Racer Bios for 2023 Yukon River Quest Entrants

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Team Class Category Team name Members
Team Class Category Team name Members
1 4 person Canoe mixed The Carcs Benjamin Wright, Michael Peirce
Emily Wright, Claire Wright
2 Voyageur mens Eagle Ross Bagnell, Mark Aryanto
Aleisha Rocheleau, Lucas Perron
Kelly Magnusson, Nico Harvey
Dave Stewart, John Jackson
3 Voyageur mixed Cap Warriors Donna Johns, Bruce Jobin
Wes Kemble, Prezley Jobin
Dominic Johns, Marie Boss
Ethan Boucher, Adam Joe
4 4 person Canoe mixed Ottawa Valley Crew Seb Courville, Jen Courville
Mike De Abreu, Sophie Coupal
5 4 person Canoe mens Mix Match Anthony Ellis, Martin Like
Shawn Warren, Lucy Jones
6 4 person Canoe mens Usain Boat Adam Strand, Michael Johnson
Giovanni Allevato, Douglass Endrizzi
7 Voyageur mens Stix Together Cheryl Rivest, Carolyn Relf
Kirsti De Vries, Susan Hamilton
Anna Peacock, Natalie Haltrich
Kathy Burden
8 4 person Canoe mixed Team Gold Coast Joanne Hamilton-Vale, Peter Vale
Nick Le Roux, Sala Oroua-sina
9 Voyageur mens Here we go again! Keith Dorling, Tba
Tba, Tba
Tba, Tba
10 Voyageur mens Team 3-2-1- Go Tina Hoeben, Kathy Jensen
Cindy Lee, Margaret Caudle
No name yet, No name yet
11 4 person Canoe mens Spirit of the Yukon Soenen Francis, Peter VDB
John, Danny Veys
12 Voyageur mixed TS'ALVIT James Boyde, Pam Boyde
Midori Kirby, Peter Kirby
Melissa Carlick, Marina McCready
Marianne Douglas
13 Voyageur mens Moai Charlie Bodkin, Sam Horsley
James Samuels, Louis Hugh-Jones
Piers Haskard, Harry Horsley
14 Tandem Canoe mens Maximum Capacity Spencer Edelman, Jason Biensch
15 Tandem Canoe mens Watch Our Wake Brian Groves, Shane Ringham
16 Tandem Canoe mens Northwestel Kerry Pettitt, Sean Booth
17 Tandem Canoe womens Numb and Number Leslie Davenport, Jennifer Nicholson
18 Tandem Canoe mixed Broderson Chris Broderson, Emily Broderson
19 Tandem Canoe mens Wolves don't live by the rules Gary Seed, Bill Stanzeleit
20 Tandem Canoe mixed Tippecanoe and TJ too Jessica Oakes, Thomas Jepsen
21 Tandem Canoe mixed Canoeing Kinfolk Kimberly Dodds, Chris Dodds
22 Tandem Kayak mixed Spirit of America Josh Friedman, Julie Kirk
23 Tandem Kayak mens Yukiwis Graham Sutherland, Greg Lloyd
24 Tandem Canoe mixed G and J Jeremy Staveley, Gillian Staveley
25 Tandem Canoe mens Pangal Norte John Philip Apostol, Joshua Apostol
26 Tandem Canoe mixed Team Morris Christopher Morris, Victoria Morris
27 Voyageur mixed Raven Cascia Krolczyk, Ben Widdowson
Lucas Traude, Kaitlyn Smeltzer
Thomas McWhinnie, Chris Tanner
Someone, Someone2
28 Tandem Kayak womens Flow Karla Charlton, Sarah Ryley
29 Tandem Canoe mens Free Animal Ragnar Robinson, Scott Fraser
30 Voyageur womens Team Whoa Tunde Fulop, Lisa Robertson
Patricia Clune, Noreen Schaefer
Danielle Boisvert, TBC
TBC, TBC
31 Tandem Canoe mens Aus Can Canoe Jason Kirkoski, Tony Juurlink
32 Solo Kayak mens Run from th' bear ye dafty Alex Fraser
33 Solo Kayak mens 14DABOYZ Shea Thorne
34 Solo Canoe mens Van Der Linde Associates Jeff Kay
35 SUP mens Airboard Thomas Schillig
36 Solo Kayak womens Nauti & Nice Sandra Schuschkleb
37 Solo Kayak mens Paddle for the people Ben Bloomfield
38 Solo Kayak mens Old Bullet Steve Morrison
39 Solo Kayak mens Happy with the Flow Chris Lightbound
40 Solo Kayak womens Rough Cut Diamond Patricia Jones
41 Solo Canoe mens matt@newwestdesign.ca Matthew Smith
42 Solo Kayak mens Team Sonny Sonny Zlotnik
43 Solo Kayak mens Paddling Citizenship Antoine Betat
44 SUP mens RGP Christoph Weber
45 Solo Kayak mens The Other Guy Shane Hansen
46 Solo Kayak mens CaCoCa Jake VanLue
47 Solo Kayak womens Team Lootas Kelley Watson
48 SUP mens Hugo GSWOPS Hugo Vernhout
49 Solo Kayak mens The Waterman Robert Gill
50 Solo Kayak mens BC Questor Brad Cunnin
51 Solo Kayak womens ADHDawson Sam Blair
52 SUP mens Rhymes with Feer Judson Rowse
53 SUP (half) mens Guy "SUP-bon" Cotten Ed Whittingham

