Racer Bios for 2018 Yukon River Quest Entrants

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Team Class Category Team name Members
Waitlist Solo Kayak mens Te Mimiha Cruising Club Stu Golding
Waitlist Solo Kayak womens kuhl living Pia Montoya-Kuhl
Waitlist Solo Kayak mens Flying Feather Pierre Corbeil
Waitlist Solo Kayak mens Paddling Forward Shawn Corrigan
Waitlist Solo Kayak mens Yukiwi4 Graham Sutherland
Waitlist Solo Kayak mens Orange Roughy Greg Lloyd
Waitlist Solo Canoe open Why nut Ian jobin
Waitlist Solo Kayak mens Carl Rumscheidt Carl Rumscheidt
Waitlist Solo Kayak womens Island Lady Benia Kalus
Waitlist Solo Kayak mens WrightCo Matt Thompson
Waitlist Solo Kayak mens Chris Mitchell Chris Mitchell
Waitlist SUP open Krista Krista Cline
1 Voyageur mens Yukon Wide Adventures Thomas de Jager, Gus Oliveira
Stephen Mooney, Spencer Edelman
TBA, TBA
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 Peter Fitzgerald, John Fitzgerald
6 Tandem Kayak mixed Joe's Folly Joseph Miller, Kori Marchowsky
7 Tandem Canoe mens an ni chi na big, 's e ni na big Peter Dickinson, Brad MacDonald
8 4 person Canoe open Team WHOA Patricia Clune, Noreen Schaefer
Shelley Gellatly, tba
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 Solo Kayak mens BO-BO ZIG ZAG DALE BONIN
14 Tandem Canoe mens Team Ted Wyn Lloyd, Pete Bishop-Ponte
15 Voyageur mixed Yukon Slayers Mark Farquharson, Diane Irvine
Doug Wansbrough, Laura Wansbrough
Josh Wright, Jenny Wright
16 Tandem Canoe mixed The Bickersons Bonnie Pankiw, Christoph Weber
17 Tandem Kayak mens Estonian Vikings Ivar Hütt, Mart Reimann
18 Tandem Canoe mens Fourth Line Squad Luke Moran, Jesse Warwa
19 Tandem Kayak mens EstonianCanoeFed - WorldOfKayaks 1 Martin Ilumets, Hillar Irves
20 Tandem Kayak mixed TBA Mary Obstfeld, Carl Rumscheidt
21 Solo Canoe open Mr. Bill William Siersdorfer
22 Tandem Canoe mens Latvian canoe Long oars YEVGENIYS BLAZEVICS, YURIYS SELEZNOVS
23 Tandem Canoe mens Perfect Storm Jeff Brainard, Gaetan Plourde
24 Tandem Kayak mens EstonianCanoeFed - WorldOfKayaks 2 Martin Pedai, Matti Tuul
25 Tandem Kayak mens Fargey/Nyman Michael Fargey, Wayne Nyman
26 Voyageur mens Ts'alvit Jim Boyde, Melissa Carlick
Brian Groves, Shane Ringham
Crystal Shimoon, Pam Boyde
27 Voyageur mens McLeod Clan Regan McLeod, Lucas McLeod
Michael McLeod , Simon McLeod
Jacob McLeod , Connor McLeod
28 Tandem Canoe mens Obi wan canoebi Dave Rawlings, Tyler Williams
29 Tandem Canoe mens Skoden logan kleedehn, Olaf Braukmann
30 Tandem Canoe mens PembySoaringEagles Douglas Hess, Ethan Hess
31 Tandem Kayak mixed The Kiwis Ian Huntsman, Wendy Riach
32 Tandem Kayak mixed Spirit of America Josh Friedman, Julie Kirk
33 Tandem Kayak mens Barrett Luke Barrett, Connor Barrett
34 Solo Kayak womens Lootas Kelley Watson
35 Solo Canoe open Gulo gulo Alison Eremenko
36 Tandem Kayak mens Flamboatin Jay Wills, Joel famularo
37 Solo Kayak mens Akita Wayne Anderson
38 Solo Kayak mens Passing Wind Chris Spoor
39 SUP open Stand Up Paddle Yukon Stuart Knaack
40 Tandem Kayak mens BendRacing/YogaSlackers jason magness, Daniel Staudigel
41 Tandem Canoe mens Team Alpha Super Awesome Cool Dynamite Wolf Squadron Robert Spinks, Jake Paleczny
42 Voyageur mens Dyea Devils Club Jeff Brady, Cory Thole
Pete Zimmerman, Mike Korsmo
Andy Dietrick, TBA
43 Solo Kayak mens glennon rost glennon j. rost
44 Tandem Kayak mens Tahe Outdoors Indrek Kermon, Andres Kaju
45 Solo Canoe open Paddleme Dave Ballard
