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

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

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

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

Team: 28 Team Bad Boy
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mens Solo Kayak

Sponsors:

Team Bad Boy

Tue 10:38:11 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.048, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Mike Wallace Send Message to Paddler

Age: 53

Sex: M

From: Iowa City, IA, United States

Biographical Information

SDKC 2018 and 2019 finisher; solo kayak
MR340 2018 finisher; solo kayak
multi-day kayak trips off coast of Alaska, Mississippi river; week of Atlantic coastal kayaking in Georgia; Kayaking off Maine coast, and the Florida Keys
multiple Ultra races/long distance running, biking and running; winter fat bike riding/camping; biked ITI 150 2019

Aims for this race

To not be the subject matter for a potential new book, "Sea Kayaker's Even More Deep Trouble: Yukon River Edition"

Also, to finish and have fun.

Reasons for entering this race

To see what the fuss is all about !!!

Team: 29 C6 Heave Paddlesports
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mens Voyageur

Tue 11:59:25 0.8km past Whitehorse -135.051, 60.723; status:TRACK


 
Richard Parrott
Richard Parrott

Age: 52

Sex: M

From: Milton Keynes, Bucks, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Dave Fryer Send Message to Paddler

Age: 65

Sex: M

From: Tring, Herts, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

2018 Yukon river quest 2nd place.
Several crossings of Scotland.
Devises to Westminster.

Aims for this race

To have a real adventure, enjoy the hospitality of Whitehorse and Dawson city and try to go one better than last year!

Reasons for entering this race

Insanity?

Pete Kruszelnicki Send Message to Paddler
Pete Kruszelnicki

Age: 57

Sex: M

From: Ashford, Surrey, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Devises to Westminster C2, Canoeing, outrigging, rafting and dragonboating and second time Yukon.

Aims for this race

Seen elephants last time, hopefully see bears this time. Enjoy the journey.

Mike Thornton Send Message to Paddler

Age: 54

Sex: M

From: Tring, Herts, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

2 times Devises to Westminster winner in K2 men and C2 mixed

Aims for this race

Be fast and don't break

Reasons for entering this race

I wasn't concentrating when it was suggested and said yes instead of no

Thor Harley
Thor Harley

Age: 44

Sex: M

From: London, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

YRQ 2018, 3 * Devizes to Westminster in C2; 3 * GB Premier Dragon Boat Racing; Molokai Hoe in OC6; many years of rowing, outrigging, canoeing, kayaking, dragon boating and rafting

Aims for this race

Learn to pee in a bailer

Reasons for entering this race

Get away from England's late-June hay-fever

Claude Bailey Send Message to Paddler
Claude Bailey

Age: 59

Sex: M

From: Hereford, Herefordshire, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Raced home made rafts since 1980. Took up dragon boating in 2003. Started canoeing late 2013 to take part in the DW non stop race. Added outrigging , and I continue with all four to this day.

Aims for this race

To complete the quest. The brain says I can do it but the monkey on my shoulder says I can't. I hope my brains right!

Team: 31 Team Whoa
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womens Voyageur

Tue 13:59:53 2.3km past Whitehorse -135.071, 60.732; status:TRACK


 
Noreen Schaefer

Age: 55

Sex: F

From: Wynndel, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

To finally see purple martians.

Lisa Robertson

Age: 28

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

TBA

Aims for this race

To finish the race still smiling....

Patricia Clune

Age: 25

Sex: F

From: Toronto, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Several Yukon River Quest races

Aims for this race

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

Tory Russell

Age: 54

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Team Whoa twice before

Aims for this race

Enjoyment

Reasons for entering this race

Being out in nature

Tunde Fulop Send Message to Paddler

Age: 53

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

11YRQ

Aims for this race

Get to Dawson before the bars close Saturday night.

Reasons for entering this race

Love the race, love the river

Terice Reimer-Clarke Send Message to Paddler

Age: 58

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Extended wilderness canoe trips in north Yukon.
Newbie at YRQ

Aims for this race

Get to know the women in my boat. They have a reputation for being lots of fun!!

Reasons for entering this race

It is now or never!

Susan Antpoehler Send Message to Paddler

Age: 51

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

First time YRQ.

Aims for this race

To finish happy.

Reasons for entering this race

I have been curious about this event and wanted to try it out. I think a voyageur team gives me the best opportunity to finish.

Sylvia Anderson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 59

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

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.

Team: 32 Team Sonny
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mens Solo Kayak

Tue 11:40:14 0.4km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Sonny Zlotnik Send Message to Paddler

Age: 43

Sex: M

From: Delta, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

to finish the race

Team: 33 Aurora Dancer
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mixed Voyageur

Tue 10:00:09 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Anne Clark Send Message to Paddler
Anne Clark

Age: 63

Sex: F

From: Mahone Bay, NS, Canada

Biographical Information

Several YRQs. Marathon canoe racing.

Aims for this race

Finish safely in our best time.

Reasons for entering this race

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

Ryerson Clark Send Message to Paddler
Ryerson Clark

Age: 67

Sex: M

From: Mahone Bay, NS, Canada

Biographical Information

Marathon canoe races and several YRQs

Aims for this race

Finish safely in our best time.

Reasons for entering this race

I am hooked on the race, Yukon and the people. If anyone wants any help I might be able to share, this is me: ryersonclark@mac.com

Shane Hansen Send Message to Paddler
Shane Hansen

Age: 46

Sex: M

From: Tilbury, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

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

Doug Archibald
Doug Archibald

Age: 67

Sex: M

From: Enfield, NS, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

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

Holly Dixon Send Message to Paddler
Holly Dixon

Age: 31

Sex: F

From: Kamloops, BC, Canada

Biographical Information


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

Aims for this race


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

Reasons for entering this race

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

Steve MacKeil Send Message to Paddler
Steve MacKeil

Age: 60

Sex: M

From: Belnan, NS, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

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

Team: 34 brothers lauterbach
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mens Tandem Canoe

Tue 12:27:45 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Michael J Lauterbach Send Message to Paddler

Age: 37

Sex: M

From: Stevens Point, WI, United States

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

Enjoy the river and paddle like the cops are after me

Reasons for entering this race

It's the Yukon!

Nathan Lauterbach Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: M

From: Kirkland, WA, United States

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

Paddle while my brother trolls for lake trout in the back

Team: 35 Paddlers Abreast
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womens Voyageur

Sponsors:

Diane Bruce
Griffiths Heating and Sheet Metal
https://www.griffithsheating.co/
Wendy Close
Ben's Electric
Real Canadian Superstore Whse
Save-On-Foods Whse

Tue 13:54:29 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Lynn Rice-Rideout Send Message to Paddler

Age: 46

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

13 years paddling in the Yukon River Quest.

Aims for this race

To finish in good spirit.

Reasons for entering this race

To promote a healthy lifestyle after breast cancer and for the love of paddling.

Amber Church Send Message to Paddler
Amber Church

Age: 37

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

I haven't raced before but I've done extensive backcountry trips for work and in my personal life.

Aims for this race

Finish, support my team and have a good time.

Reasons for entering this race

To honour and support those fighting cancer or those who have fought it and to experience the race with a wonderful group of women.

Asa Berg

Age: 62

Sex: F

From: Atlin, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ and many other expeditions in the wilderness.

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

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

Jessica Elliott Send Message to Paddler

Age: 37

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

dragon boat raced for one summer. I have lots of experience in in the backcountry and front country backpacking, on my bike and in my canoe.

Aims for this race

To have an amazing epic experience (even if it turns out to be type 2 fun) with a group of fabulous and strong women.

Reasons for entering this race

To honour and support the women in my life who have fought breast cancer.
To tackle a new challenge in life.

Marielle Maltais-Caron Send Message to Paddler

Age: 26

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

First YRQ

Aims for this race

Finish the race with a smile
Cheers with my team in Dawson
Enjoy the race with seven wonderwomen

Reasons for entering this race

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

Penny Sheardown Send Message to Paddler

Age: 44

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

This will be my first YRQ experience.

Aims for this race

To enjoy this incredible experience with a strong group of women, and arrive in Dawson with a smile on my face.

Reasons for entering this race

Being a member of last year's Paddlers Abreast team was a pivotal experience in the healing journey of a close friend. I was inspired to paddling in honour and support of her and all mothers, sisters, wives, daughters and families having to navigate cancer.

Rachelle Zral Send Message to Paddler
Rachelle Zral

Age: 45

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Completed 2018 YRQ

Aims for this race

- have fun...lots of it
- create some great memories with a great group of gals
- try my best and be proud of the team effort
- savour the natural beauty of the River

Reasons for entering this race

Completing the 2018 YRQ with the Paddlers Abreast was pivotal in my healing journey following breast cancer. I just had to be part of that experience again and continue to prove to myself that not only can you survive cancer, you can thrive.