There are 53 paid-up teams (142 paddlers), 0 part paid teams (0 paddlers)

Team: 1 The Carcs
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mixed 4 person Canoe
Benjamin Wright Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Years of backcountry paddling growing up in Ontario and BC, mountaineering, backpacking, etc.

Aims for this race

Finish strong! Be happy!

Reasons for entering this race

Part of a cycling and paddling journey from Victoria to Tuktoyaktuk!

Michael Peirce Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

40 years of backcountry paddling, hiking, mountaineering, skiing… any way to get out into the wilderness.

Aims for this race

Finish strong! Have fun!

Reasons for entering this race

Part of a cycling and paddling journey from Victoria to Tuktoyaktuk.

Emily Wright Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: F

From: Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Years of backcountry paddling growing up in Ontario and BC, mountaineering, backpacking, etc.

Aims for this race

Finish strong! Have Fun!

Reasons for entering this race

Part of a cycling and paddling journey from Victoria to Tuktoyaktuk

Claire Wright Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: F

From: Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Years of backcountry paddling growing up in Ontario and BC, mountaineering, backpacking, etc.

Aims for this race

Finish strong! Have fun!

Reasons for entering this race

Part of a cycling and paddling journey from Victoria to Tuktoyaktuk

Team: 2 Eagle
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mens Voyageur

Sponsors:

Victoria Gold Corp


 
Ross Bagnell Send Message to Paddler

Age: 26

Sex: M

From: Port Williams, NS, Canada

Biographical Information

Multi-day backcountry canoe trips in Nova Scotia, British Columbia

Aims for this race

Complete the race within time limits.

Mark Aryanto Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Multi-day backcountry canoe trips in British Columbia

Aims for this race

Complete the race within time limits.

Aleisha Rocheleau Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: F

From: Revelstoke, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Multi-day backcountry canoe trips in British Columbia, Quebec, Ontario

Aims for this race

Complete the race within time limits.

Lucas Perron Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Multi-day backcountry canoe trips in British Columbia

Aims for this race

Complete the race within time limits.

Kelly Magnusson Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: F

From: Kelowna, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Multi-day backcountry canoe trips in British Columbia

Aims for this race

Complete the race within time limits.

Nico Harvey Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Multi-day backcountry canoe trips in British Columbia

Aims for this race

Complete the race within time limits.

Dave Stewart Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: Canmore, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Multi-day backcountry canoe trips in Ontario

Aims for this race

Complete the race within time limits.

John Jackson Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: Quesnel, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Multi-day backcountry canoe trips in British Columbia

Aims for this race

Complete the race within time limits.

Team: 3 Cap Warriors
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mixed Voyageur

Sponsors:

CAP Engineering and CTFN


 
Donna Johns Send Message to Paddler

Age: 47   previous races: 2015,2016,2017,2019

Sex: F

From: carcross, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2015, 2016,2018, 2019
river guide
Canoe Leader for CTFN

Aims for this race

take the record this year

Bruce Jobin Send Message to Paddler

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

Sex: M

From: whitehorse, Canada

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Aims for this race

Wes Kemble Send Message to Paddler

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

Sex: M

From: Carcross, YT, Canada

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Aims for this race

Prezley Jobin Send Message to Paddler

Age: 16

Sex: F

From: Carcross, YT, Canada

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Aims for this race

Dominic Johns Send Message to Paddler

Age: 24

Sex: M

From: Carcross, YT, Canada

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Marie Boss Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: F

From: Haines Jct, YT, Canada

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Ethan Boucher Send Message to Paddler

Age: 17

Sex: M

From: Carcross, YT, Canada

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Adam Joe Send Message to Paddler

Age: 16

Sex: M

From: Old Crow, YT, Canada

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Aims for this race

Team: 4 Ottawa Valley Crew
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mixed 4 person Canoe
Seb Courville Send Message to Paddler

Age: 43

Sex: M

From: Golden lake, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2018-2019-2022

Aims for this race

Keep the round side down

Reasons for entering this race

Prospect for the Big River Club

Jen Courville Send Message to Paddler

Age: 48

Sex: F

From: Golden Lake, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2018-2019

Aims for this race

Paddle with my amazing husband.

