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CANOE NEWS October 2003 Vol 36/5

Warren Nationals a big success — 455 paddlers (aged 5 to 84, from 32 US states, two Canadian provinces, and Australia) competed in 108 race events over six days. Left: Tyler Luth (IL) and Hayden Skinner (PA) admire their newly won medals.

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Volume 36 Issue 5 of 6

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In this issue: USCA Nationals in Warren: FULL RESULTS Canoeist of the Year: Jan Whitaker AuSable: A Close Race, A Near Tragedy Hyponatremia: Can it Happen to You? Shouldn’t Nationals Be Tougher? U S C A K i d s ! R e a d t h e R i v e r #2 Wild in Texas, Hot & Cold in Minnesota Race Schedules, Race Results


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United States Canoe Association Supporting a Five Star program Competition Cruising Conservation Camping Camaraderie USCA Officers President Kelly Wypych 338 Onondaga Terrace Syracuse, NY 13207 (315) 423F-9075 kwypych@twcny.rr.com Treasurer Marc Lessard 460 Stevens Rd East Thetford, VT 05043 (802) 785-4350 marc.lessard@dartmouth.edu

Vice President Gustave (Tave) Lamperez 24 Roosevelt Street St. Charles, IL 60174 (630) 584-6931 lamperez@netscape.net Executive Director John Edwards 1929 Arrowhead Drive, St Petersburg, FL 33703 (727) 522-3348 canoechamp@aol.com

Secretary Harold Theiss 12802 Lake Jovita Blvd Dade City, FL 33525 (352) 588-9877 hjtheiss@juno.com

Committee Chairs

Competition / Outrigger John Edwards see address details above under USCA Officers Competition / Sprints Bill Corrigan 5888 E. Kemper Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45241 (513) 530-9249 Bill_Corrigan@Trimble.com Competition /Swan Boat Glen Green 312 Duff Ave Wenonah, NJ 08090 (609) 468-4646 chairman@swanboat.org Conservation Bob Spain 1500 Northridge Dr Austin, TX 78723 (512) 302-1005 bob.spain@tpwd.state.tx.us Donations Marc Lessard see address details above under USCA Officers Education Chris Wilson 460 Stevens Rd East Thetford, VT 05043 (802) 785-4350 Christina Wilson chris@aristotle.dartmouth.edu Public Relations Mike Ripple 23 Billingham St Somerville, MA 02144 (617) 625-3571 MRipple@aol.com Historian Joan Theiss 12802 Lake Jovita Blvd Dade City, FL 33525 (352) 588-9877 hjtheiss@juno.com Instruction Certification Nationals Coordinator Nationals Timing Tave Lamperez see address details above under USCA Officers

Insurance Coordinator Maria Liquori Box 667, Kings Park, NY 11754 (631) 269-9696 marial@jacka-liquori.com

Adaptive Paddling Jan Whitaker 560 Shore Drive West Henrietta, NY 14586 (585) 292-6107 janwhitaker@hotmail.com Bylaws Joan Theiss 12802 Lake Jovita Blvd Dade City, FL 33525 (352) 588-9877 hjtheiss@juno.com Camaraderie Thor Ronemus 5 E. Columbia St. Springfield, OH 45502 (937) 325-2492 tronemus@woh.rr.com Camping/Cruising Chuck Weis 2509 Kickapoo Dr. Lafayette, IN 47909 (765) 477-7948 CWeis733@aol.com Competition Norm Ludwig 2006 West Side Rd Jersey Shore, PA 17740 (570) 753-5136 ncludwig@kcnet.org Competition / Awards Priscilla Reinertsen 582 East Penacook Road Contoocook, NH 03229 (603) 746-6491 PRtsen1@comcast.net Competition / Dragon Boats David Hillman 1630 19th St. NW Cedar Rapids, IA 52405 (319) 362-7506 ddhillma @collins.rockwell.com Competition / Orienteering Tom Gainer 1373 Sholly Ave Lebanon, PA 17046 (717) 279-6873 tomgainer@nchoicemail.com

International Peter Heed 18 River Rd Westmoreland, NH 03467 (603) 399-7266 pheed@prexar.com Marketing Gareth Stevens — see address details in box to the right Membership Paula Thiel 53 Ross Rd Preston, CT 06365 (860) 889-9893 babybruins@yahoo.com Merchandising Patt Oakley 611 Central Ave Lafayette, IN 47905 macoak@aol.com Technical Inspection Jerry Patton RD2 Box 262 Port Allegany, PA 16743 (814) 642-9161 2zriver@adelphia.net Webmaster Jim Dipelesi 4 Round Tree Drive Kings Park, NY 11754 (631) 366-0045 jrdtech@ix.netcom.com Women’s Interests Janet Perry 24 Roosevelt St. St. Charles, IL 60174 (630) 584-6931 janetperry@worldnet.att.net Youth Activities Joe Kowsky 629 E. Illinois Ave. Morris, IL 60450 (815) 942-0927 bilpsychjk@yahoo.com

Contents

President’s Message—Kelly Wypych . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Executive Director’s Message—John Edwards . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 World’s Largest Canoe Float - Again!—Gareth Stevens . . . . .2 Call for Trophies—Gareth Stevens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Highlights of USCA Semi-Annual Meeting—Harold Theiss 3 Kayak Korner—Pam Browning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Donations Guidelines—USCA Donations Committee . . . . . . . .4 Wisconsin Won. I goofed—Gareth Stevens . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Running A-fowl of Wildlife in Texas—Paul Ohlemacher et al 5 Hot and Cold in Minnesota—Rick Lorenzen . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Regional Chairs for the Barton Challenge—Joe Kowsky . . . .6 The Challenge to Growing the Barton—Gareth Stevens . . . .6 USCA Merchandise / Business Affiliates . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 2003 USCA Nationals in Warren — Full Results .8-37 Canoeist of the Year: Jan Whitaker—Stevens/Lessard . .38 Good Sportsmen: Don Stoneman, Craig Creighton . . . . . .39 Great River Rumble 2003 —Rex Kline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Shouldn’t USCA Nationals Be Tougher?—Gareth Stevens 40 56th AuSable River Marathon 2003 —Steve Southard 41-43 Hyponatremia: It Can Happen to You—Barb Bradley . .44-45 USCA Kids: Read the River, Part 2: Prepare for Adventure—Janet Perry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46-47 River Writings (The Dry Salvages)—Gareth Stevens, TS Eliot 48 Race Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49-71 USCA, Divisions, Affiliates & Other Associations . . . . .72 Race Schedules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73-75 List of Delegates and Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76 Canoe News Advertising and Editorial Contact: Gareth Stevens, Editor, P0 Box 56, Hubertus, WI 53033 Phone: (262) 628-9991 Cell: (262) 853-5453 E-mail: nawal@ticon.net For advertisements, articles and photographic submissions: — please e-mail Editor for advice on preferred formats. Race organizers, please note: — race results: see page 71 for formatting advice. — race announcements: see page 72 for formatting advice.

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RIVERS UNLIMITED Cover: Medals galore! Piles of USCA Nationals medals awaiting winners for Thursday, August 7’s Youth Sprints — full results & photos, pp 22-23. Inset: captioned on cover. Photos courtesy and © 2003 Warren Times Observer


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President’s & Executive Director’s Messages

President’s Message

Exec. Director’s Message

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kelly Wypych

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Edwards

This year's marathon Nationals in Warren Pennsylvania were a great success.

The USCA’s Annual meeting will be held Friday, January 9 to Sunday, January 11, 2004 at the Dolphin Beach Resort, 4900 Gulf Boulevard, St Pete Beach, FL 33706.

We are especially grateful for the hospitality of the people in the Warren area. Everyone was friendly and helpful, and there was terrific spectator turnout at the upstream buoy turn in the middle of town. People came out to cheer us on, and were very interested to learn more about our sport, the types of boats we paddle, and the competition classes. On many occasions, spectators asked me for names of paddlers so they could cheer them on with a personal touch!

Make sure you mention being with the US Canoe Association.

Jim Decker and the race volunteers did a great job running a race with the challenging logistics of having the start and finish at different locations, and the sprints also at a separate location. Despite this, the races were well organized and the competitions were very well run.

Take a virtual tour on line at www.dolphinbeach.com

Phones: (727) 360-7011 & 1 (800) 237-8916; fax: (727) 363-2401 The contract prices are: $78.00/standard room plus taxes, $88.00 pool/gulf view, $98.00 for beach front (2 double beds) and include mini-refrigerator, microwave oven, coffee maker Rooms should be reserved by December 10, 2003 . After that the group block of 20 rooms will be released to general rental. I'm debating on whether to use the banquet facilities on site or one at a restaurant nearby. I am waiting on the restaurant’s price. We have two possible airports. Tampa International is the biggest. It takes about 45 minutes to drive from the airport to the beaches. There is also a shuttle service that runs to the beaches for a nominal fee of about $15 one way. The St. Pete Clearwater International Airport is smaller, but about the same distance. It’s not that small: UPS uses it! Several less expensive airlines such as ATA and several Canadian airlines also use it . Both airports have rental cars on hand but I'm not sure about the shuttle service from St. Pete Clearwater.

As you review the results, you'll see that we had a very good turn out this year. Congratulations to all the competitors!

World’s Largest Canoe Float — Again! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gareth Stevens Some years ago, USCA got into the Guinness Book of World Records on this one (649 boats at the 1996 Nationals in Byron, IL). Well, our record was broken in 2001 when a total of 776 canoes and kayaks were held together to form a giant raft on Hinckley Lake in Hinckley, Ohio, on May 19, 2001, at an event organised by Cleveland Metroparks.

I suggest that people use me as the "match up" person. I will keep track of who is coming in, on what airlines, and when. If someone wishes to rent a car and share expenses with one or more people I could "hook" them up. I think this is the easiest thing to do. I can also try to arrange for local paddlers to help shuttle people but I will need to know who wants what when.

Now East Dubuque Junior High School in Illinois is gearing up to launch another attempt on the record. Kathy Stierman and her 50 junior high students have released the following:

I prefer you contact me by email at Canoechamp@aol.com. If you don’t have email, please call me on my cell phone: (727) 459-6366.

World's Largest Canoe Float: Sunday, June 27, 2004 East Dubuque, Illinois

The agenda for the Annual Meeting will be published in the next issue of Canoe News (December).

Come join the fun and make history on the Back Waters of the Great Mississippi River

Call for Trophies

We are attempting to organize the World's Largest Canoe Float!

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gareth Stevens

Contact us at edschool@yahoo.com to be placed on our mailing list. Information will be mailed to you as soon as it is available.

Karen Levitt and Tave Lamperez, among others, noted that there are some championship classes for which USCA does not have trophies. Karen brought me a list (which neither she nor Tave is sure is complete) with the request that I publish a call for trophies.

In conjunction with Grand Excursion 2004 www.grandexcursion.com The current record is 776, we are going for 1000!

So, would you, dear reader, be willing to donate a trophy for one or more of these classes? Or do you know of someone or some corporation that might? Donors would have naming rights, natch.

Kathy and I have exchanged emails. I have offered to present marathon canoeing to her 50 juniors and have invited them to a local race, and the Barton races in Illinois next June, and to consider a school-sponsored trip to Nationals in Michigan in August.

We do have trophies for C1 Junior Man and C2 Junior Men, but not for C1 Junior Woman and C2 Junior Women.

She just emailed me today to say that she’s visiting with the Marina owner who is one of the sponsors, to finalize the location. She also wrote that they would be joining the USCA, and would be submitting articles for Canoe News.

We also need trophies for K1 Unlimited, and for C2 Grand Veteran Men. At the Annual Meeting, I will check with those who know, and publish a longer list in the February 2004 issue of Canoe News — if there are indeed more trophies needed. Of course, I’ll be happy to announce donations of new trophies as soon as I get word, too.

Then she signs off: “Let’s bring the record back to USCA!” Hmm. Nice touch! I think I could use Kathy on our Marketing Committee. Paula, let me know the instant she joins up!

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will be for Outrigger and Dragonboat races. (Secretary Note: This new insurance program was approved by an e-mail and USPS vote of the delegates with 36 yes votes and 2 no votes).

Highlights of the Semi-Annual Meeting in Warren, PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harold Theiss

Kayaks, specifications changes, and the waiting period Kelly Wypych, President, reported that, following the confusion which resulted from kayak specifications introduced at the 2003 Annual Meeting, the Executive Committee issued a statement (published in an earlier issue of Canoe News and otherwise disseminated through email groups, and reprinted in this issue — see page 4). In connection with this matter, Kelly reviewed the process of making changes to the competition rules, which include, for specifications changes only, a one-year waiting period for changes to become effective. The delegates overrode this requirement for kayak specs at the 2003 Annual Meeting. While acknowledging the right of the delegates to override this procedure, Kelly (and others) recommended that USCA delegates follow the procedure in future.

August 8, 2003 Delegate attendance good 51 of 55 delegates were either present or represented by proxies. Outrigger sprints for the disabled at IOCF World Sprints in Hawaii? The International Va’a (Outrigger Canoe) Federation will consider including demonstration Outrigger sprints for the disabled at the 2004 World Sprints in Hilo, Hawaii, Jan Whitaker reported. (USCA was first organization to put this event into its schedule three years ago. Remember, three years ago you saw it here first!) Thanks to donors Kelly Wypych thanked several donors to USCA who gave above and beyond their membership dues. Special recognition was given to a few large donors: Joanna Faloon, John Edwards, and the Reverend Donner.

Kayak Committee Pam Browning in her report on the Kayak Committee proposed that, in the wake of much animated discussion over the preceding months, a meeting of interested parties should take place this week in Warren. This was agreed for Sunday at the pavilion in Betts Park. A review of the kayak specifications will be placed on the agenda at the Annual Meeting. And see “Kayak Korner” announcement — page 4.

Solid turnout for the Instructor Certification Program Tave Lamperez reported six people at the Instructor Certification Program this year. Barton Youth Races Joe Kowsky, Youth Chair, reported on the USCA Barton Junior Cup Challenge. The number of qualifying races and Nationals participants is growing, slowly but surely. There were 34 youth paddlers this year. A Barton qualifier can easily be added to an existing race event. All that is needed are a minimum five-mile course and age/gender classes in line with Barton class divisions. Interested please contact Joe Kowsky at bilpsychjk@yahoo.com.

Nominating Committee Chris Wilson and Lynn Capen were appointed and will appoint a third member to the committee, to provide nominations for the positions of Vice President and Secretary of the Association. Delegates will elect these officers at the Annual Meeting. Auditing Committee At last January’s Annual Meeting, the Committee suggested that their members serve a staggered 3 year term, with one new person replacing an outgoing member each year. The currently approved Committee is Joan Theiss (proposed for 1 year), Gareth Stevens (proposed for 2 years), and Larry Liquori (proposed for 3 years). Larry will also serve as Chairman. This Committee membership format will be a proposed amendment to the Rules and Regulations at the Annual Meeting.

2004 USCA Canoe/Kayak Nationals Rose Mary Nentwig, Executive Director, Oscoda-AuSable Chamber of Commerce: Planning is well under way and the Oscoda-AuSable community is looking forward to hosting USCA members and the Nationals races next year in Michigan. “Long Live the Aluminum Canoe!” Ken Gerg’s words that closed his report on the highly successful 2003 USCA National Stock Aluminum Marathon Canoe Championship: “Long Live the Aluminum Canoe!”

Discussion about membership cards or alternative/equivalent membership tool Joan Theiss moved that USCA have some mechanism in place to show current membership status of USCA members. Kelly Wypych will appoint a committee to look into this, and has started by appointing Paula Thiel as chair.

2004 USCA Aluminum Nationals Bobby Galbraith’s bid for Aluminum Nationals pitching the Hampton Roads area of Virginia won the support of delegates. The date for the race will be Saturday, September 11, 2004 and will be held on the Western Branch of the Elizabeth River. There may also be a race on Sunday. Look to future issues of Canoe News for further information.

Award for those who encourage or promote kids in paddling? Larry Liquori moved that USCA consider some award to recognize those who encourage and promote kids in paddling. Larry was appointed to chair a committee for the purpose.

Donations Committee Guidelines approved Marc Lessard, Chair, reported on the findings of the Donations Committee (the other members were Lynn Capen, Peter Heed, and Gareth Stevens.) The delegates voted to accept. See page 4 for the text of the recommendations.

3x27s to be allowed “across the board” Peter Heed’s motion, to place the proposal that 3x27 racing boats be used across the board (i.e. for youth canoe races, too) on the agenda for the Annual Meeting, was carried.

Outrigger and Dragonboat races added to USCA’s insurance program Larry Liquori reported that a second insurance program had been added to USCA’s existing event insurance program. This

Annual Meeting Venue USCA’s Annual Meeting will take place in St. Pete Beach, FL. See Executive Director’s message (opposite) for details.

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Kayak Korner, Donations, 4-State Challenge

Kayak Korner: A New Kayak Discussion Column

Guidelines for Accepting Donations The following recommendations of the Donations Committee for procedures to guide the acceptance of donations by the USCA were approved by the delegates at the Semiannual meeting August 8, 2003 in Warren PA.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pam Browning It was suggested at the semi-annual meeting at this past Nationals that the 2002 rules Sea Kayak classes be added back to the Nationals schedule. The 2003 rules classes would still be Unlimited, Touring and Recreational, with the Sea Kayak classes adding the 2002 rules of hatches and bulkheads, forty pound minimum weight, eighteen feet maximum length, ten percent width and 8.5% at the four inch waterline.

“ The acceptance of goods, services and funds offered as donations to the USCA will be based on the following principles. 1) The proposed use is consistent with the mission, goals and objectives of the USCA. 2) The donor is not engaged in any activity that is inconsistent with the mission, goals and objectives of the USCA.

It was also suggested that the Recreational class maximum length be reduced to sixteen feet.

“The disposition of donations will be in a manner agreed upon by the donor and the USCA, except that in the particular case of donations of cash and/or merchandise prizes at USCA sanctioned races, the prizes will be distributed in a manner agreeable to the donor, the race sponsor and the USCA Executive Committee.”

A kayak discussion column (this one!) has now been added to Canoe News to discuss these and various other kayak racing issues. Concerns or opinions can be addressed to: Pam Browning Box 2181, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 pambrowning@webtv.net

Members of the committee were Marc Lessard (Chairman), Lynn Capen, Peter Heed, and Gareth Stevens.

To make it easy to compare the above proposals with the current status for sea kayak specifications as voted at the January 2003 Annual Meeting, here they are, with Executive Committee’s later amendment preceding them:

Wisconsin Won; I goofed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gareth Stevens

“For the purpose of the 2003 Nationals, USCA confirms that the kayak specification rules passed at the 2003 Annual Meeting shall stand except that the rule dealing with concavity be withdrawn. However, the Competition Chair shall have discretion when boats are jigged to determine racing classification. — Exec. Ctee.”

Sorry, folks. The last issue of Canoe News got the points tally for the Wisconsin River Four State Challenge aka Muscoda completely wrong. I had MN winning. My thanks go to Chuck Ryan (MN) and Brad Glass (WI) for helping me straighten it out. Initially, 5 points not 6 had been given to the winning paddlers in a class, but (more critically) I had dislocated some of the paddlers into the wrong states!

Thus currently: K1 Sea Kayak Recreational: 18ft max length, with a 4" water line beam of at least 22" — and see further specs below.*†

Incidentally, it’s officially a four state challenge, but there are always a few celebrity guests from outside the region. Joe Johnson (MI), Jim Larsen (MI), and Mike Johnson (MT) were there — and are, in fact, no strangers to the race — but this year the kudos for most distant visitor went to Laverne Young (FL).

K1 Sea Kayak Touring: 20ft max length, with a 4" water line beam of at least 18" — and see further specs below.*† K1 Kayak Unlimited: any kayak or surf ski except ICF, downriver, or Olympic trainer kayaks — no max length, no minimum widths — however, also see flotation specs below.†

Here’s how the points really should have fallen: Wisconsin River Race: Four State Challenge

K2 Tandem Sea Kayak: must be a true sea kayak design with two bulkheads and hatches. No ICF K2s or conversions. And see further specs below.*†

The Four States WI 146 MN 122 IL 29 IA 19

* Sea Kayak Recreational, Sea Kayak Touring, Tandem Sea Kayak: 1. Flip up rudders not included in length 2. No hull modifications, no weight restrictions. 3. No ICF, downriver, or Olympic trainer kayaks. † Sea Kayak Recreational, Sea Kayak Touring, Kayak Unlimited, Tandem Sea Kayak: Must have sufficient flotation to support a 25 lb weight in a boat full of water.

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Goose Games in TX, Cold in MN

Running A-fowl of Wildlife in Texas

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judges ruled a tie. The goose was more aggressive and stayed its ground, but I landed more punches. Rematch next year.

Gareth Stevens: Paddling is somewhat hazardous in Texas! Tave Lamperez and I were attacked by an alligator gar on the Trinity River last year, Fuzzy Churchman got bitten by a snake during the Texas Water Safari this year (he recovered well after hospitalization), and here are tales from the TCRA egroup last month (September) of a goose that’s terrorizing a stretch of the San Marcos. But first, the wasps:

George Melder: I saw that swan attack John Rush about 2 weeks ago on a training run when he high centered on a wayward rock. I’m afraid I too encouraged the swan during his attack. Trent Garton: The Militant Goose above Cottonseed has been on patrol for some years now and has become more aggressive with the passage of time. I was physically accosted by said Goose in the 2002 Jr. Safari. As I passed him, I slapped my paddle at him and said, "Silly Goose". The feisty fowl was on me so fast it took me a while to figure out what was happening. Nothing like being attacked by pillow stuffing. The actual avian attack wasn't so bad but my horrid reaction of screaming like a little girl was most unsettling. True story. FYI: Goose is best served with a nice orange sauce. (I believe the Goose is a Canadian Goose. Anyway, that's what a friend told me who had just come back from Canada.)

Paul Ohlemacher: Andrew [Nelson] and I got into the deep water of Staples Lake and were trying to catch Grady [Hicks] and Dave [Bartell]. We tried to cut a corner where a tree branch was over the water. We went through it and Andrew (bow) hit the red wasp nest and set a bunch of angry wasps on me. Only one got me — right in the nose. We had about 15 wasps on the bottom of the boat looking for somebody else to get, though. Good news is that the pain in my nose took the pain away from my shoulders . . .

John Stockwell: When I managed the Zilker Park canoe rentals I was often in the water of Barton Creek, cooling off. Hank, one of the 76 foul I was feeding and protecting (from idiots throwing rocks, dogs killing the birds, etc) (obviously the birds enliven the creek for all), was territorial, and attacked. At first, I fought him off. Then I learned that: a) geese win in fights by getting on top of the opponent, and b) they don't do noticeable damage either with their wings or beaks. So, I used this. When I got in the water, Hank would swim over and climb on my shoulder and squawk. Eventually, I could wade out of the water and walk around with him riding on my shoulder . . . people took pictures, and rented our boats. Someone should name our pal above Cottonseed!@

Mike Rendon: I heard stories about the wasps from Paul at the finish line of the Safari Junior today, but did anyone else get attacked by the white goose above Cottonseed? [Editor’s note: Cottonseed is nine miles below the head waters of the San Marcos river — three miles below Westerfield crossing.] Dave Bartell: We did see the swan/goose(?) cursing and charging Scott Johnson's boat. The bird looked content after that but Grady [Hicks] gave it some applause and encouragement which must have inspired it to keep up the attacks. Philippe Blouin: Yes, I got attacked by it. At first, I would not believe the thing was actually coming for me. Usually they flee as far as possible, but this one got some attitude and came for me. I counter-attacked with strong splashing from my paddle. The

For the other results of the Texas Junior Water Safari (paddlers’ positions and times — that kind of thing), see page 70.

different color trees along the river banks. It's also nice to be around other people who are crazy in the same way. We saw a jellyfish cloud in the sky and thought of Yuyudahn's "wanna see my jellyfish?" comment when he uses his paddle to quickly toss water that forms a jellyfish above the surface as it disperses off his blade.

Hot and Cold in Minnesota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rick Lorenzen It may be getting cold, but we are still paddling. Just gotta remember to dress appropriately and wear a life jacket for warmth. Also, think about your family and triple your life insurance. Don't you have to dress for winter sports?

September 30 we had a formation of four tandem canoes and two C1s that took off from Anoka Fairgrounds at 5:30 pm and got back at 7:30 which was just a bit after dark. We circled back from the first bridge for those who didn't get there until 6. The water was high but hardly any current to fight — probably because we're in better shape in the fall, except for me. Keith said that he and Lee had all winter to work on more signs like the one he made for Sarah Kueffer and me at the Mississippi Classic race*. Just remember, Keith Canny and Lee Jarpey, "You can recover from heat exhaustion, but you can't recover from being old!"

In an attempt to pattern my attire after the two best cold water paddlers I know, Keith Canny and Al Dubois, I bought some very cheap wool pants at the army surplus store and those with suspender and long underwear underneath do the trick nicely. Then I bought some soft rubber Tingley overshoes and tucked in some felt boot liners. For the top, you need to have several layers. A windbreaker vest and or a polar fleece vest that can be unzipped works well with a long sleeve polypropolene shirt. You can buy blue long underwear at Fleet Farm that works well. Polar fleece gloves or wool gloves seem to work best to hold some heat even when wet. We may not match and we may look funny, but we get to be comfortable paddling in some unbelievably beautiful scenery.

* the sign, planted at the turn into the Crow river read encouragingly (at the half way point): “Rick and Sarah’s total exhaustion point.” Rick actually did succumb to heat exhaustion later in the race, as did a few others— it was wicked hot. . . . Gareth Stevens.

The glass water was like a mirror reflecting the clouds and the

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Youth Activities / Barton Challenge

Regional Chairs for Barton Challenge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe Kowsky Since there has been occasional confusion as how to set up a Barton qualifying race, I have asked several individuals to act as local Barton Chairs. Several paddlers have volunteered, and I thank them. Each of the following has been given a set of medals and a description of the Barton Challenge so that they can help a race sponsor set up a local Barton Challenge. The Barton Challenge would then become part of an established race. Florida: John Edwards (727) 823-8000 Ext 105 canoechamp@aol.com. John notes that the 2004 Barton race in Florida will be held in conjunction with the Sunshine State Games, in Tallahassee in mid-June 2004.

Barton Challenge paddlers in two states: above: in Texas, and below, in Michigan — where Greg Barton (standing right) presented awards to the qualifying paddlers.

Illinois: Joe Kowsky (815) 942-0927 bilpsychjk@yahoo.com

Photos courtesy and © 2003 Ginger Turner (above) and by Amy Solak (below).

