Racer Bios for 2018 Yukon River Quest Entrants

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Team Class Category Team name Members
Team Class Category Team name Members
1 Voyageur mens Yukon Wide Adventures Thomas de Jager, Gus Oliveira
Stephen Mooney, Spencer Edelman
Kendall McDonald, Brandon Johnston
2 Tandem Canoe mens Beards of Fire John Glynn-Morris, Trystan Glynn-Morris
3 Tandem Canoe mens Strokes of Genius Mike De Abreu, Tom Phillips
4 Tandem Canoe womens Huptown Girls Heidi Virtanen, Brooke Ramsay
5 Tandem Kayak mens SHOcKers Lane Cove Peter Fitzgerald, John Fitzgerald
7 Tandem Canoe mens Even Flow Peter Dickinson, Brad MacDonald
8 4 person Canoe open Team WHOA Patricia Clune, Noreen Schaefer
Shelley Gellatly, Lisa Robertson
9 Tandem Kayak mixed Bobs Brenda Martin, Max Durando
10 Tandem Canoe mens DEATH BEFORE DNF Adam Jordan, Chris Cheysobhon
11 Tandem Kayak mixed Hot Wheels & the Other Guy Esther Wheeler, Shane Hansen
12 Tandem Kayak mens Dusi Rats Stephen Butler, Brian Whiteford
13 Tandem Canoe mens Vespa Owners Club UK Wyn Lloyd, Pete Bishop-Ponte
14 Voyageur mixed Yukon Slayers Mark Farquharson, Diane Irvine
Doug Wansbrough, Laura Wansbrough
Josh Wright, Jenny Wright
15 Tandem Canoe mixed The Bickersons Bonnie Pankiw, Christoph Weber
16 Tandem Kayak mens Estonian Vikings Ivar Hütt, Mart Reimann
17 Tandem Canoe mens Fourth Line Squad Luke Moran, Jesse Warwa
18 Tandem Kayak mens World of Kayaks Team Estonia HM Martin Ilumets, Hillar Irves
19 Solo Canoe open Mr. Bill William Siersdorfer
20 Tandem Canoe mens Latvian canoe Long oars YEVGENIYS BLAZEVICS, YURIYS SELEZNOVS
21 Tandem Canoe mens Perfect Storm Jeff Brainard, Gaetan Plourde
22 Tandem Kayak mens World of Kayaks Team Estonia MM Martin Pedai, Matti Tuul
23 Voyageur mixed Team Ts'alvit Jim Boyde, Melissa Carlick
Brian Groves, Shane Ringham
Helen Jeong, Pam Boyde
24 Voyageur mens McLeod Clan Regan McLeod, Lucas McLeod
Michael McLeod , Simon McLeod
Jacob McLeod , Grady Stobbs
25 Tandem Canoe mens Obi wan canoebi Dave Rawlings, Tyler Williams
26 Tandem Canoe mens Skoden logan kleedehn, Olaf Braukmann
27 Tandem Canoe mens PembySoaringEagles Douglas Hess, Ethan Hess
28 Tandem Kayak mixed The Kiwis Ian Huntsman, Wendy Riach
29 Tandem Kayak mixed Spirit of America Josh Friedman, Julie Kirk
30 Tandem Kayak mens Barrett Luke Barrett, Connor Barrett
31 Solo Kayak womens Lootas Kelley Watson
32 Solo Canoe open Gulo gulo Alison Eremenko
33 Tandem Kayak mens Flamboatin Jay Wills, Joel famularo
34 Solo Kayak mens Akita Wayne Anderson
35 SUP open Stand Up Paddle Yukon Stuart Knaack
36 Tandem Kayak mens BendRacing/YogaSlackers Jason Magness, Daniel Staudigel
37 Tandem Canoe mens Team Alpha Super Awesome Cool Dynamite Wolf Squadron Robert Spinks, Jake Paleczny
38 Voyageur mens Dyea Devils Club Jeff Brady, Cory Thole
Pete Zimmerman, Larry Seethaler
Danny Brady, John Hinrichs
39 Tandem Kayak mens World of Kayaks Team Estonia Andres-Leivo Leivo Sepp, Andres Kaju
41 Solo Kayak mens Sheep Stations Tony Hystek
42 Solo Kayak mens vacca Nicholas Malek
43 SUP open Emily Matthews Emily Matthews
44 SUP open Chris Lightbound Chris Lightbound
45 Voyageur womens Horny women of the Yukon Tunde Fulop, Sylvia Anderson
Virag Gal, Lucy Skuba
Donna Letang, Carol cunningham
Elizabeth Clune, Cayley Willcox
46 Tandem Canoe mixed shaving ten Glenn Nolan, Maureen Hatherley
47 Voyageur womens Stix Together Deb Bartlette, Cheryl Rivest
Sarah Ouellette, Carolyn Relf
Jane Haydock, Cassy Andrew
Chantelle Rivest, Monique Levesque
48 Solo Kayak womens Currently a Solo Birch Carmen Gustafson
49 Voyageur mens Northwestel Wade Schmidt, Rob Dunn
Bill Stanzeleit, Chris O’Brien
Danny Guhl, Darcy McLean
Gary Seed, Kerry Pettitt
50 Voyageur womens Paddlers Abreast Claire Desmarais, Michelle Wagner
Lucile Fressigne, Carrie Boles
Els Lundgaard, Rachelle Zral
Jennifer Trapnell, Carolyn Larratt
52 Tandem Canoe mixed Dozy Drifters Dale Bulmer, Lupine Bulmer
53 Tandem Kayak mens The Russkies Evgeny Pochaev, Boris Batin
54 Solo Kayak mens Hai Voltage Mirko Prüfer
55 Solo Kayak mens Kingdom Adventures Michael Doerksen
56 Solo Canoe open Amazon Poland Gienieczko Marcin
57 Solo Kayak womens AlaskaEileen Eileen Visser
59 SUP open Starboard Bart de Zwart
60 Solo Kayak mens AFTER THE GOLD RUSH Rob Colliver
61 SUP open Alex de sain Alex de Sain
62 Solo Kayak mens Browning James Browning
63 Solo Kayak mens East Coast Roller Kip B
64 Tandem Canoe womens Mapping the Way Pauline Frost, Alice Frost
65 Solo Kayak mens kuhl kayak Stephen Kuhl
67 Solo Canoe open Love of Paddling - Solo Margo Millette
68 Solo Kayak womens One more time Ingrid Wilcox
69 Tandem Canoe mens Team Moore and Moore Gord Moore, Greg Moore
70 Tandem Canoe womens Ross Sisters Frances Ross, Susanne Ross
71 Solo Kayak womens kuhl living Pia Montoya-Kuhl
72 Solo Kayak mens Flying Feather Pierre Corbeil
73 Tandem Kayak mixed Cousinade Jean Salathé, Marianne Douglas
74 Solo Kayak mens PaddleJumper - Maya's Grandpa Dr. Wolfram Schleicher
75 Solo Canoe open Go For Broke George True
76 Solo Canoe open Jeff Kay Jeffrey Kay
77 Voyageur mixed CAP Buck Gilson, Jason Shorty
Sarah newton, Shaheen Baker
James Wells, Victoria james
Josh Phelps-VanBibber, Randy Taylor
78 Voyageur mens Paddlesports Mongrels Richard Parrott, Dave Fryer
Pete Kruszelnicki, Skip Graham
Thor Harley, Lyndon White
79 Tandem Canoe mixed Dawson before freeze up Peter Kirby, Midori Kirby
80 Solo Canoe open For Rosie Robert Lafontaine
81 Solo Canoe open River Misfit Ian jobin
82 Tandem Canoe mens CROSSWINDS Ian Mockett, Tim Gordon
85 4 person Canoe open Louisiana Lionheart Joshua Clark, Johnny Lionheart
Greg Dumka, Laura Carter
86 Tandem Kayak mens The Saffers Ian Lawler, Blake Dismore
87 Tandem Canoe mens Texas 2 man Tim Anglin, Mike Joiner
88 4 person Canoe open The More The Merrier Cyril Derreumaux, Red Pedrick
Loic Behin, Dave Loustalot
89 Tandem Canoe mens New Old Eliot Callahan, Michaud Garneau
90 Tandem Kayak mens Punch Rollers Matt Thompson, Levi Froese
91 Tandem Canoe mens Couple o' Oars Kyle Plutchak, Eric Shen
92 Tandem Canoe mens Danelaw Jack Ogden, Bone Henningsen
93 Tandem Canoe mens Team Pudsey Peter Joyes, Sam Milner
94 Tandem Canoe mens Palmer's Progress Dr. DB Palmer, Liam B. Palmer
96 Tandem Canoe mixed Golden Lake Crew Sebastien Courville , Jennifer Courville
97 Tandem Kayak mixed LE WQT Etienne Spooner, Claudia Hébert
98 Tandem Canoe mens Despicable TWO Christian Fibich, Boris Valev
99 Voyageur mens The Future is Now, Let's Build Together Peter van den Berg, Francis Soenen
Danny Veys, Wim Temmerman
Eva Temmerman, Milan Verstraete
100 Tandem Kayak mixed Get Out and Swim Alun Thomas, Scarlet Pimpernel
102 Voyageur mixed Voyager VIII Mission Debbie Brax, Ken Streb
Dan Mecklenburg, Stephen Miller
Emily Broderson, Chris Broderson
Katherine Broderson, David Dahl
104 SUP open handi vision sport evenement le meaux sebastien, Leblond stéphane
105 Tandem Canoe mixed The Honeymooners Dan Paleczny, Suzanne Paleczny
106 Tandem Canoe womens Team Rudy Kate Titterington, Jessica Lee
107 Tandem Canoe womens A Dachshund's Physique Erin Schulz, Kori Marchowsky
108 Tandem Kayak womens The Susans Susan Dunsmore, Susan Sommer
109 Solo Kayak mens Caribou Boy Richard Walsh
110 Tandem Canoe mens The Bare Strokes Rashad Brugmann, Jeb Brugmann
111 Solo Kayak mens Jon Bowen Jon Bowen
112 Tandem Kayak mens Hedonistic Miasma Orion Bellorado, Turner Resor
113 Solo Kayak womens The Rubber Ducky Jess Walsh
114 Tandem Canoe mens 72Dolphins Alex Trousdale, Sean Kennedy
115 Solo Kayak mens Smooth Granite Michael Love
116 Solo Canoe open Sika Adventure Bryan Allemang
Team: 1 Yukon Wide Adventures mens Voyageur
Yukon Wide Adventures

 
Thomas de Jager
Thomas de Jager

Age: 50

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Some years canoe/kayak experience in a few canoe Slalom & White Water competitions. 4 times YRQ finisher

Aims for this race

Find the fastest current and channels on the way to Dawson. Hopefully being faster than 2017 !

Reasons for entering this race

I always wanted to start in pole position!

Gus Oliveira
Gus Oliveira

Age: 47

Sex: M

From: Saltspring Island, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2011,2012,2013,2015,2017
California 100 2013,2014,2015,

Aims for this race

Get to Dawson before dinner

Stephen Mooney

Age: 55

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Previous YRQ's, Texas Water Safari, Adventure Racing. Blah Blah Blah

Aims for this race

Friday night Happy Hour in Dawson!

Reasons for entering this race

It's in my backyard. I love being on water

Spencer Edelman Send Message to Paddler
Spencer Edelman

Age: 30

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2016 - Tandem Canoe
YRQ 2017 - Tandem Canoe
University Swimming

Aims for this race

Have fun with an experienced team; learn lots and PADDLE HARD!!

Reasons for entering this race

Fast team and good guys to race with for 40 something hours.

Kendall McDonald Send Message to Paddler
Kendall McDonald

Age: 40

Sex: M

From: Inuvik, NT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2012, 2013, 2015

Aims for this race

Paddle Hard

Brandon Johnston Send Message to Paddler
Brandon Johnston

Age: 34

Sex: M

From: Inuvik, NT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2013 & 2014 Tandem Canoe
Race the Peel 2017

Aims for this race

Paddle Hard

Team: 2 Beards of Fire mens Tandem Canoe
John Glynn-Morris Send Message to Paddler
John Glynn-Morris

Age: 37

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Cache Lake Annual Regatta
YRQ 2016

Aims for this race

To have a grand adventure...with just a dash of hallucinations. For kicks.

Trystan Glynn-Morris Send Message to Paddler
Trystan Glynn-Morris

Age: 34

Sex: M

From: Ottawa, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Cache Lake Regatta
K20
YRQ 2016

Aims for this race

To have <hut> a great conversation <hut> with my brother <hut> with no distractions <hut> for hours and <hut> hours...

Team: 3 Strokes of Genius mens Tandem Canoe
Strokes of Genius

 
Mike De Abreu Send Message to Paddler

Age: 54

Sex: M

From: Arnprior, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2015, 2017
MRX 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
K2O 2015, 2016, 2017
General Clinton 70Miler 2015, 2016,2017

Aims for this race

Enjoy the experience....












and finish sub 45 hours.