Reasons for entering this race

Don't need a reason to paddle with the most wonderful husband.

Mike De Abreu
Mike De Abreu

Age: 58   previous races: 2015,2017,2018,2019,2022

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.

Sophie Coupal
Sophie Coupal

Age: 46   previous races: 2019

Sex: F

From: Cantley, QC, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2019, MRXs
K2Os, General Clintons, HV110, many pro boat races

Aims for this race

Type 2 fun with my awesome teammates

Team: 5 Mix Match
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mens 4 person Canoe
Anthony Ellis Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: SHREWSBURY, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

NO

Aims for this race

TO FINISH

Martin Like Send Message to Paddler

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From: POWYS, United Kingdom

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Shawn Warren Send Message to Paddler

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From: FT MCMURRAY, AB, Canada

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Lucy Jones Send Message to Paddler

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From: WEST MIDLANDS, United Kingdom

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Aims for this race

Team: 6 Usain Boat
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mens 4 person Canoe
Adam Strand Send Message to Paddler

Age: 35

Sex: M

From: Urbana, IL, United States

Biographical Information

Canoeing and Kayaking throughout Wisconsin and the Boundary Waters of Northern Minnesota

Aims for this race

To have fun and enjoy the ultimate sufferfest!

Michael Johnson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 31

Sex: M

From: Rapid City, SD, United States

Biographical Information

Spending my free time exploring the outdoors on back country trips and paddling throughout northern California

Aims for this race

To push myself and explore the beauty of the Yukon Territory

Giovanni Allevato

Age: 35

Sex: M

From: Kaneohe, HI, United States

Biographical Information

Active member of a competitive Hawaiian outrigger canoe club

Aims for this race

Race in an environment far different than the Pacific Ocean along the coast of Hawaii

Douglass Endrizzi Send Message to Paddler

Age: 34

Sex: M

From: Monona, WI, United States

Biographical Information

Comfortable canoeing class 3 rapids.
Endurance athlete (Ironman, SwimRun, marathon).
Commuted to work via kayak for years.

Aims for this race

Experience an endorphin high through an Arctic summer.
Avoid crippling blisters.

Reasons for entering this race

Masochism. And friendship.

Team: 7 Stix Together
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mens Voyageur
Cheryl Rivest Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0   previous races: 2014,2015,2016,2017,2018,2019

Sex:

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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Carolyn Relf Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0   previous races: 2016,2017,2018,2019,2022

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From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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Kirsti De Vries Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0   previous races: 2019,2022

Sex:

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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Susan Hamilton Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0   previous races: 2019,2022

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From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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Anna Peacock Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0   previous races: 2019,2022

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From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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Natalie Haltrich Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0   previous races: 2022

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From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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Kathy Burden Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0

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From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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Team: 8 Team Gold Coast
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mixed 4 person Canoe
Joanne Hamilton-Vale Send Message to Paddler

Age:   previous races: 2016,2017

Sex: F

From: Ormeau Hills, QLD, Australia

Biographical Information

Raced many ultras. Completed YRQ solo on SUP in 2017

Aims for this race

to complete the event with friends

Reasons for entering this race

Would like to do it with friends in a different class

Peter Vale Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: Ormeau Hills, QLD, Australia

Biographical Information

Raced many distance races and good in the wilderness

Aims for this race

to complete the race with friends

Nick Le Roux Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: Ormeau Hills, QLD, Australia

Biographical Information

paddled many safari long distance events in Australia. Have wilderness training

Aims for this race

To paddle in the Yukon and complete the event

Sala Oroua-sina Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: F

From: Ormeau Hills, QLD, Australia

Biographical Information

Raced many paddle safari distance events in Australia. Have completed wilderness training

Aims for this race

To paddle in the Yukon and complete the event

Team: 9 Here we go again!
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mens Voyageur
Keith Dorling Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0   previous races: 2012,2013,2016