Indiana: Terry Pontius (765) 474-9877 Thepontsin@aol.com Michigan: Jon Webb (989) 727-3527 evenings jmwebb38@yahoo.com New England: Peter Heed (603) 399-7266 pheed@prexar.com Ohio:

Bill Corrigan (513) 530-9249 Bill_Corrigan@Trimble.com (underline ’twixt Bill & C)

Pennsylvania: Gary Ballina, day (work): (717) 299-1563 ext 112 weekends & evenings to 8 pm (home): (717) 367-3867 gballina@supernet.com Texas:

Ginger Turner (512) 459-5742 gingerct@juno.com

Wisconsin: Fritz Hansen (262) 878 2777 fchansen@wi.net

Barton Challenge — Growing Slowly, but there are Challenges to Growth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gareth Stevens The 34 qualifying paddlers this year came from Michigan (8), Illinois (4), New England (1), Wisconsin (1), and Texas (20). There were rain-outs which prevented a qualifying race in Indiana. The structure that Joe Kowsky has put in place will likely help establish races in other states. Contact with youth groups, like the Scouts and YMCA, could help attract more kids to the races. To help, paddlers might consider offering a paddling clinic to a youth group ahead of a race in their area, or even set aside a night and invite a local youth group to join a group paddle, where our training friends would participate in an “informal clinic.” Without this kind of introduction, even the idea of a race in one of our racing boats is hampered by a total ignorance of what is involved. Above: Austin Hoefs of Wisconsin, competing at Nationals in the ICF K1 Man Junior Barton Series, where he came third against some strong competition from Kyle Kiser of New York and Alan Lamb of Texas. For full Barton Challenge Nationals results see pages 27 and 28 in this issue.

As we choose to restrict our races to classes of racing C1s and racing K1s, arrangements will have to be made for kids to borrow boats — locally and at Nationals. Or the limited availability of our expensive, arcane equipment will stymie our efforts to grow.

All photos on this page courtesy and © 2003 Will Arts and Tech. See their ad on p 39.

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USCA Merch / Business Affiliates

CANOE NEWS October 2003

USCA Mer chandise

___ USCA canoe plans 18’6”

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___ USCA Construction Manual for above plans.

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Which Pro Boat? - guidance from the experts Tales from the Bank - feeders tips and stories La Classique - full report, great photos (and split times) The Great Race - full report and results 4X4's (To Be Or Not To Be - In Rivers) Bob Spain USCA Annual Meeting Agenda ( . . . and more) J&J Canoe Supplies, manufacture and sale, canoe racing supplies, Auburn, NY, Jim and June Genkos, jjcanoe.com. Loon Works, exquisite personal canoes, Tom MacKenzie, Anderson, NC, loonworks@sprynet.com. McCracken's Canoes, canoe and kayak sales and rentals, Clearfield, PA, David and Lynda McCracken, www.mccrackencanoe.com Northern California Paddlesports Council (NCPC), Beth Rundquist, Palo Alto, CA, riversandmountains@msn.com. Rivers Edge Outfitters, canoes, kayaks, rafts, rentals, Little Miami River, Waynesville, OH, Rhett Rohrer, (937) 862-4250. The 76 Trophy Shop, medals, plaques, trophies, certificates, ribbons, etc, Milford, OH, Nancy Eichstadt, neichstadt@aol.com. We•no•nah Canoes, quality lightweight canoes in Royalex® & Kevlar®, Winona, MN, Mike Cichanowski, www.wenonahracing.com. Wiggers Canoe and Kayak, also pellet, gas and woodstove sales, Dave Wiggers, Youngsville, PA, dave@davewiggers.com. Will Arts & Tech: Photography & Graphic Arts, specialists in action sports photography, David & Lynda Williams, www.willarts.com.

Business Affiliates The USCA thanks all its Business Affiliate Members for their support: Abundance and Lasting Energy — Larry Lee Gatterdam, Nikken Independent Wellness Consultant, Fairfield, OH, http://www.5pillars.com/larryg/ Atascadero Kayak and Sail, kayaks and accessories, sales and rental, Atascadero Lake, CA, Lloyd Reeves, www.fastkayak.com. Austin Outdoor Gear and Guidance, full service canoe and kayak shop, Austin, TX, John Vanness, Kayak.Texas.com. Bell Canoe Works, the finest canoes and paddling accessories, Zimmerman, MN, John Woodruff, www.bellcanoe.com. Camp Canoes, highly competitive, solo, Standard, carbon fiber, Otego, NY, Al Camp, (607) 988 6842 Grasse River Boatworks, tomorrow's designs - yesterday's craftsmanship today's winner, Canton, NY, John Newman, www.grasseriverboatworks.com. Harding’s Canoe & Kayak Rental, Berwick, LA, Larry Harding (985) 395-7285

2004 Canoe/Kayak Race Schedules

Paddle like a girl t-shirts. Infants’ and kids’ sizes, too. And Xmas is coming . . . — see page 39

Race organizers send your race details to Gareth Stevens ASAP! November 1st deadline for Canoe News December issue. 7


CANOE NEWS October 2003

USCA National Championships

2003 USCA National Canoe and Kayak Championships, Warren, PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gareth Stevens While much of the country was starving for rain this summer, Pennsylvania (and points east) were spoiled with it. The Allegheny River was running high and fast, and the Allegheny Reservoir was a full 12 feet higher than normal after a series of downpours two weeks before the Nationals. With concern for safety of the paddlers at the USCA Nationals, the US Army Corps of Engineers flushed large quantities of extra water through Kinzua Dam in the days leading up to the marathon events and overnight between the races, so they could hold back during the races themselves. Paddlers who scouted the course earlier in the week saw the river levels drop by up to five or six feet by race time. USCA Nationals in Warren had a good turnout. In all, 455 paddlers competed in a total of 108 race events (these numbers include National Championship events, demos, trial events and the biathlon). There were 1104 entries. Many paddlers raced in multiple events. Michael Devine from Ontario topped the list, taking part in a total of 11 different races. Three paddlers took part in ten races, and four took part in nine (see table below). In all, 22 paddlers took part in seven events or more. Of these, seven were from Canada. Thanks for your support, Canadians!

Above: Jim Decker (left) with USCA Executive Director John Edwards. Decker is Director of the Warren Chamber of Business and Industry, the host of this year’s Nationals. Jim and his team of conscripts and volunteers from Warren County did what was widely lauded as an excellent job of setting up and managing the Nationals in all its complexity. The congratulations are deserved. Below: A common sight in Warren in the second week of August, 2003 .

Sprint events were held on Chapman Lake in Chapman State Park, “the best sprint venue in years” some paddlers told Jim Decker, of the Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry, the Nationals host for 2003 . The marathon course ran about 12 miles from just below Kinzua Dam to Betts Park, including two buoyed loops to give some upstream paddling, and lengthen what would otherwise have been an even shorter course. A rapids section by “the Flame,” a burnoff tower, part of United Refining’s plant, added some excitement and a number of boats tipped in this stretch. Safety boats and safety jetskis patrolled this stretch, doing a professional, friendly job ensuring that no swim ended in disaster. The week provided daily deluges to challenge the campers, but rain mostly held off through the races themselves, and through most of the awards ceremonies, too.

Top multiple-event participation # of races / names 11 Michael Devine 10 John Edwards, Stan Machacek, Sarah Price 9 Cathy Boody, Guy Flatley, Joe Johnson, Karen Simpson 8 Randy Bailey, Joanna Faloon, Leanne Stanley 7 Rita Brzeski, Ted Cramer, Nicole Devine, Ben Josefik, Kyle Kiser, Joel Kowsky, Marc Gillespie, Rich Rankinen, Gareth Stevens, Glen Vanderwinckel, LaVerne Young

Below: The canoer’s friend — on the Allegheny at least! The jetski safety patrol was a friendly presence — a nice counterpoint to experiences that many paddlers have had with less courteous jetski operators elsewhere.

Top by-state (& Canadian province) participation State / # of entries NY 222 PA 135 MI 110 ON 98 MA 72 IL 61 WI 56 NH 35 FL 35 ME 34 TX 33 CT 31 IA 31

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Thank you, Warren County, from all at USCA for a warm welcome, great hospitality, and a successful Canoe & Kayak Nationals: Jim Decker and all the folks associated with Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry Mayor Mark Phillips and The City of Warren Blair Corp. Blueberry Hill Golf Club Budget Lodge Country Fair Gas and Convenience Stores Crone’s Drug Store Culligan of Warren DCNR - Chapman State Park Deep Wood Vacation Home Rentals Elkhorn Propane Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Holiday Inn of Warren Horton House Bed and Breakfast Howe's True Value Jesters Food, Spirit and Lodging Jones GM Dealerships Kersey and Associates Kondak’s Market KwikFill Gas and Convenience Stores National City Northern Alleghenies Vacation Region O'Briens Transmission Service Oneida Lumber/Ace Hardware Penelec Perkins Restaurant and Bakery Shurfine Foods Sucha Deal Thorne's Bi-Lo Travaglini Enterprises United Refining US Army Corps of Engineers Warren Emporium Warren General Hospital Warren Times Observer West Penn Oil Wiggers Canoe and Kayak Sales Photo of the Allegheny River courtesy and © 2003 Jim Decker

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USCA National Championships

Above: Watching the racers — left: Ranger Rohan keeps an eye on the sprints in Chapman State Park, while Race Fan Jr checks on a marathon.

Above: Young paddlers on the water — I think it’s Austin Patton in the stern and Maile Sapp in the bow.

Above: Two young paddlers carry their canoe in Chapman State Park on Youth Sprints day.

Above: Gary Ballina (left) stands by as Bill Corrigan (center) and Jerry Patton inspect his canoe.

Below: The start of the Mixed (open) marathon. Closest to the camera, I believe, is Jim Bauer and Deb Bauer. The two stern women paddlers on the left are Dawn Williams and Chris Wilson. Behind them: Fred Zeien and Veronica Luth. And coming up beside Zeien and Luth, Calvin Hassell and (off picture, right) Lynn Capen . On the far bank - I cannot tell!

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Accolades from Paddlers “Wonderful Nationals — hope we have it there again in the near future!” Mike Johnson (MT) “I thought the organization running the Nationals was excellent.” Marc Gillespie (NY) “Heidi [Hedges] and Jim [Decker] did a phenomenal job with the organization along with the rest of the Warren Chamber of Commerce.” Sarah Price (PA) “I really enjoyed the course. It was scenic and beautiful. The shallows, eddies, rapids, and squirrely water made it important to concentrate at all times, to focus on where the fast water was.” Emily Wright (NY) “Overall, Nationals was a good experience.” Sean Jennings (MA)

Above: John Kersey of Warren, PA, who devoted his week to recording and tabulating race results. USCA’s thanks for a great job, John!

“I thought this year’s Nationals were run as well as just about any Nationals to date.” John Edwards (FL)

Sprint Success . . . . Bill Corrigan, USCA Sprints Competition Chair The 2003 USCA National Sprint Races were a success, and this is not an accident! This is due to the planning of Jim Decker and the Warren volunteers and the race day help of the USCA volunteers. In many ways the sprints races require as much work as the marathon races.

Above: Andy Melnychenko ahead of the pack . . . in checking out sprint results. Behind him are Rocky Caldwell, then — is that Bob Spain? — and there’s Chuck Baker on the left, in the white hat. Below: Marc and Danielle Gillespie, neck and neck with Ethan and Peter Heed. That’s Ethan’s paddle and right arm you see lower right!

The keys to sprint success are planning, registration, communications and timing. On race day the starting line boat crew needs to be in contact with the finish line crew and the people at the dock passing out boat numbers. The dock people need to communicate with the racers via the PA system. The start-line crew needs to communicate with the racers on the water with a bullhorn or PA on the start-line boat. Registration is a task that leads the way to successful sprint races. I would like to thank the Warren volunteers: Carrie Armstrong, Ian Ashbaugh, David Brook, Gary Candreia, Jim Embrey, Dan Glotz, Sandy Glotz, Heidi Hedges, Tricia Stitzinger, Mike Hostovich, John Kersey, Barb Kersey, Kathy Lang, Drew Lang, Pat Shine, Leanne Tingay, Al Webster, Elizabeth Webster. I would like thank all the USCA volunteers Kitty Patton, Jerry Patton, Norm Ludwig, Joe Kowsky, Bonnie Robinson, and anyone I forgot. Jim Decker’s mood music was a great heart starter. The rain even waited until the sprint races were finished! Let us hope the 2004 USCA Sprints are as good or better than the 2003 sprint races.

Full sprint results follow overpage . . . NEW! Paddle like a girl

t-shirts: Men’s sizes available . . . and Christmas is coming! — see page 39 Top two photos on this page courtesy of the Warren Times Observer and its team of photographers and reporters, © 2003 Warren Times Observer. Bottom photo courtesy and © 2003 Bob Spain

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CANOE NEWS October 2003

USCA National Championships

Canoe Sprints, Tuesday, August 5, 2003 Mostly overcast, the sprints competitions in Chapman State Park went off smoothly, well controlled and well timed. In addition to US states, the following abbreviations are used: ON Ontario, Canada; OZ - Australia.

Sprint — C1 Man (open)

Above: Calvin Hassel sprints to a decisive win in the C1 Man sprint.

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Calvin Hassel (NE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.24.20 Marc Gillespie (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.27.29 Dana Henry (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.34.36 Randy Bailey (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.38.32 Joe Johnson (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.40.79 Kyle Kiser (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.41.06 Nicholas Josefik (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.50.35 Ryan Stephens (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.52.94 Ben Josefik (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.58.49

Sprint — C1 Man Master (40+), Heat One 1 2 3 4 5 6

John Edwards (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.36.96 John Hugus (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.38.97 Guy Flatley (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.39.56 Rocky Caldwell (MO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.44.92 Ted Cramer (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.45.15 Richard Butts (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.45.55

Sprint — C1 Man Master (40+), Heat Two

Above: In the C1 Man Sprint event, Ryan Stephens leads the “back” pack early in the sprint, but gets passed by Nick Josefik. Ben Josefik pulls up the rear.

1 2 3 4 5

Andrew Melnychenko (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.38.33 Jody Runyon (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.39.52 Steve Martin (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.47.75 Jay Lancaster (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.52.37 Mark McDaniel (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.56.41

Sprint — C1 Man Master (40+), Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

John Edwards (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.37.03 Andrew Melnychenko (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.38.65 John Hugus (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.39.66 Guy Flatley (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.41.54 Jody Runyon (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.42.95 Rocky Caldwell (MO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.44.39 Ted Cramer (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.45.89 Richard Butts (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.51.63

Sprint — C1 Man Senior (50+), Heat One 1 2 3 4 5 6

Above: Rocky Caldwell, 4th in the C1 Man Master sprint finals. Below: Bringing up the rear in the C1 Man Senior sprint finals, Jim Dipelesi, followed by Gareth Stevens and Larry Liquori, all panting hard after crossing the finishing line.

Stan Machacek (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.37.78 Jim Dipelesi (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.42.08 Tony Bond (OZ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.42.55 Larry Liquori (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.47.79 Alan Linck (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.53.44 Dennis Campbell (CA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Scr

Sprint — C1 Man Senior (50+), Heat Two 1 2 3 4 5 6

Jim Roberts (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:42.03 Gareth Stevens (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:43.53 Bob Spain (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:43.94 Tom Walton (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:44.29 Ralph Vincent (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:51.64 William Turner (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .n/a

Sprint — C1 Man Senior (50+), Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Stan Machacek (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.40.43 Jim Roberts (MA) (US National Champion) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.43.40 Bob Spain (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.45.47 Tom Walton (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.46.42 Jim Dipelesi (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.46.99 Tony Bond (OZ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.47.49 Gareth Stevens (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.50.56 Larry Liquori (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.54.25

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Sprint — C1 Man Veteran (60+), Heat One 1 2 3 4 5 6

Mike Johnson (MT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.45.85 Forest Haines (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.51.24 Laszlo Botos (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.51.98 Jim Normandin (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.03.83 Chuck Baker (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.06.26 Dana Miernicki (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.22.85

Sprint — C1 Man Veteran (60+), Heat Two 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

LaVerne Young (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.46.24 Richard Rankinen (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.46.55 Dick Ulbrich (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.48.60 Glen Vandewinckel (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.51.19 Philip Soule (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.53.51 Ray Healey (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.01.35 Don Browning (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.01.89 Ken Gerg (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.03.93

Above: Joanna Faloon, winner of the C1 Woman (open) sprint race. As Faloon and 2nd-placed Leanne Stanley are both Canadian nationals and not US residents, third placed Judy Jeanes became US National Champion.

Sprint — C1 Man Veteran (60+), Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Richard Rankinen (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.41.44 Mike Johnson (MT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.42.33 LaVerne Young (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.45.16 Forest Haines (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.46.85 Philip Soule (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.47.95 Dick Ulbrich (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.48.73 Glen Vandewinckel (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.50.31 Laszlo Botos (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.52.70

Sprint — C1 Woman (open) 1 2 3 4

Joanna Faloon (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.45.27 Leanne Stanley (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.46.12 Judy Jeanes (PA) (US National Champion) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.01.46 Bobbi Bockoras (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.25.63

Sprint — C1 Woman Master (40+) 1 2 3

Colleen Luba (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.45.11 Pam Fitzgerald (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.58.72 Karen Simpson (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.58.99

Sprint — Adult/Bantam (29+ on race day, and 11-12 on 1/1/03) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

John Hugus (WI) / Ben Hugus (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.40.35 Jim Mallory (NE) / Nicole Mallory (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.45.04 Andrew Melnychenko (NY) / Rachael Mallory (NY) . . . . . . .2.51.93 Madelen Johnson (MI) / Joanna Faloon (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.54.00 Ben Josefik (IL) / Gail Kowsky (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.59.08 Glen Vandewinckel (NY) / Leslie Ripton (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . .3.06.07 Tamara Ross (ON) / Ray Healey (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.09.49 Joe Johnson (MI) / Alison Johnson (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .dns

Sprint — C2 Adult/Fledgling I (29+ on race day, and 5-7 on 1/1/03) 1 2 3

Joe Johnson (MI) / Lilly Johnson (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.56.09 Stan Machacek (ON) / Robert Simpson-Spook (ON) . . . . . . .2.58.94 Ray Healey (ON) / Zachary Cordick (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.15.15

Sprint — C2 Adult/Fledgling II (29+ race day, and 8-10 on 1/1/03) 1 2 3 4 5 6

Calvin Hassel (NE) / Levi Hassel (NE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.46.71 John Hugus (WI) / Mark Hugus (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.50.69 Joe Johnson (MI) / Alison Johnson (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.58.17 Dick Reynolds (NY) / Ivy Reynolds (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.14.51 George Roudebush (OH) / Kelton Jenkins (WA) . . . . . . . . . . .3.15.68 Rita Brzeski (ON) / Lauren Murphy (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.31.58

Sprint — C2 Adult/Juvenile (29+ on race day, and 13-14 on 1/1/03) 1 2 3 4

Ben Josefik (IL) / Joel Kowsky (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.46.35 Michael Devine (ON) / Nicole Devine (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.48.26 Cathy Boody (MI) / LaVerne Young (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.55.84 Randy Boody (MI) / Nicole Boody (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.27.62

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Above: Rachael Mallory and Andy Melnychenko finish just ahead of Joanna Faloon and Madelen Johnson in the Adult/Bantam sprint. Ahead of them, John and Ben Hugus won to become US National Champions edging Jim and Nicole Mallory into second place. Left: Joe Johnson and daughter Lilly — on the podium as US National Champions, in the C2 Adult/Fledgling I class. Below: Calvin Hassel with his son Levi, preparing for the start of the C2 Adult/Fledgling II race in which they beat John and Mark Hugus by four seconds.


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USCA National Championships

Above: Laszlo Botos and Chuck Baker battle Bob Terbush and Dick Burns for third and fourth in the C2 Men Veteran class. Below: Stan Machacek and Karen Simpson sprint to first place in the C2 Mixed Master class.

Above: Jody Runyon (bow) and Jim Mallory win the C2 Men Master class by less than half a second over Andy Melnychenko (bow) and Dan Tracy to become US National Champions.

Below: Leanne Stanley (bow) and Karen Simpson sprint to a 0.6 second win over Joanna Faloon (bow) and Priscilla Reinertsen in the C2 Women (open) sprints competition. Just visible, one of the Bockorases!

Above: The only team to swim, and consequently slowest of the day, Ted Cramer (bow) and Gareth Stevens bring up the rear in C2 Men Master.

Sprint — C2 Men Veteran (both 60+)

Sprint — C2 Adult/Junior (29+ on race day, and 15-17 on 1/1/03) 1 2 3

Guy Flatley (CT) / Jonathon Flatley (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.34.06 Randy Bailey (PA) / Sarah Price (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.45.52 Ted Cramer (IA) / Tracy Cramer (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.46.96

Sprint — C2 Men (open) 1 2 3 4 5 6

Marc Gillespie (NY) / Kyle Kiser (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.27.61 Randy Bailey (PA) / Steve Martin (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.29.43 Jonathon Flatley (CT) / Guy Flatley (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.34.61 Nick Josefik (IL) / Ryan Stephens (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.35.83 Don Browning (IL) / Ben Josefik (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.46.78 William Turner (PA) / Steve Stoddard (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.52.10

Sprint — C2 Men Master (both 40+) 1 2 3 4 5

Jim Mallory (NY) / Jodi Runyon (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.30.00 Andrew Melnychenko (NY) / Dan Tracy (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . .2.30.40 Richard Butts (NY) / Mark McDaniel (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.34.81 Michael Devine (ON) / Ray Healey (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.44.01 Gareth Stevens (WI) / Ted Cramer (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.15.46

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Richard Rankinen (PA) / Mike Johnson (MT) . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.36.30 Glen Vandewinckel (NY) / Jim Normandin (NY) . . . . . . . . . .2.49.19 Chuck Baker (MA) / Laszlo Botos (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.52.29 Bob Terbush (FL) / Dick Burns (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.56.11

Sprint — C2 Mixed (open) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Calvin Hassel (NE) / Joanna Faloon (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.20.42 Marc Gillespie (NY) / Danielle Gillespie (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(US National Champions) 2.25.06 Leanne Stanley (ON) / Dana Henry (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.30.81 Randy Bailey (PA) / Judy Jeanes (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.35.91 Michael Devine (ON) / Rita Brzeski (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.41.00 Joe Johnson (MI) / Liz Johnson (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.44.97 Guy Flatley (CT) / Jodi Smith (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.45.17 Dick Reynolds (NY) / Holly Reynolds (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.57.97 Randy Boody (MI) / Cathy Boody (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.25.76

Sprint — C2 Mixed Master (both 40+) 1 2 3

Stan Machacek (ON) / Karen Simpson (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.36.38 Priscilla Reinertsen (NH) / Richard Rankinen (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(US National Champions) 2.39.88 Pam Fitzgerald (NY) / Tom Warner (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.40.17

Sprint — C2 Men Senior (both 50+)

Sprint — C2 Women (open)

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3 4 5 6 7

Stan Machacek (ON) / Joe Johnson (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.26.07 Larry Liquori (NY) / Jim Dipelesi (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(US National Champions) 2.30.25 LaVerne Young (FL) / John Edwards (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.31.20 Tom Walton (NH) / Tom Warner (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.38.74 Philip Soule (ME) / Ralph Vincent (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.39.97 Alan Linck (NY) / Bill Robinson (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.40.21 Tony Bond (OZ) / Ray Thiel (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.41.63

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Leanne Stanley (ON) / Karen Simpson (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.37.39 Priscilla Reinertsen (NH) / Joanna Faloon (ON) . . . . . . . . . . .2.37.96 Stephanie Bockoras (PA) / Bobbi Bockoras (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(US National Champions) 3.08.65 Cathy Boody (MI) / Nicole Boody (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.19.15

Sprint — C2 Women Master Trial (open) 1

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Kayak Sprints, Tuesday, August 5, 2003 Sprint — K1 Kayak Downriver (open) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Craig Impens (NJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.12.51 Ryan Stephens (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.19.73 Marc Gillespie (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.25.80 Steve Peterson (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.26.40 Ken Prosen (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.29.58 Earl Brimeyer (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.36.96 Guy Flatley (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.45.10 Timothy Frantz (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.51.20 Nick Josefik (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.57.20 Paul Carlberg (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.58.34 Bob Dean (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.10.28 Michael Simoes (NJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .no time

Sprint — K1 Sea Kayak Touring Man Trial (open) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Steve Peterson (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.31.28 Bob Dean (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.35.76 Gary Ballina (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.47.08 Timothy Frantz (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.54.06 Irv Claar (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.57.12 Bob Terbush (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.03.12 Jerry Patton (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.07.54 Robert Bauer (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.08.44 Tom Byrne (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.42.21

Above: Craig Impens receives the winning medal for the K1Kayak Downriver sprint. To his left in second place, Ryan Stephens, and to his right, in fourth, is Steve Peterson. Medals are being presented by Ray Thiel. Below: Marc Gillespie, stayed just over a half second ahead of Steve Peterson to take third place in the K1 Kayak Downriver sprint.

Sprint — K1 Sea Kayak Touring Woman - Trial (open) 1 2 3 4 5 6

Stephanie Bockoras (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.13.93 Jodi Smith (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.19.60 Becky Lewis (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.21.31 Linda Volpe (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.29.33 Dawn McCracken (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.43.49 Rita Brzeski (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .time not given

Sprint — K1 Kayak Unlimited - Trial (open) 1 2 3 4

Craig Impens (NJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.11.22 Michael Devine (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.17.57 Ken Prosen (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.26.85 Guy Flatley (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.43.60

Sprint — K1 Kayak Unlimited Woman - Trial (open) 1

Nicole Devine (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.12.45

Gary Ballina paddles his Sea Kayak to take third place in the Sea Kayak Touring trial class. With over seven participants, this event will qualify to become a National Championship event for 2004. It is likely that the women’s event will also be voted a National Championship for 2004, and quite right, too.

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USCA National Championships

Orienteering, Wednesday, August 6, 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dean Wells . . . . . . Sports Writer for the Warren Times Observer Don’t be alarmed. The two gentlemen running through the streets of Warren Wednesday afternooon — that was all part of a grand plan. Motorists and pedestrians might have been baffled by J-J Coté and Aims Coney’s behavior. It’s not every day two guys run through town with a canoe. Perhaps it’s never been seen here before — unless the local Native Americans gave Celeron’s expedition a welcome back in the day. The unorthodox portage from Breeze point Park to the Conewango Creek near Wendy’s may have caught some people off guard during Wednesday’s USCA National Orienteering Championships. But to Coté and Coney it made perfect sense. The overland dash saved the team precious time which would have been spent paddling up the Allegheny against strong current. The plan paid off: Coté and Coney won a third consecutive USCA National Orienteering Championship in the C2 Men division. “We’re by far the slowest people out there,” Coney said. “But we’re crafty. We wouldn’t stand a chance in any other event.” “The novice children would beat us,” Coté said. Wednesday’s orienteering course consisted of ten control points stretching from the Flare Island near the United Refinery, up the Conewango, and down to an island off Betts Park. Competitors are required to make their way to each point using a map provided by race coordinator Jim Decker. Coté and Coney chose to portage their way to the two points in the Conewango. According to Coney, the two men spent time studying aerial maps of the course prior to the race. They arrived a day early to make an onsite inspection. Three control points located in and near Crescent Park provided the duo with another opportunity to put their wits to good use. Coney dropped off Coté near the east end of Crescent Park, then paddled downstream, where he picked up his teammate near the railroad trestle by Warren General Hospital. While on land Coté made his way to two of the control points before he reembarked. “Usually you can run faster than you can paddle,” Coney said.

Orienteering — C1 Man (open) 1

Dan Miernicki (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:21:14

Orienteering — C2 Adult /Youth 1

Don Browning (IL) / Joel Kowsky (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:00:17

Orienteering — C2 Men (open)

Coté and Coney turned in a time of 0:54.53 — the fastest time in any of the five orienteering divisions. Starbrick resident Jay Skinner took first place in the K1 Sea Kayak event. It was his first experience in an orienteering event. Skinner finished with a time of 1:03.41. “It was more fun than a marathon race,” he said. “Above the trestle [near Point Park the current] got real fast. It was tough. After that it was easy pickings. The Conewango wasn’t bad.” The Illinois team of Tammy Cox and Ben Josefik won the C2 mixed (open) division and, along with Ken Prosen of Florida in his K1 Kayak Downriver, were the only competitors other than Coté and Coney to break one hour.