Veronique Bourgeois

Age: 24

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

This will be my first YRQ experience. I did several hikes in the Yukon.

Aims for this race

Finish the race and have fun with our great team.

Reasons for entering this race

I was inspired to paddling in honour and support of all families having to navigate cancer.

Team: 36 Cedar Strip Chip
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mens Solo Canoe

Tue 13:23:00 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.05, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Chip McKay Send Message to Paddler

Age: 37

Sex: M

From: Vernon, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2015 and 2016

Aims for this race

Not tip.

Reasons for entering this race

Always wanted to try it solo.

Team: 37 Bart Starboard
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mens SUP
Bart Starboard

Sponsors:

Starboard, https://sup.star-board.com/
Patagonia, https://www.patagonia.com
Maui Jim, https://www.mauijim.com
Black Project, https://blackprojectsup.com/
Supskin, https://www.supskin.com/

Charities:

Thor Heyerdahl Mangrove project
https://blue.star-board.com/mangroves/thor-heyerdahl-climate-park/

Tue 13:37:41 1.8km before Whitehorse -135.017, 60.707; status:TRACK


 
Bart de Zwart Send Message to Paddler
Bart de Zwart

Age: 49

Sex: M

From: Haiku, HI, United States

Biographical Information

Yukon River Quest winner 2016 2017 2018
Yukon 1000 winning team

Aims for this race

Enjoying and Winning

Reasons for entering this race

Just because I like it

Team: 38 Bores with Oars
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mens Tandem Canoe

Sponsors:

The letter B and the number 5.

Tue 14:45:45 2.2km past Whitehorse -135.067, 60.733; status:TRACK


 
Neil Herle Send Message to Paddler

Age: 46

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Lorne Filewych Send Message to Paddler

Age: 45

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

Finish dry.

Team: 39 Lone Waka
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mens Solo Kayak

Tue 12:18:43 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Greg Lloyd Send Message to Paddler

Age: 49

Sex: M

From: Martinborough, New Zealand | Aotearoa

Biographical Information

YRQ 2013 K2. YRQ 2017 K1 (DNF). 2018 Massive Murray Paddle K1(404km), river, lake, ocean kayaking in New Zealand

Aims for this race

enjoy, push myself and finish

Reasons for entering this race

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

Team: 40 Two Peas in a Tin Can
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womens Tandem Canoe
Two Peas in a Tin Can

Tue 12:18:27 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Dayna Harder Send Message to Paddler
Dayna Harder

Age: 28

Sex: F

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

To give the race our best shot.

Reasons for entering this race

Chloe Bentley Send Message to Paddler
Chloe Bentley

Age: 27

Sex: F

From: Fort McMurray, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Team: 41 Amy Byers
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womens Solo Kayak

Tue 11:47:27 0.4km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.719; status:TRACK


 
Amy Byers Send Message to Paddler

Age: 49

Sex: F

From: Sausalito, CA, United States

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

I just love the Yukon!

Team: 42 Röufu
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mens Solo Kayak

Tue 12:16:30 0.9km past Whitehorse -135.058, 60.721; status:TRACK


 
Rolf Balmer Send Message to Paddler
Rolf Balmer

Age: 53

Sex: M

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

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

to drink a beer in dawson after a hard run

Reasons for entering this race

to smell the air again at the yukon river

Team: 43 Spirit of America
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mixed Tandem Kayak
Spirit of America

Sponsors:

Mountain Mike's Health Food Store Customers
Alvin and Judy Holland
Sealskinz-USA
Hammer Nutrition

Tue 11:08:25 3.4km before Takini River -135.202, 60.81; status:TRACK


 
Josh Friedman Send Message to Paddler
Josh Friedman

Age: 57

Sex: M

From: Moyie Springs, ID, United States

Biographical Information

5-time YRQ finisher.

Aims for this race

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

Julie Kirk Send Message to Paddler
Julie Kirk

Age: 58

Sex: F

From: Moyie Springs, ID, United States

Biographical Information

5-time YRQ finisher.

Aims for this race

Finish

Team: 44 Not Invested
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mens Tandem Canoe

Wed 04:55:00 6.9km past Whitehorse -135.115, 60.768; status:TRACK


 
Tom Luxemburger Send Message to Paddler

Age: 44

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Pretend to sheep hunt sometimes.

Aims for this race

To finish with Jon not bitching at me too much.

Reasons for entering this race

Because Jon dared me to.

Jon Belanger Send Message to Paddler

Age: 41

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Pretended to do a few triathlons.

Aims for this race

To perform as awesome as my banter is.

Reasons for entering this race

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

Team: 45 The Wild Irises
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womens Voyageur
The Wild Irises

Sponsors:

The Mountain Shop, https://www.packerexpeditions.com/the-mountain-shop/
Alderworks Alaska, http://alderworksalaska.com/
Starfire, https://www.starfirealaska.com

Wed 04:21:15 4.1km past Whitehorse -135.099, 60.742; status:TRACK


 
Stephanie Ryan Send Message to Paddler

Age: 44

Sex: F

From: Skagway, AK, United States

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Nicole Kovacs Send Message to Paddler

Age: 27

Sex: F

From: Skagway, AK, United States

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Kim Schlosser Send Message to Paddler

Age: 40

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Nahanni River

Aims for this race

To beat Tim Bourcy’s time

Briana Agenbroad Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: F

From: Skagway, AK, United States

Biographical Information

I have several years of experience in extended backcountry hiking, sea kayaking, and climbing. I have worked as a raft guide on the Chilkat, Klehini, and Tsirku rivers. I recently finished a 5 day rafting trip on the Gates of Lodore and have done personal day trips on the snake river in Wyoming, the Taiya, and the Skagway.

Aims for this race

Paddle with awesome ladies and beat Tim Bourcy's time.

Reasons for entering this race

Why not

Calla Paleczny Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Canoe-tripping since before birth.
First time racer.
Inspired to be here after watching my parents rock the Quest last year for their 35th wedding anniversary.

Aims for this race

Have a good time with 5 rad women! Try something new, push myself, appreciate the river, be open to all the good stuff to come.

Samantha Dae Hamilton Send Message to Paddler

Age: 34

Sex: F

From: Santa Barbara, CA, United States

Biographical Information

Racing - Mostly OC6.
Wilderness - Backpacking, former trail crew, ocean kayak guide...I just love being out there.

Aims for this race

Embrace the adventure through rain and shine:)!

Team: 46 Momentary Lapse of Reason
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womens Tandem Canoe

Tue 11:22:00 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Sophie Coupal Send Message to Paddler

Age: 42

Sex: F

From: Cantley, QC, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

Finish and have fun!

Sandra Luken Send Message to Paddler

Age: 42

Sex: F

From: Ottawa, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

Finish and have fun!

Team: 47 Green Bommels Saxony
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mens Tandem Kayak
Green Bommels Saxony

Sponsors:

http://www.gpower.pl
https://sport-paddel.de

Tue 11:26:05 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Sven Baumgarten Send Message to Paddler
Sven Baumgarten

Age: 42

Sex: M

From: Dresden, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Ronny Silze Send Message to Paddler
Ronny Silze

Age: 38

Sex: M

From: Dresden, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Team: 48 Canoe Believe It
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womens Tandem Canoe

Tue 12:10:15 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Kelsey MacDougall Send Message to Paddler

Age: 25

Sex: F

From: Martintown, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Cottage races

Aims for this race

Make it to that finish line

Camille Fraser Send Message to Paddler

Age: 23

Sex: F

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Nahanni River
Canoe Races at Cottages

Aims for this race

Cross the finish line

Team: 49 Spreegurken
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mixed Voyageur
Spreegurken

Tue 11:59:09 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.048, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Ronny Pohl
Ronny Pohl

Age: 56

Sex: M

From: Cottbus, Brandenburg, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

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

Judith Minks Send Message to Paddler
Judith Minks

Age: 33

Sex: F

From: Cottbus, Brandenburg, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

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

Mandy Matzke Send Message to Paddler
Mandy Matzke

Age: 50

Sex: F

From: Cottbus, Brandenburg, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

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

Mendy Rokosch Send Message to Paddler
Mendy Rokosch

Age: 53

Sex: F

From: Cottbus, Brandenburg, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

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

Axel Frenzel Send Message to Paddler
Axel Frenzel

Age: 56

Sex: M

From: Cottbus, Brandenburg, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

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

Joachim Nagel Send Message to Paddler
Joachim Nagel

Age: 61

Sex: M

From: Cottbus, Brandenburg, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

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

Team: 50 SportsBasement
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womens Tandem Kayak

Sponsors:

https://shop.sportsbasement.com/

Tue 10:58:58 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Elaine Baden Send Message to Paddler

Age: 59

Sex: F

From: Richmond, CA, United States

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

Paddle to Dawson - No more helicopters

Reasons for entering this race

Gotta finish!