46 Voyageur mens Paddling Solutions Spencer Brown, Keith Dorling
Tim Smith, TBA
TBA, TBA
47 Solo Kayak mens Sheep Stations Tony Hystek
48 Solo Kayak mens vacca Nicholas Malek
49 SUP open Emily Matthews Emily Matthews
50 SUP open Chris Lightbound Chris Lightbound
51 Voyageur womens Horny women of the Yukon Tunde Fulop, Sylvia Anderson
Yvonne Kinsey, Cindy Edwards
Lucy Skuba, Donna Letang
TBA, TBA
52 Tandem Canoe mixed shaving ten glenn nolan, Maureen Hatherley
53 Voyageur womens Stix Together Deb Bartlette, Cheryl Rivest
Sarah Ouellette, Carolyn Relf
tba, tba
tba, tba
54 Solo Kayak womens Currently a Solo Birch Carmen Gustafson
55 Voyageur mens Northwestel wade schmidt, Rob Dunn
Bill Stanzeleit, Chris O’Brien
Danny Guhl, Darcy McLean
Gary Seed, Kerry Pettitt
56 Voyageur womens Paddlers Abreast Asa Berg, tbd
tbd, tbd
tbd, tbd
tbd, tbd
57 Solo Kayak mens Duff65 Anthony Duffin
58 Tandem Canoe mixed Dozy Drifters Dale Bulmer, Lupine Bulmer
59 Tandem Kayak mens The Russkies Evgeny Pochaev, Boris Batin
60 Voyageur mixed Voyager VI Mission Debbie Brax, Ken Streb
Dan Mecklenburg, Stephen Miller
Skip Conant, tbd
61 Solo Kayak mens Hai Voltage Mirko Prüfer
62 Solo Kayak mens Kingdom Adventures Michael doerksen
63 Solo Canoe open Amazon Poland Gienieczko
64 Solo Kayak womens AlaskaEileen Eileen Visser
65 SUP open team ecochallenge Japan HIROMUNE IMAI
66 SUP open Starboard Bart de Zwart
67 Solo Kayak mens Time to GO! Dave Hutchison
68 Solo Kayak mens Michael Love Michael Love
69 Solo Kayak mens AFTER THE GOLD RUSH Rob Colliver
70 SUP open Alex de sain Alex de Sain
71 Solo Kayak mens Browning James Browning
72 Solo Kayak mens East Coast Roller Kip B
73 Tandem Canoe mens Mapping the Way Pauline Frost, Alice Frost
74 Solo Kayak mens kuhl kayak Stephen Kuhl
75 SUP open Ocean Ambassadors Canada Alison Wood
76 Solo Canoe open Love of Paddling - Solo Margo Millette
77 Solo Kayak womens One more time Ingrid Wilcox
78 Solo Canoe open DouglasKnives Robert Douglas
79 Solo Kayak mens Nail by Nail Robert Ross
80 Tandem Canoe mens Team Moore and Moore Gord Moore, Greg Moore
81 Solo Kayak mens PaddleJumper - Maya's Grandpa Dr. Wolfram Schleicher
82 Tandem Canoe mixed Ross Sisters Frances Ross, Susanne Ross
83 Tandem Kayak mixed Cousinade Jean Salathé, Marianne Douglas
84 Voyageur mens Sika Adventure Simon Reed, Bryan Allemang
TBC , TBC
TBC , TBC
85 Solo Canoe open Go For Broke George True
86 Solo Canoe open Jeff Kay Jeffrey Kay
87 Voyageur mens The Future is Now, Let's Build Together Peter van den Berg, Francis Soenen
Danny Veys, Wim Temmerman
Eva Temmerman, TBA
TBA, TBA
88 Voyageur mixed CAP Sylvain Lessard, Samantha Frost
Wes Kemble, william kennedy
Donna Johns, Luc pinard
89 SUP open KC/PO Chad Guenter
90 Voyageur mens Paddlesports Mongrels Richard Parrott, Dave Fryer
Pete Kruszelnicki, Skip Graham
Tom Fryer, Dan Finlayson
91 Tandem Canoe mixed Skagway Duo Kent Fielding, Delaney Rau
92 SUP open Streckenrausch Frank Theelen
93 Solo Canoe open Chip Chip McKay
94 Tandem Canoe mens K-den Peter Kirby, Midori Kirby
95 Solo Canoe open For Rosie Robert Lafontaine
96 Tandem Canoe mens CROSSWINDS Ian Mockett, Tim Gordon
97 4 person Canoe open Louisiana Lionheart Joshua Clark, Johnny Lionheart
Greg Dumka, Laura Carter
98 Tandem Kayak mens The Saffers Ian Lawler, Blake
99 Tandem Canoe mens Texas 2 man Tim Anglin, Mike Joiner
Team: Waitlist Te Mimiha Cruising Club mens Solo Kayak
Stu Golding Send Message to Paddler