Sex: M

From: Warwick, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

3 times voyageur class YRQ

Aims for this race

Under 50 hour finish

Tba Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0

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From: Warwick, United Kingdom

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Tba Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0

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From: Tba, United Kingdom

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Tba Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0

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From: Tba, United Kingdom

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Tba Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0

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From: Tba, United Kingdom

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Tba Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0

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From: Tba, United Kingdom

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Team: 10 Team 3-2-1- Go
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mens Voyageur
Tina Hoeben Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0   previous races: 2012,2015,2017

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From: Penticton,, BC, Canada

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Kathy Jensen Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0

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Cindy Lee Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0   previous races: 2015,2017

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Margaret Caudle Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0   previous races: 2015,2017

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Team: 11 Spirit of the Yukon
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mens 4 person Canoe
Soenen Francis Send Message to Paddler

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From: Roeselare, Belgium | België | Belgique | Belgien

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Peter VDB Send Message to Paddler

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John Send Message to Paddler

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Danny Veys Send Message to Paddler

Age:   previous races: 2012,2016,2018,2022

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Team: 12 TS'ALVIT
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mixed Voyageur
James Boyde Send Message to Paddler

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Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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14 YRQ's.

Aims for this race

Staying upright and enjoy getting to Dawson

Pam Boyde Send Message to Paddler

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

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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Midori Kirby Send Message to Paddler

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

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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Peter Kirby Send Message to Paddler

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

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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Melissa Carlick Send Message to Paddler

Age:   previous races: 2016,2018,2019

Sex: F

From: , YT, Canada

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Marina McCready Send Message to Paddler

Age:   previous races: 2006

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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Marianne Douglas Send Message to Paddler

Age:   previous races: 2011,2018

Sex: F

From: , --

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Aims for this race

Team: 13 Moai
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mens Voyageur
Charlie Bodkin Send Message to Paddler

Age: 25

Sex: M

From: South Coogee, NSW, Australia

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Sam Horsley Send Message to Paddler

Age: 26

Sex: M

From: High Range, NSW, Australia

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James Samuels Send Message to Paddler

Age: 25

Sex: M

From: Bondi Beach, NSW, Australia

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Louis Hugh-Jones Send Message to Paddler

Age: 26

Sex: M

From: Mosman, NSW, Australia

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Piers Haskard Send Message to Paddler

Age: 26

Sex: M

From: Manly, NSW, Australia

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Harry Horsley Send Message to Paddler

Age: 25

Sex: M

From: High Range, NSW, Australia

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Aims for this race

Team: 14 Maximum Capacity
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mens Tandem Canoe

Sponsors:

Listers Motor Sports


 
Spencer Edelman Send Message to Paddler

Age:   previous races: 2016,2017,2018,2019,2022

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From: Whitehorse, Canada

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Jason Biensch Send Message to Paddler

Age:   previous races: 2016,2017,2019,2022

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From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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Aims for this race

Team: 15 Watch Our Wake
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mens Tandem Canoe
Brian Groves Send Message to Paddler

Age: 46   previous races: 2011,2016,2018,2022

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2011, 2016, 2018, Race to the Klondyke 2021 and YRQ 300 in 2022.

Aims for this race

Be faster than the last time.

Shane Ringham Send Message to Paddler

Age: 38   previous races: 2018

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2018

Aims for this race

To do my best and smile at the end

Team: 16 Northwestel
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mens Tandem Canoe
Kerry Pettitt Send Message to Paddler

Age: 62   previous races: 2018,2019,2022

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

2018,2019 & 2022 YRQ

Aims for this race

The aim will be downriver!

Reasons for entering this race

There was no option not to... I'm hooked!

Sean Booth Send Message to Paddler

Age:   previous races: 2022

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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Aims for this race

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Team: 17 Numb and Number
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womens Tandem Canoe
Leslie Davenport Send Message to Paddler

Age: 58   previous races: 2019,2022

Sex: F

From: Arnprior, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2019, 2021 and others

Aims for this race

To stay dry

Jennifer Nicholson Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: F

From: Huntsville, Canada

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Aims for this race

Team: 18 Broderson
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mixed Tandem Canoe
Chris Broderson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 54   previous races: 2018

Sex: M

From: Maple Grove, MN, United States

Biographical Information

Yukon River Quest 2018
Ausable River Canoe Marathon 3x
General Clinton Canoe Marathon 2x
USCA Nationals
Very many local races
Numerous wilderness canoe trips
Back country hunting
Horse pack trips

Aims for this race

A positive, challenging, outdoor adventure with my wife. Answer the question - just how well can we do?

