Racer Bios for 2017 Yukon River Quest Entrants

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TeamClassCategoryTeam nameMembers
1 Solo Canoe open GP Gaetan Plourde
2 SUP open Joanne Hamilton-Vale Joanne Hamilton-Vale
3 Solo Canoe open Mr. Bill William Siersdorfer
4 Tandem Kayak mens Norfolk-in-stopping Stewart scott, Donovan de Beer
5 Tandem Canoe mens Tubeerdz Roy Vallinga, Ron Marsh
6 SUP open SUP N IRISH Peter Allen
7 SUP open Bart de Zwart Bart de Zwart
8 Tandem Canoe womens River Arm Wrastlers Shannon Mallory, Sarah Crane
9 Solo Canoe open Yukoned Me Into It Esther Wheeler
10 Solo Kayak mens Ronny 1 Darren Crocker
11 SUP open Emily Matthews Emily Matthews
12 SUP open WhaleHat Ally Bradshaw
13 Voyageur mixed Hai Voltage Mirko Prüfer, Marko Kretschmer
Manuela Heyn-Dittbrenner, Peter Laux
Tobias Fetsch, Ilona Kraemer
14 Solo Kayak mens Time To GO! Dave Hutchison
15 Tandem Canoe mens Inglorious Paddler Sucker Arthur, Naegelin Victor
16 Solo Kayak mens Paddle Jumper Dr. Wolfram Schleicher
17 Tandem Canoe mens Maximum Capacity Jason Biensch, Spencer Edelman
18 Tandem Canoe mens Take A HIke Luke Shier, Cameron Archer
19 Solo Kayak womens WTF: where's the finish Marieke Kietselaer
20 Tandem Canoe mens Crazy Heart Connor Landick, Steven Landick
21 SUP open SUP Yukon Stuart Knaack
22 Solo Kayak mens Paddlingboy 2.0 Dave Barnes
23 Tandem Canoe mens 822 Todd Bowers, Jeff Kay
24 Solo Kayak womens Unfettered Pia Cove
25 Solo Kayak mens Team Fifka Peter Hanzely
26 Solo Kayak mens Bald Eagle Bob McCall
27 Solo Kayak mens Dickes B Bernd Hoeher
28 SUP open carmen merkel carmen merkel
29 Tandem Kayak mens PWS Marc Tohir, Joshua Hardy
30 Solo Kayak mens Bound for Glory Greg Lloyd
31 Voyageur mixed It's Just Around the Bend Mia Lee, Oliver McMillan
Al Ramey, Jolaine Percival
32 Tandem Canoe womens 2 of Hearts Katie Stein Sather, Shona Barbour
33 Solo Kayak mens Old Bullet Steve Morrison
34 SUP open Jason Bennett Jason Bennett
35 Solo Canoe open For Rosie Robert Lafontaine
36 Tandem Canoe mens Captain Hook and the Donkey Craig Domke, Trevor Hook
37 Solo Kayak mens ARNO Arnaud Mollaret
38 Solo Kayak mens Chiswick charger Tim Hellier
39 Voyageur womens Stix Together Cheryl Rivest, Deb Bartlett
Anne Jessup, Carolyn Relf
Monique Levesque, Kirsty Devries-Mueller
Amélie Latour, Sarah Ouellette
40 Solo Kayak mens Yukiwi3 Graham Sutherland
41 Solo Kayak mens Outside Smoke Mike Harlow
42 Tandem Kayak mixed Spirit of America Josh Friedman, Julie Kirk
43 Solo Kayak mens Arm Wiggler Graham Henry
44 Solo Kayak mens Gollo goes paddling Wolfgang Nowak
45 Tandem Canoe womens Sisu Heidi Virtanen, Kelly Reid
46 SUP open Rivershred Michael Tavares
47 SUP open Team Ecochallenge HIRO HIROMUNE IMAI
48 Tandem Kayak mixed Beauty and the Beast Karl Cook, Celeste Cook
49 Solo Kayak mens Rollin With The Flow Joe Evans
50 Tandem Kayak mixed Set Free Keith Miller, Karen Miller
51 Solo Kayak mens Irrational Again Sergiy Duko
52 Tandem Canoe mens carhartt boys adam jordan, devin humble
53 Solo Canoe open Gulo gulo Alison Schreiber (Eremenko)
54 Voyageur womens Paddloons Cayley Webber, Alisa Webber
Emily Schmidt, Andrea Cox
Tarra Runka, Sarah Tyers
Laura Cox, Ricki Fisher
Dayna Harder
55 Tandem Kayak mens Voyageurs Chung Ming Ma, Stéphane Pilon
56 Voyageur mixed Team Ts'alvit Jim Boyde, Pam Boyde
Bill Parry, Melissa Carlick
Midori Kirby, Peter Kirby
57 Tandem Canoe mens Barely Sane Lang Evans, Gord Johnson
58 Tandem Canoe mens Hull of a time Adam Kulaga, Eoin Clancy
59 Tandem Canoe mens DEER Peter Deer, Patrick Deer
60 Tandem Kayak womens Paddle Like A Girl Amy Byers, Elaine Baden
61 Tandem Canoe womens Love of Paddling Margo Millette, Anjeanette Lemay
62 Tandem Canoe mens Batman & Robin Dylan switzer, David Mcinerney
63 Voyageur mens Yukon Wide Adventures Thomas de Jager, TBA
TBA, TBA
TBA
64 Tandem Canoe mixed That's a Paddlin' Joanna deMontreuil, Chip McKay
65 Voyageur mixed Yukon Slayers Chris Lewtas, Brad Olsen
Terry Stevens, Sheryl Thomson
Dave Thompson, Mark Farquharson
Didi Irvine, Colleen Blouin
66 Tandem Canoe mixed Goldpanners Karl McEwan, Sydney van Loon
67 Voyageur womens Team Whoa Shelley Gellatly, Noreen Schaefer
Verena Koenig, Elizabeth Clune
Christine Lundvall, Andrea Wing
Laura Sly, Kim Outridge
Lise Rok, Patricia Clune
68 Voyageur mens Yukon 4.1 Jon Vermilyea, Paul Repak
t b a , t b a
69 Tandem Canoe womens Canoe Believe It?! Jane Linley , Kay Linley
70 Tandem Canoe mixed Dawson By Dinner Alex Jessup, Robert Spinks
71 Voyageur mens Saranac 4 Teresa Stout, To be announced
To be announce, To be announced
72 Tandem Kayak mens SJR Andre Church, Wayne Chamberlain
73 Voyageur mens CAP#1 Sylvain Lessard, Donna Johns
Bruce Jobin, Samantha Frost
Wes Kemble
74 Voyageur womens Paddlers Abreast Terry Neis, TBA
TBA, TBA
TBA, TBA
TBA, TBA
75 Tandem Kayak mens Te Mimiha Cruising Club Stu Golding, Peter Bauman
76 Tandem Canoe mixed Fashionably Lake Alex Campbell , Tia Staller
77 Tandem Canoe mixed The Bickersons Bonnie Pankiw, Christoph Weber
78 Voyageur mixed Skagway VC TBA Kent Fielding, TBA
Kate Meemken, TBA
TBA, TBA
79 Tandem Canoe mens Strokes of Genius Mike De Abreu, Tom Phillips
80 Tandem Canoe mixed Jilotville Julie Brown, Tom Jilot
81 Tandem Canoe mens Lazing Paddles XII John Little, John Frame
82 Tandem Kayak mixed Yukon Rookies Ariane Haensel, Carsten Haensel
83 Tandem Canoe mens Mapping the Way Jake Paleczny, Pauline Frost-Hanberg
84 Voyageur mixed Couples Therapy Paul Adams, Susan Adams
Steve Ramsay, Karla Ramsay
85 Tandem Kayak mens 2 Numbnuts Shaun Thrower, Steve King
86 Tandem Canoe mens POFAO Paul Haynes, Lionel Campbell
87 Tandem Kayak mens 2 Trolls Oliver Main, Thomas Diaper
88 Tandem Canoe mixed Quetico ranger glenn nolan, Maureen Hatherely
89 Solo Kayak womens Lootas Kelley J Watson
90 Tandem Canoe mixed Dozy Drifters Dale Bulmer, Lupine Bulmer
91 Tandem Canoe mens Gorge Downwind Champs Carter Johnson, Dave Jensen
92 Tandem Canoe womens Hut Hut Hootalinqua Carmen Gustafson, Lacia Kinnear
93 Tandem Canoe mixed Grand Canoedles John O'Daniel, Denver Evans
94 Tandem Kayak womens Team Blondie "Girls Who Yak" Lisa Brougham, Mara Leitane
95 Tandem Canoe mens PWS 2 Philip Roth, Brandon Johnson
96 Voyageur mixed Wadaka Tunde Fulop, Sylvia Anderson
Yvonne Kinsey, Danielle Boisvert
Mike Tribes, Sergio Linarello
Marianna Berko, Julia Gerlach
97 Tandem Kayak mens Yukon do it George Smitheram, Edward Allen
98 Tandem Canoe mens The Floaters William Smethurst, Andrew Ross
99 Voyageur womens Team 3-2-1-Go Tina Hoeben, Kathleen Jensen
Cindy Lee, Beth Schluter
Margaret Caudle, Lynn Capen
100 Voyageur mixed Valard Voyageurs Hayley McNeil, Meaghan O'Meara
Adam Budzinski , Damian Fraczek
Shawna, Robyn McNeil
Team: 1 GP open Solo Canoe
Gaetan Plourde Send Message to Paddler

Age: 42

Sex: M

From: North Gower, Canada

Biographical Information

Many YRQs and a few other races

Aims for this race

Leave nothing on the river

Team: 2 Joanne Hamilton-Vale open SUP

Sponsors:

Naish SUP
Black Project Fins
Red Bull
Dador Dry Wear

Charities:

Stand up for the Cure


 
Joanne Hamilton-Vale Send Message to Paddler

Age: 49

Sex: F

From: Banbury, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

British National Champion
MR340 female SUP winner, breaking previous course record
11 City Tour Non-Stop, first female to complete
Female record holder for crossing Scotland non stop (95km)
Wilderness experience through training in Scotland and setting up shelter during a storm in the MR340 race

Aims for this race

To finish after being so sick during 2016 race

Team: 3 Mr. Bill open Solo Canoe
William Siersdorfer Send Message to Paddler
William Siersdorfer

Age: 57

Sex: M

From: Houston, TX, United States

Biographical Information

2012 Texas Water Safari
2015 MR340
2016 YRQ
Numerous day races

Numerous trips to Algonquin Park
Whitewater experience on Youghiogheny, Cheat, Potomac, and most other rivers in W. Virginia and Pa.