Tom Phillips Send Message to Paddler

Age: 45

Sex: M

From: Ottawa, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ x2
MRX x4
K2O x3
Clinton 70 miler x3



Aims for this race

Break 46 hours. Top 10 overall. Top 3 tandem canoe

Team: 4 Huptown Girls womens Tandem Canoe
Heidi Virtanen Send Message to Paddler

Age: 29

Sex: F

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2017
Ski to Sea 2018

Aims for this race

Glide on by and finish faster than last year.

Reasons for entering this race

Ski season was over.

Brooke Ramsay Send Message to Paddler
Brooke Ramsay

Age: 26

Sex: F

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

MR340 2015
Support crew to my paddling parents: YRQ 2011, 2012.
Who doesn't love being outside?

Aims for this race

Have a freaking blast and finish in beast mode. :)

Reasons for entering this race

I woke hup like this.

Team: 5 SHOcKers Lane Cove mens Tandem Kayak
Peter Fitzgerald Send Message to Paddler
Peter Fitzgerald

Age: 56

Sex: M

From: Sydney, Australia

Biographical Information

Murray Marathon ....

Aims for this race

To finish !

Reasons for entering this race

Went for holiday last year - loved Canada...something to do with my brother before he turns 70 !

John Fitzgerald Send Message to Paddler

Age: 68

Sex: M

From: Adelaide, Australia

Biographical Information

Hawkesbury Race in Sydney 111km...

Aims for this race

To finish

Reasons for entering this race

My young brother conned me.

Team: 7 Even Flow mens Tandem Canoe
Peter Dickinson Send Message to Paddler
Peter Dickinson

Age: 38

Sex: M

From: Fredericton, NB, Canada

Biographical Information

Adventure races (run/portage/canoe/run)
Canoed and camped the quest route with my wife and dog in 2010!
lots of time sleeping under the stars in far out places.

Aims for this race

-Don’t stop paddling until the finish…

Reasons for entering this race

Canoeing this race to push my mental and physical abilities and limits, to enjoy the north and to meet like-minded adventurers from around the globe!

To instill a sense of adventure in our kids and to continuously search for their next challenge –

Brad MacDonald Send Message to Paddler
Brad MacDonald

Age: 40

Sex: M

From: Baddeck, NS, Canada

Biographical Information

Most racing involved motorized vehicles...time to change it up!

Living in Cape Breton Island on the Bras D'or Lakes is the base of all the experience I take with me!

Aims for this race

Dance Hard! Someone once told me that was the secret to all the problems in the world...now to do it with a paddle in hand for 715KM. Don't stop and bring a little east coast to the North!

Reasons for entering this race

After reading all the blogs about the race...I am now questioning my reasoning! Can't wait to meet all the other crazy's! Didn't want to wake up and not ever find out what I was capable of, pushing the limit and finding out what is around the corner! Seemed like a good idea 10years ago...other than getting older, having a rad family with 3 girls 4 and under...figured...lets find out!

Team: 8 Team WHOA open 4 person Canoe
Patricia Clune

Age: 21

Sex: F

From: Toronto, TBA, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

TBA

Aims for this race

TBA

Noreen Schaefer

Age: 21

Sex: F

From: Wynndel, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

To finally see purple martians.

Shelley Gellatly

Age: 20

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

TBA

Aims for this race

TBA

Reasons for entering this race

TBA

Lisa Robertson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 24

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, Canada

Biographical Information

TBA

Aims for this race

TBA

Team: 9 Bobs mixed Tandem Kayak
Bobs

 
Brenda Martin Send Message to Paddler

Age: 51

Sex: F

From: Victoria, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Backpacking, camping and a first race!

Aims for this race

To paddle hard to Carmacks, then to Coffee Creek, and finally to Dawson. (And, along the way, to go with the flow and enjoy the adventure!)

Max Durando Send Message to Paddler

Age: 53

Sex: M

From: Victoria , BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Lots of wilderness trips, but nothing as hard or as kooky as this. Those were just trips, not races.

Aims for this race

Stay awake. Avoid injury. Have some fun. Then enjoy the Canada Day parade while recovering in Dawson.

Reasons for entering this race

We were in Dawson two years ago and stumbled across the YRQ finish. Never heard of it before. Talked about it ever since. Now or never.

Team: 10 DEATH BEFORE DNF mens Tandem Canoe

Sponsors:

none

Charities:

none


 
Adam Jordan Send Message to Paddler

Age: 34

Sex: M

From: Eagle River, AK, United States

Biographical Information

a few yrq's before

Aims for this race

read team name

Reasons for entering this race

pending

Chris Cheysobhon Send Message to Paddler

Age: 33

Sex: M

From: Eagle River, AK, United States

Biographical Information

Pending

Aims for this race

pending

Reasons for entering this race

pending

Team: 11 Hot Wheels &amp; the Other Guy mixed Tandem Kayak
Esther Wheeler Send Message to Paddler
Esther Wheeler

Age: 38

Sex: F

From: Sydney, Australia

Biographical Information

YRQ 2013, 2016, 2017

Aims for this race

Faster than ever - get past White River in daylight!!!

Reasons for entering this race

Who can resist! And get the gold in them thar hills.

Shane Hansen Send Message to Paddler
Shane Hansen

Age: 45

Sex: M

From: Tilbury, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2016 - VC7
Recreational Canoeing/Camping

Aims for this race

Get there before Esther!

Reasons for entering this race

Once was not enough for such an amazing experience.

Team: 12 Dusi Rats mens Tandem Kayak
Stephen Butler Send Message to Paddler
Stephen Butler

Age: 54

Sex: M

From: Bandy Creek, Western Province, Australia

Biographical Information

Umkomaas Canoe Marathon
Dusi Canoe Marathon
Berg River Canoe Marathon
Crocodile River Canoe Marathon
Tugela Marathon
Have competed in adventure races in the 100km to 600km distance

Aims for this race

Complete each segment, make it over the finish line and and enjoy the opportunity to participate, (suffer?) in this unique event. Read a blog on the YRQ a few years ago and always had this in the back of my mind but when my previous paddling partner Brian suggested we do this together in a K2 there was no hesitation. Now we can put the friendship to the test.

Reasons for entering this race

Racing through remote wilderness and the race has been on the bucket list for a number of years.

Brian Whiteford Send Message to Paddler
Brian Whiteford

Age: 59

Sex: M

From: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa | Suid-Afrika

Biographical Information

Umkomaas Canoe Marathon
Dusi Canoe Marathon
Berg River Canoe Marathon
Bivane River Canoe Marathon
Crocodile River Canoe Marathon

Aims for this race

To Finish

Reasons for entering this race

Opportunity to visit Canada and it is on the bucket list as a premiere event to particpate in

Team: 13 Vespa Owners Club UK mens Tandem Canoe
Vespa Owners Club UK

Sponsors:

Vespa Owners Club https://www.facebook.com/VespaOwnersClub/

Pitchfork Rebellion studios. http://pitchforkrebellionstudios.co.uk/home.html

Cadence. http://www.cadencebikeshop.com/

Folk Lift Truck. https://www.facebook.com/folklifttruck

Bath and Wessex Neurophysiotherapy Clinic.

Chelsie Road Cafe

Charities:

The Matt Hampson Foundation https://www.matthampsonfoundation.org/about-us/

Forever Friends http://www.foreverfriendsappeal.co.uk/


 
Wyn Lloyd
Wyn Lloyd

Age: 38

Sex: M

From: Bristol, South Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Kayaked from London to Bristol.
Climbed Yorkshire 3 peaks, National 3 Peaks, Welsh 3 Peaks, Welsh 3000s mountain challenge,
Completed in ironman, mountain marathons and cycled the 1200mile "Via Francigena" from Canterbury to Rome in 11 days.
Swam Llyn Tegid, Channel buoy race and 3 mile/1 mile Dover harbour challenge under british open water swimming rules.

Aims for this race

To complete it and spend time with my buddy Pete.

Reasons for entering this race

I spent time playing rugby in British Columbia and have wanted to go to the Yukon ever since. After kayaking from London to Bristol, I heard about the Yukon River Quest and the dream to compete in it was born. We've managed to miss out on entry the last few years so are overjoyed to get in this year.

Pete Bishop-Ponte
Pete Bishop-Ponte

Age: 59

Sex: M

From: Bath, BANES, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Long distance endurance kayaking.
Kayaked from London to Bristol.
Run from London to Bristol.
Kayaked Loch Etive solo.
Kayaked Coniston, Windemere and loch Etive in 1 day.
Climbed Welsh 3 peaks.
Ex British Army pathfinder.

Aims for this race

To complete it

Reasons for entering this race

For the experience, to be in the wilderness and as to achieve a long term personal goal

Team: 14 Yukon Slayers mixed Voyageur
Mark Farquharson Send Message to Paddler
Mark Farquharson

Age: 55

Sex: M

From: Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ - 2017 Voyageur

Aims for this race

To get to Dawson City via the Yukon River

Reasons for entering this race

Seemed like a good idea.

Diane Irvine Send Message to Paddler
Diane Irvine

Age: 60

Sex: F

From: Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

A outrigger and dragon boat enthusiast

Aims for this race

To exceed my wildest dreams and finnish with my teammates

Reasons for entering this race

To discover the Yukon

Doug Wansbrough Send Message to Paddler

Age: 51

Sex: M

From: Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Outrigger Canoe racing

Aims for this race

Completing the event, share experience with my team.

Reasons for entering this race

Facing a new challenge and experience!

Laura Wansbrough Send Message to Paddler

Age: 52

Sex: F

From: Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Outrigger racing

Aims for this race

Completion of the event with a smile on my face.

Reasons for entering this race

Fitness and endurance challenge

Josh Wright Send Message to Paddler

Age: 39

Sex: M

From: Burnaby, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Experienced Paddlers. Race Dragonboats and do recreation kayaking.

Aims for this race

Finish the race!

Jenny Wright Send Message to Paddler

Age: 39

Sex: F

From: Burnaby, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Experienced Paddlers. Race Dragonboats and do recreation kayaking.

Aims for this race

Finish :)

Team: 15 The Bickersons mixed Tandem Canoe
Bonnie Pankiw

Age: 57

Sex: F

From: Chelsea, QC, Canada

Biographical Information

Muskoka River X
Kingston to Ottawa

Aims for this race

finish with a smile and minimal bickering

Christoph Weber

Age: 63

Sex: M

From: Chelsea, QC, Canada

Biographical Information

Muskoka River X
Kingston to Ottawa

Aims for this race

finish and have fun

Team: 16 Estonian Vikings mens Tandem Kayak
Estonian Vikings

Sponsors:

World of Kayaks http://www.wk.ee/
Võhandu Canoeing Marathon https://www.vohandumaraton.ee/
Tammelaks http://www.tammelaks.ee/
Rehvid Pluss Ltd http://www.rehvidpluss.ee/

Charities:

Estonian Canoeing Federation http://www.aerutaja.ee/
Aidu Water Sports Centre http://www.aidu.ee/


 
Ivar Hütt Send Message to Paddler
Ivar Hütt

Age: 48

Sex: M

From: Tallinn, Estonia | Eesti

Biographical Information

2017: Gauja XXL Team Relay
10 x Võhandu paddling Marathon (100km)
36h & 48h adventure raids over several years
BCU 3* Paddling Coach

Aims for this race

Enjoy the race!

Mart Reimann Send Message to Paddler

Age: 43

Sex: M

From: Kuusalu, Harjumaa, Estonia | Eesti

Biographical Information

2017: Gauja XXL Team relay
Võhandu Paddling Marathon
Baltic Sea Crossing in Kayaks
BCU 3* Paddling Coach

Aims for this race

Enjoy the race!

Team: 17 Fourth Line Squad mens Tandem Canoe
Luke Moran Send Message to Paddler

Age: 37

Sex: M

From: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

No racing
Expert backcountry

Aims for this race

finish, experience, see a sasquatch

Jesse Warwa Send Message to Paddler

Age: 34

Sex: M

From: Edmonton, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

No racing
Expert wilderness tripping

Aims for this race

finish, experience, have fun, drop gloves (if required)...

Team: 18 World of Kayaks Team Estonia HM mens Tandem Kayak
World of Kayaks Team Estonia HM

Sponsors:

World of Kayaks, touring and racing kayak manufacturer in Estonia www.wk.ee
Võhandu 100 kms Canoeing Marathon 20th April 2019 Estonia https://www.vohandumaraton.ee/
Pack Holding Ltd http://www.pholding.ee/
Tammelaks Ltd http://www.tammelaks.ee/
Rehvid Pluss Ltd http://www.rehvidpluss.ee/
Ideal Ltd, Budget Car Rental http://www.budget.ee/
Estlander Grupp Ltd http://www.estlander.ee/
Laduks Ltd http://www.laduks.ee/
Lumi Capital Ltd http://www.lumicapital.eu/
Stokker Plc https://www.stokker.ee/

Charities:

Estonian Canoeing Federation http://www.aerutaja.ee/
Aidu Water Sports Centre
http://www.aidu.ee/


 
Martin Ilumets Send Message to Paddler
Martin Ilumets

Age: 44

Sex: M

From: Tallinn, Estonia | Eesti

Biographical Information

Paddled 100 kms Võhandu International Canoeing Marathon of Estonia 10 times, plus other different wilderness river and sea kayaking events.