Above: J-J Coté and Aims Coney, fastest orienteers in USCA’s National Orienteering Championships, dominated the front page of the Warren Times Observer’s sports section with this photo, headline, and story, reprinted left. Photo courtesy and © 2003 Dean Wells and the Warren Times Observer.

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Aims Coney (MA) / J-J Coté (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:54:53 Lane Galey (OH) / David Galey (OH) (20 min penalty) . . . . .1:13:35

Orienteering — C2 Mixed (open) 1 2 3

Tammy Cox (IL) / Ben Josefik (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:59:34 Gail Kowsky (IL) / Nick Josefik (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:04:52 Becky Lewis (PA) / Tim Frantz (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:24:05

Orienteering — K1 Kayak Downriver 1

Ken Prosen (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:59:44

Orienteering — K1 Sea Kayak 1 2 3 4

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Jay Skinner (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:03:41 Bob Dean (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:06:49 Linda Volpe (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:24:07 Irv Claar (PA) (20 min penalty) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:26:23


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Above: Decorated with medals, the top three in the K1 Sea Kayak division of the 2003 USCA National Orienteering Championship pose on the podia. In center, National Champion Jay Skinner of Pennsylvania. To the right (Jay’s left) is 2nd placed Bob Dean of Florida (and Maine, too, for part of the year . . . ) and on the left is Linda Volpe, 3rd, another Pennsylvanian. Right: Decorated with mud from the Allegheny River’s banks, Bob Dean checks his map before embarking on a stage of the K1 Sea Kayak Orienteering Championship.

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CANOE NEWS October 2003

USCA National Championships

Outrigger Sprints, Wednesday, August 6, 2003 OC6 Demo Men 1

Sportsnet Men, Demo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .03:24.6

OC6 Demo Women 1 2

Sportsnet Women, Demo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .03:12.7 Mana Kai . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .03:23.9

OC6 Outrigger Boys 1 2

Forte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .02:39.0 Big Paddlers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .03:19.5

OC6 Outrigger Girls 1

Allegro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .03:57.1

Outrigger Outreach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .05:03.7

OC6 Outrigger Mixed 1 2 3

CanAm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .05:01.6 Macadamia Nuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .05:13.9 Tenatio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .05:30.2

OC6 Outrigger Women 1 2

Hawaiian Hooches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .05:42.9 Can-Am Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .05:50.5

Experienced racers, adaptive paddlers and children all formed teams to enjoy a morning of outrigger racing. A number of experienced racing paddlers, among them Michael Devine, John Edwards, and Karen Simpson were kind enough to act as steerspersons for various children’s and adaptive paddling teams. All enjoyed the experience.

Forte Lauren Jost (NY) Justin Schrimmel (NY) Matthew Schrimmel (NY) Matthew Starr (NY) Tiffany Taylor (NY) Michael Devine (ON) steering

Big Paddlers Shannon Corti (CT) Austin Patton (NJ) Lauren Murphy (ON) Lauren Devine (ON) Robert SimpsonSpook (ON) Michael Devine (ON) - steering

Hawaiian Hooches Bobbi Bockoras (PA) Judy Jeanes (PA) Jodi Smith (CT) Lisa Bainey (PA) Sarah Price (PA) John Edwards (FL) steering Macadamia Nuts Randy Flament (PA) Randy Bailey (PA) Judy Jeanes (PA) Sarah Price (PA) Craig Impens (NJ) Gary Ballina (PA)

Can Am Women Leanne Stanley (ON) Rita Brzeski (ON) Jan Whitaker (NY) Nicole Devine (ON) Kelly Wypych (NY) Karen Simpson (ON) - Mana Kai steering Noreen Fenlon (NY) Can Am Paula Thiel (CT) Janet Whitaker (NY) Beth Taylor (NY) Stan Machacek (ON) Kelly Wypych (NY) Karen Simpson (ON) Linda Volpe (PA) Leanne Stanley (ON) Karen Simpson (ON) Rita Brzeski (ON) Michael Devine (ON) - steering

OC6 Outrigger Men 1

The Teams Allegro Kaeli Bateman (NY) Mary Larrabee (NY) Faith Metzger (NY) Jessica Starr (NY) Maria Taylor (NY) John Edwards (FL)

Outreach Tony Bond (OZ) John Edwards (FL) Bob Terbush (FL) LaVerne Young (FL) Stan Machacek (ON) Karen Simpson (ON) Sportsnet Men Joe Rapchick (NY) David Peasley (NY) Mark McDaniel (NY) Demetri Moutsakis (NY) Dan Miernicki (NY) Michael Devine (ON) steering Sportsnet Women Tammy Jopson (NY) Sue Podsedley (NY) Rebecca Lloyd (NY) Leanne Stanley (NY) Kathy Skinner (NY) Michael Devine (ON) steering Tenatio Michael Devine (ON) David Donner (NY) Jennifer Mazur (NY) Matthew Schrimmel (NY) Matthew Starr (NY) Cindy Starr (NY)

Below: “Big Paddlers,” left to right: Michael Devine, steering, Austin Patton, Lauren Devine, Shannon Corti, Robert SimpsonSpook, and Lauren Murphy.

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CANOE NEWS October 2003

Demos Speak Louder than Words . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan Whitaker Three demonstration teams participated in the demonstration outrigger canoe sprint races: SportsNet Men included USCA members Mark McDaniel and Dan Miernicki. SportsNet Sprinters Women included USCA members Leanne Stanley and Kathy Skinner. Mana Kai (Women) included USCA members Kelly Wypych, Paula Thiel, and Linda Volpe. Thanks to Michael Devine and Karen Simpson for steering. The demonstration races were included in the outrigger canoe sprint race schedule to provide a forum where the performance of paddlers with physical disabilities could speak louder than words to demonstrate their ability and desire to participate in this inclusive paddle sport along with able-bodied teammates.

Above: “SportsNet Women” left to right: Sue Podsedley, Leanne Stanley, Tammy Jopson, Rebecca Lloyd, Kathy Skinner, and Michael Devine, steering,. Below: “SportsNet Men” left to right: Michael Devine, steering, David Peasley, Joe Rapchick, Demetri Moutsakis, Dan Miernicki, and Mark McDaniel.

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It is my sincere desire and mission to do everything possible to promote outrigger canoeing as a new sport in Paralympics and in Special Olympics. Paddlers with physical and/ or developmental disabilities have proven that outrigger canoeing is an excellent recreational, fitness and competitive sport for people of almost all ages and abilities. I believe that they should have an opportunity to compete in the sport at its highest level in both national and international contests. The International Va’a (Outrigger Canoe) Federation recently met to discuss World 2004 Sprints in Hilo, Hawaii and an amendment to the rules to allow the inclusion of demonstration races for the disabled in World Sprints. No announcement about their decision has been made to date.

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CANOE NEWS October 2003

USCA National Championships

National Run/Paddle Biathlon Championship, Wed, August 6, 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tom Walton Before this year’s report on the NRPBC, a brief history. The USCA, at one point, offered a National Triathlon Championship. Like many triathlons that thrived in the 80s and early 90s, the USCA Triathlon is no longer offered. The last USCA National Triathlon Championship was staged in Syracuse, NY in 1995. The logistics and management of a triathlon are difficult because, with the bike leg, this race gets spread out over a large area and insuring safety, especially for riders, becomes difficult. The Biathlon is a simple out-back race that consists of a 3K run, a 3K paddle and a short portage to the finish line. It is short enough so that almost anyone can do it and, in case you are totally opposed to the idea of running, there is a “Tin” division so that you can get someone else to do the dirty work of running. We have enjoyed three biathlons, thus far, during Nationals week. One in Niles, MI, last year at Hanover, NH and this year in Warren, PA. Plans are already in the making for a biathlon in Oscoda, MI. The NRPBC is not officially sanctionedby USCA. It is managed independently, with support from the Nationals hosts. In five words, it is just plain fun: low-key, tough enough to offer a challenge but easy enough not to impede race effectiveness later in the week.

Above: Our silver-tongued master of ceremonies: NH’s Tom Walton.

Above: Up-and-comer Sarah “the” Price “is right”— Pennsylvania’s own.

If you come for the week next year, please consider participating. You can count on two things; a bevy of adoring fans (in Warren, the wonderful boccie ball crowd) and a party afterwards, for carb replenishing and telling of stories. (“You should have seen the way John took off at the start, like he had fire ants in his boxer shorts.”) Twenty-four athletes participated in the 2003 National Biathlon Championship. Let’s double that for 2004. Results follow. In addition to US states, the abbreviation “ON” is used for Ontario, Canada.

Biathlon — Iron Man 1 2 3 4

Biathlon — Iron Man Master 1 2 3 4 5 6

Run

Tom Walton (NH) . . . . . . . . . . .0:09:48 Randy Bailey (PA) . . . . . . . . . .0:11:24 Gareth Stevens (WI) . . . . . . . . .0:11:23 Irv Claar (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:13:52

Run

Steve Sleider (WI) . . . . . . . . . .0:10:04 Peter Heed (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . .0:11:58 Jay Skinner (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . .0:11:01 Bob Dean (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:12:31 Ralph Vincent (VT) . . . . . . . . .0:12:10 Philip Soule (ME) . . . . . . . . . . .0:13:32

Biathlon — Iron Woman

Run

Paddle . . . . .0:14:00 . . . . .0:14:01 . . . . .0:15:00 . . . . .0:17:03

Total . . . . . .23:48.2 . . . . . .25:24.6 . . . . . .26:22.5 . . . . . .30:54.9

Paddle . . . . .0:14:49 . . . . .0:14:15 . . . . .0:15:22 . . . . .0:14:12 . . . . .0:15:06 . . . . .0:15:30

Total . . . . . .24:53.0 . . . . . .26:13.5 . . . . . .26:22.9 . . . . . .26:43.3 . . . . . .27:16.0 . . . . . .29:01.9

Paddle

Above: Jim Roberts and Dick Ulbrich.

Below: Bob Dean passing Jay Skinner at the end of the paddling portion of the biathlon — but Jay had a fast takeout and passed Bob in the on-land sprint to the finish line.

Total

1 Janet Perry (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:13:47 . . . . .0:17:12 . . . . . .30:58.6 2 Sarah Price (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . .0:13:10 . . . . .0:20:08 . . . . . .33:18.4 3 Dawn McCracken (PA) . . . . . . .0:16:25 . . . . .0:26:20 . . . . . .42:45.3

Biathlon — Iron Woman Master Run

Paddle

Total

1 Linda Volpe (PA) . . . . . . . . . . .0:17:09 . . . . .0:20:12 . . . . . .37:21.2

Biathlon — Tin Men Master

Run

Paddle

Total

1 Mark McDaniel (NY) / Richard Butts (NY) 0:10:57 0:13:33 .24:30.4 2 Jim Dipelesi (NY) / Larry Liquori (NY) 0:11:58 0:14:10 . .26:07.6 3 Jim Roberts (MA) / Dick Ulbrich (MA) 0:14:27 0:14:46 . .29:12.8

Biathlon — Tin Persons Mixed

Run

Paddle

Total

1 John Edwards (FL) / Joanna Faloon (ON) 0:10:15 0:12:44 . .22:59.5 2 Karen Levitt (NH) / Tom Warner (NH) 0:12:24 0:13:37 . .26:01.5

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Above: Faster than a speeding bullet, Wisconsin’s Steve Sleider.

Above: Our Maine man, and Florida’s too, Bob Dean gives chase to New Hampshire’s free-living, never-say-die Karen Levitt

CANOE NEWS October 2003

Above: Fleet of foot and paddle, Larry Liquori and Peter Heed.

Above: Mark McDaniel and Rich Butts paddling the downstream leg of the biathlon on their way to winning the “Tin Men Master” division. Below:

Above: Phil Soule paddles hard toward the sting-in-the-tail portage sprint to the finish line. Below: Sarah Price, veteran of the USCA Aluminum

Irv Claar, fully enjoying his first Nationals, chases Janet Perry (not shown).

Nationals, puts in a strong finish at her first National Run/Paddle Biathlon.

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CANOE NEWS October 2003

USCA National Championships

Canoe and Kayak Youth Sprints, Thursday, August 7, 2003 In addition to US states, the following abbreviations are used: ON Ontario, Canada.

Youth Sprint — C1 Bantam (11-12 at 1/1/03)

Above: Rachel Lamb, C1 Juvenile Woman Sprint National Champion, 2003 . Below: Robert Simpson-Spook (left) and Tyler Luth get together on Youth Sprint day

Above: Ben Hugus, C1 Bantam Youth Sprint National Champion, 2003 Photo courtesy and © 2003 Warren Times Observer

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Ben Hugus (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.34.02 Brad Salsk (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.35.04 Ethan Dana (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.36.01 Nicole Mallory (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.41.46 Alex Luth (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.51.05 Leslie Ripton (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.53.96 Mallory Roadman (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.58.13 Gail Kowsky (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.05.01 Rachael Mallory (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.06.51 Austin Patton (NJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.13.23 Peter Limberg (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.14.27 Madelen Johnson (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.16.44

Youth Sprint — C1 Fledgling I (5-7) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Zachary Cordick (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.18.68 Maile Sapp (NY) (US National Champion) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.23.33 Robert Simpson-Spook (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.27.36 Hayden Skinner (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.53.53 Shannon Corti (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.06.49 Tyler Luth (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.17.32 Sarah Lessard (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.45.36

Youth Sprint — C1 Fledgling II (8-10) 1 2 3 4 5 6

Courtney Miller (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.49.47 Mark Hugus (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00.36 Austin Hoefs (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.05.39 Nate Roadman (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.08.24 Travis Francis-Fowler (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.14.88 Lauren Devine (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.21.62

Youth Sprint — C1 Junior Man (15-17)

Above: Peter Limberg, 11th in C1 Bantam Sprint

Above: Mark Hugus, 2nd in C1 Fledgling II Sprint

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Kyle Kiser (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.40.41 Ryan Halstead (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.43.41 Jonathon Flatley (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.48.91 Ethan Heed (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.52.72 John Santor (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.53.70 Travis McAllister (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.54.96 Alan Lamb (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.55.74 Garrett McAllister (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.56.67 Alex Hoefs (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00.52 Rodney Halstead (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.02.37 Ben Diller (MD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.09.81

Youth Sprint — C1 Junior Woman (15-17)

Above: Alex Luth, 5th in C1 Bantam Sprint

Above: Rachael Mallory, 9th in C1 Bantam Sprint

1 2 3 4 5

Miranda Robinson (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.13.59 Sarah Price (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.24.75 Cassie Webb (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.27.16 Tracy Cramer (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.29.56 Eve Dana (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.42.31

Youth Sprint — C1 Juvenile Man (13-14) 1 2 3 4

Joe Webb (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.12.48 Joel Kowsky (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.18.34 Steven Diller (MD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.51.34 Ryan Bainey (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.18.35

Youth Sprint — C1 Juvenile Woman (13-14)

Above: Mallory Roadman, 7th in C1 Bantam Sprint

Above: Madelen Johnson, 12th in C1 Bantam Sprint

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Rachel Lamb (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.26.45 Brittney Paul (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.34.96 Cathy Boody (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.52.44 Nicole Boody (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.54.39 Nicole Devine (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.10.65


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CANOE NEWS October 2003

Youth Sprint — C2 Bantam (11-12) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Ben Hugus (WI) / Peter Limberg (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.30.35 Brandon Paul (ME) / Ethan Dana (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.31.42 Rachael Mallory (NY) / Nicole Mallory (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.34.62 Leslie Ripton (NY) / Alex Luth (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.38.42 Nate Roadman (PA) / Mallory Roadman (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.38.53 Madelen Johnson (MI) / Alison Johnson (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.50.29 Maile Sapp (NY) / Austin Patton (NJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.01.82

Youth Sprint — C2 Fledgling I (5-7) 1 2 3

Tyler Luth (IL) / Hayden Skinner (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.16.79 Robert Simpson-Spook (ON) / Zachary Cordick (ON) . . . . . .2.37.26 Kaleb Young (PA) / Claire Stout (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.59.02

Youth Sprint — C2 Fledgling II (8 -10) 1 2 3 4

Mark Hugus (WI) / Austin Hoefs (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.45.57 Logan Stout (PA) / Kody Young (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.54.96 Travis Francis-Fowler (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.55.65 Lauren Devine (ON) / Shannon Corti (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.26.52

Above: In C2 Bantam Alex Luth glances at Mallory Roadman.

Above: Cassie Webb and Melinda Rimer sprint ahead (here in the race) of Alivia Moore and Eve Dana in C2 Junior Women

Youth Sprint — C2 Junior Men (15-17) 1 2 3 4 5

Rodney Halstead (MI) / Ryan Halstead (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.31.41 Garrett McAllister (IA) / Travis McAllister (IA) . . . . . . . . . . .2.36.96 Jonathon Flatley (CT) / Jon Santor (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.39.76 Max Rimer (MI) / Alex Hoefs (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.49.57 Ethan Heed (NH) / Ben Diller (MD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.58.10

Youth Sprint — C2 Junior Women (15-17) 1 2 3 4

Sarah Price (PA) / Miranda Robinson (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.02.93 Alivia Moore (ME) / Eve Dana (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.22.06 Gail Kowsky (IL) / Tracy Cramer (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.27.26 Cassie Webb (MI) / Melinda Rimer (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.18.00

Youth Sprint — C2 Juvenile Men (13-14) 1 2

Joe Webb (MI) / Brad Salsk (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.07.72 Steven Diller (MD) / Zach Gotsch (MD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.31.74

Above: Shannon Corti ponders Above: Tyler Luth salutes, Fred Lauren Devine’s insightful coaching. Zeien and Veronica Luth look on.

Youth Sprint — C2 Juvenile Women (13-14) 1 2 3 4

Samantha Barton (MI) / Rebecca Barton (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.11.95 Bianca Moore (ME) / Brittney Paul (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.12.96 Rachel Lamb (TX) / Nicole Devine (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.18.18 Cathy Boody (MI) / Nicole Boody (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.22.81

Youth Sprint — C2 Mixed Open 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Cassie Webb (MI) / Rodney Halstead (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.45.64 Travis McAllister (IA) / Miranda Robinson (NY) . . . . . . . . . .2.48.49 Sarah Price (PA) / Jon Santor (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.52.41 Rachel Lamb (TX) / Alan Lamb (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00.33 Melinda Rimer (MI) / Ryan Halstead (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.04.47 Jonathon Flatley (CT) / Nicole Devine (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.05.00 Alex Hoefs (WI) / Tracy Cramer (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.05.83 Joe Webb (MI) / Rebecca Barton (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.09.31 Max Rimer (MI) / Cathy Boody (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.11.88 Nicole Boody (MI) / Brad Solak (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.25.29

Above: Kyle Kiser, K1 Junior Man National Sprint Champion, 2003

Youth Sprint — K1 Junior Man (15-17) 1 2 3 4 5 6

Above: Alan Lamb, runner-up in K1 Junior Man.

Kyle Kiser (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.22.24 Alan Lamb (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.24.22 Joel Kowsky (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.01.91 Austin Hoefs (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.31.18 Austin Patton (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.37.10 Alex Luth (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.38.38

Youth Sprint — K1 Junior Woman (15-17) 1 2

Rachel Lamb (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.01.45 Gail Kowsky (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.09.86

Youth Sprint — ICF K1 Junior Woman (15-17) 1 2

Emily Wright (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.33.12 Nicole Mallory (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.57.31

Above: Joel Kowsky, 3rd in K1 Junior Man. In both face-offs between the “Kows” and the Lambs, the Lambs frolicked ahead of their phonetic farm field friends . . .see also the K1 Jr Women! “Moove” faster next time! (Sorry)

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CANOE NEWS October 2003

USCA National Championships

Canoe Marathons, Friday, August 8: C2 Adult/Junior, Adult/Youth, C2 Mixed Junior, C2 Mixed (open), Master USCA Standard C2 Mixed (open) The first day of the Nationals marathons had plenty of great racing, keen competition, and some very close races. Both the Adult/Junior and the Adult/Youth Championships were decided by one second! Here’s Marc Gillespie’s account of the C2 Adult/Junior race: “Danielle and I did have a tight race with Peter and Ethan Heed and the results were within one second. Once we got out free and realized we were going to be the only two canoes, we worked together to increase our lead. Peter and Ethan were a little faster in the shallow or suck water and Danielle and I were a little faster in the deep water so we took turns leading when we were both strong, neither one tried to drop the other until the final sprint and it happened to be in deep water, fortunately, which favored Danielle and me. If it had been a half a mile upstream, it might have been a different outcome. Peter and Ethan are part of the old school and have been racing against Danielle and me since Danielle was eight years old, for ten years, so it was kind of fun to end up her [junior racing] career competing against one of the nicest teams in the sport, the Heeds.” In addition to US states, the following abbreviations are used throughout these results: AB - Alberta, Canada; ON - Ontario, Canada.

Marathon — C2 Adult/Junior 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Marc Gillespie (NY) / Danielle Gillespie (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . .1:35:11 Ethan Heed (NH) / Peter Heed (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:35:12 Robert Allen (MA) / Kaitlyn McElroy (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:35:58 Steve McAllister (IA) / Travis McAllister (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . .1:37:35 Max Rimer (MI) / Ray Bauer (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:37:35 Jody Runyon (IL) / Garrett McAllister (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:39:08 Alex Hoefs (WI) / Steve Sleider (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:39:13 Ted Cramer (IA) / Tracy Cramer (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:40:41 Rodney Robinson (NY) / Miranda Robinson (NY) . . . . . . . . .1:42:50 Ben Diller (MD) / Jim Genkos (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:44:11 Judy Jeanes (PA) / Sarah Price (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:45:04 Lane Galey (OH) / Mike Galey (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:06:23

Below: In one of the most closely fought races of the Nationals, Marc and Danielle Gillespie (left) clipped Ethan and Peter Heed by a bare second.

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Above: The Adult/Youth marathon produced another very close race. At this stage of the race, Ben Hugus (bow) and John Hugus are ahead of Bruce Barton and Rebecca Barton and Joe Webb and Jon Webb. In the end, the Webbs finished just a second ahead of the Huguses and seven seconds ahead of the Bartons. All were a good minute ahead of the next team. Marathon — C2 Adult/Youth 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

Joe Webb (MI) / Jon Webb (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:10:54 John Hugus (WI) / Ben Hugus (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:10:55 Bruce Barton (MI) / Rebecca Barton (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:11:01 Todd Roadman (PA) / Mallory Roadman (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . .1:12:05 Steve Rankinen (PA) / Jenna Rankinen (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:12:59 Richard Rankinen (PA) / Nate Roadman (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:13:10 Wesley Daignault (MA) / Joe Scheider (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:13:17 Steven Diller (MD) / Rocky Caldwell (MO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:13:20 Kinsey Streib (IN) / Matt Streib (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:14:14 Joel Kowsky (IL) / Ben Josefik (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:14:25 Peter Limberg (MI) / Dick Plumlee (KS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:14:36 Jim Mallory (NY) / Rachel Mallory (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:14:47 Gareth Stevens (WI) / Nicole Mallory (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:14:49 Courtney Miller (MA) / James Miller (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:15:21 Donald Browning (IL) / Blaine Limberg (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:17:56 Brian Benson (IN) / Devann Benson (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:18:11 Mark Hugus (WI) / Morgan Wright (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:18:25 Glen Vandewinckel (NY) / Leslie Ripton (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . .1:19:11 Madelen Johnson (MI) / Everett Crozier (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:22:02 Stephen Luth (IL) / Alex Luth (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:22:48 Randy Boody (MI) / Cathy Boody (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:35:46 Daniel Kennedy (PA) / John Parker (DE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:20:04

Right: Max Rimer (bow) and Ray Bauer paddle to a commendable 5th place in Adult/Junior against stiff competition.

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Above: Calvin Hassel and Lynn Capen check out the current around one of the buoys in a pre-race practice on Wednesday, August 6. On Friday they won the C2 Mixed (open) class. Marathon — C2 Mixed Junior 1

Ryan Halstead (MI) / Melinda Rimer (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:56:09

Marathon — C2 Mixed (open) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Calvin Hassel (NE) / Lynn Capen (CO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:30:26 Sean Jennings (MA) / Gloria Wesley (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:30:37 Andy Triebold (MI) / Mandy Trudgeon (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:30:46 Jennifer Caldwell (NH) / Brent Lyesiuk (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . .1:30:48 Matt Rimer (MI) / Amy Solak (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:31:14 Dana Henry (VT) / Karen Levitt (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:33:43 Doug Howard (VT) / Lisa Salvini (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:33:44 Deighen Blakely (AB) / Jim Larsen (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:33:53 Stephanie Larsen (MN) / Jason Larsen (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:34:39 Marc Lessard (VT) / Chris Wilson (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:34:47 Deb Bauer (WA) / Jim Bauer (WA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:34:54 Mark Clout (ON) / Dawn Williams (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:35:23 Leanne Stanley (ON) / Gord Cole (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:37:14 Wade Binion (TX) / Lynne Witte (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:37:20 Craig Creighton (ON) / Andrea Keay (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:39:59 Colin Grimshaw (TX) / Julie Morgan (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:41:59 Fred Zeien (IL) / Veronica Luth (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:42:23 Cassie Webb (MI) / Rodney Halstead (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:43:05

Below: The battle for Mixed (open)—action around the final upstream buoy, downtown Warren. Boat #s are from other races. Nationals #s are on left bow away from camera. Calvin Hassel & Lynn Capen (left) are neck and neck with Sean Jennings & Gloria Wesley (front foreground) closely followed by Amy Solak & Matt Rimer. Above left are Andy Triebold & Mandy Trudgeon, and coming to the buoy are Brent Lyesiuk & Jennifer Caldwell. Far right are Jody Runyon & Garrett McAllister (Adult/Junior).