Aims for this race

Finish quicker than in 2016 and finish strong!

Reasons for entering this race

Enjoyed last years race and had to come back for more.

Team: 4 Norfolk-in-stopping mens Tandem Kayak
Stewart scott Send Message to Paddler

Age: 49

Sex: M

From: London, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

YRQ 2012/2013

Aims for this race

Beers in Dawson city after finishing

Reasons for entering this race

Celebrate turning 50

Donovan de Beer Send Message to Paddler

Age: 41

Sex: M

From: Maple Ridge, Canada

Biographical Information

Yukon 2012/2013

Aims for this race

Finish

Team: 5 Tubeerdz mens Tandem Canoe
Tubeerdz

 
Roy Vallinga Send Message to Paddler

Age: 63

Sex: M

From: Stoney Creek, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

2X MRX , 2X paddle the nonquon, 1X Big East River X, Nahanni River , Missinabi River.

Aims for this race

Best Possible time

Ron Marsh Send Message to Paddler

Age: 60

Sex: M

From: Burlington, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

2X MRX, 1X Big East River, 1X Paddle the Nonquon

Aims for this race

best possible time

Team: 6 SUP N IRISH open SUP
SUP N IRISH

Sponsors:

Ecomarine Paddlesport Centres
https://www.ecomarine.com

Vancouver's leading Paddlesport Specialist for all things ocean kayaking and SUP


 
Peter Allen Send Message to Paddler
Peter Allen

Age: 32

Sex: M

From: Vancouver, Canada

Biographical Information

SUP Racing:
2 x Round Bowen Challenge
3 x Kalamalka SUP Classic – Men’s Open 14ft 19-39 winner 2015 and 2016
Regular at races around British Columbia for last 3 years

SUP Touring:
25+ days of experience including a number of overnight trips around the BC coastline
Paddle Canada Level 2 SUP Touring Instructor
SUP Instructor and Guide in Vancouver and Squamish, BC
Paddled from Langdale to Vancouver in 6 hours – 39km open ocean crossing

Aims for this race

1. Finish in under 60hrs
2. Meet other like minded paddlers
3. Experience the Yukon

Reasons for entering this race

Since following the SUP paddlers last year and talking to Norm Hann and Jason Bennett about their experience I have thought about nothing else but entering the 2017 race.

I want to be tested physically and mentally. I feel the Yukon River Quest will test me to the limit and probably beyond!

#gobecauseyoucan

Team: 7 Bart de Zwart open SUP

Sponsors:

STARBOARD,
Co Sponsors: Patagonia, Supskin, Maui Jim, Robijns bv, Camelbak / Suunto, Black Project fins, Kanaha Kai Maui


 
Bart de Zwart Send Message to Paddler

Age: 46

Sex: M

From: Haiku, HI, United States

Biographical Information

1St place YRQ 2016, 1st Place MR340 2016, 1 place Muskoka River X '14, '15 and '16
Multiple SUP Expeditions and solo crossings Zambia, Greenland, Hawaii,
5 day non stop solo crossing Hawaii, 4 day non stop solo crossing French Polynesia,

Aims for this race

Winning the Yukon River Quest

Team: 8 River Arm Wrastlers womens Tandem Canoe
Shannon Mallory Send Message to Paddler

Age: 35

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Competitive rowing and backcountry trips

Aims for this race

To finish and have fun

Sarah Crane Send Message to Paddler

Age: 35

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Hunting experience, whitewater canoe experience

Aims for this race

To finish and have fun

Team: 9 Yukoned Me Into It open Solo Canoe
Esther Wheeler Send Message to Paddler
Esther Wheeler

Age: 37

Sex: F

From: London, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Two previous Quests, 2013 tandem canoe, 2016 mixed voyageur. Wilderness camping and kayaking in Scotland. Raced solo across Scotland.

Aims for this race

Finish under 60 hours

Reasons for entering this race

Each year the Yukon calls me back and I can't say no.

Team: 10 Ronny 1 mens Solo Kayak
Darren Crocker Send Message to Paddler

Age: 47

Sex: M

From: Bracknell, Berkshire , United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Devizes to Westminster
YRQ 2007 2008
Y1000 2010

Aims for this race

To Finish

Team: 11 Emily Matthews open SUP
Emily Matthews Send Message to Paddler
Emily Matthews

Age: 48

Sex: F

From: Burlingame, United States

Biographical Information

I have been standup paddling for four years (started September 2012). I have worked with a number of local coaches (names and contact info below). After paddling for four months – December 2012, I completed in a 13 mile race in SF Bay – from Fort Baker (just under Golden Gate Bridge) to San Rafael. Following that, I participated in a number of races on the Bay. Then, I participated in most of the Tahoe races during the summer of 2013, including the final race across Lake Tahoe (Tahoe Fall Classic) – 22 miles. I’ve done the Tahoe Fall Classic three times in varying conditions, including 2015 with no visibility due to nearby wild fire. I completed the California 100 (100 mile race from Redding to Chico) first in 2014 then again in 2015 and 2016.

Aims for this race

I fell in love with the YRQ the second friend forwarded me an article about it that talked about "my people" (SUPs) being allowed to paddle. I have map of route in my office and a small library of books about the Yukon that I've been reading. LOVE this place and am dying to paddle this gorgeous river.

Reasons for entering this race

I want to complete the race and have fun doing it.

Team: 12 WhaleHat open SUP
Ally Bradshaw Send Message to Paddler
Ally Bradshaw

Age: 28

Sex: F

From: North Vancouver, Canada

Biographical Information

White water canoe/portaging 15+ years in ontario rivers. Am a certified SUP Touring Level 2 Instructor, Advanced Flat water SUP Instructor, Level 1 PC Kayak Guide, plus many more hours/days over night coastal touring trips along the BC coast/Sunshine coast.

Aims for this race

To finish. To have an amazing time, grow and meet new like-minded people. To adventure!

Reasons for entering this race

To challenge myself both physically and mentally and to be able to push myself to limits I have yet to push myself. I am very determined and once I have set my mind to something, I will stubbornly work hard to attained that goal. And plus, Why not try something as epic and incredible as this??

Team: 13 Hai Voltage mixed Voyageur
Hai Voltage

 
Mirko Prüfer Send Message to Paddler
Mirko Prüfer

Age: 35

Sex: M

From: Podrosche, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

Do a lot of running sport since 16 years, 14 half Marathons since 2012, lot of other long distance runs. 2017 already 2 Marathons scheduled. Paddling experience since 2008, lot of dragonboat competitions, including long distance races. Yukon River tour in 2016 as Tourist from Whitehorse to Dawson City with Yukon Wide Adventures.

Aims for this race

Want to have a good and challenging race with my Team!

Reasons for entering this race

Always looking for new challenges. Biggest aim for 2017 is YRQ, further I will use the training for this event to increase my paddling performance and have a successful dragonboat season with my team. Futhermore I felt in love with the Yukon River and the amazing landscape.

Marko Kretschmer Send Message to Paddler

Age: 31

Sex: M

From: Cottbus, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

Some canoe tours in the Swedish wilderness with camping and some hut-to-hut Hiking tours in European mountains.
Several years a member of a dragon boat team.

Aims for this race

To finish in Dawson with a smile.

Reasons for entering this race

Get to know this amazing race and have a great time with my team.
One more thing I can tick off my bucket list. ;-)

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

Age: 42

Sex: F

From: Cottbus, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

dragonboat racer since 2008;
take part (and finished ;-)) Xletix twice in 2016

Aims for this race

to finish the race healthy and on time together with my team

Reasons for entering this race

I've heard about the YRQ and I can’t say no although they call me crazy

Peter Laux Send Message to Paddler
Peter Laux

Age: 55

Sex: M

From: Maust, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

dragonboat racer since many years

Aims for this race

to reach the goal with my team-members; That means I will to go to my personal borders and to go beyond.

Reasons for entering this race

I´m always looking for a new adventure. For me, the YRQ will be one of the greatest adventures.

Tobias Fetsch Send Message to Paddler
Tobias Fetsch

Age: 32

Sex: M

From: Sielow, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

The closeness to the water (Spreeforest) brought me already in my youth of the water.
Only swimming of the water was not enough. A rubber dinghy was necessary. It was also quickly found.
This was the beginning of the passion for paddling.
To measure themselves with other water-sports-enthusiasts I decided to enter in the located dragon boot- professional team HaiVoltage.
Through regular and hard training I could secured for myself a hard-fought seating in the regular cast of the dragon boot.
Numerous races already lie in the bones and there will be even more.

Aims for this race

My first target for the race is to reach the goal with my team-members. That means I will to go to my personal borders and to go beyond.

Reasons for entering this race

It´s my first visit in Canada. So I´m so excited to delight the landscape and wilderness of the Yukon-territory. Furthermore I´m always looking for a new adventure. For me, the YRQ will be one of the greatest adventures.

Ilona Kraemer Send Message to Paddler
Ilona Kraemer

Age: 53

Sex: F

From: Bernsdorf, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

dragonboat racer since 2012, including long distance races.

Aims for this race

to finish the race healthy and on time together with my team

Reasons for entering this race

I like challenges.

