Racer Bios for 2022 Yukon River Quest Entrants

Help
Help

You can sort each column ascending or descending by clicking on the column title.

You can sub-sort by shift-clicking on a column heading.

Thus if you click on Class, then shift-click on Category, the entries will be sorted by Class and within Class by Category. If you click on Category then shift-click on Class, the entries will be sorted first by Category and within Category by Class.

Teams show in this colour have paid the waitlist fee, and are not fully registered until the full fee is paid.

Teams shown is this colour have paid and are registered, but their registration is missing some required field.

Team Class Category Team name Members
Team Class Category Team name Members
Pending (1st) Solo Canoe mens Go For Broke George True
Pending (2nd) SUP mens Ultracats David Innes
Pending (3rd) Tandem Canoe mens Southern Xtreme Rod Price, Bobby Johnson
Pending (4th) Solo Kayak womens Astro Paddler Louise Hamlin
Pending (5th) SUP mens Sup_doctor Dan Miller
Pending (6th) Tandem Canoe mens Yukon not be serious Mat Gibbs, Mark Gibbs
Pending (7th) Tandem Canoe mixed Reckless Tandem Vincent Larochelle, TBD
Pending (8th) SUP mens Ocean Ambassadors Canada Alison Wood
Pending (9th) Solo Kayak (half) mens 2nd charm Nicholas Malek
Pending(10th) Tandem Canoe mens Emergency Exit Brian Ross, Debbie Harksen
Pending(11th) Tandem Kayak mens Just Keep Paddling Deven Deguara, Glenn Deguara
1 Solo Canoe womens Gulo gulo Alison Eremenko
2 SUP mens riveryeti Mike Crouzat
3 Solo Kayak mens Four Sure Chris Lightbound
4 Voyageur womens Paddlers Abreast Lynn Rice-Rideout, Miyuki Kato
Asa Berg, Monique Levesque
Kelly Liebe, Penny Sheardown
Tracey Hutton, Rachelle Zral
5 Tandem Canoe mens Listers Motor Sports Spencer Edelman, Brian Edelman
6 Solo Kayak womens Victorious Secret Mirjam Fleming
7 Voyageur womens Team Whoa Lisa Robertson, Sylvia Anderson
Tunde Fulop, Elizabeth Clune
Patricia Clune, Yvonne Kinsey
Julia Gerlach, TBA
8 SUP mens wuzSUP Billy Bender
9 Tandem Canoe mixed Mennonites Don't Tip Russ Giesbrecht, Jodi Giesbrecht
10 Tandem Canoe mixed Team Savage Naomi Umphrey, Kelly Linklater
11 SUP mens SuperiorSUPer Alex Joseph
12 Solo Kayak (half) womens Nauti & Nice Sandra Schuschkleb
13 Tandem Canoe mixed Ms Bianca and Evinrude Jason Biensch, Linda Casson
14 Voyageur mens NAVCANADA Jay Blakeston, Mark Sommerfeld
Shamus Gordon, Scott Williams
Greg Konrad, Colin Larocque
15 Voyageur mixed Hai Voltage Manuela Heyn-Dittbrenner, Mandy Matzke
Mendy Rokosch, Elke Nowack
Peter Laux, Dirk Horn
16 Solo Kayak mens PaddelJumper Dr. Wolfram Schleicher
17 Solo Kayak mens The Ball Stephen Ball
18 Tandem Kayak (half) mixed Crisis and the Commando Carmen Gustafson, Simon Reed
19 SUP mens Airboard Thomas Schillig
20 SUP mens Suptrainer Canada Chris Prince
21 Solo Kayak mens #TeamWolfi Wolfgang Nowak
22 Tandem Kayak womens Kayabitibi Marie-Hélène Lance, Sylvie Harvey
23 Solo Kayak mens Prairie Paddler Sean Stoesz
24 Tandem Kayak mens World of Kayaks Team Estonia M&M Martin Ilumets, Marek Lindmaa
25 Solo Kayak womens Rough Cut Diamond Patricia Jones
26 Solo Kayak mens Team Sonny Sonny Zlotnik
27 Solo Canoe mens matt@newwestdesign.ca Matthew Smith
28 Solo Kayak mens Hai Voltage Yukon Paddler Mirko Prüfer
29 Solo Kayak mens Hai Voltage Spreepaddler Ronny Pohl
30 SUP womens Shara Dubeau Shara Dubeau
31 Tandem Canoe mixed All Pro Restorers Matthew Johnson, Adrienne Marsh
32 Solo Kayak mens UNPEELED Cory Jones
33 Solo Canoe womens Chasing the wolverine Leslie Davenport
34 SUP mens FusteeTheHun Tamas Fustos
35 Solo Kayak womens S.S. Crocus Erin Oliver-Beebe
36 Solo Canoe womens Yukoned Me Into It Esther Wheeler
37 SUP mens Pitter Patter Kevin Crowe
38 Solo Kayak mens Yukon Dingo Reed Langridge
39 Tandem Canoe mens Young Herefords Rait Hutrov, Rivo Perm
40 SUP mens TheN00bSUPer Johan Andie
41 SUP mens FreddieSUP Trevor Dickinson (Fred)
42 Solo Kayak mens Caribou Boy Richard Walsh
43 SUP mens Morgan Caira Morgan Caira
44 Solo Kayak mens 2 Him Barrie Baker
45 Tandem Canoe mens The Rum Runners Sjouke Buruma, Stephen Byrne
46 Tandem Canoe (half) mens Eddyline Kalin Pallett, Brian Groves
47 Solo Kayak mens Team Bad Boy Mike Wallace
48 Solo Kayak mens Lil Big Stroke Alex Fraser
49 Solo Kayak mens Netz Kyle Chernetz
50 Tandem Canoe mens Team Entropy Neil Herle, Lorne Filewych
51 SUP mens Standing Room Only Jason Bennett
52 SUP mens SUPUKR Ihor Bandrivskyi
53 Solo Kayak mens Rost Glennon J. Rost
54 Solo Kayak mens Yukon Ho! Lawrence Carter
55 Tandem Canoe mixed 4 Days Off Michal Najman, Tereza Svetlikova
56 Tandem Canoe mixed River Cats Hawley Montgomery, Abby Montgomery
57 SUP mens HalfwayToCina Davide Cina
58 Solo Canoe mens Old Danube Pirate Holger Fischer
59 SUP mens Lincoln Dews Lincoln Dews
60 SUP womens Type 2 Fun LouAnne Harris
61 Solo Kayak mens Against the Wind Terry Olexyn
62 Solo Kayak mens Röufu Rolf Balmer
63 SUP mens Team Kajaktiv Göran Gustavsson
64 Tandem Kayak mixed Adventures of Sienna Justin Schaay, Sienna Schaay
65 Tandem Kayak mixed RBA Molly Brazier, Robert Brazier
66 SUP womens AM Totah Anne-Marie Totah-Reichman
67 Tandem Canoe mixed Just a Couple of Bothans Regan McLeod, Lucas McLeod
68 Tandem Canoe womens Gall Nadine Gall, Jessica Youngblood
69 Tandem Canoe mixed Big Nature Katrina Rosen, Dennis Breyman
70 Tandem Kayak mens swabra Lucas Swartsenburg, Mike Brazier
71 Tandem Canoe mixed A moment of madness Anthony Froud, Joanna Weeks
72 Solo Kayak mens Jim Kennedy Wild Atlantic Way, Pure Cork Jim Kennedy
73 Solo Kayak mens Kawesqar Exequiel Lira
74 Tandem Canoe mens The Maritimers Peter Hatcher, Mark Hatcher
75 Tandem Kayak mens Meningo Eric Bertherat, William Perea
76 Solo Kayak mens Brown Dynamite Paul Sankar
77 Tandem Canoe mens Cliffwood Crew Dorian Harries, Rob Britton
101 Voyageur mens Northwestel Wade Schmidt, Kerry Pettitt
Scott Puskas, Raghava Simha
Mark Suominen, Sean Booth
Robert Dunn
102 Tandem Canoe womens Love of Paddling Margo Millette, Anjeanette LeMay
103 Tandem Kayak mens Yukon Wide Adventures Thomas de Jager, Gus Oliveira
104 4 person Canoe womens Team Frost Pauline Frost, Alice Frost
Melissa Carlick, Monica Johnson
105 Solo Kayak mens Skinny Blades and Shades Scott Kerby
106 Voyageur mixed Team Ts'alvit Jim Boyde, Pam Boyde
Briana Mackay, Marina McCready
Rise Kirby, Kylie
107 Tandem Canoe mixed Dene K’eh Kusan Gillian Staveley, Jeremy Staveley
108 Voyageur womens Stix Together Cheryl Rivest, Carolyn Relf
Anna Peacock, Susan Hamilton
Kirsti de Vries, Lupine Bulmer
Kim Schlosser, Natalie Haltrich
109 Tandem Canoe mens BAG'D Andrew Bruemmer, Dan Girouard
110 Tandem Canoe mens Homeward Bound Greg Dumka, Derek Quigley
111 Voyageur mens Pagunpogo Crispin Studer, Shane Orban
Steve Ramsay, Tim Heaton
Wally Duncan, James Apetagon
112 Solo Kayak mens Golden Retriever Wayne Anderson
113 4 person Canoe mens Soggy Bottom Boys Eric Braul, Knute Johnsgaard
Colin Abbott, Matthias Purdon
114 4 person Canoe mens Something Else Entirely Jake Paleczny, Robert Spinks
Mike De Abreu, Sebastien Courville
115 4 person Canoe mixed VIP Bucket List Tom Arnold, Mike Weirmier
Cara Weirmier, Mallorie Nicholson
116 Voyageur mens Buckwheat's Howlers Jeff Brady, Sam Best
Nicole Kovacs, Cory Thole
Tom Parker, Ryan Nagelsmith
117 4 person Canoe womens Sea Wings Carmen Merkel, Christina Chowaniec
Susan Pinkney, Monica Pearson
118 Voyageur mens JR Hartleys Amazing aerial Ping Pong Display team Peter Mant, Angus Dodd
Bill Baker, Angus Woods
Rob Howe, Rob Bartlett
Mike Heron, Paddy Broughton
119 Voyageur mixed Gunwales and Roses Andrea deJong, Joanne Arthurs
Owen Swiney, Josef Martha
Gale Martha, Andrew Smith
Ken Larsen
120 4 person Canoe mens Team Quickblade Christopher Parker, Travis Grant
Jim Terrell, Maika Scott
121 Solo Canoe mens Half a Perfect Storm Gaetan Plourde
122 Solo Kayak mens Chasing Daylight Brad Pennington
123 Tandem Canoe mixed The Bickersons Bonnie Pankiw, Christoph Weber
124 Tandem Canoe mixed M+M Marie LaForme, Matt Hubert
125 Tandem Canoe mixed Fermentation Vessel Leila Myers, Michael Iles
126 Tandem Kayak womens HUUM SAUNA | Yukon Team Estonia Linda Tetsmann, Anette Baum
127 Tandem Kayak mixed Sunday Drivers William Siersdorfer, Scottie Trevino
128 Solo Kayak mens Wunnumnut Jeff Brainard
129 Tandem Canoe mens 2 Young 2 Stop Now Bill Stanzeleit, Gary Seed
130 Tandem Kayak mens www.tyreorder.com Elite Team Indrek Kermon, Andres Kaju
131 Tandem Canoe womens The Girls Next Door Jacqueline Lewis Octavio, Alysha Coates
132 Tandem Canoe mens Canoe Rush Art Walker-Jones, Glen Dawson
133 Solo Kayak womens Spacy Stacy Stacy Doyle
134 Tandem Canoe mens Vax'd Double Bruce White, Frank Farah
135 Solo Kayak mens Estonian Vikings Mart Reimann
136 Tandem Canoe mens Spirit of the Yukon Francis Soenen, Danny Veys
137 Tandem Canoe mens Badgers Who Paddle Michael J Lauterbach, Nathan J Lauterbach
138 Solo Canoe womens Shut Up and Paddle Tania Halik
139 Tandem Kayak womens Wild Women Samantha Lorenz, Kelly Watson
140 Tandem Canoe mens Calgary Canoe Club Samuel Parmiter, Robin Kendall
141 Tandem Canoe mens Team Super Team Caleb Light, Trent Irwin
142 4 person Canoe mens Delta Kendall McDonald, Nichole McDonald
Brandon Johnston, Mackenzie McDonald
143 Tandem Canoe mens PADDLE WHAKT Ryan Burlingame, Bob Jackson
144 Solo Kayak mens BC Questor Brad Cunnin
145 Tandem Canoe (half) mens Fireside Adventures Jeff Willis, Lenaya Sampson
146 Solo Kayak mens Ethan Palmer Ethan Palmer
147 Voyageur mens Hatchet Lake Randy Denechezhe, James Shaoulle
Joseph Dzeylion, John Dzeylion
Jay Dzeylion, Robbie Denechazhe

There are 124 paid-up teams (261 paddlers), 11 part paid teams (16 paddlers)

Team: Pending (1st) Go For Broke
..return to top
mens Solo Canoe
George True Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0   previous races: 2018

Sex:

From: Phoenix, AZ, United States

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: Pending (2nd) Ultracats
..return to top
mens SUP
David Innes Send Message to Paddler

Age: 73   previous races: 1999,2003

Sex: M

From: Mill Valley, CA, United States

Biographical Information

yukon river quest 1999 & 2004, extensive ultraendurace experiences(ultrarunning and cycling, adventure racing) Long history of backpacking, wilderness paddling, bikepacking and mountaineering

Aims for this race

Finish and still standing

Reasons for entering this race

Return to the Yukon

Team: Pending (3rd) Southern Xtreme
..return to top
mens Tandem Canoe
Rod Price Send Message to Paddler

Age: 61   previous races: 2010

Sex: M

From: Orlando, FL, United States

Biographical Information

2010 YRQ, 2009 Yukon 1000, 2020 Alabama 650, 2021 Alabama 650, 2019 Everglades 300, 2017 Race to Alaska, 2014 Texas Water Safari, 2020 Missouri River 340, 2016 Suwannee River 230, 2018 Belize River Challenge, 2015 James River, etc.