Age: 60

Sex: M

From: Northland, New Zealand | Aotearoa

Biographical Information

Mountains to Sea (NZ)
Waikato 100

Aims for this race

To be first Te Mimiha boat into Dawson, beat Australians

Reasons for entering this race

Dimentia....I think, I just can't remember

Team: Waitlist 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: Waitlist 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: Waitlist Paddling Forward mens Solo Kayak
Shawn Corrigan Send Message to Paddler

Age: 42

Sex: M

From: Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ - 4 times
Many wilderness river, lake, and ocean paddling trips
17 years experience as wildland firefighter

Aims for this race

go fast

Team: Waitlist Yukiwi4 mens Solo Kayak
Graham Sutherland

Age: 50

Sex: M

From: Christchurch, New Zealand | Aotearoa

Biographical Information

YRQ 2013 (tandem). Wild Descent 2014 (NZ). YRQ 2015 & 2017 (DNF). Lots of river, lake & sea kayaking in NZ.

Aims for this race

To exchange my two solo DNFs for a DFF.

Reasons for entering this race

The solo challenge.

Team: Waitlist Orange Roughy mens Solo Kayak
Greg Lloyd Send Message to Paddler

Age: 48

Sex: M

From: Martinborough, South Wairarapa, New Zealand | Aotearoa

Biographical Information

YRQ 2013 Tandem Kayak, YRQ 2017 Solo Kayak (DNF). Lots of river, lake, ocean kayaking around New Zealand

Aims for this race

To give it my best shot

Reasons for entering this race

There's just something special about this race, the river and the Yukon Territory

Team: Waitlist Why nut open Solo Canoe
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: Waitlist Carl Rumscheidt mens Solo Kayak

Sponsors:

RumKee Productions


 
Carl Rumscheidt Send Message to Paddler

Age: 70

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

2009, 2011, 2014 YRQ

Aims for this race

Under 60 hours

Team: Waitlist Island Lady womens Solo Kayak

Sponsors:

To be determined.

Charities:

To be determined.


 
Benia Kalus Send Message to Paddler

Age: 24

Sex: F

From: Victoria, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

I work as an outdoor guide/educator with several school programs and organizations. Although I have no racing experience, I spend the majority of my year working on the water and paddle extensively on my own time. I have paddled the Yukon river.

Aims for this race

To take in the Yukon river and to try winning :)

Reasons for entering this race

To supersede my own expectations as a female paddler, and those of others.

Team: Waitlist WrightCo mens Solo Kayak
Matt Thompson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 40

Sex: M

From: Kimberley, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Big days in tiny boats with no people. Huzzah!

Aims for this race

Team: Waitlist Chris Mitchell mens Solo Kayak
Chris Mitchell Send Message to Paddler

Age: 32

Sex: M

From: Bristol , United Kingdom

Biographical Information

I have canoed in the Algonquin park and the length of the river thanes.

Aims for this race

Complete it in a decent time and to do something I will never get a chance again.

Team: Waitlist Krista open SUP
Krista Cline Send Message to Paddler
Krista Cline

Age: 24

Sex: F

From: North Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Board the Fjord
Tuesday Night Races(TNR)- Deep Cove
Hobuck Hoedown
Tofino- SUP surfing
Northern BC backcountry hikes and camping
December wilderness camping-Pink Mountain

Aims for this race

To complete and do a personal best.
Spend time outside and on the water.

Reasons for entering this race

Challenging my SUP endurance and skills.
This race was recommended by friends (Carmen Markel, Jason Bennet, Peter Allen).

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 canoeing 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 pool position! Honestly, it's my river!

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.

TBA Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex:

From: , --

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

TBA Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex:

From: , --

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

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

Age: 0

Sex:

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Trystan Glynn-Morris Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0

Sex:

From: , --

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

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

 
Mike De Abreu Send Message to Paddler

Age: 53

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

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: 26

Sex: F

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

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Aims for this race

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Reasons for entering this race

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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 mens Tandem Kayak
Peter Fitzgerald Send Message to Paddler

Age: 55

Sex: M

From: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

John Fitzgerald Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0

Sex:

From: Adelaide, SA, Australia

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: 6 Joe's Folly mixed Tandem Kayak
Joseph Miller Send Message to Paddler

Age: 47

Sex: M

From: Anchorage, AK, United States

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Kori Marchowsky Send Message to Paddler

Age: 45

Sex: F

From: Anchorage, AK, United States

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: 7 an ni chi na big, 's e ni na big 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