Reasons for entering this race

Personal challenge
Team challenge
Outdoor adventure

Emily Broderson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 45   previous races: 2018

Sex: F

From: Maple Grove, MN, United States

Biographical Information

- YRQ 2018
- Several completions of Triple Crown of Canoe Racing races: General Clinton, AuSable, Classique
- Current record for through-paddling the Northern Forest Canoe Trail.
- Wilderness canoe tripping.
- Lots of local Midwest canoe and ski races.

Aims for this race

Enjoy another challenging outdoor adventure with my husband!

Reasons for entering this race

We know we can do it. Keeps us sane :)

Team: 19 Wolves don't live by the rules
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mens Tandem Canoe

Sponsors:

Northwestel
Rohl


 
Gary Seed Send Message to Paddler

Age: 66   previous races: 2012,2014,2015,2016,2018,2019

Sex: M

From: Carp, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQs
Muskoka Race
Adventure Races
Marathons

Aims for this race

Reconnect with racers I have met over the years. Meet new competitors. Paddle another great race to Dawson

Bill Stanzeleit Send Message to Paddler

Age: 60   previous races: 2018,2019

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2018 & 2019
Carmacks to Dawson River Trip 2020

Aims for this race

Paddle hard and leave nothing in the tank

Reasons for entering this race

Great Race organized by Great People on a Great River

Team: 20 Tippecanoe and TJ too
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mixed Tandem Canoe
Jessica Oakes Send Message to Paddler

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Sex: F

From: Plainwell, MI, United States

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Thomas Jepsen Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: Plainwell, MI, MI, United States

Biographical Information

2016 YRQ.
2018 MR340

Aims for this race

Finish

Team: 21 Canoeing Kinfolk
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mixed Tandem Canoe
Kimberly Dodds Send Message to Paddler

Age: 38

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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Chris Dodds Send Message to Paddler

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From: Medicine Hat, AB, Canada

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Aims for this race

Team: 22 Spirit of America
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mixed Tandem Kayak

Sponsors:

Mountain Mikes Health Food Store
Alvin and Judy Holland


 
Josh Friedman Send Message to Paddler

Age: 61   previous races: 2015,2016,2017,2018,2019

Sex: M

From: Moyie Springs, ID, United States

Biographical Information

Yukon 1000 2022
Great Alabama 650 2020
Yukon River Quest 2014,2015,2016
2017,2018,2019.

Aims for this race

Have fun. Enjoy the camaraderie on the river. Finish.

Julie Kirk Send Message to Paddler

Age: 62   previous races: 2014,2015,2016,2017,2018,2019

Sex: F

From: Moyie Springs, ID, United States

Biographical Information

Yukon 1000 2022
Great Alabama 650 2020
Yukon River Quest 2014-2019

Aims for this race

Have fun. Enjoy the river and finish.

Team: 23 Yukiwis
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mens Tandem Kayak
Graham Sutherland Send Message to Paddler

Age: 55   previous races: 2013,2015,2017,2019

Sex: M

From: Christchurch, New Zealand | Aotearoa

Biographical Information

lots of YRQs

Aims for this race

have fun

Greg Lloyd Send Message to Paddler

Age: 53   previous races: 2013,2017,2019

Sex: M

From: Martinborough, New Zealand | Aotearoa

Biographical Information

a few YRQs

Aims for this race

what he said

Team: 24 G and J
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mixed Tandem Canoe
Jeremy Staveley Send Message to Paddler

Age:   previous races: 2012,2014

Sex: M

From: Faro, YT, Canada

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Gillian Staveley Send Message to Paddler

Age:   previous races: 2014

Sex: F

From: Faro, YT, Canada

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Team: 25 Pangal Norte
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mens Tandem Canoe
John Philip Apostol Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Canoeing and backpacking thoughout the Yukon.

Aims for this race

Finish the race and have fun.

Joshua Apostol Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Spending weekends and freetime canoeing and hiking in the Yukon backcountry.

Aims for this race

Finish the race and enjoy the scenery.

Team: 26 Team Morris
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mixed Tandem Canoe
Christopher Morris Send Message to Paddler

Age: 53   previous races: 2016

Sex: M

From: Toronto, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

No racing, but many wilderness rivers in Ontario, Saskatchewan, the North-west Territories and Nunavut.

Guide in Algonquin Park and on the Nahanni.

Aims for this race

To finish.

Reasons for entering this race

Spend quality time with my daughter. And self-flagellation!

