Racer Bios for 2014 Yukon River Quest Entrants

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1 Solo Kayak mens The Black Sheep Darran Williams
2 Solo Kayak mens KayakMan Darwin Wiebe
3 Tandem Canoe mixed Looking4Jamaica Paul Adams, Susan Adams
4 Tandem Canoe womens Yu·kon Du·et Jessica Zimny, Julie Greening-Winkel
5 Solo Kayak mens Slackjack David Williams
6 Solo Kayak mens Time To GO! Dave Hutchison
7 Tandem Kayak mixed Hall or Nothing Dan Hall, Olivia Hall
8 Tandem Canoe mens Rum Runners Stephen Byrne, Sjouke Buruma
9 Solo Canoe open My Spirit of Adventure Francis Soenen
10 Tandem Kayak mens Stinky Hobbits Colin Baker, Peter Brown
11 Tandem Canoe mens Paddler of fortune Philippe Heitz, Arthur Sucker
12 Tandem Kayak mens Blurred River Lines Matt Kellow, Sharman Learie
13 Tandem Canoe mixed 'AV IT' steve ball, deborah crump
14 Solo Kayak mens But If Not Kevin Erickson
15 Tandem Canoe mens Zen Force 1 Graham Roe, Christoph Kesting
16 Voyageur mixed The Future is Now Katrien Van den Branden, Tim Dellaert
Wim Temmerman, Wilco de Groot
Annemarie den Houting, Joost Wevers
17 Voyageur mixed Let's build together Ilse Van Hove, Peter van den Berg
Adrie van Eersel, Henning Hov
Ashild Lilleholt-Hov, Erik Vos
Sanne De Jongh
18 Solo Kayak mens Akita Wayne Anderson
19 Solo Canoe open WUN-NUM-NUT Jeff Brainard
20 Solo Kayak mens Olexyn Terry Olexyn
21 Solo Kayak mens Ducati on Water David Shedd
22 Tandem Kayak mixed Challenge Blue America Joshua Friedman, Julie Kirk
23 Tandem Kayak womens Blind Faith Priscilla McKenney, Ali Morham
24 Tandem Kayak mixed The Barefoot Paddlers Mary Obstfeld , Carl Rumscheidt
25 Tandem Canoe womens 50/50 Noreen Schaefer, Shelley Gellatly
26 Tandem Canoe mixed BC Banzai Al Ramey, Jolaine Percival
27 Tandem Kayak mens Generacion A Alvaro Aguirre, Alejandro Aguirre
28 Tandem Canoe mixed Go with the flow Derek Greidanus, Cathy Falconer
29 Solo Kayak womens Buzz Therese Powell
30 Tandem Canoe mens The Emergency Eoin Clancy , Adam Kulaga
31 Tandem Canoe mens Tailwind Turners Brent Coyne, John McDonald
32 Tandem Kayak mens BoxClever Sports Tom Hughes, Peter Liggins
33 Voyageur womens Team Whoa Tunde Fulop, Sylvia Anderson
Elizabeth Clune, Patricia Clune
Yvonne Kinsey, Lynda Campbell
Katherine Stewart, Tory Russel
34 Tandem Canoe womens No Turning Back Pat McKenna, Elizabeth Bosely
35 Tandem Kayak mens Two Numbnuts Shaun Thrower, Steve King
36 Solo Canoe open Races Beyond Reason Gaetan Plourde
37 Tandem Kayak mens Krave Kayak Sam Colley, Chris Jackson
38 Tandem Canoe mixed Hurry Hard Brandon Johnston, Shona Barbour
39 Voyageur mixed Team Ts'alvit Pam Boyde, Pauline Frost-Hanberg
Monique Levesque, Kim Outridge
Jake Paleczny, Karen Mann
Jim Boyde
40 Tandem Canoe mixed Pas de L'on Anne Clark, Ryerson Clark
41 Tandem Canoe mixed Invictus Leigh Merritt, Cheryl Merritt
42 Tandem Kayak womens The Girls from Oz Anjie Lees, Meg Thornton
43 Tandem Canoe mens Puha no Huahine Esteva Philippe, Esteva Nicolas
44 Solo Kayak mens Veni Vidi Vici Thomas de Jager
45 Solo Canoe open North of 55th Robert Lafontaine
46 Tandem Canoe mixed Montana Misfits Dave McWethy, Sauny Sewell
47 Tandem Canoe mens Show Me Drifters Duane Vogelsmeier, Matt Vogelsmeier
48 Tandem Kayak mens Working Title Alex Campbell, Scott Whitmore
49 Voyageur mixed HA55 Donald Sundquist, Chris Lewtas
Ingrid Wilcox, Deb Kitchener
Katie Stein Sather, Sylvia Langmann
Brad Olsen, Nichole McDonald
50 Solo Kayak mens The Austrian Heinz Rodinger
51 Tandem Canoe mixed Hippy Dippy Jeremy Staveley, Gillian Staveley
52 Tandem Kayak mens Y-Y-Y Peter Knamiller, Jeremy matlock
53 Tandem Canoe mens Canoe Do It Clay Sewap, Jason Charles
54 Voyageur womens Paddlers Abreast Lynn Rice Rideout, Dawn Fralick
Maralyn Rogers, Cheryl Rivest
Midori Kirby, Michelle Wagner
Anne Jessup, Jane Haydock
55 Voyageur mixed The Skagnificent Six Jeff Brady, Orion Hanson
Tim Bourcy, Aric Baldwin
Stephanie Ryan, Nadia White
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56 Solo Kayak womens Yukon Girl On Top Denise Norman
57 Tandem Kayak mens Irish Rovers Cormac Norton, Conor O'Sullivan
58 Tandem Canoe mens 2 Macs Brent MacDonald, Austin MacDonald
59 Voyageur mixed SUNSHINE Mina Umehara, Tomonao Enomoto
Kazuyuki Souma, Akihito Mizuno
Haruka Tsuda, Kenji Tajima
Akiko Kawawada
60 Solo Canoe open River Rat David Peters
61 Tandem Canoe mixed Faster Than Snails Alex Jessup, Robert Spinks
62 Solo Kayak womens wave eater art Kelley J Watson
63 Tandem Canoe mixed Northern Allies Patrick Poulin, Natalie Vachon
64 Solo Kayak mens 4GeneS Gary Seed
65 Tandem Canoe mens Pull aim click bang Lukas Stutzer, Alex Buetow
66 Solo Kayak mens Kenny G Ken Gibbons
Team: 1 The Black Sheep mens Solo Kayak
The Black Sheep

Sponsors:

Sourdough Sodbusters
Vanessa Falle photography
Stalham Glass and Windows
Richardsons Boating Holidays

www.facebook.com/BlackSheepKayaking

Charities:

Children with Cancer UK
Together for Short Lives

uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DarranWilliams

Wed 21:24:16 5.2km before Bayer's Woodyard -134.866, 61.6812; status:WITHDRAWN


 
Darran Williams
Darran Williams

Age: 34

Sex: M

From: Norwich, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

DW 2013, 2014
YRQ 2012, 2013

Aims for this race

To improve from last year and raise money for two very worthy causes

Team: 2 KayakMan mens Solo Kayak

Thu 15:56:12 0.1km past Carmacks -136.2675, 62.111; status:WITHDRAWN


 
Darwin Wiebe

Age: 33

Sex: M

From: Morden, MB, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ

Aims for this race

Finish

Team: 3 Looking4Jamaica mixed Tandem Canoe

Time: 56:18:29
20th Overall
10th Tandem Canoe
4th Mixed Tandem Canoe


 
Paul Adams

Age: 44

Sex: M

From: Whitby, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ

Aims for this race

Finish

Susan Adams

Age: 45

Sex: F

From: Whitby, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ, Tripping

Aims for this race

Finish

Team: 4 Yu·kon Du·et womens Tandem Canoe

Sponsors:

Seko Construction - www.sekoconstruction.com
Stryder Construction - www.stryderconstruction.com
West Pro Productions - www.westproproductions.com

Charities:

Stollery Children's Hospital
Right to Play

Thu 18:42:04 0.7km past Little Salmon -135.693, 62.052; status:WITHDRAWN


 
Jessica Zimny

Age: 28

Sex: F

From: Spruce Grove, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2012

Aims for this race

To finish no matter what the river and weather throws at us.