Aims for this race

Enjoy the race

Reasons for entering this race

Explore Yukon river

Hillar Irves Send Message to Paddler
Hillar Irves

Age: 50

Sex: M

From: Võru, Estonia | Eesti

Biographical Information

Paddled different wilderness river and sea kayaking events and slalom.

Aims for this race

Enjoy the race

Reasons for entering this race

Explore the Yukon river

Team: 19 Mr. Bill open Solo Canoe
William Siersdorfer Send Message to Paddler
William Siersdorfer

Age: 58

Sex: M

From: Houston, TX, United States

Biographical Information

YRQ 2016, 2017
MR 340 2015
Texas Water Safari 2012

Aims for this race

Best last years time and finish strong!

Reasons for entering this race

To participate in the 20th Anniversary of the race.

Team: 20 Latvian canoe Long oars mens Tandem Canoe
YEVGENIYS BLAZEVICS Send Message to Paddler

Age: 62

Sex: M

From: RIGA , Latvia | Latvija

Biographical Information

World and European masters marathon

Aims for this race

444

YURIYS SELEZNOVS Send Message to Paddler

Age: 60

Sex: M

From: JELGAVA , Latvia | Latvija

Biographical Information

World and European masters marathon

Aims for this race

444

Team: 21 Perfect Storm mens Tandem Canoe
Jeff Brainard Send Message to Paddler

Age: 56

Sex: M

From: Roslin, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Couple YRQ's, some races in Ontario

Aims for this race

Get back in the boat with my partner!

Reasons for entering this race

Missing the Yukon River

Gaetan Plourde Send Message to Paddler
Gaetan Plourde

Age: 43

Sex: M

From: North Gower, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

A bunch of YRQs in C2 and C1

Aims for this race

To slay the sleep monsters leading up to Coffee Creek!

Reasons for entering this race

Because the only thing more inconceivable than racing the YRQ, is not racing it.

Getting back into C2!

Team: 22 World of Kayaks Team Estonia MM mens Tandem Kayak
World of Kayaks Team Estonia MM

Estonian summer 2017

Sponsors:

World of Kayaks, touring and racing kayak manufacturer in Estonia www.wk.ee
Võhandu 100 kms Canoeing Marathon 20th April 2019 Estonia https://www.vohandumaraton.ee/
Pack Holding Ltd http://www.pholding.ee/
Tammelaks Ltd http://www.tammelaks.ee/
Rehvid Pluss Ltd http://www.rehvidpluss.ee/
Ideal Ltd, Budget Car Rental http://www.budget.ee/
Estlander Grupp Ltd http://www.estlander.ee/
Laduks Ltd http://www.laduks.ee/
Lumi Capital Ltd http://www.lumicapital.eu/
Stokker Plc https://www.stokker.ee/

Charities:

Estonian Canoeing Federation http://www.aerutaja.ee/
Aidu Water Sports Centre
http://www.aidu.ee/


 
Martin Pedai Send Message to Paddler
Martin Pedai

Age: 43

Sex: M

From: Tallinn, Estonia | Eesti

Biographical Information

Paddled 100kms Võhandu International Canoeing Marathon in Estonia 5 times, plus numerous wilderness kayaking events on rivers and seas.
I am fan of duration sports in general.

Aims for this race

Enjoy the race until the finish.

Reasons for entering this race

Explore Canada and the Yukon river

Matti Tuul Send Message to Paddler
Matti Tuul

Age: 35

Sex: M

From: Tallinn, Estonia, Estonia | Eesti

Biographical Information

Paddled numerous wilderness kayaking events on rivers and seas.

Aims for this race

Enjoy the race until the finish.

Reasons for entering this race

Explore the Yukon river

Team: 23 Team Ts'alvit mixed Voyageur
Jim Boyde Send Message to Paddler

Age: 75

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Missed one YRQ since 04

Aims for this race

Hope to crack 45.

Reasons for entering this race

Always seeking advice of the Ancients.

Melissa Carlick Send Message to Paddler
Melissa Carlick

Age: 32

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

2016 YRQ

Aims for this race

Beat our previous time, and have fun with a lot more stories to tell.

Reasons for entering this race

Part of the Land, Part of the Water

Brian Groves Send Message to Paddler
Brian Groves

Age: 41

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2011
YRQ 2016

Aims for this race

Get to Dawson a little quicker than last time!

Shane Ringham Send Message to Paddler
Shane Ringham

Age: 33

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Canoed across Canada in 2011 over 170 days.

Multiple small marathon style races in Saskatchewan

Aims for this race

Finish with a smile

Helen Jeong

Age: 47

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

rookie.

Aims for this race

Not scratch. Crack 46:00:00 for the team.

Reasons for entering this race

See the Yukon while sitting in a fine canoe. Impress myself and my people.

Pam Boyde

Age: 70

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

A few YRQs and a few rivers.

Aims for this race

This is my last YRQ so want to make it a good one in every way.

Reasons for entering this race

Can't miss the 20th Anniversary of the YRQ. Looking forward to another wonderful paddle down an amazing river, through amazing country with even more amazing team mates.

Team: 24 McLeod Clan mens Voyageur
Regan McLeod Send Message to Paddler

Age: 23

Sex: F

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

previous competition in races, regattas. Lots of wilderness experience: camping, trekking.

Aims for this race

Finish with a good time

Lucas McLeod Send Message to Paddler

Age: 21

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

previous competition in races, regattas. Lots of wilderness experience: camping, hiking.
Wilderness training in the military.

Aims for this race

Finish with a good time

Michael McLeod Send Message to Paddler

Age: 57

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

previous competition in races, 1/2 marathon, regattas. Lots of wilderness experience: camping, hiking

Aims for this race

Finish with a good time

Simon McLeod Send Message to Paddler

Age: 18

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

previous competition in races, regattas. Lots of wilderness experience: camping, hiking

Aims for this race

Finish with a good time

Jacob McLeod Send Message to Paddler

Age: 24

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

previous competition in races, regattas. Lots of wilderness experience: camping, hiking

Aims for this race

Finish with a good time

Grady Stobbs Send Message to Paddler

Age: 20

Sex: M

From: Aurora , ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Regattas, lots of camping experience

Aims for this race

To finish with a good time

Team: 25 Obi wan canoebi mens Tandem Canoe
Dave Rawlings Send Message to Paddler

Age: 26

Sex: M

From: Dawson City, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Quetico, Algonquin, YT lakes.

Aims for this race

The wide part of the paddle goes in the water...right?

Reasons for entering this race

How else do you get to Dawson?

Tyler Williams Send Message to Paddler

Age: 25

Sex: M

From: Kenogami, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Just enough to get me through it... I Hope

Aims for this race

To be accepted by the river spirits as one of their own

Reasons for entering this race

I heard the Yukon river Mermaids are Beautiful

Team: 26 Skoden mens Tandem Canoe
logan kleedehn Send Message to Paddler

Age: 26

Sex: M

From: whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

never raced a canoe before and i have plenty of experience in the wilderness

Aims for this race

have fun and not get last

Reasons for entering this race

my german buddy always wanted to do this race but never had anyone to do it with so im doing it with him

Olaf Braukmann Send Message to Paddler

Age: 52

Sex: M

From: Mueden, Germany, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

I make this 2007 and i like this so i do it once more.

Aims for this race

to get first place and set the all time speed record

huuuaaa ...who say that

Reasons for entering this race

It`s a nice trip in this area

Team: 27 PembySoaringEagles mens Tandem Canoe
Douglas Hess Send Message to Paddler

Age: 50

Sex: M

From: Pemberton , BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Wilderness canoeing,backcountry travel

Recreational Dragon boat raced one season

Aims for this race

Experience the Yukon.
Father Son Bonding

Ethan Hess Send Message to Paddler

Age: 18

Sex: M

From: Pemberton , BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Wilderness canoeing,

Recreational Dragon boat and flat water racing

Aims for this race

Experience the Yukon,
See where we stand ,as my son is highly competitive.
Father Son bonding.

Reasons for entering this race

See above

Team: 28 The Kiwis mixed Tandem Kayak
The Kiwis

Sponsors:

Too old and unphotogenic for sponsors.


 
Ian Huntsman Send Message to Paddler
Ian Huntsman

Age: 52

Sex: M

From: Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand | Aotearoa

Biographical Information

Yukon 1000, Wild Descent NZ 2013 and 2014

Aims for this race

Don't fall asleep.

Reasons for entering this race

Coming back to the Yukon for a second look.

Wendy Riach Send Message to Paddler
Wendy Riach

Age: 54

Sex: F

From: Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand | Aotearoa

Biographical Information

Yukon 1000, Wild Descent NZ 2013 and 2014

Aims for this race

No sleeping and paddling at the same time.

Reasons for entering this race

Back to see more of the Yukon.

Team: 29 Spirit of America mixed Tandem Kayak
Spirit of America

Sponsors:

Gaston and Judy Holland
Mountain Mike's Health Food Store
Sealskinz-USA


 
Josh Friedman Send Message to Paddler
Josh Friedman

Age: 56

Sex: M

From: Moyie Springs, ID, United States

Biographical Information

YRQ finisher 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.

Aims for this race

To have fun and enjoy the event! ...We want to be much better than last year, that's our focus...as always finishing is first and foremost.

Julie Kirk Send Message to Paddler
Julie Kirk

Age: 57

Sex: F

From: Moyie Springs, ID, United States

Biographical Information

YRQ finisher 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.

Aims for this race

To do my very best, have fun and finish!

Team: 30 Barrett mens Tandem Kayak

Sponsors:

We are way to slow for a sponsor.


 
Luke Barrett Send Message to Paddler

Age: 30

Sex: M

From: Reno, NV, United States

Biographical Information

California 100 and numerous other river trips.

Aims for this race

Finish; drink a beer in Dawson

Reasons for entering this race

Why would you not want to enter?

Connor Barrett Send Message to Paddler

Age: 25

Sex: M

From: Reno, NV, United States

Biographical Information

Kayaking on the Green River. Numerous wilderness camping and hunting trips.

Aims for this race

Finish

Team: 31 Lootas womens Solo Kayak
Kelley Watson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 44

Sex: F

From: Port Townsend, WA, United States

Biographical Information

Yukon River Quest 2014, 2017.
Race to Alaska -- Port Townsend to Victoria Leg.
Paddled Inside Passage Washington to Alaska.

Aims for this race

Hopes -- 50 hours.

Joy, grit, tenacity, enjoyment, sharing an incredible experience with incredible people in a truly amazing wilderness.

Reasons for entering this race

Because it is an amazing experience that fills me with joy and challenges me beyond belief (and gives me a reason to work out hard all winter long in the rain and wind of Washington!).

Team: 32 Gulo gulo open Solo Canoe
Alison Eremenko Send Message to Paddler
Alison Eremenko

Age: 21

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Over 29 years of backcountry experience by dogteam, horseback, snowshoes, skis, hiking, and paddling, most of it solo, but known to drag the odd kid along. More wilderness experience than you can shake a carbon paddle at...
A few local races under the belt......
2017 YRQ Voyageur
8 years involvement with the YRQ as a volunteer...unfortunately, I know what to expect.

Aims for this race

To always be in the moment......

Reasons for entering this race

It's the 20th and why the hell not...

Team: 33 Flamboatin mens Tandem Kayak
Jay Wills Send Message to Paddler

Age: 30

Sex: M

From: Langley, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Raced white water kayaks,class 4 down river racing. Canoe racing in Ontario. Trip leader of Grand Canyon expedition. Former white white kayak guide

Aims for this race

Have a good time.
Finish top 10.

Reasons for entering this race

Have wanted to do it for years. My brother in law mines in Dawson city and he has been bugging me to come up and visit, I want ed a reason and to be able to see the beautiful Yukon river.

Joel famularo Send Message to Paddler

Age: 31

Sex: M

From: Dawson city, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

NA

Aims for this race

Finish in under 60 hours

Reasons for entering this race

Wanted a good challenge

Team: 34 Akita mens Solo Kayak
Wayne Anderson Send Message to Paddler
Wayne Anderson

Age: 53

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Few YRQ's
Few MR340's
SDKC
1 Muskoka X
Length of the Lake

Aims for this race

Have my best race ever.

Reasons for entering this race

20th Anniversary!

Team: 35 Stand Up Paddle Yukon open SUP

Sponsors:

Level Six
Adidas Eye Ware
Werner Paddles
Yukon Boxing
CrossFit86Seven
Black Project Fins
PR Services Ltd


 
Stuart Knaack Send Message to Paddler
Stuart Knaack

Age: 38

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Guide in the Yukon since 2012.
YRQ SUP finisher 2016
YRQ DNF 2017 (heat stroke)
Chattajack 2012

Aims for this race

Finish in the top 3 of the SUP division. Oh! and paddle like I have never paddled before.

Reasons for entering this race

AQ last minute change of clothing took me out of the race. Now is the time for redemption, and to beat Bart who has finished first place in SUP the last two years.