Age:

Sex:

From: Baddeck, NS, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

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: 53

Sex: F

From: Wynndel, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

8th 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

tba Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0

Sex:

From: , --

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: 9 Bobs mixed Tandem Kayak
Brenda Martin Send Message to Paddler

Age: 51

Sex: F

From: Victoria, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Max Durando Send Message to Paddler

Age: 53

Sex: M

From: Victoria , BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

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 & the Other Guy mixed Tandem Kayak
Esther Wheeler Send Message to Paddler
Esther Wheeler

Age: 38

Sex: F

From: Sydney, NSW, 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: 0

Sex: M

From: , ON, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2016

Aims for this race

Get there before Esther!

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 BO-BO ZIG ZAG mens Solo Kayak

Charities:

There will be.


 
DALE BONIN

Age: 66

Sex: M

From: KELOWNA, Canada

Biographical Information

Taking the kids out for 8 day trips .And doing everything!
otherwise not

Aims for this race

having fun doing meeting of like minds.
Finishing with body intact

Team: 14 Team Ted mens Tandem Canoe
Team Ted

Sponsors:

Bath and Wessex Neurophysiotherapy Clinic

Charities:

Forever Friends Royal United Hospitals NHS Trust Bath


 
Wyn Lloyd
Wyn Lloyd

Age: 38

Sex: M

From: Bristol, BS15 9SD, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Kayaked from London to Bristol.
Ex College Cadet Forces.
Duke of Edinborough bronze and Silver awards.
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 Lock 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: 15 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

Age: 58

Sex: F

From: Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

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Aims for this race

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Doug Wansbrough Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Laura Wansbrough Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: F

From: Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

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: 16 The Bickersons mixed Tandem Canoe
Bonnie Pankiw

Age: 56

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: 61

Sex: M

From: Chelsea, QC, Canada

Biographical Information

Muskoka River X
Kingston to Ottawa

Aims for this race

finish and have fun

Team: 17 Estonian Vikings mens Tandem Kayak

Sponsors:

Tahe Outdoors
http://www.taheoutdoors.com/


 
Ivar Hütt Send Message to Paddler

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: 18 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: 19 EstonianCanoeFed - WorldOfKayaks 1 mens Tandem Kayak
EstonianCanoeFed - WorldOfKayaks 1

Sponsors:

World of Kayaks http://www.wk.ee/
Võhandu Canoeing Marathon 21th April 2018 Estonia http://www.vohandumaraton.ee/

Charities:

Estonian Canoeing Federation http://www.aerutaja.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 9 times, plus other different wilderness river and sea kayaking events.

Aims for this race

Enjoy the race to final

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: 20 TBA mixed Tandem Kayak

Sponsors:

Rumkee Productions


 
Mary Obstfeld Send Message to Paddler

Age: 47

Sex: F

From: Cold Lake, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2011 tandem
YRQ 2013 solo
YRQ 2014 tandem

Aims for this race

finish - again!

Reasons for entering this race

Just can't stay away

Carl Rumscheidt Send Message to Paddler

Age: 70

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YQR 2009
YQR 2011
YQR 2014

Aims for this race

Finish under 60 hours!

Reasons for entering this race

One more time!

Team: 21 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: 22 Latvian canoe Long oars mens Tandem Canoe
YEVGENIYS BLAZEVICS Send Message to Paddler

Age: 62

Sex: M

From: RIGA , Latvia | Latvija

Biographical Information

Word 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

Word and European masters marathon

Aims for this race

444

Team: 23 Perfect Storm mens Tandem Canoe
Jeff Brainard Send Message to Paddler

Age: 55

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

Age: 43

Sex: M

From: North Gower, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

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Aims for this race

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Reasons for entering this race

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Team: 24 EstonianCanoeFed - WorldOfKayaks 2 mens Tandem Kayak
EstonianCanoeFed - WorldOfKayaks 2

Estonian summer 2017

Sponsors:

World of Kayaks http://www.wk.ee/
Võhandu Canoeing Marathon 21th April 2018 Estonia http://www.vohandumaraton.ee/

Charities:

Estonian Canoeing Federation http://www.aerutaja.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 | 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: 25 Fargey/Nyman mens Tandem Kayak
Michael Fargey Send Message to Paddler

Age: 55

Sex:

From: Sooke, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Alberta Whitewater Team. Lots of paddling experience. Backcountry aware.

Aims for this race

Finish.

Wayne Nyman Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex:

From: Moncton, NB, Canada

Biographical Information

Extensive (and international) Adventure Racing experience.

Aims for this race

Finish.