Julie Greening-Winkel

Age: 27

Sex: F

From: St Michael, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Rookie

Aims for this race

Cross the finish line with a smile :)

Reasons for entering this race

"How do you feel about canoeing" ......

Team: 5 Slackjack mens Solo Kayak

Thu 15:10:39 0.2km past Little Salmon -135.6853, 62.0524; status:WITHDRAWN


 
David Williams

Age: 61

Sex: M

From: Tega Cay, SC, United States

Biographical Information

2-Texas Water Safari
2-Florida Everglades challenge
Missouri River 340
Mississippi River from it's source in Minnesota to New Orleans.

Aims for this race

To finish

Team: 6 Time To GO! mens Solo Kayak

Time: 46:25:52
2nd Overall
1st Solo
1st Solo Kayak
1st Mens Solo Kayak


 
Dave Hutchison

Age: 53

Sex: M

From: Gallatin Gateway, United States

Biographical Information

Yukon River Quest 2008

numerous wilderness self support kayak and raft trips

46 years paddleing

Aims for this race

Go FAST!

Reasons for entering this race

I like racing and suffering

Team: 7 Hall or Nothing mixed Tandem Kayak

Fri 12:43:04 0.7km past Minto -136.8859, 62.595; status:WITHDRAWN


 
Dan Hall

Age: 33

Sex: M

From: Burton-on-Trent, South Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

YRQ 2012

Aims for this race

Finish!

Olivia Hall

Age: 26

Sex: F

From: Toronto, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2012

Aims for this race

Finish!

Team: 8 Rum Runners mens Tandem Canoe

Time: 62:12:47
38th Overall
17th Tandem Canoe
8th Mens Tandem Canoe


 
Stephen Byrne
Stephen Byrne

Age: 37

Sex: M

From: St Lawrence, NL, Canada

Biographical Information

Many wilderness canoe trips. Some of which I remember.

Aims for this race

To finish and celebrate with a sour toe cocktail.

Reasons for entering this race

Always wanted to paddle the Yukon River.

Sjouke Buruma
Sjouke Buruma

Age: 54

Sex: M

From: Peace River, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Completed the 200km Skating Tour in 1985 & 1986 put on by the Association of the Eleven Frisian Cities.

Aims for this race

To finish!

Reasons for entering this race

To test myself. To challenge my personal strengths.

Team: 9 My Spirit of Adventure open Solo Canoe
My Spirit of Adventure

Sponsors:

www.naturetoursyukon.com
www.elkapieterman.be
www.handyman.be
www.adidas.com/eyewear

Time: 56:17:53
19th Overall
6th Solo
3rd Solo Canoe


 
Francis Soenen

Age: 44

Sex: M

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

Biographical Information

YRQ 2012

Aims for this race

To finish

Reasons for entering this race

My Spirit of Adventure

Team: 10 Stinky Hobbits mens Tandem Kayak

Time: 58:54:25
30th Overall
5th Tandem Kayak
5th Mens Tandem Kayak


 
Colin Baker

Age: 35

Sex: M

From: Maidenhead, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Planning to compete in the Great Glen Paddle, a sixty mile race from the west to the east coast of Scotland via Loch Ness. Various multi-day trips to the west of Scotland, Scilly Isles and along the Thames river. Running various distances including marathon.

Aims for this race

To finish, and not become bear food!

Peter Brown

Age: 41

Sex: M

From: London, London, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Kayaking experience is mainly sea kayaking in the UK. Marathons/ultras (running) and adventure races.

Aims for this race

To finish

Team: 11 Paddler of fortune mens Tandem Canoe
Paddler of fortune

Sponsors:

Voyageur Outdoor Services, Switzerland
Alsace Canoës, France
Blachford Lake Lodge, NWT

Time: 52:00:20
9th Overall
2nd Tandem Canoe
2nd Mens Tandem Canoe


 
Philippe Heitz
Philippe Heitz

Age: 50

Sex: M

From: Basel, Basel Stadt, Switzerland | Schweiz | Suisse | Svizzera | Svizra

Biographical Information

Numerous canoe trips in Europe and Canada

Aims for this race

Arrive in Dawson

Reasons for entering this race

Always wanted to go to Dawson

Arthur Sucker
Arthur Sucker

Age: 25

Sex: M

From: Rorschwihr, Haut Rhin, France

Biographical Information

Canoe races in France

Aims for this race

Go to Dawson!

Team: 12 Blurred River Lines mens Tandem Kayak

Charities:

We are raising money for a scholarship fund for students in TRU's Adventure Studies Department.

Time: 53:07:57
12th Overall
2nd Tandem Kayak
2nd Mens Tandem Kayak


 
Matt Kellow

Age: 40

Sex: M

From: Satlspring Island, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

I have not participated in many adventure races. However I have an extensive outdoor adventure resume. I white water kayak (class 4 boater), sea kayak, white water raft and participate in many other outdoor activities. I have worked as a guide in all three of the above listed sports as well as participate in them as a recreational. I have paddled many multi day rivers and have completed numerous expedition type trips. I have worked at a University teaching adventure activities to students for the last 11 years.

Aims for this race

I would like our team to finish but I would also like to be competitive.

Reasons for entering this race

I know a number of people who have completed the Yukon Quest down river race and all of them had said it was a blast.

Sharman Learie

Age: 41

Sex: M

From: Kamloops, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

I want to complete the race but do well.

Team: 13 'AV IT' mixed Tandem Canoe

Time: 68:10:49
45th Overall
19th Tandem Canoe
8th Mixed Tandem Canoe


 
steve ball

Age: 51

Sex: M

From: rugeley, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Uk marathon and touring racing.
Sea and river camping from boats
YRQ 2013

Aims for this race

To finish, in Dawson this time!

Reasons for entering this race

Deb made me! Again!
I did not drink enough in the heat last year, even though Deb kept reminding me, so as the school report would say, 'must drink better'.
Most important of all, the river, people, organisers and the paddlers you meet are amazing, with the scenery mind blowing.

deborah crump

Age: 53

Sex: F

From: belper, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Three DW races
Uk marathon racing
River camping from boat
Grand Canyon Rafting/Camping trip

Aims for this race

To finish

Reasons for entering this race

A unique challenge

Team: 14 But If Not mens Solo Kayak
But If Not

Kevin and future Voyageur team

Sponsors:

Spring Creek Outfitters -- Mountain Iron, MN

Charities:

I am raising money for Cross Hill Community Church in Virginia, Minnesota. For more information, check out www.crosshillchurch.org.

Thu 09:40:24 3.3km before 20 Mile Camp -134.994, 61.569; status:WITHDRAWN


 
Kevin Erickson
Kevin Erickson

Age: 45

Sex: M

From: Mountain Iron, MN, United States

Biographical Information

Began paddling solo at age 8 in my grandfather's canoe and have been paddling ever since. I am an avid canoe camper, fisherman and hunter. I specialize in cheaply outfitting and guiding canoe camping trips for people who have never been out before. I also build cedar strip boats, and plan on racing in one of the boats I have built.

Aims for this race

"As it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body." Philippians 1:20

Reasons for entering this race

Tackling a bucket list item while raising money for our church -- www.crosshillchurch.org.

Team: 15 Zen Force 1 mens Tandem Canoe
Zen Force 1

guarana babies

Sponsors:

ContainerHouseOntario.com
BerlinBicycleCafe.ca

Time: 56:16:21
18th Overall
9th Tandem Canoe
5th Mens Tandem Canoe


 
Graham Roe
Graham Roe

Age: 39

Sex: M

From: Waterloo, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Avid wilderness tripping, completed first expedition race, Muskoka River X 2013 and now I'm hooked.