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Marathon — C2 Mixed Master Here’s John Edwards’ account of his and Joanna Faloon’s hard fought C2 Mixed Master race — which didn’t start out so well . . . “Training, drive, adrenaline or something helped pushed us through the field after a disastrous beginning to the Mixed Master race. Sometimes something just clicks and your boat goes faster than you think possible. It has happened to me only a couple of times in my life. The last time was with Jan Whitaker at the Rock River Nationals. Pro boats were just beginning to be tried out and all the Mixed classes went off together. We paddled USCA Competition Cruiser class and finished 4th overall behind three pro-boat teams. The remarkable part was when we got to the upstream turnaround there were no other teams even close behind. I couldn't believe my eyes. I figured they were at least 4 minutes behind us. And they were not teams to have been taken lightly. Some accused us of getting a "ride" but the truth was we never quite got close enough to get a ride. We stayed about 4-5 boats behind the third place pro-team the entire time and were never able to get a ride. We just kept hammering along the shore feeling the boat ride off the shore wave. I think being close made us think we could catch them and made us continue our all out assault on the upstream leg. “This same sort of feeling came to me as Joanna and I belatedly started behind the rest of the field. We had prepared as well as we could have. The night before we had adjusted the foot brace, fixed the straps to her foot size and made sure everything else was ready to go. We were on the water in plenty of time to warm up and be ready. The starter had just announced we had 10 minutes to start which according to my watch would have started earlier than published. We decided to do sprint start to prime ourselves to that part of the race. On the first or second pull, Joanna said her foot brace had slid forward. I had just heard we had 10 minutes so I knew we had enough time for me to get a pair of pliers to tighten the clamp. We paddled to shore and I ran up and down the steep hill. I know it couldn't have been more than 3 minutes when I got back. I had just touched the nut when the gun for the start of the race went off. “I was flabbergasted. We were 75 yards from the starting line and everyone was going downstream. I jumped in without ever fixing the brace and we starting paddling. Distance is funny when you are used to visual distances. Someone told me later that it took us 30-40 seconds to reach the start line. But the distance that all the teams had on us was visually closer to 2 minutes. I swear the lead paddlers must have been 1/2 mile ahead by the time we reach the start line. I didn't see a way in "H..." we could ever catch up. We just began paddling as hard as we could. “Gradually we began passing people. After an hour we finally caught and passed Joe Johnson and Beth Schluter who were in second place at the time. We were still going strong and they were not able to stay on our wake which surprised me considering how long we had been going just about all out. We had cut the distance to the leaders to within visually what I would consider 20-30 seconds by then. They then proceeded to make a couple of turning errors and we managed to gradually get on their stern wake starting on the last upstream buoy turn. We tried to get past them several times but the downstream current proved too much each time we went out trying to get by. “Our last trick was to use the bridge pier's eddy as a way of trying to get past. It seemed to be worthwhile when we tried it during a practice run several days before but then the river was flowing


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more at that time. The only other option would have been to stay behind until after the last buoy turn and then try to pass going downstream. We elected to try the gamble and it paid off big. We gained several boat lengths on them and then they got stuck behind a team we had just managed to pass before the buoy. We had a clean shot around it and they were jammed by the other team who had misjudged the current. “We had a substantial lead going downstream but were starting to feel the effects of the hour and half sprint. One last decision remained. On the practice day we felt the longer outside path was the better place to be on the last wide bend in the river. What we forgot was that the current on race day was far less than practice day. The "eddy" that had developed on practice day was nowhere to be seen. We had already committed ourselves to the longer course when we saw Kaz and Sue (who had nothing to lose at that point) take the shorter more direct route. We decided not to continue on the longer course and angled back to cover them. We ended up just ahead of them by a couple of boat lengths where we finished. We finished first but were both completely drained. The good part is we did the whole race and didn't yell at each other the entire time.”

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Above: John Edwards and Joanna Faloon catch John Kazimierczyk and Sue Slowick after a delayed start (see story, previous page and left). Below: Edwards and Faloon won the C2 Mixed Master marathon. Faloon being Canadian (and a Canadian resident), the US Championship fell to 2nd placed John Kazimierczyk and Sue Slowick. Beth Schluter and Joe Johnson came third.

Marathon — C2 Mixed Master 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Joanna Faloon (ON) / John Edwards (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:30:57 John Kazimierczyk (NH) / Sue Slowick (MA) (US National Champions) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:31:03 Beth Schluter (WI) / Joe Johnson (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:32:35 Tom Cannon (MI) / Connie Cannon (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:32:43 Barb Bradley (WI) / Al Limberg (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:33:48 Stan Machacek (ON) / Karen Simpson (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:34:39 Bill Kelly (MA) / Abby Kingman (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:35:57 John Casale (MA) / Chris Schmidt (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:36:31 Jan Perrin (NY) / Cole Lee (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:38:08 Pam Fitzgerald (NY) / Neil Leblanc (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:38:53 Tom Warner (NH) / Tricia Heed (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:38:54 Priscilla Reinertsen (NH) / Ray Thiel (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:39:36 Janet Perry (IL) / Tave Lamperez (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:40:06 Dale Krapf (PA) / Nannette Krapf (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:40:57 Norman Skinner (OH) / Alice Newlon (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:51:09

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Colleen Luba (ME) / Herm Botzow (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:39:42 Randolph Sapp (NY) / Andree Sapp (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:41:16 Lynne McDuffie (NC) / William McDuffie (NC) . . . . . . . . . .1:43:57 Larry Harrison (NY) / Vicki Finch (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:44:10 Jodi Smith (CT) / Guy Flatley (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:45:43 Holly Reynolds (NY) / Dick Reynolds (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:46:10 Nick Josefik (IL) / Tammy Cox (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:46:26 Francis Gallagher (NY) / Linda Gallagher (NY) . . . . . . . . . . .1:46:55 Gary Ballina (PA) / Kathy Brimeyer (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:47:12 Tracy Guenther (CO) / Michael Guenther (CO) . . . . . . . . . . .1:53:13 Rodger Dempster (NY) / Nancy Dempster (NY) . . . . . . . . . . .1:53:56 Ken Gerg (PA) / Lisa Bainey (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:55:48 Doug Pennington (MD) / Jennifer Pennington (MD) . . . . . . .1:56:48 Randy Stout (PA) / Teresa Stout (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:58:42

Marathon — ICF C2 Open No contestants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Kayak Marathons, Friday, August 8: K1 Downriver Kayak Open, ICF K1 Man Junior Barton Series, ICF K1 Woman Junior Barton Series, K2 Tandem Sea Kayak

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Kayak Marathons, Saturday, August 9: ICF K1 Kayak Woman, ICF K2 Tandem Kayak Marathon — ICF K2 Tandem Kayak (open) 1 2

Jim Mallory (NY) / Jason Quagliata (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:20:18.80 Colin Grimshaw (TX) / Joe Mayfield (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . .1:29:21.44

Marathon — K1 Downriver (open) 1 Mike Herbert (AR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:25:47 2 Mark Jacobson (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:29:21 3 Patrick Sawyer (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:32:09 4 Ryan Stephens (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:34:05 5 Steve Peterson (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:34:26 6 Craig Impens (NJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:34:26 7 Jakob VanDorp (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:37:18 8 Ken Prosen (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:39:01 9 Daniel Nemeth (NJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:41:21 10 Doug Keiper (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:45:38 11 Pamela Browning (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:45:50 12 Glen Green (NJ) (1 min penalty - wrong arch) . . . . . . . . . . . .1:46:37 13 Michael Simoes (NJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:46:37 14 Timothy Frantz (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:47:05 dnf Paul Carlberg (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .dnf dnf Travis McIntyre (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .dnf

Above: Joe Mayfield (stern) and Colin Grimshaw, in ICF K2. Below: Dawn Williams, 1st placed ICF K1 Woman

Marathon — ICF K1 Man Jr Barton Series 1 2 3

Alan Lamb (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:44:24 Kyle Kiser (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:45:20 Austin Hoefs (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:05:58

Marathon — ICF K1 Woman Jr Barton Series 1 2

Rachel Lamb (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:01:45 Gail Kowsky (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:20:58

Marathon — K2 Tandem Sea Kayak 1 2

Nigel Hood (FL) / Karl Vogel (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:05:56 Robert Galbraith (VA) / Ron Kaiser (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:22:26

Marathon — ICF K1 Kayak Woman (open) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Above: Erin Magee paddling to 3rd in ICF K1 Woman (open). Below: Emily Wright in her first Nationals, coming a creditable 4th in ICF K1 Woman open. “I raced the women’s class although I’m only 15. The mental aspect of being alone, pushing through the pain was tough.”

Above left: Mike Herbert USCA National K1 Downriver Champion, 2003 . Above right: Tim Frantz. Photos above courtesy & © 2003 Kelly Wypych Below: Pam Browning “blazing away in a borrowed downriver. It was old & funny looking but kept me upright & tailing the boys.”

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Dawn Williams (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:36:20.54 Elizabeth O'Connor (NY) (US National Champion) . . . . . .1:37:16.32 Erin Magee (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:37:18.04 Emily Wright (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:44:23.59 Julie Morgan (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:46:59.32 Rita Brzeski (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:50:06.41 Pamela Browning (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:54:08.74 Linda Buffa (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:54:19.58 Diane Becker (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:59:28.60

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Canoe Marathons, Saturday, August 9 ICF C1 (open), C1: Man Junior, Woman Junior (& the Barton Challenges), Woman (open), Master and Senior, C2 Men (open), Master, Senior, Veteran and Grand Veteran, Standard C2 (open), Master

Marathon — C1 Woman Junior, and Barton Challenge 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Miranda Robinson (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:24:49.19 Cassie Webb (MI) [1st, Barton Challenge 15-17 yrs] . . . . .1:25:41.28 Sarah Price (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:25:55.79 Rachel Lamb (TX) [1st, Barton Challenge 12-14 yrs] . . . .1:31:16.48 Rebecca Barton (MI) [2nd, Barton Challenge 12-14 yrs] .1:31:19.23 Cathy Boody (MI) [2nd, Barton Challenge 15-17 yrs] . . . .1:38:07.40 Courtney Miller (MA) [3rd, Barton Challenge 12-14 yrs] .1:51:13.89

A good day, with some sunshine, and one of the best days for biting flies, from the flies’ perspective. In addition to US states, the following abbreviations are used: AB Alberta, Canada; ON - Ontario, Canada; OZ - Australia.

Above: Gloria Wesley, C1 Woman (open) Marathon National Champion for 2003 . “I would say [that Gloria Wesley] is the most improved paddler over last year if you look at her relative placing with the other women.” — Marc Gillespie. Marathon — C1 Woman (open)

Above: Jonathon Flatley, on his way to becoming C1 Man Junior Marathon National Champion. Below: A close race for 5th and 6th

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Gloria Wesley (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:39:29.14 Joanna Faloon (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:39:39.20 Deighen Blakely (AB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:41:43.85 Leanne Stanley (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:41:49.56 Karen Levitt (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:47:41.58 Kaitlyn McElroy (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:50:41.86

places: Kyle Kiser keeps Alex Hoefs behind him by just 2 seconds.

Marathon — ICF C1 (open) 1

Charles Mayfield (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:08:33.46

Marathon — C1 Man Junior, and Barton Challenge 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Jonathon Flatley (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:15:07.14 Jonathon Santor (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:15:48.22 Travis McAllister (IA) [1st, Barton Challenge 15-17 yrs] .1:16:47.97 Alan Lamb (TX) [2nd, Barton Challenge 15-17 yrs] . . . . .1:19:34.74 Kyle Kiser (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:20:57.43 Alex Hoefs (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:20:59.49 Max Rimer (MI) [3rd, Barton Challenge 15-17 yrs] . . . . . .1:22:34.72 Joe Webb (MI) [1st, Barton Challenge 12-14 yrs] . . . . . . .1:22:37.78 Joel Kowsky (IL) [2nd, Barton Challenge 12-14 yrs] . . . . .1:23:15.42 Brad Solak (MI) [3rd, Barton Challenge 12-14 yrs] . . . . . .1:30:33.91

Above: Connie Cannon, C1 Woman Master Marathon National Champion for 2003 , and fastest woman in C1 overall. Marathon — C1 Woman Master 1 2 3 4 5

Connie Cannon (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:38:16.77 Cindy McNett (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:45:28.60 Colleen Luba (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:46:30.41 Jan Perrin (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:48:09.14 Lynne McDuffie (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:59:17.78

Above: Chris Schmidt, C1 Woman Senior Marathon National Champion for 2003 . Marathon — C1 Woman Senior Above: Miranda Robinson, 2003 C1 Woman Junior Marathon Nationals Champion, 2003 .

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CANOE NEWS October 2003

The C1 women’s races — comments and a suggestion from Gloria Wesley: “In the C1 women's race the Master and Open classes started together. I like this approach because although we race in different categories, I like to see how I do against everyone. Connie Cannon was in the lead early and never looked back. Joanna, Deighen, and I were together in the very beginning but soon strung out one after another. At the second set of buoys it seemed I was far enough ahead of Joanna not to worry about her, which was a mistake. I was slowing down but I wasn't worried. Little did I know she was closing the gap. At the finish she was only 10 seconds behind me. I still find it hard to believe I finished in front of Joanna Faloon in C1! “Personally, I would like to see the women race together and get an overall place. Then, within the overall ranking, recognition would be given to Masters and Seniors. This year (and last) the fastest US woman was recognized as first Woman Master instead of overall US C1 Woman champion. Although I was first woman in the Open class this year, I was really second overall (and second Master in reality). It would solve having to decide whether to race Master or Open. If we are going to race together, which I favor, then we should be placed accordingly. Just my opinion.” Marathon — C2 Men (open) Mark Gillespie: “Basically this was a tough race. I think Calvin and I had a slight advantage in the deep water, Matt and Andy had an advantage in the shallows, but neither team had enough advantage to get ahead, although both of us tried very hard. There were no other teams with us during any part of the race. “The two key maneuvers that won the race for Andy and Matt were on the lower buoy turn in the city (they took it on the inside then paused, which caused both of us to drift down and then they hit it hard and got to shore two boat lengths ahead of us). They compounded this lead by going up the back water behind the bridge abutment while Calvin and I kept to shore*. “The result was by the time they reached the top buoy turn in the city, they had about a seven or eight boat lead. As you know, when you turn a buoy against a fast downstream current like that, your lead increases very, very rapidly until the upstream team reaches the buoy. By the time Calvin and I turned, they had about a 12 to 14-boat lead on us. We were never able to make that up.

Above: Andy Triebold (bow) and Matt Streib hold a commanding lead at the finish of the C2 Men (open) Championship over Calvin Hassel (bow) and Marc Gillespie (below). Both teams put more than three minutes between themselves and of the rest of the field.

Marathon — C2 Men (open) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

Below: Four of five boats that stayed packed up for much of the race: Bruce Barton and Matt Rimer lead, with John Kazimierczyk and Henry Dana followed by Jason Larsen and Jim Larsen, and behind them, by Todd Roadman and Jeff Rankinen. Photo courtesyand © 2003 Kelly Wypych

“We also stuck to the right going down underneath the Route 62 bridge; they went over to the left on shore. That was a desperate last minute attempt on our part to catch them and I think we lost another 10 to 12 seconds there! It would have been fun to see what would have happened had we been in a sprint at the end as I still think we are stronger in the deep water— but it didn't matter: their tactics worked very well.” *In a separate discussion, Matt Streib had this to say about the move to take advantage of the slack water below the bridge abutment: “The only move that caught me off guard was a little wiggle that Andy had us make coming upstream past the crumbling bridge and catching the eddy behind the abutment. I would have thought it faster to stay on shore like Calvin and Mark but I trusted Andy and it worked out well.” Photos on this page courtesy and © 2003 Will Arts and Tech. See their ad on page 39

Matt Streib (IN) / Andy Triebold (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:25:01.99 Marc Gillespie (NY) / Calvin Hassel (NE) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:25:35.39 Bruce Barton (MI) / Matt Rimer (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:28:41.37 John Hugus (WI) / Al Limberg (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:28:42.26 John Kazimierczyk (NH) / Dana Henry (VT) . . . . . . . . . . .1:28:46.34 Jeff Rankinen (PA) / Todd Roadman (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:28:47.38 Jason Larsen (MN) / Jim Larsen (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:29:07.40 Brent Lyesiuk (MA) / Sean Jennings (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . .1:30:09.08 Terry Kent (NY) / David Hunter (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:31:42.57 Jeremiah Jackson (TX) / Wade Binion (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . .1:32:56.60 Rodney Halstead (MI) / Ryan Halstead (MI) . . . . . . . . . . .1:33:59.30 Tom Ackemyer (OH) / Ray Bauer (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:34:00.77 Rodney Robinson (NY) / Brooks Reed (NY) . . . . . . . . . . .1:34:04.19 Quincy Ayscue (MD) / Dezso Vekassy (DC) . . . . . . . . . . .1:34:45.29 Steve Rosenau (NC) / Wayne Williams (TN) . . . . . . . . . . .1:36:11.15 Alex Bierly (PA) / Philip Pauling (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:41:24.39 Clint Stout (PA) / Will Schuster (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:46:10.41

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CANOE NEWS October 2003

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Marathon — C2 Men Master John Edwards: “While at the sprints I ran into Mike Devine, a very good paddler from Canada. Mike hadn’t been planning on racing at all as he was recovering from slamming his hand in a door three weeks prior. Every time he tried to paddle his fingers and hand would go numb. His hand was improving but Mike hadn't done any paddling since the injury, though had maintained his fitness as best he could under the circumstances. “I had paddled against him at the World Championships in 1985. I had also paddled against him in C1 and with him in C2 at the Canadian Nationals in 1994. I asked him if he wanted to try and race the marathon Men Master together. We did several sprints trying out his hand while it was duct taped together, and he said he would give it a try. I didn't realize then how tired I was going to be after the fiasco mixed event the day before! (See pp 25 & 26). “Mike and I hoped we could somehow get a good start and be able to ride a good team. There were several to choose from. I knew I was going to be feeling the effects of the previous days’ efforts. I was in the back steering this time instead of the front as on the previous day. I hoped this would use some different sets of muscles and that my many hours of paddle steering the outriggers had toned me up. We had a good start and were out with the first group. We stayed with Tom Yarosh and Andy Melnychenko as they pushed a little ahead of the field. Several boats rode our waves. We tried to break free of Tom and Andy three times without success. On the fourth push over shallows we were finally successful and we dropped them two waves back. We dropped them a couple more at the next set of shallows but then they stuck to us from about that distance for the rest of the race. We considered our win a major feat for both of us considering the competition and the other factors we each had to deal with.”

Above: Michael Devine (bow) and John Edwards — first in the C2 Men open marathon. Devine is a Canadian national and resident, thus he and Edwards were ineligible to become the US National Champions.

Above: Tom Yarosh (bow) and Andy Melnychenko — second in C2 Men (open), and 2003 US National Champions, by virtue of the 50% Canadian content of the winning boat . . . and by beating all the others!

Above: Stan Machacek (bow) and Joe Johnson — first in the C2 Men Senior marathon. Machacek being Canadian and a Canadian resident, the US National Championship passed to 2nd placed Bauer and Heed.

Above: Jim Bauer (bow) and Peter Heed — second in the C2 Men Senior marathon, and 2003 US National Champions.

Above: John Aufmuth (bow) and Bill Kelly — third C2 Men Seniors. Marathon — C2 Men Senior

Marathon — C2 Men Master 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

John Edwards (FL) / Michael Devine (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . .1:32:39.68 Andrew Melnychenko (NY) / Tom Yarosh (NY) (US National Champions) 1:33:11.60 Jeffrey Shultis (NY) / Bob Wisse (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:33:36.12 Rocky Caldwell (MO) / Jon Webb (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:33:37.17 Dwight Walker (MI) / Dick Plumlee (KS) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:34:09.63 Jody Runyon (IL) / Marc Lessard (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:34:49.43 Jeff DeFeo (MA) / Jim Miller (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:34:57.07 Gary Aprea (NY) / Doug Howard (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:35:57.60 Tave Lamperez (IL) / Mark Koenig (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:36:35.60 Richard Butts (NY) / Mark McDaniel (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . .1:36:59.56 Craig Creighton (CT) / Guy Flatley (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:37:50.13 Jay Lancaster (WI) / Alan Howery (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:39:50.50 Steve McAllister (IA) / Gareth Stevens (WI) . . . . . . . . . . .1:47:03.93 Gerald Miller (PA) / Dana Leet (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:56:17.79

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Joe Johnson (MI) / Stan Machacek (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:32:57.26 Peter Heed (NH) / Jim Bauer (WA) (US National Champions) 1:33:19.26 John Aufmuth (VT) / Bill Kelly (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:34:49.94 Stan Kissell (NH) / Pete McAllister (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:35:03.36 Nick Lyesiuk (MA) / Neil LeBlanc (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:36:05.63 Tom Walton (NH) / Tom Warner (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:36:09.14 Charlie Bruno (PA) / John Casale (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:36:46.64 Greg McMorrow (ME) / John Alsop (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:36:58.53 Alan Linck (NY) / Bill Robinson (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:37:18.05 Jim Dipelesi (NY) / Larry Liquori (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:37:28.78 Keith Collins (OH) / Ed Leszek (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:38:05.66 Jim Genkos (NY) / Dale Krapf (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:38:29.79 Philip Soule (ME) / Ralph Vincent (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:40:31.22 Ray Healey (ON) / Pierre Pinard (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:41:09.95 Robert Allen (MA) / Bob Miller (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:42:38.55 Tony Bond (OZ) / Ray Thiel (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:43:57.65 Neal Sanders (TN) / Mike Corey (WV) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:45:14.28 Photos on this page courtesy and © 2003 Will Arts and Tech. See their ad on page 39


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CANOE NEWS October 2003

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. . . You forget to tie down that bow rope, drive forward over the rope, and snap your boat in half. . . . Or some dolt backs his truck over your boat. . . . Or your expensive boat gets totalled as you wrap it around a tree in the mighty Susquehanna. . . . Or your expensive boat flies off your car, and smashes. . . . Or your expensive boat flies off your buddy's car, and smashes. . . . Or worse! Your airborne boat damages property or a person!

and Above: Richard Rankinen and Mike Johnson - 2003 Veteran Champions Marathon — C2 Men Veteran 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Richard Rankinen (PA) / Mike Johnson (MT) . . . . . . . . . .1:35:24.71 Alec Davis (NY) / Roger Henry (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:35:54.50 Frank Stasz (MA) / Dick Ulbrich (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:36:18.57 LaVerne Young (FL) / Fritz Hansen (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:37:02.63 Herm Botzow (NY) / Dan Karig (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:38:51.37 Glen Vandewinckel (NY) / Jim Normandin (NY) . . . . . . . .1:41:22.10 Laszlo Botos (NY) / Al Camp (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:42:15.79 Donald Browning (IL) / Patrick Faul (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:42:21.35 Dave Lamoureux (MA) / Steve Nyman (MA) . . . . . . . . . .1:48:30.60 Pete Olson (MA) / Chuck Baker (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:49:38.70

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The United States Canoe Association — and especially the Editor of Canoe News — thank the photographers who made their great photos available for this Nationals issue of Canoe News:

Above: Randy Bailey and Steve Martin, 2003 Standard Champions Marathon — C2 Standard Men (open) 1 2 3 4 5 6

The photographers of the Warren Times Observer: Victoria Barone, Chuck Hayes, RL McCray, Dean Wells — with special thanks to John White and others in the editorial department for their unfailing friendliness, help, and awesome coverage of the USCA National Championships. David & Lynda Williams / Will Arts & Tech Judy Jeanes Bruce Myles Jim Decker Bob Spain Larry Liquori Kelly Wypych

Randy Bailey (PA) / Steve Martin (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:35:25.91 Nick Josefik (IL) / Ben Josefik (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:37:55.54 Craig Impens (NJ) / Dave Impens (NJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:39:19.78 Barry VanOrd (PA) / Steve Stoddard (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:43:40.75 Dick Reynolds (NY) / Holly Reynolds (NY) . . . . . . . . . . .1:44:16.52 Ken Gerg (PA) / Randy Stout (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:46:33.78

Above: Ted Cramer (bow), Earl Brimeyer, Standard Master Champions Marathon — C2 Standard Men Master 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Ted Cramer (IA) / Earl Brimeyer (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:37:43.18 David Freed (PA) / Ron Kaiser (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:38:50.68 Andy Ouellet (MA) / Scott Ricker (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:39:14.79 Randy Sapp (NY) / Tom Necrason (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:39:48.98 Larry Harrison (NY) / John Harrison (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . .1:40:07.24 William McDuffie (NC) / Darrel Cockman (NC) . . . . . . . .1:41:04.37 Donald Lafever (NY) / Jim Jordon (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:41:20.75 Frank Gray (TX) / Doug Pennington (MO) . . . . . . . . . . . .1:41:54.06 Randy Flament (PA) / Gary Ballina (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:42:51.17

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CANOE NEWS October 2003

USCA National Championships

Canoe Marathons, Sunday August 10, C1 Men, Open through Grand Vets C1 Man Marc Gillespie: In the C1 Man marathon race, I did have a very close race with Terry Kent. It is funny because I have been racing Terry since 1977 on and off. The race went terrible. I was in 8th or 9th place at one point behind people that I am usually ahead of immediately. For example, at Canton this year, neither Terry, nor Sean Jennings nor Jeff Rankinen were anywhere near me one minute after the start. It took me at least ten minutes to just get past Jeff and catch up to Terry and Sean — and even then I could barely hang on to their wake. It was a terrible race for me, I never had any real speed like I normally have.

Above top: Calvin Hassel on his way to regaining the C1 Man (open) Championship. Above bottom: Terry Kent in a final sprint with Marc Gillespie, whom he beat into second place by less than a second. Marathon — C1 Man (open)

Yes, Calvin got away right away, but I am not sure if he would have gotten away if I had been my normal fast self. But it doesn't matter, he got away and steadily increased his lead. He settled in to the Calvin cruise and was never challenged. The fact that I fell in at the upstream buoy turn at the top and lost about a minute there was probably a blessing in disguise because it gave me something new to focus on: catching back up to Terry and Sean rather than just sitting there and dejectedly watching Calvin disappear. Quite frankly, I was pleased to be as close to Terry as I was at the end. He is a strong paddler and did what he needed to win the race. My hat is off to him and to Calvin.

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Calvin Hassel (NE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:28:59.79 Terry Kent (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:31:57.89 Marc Gillespie (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:31:58.73 Sean Jennings (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:32:28.65 Matt Streib (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:33:23.74 Brent Lyesiuk (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:33:53.83 Jeff Rankinen (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:33:58.91 Jason Larsen (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:34:10.36 Bruce Barton (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:34:47.93 Dana Henry (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:34:49.70 Quincy Ayscue (MD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:37:16.34 Brooks Reed (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:37:21.20 Wade Binion (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:39:08.51 Randy Bailey (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:39:46.26 Tom Page (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:40:38.21 Brian Masters (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:40:48.50 Rodney Robinson (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:40:49.82 Mike McKenzie (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:46:03.62 Tom Ackemyer (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:47:03.24 Ben Stuart (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:48:37.16 Wayne Williams (TN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:49:00.57 Jeremiah Jackson (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:49:40.34 Matt Wright (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:55:05.31

Man Master C1 John Edwards: “By the third day I was as about as tired as I have ever been after three days of racing. I took 4th, just nudging Todd Roadman into 5th place at the finish. We had each passed each other no less than three times during the race and at no time were we less than 3-4 boats apart. I had tried to stay with the leaders but gradually fell behind, was caught by Todd, and then both of us were passed by Al Limberg two thirds of the way downstream. I had awful turns — probably a testament to how mentally and physically tired I was. I had given just about all I could have for the entire weekend and felt more than justly rewarded for my efforts.”

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Above: The battle for 4th: John Edwards stays ahead of Todd Roadman by less than one second at the finish line in an all-out sprint.