Marsha Arnold Send Message to Paddler

Age: 62

Sex: F

From: richmond, CA, United States

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

Finish by midnight.

Reasons for entering this race

To know we can do it

Team: 51 MoKanPaddlers
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mens Tandem Kayak

Tue 12:18:30 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Dan Voss Send Message to Paddler
Dan Voss

Age: 45

Sex: M

From: Kansas City, MO, United States

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

Finish and enjoy the scenery

Terry Shortt Send Message to Paddler
Terry Shortt

Age: 52

Sex: M

From: Wichita, KS, United States

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Team: 52 Beating the Odds
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womens Tandem Canoe

Tue 13:35:15 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.05, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Margo Millette

Age: 40

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse , YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Texas Winter 100, YRQ a few times, MRX

Aims for this race

To finish and have fun

Shelley Gellatly

Age: 46

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse , YT, Canada

Biographical Information

A few YRQs

Aims for this race

To finish and have fun

Team: 53 Hai Voltage
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mens Solo Kayak
Hai Voltage

Tue 11:14:40 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Mirko Prüfer Send Message to Paddler
Mirko Prüfer

Age: 37

Sex: M

From: Podrosche, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

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

Team: 54 Soldier Up The Yukon A
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mens SUP

Tue 12:59:55 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Mike Procter Send Message to Paddler
Mike Procter

Age: 36

Sex: M

From: London, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Retired British Army Infantry Officer. Which means more than a little wilderness experience. Paddleboarding however has been more of an ex-army endeavour; keeping up the spirit of adventure, physical challenge and love of the great outdoors. Multiple long-distance expeditions around the rivers, lakes and oceans of the UK and Europe, now ready and raring to take on the Yukon.

Aims for this race

To finish of course. And enjoy the whole experience; the scenery, the challenge and the camaraderie. And in doing so, raise some money for the Great Ormond Street Hospital; a London based international centre of excellence for child healthcare, who rely heavily on fundraising efforts to continue their life-changing work.

Team: 55 Soldier Up The Yukon B
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mens SUP

Sponsors:

Red Paddle Co
https://redpaddleco.com/

Charities:

Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital
https://www.gosh.org/

Tue 13:55:26 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Ben Ashwell

Age: 34

Sex: M

From: London, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

No formal endurance race experience but plenty of SUP paddle time in various environments and disciplines including surf and touring.

Notable SUP touring expeditions include:

Multiple multi-day circumnavigations of the Isle of Wight, UK.
Circumnavigation of 'The World' island complex, UAE.
Single day endurance paddles of the Rivers Thames and Wye, UK.
Multi-day expeditions on the Dordogne River, France.

As a retired British Army Infantry Officer I have racked up a fair amount of 'wilderness experience' proving my survivability, resilience and ability to operate in extreme environments (e.g. jungle, mountain, desert and littoral).

Aims for this race

Beat Mike Procter to Dawson;
See a bear;
Beat Mike Procter to Dawson;
Paddle one of the great rivers of North America;
Beat Mike Procter to Dawson;
Raise money for Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital;
Beat Mike Proctor to Dawson;
Push myself both mentally and physically, and;
Beat Mike Procter to Dawson.

Reasons for entering this race

Since leaving the British Army to get a 'grown-up job' and raise a family I have found myself missing the 'brotherhood' that is forged through shared hardship and a sense of challenge and adventure. I have trained and will be paddling with three kindred spirits who have helped find that fulfilment again.

Team: 56 Soldier Up The Yukon C
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mens SUP

Charities:

Great Ormond Street Hospital

https://www.gosh.org

Tue 15:08:27 1.7km past Whitehorse -135.063, 60.728; status:TRACK


 
Stuart Croxford Send Message to Paddler
Stuart Croxford

Age: 33

Sex: M

From: London, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

No paddling racing experience previously.
Endurance SUP challenges around the Isle of Wight, Lake Como etc.
Large amount of wilderness experience through military career with the British Army.

Aims for this race

To challenge my physical and mental resilience in endurance races and to challenge the perceptions of disability.

Team: 58 Anything for a Beer
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mens Tandem Canoe

Tue 10:40:02 0.4km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Adam Woolfrey Send Message to Paddler

Age: 37

Sex: M

From: Tweed, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

Enjoy the experience.

Scott Reynolds Send Message to Paddler

Age: 37

Sex: M

From: Stirling , ON, Canada

Biographical Information

A bunch of races over the last few years including MRXs, Mattawa River race, General Clinton, and K20, and many years of backcountry canoe trips.

Aims for this race

Finish the race strong and in good spirits!

Reasons for entering this race

The allure of the North and all that comes with it!

Team: 59 Northwestel
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mens 4 person Canoe

Sponsors:

Northwestel, https://www.nwtel.ca/

Tue 17:10:46 0.4km past Whitehorse -135.05, 60.719; status:TRACK


 
Kerry Pettitt Send Message to Paddler

Age: 58

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

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

Bill Stanzeleit Send Message to Paddler
Bill Stanzeleit

Age: 56

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ2018
Yukon Search and Rescue
White Water Paddler

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

It was an amazing experience in 2018
It is extremely well organized
I cannot resist the challenge of doing it again

Gary Seed Send Message to Paddler
Gary Seed

Age: 62

Sex: M

From: Ottawa, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

Give it my best shot and enjoy the ride

Reasons for entering this race

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

Great organizers, great volunteers

Jordan Moore Send Message to Paddler

Age: 32

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

To keep up with the old farts in my boat.

Reasons for entering this race

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

Team: 60 Chatterbox
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mens Solo Kayak
Chatterbox

Sponsors:

None

Charities:

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

Tue 19:22:45 0.9km past Whitehorse -135.055, 60.722; status:TRACK


 
Randy Chatterjee Send Message to Paddler
Randy Chatterjee

Age: 55

Sex: M

From: Courtenay, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

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

Team: 61 Endless Possibilities
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mixed Tandem Kayak

Tue 11:13:35 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.048, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Cheryl Sinclair Send Message to Paddler

Age: 49

Sex: F

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

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

The challenge and do something new

Glen Bonnici Send Message to Paddler

Age: 48

Sex: M

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

Biographical Information

Massive Murray Paddle 2018, VIC Australia

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

Because Cheryl asked me to

Team: 62 Team Savage
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mixed Tandem Canoe

Tue 19:13:57 0.9km past Whitehorse -135.056, 60.722; status:TRACK


 
Kelly Linklater Send Message to Paddler

Age: 48

Sex: M

From: Pukatawagan, MB, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

To finish in good time

Reasons for entering this race

the experience

Naomi Umphrey Send Message to Paddler

Age: 42

Sex: F

From: Pukatawagan , MB, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

to finish in good time

Reasons for entering this race

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

Team: 63 Jon and Doug's Excellent Adventure
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mens Tandem Canoe

Tue 10:45:45 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Doug Bosworth Send Message to Paddler
Doug Bosworth

Age: 52

Sex: M

From: Kenmore, WA, United States

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

Sounded like a good idea at the time.

Jon Russell Send Message to Paddler
Jon Russell

Age: 51

Sex: M

From: Maple Falls, WA, United States

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

Finish strong with the same partner I started with.
I'm looking forward to the challenge, comraderie, and competition this race brings.

Reasons for entering this race

Adventure
Challenge
Competition
I was double-dog dared

Team: 64 Doc and Dutch
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mens Tandem Canoe
Doc and Dutch

Tue 10:53:58 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Brad Roosma Send Message to Paddler
Brad Roosma

Age: 40

Sex: M

From: Lodi, WI, United States

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

Probably a mid-life crisis or something.

David Foster Send Message to Paddler
David Foster

Age: 50

Sex: M

From: Dillsburg, PA, United States

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Team: 65 The Early Risers
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mixed Tandem Kayak
The Early Risers

Tue 11:31:48 0.6km past Whitehorse -135.053, 60.719; status:TRACK


 
Greg Hillier Send Message to Paddler
Greg Hillier

Age: 51

Sex: M

From: LOCHINVAR, Australia

Biographical Information

PNSW Marathon Series
Massive Murray Paddle
Hawakesbury Canoe Classic

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

Another crazy idea of my doubles partner

Sue Smith Send Message to Paddler
Sue Smith

Age: 52

Sex: F

From: Gillieston Heights, Australia

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

To finish without killing my doubles partner

Reasons for entering this race

My crazy idea

Team: 66 Trois Rivieres
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mixed 4 person Canoe

Sponsors:

Trois Rivieres
Custom Service Cranes
Skagway Brew Co.
Clearwater Oufitters

Tue 17:06:29 0.1km before Whitehorse -135.043, 60.716; status:TRACK


 
Kate Meemken Send Message to Paddler

Age: 37

Sex: F

From: South Haven, MN, United States

Biographical Information

River Quest 2016 & 2017
Ragnar Trail Run, (9 Mile Forest, WI 2017 & 2018
Grandma's Marathon, Duluth Mn finisher 2016
BSA Assistant Troop Leader

Aims for this race

finish strong-

Reasons for entering this race

Love the challenge, the atmosphere and all the history that has taken place on this route.