Team: 14 Time To GO! mens Solo Kayak
Dave Hutchison
Dave Hutchison

Age: 56

Sex: M

From: Gallatin Gateway, MT, United States

Biographical Information

YRQ - 2008, 2014, 2015, 2016
MR340 - 2015
South Dakota Kayak Challenge - 2016

Aims for this race

Go faster

Reasons for entering this race

It's the best race by far!!! and the volunteers are GREAT!

Team: 15 Inglorious Paddler mens Tandem Canoe
Sucker Arthur Send Message to Paddler
Sucker Arthur

Age: 27

Sex: M

From: RORSCHWIHR, France

Biographical Information

My only experience on long canoe race is the YRQ. I already do it in 2014.

Aims for this race

Finish with a better place that my first time. Destroying the ear of my partner with the song "sea sex and sun" (I hope it will be sunny because sea sex and rain it's less funny).

Reasons for entering this race

the sport challenge and to be in the beautiful wilderness of the Yukon!

Naegelin Victor Send Message to Paddler
Naegelin Victor

Age: 25

Sex: M

From: HIRTZFELDEN, France

Biographical Information

No experiences on long canoe race, only short distance without competition.
Long distance Trail.

Aims for this race

Keep the tempo from my partner, because he want the first place.
Finish the course.
And enjoy the moment.

Reasons for entering this race

A personal challenge. Have unforgettable memories.
Discover the Yukon as a different way that only a few people in the world do.

Team: 16 Paddle Jumper mens Solo Kayak
Paddle Jumper

 
Dr. Wolfram Schleicher Send Message to Paddler
Dr. Wolfram Schleicher

Age: 59

Sex: M

From: Eichwalde, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

some short marathons and several river trips, YRQ15

Aims for this race

finish in Dawson

Team: 17 Maximum Capacity mens Tandem Canoe
Maximum Capacity

Sponsors:

Listers Motor Sports


 
Jason Biensch Send Message to Paddler

Age: 32

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, Canada

Biographical Information

Since well over half of my canoe experience is in the YRQ2016 I guess I'm still a canoe - newbie... CanNewbie,

Aims for this race

At some point in the early hours of Saturday morning, smelling like medical waste, with the bruises and sores from Carmacks having been recently transformed into blisters and open wounds, I want to drag my broken shell of a body up the riverbank at the finish in Dawson City, and shotgun a cold beer with my teammate and support crew.

Reasons for entering this race

To hopefully prove that skill, experience and training are no match for a completely unwarranted sense of one’s own abilities.

Spencer Edelman Send Message to Paddler
Spencer Edelman

Age: 29

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ2016

Aims for this race

1) To Finish under 53 hours
2) To not hallucinate as bad as last year
3) To pee in the boat and not have to hold it for 10 to 12 hours (my body was shaking)...
4) Cuddle some more under the Yukon sun

Reasons for entering this race

To once again prove that pure stubbornness can outweigh canoeing experience

Team: 18 Take A HIke mens Tandem Canoe

Charities:

Take A Hike

http://www.takeahikefoundation.org/en/index.htm


 
Luke Shier Send Message to Paddler

Age: 29

Sex: M

From: Vancouver, Canada

Biographical Information

No previous paddle race experience. Multi-day sea kayak excursions, plenty of backcountry trips .

Aims for this race

Finish strong

Cameron Archer Send Message to Paddler

Age: 29

Sex: M

From: Vancouver, Canada

Biographical Information

Outdoor trekking, Extended backcountry experience

Aims for this race

To complete this quest with a competitive finishing time.

Reasons for entering this race

To push personal limits in mental and physical capacities

Team: 19 WTF: where's the finish womens Solo Kayak
Marieke Kietselaer Send Message to Paddler
Marieke Kietselaer

Age: 28

Sex: F

From: Nieuwegein, Netherlands | Nederland

Biographical Information

YRQ 2015
11 city tour non-stop 2016

Aims for this race

Finish, under 60hrs

Reasons for entering this race

Because solo seems the most logical thing to do after tandem :-)

Team: 20 Crazy Heart mens Tandem Canoe
Connor Landick Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0

Sex:

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Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Steven Landick Send Message to Paddler

Age: 64

Sex: M

From: Marquette, MI, United States

Biographical Information

YQR

Aims for this race

Finish with a smile.

Reasons for entering this race

Paddle with my son.

Team: 21 SUP Yukon open SUP

Sponsors:

SUP Yukon
Coldwater_SUP
Level 6
Adidas Eyeware
Werner Paddle/Nikkirekmansales


 
Stuart Knaack Send Message to Paddler
Stuart Knaack

Age: 37

Sex: M

From: Whitehortse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Stand Up Paddle guide in the Yukon since 2012.
YRQ SUP finisher 2016

Aims for this race

Find the sugar high for 60+ hours

Reasons for entering this race

Happy to once again be a part of this race :).

Team: 22 Paddlingboy 2.0 mens Solo Kayak

Sponsors:

Sod Farm


 
Dave Barnes Send Message to Paddler
Dave Barnes

Age: 52

Sex: M

From: Saltspring Island, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2016 Finisher
Several years of touring and ocean kayaking.

Aims for this race

To finish well and enjoy the awesome experience that is YRQ.

Reasons for entering this race

As tough as the race was last year it was also the most fun I have had doing anything. I want to take all I have learned and improve on my result.

Team: 23 822 mens Tandem Canoe
Todd Bowers Send Message to Paddler

Age: 41

Sex: M

From: San Jose, CA, United States

Biographical Information

Cal100 twice in a single surfski, Tahoe Fall Classic in a marathon canoe, several dozen small local races with mileages ranging from 2-10 miles in surfski or tandem canoe. Lifelong hunter/camper/backpacker with over a dozen trips longer than a week in the wilderness.

Aims for this race

To finish

Jeff Kay Send Message to Paddler

Age: 37

Sex: M

From: Castro Valley, United States

Biographical Information

- California 100 three times (OC-1)
- Dozens of races (OC-1 and OC-2) in Northern and Southern California on open ocean and flat water.
- 4 years competitive OC-6
- 3 years competitive dragon boat
- Also starting to race stand-up paddleboard and prone paddleboard this season.

Aims for this race

To have a blast and push my limits.

Team: 24 Unfettered womens Solo Kayak

Sponsors:

GO Fitness
SOD FARM


 
Pia Cove Send Message to Paddler

Age: 42

Sex: F

From: SaltSpring Island, Canada

Biographical Information

15 years ocean kayaking

Aims for this race

To finish

Reasons for entering this race

I was a volunteer nurse and crew for the 2016 Quest and became inspired by the racers( despite the wounds)

Team: 25 Team Fifka mens Solo Kayak
Peter Hanzely Send Message to Paddler

Age: 30

Sex: M

From: Vancouver, Canada

Biographical Information

Paddle canada level 3
North of vancouver Island - broughton archipelago - multiday
Howe sound - multiday
Vanc island Broken Island group - Multiday
Gulf Island - Multiday
race around bowen Island 2x times

Aims for this race

get to the finish line and have a fun

Reasons for entering this race

Been at Whithorse this summer and I love it there. YRQ is an great opportunity how to explore more of this beautiful part of the world.

Team: 26 Bald Eagle mens Solo Kayak
Bob McCall

Age: 46

Sex: M

From: Leicester, Leics, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

YRQ 2016
Devizes to Westminster
Glasgow to Edinburgh
Cheshire Ring
Dordogne Integrale

Aims for this race

To finish!

Team: 27 Dickes B mens Solo Kayak
Dickes B

 
Bernd Hoeher Send Message to Paddler
Bernd Hoeher

Age: 53

Sex: M

From: Berlin, Berlin, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

I am member of the German Canoe Federation. I started to paddle when I was 7. I paddle 3 to 5 marathons every year. For example: Dalsland Kanot Maraton in Sweden - 55km on lakes; Elbemarathon - 240km on the river Elbe; Hiddenseemarathon - 70km at sea (Baltic). I often do luggage tours on rivers and on the coast in the wilderness of Sweden and Norway. I paddle at least 1500 up to 2000 km per year. I attended courses for rescue and salvage and self-rescue.

Aims for this race

I'd like to finish the race in Dawson. With a respectable result.

Team: 28 carmen merkel open SUP
carmen merkel

Sponsors:

Blackfish Paddles


 
carmen merkel Send Message to Paddler
carmen merkel

Age: 33

Sex: F

From: North Vancouver, Canada

Biographical Information

Ive been sup racing for 4 years in the pacific northwest, competing in day races between 10-30k. Ive completed various multi day paddle camping and touring on my sup. Ive also completed my Basic & Advanced Paddle Canada Sup instructors course, as well as taken my River 1 Sup Skills course. My background before i got into paddling consists of 10yrs of multiday mountaineering, ski touring & multi pitch rock climbing. I have completed a Wilderness First Aid course and my AST level 1 course for decision making in avalanche terrain. Finally, for the last 5yrs i have been doing 50k trail races every spring.

Aims for this race

To finish it with a smile on my face!

Reasons for entering this race

I was support crew for some of the sups who entered LY and was amazed and inspired by everyones unique experience. While at the time i thought i would never be interested in paddling for 2.5 days straight, the race has stayed in my mind ever since. So here 5 months later, i am still fuelled by the curiosity of the commitment it takes to engage with a race of this magnitude.. and im signing up!

Team: 29 PWS mens Tandem Kayak
PWS

Sponsors:

Priority Worldwide Services http://www.priorityworldwide.com

Charities:

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society http://www.seashepherd.org


 
Marc Tohir Send Message to Paddler

Age: 37

Sex: M

From: Westmount, Canada

Biographical Information

Lots of whitewater kayaking (Nile River, Zambezi River, etc), seakayaking in Puget Sound, Vancouver Island, etc.