Aims for this race

To win my division and enjoy some spectacular scenery.

Reasons for entering this race

Time for the king of ultra-distance racing to return to the Yukon.

Bobby Johnson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 43

Sex: M

From: Dunedin, FL, United States

Biographical Information

2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 Everglades 300 Challenge, 2019, 2020, 2021 Great Alabama 650, 2017, 2019, 2020 Suwannee River 230.

Aims for this race

To Win

Reasons for entering this race

Rod Price says we need to do this -

Team: Pending (4th) Astro Paddler
..return to top
womens Solo Kayak
Louise Hamlin Send Message to Paddler

Age: 49   previous races: 2008,2010

Sex: F

From: Altadena, CA, United States

Biographical Information

YRQ 2008 3rd place finisher tandem kayak, YRQ 2010 2nd place solo kayak finisher

Aims for this race

Finishing

Reasons for entering this race

Bring my son along to see Mom do something she really enjoys !

Team: Pending (5th) Sup_doctor
..return to top
mens SUP

Sponsors:

NSP surf
Canada Medical Solutions
Kailani Sports
Pure Paddle Sports
North Swell Paddle Club


 
Dan Miller Send Message to Paddler
Dan Miller

Age: 42

Sex: M

From: calgary, Canada

Biographical Information

Indian Arm Challenge
Chattajack
Red River Challenge
Pacific paddle games
Race across America
Besides extensive paddling and other long-distance racing events I have an interest in Backcountry camping and survival and I have lots of wilderness experience.

Aims for this race

My aim for this race is to survive to the Finish Line without losing my mind

Reasons for entering this race

I wanted to enter this race simply because I can

Team: Pending (6th) Yukon not be serious
..return to top
mens Tandem Canoe
Mat Gibbs Send Message to Paddler

Age: 41   previous races: 2019

Sex: M

From: Stafford, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Raced the YRQ in 2019 in the voyageur class (Sebastian's boat).

Aims for this race

To Complete the race in a tandem canoe

Mark Gibbs Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0

Sex:

From: Hednesford, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: Pending (7th) Reckless Tandem
..return to top
mixed Tandem Canoe
Vincent Larochelle Send Message to Paddler

Age:   previous races: 2016

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, Canada

Biographical Information

TBD

Aims for this race

TBD

TBD Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, Canada

Biographical Information

TBD

Aims for this race

TBD

Team: Pending (8th) Ocean Ambassadors Canada
..return to top
mens SUP
Alison Wood Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex:

From: North Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: Pending (9th) 2nd charm
..return to top
mens Solo Kayak (half)
Nicholas Malek Send Message to Paddler

Age: 44   previous races: 2018

Sex: M

From: Calagry, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: Pending(10th) Emergency Exit
..return to top
mens Tandem Canoe
Brian Ross Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: Canmore, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Expedition length adventure racing, Muskoka River. X

Aims for this race

Finish strong

Debbie Harksen Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex:

From: Canmore, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: Pending(11th) Just Keep Paddling
..return to top
mens Tandem Kayak
Deven Deguara Send Message to Paddler

Age: 23

Sex: M

From: Holland Landing, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

University Varsity Rower
Army Engineer Officer
Numerous multi-day hiking and paddling trips

Aims for this race

(1) Finish the race. (2) Don't hospitalize my father in completing number 1. (3) Enjoy the outdoors and have fun.

Reasons for entering this race

Father Son moment. Now or never.

Glenn Deguara Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: Holland Landing, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Numerous multi-day paddling and hiking excursions

Aims for this race

FINISH. Outwork my son.

Reasons for entering this race

Adventure and the challenge.

Team: 1 Gulo gulo
..return to top
womens Solo Canoe

Bib Sponsor:

Paddel Jumper

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. 33+ years of northern wilderness experience, much of it solo by ski, horseback, dogteam, canoe, foot. Known to drag the odd kid (ages 28, 26, and 9) along as required for their health and mine 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

Having the race cancelled two years in a row, especially last minute in 2021 was tough. In memorial of that race (and prepped for a 20+ hour paddle anyways), a solo circumnavigation of Lake Laberge on race day in the most non-stop worst conditions I've ever experienced out there was completed instead. There really is no greater reason for entering other than to indulge mother nature head on.
Fingers and toes crossed for the 2022 race to start. I'm not getting any younger :-)
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: 2 riveryeti
..return to top
mens SUP
Mike Crouzat Send Message to Paddler
Mike Crouzat

Age: 51

Sex: M

From: Petawawa, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

MRX classic X8 (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.
Brent Run on SUP 2021(31 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.
Finish what I started...hoping to actually get to start the race this year!

Team: 3 Four Sure
..return to top
mens Solo Kayak

Bib Sponsor:


 
Chris Lightbound Send Message to Paddler

Age: 66   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: 4 Paddlers Abreast
..return to top
womens Voyageur

Bib Sponsor:

Griffiths Heating & Sheet Metal


 
Lynn Rice-Rideout Send Message to Paddler

Age: 50   previous races: 2003,2004,2005,2006,2008,2009,2010,2011,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017,2019

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Many YRQs

Aims for this race

Get to Dawson with my team

Miyuki Kato Send Message to Paddler
Miyuki Kato

Age: 49

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

First time of YRQ. A lots of experience of paddle in lakes and rivers in Ontario, NWT and Yukon.

Aims for this race

Have fun and to share each moments with team members :)

Asa Berg Send Message to Paddler

Age: 65   previous races: 2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2015,2016,2017,2019

Sex: F

From: Atlin, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

9 YRQa and many other expeditions in the wilderness.

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

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

Monique Levesque Send Message to Paddler
Monique Levesque

Age: 56   previous races: 2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018,2019

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ finisher 2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018,2019

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

Aims for this race

Paddle hard, laugh loud, remember, honour past and present breast cancer warriors , share a memorable journey with an amazing team and get to Dawson before the sun goes down.

Reasons for entering this race

Because it is an amazing way to start the Summer as well as bringing awareness to breast cancer

Kelly Liebe Send Message to Paddler

Age: 59

Sex: F

From: Spruce Grove, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

I have never been in a race yet, but I do have some wilderness experience. I grew up in the Yukon and I love to hike, bike and am now adding paddling to my list of things I love to do.

Aims for this race

I want to get to Dawson - this place of wonder - where I was born, with this amazing group of women. I want to continue on where we left off last year - more laughter, more song and more togetherness.

Reasons for entering this race

Personal growth with women who have shared similar life experiences.

Penny Sheardown

Age: 47   previous races: 2019

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

2019 YRQ

Aims for this race

Giv-er and laugh a lot doing so.

Reasons for entering this race

Solve the mystery of the 12 hour clock.

Tracey Hutton Send Message to Paddler

Age: 29

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Canoeing and kayaking for many years.

Aims for this race

Keep up with my teammates and have a shared experience with my friend.

Rachelle Zral Send Message to Paddler

Age: 48   previous races: 2018,2019

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Completed 2018 + 2019 YRQs, tried for 2020, and trained for 2021

Aims for this race

- Fun, laughter, camaraderie
- To embrace my teammates at the finish line, feeling proud of our accomplishment

Reasons for entering this race

- to challenge my mind and body
- to hear the cheers of our supporters :)
- to remind others that there is much life + adventure after going through cancer treatment

Team: 5 Listers Motor Sports
..return to top
mens Tandem Canoe

Bib Sponsor:

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

Finish 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: 6 Victorious Secret
..return to top
womens Solo Kayak

Bib Sponsor:

Sponsors:

Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre
Austring, Fairman & Fekete law firm
Apex Sport Physiotherapy
Tailwind Nutrition
Yukon Built


 
Mirjam Fleming Send Message to Paddler
Mirjam Fleming

Age: 39   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 in my life, but finishing this race left me with a high that lasted for weeks. I guess it's sort of addictive ;-)

Team: 7 Team Whoa
..return to top
womens Voyageur
Team Whoa

Bib Sponsor:


 
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

TBA

Age:

Sex: F

From: TBA, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

TBA

Aims for this race

TBA

Team: 8 wuzSUP
..return to top
mens SUP

Bib Sponsor:


 
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: 9 Mennonites Don't Tip
..return to top
mixed Tandem Canoe

Bib Sponsor:

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: 10 Team Savage
..return to top
mixed Tandem Canoe

Bib Sponsor:

CASARA


 
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: 11 SuperiorSUPer
..return to top
mens SUP

Bib Sponsor:


 
Alex Joseph Send Message to Paddler
Alex Joseph

Age: 49

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

MR340 2021, MuskokaRiverX 2013, 2019 (Coeur de bois), 2021 (SUP), Texas Water Safari 2017. Missinaibi to James Bay 2019. Bloodvein 2013. Bowron 4x including 48hr SUP.

Aims for this race

Podium photo finish with my ski/paddle pal Billy Bender. Build on last year's MR340 in July '21 and Huntsville 110 in September '21.

Reasons for entering this race

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

Team: 12 Nauti & Nice
..return to top
womens Solo Kayak (half)

Bib Sponsor:

Sponsors:

Northerm Windows & Doors
and
Dakwakada Capital Investments LP


 
Sandra Schuschkleb Send Message to Paddler
Sandra Schuschkleb

Age: 39

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: 13 Ms Bianca and Evinrude
..return to top
mixed Tandem Canoe
Ms Bianca and Evinrude

 
Jason Biensch Send Message to Paddler

Age: 34   previous races: 2016,2017,2019

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

A few YRQ, 2016,17, and 19

Aims for this race

Finish before Spencer from team 18

Linda Casson Send Message to Paddler
Linda Casson

Age: 65

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

some Alberta and Yukon river and lake paddling.

Aims for this race

To make it through Laberge and revel in this experience with my son

Team: 14 NAVCANADA
..return to top
mens Voyageur
Jay Blakeston Send Message to Paddler

Age: 43   previous races: 2019

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

2019 YRQ

Aims for this race

finish

Reasons for entering this race

redemption

Mark Sommerfeld Send Message to Paddler

Age: 44   previous races: 2019

Sex: M

From: Smithtown, NB, Canada

Biographical Information

2019 Yukon River Quest

Aims for this race

Finish what we set out to do

Reasons for entering this race

To get back on the river with the team and earn a spot at the finish line.

Shamus Gordon Send Message to Paddler

Age:   previous races: 2019

Sex: M

From: Yellowknife, NT, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Scott Williams Send Message to Paddler

Age: 49   previous races: 2019

Sex: M

From: Edmonton, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

2019 Yukon River Quest

Aims for this race

Finish with a respectable time

Reasons for entering this race

The first race was one of the most challenging things I have done. Looking forward to having the time on the river with my teammates and coming together throughout the race.

Greg Konrad Send Message to Paddler

Age: 54

Sex: M

From: Parry Sound, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Hiking, snowshoeing, first time racer

Aims for this race

Finish

Reasons for entering this race

Push myself to a new outdoor adventure while spending time and learning from my teammates.

Colin Larocque Send Message to Paddler

Age: 32

Sex: M

From: Wembley, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Annual canoe trips with father and brothers in Algonquin park. First time racer.

Aims for this race

finish

Reasons for entering this race

Enjoying the Yukon and pushing the limits of what we can do.

Team: 15 Hai Voltage
..return to top
mixed Voyageur
Hai Voltage

 
Manuela Heyn-Dittbrenner Send Message to Paddler
Manuela Heyn-Dittbrenner

Age: 47   previous races: 2017

Sex: F

From: Cottbus, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

After my participation in 2017 YRQ, my experience as a volunteer in 2019 and two years of travel restrictions I'm happy to be back at the paddle this year. Love the race, the people in the Yukon Territory and the amazing landscape!

Mandy Matzke Send Message to Paddler

Age: 53   previous races: 2019

Sex: F

From: Cottbus, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

Successfully attending the YRQ in 2019.
For 20 years I train 2 to 3 times a week regularly in a gym. I have been in a running team for about 5 years. I often walk distances of 10 to 15 kilometers as well as half marathon. My other sporting activities include hiking, climbing, cycling and skiing. Since the year 2010 I have been able to gain experience paddling especially in the dragon boat. In a dragon boat club I take part in several competitions in the year.

Aims for this race

together we want to significantly improve our result from 2017 and 2019

Mendy Rokosch Send Message to Paddler

Age: 56   previous races: 2019

Sex: F

From: Cottbus, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

2019 first YRQ
For 15 years, I go to a gym four times a week and keep fit with strength and endurance training. I especially like running at endurance training and cycling. I have been collecting paddling experience for 3 years during the dragon boat training.