Team: 36 BendRacing/YogaSlackers mens Tandem Kayak

Sponsors:

Stellar Kayaks, Kokatat, GearJunkie.com


 
Jason Magness Send Message to Paddler
Jason Magness

Age: 42

Sex: M

From: Bend, OR, United States

Biographical Information

Everglades Challenge 2017, many expedition adventure races (AWRS, PQ, PER, etc)

Aims for this race

Podium

Reasons for entering this race

Heard great things about it at the EC

Daniel Staudigel Send Message to Paddler
Daniel Staudigel

Age: 33

Sex: M

From: Bend, OR, United States

Biographical Information

EC 2017, many adventure races

Aims for this race

podium

Reasons for entering this race

Challenge and mosquitos

Team: 37 Team Alpha Super Awesome Cool Dynamite Wolf Squadron mens Tandem Canoe
Robert Spinks Send Message to Paddler

Age: 29

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ

Aims for this race

Finish

Jake Paleczny Send Message to Paddler

Age: 32

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ x 2
Mattawa River Race x 2

Aims for this race

Paddle smart and finish strong.

Team: 38 Dyea Devils Club mens Voyageur
Dyea Devils Club

Sponsors:

The Mountain Shop - Packer Expeditions
Alderworks Alaska - Skagway Book Co.
Starfire - Ray Troll - Gold Digger


 
Jeff Brady Send Message to Paddler
Jeff Brady

Age: 61

Sex: M

From: Dyea, AK, United States

Biographical Information

Five YRQ finishes, numerous family canoe trips on Yukon rivers.

Aims for this race

Under 50 hours

Reasons for entering this race

Love being a part of the YRQ!

Cory Thole Send Message to Paddler

Age: 41

Sex: M

From: Skagway, AK, United States

Biographical Information

I have been enjoying the outdoors since I was knee high to a grasshopper, following my dad around. I participated in the 2015 race on the Alfred E. Packers Team.

Aims for this race

Laugh and Make last call on Friday night

Reasons for entering this race

Beat the Skagnificant Team time in 2014 so Tim Bourcy will have to get back in a boat if he wants to continue talking trash.

Pete Zimmerman Send Message to Paddler

Age: 29

Sex: M

From: Skagway, AK, United States

Biographical Information

Racer in last year's River Quest, wilderness guide

Aims for this race

Finish and have a good time

Larry Seethaler Send Message to Paddler
Larry Seethaler

Age: 75

Sex: M

From: Anchorage, AK, United States

Biographical Information

Two Dyea to Dawson, first 15 YRQs, lots of wilderness trips

Aims for this race

Dawson before midnight, on Friday

Reasons for entering this race

Jeff talked me into it, great to see old friends again!

Danny Brady Send Message to Paddler
Danny Brady

Age: 17

Sex: M

From: Skagway, AK, United States

Biographical Information

2016 YRQ finisher in C2 with dad, numerous family canoe trips: Yukon, Pelly, Nisutlin, Dezedeash, Snafu, others

Aims for this race

Dawson by midnight

John Hinrichs Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: M

From: Skagway, AK, United States

Biographical Information

I've been lost in the woods for years now.

Aims for this race

To have some fun with a great group, and make some new friends! Finishing would also be good.

Reasons for entering this race

I have wanted to do this since I learned about the race 5 years ago.

Team: 39 World of Kayaks Team Estonia Andres-Leivo mens Tandem Kayak
World of Kayaks Team Estonia Andres-Leivo

Sponsors:

World of Kayaks, touring and racing kayak manufacturer in Estonia www.wk.ee

Võhandu 100 kms Canoeing Marathon 20th April 2019 Estonia https://www.vohandumaraton.ee/

Pack Holding Ltd http://www.pholding.ee/
Tammelaks Ltd http://www.tammelaks.ee/
Rehvid Pluss Ltd http://www.rehvidpluss.ee/
Ideal Ltd, Budget Car Rental http://www.budget.ee/
Estlander Grupp Ltd http://www.estlander.ee/
Laduks Ltd http://www.laduks.ee/
Lumi Capital Ltd http://www.lumicapital.eu/
Stokker Plc https://www.stokker.ee/

Charities:

Estonian Canoeing Federation http://www.aerutaja.ee/

Aidu Water Sports Centre.
http://www.aidu.ee/


 
Leivo Sepp Send Message to Paddler
Leivo Sepp

Age: 46

Sex: M

From: Rae, Harju, Estonia | Eesti

Biographical Information

Võhandu Marathon.
Gauja XXL.
Orcas Island 100 miler.
100 Miles of Istria.

Aims for this race

Have fun

Reasons for entering this race

New challange

Andres Kaju Send Message to Paddler
Andres Kaju

Age: 34

Sex: M

From: Tallinn, Harju, Estonia | Eesti

Biographical Information

European longest paddling marathon 420km on rather still water.

Lots of shorter 100km marathons

Aims for this race

Not to get eaten

Reasons for entering this race

Put myself at a new challange

Team: 41 Sheep Stations mens Solo Kayak
Tony Hystek Send Message to Paddler
Tony Hystek

Age: 61

Sex: M

From: Lidcombe, Australia

Biographical Information

Murray Marathon (5x)
DW (1x)
RPM (6x)
Hawkesbury Canoe Classic (8x)

Aims for this race

Finish with a Sheep Station

Reasons for entering this race

Tom Simmat says it will be good for my personal development.

Team: 42 vacca mens Solo Kayak
Nicholas Malek Send Message to Paddler

Age: 39

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information


Aims for this race

A Goal: Finish

Team: 43 Emily Matthews open SUP
Emily Matthews Send Message to Paddler
Emily Matthews

Age: 49

Sex: F

From: Burlingame, CA, United States

Biographical Information

California 100 3 times
Yukon River Quest -- SUP 2017

Aims for this race

Have fun and complete it.

Team: 44 Chris Lightbound open SUP
Chris Lightbound Send Message to Paddler
Chris Lightbound

Age: 62

Sex: M

From: Mississauga, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Chattajack (twice)
Carolina Cup (twice)
Numerous other races
SUP trip Yukon River with Stuart Knaack

Aims for this race

Race to best of my abilities and at the same time enjoying the whole experience

Team: 45 Horny women of the Yukon womens Voyageur
Horny women of the Yukon

 
Tunde Fulop Send Message to Paddler

Age: 52

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

10 River Quest many other adventures, races.

Aims for this race

Show all the newbies on the boat the beautify of the race and the landscape

Reasons for entering this race

Addicted.

Sylvia Anderson
Sylvia Anderson

Age: 57

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, 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!

Virag Gal

Age: 44

Sex: F

From: Guelph, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Have paddled in Ontario wilderness but have not raced.

Aims for this race

To experience the Yukon, challenge myself and have a great time with the team.

Lucy Skuba Send Message to Paddler
Lucy Skuba

Age: 52

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

none

Aims for this race

To finish in good spirits and health, and to have a great time with a group of fellow women. To enjoy the nature and beauty of the Yukon River

Reasons for entering this race

A challenge

Donna Letang Send Message to Paddler

Age: 64

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

No

Aims for this race

To finish

Carol cunningham Send Message to Paddler

Age: 60

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse , YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Limited

Aims for this race

To have fun while finishing the race

Elizabeth Clune Send Message to Paddler

Age: 60

Sex: F

From: Toronto, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

several YRQ events

Aims for this race

Have a great experience, finishing happy and strong.

Cayley Willcox Send Message to Paddler

Age: 21

Sex: F

From: Squamish, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Done many multi day canoe Trips before. Never raced.

Aims for this race

Have a blast, make some memories and push my self out of my comfort zone.

Reasons for entering this race

Got invited.

Team: 46 shaving ten mixed Tandem Canoe

Sponsors:

1. Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada
2. Noront Resources

Charities:

1. Outside Looking In (OLIshow)
2. Canadian Executive Services Organization (CESO)
3. Mining Matters


 
Glenn Nolan Send Message to Paddler

Age: 60

Sex: M

From: Atikokan, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

completed YRQ 2018

Aims for this race

complete race in style and faster time

Maureen Hatherley Send Message to Paddler

Age: 59

Sex: F

From: Atikokan, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

completed YRQ 2018

Aims for this race

completing YRQ - 2019 faster than YRQ 2018

Team: 47 Stix Together womens Voyageur
Stix Together

Charities:

Yukon Cancer Care Fund
donate at http://stixtogether.ca


 
Deb Bartlette
Deb Bartlette

Age: 60

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ finisher- 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017 Tandem whitewater, multi-day backcountry canoe and hiking trips.

Aims for this race

Finish fast, fresh and feeling happy. And raise at least $10,000 for the Yukon Cancer Care Fund, in honour of our generous, anonymous donor who bought us a brand new boat and trailer of our very own!

Reasons for entering this race

So last year, around 60 Mile, I said to my teammate “this has been the best race ever. Maybe I won’t paddle next year”. “Ya”, she said. “Me too”. We’re both back. :-) Decided I couldn’t miss the 20th year of the race and the 60th year of me.

Cheryl Rivest
Cheryl Rivest

Age: 50

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Reasons for entering this race

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

Sarah Ouellette
Sarah Ouellette

Age: 33

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

2016 and 2017 YRQ finisher with Stix Together

Aims for this race

Make it to Dawson in under 50 hours & have fun in the boat while we're at it. Fundraise at least $10K for the Yukon Cancer Care Fund, which supports individuals and families in Yukon and Atlin dealing with cancer.

Reasons for entering this race

A challenging & empowering race with a great group of women, plus fundraising for a great cause

Carolyn Relf
Carolyn Relf

Age: 55

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

2016 & 2017 Quests
Wilderness experience? Lots...

Aims for this race

Shave 40 minutes off last year's time without sacrificing any of the fun

Reasons for entering this race

Fundraising for Yukoners Cancer Care Fund

Jane Haydock
Jane Haydock

Age: 57

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2013,2014,2016,2017 with Paddlers Abreast. Yukon & BC kayaking, hiking, skiing.

Aims for this race

Get to Dawson with a tired but healthy, happy & proud team, fundraise for the Yukoners cancer care fund.

Reasons for entering this race

For the challenge, the beauty of the river, the camaraderie, the anniversary of the race & the YCCF.

Cassy Andrew Send Message to Paddler

Age: 26

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

ACES/SASE

Aims for this race

1. To complete it 2. In under 50 hours!

Reasons for entering this race

To challenge myself physically and mentally, and to train and fundraise for the Yukoner's Cancer Care Fund with a group of inspiring Yukon women!

Chantelle Rivest Send Message to Paddler

Age: 26

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

2016 - Stix Together finisher

Aims for this race

Only cry once.
Finish in 50 hours to raise money for a great cause and make our anonymous donor proud!

Reasons for entering this race

Love for the outdoors and the comradely that comes from this challenge. Happy to paddle with a great group of inspiring women.

Monique Levesque
Monique Levesque

Age: 52

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

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

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

Aims for this race

Paddle hard, laugh loud, raise as much $$$ for the cancer care fund, 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.

Team: 48 Currently a Solo Birch womens Solo Kayak

Sponsors:

Sourdough Sodbusters and Fuel Yukon
Flatwater North and Coach Bri
Laura Cabott
Mom and Dad


 
Carmen Gustafson Send Message to Paddler
Carmen Gustafson

Age: 37

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2013, 2015 (voyager)

Aims for this race

No crying.

Team: 49 Northwestel mens Voyageur

Sponsors:

The people of Canada’s North make up only 0.3% of the country’s population and are spread out over 4 million square kilometres (almost 1/3 of Canada’s land mass) of rugged terrain. We bring them together.

We connect the North through innovation—by supporting the development of advanced communications and entertainment solutions that reach further and provide better service for our customers. We serve over 121,000 people in 96 communities—46 of which are only accessible by air.

Charities:

Team Northwestel is fundraising for Braeburn Lake Summer Camp, a children's camp in the Yukon Territory. The camp is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Part of the camp is revolves around water safety and canoe instruction, a very fitting theme with the Yukon River Quest.
http://braeburncamp.ca/


 
Wade Schmidt Send Message to Paddler

Age: 54

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Recreational paddler, grew up fishing, hunting and hiking in the outdoors.

Aims for this race

Finish the race in the allotted time frame enjoy the experience with my friends and other paddlers.

Reasons for entering this race

Being a long term Yukoner this something that I have always wanted to partake in. Bragging rights with family is also a good reason. :)

Rob Dunn Send Message to Paddler
Rob Dunn

Age: 55

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Klondike Road Relay for 20 yrs. Hiked the Chilkoot, Paddled from Whitehorse to Carmacks, Hunting, Outdoor Survival excersizes.

Aims for this race

Finnish without injury.

Reasons for entering this race

Wade guilted me.....

Bill Stanzeleit Send Message to Paddler
Bill Stanzeleit

Age: 55

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

I have Whitewater paddled on 12 wilderness rivers over the past 20 years, but this will be my first marathon racing experience.

I am an active member of Yukon Search and Rescue, and I enjoy wilderness hiking.

Aims for this race

Finish the race in the allotted time frame enjoy the experience with my friends and other paddlers.

Reasons for entering this race

I am a Canadian History fan, and I am looking forward to following the route of the prospectors from the late 1890's, and in the wake of all the people that paddled this river for centuries before the gold rush.

Chris O’Brien Send Message to Paddler

Age: 43

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

I have done some hunting and fishing. I have hiked some and I was in a canoe once. I have seen every episode of Survivorman and I have a survival book at home.