Aims for this race

Completion

Joshua Hardy Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: M

From: Edgewater, United States

Biographical Information

Park ranger, Nepal trekking/mountain biking

Aims for this race

Completion

Team: 30 Bound for Glory mens Solo Kayak
Greg Lloyd Send Message to Paddler
Greg Lloyd

Age: 47

Sex: M

From: Martinborough, South Wairarapa, New Zealand | Aotearoa

Biographical Information

Yukon River Quest 2013. Lots of wilderness, ocean, river, lake kayaking around New Zealand.

Aims for this race

To finish and beat Yukiwi3

Reasons for entering this race

It is such a fantastic race I was always going to do it again. It was just a matter of when.

Team: 31 It's Just Around the Bend mixed Voyageur
Mia Lee Send Message to Paddler
Mia Lee

Age: 55

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 5 times (has it been that many?), Muskoka River X twice (awesome race by the way), multiple wilderness trips in Yukon and Ontario

Aims for this race

To get to know my new teammates
To finish in under 50 hours
To feel a great sense of accomplishment at the end.

Reasons for entering this race

They added a new boat...the C4! I was curious.

Oliver McMillan Send Message to Paddler
Oliver McMillan

Age: 23

Sex: M

From: London, Canada

Biographical Information

MRX 2016
La Classique 2016
Mattawa river race 2016

Aims for this race

1. Finish
2. Still be friends by Dawson
3. Finish under 50hrs
4. Don't die
5. Have fun

Reasons for entering this race

Challenge my self mentally and physically, but mostly for the adventure.

Al Ramey Send Message to Paddler
Al Ramey

Age: 57

Sex: M

From: Ladysmith, Canada

Biographical Information

recreational paddler.

Aims for this race

Would be nice to finish. Anything under 57 hours would be awesome!

Reasons for entering this race

It's the Yukon River Quest. Need I say more?

Jolaine Percival Send Message to Paddler
Jolaine Percival

Age: 41

Sex: F

From: Ladysmith, Canada

Biographical Information

hockey & soccer player

Aims for this race

better our YRQ2014 time. Maybe under 56?

Reasons for entering this race

to make up for paddler #3's deficiencies.

Team: 32 2 of Hearts womens Tandem Canoe
2 of Hearts

 
Katie Stein Sather Send Message to Paddler
Katie Stein Sather

Age: 65

Sex: F

From: Maple Ridge, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ: 2014, 2015 (second in Women's Voyageur, 14th Overall), 2016

Aims for this race

to see what we can do

Reasons for entering this race

she says we don't have to be competitive. I'll believe that when I see it.

Shona Barbour Send Message to Paddler
Shona Barbour

Age: 37

Sex: F

From: Inuvik, Canada

Biographical Information

2014 YRQ- 1st place Mixed Tandem Canoe

Aims for this race

Finish the race as a women's tandem canoe team, this has always been my #1 YRQ goal.

Reasons for entering this race

Katie and Shona met in 2013 and have finally convinced each other to race together.

Team: 33 Old Bullet mens Solo Kayak
Steve Morrison Send Message to Paddler

Age: 62

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: 34 Jason Bennett open SUP

Sponsors:

Blackfish
One Sup
Vaikobi


 
Jason Bennett Send Message to Paddler

Age: 30

Sex: M

From: North Vancouver, Canada

Biographical Information

Team Canada at the 2016 ISA worlds in FIJI
2016 Yukon River Quest 3rd Place Sup
Nanaimo 2 Vancouver 65km SUP ocean crossing
Round Bowen challenge 32km 1st place
Kalamalka Classic 1st place
Bowron Lakes Circuit
Whitewater river SUP experience
Ultramarathons
Multi-Day alpine rock climbing trips

Aims for this race

Enjoy the race for a second time and really take it all in.

Reasons for entering this race

Had such an amazing time last year. It was the experience of a lifetime.

Team: 35 For Rosie open Solo Canoe
Robert Lafontaine Send Message to Paddler
Robert Lafontaine

Age: 56

Sex: M

From: Thompson , Canada

Biographical Information

Tandem, voyaguer, solo canoe races since 87, wilderness and outdoor experience over same timeframe.
Completed 2014 YRQ, ( 2015, 2016 YRQ DNF).

Aims for this race

Complete the race.

Team: 36 Captain Hook and the Donkey mens Tandem Canoe
Craig Domke Send Message to Paddler

Age: 32

Sex: M

From: Edmonton, Canada

Biographical Information

lots of hunting and fishing but relatively new to paddling

Aims for this race

to finish and enjoy the north

Reasons for entering this race

seems like a great adventure

Trevor Hook Send Message to Paddler

Age: 31

Sex: M

From: Ponoka, Canada

Biographical Information

hiking/camping/adventure races

Aims for this race

cross the finish line with his chin up

Team: 37 ARNO mens Solo Kayak
Arnaud Mollaret Send Message to Paddler
Arnaud Mollaret

Age: 47

Sex: M

From: lomé, Maritime, Togo

Biographical Information

- whithorse carmak, été 2016 solo, en 28 heures
- traversée des isles canaries au maroc en kayak
- traversée à la nage du détroit de gibraltard entre l espagne et le maroc, 22km
- Première descente mondiale des rapides d'Adjarala sur le fleuve Mono au Tog avec passages de classe V

Aims for this race

Terminer dans le temps

Reasons for entering this race

C est la plus belle descente de kayak du monde !

Team: 38 Chiswick charger mens Solo Kayak
Tim Hellier Send Message to Paddler

Age: 45

Sex: M

From: London, Greater London , United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Multiple multi-day expeditions coast and river

Aims for this race

To complete a fantastic challenge as fast as possible

Reasons for entering this race

I've heard Dawson is worth a visit

Team: 39 Stix Together womens Voyageur

Sponsors:

Hvactech Systems Inc.

http://www.hvacyukon.ca/en/

Charities:

Yukon Cancer Care Fund


 
Cheryl Rivest Send Message to Paddler

Age: 50

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

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

Deb Bartlett Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Anne Jessup Send Message to Paddler

Age: 63

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, Canada

Biographical Information

Paddled YRQ three times and many years of wilderness whitewater paddling and camping.

Aims for this race

To have a good race, enjoy the beautiful river, finish strong and with a cohesive, happy and tuckered team.
To raise money for a very important cause, helping Yukon and Atlin families dealing with cancer.

Reasons for entering this race

This is an amazing race, difficult but empowering. I want to have a great finish with this amazing group of women.

Carolyn Relf Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Monique Levesque Send Message to Paddler
Monique Levesque

Age: 51

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, Canada

Biographical Information

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

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

Aims for this race

Paddle hard, laugh loud, share a memorable journey with an amazing team and get to Dawson before the sun goes down.

Reasons for entering this race

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

Kirsty Devries-Mueller Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Amélie Latour Send Message to Paddler

Age: 15

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, Canada

Biographical Information

none

Aims for this race

Get to Dawson while getting to know the amazing people I'll be racing with.

Reasons for entering this race

I have followed the race for the last 12 years. Both my parents have done it several times, it is finally my turn.

Sarah Ouellette Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0

Sex: F

From: , --

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: 40 Yukiwi3 mens Solo Kayak
Graham Sutherland

Age: 49

Sex: M

From: Christchurch, New Zealand | Aotearoa

Biographical Information

YRQ 2013. Wild Descent 2014 (NZ). YRQ 2015 (DNF). Lots of river, lake & sea kayaking in NZ.

Aims for this race

To get past Lower Laberge (hopefully about 635km past).

Reasons for entering this race

To take on the solo challenge.

Team: 41 Outside Smoke mens Solo Kayak
Mike Harlow Send Message to Paddler

Age: 38

Sex: M

From: Inuvik, Canada

Biographical Information

YQR 2014

Aims for this race

Do better than last time

Team: 42 Spirit of America mixed Tandem Kayak
Spirit of America

Sponsors:

Mountain Mikes Health Food Store

Charities:

Heroes on the Water http://www.heroesonthewater.org


 
Josh Friedman Send Message to Paddler

Age: 55

Sex: M

From: Moyie Springs, United States

Biographical Information

YRQ 2014, 2015, 2016.

Aims for this race

To have fun! Enjoy the camaraderie the race brings. Keep improving our time and finish!

Julie Kirk Send Message to Paddler

Age: 56

Sex: F

From: Moyie Springs, United States

Biographical Information

YRQ 2014, 2015, 2016.

Aims for this race

Have fun and finish!

Team: 43 Arm Wiggler mens Solo Kayak
Graham Henry Send Message to Paddler
Graham Henry

Age: 26

Sex: M

From: Toronto, Canada

Biographical Information

SKGABC Guide
Brazil to Florida Kayak Expedition
Muskoka River X
Race to Alaska

Aims for this race

Wiggle my arms all the way to Dawson

Reasons for entering this race

I really want to do something really hard

Team: 44 Gollo goes paddling mens Solo Kayak
Wolfgang Nowak Send Message to Paddler

Age: 47

Sex: M

From: München, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

No race experience; paddling the Hart and Stewart River in 2015.

Aims for this race

To finish in less than 60 hours.

Reasons for entering this race

Make a dream come true.

Team: 45 Sisu womens Tandem Canoe
Heidi Virtanen Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: F

From: Calgary, Canada

Biographical Information

General badassery in the Canadian wild, inlcluding a few years restoring trails for Parks Canada, a couple seasons as a ski instructor in Whistler, and an illustrious last place in a high school canoe race (which earned a prized bag of carrots).

Aims for this race

To make it out alive.

Reasons for entering this race

To prove the hardiness of my Nordic stock. (By the way, it's pronounced SOW-na).

Kelly Reid Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: F

From: Ottawa, Canada

Biographical Information

A pretty respectable four half marathons and a couple 10k races, and one rather sad last place finish in a high school canoe race. Avid wilderness documentary consumer though. Ahem.

Aims for this race

To take it all in, and to leave it all out there.

Reasons for entering this race

I want to spend the 150th birthday of this country really seeing it.

And, you know. Because it's there.

Team: 46 Rivershred open SUP

Sponsors:

Boardworks Surf
Badfish SUP
Astral Designs
Shred Ready
FCS fins
Onewheel
Watershed Drybags


 
Michael Tavares Send Message to Paddler
Michael Tavares

Age: 33

Sex: M

From: Salt Lake City , UT, United States

Biographical Information

8 years of SUP Racing Professionally. Most Recent Wilderness/Self Support Trips.....Lake Powell self support 150 miles, San Juan/Lake Powell 260 miles self support. 11 Sup Races in 2016 finishing with ChattaJack 31 this October finishing in 3rd place behind Larry Cain and Bart.

Aims for this race

Finish in the Top 3. Push my body and mind to the limits on the water.

Reasons for entering this race

I want a new challenge to focus on for 2017. I like mental and physically challenging paddling scenarios. This race has always peaked my curiosity and its now time!

Team: 47 Team Ecochallenge HIRO open SUP
HIROMUNE IMAI Send Message to Paddler

Age: 52

Sex: M

From: FUJISAWA SHI, KANAGAWA KEN, Japan | 日本

Biographical Information

YUKON RIVREQUEST 2007 FINISH C2
YUKON RIVREQUEST 2011 FINISH K1
YUKON RIVREQUEST 2012 FINISH VOIG
YUKON RIVREQUEST 2013 FINISH C1

Aims for this race

I WANT TRY 2017 YRQ NEW CALLENGE SUP
FINISH&ENJOY

Team: 48 Beauty and the Beast mixed Tandem Kayak
Beauty and the Beast

 
Karl Cook Send Message to Paddler
Karl Cook

Age: 49

Sex: M

From: Martville, United States

Biographical Information

Paddling Adirondack Mountains, New York and the Great Lakes/Lake Ontario.

Aims for this race

Finish strong with kayak hull still intact and daughter Celeste (race partner) still talking to me.

Reasons for entering this race

Seems like an incredible adventure. A chance to push myself past my limits and witness this magnificent land and river. Hopefully this will be the first of many Yukon River races.

Celeste Cook Send Message to Paddler
Celeste Cook

Age: 20

Sex: F

From: Martville, United States

Biographical Information

Various Kayaking adventures throughout the Adirondacks in New York, as well as the Great Lakes/ Lake Ontario. Participant of the Black River Challenge.

Aims for this race

Finish strong; Game face still on! and the old man still breathing in the back of the kayak.

Reasons for entering this race

To take this love of paddling to an extreme level; pushing myself and all I know to the limits. Paddling in the Yukon will be a challenging, rewarding, and beautiful adventure that I hope is the first adventure of many Yukon River races!

Team: 49 Rollin With The Flow mens Solo Kayak
Joe Evans Send Message to Paddler
Joe Evans

Age: 66

Sex: M

From: Springfield, United States

Biographical Information

returning paddler

Aims for this race

Have some fun!

Reasons for entering this race

I promised myself I would try K1 at least once.

Team: 50 Set Free mixed Tandem Kayak
Keith Miller Send Message to Paddler

Age: 49

Sex: M

From: Louisville, OH, United States

Biographical Information

James River Rundown 100 mile
Sea kayaking off the Coast of San Juan Island
expedition trip
Kayaking expedition in the Florida Everglades
Louisville 50

Aims for this race

To finish

Karen Miller Send Message to Paddler

Age: 47

Sex: F

From: Louisville, OH, United States

Biographical Information

James River Rundown 100 mile
Sea kayaking off the Coast of San Juan Island
expedition trip
Kayaking expedition in the Florida Everglades
Louisville 50

Aims for this race

To finish the race still speaking to my husband

Reasons for entering this race

10 year anniversary trip

Team: 51 Irrational Again mens Solo Kayak
Sergiy Duko Send Message to Paddler
Sergiy Duko

Age: 40

Sex: M

From: Mississauga, Canada

Biographical Information

Muskoka River X
K2O Kingston to Ottawa
11 City Tour

Aims for this race

finish good

Reasons for entering this race

Experience Great Race, Great River and meet Great Paddlers

Team: 52 carhartt boys mens Tandem Canoe
adam jordan Send Message to Paddler

Age: 33

Sex: M

From: eagle river, United States

Biographical Information

2 previous yrq

Aims for this race

finish under 55 hours

devin humble Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: M

From: eagle river, United States

Biographical Information

former marine

Aims for this race

stay awake

Team: 53 Gulo gulo open Solo Canoe
Alison Schreiber (Eremenko) Send Message to Paddler
Alison Schreiber (Eremenko)

Age: 0

Sex: F

From: Marsh Lake (Whitehorse), YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Over 28 years of backcountry experience by dogteam, horseback, snowshoes, skis, hiking, and paddling. More wilderness experience than you can shake a carbon paddle at...
A few local races under the belt......
6 years involvement with the YRQ as volunteer...unfortunately, I know what to expect.

Aims for this race

To finish as much under 60 hours as possible and still be able to walk normally.....

Reasons for entering this race

I would have entered another year but was too busy coordinating Carmacks?

Team: 54 Paddloons womens Voyageur
Cayley Webber Send Message to Paddler

Age: 33

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, Canada

Biographical Information

I have limited racing experience but diverse wilderness experience. The team I am racing with is a strong group of co-adventurers, held together by common values in exploring wilderness and understanding our identity within these contexts. I have backcountry tripping experience and have a number of (now expired) certifications from Paddle Canada and Paddle Alberta on moving and still water.

Aims for this race

To complete it within the given time. To stay hydrated, focused, and pause enough to look around and look teammates in the eye!

Reasons for entering this race

I remember hearing about the YRQ about 5 years ago when I first visited the Yukon. It has been in my mind and heart ever since! I love paddling, I enjoy rallying teams of people, and I am up for the challenge of a wilderness race with great folk and beautiful landscape.

Alisa Webber Send Message to Paddler

Age: 35

Sex: F

From: Calgary, Canada

Biographical Information

Coming!

Aims for this race

So many...details to come!

Emily Schmidt Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: F

From: Calgary, Canada

Biographical Information

Even though my racing experience is limited, I have multiple years of river paddling experience including solo, tandem and voyageur trips. My wilderness experience has been largely based in the Alberta Rockies.

Aims for this race

To finish with gumption and a sense of achievement!

Andrea Cox Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: F

From: Edmonton, Canada

Biographical Information

Coming!

Aims for this race

So many....details to come!

Tarra Runka Send Message to Paddler
Tarra Runka

Age: 37

Sex: F

From: Calgary, Canada

Biographical Information

I have limited wilderness racing experience, but I have put in several years worth of overnights in the backcountry, including skiing, paddling, climbing, hiking and biking across the globe.

Aims for this race

To finish strong, still wanting to talk and and smile with all those around me!

Reasons for entering this race

I love paddling northern rivers and the women on our team. Together they make the best combo ever!!

Sarah Tyers Send Message to Paddler

Age: 27

Sex: F

From: Calgary, Canada

Biographical Information

Details to come

Aims for this race

So many! Details to come.

Laura Cox Send Message to Paddler

Age: 30

Sex: F

From: Calgary, Canada

Biographical Information

Details coming!

Aims for this race

Details coming!

Ricki Fisher Send Message to Paddler

Age: 34

Sex: F

From: Calgary, Canada

Biographical Information

This will be my first wilderness race, but love spending time in the backcountry.

Aims for this race

Give it my all / strengthen my paddling skills / soak in the landscape / laugh & cry / sleep very little / support my team

Reasons for entering this race

I wanted a big challenge to work toward in 2017. Being invited to do the race with this crew of amazing women was an opportunity I couldn't pass up.

Dayna Harder Send Message to Paddler
Dayna Harder

Age: 26

Sex: F

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

I have limited canoe racing experience but have spent many hours/days canoeing, hiking, backpacking and biking with friends.

Aims for this race

To finish the race with a smile on my face, a happy heart and a very tired body.

Reasons for entering this race

I live for grand outdoor adventures, and this race seemed like a good fit.

Team: 55 Voyageurs mens Tandem Kayak

Sponsors:

Canadian Tire

Charities:

To be determined


 
Chung Ming Ma Send Message to Paddler

Age: 45

Sex: M

From: Hong Kong, Hong Kong | 香港

Biographical Information

15 years of kayaking
Canoe Rescue Award
Wilderness First Aid Instructor

Aims for this race

Complete race on time. More to add later.

Reasons for entering this race

To de determined

Stéphane Pilon Send Message to Paddler

Age: 38

Sex: M

From: Red Deer, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Participated in marathons when younger.
Over 15 of paddling
Currently part-time kayak guide during the summer (Glacial Lakes, North Saskatchewan, Athabasca River).

Aims for this race

Complete the race on time. More to add later.

Reasons for entering this race

To be determined

Team: 56 Team Ts'alvit mixed Voyageur
Jim Boyde Send Message to Paddler

Age: 73

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, Canada

Biographical Information

Some YRQs

Aims for this race

To slip more quickly downstream to Dawson and look more deeply while enjoying the passing.

Reasons for entering this race

To revisit old places and gain better understanding.

Pam Boyde Send Message to Paddler

Age: 69

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, Canada

Biographical Information

A few YRQs

Aims for this race

Have a grand race cuz it could very well be the last one...really!!

Reasons for entering this race

Gotta try our new boat and see how it and I perform. Reconnect with all the amazing places, auras and critters, both real and not along the way and feel the energy

Bill Parry Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0

Sex:

From: Whitehorse, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Melissa Carlick Send Message to Paddler
Melissa Carlick

Age: 31

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, Canada

Biographical Information

2016 YRQ Mixed Voyageur

Aims for this race

Seize the opportunity to create a better me!

Reasons for entering this race

It was such a powerful experience last year. I found a love for being on the water, its healing!

Midori Kirby Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0

Sex:

From: Whitehorse, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Peter Kirby Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0

Sex:

From: Whitehorse, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: 57 Barely Sane mens Tandem Canoe
Lang Evans Send Message to Paddler

Age: 59

Sex: M

From: Vancouver, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ finisher 2013 (red light stove winner)
Several winter biking races in Alaska
Several multiday self guided kayaking trips in BC

Aims for this race

Finish. Finish well. Don't win the red light stove award (again) :)

Gord Johnson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 56

Sex: M

From: Vancouver, Canada

Biographical Information

Paddled extensively on BC coast Powel River area

Aims for this race

Finish well. Avoid red stove award if possible

Team: 58 Hull of a time mens Tandem Canoe
Adam Kulaga Send Message to Paddler

Age: 31

Sex: M

From: Edmonton, Canada

Biographical Information

Triathlete, avid hiker/climber and X-country skier. Entered the YRQ in 2014, but didn't manage to finish.

Aims for this race

To finish the race with a smile on my face

Eoin Clancy Send Message to Paddler

Age: 31

Sex: M

From: Edmonton, Canada

Biographical Information

Extended backcountry camping trips, avid climber. Entered the YRQ in 2014, but didn't manage to finish.

Aims for this race

To finish the race with a smile on my face

Team: 59 DEER mens Tandem Canoe
Peter Deer Send Message to Paddler

Age: 53

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada

Biographical Information

River/flat water canoeing.
Multi-day wilderness.
WAFA
YRQ2016 Support

Aims for this race

Complete race.

Patrick Deer Send Message to Paddler
Patrick Deer

Age: 28

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2016
Multi-day canoe and hiking experience
Backcountry NOLS courses
Multiple years in KCIBR

Aims for this race

Test the limits of the body and mind.
Make it to Dawson City.
Hallucinate gracefully.

Team: 60 Paddle Like A Girl womens Tandem Kayak
Amy Byers Send Message to Paddler

Age: 47

Sex: F

From: Sausalito, CA, United States

Biographical Information

A few YRQs, a couple of Cal 100s, lots of backcountry and ultra wilderness time, and local races in kayak/surfski

Aims for this race

To soak in the Yukon again, have fun, and see how fast we can really go under the Midnight Sun

Elaine Baden Send Message to Paddler

Age: 57

Sex: F

From: Richmond, CA, United States

Biographical Information

Multiple Cal 100s, advanced racer in kayak/surfski, and lots of wilderness experience

Aims for this race

To experience the Yukon and finish strong

Team: 61 Love of Paddling womens Tandem Canoe
Margo Millette

Age: 0

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse , Canada

Biographical Information

2 years of YQR and many wilderness paddling trips.

Aims for this race

To finish well. Be able to get out of the canoe at the end without help.

Anjeanette Lemay Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0

Sex: F

From: , NS, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

To finish well.

Team: 62 Batman & Robin mens Tandem Canoe

Sponsors:

Canoe Coffee Roasting
Rock n Road


 
Dylan switzer Send Message to Paddler

Age: 34

Sex: M

From: Kelowna, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Yrq x3

Aims for this race

Finish

David Mcinerney Send Message to Paddler

Age: 31

Sex: M

From: Kelowna , BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Yrq x3

Aims for this race

Finish

Team: 63 Yukon Wide Adventures mens Voyageur
Yukon Wide Adventures

 
Thomas de Jager
Thomas de Jager

Age: 49

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, Canada

Biographical Information

Some years canoeing experience in a few canoe Slalom & White water competitions. 2014, 2015, 2016 YRQ finisher

Aims for this race

TBA

TBA Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0

Sex:

From: , --

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

TBA Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0

Sex:

From: , --

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

TBA Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0

Sex:

From: , --

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Aims for this race

TBA Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0

Sex:

From: , --

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: 64 That's a Paddlin' mixed Tandem Canoe
Joanna deMontreuil
Joanna deMontreuil

Age: 29

Sex: F

From: Vernon, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ2016.

Aims for this race

To improve on last year.

Chip McKay Send Message to Paddler

Age: 34

Sex: M

From: Vernon, Canada

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YRQ2016

Aims for this race

To improve on last year.

Team: 65 Yukon Slayers mixed Voyageur
Yukon Slayers

 
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Chris Lewtas

Age: 33

Sex: M

From: Nanaimo, BC, Canada

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Competed in the YRQ in 2011 & 2014
9 Years of Dragonboating
7 Years of Outriggering

Aims for this race

To beat my two previous times, and hopefully finish sub 52 hours

Reasons for entering this race

A number of my dragonboat friends wanted to experience this event, and I wanted to help them accomplish that goal

Brad Olsen Send Message to Paddler

Age: 33

Sex: M

From: Nanaimo, BC, Canada

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Terry Stevens Send Message to Paddler

Age: 58

Sex: F

From: Nanaimo, BC, Canada

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Sheryl Thomson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 55

Sex: F

From: Lantzville, BC, Canada

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Dave Thompson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 59

Sex: M

From: Lantzville, BC, Canada

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Mark Farquharson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 55

Sex: M

From: Nanaimo, BC, Canada

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Didi Irvine Send Message to Paddler

Age: 58

Sex: F

From: Nanaimo, BC, Canada

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Colleen Blouin Send Message to Paddler

Age: 63

Sex: F

From: Nanaimo, BC, Canada

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Team: 66 Goldpanners mixed Tandem Canoe
Karl McEwan Send Message to Paddler

Age: 29

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, Canada

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arctic ultra, lots of canoe, ski and bike trips

Aims for this race

- prospect for gold bearing creeks along the way

Reasons for entering this race

A cousin 'reunion.'

You can't divorce/break-up with your cousin.

Sydney van Loon Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, Canada

Biographical Information

2015 Quest in voyageur

Aims for this race

- prospect for gold bearing creeks along the way

Reasons for entering this race

A cousin 'reunion.'

You can't divorce/break-up with your cousin.

Team: 67 Team Whoa womens Voyageur
Shelley Gellatly

Age: 20

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, Canada

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TBA

Aims for this race

TBA

Reasons for entering this race

TBA

Noreen Schaefer

Age: 21

Sex: F

From: Wynndel, Canada

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7th time in YRQ; multiple extended wilderness paddling trips in northern Canada

Aims for this race

To finally see purple martians.

Verena Koenig

Age: 21

Sex: F

From: Wherever it's nice, Canada

Biographical Information

A few RiverQuest's, including Arctic Ultra's, all inspired by Patti and Shelley, both in this boat..

Aims for this race

have a lot of fun with these crazy girls

Reasons for entering this race

I would like to know, if I can wear make up leaving Whitehorse, and still wear it perfectly when arriving in Dawson..

Elizabeth Clune

Age: 21

Sex: F

From: Toronto, Canada

Biographical Information

Many YQR races

Aims for this race

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

Christine Lundvall

Age: 21

Sex: F

From: TBA, Canada

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TBA

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TBA

Andrea Wing

Age: 21

Sex: F

From: TBA, Canada

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TBA

Aims for this race

TBA

Laura Sly

Age: 21

Sex: F

From: TBA, Canada

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tba

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Kim Outridge

Age: 21

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, Canada

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TBA

Aims for this race

to have fun!!

Reasons for entering this race

TBA

Lise Rok Send Message to Paddler

Age: 21

Sex: F

From: TBA, Canada

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TBA

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TBA

Patricia Clune Send Message to Paddler

Age: 21

Sex: F

From: TBA, TBA, --

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TBA

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TBA

Team: 68 Yukon 4.1 mens Voyageur
Yukon 4.1

 
Jon Vermilyea
Jon Vermilyea

Age: 46

Sex: M

From: syracuse, United States

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Adirondack 90/Cannonball 90
General Clinton 70
Yukon1000 2011
YRQ2013

Aims for this race

Finish in one piece!

Reasons for entering this race

Great North Special been on my mind,
Might like to ride it just one more time...

We might as well....

Paul Repak Send Message to Paddler
Paul Repak

Age: 65

Sex: M

From: Boonville, United States

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ADIRONDACK 90-MILER x20 veteran
Adirondack Cannonball-90 x8
General Clinton 70 mile x4
Adirondack licensed guide
YRQ 2008, Y1K 2009, Y1K 2011,
YRQ 2013

Aims for this race

Always to improve on previous runs, ever more enjoyment of the Yukon and its surprises for me and crew.

Reasons for entering this race

“And the rivers all run God knows where;
There are lives that are erring and aimless,
And deaths that just hang by a hair;
There are hardships that nobody reckons;
There are valleys unpeopled and still;
There's a land — oh, it beckons and beckons,
And I want to go back — and I will.”
Spell of the Yukon, by Robert Service

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Team: 69 Canoe Believe It?! womens Tandem Canoe
Jane Linley Send Message to Paddler

Age: 34

Sex: F

From: Nelson , BC, Canada

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Love the outdoors and canoeing!
Never done a race

Aims for this race

To win!
Have fun

Reasons for entering this race

Pleasure

Kay Linley Send Message to Paddler

Age: 32

Sex: F

From: Dawson City, YT, Canada

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Very outdoorsy
Hardcore

Aims for this race

To win!
Have Fun!

Reasons for entering this race

My sister talked me into it

Team: 70 Dawson By Dinner mixed Tandem Canoe
Alex Jessup Send Message to Paddler

Age: 27

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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YRQs

Aims for this race

Keep improving

Reasons for entering this race

I just can't stop!

Robert Spinks Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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YRQ

Aims for this race

Get to Dawson faster than last time.

Team: 71 Saranac 4 mens Voyageur
Teresa Stout Send Message to Paddler
Teresa Stout

Age: 62

Sex: F

From: Corsica, PA, United States

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Yukon 1000 2009
YRQ 2013
17 General Clinton 70 miler
12 Adirondack 90 miler

Aims for this race

Finish the YRQ again in my C-4 enjoying the company of good friends.

To be announced Send Message to Paddler

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Team: 72 SJR mens Tandem Kayak
Andre Church Send Message to Paddler

Age: 39

Sex: M

From: Rothesay, NB, Canada

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Not much

Aims for this race

finish

Wayne Chamberlain Send Message to Paddler

Age: 40

Sex: M

From: Saint John, NB, Canada

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Adventure Racing

Aims for this race

finish

Team: 73 CAP#1 mens Voyageur
Sylvain Lessard Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0

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From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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Team: 74 Paddlers Abreast womens Voyageur
Terry Neis Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, Canada

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Age: 0

Sex: F

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Team: 75 Te Mimiha Cruising Club mens Tandem Kayak
Stu Golding Send Message to Paddler

Age: 59

Sex: M

From: , New Zealand | Aotearoa

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Mountains to Sea (NZ). Coastal kayaking from my house (and return).

Aims for this race

To be the first Te Mimiha boat in Dawson. To defeat any Australians.

Reasons for entering this race

Dementia. Possibly not enough cuddles when I was young but probably dementia.

Peter Bauman Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0

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From: Washington DC, United States

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Team: 76 Fashionably Lake mixed Tandem Canoe
Fashionably Lake

 
Alex Campbell Send Message to Paddler
Alex Campbell

Age: 32

Sex: M

From: Dawson City , Canada

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-2014 YRQ finisher (tandem kayak)
-10+ years of flatwater kayak and racing experience
-Backcountry hiking experience

Aims for this race

Make it home to Dawson for dinner on Frida-... no no, Saturday...uhhh Sunday??

Tia Staller Send Message to Paddler
Tia Staller

Age: 27

Sex: F

From: Dawson City , Canada

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No previous racing experience.

Aims for this race

Complete and have fun!

Team: 77 The Bickersons mixed Tandem Canoe
Bonnie Pankiw Send Message to Paddler

Age: 56

Sex: F

From: Chelsea, QC, Canada

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Muskoka River X
Kingston to Ottawa

Aims for this race

finish with a smile and minimal bickering

Christoph Weber Send Message to Paddler

Age: 61

Sex: M

From: Chelsea, QC, Canada

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Muskoka River X
Kingston to Ottawa

Aims for this race

finish and have fun

Team: 78 Skagway VC TBA mixed Voyageur
Kent Fielding Send Message to Paddler
Kent Fielding

Age: 49

Sex: M

From: Skagway, United States

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YRQ - 2015, 2016.

Aims for this race

Finish in 52-54 hours.

Reasons for entering this race

I love being on the Yukon River late at night!

TBA Send Message to Paddler
TBA

Age: 35

Sex: F

From: , --

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

Aims for this race

Complete with a happy well connected team!

Reasons for entering this race

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

Kate Meemken Send Message to Paddler
Kate Meemken

Age: 35

Sex: F

From: Saint Cloud, MN, United States

Biographical Information

Yukon River Quest 2016
Grandmas Marathon 2016
Other previous running races

Aims for this race

Finish strong with my team and enjoy the race start to finish

Reasons for entering this race

Love the challenge-the Yukon is a great place and the River Quest is such an unbelievable experience.

TBA Send Message to Paddler

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Team: 79 Strokes of Genius mens Tandem Canoe
Strokes of Genius

Sponsors:

TBA


 
Mike De Abreu Send Message to Paddler
Mike De Abreu

Age: 52

Sex: M

From: Arnprior, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2015
MRX 2014, 2015, 2016
K2O 2015, 2016
General Clinton 70Miler 2015, 2016

Aims for this race

Arrive in Dawson City before last call.

Reasons for entering this race

You need a reason?

Tom Phillips
Tom Phillips

Age: 44

Sex: M

From: Ottawa, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ
MRX x3
K2O x2
Clinton 70 miler x2



Aims for this race

Finish much faster than last time

Reasons for entering this race

Been counting the days to go back to the Yukon.

Canada day in Dawson City!

May Laberge be tranquil..

Team: 80 Jilotville mixed Tandem Canoe
Julie Brown Send Message to Paddler

Age: 40

Sex: F

From: Middleton, United States

Biographical Information

Completed MR340 in 2015, YRQ 2007. Led sea kayaking and backpacking trips in Alaska in the past.

Aims for this race

Thrive, create new memories, finish, and enjoy the journey.

Reasons for entering this race

To have Tom and I experience the YRQ together.

Tom Jilot Send Message to Paddler

Age: 47

Sex: M

From: Middleton, WI, United States

Biographical Information

Completed the MR340 in 2015 with Julie

Aims for this race

Stay happily married to my partner and finish the race!

Team: 81 Lazing Paddles XII mens Tandem Canoe
John Little Send Message to Paddler

Age: 58

Sex: M

From: Edmonton, Canada

Biographical Information

Yukon River Quest

Aims for this race

To finish in a respectable time.

Reasons for entering this race

It is habit forming.

John Frame Send Message to Paddler

Age: 51

Sex: M

From: Edmonton, Canada

Biographical Information

More enthusiasm than experience

Aims for this race

Finish in a respectable time.

Team: 82 Yukon Rookies mixed Tandem Kayak
Yukon Rookies

 
Ariane Haensel Send Message to Paddler
Ariane Haensel

Age: 47

Sex: F

From: Bernau, Germany | Deutschland

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After having fun at some paddle marathon events in Europe I want to get the challenge on the Yukon.

Aims for this race

Finish the race...

Carsten Haensel Send Message to Paddler
Carsten Haensel

Age: 47

Sex: M

From: Bernau, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

Get these famous adventure in paddeling.

Aims for this race

Finish the race and still feel my body.

Team: 83 Mapping the Way mens Tandem Canoe

Sponsors:

tba


 
Jake Paleczny Send Message to Paddler

Age: 31

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ2015
YRQ2014

Aims for this race

Smooth, strong, fast.

Pauline Frost-Hanberg Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0

Sex:

From: TBA, YT, Canada

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tba

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tba

Team: 84 Couples Therapy mixed Voyageur
Paul Adams Send Message to Paddler

Age: 47

Sex: M

From: Whitby, Canada

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YRQ X 5
MRX Classic (130km) X 2
MRX CdB (220km) X 2
Texas Winter 100

Aims for this race

Reunite with great friends & paddlers

Susan Adams Send Message to Paddler

Age: 48

Sex: F

From: Whitby, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ X 5
MRX Classic (130km) X 2
MRX CdB (220km) X 2

Aims for this race

Finish

Steve Ramsay Send Message to Paddler
Steve Ramsay

Age: 55

Sex: M

From: Priddis, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2012 2013
MR340 2015
CR100 x2
Texas Winter 100 x1
The Pas OCN x4
Cooks Creek Canoe Classic x4

Aims for this race

Have a good steady smooth boat. Finish Strong.

Reasons for entering this race

I enjoy training and preparing for the race. The YRQ attracts great people who challenge and inspire me.

Karla Ramsay Send Message to Paddler
Karla Ramsay

Age: 50

Sex: F

From: Priddis, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2012 2013
MR340 2015
The Pas OCN x3
Cooks Creek Classic x3

Aims for this race

Paddle smooth and consistently. Finish strong and with a smile.

Reasons for entering this race

Challenging myself in my 50th year to be at my fittest. Celebrating Canada's 150th Birthday in Dawson will be a highlight. And partying with our paddling friends is always enjoyable!

Team: 85 2 Numbnuts mens Tandem Kayak
Shaun Thrower Send Message to Paddler

Age: 56

Sex: M

From: Hereford, Herefordshire, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Some long distance racing

Aims for this race

To find my limits once again, have fun with friends and once again enjoy the space.

Steve King Send Message to Paddler

Age: 42

Sex: M

From: Hereford, Herefordshire, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Some long distance racing

Aims for this race

Once again drag my mates arse down the river and buy all the beers in Dawson for the team.
push my limits, catch up with friends and make more friends. Enjoy the space.

Team: 86 POFAO mens Tandem Canoe
Paul Haynes Send Message to Paddler

Age: 42

Sex: M

From: Clearwater River, Canada

Biographical Information

SCCQ 2005, YRQ 2007, spent a few hours in a canoe

Aims for this race

paddle hard

Reasons for entering this race

see whats left in the tank

Lionel Campbell Send Message to Paddler

Age: 40

Sex: M

From: Patuanak, Canada

Biographical Information

SCCQ 2005
YRQ 07,08,09

Aims for this race

Finish strong

Reasons for entering this race

Miss the race

Team: 87 2 Trolls mens Tandem Kayak
Oliver Main Send Message to Paddler

Age: 46

Sex: M

From: Hereford, UK, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Paddling for 8 years including Devizes to Westminster 5 times and numerous sea races.

Aims for this race

To find some new bridges to live under!

Thomas Diaper Send Message to Paddler

Age: 27

Sex: M

From: leamington Spa, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Completed Devizes to Westminster 4 times and experienced sea paddler.

Aims for this race

Care in the community... Get the old boy out from under his bridge.

Team: 88 Quetico ranger mixed Tandem Canoe
glenn nolan Send Message to Paddler
glenn nolan

Age: 58

Sex: M

From: Atikokan, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

extensive paddling experience throughout northern Canada for over 50 years

Aims for this race

complete race

Maureen Hatherely Send Message to Paddler
Maureen Hatherely

Age: 57

Sex: F

From: atikokan, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

extensive paddling/wilderness travel throughout norther Canada for many years

Aims for this race

complete race in style

Team: 89 Lootas womens Solo Kayak
Kelley J Watson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 43

Sex: F

From: Port Townsend, United States

Biographical Information

2014, Kayaked Inside Passage, Longtime Outward Bound Instructor

Aims for this race

I've been wanting to do this again since 2014. Hoping the stars align

Team: 90 Dozy Drifters mixed Tandem Canoe
Dale Bulmer Send Message to Paddler

Age: 40

Sex: M

From: Dawson City, Canada

Biographical Information

No racing experience but lots of wilderness experience. A couple canoe trips on the klondike and Yukon river for fun.

Aims for this race

To complete the race to the best of my abilities

Reasons for entering this race

Bucket list and to challenge myself.

Lupine Bulmer Send Message to Paddler

Age: 36

Sex: F

From: Dawson City, Canada

Biographical Information

No water racing experience but grew up in the north. Casual paddle excursions on the Klondike and Yukon river

Aims for this race

To complete the race as fast as possible and to the best of our abilities

Reasons for entering this race

To challenge myself physically and mentally.

Team: 91 Gorge Downwind Champs mens Tandem Canoe

Sponsors:

Gorge Downwind Champs, Huki


 
Carter Johnson

Age: 41

Sex: M

From: Sauslaito, United States

Biographical Information

I live on a boat

Aims for this race

eat a toe

Reasons for entering this race

Toes

Dave Jensen Send Message to Paddler

Age: 51

Sex: M

From: Sausalito, United States

Biographical Information

King cheese factory

Aims for this race

new shiny boat with 2 seats

Reasons for entering this race

also want to eat a toe

Team: 92 Hut Hut Hootalinqua womens Tandem Canoe
Carmen Gustafson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 36

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2013 - women's voyager
YRQ 2015 - women's voyager

Aims for this race

Tandem, baby.
No butt blisters!

Reasons for entering this race

Touch of insanity, touch of passion.

Lacia Kinnear Send Message to Paddler

Age: 37

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse , Canada

Biographical Information

Lots of awesome paddling.

Aims for this race

Avoid the butt blisters that my teammate has told me so much about.

Team: 93 Grand Canoedles mixed Tandem Canoe
John O'Daniel Send Message to Paddler

Age: 65

Sex: M

From: Skagway, AK, United States

Biographical Information

4 YRQs, family canoeing trips,

Aims for this race

To finish and have fun

Denver Evans Send Message to Paddler

Age: 18

Sex: F

From: Skagway, AK, United States

Biographical Information

Junior Iditarod, family camping and canoeing trips since the age of 4

Aims for this race

To finish with my grandpa and enjoy the amazing scenery of the Yukon

Reasons for entering this race

I've been volunteering for three years and now it's my time.

Team: 94 Team Blondie "Girls Who Yak" womens Tandem Kayak
Team Blondie "Girls Who Yak"

 
Lisa Brougham Send Message to Paddler
Lisa Brougham

Age: 46

Sex: F

From: Bowen Bay, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

2015 / 2016 YRQ finisher

Aims for this race

-to catch up on sleep - ha ha ha
- to make it to Dawson and have a sour toe cocktail and post YRQ dinner with fellow paddlers

Reasons for entering this race

love the river and the paddlers

Mara Leitane Send Message to Paddler
Mara Leitane

Age: 33

Sex: F

From: New Westminster, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Explore Sweden adventure race 2010 Atlantic 2 Baltic 9th place.
World Rogaining Championship 2016 Australia woman open 12th place.

Aims for this race

Paddle fast!

Reasons for entering this race

Since I moved to Canada I had this litlle dream -to do some longer paddling. Finally dream will come true!

Team: 95 PWS 2 mens Tandem Canoe
PWS 2

Sponsors:

Priority Worldwide Services

Charities:

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society


 
Philip Roth Send Message to Paddler

Age: 32

Sex: M

From: Crownsville, United States

Biographical Information

Avid outdoor woodsman

Aims for this race

Survival and completion!

Brandon Johnson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: M

From: Wilmington, United States

Biographical Information

Active sailor @ surfer

Aims for this race

Completion, stay healthy

Team: 96 Wadaka mixed Voyageur
Tunde Fulop Send Message to Paddler

Age: 51

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, Canada

Biographical Information

9 River Quests.

Aims for this race

Get to Dawson as friends.

Reasons for entering this race

Just can't have enough of the quest.
Addictive!!!

Sylvia Anderson Send Message to Paddler
Sylvia Anderson

Age: 56

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, Canada

Biographical Information

Competed in many wilderness adventure races & Yukon River Quests.

Aims for this race

To win! Oh yah and to have fun while doing it!

Yvonne Kinsey Send Message to Paddler

Age: 52

Sex: F

From: whitehorse, Canada

Biographical Information

I Have Completed in a Previous Yukon Qwest on a Voyageur Team and Possess an Outdoor Adventurous Spirit

Aims for this race

Be Able to Put my Best Paddle Forward, Complete the Race, Laugh, Enjoy Great Company and Have Some Great Stories to Share at the End!!!!

Danielle Boisvert Send Message to Paddler

Age: 55

Sex: F

From: Toronto, Canada

Biographical Information

Did the river quest 10 years ago, 2 adventure races in Yukon

Aims for this race

Have a good time with good friends

Reasons for entering this race

It's the longest canoe race in the world

Mike Tribes Send Message to Paddler

Age: 50

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, Canada

Biographical Information

Frequent Wilderness Adventure Racer, Many hikes and extended paddling trips in Yukon and BC

Aims for this race

Head in the right direction

Reasons for entering this race

Tunde asked me to

Sergio Linarello Send Message to Paddler

Age: 52

Sex: M

From: Toronto , Canada

Biographical Information

Dragon boat 12 yrs
Outrigger canoe 7 yrs
Back country canoeing 8 yrs

Aims for this race

Fun make new friends respectable finish

Reasons for entering this race

Visit Yukon

Marianna Berko Send Message to Paddler
Marianna Berko

Age: 49

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, Canada

Biographical Information

I did a few local canoe races in the past here in the Yukon. I was a flat water kayak racer in Hungary a few decades back :-)

Aims for this race

Have a lot of fun with my adventurous teammates and still smile at the end.

Reasons for entering this race

I've been waiting for this time since 2002.

Julia Gerlach Send Message to Paddler

Age: 37

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse , YT, Canada

Biographical Information

3 river Quest

Aims for this race

Have fun

Reasons for entering this race

Have fun

Team: 97 Yukon do it mens Tandem Kayak

Sponsors:

Not yet!

Charities:

Les Bourgs Hospice


 
George Smitheram Send Message to Paddler

Age: 22

Sex: M

From: Castel, Guernsey

Biographical Information

Devises to Westminster Kayak Marathon,
(Waterside Series),
University Rowing,
Gold D of E expedition,
3 Peaks Challenge.

Aims for this race

Complete it and hopefully raise some money for a local charity.

Reasons for entering this race

I want to see the sights and like a bit of a challenge.

Edward Allen Send Message to Paddler

Age: 23

Sex: M

From: Forest, Guernsey

Biographical Information

University Rowing,
Gold D of E,
3 Peaks.

Aims for this race

"Well I don't want to get a long term injury... unless it's bear related"

Reasons for entering this race

"I dunno just a bit of a challenge isn't it"

Team: 98 The Floaters mens Tandem Canoe

Sponsors:

TBC

Charities:

Combat Stress


 
William Smethurst Send Message to Paddler

Age: 29

Sex: M

From: London, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Racing in long distance swimming and cycling. Wilderness experience as mountain biking and mountaineering instructor. Kayak expeditions in the UK.

Aims for this race

Tolerate my team mate

Reasons for entering this race

Experience the scenery of NW Canada

Andrew Ross Send Message to Paddler

Age: 31

Sex: M

From: London, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Mongal Rally, endurance race through Central Asia. Long distance cycle races. Long distance swimming and running.

Aims for this race

Survival!

Reasons for entering this race

A chance to take part in a fantastic race in amazing landscape with like minded people.

Team: 99 Team 3-2-1-Go womens Voyageur
Tina Hoeben
Tina Hoeben

Age: 53

Sex: F

From: Penticton, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2012, multiple paddling and adventure races.

Aims for this race

finish with a smile on my face.

Reasons for entering this race

It was a great experience in 2012 . . . I wanted to come back to do it with a women's crew.

Kathleen Jensen
Kathleen Jensen

Age: 52

Sex: F

From: Wallace, United States

Biographical Information

Everglades 300, 1st outrigger to ever finish. 20+ Catalina Crossings, 15+ Molokai Crossing

Been racing for 40 years.

Aims for this race

Be fully prepared and no mishaps.

Reasons for entering this race

A new challenge and great teammates!

Cindy Lee
Cindy Lee

Age: 52

Sex: F

From: Newark, United States

Biographical Information

outrigger paddling in California and Hawaii.

Aims for this race

Enjoy the Yukon wilderness.

Beth Schluter
Beth Schluter

Age: 70

Sex: F

From: Oconomowoc, United States

Biographical Information

marathon and outrigger paddling. Races all over North America and Hawaii.

Aims for this race

Enjoy the experience.

Margaret Caudle
Margaret Caudle

Age: 52

Sex: F

From: Alameda, United States

Biographical Information

outrigger racing - many Catalina and Molokai crossings

Aims for this race

Enjoy the time on the river.

Lynn Capen
Lynn Capen

Age: 60

Sex: F

From: Boulder, United States

Biographical Information

marathon canoe , 6-man outrigger,
2,130 mile solo trip (a very long time ago when i was 20)

Aims for this race

to finish- to have a great experience with my team.

Reasons for entering this race

paddling the yukon river has been on the list forever- this is a fantastic opportunity for me to be with this team, in this event

Team: 100 Valard Voyageurs mixed Voyageur

Sponsors:

Valard Construction

http://www.Valard.com


 
Hayley McNeil Send Message to Paddler

Age: 32

Sex: F

From: Calgary, Canada

Biographical Information

Wilderness

Aims for this race

Team building

Meaghan O'Meara Send Message to Paddler

Age: 34

Sex: F

From: Edmonton , Canada

Biographical Information

Wildeness

Aims for this race

Team Building

Adam Budzinski Send Message to Paddler

Age: 37

Sex: M

From: Edmonton , Canada

Biographical Information

Wilderness

Aims for this race

Team Building

Damian Fraczek Send Message to Paddler

Age: 37

Sex: M

From: Edmonton , Canada

Biographical Information

Wilderness

Aims for this race

Team Building

Shawna Send Message to Paddler

Age: 35

Sex: F

From: Edmonton , Canada

Biographical Information

Wilderness

Aims for this race

Team Building

Robyn McNeil Send Message to Paddler

Age: 33

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse , Canada

Biographical Information

Wilderness

Aims for this race

Team Building