Sam Best

Age: 27

Sex: M

From: Skagway, AK, United States

Biographical Information

*

Aims for this race

Finish around 50 hrs

Sarah M Waterman
Sarah M Waterman

Age: 35

Sex: F

From: Saint Joseph, IL, United States

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

Complete with a happy well connected team!

Reasons for entering this race

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

Tim Hockin

Age: 35

Sex: M

From: Haines, AK, United States

Biographical Information

N/A

Aims for this race

N/A

Team: 67 SUP N IRISH
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mens SUP

Sponsors:

Blackfish Paddles
http://www.blackfishpaddles.com

ONE SUP
http://www.onestanduppaddle.com

Tue 10:43:45 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Peter Allen Send Message to Paddler
Peter Allen

Age: 34

Sex: M

From: Vancouver , BC, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

Beat my 2017 time of 57hrs 6min

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

Reasons for entering this race

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

Meet other like minded paddlers!

Team: 68 H2Whoa!
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mens SUP

Sponsors:

none

Charities:

Rivers for Change, http://www.riversforchange.org/

Tue 10:52:58 0.4km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.719; status:TRACK


 
John Dye Send Message to Paddler
John Dye

Age: 58

Sex: M

From: san rafael , CA, United States

Biographical Information

4xCal100 finisher
Rivers for Change "12 rivers in 2012" co-founder, paddler, supporter

Aims for this race

Raise awareness and funds for a 2019 Source to Sea summer kids program on the Lamprey River.
http://www.riversforchange.org/lampreyriver/

Reasons for entering this race

Dip my paddle into a beautiful wilderness river

Team: 69 The Balls
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mixed Tandem Kayak

Tue 10:58:15 0.0km past Whitehorse -135.046, 60.716; status:TRACK


 
Stephen Ball Send Message to Paddler
Stephen Ball

Age: 40

Sex: M

From: Juneau, AK, United States

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

First time racing, finish the race and have fun.

Heather Ball Send Message to Paddler

Age: 33

Sex: F

From: Juneau, AK, United States

Biographical Information

Sprint kayaks, outrigger canoes, backpacking

Aims for this race

Have fun

Reasons for entering this race

My husband made me do it!

Team: 70 Team Zooom
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womens Tandem Canoe

Tue 14:39:32 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Lauren Muir Send Message to Paddler
Lauren Muir

Age: 55

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Wilderness experience (15+ yrs.) in Algonquin, Kilarney, and other areas of Ontario; Yukon River

Aims for this race

Race with Stacie, an excellent friend!
Finish the race, in relatively good standing.
And still be friends!!!!!!!!

Reasons for entering this race

Hiked the Chilkoot,
Race the Chilkat,
Race the Yukon River Quest, ...
My three favourite places to be ... in the bush, on a bike, and in a canoe in the middle of nowhere!

Stacie Zaychuk Send Message to Paddler
Stacie Zaychuk

Age: 48

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

First paddling race!

I have decent wilderness experience. I have loads of dogsledding and hiking adventures in my back pocket. I'm most comfortable out in the boonies with minimal people around!

Aims for this race

To finish, be able to walk after we finish and lift a celebratory beer to my face.

Reasons for entering this race

A moment of weakness during all of Lauren's badgering, does that count?

Also - to explore the beautiful Yukon river again, experience some hardcore sleep deprivation and challenge myself.

Team: 71 Golden Retriever
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mens Solo Kayak

Tue 19:13:26 1.8km past Whitehorse -135.062, 60.73; status:TRACK


 
Wayne Anderson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 54

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Few YRQ
Few MR340
Couple Muskoka X
One SDKC

Aims for this race

A little Faster

Reasons for entering this race

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

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

Team: 72 Palmer's Progress
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Palmer's Progress

Sponsors:

Turtle Fur provides us with top-notch synthetic and wool beanies, hats, balaclavas, and neck gaitors.
www.turtlefur.com

Seek Outside provides us with our ultralight camping shelter and packs.
www.seekoutside.com

Wintergreen Northern Wear supplies us with clothing for our year-round adventures in the north country.
www.wintergreennorthernwear.com

Alaska Online Counseling, LLC is our primary sponsor, and supports all team Palmer's Progress adventures.
www.alaska-online-counseling.com

Tue 10:23:30 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Dr. DB Palmer
Dr. DB Palmer

Age: 42

Sex: M

From: Glennallen, AK, United States

Biographical Information

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

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

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

Sharing adventure with my son.

Liam B. Palmer
Liam B. Palmer

Age: 15

Sex: M

From: Glennallen, AK, United States

Biographical Information

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

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

Aims for this race

Dad time!

Team: 73 Dinjii Njuu’tli Ka’t
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womens 4 person Canoe

Tue 11:25:12 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Pauline Frost Send Message to Paddler
Pauline Frost

Age: 55

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse , YT, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

Another year, another challenge, keeps me focused on my fitness and training regime. Preparing for another epic journey down the mighty Yukon.

Emily McDougall Send Message to Paddler
Emily McDougall

Age: 25

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Numerous summers of wilderness canoe tripping and guiding on the 30 Mile and Teslin Rivers. First time marathon paddling in a C4 with my new team members.

Aims for this race

Finish the race with a smile on my face!

Reasons for entering this race

Pauline invited me to join the team, with a unique opportunity to paddle with strong, indigenous women - I couldn't say no. Excited for the personal challenge and getting to be 'the rookie' on the team.

Melissa Carlick Send Message to Paddler
Melissa Carlick

Age: 33

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

I love canoeing. Also the challenge and healing effect this race has as it completely pushes you physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, and in the end I feel more balanced and healed then before.

Alice Frost Send Message to Paddler

Age: 19

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse , YT, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

To motivate my peer group that they too an take on this amazing challenge.

Team: 74 Team Avery's Legacy
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mixed Tandem Canoe
Team Avery's Legacy

Sponsors:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1p4JGTnGYzKuOz4qapcgOENvFHALaYFyv/view?usp=drive_web

Charities:

Avery's Legacy
Our friends have experienced the hardest of losses, the loss of a child. Avery was just over 1 when she passed from SIDS. Avery's Legacy helps other grieving families by providing Bereavement Boxes. We’d sure appreciate it if you can make a heartfelt donation to Avery’s Legacy. Trust that your donation will go towards showing love and kindness to families that are hurting. Trust that your donation will help others who are in pain feel comfort. https://averyslegacy.com/sponsor-a-box

Tue 14:31:05 1.8km past Whitehorse -135.066, 60.728; status:TRACK


 
Karla Ramsay Send Message to Paddler
Karla Ramsay

Age: 52

Sex: F

From: Foothills, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2012, 2013
MR340 2015
Manitoba and Saskatchewan Races

Aims for this race

Finish with a smile and a faster time than 2013. More importantly, raise money for an important charity.

Reasons for entering this race

Love the training and the fun and camaraderie with our other family and friends competing.

Steve Ramsay Send Message to Paddler
Steve Ramsay

Age: 57

Sex: M

From: Foothills, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2102, 2013, 2017
MR340 2015
CR 100 x2
Texas Winter 100 x2
Manitoba and Saskatchewan Races
YRQ Support 2018 (for daughter, harder than racing, LOL)

Aims for this race

Hope to improve on our racetime of 2013. More importantly, to bring awareness to a great charity.

Reasons for entering this race

I enjoy training and preparing for the race.

Team: 75 Against the Wind
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mens Solo Kayak

Tue 12:02:37 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.05, 60.715; status:TRACK


 
Terry Olexyn Send Message to Paddler

Age: 54

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2016 completed, 2014 pulled out in Carmacks.

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

Aims for this race

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

Ultimately the goal is to break 55 hours.

Reasons for entering this race

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

Team: 76 Two Brothers
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Sponsors:

http://www.OnTheWater360.com/
https://www.seatrek.com/

Tue 11:34:15 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Cyril Derreumaux Send Message to Paddler
Cyril Derreumaux

Age: 42

Sex: M

From: Larkspur, CA, United States

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

Live an adventure with someone I hold dear

Galen Licht Send Message to Paddler
Galen Licht

Age: 31

Sex: M

From: Sausalito, CA, United States

Biographical Information

30 Day Alaska Pack Rafting Expedition, 7 day mountaineering and pack rafting expedition in AK, 21 Day Sea kayak expedition in AK, 31 day Rafting expedition in AK, Multiple top 5 placement in World Surf Kayak Championships, Class 5 river Kayaker, 1st place Sea Trek Regatta.

Aims for this race

Best adventure with my friend!

Reasons for entering this race

Last minute adventure is calling. Let's go!