Team: 26 Ts'alvit mens 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

Age:

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

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

Age:

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Crystal Shimoon Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex:

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Pam Boyde Send Message to Paddler

Age: 75

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: 27 McLeod Clan mens Voyageur
Regan McLeod Send Message to Paddler

Age: 23

Sex: F

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

Finish with a good time

Connor McLeod Send Message to Paddler

Age: 21

Sex: M

From: Edmonton , AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Finish with a good time

Team: 28 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: 29 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: 30 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: 31 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

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: 32 Spirit of America mixed Tandem Kayak
Spirit of America

Sponsors:

Gaston and Judy Holland
Mountain Mike's Health Food Store


 
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

Enjoy the race and bring more to it...Navigate the waters on the fly better and finish!

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 and finish!

Team: 33 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: 34 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: 35 Gulo gulo open Solo Canoe
Alison Eremenko Send Message to Paddler
Alison Eremenko

Age: 21

Sex: F

From: Marsh Lake, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Over 29 years of backcountry experience by dogteam, horseback, snowshoes, skis, hiking, and paddling. More wilderness experience than you can shake a carbon paddle at...
A few local races under the belt......
2017 YRQ Voyageur
7 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: 36 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: 0

Sex:

From: Langley, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: 37 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: 38 Passing Wind mens Solo Kayak
Chris Spoor Send Message to Paddler

Age: 35

Sex: M

From: Brentwood Bay, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

4.5 YQR's, 1 MR 340, 1 Cal 100.

Aims for this race

Paddle Hard, Have Fun

Team: 39 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: 40 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: 41 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: 99

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ

Aims for this race

Finish

Team: 42 Dyea Devils Club mens Voyageur
Dyea Devils Club

Sponsors:

Mountain Shop - Packer Expeditions
Alderworks Alaska - Skagway Book Co.


 
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:

Sex: M

From: Skagway, AK, United States

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Aims for this race

Pete Zimmerman Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: Skagway, AK, United States

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Mike Korsmo Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: Skagway, AK, United States

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Aims for this race

Andy Dietrick Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: Dutch Harbor, AK, United States

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Aims for this race

TBA Send Message to Paddler

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Team: 43 glennon rost mens Solo Kayak
glennon j. rost Send Message to Paddler

Age: 58

Sex: M

From: quincy, IL, United States

Biographical Information

3 times River Mile 340 mile finisher

Aims for this race

Reasons for entering this race

I've heard this is the best and the most challenging race in North America

Team: 44 Tahe Outdoors mens Tandem Kayak
Tahe Outdoors

Sponsors:

Tahe Outdoors
Tahe Marine
TV3 Uudised
http://www.tyreorder.com


 
Indrek Kermon Send Message to Paddler
Indrek Kermon

Age: 31

Sex: M

From: Rae, Harju, Estonia | Eesti

Biographical Information

European longest paddling marathon 420km
Many 100km marathons and shorter

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: 45 Paddleme open Solo Canoe
Dave Ballard Send Message to Paddler

Age: 39

Sex: M

From: Everett, WA, United States

Biographical Information

I toured the race Yukon river route in 2015 by myself. paddling experience on the Snohomish river(USA, Winchester Wasteway, Ross lake(North cascade National park USA and the Puget sound(USA).

Aims for this race

Completion under 55 hours

Team: 46 Paddling Solutions mens Voyageur
Spencer Brown Send Message to Paddler

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From: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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Keith Dorling Send Message to Paddler

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Tim Smith Send Message to Paddler

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Team: 47 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: 48 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: 49 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: 50 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: 51 Horny women of the Yukon womens Voyageur
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!

Yvonne Kinsey

Age: 53

Sex: F

From: whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

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

Aims for this race

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

Cindy Edwards Send Message to Paddler

Age: 51

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

None

Aims for this race

Complete race, and to take in the beauty of the river while having lots of laughs with wonderful people.

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

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Aims for this race

To finish

TBA Send Message to Paddler

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Team: 52 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: 53 Stix Together womens Voyageur
Stix Together

Charities:

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


 
Deb Bartlette
Deb Bartlette

Age: 59

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.

Reasons for entering this race

I am Deb and I'm a Yukon River Quest paddler. :-) Time to admit that I'm addicted to this race. I'm a big believer in supporting the community. Stix Together allows for personal/team achievement AND community support, all together! Hence our team name.

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 $10,000 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

Carolyn Relf
Carolyn Relf

Age: 54

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

2016 Quest; before that a casual paddler

Aims for this race

Fundraise $10K for Yukon Cancer Care Fund and arrive in Dawson ahead of last year's time

tba Send Message to Paddler

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tba Send Message to Paddler

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Team: 54 Currently a Solo Birch womens Solo Kayak
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: 55 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.