Victoria Morris Send Message to Paddler

Age: 18

Sex: F

From: Holywood, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

No racing, but wilderness rivers in Ontario and Saskatchewan.

Aims for this race

To finish.

Reasons for entering this race

Spend time with my Dad. Final hurrah before starting university.

Team: 27 Raven
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mixed Voyageur

Sponsors:

Victoria Gold Corp


 
Cascia Krolczyk Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: F

From: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Backcountry canoe trips in Ontario.

Aims for this race

Complete the race within time limits.

Ben Widdowson Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Backcountry canoe trips in Ontario.

Aims for this race

Complete the race within time limits.

Lucas Traude Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Backcountry canoe trips in British Columbia.

Aims for this race

Complete the race within time limits.

Kaitlyn Smeltzer Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: F

From: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Backcountry canoe trips in British Columbia.

Aims for this race

Complete the race within time limits.

Thomas McWhinnie Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Backcountry canoe trips in British Columbia.

Aims for this race

Complete the race within time limits.

Chris Tanner Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Backcountry canoe trips in British Columbia.

Aims for this race

Complete the race within time limits.

Someone Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: F

From: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Backcountry canoe trips in British Columbia

Aims for this race

Complete within time limits.

Someone2 Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: F

From: Vancouver, Canada

Biographical Information

Backcountry canoe trips in British Columbia

Aims for this race

Complete within time limits.

Team: 28 Flow
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womens Tandem Kayak
Karla Charlton Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

No racing experience, lots of paddling and wilderness experience.

Aims for this race

Paddle under 50 hours

Reasons for entering this race

The Challenge

Sarah Ryley Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: F

From: coldstream, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

No paddle racing experience, lots of wilderness experience

Aims for this race

finish under 50 hours

Reasons for entering this race

The challenge

Team: 29 Free Animal
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mens Tandem Canoe
Ragnar Robinson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 29

Sex: M

From: La Ronge, SK, Canada

Biographical Information

Voyageur canoe race experience from 2010 canoe quest in Sask.
Yearly 2 week canoe trips.

Aims for this race

Complete it.

Reasons for entering this race

Challenging ourselves.

Scott Fraser Send Message to Paddler

Age: 29

Sex: M

From: La Ronge, SK, Canada

Biographical Information

Yearly 2 week canoe trips. Local Sask canoe racing experience.

Aims for this race

Complete it.

Reasons for entering this race

The challenge of it!

Team: 30 Team Whoa
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womens Voyageur
Tunde Fulop

Age: 21   previous races: 2004,2005,2006,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2017,2018,2019,2022

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

13 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

Lisa Robertson

Age: 21   previous races: 2017,2018,2019,2022

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

TBA

Aims for this race

To finish, laughing.

Reasons for entering this race

Why not?

Patricia Clune Send Message to Paddler

Age: 21   previous races: 2003,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018,2019,2022

Sex: F

From: TBC, Canada

Biographical Information

TBC

Aims for this race

TBC

Noreen Schaefer Send Message to Paddler

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

Sex: F

From: TBC, Canada

Biographical Information

TBC

Aims for this race

TBC

Danielle Boisvert Send Message to Paddler

Age:   previous races: 2005,2017

Sex: F

From: TBC, Canada

Biographical Information

TBC

Aims for this race

TBC

TBC Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: F

From: TBC, Canada

Biographical Information

TBC

Aims for this race

TBC

TBC Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: F

From: TBC, Canada

Biographical Information

TBC

Aims for this race

TBC

TBC Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: F

From: TBC, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

TBC

Aims for this race

TBC

Team: 31 Aus Can Canoe
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mens Tandem Canoe
Jason Kirkoski Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: Glossodia, NSW, Australia

Biographical Information

Canoe tripping in Ontario and river running in Costa Rica through to Australia.
Working in the Outdoor Industry for 20+ years

Aims for this race

Survive and have fun

Tony Juurlink Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex:

From: New Liskeard, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: 32 Run from th' bear ye dafty
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mens Solo Kayak
Run from th' bear ye dafty

2022 training on the Sella river


 
Alex Fraser Send Message to Paddler
Alex Fraser

Age: 59   previous races: 2022

Sex: M

From: Ottawa, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2022
Marathons, ultras
Regattas
Nahanni River

Aims for this race

Keep the hip flexors working all the way to Dawson

Reasons for entering this race

I want to see if the fluffy cloud dogs and cliff art were hallucinations or real. They sure looked real in 2022.

Team: 33 14DABOYZ
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mens Solo Kayak
Shea Thorne Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

several marathons, lots of outdoors experience

Aims for this race

push it to the limit

Reasons for entering this race

train insane or remain the same!