Team: 77 Time's Up
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mens Solo Kayak

Tue 14:31:45 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.05, 60.717; status:TRACK


 
Andrew Adam Send Message to Paddler
Andrew Adam

Age: 30

Sex: M

From: Anchorage, AK, United States

Biographical Information

I camped in my back yard once.

Aims for this race

Paddle from Whitehorse to Dawson.

Team: 78 MamaSaid
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womens SUP
MamaSaid

Tue 10:47:30 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Shauna Magowan Send Message to Paddler

Age: 43

Sex: F

From: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

70/48
Round Bowen
Indian Arm Challenge
Na Wahine O Ke Kai (Oc-6)

Aims for this race

To race as strong as I can and to experience the beauty of the Yukon River. I’m looking forward to meeting all the racers and hearing their stories!

Reasons for entering this race

Seeing my friends Peter Allen, Carmen Merkel, Jason Bennett and Norm Hann paddle this race in the past on SUP was truly inspiring. It is a race I never would have dreamt of attempting but their stoke and the support of my local SUP community has spurred me on to prepare for this challenge. I’ll be doing this race in the hopes my kids will look back and say, ‘wow my mum is a strong/tough woman!’ and also hope to inspire other mums and woman to reach for something they think is impossible to them- YOU CAN DO IT. I’ll also be doing the YRQ for my mum, Catherine, we lost her in December to cancer she’ll be with me every paddle stroke.

Team: 79 Team Lootas
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womens Solo Kayak

Tue 13:37:45 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Kelley Watson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 45

Sex: F

From: Port Townsend, WA, United States

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

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

Team: 80 Usain Boat
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mens Tandem Canoe

Tue 13:48:17 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Steve Peranteau Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: M

From: Eagle river, AK, United States

Biographical Information

Extensive whitewater kayaking experience

Aims for this race

Finish

Thomas Huxtable Send Message to Paddler
Thomas Huxtable

Age: 25

Sex: M

From: Eagle river, AK, United States

Biographical Information

I own a paddle and have used it in a canoe.

Aims for this race

Finish and still be cordial with my race partner.

Team: 82 Fireball & Pina Colada
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Charities:

We are raising money for
www.kinderarmut-in-deutschland.de
This is an organisation that helps children in Germany that live in poor families.

Tue 13:21:29 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Horst Schoenweiss Send Message to Paddler
Horst Schoenweiss

Age: 51

Sex: M

From: Rueckersdorf, Bavaria, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

Finish in Dawson faster than last time, having a great time and lots of fun!!!

Reasons for entering this race

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

Miriam Schoenweiss Send Message to Paddler
Miriam Schoenweiss

Age: 34

Sex: F

From: Rueckersdorf, Bavaria , Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

Finish in Dawson faster than last time, having a great time and lots of fun!!!

Reasons for entering this race

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

Team: 83 Hopla paddler
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mens Tandem Canoe

Tue 10:15:00 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Louis Sucker Send Message to Paddler

Age: 54

Sex: M

From: RORSCHWIHR, France

Biographical Information

Some trail running and a long experience in canoe.

Aims for this race

Finish the race with my son.

Arthur Sucker Send Message to Paddler

Age: 29

Sex: M

From: RORSCHWIHR, France

Biographical Information

twice the yukon river quest

Aims for this race

Finish the race with my father!

Team: 84 Arctic Solar
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womens Solo Kayak
Arctic Solar

Sponsors:

ICADE
NAUTIRAID

Tue 10:48:12 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Anne Quéméré Send Message to Paddler
Anne Quéméré

Age: 50

Sex: F

From: QUIMPER, France

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

Live in the "here" and "now"

Team: 85 Mix of sun and clouds
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mixed Tandem Canoe

Tue 12:56:46 0.4km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.719; status:TRACK


 
Gaetan Plourde Send Message to Paddler
Gaetan Plourde

Age: 44

Sex: M

From: North Gower, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

A bunch of YRQs... 11th year!

Aims for this race

Long time goal to race with Tracy, this might make it the most challenging yet ;)

Tracy Plourde

Age: 41

Sex: F

From: North Gower, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

I've raced the YRQ with my dad in 2013, BUT My last race undertaken with Gates was 2005 Jock River Race, and I remember a lot of loud encouragement....so this shall be interesting.

Aims for this race

Finish strong...with Gates

Reasons for entering this race

Seeing and rekindling a load of awesome friendships. YRQ racers, volunteers, and fam...and this time BOTH our girls will see first hand what it's all about.

Team: 86 Old Danube Pirates
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mens Tandem Canoe

Sponsors:

Mag. Gerald Griesebner | Team AGIT
University of Salzburg | Dept. of Geography and Geology

Tue 11:20:51 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Christian Pfendesack Send Message to Paddler

Age: 53

Sex: M

From: Vienna, Austria | Österreich

Biographical Information

Danube, Yukon, Teslin

Aims for this race

To finish the race in time.

Holger Fischer Send Message to Paddler

Age: 75

Sex: M

From: Brunn am Gebirge, Austria | Österreich

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

To finish in time

Reasons for entering this race

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

Team: 87 Sebastian's Boat
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mens Voyageur

Charities:

Sebastian's Action Trust https://www.sebastiansactiontrust.org/

Tue 10:24:42 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Spencer Brown Send Message to Paddler

Age: 39

Sex: M

From: Wetherby, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

None

Aims for this race

I have always wanted to take part in an endurance event, so aim is to get through at a good pace with everyone safe.

Reasons for entering this race

Having done the trip as a ground crew member previously I wanted to see the experience from the water rather than the road.

Alex Surrey Send Message to Paddler

Age: 38

Sex: M

From: Coventry, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

None

Aims for this race

To raise as much money as possible for charity and complete the event in the quickest time possible with my team all happy and healthy

Reasons for entering this race

I think this event sounds like an extremely physical and mental challenge that will require our whole team to work together and support each other to complete the quest in a time that we can all be proud of.

Paul Butterworth Send Message to Paddler

Age: 44

Sex: M

From: Carlisle, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

2016 YRQ

Aims for this race

To beat our time from 2016 but also to beat the 50 hour mark.

Reasons for entering this race

After being part of the team that completed the event in 2016, the chance to take part again was an opportunity not to be missed. The event itself is unique and one that anybody taking part will never forget.

David Coxhead Send Message to Paddler

Age: 54

Sex: M

From: Chesterfield, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

None

Aims for this race

To be fit – event ready and realise the goals with the team. At the same time raise as much money as possible for the cause

Reasons for entering this race

The cause is very deserving and I would be proud to be part of something that can help them. From a personal perspective it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of a team pushed to the limit.

Paul Savidge Send Message to Paddler

Age: 41

Sex: M

From: Stratford Upon Avon, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

2012 Bordeaux Marathon, 2012 London to Brighton Ultramarathon, 2013 Yukon River Quest, 2015 London Marathon.

Aims for this race

Have fun and set a cracking time.

Reasons for entering this race

The 2013 Yukon River Quest was one of the most memorable events in my life and I jumped at the chance to do it again.

Ben Kennedy Send Message to Paddler

Age: 34

Sex: M

From: Bristol, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

As an ex member of the Royal Navy we would complete events such as hiking across Dartmoor for days at a time, spending time in canoes and sail boats. Two years ago during the Lock Stock challenge was a glimpse into how I performed under the pressure of tiredness and exhaustion

Aims for this race

To complete in under 50 hours

Reasons for entering this race

Coming from the ground crew position for the last YRQ it has shown the levels of this insane challenge and I think the level of achievement to complete this event is what has attracted me to this

Mat Gibbs Send Message to Paddler

Age: 38

Sex: M

From: Stafford, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Taken part in endurance triathlon in Ironman Bolton. Also completed the west highland way whilst wild camping over 5 days for charity. The Exmoor 3030 was navigating a team to various checkpoints over Exmoor national park within 12 hours.

Aims for this race

To finish it 😊

Team: 88 Blue Light
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mens Tandem Canoe

Tue 14:07:25 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Dave Pelow Send Message to Paddler
Dave Pelow

Age: 66

Sex: M

From: Ottawa, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

2013 YRQ finisher,
a dozen 10k races

Aims for this race

Still talking at a relaxed level.
No injuries or horrow stories

Reasons for entering this race

to enjoy the challenge & experience again
Try to better last time results

Dan Belanger Send Message to Paddler
Dan Belanger

Age: 44

Sex: M

From: Ottawa, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

.

Aims for this race

To finish

Reasons for entering this race

.

Team: 89 2 Girls 1 Canoodle
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womens Tandem Canoe

Tue 12:48:00 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.048, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Jessica McCracken Send Message to Paddler
Jessica McCracken

Age: 28

Sex: F

From: Stevens Point, WI, United States

Biographical Information

We are going to try this thing out.

Aims for this race

....to finish.