 
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. Belonged to the Boy Scots of Canada, Air Cadets and have also taking hunter training courses, as well as summer and winter survival courses. I have lived in the Yukon since 1976.

My father was an RCMP member for over 20 years. When we were stationed in Rocky Mountain House, AB my father led the search's for lost hunters and campers, which did not always end right. So he made sure that all of his sons had the tools to survive in the wild.

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

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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

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No racing experience

Lots of wilderness experience

Aims for this race

to finish respectably

Gary Seed Send Message to Paddler
Gary Seed

Age: 29

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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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

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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: 56 Paddlers Abreast womens Voyageur
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From: Atlin, BC, Canada

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Team: 57 Duff65 mens Solo Kayak

Charities:

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Anthony Duffin Send Message to Paddler

Age: 52

Sex: M

From: Swan Hill, Australia

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10 times full distance Massive Murray Paddle 404km
7 times relay team Massive Murray Paddle
Currently in Very Big Paddle challenge (1000km of racing in 12 months)
2017 Eildon to Alexandra wildwater paddle (30km)
numerous Victorian and New South Wales marathon races during the past 13 years (varying distances of 20-75km)

Aims for this race

Finish in a reasonable time.

Reasons for entering this race

Bucket List (it's bigger than the Massive Murray Paddle)

Team: 58 Dozy Drifters mixed Tandem Canoe
Dale Bulmer Send Message to Paddler

Age: 41

Sex: M

From: Dawson City, YT, Canada

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Yukon River Quest 2017

Aims for this race

To complete the race and perhaps beat our previous time

Lupine Bulmer Send Message to Paddler

Age: 37

Sex: F

From: Dawson City, YT, Canada

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

Age: 35

Sex: M

From: Moscow, Moscow, Russia | Россия

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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

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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: 60 Voyager VI Mission mixed Voyageur
Debbie Brax Send Message to Paddler
Debbie Brax

Age: 56

Sex: F

From: Bay Village, OH, United States

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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

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OC6 from Bahamas to Miami
Adirondack 90 x15
Paddled Cannonball 90
Raced General Clinton x 2
Completed AuSable 120
USCA Nationals
Many smaller races
Ski Patrol 35 years including Survival training with Search & Rescue
Scoutmaster Boy Scouts 12 years

Aims for this race

Preparing, training, and doing the absolute best we can.

Reasons for entering this race

Challenge myself to compete in a longer race than I've done before while enjoying the amazing sights and sounds the Yukon area provides.

Dan Mecklenburg Send Message to Paddler

Age: 56

Sex: M

From: Columbus, OH, United States

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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

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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

Skip Conant Send Message to Paddler

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Team: 61 Hai Voltage mens Solo Kayak
Mirko Prüfer Send Message to Paddler
Mirko Prüfer

Age: 36

Sex: M

From: Podrosche, Germany | Deutschland

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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: 62 Kingdom Adventures mens Solo Kayak

Charities:

Kingdom Adventures


 
Michael doerksen Send Message to Paddler

Age: 29

Sex: M

From: St Malo, MB, Canada

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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: 63 Amazon Poland open Solo Canoe

Sponsors:

Gmina Kosakowo

Charities:

Pomeranian hospice for children


 
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Gienieczko

Age: 39

Sex: M

From: Suchy Dwor, Kosakowo, Poland | Polska

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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
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/

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


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: 64 AlaskaEileen womens Solo Kayak
Eileen Visser Send Message to Paddler
Eileen Visser

Age: 47

Sex: F

From: Potsdam , NY, NY, United States

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ADK Classic 90Miler; 9x, 2009-2017
General Clinton 2015
YRQ 2017

Aims for this race

to be smiling when I reach Dawson City!

Reasons for entering this race

I love the Yukon & my Alaska homeland & caught the YRQ bug last year going C4 with an experienced team

Team: 65 team ecochallenge Japan open SUP
HIROMUNE IMAI Send Message to Paddler

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From: 藤沢市, 神奈川県, Japan | 日本

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Team: 66 Starboard open SUP

Sponsors:

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


 
Bart de Zwart Send Message to Paddler

Age: 47

Sex: M

From: Haiku, HI, United States

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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: 67 Time to GO! mens Solo Kayak
Dave Hutchison Send Message to Paddler

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From: Gallatin Gateway, MT, United States

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Team: 68 Michael Love mens Solo Kayak
Michael Love Send Message to Paddler

Age: 26

Sex: M

From: San Diego, CA, United States

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Inside Passage (Olympia to Juneau) 2016
PCT 2014

Aims for this race

To Finish; To see the Yukon

Reasons for entering this race

I fell in love with paddling and this seems like the perfect reason to get back into it.