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Above: Mike Herbert, 2003 National Champion C1 Man Master, and second fastest C1 overall after Calvin Hassel, who paddled in the open class. Marathon — C1 Man Master (40+)

Above: John Kazimierczyk, second in C1 Man Master championship, and sixth fastest C1 over all classes Marathon — C1 Man Senior (50+)

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Mike Herbert (AR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:31:24.70 John Kazimierczyk (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:32:55.76 Allen Limberg (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:33:58.16 John Edwards (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:34:55.97 Todd Roadman (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:34:56.57 John Mathieu (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:35:17.29 Bruce Lee (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:35:34.01 Mark Clout (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:36:05.10 Jim Larsen (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:36:21.00 Gordon Cole (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:36:37.73 Tom Yarosh (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:36:44.67 Andrew Melnychenko (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:37:20.58 Jon Webb (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:37:21.95 Robert Zuber (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:38:58.36 Ted Cramer (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:39:01.25 Rocky Caldwell (MO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:39:15.07 Leland Martin (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:39:41.32 Dwight Walker (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:39:50.76 Steve Martin (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:40:35.06 Ray Bauer (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:40:51.08 Richard Butts (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:43:02.10 Alan Howery (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:44:51.79 Don Stoneman (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:45:59.13 Craig Creighton (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:46:06.55 Jim Miller (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:46:25.20 Dave Impens (NJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:49:08.31

USCA on the Web: www.uscanoe.com Below: Paul Dyka (left) tries valiantly to catch and pass Dick Plumlee (center) but Plumlee (center) holds on to his lead and finishes a fraction over two seconds ahead of Dyka at the finish line to claim the 2003 National Championship for C1 Man Senior. Here, about 300 yards from the finish line, they both pass Jimmy Miller (paddling in the C1 Man Master class) in a final sprint.

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Dick Plumlee (KS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:35:49.93 Paul Dyka (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:35:52.08 Bruce Byrnes (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:36:20.76 Edward Sayre (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:36:41.90 David Hunter (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:37:39.00 Joe Johnson (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:39:10.11 Steve Sleider (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:39:14.67 Charlie Bruno (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:39:15.05 William Kanost (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:39:23.51 Peter Heed (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:39:28.21 Robert Allen (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:39:28.86 Tom Walton (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:39:41.82 Stan Kissell (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:39:52.64 Bob Spain (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:40:23.92 Jim Bauer (WA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:40:54.49 Jim Dipelesi (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:40:58.06 Nick Lyesiuk (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:41:01.83 William Anderson (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:41:13.95 Bill Robinson (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:41:22.31 Bill Kelly (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:42:01.59 Tony Bond (OZ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:42:04.02 Jim Genkos (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:42:12.56 Alan Linck (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:42:13.18 Gareth Stevens (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:42:17.99 Dale Carpenter (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:42:29.02 Ralph Vincent (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:42:51.82 Jim Roberts (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:43:05.51 John Aufmuth (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:43:30.30 Yvon Ranger (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:43:38.14 Bruce Stewart (WV) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:43:51.30 Pierre Pinard (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:44:25.78 Greg McMorrow (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:44:32.98 Kenneth Walls (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:44:57.72 Tom Necrason (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:46:49.44 Bill Hill (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:46:57.21 Earl Brimeyer (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:48:14.48 Daniel Harmon (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:49:00.17 William Turner (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:53:18.90 Stan Machacek (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .dnf


CANOE NEWS October 2003

USCA National Championships

Marathon — C1 Man Grand Veteran (70+) 1 2 3 4 5 6

Brad Glass (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:48:01.49 Fred Davis (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:48:07.17 Al Camp (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:53:42.86 Philip Cole (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:57:48.16 Mike Fremont (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:58:23.56 George Roudebush (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:08:12.50

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Above, top left: Brad Glass receiving the 2nd place medal from Norm Ludwig in 2002; this year he is #1: USCA National Champion, C1 Man Grand Veteran (this photo © 2002 by Gareth Stevens); top right: 2nd placed Fred Davis; Above, center: #3, Al Camp; [not shown (no photo available) : #4 Phil Cole]; Above, bottom left: #5 Mike Fremont; Above, bottom right: #6, George Roudebush.

Marathon — C1 Man Veteran (60+) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23

Richard Rankinen (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:38:57.88 Dick Ulbrich (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:39:23.71 Gary Aprea (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:39:28.87 Fritz Hansen (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:39:49.18 LaVerne Young (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:41:18.18 Alec Davis (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:41:41.81 Jim Dami (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:41:51.67 Frank Stasz (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:41:59.26 Forest Haines (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:42:31.78 David LoParco (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:43:28.87 Laszlo Botos (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:44:48.80 Glen Vandewinckel (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:45:50.37 Claude Suhl (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:46:46.81 Steve Nyman (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:46:59.77 Ralph Childers (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:47:41.28 Mike Johnson (MT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:48:46.42 Jim Normandin (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:51:37.66 Philip Soule (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:52:45.00 Ray Healey (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:52:46.19 Don Browning (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:55:43.63 Chuck Baker (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:00:00.20 Dan Miernicki (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .dnf Fred Zeien (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .dnf

#1 Richard Rankinen

#2 Dick Ulbrich

#3 Gary Aprea

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USCA National Championships

Marathon — C2 Men Junior Cruiser 1 2 3 4 5

CANOE NEWS October 2003

#4 Deb Bauer (stern) and Amy Solak

Rodney Halstead (MI) / Ryan Halstead (MI) . . . . . . . . . . .1:09:57.52 Travis McAllister (IA) / Garrett McAllister (IA) . . . . . . . .1:13:06.33 Alexander Hoefs (WI) / Joel Kowsky (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:16:39.80 Joe Webb (MI) / Brad Solak (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:17:26.36 Max Rimer (MI) / Ben Diller (MD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:17:46.07 #1 Ryan Halstead (stern) and Rodney Halstead

#8 Kaitlyn McElroy (stern) and Karen Levitt

Marathon — C2 Women Junior Cruiser 1 2 3 4

Danielle Gillespie (NY) / Miranda Robinson (NY) . . . . . .1:17:42.26 Cassie Webb (MI) / Rebecca Barton (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:18:52.42 Sarah Price (PA) / Tracy Cramer (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:23:04.07 Cathy Boody (MI) / Nicole Devine (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:31:06.93 #1 Miranda Robinson (stern) and Danielle Gillespie

Marathon — C2 Women Master 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Gloria Wesley (MA) / Sue Slowick (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:33:34.10 Beth Schluter (WI) / Joanna Faloon (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:33:47.63 Dawn Williams (ON) / Karen Simpson (ON) . . . . . . . . . .1:35:02.80 Cindy McNett (ME) / Colleen Luba (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:35:46.05 Jan Perrin (NY) / Pam Fitzgerald (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:40:42.71 Jan Whitaker (NY) / Patricia Heed (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:41:48.72 Kathie Derrick (TX) / Teddy Gray (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:44:26.08 #1 Gloria Wesley (stern) and Sue Slowick

Marathon — C2 Women (open) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

Jennifer Caldwell (NH) / Christina Wilson (VT) . . . . . . . .1:33:54.83 Stephanie Larsen (MN) / Deighen Blakely (AB) . . . . . . . .1:34:54.65 Connie Cannon (MI) / Roxanne Barton (MI) . . . . . . . . . . .1:35:20.56 Deb Bauer (WA) / Amy Solak (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:35:54.79 Lynn Capen (CO) / Chris Schmidt (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:36:21.38 Abby Kingman (MA) / Lisa Salvini (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . .1:36:32.90 Mandy Trudgeon (MI) / Lynne Witte (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:36:36.58 Kaitlin McElroy (MA) / Karen Levitt (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . .1:37:49.84 Judy Jeanes (PA) / Nannette Krapf (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:38:43.57 Leanne Stanley (ON) / Barb Bradley (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:40:23.99 Janet Perry (IL) / Veronica Luth (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:45:37.82 Rita Brzeski (ON) / Andrea Keay (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:46:55.48 Lisa Bainey (PA) / Teresa Stout (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:49:25.56 Pamela Metts (IN) / Deborah Kanost (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:52:42.40

#2 Beth Schluter (stern) and Joanna Faloon

#3 Dawn Williams (stern) and Karen Simpson #1 Jennifer Caldwell (stern) and Chris Wilson

#4 Cindy McNett (stern) and Colleen Luba #2 Stephanie Larsen (stern) and Deighen Blakely

#3 Connie Cannon (stern) and Roxanne Barton

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CANOE NEWS October 2003

USCA National Championships

Kayak Marathons, Sunday August 10, ICF K1 Man (open) & Man Master, ICF K2 Women, K1 Sea Kayak Touring Man & Woman, K1 Sea Kayak Recreational Trial, K1 Kayak Unlimited Trial

Marathon — Kayak Unlimited Trial 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Craig Impens (NJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:26:25.14 Brian Heath (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:30:50.22 Bill Baker (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:31:02.14 Timothy Dwyer (RI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:31:21.85 Murray Wood (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:31:33.16 David Wiltey (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:33:27.93 Ken Prosen (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:33:34.23 Glen Green (NJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:35:42.71 Douglas Bushnell (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:40:32.01 Karl Vogel (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:47:03.42 Maks Zupan (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .DNF

Marathon — ICF K1 Man (open) 1 2 3 4 5 6

Mark Jacobson (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:24:11.75 Jason Quagliata (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:24:24.28 Colin Grimshaw (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:26:20.15 Joe Mayfield (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:32:40.21 Kyle Kiser (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:35:04.92 Brian Banninger (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:47:26.06

Marathon — ICF K1 Man Master 1

Jim Mallory (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:26:16.54

Marathon — K1 Sea Kayak Touring Man 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

Steve Peterson (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:34:24.13 Bob Dean (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:34:24.64 Tom Cannon (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:34:34.48 John Redos (NJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:35:27.95 Steve Rosenau (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:36:03.22 Morgan Wright (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:36:35.17 Daniel Nemeth (NJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:37:50.00 Ronald Kaiser (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:37:51.69 Robert Mandli (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:38:20.67 Nigel Hood (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:40:00.90 Gary Ballina (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:41:24.42 Bob Capellini (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:41:47.66 Terry Coyne (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:41:47.85 Jay Skinner (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:42:10.53 Timothy Frantz (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:43:32.63 Paul Robinson (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:44:51.53 Don McConaghy (NJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:45:16.60 Robert Snook (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:46:40.02 Gordon Dayton (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:48:22.25 Jerry Patton (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:49:20.01 Irv Claar (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:50:58.27 Neal Sanders (TN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:53:03.23 Robert Bauer (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:53:07.92 Jude Richardson (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:54:56.28 Dennis Charney (MD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:56:06.23 Steven Southwick (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:59:05.57

Above: Mark Jacobson, ICF K1 Man National Champion 2003

Above: Jason Quagliata, 2nd in the ICF K1 Man Championship

Above: Colin Grimshaw, 3rd in ICF K1 Man (open) being chased hard by Jim Mallory, the only ICF K1 Man Master

Above: Steve Peterson and Bob Dean, 300 yards from the finish line and neck and neck. Peterson bested Dean by a half second.

Marathon — K1 Sea Kayak Recreational Trial 1

Billy Hudson (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:51:07.37

Marathon — K1 Sea Kayak Touring Woman 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Elizabeth O'Connor (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:42:43.82 Pamela Browning (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:49:25.84 Linda Buffa (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:51:44.33 Sonja Gilman (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:54:18.21 Christine Bond (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:57:41.42 Becky Lewis (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:59:36.57 Diane Becker (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:00:38.50 Stephanie Bockoras (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:00:57.40 Diane Liden (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:02:12.71 Linda Volpe (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:03:03.74 Dawn McCracken (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:11:47.36

Above: Julie Morgan (bow) and Erin Magee, first in the two-boat class ICF K2 Women (open). Below: Nicole Mallory and Emily Wright

Marathon — ICF K2 Women (open) 1 2

Erin Magee (TX) / Julie Morgan (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:34:05.45 Nicole Mallory (NY) / Emily Wright (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . .1:36:34.45

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USCA National Championships

USCA Nationals State Points Results

CANOE NEWS October 2003

Taking a Dip at the Nationals? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gareth Stevens

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joan Theiss Every year at the USCA National Marathon Championships, a coveted award among the paddlers is the State Points traveling trophy. For those who are not aware, this interstate competition has been going on since almost day one of the Association. We are able to find state point winners further back than are recorded on the traveling trophy which was donated to USCA by NYCRA in 1977. But, the official record starts when the trophy arrived on the scene 27 years ago. Each day of the Marathon races, points are awarded to the home state of each US paddler who places in the top ten positions in all but trial or non-USCA events. 50 points for first place, 45 for second place, down to five for tenth place. The state with the highest number of points accumulated for marathon racing becomes the State Point Winner. This year, USCA National Stock Aluminum Championships were held prior to the Marathon Nationals. Totals that include Aluminum points are designated with an asterisk with the Aluminum Nationals points shown in parentheses. 1.

NY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .*2170

(150)

2.

PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .*1585

(640)

3.

MI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1400

4.

MA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .*1270

(30)

5.

WI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . *645

(15)

6.

NH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .540

7.

FL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . *430

8.

IA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365

9.

IL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . *340

(15)

10= CT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . *330

(80)

10= TX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . *330

(80)

12.

ME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295

13.

IN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265

14.

VT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220

15.

NC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190

16.

NJ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170

17.

NE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145

18.

OH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . *125

19.

MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Numerous paddlers went for an unintended swim during the Nationals, but these are the only photos (that I am aware of) that purport to show these exciting little episodes. My partner, Steve McAllister, and I were two of that unlucky number (sorry, Steve). Another wasn’t Doug Keiper in his Downriver Kayak, though a local newspaper photographer labeled the photo “kayaker going under.” It fooled me, too, but luckily I checked! Doug reports that it was all perspective (camera perspective, that is). Although he took on a little water, he had a fine race and finished tenth against some stiff competition (see page 27 for the full results). “I never would have managed that if I had gone under,” he said.

(115)

(40)

20= AR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 20= MO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . *100 22.

CO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

90

23= KS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

80

23= WA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

80

25= MD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

50

25= MT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27.

VA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(35)

50 *30

(30)

Which state has received the State Points trophy the most? New York, with ten times. Michigan has won eight times. Illinois, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania have taken the trophy home twice each. States which have been awarded the trophy only once are Minnesota, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.

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CANOE NEWS October 2003

Canoeist of the Year

that many of us can only hope to emulate. These paddlers are truly inspirational!

Canoeist of the Year - Jan Whitaker

“At times, some of us try to introduce new people to the sport of paddling with the hope that an exposure to competitive paddling might attract the interest of the individual and that, maybe, this individual will adopt paddling as a new sport. For adaptive paddlers, however, paddling is often one of the very sports that they can really train hard at and compete in. For these athletes, paddling is not "another" sport, but maybe the only sport that can challenge them physically, provide them with the motivation to train and provide the thrill of competition. The work that Jan Whitaker has done and is doing in this regard is opening doors to better health and fitness as well as the rewards of competition to a new breed of paddlers, a group of people who can benefit from the sport in ways that those of us who are "temporarily able" cannot. For her distinctive efforts and accomplishments in bringing the sport of paddling to this new breed of paddlers, the USCA proudly honors Jan Whitaker as Canoeist of the Year for 2003 .” Here are a few highlights of Jan’s year: Jan was selected, along with Roberta Shapiro and Paul Olney, to be in the Canoeing Hall of Fame in Utica, New York. See: www.museum4kids.net. She served as 2003 State Chairman for Empire State Games Marathon Canoe/Kayak Races, Masters Division. The criteria for nomination are: any USCA member who has made a significant contribution toward the sport of canoeing through USCA within the current year. Also, the selection will be based on the individual's mental attitude, fellowship, spirit, sportsmanship, compassionate understanding and contribution to the promotion and growth of the amateur canoeing cause either on a competitive and/or non-competitive basis. It is suggested that this award not be given to anyone posthumously. There is no limit on the number of time a USCA member may receive this award. This year’s recipient, Jan Whitaker, in addition to being very much alive, also becomes the first USCA member to win the award twice! In 1994 she was recognized for her work on adaptive paddling with students in the Rochester Public Schools, for her work with Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, for encouraging and bringing teams to the Nationals, for her work as Membership Chair for NYCRA, for her work on children’s racing and on a NYCRA video of the General Clinton 70-miler. She hasn’t let up. Here’s what Marc Lessard (himself a Canoeist of the Year last year) said on behalf of the Executive Committee and Executive Director, as he presented the award to Jan on August 10, 2003 : “Anyone who has attended a USCA Nationals competition over the last few years has very likely seen a new group of paddlers on the scene. For each of the last three years, the adaptive paddling group has travelled hundreds of miles to participate in the outrigger sprints (although these races last only a few minutes) and many other races, including those in Vermont, Maryland and Boston. At each of these races, these upbeat paddlers have impressed the crowds, not only with their individual athletic ability but with their excellent teamwork as well. They have clearly shown that good training, great coaching and lots of hard work can produce outrigger teams with technique, timing and efficiency

Jan proudly represented USCA in Disabled Sports USA’s Summerfest 2003 in Long Beach, California one week in June. She and Garry Gellert, a local physical therapist, presented adaptive outrigger canoeing in both classroom and on-the-water training sessions. [See www.webshots.com and look under the Community section for photographer “nhken5”. The outrigger photos are included in a number of pages along with sailing and windsurfing.] She coached a SportsNet outrigger canoe paddler in C1. She raced in the Empire State Games Masters Division C1 Woman’s class and earned a gold medal in the 40-49 age division. She trained for and raced in USCA Nationals among several other races. So, what did Jan do with all her spare time? we all wonder. PREVIOUS AWARD RECIPIENTS: * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

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Bill Klebe Award / Great River Rumble

CANOE NEWS October 2003

Great River Rumble 2003

Don Stoneman and Craig Creighton: USCA Annual Bill Klebe Award for Sportsmanship

. . . . Rex Klein, Chairman Photos courtesy and © 2003 John Miller.

Above: The Rumble provides a boat shuttle back to Savanna. Below: Locks and Dams provide some packed entertainment!

We received huge TV, radio and newspaper coverage. Besides being a great chance to paddle the big rivers, camp and tour different towns, the Rumble gives paddlers from across the nation a chance to try out new boats and equipment they would normally not have access to.

Above: left, Don Stoneman, right, Craig Creighton, finishing their races

Any USCA member who has shown outstanding sportsmanship during the USCA National's week is eligible to receive this award. This award may be given to any individual, any age, or sex, not necessarily a race participant. Bill Klebe was an active member of the St. Charles Canoe Club, St. Charles, IL (USCA Club Affiliate). Bill and his wife Jean were very active racers, and good sportsmanship was one of Bill’s outstanding characteristics. It is fitting, therefore that this award be give to a person (or persons!) who show(s) outstanding sportsmanship like conduct during the week of the USCA Nationals. Don Stoneman and fellow Ontarian Craig Creighton, stopped to help Jimmy Miller, who was in difficulties. Don executed a canoeover-canoe emptying of Jimmy's boat (quite a trick in a C1) while Craig retrieved Jimmy's paddle. Two heroes. Don had to leave soon after the race to get back home for work the next day. Craig was at the awards ceremony, and picked up the Bill Klebe trophy. Don and Craig: on behalf of USCA (and Jimmy) — thank you! Photos (above and below) courtesy and © 2003 Will Arts & Tech.

The 2003 Rumble saw 135+ canoers and kayakers paddle from Savanna, Illinois to Burlington, Iowa July 27 to August 2. A record shuttle of 62 boats (58 on one truck) was provided by Wenonah Canoes, our annual sponsor. Our other sponsors are Slick-Rydr Trailers and Zaveral High Performance Paddles.

Thanks to all who came and enjoyed, and for all the hard work put in by my crew and friends.

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CANOE NEWS October 2003

Shouldn’t Nationals Be Tougher?

outrageous, his ideas good, and his general critique reflective of many paddler’s opinions.

Oh-oh! Another Editorial Opinion:

USCA’s Nationals Courses Should be Longer and More Technical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gareth Stevens Many paddlers commented that this year’s marathon course was rather short and, the Flame rapids not withstanding, not technically as interesting as they might have liked (though chasing the downtown upstream buoy downstream was an interesting novelty.) Re length, the Warren Nationals was by far the shortest marathon course in USCA’s history, and seems to be part of a USCA marathon trend that I, for one, would like to see reversed. I have just checked the 4x32 C2 Men’s times from 1968 to date. In the first 34 years of USCA Nationals no marathon course was completed in less than two hours, even by the fastest paddlers. In the first decade (1968-1977) the average C2 Men’s winning time was well over three hours. In the following ten years, to 1987, the courses trended shorter. The average time to complete dropped by a full hour. And the decade from 1988 to 1997 saw a further drop: a number of subtwo-hour courses (1:46:10 at Oregon, IL in 1996 being the lowest) dragged the average to below two hours! Our most recent six years have seen a further decline: from 2:10:04 in 1998 to 1:25:02 this year in Warren. 1:25:02! Good grief! More than 20 minutes shorter than the previous record shortest course. Down to a THIRD of the time it took for most of the first decade’s races! Same distances but faster boats? Faster paddlers? Faster water? No. The actual mileages have tumbled, too. Please understand, for this year, I’m not pointing the finger at the Warren folks, but at us, the USCA delegates, me included, who had the opportunity to guide them when they presented their proposal to us a couple of years back. I think we may temporarily have lost sight of something really important. Part of USCA retaining (regaining?) a reputation as a serious leader in marathon paddling competition has to be a Nationals marathon course every year that is challenging to the country’s top paddlers as well as to newer, less experienced, midpack, or slower paddlers — or they won’t find it interesting enough to come. Many already don’t. Yes, there may be other factors that cause a number of potential participants to turn up their noses at our Nationals (the lack of money prizes, for example, some would argue, and that’s another good discussion worth continuing). But the reputation of our Nationals courses for technical challenge and length are nonetheless the major factors that determine the respect that serious marathon paddlers can have for the event. Everyone I spoke with had different specifics of praise or criticism for the course. Almost everyone enjoyed the races, and many liked the river. A number (I’m one of them) did not think there was enough upstream paddling and lamented the lack of a portage. Many thought that the upper pair of buoys, requiring middle-of-stream paddling very weird (and not desirable as a regular feature). One paddler wrote to me at length, and I quote him here anonymously as he requested. But his observations are not

“As far as I'm concerned the Nationals course this year was far superior to most of the courses from the last few years, but Nationals has been on dumbed down courses for quite a while. They have been made for the lowest common denominator of paddler and have lacked features that make skilled paddlers really shine, such as strong eddies and current, and real shallows. The courses have also been lacking portages (which I understand will be rectified next year in Oscoda). “As far as course improvements for future Nationals, I favor round trip courses because of the simplicity of not moving vehicles. Another big benefit of round trips is that they incorporate more upstream paddling (a real art form dating back earlier than Lewis and Clark). And they usually provide more opportunities for true shallows for more competitive excitement. “Most rivers usually have enough deep water so that those who don't like shallows can avoid them but Nationals should definitely include shallow areas that may (or may not) provide a faster route to those skilled enough to enjoy them. Although I think the buoys this year were somewhat strange (the upper set) since the course designer intended for the race to run up the middle of the river (not something Lewis and Clark would usually consider, let alone Calvin), the buoy layout did get me thinking. “I suggest for future Nationals that the course designer may want to consider setting some additional buoys along the upstream portions of the race with the intent of making racers cross the river from time to time. Making racers go up the middle was odd but I can see the merit of making racers change from one side of the river to the other so that some racers have a chance to pass others who are tiring or who beat them on the downstream portion but may not be as skilled coming back upstream. “At Rock River, for instance, if you got a bad start it was very hard to improve your position until you made the top turn heading for home, by then it was a bit late to really make much of a comeback. So, I suggest occasional buoys on any longer distance straight upstream legs causing boaters to change to the other riverbank. This will effectively offer passing opportunities and further test the skills and endurance both of the paddlers ahead and the paddlers behind.” By making our overall courses longer again we will likely also satisfy much of the desire for technical challenge and variety expressed by several paddlers. A longer course (a round trip, certainly, where it makes good sense) is more likely to provide richer variation in current, eddies, shallows, and other river obstacles and opportunities that test our skills than a shorter course would. My recommendation is that we ask for bids that provide courses that would take the fastest paddlers at least three hours to complete. And that we ask for the course to provide at least one portage (preferably in a viewing area), a variety of water conditions, and plenty of upstream as well as downstream paddling. Buoy loops, especially in front of viewing areas are a great idea, providing more skills testing for paddlers and more excitement for both paddlers and spectators. Let’s make the Nationals a true Marathon Championship event again.