Kassie Springhoff Send Message to Paddler
Kassie Springhoff

Age: 24

Sex: F

From: Ely, MN, United States

Biographical Information

Kickapoo Valley Dam Challenge. It was 9 miles.

Aims for this race

to finish the race :)

Team: 90 Valard MASH Up
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mixed 4 person Canoe

Sponsors:

Valard Construction, http://www.valard.com/

Tue 11:06:53 100.0km from Nowhere -135.113, 60.695; status:TRACK


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

Age: 36

Sex: F

From: Edmonton, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

2017 YRQ

Aims for this race

Finish with a better time than in 2017.

Reasons for entering this race

Peer Pressure ;)

Adam Budzinski Send Message to Paddler

Age: 39

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

2017 YRQ

Aims for this race

Finish better than before.

Hayley McNeil Send Message to Paddler
Hayley McNeil

Age: 35

Sex: F

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

2017 YRQ

Aims for this race

Finish

Sam Blair Send Message to Paddler
Sam Blair

Age: 47

Sex: F

From: Terrace, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

2017 YRQ

Aims for this race

Finish

Team: 91 SuPi sisters
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womens Tandem Kayak

Tue 20:06:45 7.1km past Whitehorse -135.135, 60.763; status:TRACK


 
Pia Montoya-Kuhl Send Message to Paddler

Age: 43

Sex: F

From: Omaha, NE, United States

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

Do better than prior year and enjoy the race

Susie Needham Send Message to Paddler

Age: 51

Sex: F

From: Omaha, NE, United States

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

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

Team: 93 C4Daze
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mens 4 person Canoe

Tue 13:06:29 0.4km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.719; status:TRACK


 
Deb Brax
Deb Brax

Age: 57

Sex: F

From: Bay Village, OH, United States

Biographical Information

Yukon River Quest '18 (1st Mixed Voyageur)
Ausable River Canoe Marathon
Adirondack Canoe Classic
Adirondack Cannonball
General Clinton
Wilderness tripping

Aims for this race

To finish strong.

Dave Dahl Send Message to Paddler

Age: 70

Sex: M

From: Maple Grove, MN, United States

Biographical Information

trips; BWCA, Rio Grande, paddle across Finland, Green River in Canyonlands, Missouri Breaks ,Apostle Islands, Namakagon (WI), Minnesota, Mississippi--- races- Colorado 100, TWS, Mo 340, tour de Teche, Ausable, Clinton, Yukon 1000, YRQ, Yukon 360, Ocean to Ocean dugout race (Panama)

Aims for this race

have fun, be competitive, be relatively uneventful

Reasons for entering this race

just too much fun to pass up

Dan Mecklenburg Send Message to Paddler
Dan Mecklenburg

Age: 57

Sex: M

From: Columbus, OH, United States

Biographical Information

Decades of low key marathon canoe racing in mid-west/east-coast. But I've been picking up the pace as I approach senior citizen status.

Aims for this race

Enjoy the experience, finish strong, win, and all of that stuff, but really I just want to finish ahead of Steve Miller, but don't tell him that.

Reasons for entering this race

Last year Steve Miller finished before me so my reason for entering this race, my 2019 Yukon River Quest, is to paddle bow.

Stephen Miller Send Message to Paddler
Stephen Miller

Age: 54

Sex: M

From: Groton, MA, United States

Biographical Information

2018 YRQ - 1st Mixed Voyageur
17 General Clinton finishes, 5 AuSable finishes
Canoe camping in Ontario

Aims for this race

Have a grand adventure

Reasons for entering this race

Want to recapture the magic of the 2018 YRQ. It's also a rare opportunity for me to be the "kid" in the boat.

Team: 94 Trooper Thornton
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mens Solo Kayak

Tue 11:11:37 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Peter Mant Send Message to Paddler

Age: 51

Sex: M

From: Armagh, Ireland | Éire

Biographical Information

YRQ 2016

Aims for this race

keep intact and howl at the moon

Team: 95 Despicable TWO
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mens Tandem Canoe
Despicable TWO

Tue 13:46:07 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Christian Fibich Send Message to Paddler
Christian Fibich

Age: 53

Sex: M

From: Prince George, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

To finish in 55h or less.

Reasons for entering this race

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

Boris Valev Send Message to Paddler

Age: 44

Sex: M

From: Victoria, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2018 participant

Aims for this race

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

Team: 96 Paddling Poets
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mens Tandem Canoe

Sponsors:

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

Tue 19:25:06 0.9km past Whitehorse -135.056, 60.722; status:TRACK


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

Age: 49

Sex: M

From: Wolfeboro, NH, United States

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

Share the experience and the challenge with an old friend.

Kent Fielding Send Message to Paddler

Age: 50

Sex: M

From: Skagway, AK, United States

Biographical Information

Yukon River Quest 2015. 2016, 2017.

Aims for this race

Finish under 53 hours

Team: 97 Solvest
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mixed Tandem Canoe
Solvest

Sponsors:

Solvest Inc. https://solvest.ca/

Tue 08:18:38 3.4km past Whitehorse -135.069, 60.745; status:TRACK


 
Daniel Guhl Send Message to Paddler
Daniel Guhl

Age: 24

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

In it to win it.

Reasons for entering this race

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

Amy Lank Send Message to Paddler
Amy Lank

Age: 23

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Grew up camping, hiking, quadding, and playing sports especially competitive fastball.

Aims for this race

Leave Carmacks with a smile on my face! :)

Reasons for entering this race

To test my physical and mental limits and to regain that competitive mindset.

Team: 98 Gulo gulo
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womens Solo Canoe
Gulo gulo

Sponsors:

PhysioPlus (taping and expertise!)

Charities:

I am supporting a charity co-founded in 2011 in Haiti by a young woman from Whitehorse that provides safe shelter, education, protection to vulnerable children while also providing outreach to families and communities. I admire perseverance and resilience and happy to support such a cause that requires both!

Little Footprints, Big Steps
For more information:

https://www.littlefootprintsbigsteps.com/

Tue 13:00:30 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Alison Eremenko Send Message to Paddler
Alison Eremenko

Age: 99

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

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

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

Aims for this race

Always be in the moment.
Remember that pain and fatigue is temporary; this too shall pass.
I paid to do this, so crank up the tunes and keep paddling!

Reasons for entering this race

Because I can and it's good for you.

Team: 99 In the Crosshairs
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womens 4 person Canoe
In the Crosshairs

Sponsors:

Yukan Canoe/Trevor Braun
https://yukancanoe.com/

Enercheez
Premium Artisan Cheese from Nelson, BC
https://shop.enercheez.ca/

Newmarket Foods
https://newmarketfoods.ca/

Laura Cabott

Our 5th Paddler: Shannon Mallory

Tue 13:11:15 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Carmen Gustafson Send Message to Paddler
Carmen Gustafson

Age: 37

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2013, 2015, 2018

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

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

Sarah Crane Send Message to Paddler
Sarah Crane

Age: 37

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2017

Aims for this race

Have fun and feel like we really gave 'er

Jennifer MacKeigan Send Message to Paddler

Age: 26

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

I’m the newbie!!!

Aims for this race

To cross the finish line with a smile and not be emotional crippled

Reasons for entering this race

To race with some rad ladies

Sarah Murray Send Message to Paddler

Age: 31

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Instructor / guide with Yukan Canoe. Whitewater paddler. Dogmusher. Backcountry skier.

Aims for this race

Solid link in the team.

Team: 100 One More Time
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mixed Tandem Canoe

Wed 03:31:00 2.3km before Whitehorse -135.02, 60.7; status:TRACK


 
Peter Kirby Send Message to Paddler
Peter Kirby

Age: 58

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Some YRQs

Aims for this race

No Pain, No Gain

Reasons for entering this race

To finish the race and paddle into Dawson with smile on our faces, this time!

Midori Kirby Send Message to Paddler

Age: 53

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Some YRQs

Aims for this race

Paddle like a machine with feelings and respect for pristine nature

Reasons for entering this race

To honor two amazing teams, Paddlers Abreast and Team Ts'alvit that have given me strength and courage. Without them I would NEVER have thought of doing this race again and again and one more time... :)

Team: 101 Dickes B
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mixed Tandem Kayak
Dickes B

Tue 11:03:43 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Bernd Hoeher
Bernd Hoeher

Age: 55

Sex: M

From: Berlin, Berlin, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

Finisher YRQ 2017 - (Mens Solo Kayak)

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

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

Aims for this race

Finish the race in Dawson.
Have fun.

Reasons for entering this race

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

Gudrun Hoeher
Gudrun Hoeher

Age: 54

Sex: F

From: Berlin, Berlin, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

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

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

Aims for this race

Finish the race in Dawson.
Have fun.