Aims for this race

together we want to significantly improve our result from 2017 and 2019

Elke Nowack Send Message to Paddler
Elke Nowack

Age: 63

Sex: F

From: Cottbus, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

Since 2010 I have been training dragon boat regularly 2 to 3 times a week.
Over the past few years I have participated in a number of dragon boat competitions with
the teams Hai Voltage and Freak Show.
I am also active as a trainer in judo and sumo twice a week and I keep fit with fitness,
walking and skiing.

Aims for this race

Making it to the finish line with my team and winning lots of wonderful experiences.

Reasons for entering this race

I found out about this race from a team member from the paddling team and I would like to
experience this. I love the sporting challenge with the entire team and the great landscape.

Peter Laux Send Message to Paddler

Age: 60   previous races: 2017

Sex: M

From: Teichland OT Maust, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

In 2017 our team “Hai Voltage” successfully finished the Yukon River Quest; several long distance races with the dragon boat team as well.
Sports are an integrated part of my life. Since 2007 I am paddling in a dragonboat sports team.

Aims for this race

Finishing in less than 59 hours (our time in 2017)

Reasons for entering this race

experience again the days and nights on the Yukon.

Dirk Horn Send Message to Paddler
Dirk Horn

Age: 39

Sex: M

From: Cottbus, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

In teenage years I came to canoe racing. From this point on I am connected to water sports. Since 2012 I joined the dragon boat team "Hai Voltage". Here we are training weekly for the sports competitions. Even my holiday I spend active, hiking in New Zealand, cycling in Cuba, making husky tours in Scandinavia or canoeing in Norway.

Aims for this race

For me it will be a new sporting challenge. Because this is my first race of the river "Yukon" and we want paddling a good time, which is better then that of 2017. That was paddled by our team in the Voyageur Class.

Reasons for entering this race

Dragon boat colleagues who finished the "YRQ" 2017 have raved about it and convinced me to take part. So we want to tackle the adventure in 2022 together. And for me it is the first time I fly to Canada, it is supposed be a very beautiful country.

Team: 16 PaddelJumper
..return to top
mens Solo Kayak
PaddelJumper

Bib Sponsor:

Paddel Jumper

Sponsors:

http://www.paddeljumper.com


 
Dr. Wolfram Schleicher
Dr. Wolfram Schleicher

Age: 64   previous races: 2015,2017,2018,2019

Sex: M

From: Eichwalde, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

YRQ 2015/2017/2018/2019/virtual2020

Aims for this race

Be Happy

Team: 17 The Ball
..return to top
mens Solo Kayak
The Ball

 
Stephen Ball Send Message to Paddler
Stephen Ball

Age: 43   previous races: 2019

Sex: M

From: Juneau, United States

Biographical Information

Attempted 2019 YRQ with my wife in a tandem kayak but had to pull out at Minto.

Aims for this race

Finish what I started in 2019

Reasons for entering this race

Why not!

Team: 18 Crisis and the Commando
..return to top
mixed Tandem Kayak (half)

Sponsors:

Hammer Nutrition Canada
Our family, friends, partners and dogs.


 
Carmen Gustafson
Carmen Gustafson

Age: 40   previous races: 2013,2015,2018,2019

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Messing about in boats.

Aims for this race

Less snacking, more paddling.

Reasons for entering this race

Yukon 1000 test run.

Simon Reed Send Message to Paddler

Age:   previous races: 2015

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: 19 Airboard
..return to top
mens SUP
Thomas Schillig Send Message to Paddler
Thomas Schillig

Age: 40

Sex: M

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

Biographical Information

Paddling since 10 years
2014 one of the first SUP down the Yukon River from Carmacks to Dawson
2016 Lake Labarge to Carmacks
2018 Visiting the YRQ and made a documentary video about the Paddleboarders
2019 Finisher of 11-City-SUP Race Holland
2020 Paddled more than 1600km on stagnant Water for YRQ training
2021 Paddled more than 2300km on Rivers for YRQ training.

Aims for this race

Arriving healthy in Dawson City before the last show at Diamond Gerties starts ;-)

Reasons for entering this race

Yukon lover. paddled the Yukon river already 2 Times - Now ready for the ultimate wilderness race adventure

Team: 20 Suptrainer Canada
..return to top
mens SUP
Chris Prince Send Message to Paddler
Chris Prince

Age: 36

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Wilderness SUP Guide Western Canada

Bowron Lake Circuit 25 hours - 116 km
Clearwater Lake Circuit 15.5 hours - 100 km
Myrtle Lake Circuit 17.5 hours - 100 km

BC SUP Cup 2019

Aims for this race

Re-connect with the Yukon and the YRQ community

Finish with a smile

Team: 21 #TeamWolfi
..return to top
mens Solo Kayak
Wolfgang Nowak

Age: 52   previous races: 2017

Sex: M

From: Muenchen, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

YRQ 2017; paddling the Hart and Stewart River in 2015.

Aims for this race

To finish fast and healthy.

Reasons for entering this race

To whom the gods love, they give a kayak.

Team: 22 Kayabitibi
..return to top
womens Tandem Kayak
Kayabitibi

Sponsors:

La Mine de Bois
Dominic Desbiens, Planificateur financier Assante
Ossur
Puits Abitibi
Centre Dentaire Picard Dubreuil Martel
Groupe Poirier de Val-d'Or
Impact Fitness Amos
Pagaie Québec
Kayak Ideal
Clinique d'Optométrie Vision-Ère
Manoir des rapides Preissac


 
Marie-Hélène Lance Send Message to Paddler
Marie-Hélène Lance

Age: 30

Sex: F

From: Val-d'Or, QC, Canada

Biographical Information

24 hours of River X (2018)
Upper Ottawa River Race 44km (2019)
Défi Kayak Desgagnés 2020
K2O (100km) 2021

Aims for this race

To finish the race

Reasons for entering this race

I want to challenge myself and I dream to do this race since 2016

Sylvie Harvey Send Message to Paddler
Sylvie Harvey

Age: 45

Sex: F

From: Amos, QC, Canada

Biographical Information

Hicking and kayaking
The Kingston to Ottawa (K2O)paddling race 2021

Aims for this race

Finish the race happy and healthy, be able to enjoy the moment

Reasons for entering this race

Adventure and the challenge

Team: 23 Prairie Paddler
..return to top
mens Solo Kayak
Sean Stoesz Send Message to Paddler
Sean Stoesz

Age: 47

Sex: M

From: St andrews, MB, Canada

Biographical Information

1st place kayak RRPC 2021
2nd place kayak RRPC 2020

Speed Record Descent of the Bloodvein River , Northern MB ( which is easily beatable for someone looking to have a good time )

Aims for this race

1st Place
But also super stoked to just get out on this amazing body of water !! Heard lots about it !!

Reasons for entering this race

To compete , push the pain threshold , and be part of a world wide paddling community!!

Team: 24 World of Kayaks Team Estonia M&M
..return to top
mens Tandem Kayak
World of Kayaks Team Estonia M&M

Sponsors:

World of Kayaks, touring and racing kayak manufacturer in Estonia https://www.worldkayaks.com/
Võhandu 100 kms Canoeing Marathon 22th April 2022 Estonia https://www.vohandumaraton.ee/

Charities:

Estonian Canoeing Federation http://www.aerutaja.ee/
Aidu Water Sports Centre http://www.aidu.ee/
Sindi Rapid https://www.facebook.com/sindikarestik/


 
Martin Ilumets Send Message to Paddler
Martin Ilumets

Age: 48   previous races: 2018

Sex: M

From: Tallinn, Estonia | Eesti

Biographical Information

Tandem Kayak MEN at the Yukon River Quest on 2018.
Võhandu Marathon 100 km international canoeing marathon in Estonia 12 times (K1, K2).
Gauja XXL 320 km international canoeing marathon in Latvia (K2).
Tallinn-Helsinki sea crossing 81,5 km from Estonia to Finland (K2).
1984-1995 Canoe Sprint athlete, National Team (K1, K2, K4). 35+ years of canoeing. At present Master sprint and Marathon.
ICF Dragon Boat World Championships 2015 Racice, 2016 Poznan.
Plus other different wilderness river and sea kayaking events (K1, K2, whitewater, slalom).
President of Estonian Canoeing Federation.

Aims for this race

Enjoy the race

Reasons for entering this race

Explore Yukon river and invite our paddle friends to visit Estonia!

Marek Lindmaa Send Message to Paddler
Marek Lindmaa

Age: 37

Sex: M

From: Tallinn, Estonia | Eesti

Biographical Information

Media Team of Team Estonia at Yukon River Quest on 2018.
Võhandu Marathon 100 km international canoeing marathon in Estonia (K2).
Tallinn-Helsinki sea crossing 81,5 km from Estonia to Finland - twice (K2).
Plus other different wilderness river and sea kayaking events (K2).
Open sea charity swimming from mainland to 14 islands in Estonia.
TV-host, journalist.

Aims for this race

Enjoy the race

Reasons for entering this race

Explore Yukon river and invite our paddle friends to visit Estonia!

Team: 25 Rough Cut Diamond
..return to top
womens Solo Kayak
Patricia Jones Send Message to Paddler

Age: 68   previous races: 2019

Sex: F

From: Delta, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2019

Aims for this race

To finish

Team: 26 Team Sonny
..return to top
mens Solo Kayak
Sonny Zlotnik Send Message to Paddler

Age: 46   previous races: 2019

Sex: M

From: Delta, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

2019 Yukon River Quest
Kayaking 20 years

Aims for this race

To be in Dawson City for a steak dinner at a
8:00 pm reservation for dinner. Hopefully arrive at 2:00 pm on Saturday

Reasons for entering this race

It is a challenge and I want to beat last years time.

Team: 27 matt@newwestdesign.ca
..return to top
mens Solo Canoe
Matthew Smith Send Message to Paddler

Age: 41

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: 28 Hai Voltage Yukon Paddler
..return to top
mens Solo Kayak
Hai Voltage Yukon Paddler

Sponsors:

https://www.hai-voltage.com/


 
Mirko Prüfer Send Message to Paddler
Mirko Prüfer

Age: 40

Sex: M

From: Podrosche, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

Several trips to/in the Yukon Territory since 2016.

YRQ 2017 Voyageur Finisher
YRQ 2018 4th place K1 men
YRQ 2019 3rd place K1 men
AL650 2021 2nd place K1 men

Endurance athlet (several Ultramarathons), paddling addicted (canoe, kayak, dragonboat).

Aims for this race

Finish with a smile on my face :-)

Reasons for entering this race

I felt in love with the Yukon River and the amazing landscape and the lovely people here. This will be my 5th summer in the Yukon since 2016. I

Team: 29 Hai Voltage Spreepaddler
..return to top
mens Solo Kayak
Hai Voltage Spreepaddler

Sponsors:

https://www.hai-voltage.com/


 
Ronny Pohl Send Message to Paddler
Ronny Pohl

Age: 59   previous races: 2019

Sex: M

From: Cottbus, Brandenburg, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

I love to be in the nature and to life an active lifestyle. Running, hiking as well as paddling are my passions which I share with my wonderful wife Mandy who will also be in the upcoming race. We both took part in a lot of national and international Dragonboat competitions with different teams in the last years.

In 2019 I finished the YRQ with my friends and my wife in the Voyageur class, were I also was the team captain. One year later I successfully completed the virtual YRQ.

Aims for this race

I want to have a drink in the saloon in Dawson City early in the evening of June 25 with the proud feeling of having delivered the best possible performance I could.

Reasons for entering this race

By participating in the 2019 YRQ, I got to know the territory and the people of the Yukon and knew I had to come back to complete the race in a single kayak. My training started at the end of 2019 and was supposed to end with the race in 2020. Bu due to the repeated cancellations of 2020 and 2021 I am now training for the third year to make my dream come true.
Since the end of 2019, there has hardly been a week that I haven't trained in my kayak for this epic race.

Team: 30 Shara Dubeau
..return to top
womens SUP

Sponsors:

Fenix Paddles


 
Shara Dubeau Send Message to Paddler

Age: 50

Sex: F

From: Boulogne, Ile de France, France

Biographical Information

Already provided 2020

Aims for this race

Already provided 2020

Reasons for entering this race

Already provided 2020

Team: 31 All Pro Restorers
..return to top
mixed Tandem Canoe
All Pro Restorers

Bib Sponsor:

All Pro Yukon Restoration

Sponsors:

All Pro Yukon Restoration and Construction LTD
Total North Communications


 
Matthew Johnson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 38

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

I have no experience competing in a marathon paddling event but have paddled many of Yukon's rivers and lakes with family and friends. Growing up in the Yukon I played competitive sports (hockey) and enjoy recreating in the vast Yukon wilderness.

Aims for this race

Finish

Reasons for entering this race

Would like to celebrate my partners 40th birthday with her.

Adrienne Marsh Send Message to Paddler

Age: 40

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

I have no experience competing in a marathon paddling event but have been on many recreational canoe trips in the Yukon. I enjoy the vast Yukon wilderness and enjoy hiking, running and skiing in the winter.

Aims for this race

Finish

Reasons for entering this race

This is a bucket list event that I have always wanted to do. Turning 40 this year there is no better reason to do it then now.