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56th AuSable River Marathon

56th Weyerhaeuser AuSable River Marathon — 2003

AuSable River Marathon Sprints

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Southard First, the Sprints On Thursday and Friday the sixty-five two-person teams entered in the Marathon competed in the Sprints to determine starting row position for the three-block run with their canoes through downtown Grayling, MI to the river for Saturday evening’s start The team with the quickest sprint time is awarded the pole position in the line-up for Saturday’s running start and, this year, it was seven-time defending AuSable champs, Jeff Kolka, 44, of Grayling, MI and Serge Corbin, 46, of St. Boniface-deShawinigan, Québec, by a very narrow thread. Thursday, Kolka & Corbin sprinted the looped course in 5:34 (5 minutes, 34 seconds). Friday afternoon, last year’s second place Marathon finishers, Mo Harwood, 24, of Grayling, MI and his partner Matt Rimer, 19, of Homer, MI, brought the crowd to their feet by sprinting the course in 5:34.4, just four tenths of a second slower than Kolka & Corbin. Last year Harwood & Rimer edged out the powerful duo for the pole position by just one second. Third position for Saturday’s start of the Marathon was another team that many Marathon observers picked to challenge the reigning champs in the main event. Finishing just over two seconds behind Kolka & Corbin were Andy Triebold, 27, of Homer, MI and Steve Lajoie, 27, of Mirabel, Québec, who sprinted the course in 5:36. Below: Friday afternoon, July 25: Mo Harwood (bow) and Matt Rimer about 10 yards from the finish of a blistering 5:34.4 sprint , just four tenths of a second behind champions Jeff Kolka and Serge Corbin! Photo courtesy and © 2003 Gareth Stevens

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Jeff Kolka (MI) / Serge Corbin (PQ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .05:34.0 Matt Rimer (MI) / Mo Harwood (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .05:34.4 Andrew Triebold (MI) / Steve Lajoie (PQ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .05:36.9 Bill Torongo (MI) / Bruce Barton (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .05:50.6 Tony Short (MI) / Denis Berthiaume (PQ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .05:50.7 Rick Joy (MI) / Ted Kolka (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .05:51.3 Clark Kent (MI) / Louis Berthiaume (PQ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .05:58.5 Tad Hill (MI) / Bill Schmitz (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .06:02.2 Jim Harwood (MI) / Matt Streib (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .06:02.6 Tim Valko (MI) / Erich Podjaske (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .06:03.5 Rodney Halstead (MI) / Ryan Halstead (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .06:09.7 Tim Sheldon (MI) / Dave Teddy (CO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .06:12.9 Pete Mead (MI) / Colin Hunter (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .06:15.9 Dwayne Barnes (MI) / Amy Solak (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .06:15.9 Steven Landick (MI) / Armin Lopez (BZ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .06:16.0 Dick Plumlee (KS) / Dwight Walker (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .06:17.0 Nicholas Bauer (WA) / Brad Bauer (WA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .06:17.2 Sylvain Greffard (PQ) / Yves Greffard (PQ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .06:18.1 Nick D'Amour (MI) / Matthew Ashton (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .06:18.9 Jon Webb (MI) / Cassie Webb (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .06:19.8 Robert Smith (MI) / Doug Moggo (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .06:20.4 Brad Taggett (WI) / David Timmerman (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .06:21.6 Tom Trudgeon (MI) / Mandy Trudgeon (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .06:22.0 Michael Garon (MI) / Doug Gillin (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .06:22.7 Mike Packard (NY) / Carrie Montgomery (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . .06:23.1 Dragan Olajdzija (ON) / Doug VanMeter (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . .06:24.8 Allen Limberg (WI) / Barb Bradley (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .06:26.1 Sean Jennings (MA) / Joe Shaw (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .06:27.4 Pierre Lapointe (PQ) / Eric Gagnon (PQ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .06:28.6 Wade Binion (TX) / Alex Lisbey (BZ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .06:28.8 Todd VanDeVen (MI) / Chris Kucharek (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .06:29.3 Fred Mills (MI) / Joseph Seifert (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .06:31.3 Ray Bauer (OH) / Tom Ackemyer (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .06:32.5 Jerry Brown (TX) / Richard Steppe (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .06:35.5 Blaise St.Pierre (PQ) / Serge Page' (PQ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .06:42.8 Kevin LeRoy (WI) / Neil Hanks (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .06:46.5 Mike Hartman (MI) / Ray Trudgeon (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .06:48.0 Bruce Byrnes (MI) / Russ Reker (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .06:48.4 Don Brooks (MI) / Al Widing, Sr. (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .06:50.6 Jeff DeFeo (MA) / Karen Levitt (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .06:54.5 Matt Smith (MI) / Robert Stockton II (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .06:54.7 Jim Laurent (MI) / Sean Casey (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .06:58.6 Brian Royce (MI) / John Funderburg (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .07:01.2 Chuck Hewitt (MI) / Ray Quick (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .07:03.7 Donald Starks (MI) / Brian Borchers (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .07:05.9 Allan DuBois (MN) / Kate Ellis (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .07:11.9 Chris Scully (MI) / Rod Matthews (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .07:13.4 John Lucey (MI) / Cheryl Lucey (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .07:18.3 Greg Nelson (MI) / Amado Cruz (BZ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .07:20.7 Tim Chapple (MI) / Nate Winkler (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .07:21.4 Hank Feldhauser (MI) / Jon Thompson (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .07:27.8 Debbie Perry (MI) / Lynne Witte (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .07:28.4 Andre Parenteau (PQ) / Luc Parenteau (PQ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .07:33.0 Frank Smutek (MI) / Bill Smutek (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .07:33.5 Timothy Feldkamp (MI) / Doug Heady (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .07:35.8 Jason Snell (MI) / Rejean Huard (PQ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .08:03.5 Joe Leusby (MI) / Rob Reed (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .08:07.5 Dave Skillman, Jr. (MI) / Garth Greenan (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .08:26.1 Mark Church (MI) / Gabe Williams (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .08:31.8 Chad Brandt (MI) / Mike Thomsen (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .08:42.3 Cliff Denson (MI) / Scott Peterson (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .09:19.4 Brett Addis (MI) / Andrew Addis (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .09:42.4 Linda Taber (MI) / Frank Taber (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .09:51.1 Matt Moulds (MI) / Malcom Moulds (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10:03.8 Mark Noorman (MI) / Lance Bowman (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13:35.6


CANOE NEWS October 2003

56th AuSable River Marathon

The AuSable Marathon is the “middle jewel” of the Triple Crown of Canoe Racing. New York’s General Clinton Canoe Regatta is the first leg of the Triple Crown, won this year by Kolka & Corbin over the Memorial Day weekend.. La Classique de Canots, a three-day race on the St-Maurice River in Québec over Labor Day weekend, is the final leg of the three race championship. Cash and prizes awarded at the three races in the series total over $100,000.

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Jeff Kolka (MI) / Serge Corbin (PQ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14:55:03 Andrew Triebold (MI) / Steve Lajoie (PQ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14:56:51 Tony Short (MI) / Denis Berthiaume (PQ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15:02:45 Rick Joy (MI) / Ted Kolka (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15:13:16 Matt Rimer (MI) / Mo Harwood (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15:16:50 Jim Harwood (MI) / Matt Streib (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15:19:14 Clark Kent (MI) / Louis Berthiaume (PQ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15:22:22 Tim Valko (MI) / Erich Podjaske (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15:42:56 Steven Landick (MI) / Armin Lopez (BZ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15:43:03 Bill Torongo (MI) / Bruce Barton (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15:50:58 Tim Sheldon (MI) / Dave Teddy (CO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15:53:48 Nick D'Amour (MI) / Matthew Ashton (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15:55:50 Pierre Lapointe (PQ) / Eric Gagnon (PQ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16:00:51 Nicholas Bauer (WA) / Brad Bauer (WA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16:02:16 Sean Jennings (MA) / Joe Shaw (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16:03:32 Wade Binion (TX) / Alex Lisbey (BZ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16:04:02 Tom Trudgeon (MI) / Mandy Trudgeon (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16:06:03 Dwayne Barnes (MI) / Amy Solak (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16:08:14 Rodney Halstead (MI) / Ryan Halstead (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16:13:02 Sylvain Greffard (PQ) / Yves Greffard (PQ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16:17:11 Michael Garon (MI) / Doug Gillin (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16:18:52 Robert Smith (MI) / Doug Moggo (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16:21:15 Pete Mead (MI) / Colin Hunter (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16:22:49 Mike Packard (NY) / Carrie Montgomery (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . .16:25:46 Dick Plumlee (KS) / Dwight Walker (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16:28:55 Blaise St.Pierre (PQ) / Serge Page' (PQ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16:29:53 Fred Mills (MI) / Joseph Seifert (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16:31:51 Matt Smith (MI) / Robert Stockton II (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16:40:38 Don Brooks (MI) / Al Widing, Sr. (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16:40:58 Bruce Byrnes (MI) / Russ Reker (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16:41:27 Chuck Hewitt (MI) / Ray Quick (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16:49:12 Kevin LeRoy (WI) / Neil Hanks (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16:56:03 Ray Bauer (OH) / Tom Ackemyer (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16:56:26 Jeff DeFeo (MA) / Karen Levitt (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16:56:33 Debbie Perry (MI) / Lynne Witte (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16:59:03 Todd VanDeVen (MI) / Chris Kucharek (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . .17:14:23 Greg Nelson (MI) / Amado Cruz (BZ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17:22:48 Jim Laurent (MI) / Sean Casey (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17:24:09 Brian Royce (MI) / John Funderburg (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17:26:17 Timothy Feldkamp (MI) / Doug Heady (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17:29:22 Jon Webb (MI) / Cassie Webb (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17:41:59 Andre Parenteau (PQ) / Luc Parenteau (PQ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17:48:00 Mike Hartman (MI) / Ray Trudgeon (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17:56:44 John Lucey (MI) / Cheryl Lucey (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18:03:43 Allan DuBois (MN) / Kate Ellis (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18:06:59 Tim Chapple (MI) / Nate Winkler (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18:07:28 Donald Starks (MI) / Brian Borchers (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18:16:53 Brett Addis (MI) / Andrew Addis (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18:54:26 Jason Snell (MI) / Rejean Huard (PQ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18:55:09 ......................................................... Drop Allen Limberg (WI) / Barb Bradley (WI) . . . .Fatigue at Foote Dam Drop Chad Brandt (MI) / Mike Thomsen (MI) . . . .Fatigue at Cooke Dam Drop Chris Scully (MI) / Rod Matthews (MI) . .Fatigue at Five Channels Drop Hank Feldhauser (MI) / Jon Thompson (MI) . .Fatigue at Loud Dam Drop Jerry Brown (TX) / Richard Steppe (TX) . . . .Fatigue at Loud Dam Drop Dragan Olajdzija (ON) / Doug VanMeter (MI) . Injury at Loud Dam Drop Brad Taggett (WI) / David Timmerman (IA) . . . . . . . .Injury at 4001 Drop Tad Hill (MI) / Bill Schmitz (MI) . . . . . . .Unknown Reason at 4001 Drop Frank Smutek (MI) / Bill Smutek (MI) Shoulder Injury at McKinley DQ Mark Church (MI) / Gabe Williams (MI) Over Time Limit, Mio Dam Drop Dave Skillman, Jr. (MI) / Garth Greenan (MI) . .Illness at Parmalee Drop Joe Leusby (MI) / Rob Reed (MI) . . . . .Leaking Canoe at Parmalee DQ Linda Taber (MI) / Frank Taber (MI) Over Time Limit at McMasters DQ Cliff Denson (MI) / Scott Peterson (MI) Over Time Limit at Stephans DQ Matt Moulds (MI) / Malcom Moulds (MI) Over Time Limit, Stephans DQ Mark Noorman (MI) / Lance Bowman (MI) Over Time Limit, Stephans

Staged since 1947, the AuSable Marathon was an ultra-endurance event long before ultra-endurance became“cool.” The two-person teams must portage six hydroelectric dams plus battle the darkness, the river’s natural obstructions, the weather and the sheer exhaustion brought on by paddling their lightweight hi-tech Kevlar or carbon-fiber canoes at a pace of 50 to 80 strokes per minute non-stop throughout the 14 to 19 hour race. They receive no assistance except food, drink and dry clothing passed to them by their “feeders” or “bankrunners” at points along the course. Margin of victory narrowest in 11 Years At the sound of the starter’s pistol at 9 pm Saturday evening, paddlers picked up their canoes and made thier frenzied “Le-Mans style” 1/8-mile run with their canoes through the streets to the AuSable River to start of this 120 mile, 14-19 hour non-stop race. Corbin and Kolka did not get a clean start; Corbin fell face first into his canoe at the start and several teams sprinted away from the defending champs and pre-race favorites. At Burton’s Landing, the first official timing location and 43 minutes into the race, Triebold & Lajoie were holding first place. The next three teams trailed by only 13 seconds and the defending champs held fourth place, 2 minutes behind the leaders. Kolka and Corbin pressed hard and another hour into the race, at the third timing location , Wakeley Bridge, they had moved to the front of the pack, leading Triebold & Lajoie by 3 seconds. The top two teams now began to open a gap over the rest of the lead pack. The defending champs kept the pressure on and by the mid-point of the 120-mile race had opened a lead of over 9 minutes over Triebold & Lajoie. Meanwhile, several other teams had caught Triebold & Lajoie and there was now a 4-canoe pack battling for second place. But Triebold and Lajoie were not done challenging the reigning champs! After portaging Alcona Dam at dawn, 9 hours into the race, they poured it on and by the Cooke Dam portage, 12 hours into the race, they had caught Kolka & Corbin and vaulted into first place. The champs and challengers remained locked in a back & forth, then side-by-side battle over the last portage, at Foote Dam, and on toward the Oscoda finish line. Just 20 minutes above the finish line, Kolka & Corbin sprinted and were able to pull away from Triebold & Lajoie, crossing the finish line in 14:55:03 to win their eighth consecutive Weyerhaeuser AuSable River Canoe Marathon! Triebold & Lajoie crossed the finish line 1 minute, 48 seconds later, with an elapsed time of 14:56:51, to take second place. The 1:48 margin of victory was the closest in 11 years, since the 1992 race when Serge Corbin and Brett Stockton beat Bruce Barton and Tim Triebold by just 1 minute, 24 seconds. (Tim Triebold, the 1992 second place finisher, is 2003 second-place finisher Andy Triebold’s father.)

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This year’s winning time of 14:55:03 is the first time that the 15hour barrier has been broken since the 2000 race. Though water levels were slightly higher than in 2001 and 2002, the winning pace for the race was relatively slow. Kolka & Corbin’s elapsed time of 14:55:03 was the third slowest Weyerhaeuser AuSable Marathon winning time since 1978. In 1994, Corbin, with partner Solomon Carrière of Cumberland House, Saskatchewan, set the AuSable Marathon record with a winning time of 13:58:08. Tony Short, 39, of Indian River, MI and Denis Berthiaume, 38, of Prévost, Québec finished third, with a time of 15:02:45. The pair finished 2nd in the 2001 Marathon. Fourth were Rick Joy, 44, of Silverwood, MI and Ted Kolka, 37, of Grayling, MI completing the Marathon in 15:13:16. (Ted Kolka is eight-time Marathon champ Jeff Kolka’s brother.) Rounding out the top five were the 2002 second place finishers, Matt Rimer, 19, of Horton, Michigan and Mo Harwood, 24, of Grayling, MI.

Above, top: Andy Triebold & Steve Lajoie lead the sprint portage to the river, closely followed by Denis Berthiaume & Tony Short, and then by Mo Harwood & Matt Rimer beside Jeff Kolka & Serge Corbin. Above, bottom: Within seconds of the first teams rounding the corner, the narrow, shallow AuSable River by Ray’s Canoeing becomes a wild crush of racers and their canoes piling headlong into the river, scrambling to get away. The three teams in the water above are Pierre Lapointe & Éric Gagnon, Barb Bradley & Al Limberg, and Richard Steppe & Jerry Brown. Below: Left to right: Chad Brandt & Mike Thomsen (Boat 12) in front of Timothy Feld & Doug Heady. That’s Karen Levitt sitting in the water and partner Jeff DeFeo climbing into the boat, and ahead of them, André & Luc Parenteau.

The first Mixed Team to finish was a father-daughter team from Grayling, MI, Tom Trudgeon, 44, and Mandy Trudgeon, 22. They completed the course in 16:06:03, good for 17th place overall. Finishing in 18th pace overall and the second place Mixed Team were Dwayne Barnes, 41, of Copemish, MI and Amy Solak, 38, of Traverse City, MI. The third place Mixed Team finishers and finishing 41st overall were another father-daughter team, Jon Webb, 43, and Cassie Webb, 16,of Hubbard Lake, MI. The first place Amateur finishers were the youngest paddlers entered in this year’s Marathon, Donald Starks, 17, and Brian Borchers, 16, both of Grayling, MI. They finished 47th overall with an elapsed time of 18:16:53. A favorite among Weyerhaeuser AuSable River Marathon fans – Amazing Al Widing, Sr, 78, of Mio, MI and partner Don Brooks, 34, of Midland, MI finished 29th out of 49 finishers, in 16:40:58. Widing has competed in the Marathon during six decades, entering and finishing over thirty of these grueling contests during that time span and finishing as high as second on several occasions. At the finish of this year’s race, Widing commented that he hopes to compete in two more AuSable Marathons so that can finish the race in the year when he turns 80 years old. Réjean Huard, the Executive Director of Québec’s La Classique de canots, the final jewel of the Triple Crown of Canoe Racing, was making his fifth attempt to finish the Marathon. Together with his partner Jason Snell, 32, of Gaylord, MI Huard, 60, of Shawinigan, Québec, made up the last team to complete the race, finishing 49th with a time of 18:55:09, just 4:51 before the mandatory 19-hour official end of the AuSable Marathon.

Cooke Dam, 9:20 am, 7/27/03: Andy Triebold (left) & Steve Lajoie have made up a nine minute deficit, and have caught and passed Jeff Kolka & Serge Corbin (right)

Of the 65 teams that started the race, 49 teams completed the race within the qualifying time of 19 hours. Sixteen teams withdrew from the race due to illness, injury, damage to the canoe or for missing mandatory cut-offs at timing stations. The dangers of extreme exhaustion Of those who withdrew because of exhaustion, Barb Bradley of Wausau, WI collapsed at Three Pipes, only about 15 minutes from the finish line in Oscoda. Team-mate, husband Allen Limberg, a man fishing nearby, and others sought help. Bradley was taken by ambulance to Tawas Hospital, then airlifted to Saginaw St. Mary’s Hospital where she was admitted, unconscious, to intensive care. Read her story, and a good primer on hyponatremia, hydration and electrolytes, on the following pages (44 and 45) of this issue. All photos courtesy and © 2003 Bruce Myles

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Hyponatremia and Hydration

Hyponatremia — Can It Happen to You?

Meanwhile, our support team (consisting of paddling friends John Hugus and Erik Anderson, and our sons Blaine and Peter), were waiting for us at the finish line in Oscoda.

It Happened To Me and It Was No Fun

Eventually they got word and drove to Tawas. John and Erik are both medical doctors and they were a great support to Al and the kids. When I was diagnosed, my fan club — the two good doctors, Al, Blaine, and Peter — made the 70-mile trek by car.

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We were 15 plus hours into the 120-mile Ausable River Canoe Thirty-three hours later, I woke up from being unconscious. Al and Marathon and having a great race. About 20 minutes from the finish, our sons were at my bedside along with Lynne Witte and Fred my husband Al Limberg and I were the first mixed boat and 13th Mills. place overall. A few days earlier I I was confused. I didn't rememhad told a friend that I would be Can’t We Just Take Salt Tablets to Replace Electrolytes? ber going to the hospital, nor did I "ecstatic" if we finished in the top Sodium is necessary, but not by itself and not in mega-dose remember ever feeling sick. Why 15 — but we never made it to the quantities. were we all in the hospital room? finish line. The human body needs only minute amounts of sodium to func- Why was I in the hospital bed? Just before Three Pipes Beach, I tion normally (250 mg of sodium each day, athletes maybe 500 It's not every day that I get a hug steered us into a sweeper and we mg) which is easily supplied by natural, unprocessed foods. and a kiss from my 15-year-old. tipped. My brain was not func- The average athlete stores up to 8000 mg of dietary sodium in And why did he have tears in his tioning well enough to climb back tissues and has these stores available during exercise. These eyes? After Al told me what hapin the boat and paddle. Al, who stores of sodium will become depleted fairly rapidly during the pened, I realized that I had only a has a background as a paramedic first 3-4 hours of exercise in hot conditions. few faint recollections of the last and a surgical technician, knew However, the body has hormone monitors which will spare lossfive hours of the race. that something was wrong. es when the body detects low serum (blood) sodium levels. My hospitalization was a family He got me to shore and asked me Sodium replenishment, at the rate of 100-600 mg per hour, affair and I am convinced that the the standard "awareness" ques- works with the body to maintain proper sodium levels. whole ordeal was much harder on tions: "What is you name?" Al and the kids than it was on me. "What is my name?" "How old Don’t I Need To Replace What I Sweat Out? After all, I was "sleeping" through are our kids?" "What is our Electrolytes lost are not replaced by electrolytes consumed — the most challenging moments. address?" I knew the answers but especially during continued high-intensity competition. I'm sure that spending days in a would periodically call a "hut" and continued moving my arms as if I During exercise, the body replaces only 35-45% of what it hospital hundreds of miles from loses. If we try to replace all the fluids at once, we end up with home was not my kids idea of were still paddling. dilutional hyponatremia (overly diluted blood sodium levels) or summer fun, but they never comWith the aid of a fisherman, an off water-intoxication. If we attempt to replace all the fuels that we plained. The highlight of one day duty nurse, and a sheriff, Al even- spend, the stomach will back up in total rebellion, and refueling for them was going out to buy tually got me to an ambulance and will grind to a halt. If we try to replace all the electrolytes we some clean underwear. then to a hospital in Tawas, lose in equal amounts, a number of hormonal triggers may creMichigan. As the medical staff ate all sorts of problems such as gastric stress, edema, or mus- While in the hospital, I received excellent care and have gratitude started their evaluation, Al filled cle spasms and cramping. and respect for the doctors who out the admission forms still in his Endurance nutrition guru Bill Misner, Ph.D. says, regarding cared for me. However, the docsoggy paddling shoes, wet shorts, proper electrolyte replacement, “Give it [your body] 35-45%, tors and I did not agree on the and no shirt. My condition rapideven though it cries aloud for 110%.” Thus, when consuming time that I should go home. After ly worsened. Within a short time I electrolytes, it has to be done in a way that falls under the four days of hospitalization, I was lost consciousness, had a seizure, “radar detection system” of the body while still providing optistill quite sick but I felt that I and developed pneumonia. In the mal support. could heal better at home and I next couple of hours, I had more left AMA (against medical medical tests and procedures than Extracted from the Hammer Nutrition online manual for fitness, The Endurance Athlete’s Guide to Success, at www.e-caps.com. advice). my almost 80-year-old mother has had in her entire lifetime. We made the 10-hour drive home The Tawas Hospital staff diagnosed my condition as exercise associated hyponatremia (low sodium level). A healthy sodium level is 140 mmol.L. My sodium level was 115 mmol.L, which meant I had severe hyponatremia. Low sodium levels can cause central nervous system dysfunction. My brain was not working well enough to get my body to breathe properly so I was intubated and put on a respirator. The medical staff in Tawas decided I needed a larger hospital and I was air-lifted to St. Mary's Hospital in Saginaw, Michigan. The author photo (above) shows Barb Bradley competing in the USCA Nationals August 10 (C2 with Leanne Stanley) barely two weeks after her ordeal on the AuSable. Courtesy of and © 2003 Will Arts and Tech. See their ad on p 39.

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without incident. Erik, a medical internist, was kind enough to work me into his schedule the next day. My labs still looked quite bad: I had pneumonia, and my weight was up 16 pounds from all the fluid that was pumped in me. Basically I felt crummy. However, I was very motivated to get better quickly. This was Friday. I wanted to be healthy enough to work a full patient load on Monday and be healthy enough to compete in Canoe Nationals which was one week away. My mother suggested that I stay home and rest.


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dressed anticipating heavy rains.

Erik put me on antibiotics and I supplemented myself with vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and probiotics. I rested, did light exercise, ate good food, appreciated the many get well wishes, and drank a lot of water. In three days, I lost the 16 pounds of fluid (did that feel good!) and was able to work on Monday. On Tuesday, I reran my labs at my clinic and they looked good, but I still had pneumonia. I competed in Nationals on Friday and Sunday, and rested on Saturday. I have had better finishing placements, but my victory this year was that I was healthy enough to compete.

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As is common with hyponatremia, I felt no symptoms telling me I was in trouble. One review article on hyponatremia cites successful ultra-endurance athletes ingesting between 5,000 and 10,000 mg of sodium in 24 hours. I ingested a small fraction of this during the AuSable Marathon. In preparation for my next long race, I plan to Photo courtesy and © 2003 Bruce Myles salt my food on hot training days and a few days before the event, drink V-8 juice, and take in enough of sodium during the race.

This whole ordeal has been a humbling learning experience for me. I've done several long distance events in hot weather without problems. I thought I'd never see the inside of a post race medical tent. For instance, the day I did the Hawaii Ironman Alcona Dam, 6:38 am, 7/27/03: Barb and Al still going strong 9:38 hours into the race, as they run the portage with crew member Erik Anderson Triathlon it was 119° F. So what went wrong this time? Low sodium level (hyponatremia), is a well-documented condition which can occur in athletes competing in ultra-endurance sporting events. The incidence of hyponatremia is higher in women than men and the reason for this is not understood. The exact cause of hyponatremia is a matter of debate but most feel that fluid overload, i.e. drinking too much water, is the culprit. In my case, however, I think my sodium intake was just too low. I typically eat a low sodium diet and during the Marathon I drank only a dilute electrolyte replacement drink, avoiding a more concentrated drink and my food bags. It was a hot, humid night and I was overWhat Are Electrolytes And Why Do I Need Them? Electrolytes are chemical substances that form electrically charged particles (ions) in body fluids. Electrolytes are used to create the electrical energy necessary for many body functions, including nerve impulse transmission and muscle contractions. In simple terms, many normal bodily functions are dependent on these substances. CALCIUM is the most abundant mineral in the human body (about 2.85 pounds in the average person). A constant blood calcium level is required for a normal rhythmic heartbeat, healthy nerve transmission, and strong muscle contractions. During exercise, calcium-dependent enzymes produce energy from fatty and amino acid conversion. Because fatty acids are such an important fuel during endurance exercise (providing 60-65% of your energy needs when exercise goes beyond two hours in length), having adequate calcium available to efficiently convert them into energy is crucial. When blood calcium runs low, the body extracts it from the bones, but this may take more time than competition allows. A deficiency in blood calcium levels during endurance events may produce high blood pressure, muscle cramps, and weakness. MAGNESIUM should accompany calcium at a ratio of 1:2. When calcium flows into working muscle cells, the muscle contracts; when calcium leaves and magnesium replaces it, the muscle relaxes. Many enzymatic reactions necessary for fuel conversion to muscular energy occur in the presence of adequate magnesium. Deficiency of magnesium contributes to muscle cramps, tremors, sleep disturbances, and in some cases, convulsive disorders. POTASSIUM is the chief cation (positively charged ion) within all muscle cells, necessary for maintaining the optimal concentration and

Two weeks after I left the hospital, I began to feel back to normal. It was then that I could reflect on the whole experience. I realized that I was right about a notion I have held for a long time — paddlers are a great group of people!

I would like to thank many of you for your kind thoughts, kind words, e-mails, cards, phone calls, visits, and flowers. I was very touched! And I will always remember the surprise visit and "thoughtful" gift from two of my college crew team friends — a pound of Morton's iodized salt . . . when it rains it pours!

Barb Bradley is a chiropractor, physical therapist, and a nutritionist. She is in private practice in Wausau, Wisconsin and specializes in therapeutic nutrition. Presently she enjoys paddling, crosscountry and telemark skiing, and running an occasional marathon. Barb is married to Al Limberg and they have two incredibly wellbehaved and politely inquisitive boys, Blaine and Peter. Photo courtesy and © 2003 Bruce Myles

balance of sodium. Potassium deficiency symptoms are nausea, vomiting, muscle weakness, muscle spasms, cramping, and rapid heart rate. SODIUM is the chief cation (positively charged ion) outside the cell. During endurance events, 3-4 hours are necessary to deplete this mineral, which may result in symptoms of abnormal heartbeat, muscle twitching, and hypoventilation. However, if sodium is replaced at the same rate as depletion, it overrides the hormonal regulating mechanisms that cause the body to conserve electrolytes. CHLORIDE is the relative anion (negatively charged ion) that must accompany sodium in the extracellular tissues. This mineral is absolutely necessary in maintaining the osmotic tension in both blood and extracellular fluids. It’s a somewhat complicated process, but to put it in the simplest terms, think of osmotic tension as being the proper balance and consistency of body fluids and electrolytes. MANGANESE is necessary in trace amounts for optimal muscle cell enzyme reactions for conversion of fatty acids and protein into energy. Again, fatty acids and protein are an important, even crucial part of the endurance athlete’s fuel supply, so while manganese is not technically an electrolyte, its importance cannot be overstated. Research also shows that manganese deficiency plays a key role in blood sugar fluctuation, free radical build up from intense exercise, and nerve function disorders, especially in older athletes. Also extracted from the Hammer Nutrition online manual for fitness, The Endurance Athlete’s Guide to Success, at http://www.e-caps.com. A great set of guidelines for how to determine fluid loss in order to get an enducated guess on how much hydration you need during a race is found at http://www.usatf.org/coaches/library/ That site is the USA TRACK AND FIELD TRAINING LIBRARY FOR COACHES.

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USCA Kids: Read the River

USCA Kids Ah, another day on the river. A quiet one, or an adventure?