Reasons for entering this race

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

Team: 102 CAP Engineering
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Sponsors:

http://capms.ca/

2Jun 13:53:44 3.3km before Whitehorse -135.051, 60.687; status:OUT OF CONTACT


 
Donna Johns Send Message to Paddler

Age: 43

Sex: F

From: Edmonton , AB, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2015, 2016, 2017
River guide

Aims for this race

Take #1 again STOOOOODIS

Reasons for entering this race

Raising awareness to keep our waters clean! WATER IS LIFE

Bruce jobin Send Message to Paddler

Age: 40

Sex: M

From: whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Been in a boat a few times

Aims for this race

Josh VanBibber Send Message to Paddler

Age: 21

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse , YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Ingrid Wilcox Send Message to Paddler

Age: 17

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse , YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Samantha Frost Send Message to Paddler

Age: 15

Sex: F

From: Mayo, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Randy Taylor Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse , YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Bohdie Send Message to Paddler

Age: 46

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Reasons for entering this race

Great experience

Wes Kemble Send Message to Paddler

Age: 38

Sex: M

From: , --

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: 103 Four brothers
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mens 4 person Canoe

Tue 10:26:16 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Henry Nickerson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 27

Sex: M

From: Mechanicsburg , PA, United States

Biographical Information

Local kayak race,

Aims for this race

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

Paul Nickerson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: M

From: Mechanicsburg , PA, United States

Biographical Information

Local kayak racing

Aims for this race

To finish and to qualify for the 1000

John Nickerson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 30

Sex: M

From: Mechanicsburg , PA, United States

Biographical Information

sailing hiking camping

Aims for this race

To qualify for the 1000

Austin Jatkowski Send Message to Paddler

Age: 21

Sex: M

From: Mechanicsburg , PA, United States

Biographical Information

Sailing,hiking, camping

Aims for this race

Qualify for the 1000

Team: 104 Ak2Bucks
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mixed Tandem Kayak

Sponsors:

KNIK Construction, http://www.lynden.com/knik/

Wed 03:04:15 3.2km past Whitehorse -135.046, 60.744; status:TRACK


 
Mike Buck Send Message to Paddler

Age: 64

Sex: M

From: Anchorage, AK, United States

Biographical Information

Yukon River Quest

Aims for this race

Good finish

Reasons for entering this race

Fun

Teri Buck Send Message to Paddler

Age: 56

Sex: F

From: Anchorage, AK, United States

Biographical Information

Yukon River Quest
Susitna 100
White Mountain 100
Leadville 100

Aims for this race

Finish

Reasons for entering this race

Fun

Team: 105 Luna
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Sponsors:

CITO-SYSTEM GmbH, https://www.cito.de
Wahler Partyservice, https://www.wahler-partyservice.de/

Charities:

https://www.kinderarmut-in-deutschland.de/

Tue 14:41:45 0.9km past Whitehorse -135.055, 60.722; status:TRACK


 
Oliver Kellermann Send Message to Paddler

Age: 50

Sex: M

From: Altdorf, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

we would like to support a Project for poor kids in germany.
https://www.kinderarmut-in-deutschland.de/

Lucas Kellermann Send Message to Paddler

Age: 23

Sex: M

From: Altdorf, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race


we would like to support a Project for poor kids in germany.
https://www.kinderarmut-in-deutschland.de/

Team: 106 All Aussie battlers
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mens Tandem Kayak

Tue 12:27:23 0.8km past Whitehorse -135.052, 60.722; status:TRACK


 
Kade Fissioli Send Message to Paddler

Age: 30

Sex: M

From: Perth, Australia

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

Complete safely and enjoyably

Reasons for entering this race

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

Mark Stephen Send Message to Paddler

Age: 32

Sex: M

From: Perth , Australia

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

Complete safely and enjoyably.

Reasons for entering this race

The challenge , and the love for the wilderness.

Team: 107 More Chins Than Limbs
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mens Tandem Canoe

Charities:

Help for Heros, https://www.helpforheroes.org.uk/

Tue 11:24:45 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
George Denaro Send Message to Paddler

Age: 33

Sex: M

From: London, London , United Kingdom

Biographical Information

British Army officer
Devizes to Westminster 125 kayak race

Aims for this race

To complete race as quick as possible

Reasons for entering this race

Complete a physical challenge with an ex Army friend

William Dixon Send Message to Paddler

Age: 34

Sex: M

From: London, London, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

Finish as quick as possible

Reasons for entering this race

Complete a physical challenge with an ex Army friend

Team: 108 Hatchet Lake Voyagers
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mens Voyageur

Tue 19:17:29 4.9km past Whitehorse -135.117, 60.743; status:TRACK


 
Robbie Denechezhe Send Message to Paddler

Age: 25

Sex: M

From: Wollaston Lake, SK, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

To complete this race with members of my community.

Reasons for entering this race

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

Joseph Dzeylion Send Message to Paddler

Age: 26

Sex: M

From: Wollaston Lake, SK, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

To complete this race with members of my community

Reasons for entering this race

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

Jay Dzeylion Send Message to Paddler

Age: 23

Sex: M

From: Wollaston Lake , SK, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

To complete this race with members of my community

Reasons for entering this race

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

James Sha Oulle Send Message to Paddler

Age: 26

Sex: M

From: Wollaston Lake, SK, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

To complete this race with members of my community

Reasons for entering this race

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

Nap Kkaikka Send Message to Paddler

Age: 47

Sex: M

From: Wollaston Lake, SK, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

To complete this race with members of my community

Reasons for entering this race

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

Solomon Joseyounen Send Message to Paddler

Age: 41

Sex: M

From: Wollaston Lake, SK, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

To complete this race with members of my community

Reasons for entering this race

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

Team: 109 XBrew
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Tue 13:29:29 1.2km past Whitehorse -135.064, 60.722; status:TRACK


 
Leslie Davenport Send Message to Paddler

Age: 55

Sex: F

From: Arnprior, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

65 hours without vomiting

Team: 110 Echo Kraken
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womens Voyageur

Tue 10:54:30 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Jaclyn Trybowski Send Message to Paddler
Jaclyn Trybowski

Age: 30

Sex: F

From: Ibex Valley, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Cross Canada by bike 13500km
Dragon boat
Chilkoot

Aims for this race

Finish it

Reasons for entering this race

Make my stupid husband happy

Elizabeth Bosely Send Message to Paddler
Elizabeth Bosely

Age: 55

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Have raced the YRQ in the voyager and tandem canoe categories in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 (broke YRQ women's tandem canoe record), 2014, and 2015. DNF in 2004.

Aims for this race

To finish!!

Erica Bourdon Send Message to Paddler
Erica Bourdon

Age: 37

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse , YT, Canada

Biographical Information

None. Ha! I'm a true beginner. I do have a lot of lake paddling experience and overnight hikes/camping. I also have some sailing experience from Europe, BC and Alaska. Does this help? Probably not!

Aims for this race

To complete the race! :) and of course to learn new skills, make new friends and achieve something big outside my comfort zone.

Reasons for entering this race

I'm mainly entering the race because I want to try something new. I've always been interested in this event, but I never thought I'd be given the chance to participate, so I'm very excited to be given the opportunity to be a paddler on a such a wonderful team! I also want to develop some new skills that can transfer to related outdoor activities.

Margot Neely Send Message to Paddler
Margot Neely

Age: 59

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Yukon River Quest Racer 2012

Aims for this race

Finish it and eat hot soup!

Reasons for entering this race

Because I love my crazy Neighbours!

Shawna Peckham Send Message to Paddler

Age: 40

Sex: F

From: Ibex Valley, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

I have Kids! That's freakin enough!

Aims for this race

Finish it

Reasons for entering this race

Because of my stupid Neighbourgh

Natasha Harvey Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: F

From: Montréal, QC, Canada

Biographical Information

Instructor of white rapids... BANG!

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

My mom has a Stupid Neighbourgh

Annie-Claude Letendre Send Message to Paddler

Age: 32

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse , YT, Canada

Biographical Information

No racing experience

Aims for this race

Finish with a smile

Reasons for entering this race

Push my limits

Samantha Lacourse Send Message to Paddler
Samantha Lacourse

Age: 28

Sex: F

From: Ibex Valley, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

tree planting, lots of mutli-day hiking, a couple multi-day paddling trips

Aims for this race

To have a positive, happy, healthy experience with my team and finish the race in a competitive time.

Team: 111 Nav Canada
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mens Voyageur

Tue 12:57:35 1.7km past Whitehorse -135.064, 60.728; status:TRACK


 
Allan Hornby
Allan Hornby

Age: 55

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

No racing, but many multiday wilderness trips

Aims for this race

finish with shoulders intact

Danielle Bohemier Bernasconi Send Message to Paddler
Danielle Bohemier Bernasconi

Age: 41

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

To have fun, push my limits and finish!