Aims for this race

Experience the vastness of the Yukon River between WhiteHorse and Dawson City.

Reasons for entering this race

Want to experience the north west of our country from a canoe. And rv'ing across the country is another bucket list experience.

Christoph Kesting
Christoph Kesting

Age: 32

Sex: M

From: Waterloo, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Lives to be outdoors, wilderness tripping, Muskoka River X 2013

Aims for this race

Dawson City Gold

Reasons for entering this race

Feel the heat of the Midnight Sun.

Team: 16 The Future is Now mixed Voyageur

Sponsors:

Elka Pieterman Group, Netherlands
Elka Pieterman BVBA, Belgium
Handyman BVBA, Belgium

Thu 20:34:27 0.1km past Carmacks -136.2669, 62.1111; status:WITHDRAWN


 
Katrien Van den Branden

Age: 33

Sex: F

From: Wijnegem / Antwerp, Belgium | België | Belgique | Belgien

Biographical Information

First time in a canoe race
Climb Kilimanjaro, Tanzania 2009
Biking in India from Udaipur to Agra 2012
Several trainings in the Netherlands, Norway and Belgium

Aims for this race

To finish with the whole team and do something beyond our limits

Reasons for entering this race

As for teambuilding and doing something extra ordinary

Tim Dellaert

Age: 34

Sex: M

From: Wijnegem / Antwerp, Belgium | België | Belgique | Belgien

Biographical Information

First time in a canoe race
20 km running in Paris 2010
20 km running in Brussels 2010
10 miles of Antwerp 2012
Several canoe trainings in the Netherlands and in Belgium

Aims for this race

To finish with the whole team and make it to remember

Reasons for entering this race

As member of the team participating to do something extra-ordinary

Wim Temmerman

Age: 45

Sex: M

From: Wijnegem / Antwerp, Belgium | België | Belgique | Belgien

Biographical Information

Climb Kilimanjaro, 2009
Biking 500 km in India, 2012
3 times run of 10 miles in Antwerp
6 half marathons in Holland and in Belgium
3 marathons (2 in Antwerp and 1 in New York)

Aims for this race

To start as a "team of individuals", and to finish the YRQ as a "real team"

Reasons for entering this race

Physical and mental challenge for us as a team!

Wilco de Groot

Age: 54

Sex: M

From: Breda, Netherlands | Nederland

Biographical Information

No wilderness or extreme paddling experience, just running and cycling.
Paddling training in the Netherlands and in Norway
Climb Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, 2009
Biking in India from Udaipur to Agra, 2012
The will to win, to conquer the YRQ and push myself physically and mentally

Aims for this race

To be a worthy team member, have fun and finish strong!

Reasons for entering this race

First: My boss told me to do so :-)
Second: My team members can't do without me
Third: I need the challenge

Annemarie den Houting

Age: 31

Sex: F

From: Breda, Netherlands, Netherlands | Nederland

Biographical Information

This will be my first canoe race
Biking in India from Udaipur to Agra, 2012
Quite some canoe trainings in the Netherlands and in Norway

Aims for this race

To finish strong with our team, experience together the "Will tO Win" and celebrate together our success in Dawson City

Reasons for entering this race

The YRQ is a unique opportunity for me to do something with our team that I would normally never do myself. This race will challenge me to cross my borders and I will do my best for the team effort.

Joost Wevers

Age: 31

Sex: M

From: Breda, Netherlands | Nederland

Biographical Information

First part Yukon River Canoe challenge, 2013
(Whitehorse to Carmacks)
Climbing Kilimanjaro, 2011
Several half marathons in the Netherlands

Aims for this race

To finish this extraordinary adventure!

Reasons for entering this race

To finish the Yukon River Quest with the Elka Pieterman team

Team: 17 Let's build together mixed Voyageur

Sponsors:

Elka Pieterman Group, Netherlands
Scanor SA, Norway
Menz und Konecke GmbH, Germany
Handyman BVBA, Belgium

Thu 20:04:05 0.1km past Carmacks -136.267, 62.111; status:WITHDRAWN


 
Ilse Van Hove

Age: 45

Sex: F

From: Antwerpen, Belgium | België | Belgique | Belgien

Biographical Information

Climb Kilimanjaro in 2009
Biking from Udaipur to Agra in India 2012
Running half marathons and 10 miles in Belgium, Holland and New York

Aims for this race

Building the future together with our International Management Team.

Reasons for entering this race

As for teambuilding and doing something extra ordinary to challenge myself physically and mentally

Peter van den Berg

Age: 60

Sex: M

From: Breda, Netherlands | Nederland

Biographical Information

This will be my first canoe race.
Climb Kilimanjaro, Tanzania 2009 and 2011.
Biking in India from Udaipur to Agra in 2012.
Canoe trip from Whitehorse to Carmacks July 2013.
Run marathon of Rotterdam, Ney York and many other half marathons.
Quite some canoe trainings in Netherlands, Belgium, Norway.

Aims for this race

To Finish strong with our team and expience together the "Will tO Win".

Reasons for entering this race

We like to participate in the Yukon River Quest 2014 as a special experience and also we like this extreme adventure in the Canada wilderness.

Adrie van Eersel

Age: 54

Sex: M

From: Niederkruchten, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

This will be our first canoe race :-).
Climb Kilimanjaro, Tanzania 2009.
Biking in India from Udaipur to Agra in 2012.
Many MTB trips including Birkebeinrittet in Norway.
Quite some canoe trainings in Netherlands, Germany and Norway.

Aims for this race

To Finish with our team and expirience the race to the midnight sun.

Reasons for entering this race

We like to participate the YRQ 2014 as a special teambuilding experience and also we like this extreme advanture in the Canadian Wilderness.

Henning Hov

Age: 40

Sex: M

From: Skytta, Norway | Norge / Noreg

Biographical Information

First real challenge in a canoe.
Several MTB races in Norway, and long distance Audax like bike trips.
Done marathon lenght ski race and several terrain running races.
Several multi day hiking and skiing in Norway, in tent or cabins, winter and summer.
Survival training with Norwegian army in rough conditions in North of Norway both summer and winter.
Some canoe training in Norway and Holland.

Aims for this race

Participate with the group and together make a good race, and memories for live.

Reasons for entering this race

Enjoy a great advanture together with friends and collegues and succeed together as a team.
Like to try new things regarding physical and mental challenges :-).

Ashild Lilleholt-Hov

Age: 43

Sex: F

From: Skytta, Norway | Norge / Noreg

Biographical Information

Hiking Annapurna range, Himalaya Napal, 21 days, 300 km, 1997.
Long winter expedition, 10 days in Norwegian mountains, 2003.
Several shorter/longer winter expeditions in Norwegian mountains.
Sereral shorter/longer cycle trips in Norway.
Running half marathons, ski marathons and marathon cycle races Norway.
Sailing experience and some canoeing experience from earlier years.
This will be my first canoeing race.

Aims for this race

To Finish strong with our team and experience together the "Will oT Win".

Reasons for entering this race

I like the aspect of extreme adventure in a part of the world I have never been before.

Erik Vos

Age: 52

Sex: M

From: Breda, Netherlands | Nederland

Biographical Information

Paddling kayak since 1981
Touring, sea and wild water. Longest trip 125 miles nonstop "the Elfstedentocht" in Holland. This will be my first serious trip in open canoe.

Aims for this race

Finish with our teams, have fun and get hooked on open canoeing

Reasons for entering this race

I was invited for this team, and being polite, I could not refuse...
And because I like this kind of madness!

Sanne De Jongh

Age: 25

Sex: F

From: Breda, Netherlands | Nederland

Biographical Information

In a canoe race for the first time, participated 3 times in a 12 km obstacle mudrun.

Aims for this race

Finish the race with the complete team!

Reasons for entering this race

For me it`s a once in a life time opportunity to participate in this race!

Team: 18 Akita mens Solo Kayak

Time: 52:43:18
11th Overall
5th Solo
3rd Solo Kayak
3rd Mens Solo Kayak


 
Wayne Anderson

Age: 49

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Tried the YRQ last year - Made it to Carmacks.

Numerous multi-day kayak trips on the West Coast.

Aims for this race

Nothing but Dawson will do, and 1 kayak length in front of Darran :)

Reasons for entering this race

Just need to finish this race.
Wayne.Anderson@Shaw.ca

Team: 19 WUN-NUM-NUT open Solo Canoe
WUN-NUM-NUT

Time: 50:31:12
6th Overall
3rd Solo
2nd Solo Canoe


 
Jeff Brainard
Jeff Brainard

Age: 52

Sex: M

From: Roslin, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Paddled the Yukon from Whitehorse to Dawson City in 2012
YRQ 2013
MRX 2013
Numerous solo wilderness trips

Aims for this race

Try to better my time from last year.
To finish the race healthy.

Reasons for entering this race

Challenge myself and spend some time with a lot of great friends in the Yukon.

Team: 20 Olexyn mens Solo Kayak

Thu 19:32:44 0.1km past Carmacks -136.2678, 62.1108; status:WITHDRAWN


 
Terry Olexyn

Age: 49

Sex: M

From: Calgary , AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Kayaked the Bowron lakes, Johnson straight, Broken Islands and numerous river trips

Aims for this race

Complete the race in under 70 hours

Reasons for entering this race

Physical Challenge

Team: 21 Ducati on Water mens Solo Kayak

Thu 21:49:32 6.4km past Carmacks -136.2707, 62.1001; status:WITHDRAWN


 
David Shedd

Age: 51

Sex: M

From: Toronto, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

First kayak race.

Aims for this race

Finish

Reasons for entering this race

Experience Yukon

Team: 22 Challenge Blue America mixed Tandem Kayak

Sponsors:

Mountain Mike's Health Food Store

Charities:

The Silver Strand Foundation

Time: 68:45:29
48th Overall
12th Tandem Kayak
2nd Mixed Tandem Kayak


 
Joshua Friedman

Age: 51

Sex: M

From: Moyie Springs, ID, United States

Biographical Information

5-time Ironman Triathlon finisher. Qualified for 2004 Ironman Triathlon World Championship. US Navy SEAL retired. Combat Veteran.

Aims for this race

To win our division.

Reasons for entering this race

To hopefully donate to a charity organization and to challenge myself.

Julie Kirk

Age: 53

Sex: F

From: Moyie springs, ID, United States

Biographical Information

No previous racing experience. I have been paddling for approx. 18 years. I paddle all year long in all conditions.

Aims for this race

To finish!

Reasons for entering this race

The experience.

Team: 23 Blind Faith womens Tandem Kayak

Thu 13:25:34 0.6km past Little Salmon -135.6927, 62.0519; status:WITHDRAWN


 
Priscilla McKenney

Age: 54

Sex: F

From: Sausalito, CA, United States

Biographical Information

Racing: Cal 100; May 2013: Outrigger Canoe race seasons 2012 and 2013.
Wilderness Experience: extensive. Expedition paddling since 1996 to include Alaska, Pacific NW and Baja. Mountaineering Expeditions in Alaska, Pacific NW and Himalayas. Professional guide since 1983.

Aims for this race

Paddle the Yukon River, finish in good time, smile alot and be present.

Reasons for entering this race

Personal Challenge, Comraderie and Adventure

Ali Morham

Age: 51

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, Ca., YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Several extended trips on rivers, raced in River Quest voyageur '08 and '13, solo kayak '10 and '11 as Lightomwater and tandem kayak '12 as the Fascintors

Aims for this race

Looking forward to finishing with a smile on my face and within a reasonable time

Reasons for entering this race

Last minute challenge

Team: 24 The Barefoot Paddlers mixed Tandem Kayak

Time: 59:19:04
32nd Overall
6th Tandem Kayak
1st Mixed Tandem Kayak


 
Mary Obstfeld

Age: 43

Sex: F

From: Grande Prairie, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Raced 2 years in Sourdough Rendezvous Bathtub race
Raced in tandem kayak with my father in 2011 YRQ, and solo kayak in 2013 YRQ

Aims for this race

Finish in style with my dad and I smiling and still talking to one another at the finish line in Dawson (hopefully before Saturday at midnight)!!

Reasons for entering this race

It's a great father daughter bonding experience! This may have to be reevaluated after the race depending on how my stated aims are met!

Carl Rumscheidt

Age: 66

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2009, 2011

Aims for this race

Under 60 hours

Reasons for entering this race

Gotta finish

Team: 25 50/50 womens Tandem Canoe

Time: 60:54:13
35th Overall
15th Tandem Canoe
2nd Womens Tandem Canoe


 
Noreen Schaefer

Age: 50

Sex: F

From: Carcross, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

4 previous yrq
numerous extended remote paddling trips

Aims for this race

finish with a smile on my face

Shelley Gellatly

Age: 50

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Several Yukon River Quests with Team WHOA - go gals!!!

Aims for this race

Finish without my arms falling off! Get to Dawson before the bars close Saturday night so I can join Team Whoa!

Team: 26 BC Banzai mixed Tandem Canoe
BC Banzai

Al and Jo

Time: 57:07:36
25th Overall
12th Tandem Canoe
6th Mixed Tandem Canoe


 
Al Ramey

Age: 54

Sex: M

From: Ladysmith, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

I've never been in a canoe race but have canoed a lot. Kayaker and canoe camper

Aims for this race

Finish just behind my partner

Reasons for entering this race

The challenge. Visit the Yukon. Hang out with the crew!

Jolaine Percival

Age: 36

Sex: F

From: Ladysmith, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Hockey player. Last time in a canoe was in New Zealand in Grade 5 rapids... Survived to do the YQR !

Aims for this race

Finish ahead of my partner

Reasons for entering this race

Back up the old man...

Team: 27 Generacion A mens Tandem Kayak

Time: 66:49:20
42nd Overall
9th Tandem Kayak
7th Mens Tandem Kayak


 
Alvaro Aguirre

Age: 58

Sex: M

From: Guatemala, Guatemala / Guatemala City, Guatemala

Biographical Information

Adventure Racing (lake and river paddling, ropes, mountain bike, treking, orientiring)

Aims for this race

To enjoy and finish the race on time.

Alejandro Aguirre

Age: 38

Sex: M

From: Guatemala, Guatemala / Guatemala City, Guatemala

Biographical Information

Adventure Racing (lake and river paddling, ropes, mountain bike, treking, orientiring)

Aims for this race

To enjoy and finish the race on time.

Team: 28 Go with the flow mixed Tandem Canoe

Time: 60:54:47
36th Overall
16th Tandem Canoe
7th Mixed Tandem Canoe


 
Derek Greidanus

Age: 49

Sex: M

From: Okotoks, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Swanson Lake circuit, Alaska, Christina Lake and Clearwater Lake in B.C., Horton River kayaking in N.W.T., numerous wilderness backpacking trips

Aims for this race

To finish safely

Reasons for entering this race

Adventure

Cathy Falconer

Age: 47

Sex: F

From: Okotoks, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Various canoe camping trips and wilderness backpacking trips…no racing experience.

Aims for this race

To finish and hopefully stay upright

Reasons for entering this race

To see the Yukon river and have fun

Team: 29 Buzz womens Solo Kayak
Buzz

Time: 60:32:50
33rd Overall
8th Solo
5th Solo Kayak
2nd Womens Solo Kayak


 
Therese Powell
Therese Powell

Age: 51

Sex: F

From: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Biographical Information

Hawkesbury Canoe Classic (111km) x 10
Murray Canoe Marathon (404km) x 3
Bass Strait crossing -sea kayak expedition
XPD expedition adventure races x 4
Numerous shorter (48hr) adventure races
Molokai Outrigger race

Aims for this race

To finish still smiling

Reasons for entering this race

To experience the amazing event that everyone raves about.

Team: 30 The Emergency mens Tandem Canoe

Thu 23:56:47 0.1km past Carmacks -136.2674, 62.1108; status:WITHDRAWN


 
Eoin Clancy

Age: 28

Sex: M

From: Edmonton, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Extended backcountry camping trips, avid climber, YRQ is my first canoe race.

Aims for this race

To finish

Adam Kulaga

Age: 28

Sex: M

From: Edmonton, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Triathlete, avid hiker/climber and X-country skier. YRQ is my first canoe race.

Aims for this race

Finish

Team: 31 Tailwind Turners mens Tandem Canoe

Time: 58:44:42
29th Overall
14th Tandem Canoe
7th Mens Tandem Canoe


 
Brent Coyne

Age: 33

Sex: M

From: Kelowna, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

1st canoe race

Aims for this race

to finish

John McDonald

Age: 36

Sex: M

From: Vancouver, Canada, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

1st canoe race

Aims for this race

to finish behind the bow paddler

Team: 32 BoxClever Sports mens Tandem Kayak

Time: 60:47:02
34th Overall
7th Tandem Kayak
6th Mens Tandem Kayak


 
Tom Hughes
Tom Hughes

Age: 27

Sex: M

From: London, London, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Cambodia Canoe Expediation (Mekong - 450km)
Adventure races
Devises to Westminster - Senior Double
Various trekking experience

Aims for this race

To make it to Whitehorse (be a shame to miss the start!)

Peter Liggins

Age: 32

Sex: M

From: London, London, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Cambodia Canoe Expediation (Mekong - 450km)
Adventure races
Devises to Westminster - Senior Double
Various trekking experience

Aims for this race

Complete

Team: 33 Team Whoa womens Voyageur

Time: 57:37:59
28th Overall
4th Voyageur
1st Womens Voyageur


 
Tunde Fulop
Tunde Fulop

Age: 48

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

7 Y.R.Q

Aims for this race

Get to Dawson faster in our new boat
having even more fun than previous years/if that's possible/

Reasons for entering this race

The view just never gets old.
And of course spending time with my best girls

Sylvia Anderson

Age: 54

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Yukon River Quest Several times/all adventure races in the Yukon

Aims for this race

Have fun and finish!

Elizabeth Clune

Age: 56

Sex: F

From: Toronto, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Many YQR races

Aims for this race

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

Patricia Clune

Age: 57

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.

Yvonne Kinsey

Age: 50

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Friends who have completed the YQR. Multiple wildeness activities.

Aims for this race

Have Fun!

Lynda Campbell

Age: 51

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

4 Previous YRQ

Aims for this race

Have fun!

Katherine Stewart

Age: 35

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Texas100

Aims for this race

Have Fun!

Tory Russel

Age: 49

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YQR

Aims for this race

Have Fun!

Team: 34 No Turning Back womens Tandem Canoe
No Turning Back

Time: 55:17:07
17th Overall
8th Tandem Canoe
1st Womens Tandem Canoe


 
Pat McKenna
Pat McKenna

Age: 59

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Several YRQ's, 360's, many local races and lots of wilderness paddling

Aims for this race

To finish with a smile on my face and hug my paddling partner

Reasons for entering this race

Being one with the water on a long and beautiful river.

Elizabeth Bosely
Elizabeth Bosely

Age: 50

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Several YRQs; local races and lots of outdoor wilderness adventures.

Aims for this race

To honour my late mother Kawdeeltin's memory and to mark my 50th year.

Reasons for entering this race

To challenge myself in a sport that takes you into the beautiful Yukon wilderness!

Team: 35 Two Numbnuts mens Tandem Kayak

Time: 45:30:32
1st Overall
1st Tandem Kayak
1st Mens Tandem Kayak


 
Shaun Thrower

Age: 53

Sex: M

From: Hereford, Herefordshire, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

YKR Quests

Aims for this race

Be the fastest we can, and get an ice cream in Dawson before they close on Friday

Reasons for entering this race

Race Hard, share the experience with a good Mate, meet up with old friends

Steve King

Age: 41

Sex: M

From: Hereford, Herefordshire, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Endurance racing

Aims for this race

To drag Percy's arse down the river so he can get his ice cream
And not to bonk on the way

Reasons for entering this race

To have a lovely time with my bestest mate, to suffer like I have never suffered before
To enjoy the wilderness and make new friends in Whitehorse so I can drink with them in Dawson, when Percy is no longer speaking to me, ha ha

Team: 36 Races Beyond Reason open Solo Canoe

Sponsors:

Races Beyond Reason

Time: 49:48:57
4th Overall
2nd Solo
1st Solo Canoe


 
Gaetan Plourde

Age: 40

Sex: M

From: Perth, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Several YRQs
Hawkesbury Canoe Race
General Clinton
Devizes to Westminster (planned spring '14)

Aims for this race

Beer in Dawson on Friday night

Reasons for entering this race

Still addicted.

Team: 37 Krave Kayak mens Tandem Kayak

Sponsors:

Anchor Steam

Charities:

Bran research trust
www.brt.org.uk

Time: 68:42:53
47th Overall
11th Tandem Kayak
9th Mens Tandem Kayak


 
Sam Colley

Age: 28

Sex: M

From: San Francisco, CA, United States

Biographical Information

Limited wilderness racing experience, have done one or too lon distance bike rides bt thus far nothing on water!

Aims for this race

To finish in a reasonable time, sanity intact:)

Reasons for entering this race

For a Challange

Chris Jackson

Age: 30

Sex: M

From: San Francisco, CA, United States

Biographical Information

Yukon River Quest 2011, Guaja xxl in 2011/2012.
And anything endurance based

Aims for this race

To finish

Reasons for entering this race

Having finished the YRQ in 2011, I promised to go back and do it again!

Team: 38 Hurry Hard mixed Tandem Canoe

Sponsors:

Stewart, Weir, McDonald Ltd.
TELUS

Time: 52:16:37
10th Overall
3rd Tandem Canoe
1st Mixed Tandem Canoe


 
Brandon Johnston

Age: 30

Sex: M

From: Inuvik, NT, Canada

Biographical Information

2013 YQR and sprint racing

Aims for this race

To finish and be proud of our time.

Shona Barbour

Age: 34

Sex: F

From: Inuvik, NT, Canada

Biographical Information

Sprint racing

Aims for this race

To finish and be proud of our time.

Team: 39 Team Ts'alvit mixed Voyageur

Time: 48:43:26
3rd Overall
1st Voyageur
1st Mixed Voyageur


 
Pam Boyde

Age: 66

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Yukon River Quest
Yukon 360
Some other Yukon rivers

Aims for this race

To make Ts'alvit fly
To paddle as one with six others
To enjoy

Pauline Frost-Hanberg

Age: 51

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Many YRQ's

Aims for this race

To enjoy the paddle and the team!

Monique Levesque
Monique Levesque

Age: 48

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

2010-2014 YRQ
Yukon 360
Anything and everything under a sundog or the midnight sun

Aims for this race

To make Ts'alvit fly under 50 hours while enjoying the paddle with 6 amazing persons
without whom this race would not have been possible for me.

Reasons for entering this race

It's home sweet home and a great way to start the summer.

Kim Outridge

Age: 51

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

This is my first YRQ.
Recreational and tripping experience.

Aims for this race

To have fun out there, to learn to paddle a voyageur well and to travel safely.

Jake Paleczny

Age: 28

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Mattawa River Canoe Race; Yukon River; Ontario Lakes

Aims for this race

To be smooth, fast and steady.

Reasons for entering this race

What could be better than paddling?

Karen Mann

Age: 27

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Mattawa River Canoe Race, Dragon Boat Racing

Aims for this race

n/a

Jim Boyde

Age: 71

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ and 360's-all Yukon.

Aims for this race

To be at home with the water.

Reasons for entering this race

To return smoothly to the home of Ts'alvit.

Team: 40 Pas de L'on mixed Tandem Canoe

Thu 02:43:57 4.9km past Cathers Place -135.1817, 61.1373; status:WITHDRAWN


 
Anne Clark

Age: 58

Sex: F

From: Mahone Bay, NS, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2011 DNF
YRQ 2012 Finisher
Numerous Marathon races and wilderness paddling

Aims for this race

See friends, meet new friends, see the north again, oh yes, and finish.

Ryerson Clark

Age: 62

Sex: M

From: Mahone Bay, NS, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2011 DNF
YRQ 2012 Finisher
Numerous Marathon races and wilderness paddling

Aims for this race

See friends, have fun, get back to northern Canada.

Team: 41 Invictus mixed Tandem Canoe

Sponsors:

Arrow Cab Ltd High River AB

Thu 03:46:07 100.0km from Nowhere -135.3647, 61.1463; status:WITHDRAWN


 
Leigh Merritt
Leigh Merritt

Age: 46

Sex: M

From: High River, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

2013 YRQ

Aims for this race

Have as much fun as last year if not more !
be able to keep the map on the right page so I know where we are .

Reasons for entering this race

see if we can make to Dawson with out saying "I think we are lost"

Cheryl Merritt
Cheryl Merritt

Age: 52

Sex: F

From: High River, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

2013 YRQ
Lots of paddling and racing in a War Canoe.

Aims for this race

To enjoy the trip, beat last years time and to out paddle the hallucinations!

Reasons for entering this race

Loved last years race! Want to try again with a GPS!

Team: 42 The Girls from Oz womens Tandem Kayak
The Girls from Oz

Time: 63:13:24
40th Overall
8th Tandem Kayak
1st Womens Tandem Kayak


 
Anjie Lees

Age: 41

Sex: F

From: North Rocks, NSW, Australia

Biographical Information

2012 Hawkesbury Canoe Classic
2013 Riverland Paddling Marathon
2013 Hawkesbury Canoe Classic
2013 BGCC 24 Hour Challenge
2013 VIC Murray Marathon

Aims for this race

Enjoy the company and the scenery and finish with a smile.

Reasons for entering this race

The challenge, the scenery and definitely a goal worthy of my time and energy

Meg Thornton

Age: 57

Sex: F

From: Artarmon, NSW, Australia

Biographical Information

Meg hails from outback NSW, a sheep stud with artesian water and 18" rain pa. She grew up bareback riding which is not dissimilar to kayaking. Having totally misspent her years at Uni kayaking and climbing high things, she came out with a degree or two in architecture and then misspent much more time on the water, sailing across the Southern Ocean and on Sydney harbour - a very wonderful place on a surf ski. Australia is an Aladdins Cave of wild rivers and marathon events. Tempting all Canadian paddlers to head down to the Hawkesbury Classic, the Murray Marathon, the Doctor, the Franklin River.
Franklin River / Gordon River Descent 5days, Mitta Mitta mid winter multisport ww racing descents, Hawkesbury Canoe Classics 111 km, Murray Marathon 404km, River Paddle Marathon 200km events.

Aims for this race

"I have this crazy friend.
And she thought it would be a good idea"

Reasons for entering this race

Meg is coming to the other side of the world to experience the mother of all wilderness marathon races and have a damn good time.

Team: 43 Puha no Huahine mens Tandem Canoe

Sponsors:

paolo pizza

Time: 49:54:10
5th Overall
1st Tandem Canoe
1st Mens Tandem Canoe


 
Esteva Philippe

Age: 58

Sex: M

From: tefarearii, huahine, French Polynesia

Biographical Information

practice surfsk in ocean racing in france and tahiti

Aims for this race

having a beer at the peet bar in dawson

Reasons for entering this race

sharing this experience with my son

Esteva Nicolas

Age: 29

Sex: M

From: cabrerets, france, France

Biographical Information

flat water kayak race in france
outtrigger canoe in france and tahiti

Aims for this race

survive...

Reasons for entering this race

sharing this race with my father, and have a beer at the peet bar man!!!!!!!!

Team: 44 Veni Vidi Vici mens Solo Kayak

Sponsors:

Yukon Wide Adventures
EDI - Environmental Dynamics Inc.

Thank you very much for supporting me on the Yukon River Quest.

Time: 51:36:16
8th Overall
4th Solo
2nd Solo Kayak
2nd Mens Solo Kayak


 
Thomas de Jager

Age: 46

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

I have some years canoeing experience and participated in a few canoe wildwater competitions.

Aims for this race

finishing in a good position

Reasons for entering this race

A men need to do what a men need to do - last canoe race of my life !

Team: 45 North of 55th open Solo Canoe

Time: 63:13:23
39th Overall
10th Solo
4th Solo Canoe


 
Robert Lafontaine
Robert Lafontaine

Age: 53

Sex: M

From: Thompson, MB, Canada

Biographical Information

Raced a variety of races in northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan since 1987. Numerous canoe camping trips tandem, solo and voyageur. Team OCN Men Saskatchewan Centennial Canoe Quest 2005, David Thompson Brigade Team Shawnigan 2008 (leg from Prince Albert to Winnipeg).

Aims for this race

Complete the race.

Team: 46 Montana Misfits mixed Tandem Canoe

Thu 18:28:55 0.1km past Carmacks -136.2674, 62.1109; status:WITHDRAWN


 
Dave McWethy

Age: 44

Sex: M

From: Bozeman, MT, United States

Biographical Information

Spatzisi and Stikine River, British Columbia
Main Salmon River, Idaho
Rio Grande River, Texas
Yellowstone River, Montana
Smith River, Montana
Owyhee River, Idaho
Birch Creek to Yukon River, Alaska
Allagash River, Maine
Penobscot River, Maine

Aims for this race

Finishing in good style and enjoying meeting other teams

Reasons for entering this race

Fun - seeing the river and enjoying the company of other teams

Sauny Sewell

Age: 44

Sex: F

From: Bozeman, MT, United States

Biographical Information

Spatzisi and Stikine River, British Columbia
Main Salmon River, Idaho
Rio Grande River, Texas
Yellowstone River, Montana
Smith River, Montana
Owyhee River, Idaho
Birch Creek to Yukon River, Alaska
Allagash River, Maine
Penobscot River, Maine

Aims for this race

Finishing and enjoying the river

Team: 47 Show Me Drifters mens Tandem Canoe

Time: 65:40:22
41st Overall
18th Tandem Canoe
9th Mens Tandem Canoe


 
Duane Vogelsmeier

Age: 43

Sex: M

From: Sweet Springs, MO, United States

Biographical Information

2 X MR340
Kawnivore 100

Aims for this race

Finish

Matt Vogelsmeier

Age: 36

Sex: M

From: Sweet Springs, MO, United States

Biographical Information

MR340
Kawnivore 100

Aims for this race

Finish

Team: 48 Working Title mens Tandem Kayak

Time: 57:01:02
23rd Overall
4th Tandem Kayak
4th Mens Tandem Kayak


 
Alex Campbell

Age: 29

Sex: M

From: Dawson City, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

- 10 years of flat water kayak racing (albeit 10 years ago...)
- A few odd land-based 1/2 marathons
- Moderate level of wilderness experience (see: Weekend warrior)

Aims for this race

Multiple goals for the race: Finish, no aesthetically displeasing scars, continued friendship with Scott.

Reasons for entering this race

Gotta get home somehow.

Scott Whitmore

Age: 34

Sex: M

From: Fort Simpson, NT, Canada

Biographical Information

Yukon River, South Nahanni River, Ottawa River

Aims for this race

Continuous witty banter, Catch my shuttle ride from Dawson City to Whitehorse.

Team: 49 HA55 mixed Voyageur

Time: 59:00:18
31st Overall
5th Voyageur
4th Mixed Voyageur


 
Donald Sundquist

Age: 62

Sex: M

From: Courtenay, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

40 years recreational canoeing
YRQ 2009, 2010, 2011

Aims for this race

55 hours

Reasons for entering this race

As always, to enjoy the ride

Chris Lewtas

Age: 30

Sex: M

From: Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Raced the YRQ back in 2011, this will be my second trip.
I've been Outriggering for the past 5 years and dragonboated for a couple years as well

Aims for this race

Finishing the race in under 55 hours, hopefully without tearing muscles this time!

Ingrid Wilcox

Age: 66

Sex: F

From: Whtiehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

12 times YRQ-finished all

Aims for this race

to finish under 55 hrs and have everyone smiling

Reasons for entering this race

to meet new paddlers; enjoy being on the river and I'm addicted to this race!

Deb Kitchener

Age: 43

Sex: F

From: Courtenay, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

20 years of wilderness travel and paddling experience

Aims for this race

to finish healthy and smiling

Reasons for entering this race

Great location, meeting new people and enjoying the adventure - and some gentle arm twisting.

Katie Stein Sather

Age: 62

Sex: F

From: Maple Ridge, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

2008 & 2011 David Thompson brigades, wilderness guide

Aims for this race

finish without injury

Reasons for entering this race

to see the Yukon River

Sylvia Langmann

Age: 65

Sex: F

From: Aldergrove, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

never raced. Paddled from Ft. St. James to Alexandria then Hope to Vancouver. Paddled the Columbia river from Kettle Falls to Pacific. Paddled Rideau canal from Kingston to Ontario. Paddled Okanagan Lakes. Paddled around gulf Islands. Took a level one white water course but have never ever raced. I hate racing cos I don't care who wins.

Aims for this race

Finish

Reasons for entering this race

I was asked

Brad Olsen

Age: 30

Sex: M

From: Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Never raced but I paddle with a local outrigger team

Aims for this race

Finish with a smile

Reasons for entering this race

Because its a hell of an adventure

Nichole McDonald

Age: 37

Sex: F

From: Inuvik, NT, Canada

Biographical Information

some canoe sprint racing

Aims for this race

HA55 or less:)

Reasons for entering this race

For the Adventure!

Team: 50 The Austrian mens Solo Kayak

Fri 12:31:33 0.5km past Takini River -135.1871, 60.8412; status:WITHDRAWN


 
Heinz Rodinger

Age: 73

Sex: M

From: Gramastetten, Austria, Austria | Österreich

Biographical Information

13 times YRQ, ACR, Murray River Race, Devizes to Westminster

Aims for this race

to finish.

Team: 51 Hippy Dippy mixed Tandem Canoe
Hippy Dippy

Sponsors:

Farnell Consulting

Time: 54:44:38
16th Overall
7th Tandem Canoe
3rd Mixed Tandem Canoe


 
Jeremy Staveley

Age: 29

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Yukon 360, local races

Aims for this race

Get to Dawson and Enjoy the River Along the Way

Gillian Staveley

Age: 25

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Yukon 360, Local Yukon Races and lots of time in Dene Keyeh

Aims for this race

To finish with a smile :)

Team: 52 Y-Y-Y mens Tandem Kayak
Y-Y-Y

Charities:

Raise awareness and fundraising for the charity WaterAid - which provides clean water and sanitation to people around the World without these necessities.

Time: 56:40:31
22nd Overall
3rd Tandem Kayak
3rd Mens Tandem Kayak


 
Peter Knamiller
Peter Knamiller

Age: 38

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

First time to the Quest, Looking forward to it !

Aims for this race

Raise money for WaterAid, create memories, paddle under the midnight sun and I would love to get in under 55Hrs !!

Jeremy matlock

Age: 38

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: 53 Canoe Do It mens Tandem Canoe

Sponsors:

Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation
Charles Confectionary
Chief Peter A Beatty
Grand Chief Ron Michel
Ronnie & Joyce , Christina and the best friend I lost this year, my dad!
Thank You to our sponsors for letting us do what we love ! (Drinking in Dawson not paddling to Dawson LOL)

Time: 54:00:35
14th Overall
5th Tandem Canoe
4th Mens Tandem Canoe


 
Clay Sewap
Clay Sewap

Age: 37

Sex: M

From: Denare Beach , SK, Canada

Biographical Information

SCQ YRQ

Aims for this race

Drink AFTER the race not the night before like last time.

Reasons for entering this race

Just finish again!

Jason Charles

Age: 30

Sex: M

From: Pelican Narrows , SK, Canada

Biographical Information

SCQ YRQ

Aims for this race

Just finish again for that 2nd YRQ finisher pin

Reasons for entering this race

Beat previous time

Team: 54 Paddlers Abreast womens Voyageur

Fri 07:29:18 13.4km past Fort Selkirk -137.6385, 62.8203; status:WITHDRAWN


 
Lynn Rice Rideout

Age: 42

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

9 years paddling in the Yukon River Quest.

Aims for this race

To finish and to have fun :)

Reasons for entering this race

To bring awareness to breast cancer and to show other survivors they can lead a healthy, active lifestyle.

Dawn Fralick

Age: 63

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

This is YRQ #12 with Paddlers Abreast

Aims for this race

enjoy the river, make good time, stay healthy, encourage others

Reasons for entering this race

continue supporting breast cancer initiatives; model active post-treatment lifestyle for breast cancer survivors; honor those who did not survive

Maralyn Rogers

Age: 62

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Paddled in the Yukon River Quest for 6 years with Paddlers Abreast.

Aims for this race

To have fun and arrive in Dawson all happy and healthy.

Reasons for entering this race

To keep the awareness of breast cancer out there. I am paddling in honor of Linda and Marylin.

Cheryl Rivest

Age: 48

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Recreational Kayaker. Trained with PA last year but was unable to paddlein the race due to injury.

Aims for this race

Arrive in Dawson with a happy, healthy team!

Reasons for entering this race

Support awareness of Breast Cancer.

Midori Kirby

Age: 48

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Did race with PA team in 2013 YRQ
Paddling Watson, Yukon and Wind River

Aims for this race

Enjoy being in the canoe with the team, enjoy the race and finish the race with smile and hooray! :-)

Reasons for entering this race

I wish I knew the reason... It might be sparkling in my subconscious mind. I am just thankful that I am 'able' to do this again!

Michelle Wagner

Age: 56

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

4 prior Yukon River Quest races

Aims for this race

To support and honour all breast cancer survivors.
Have fun and finish with a strong, healthy, and happy team.

Reasons for entering this race

To challenge myself while enjoying the beauty of the Yukon River.
I'm hooked.......

Anne Jessup

Age: 61

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

My only racing experience was with Paddlers Abreast in 2007. Way fun!
For 40 years I have enjoyed wilderness paddling with family and friends.

Aims for this race

To paddle my best, be strong and helpful to the team.

Reasons for entering this race

I am looking forward to paddling the YRQ with this wonderful team again.

Jane Haydock

Age: 53

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Several years kayaking; hiking and camping; YRQ 2013

Aims for this race

To finish the race with a healthy and happy team.

Reasons for entering this race

For Linda, to support breast cancer awareness; to honour & remember family and friends

Team: 55 The Skagnificent Six mixed Voyageur
The Skagnificent Six

Sponsors:

The Skagway News Co. (boat)
The Mountain Shop / Packer Expeditions (gear)

Time: 51:17:26
7th Overall
2nd Voyageur
2nd Mixed Voyageur


 
Jeff Brady

Age: 57

Sex: M

From: Skagway, AK, United States

Biographical Information

Yukon River Quest finisher 1999, 2005, 2011

Aims for this race

To finish honorably for all the Skagnificent ones.

Reasons for entering this race

Test my new canoe in the greatest race on the planet, show the river to a new team of Skagway racers, get Nadia to the finish line so her "Travels with Josie" are complete.

Orion Hanson

Age: 36

Sex: M

From: Skagway, AK, AK, United States

Biographical Information

Lots of ocean kayaking experience on the Atlantic Coast, Upper Lynn Canal, Belize and various lakes all over the place. Recreational canoeing.

Aims for this race

To paddle strong and enjoy the ride.

Reasons for entering this race

I've heard about it since 1998 and would love to see the scenery.

Tim Bourcy

Age: 50

Sex: M

From: Skagway, AK, United States

Biographical Information

wish you knew

Aims for this race

finish

Reasons for entering this race

ask myself that every day

Aric Baldwin

Age: 37

Sex: M

From: Skagway, AK, United States

Biographical Information

couple of marathons, box of rocks, paddle the Alatna and arrigetch, summit Denali

Aims for this race

Finish before last call

Reasons for entering this race

Always wanted to do this race since I first heard about it!

Stephanie Ryan

Age: 39

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Trail Marathon, Snake, Wind, Takhini, Yukon

Aims for this race

Have a damn good time

Reasons for entering this race

Always wanted to do this

Nadia White

Age: 49

Sex: F

From: Missoula, MT, United States

Biographical Information

Boundary waters, solo Inside Passage, solo Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim Grand Canyon run. Lots of trail running, marathon canoe racing.

Aims for this race

To beat Josie. Her raft got iced in. I'm hoping we are considerably faster.

Reasons for entering this race

To finish retracing my great grandmother Josie's migration to Dawson in 1898.

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Team: 56 Yukon Girl On Top womens Solo Kayak

Thu 19:47:48 0.7km past Little Salmon -135.6931, 62.0519; status:WITHDRAWN


 
Denise Norman
Denise Norman

Age: 57

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

no river RACING, just trips - kayak trips: Tatchun Creek to Dawson City (4 days), Dawson City to the pipeline crossing (10 days - 500 miles), Glacier Bay (10 days) - Canoe trips - Algonquin Park (3 days), Stewart Crossing to Dawson City (7 days)
- hiking, skiing, mountaineering

Aims for this race

- have fun, stay awake, keep up with "the girls"

Reasons for entering this race

- it's on the list

Team: 57 Irish Rovers mens Tandem Kayak

Charities:

Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Centre of British Columbia (BC)

Time: 67:11:11
44th Overall
10th Tandem Kayak
8th Mens Tandem Kayak


 
Cormac Norton

Age: 33

Sex: M

From: Vancouver , BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Half Ironman

Aims for this race

Finish and raise money for a good cause.

Reasons for entering this race

Looking forward to the challenge.

Conor O'Sullivan

Age: 30

Sex: M

From: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Half Ironman

Aims for this race

Finish and raise money for a good cause

Team: 58 2 Macs mens Tandem Canoe

Time: 57:18:12
26th Overall
13th Tandem Canoe
6th Mens Tandem Canoe


 
Brent MacDonald

Age: 41

Sex: M

From: Edmonton, Canada

Biographical Information

Yukon River Quest 2010

Aims for this race

To finish with my son

Austin MacDonald

Age: 18

Sex: M

From: Edmonton, Canada

Biographical Information

Paddling with dad

Aims for this race

To finish

Team: 59 SUNSHINE mixed Voyageur

Time: 57:06:06
24th Overall
3rd Voyageur
3rd Mixed Voyageur


 
Mina Umehara
Mina Umehara

Age: 41

Sex: F

From: tokyo, Japan | 日本

Biographical Information

Nothing

Aims for this race

Challenge

Reasons for entering this race

Challenge

Tomonao Enomoto
Tomonao Enomoto

Age: 35

Sex: M

From: Tokyo, Japan | 日本

Biographical Information

Nothing

Aims for this race

Leaning the team building

Reasons for entering this race

asked by my friend

Kazuyuki Souma
Kazuyuki Souma

Age: 31

Sex: M

From: Tokyo, Japan | 日本

Biographical Information

Nothing

Aims for this race

Challenge

Reasons for entering this race

Challenge

Akihito Mizuno
Akihito Mizuno

Age: 25

Sex: M

From: Tokyo, Japan | 日本

Biographical Information

Nothing

Aims for this race

For breaking through my limits and learning teamwork.

Reasons for entering this race

I'm curious about that.

Haruka Tsuda
Haruka Tsuda

Age: 23

Sex: F

From: Tokyo, Japan | 日本

Biographical Information

Nothing

Aims for this race

Growing

Reasons for entering this race

Challenge

Kenji Tajima
Kenji Tajima

Age: 45

Sex: M

From: Saitama, Japan | 日本

Biographical Information

Nothing

Aims for this race

Support the self-realization of team members

Reasons for entering this race

Complete the race

Akiko Kawawada
Akiko Kawawada

Age: 35

Sex: F

From: Tokyo, Japan | 日本

Biographical Information

Nothing

Aims for this race

Improve female enagy

Reasons for entering this race

Challenge

Team: 60 River Rat open Solo Canoe

Time: 68:21:43
46th Overall
12th Solo
5th Solo Canoe


 
David Peters

Age: 54

Sex: M

From: Eagle River, AK, United States

Biographical Information

Yukon River Quest (three years)
Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic ( three years)
Iditasport
Twenty years of back country climbing, paddling, and trekking.

Aims for this race

Finish in good time.

Team: 61 Faster Than Snails mixed Tandem Canoe

Time: 56:35:02
21st Overall
11th Tandem Canoe
5th Mixed Tandem Canoe


 
Alex Jessup

Age: 25

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

None

Aims for this race

Get to Dawson, and still be in love.

Robert Spinks

Age: 26

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

None

Aims for this race

Get to Dawson, relationship intact

Team: 62 wave eater art womens Solo Kayak

Time: 57:24:59
27th Overall
7th Solo
4th Solo Kayak
1st Womens Solo Kayak


 
Kelley J Watson

Age: 40

Sex: F

From: Port Townsend, Jefferson County, WA, WA, United States

Biographical Information

Kayaked the Inside Passage.
Taught sea kayaking for many years with Outward Bound in Alaska, WA, Chile, Mexico...

Aims for this race

"Be tough yet gentle, humble yet bold, swayed always by beauty and truth." -b. pieh

Reasons for entering this race

It feels bold, adventurous, exciting, nerve wracking, and right. I've wanted to paddle the Yukon for years and it seems like a great way to get started.

Team: 63 Northern Allies mixed Tandem Canoe

Time: 54:03:50
15th Overall
6th Tandem Canoe
2nd Mixed Tandem Canoe


 
Patrick Poulin

Age: 34

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ2011, 2012, Death Races

Aims for this race

Finish

Natalie Vachon

Age: 40

Sex: F

From: Chibougamau, QC, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ2011, 2012

Aims for this race

Finish

Team: 64 4GeneS mens Solo Kayak

Time: 61:04:03
37th Overall
9th Solo
6th Solo Kayak
4th Mens Solo Kayak


 
Gary Seed

Age: 57

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ, Adventure Races, Marathons

Aims for this race

Enjoy the ride!

Reasons for entering this race

Too much fun to pass up

Team: 65 Pull aim click bang mens Tandem Canoe

Time: 53:35:23
13th Overall
4th Tandem Canoe
3rd Mens Tandem Canoe


 
Lukas Stutzer

Age: 26

Sex: M

From: Anchorage, AK, United States

Biographical Information

Born and raised Alaskan outdoorsman.

Aims for this race

For my home-built wooden boat to survive the journey!

Alex Buetow

Age: 25

Sex: M

From: Anchorage, AK, United States

Biographical Information

Multiple summers guiding youth canoe trips in Northern Minnesota/Southern Canada. 2014 Iditarod sled dog race finisher.

Aims for this race

Work on my J-stroke.

Team: 66 Kenny G mens Solo Kayak

Time: 67:10:39
43rd Overall
11th Solo
7th Solo Kayak
5th Mens Solo Kayak


 
Ken Gibbons

Age: 45

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Several multi-day backcountry trips

Aims for this race

To finish