Read the River, Part Two: PREPARE FOR ADVENTURE! by Janet Perry When you go out paddling, you don’t always expect to fall in, get caught in a storm or get hurt. You should always be ready for that stuff to happen, though. So, it’s great that paddling safely is an easy list of 1, 2, 3. 1. Prepare. Make sure you have the right equipment and information to go paddling safely. Having a PFD, rescue equipment, and a properly equipped dry bag are just as important as that ever-ready spare paddle. It is a good idea to bring along more than just PFDs for yourself and your partner. Skydivers have more than one parachute, right? In the same way, some rescue equipment is great for helping others when a PFD isn’t enough to save the day. For instance, it’s best to save someone in trouble while keeping safe, yourself. So, keep your PFD on you and use the rescue equipment to help others. Don’t be one of those lifesavers who gets into trouble by trying to help someone! A throw bag is easy to strap to a thwart or under your seat. You just throw the bag out where someone in trouble can grab it, then pull them to safety with the attached rope. You can make something like a throw bag with just a milk jug and some strong nylon rope. All you do is to tightly seal a old plastic milk jug that has a little bit of water or sand in it, and then tie the rope to it. No extra stuff to buy. No problem! If extra safety equipment is like a spare parachute, your dry bag is your survival kit if you get stranded somewhere. Your dry bag should always have the following gear: a watch, first aid kit, flash light, extra water and food, safety whistle, and a spare change of clothes. (Canoe News will run a future Kids’ Page telling you how to make your own dry bag for a couple of dollars. Watch for it!) Finally, go paddling only when you are sure the journey holds no life-threatening dangers. Walking along the bank and looking for hazards, which is called scouting the river, will help you find that out. When you scout, you’ll find river hazards. Then, you need to decide whether you are skilled enough to handle them. (Walking around a dangerous spot on the river is an OK way to “handle” a tricky spot, by the way.) 2. Avoid. There are many hazards on the river that are best to just avoid. The worst of them are whirlpools, keepers, sweepers and strainers. Whirlpools are very big eddies. They look like water tornadoes and are difficult to get around. Some are strong enough to pull you to the bottom of the river. Others just suck your paddle (and you) into the water. It’s best to just take a course around the edge of whirlpools — even if you’re going upstream. Dams are dangerous. A river pulls things over them and drags the river debris (trees, picnic tables, your canoe...and YOU!) to the bottom and keeps them there! Big dams (any dam that’s taller than you are) usually have very dangerous keepers. If you go over a big dam, there’s a good chance you’ll fall out of your boat and into the keeper. The backwash pushes you underwater, where you can’t breathe. Without air, you get confused and then faint. Most people trapped in keepers never surface. So, the best way to handle a dam and avoid keepers is to carry your boat around them. (This is called portaging.) You can see a dam when you notice that there is an edge on the river — just where it should stretch out before you, it seems to stop. That’s a horizon line. Don’t go near it. You can also usually hear water falling over the edge of the dam. That water noise is the backwash, or keeper, warning you with either a low, or a very loud roar. 46


USCA Kids: Read the River

CANOE NEWS October 2003

Sweepers and strainers are made by trees that are in the river, either hanging over the water or in it. Sweepers just brush the surface of the water. They are dangerous if you get caught in the branches, because the branches could trap your equipment — leaving you no way out. Or, you may be entangled in the tree branches where the water controls you...instead of the other way around. Plus, you never know when the tree that is making a sweeper is going to fall in. Getting trapped in those branches could be just enough to pull down the whole tree — right on top of you! Yikes! Strainers are underwater tree branches. They are dangerous if you fall in and get trapped in them underwater. If you get trapped in either a sweeper or a strainer, the best thing to do in either case is to pull yourself through the branches in the same direction as the water is going. Then, get away from that tree! A more effective way to get around sweepers and strainers is just to pick a course that takes you out of their reach. 3. DON’T PANIC! Things will happen on the river. Many of them will be unplanned adventures for you and your paddling pals to laugh about later. You can usually be prepared for such adventures easily. (Remember, if you or one of your paddling pals are in trouble and you can find a phone, you should call 9-1-1 and tell the operator where you and your pals are. If it’s a pal in trouble, get back to where he/she are as soon as possible!) As long as you have the right equipment and have scouted the river well for the hazards (and exciting spots!) you will probably survive every one of your escapades. Best of all, you’ll improve all your skills as a paddler for having done so.

FIGHT THE SCHOOLDAY PADDLING BLUES. WRITE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE! With the sunset earlier and sunrise later during the fall and winter months, all you can do is dream of the next paddling adventure as you get home from school in the dark. That’s where your imagination saves the day! Use 10 of the following words (each was in the article), to write your own adventure in a page or less. PFD, dry bag, watch, first aid kit, safety whistle, rescue equipment, throw bag, dam, horizon line, keeper, portaging, strainer, sweeper or whirlpool. If you’re 17 or younger, and you’ve written (and/or illustrated) a truly fun or breathtaking adventure, or even just a “series of unfortunate events”, mail it to Gareth Stevens, P.O. Box 56, Hubertus, WI 53033. If he thinks it’s good, you may be a published author in the next issue of Canoe News!

HERE ARE PICTURES OF SOME OF THE WORDS IN “PREPARE FOR ADVENTURE” This is a picture of a horizon line at a dam.

The lucky paddler trapped on a rock is being saved by a boy scout and an old milk jug.

This is a keeper, see how the water hits bottom then swirls just beneath the surface? A little scouting helps to avoid such a dangerous dam.

As you can see from this diagram, it’s pretty easy to make a throw bag for yourself with a few dollars and a trip to the hardware store.

This branch is both in the water and sweeping the top of the water. See how a sweeper may be a strainer hiding to catch you? Eek!

Don’t know how to begin an adventure? Bet you wonder what these people are saying, and why one is pointing...and how will they run that drop in a marathon canoe, anyhow? Or, will they???

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CANOE NEWS October 2003

River Writings / Membership

River Writings

The Dry Salvages

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gareth Stevens Rivers have inspired poets, writers, and philosophers for centuries. And, as I have come to understand, we marathon paddlers are nothing if not sensitive, literary types and philosophers. Gary Ballina, for example, quoted an extract on the Susquehannah River from R.L. Stevenson’s Across the Plains in his Rotary Club Race For Life race report last issue (Canoe News August 2003, p 46) and hence inspired this column. So, here’s the first of an occasional column — a regular column, if it appears to be appreciated — that will inflict on the entire membership of the USCA writings some of us enjoy and want to share with everyone else. I invite submissions. [I also plan to review books, on endurance, paddling, training, rivers — so let me know any that catch your attention: fiction, nonfiction, pictorial, whatever you are reading that is worth sharing.] My first selection here is the opening to T.S. Eliot’s poem “The Dry Salvages,” the third in a group of poems called Four Quartets. The Dry Salvages is a small group of rocks, with a beacon, off the northeast coast of Cape Ann, MA. Salvages is pronounced to rhyme with assuages. The name “the Dry Salvages” is thought to be derived from a corruption of the French, les trois sauvages, which means “the three savages” or “the three wild ones.”

I do not know much about gods; but I think that the river Is a strong brown god — sullen, untamed and intractable, Patient to some degree, at first recognised as a frontier; Useful, untrustworthy, as a conveyor of commerce; Then only a problem confronting the builder of bridges. The problem once solved, the brown god is almost forgotten By the dwellers in cities — ever, however, implacable. Keeping his seasons and rages, destroyer, reminder Of what men choose to forget. Unhonoured, unpropitiated By worshippers of the machine, but waiting, watching and waiting. His rhythm was present in the nursery bedroom, In the rank ailanthus of the April dooryard, In the smell of grapes on the autumn table, And the evening circle in the winter gaslight. The river is within us, the sea is all about us;

You can read the whole poem at: www.tristan.icom43.net/quartets/. Or you can get it in paperback: TS Eliot, Four Quartets (Harvest Books).

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Race Results: AK, Belize, CA, CT

Kayak Long - Men

Race Results 2003

1 2 3 4 5

ARKANSAS Mar 9 Jungle Boater Canoe Race - see CN Apr 03 Apr 5 Buffalo River Canoe Race - see CN Jul 03 Jun 14 Arkansas' "BIG DOG" Canoe Race - see CN Jul 03

Mark Jacobson (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.41.43 Kurt Kuehnel (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.47.43 Lou Carrier (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.50.00 Tom Jones (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.56.51 Ken Cooper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.02.43

Kayak Long - Woman 1

Pam Browning (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.08.08

C1 Men Racing

BELIZE

1 2 3 4 5 6

Mar 7-10 La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge - see CN Jul 03

CALIFORNIA Feb 1 Cow Patty Pageant - see CN Apr 03 Feb 22 Hokuloa Ocean Race - see CN Apr 03

Paul Dyka (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.59.46 Denis Carey (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.06.31 Tom Ellsworth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.16.21 Chris Auffrey (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.31.23 Steve Laurin (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.36.29 Dan Carr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.41.56

C1 Woman Racing

CONNECTICUT

1

Apr 6 Hockanum River Race- see CN Jul 03 Apr 12 Upper Willimantic River Race - see CN Jul 03 May 18 Housatonic Downriver Race - see CN Jul 03 May 18 Quinnipiac River Downriver Classic - see CN Jul 03 Jun 8 Spring Fling at Glasgo Pond - see CN Jul 03

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Jun 21 Curtis Universal Connecticut River Challenge

4 Mile Recreational Boat Race C2

1 2 1 2

1 2 3

John Kazimierczyk (NH) / Peter Heed (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.50.45 Lisa Salvini (MA) / Doug Howard (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.53.04 Jennifer Caldwell (NH) / Christina Wilson (VT) . . . . . . . . . . .1.53.40 Alex Sabo (MA) / Bob Zuber (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.54.19 Ron Hamlett (MA) / Dave Dugas (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.54.27 Kevin Boss (MA) / Bill Brown (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.57.01 Ted Kenyon (CT) / Tim Allen (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.57.40

1 1 2 3

John Aufmuth (VT) /Bill Kelly (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.53.03

1

Marilyn Hickey (MA) / Brenda Bowie (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.16.59 Sally Vincent (MA) / Susan Casey (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.17.06

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Sue Slowick (MA) / Brent Lyesiuk (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.50.38 John Casale (MA) / Abby Kingman (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.57.35 Chris Schmidt (MA) / Gary Aprea (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.58.46 Charles Zuber (MA) / Patty Spector (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.01.22 Jeff DeFeo (MA) / Karen Levitt (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.01.31 Dick Ulbrich (MA) / Dede Herlihy (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.02.02 Priscilla Reinertsen (NH) / Ray Thiel (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.05.17 Tim McElroy (MA) / Kaitlyn McElroy (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.10.18

C1 Man Open 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Frank Stasz (MA) / Bob Allen (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.56.28 Scott Ricker (MA) / Andy Ouellet (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.05.37 Neil LeBlanc (MA) / Nick Lyesiuk (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.57.29 Stan Kissell (NH) / Pete McAllister (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.57.37 Tom Warner (NH) / Tom Walton (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.58.19 Phil Soule (ME) / Ralph Vincent (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.03.13 Dave Lamoureux (MA) / Steve Nyman (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.03.49 Robert Altman (MA) / Dan Pelletier (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.11.38

C2 Standard 1

Bob Rapant (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.11.22 Marc Gillespie (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.14.09 Sean Jennings (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.15.01 Brent Lyesiuk (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.16.10 Bob MacDowell (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.19.22 Shane MacDowell (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.22.13 Tom Page (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.22.20 Neal Sand (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.22.40 Ted Kenyon (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.24.46 Tim Allen (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.29.38 Christopher Auffrey (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.38.10 Dan Carr (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.39.42

C1 Man Master

Terje Reinertsen (NH) / Ed Halpin (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.20.05

1 2 3

Kayak 2 Person 1

Tim Nutt (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57.17 Robert Flanagan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59.46 Rick Eliot (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.00.26 Robin Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.02.34 Chris Kielb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.02.48 William LaCaprucia (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.06.46 Ed Brisbois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.09.17 Rick Hartmann (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.09.48

Windsor

Steven Bedard (MA) / Sara Wesley (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.14.38

C2 Rec Men 1

Marjorie Morin / Kevin Robblee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.06.15

Jul 20 Connecticut C1 Championships

C2 Vet Racing 1

Guy Flatley (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.01.23 Pamela Hill (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.13.34 Jeff Teece (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.39.49

Kayak 1 person

C2 Senior Racing 1 2 3 4

Philip Dowling (MA) / Luke Dowling (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.03.50

Kayak 2 Person

C2 Master Racing 1 2

Laurie Carasello / Steve Gauthier (PQ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.02.16 Skip Fletcher (NH) / David Hughes (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.05.01 Jay Duchesne / Chris Raleigh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.08.57

C1

C2 Jr/Sr 1

James Dami (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.10.54 Chuck Baker (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.20.04

Junior/Senior (kevlar boat)

C2 Mixed Racing 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Jim Roberts (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.08.52 Larry Douglas (CT or NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.13.45

C1 Vet Racing

C2 Women Racing 1 2

Jim Miller (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.08.31

C1 Senior Racing

C2 Men Racing 1

Gloria Wesley (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.10.40

C1 Master Racing

12 Mile Race C2 Pro 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

CANOE NEWS October 2003

Alex Brough, Sr (CT) / Alex Brough, Jr (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.45.03

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Bill Ross (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.19.53 Kevin Boss (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.24.24 Guy Flatley (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.25.45


CANOE NEWS October 2003

Race Results: Connecticut, DC, Florida

C1 Man Senior

3 4 5

1 Bob Allen (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.20.38 2 Dave Dugas (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.22.37 3 Alex Sabo (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.22.44 4 Tom Walton (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.24.10 5 Jim Dipelesi (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.24.54 6 Bill Anderson (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.25.43 7 John Ponticorvo (NJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.26.57 8 Ray Thiel (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.31.03 9 Steve Putnam (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.31.06 10 Bob Miller (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.44.39 dnf Jim Roberts (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .dnf

Ted Kenyon (CT) / Jeff Bachiochi ( ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:11:53 Fred Johnson / Bob Deptula . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:19:06 Daniel Burke / Katie Amos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:19:58

C1 Master 1 2 3 4 5

Paul Dyka (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58:55 Jim Miller (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59:22 Tom Salvini (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:05:06 Larry Douglas (CT or NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:06:22 Richard Little (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:09:08

C1 Recreational 1 2

Jeff Altrui (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:11:27 Mark White (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:05:48

C1 Man Veteran

K2 Open Jr

1 2 3 4

1

Jim Dami (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.24.59 Tom Ostrowski (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.25.38 Phil Cole (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.31.04 Ron Bomberger (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.40.01

1 2 3

C1 Woman Open 1 Gloria Wesley (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.20.53 2 Patty Spector (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.31.20* dnf Jodi Smith (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .dnf

1 2 3 4

Laura Spector (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.31.19* Kaitlyn McElroy (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.32.00*

1 2 3 4 5

Glen Green (NJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.20.13 Steven Smith (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.22.03

Recreational (1 lap) 1 2

Pam Browning (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47.11 Bill Arzamarski (RI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50.08

Bolton Lakes, Bolton

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

The thunderstorms passed by and at 6:30 pm 43 paddlers in 17 canoes and 13 kayaks left the starting line on Bolton Lake for the 20th Anniversary running of the Bolton Sunset Canoe and Kayak Race. They came from 17 towns in Connecticut, 11 in Massachusetts, 2 in New Hampshire and one each in Rhode Island and Vermont. Kayla Tomkiel and Natalie Pellegrini — both 13, came from Manchester while Dyck Cotrina, living in West Hartford, is from Peru.

Jun 7 Washington Monumental - see CN Jul 03

FLORIDA Jan 5 Estero River Canoe & Kayak Regatta - see CN Feb 03 Feb 1 Weeki Wachee Race - see CN Apr 03 Feb 8, 9 Islamorada Outrigger Challenge - see CN Apr 03 Feb 22 Crisp Park Race - see CN Apr 03 Mar 1 "Run From the Gator" Race - see CN Apr 03 Mar 8 Third Annual Everglades Challenge - see CN Jul 03 Mar 15 Great Pickle Race - see CN Apr 03 Mar 30 Miami Challenge - see CN Jul 03 Apr 12 Rainbow River Race - see CN Jul 03 May 3 Wild Hog Race - see CN Jul 03 May 18 Wekiva River Race - see CN Jul 03 May 23 The Race That Never Was - see CN Jul 03 May 24 Outrigger Race - see CN Aug 03 June 7 Wascissa River Race - see CN Aug 03 June 14 & 15 Sunshine State Games - see CN Aug 03

Ted Kenyon of Ellington started this race in 1984 and presented the Kenyon Kup to Kurt Nuhfer (short course) for the fastest novice time. Present for the evening were three paddlers who raced in 1985: Ted Kenyon (paddler) and Geoff Latsha (crew) also John Scoville, for many years the organizer of the Hockanum River Race, raced with his daughter Sarah. On September 5, the Scovilles will compete in the 90 mile Adirondack Classic raising funds for the Hole In The Wall Camp. It was another beautiful evening on the lake and a friendly and enjoyable competition. Thanks to Race Crew Brian and Linda Lemire (Bolton), Geoff and Sue Latsha (Windsor), Paula Thiel (Preston) and Ernie and Millie Harris (Bolton).

July 4th Treasure Island Race

C2 Open

FROM: Karl Vogel. There's nothing like getting up at 5:00am after not sleeping all night because you have to get up at 5:00am. Anyway by 5:15 Nigel, me and the "Beast" were on our way to Treasure Island. Our boat affectionately called "The Beast" is a 27 ft Viper made by Motion Tech, and I and many others believe it to be the fastest tandem design available today. The boat has just returned from an unbelievable finish at the Texas Water Safari, and has a few scars to prove it. Well today we came to race, if our skirts arrive. You see, a week earlier we had driven down to Englewood to race, and were looking forward to matching up against a fast looking Mako Tandem, but due to the race being cancelled, the fact that Devo still had the

Ray Thiel (CT) / Ted Kenyon (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58:52 Tim Allen (MA) / Steve Putnam (MA) . . . . . . . . . .59:33 (Pro Boat)

C2 Mixed 1 2 3

Chris Schmidt (MA) / Jim Roberts (MA) . . . . . . . . .57:52 (Pro Boat) Jeff DeFeo (MA) / Karen Levitt (NH) . . . . . . . . . . .58:09 (Pro Boat) Bob Allen (MA) / Sue Higgins (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:09:05

C2 Master 1

Dennis Girard (CT) / Robert A. Smith (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:04:36

C2 Racing Recreational 1 2

Rick Elliot (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42:52 Mark Ceconi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45:20 Richard Tuthill (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53:44 Mark Mumley (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:11:01 Dyck Cotrina (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:07:55

More Connecticut race results will appear in the final round up issue of Canoe News in December — so get them to me QUICK!

Aug 13 Bolton Sunset Canoe & Kayak Race

1 2

Terry Coyne (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44:06 Todd Brown (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50:42 Kurt Nuhfer (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:00:07 William Crawford (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:14:30

K1 Sea Kayak 2 Lap

Kayak Open 1 2

Lou Carrier (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55:20 Tom Jones (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59:52 Bill Starz (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:06:46

K1 Sea Kayak Figure 8

C1 Woman Junior 1 2

Kayla Tomkiel (NH) / Natalie Pellegrini (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . .1:11:44

K1 Open

Del Cummings (CT) / Vicki Cummings (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:05:47 John Scoville (CT) / Sarah Scoville (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:09:05

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skirts, made the fact that we would only sink the boat just trying to get off the beach, not such an issue as it might have been. So at Treasure Island we had our act together - James showed up with the skirts, and we are now "good to go" - today's race was to be a LeMans start - off the beach. This is a great way to start - unless you are in a 27 ft boat - picking the Beast up and running down the beach - let alone getting out far enough to get in - zip up, and paddle through breaking waves, while Nigel is trying to get sorted out. By the time we reached the start buoy, we were in about 6th place with Andy G leading the pack in choppy conditions. We pressed HARD and by the Johns Pass bridge, we had several boat lengths on the field - however at the turn to the inside, Nigel wanted to continue out into the bay, this discussion brought the boat to a stop while we sorted out the problem - then Andy streaks by, end of discussion, and pick up the pace. In a very short time we catch Andy and move to take the lead. Andy takes off like we are chasing him with a cattle prod. He runs his boat 7 1/2 - 8 - 8 1/ 2 mph trying to lose us. Then he makes a move he repeats several times this day, he stops paddling - completely - then picks up our draft.

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and CN Special Edition May 18, 03 April 27 Rook’s Creek - see CN Aug 03 June 1 Mid American Canoe Race - see CN Aug 03 June 22/23 Voyageur Landing Canoe Race - see CN Aug 03 June 28 & 29 I&M Canal Race and Barton Challenge Race - see CN Aug 03 July 5 & 6 Vermilion River Race - see CN Aug 03

August 10 Friends of the Chicago River Chicago River Flatwater Classic, Chicago 4th Annual Chicago River Race Highlights Friends of the Chicago River announces the results its its 4th Chicago River Flatwater Classic and new-this year Bicycle Escapade. Over 700 people competed in the three separate categories including the Corporate Voyageur Challenge, 28 USCA-standard canoe and kayak classes, and the Bicycle Escapade, which was an adventure race, which led bikers through the city on a hunt for details about our historic river. All competitors started at Clark Park, 3400 North Rockwell, Chicago, and finished at Ping Tom Memorial Park at 19th Street near Chinatown.

Naturally I try to reverse this, even suggesting swapping drafts, to which the reply each time was "No Way", he was refusing to take the lead, letting us drag him along. I break him off our draft several times, but he is still strong enough to not get too far off our wake. We turn up the volume knowing Blind Pass is coming up, and usually at this race course, the water is much rougher at the finish than at the start, so we are ready to bust the by now Nice sized breaking waves at the mouth of Blind Pass. The only problem, and its been haunting me all race long, is that my skirt will not stay zipped, and if we try to cross the breaking surf, I might swamp the boat - we had already taken on several gallons, so I squared off the waves, taking the safe route, while Andy took a brave chance in crossing the breakers, and emerged with a nice lead. We were sure we could catch him in the final mile, but it was not to be - we closed, but with now more water in the boat, the performance had become a bit sluggish. Andy won by the skin of his teeth, while both boats broke the course record. Many other FCPA people raced hard and finished well - Pat and Lewis raced a standard canoe, and how they stayed upright is a mystery to me. They had a great finish - right behind Rod Price on his SURF SKI? That's right, and in his exuberance, he dumped the ski right at the finish line - just missing 2nd in class. WE all had a great day raced hard - socialized hard, and went home satisfied. Karl. PS Andy, enjoy your win, - next time will be different.

The winner of the Corporate Voyageur Challenge was Marsh with a time of 1:15:01:65. The fastest solo time for women went to Bridget Murphy, Oak Park, Ill., who won in Women's Sea Kayak with a time of 1:07:56:91. The fastest men’s solo time belonged to David Csicsko from Chicago, who won the Sea Kayak class at 1:07:37:65. And for the Bicycle Escapade, Holly and Scott Gerberding had the best overall score with 440 points and a time of one hour and 20 minutes. Friends of the Chicago River founded the Chicago River Flatwater Classic in 2000 as a way of highlighting the Chicago River and the need for increased water quality standards and more and better public access. Since that time several thousand new faces have seen the river through the Flatwater Classic including corporate teams from Ace USA, Marsh Environmental, The John Buck Company, LaSalle Bank and others. “When you see the river for yourself,” said Max West, senior vice president, Marsh. “You really begin to understand what a great resource it is and that it needs all of our help to really be healthy and clean.” Marsh also won the Voyageur Traveling Trophy Paddle in 2002. Ernst & Young won in it the corporate challenge’s inaugural year, 2001. Friends of the Chicago River is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the Chicago River through education, on-theground projects, and policy and planning efforts. Margaret Frisbie, Friends of the Chicago River

NOTE: Taking first in the Women's Sea Kayak division was FCPAer Jeanine Makselan. Full Results should be available in next month's newsletter when the race organizer returns from vacation. Hope to see more FCPA paddlers at next year's race! This race was well organized, with great food, cool t-shirts and cold beer. Not to mention trophies and medals, in many classes. Plus it's a charity fundraiser for a good cause.

No states are given for the participants, but the overwhelming majority were from IL, principally the Chicago area. At least one Wisconsinite made the journey (I see Chris Van Meter’s name at the head of Class 22) but many racers from the Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin corridor wereat USCA Nationals in Pennsylvania this week. The Friends reported out-of-state paddlers from Michigan, Minnesota and Iowa also. 252 boats completed the course. Great going Friends! This puts the race well into the top 10 largest paddling races in the country, I think. I don’t have a figure for the number of boats that started but did not finish.. . . Gareth Stevens

More Florida race results will appear in the final roundup of results in the December issue of Canoe News (including, I hope, the Treasure Island results that I was not able to obtain in time to go with this write-up.) So, please get me the results very quickly.

HAWAI’I

The second number on the left in the results below is overall position, the first being position within Class.