Team: 32 UNPEELED
..return to top
mens Solo Kayak
Cory Jones
Cory Jones

Age: 54

Sex: M

From: Nairn, Scotland, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Lots of expeditioning Scotland and across world.

Aims for this race

Complete for this first attempt.

Reasons for entering this race

Who doesn't love a challenge?

Team: 33 Chasing the wolverine
..return to top
womens Solo Canoe
Leslie Davenport Send Message to Paddler

Age: 57   previous races: 2019

Sex: F

From: Arnprior, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2019
Meanest Link 2021

Aims for this race

To beat my previous time...and to stop at the rest areas for the required times!

Team: 34 FusteeTheHun
..return to top
mens SUP
Tamas Fustos Send Message to Paddler
Tamas Fustos

Age: 41

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

new to paddling but have done many long
and demanding climbs; gained 6000m in one push; won a 24h running race, climbed the 3rd highest peak in North America, more to come...

Aims for this race

to finish

Reasons for entering this race

to show that everything is possible

Team: 35 S.S. Crocus
..return to top
womens Solo Kayak
Erin Oliver-Beebe Send Message to Paddler

Age: 27

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

I grew up in the Yukon -kayaking, canoeing and rafting.

Aims for this race

To complete the race safely, enjoy the challenge, and push myself.

Reasons for entering this race

I have watched others training for this every winter and spring and have always thought “that looks so cool, I want to do it someday”.but I have always made excuses “ life is to busy” . A friend looked me in the face on a paddle last summer and said “so when are you going to do it”, almost daring me to say I couldn’t. And I decided in that second that this was the year to try it. Already after several months of consistent training I feel different in the best way possible. I am doing this race to get stronger, and to prove to myself that I can do hard things.

Team: 36 Yukoned Me Into It
..return to top
womens Solo Canoe
Esther Wheeler Send Message to Paddler

Age: 42   previous races: 2013,2016,2017,2018

Sex: F

From: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Biographical Information

4 previous YRQs including one solo. Numerous other races and wilderness experiences.

Aims for this race

Finish well. Beat my previous time.

Team: 37 Pitter Patter
..return to top
mens SUP

Sponsors:

None

Charities:

None


 
Kevin Crowe Send Message to Paddler

Age: 50

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Have submitted resume and been approved

SUP Paddling Experience:
500 km SUP paddle Calgary to Medicine Hat, self-supported, 6-day trip, involved camping and navigation
Calgary to Carselsand >50km SUP day paddle, Class +1 rapids
>greater than 6 trips of 40 kms on the Bow River, Calgary. The north end to the south end of the city. Class II rapids
Many paddles home from work or on the weekend (~25KM in distance). The river has class-2 rapid sections (these areas are used for class-2 rapid training for kayakers, surfers, etc.).
Also took the RIVER SUP BEYOND THE INTRO course from AQ Outdoors, white water techniques were taught

Ultra-endurance races:
- The Spine Race: A 268-mile non-stop, self-supported, running/expedition style race in the Pennine Way, UK in the middle of Winter. https://thespinerace.com
- The Moab 200: A 240-mile non-stop run race in Moab, AZ US. http://moab200.com
- The Canadian Death Race – 125 km running race in the mountains, Grand Cache Ab
- Lost Souls 100 km – Lethbridge Ab
- 1 x Ironman Finisher (Arizona)

Ultra-Trail Runs Self Supported
- Self supported West Coast Trail run - completed in 23 hours non-stop.
- Self supported Grand Canyon Rim-to-rim run - completed in 9 hours non-stop.
- The Rockwall trail – 55 kms - Kootney National Park Solo, self-supported
- The Northover trail Kananaskis – 36 kms
- Juan Du Fuca Trail 41 kms – Solo Self supported
Also many weekends out on self-trail runs in the Canadian Rockies (Kananaskis, Canmore, Banff) mountains: 3Peak challenge (Mt. Grotto, Mt. Lady MacDonald, Ha Ling Peak, Powder Face, East End Over Rundle, etc.).


Mountaineering:
2 x Climbing expedition to the Andes, climbing in the Huascaran Range, several successful summits
Several mountain summits in the Canadian Rockies
>5 years of mountaineering, Ice and rock climbing experience

2.5 years Military services as a Reconnaissance Infantry solider, trained in survival, and navigation

Aims for this race

Finish successfully and safely

Reasons for entering this race

love outdoors, love endurance races

Team: 38 Yukon Dingo
..return to top
mens Solo Kayak

Sponsors:

Nuun Hydration https://nuunlife.com


 
Reed Langridge Send Message to Paddler
Reed Langridge

Age: 34

Sex: M

From: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Biographical Information

Handful of ultras and mountains

Aims for this race

Finish in one piece

Team: 39 Young Herefords
..return to top
mens Tandem Canoe
Rait Hutrov Send Message to Paddler

Age: 39

Sex: M

From: Tallinn, Estonia | Eesti

Biographical Information

4 times 'võhandu 100' and 2 times 'türi tori'(86km)

Aims for this race

make a dream come true

Rivo Perm Send Message to Paddler

Age: 39

Sex: M

From: tallinn, Estonia | Eesti

Biographical Information

4 times 'võhandu 100' and 2 times 'türi tori'(86km)

Aims for this race

To finish, have a great experience

Team: 40 TheN00bSUPer
..return to top
mens SUP
Johan Andie Send Message to Paddler

Age: 43

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Multiple Ironmans, multiple multi-day endurance races, local river paddling, multi-day paddling treks.

Aims for this race

Finish and in one piece.

Reasons for entering this race

A new exciting adventure!

Team: 41 FreddieSUP
..return to top
mens SUP
Trevor Dickinson (Fred) Send Message to Paddler

Age: 46

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Per my email 16 October 2021..

1. Multiple hikes in and around Banff/Kananaskis
2. Camping (tenting/tent trailer) Alberta/BC
3. Summer 2021 Completed 500km+ overnight self-supported SUP from Calgary to Medicine hat (with colleagues)
4. Multiple paddles along the Bow river here in Calgary with said friends above (2021/2020).
5. 2006 - 6 month South American backpacking trip (Inca Trail, Colca Canyon)
6. 2020 – 8 month round the world trip with my family (stranded in Australia with covid restrictions)
7. Calgary half marathon 2016
8. Edmonton half marathon 2017
9. Multiple 10km fun runs in and around Calgary
10. Registering/training for Triathlon (Spring 2022

Aims for this race

My main aim is to finish! This will test my mental and physical endurance, setting a very high goal and achieving it.

Team: 42 Caribou Boy
..return to top
mens Solo Kayak
Richard Walsh Send Message to Paddler
Richard  Walsh

Age: 60

Sex: M

From: Chugiak, AK, United States

Biographical Information

Many trips in the Prince William Sound AK multi day solo trips. Looping the resurrection bay Seward Ak. Kenai lake wind and wave battles. A life time of backcountry camping and climbing. experience.

Aims for this race

Have some fun if possible and finish

Reasons for entering this race

Entered a few back and couldn't make it love a challenge.

Team: 43 Morgan Caira
..return to top
mens SUP
Morgan Caira Send Message to Paddler

Age: 40

Sex: M

From: SAINT GEORGES DE DIDONNE, France

Biographical Information

- DORDOGNE INTÉGRALE 2018/2020/2021 130km
2021 1ST FRENCH CHAMPIONSHIP, vice champion of France category unlimited) - TAWARA 2018/2019 (70km)
- RENNES LA MER (105KM)
- DORDOGNE INTÉGRALE 2019 (350km)
- LOIRE 725km unofficial race / test version (1st in autonomy without assistance)

Aims for this race

After finishing the Dordogne intégrale 350km and after Loire 725, I really desire to go beyond my limits, exploring new landscape and being faced of nature’ immensity.

I had just finished Loire 725km, That I was already thinking of the Yukon River quest.

Reasons for entering this race

same as 2020 and 2021

Team: 44 2 Him
..return to top
mens Solo Kayak
Barrie Baker Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex:

From: Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand | Aotearoa

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: 45 The Rum Runners
..return to top
mens Tandem Canoe
Sjouke Buruma Send Message to Paddler

Age: 62   previous races: 2014

Sex: M

From: Peace River, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Yukon River Quest 2014

Aims for this race

To be faster then the last time

Reasons for entering this race

Because it was a great experience in 2014

Stephen Byrne Send Message to Paddler

Age: 46   previous races: 2014

Sex: M

From: Nampa, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2014

Aims for this race

To finish better than previous race.

Team: 46 Eddyline
..return to top
mens Tandem Canoe (half)
Eddyline

Sponsors:

Eddyline
https://eddyline.ca/
Salus Marine
http://www.salusmarine.com/
Level Six
https://levelsix.ca/
North Water
https://northwater.com
Momentum Analytics
https://momentumanalytics.ca


 
Kalin Pallett Send Message to Paddler
Kalin Pallett

Age: 50

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

30+ years of whitewater and flatwater SUP, kayak and canoe tripping experience, including the last 18 years in the Yukon.

Aims for this race

Finish without injury, learn lots and have as much fun as possible!

Reasons for entering this race

The phrase "long time listener, first time caller" comes to mind... I've watched friends compete in the YRQ for the last 18 years, so after turning 50 I figured it was time to do it myself!

Brian Groves Send Message to Paddler
Brian Groves

Age: 45   previous races: 2011,2016,2018

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Completed the YRQ in 2011, 2016, 2018 and the Race to the Klondyke in 2021. Experience with canoe tripping and shorter races too.

Aims for this race

Have a fun and quick paddle to Carmacks and visit the Coalmine Campground for a burger, fries and a Coke.

Reasons for entering this race

Help my tandem canoe partner have as much fun as possible!

Team: 47 Team Bad Boy
..return to top
mens Solo Kayak
Mike Wallace Send Message to Paddler

Age: 56   previous races: 2019

Sex: M

From: iowa city, IA, United States

Biographical Information

mr 340 2018
yrq 2019 cmacks

Aims for this race

Leave Carmacks in my boat

Team: 48 Lil Big Stroke
..return to top
mens Solo Kayak
Lil Big Stroke

Bib Sponsor:

ErgoMania / Unleashed on 42

Sponsors:

ErgoMania and Unleashed On 42


 
Alex Fraser Send Message to Paddler
Alex Fraser

Age: 58

Sex: M

From: Ottawa, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Marathons, ultra marathons, Ironman triathlons, boating regattas, canoe trips, Nahanni River

Aims for this race

Figure out what to eat and what to wear for the race

Reasons for entering this race

Bucket list race ... and I need to beat my daughter's 2019 C2 time.

Team: 49 Netz
..return to top
mens Solo Kayak
Kyle Chernetz Send Message to Paddler
Kyle Chernetz

Age: 47

Sex: M

From: Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Biographical Information

-700 plus commercial rafting trips a guide.
-Three 21 plus day multi-day wilderness rafting trips.
-Several long distance multi-day whitewater kayaking trips in Manitoba where the rapids have long flat water distances in between rapids in strong headwinds.
-Winnipeg River distance paddling
-Red River Paddle Challenge 2020 and 2021

Aims for this race

To complete the race, compete as hard as I can, enjoy the experience, so let's see how it goes....

Reasons for entering this race

Somehow, somebody at some time and some place convinced me this was a good idea. Seems like the least painful way to see how much pain I can endure, cause someone also once said, 'pain is the pathway to freedom'. It's time to feel some freedom.

Team: 50 Team Entropy
..return to top
mens Tandem Canoe

Sponsors:

the letter b and the number 4


 
Neil Herle Send Message to Paddler

Age: 50   previous races: 2019

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

yrq 2019

Aims for this race

finish dry

Reasons for entering this race

Love this river!!

Lorne Filewych Send Message to Paddler

Age: 47   previous races: 2019

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

yrq 2019

Aims for this race

Make it to Dawson City this year.

Reasons for entering this race

Strong finish in 2022

Team: 51 Standing Room Only
..return to top
mens SUP

Sponsors:

Blackfish Paddles
One Sup


 
Jason Bennett Send Message to Paddler
Jason Bennett

Age: 36   previous races: 2016,2017

Sex: M

From: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2016, 2017 Solo SUP

Aims for this race

Feed the Yukon river addiction

Team: 52 SUPUKR
..return to top
mens SUP
Ihor Bandrivskyi Send Message to Paddler

Age: 29

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

n/a

Aims for this race

Finish the race

Team: 53 Rost
..return to top
mens Solo Kayak
Glennon J. Rost Send Message to Paddler

Age: 62

Sex: M

From: QUINCY, IL, United States

Biographical Information

4 time finisher MR340 most recent 2021

Aims for this race

finish middle of pack

Reasons for entering this race

bucket list

Team: 54 Yukon Ho!
..return to top
mens Solo Kayak

Charities:

JumpStart Canada - Giving kids the opportunity to access sport and play is essential for their growth and development, which is why Jumpstart funds a variety of different sports and activities all with the goal of giving all kids the chance to discover their passion.


 
Lawrence Carter Send Message to Paddler
Lawrence Carter

Age: 49

Sex: M

From: Banff, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

15 years of hiking, biking and back country camping in the mountains of Banff.

Certified Overnight Guide, have worked as a guide on numerous multi day expeditions in Discovery Islands, Desolation Sound and Johnstone Strait.

Aims for this race

finish in allotted time

Reasons for entering this race

I'm 50 this May and want to greet this milestone with a personal challenge...... I've been eyeing this race for at least 5 years and can't think of a better challenge.

Team: 55 4 Days Off
..return to top
mixed Tandem Canoe
Michal Najman Send Message to Paddler
Michal Najman

Age: 45

Sex: M

From: Dawson City, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

KVS Praha canoe club
Little bit of Dragon boats
25 years paddling Czech rivers
2010 and 2021 Yukon river
Klondike river is my treadmill

Aims for this race

Get home within a limit

Tereza Svetlikova Send Message to Paddler
Tereza Svetlikova

Age: 34

Sex: F

From: Dawson city, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

30+ years experience of hiking, sprint canoe, dragonboating

Aims for this race

Get back to Dawson within the time limit

Team: 56 River Cats
..return to top
mixed Tandem Canoe
Hawley Montgomery Send Message to Paddler
Hawley Montgomery

Age: 28

Sex: M

From: Denver, CO, United States

Biographical Information

Completed the MR340
Backcountry experience in the lower 48 and Alaska

Aims for this race

Try my best and see if I can finish

Reasons for entering this race

To experience the Yukon River

Abby Montgomery Send Message to Paddler
Abby Montgomery

Age: 29

Sex: F

From: Denver, CO, United States

Biographical Information

Many years of experience in canoeing, backcountry hiking and self supported canoeing trips. Paramedic and wilderness first aid certified.

Aims for this race

To experience the Yukon River

Reasons for entering this race

To experience the Yukon

Team: 57 HalfwayToCina
..return to top
mens SUP

Sponsors:

None

Charities:

Kidney Foundation


 
Davide Cina Send Message to Paddler

Age: 33

Sex: M

From: Vancouver, Canada

Biographical Information

2018 70/48 SUP category 2nd place
2018 Round Bowen 1st place
2019 BC SUP cup champion (multiple races)
2021 Round Bowen 1st place
2021 Wheyawhichen whipper 1st place

Aims for this race

Complete the race in a competitive time.

Reasons for entering this race

On the bucket list. Many paddling friends have done it on SUP and said it’s an experience of a lifetime.

Team: 58 Old Danube Pirate
..return to top
mens Solo Canoe

Sponsors:

Christian Pfendesack


 
Holger Fischer Send Message to Paddler

Age: 78   previous races: 2019

Sex: M

From: Brunn am Gebirge, Austria | Österreich

Biographical Information

Yukon River Quest 2019
Lots of rivers in Y.T., B.C. and Alaska in a solo canoe (f.i. South Nahanni, Hess, Mountain River, Bonnet Plume, Snake, Wind, Hart, Tatshenshini, Stikine, Noatak, Kongakut, Big Salmon,

Aims for this race

To finish in time

Team: 59 Lincoln Dews
..return to top
mens SUP
Lincoln Dews Send Message to Paddler

Age: 25

Sex: M

From: buderim, QLD, Australia

Biographical Information

2 x SUP world Champion

Aims for this race

To challenge for the race win

Team: 60 Type 2 Fun
..return to top
womens SUP
LouAnne Harris Send Message to Paddler

Age: 34

Sex: F

From: Greenbrae, CA, United States

Biographical Information

SUP'd the east coast of the US from Manhattan to Miami. SUP'd the entire Mississippi River source to sea. Long distance races - 11 City SUP Tour, California River Quest (100 Miles), Chattajack 31, Seventy48.

Aims for this race

Start strong, stay strong, finish it.

Reasons for entering this race

I grew up in Alaska and the Yukon is our big river. And for some reason the longer and more painful the event, the more I wanna do it.

Team: 61 Against the Wind
..return to top
mens Solo Kayak
Terry Olexyn Send Message to Paddler
Terry Olexyn

Age: 57   previous races: 2014,2016,2019

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2013, YRQ 2016, YRQ 2019

Aims for this race

Finish the race healthy and happy.

Reasons for entering this race

It's the ultimate mental and physical challenge

Team: 62 Röufu
..return to top
mens Solo Kayak
Rolf Balmer
Rolf Balmer

Age: 56   previous races: 2019

Sex: M

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

Biographical Information

2019 YRQ finisher

Aims for this race

to drink a beer in dawson after a hard run

Reasons for entering this race

to smell the air again at the yukon river

Team: 63 Team Kajaktiv
..return to top
mens SUP
Team Kajaktiv

Reace mode

Sponsors:

Kajaktiv AB
www.kajaktiv.se


 
Göran Gustavsson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 53

Sex: M

From: Villsh, Sweden, Sweden | Sverige

Biographical Information

Sup11city 4 times 5 days and 2 times nonstop

Aims for this race

To to my best and finish

Reasons for entering this race

On the list of reaces to to

Team: 64 Adventures of Sienna
..return to top
mixed Tandem Kayak
Justin Schaay Send Message to Paddler

Age: 53

Sex: M

From: Charleston, SC, United States

Biographical Information

Everglades challenge SUP
MR 340
Chattajack31 7 times
Seventy48

Aims for this race

Would love to get to the start and see the finish paddling with my daughter.

Reasons for entering this race

We enjoy exploring new places and races

Sienna Schaay Send Message to Paddler

Age: 16

Sex: F

From: Charleston, SC, United States

Biographical Information

Seventy48
Chattajack31
Outward bound course

Aims for this race

To paddle my Dad to the finish

Reasons for entering this race

Someone has to keep an eye on my Dad

Team: 65 RBA
..return to top
mixed Tandem Kayak
Molly Brazier Send Message to Paddler

Age: 32

Sex: F

From: Missoula, MT, United States

Biographical Information

Placed in multiple endurance marathons, life-long paddler, mountaineer, completed several multi-day paddles in the lower 48.

Aims for this race

Finishing!

Reasons for entering this race

Retirement year for my dad. And it just looks wonderful.

Robert Brazier Send Message to Paddler

Age: 62

Sex: M

From: Wadsworth, OH, United States

Biographical Information

Lifelong paddler, USMC experience cold weather operations including winter in arctic circle.

Aims for this race

Finishing!

Reasons for entering this race

Retirement. And my daughter signed me up.

Team: 66 AM Totah
..return to top
womens SUP
Anne-Marie Totah-Reichman Send Message to Paddler

Age: 47

Sex: F

From: Makawao, HI, United States

Biographical Information

SUP 11-City Tour 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2017, 2018, 2019 (non stop). Molokai-Oahu 2009,2010,2011,2012
Wilderness: Australian off road windsurf trips, Camping trips (moderate, mild wilderness), Hikes.

Aims for this race

To finish safe & stoked

Reasons for entering this race

I received the idea to enter via Chris Parker. I had not given myself thought for this adventure, but now I find myself doing so and my spirit feels brighter for it. I M U A I go forward with it.

Team: 67 Just a Couple of Bothans
..return to top
mixed Tandem Canoe
Regan McLeod

Age: 27   previous races: 2018

Sex: F

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2018

Aims for this race

Finish with a good time

Lucas McLeod

Age: 25   previous races: 2018

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2018

Aims for this race

Finish with a good time

Team: 68 Gall
..return to top
womens Tandem Canoe
Nadine Gall Send Message to Paddler

Age: 51

Sex: F

From: Canmore, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

30+ years experience river canoeing

Aims for this race

Mother / daughter trip. Finish with a respectable time and have an amazing adventure together.

Reasons for entering this race

Mother / daughter adventure!

Jessica Youngblood Send Message to Paddler

Age: 25

Sex: F

From: Canmore, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

8+ Years River Canoe experience

Aims for this race

Mother / daughter trip! Goal is to finish with a respectable time and have an amazing experience.

Reasons for entering this race

Mother / daughter adventure

Team: 69 Big Nature
..return to top
mixed Tandem Canoe
Katrina Rosen Send Message to Paddler
Katrina Rosen

Age: 43

Sex: F

From: Canmore, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Extensive Guiding + Adventure Racing experience and wilderness certifications.

Aims for this race

Enjoy this incredible adventure, experience the Yukon form the water and meet some wonderful people.

Reasons for entering this race

This is the first race in a number of years after a leg injury. Paddling has allowed me to continue to be active and I am inspired to race again.

Dennis Breyman Send Message to Paddler

Age: 50

Sex: M

From: Canmore, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Lots of experience in the wilderness back country camping, ocean and river canoeing

Aims for this race

To finish and have an amazing experience on the Yukon River. Spend time with friends I haven't seen in too long.

Team: 70 swabra
..return to top
mens Tandem Kayak
Lucas Swartsenburg Send Message to Paddler

Age: 34

Sex: M

From: Wadsworth, OH, United States

Biographical Information

Wilderness instructor
Wild water kayaking instructor

Aims for this race

Finish

Mike Brazier Send Message to Paddler

Age: 27

Sex: M

From: Wadsworth, OH, United States

Biographical Information

Kayaking

Aims for this race

Survive

Team: 71 A moment of madness
..return to top
mixed Tandem Canoe
Anthony Froud Send Message to Paddler

Age: 36

Sex: M

From: Drayton Valley, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

No racing experience, but a number of back country canoeing trips, Teslin/Yukon River to Carmacks, Wind River, sections of North Saskatchewan River.

Aims for this race

To finish, with or without my wife.

Joanna Weeks Send Message to Paddler

Age: 36

Sex: F

From: Drayton Valley, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

No racing experiencing, but I have completed a number of wilderness canoeing trips.

Aims for this race

To finish.

Team: 72 Jim Kennedy Wild Atlantic Way, Pure Cork
..return to top
mens Solo Kayak
Jim Kennedy Wild Atlantic  Way, Pure Cork

Sponsors:

Cascade Design, NRS. Active Iron.
Liss Ard Estate West Cork. .
Atlantic Sea Kayaking. Kayak Baja.
Joe & Marion.


 
Jim Kennedy Send Message to Paddler
Jim Kennedy

Age: 67

Sex: M

From: Cork, Co Cork, Ireland | Éire

Biographical Information

Raced at 2sprint worlds and 3 marathon worlds for Ireland back in the 80s .
Won DW kayak race in England.
Lead trip in Many countries with my company Atlantic Sea Kayaking . I am a level 5 sea kayaking Coach.

Aims for this race

To Enjoy and Finish safely.

Reasons for entering this race

Always fascinated by the mighty Yukon .
Also want to visit Tir na Nog . The land of eternal youth in Ireland.

Team: 73 Kawesqar
..return to top
mens Solo Kayak

Sponsors:

SUDA Outdoors


 
Exequiel Lira Send Message to Paddler

Age: 34

Sex: M

From: Albany, CA, United States

Biographical Information

I've done a few adventure races 14 hour +
Climbed the highest volcano on earth, Ojos del Salado
Sailed on S40 worlds
Certified open seas sailor
Have lead sea kayak expeditions in patagonia, 10 + days
With two friends we were the first ones to integrate the Shetland Islands by kayak in Antarctica
Last year did the Cal River Quest (100 miles)
And a few months ago with a friend we were the first ones to paddle to the South Farallon island out of San Francisco 80k

Aims for this race

Finish before the cut off

Reasons for entering this race

Exploring, fun, knowing new people.

Team: 74 The Maritimers
..return to top
mens Tandem Canoe
Peter Hatcher Send Message to Paddler

Age: 59

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

This is a first for canoe racing. Camping and wilderness hiking/camping experience.

Aims for this race

To experience the great outdoors that the Yukon River offers. To be in the Canadian North for summer solstice. Oh and to finish the race!

Mark Hatcher Send Message to Paddler

Age: 54

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Canoe racing experience however not this length. Extensive wilderness and wilderness camping experience.

Aims for this race

To do well.

Team: 75 Meningo
..return to top
mens Tandem Kayak
Meningo

 
Eric Bertherat Send Message to Paddler

Age: 61

Sex: M

From: Messery, France

Biographical Information

Medical doctor.
International sea kayaking in tandem. Several days trips in autonomy (Norway, Finland, Montenegro, Italy, Dominican Republic..)
Experienced alpinist
Former military doctor trained in survival in jungle

Aims for this race

to finish the race

Reasons for entering this race

To share rowing pleasure and experience in international company, enjoy a wild natural landscape

William Perea Send Message to Paddler

Age: 60

Sex: M

From: Geneve, Geneve, Switzerland | Schweiz | Suisse | Svizzera | Svizra

Biographical Information

Medical doctor.
International sea kayaking in tandem. Several days trips in autonomy (Norway, Finland, Montenegro, Italy, Dominican Republic..)
Experienced alpinist

Aims for this race

To finish the race

Team: 76 Brown Dynamite
..return to top
mens Solo Kayak

Sponsors:

Hummingbird Mobile Health
http://www.hummingbirdmobilehealth.com/


 
Paul Sankar Send Message to Paddler

Age: 26

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

I have grown up doing backcountry trips and expeditions. Being out in the wilderness is what i love.

Aims for this race

Finish the race and push to the best of my abilities

Team: 77 Cliffwood Crew
..return to top
mens Tandem Canoe
Dorian Harries Send Message to Paddler

Age: 49

Sex: M

From: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Momar adventure race. Vancouver island

Aims for this race

To experience the great north and finish in a good time.

Reasons for entering this race

I enjoy pushing myself to the limit and this race seems perfect.