Team: 69 AFTER THE GOLD RUSH mens Solo Kayak
Rob Colliver Send Message to Paddler

Age: 52

Sex: M

From: Hayling Island, Hampshire, United Kingdom

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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: 70 Alex de sain open SUP

Sponsors:

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


 
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Alex de Sain

Age: 42

Sex: M

From: Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands | Nederland

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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: 71 Browning mens Solo Kayak
James Browning Send Message to Paddler

Age: 50

Sex: M

From: Omaha, NE, United States

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

Age: 31

Sex: M

From: Vancouver, BC, Canada

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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: 73 Mapping the Way mens Tandem Canoe
Pauline Frost Send Message to Paddler

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From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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Team: 74 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

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- 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: 75 Ocean Ambassadors Canada open SUP
Alison Wood Send Message to Paddler

Age: 48

Sex: F

From: West Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Maui to Molokai SUP Race 2016
Nanaimo to Vancouver SUP Crossing
Round Bowen Race X2
Indian Arm Challenge
Round the Rock Race

Aims for this race

Complete race feeling good

Team: 76 Love of Paddling - Solo open Solo Canoe
Margo Millette

Age: 38

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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YRQ 3 times, Texas Winter 100.

Aims for this race

Paddle well and finish

Team: 77 One more time womens Solo Kayak
Ingrid Wilcox Send Message to Paddler

Age: 70

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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16 YRQuests

Aims for this race

To finish in a decent time

Reasons for entering this race

It's the 20th Anniversary!

Team: 78 DouglasKnives open Solo Canoe

Sponsors:

Douglas Knives

http://www.douglasknives.ca


 
Robert Douglas Send Message to Paddler

Age: 48

Sex: M

From: Stittsville, ON, Canada

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Military ocean kayak expedition.
Maritime Special Operations with Military

Aims for this race

Finish in a respectable time.

Reasons for entering this race

Friend is Ian Mocket...he introduced me to this race and have been training with him. Throughout the training, I convinced myself to go for it. Personal goal to prove I can do it.

Team: 79 Nail by Nail mens Solo Kayak
Robert Ross Send Message to Paddler

Age: 63

Sex: M

From: Kingston, ON, Canada

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YRQ x 3

Aims for this race

Do Better

Team: 80 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

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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

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Recreational canoeing
Hunting & Fishing
Marine Advanced First Aid
Swift water rescue certificate
Bear Aware training certificate
Im also a stud, taking references
For open spot.

Aims for this race

72 hrs or better

Team: 81 PaddleJumper - Maya's Grandpa mens Solo Kayak
PaddleJumper - Maya's Grandpa

Sponsors:

PaddelJumper


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

Age: 60

Sex: M

From: Eichwalde, Germany | Deutschland

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YRQ 2015/2017

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Dawson

Team: 82 Ross Sisters mixed Tandem Canoe
Frances Ross Send Message to Paddler

Age: 35

Sex: F

From: Old Crow, YT, Canada

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- paddled the Wind and Peel Rivers
- 10 years teaching outdoor ed/paddling instruction
- ran my sled dog team from Old Crow to Fort McPherson and return
- hiked 1500km across New Zealand’s South Island
- hiked 2500 miles on Appalachian Trail (Canada to Georgia)

Aims for this race

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

Susanne Ross Send Message to Paddler

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Team: 83 Cousinade mixed Tandem Kayak
Jean Salathé Send Message to Paddler

Age: 57

Sex: M

From: Saint Renan, France

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whitewater and ocean kayaking

Aims for this race

To finish

Reasons for entering this race

personal goal

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: 84 Sika Adventure mens Voyageur
Simon Reed Send Message to Paddler

Age: 40

Sex: M

From: Dawlish , Devon, United Kingdom

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YRQ 2015

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Find a Unicorn

Bryan Allemang Send Message to Paddler

Age: 36

Sex: M

From: whitehorse , YT, Canada

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YRQ 2015/16/17

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Find a pegasus

TBC Send Message to Paddler

Age: 40

Sex: M

From: TBC , United Kingdom

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Age: 40

Sex: M

From: TBC , United Kingdom

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Age: 40

Sex: M

From: TBC , United Kingdom

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Age: 40

Sex: M

From: TBC , TBC, United Kingdom

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TBC

Team: 85 Go For Broke open Solo Canoe
George True Send Message to Paddler

Age: 66

Sex: M

From: Phoenix, AZ, United States

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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: 86 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: 87 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

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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 :).

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Eva Temmerman Send Message to Paddler

Age: 21

Sex: F

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

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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:).

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Team: 88 CAP mixed Voyageur
Sylvain Lessard

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From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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Samantha Frost

Age: 28

Sex: F

From: Old Crow, 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"

Wes Kemble

Age: 37

Sex: M

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

william kennedy

Age: 26

Sex: M

From: whitehorse, Canada

Biographical Information

lots of varied distance events

Aims for this race

finish

Donna Johns

Age: 41

Sex: F

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!

Luc pinard

Age: 26

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

stuff

Aims for this race

finish

Team: 89 KC/PO open SUP

Sponsors:

Rebound Cycle - Canmore http://reboundcycle.com/
Raven Rescue
https://ravenrescue.com/
Escape Sports
http://escapesports.ca/
Aegir Sup
http://www.aegirsup.com/

Charities:

KCPO (Keep Calm/Paddle On) - paddling for mental health
http://www.kcpo.ca/
http://kcpo.ky/
http://give.camh.ca/site/PageServer?pagename=chad_guenter
KC/PO is more than one event.
It's more than just you or me.
It's a community. Together we are capable of big things. In 2012 we set out to show others that they're not alone. We organize events that raise awareness for mental health.
In 2017 we were named 1 of 150 Difference Makers in the mental health community in Canada.


 
Chad Guenter Send Message to Paddler
Chad Guenter

Age: 38

Sex: M

From: Canmore, AB, Canada

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-Trip leading river/raft/kayak/sup guide
-Swift Water, Ice, Rope & Jet boat Rescue Instructor Trainer
Have lead multi day self supported sup expeditions for the last 6 years
4 - KCPO SUP Cup races.
Rum Run - Cayman islands downwind race x3
150 km Rupert River canoe trip to Waskaganish
Vancouver2Victoria crossing - Mens Health Paddle

Aims for this race

To finish strongly

Team: 90 Paddlesports Mongrels mens Voyageur
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From: Milton Keynes, Bucks, United Kingdom

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From: Tring, Herts, United Kingdom

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Pete Kruszelnicki Send Message to Paddler

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From: Milton Keynes, Bucks, United Kingdom

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Skip Graham Send Message to Paddler

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From: Milton Keynes, Bucks, United Kingdom

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Tom Fryer Send Message to Paddler

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From: Tring, Herts, United Kingdom

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Dan Finlayson Send Message to Paddler

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From: Milton Keynes, Bucks, United Kingdom

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Team: 91 Skagway Duo mixed Tandem Canoe
Kent Fielding Send Message to Paddler
Kent Fielding

Age: 50

Sex: M

From: Skagway, AK, United States

Biographical Information

2015/2016/2017 - YRQ

Aims for this race

To finish within 65 hours

Reasons for entering this race

To help a friend achieve her goals.

Delaney Rau Send Message to Paddler
Delaney Rau

Age: 19

Sex: F

From: Skagway, AK, United States

Biographical Information

N/A

Aims for this race

To finish.

Reasons for entering this race

This race is my "victory lap" in my personal battle and recovery against Orthorexia and Anorexia Nervosa. I hope to encourage others with similar struggles that they can overcome their own battles and be set free!

Team: 92 Streckenrausch open SUP
Frank Theelen Send Message to Paddler

Age: 49

Sex: M

From: Ermatingen, Thurgau, Switzerland | Schweiz | Suisse | Svizzera | Svizra

Biographical Information

Yukon - Whithorse - Dawson 2016 5 days
River Rhine 777km 2010 6 days

Aims for this race

dont be the last SUP arriving in Daweson

Reasons for entering this race

have done the distance the "relaxed" way and want to have a challenge. It was awesome paddling the Yukon. This is a once in a live time race

Team: 93 Chip open Solo Canoe
Chip McKay Send Message to Paddler

Age: 35

Sex: M

From: Vernon, BC, Canada

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YRQ 2016 and 2017

Aims for this race

Paddle hard...

Team: 94 K-den mens Tandem Canoe
Peter Kirby Send Message to Paddler

Age: 99

Sex: U

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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YRQ 2016, 2017

Aims for this race

Midori Kirby Send Message to Paddler

Age: 99

Sex: U

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2012 with the PA in heart, YRQ 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017

Aims for this race

Team: 95 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: 96 CROSSWINDS mens Tandem Canoe
Ian Mockett Send Message to Paddler

Age: 44

Sex: M

From: Stittsville, ON, Canada

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Yrq 4 times

Aims for this race

Enjoy the river

Tim Gordon Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0

Sex:

From: Inuvik, NT, Canada

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Aims for this race

Team: 97 Louisiana Lionheart open 4 person Canoe
Joshua Clark Send Message to Paddler

Age: 42

Sex: M

From: Dawson, YT, Canada

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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

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

Age: 52

Sex: M

From: Johannesbureg, South Africa, South Africa | Suid-Afrika

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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

Try to get under 55 hours

Blake Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex:

From: , --

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Aims for this race

Team: 99 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.