Team: 34 Van Der Linde Associates
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mens Solo Canoe
Jeff Kay Send Message to Paddler

Age: 43   previous races: 2017,2019

Sex: M

From: Castro Valley, CA, United States

Biographical Information

Yukon River Quest (C2)
California 100 (OC-1) 3x
California River Quest 100 (OC-1)
24 Hour Paddle, Santa Cruz (OC-1)
Monterey Bay Crossing (OC-6)
Catalina Crossing (OC-6)
Tahoe Crossing (OC-1) 2x

 >100 long distance paddle races.  Outrigger canoe (OC-1, OC-2, OC-6), traditional canoe, surf ski, sea kayak, prone paddleboard

Aims for this race

To finish well

Reasons for entering this race

The Yukon is the most amazing place on Earth.

Team: 35 Airboard
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mens SUP

Sponsors:

Airboard


 
Thomas Schillig Send Message to Paddler
Thomas Schillig

Age: 41   previous races: 2022

Sex: M

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

Biographical Information

2022 Finished Yukon River Quest on 4th place and as fastest Inflatable SUP.
2021 Paddled more than 2300km on Rivers for YRQ training.
2020 Paddled more than 1600km on stagnant Water for YRQ training
2019 Finisher of 11-City-SUP Race Holland, 220km
2018 Visiting the YRQ and made a documentary video about the Paddleboarders
2016 Lake Labarge to Carmacks
2014 one of the first SUP down the Yukon River from Carmacks to Dawson

Aims for this race

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

Team: 36 Nauti & Nice
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womens Solo Kayak

Sponsors:

Dakwakada Capital Investments


 
Sandra Schuschkleb Send Message to Paddler

Age: 40   previous races: 2022

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ Half Race 2022

Aims for this race

Finish the full Quest

Team: 37 Paddle for the people
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mens Solo Kayak
Ben Bloomfield Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0

Sex:

From: Sandbach, Cheshire, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: 38 Old Bullet
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mens Solo Kayak
Steve Morrison
Steve Morrison

Age: 62   previous races: 2017

Sex: M

From: Mona Vale, Australia

Biographical Information

1. Massive Murray Paddle (previously known as The Murray River Canoe Marathon) 404kms – completed twice (Australia)
2. Hawkesbury Canoe Classic – 111kms overnight – completed 6 times (Australia)
3. Dusi Canoe Marathon - 120kms – significant white water and portaging – completed twice (South Africa)
4. Numerous extended Wilderness/Self-supported kayak trips, both on rivers and sea.

Aims for this race

A steady pace from start to finish

Reasons for entering this race

Great opportunity to experience a fantastic event in a stunning location. Test my boundaries

Team: 39 Happy with the Flow
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mens Solo Kayak
Chris Lightbound Send Message to Paddler

Age: 67   previous races: 2018,2019,2022

Sex: M

From: Mississauga, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ

Aims for this race

See Dawson by boat

Team: 40 Rough Cut Diamond
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womens Solo Kayak
Patricia Jones Send Message to Paddler

Age: 69   previous races: 2019,2022

Sex: F

From: Delta, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2019 and 2022

Aims for this race

To paddle my best race possible

Reasons for entering this race

The Yukon river and the Yukon people

Team: 41 matt@newwestdesign.ca
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mens Solo Canoe
Matthew Smith

Age: 41   previous races: 2022

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

2022 YRQ
7 years guiding in the arctic

Aims for this race

Faster than Last Year!!

Team: 42 Team Sonny
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mens Solo Kayak
Sonny Zlotnik Send Message to Paddler

Age: 47   previous races: 2019

Sex: M

From: Delta, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

2019 YRQ race, finished

Aims for this race

Finish 2 hours earlier

Reasons for entering this race

It is a challenge

Team: 43 Paddling Citizenship
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mens Solo Kayak
Antoine Betat Send Message to Paddler

Age: 32

Sex: M

From: Montréal, QC, Canada

Biographical Information

Numerous kayak trips in Quebec and Ontario
2,234 kms, 3-months solo hiking trek accross Europe on the Camino de Santiago in 2018

Aims for this race

Finishing

Team: 44 RGP
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mens SUP
Christoph Weber Send Message to Paddler

Age: 68   previous races: 2017,2018,2019,2022

Sex: M

From: Chelsea, QC, Canada

Biographical Information

3x YRQ

Aims for this race

Team: 45 The Other Guy
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mens Solo Kayak
Shane Hansen Send Message to Paddler

Age: 50   previous races: 2016,2018,2019

Sex: M

From: Tilbury, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ2016 Voyager
YRQ2018 K2
YRQ2019 Voyager

Aims for this race

Complete the Race as a Solo Paddler faster than my past races.