Rob Britton Send Message to Paddler

Age: 49

Sex: M

From: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Momar Adventure race,

Aims for this race

To finish in a reasonable time

Reasons for entering this race

I love a challenge

Team: 101 Northwestel
..return to top
mens Voyageur

Bib Sponsor:

Northwestel

Sponsors:

Northwestel Inc

https://www.nwtel.ca


 
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: 61   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!

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.

Raghava Simha Send Message to Paddler

Age: 29

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

I'm new to the paddling world. Just have about 1 season of training and paddling experience under my belt. Most of my wilderness experiences are combined with hiking and camping, including a few camps during winter.

Aims for this race

To be able to get out of the boat and walk without help!

Reasons for entering this race

I just love new challenges!

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

Sean Booth Send Message to Paddler
Sean Booth

Age: 52

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Haven't canoe raced since I was young.
Tripping: Wind River, Alberta, La Verendrye, Algonquin, Missisquoi...etc.

Aims for this race

Have some laughs with friends, challenge myself, and enjoy the river!

Robert Dunn Send Message to Paddler

Age:   previous races: 2018

Sex:

From: Whitehorse, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: 102 Love of Paddling
..return to top
womens Tandem Canoe

Bib Sponsor:

Sponsors:

Momentum Analytics


 
Margo Millette

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

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Lots of wilderness tripping. YRQ a few times. Muskoka River X and Texas Winter 100.

Aims for this race

To have fun with a good friend.

Anjeanette LeMay

Age:   previous races: 2017

Sex: F

From: Lawrencetown, NS, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2017.
Many years of wilderness adventures

Aims for this race

Get to Dawson a little quicker than last time!

Reasons for entering this race

Spending time with a good friend, doing what we love.

Team: 103 Yukon Wide Adventures
..return to top
mens Tandem Kayak

Bib Sponsor:

Yukon Wide Adventures

Sponsors:

Thank you to our sponsors !!!


 
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

Be better than the second !

Reasons for entering this race

I love the river !

Gus Oliveira

Age: 50   previous races: 2011,2012,2013,2015,2017,2018,2019

Sex: M

From: Saltspring Island, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

6 YRQ's and other races

Aims for this race

Finish strong and fast

Team: 104 Team Frost
..return to top
womens 4 person Canoe

Bib Sponsor:

Sponsors:

Old Crow Chalet


 
Pauline Frost Send Message to Paddler

Age: 59   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

Alway up for a new challenge. It is a honour and pleasure to race with a talented group of paddlers Melissa, Monica, 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.

Melissa Carlick Send Message to Paddler

Age: 33   previous races: 2016,2018,2019

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

You can find me paddling in the YRQ, No place like the Yukon!

Aims for this race

Survive and Thrive!

Reasons for entering this race

Just another item on my bucket list.

Monica Johnson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 24   previous races: 2018

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2018

Aims for this race

Paddle harder

Reasons for entering this race

Wanted to race with a "dinjii Zhuu" women's team.

Team: 105 Skinny Blades and Shades
..return to top
mens Solo Kayak

Bib Sponsor:


 
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: 106 Team Ts'alvit
..return to top
mixed Voyageur

Bib Sponsor:


 
Jim Boyde Send Message to Paddler

Age: 78   previous races: 2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, 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: 74   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 or something like that

Aims for this race

Enjoy the journey with good friends.

Reasons for entering this race

A special journey with special souls.

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!

Marina McCready

Age: 67   previous races: 2006

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

16 years of competitive racing in outrigger canoe, dragon boat and marathon canoe. Multiple river trips including Wind, Snake, Yukon, Teslin, Beaver, Stewart and others.

Aims for this race

To see if this old girl still has it going on and to have fun!!

Rise Kirby Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Kylie Send Message to Paddler

Age: 39

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: 107 Dene K’eh Kusan
..return to top
mixed Tandem Canoe
Dene K’eh Kusan

Bib Sponsor:

Yukon 1000 Timing Software

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: 108 Stix Together
..return to top
womens Voyageur

Bib Sponsor:

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: 59   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 to raise a pile of $ for the cancer care fund, and actually get to race this year

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!

Natalie Haltrich Send Message to Paddler

Age: 46

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

First YQR

Aims for this race

Enjoy every fun and challenging mile of it. Given the boat I'm in, I know laughter won't be a problem!

Reasons for entering this race

Raise cash for the Yukon Cancer Fund and challenge myself with a group of awesome women.

Team: 109 BAG'D
..return to top
mens Tandem Canoe

Bib Sponsor:

Make IT

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

Lots of time in the mountains and in the backcountry, but not a ton of time on the water. First YRQ

Aims for this race

To make it farther than we did last year...

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: 110 Homeward Bound
..return to top
mens Tandem Canoe

Bib Sponsor:

Kanoe People


 
Greg Dumka Send Message to Paddler

Age: 44   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: 36   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 for last call at The Pit.

Team: 111 Pagunpogo
..return to top
mens Voyageur
Pagunpogo

Bib Sponsor:

yukoninfo.com

Sponsors:

https://www.askiholisticadventures.com/

Aski Holistic Adventures is owned and operated by Michela Carriere. We thank her for accommodations and support for our team to train together. Michela provides exceptional service in a setting where people reconnect with nature.

Solomon Carriere/Team Coach https://www.bigeddylodge.net/


 
Crispin Studer Send Message to Paddler

Age: 41

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Race to the Klondyke 2021,
Many years of long-distance racing in dog mushing

Aims for this race

Paddle hard and steady, keeping up with my team mates, make it to Dawson as fast as possible, and not forgetting to enjoy the race and having fun.

Reasons for entering this race

After running the Yukon Quest, its time to paddle the Yukon River Quest

Shane Orban Send Message to Paddler

Age: 21

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Fall Classic 2021

Aims for this race

keeping up with the old guys.

Reasons for entering this race

See how many bananas I can eat between Whitehorse and Dawson.

Steve Ramsay Send Message to Paddler
Steve Ramsay

Age: 60   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
Race to the Klondyke
Fall Classic
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

It's a incredible river and I love the challenge it offers. Having the chance to experience it with five friends will make it especially memorable.

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 team.

Wally Duncan Send Message to Paddler

Age: 39   previous races: 2017

Sex: M

From: Norway House, MB, Canada

Biographical Information

- Started racing York Boat's at the age of 15 and still racing
- Canvas Canoe race in Cross Lake MB.
- Been paddling 10+ year's. (Stock boat)
- Raced YRQ in 2017

Aims for this race

My aim is to finish strong, to do better than my last trip, to come out healthy with everyone.

Reasons for entering this race

The place is beautiful! The challenge of it, pushing your body, being sore for a week, I love that feeling. But this year, I will be a lot smarter, because I learned from my first experience. I'm excited for this and I cannot wait to get in that canoe and paddle to the midnight sun!

James Apetagon Send Message to Paddler

Age: 45

Sex: M

From: Norway House, MB, Canada

Biographical Information

- 7+ years of racing
- Numerous races in MB
- Northern communities treaty days races
- Mostly stock boats
- Canvas canoe 3 day marathon 6x

Aims for this race

Aim to compete with top teams as top finisher! Aim to win! Look to be prepared, physically and mentally. I want to have a memorable experience with a solid team and a top finish.

Reasons for entering this race

I want to enter this race because it is one of the top races in North America and probably in the world. The best part of canoe racing is meeting other competitors, gaining new friends, and pushing myself as hard as your combatants. And I want to experience the area and it's culture.

Team: 112 Golden Retriever
..return to top
mens Solo Kayak

Bib Sponsor:


 
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: 113 Soggy Bottom Boys
..return to top
mens 4 person Canoe
Eric Braul Send Message to Paddler

Age: 32

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

I did a race with my brother once and I stay up all night quite often

Aims for this race

Try not to get a pressure ulcer on my bum

Reasons for entering this race

To replace the irreplaceable Nansen Murray

Knute Johnsgaard Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

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: 32

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

Sleep deprivation, sores and soggy bottoms.

Matthias Purdon Send Message to Paddler

Age: 32

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

I 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

Team: 114 Something Else Entirely
..return to top
mens 4 person Canoe
Jake Paleczny Send Message to Paddler

Age: 35   previous races: 2014,2015,2017,2018

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

A few yrqs!

Aims for this race

Not to fall in the water. And to have fun! (Type 2 fun obviously).

Robert Spinks Send Message to Paddler

Age: 33   previous races: 2014,2015,2016,2017,2018,2019

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ

Aims for this race

Get there fast

Mike De Abreu Send Message to Paddler

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...

Reasons for entering this race

It is definitely a habit.

Sebastien Courville

Age: 41   previous races: 2018,2019

Sex: M

From: Golden Lake, 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: 115 VIP Bucket List
..return to top
mixed 4 person Canoe
Tom Arnold Send Message to Paddler

Age: 46

Sex: M

From: Victoria, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Mike Weirmier Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: Shawnigan Lake, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Cara Weirmier Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: F

From: Shawnigan Lake, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Mallorie Nicholson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 34

Sex: F

From: Victoria, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: 116 Buckwheat's Howlers
..return to top
mens Voyageur
Buckwheat's Howlers

Sponsors:

Taylor Fire
Mountain Shop
Starfire
Alderworks Alaska

Charities:

Log Cabin Ski Society Hut Fund


 
Jeff Brady Send Message to Paddler
Jeff Brady

Age: 65   previous races: 1999,2005,2011,2014,2016,2018

Sex: M

From: Skagway, AK, United States

Biographical Information

Six YRQ finishes and many river trips in the Yukon

Aims for this race

Keep on howling for Buckwheat (1951-2019), get my 5000K pin.

Sam Best Send Message to Paddler
Sam Best

Age:   previous races: 2019

Sex: M

From: Skagway, AK, United States

Biographical Information

2019 YRQ

Aims for this race

Have fun and finish strong

Reasons for entering this race

It's the best way to get to Dawson

Nicole Kovacs Send Message to Paddler

Age:   previous races: 2019

Sex: F

From: Skagway, AK, United States

Biographical Information

2019 YRQ

Aims for this race

Set the Skagway record

Cory Thole Send Message to Paddler

Age: 45   previous races: 2015,2018

Sex: M

From: Skagway, AK, United States

Biographical Information

I've spent several months adventuring in the Amazon Rainforest, 28 days trekking in the Khumbu Region of Nepal, a month bike tour from Katmandu to New Delhi, and a decade backcountry guiding in Southeast Alaska's temperate rainforest. This is my third Yukon River Quest Race.

Aims for this race

My mission is to laugh a lot, not hallucinate, and to break the Skagway Voyager race record. I'm looking forward to meet new folks and meet new river friends!

Tom Parker Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: M

From: Anchorage, AK, United States

Biographical Information

Extensive. I was born and raised in Juneau, and I have spent the majority of my free time doing multi-day and strenuous hikes, runs, climbs, paddles, skis, hunts, bikes, ect, in all regions of Alaska.

Aims for this race

Make Kent proud.

Ryan Nagelsmith Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: Skagway, AK, United States

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: 117 Sea Wings
..return to top
womens 4 person Canoe
Carmen Merkel Send Message to Paddler

Age: 38   previous races: 2017

Sex: F

From: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Multiple unsupported overnight SUP trips in various west coast locations
Multiple SUP & paddle races
70/48 110k paddle race, solo SUP 2018
YRQ solo SUP 2017
Years of alpine climbing trips
Years of ultra trail running 20-50kms races

Aims for this race

To finish strong and laugh with a crew instead of myself this time. ;)

Reasons for entering this race

Just over the moon to be a part of this incredible event and on this very special river again.

Christina Chowaniec Send Message to Paddler

Age: 41

Sex: F

From: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Canoe guide in eastern Canada
Kayaked inside passage of BC 2010
Decades of experience as a kayak guide in western Canada & New Zealand
Paddled Fraser River Hope-Vancouver 150kms
Multiple unsupported overnight trips in various west coast locations

Aims for this race

To finish strong and laugh with an amazing crew of inspiring women on this magical and very special river.

Susan Pinkney Send Message to Paddler

Age: 44

Sex: F

From: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Decades of unsupported backcountry hiking & kayak trips
Supported racer 2017 YRQ

Aims for this race

To finish strong and laugh with an amazing crew of inspiring women on this magical and very special river.

Monica Pearson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 43

Sex: F

From: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Paddle camp North Saskatchewan River
Paddle camp Various AB Rivers
Decades of unsupported backcountry hiking & canoe trips

Aims for this race

To finish strong and laugh with an amazing crew of inspiring women on this magical and very special river.

Team: 118 JR Hartleys Amazing aerial Ping Pong Display team
..return to top
mens Voyageur
Peter Mant Send Message to Paddler

Age: 54   previous races: 2016,2019

Sex: M

From: Armagh, Armagh, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

YRQ 2016,2019

Aims for this race

Finish with all eight paddlers and at least fifteen legs and fourteen arms that work.
55 hrs.

Angus Dodd Send Message to Paddler

Age: 54

Sex: M

From: London, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Ocean Racing. Fastnet x 2

Aims for this race

55 Hrs. Get to Dawson in one piece.

Bill Baker Send Message to Paddler

Age: 56

Sex: M

From: London, London, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

None

Aims for this race

55 Hrs

Angus Woods Send Message to Paddler

Age: 50

Sex: M

From: Wicklow, Ireland | Éire

Biographical Information

Spent the past thirty years living in The Wicklow hills with my sheep. Went in to a house once for my brother's wedding

Aims for this race

55 hrs. Figure it out as we go

Rob Howe Send Message to Paddler

Age: 54

Sex: M

From: Monmouth, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

I live in Wales. Enough said.