Reasons for entering this race

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

Shamus Gordon Send Message to Paddler
Shamus Gordon

Age: 43

Sex: M

From: Yellowknife, NT, Canada

Biographical Information

Racing - sprint C1 - a long time ago

Wilderness - multi day canoe tripping in the NWT, and northern and eastern Ontario

Aims for this race

Be safe, have fun, and finish - in that order.

Reasons for entering this race

It has my favourite number of portages.

Really though - a few days on the water with some cool people, in one of the most beautiful parts of the world, travelling on a route filled with history and culture - who wouldn't enter this race?

Mike Dodd

Age: 37

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse , YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Excellent swimmer, good paddler and lots of wilderness experience.

Aims for this race

Successful Completion

Reasons for entering this race

Fun with friends

Jay Blakeston

Age: 40

Sex: M

From: Inuvik, NT, Canada

Biographical Information

No previous racing experience but I've been up a creek without a paddle a few times. Wilderness experience daily...living in Inuvik does that. Also, a Canadian Ranger.

Aims for this race

To beat Mark Sommerfeld...ok, in all seriousness...uhmm..to beat Mark Sommerfeld.

Mark Sommerfeld Send Message to Paddler

Age: 41

Sex: M

From: Inuvik, NT, Canada

Biographical Information

No racing experience. Several multi day canoe/boating trips in Northern Canada.

Aims for this race

To Finish

Amanda Vizi Send Message to Paddler

Age: 30

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Good paddler with good wilderness experience.

Aims for this race

successful completion

Reasons for entering this race

fun with friends

Paul Ramalho

Age: 39

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

No racing; some wilderness via multi day backcountry hiking/camping.

Aims for this race

Not be terrible at paddling.

Scott Williams Send Message to Paddler

Age: 46

Sex: M

From: Edmonton, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

None

Aims for this race

Finish!

Reasons for entering this race

Challenge

Team: 112 Canadian Frostbikers
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mixed Tandem Canoe

Tue 11:19:00 0.4km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Natalie Vachon Send Message to Paddler

Age: 45

Sex: F

From: Chibougamau , QC, Canada

Biographical Information

Race 3 times the YRQ

Aims for this race

Finish

Émile Gauthier Send Message to Paddler

Age: 15

Sex: M

From: Chibougamau , QC, Canada

Biographical Information

No

Aims for this race

Finish

Reasons for entering this race

Dream come true

Team: 113 A Good Day to Paddle Hard
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mens Tandem Canoe

Tue 14:20:15 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.05, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Taras Danco Send Message to Paddler

Age: 30

Sex: M

From: Fort St John, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

Finish top 25

Richard Danco Send Message to Paddler

Age: 64

Sex: M

From: Fort St John , BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Marathon canoeing racing across Northern Ontario and Manitoba

Aims for this race

Finish top 25

Team: 114 Browning
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mens Solo Kayak

Tue 10:55:31 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
James Browning

Age: 50

Sex: M

From: Omaha, NE, United States

Biographical Information

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

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

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

Aims for this race

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

Team: 115 you had me at 'Paddle!'
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mixed Tandem Canoe

Tue 13:59:30 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Maureen Hatherley Send Message to Paddler
Maureen Hatherley

Age: 60

Sex: F

From: atikokan, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Glenn Nolan Send Message to Paddler

Age: 61

Sex: M

From: Atikokan, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Team: 116 Team Number Onesie
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womens Solo Kayak

Sponsors:

- Ray Falle and The Sod Farm
- Austring, Fairman & Fekete
http://www.lawyukon.com/
- Carmen Gustafson

Tue 14:28:00 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Mirjam Fleming Send Message to Paddler
Mirjam Fleming

Age: 36

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

I have more determination than racing experience.

Aims for this race

-Making it to Dawson safe and sound and crossing the finish line with a smile on my face
-Having fun!
-Creating memories

Reasons for entering this race

-I love paddling!
-Personal challenge
-Pushing my physical and mental limits
-Spending time on the river

Team: 117 Iowa Buoys
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mens Tandem Canoe

Tue 12:49:45 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Jason Pirtle Send Message to Paddler

Age: 46

Sex: M

From: Hudson , OH, United States

Biographical Information

MR340 solo canoe race, Dakota 50 mountain bike race and Grandmas Marathon.

Other wilderness experience includes building a log lodge in Alaska. Bear hunting in Canada. Elk hunting in New Mexico, Colorado and Montana.

Aims for this race

finish in the top half

Reasons for entering this race

As Theodore Roosevelt said "Let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out."

Jay Cox Send Message to Paddler

Age: 45

Sex: M

From: West Des moines, IA, United States

Biographical Information

Iron Man finisher
MR 340 solo kayak
Grandmas marathon
Dakota 50

Aims for this race

Finish in top half

Reasons for entering this race

Jason Pirtle made me!

Team: 118 Cockleshell Endeavour
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mens Tandem Kayak

Sponsors:

The Royal Marines Charity

Charities:

Alice's Fund & The Royal Marines Charity

Tue 11:01:29 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Neil Marshall Send Message to Paddler

Age: 55

Sex: M

From: Peacehaven, East Sussex, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

1 Yukon race solo. Devizes to Westminster x 2
Caledonian Canal transit both ways x 2
East Falklands Circumnavigation x 1

Aims for this race

To finish.

Dave 'Brucey' Bruce Send Message to Paddler

Age: 46

Sex: M

From: Peacehaven, East Sussex, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Devizes to Westminster.

Aims for this race

To finish.

Team: 120 Jennifer Fratzke
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womens Solo Canoe

Sponsors:

++NRS team ambassador
++Kialoa team ambassador
++Puakea Designs

Tue 18:22:03 6.2km past Whitehorse -135.123, 60.757; status:TRACK


 
Jennifer Nycole Fratzke Send Message to Paddler
Jennifer Nycole Fratzke

Age: 32

Sex: F

From: Honolulu, HI, United States

Biographical Information

MR340 (340 miles) on OC-1, Na pali challenge (27 miles) on OC-6, Cali 100 on C-1, Gorge downwind champs (22 miles) on OC-1, and Wild Buffalo Relay x2 (40 miles) on OC-1. Sea Paddle NYC (29 miles) on SUP Many many more...I love paddling
Grew up camping and fishing in Oregon. Some snow sports.

Aims for this race

To gain knowledge and experience of the Yukon and prepare for Yukon 1000 in 2020. I always AIM to win but my goal is always to finish. I bought an C1 in April, been training in an OC-1....lets see how this goes...

Reasons for entering this race

Intrigued with the limits of human endurance, the people who test those limits and succeed in defying those limits. I am coming to test my own limits in a place where everything in unfamiliar.....even my boat haha

Team: 121 The Kiwis
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mixed Tandem Kayak
The Kiwis

Sponsors:

Yes please

Tue 11:35:33 0.3km past Whitehorse -135.049, 60.718; status:TRACK


 
Ian Huntsman
Ian Huntsman

Age: 53

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: 55

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: 122 The Girls Next Door
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womens Tandem Canoe

Tue 17:55:02 0.4km past Whitehorse -135.05, 60.719; status:TRACK


 
Jacqueline Lewis Send Message to Paddler

Age: 27

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

I have taken the canoe level 2 course with Kanoe People in the summer of 2017. I was camp coordinator for Equinox Adventures.
With Equinox I led several multi day canoe and camping trips on the Takhini River. I have
completed many multi day hiking trips throughout the years including the west coast trail, The Chilkoot trail, The Hilary trail in New Zealand, as well a several overnight scrambles in the rockies. I am a Paramedic employed with Yukon EMS in whitehorse, an Advanced Wilderness first aider, and an avid mountaineer.

Aims for this race

Our goal is to challenge ourselves, achieve personal growth and see Yukon from a whole new perspective.

Alysha Coates Send Message to Paddler

Age: 27

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

-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.

Team: 124 SUP Racer Magazine
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mens SUP

Sponsors:

Starboard, Quickblade Paddles

Tue 18:30:15 1.8km before Whitehorse -135.017, 60.707; status:TRACK


 
Chris Parker Send Message to Paddler

Age: 27

Sex: M

From: , Australia

Biographical Information

First race: 12 Towers Ocean Race, Australia in 2012
Longest race: 11 City Tour, Netherlands (200kms; 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018)

Aims for this race

I'm both incredibly excited and very nervous about competing in the YRQ and sharing the adventure with a bunch of other dedicated paddlers. I've followed it every year that SUPs have been allowed to race and have been left in awe at the stories I've heard from athletes such as Bart de Zwart and Lina Augaitis. I fell in love with the 11 City Tour because it's such a long, challenging race, and not just physically but also mentally. I think these "ultra" races are an incredible way to not only explore some beautiful parts of the world but also dive deep into your own mind and find out what you're made of. I don't expect to paddle fast but I am very determined to reach Dawson and enjoy one of those infamous "Sourtoe" cocktails!!