Aims for this race

Get in good shape. Survive. Have a good race with and build relationships with team members.

Danny Guhl Send Message to Paddler
Danny Guhl

Age: 23

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Grew up paddling Yukon rivers, taking tourists down these rivers with my father and enjoying the outdoors and showcasing our part of the world.
Was a canoe instructor for kids for 3 summers.
Avid outdoor enthusiast, hiking, camping, hunting, fishing.

Aims for this race

Complete the race in good time. Make new friends and push each other to succeed.

Reasons for entering this race

Improve my overall health. Complete the longest river race! Test my mental strength for 55+ hours....

Darcy McLean Send Message to Paddler

Age: 34

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

No racing experience

Lots of wilderness experience

Aims for this race

to finish respectably

Gary Seed Send Message to Paddler
Gary Seed

Age: 61

Sex: M

From: Ottawa, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2014,15,16
Yukon 360
Quest for a Cure
Logs, Rocks & Steel

Aims for this race

Enjoy the rugged beauty that is the Yukon.
Have some laughs with my teammates.
Stay dry.

Reasons for entering this race

Too much fun to pass up!
Great scenery, great camaraderie, great challenge. And the volunteers are over the top!

Kerry Pettitt Send Message to Paddler

Age: 56

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

No river race experience. Standard northern wilderness experience - lots of camping

Aims for this race

finish with the entire team intact, healthy, and still talking to one another!

Reasons for entering this race

Never have done a marathon of any sort so this was the choice for my buck list check box.

Team: 50 Paddlers Abreast womens Voyageur

Sponsors:

http://www.griffithsheating.co
Dianne Bruce
Ben's Electric Ltd.


 
Claire Desmarais
Claire Desmarais

Age: 68

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

A few YRQ with PA, kayak and canoe Yukon Rivers and Lakes, hikes into back country

Aims for this race

To have our team reach Dawson with smiles on our faces, realizing we show other breast cancer survivors that if they want to, and are willing to train, this is something they also can achieve.

Reasons for entering this race

Love being on the river, in this race, in a voyageur canoe with other survivors and supporters, paddling, working and enjoying it together as a team. Love meeting other new paddlers, and reuniting with friends from other races.

Michelle Wagner

Age: 57

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Yukon River Quest 8 times

Aims for this race

Have fun and enjoy the river.
Enjoy the camaraderie, laugh, and have fun with this great group of women.
Paddle hard and get to Dawson City in great shape with a smile on my face.

Reasons for entering this race

It's an addiction and I enjoy the river. I love paddling with a group of energetic, vivacious, strong minded woman who have overcome breast cancer and as survivors we want to show and encourage other breast cancer survivors that the Yukon River Quest is absolutely achievable.

Lucile Fressigne Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

I do recreational paddling. I hike and camp into back country.

Aims for this race

I want all my teammates and I to reach Dawson City with smiles on our faces and pride in our hearts.

Reasons for entering this race

I want to support breast cancer survivors and show that there is hope and that everything is possible. I also love outdoors activities and I really want to see the true nature of the Yukon River while meeting great people.

Carrie Boles Send Message to Paddler

Age: 33

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Very little; solo, recreational paddling on inland lakes and river systems, back home in Manitoba...it has been over 5 years since I have been in a canoe or a kayak!

Aims for this race

To finish, and experience the freedom and joy of the river and surrounding wilderness.

Reasons for entering this race

To honour the women in my family who are survivors of cancer, or have endured and recovered from major illnesses this past year - I wish I could share this experience with them, and in many ways, I will!

Els Lundgaard Send Message to Paddler

Age: 63

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Was one of the original Paddlers Abreast Voyageur canoe paddlers of 2001

Aims for this race

To have a great race to Dawson in a dynamic team

Reasons for entering this race

Always wanted to race, one more time, with other cancer survivors and support

Rachelle Zral Send Message to Paddler

Age: 44

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

None!

Aims for this race

Enjoy every minute...

Reasons for entering this race

Breast cancer treatment took a lot out of me...mentally & physically. I'm looking forward to getting stronger through training and camaraderie with my amazing teammates!

Jennifer Trapnell Send Message to Paddler

Age: 18

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ finisher in 2005 (Women’s Tandem Canoe) and racer in 2009 (Voyageur), some trekking, kayaking and hiking.

Aims for this race

Getting it done under the Midnight Sun! Enjoying the beautiful Yukon River and working hard together as a team to make our race memorable, successful and supportive of each other, and other teams. Meeting new and old friends!

Reasons for entering this race

To support and be part of an amazing team that helps breast cancer survivors get stronger, together. To be on the river again in this wonderful race, with veterans and new racers, sharing a special part of our lives.

Carolyn Larratt Send Message to Paddler
Carolyn Larratt

Age: 25

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

10 day kayaking trip off the Broken Island group, 7 day Bowren Lakes circuit. Many over night camping/hiking trips every year ranging from 2-10 days every year for the last 10 years.

Aims for this race

For everyone to finish together still smiling.

Reasons for entering this race

To support my friends and family who are battling cancer, to pay respect to those who did not beat cancer, and to challenge myself mentally and physically.

Team: 52 Dozy Drifters mixed Tandem Canoe
Dale Bulmer Send Message to Paddler
Dale Bulmer

Age: 41

Sex: M

From: Dawson City, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Yukon River Quest 2017

Aims for this race

To complete the race and perhaps beat our previous time

Lupine Bulmer Send Message to Paddler
Lupine Bulmer

Age: 37

Sex: F

From: Dawson City, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

2017 Yukon River Quest

Aims for this race

To finish the race, to damage my body less, to sleep the night before the race, to eat before the race and to improve on our finish time

Team: 53 The Russkies mens Tandem Kayak
Evgeny Pochaev Send Message to Paddler

Age: 35

Sex: M

From: Moscow, Moscow, Russia | Россия

Biographical Information

Numerous endurance and adventure races

Aims for this race

Have fun while pushing the limits

Reasons for entering this race

Looking for adventure, exploring the country and test ourselves in the greatest kayak race

Boris Batin Send Message to Paddler

Age: 34

Sex: M

From: Moscow, Moscow, Russia | Россия

Biographical Information

Numerous endurance and adventure races

Aims for this race

Have fun while pushing the limits

Reasons for entering this race

Looking for adventure, exploring the country and test ourselves in the greatest kayak race

Team: 54 Hai Voltage mens Solo Kayak
Hai Voltage

 
Mirko Prüfer Send Message to Paddler
Mirko Prüfer

Age: 36

Sex: M

From: Podrosche, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

Do a lot of running sport since 17 years, 15 half Marathons since 2012, 3 Marathon in 2017 and my highlight was the YRQ in 2017 in a Voyager. Paddling experience since 2008, kayaker, lot of dragonboat competitions, including long distance races. It will be my third summer in the Yukon in series.

Aims for this race

To finish the YRQ in a Solo-Kayak is my biggest dream so far. Want to be in Dawson-City bit earlier than in 2017 when I completed the quest succcessfully with my teammates.

Reasons for entering this race

Always looking for new challenges. Biggest aim so far will be YRQ in a solo. Futhermore I felt in love with the Yukon River and the amazing landscape.

Team: 55 Kingdom Adventures mens Solo Kayak

Charities:

Kingdom Adventures


 
Michael Doerksen Send Message to Paddler

Age: 29

Sex: M

From: St Malo, MB, Canada

Biographical Information

Many weekend trips, paddled solo from southern Manitoba Canada to Hudson's bay 1400km in 22 days . Got 4th in k1 2016 yrq

Aims for this race

Goal is to raise funds for charity Kingdom Adventures. Also am hoping to do better then i did in 2016yrq.

Team: 56 Amazon Poland open Solo Canoe

Sponsors:

Muzeum Sportu i Turystyki w Warszawie:
https://www.muzeumsportu.waw.pl/ , Gold Trail Dawson City

http://www.goldtrail.ca/home.html

http://www.telefonsatelitarny.pl/

http://gminakosakowo.pl/

Charities:

Pomeranian hospice for children http://pddketrzyn.pl/


 
Gienieczko Marcin Send Message to Paddler
Gienieczko Marcin

Age: 39

Sex: M

From: Suchy Dwor, Kosakowo, Poland | Polska

Biographical Information

I have;crossed Yukon River in 2003 from Bennet Lake to Bering Sea my raft. I did in canoe:, Pelly River, Niusutlin River, Teslin Lake and Teslin River, Athabasca, Great Slave River,
In 2005 I have floated Mackenzie River from Jasper to Tuktoyaktuk :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKaS2UqsiFg

I have floated Lena River solo in 2012 , the greatest Siberian river, from its springs to the estuary - 4328km, 63 days. Always solo.
you see more:
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1tDc56LZQV8T6dJ_q1k97wHbUAgM&msa=0&ll=64.65745035867333%2C117.49121000000002&z=4

Marcin's film about the passage of the largest river of Siberia, Lena
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scE89I26uAw


In 2013 I started in YRQ solo canoe . Because of the disease I had to finish my race in Minto.

In 2015 I did Amazon River 5980 km by canoe.
http://www.soloamazon.info/tracking/

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1TRb_qsPUUqWU0VKDuMCd8V-5Q9w&ll=-1.4070728736749252%2C-49.59161908732102&z=8

http://amazon-explorer.blogspot.com/2016/07/marcin-gienieczko-i-won-fight-against.html
Last year I did Across Mackenzie Mountains :Ross River-Norman Wells and Back, 1000 kilometers by foot:

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=14Stdy1LG9RUVLpOzUkspu_4wpwk&ll=63.66700745521405%2C-129.71398999999997&z=7

More informations about my expeditions and live:
http://amazon-explorer.blogspot.com/2017/06/upon-amazons-current-disease-drug.html

www.gienieczko.pl

Aims for this race

achieve good finish time

Reasons for entering this race

This race is a cherry on top my canoe experiences. I would like to show my sons, that impossible doesn’t exist

Team: 57 AlaskaEileen womens Solo Kayak

Sponsors:

so so much support from family & friends, training advice, childcare, hosting for spring training, cheerleading, money, encouragement, maps, gear & equipment loans... the you-can-do-its are keeping me going!!

Charities:

National Alliance on Mental Illness


 
Eileen Visser Send Message to Paddler
Eileen Visser

Age: 47

Sex: F

From: Potsdam , NY, NY, United States

Biographical Information

ADK Classic 90Miler; 9x, 2009-2017
General Clinton 2015
YRQ 2017
most challenging endurance event to date: raising teenagers

Aims for this race

•to be smiling when I reach Dawson City!
•to make my pitcrew proud

Reasons for entering this race

I love the Yukon & my Alaska homeland; caught the YRQ bug last year filling in last minute for an experienced C4 team & I'm eager to give this great river another paddle

Team: 59 Starboard open SUP

Sponsors:

Starboard, Maui Jim sunglasses, Black Project, Kanaha Kai Maui, Patagonia, Velocitek, Supskin

Charities:

PARLEY save the ocean
Thor Heyerdahl Climate Park


 
Bart de Zwart Send Message to Paddler

Age: 47

Sex: M

From: Haiku, HI, United States

Biographical Information

Winner YRQ 2015 2016
World record holder 24hr SUP distance
Multiple expeditions, multiple day crossings and records around the world

Aims for this race

To win one more time

Team: 60 AFTER THE GOLD RUSH mens Solo Kayak
Rob Colliver Send Message to Paddler

Age: 52

Sex: M

From: Hayling Island, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Won the inaugural Y1000 in 6 days, 2 hours;done the sprint (YRQ) a couple of times and raced mountain bikes from Banff to Mexico and the like for the last few seasons..... its now time to get back in the kayak and come north.

Aims for this race

To be at the sharp end of the event.

Reasons for entering this race

Love the Yukon.

Team: 61 Alex de sain open SUP

Sponsors:

main sponsor Naish and my co-sponsors Prolimit Skins obrien glogglz blsoutdoor ospreyaction urbanbeach


 
Alex de Sain Send Message to Paddler
Alex de Sain

Age: 42

Sex: M

From: Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands | Nederland

Biographical Information

2017 I did the SUP 11 city tour twice, the nonstop and the 5-days, with extreme Dutch weather and this meant I was only the second person to achieve this but also planted a seed for more. Being a Naish team rider made this an approachable goal because of the support and equipment that comes with it. The 220km non-stop and the 5-days tour became a 440KM race in total.

Aims for this race

to win :)

Read my story: https://alexdesaint.extremelyinsain.com/

Reasons for entering this race

After the 2017 Sup 11 city tour I was approached by Joanne Hamilton-Vale to join her team to participate in the Yukon 1000. At the bottom of the article was written ‘No one yet has paddled the Yukon River Quest, Yukon 1000 and Yukon 360 all in one year’ immediately my new goal was set.

Team: 62 Browning mens Solo Kayak
James Browning Send Message to Paddler

Age: 50

Sex: M

From: Omaha, NE, United States

Biographical Information

Missouri River 340 (547 km) – 2016
South Dakota Kayak Challenge (72 miles\115 km) – 2012, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17.
Fort to Field (50 miles\80 km) – 2015, 16, 17.
Epic Shootout (50 miles\80 km) – 2015, 16

Sea kayak experience in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California and Maine.