Aims for this race

55 Hrs. Try to not to take too many airshots.

Rob Bartlett Send Message to Paddler

Age: 56

Sex: M

From: Somerton, Somerset, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Marathon des Sables x1

Aims for this race

55 Hrs. see whether a mirage in the desert is like a hallucination at four in the morning

Mike Heron Send Message to Paddler

Age: 56

Sex: M

From: Auckland, New Zealand | Aotearoa

Biographical Information

None to write home about

Aims for this race

55 Hrs and complete my memoirs by Minto

Paddy Broughton Send Message to Paddler

Age: 59

Sex: M

From: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Biographical Information

multiple Sydney-Hobart races
Speight's Coast to Coast NZ
Rowed Mississippi source to sea.

Aims for this race

finish

Team: 119 Gunwales and Roses
..return to top
mixed Voyageur

Sponsors:

PowerRich
Bailey Art and Publishing
NextGen Drainage Solutions

Charities:

Canadian Cancer Society
https://www.canadahelps.org/en/pages/paddling-to-beat-cancer


 
Andrea deJong Send Message to Paddler

Age: 42   previous races: 2012,2013

Sex: F

From: Spruce Grove, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ finisher 2012, participant 2013. River enthusiast, but will tolerate lakes. Hiker, camper. Snack connoisseur. Forged nerves of steel in emergency health care.

Aims for this race

Glide triumphantly across that finish line in Dawson, with my team smiling.

Joanne Arthurs Send Message to Paddler
Joanne Arthurs

Age: 42   previous races: 2012,2013

Sex: F

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2012 Finisher
YRQ 2013 Participant
Extreme Adventure seeker,

Aims for this race

Figure out the meaning of life

Reasons for entering this race

Super adventurous. Up for challenges. Overly sarcastic.

Owen Swiney Send Message to Paddler

Age: 55

Sex: M

From: Onoway, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Obstacle racing

Aims for this race

Finish without drowning

Josef Martha Send Message to Paddler
Josef Martha

Age: 56

Sex: M

From: Stony Plain, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

I am an experienced hiker, and have done several obstacle course ultra distance races.

Aims for this race

I'd like to have a lot of fun with my friends! Have never been to the Yukon before, so that's a nice thing to check off the bucket list.

Gale Martha Send Message to Paddler
Gale Martha

Age: 57

Sex: F

From: Stony Plain, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

hiking

Aims for this race

to finish race in one piece

Reasons for entering this race

I was invited by my friends and I'm racing for the first time with my husband, Joe.

Andrew Smith Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

I've been paddling for over 10 years in mostly canoes. I have completed Carmacks to Dawson. I'm a qualified moving and flat water canoe instructor with the military, as well as completing my swift water rescue course. I have tons of wilderness experience, backpacking and canoe trips. Most of my big water canoeing experience has been around the Ottawa area which can range from flat water to class 3 rapids in a day.

Aims for this race

Stay dry! (No rain!)

Ken Larsen Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: Spruce Grove, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Several wilderness rivers in Northern BC and Alberta. Nahanni form Moose Ponds to the Liard
1981, 2011, 2019.

Aims for this race

Cross the finish line at Dawson wishing there was more river to run.

Reasons for entering this race

Invited to join great friends paddling the mighty and beautiful Yukon River.

Team: 120 Team Quickblade
..return to top
mens 4 person Canoe

Sponsors:

Quickblade Paddles
The Ultra Paddle League


 
Christopher Parker Send Message to Paddler

Age: 38

Sex: M

From: Currumbin, QLD, Australia

Biographical Information

- completed the YRQ in 2019 solo (albeit quite slowly)

Aims for this race

Finish a bit faster than last time and share the experience with some mates

Reasons for entering this race

I'm a huge fan of any race that pushes the mind to its limit. I created The Ultra Paddle League to help promote these crazy/epic races, and the Yukon is one of the craziest.

Travis Grant Send Message to Paddler

Age: 39

Sex: M

From: Honolulu, HI, United States

Biographical Information

4x winner Molokai-2-Oahu (SUP)
1x winner Molokai-2-Oahu (outrigger)

Aims for this race

See a new part of the world and try out a new style of paddling

Reasons for entering this race

SUP Racer talked me into it haha

but no really, I've finished my competitive paddling career and want to try new things such as these ultras. Yukon looks like a beautiful part of the world to show my family as well.

Jim Terrell Send Message to Paddler

Age: 56

Sex: M

From: Newport Beach, CA, United States

Biographical Information

Four-time Olympian in canoeing, founder of Quickblade Paddles. Grew up in the Midwest doing canoe/camping adventures in the wilderness

Aims for this race

Go fast, have fun and make sure SUP Racer keeps paddling

Reasons for entering this race

We built a woodstrip canoe for this race in 2020 and figured it was time we got it on the water!

Maika Scott Send Message to Paddler

Age: 40

Sex: M

From: Costa Mesa, CA, United States

Biographical Information

Outrigger canoe racing (Molokai 2 Oahu, Hawaiki Nui), sailing

Aims for this race

Come clean on a bet

Team: 121 Half a Perfect Storm
..return to top
mens Solo Canoe
Gaetan Plourde Send Message to Paddler

Age: 48   previous races: 2006,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018,2019

Sex: M

From: North Gower, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Various paddling and running races, plenty of YRQs.

Aims for this race

Paddle hard and keep the sleep monsters at bay.

Reasons for entering this race

Always a great challenge!

Team: 122 Chasing Daylight
..return to top
mens Solo Kayak
Brad Pennington Send Message to Paddler
Brad Pennington

Age: 55   previous races: 2007,2008,2009,2016

Sex: M

From: Houston, TX, United States

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: 123 The Bickersons
..return to top
mixed Tandem Canoe
Bonnie Pankiw
Bonnie Pankiw

Age: 61   previous races: 2017,2018,2019

Sex: F

From: Chelsea, QC, Canada

Biographical Information

MRX
K2O
YRQ 2017, 2018, 2019

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

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

Christoph Weber
Christoph Weber

Age: 67   previous races: 2017,2018,2019

Sex: M

From: Chelsea, QC, Canada

Biographical Information

Muskoka River X
Kingston to Ottawa
YRQ 2017, 2018, 2019

Aims for this race

more vivid hallucinations, less puking

Reasons for entering this race

Trying not to give in to Father Time.

Team: 124 M+M
..return to top
mixed Tandem Canoe
Marie LaForme Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Matt Hubert Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: 125 Fermentation Vessel
..return to top
mixed Tandem Canoe
Leila Myers Send Message to Paddler
Leila Myers

Age: 48

Sex: F

From: Chelsea, QC, Canada

Biographical Information

Muskoka River X 2019 60 km SUP
Kawartha Paddle Quest 2021 50 km
Muskoka River X 2021 Huntsville 110 km

Aims for this race

Finishing sounds good.

Reasons for entering this race

Just being our best selves!

Michael Iles Send Message to Paddler

Age: 50

Sex: M

From: Ottawa, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Kawartha Paddle Quest 2021 50 km
Muskoka River X 2021 Huntsville 110 km

Aims for this race

Finish in a respectable time without permanent damage to either my butt or my paddle partner relationship.

Team: 126 HUUM SAUNA | Yukon Team Estonia
..return to top
womens Tandem Kayak
HUUM SAUNA | Yukon Team Estonia

Sponsors:

HUUM
https://huum.eu/

Arens
https://arens.ee/


World of Kayaks
https://www.worldkayaks.com/

EastPole Kayaks
https://eastpole.ee/


 
Linda Tetsmann Send Message to Paddler
Linda Tetsmann

Age: 30

Sex: F

From: Loo, J, Estonia | Eesti

Biographical Information

*Võhandu International Canoeing Marathon of Estonia 100 km 9 times:
- K1WOM winner in 2017, 2018, 2019
- K2WOM (with Anette) winner in 2020 (top 3rd overall)
- K2WOM (with Anette) winner in 2021 (top 4th overall)
- K2WOM (with Anette) winner in 2022 (top 5th overall)

*Türi-Tori downriver race 4 times:
- K1WOM winner in 2017, 2018, 2019 (48 km)
- top 1st overall (with Anette) in 2021 (78 km)
- top 3rd overall (with Anette) in 2022 (78 km)

*Estonian Championships in sea kayaking
- K2WOM winner (with Anette) in 2020 (24 km)
- K2WOM winner (with Anette) in 2021 (12 km)
(top 4th overall)

*Gauja XXL 310 km with Anette 30 hours (without no sleep) in 2022

*Member of the first women's team paddling on Gauja XXL River Quest 380 km Team Relay in 2019, Latvia

Aims for this race

*To complete the whole race with my fellow Anette

*Paddle as fast as possible but to last to finish-line

*To get this experience on a river this long and big and enjoy every possible moment of it

Reasons for entering this race

*To follow my passion for long-distance river paddling

*Challenging myself to a new goal that is way more mental than my previous races

Anette Baum Send Message to Paddler
Anette Baum

Age: 24

Sex: F

From: Tartu, Tartumaa, Estonia | Eesti

Biographical Information

*Canoe sprint:
- 18-time Estonian champion
- 14-time Estonian youth and junior champion
- 10-time Baltic champion in long distances
- participated in Junior European Championships 3 times and once in the U23 World Championships
- 5-time Estonian champion in Canoe marathon

*Võhandu International Canoeing Marathon of Estonia 100 km 6 times:
- K2WOM winner in 2017, 2018, 2019
- K2WOM (with Linda) winner in 2020 (top 3rd overall)
- K2WOM (with Linda) winner in 2021 (top 4th overall)
- K2WOM (with Linda) winner in 2022 (top 5th overall)

*Türi-Tori downriver race 78 km 3 times:
- K1WOM winner in 2018, 2019
- top 1st overall (with Linda) in 2021
- top 3rd overall (with Linda) in 2022

*Estonian Championships in sea kayaking
- K1WOM winner in 2018 and 2019 (24 km)
- K2WOM winner (with Linda) in 2020 (24 km)
- K2WOM winner (with Linda) in 2021 (12 km)
(top 4th overall)

*Gauja XXL 310 km with Linda 30 hours (without no sleep) in 2022

*Member of the first women's team paddling on Gauja XXL River Quest 380 km Team Relay in 2019, Latvia

Aims for this race

*To paddle as fast as possible but last to the finish line

*Enjoy the experience

Reasons for entering this race

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

Team: 127 Sunday Drivers
..return to top
mixed Tandem Kayak
Sunday Drivers

 
William Siersdorfer Send Message to Paddler
William Siersdorfer

Age: 62   previous races: 2016,2017,2018,2019

Sex: M

From: Houston, TX, United States

Biographical Information

2021 Texas water Safari
2020 AL 650
2016 - 2019 YRQ's
2015 MR 340
2012 Texas Water Safari

Aims for this race

To finish strong.

Reasons for entering this race

To get back up north and see all of my friends!

Scottie Trevino Send Message to Paddler
Scottie Trevino

Age: 53

Sex: F

From: Houston, TX, United States

Biographical Information

2021 Texas Water Safari
2021 Ouachita 49er
2019 Ruta Maya
2017 Texas Winter 100
2016 California River Quest

Aims for this race

Finish Strong!

Reasons for entering this race

To finish with a good time!

Team: 128 Wunnumnut
..return to top
mens Solo Kayak
Jeff Brainard Send Message to Paddler

Age: 60   previous races: 2013,2014,2015,2016,2018

Sex: M

From: Roslin, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

A few YRQ’S
A few MRX’s

Aims for this race

Finish healthy

Team: 129 2 Young 2 Stop Now
..return to top
mens Tandem Canoe
Bill Stanzeleit Send Message to Paddler
Bill Stanzeleit

Age: 59   previous races: 2018,2019

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2018 & 2019
20+ years of Whitewater paddling

Aims for this race

Finish strong with nothing left in the tank

Reasons for entering this race

Great Event; Fantastic People; Amazing River

Gary Seed Send Message to Paddler
Gary Seed

Age: 65   previous races: 2012,2014,2015,2016,2018,2019

Sex: M

From: Kanata, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Some YRQ's
Muskoka race
Yukon 360

Quest For a Cure Adv. Race
Logs, Rocks & Steel Adv Race

Aims for this race

Paddle hard, Paddle long. Leave nothing on the table

Reasons for entering this race

It's such a fantastic event ... challenges you in so many ways; great volunteers, great racers.
The scenery is incredible, as is the personal challenge.

Team: 130 www.tyreorder.com Elite Team
..return to top
mens Tandem Kayak

Sponsors:

World of Kayaks
www.tyreorder.com
Kaju köök - https://olgainkitchen.com/


 
Indrek Kermon Send Message to Paddler
Indrek Kermon

Age: 35

Sex: M

From: Rae, Estonia | Eesti

Biographical Information

Vohandu Marathon 100km 12 times, overall win 2020 and 2021
Gauja 420km relay winner 2017
Tyri-Tori marathon 78km, several times and overall course record holder in Solo kayak
Lots of other smaller races

Aims for this race

Fun and to get it done

Reasons for entering this race

Andres told me so

Andres Kaju Send Message to Paddler
Andres Kaju

Age: 38   previous races: 2018

Sex: M

From: Tallinn, Estonia | Eesti

Biographical Information

YRQ2018
Võhandu Marathon 100km 15X and overall win 2020 and 2021
Gauja XXL 420km relay winner 2017
Tyri-Tori marathon 78km, several times
Lots of other smaller races in kayak and endurance sports

Aims for this race

Fun

Reasons for entering this race

Indrek told me so

Team: 131 The Girls Next Door
..return to top
womens Tandem Canoe
Jacqueline Lewis Octavio Send Message to Paddler

Age: 30

Sex: F

From: Canada, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Raced in the 2019 river quest. Tandem canoe. Finished in 69hrs. Have many years outdoor mountaineering and backcountry medicine experience.

Aims for this race

To finish 10hrs quicker than last time. 59hrs max.

Reasons for entering this race

To improve on our previous achievement

Alysha Coates Send Message to Paddler

Age: 30   previous races: 2019

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Raced in 2019 YRQ.

Aims for this race

To finish 10hrs faster

Reasons for entering this race

To improve upon our last achievement

Team: 132 Canoe Rush
..return to top
mens Tandem Canoe
Art Walker-Jones Send Message to Paddler

Age: 63

Sex: M

From: Gravenhurst, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

I have raced the General Clinton, The Pas, Cooks Creek, Muskoka River X, Big East, and Huntsville 110, and North Bay to Mattawa. I am also an instructor with Paddle Canada and have paddled the Yukon River, Bloodvein River, Missinabi River, Dumoin River, and north shore of Superior, to name a few.

Aims for this race

Enjoy

Glen Dawson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 56

Sex: M

From: Bracebridge, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

General Clinton, La Classique, Muskoka River X, Big East, Hunstville 110, North Bay to Mattawa ...

Aims for this race

Have fun

Team: 133 Spacy Stacy
..return to top
womens Solo Kayak
Spacy Stacy

 
Stacy Doyle Send Message to Paddler

Age: 46

Sex: F

From: Victoria, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Previous entry from 2020 & 2021 race. I predominantly pleasure paddle these days, yet used to kayak guide & instruct for 8yrs on Vancouver Island, a few Gulf Islands & a short period in Pahia, New Zealand. I

Aims for this race

To finally complete it after 21yrs of wanting to, and hopefully I can bring a competitive edge as well.

Reasons for entering this race

I've been wanting to do it for 21yrs now & am excited to meet this personal goal & bucket list item.

Team: 134 Vax'd Double
..return to top
mens Tandem Canoe
Bruce White Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex:

From: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Frank Farah Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex:

From: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: 135 Estonian Vikings
..return to top
mens Solo Kayak
Mart Reimann Send Message to Paddler

Age: 46   previous races: 2018

Sex: M

From: Kuusalu Municipality, Harjumaa, Estonia | Eesti

Biographical Information

Võhandu Canoeing Marathon (100km) 12 times
2017 Gauja XXL River Quest Gold in 420km team relay
2018 Gauja XXL River Quest Gold in 310km mens double kayak
2018 Yukon River Quest. Bronze in mens double kayak

Aims for this race

To be better than last time

Team: 136 Spirit of the Yukon
..return to top
mens Tandem Canoe
Francis Soenen Send Message to Paddler

Age: 52   previous races: 2012,2014,2016,2017,2018

Sex: M

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

Biographical Information

2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018

Aims for this race

Finish <50 h

Danny Veys Send Message to Paddler

Age: 51   previous races: 2012,2016,2018

Sex: M

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

Biographical Information

YRQ

Aims for this race

Finish <50 h

Team: 137 Badgers Who Paddle
..return to top
mens Tandem Canoe
Michael J Lauterbach Send Message to Paddler

Age: 40   previous races: 2019

Sex: M

From: Stevens Point, WI, United States

Biographical Information

2x YRQ, 3x MR340

Aims for this race

Paddle like the cops are after us

Nathan J Lauterbach Send Message to Paddler

Age: 30   previous races: 2019

Sex: M

From: Newcastle, WA, United States

Biographical Information

1x YRQ, 3x MR340

Aims for this race

Paddle downriver

Team: 138 Shut Up and Paddle
..return to top
womens Solo Canoe
Tania Halik Send Message to Paddler

Age: 65

Sex: F

From: Invermere, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Not a racer / years and thousands of kilometers paddled on rivers and lakes in northern Canada

Aims for this race

To go where I haven't gone before

Reasons for entering this race

Have not done it yet

Team: 139 Wild Women
..return to top
womens Tandem Kayak
Samantha Lorenz Send Message to Paddler

Age: 34

Sex: F

From: Port Townsend, WA, United States

Biographical Information

70/48 race - 70 miles 48 hours
week long backpacking trips
collegiate rowing
multi-night canoe trips BWCA

Aims for this race

Experience a new place
Have fun
Grow
Complete

Kelly Watson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 48

Sex: F

From: Port Townsend, WA, United States

Biographical Information

Yukon River Quests - 2014, 2017, 2018, ....

Aims for this race

To get to come back and enjoy this beautiful river, the incredible community and to once again float and paddle the magnificent Yukon River as part of this race.

Reasons for entering this race

Because it's amazing!

Team: 140 Calgary Canoe Club
..return to top
mens Tandem Canoe

Sponsors:

None

Charities:

None


 
Samuel Parmiter Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Canoe Sprint athlete since age of 12. Paddle 2 hours per day for training while the water isn't frozen. Running + swimming in the wintertime as alternative.

Used to specialize in 1000m distance for racing, have since transitioned to training for marathon distance.

Every weekend spent backcountry camping/backcountry skiing.

Aims for this race

Compete to place in top 5.

Reasons for entering this race

As an anchor for this year's training plan! My partner Robin and I have really been enjoying training for marathon based events in recent years!

Robin Kendall Send Message to Paddler

Age: 24

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Sprint Canoe Athlete competing at National Level. Racing since age 12. Spends two hours paddling per day while water is not frozen for training.

Trained to compete at ICF Marathon world Championships 2020, which were unfortunately cancelled for COVID.

Spends every weekend backcountry camping

Aims for this race

Compete to finish top 5

Team: 141 Team Super Team
..return to top
mens Tandem Canoe
Caleb Light Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Some; likely not enough.

Aims for this race

Aim high, shoot low.

Reasons for entering this race

Several, few reasonable.

Trent Irwin Send Message to Paddler

Age: 38

Sex: M

From: Hamilton, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

I'm typically outside whenever I leave the house.

Aims for this race

Shoot low, aim high.

Reasons for entering this race

I told too many people I was going to do it... I'm committed

Team: 142 Delta
..return to top
mens 4 person Canoe

Sponsors:

McDonald Bro's Electrical
Octane Logistics


 
Kendall McDonald Send Message to Paddler

Age: 45   previous races: 2012,2013,2015,2018

Sex: M

From: Inuvik, NT, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Nichole McDonald Send Message to Paddler

Age:   previous races: 2014,2015,2016

Sex:

From: Inuvik, NT, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Brandon Johnston Send Message to Paddler

Age: 38   previous races: 2013,2014,2018

Sex: M

From: Inuvik, NT, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Mackenzie McDonald Send Message to Paddler

Age:   previous races: 2016

Sex:

From: Inuvik, NT, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: 143 PADDLE WHAKT
..return to top
mens Tandem Canoe
Ryan Burlingame Send Message to Paddler

Age: 30

Sex: M

From: Haines Junction, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Ultra marathonning
Assorted self-induced suffer-fests
Over 10 seasons of field work

Aims for this race

Maximum fun and suffer
To complete and compete

Reasons for entering this race

Por que no?

Bob Jackson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 66

Sex: M

From: Enderby, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Many multi day canoe tripping experiences
Marathon canoe racing
Ironman triathlete
Paddled on BC team in Yukon 75th anniversary, Skagway to Dawson

Aims for this race

Enjoy the scenery
Beat 52 hours

Reasons for entering this race

Spell of the Yukon always been with me

Team: 144 BC Questor
..return to top
mens Solo Kayak
Brad Cunnin Send Message to Paddler
Brad Cunnin

Age: 64

Sex: M

From: Victoria, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

FROM CV Submitted... Kayaking experience..
multiple (roughly 6) multi day kayak trips of 3 to 8 days, including Desolation Sound and the Broken Island group, both on Vancouver Island. I have done a little (one) river run in Clearwater BC in my little surf kayak. Have been kayaking for about 20 years, current boat is a KevlarP&H Cetus HV, lovely quick! Longest paddle to date would be a 10hr return run to Squirrel Cove when the weather crapped out. About 40km, ocean crossing with current and tides. So a far cry from the 750+ km of this race, but still.. with the River flowing at average 8-10 km/hr, I get about 450 free kms! Discounting for the first 87 km of lake Laberge.

Have also been a backwoods camper (up to 6 days), have done the West Coast Trail (+/- 80km) a couple of times, (1978 and 2010) the Juan de Fuca Trail many times. Was a Land Surveyor, so have worked in the bush a LOT, and have taken Wilderness and backcountry First Aid a few times, although the last one was in 1998.

Have mountain climbing (Alpine) as a semi-serious pursuit, and have been up to 7000m (Aconcagua), several mountains in Nepal, Kilimanjaro, and Mont Blanc. Typical climb is about 12days. Ascent days can be up to 20 hours of non-stop activity.

Longest endurance event would be the Seattle to Portland (STP 200) bike ride (not a race!) , 320 km and was in the saddle for 16 hours.

Aims for this race

To finish in under 60 hours. .. Okay, maybe 64..?

Reasons for entering this race

The YQR has been on the margins of the bucket list for a few years, since about 2014 when we were up in Yukon for a vacation. Watched part of the race, and went for a little paddle. Love being out and about and on the water.

Team: 145 Fireside Adventures
..return to top
mens Tandem Canoe (half)

Sponsors:

Fireside Adventures

Charities:

SOS Children's Village Canada


 
Jeff Willis Send Message to Paddler

Age: 49

Sex: M

From: gibsons, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

30 years of expedition travel via canoe. Travelled the Yukon River 11 times since 2015.

Aims for this race

65 - 70 hour completion

Reasons for entering this race

Turning 50 years and was registered for 2020 - but postponed because COVID. Wanting to personally challenge myself.

Lenaya Sampson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 26

Sex: M

From: gibsons, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

8 paddle trips down Yukon River, 150 canoe expedition days, canoe instructor.

Aims for this race

60 - 70 hours to complete the race.

Reasons for entering this race

Complete the race with her boss and mentor as he celebrates his 50th birthday paddle.

Team: 146 Ethan Palmer
..return to top
mens Solo Kayak
Ethan Palmer

 
Ethan Palmer Send Message to Paddler

Age: 30

Sex: M

From: Stonington, CT, United States

Biographical Information

Sprint Kayaker, Dragonboat (ICF, IDBF), Team USA, National Champion K4. Former Rower (capt. US Naval Academy ‘14)

James River rundown
Chattajack x2
Connecticut River expedition

Wilderness National Park Ranger, River Ranger (Katmai- Alaska), Technical search and rescue, boating instructor, water rescue.

Aims for this race

Experience the Yukon, paddle left and right.

Team: 147 Hatchet Lake
..return to top
mens Voyageur
Randy Denechezhe Send Message to Paddler

Age: 30

Sex: M

From: Wollaston Lakw, SK, Canada

Biographical Information

2010 Saskatchewan canoe quest sandy bay 110 km, 250 year canoe race

Aims for this race

to do my best I can for my people and to make history

Reasons for entering this race

to push myself to the limit and for our dene nation proud.

James Shaoulle Send Message to Paddler

Age: 29

Sex: M

From: Wollaston Lake, SK, Canada

Biographical Information

2010 Saskatchewan canoe quest sandy bay 110 km, 250 year canoe race

Aims for this race

to do my best I can for my people and to make history

Reasons for entering this race

to push myself to the limit and for our dene nation proud.

Joseph Dzeylion Send Message to Paddler

Age: 29   previous races: 2019

Sex: M

From: Wollaston Lake, SK, Canada

Biographical Information

2010 Saskatchewan canoe quest sandy bay 110 km, 250 year canoe race

Aims for this race

to do my best I can for my people and to make history

Reasons for entering this race

to push myself to the limit and for our dene nation proud.

John Dzeylion Send Message to Paddler

Age: 26

Sex: M

From: Wollaston Lake, SK, Canada

Biographical Information

2010 Saskatchewan canoe quest sandy bay 110 km, 250 year canoe race

Aims for this race

to do my best I can for my people and to make history

Reasons for entering this race

to push myself to the limit and for our dene nation proud.

Jay Dzeylion Send Message to Paddler

Age: 23   previous races: 2019

Sex: M

From: Wollaston Lake, SK, Canada

Biographical Information

2010 Saskatchewan canoe quest sandy bay 110 km, 250 year canoe race

Aims for this race

to do my best I can for my people and to make history

Reasons for entering this race

to push myself to the limit and for our dene nation proud.

Robbie Denechazhe Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: M

From: Wollaston Lake, SK, Canada

Biographical Information

2010 Saskatchewan canoe quest sandy bay 110 km, 250 year canoe race

Aims for this race

to do my best I can for my people and to make history

Reasons for entering this race

to push myself to the limit and for our dene nation proud.