Team: 46 CaCoCa
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mens Solo Kayak
Jake VanLue Send Message to Paddler
Jake  VanLue

Age: 37

Sex: M

From: Granby, MO, United States

Biographical Information

Grew up on lakes, rivers and in the country/wilderness. Just getting started in actual endurance kayak racing.

Aims for this race

Finish the race and make my family proud.

Reasons for entering this race

Inspire my kids to do adventurous things and enjoy the outdoors and challenges.

Team: 47 Team Lootas
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womens Solo Kayak
Kelley Watson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0   previous races: 2014,2017,2018,2019

Sex: F

From: Port Townsend, WA, United States

Biographical Information

Yukon River Quests 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019

Aims for this race

To make it to the river!
To train!
To have a wonderful experience with friends, the river, the place and my awesome crew!

Reasons for entering this race

Because it is hands down one of the best experiences of my life.

Team: 48 Hugo GSWOPS
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mens SUP
Hugo GSWOPS

 
Hugo Vernhout Send Message to Paddler
Hugo Vernhout

Age: 61

Sex: M

From: Kampen, Overijssel, Netherlands | Nederland

Biographical Information

My SUP experiences are: 7 times sup11city (3 times as a supcleaner), SupX Berlin, Dordogne Integrale, Great Glen and many suptrips in my country and 10 other
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=hugo+vernhout
Other long distance sports: 3 times the nonstop support crew for Göran Gustavsson during his nonstop sup11city, once on a kickbike, once on a bike and once on an elliptigo.
Wilderness: Working for the US National Forest Service in the Chippewa National Forest and on a portage crew in the Boundary Water Canoe Area in Minnesota as part of my study forestry, camping trips.

Aims for this race

Finish on time, have fun and enjoy the scenery

Reasons for entering this race

I want to join because for me this is the ultimate challenge on SUP. After Bart de Zwart (who I know since he was a baby) told me I should and more importantly could do this and Göran Gustavssen and Janneke Smits-van Leeuwen and Ella Oesterholt told me too, I decided to go for it.

Team: 49 The Waterman
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mens Solo Kayak
Robert Gill Send Message to Paddler
Robert Gill

Age: 46

Sex: M

From: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Solo Kayak explorations in the southern gulf islands, BC lakes and backcountry camping. Former K1 racer in sprint and marathon.

Aims for this race

Finish the race.

Reasons for entering this race

Push my personal limit of Type II fun.

Team: 50 BC Questor
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mens Solo Kayak
Brad Cunnin
Brad Cunnin

Age: 64   previous races: 2022

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: 51 ADHDawson
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womens Solo Kayak

Sponsors:

DeFy Co.
Cowpuccino's Coffee House
Downstream Consulting and Design


 
Sam Blair Send Message to Paddler
Sam Blair

Age: 51   previous races: 2017,2019

Sex: F

From: Terrace, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Lots of time in the woods. Completed YRQ on a canoe team in 2017 and 2019.

Aims for this race

Try to keep my partner (#52) in sight! Stay focused, finish.

Reasons for entering this race

After completing the race on a team, I really wanted to come back and do it solo.

Team: 52 Rhymes with Feer
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mens SUP

Sponsors:

Cowpuccino's Coffee House
DeFy Co.
Downstream Consulting and Design


 
Judson Rowse Send Message to Paddler
Judson Rowse

Age: 56

Sex: M

From: Prince Rupert, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Lots of backcountry fun, ski-mountaineering, running races and a few SUP races...completed the YRQ in 2008 with a Voyageur Team.
Kalamalka Classic SUP race, SUP around Bowen Island race 2018.
Raid the North race on Haida Gwaii
100-mile Eagle and Haney to Harrison ultra-marathons, Skeena Valley Relay
Climbed Kilimanjaro and Aconcagua

Aims for this race

Compete in my class....

Team: 53 Guy "SUP-bon" Cotten
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mens SUP (half)
Ed Whittingham Send Message to Paddler

Age: 50

Sex: M

From: Canmore, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Lots of multi-day canoe, raft and SUP trips.

Aims for this race

Try my hand - or rather my paddle - at the YRQ!

Reasons for entering this race

A good physical and mental challenge in what looks like an amazing wilderness setting.