Whitewater kayak experience (class II, III) in Iowa and Wisconsin.

Aims for this race

Finish strong and take in what the Yukon has to offer.

Team: 63 East Coast Roller mens Solo Kayak
Kip B Send Message to Paddler

Age: 31

Sex: M

From: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

I grew up on the Atlantic Ocean with dirt on my face and sand between my toes.

Aims for this race

Finish with a smile on my face after paddling the beautiful North of Canada.

Reasons for entering this race

To continue the journey of self discovery, to connect with my mental fortitude and push the limits of both mind and body.

Team: 64 Mapping the Way womens Tandem Canoe

Sponsors:

none

Charities:

Our aim is to raise funds to sponsor one patient via the Yukon Cancer Care Fund.


 
Pauline Frost Send Message to Paddler

Age: 55

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

A few YRQ's and some adventure races.

Aims for this race

Have an amazing and epic trip with my most amazing and precious daughter.

Reasons for entering this race

To be the first mother/daughter team from the Vuntut Nation to race the YRQ, and we get to race with pride to honour my daughters name sake, Alice Frost, who is most amazing leader I know....beautiful inside and out.

Alice Frost Send Message to Paddler

Age: 18

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Raced one YRQ, a couple of international races with the North American Indigenous Games Team.

Aims for this race

Race with my mom, and to do well.

Reasons for entering this race

Cause my mom told me to...just kidding.

Team: 65 kuhl kayak mens Solo Kayak

Sponsors:

Kuhl Kayak - Experience Water

https://www.facebook.com/kuhlkayak/


 
Stephen Kuhl Send Message to Paddler

Age: 51

Sex: M

From: omaha, NE, United States

Biographical Information


- 4 time completion of South Dakota Challenge Race (72 river miles)
- 3 time completion Fort to Field (50 river miles)
-Winner of several shorter, regional kayak races including Yankton River Run
- Completed Missouri River expedition from Three Forks, MT to Ft. Peck, MT
-Extensive wilderness kayak experience including coastal waters of British Columbia, Colombia, South America, Boundary Waters, MN. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico (various stretches).
-ACA Level 4 Coastal Kayak Instructor; ACA State Director
-Trained and certified National Park Service Rangers and NE Game & Parks personnel over the past 5 years in the Midwest with emphasis on the Missouri River System.

Aims for this race

My passion is actively focused on kayaking at large and as I've been immersed in a breadth of kayak related pursuits including numerous races, functions, travels etc. over the past fifteen years, have continuously broadened my experience base and the intensity of my kayak pursuits. As an avid outdoorsman who devotes 40%-50% of days on the water, the Yukon River Quest fulfills my desire to compete and experience an event requiring a commitment of this significance along a wilderness corridor that is of extreme interest. Training extensively for past year and race objective would be to finish in top 25%.

Reasons for entering this race

As I've kayaked the majority of the Missouri River system thru the States of Montana and Nebraska as well as significant portions thru the Dakotas, would like to apply my experience to the Yukon River system in an event of this magnitude.

Team: 67 Love of Paddling - Solo open Solo Canoe
Margo Millette

Age: 38

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 3 times, Texas Winter 100.

Aims for this race

Paddle well and finish

Team: 68 One more time womens Solo Kayak
Ingrid Wilcox Send Message to Paddler

Age: 70

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

16 YRQuests

Aims for this race

To finish in a decent time

Reasons for entering this race

It's the 20th Anniversary!

Team: 69 Team Moore and Moore mens Tandem Canoe

Sponsors:

Nisga'a Lisims Government
Kluane First Nation

Thank you to our sponsors.


 
Gord Moore Send Message to Paddler

Age: 36

Sex: M

From: Burwash Landing, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Recreational canoeing.
My Name is Gord Moore I grew up on the lands and river of the Nisga'a Nation, hunting and fishing north coast B.C
Can't get anymore wilderness expierence
Than that.

Aims for this race

72hrs or better

Greg Moore Send Message to Paddler

Age: 29

Sex: M

From: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Recreational canoeing
Hunting & Fishing
Marine Advanced First Aid
Swift water rescue certificate
Bear Aware training certificate

Aims for this race

72 hrs or better

Team: 70 Ross Sisters womens Tandem Canoe
Frances Ross Send Message to Paddler
Frances Ross

Age: 35

Sex: F

From: Old Crow, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

- hiked 1500km across New Zealand’s South Island
- hiked 2500 miles on Appalachian Trail (Canada to Georgia)
- backcountry river paddling (Wind, Peel, Crow, Porcupine)
- 10 years teaching outdoor ed/paddling instruction
- run half/full marathons
- ran my sled dog team from Old Crow to Fort MacPherson and return

Aims for this race

Be stronger than my sister (a national rowing champ... this is an unlikely feat)

Reasons for entering this race

Complete a feat of strength wilderness race with my sister

Susanne Ross Send Message to Paddler

Age: 31

Sex: F

From: Revelstoke, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Wilderness mountain bike racing
Backcountry canoeing
National rowing team

Aims for this race

Test our sisterly love

Reasons for entering this race

Wilderness feat of strength with my sister

Team: 71 kuhl living womens Solo Kayak
Pia Montoya-Kuhl Send Message to Paddler

Age: 42

Sex: F

From: omaha, NE, United States

Biographical Information

- 3 time completion of South Dakota Challenge Race (72 river miles)
- 4 time completion Fort to Field (50 river miles)
-ACA Level 3 Coastal Kayak Instructor;
-Trained and certified National Park Service Rangers and NE Game & Parks personnel over the past 5 years in the Midwest with emphasis on the Missouri River System.

Aims for this race

To finishing in a competitive time, enjoy the experience and natural beauty

Team: 72 Flying Feather mens Solo Kayak
Pierre Corbeil Send Message to Paddler

Age: 67

Sex: M

From: Brighton, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

I kayak every year, Ontario lake, rivers from Florida and Everglades

Aims for this race

Of course finish it and still enjoy the scenery

Reasons for entering this race

It is the most beautiful challenge

Team: 73 Cousinade mixed Tandem Kayak
Jean Salathé Send Message to Paddler

Age: 57

Sex: M

From: Saint Renan, France

Biographical Information

whitewater and ocean kayaking

Aims for this race

Just do it and finish.

Reasons for entering this race

personal goal - I have dreamed reading Jack London and Robert stevenson.
Talk with my cousin more than the last 20 years.
Meet the caribou.

Marianne Douglas Send Message to Paddler

Age: 55

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ way back when.

Aims for this race

To finish

Reasons for entering this race

The French Connection

Team: 74 PaddleJumper - Maya's Grandpa mens Solo Kayak
PaddleJumper - Maya's Grandpa

Sponsors:

www.PaddelJumper.com


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

Age: 60

Sex: M

From: Eichwalde, Germany | Deutschland

Biographical Information

YRQ 2015/2017

Aims for this race

Dawson

Team: 75 Go For Broke open Solo Canoe
George True Send Message to Paddler

Age: 66

Sex: M

From: Phoenix, AZ, United States

Biographical Information

A lifetime of wilderness canoeing.
Many years of USCA marathon racing and ACA wildwater racing.
Three times Missouri River 340 race.

Aims for this race

1) To finish.
2) To finish well.
3) To have a grand experience.

Reasons for entering this race

Because it would be beautiful.

Team: 76 Jeff Kay open Solo Canoe
Jeffrey Kay Send Message to Paddler
Jeffrey Kay

Age: 38

Sex: M

From: Castro Valley, CA, United States

Biographical Information

YRQ 2017; Tandem Canoe
California 100, 2016, OC-1
California 100, 2015, OC-1
California 100, 2014, OC-1
7 years outrigger canoe racing (OC-6 and OC-1)
2 years prone paddleboard

Aims for this race

To complete the race solo and have fun!

Reasons for entering this race

I had the time of my life in the 2017 YRQ.

Team: 77 CAP mixed Voyageur

Sponsors:

CAP Engineering


 
Buck Gilson

Age: 42

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Canoe guide Carcross Y.T. 2005
Wilderness Tourism Pgm Yukon College
2015 YRQ
2016 YRQ 1ST in Mens voyageur
2017 YRQ 2nd in Mens voyageur
Bach Arts in Recreation Sport Tourism 2nd year University of Alberta

Aims for this race

To beat our time from last year!!! We need to shave off 7 hours to beat the all time record...GO TEAM CAP!

Reasons for entering this race

To bring awareness that we need to KEEP OUR WATERS CLEAN. Water is life!!!

Jason Shorty

Age: 45

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

2016 YRQ
Vuntut and Tingit Enough said!!

Aims for this race

To have fun with my crazy team and do our best to stay inside the boat and win!!!!! ;)

Reasons for entering this race

To live life on a crazy journey with some great people, and to paddle for our waters .. like my crazy cousin Donna said "WATER IS LIFE"

Sarah newton

Age: 37

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2015, YRQ 2016 and tons of river and outdoor experience...the Yukon wilderness is my playground...been that way all my life!

Aims for this race

i wanna do it in 50 hours this year and anything else is a blessing

Reasons for entering this race

personal pride

Shaheen Baker

Age: 23

Sex: F

From: Carcross, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

No experience in racing. First timer!!!
I have been to many traditional camps, on the line camps and Hunting.

Aims for this race

To enjoy this amazing experience. Do my best for the team and to HAVE FUN!!

Reasons for entering this race

I always wanted to do this race!

I love being out on the water!

James Wells

Age: 41

Sex: M

From: Edmonton, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Canoe Guide 2005
Wilderness Tourism Program Yukon College
2015 YRQ
2016 YRQ
Bach Arts in Recreation Sport Tourism program 1st year University of Alberta

Aims for this race

Looking for Number ONE THIS YEAR BOYYYYYYYYYYY

Reasons for entering this race

Because apparently we all crazy up in here....but also to bring awareness that we are paddling to KEEP OUR WATERS CLEAN FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS...WATER IS LIFE!

Victoria james

Age: 26

Sex: F

From: Carcross, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

stuff

Aims for this race

finish

Josh Phelps-VanBibber Send Message to Paddler

Age: 24

Sex: M

From: , YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Randy Taylor Send Message to Paddler

Age: 27

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

just hunting and camping but no race experience

Aims for this race

not let my team down and do the best I can

Reasons for entering this race

Always wanted to travel the river from Whitehorse to Dawson

Team: 78 Paddlesports Mongrels mens Voyageur
Richard Parrott Send Message to Paddler
Richard Parrott

Age: 52

Sex: M

From: Milton Keynes, Bucks, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Twice raced Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race Won C2 and 9th place overall in a field of 350 doubles. Spent the last 6 years also racing and voyaging Outrigger canoes around the world in France, US, Canada, Cook Islands, Tahiti, New Zealand and Australia. Participated in the 1st crossing of the 50mile channel between Scilly Islands and mainland UK

Aims for this race

To laugh more than I should and discover a true wilderness river

Dave Fryer Send Message to Paddler
Dave Fryer

Age: 64

Sex: M

From: Tring, Herts, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Multiple World Dragon Boat Championships, 3 x 125ml Devises-Westminster Canoe Races, 25 x 100 mile raft races including race wins and 4 Wilderness crossings of Scotland by canoe including the Inverpolly Lochs.

Aims for this race

To enjoy the river and the countryside and push it as far as possible.

Reasons for entering this race

I was told it was a sprint. With lots of beer.

Pete Kruszelnicki Send Message to Paddler
Pete Kruszelnicki

Age: 56

Sex: M

From: Ashford, Middlesex, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Devises to Westminster C2, Canoeing, outrigging, rafting and dragonboating over the past several years

Aims for this race

Enjoy the experience

Skip Graham Send Message to Paddler
Skip Graham

Age: 41

Sex: M

From: Milton Keynes, Bucks, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

3 x Concept2 million metre world records.
250mile V1 coastal paddle, unsupported.
140mile SWCP barefoot run, unsupported.

Aims for this race

Try not to take an unscheduled swim

Reasons for entering this race

I'm easily persuaded

Thor Harley Send Message to Paddler
Thor Harley

Age: 43

Sex: M

From: London, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

3 * Devizes to Westminster in C2; 3 * GB Premier Dragon Boat Racing crew; Molokai Hoe in OC6; many years of rowing, outrigging, canoeing, kayaking, dragon boating and rafting

Aims for this race

Overcome fear of bears

Reasons for entering this race

Experience somewhere genuinely remote

Lyndon White Send Message to Paddler
Lyndon White

Age: 54

Sex: M

From: Milton Keynes, Bucks, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

DW x 4, Dordogne Intergrale. Traverse la Seine. Great River Race x 2

Aims for this race

To finish quickly, or just not too slowly :)

Reasons for entering this race

Ultimate life challenge

Team: 79 Dawson before freeze up mixed Tandem Canoe
Peter Kirby Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2016, 2017

Aims for this race

Dawson before winter

Reasons for entering this race

see if the hallucinations get better this year

Midori Kirby Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Some YRQs since 2012

Aims for this race

Survive, just survive, have fun and get to Dawson before my husband :)

Reasons for entering this race

for the love of paddling, or else...

And Big THANK YOU to the teams, “Paddlers Abreast” and “Ts’alvit”! You saved my life.

Team: 80 For Rosie open Solo Canoe
Robert Lafontaine Send Message to Paddler
Robert Lafontaine

Age: 58

Sex: M

From: Thompson , MB, Canada

Biographical Information

Canoeing since 1987, various local races. Tandem, voyageur and solo extended wilderness trips. Completed 2014 YRQ, 2015, 2016 YRQ DNF, Solo canoe 3rd 2017 YRQ

Aims for this race

Finish the race.

Team: 81 River Misfit open Solo Canoe

Sponsors:

Northern construction
CAP engineering


 
Ian jobin Send Message to Paddler

Age: 39

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2015
YRQ 2016
YRQ2017
lots of recreational paddling And other endurance events

Aims for this race

Finish

Team: 82 CROSSWINDS mens Tandem Canoe
Ian Mockett Send Message to Paddler

Age: 45

Sex: M

From: Stittsville, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Yrq 4 times

Aims for this race

Enjoy the river

Tim Gordon Send Message to Paddler

Age: 48

Sex: M

From: Inuvik, NT, Canada

Biographical Information

2012,2013 YRQ

Aims for this race

Enjoy the River / Finish strong

Team: 85 Louisiana Lionheart open 4 person Canoe
Joshua Clark Send Message to Paddler

Age: 42

Sex: M

From: Dawson, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Rowed Heavyweight Crew at Yale University. Lots of canoeing experience. Climbed Denali. I live in a remote off grid cabin now, so lots of wilderness experience.

Aims for this race

To do as well as we can!

Reasons for entering this race

Because it's amazing!

Johnny Lionheart Send Message to Paddler

Age: 30

Sex: M

From: Dawson, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Tons of canoeing experience.

Aims for this race

to do well

Greg Dumka Send Message to Paddler

Age: 30

Sex: M

From: Dawson, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Lots of canoeing on Yukon and Klondike rivers.

Aims for this race

To do well.

Laura Carter Send Message to Paddler

Age: 32

Sex: F

From: Dawson, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Lots of canoeing

Aims for this race

To do well too!

Team: 86 The Saffers mens Tandem Kayak
Ian Lawler Send Message to Paddler

Age: 52

Sex: M

From: Johannesburg, MB, South Africa | Suid-Afrika

Biographical Information

I have done over 5 Berg river canoe marathons, 5 duzi canoe Marathons, 10 Fish river canoe marathons, plus over another 50 odd canoe/kayak races

Aims for this race

Have an awesome experience and finish the race

Blake Dismore Send Message to Paddler

Age: 30

Sex: M

From: Johannesburg, South Africa | Suid-Afrika

Biographical Information

I am on a quest in life to achieve great things and this definitely seems like something great.
Racing experience: none racing- I have trekked through the wild numerous times and been on individual trips through the jungle and mountains on several occasions, but I am partnered with a seasoned campaigner.

Aims for this race

Complete it in the time required

Reasons for entering this race

Racing experience: none racing- I have trekked through the wild numerous times and been on individual trips through the jungle and mountains on several occasions, but I am partnered with a seasoned campaigner.

Team: 87 Texas 2 man mens Tandem Canoe
Tim Anglin Send Message to Paddler

Age: 51

Sex: M

From: plano, TX, TX, United States

Biographical Information

Lots of paddling/racing...won YRQ twice...this will be my third YRQ

Aims for this race

This time, I plan to enjoy race with a great friend!

Mike Joiner Send Message to Paddler

Age: 49

Sex: M

From: aledo, TX, United States

Biographical Information

Texas Water Safari and Colorado River 100

Aims for this race

To experience the Yukon and be competitive.

Team: 88 The More The Merrier open 4 person Canoe

Sponsors:

http://www.PaddleDojo.com
http://www.OnTheWater360.com
http://www.OrganicExpeditionFoods.com


 
Cyril Derreumaux Send Message to Paddler
Cyril Derreumaux

Age: 41

Sex: M

From: Larkspur, CA, United States

Biographical Information

2009 to 17: Tamalpais Outrigger Canoe Club, Sausalito, CA
2010/11/12/15: Catalina Outrigger Challenge, 32-mile race
2010/11/14/15: Moloka'I Hoe Outrigger World Championship, 43-mile race
2012: Yukon River Quest in a Voyageur
2014: Cal100, 100-mile race in California
2016: Ocean Row from California to Hawaii in a 4-men crew, rowed in Guinness Record time in just over 39 days

Aims for this race

Train hard, do my best, and finish well

Reasons for entering this race

Live an amazing adventure surrounded with beautiful people in a beautiful environment

Red Pedrick Send Message to Paddler
Red Pedrick

Age: 40

Sex: M

From: San Diego, CA, United States

Biographical Information

Back to back Catalina outrigger crossings – 60 miles - 4 years in a row, Molokai hoe (2x), Pailolo challenge (3x), Kauai world challenge OC1 (42 miles) and all the SCORA races from the past 7 years.
Attended Mountain Warfare Training as a United States Marine: Various training in various environments from jungle to Desert as a Marine.

Aims for this race

Paddle with friends!

Loic Behin Send Message to Paddler
Loic Behin

Age: 29

Sex: M

From: Olonne Sur Mer, France

Biographical Information

3x Vendée Vaa Race (Les Sables D'olonne FRANCE) - 3rd in 2017 / 4th overall at French Championship rudderless vaa in 2017 / Hawaiki Nui Vaa in 2015 / 4th Ze Race (Guadeloupe) in 2017, a 50km downwind OC1

Aims for this race

Paddle hard and share an amazing adventure with friends!

Dave Loustalot Send Message to Paddler
Dave Loustalot

Age: 53

Sex: M

From: Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Biographical Information

20+ year outrigger racer / Regular NCOCA and SCORA race schedule / Catalina Crossing - 32 miles - 15+ times (Oc6) / Catalina Crossing – 42 miles – 2x (Oc1) / Molokai – 41 miles – 3x / Pailolo – 25 miles – 1x – iron / Na Pali Challenge – 35 miles – 2x / Kauai Channel Crossing – 100 miles – 1x / Half Moon Bay to Monterey – 90 miles – 1x / Monterey Bay Crossing – 25 miles – 3x - iron / Mokumanamana to Laysan – 450 miles – 1x / Laysan to Kure Atoll – 450 miles – 1x

Aims for this race

to give my best effort and win all the while having a fun and memorable time

Reasons for entering this race

Honored to be asked to be part of the team and looking forward to forging new friendships across the paddling world

Team: 89 New Old mens Tandem Canoe
Eliot Callahan Send Message to Paddler

Age: 32

Sex: M

From: toronto, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Extensive canoe tripping experience on rivers and lakes. Limited racing experience.

Aims for this race

To finish in the middle of the pack!

Michaud Garneau Send Message to Paddler

Age: 32

Sex: M

From: Toronto, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Extensive wilderness canoeing experience. New to racing.

Aims for this race

Winning.

Team: 90 Punch Rollers mens Tandem Kayak
Matt Thompson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 41

Sex: M

From: Kimberley, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Human race?

Aims for this race

Never get out of the boat...

Reasons for entering this race

It's about time!

Levi Froese Send Message to Paddler

Age: 36

Sex: M

From: Kimberley, BC, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Racing minds & wild in general.

Aims for this race

Honk & skitter.

Reasons for entering this race

Left my wallet in Dawson.

Team: 91 Couple o' Oars mens Tandem Canoe
Kyle Plutchak Send Message to Paddler

Age: 25

Sex: M

From: San Diego, CA, United States

Biographical Information

I canoed once with Boy Scouts down the Colorado River when I was a kid. One of the scouts threw up about 2 miles in. Overall, it was a pretty horrible experience.

Aims for this race

Enjoy the outdoors.

Eric Shen Send Message to Paddler

Age: 26

Sex: M

From: Seattle, WA, United States

Biographical Information

Limited

Aims for this race

Finish

Team: 92 Danelaw mens Tandem Canoe
Jack Ogden Send Message to Paddler

Age: 32

Sex: M

From: Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Multiday adventure racer.

Aims for this race

Completing race, top 5 would be great

Bone Henningsen Send Message to Paddler

Age: 30

Sex: M

From: Bristol, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Armed forces

Aims for this race

Win

Team: 93 Team Pudsey mens Tandem Canoe
Team Pudsey

Sponsors:

Montane Clothing UK
Parrot Drones
Yukon/Canadian Tourism
Yellow BrickTracking
Downcreek Paddles

Charities:

Raising Money for BBC's Children in Need!

Follow our story!

petesamyukon.com


 
Peter Joyes Send Message to Paddler
Peter Joyes

Age: 28

Sex: M

From: Pickering, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Completed the Race in 2010
Qualified Mountain Leader
Lead Expeditions in Jungle/Mountain/Desert
Survival Trained

Aims for this race

To finish and hopefully complete in under 50 hours.

Reasons for entering this race

Adventure

Sam Milner Send Message to Paddler
Sam Milner

Age: 28

Sex: M

From: West Malling, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Camera man for Paramount
Worked in remote locations

Aims for this race

Complete but hopefully in under 50 hours

Reasons for entering this race

Adventure

Team: 94 Palmer's Progress mens Tandem Canoe
Dr. DB Palmer Send Message to Paddler
Dr. DB Palmer

Age: 42

Sex: M

From: Glennallen, AK, United States

Biographical Information

17 years as a paddling instructor and guide, from Minnesota, British Columbia, & Alaska.

Aims for this race

Have a great time racing with my son.

Reasons for entering this race

Sharing adventure with my son.

Liam B. Palmer Send Message to Paddler
Liam B. Palmer

Age: 15

Sex: M

From: Glennallen, AK, United States

Biographical Information

Liam has paddled the Yukon from Eagle to Circle via Packraft, has one summer's experience as Captain of 16ft oar rafts on the Gulkana, and has grown up paddling crafts of all conveyances.

Aims for this race

Dad time!

Team: 96 Golden Lake Crew mixed Tandem Canoe
Sebastien Courville Send Message to Paddler

Age: 38

Sex: M

From: Golden Lake , ON, Canada

Biographical Information

River X series
K1/2O
Mattawa River race
Golden Lake

Aims for this race

Still be married after the race.

Reasons for entering this race

Blistered hands, sore bum and a smile on my face.

Jennifer Courville Send Message to Paddler

Age: 43

Sex: F

From: Golden Lake , ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Muskoka River X
24 Hrs of River X
K 1/2 O Race
Mattawa River Race

Aims for this race

Make it to Dawson City (for the first time) by canoe

Reasons for entering this race

For the challenge and to get my family to see the beauty of the Yukon!

Team: 97 LE WQT mixed Tandem Kayak
Etienne Spooner Send Message to Paddler

Age: 34

Sex: M

From: Sherbrooke, QC, Canada

Biographical Information

Première course en kayak.

Aims for this race

Avis aux Chasseurs de WQT: Il ne faut pas vendre la peau du WQT avant de l'avoir tué.
Dit autrement, mon objectif est de survivre.

Claudia Hébert Send Message to Paddler

Age: 23

Sex: F

From: Sherbrooke, QC, Canada

Biographical Information

Première course en kayak.

Aims for this race

Battre l'équipe de Patrick Boisvert.

Team: 98 Despicable TWO mens Tandem Canoe
Christian Fibich Send Message to Paddler
Christian Fibich

Age: 53

Sex: M

From: Prince George, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Northern Hardware race participant every year, trying to re-establish old voyageur races courses around northern BC

Aims for this race

finish without throwing up

Reasons for entering this race

another dream...of well earned suffering, this time with a good buddy

Boris Valev Send Message to Paddler

Age: 43

Sex: M

From: Prince George, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

See kayaking, rafting, Northern Hardware race participant

Aims for this race

Finish in 50 hours or less

Reasons for entering this race

To challenege myself

Team: 99 The Future is Now, Let's Build Together mens Voyageur

Sponsors:

Elka Pieterman Nederland BV
Handyman BV


 
Peter van den Berg Send Message to Paddler

Age: 64

Sex: M

From: Breda, Noord Brabant, Netherlands | Nederland

Biographical Information

Participate YRQ2016, YRQ2014, Climb mount Kilimanjaro 2009 and 2011, biking tour India 2012 and 2015, run the marathon of Rotterdam , New York.
Quite some Canoe training in the Netherlands, Belgium and Norway.

Aims for this race

To enjoy this wilderness race together with our race team and to finish < 55 hours

Reasons for entering this race

We like to participate in the YRQ 2018 again, to show our Will tO Win as a team and to be part of the 25 anniversary of the Yukon River Quest.

Francis Soenen Send Message to Paddler

Age: 48

Sex: M

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

Biographical Information

YRQ 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012

Aims for this race

finishing <50 hours

Reasons for entering this race

I love the Yukon and the race!
They asked me te participate in a voyageur team with all great people, so it's impossible te refuse that :).

Danny Veys Send Message to Paddler

Age: 47

Sex: M

From: Marke, Belgium | België | Belgique | Belgien

Biographical Information

YRQ 2016 and 2012

Aims for this race

Paddle hard and enjoy the river with a fantastic team

Wim Temmerman Send Message to Paddler

Age: 49

Sex: M

From: Sint Niklaas, Waasland, Belgium | België | Belgique | Belgien

Biographical Information

YRQ2014
Marathon Antwerp 2012-2013, New York 2013-2015, Rotterdam 2016.
Climbed Kilimanjaro 2009, biking tour India 2012

Aims for this race

Have fun with friends and enjoy the race, make it in less than 55 hours:).

Reasons for entering this race

To take up the challenge again and complete what I did not achieve in 2014:)

Eva Temmerman Send Message to Paddler

Age: 21

Sex: F

From: Sint Niklaas, Waasland, Belgium | België | Belgique | Belgien

Biographical Information

Run te Marathon of New York and do quit some Scouting activities

Aims for this race

To finish in Dawson in less than 55 hours

Reasons for entering this race

To enjoy the Yukon wilderness and want to experience the Yukon River Quest:).

Milan Verstraete Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: M

From: Ruiselede, Belgium | België | Belgique | Belgien

Biographical Information

Many kayak tours in Belgium

Aims for this race

To finish the YRQ in less than 55 hours together with good friends:).

Reasons for entering this race

To have fun and experience the beautiful Yukon.

Team: 100 Get Out and Swim mixed Tandem Kayak
Alun Thomas Send Message to Paddler

Age: 35

Sex: M

From: Rhoose, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

YRQ 2010
YRQ 2012

Aims for this race

To get a prize

Scarlet Pimpernel Send Message to Paddler

Age: 35

Sex: F

From: London, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Competitive Sports
Channel Swim

Aims for this race

To get a prize

Team: 102 Voyager VIII Mission mixed Voyageur
Debbie Brax Send Message to Paddler
Debbie Brax

Age: 56

Sex: F

From: Bay Village, OH, United States

Biographical Information

Ausable River Canoe Marathon 120
Adirondack Canoe Classic 90 x 4
Adirondack Cannonball 90
General Clinton 70 x 2
Some wilderness tripping
Lots of smaller races

Aims for this race

To finish strong.

Reasons for entering this race

To paddler farther and longer than I ever have, to be WOW'd around every bend, and to see a moose in the wild (please!).

Ken Streb Send Message to Paddler
Ken Streb

Age: 60

Sex: M

From: Rochester, NY, United States

Biographical Information

OC6 from Bahamas to Miami
Adirondack 90 x15
Paddled Cannonball 90 x 2
Raced General Clinton x 2
Completed AuSable 120
La Ruta Maya - Belize 170
USCA Nationals
Many smaller races
National Ski Patrol 36 years including Survival training with Search & Rescue
Scoutmaster Boy Scouts 12 years

Aims for this race

Get to know other paddlers better, enjoy the scenery, and paddle the best I can.

Reasons for entering this race

To challenge myself to compete in a longer race than I've ever done before, paddling in a region I've never been to, while enjoying the amazing sights and sounds the Yukon area provides.

Dan Mecklenburg Send Message to Paddler
Dan Mecklenburg

Age: 56

Sex: M

From: Columbus, OH, United States

Biographical Information

25 years of canoe and kayak racing including several times General Clinton, Adirondack 90 miler, Panama Ocean to Ocean Race, USCA Nationals. Backpacking and canoe tripping in Eastern US, CO, and AK.

Aims for this race

To do well and paddle strong. To enjoy the landscape and history of the region.

Stephen Miller Send Message to Paddler
Stephen Miller

Age: 53

Sex: M

From: Groton, MA, United States

Biographical Information

15 Clinton 70 finishes
4 AuSable River Canoe Marathon finishes
4 Adirondack 90 Classic finishes

Aims for this race

Have an adventure and finish strong

Emily Broderson Send Message to Paddler
Emily Broderson

Age: 40

Sex: F

From: Maple Grove, MN, United States

Biographical Information

General Clinton Canoe Regatta * 4.
Au Sable Canoe Marathon * 2
La Classique *1
Mighty Miss Canoe Race * 2. Champion tandem canoe in 2017.
Current through paddle record holder for the Northern Forest Canoe Trail.

Aims for this race

Experience the Yukon river, learn a lot, test myself, be a good team-mate.

Chris Broderson Send Message to Paddler
Chris Broderson

Age: 49

Sex: M

From: Maple Grove, MN, United States

Biographical Information

Lifetime of wilderness adventures - backpacking, horseback and canoeing
Numerous local canoe races
USCA Nationals
2017 Great River Race winner
2017 Mighty Mississippi winner

Aims for this race

Enjoy another family adventure,
prepare and perform at my best,
exceed expectations,
appreciate the beauty,
and learn some things along the way

Reasons for entering this race

The simple pleasure I find in wilderness adventure, challenging myself, training as a family, and teamwork.

Katherine Broderson Send Message to Paddler
Katherine Broderson

Age: 21

Sex: F

From: Maple Grove, MN, United States

Biographical Information

Many extended canoe trips to the Quetico
Local canoe races
Mighty Mississippi
2017 USCA Nationals Champion: adult-youth with 12 year old brother

Aims for this race

Enjoy a wilderness adventure
Test my limits
Finish well

David Dahl Send Message to Paddler
David Dahl

Age: 68

Sex: M

From: Maple Grove, MN, United States

Biographical Information

races; YRQ, Y1000, Pelly, Missouri 340, TWS, Colo 100, Clinton, Ausable, Tour de Teche, Panama Ocean to Ocean, the Pas
trips; Green River (UT), Missouri Breaks (MT), Mississippi (MN) Minnesota (MN), Rum (MN), Rio Grande (TX), paddle across Finland, BWCA (MN), Apostle Islands (Lake Superior)

Aims for this race

Enjoy the Yukon, finish race with entire team strong and motivated. Would be a bonus to be competitive.

Reasons for entering this race

Experience is too good to pass up.

Team: 104 handi vision sport evenement open SUP
handi vision sport evenement

Sponsors:

supskins
425 pro
3bay

Charities:

https://facebook.com/handivision.sport.evenement/


 
le meaux sebastien Send Message to Paddler

Age: 41

Sex: M

From: fondettes, indre et loire, France

Biographical Information

4 time franch champion
winner dordogne integrale
winner 24h spain
winner triple crown

Aims for this race

we would like to make less than 60hours

Reasons for entering this race

this race is a dream for us!

Leblond stéphane Send Message to Paddler

Age: 44

Sex: M

From: lacroix fakgarde, haute garonne, France

Biographical Information

4 time franch champion
winner dordogne integrale
winner 24h spain
winner triple crown

Aims for this race

less than 60 hours

Reasons for entering this race

it's our dream!

Team: 105 The Honeymooners mixed Tandem Canoe
Dan Paleczny Send Message to Paddler
Dan Paleczny

Age: 60

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Paddled wilderness rivers and lakes.

Aims for this race

Finish

Reasons for entering this race

Have fun.

Suzanne Paleczny Send Message to Paddler
Suzanne Paleczny

Age: 56

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Paddled wilderness rivers and lakes (slowly)

Aims for this race

Finish by the deadline

Reasons for entering this race

Challenge

Team: 106 Team Rudy womens Tandem Canoe
Kate Titterington Send Message to Paddler
Kate Titterington

Age: 25

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Wildland Firefighter, Dogsledding guide

Aims for this race

To finish the race!

Jessica Lee Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: F

From: Tagish, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Kayaker, wilderness first aid, living in the yukon...

Aims for this race

To finish

Team: 107 A Dachshund's Physique womens Tandem Canoe
Erin Schulz Send Message to Paddler

Age: 33

Sex: F

From: Seattle, WA, United States

Biographical Information

Paddling experience in WA and MT.
Short race experience.
Out-rigging.
Wilderness guide in Utah.
Lots of clock hours in the wilderness.

Aims for this race

Finish! And push body and brain muscles. And have fun? And finish.

Kori Marchowsky Send Message to Paddler

Age: 45

Sex: F

From: Anchorage, AK, United States

Biographical Information

Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race, Maine, USA

Multiple long river trips in remote Alaska.

Aims for this race

Enjoy the views, have a grand time, make some new friends, finish the darn race, and laugh a lot.

Team: 108 The Susans womens Tandem Kayak
Susan Dunsmore Send Message to Paddler
Susan Dunsmore

Age: 53

Sex: F

From: Eagle River, AK, United States

Biographical Information

4 YRQs, solo and voyageur

Aims for this race

to finish in time

Susan Sommer Send Message to Paddler
Susan Sommer

Age: 53

Sex: F

From: Palmer, AK, United States

Biographical Information

backpacking, hiking, biking, sea kayaking

Aims for this race

finish in time

Reasons for entering this race

Challenge myself to something new. Follow us on instagram: @thesusansyrq

Team: 109 Caribou Boy mens Solo Kayak
Richard Walsh Send Message to Paddler

Age: 56

Sex: M

From: Chugiak, AK, United States

Biographical Information

Been traveling in wilderness my whole life many solo climbs multi week backpacking trips in Denali and Chugach mountains. Sea kayaking in Resurrection bay, Prince William sound and surrounding area.

Aims for this race

Finish enjoy the experience and other participants.

Reasons for entering this race

The challenge and Adventure

Team: 110 The Bare Strokes mens Tandem Canoe
Rashad Brugmann Send Message to Paddler
Rashad Brugmann

Age: 21

Sex: M

From: Toronto, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

-Missouri 340; Muskoka River X
-10 years of wilderness whitewater canoe tripping in Ontario and Quebec, including 4 years as a trip guide for Northwaters Langskib Wilderness Programs leading trips of 10-20 days

Aims for this race

Aiming to be competitive, but not very focused on our ranking. More focused on seeing Yukon for the first time, challenging myself and my team mate, and advancing my skill and experience in canoe racing

Reasons for entering this race

Father-son activity (for better or for worse), seeing Yukon, getting outside and taking on a new sort of physical challenge, something to train towards
(Photo - I'm on the left)

Jeb Brugmann Send Message to Paddler
Jeb Brugmann

Age: 60

Sex: M

From: Toronto, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

-Missouri 340, Muskoka River X
-2000 mile end-to-end hike of Appalachian Trail
-3 seasons backcountry ranger experience Green Mountain Club (Vermont)
-45+ years of backpacking and canoe tripping experience

Aims for this race

To enjoy the bigness of the river, of the long days, and of the shared adventure with my son.

Team: 111 Jon Bowen mens Solo Kayak
Jon Bowen Send Message to Paddler

Age: 27

Sex: M

From: Revelstoke, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

3 Years of sea kayak guiding on Johnstone Strait.
Competed in bike/trail running races.

Aims for this race

Hoping to explore a gorgeous wilderness area.
More interested in the experience than placing high.

Reasons for entering this race

Looking to enjoy more recreational paddling time before heading over to Vancouver Island to enjoy a summer of paddling.

Team: 112 Hedonistic Miasma mens Tandem Kayak
Orion Bellorado Send Message to Paddler
Orion Bellorado

Age: 30

Sex: M

From: Jackson , United States

Biographical Information

Myriad Private River trips (Colorado, Green, Salt, San Juan, Salmon, Snake), Multi Day Sea Kayaking trips in Yellowstone Lake, Ocean Sea Kayaking in Prince William Sound, AK, Marathon Nordic Skier, Misc Mountaineering in Wyoming and Colorado.

Aims for this race

Complete the race, and see the mighty Yukon river the best way possible.

Turner Resor Send Message to Paddler

Age: 32

Sex: M

From: Wilson, WY, United States

Biographical Information

Myriad Private River trips (Colorado, Green, Salt, San Juan, Salmon, Snake, & Class 5+ Kayaker, Marathon Runner

Aims for this race

Complete and have fun

Reasons for entering this race

Want to see the Yukon River

Team: 113 The Rubber Ducky womens Solo Kayak
Jess Walsh Send Message to Paddler

Age: 30

Sex: F

From: Cold Lake, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Worked as a kayak tour operator in the Bay of Fundy. Have paddled in and around Newfoundland for many years.

Have completed outdoor winter survival training along with Basic SAR training.

Aims for this race

To challenge myself and finish.

Team: 114 72Dolphins mens Tandem Canoe
Alex Trousdale Send Message to Paddler

Age: 34

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

St Lawrence River, Lake Ontario, Ottawa River. Salkantay Trek.

Aims for this race

Finish

Sean Kennedy Send Message to Paddler

Age: 34

Sex: M

From: Mississauga, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Nahanni, Moisie, and many other river trips.

Aims for this race

Finish

Team: 115 Smooth Granite mens Solo Kayak
Michael Love Send Message to Paddler

Age: 26

Sex: M

From: San Diego, CA, United States

Biographical Information

Inside Passage (2016)
PCT(2014)

Aims for this race

Paddle the Yukon

Team: 116 Sika Adventure open Solo Canoe

Sponsors:

Sika Adventures
Listers Sports
Rock Solid Exploration

Charities:

Every Student Every Day
http://www.everystudenteveryday.ca/


 
Bryan Allemang Send Message to Paddler

Age: 38

Sex: M

From: whitehorse , YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2015/16/17

Aims for this race

Get my tracking working on time

Reasons for entering this race

Simon asked me to