April 26 Steinlager Kauai World Challenge - see CN Aug 03

Corporate Voyageur Challenge

IDAHO

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Jun 14 Spokane River Canoe Classic See under WASHINGTON

ILLINOIS May 3, 4 31st Annual Current Buster - see CN Jul 03 May 18 47th Des Plaines River Canoe Marathon - see CN Jul 03

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23 29 33 36 39 49 64

Marsh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:15:01.6 LaSalle Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:16:15.6 Ernst & Young . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:18:17.6 Ace USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:18:53.6 Montgomery Watson Harza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:20:39.3 Ozinga Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:25:41.0 The John Buck Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:30:25.0


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Race Results: Illinois

Class 1 C2 Junior Competition 1

6 7

138 Tom Earley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:53:25.1

108 Eileen Lynch / Kieran Towe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:42:27.8 140 Mike Majczan / Rhonda Majczan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:53:56.9

Class 5 C2 Adult/Youth Touring (Standard)

Class 17 C2 Master Touring/Aluminum

1 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

69 Tom Anderson / Margaret Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:32:05.2 156 Jay Lamble / Michael Lamble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58:05.3

Class 6 C2 Adult/Youth Aluminum 1 2 3

158 Judith Querciaerossa / Lucia Elledge . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:59:23.5 216 Maureen Borelli / Michael Borelli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:21:31.3 217 John Borelli / Gina Borelli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:21:56.5

Class 8 C2 Women Touring 1

78 Sharon Meintzer / Karen Meintzer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:33:19.5

31 56 68 81 85 127 144 149

Larry Sandford / Stan Kutin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:17:46.1 Stan Schuman / Stan Dietzel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:28:18.6 John Knox / Doug Farr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:31:53.1 Ron Subgrunski / Brian Crary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:33:58.3 Peter Garrity / Gary Baim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:35:54.7 Van Neathery / Ingrid Neathery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:47:30.4 Jim Glass / Robert Nelson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:55:02.8 Doug Rodgers / Mike Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:56:59.6

Class 9 C2 Women Aluminum

Class 18 C2 Master Competition Cruising

1

1 2 3

123 Mary Clare Eitel / Theresa Hoffman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:47:23.3

Class 10 C2 Women Competition Cruising 1 2

28 Jennie Quill / Denise Donato . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:15:51.1 72 Leslie Waterson / Mary Ellen Waterson . . . . . . . . . . . .1:32:26.9

3 6 7

Greg Zophy / Doug Berg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:01:10.4 Pat Faul / Dennis Fitzgerald . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:03:58.6 Ed Hahn / Joe Mavec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:04:13.4

Class 21 C1 One Paddler Cruising Canoe

Class 11 C2 Men Touring

1

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

Class 22 K1 One Paddler Downriver Kayak

13 26 47 57 60 76 84 90 98 115 116 122 142 150 170 218

Bill Judson / David Judson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:08:20.3 Earl Peterson / Brendon McQueen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:15:33.6 Matt Gluckman / Michael Olsen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:24:59.9 Jeffrey Hill / Jeff Hartman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:28:21.6 Timothy Huizenga / Karl Lauger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:29:46.4 Greg Belsha / Mike Kelly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:33:02.0 Martin Cassell / Thomas Cassell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:35:53.2 Paul Culhane / Matthew Clarke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:37:34.4 Sean Youngstedt / Glenn Youngstedt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:40:11.0 Bill Walsh / Chris Parilli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:44:48.0 Chuck Sherfey / Bradley Sherfey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:45:34.2 Rob Macari / Geoff Moffat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:47:14.2 Karl Foster / Jim Duerr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:54:16.1 Richard Matras / Brian Matras . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:57:07.9 Nelson Bejarano / Jermey Bejarano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:02:14.2 Matt Ziemer / Thomas Ziemer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:22:14.3

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

Class 12 C2 Men Aluminum 1 2 3 4 5

40 97 105 155 174 5 82 102 137 206

1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Brian Wetmore / Thomas Wetmore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:03:07.7 Eric Kerlow / David Crawford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:34:08.4 Eric Aristuk / Dan Murphy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:40:46.4 Thomas Knapp / Mark Rudnicki . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:52:41.7 Peter Fernandez / Greg Pardini . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:16:00.6

Class 14 C2 Mixed Touring 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

22 46 52 70 79 95 141 146 171 203

J.B. Livengood / Jan Livengood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:14:51.1 John Rohlwing / Vicki Rohlwing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:24:31.2 Ken Muszynski / Janet Muszynski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:27:21.6 Leo Anderson / Amy Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:32:13.1 Tom Baumgartnerv / Sheila DeBolt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:33:46.7 Aaron Youngstedt / Laura Youngstedt . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:39:14.8 Jessica Blazier / Eric Sugalski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:54:13.1 Stuart Kuhn / Cathy Shields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:55:22.5 Robert Mundis / Glenda Mundis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:02:21.3 Rob Kelly / Mark Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:15:13.1

Class 15 C2 Mixed Aluminum 1 2 3 4 5 6

55 100 147 162 172 173

Mimi Farne / Bobby Harrison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:28:04.3 Cary Loseau / Noel Loseau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:40:30.6 David Hedt / Hyun Min . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:55:40.2 Melissa Ray / Paul Ray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:00:29.8 Karen Rush / Molly Heffernan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:02:41.7 Nyan Lin / Sing Wei Tay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:03:01.0

Class 16 C2 Mixed Competition Cruising 1 2 3 4 5

2 4 8 19 41

25 27 37 42 66 77 87 126 128 168 181 189 236 238 245 248

Chris Van Meter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:15:14.3 Mark Vold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:15:49.3 Ari Golan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:19:48.7 James Hladnik . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:22:45.2 Ken Kramp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:30:45.7 Michael Meade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:33:11.8 Richard Novak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:36:52.1 Dennis Gilroy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:47:26.1 Chuck Briggs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:48:24.9 Brandon Wild . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:01:40.7 William Wild . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:04:56.1 Steve Gillian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:06:39.6 Jane Whicher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:38:34.2 Emily Frisbie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:39:18.7 Paul Tanner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:44:12.3 Lew Fox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:46:58.6

Class 23 K1 Sea Kayak

John Moore / Henry Pukala . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:21:28.7 Brian Chou / Arturos Ramos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:39:41.1 Lawrence Yabbing / Allan Friedman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:42:13.4 Patrick Danaher / Todd McMeen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:58:00.0 John Grosspietsch / Matthew Grosspietsch . . . . . . . . .1:03:16.4

Class 13 C2 Men Competition Cruising 1 2 3 4 5

106 Laurie Morse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:42:23.6

Christine Palmquist / Jeff Palmquist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:01:04.3 Mark Koenig / Doerthe Koenig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:02:23.9 Jim Heil / Terry Heil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:05:48.1 Dennis Witt / Nancy Witt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:12:23.4 David Stjern / Mary Stjern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:21:39.6

9 10 12 14 15 17 20 21 32 34 35 38 43 44 45 48 50 58 71 83 86 89 94 103 125 130 160 164 199 213 240 250

David Csicsko . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:07:37.6 Daniel Sikora . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:07:50.2 Yuriy Ardashnikov . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:08:10.0 Roman Kozicki . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:08:52.2 Steve Rodgers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:10:23.2 Rich Hodgkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:11:19.1 Matt Beck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:12:49.5 Milan Kratka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:14:47.2 Rich Besler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:18:06.8 Scott Wiater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:18:33.6 Sixto Linares . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:18:53.1 Andrew Hernann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:19:54.5 John Frinzi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:22:48.0 Steve Kozlowski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:22:52.7 Jack Bakker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:23:20.1 Peter Vestinos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:25:27.6 Christopher Skey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:26:16.4 Joseph Duran . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:28:22.3 Jim Heideman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:32:23.5 Andy Berner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:34:46.7 Zach Hernann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:36:31.2 Brian Stanislwski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:37:27.0 Tom Matthey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:38:55.0 Alden Vala . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:42:02.4 Matthew Cohen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:47:25.9 Richard Ogren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:49:54.7 Brenda Barrera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59:41.5 Dan Herting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:01:09.0 John Curry / Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:14:26.5 Roy Ziemer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:19:03.1 Phillip Colleran . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:40:30.6 Christian Charvet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1;51:01.1

Class 24 K1 Women Sea Kayak 1

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11 Bridget Murphy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:07:56.9


Race Results: Illinois

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

24 61 91 93 96 101 114 235 239

Lynn Kozicki . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:15:03.5 Judy Besler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:29:52.9 Betsy Quail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:37:54.8 Lori Vallelunga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:38:15.4 Aimee Berner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:39:40.3 Linda Wimbourne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:40:45.8 Amy Walsh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:44:26.9 Valerie Booth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:38:03.1 Gayle Brankin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:40:20.6

42 176 43 177 44 178 45 179 46 180 47 182 48 183 49 184 50 185 51 186 52 187 53 188 54 190 55 191 56 192 57 193 58 194 59 195 60 196 61 197 62 198 63 200 64 201 65 202 66 204 67 205 68 207 69 208 70 209 71 210 72 211 73 212 74 214 75 215 76 219 77 220 78 221 79 224 80 225 81 226 82 227 83 228 84 229 85 230 86 231 87 232 88 233 89 234 90 237 91 241 92 242 93 243 94 244 95 246 96 247 97 249 98 251 99 252 100253

Class 25 K1 Senior Men’s Kayak 1 2

16 Peter Connor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:11:10.4 154 Eric Utech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:57:38.6

Class 26 K1 Senior Women’s Kayak 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

112 30 53 54 63 65 92 107 110 111 124 143 222 223

Beverly Serrell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:44:18.1 April Hernann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:17:29.2 Dave Kuebler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:27:40.9 Eric Fishback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:28:02.7 Phil Lorenc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:30:12.8 Ray Littlefield / Matt Littlefield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:30:32.7 Kathleen Wernert / Andres Visbal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:38:07.4 Terry Malloy / Kathy Kelly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:42:24.0 Denis Wikel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:43:22.3 Ed Vachula . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:43:33.5 Vincent Baggetto / Louis Baggetto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:47:25.3 Robert Ventura / Jeanette Ventura . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:54:34.0 Brett Detterbeck / Aimee Detterbeck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:25:45.8 Keith Wosnieski / Romy Wosnieski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:25:56.2

Class 28 No Contest Friendly Float 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41

1 51 59 62 67 73 74 75 80 88 99 104 109 113 117 118 119 120 121 129 131 132 133 134 135 136 139 145 148 151 152 153 157 159 161 163 165 166 167 169 175

John Schubert / Maryanne Schubert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:33:55.7 Mike Ruggirello . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:26:42.2 Craig Molander / Kristy Molander . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:28:30.2 Mick Sipe / John Berryhill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:30:09.4 Scott Brown / James Pawelski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:31:12.2 Steve Timble / Kenneth Kim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:32:28.1 Mikel Milks / Colleen Hogan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:32:31.8 Kerry Haulotte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:32:49.2 Mark O'Flaherty / Gary Krampholz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:33:53.2 Tim Dadik . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:37:04.8 Janet Attarian / Greg Curvey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:40:22.1 Mark Brandi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:42:06.4 David Mackie / Brett Mackie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:42:52.5 James Des Jardins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:44:22.6 David Unger / Jeannie Boutelle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:46:02.1 Dea Fort / Pete Korab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:46:24.8 Guy Shuman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:46:28.3 Barbara Shuman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:46:37.7 Joe Ruggirello / Matt Ruggirello . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:46:50.4 Neal Sosnowski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:49:53.4 Barbara Zaveduk / Victor Zaveduk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:50:10.8 Elena Rose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50:13.9 Jeff Fort / Sara Branca / Katie Branca . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:51:45.9 Drake Branca / Carol Branca / Jeremy Mitchell . . . . . .1:51:53.6 Cathy Geraghty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:52:26.1 Robert Geraghty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:52:28.26 Amy Cook / Bill Cook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:53:29.3 Lois Morrison / Justin Daab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:55:19.9 Kathryn Attarian / Greg Heath . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:56:05.9 John Moffat / Cory Moffat / Katie Malcolm . . . . . . . . .1:57:15.4 Patrick Guinan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:57:32.2 Alison Schwarz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:57:38.1 Scott / Kyle / Taylor / and Raymond Sutschek . . . . . . .1:58:58.2 Patricia Nelson / Thomas Nelson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:59:27.7 Robert Elmore / Rhonda Elmore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:00:04.7 Ryan Steele . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:00:44.0 Jennifer Steele . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:01:18.0 Inger Marohn / Steve Anerhamer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:01:18.9 Maureen Alesi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:01:37.4 Don Alesi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:01:41.4 Randy Forest / Greg Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:04:04.0

CANOE NEWS October 2003

John Schmidt / Joe Schmidt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:04:04.4 Carol Schmidt / Jack Schmidt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:04:06.9 Richard Kramer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:04:45.6 Jerry Horwitz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:04:48.8 Peg Griffiths / Jan Pasko . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:04:53.7 Janice Wellborn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:05:22.0 Alice Chase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:05:24.8 Rebecca Soldwisch / Deidre Baumann . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:05:47.7 Roy Quitshaw / Kurt Quitshaw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:05:58.0 Henry Rentas / Henry Rentas / Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:06:14.2 Jean Rochfort / Jean Rochfort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:06:15.3 Michael Kurtzer / Richard Kurtzer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:06:33.2 George Havlin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:06:47.6 Dave Boomer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:2:07:50 Christi Boomer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:07:56.6 Mike Peters / Mike Peters / Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:08:35.8 Clarence Holland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:09:12.0 Eric Hudson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:09:13.4 Ann Hayes / Eric Eberv . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:13:38.0 James Christensen / Kelly Christensen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:14:07 Mike Bond / Grady Dobbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:14:11.7 Rick Steele . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:14:28.3 Ruth Steele . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:14:44.4 Doug Thomas / Cindy Tyrell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:15:03.8 Roger Steele / Jynx Steele BEST DRESSED .2:15:46.2 Nan Wick / Ron Wick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:15:47.0 Andrew Kanik / Mike Kanik . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:16:04.8 Nancy Beskin / Marvin Beskin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:16:29.8 Robert Hernquist / Dorothy Hernquist . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:16:39.9 Jennifer Campbell / Tim Waldrop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:17:08.7 Jerry Nowlin / James Goski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:17:18.2 Claude Walker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:18:45.8 Natalie Schmitt / Joel Bermann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:19:13.2 Mark Greable / Hester Earle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:19:17.2 Don Schmit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:22:23.8 Michael Bringas / Julie Bringas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:22:56.7 Fred Axley / Cinda Axley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:24:56.3 Geoffrey Baerv / Jay Shefsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:26:06.5 Joanne Yasus / Joanne Backlund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:28:09.5 Mark Dawson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:28:34.8 John Dawson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:28:39.5 Nancy Patton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:29:30.8 Jack Harbaugh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:29:31.9 Jay Behn / Emily Behn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:29:37.1 David Dawson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:30:21.7 Cecelia Holland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:30:43.8 Nancy Faunce / Anne Quinn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:32:09.3 Bob Havlir / Tricia Havlir / George Havlir . . . . . . . . . .2:33:43.0 Jim Campbell / Linda Campbell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:38:40.3 Matt / Cathy / Colleen / and Lucas Fisher . . . . . . . . . . .2:41:21.0 Steve Rufolo / Julie Ruffolo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:41:48.8 Anthony Lagos / Angela Lagos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:42:25.1 Patty Houcv / Becky Ticuhe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:42:34.9 Mike Odea / Catherine Mazoniwc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:44:58.0 Seaby Bess . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:45:05.6 Richard Frisbie / Tom Frisbie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:47:55.5 Steve Quast / Patti Sporrong / Abigail Lantz . . . . . . . . .2:02:16.8 Ellen Frisbie / Charlotte Lantz / Annie Quast / Paul Frisbie2:06:36.4 Paul Carnes / Deborah Carnes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:29:33.7

Aug 24 Sauk Valley Race, Rock River, Dixon C1 Junior 1

Joel Kowsky (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:30:43

C2 Master 1 2

Jay Lancaster (WI) / Al Lancaster (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:14:52 Don Mueggenbory (IL) / Don Browning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:16:20

C1 Man 1

53

Steve McAllister (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:18:37


CANOE NEWS October 2003

2 3 4

Race Results: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine

June 21 19th Annual Fort Wayne Canoe & Kayak Marathon Races - see CN Aug 03 June 29 2nd Annual Subaru Road to Adventure Paddlefest - see CN Aug 03 July 19 03 Three Rivers Festival Canoe / Kayak Marathon Races see CN Aug 03

George Braun (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:25:07 Willie Van Haren (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:26:09 Ray Grenzia (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:26:32

C2 Men 1 Mark Koenig (IL) / Ron Koenig (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:11:40 C2 Mixed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Veronica Luth (IL) / Fred Zeien (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:16:29 2 Ed Hahn (IL) / Jennie Quill (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:20:17

IOWA

Recreational 1 2

May 3 “Up the Creek” Canoe Orienteering Event and Creek Cleanup - see CN Jul 03 June 7 Adventure Canoe Race on the Backwaters of the Mississippi - see CN Aug 03

Larry Sanford (IL) / Stan Kurin (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:31:22 Jan Livengood (IL) / JB Livengood (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:33:31

C2 Standard 1 2 3

Larry Steffens (IL) / Kevin Bradley (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:21:11 Dave Foster (IL) / Joe Searles (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:21:23 Ben Josefik (IL) / Joe Kowsky (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:26:37

KANSAS

C2 Women

Jun 7 Kaw River Race

1

Kansas River, Lawrence

Tammy Cox (IL) / Mary Ellen Waterson (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:42:06

River Level at Lecompton gauge, 311 cfs. Temperatures in the seventies with very little wind, and clouds blocking the bright sun. . . . .

Sep 21 Vic Hopp Memorial Race Des Plaines River, Wheeling

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dick Plumlee

C1 Junior 1

C1

Joel Kowsky (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:26:01

(Below the dam, looped course around big island, starting and finishing at the 8th street boat ramp in north Lawrence). 1 Calvin Hassel (NE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:21:59 2 Dick Plumlee (KS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:27:39 (the remainder of racers did a longer course, missed turnaround) 3 Rocky Caldwell (MO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:08:17 4 Dave Teddy (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:08:33 5 Lynn Capen (CO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:09:20 6 Randy Moore (NE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:12:00 7 Clifton Rickey (AR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 :17 45

Kayak Downriver 1 2

Karl Teske (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:18:89 Chris Van Meter (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:27:13

C2 Master 1 2

Ed Hahn (IL) / Joe Mavec (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:17:15 Don Browning (IL) / Don Mueggenborg (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:20:06

C1 Man 1 2 3 4 5

Fred Zeien (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:14:05 Gareth Stevens (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:20:20 Willi Var Haren (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:20:21 George Braun (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:21:01 Alan Lancaster (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:21:23

K1 1 Doug Eifler (KS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:23:28 2 Dwan Green (KS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:28:32 3 Roger Norton (KS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:47:30

C2 Men 1 2 3 4

Mark Koenig (IL) / Fritz Hansen (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:06:00 Jeff Palmquist (IL) / Jody Runyon (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:12:16 Brian Wetmore (IL) / Tom Wetmore (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:17:54 Ken Muszynski (IL) / Barry Coyne (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:21:17

C2 (at Burcham Park up around island by power plant and back (intakes to shelter)) 1 Calvin Hassel (NE) / Lynn Capen (CO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48:51 2 Rocky Caldwell (MO) / Casey Rickey (AR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53:27 3 Dick Plumlee (KS) / Dave Teddy (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53:32 4 Dwan Green (KS) / Randy Moore (NE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59:46

C2 Mixed 1

Dennis Witt (IL) / Nancy Witt (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:31:07

Pro Boat C2 Men 1

Janet Perry (IL) / Tave Lamperez (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:16:51

C2 Recreational

K1

1 2 3

MAINE

Doug Eifler (KS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49:04

Jan Livengood (IL) / JB Livengood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:52:50 Jeff Hill (IL) / Jeff Hartmann (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:59:23 Ron Subgrunski (IL) / John Crary (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:13:12

C2 Standard

May 17 Moose River Canoe / Kayak Race - see CN Jul 03

1 2

Jul 24 Southside Tavern Sundowner

Nick (IL) / Ben Josefik (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:15:27 Kevin Bradley (IL) / Larry Steffens (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:20:37

(apologies for lack of some first names)

C2 Women 1 2

C2 Pro Class

Tammy Cox (IL) / Dot Koenig (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:27:23 Jennie Quill (IL) / Mary Ellen Waterson (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:27:27

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

More Illinois race results will appear in the final roundup of results in the December issue of Canoe News — so send them QUICK.!

INDIANA Apr 26 41st Annual Sugar Creek Canoe / Kayak Races - see CN Jul 03 May 10, 11 TippeCanoe Marathon - see CN Jul 03 May 24 23nd Annual N.B.D./Truth Great Canoe and Kayak Races - see CN Jul 03 Jun 7 Wildcat Creek Marathon Canoe and Kayak Races - see CN Jul 03 Jun 14 40th Annual Hoosier Canoe Regatta Marathon Canoe and Kayak Races - see CN Jul 03

Steve McAleer (NB) / Daniel Gélinas (PQ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.07.55 John Mathieu (ME) / Randy Martin (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.07.57 Barry Dana (ME) / John Alsop (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.08.10 Eric McNett (ME) / Lee Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.09.03 Jamie Hannon (ME) / Chip Loring (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.09.35 Peter McAllister / Greg McMorrow (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.09.37 Colleen Luba (ME) / Cindy McNett (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.10.37 Berthol Normand (PQ) / Berthier Rodrigue (PQ) . . . . . . . . . . 1.10.42 Peter Gagnon (ME) / Audie Conrad (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.11.11 L. Hardy / R. Giroux (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.12.54 Don Westcott (ME) / Ian Wilson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.15.27

C1 1 2

Philip Soule (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.19.44 Ron Bomberger (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.26.43

Recreational Kayak 1 2

54

J. Havens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43.02 J. Belton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45.10


Race Results: Maine, Massachusetts

3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

3 4 5 6

J. Seigel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45.25 E. Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45.30 K. Bridger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47.54 S. Crowe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49.05 L. Locke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49.53 J. Bolduc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51.51 A. Babineau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51.55 R. Washburn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53.59 B. Locke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59.50

1 2 3 4 5

Fred Ludwig (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.07.45 Earl Baldwin, Jr (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.24.25

1 2 3 4

Will Lunt / N. Lunt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40.25 Paula Lunt / Dawn Krog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40.37 Gordon Chamberlain / Terry Westcott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41.23 M. Taffer / R. Derby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42.18 Andrew Ketterer / Drew Ketterer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47.01 J. Knox / G. Goodwin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51.35 F. Wagg / D. Wagg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55.32 Cortez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59.34

Jim Dami (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59:39 William Ellsworth (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:00:06 Rich Little (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:02:11 Mike Lahey (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:05:01

Pro Women 1

Chris Schmidt (MA) / Sue Slowick (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53:28

Pro Master 1 Alex Sabo (MA) / Court McDermott (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51:20 2 Chuck Baker (MA) / Doug Howard (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53:50 3 Jim Roberts (MA) / John Casale (MA) (on a learners permit in the stern) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54:44

More Maine race results will appear in the final roundup of results in the December issue of Canoe News — so get them to me QUICK!

Pro Mixed 1 2 3 4

MASSACHUSETTS Apr 12 Apr 13 Apr 19 Apr 20 Apr 26 Apr 27

Paul Dyka (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54:49 Bob Zuber (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55:27 Guy Flatley (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57:30 Larry Douglas (CT or NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:00:48 Stephen Rickson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:06:05

C1 Senior

Recreational canoe 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Jonathon Flatley (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:00:30 Chris Auffrey (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:07:45 Steve Bedard (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:08:09 Neil Wheeler ( standard boat) (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:09:15

C1 Master

Racing Kayak 1 2

CANOE NEWS October 2003

The Rat Race - see CN Jul 03 The Rat Race Pro Am - see CN Jul 03 Westfield Novice - see CN Jul 03 Westfield Expert - see CN Jul 03 Sturbridge Lions All-American Race - see CN Jul 03 21st Annual Run of the Charles - see CN Jul 03

Gloria Wesley (MA) / Sean Jennings (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49:35 Lisa Salvini (MA) / Jeff DeFeo (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53:12 Abby Kingman (MA) / John Aufmuth (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53:25 Dawn Allen (MA) / Tim Allen (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58:30

Pro Men 1 2 3 4 5 6

Jun 11 5th Annual Dam Race

Brent Lyesiuk (MA) Ken Ostrowski (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49:40 Bob McDowell (MA) / Shane McDowell (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . .50:24 Joe Shaw (MA) / Bill Ross (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51:02 Bill Brown (MA) / Kevin Boss (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52:56 Nick Lyesiuk (MA) / Ryan Lyesiuk (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52:58 Dennis Carey (MA) / Dave Dugas (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53:15

C2 Rec (1 lap ) 1

Sam Blazejewski (MA) / Mike Blazejewski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33:16

Jun 15 Wild Goose Chase

Kayak Racing

C2 Kid’s Race

1 2 3

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Lou Carrier (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51:13 Tom Jones (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53:44 Greg Lirot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56:56

Kayak Rec 1 2

Terry Coyne (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56:34 Robert Altman (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:02:10

Kayak Women 1 2

Pam Browning (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56:31 Lea Ahlen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:17:16

Pro C2 Men 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

C2 Men 1

Chris Samson / Josh Chittenden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58:02

C2 Mixed 1 2 3 4

Patty Spector (MA) / Charlie Zuber (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53:40 Jimmy Miller (MA) / Karen Levitt (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54:31 Tim Minkler (MA) / Laura Spector (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56:27 Tim McElroy (MA) / Kaitlyn McElroy (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57:56

C2 Senior

1 2 3 4

1 2

1

Joe Schneider (MA) / Wade Fiegel(MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51:46 Scott Ricker (MA) / Steve Nyman (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55:16 Rick D'Elia (MA) / Bruce Duquette (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55:49

1 2

Phil Tierney (MA) / Ginny Akabane (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57:49

Joe Schneider (MA) / Wade Feigel (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:00:34 Scott Dias (MA) / Ed Paquette (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:01:20

C2 Men Senior (50+)

Sally Vincent (MA) / Susan Casey (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:01:07 Marilyn Hickey (MA) / Christine Reis (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:02:10

1 2 3 4

C1 Man 1 2

Pam Fitzgerald (NY) / Jan Perrin (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:05:57

C2 Men Master (40+)

C2 Women 1 2

Gloria Wesley (MA) / Sean Jennings (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57:11 Abby Kingman (MA) / Jeff DeFeo (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:03:07 Randy Martin (NH) / Karen Levitt (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:03:17 Tim Allen (MA) / Dawn Allen (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:07:32

Pro C2 Women

Frank Stasz (MA) / Bob Allen (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52:07 Bill Kelly (MA) / Tom Ostrowski (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52:12

C2 Mixed Master 3

Ken Ostrowski (MA) / Brent Lyesiuk (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . .57:16:00 Bob MacDowell (MA) / Shane MacDowell (MA) . . . . . . . .58:30:00 Alex Sabo (MA) / Bob Zuber (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58:31:00 Bill Kelly (MA) / John Casale (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:00:52 Doug Howard (VT) / Gary Aprea (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:01:01 Joe Glickman (NY) / John Aufmuth (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:06:22 Dave Dugas (MA) / Ron Hamlett (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Pro C2 Mixed

C2 Master 1 2 3

Bob and Samantha Rapant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bob and Mariah MacDowell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brent and Sabrina Lyesiuk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Randy and Alex Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Richard and Dan Bowie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fred and Bethany Thompson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brenda and Monahan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steven and Stephanie Passetto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Dan Pelletier (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:00:25 Ted Kenyon (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:00:26

55

Peter Heed Keene (NH) / Dick Ulbrich (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:00:52 Neil LeBlanc (MA) / Nick Lyesiuk (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:01:12 Rick D’Elia (MA) / Bruce Duquette (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:05:22 Phil Tierney (MA) / Allen Ross (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:06:16


CANOE NEWS October 2003

Race Results: Massachusetts

C2 Mixed Open

2

1 2 3

C1 Man Senior

Kurt Kuehnel (MA) / Sue Purdy (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:03:12 Bob Rapant (MA) / Stacey Rapant (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:05:23 Larry Bravo (MA) / Chris Reis (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:13:57

1 2

Henry Hagenah (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63:42:00 Steve Putnam (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57:51:00 Mike Lahey (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58:55:00

C2 Mixed Master

C2 Women (open)

1 2 3

1 2

Sue Slowick (MA) / Frank Stasz (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:01:21 Patty Spector (MA) / Charlie Zuber (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:04:02 Frank Gallagher (NY) / Linda Gallagher (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . .1:11:03

Ginny Akabane (MA) / Robyn Korte (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55:18:00 Marilyn Hickey (MA) / Stacey Rapant (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . .65:55:00

C2 Junior

C2 Women Open

1

1 2

C2 Women Master

Ginny Akabane (MA) / Chris Tobin (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:09:34 Sue Casey (MA) / Sally Vincent (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:11:31

1 2

C2 Women Master 1 2

Dede Herlihy (MA) / Chris Schmidt (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:03:15 Sweep Voll (MA) / Marilyn Hickey (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:09:41

Wesley Daignault (MA) / Steven Bedard (MA) . . . . . . . . . . .51:41:00 Kathy Korte (MA) / Chris Tobin (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55:01:00 Sue Casey (MA) / Sally Vincent (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56:09:00

C2 Men Master

Junior-Senior

1 2

1

C2 Mixed

Laura Spector (MA) / Tim Minkler (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:06:42

Youth 1

1 2 3

Sara Wesley (MA) / Steven Bedard (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:09:20

C1 Man Open 1 2 3 4

1 2 3 4 1

Michael Passetto (MA) / Kevin Savary (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . .58:42:00

C2 Men Senior 1 2

Jim Roberts (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:08:19 Chuck Baker (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:14:35

Bruce Duquette (MA) / Rick D'Elia (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52:53:00 Gary Miller (MA) / Jim Fawcett (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54:42:00

Pro Boat

C1 Man Veteran (60+) 1 2 3 4

Patty Spector (MA) / