Racer Bios for 2022 Yukon River Quest Entrants

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1 Voyageur mens Northwestel Wade Schmidt, Kerry Pettitt
Robert Dunn, Scott Puskas
Bill Stanzeleit, Mark Suominen
Ryan Lane, Gary Seed
2 4 person Canoe womens Secret Destroyer Annie-Claude Letendre, Isobel Ness
Melissa Valja, Erica Bourdon
3 Solo Canoe womens Gulo gulo Alison Eremenko
4 SUP mens riveryeti Mike Crouzat
5 Solo Kayak mens Are you sure Hank done it this way Chris Lightbound
6 Voyageur womens Paddlers Abreast TBA, TBA
TBA, TBA
TBA, TBA
TBA, TBA
TBA
7 Tandem Canoe mens Listers Motor Sports Spencer Edelman, Brian Edelman
8 Tandem Canoe mens Class of 62 Steve Ramsay, Tim Heaton
9 Solo Kayak womens Victorious Secret Mirjam Fleming
10 Tandem Canoe mens Ottawa Valley Boys Mike De Abreu, Sebastien Courville
11 Tandem Canoe mixed Love of Paddling Margo Millette, Brian Groves
12 Voyageur womens Team Whoa Noreen Schaefer, Lisa Robertson
Sylvia Anderson, Tunde Fulop
Elizabeth Clune, Patricia Clune
Yvonne Kinsey, Julia Gerlach
13 Solo Kayak mens Veni Vidi Vici Thomas de Jager
14 4 person Canoe mixed Team Frost Pauline Frost, Alice Frost
Elisha Sidoun, Bryan Allemang
15 Solo Kayak mens Skinny Blades and Shades Scott Kerby
16 Voyageur mixed Team Ts'alvit Jim Boyde, Pam Boyde
Melissa Carlick, Sarah Waters
Briana Mackay, Ray Marnoch
17 SUP mens wuzSUP Billy Bender
18 Tandem Canoe mixed Dene K’éh Kusān Gillian Staveley, Jeremy Staveley
19 Tandem Canoe mixed Mennonites Don't Tip Russ Giesbrecht, Jodi Giesbrecht
20 Voyageur womens Stix Together Cheryl Rivest, Carolyn Relf
Anna Peacock, Susan Hamilton
Kirsti de Vries, Lupine Bulmer
Kim Schlosser, Nathalie Haltrich
21 Tandem Canoe mixed Team Savage Naomi Umphrey, Kelly Linklater
22 Solo Canoe mens Jat’s Backyard Landscaping Duncan Hillhouse
23 Tandem Canoe mixed Here For the Beer Corey Baxter, Bob Baxter
24 Tandem Kayak (half) mixed Some Kayakers Michelle Klaben, Henry Penn
25 Tandem Canoe mens BAG'D Andrew Bruemmer, Dan Girouard
26 Tandem Canoe mens Homeward Bound Greg Dumka, Derek Quigley
27 Tandem Canoe mens JFC Crispin Studer, Jean-Francois Bisson
28 Solo Kayak mens Adbenture Time Ben Feltmate
29 SUP mens SuperiorSUPer Alex Joseph
30 Solo Kayak (half) womens Nauti & Nice Sandra Schuschkleb
31 4 person Canoe mens If not now, then when? Michael Ross, Tyler Moore
Janet Hink, Jordan Moore
32 Voyageur mixed Team AquaPatronus Maggie Lichter, Jonna Reaume
Sylvie McCallum Rougerie, Judith Booth
Angus Harden, Natalia Baranova
Kyle Humphreys
33 Solo Kayak mens Golden Retriever Wayne Anderson
34 4 person Canoe mens Soggy Bottom Boys Nansen Murray, Knute Johnsgaard
Colin Abbott, Matthias Purdon
Team: 1 Northwestel
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mens Voyageur
Wade Schmidt Send Message to Paddler
Wade Schmidt

Age: 56   previous races: 2018

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

2018 YRQ

Aims for this race

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

Kerry Pettitt Send Message to Paddler

Age: 59   previous races: 2018,2019

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

2018 and 2019 YRQ Participant

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

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

Robert Dunn Send Message to Paddler
Robert Dunn

Age: 57   previous races: 2018

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Yukon River Quest 2018
5th Man on YRQ2019

Aims for this race

Have Fun!
Finish!
support my team mates!

Reasons for entering this race

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

Scott Puskas Send Message to Paddler
Scott Puskas

Age: 52

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

2nd Runner Up - Coffee @ 5am
Finisher - 3x Bathroom by 6
Also played - R U Taking that beer in the shower
Lifetime Achievement - Hold My Beer and watch this

Aims for this race

Teach the boys some movie quotes

Reasons for entering this race

I like Dags.

Bill Stanzeleit Send Message to Paddler
Bill Stanzeleit

Age: 58   previous races: 2018,2019

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

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

Mark Suominen Send Message to Paddler

Age: 59

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Voyager days Canoe race, Sudbury Ont.
Beaton Classic Sudbury Ont.
Avid hunter fisher

Aims for this race

Complete race with a smile

Reasons for entering this race

experience

Ryan Lane Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Fell out of a Kayak once.

Aims for this race

Bragging Rights.

Reasons for entering this race

Was asked at a friend's Family Dinner and couldn't eat until I said "yes."

Gary Seed Send Message to Paddler
Gary Seed

Age: 16   previous races: 2012,2014,2015,2016,2018,2019

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQs in 2014-2019.
Muskoka and Kawartha races.

Aims for this race

Enjoy the great scenery and camaraderie.
Paddle the best I can.

Reasons for entering this race

it's a great opportunity to enjoy Yukon wilderness

Team: 2 Secret Destroyer
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womens 4 person Canoe
Secret Destroyer

Sponsors:

Winterlong Brewing http://winterlongbrewing.com/


 
Annie-Claude Letendre Send Message to Paddler

Age: 34   previous races: 2019

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2019 Finisher

Aims for this race

Get closer to that 5k pin ...

Isobel Ness Send Message to Paddler

Age: 37

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Nope, but done various sections of this and other rivers at a very leisurely pace.

Aims for this race

Get er done

Reasons for entering this race

To understand why people do it...year after year!?!

Melissa Valja Send Message to Paddler

Age: 41   previous races: 2015

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2013, YRQ 2015.

Aims for this race

To still be able to work doing massage after the race, to be healthy and happy and have a good time.

Erica Bourdon Send Message to Paddler
Erica Bourdon

Age: 39   previous races: 2019

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Team: 3 Gulo gulo
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womens Solo Canoe

Sponsors:

stay tuned

Charities:

stay tuned


 
Alison Eremenko Send Message to Paddler
Alison Eremenko

Age: 99   previous races: 2017,2018,2019

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

A few YRQ's (including 2x C1) and local races. 32+ years of northern wilderness experience, much of it solo by ski, horseback, dogteam, canoe, foot. Known to drag the odd kid along as required for their health and mine (ages 27, 25, and 9). Have been involved with the race as a coordinator for a decade.

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

First, because life is too short.
Second, because I still can.....
Third, adventures are good for the soul!
And finally, something that your kids can actually think you're kind of cool for doing!

Team: 4 riveryeti
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mens SUP
Mike Crouzat Send Message to Paddler
Mike Crouzat

Age: 50

Sex: M

From: Petawawa, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

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

SUP Dumoine River Qc 2018
Solo unassisted and unsupported SUP trip from Lake Huron to Petawawa river(2019) following the old native routes and portages used by Early European Explorers (400km in 8days)
Complete Algonquin's Meanest link on SUP 2020 7 day 9 hours.

Aims for this race

Be able to enjoy the moment
Complete the race.

Reasons for entering this race

Seek adventure, set goals outside my comfort zone.

Team: 5 Are you sure Hank done it this way
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mens Solo Kayak
Chris Lightbound Send Message to Paddler

Age: 65   previous races: 2018,2019

Sex: M

From: Mississauga, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2018
YRQ 2019

Aims for this race

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

Team: 6 Paddlers Abreast
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womens Voyageur
TBA Send Message to Paddler

Age: 29

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

TBA Send Message to Paddler

Age: 29

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

TBA Send Message to Paddler

Age: 29

Sex: F

From: , YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

TBA Send Message to Paddler

Age: 29

Sex: F

From: , YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

TBA Send Message to Paddler

Age: 29

Sex: F

From: , YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

TBA Send Message to Paddler

Age: 29

Sex: F

From: , YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

TBA Send Message to Paddler

Age: 29

Sex: F

From: , YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

TBA Send Message to Paddler

Age: 29

Sex: F

From: , YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

TBA Send Message to Paddler

Age: 29

Sex: F

From: , YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: 7 Listers Motor Sports
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mens Tandem Canoe

Sponsors:

Listers Motor Sports


 
Spencer Edelman Send Message to Paddler

Age: 32   previous races: 2016,2017,2018,2019

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Some YRQ's

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

Do the Race with my dad.

Brian Edelman Send Message to Paddler

Age: 65

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Some

Aims for this race

Finish

Team: 8 Class of 62
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mens Tandem Canoe
Steve Ramsay Send Message to Paddler
Steve Ramsay

Age: 59   previous races: 2012,2013,2017,2019

Sex: M

From: Foothills, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

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

Tim Heaton Send Message to Paddler
Tim Heaton

Age: 59

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

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

Team: 9 Victorious Secret
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womens Solo Kayak
Victorious Secret

Sponsors:

Sourdough Sodbusters (Ray Falle)
Austring, Fairman & Fekete law firm
Chantal Beaudin Physiotherapy
Tailwind Nutrition
Carmen Gustafson


 
Mirjam Fleming Send Message to Paddler
Mirjam Fleming

Age: 37   previous races: 2019

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

-Yukon River Quest 2019 Finisher - solo kayak

Aims for this race

Paddle harder, cry and curse less, be faster, be safe, have fun, collect memories that will last a lifetime and cross the finish line with a smile on my face

Reasons for entering this race

I enjoy the mental and physical challenges of this race and being alone on the water allows me to get in touch with myself and my surroundings. It's one of the hardest things I have ever done, but finishing this race left me with a high that lasted for weeks. I guess it's sort of addictive ;-)

Team: 10 Ottawa Valley Boys
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mens Tandem Canoe
Ottawa Valley Boys

 
Mike De Abreu Send Message to Paddler
Mike De Abreu

Age: 57   previous races: 2015,2017,2018,2019

Sex: M

From: Arnprior, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQs, MRXs
K2Os, General Clintons

Aims for this race

Enjoy the experience....












and finish sub 46 hours.

Reasons for entering this race

It is definitely a habit.

Sebastien Courville
Sebastien Courville

Age: 41   previous races: 2018,2019

Sex: M

From: Golden Lake, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

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

Team: 11 Love of Paddling
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mixed Tandem Canoe
Margo Millette

Age: 40   previous races: 2015,2016,2017,2018,2019

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Lots of wilderness tripping. YRQ a few times

Aims for this race

To have fun with a good friend.

Brian Groves
Brian Groves

Age: 41   previous races: 2011,2016,2018

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2011
YRQ 2016

Aims for this race

Get to Dawson a little quicker than last time!

Team: 12 Team Whoa
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womens Voyageur
Team Whoa

 
Noreen Schaefer

Age: 21   previous races: 2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018,2019

Sex: F

From: Wynndel, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

10th time YRQ finisher; multiple extended wilderness paddling trips in northern Canada

Aims for this race

To finally see purple martians.

Lisa Robertson

Age: 21   previous races: 2017,2018,2019

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

TBA

Aims for this race

To finish, laughing.

Reasons for entering this race

Why not?

Sylvia Anderson

Age: 21   previous races: 2005,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2017,2018,2019

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

10 times Yukon River Quest participant
Experienced many wilderness races

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

Love the good energy on the river.

Tunde Fulop
Tunde Fulop

Age: 23   previous races: 2004,2005,2006,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2017,2018,2019

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

12 YRQ

Aims for this race

Get to Dawson before the bars close Saturday night.

Reasons for entering this race

Love the race, love the river

Elizabeth Clune Send Message to Paddler
Elizabeth Clune

Age: 21   previous races: 2012,2013,2014,2016,2018

Sex: F

From: Toronto, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Previous YRQ's

Aims for this race

To enjoy the beauty and power of the river and its environment -- and arrive safe, happy and healthy with my team. Recognize the great work of the organizers, volunteers, support teams that make this possible.

Patricia Clune

Age: 21   previous races: 2003,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018,2019

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

Yvonne Kinsey

Age: 23   previous races: 2014,2017

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Friends who have completed the YQR. Multiple wildeness activities.

Aims for this race

Have Fun!

Julia Gerlach Send Message to Paddler
Julia Gerlach

Age: 23   previous races: 2011,2013,2017

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

3 previous river quests.. ironmans..adventure races

Aims for this race

Have fun. Paddle hard and win the category

Reasons for entering this race

Fun team and experience. Great way to see the river again and party in Dawson

Team: 13 Veni Vidi Vici
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mens Solo Kayak

Sponsors:

Thank you to my sponsors Fraserway RV rentals and PR Services !!!


 
Thomas de Jager
Thomas de Jager

Age: 53   previous races: 2014,2015,2016,2017,2018,2019

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

Enjoy to paddle my own race.

Reasons for entering this race

I love the river !

Team: 14 Team Frost
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mixed 4 person Canoe

Sponsors:

Old Crow Chalet


 
Pauline Frost Send Message to Paddler

Age: 56   previous races: 1999,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2015,2016,2018,2019

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

A number of YRQ’s, Saskatchewan Centennial Canoe Quest....numerous wilderness trips.

Aims for this race

Get to Dawson with a smile on my face.

Reasons for entering this race

Race in a new division that I’ve not raced in previously, alway up for a new challenge. It is a honour and pleasure to race with a talented group of paddlers, including my daughter Alice.

Alice Frost Send Message to Paddler

Age: 19   previous races: 2017,2018,2019

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Fourth YRQ.

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

Race in a new division with some great paddlers.

Elisha Sidoun Send Message to Paddler
Elisha Sidoun

Age: 33

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

You can find me paddling with my kayak in the waves of Yukon's big lakes, especially Tàa'an Män (Lake Laberge). No place like the Yukon!

Aims for this race

Survive and Thrive!

Reasons for entering this race

Just another item on my bucket list.

Bryan Allemang Send Message to Paddler

Age: 41   previous races: 2015,2016,2017,2018

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Aims for this race

Paddle harder

Reasons for entering this race

Wanted to race with Pauline.

Team: 15 Skinny Blades and Shades
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mens Solo Kayak
Scott Kerby Send Message to Paddler

Age: 54   previous races: 2012

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Yukon River Quest 2012

Aims for this race

Completion

Team: 16 Team Ts'alvit
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mixed Voyageur
Jim Boyde Send Message to Paddler

Age: 77   previous races: 2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, Canada, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

13 YRQ's

Aims for this race

Enjoy the passage.

Reasons for entering this race

Classic crew

Pam Boyde Send Message to Paddler

Age: 73   previous races: 2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

13 YRQs

Aims for this race

Enjoy the experience with good friends.

Reasons for entering this race

A special journey with special souls.

Melissa Carlick
Melissa Carlick

Age: 34   previous races: 2016,2018,2019

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

2016-V, 2018-V, 2019-C4 YRQ

Aims for this race

Have another amazing race to the midnight sun!

Reasons for entering this race

The sacred ebb and flow to water that heals and cleanses. The team. The challenge. The stories. The teachings!

Sarah Waters Send Message to Paddler

Age: 39

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Some foot races, adventure races, and triathlons. Two paddling trips (Atlin Lake, Bowron Lakes), some bike packing trips, and numerous multi-day hiking adventures

Aims for this race

To make it to Dawson!

Reasons for entering this race

Never done anything like this before!

Briana Mackay Send Message to Paddler

Age: 38

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

It's been a long time since I've been in a race, but I've spent many years since then paddling rivers, walking up and down mountains and exploring all kinds of wilderness.

Aims for this race

See more of the Yukon River. Work hard, laugh lots.

Reasons for entering this race

Who can say no to Jim and Pam Boyde?! And, despite paddling a number of Yukon Rivers, I've never actually paddled the Yukon River itself!

Ray Marnoch Send Message to Paddler

Age: 68

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

New to marathon paddling but paddled many rivers in ON, MB, Yukon. Also many years of sea kayaking trips in SE Alaska and Haida Gwaii

Aims for this race

Give my best, have fun, and come out friends.

Reasons for entering this race

Made the trip to Dawson by with elders in a powerboat. Volunteered and watched the YRQ for years. Happy to have the chance to paddle it now with this awesome team.

Team: 17 wuzSUP
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mens SUP
Billy Bender Send Message to Paddler
Billy Bender

Age: 42

Sex: M

From: Alberta, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

I have been more of a mountaineer/back country skier, but want to take on some paddling challenges now.

Aims for this race

Finish under 71:59:59

Reasons for entering this race

Want to push myself, and mainly SuperiorSUPer talked me into it.

Team: 18 Dene K’éh Kusān
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mixed Tandem Canoe
Dene K’éh Kusān

Sponsors:

https://denakayeh.com/


 
Gillian Staveley Send Message to Paddler
Gillian Staveley

Age: 32   previous races: 2014

Sex: F

From: Faro, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2014

Aims for this race

To Enjoy the River

Reasons for entering this race

Paddle Goals!

Jeremy Staveley Send Message to Paddler
Jeremy Staveley

Age: 35   previous races: 2012,2014

Sex: M

From: Faro, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2014

Aims for this race

To Finish

Team: 19 Mennonites Don't Tip
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mixed Tandem Canoe

Charities:

In honour of my brother and sister-in-law’s work with underprivileged children and adults in Guatemala.
https://www.msccanada.org/donee/harms-kevin-katie/


 
Russ Giesbrecht Send Message to Paddler

Age: 40

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Lots of wilderness experience hunting, backpacking, trapping and paddling.

Aims for this race

Finish married.

Jodi Giesbrecht Send Message to Paddler

Age: 37

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

No racing experience but I have paddled many rivers in the Yukon and feel at home in the wilderness.

Aims for this race

Survive this mid-life crisis.

Team: 20 Stix Together
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womens Voyageur

Charities:

Yukoners' Cancer Care Fund
stixtogether.ca


 
Cheryl Rivest
Cheryl Rivest

Age: 50   previous races: 2014,2015,2016,2017,2018,2019

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

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

Carolyn Relf
Carolyn Relf

Age: 58   previous races: 2016,2017,2018,2019

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

5th YRQ. Lots of remote field experience...

Aims for this race

Hoping for a fun race, and a good arrival time in Dawson

Reasons for entering this race

Fundraising for Yukoners Cancer Care Fund

Anna Peacock

Age: 37   previous races: 2019

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2019

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

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

Susan Hamilton

Age: 57   previous races: 2019

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2019

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: 48   previous races: 2019

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2016 - made it to Little Salmon in a C2
YRQ 2019

Aims for this race

Finish and finish strong!

Reasons for entering this race

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

Lupine Bulmer Send Message to Paddler
Lupine Bulmer

Age: 41   previous races: 2017,2018

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

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

Kim Schlosser

Age: 43   previous races: 2019

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

Finish with a smile!

Nathalie Haltrich Send Message to Paddler

Age: 52

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

To do well, hopefully win our category

Reasons for entering this race

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

Team: 21 Team Savage
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mixed Tandem Canoe
Naomi Umphrey Send Message to Paddler

Age: 45   previous races: 2019

Sex: F

From: Pukatawagan, MB, Canada

Biographical Information

Missinippi Challenge x 4
YRQ x1 2019
Canada 150, Voyageur race 1600km race 2017

Aims for this race

Complete the race in better time

Reasons for entering this race

the experience and adventure

Kelly Linklater Send Message to Paddler

Age: 55   previous races: 2019

Sex: M

From: Pukatawagan, MB, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Finish and experience the Yukon River

Reasons for entering this race

The challenge,

Team: 22 Jat’s Backyard Landscaping
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mens Solo Canoe

Sponsors:

Jat’s Backyard Landscaping


 
Duncan Hillhouse Send Message to Paddler

Age: 25

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Trail runner, backcountry canoe guide, outdoor enthusiast.

Aims for this race

Paddle into Dawson in fine style.

Reasons for entering this race

Have wanted to for many years.

Team: 23 Here For the Beer
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mixed Tandem Canoe
Corey Baxter Send Message to Paddler

Age: 25

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

No previous river racing, just running and biking

Aims for this race

Finish

Bob Baxter Send Message to Paddler

Age: 64

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Moderate amount of racing/wilderness experience

Aims for this race

Finish

Team: 24 Some Kayakers
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mixed Tandem Kayak (half)
Michelle Klaben Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Multiple long distance ski, running and cycling experiences. 10+ years guiding experience in Yukon and Alaska

Aims for this race

To finish

Henry Penn Send Message to Paddler

Age: 32

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Multiple long distance ski, hiking and cycling experiences in Yukon and Alaska

Aims for this race

To finish

Team: 25 BAG'D
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mens Tandem Canoe

Charities:

http://rachfund.com/andrew-bruemmer-challenge-pmcf-2021/


 
Andrew Bruemmer Send Message to Paddler

Age: 36

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

amateur paddler; avid backcountry skier/ski mountaineer

Aims for this race

to finish happy and healthy.

Dan Girouard Send Message to Paddler

Age: 43   previous races: 2007,2011

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Competitive paddler/coach
2 previous YRQ finishes.

Aims for this race

Competitive finish.

Team: 26 Homeward Bound
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mens Tandem Canoe
Greg Dumka Send Message to Paddler

Age: 43   previous races: 2018

Sex: M

From: Dawson City, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Finished 2nd in the 2018 Yukon River Quest C4 category

Aims for this race

To finish the race

Derek Quigley Send Message to Paddler

Age: 35   previous races: 2018

Sex: M

From: Dawson City, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Finished 2nd place in the 2018 Yukon River Quest C4 category.

Aims for this race

Make it home before The Pit closes.

Team: 27 JFC
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mens Tandem Canoe
Crispin Studer Send Message to Paddler

Age: 40

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Limited paddeling expirience
Many years of long-distance racing in dog mushing

Aims for this race

Finishing ahead of JF

Jean-Francois Bisson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 42

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Whitewater paddeling, dogsmushing, bike touring

Aims for this race

Finishing ahead of Crispin

Team: 28 Adbenture Time
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mens Solo Kayak
Adbenture Time

Sponsors:

Apex Sports Physiotherapy
Skookum Ashphalt Ltd.
NorthwesTel Inc.


 
Ben Feltmate Send Message to Paddler
Ben Feltmate

Age: 27

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Marathon Runner, orienteering races, years of wilderness camping including teaching wilderness survival skills, paddled Carmacks to Dawson.

Aims for this race

Safely finish, encourage other racers, challenge myself, have fun.

Reasons for entering this race

- Fun, Challenge, recommended by past YQR people

Team: 29 SuperiorSUPer
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mens SUP
Alex Joseph Send Message to Paddler
Alex Joseph

Age: 47

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

MuskokaRiverX 2013, 2019 (Coeur de bois). Missinaibi to James Bay. Bloodvein. Bowron 4x.

Aims for this race

Podium photo finish with my ski/paddle pal Billy Bender. Learn lessons for MR340 in July and Huntsville 110 in September.

Reasons for entering this race

SUP addiction and good excuse to backcountry ski in the Yukon in June the day before!

Team: 30 Nauti & Nice
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womens Solo Kayak (half)
Sandra Schuschkleb Send Message to Paddler

Age: 38

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Dragonboat races
Kayaking rivers and lakes in Germany and in Yukon
Backcountry hiking etc

Aims for this race

Being a part of it and finishing :-)

Team: 31 If not now, then when?
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mens 4 person Canoe
Michael Ross Send Message to Paddler

Age: 36

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

I went outside once. It was quite the rush.

Aims for this race

To have fun. Finishing is fun.

Reasons for entering this race

Seems like a pleasant way to pass some time.

Tyler Moore Send Message to Paddler

Age: 20

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Many hikes across Yukon, a couple canoe trips, first time racing

Aims for this race

Finish, without passing out, and still wanting to live with Jordan for the remainder of the summer.

Janet Hink Send Message to Paddler

Age: 33

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Never raced! Several past canoe, rafting and kayaking trips. Yukon River trip 2020, Carmacks to Dawson, This will be a trip

Aims for this race

Finish the race.... still in love. "Enjoy" some type 2 fun with great people on a beautiful river. Learn to use a "she-wee"??

Reasons for entering this race

I've wanted to try YRQ since I learned about the race - finally going for it thanks to this stellar team!

Jordan Moore Send Message to Paddler

Age: 34   previous races: 2019

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Completed YRQ in 2019.
Canoe tripper at Ontario summer camp for kids. Canoed many lakes and rivers in Ontario with friends and family.

Aims for this race

1. Complete the race safely
2. Still enjoy each others company at the end
3. Aiming for 55 hours (give or take)

Reasons for entering this race

A fun challenge.

Team: 32 Team AquaPatronus
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mixed Voyageur
Maggie Lichter Send Message to Paddler

Age: 33

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

new to racing, some paddling, lots of camping

Aims for this race

To finish

Reasons for entering this race

New challenge and a way to connect with my paddling friends

Jonna Reaume Send Message to Paddler

Age: 31

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

No racing experience but have spent some time on the Yukon River.

Aims for this race

To finish.

Sylvie McCallum Rougerie Send Message to Paddler

Age: 33

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

First race!

Aims for this race

To finish and have fun with my team.

Judith Booth Send Message to Paddler

Age: 33

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Camping up to 5 nights in Yukon/Alaska, up to 3 nights kayak camping. Off-trail and some winter hiking experience.

Aims for this race

Finish healthy

Angus Harden Send Message to Paddler

Age: 26

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Several years of river trips in a canoe, one of which was as a trip leader. Never raced in a canoe though.

Aims for this race

Finish the race and place as best as we can!

Reasons for entering this race

For fun and a touch of competition!

Natalia Baranova Send Message to Paddler

Age: 36

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

no racing experience,
intermediate whitewater and camping experience

Aims for this race

to finish!

Kyle Humphreys Send Message to Paddler

Age: 35

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Typical recreational outdoor stuff.

Aims for this race

Finishing.

Reasons for entering this race

Life's boring without doing crazy stuff like this!!

Team: 33 Golden Retriever
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mens Solo Kayak
Wayne Anderson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 56   previous races: 2013,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018,2019

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Few YRQ
Few MR340
Couple Muskoka X
One SDKC

Aims for this race

A little Faster, and not get sick!!!

Reasons for entering this race

Need a Race fix.

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: 34 Soggy Bottom Boys
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mens 4 person Canoe
Nansen Murray Send Message to Paddler

Age: 31   previous races: 2021

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Identified all the historic sites on the chilkoot trail

Aims for this race

Keep my bottom as dry as possible

Reasons for entering this race

To make history

Knute Johnsgaard Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28   previous races: 2021

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Completed the 2020 birdathon (identified over 70 birds)

Aims for this race

Identify river birds while having fun with friends

Reasons for entering this race

See more birds

Colin Abbott Send Message to Paddler
Colin Abbott

Age: 31   previous races: 2021

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

I keep teenagers alive in the woods.

Aims for this race

Keep my friends alive and their bottoms soggy.

Reasons for entering this race

No teenagers to keep alive.

Matthias Purdon Send Message to Paddler

Age: 31   previous races: 2021

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

I practice intermittent fasting and am known as the pretentious nose breather

Aims for this race

To only nose breathe

Reasons for entering this race

To challenge my nose breathing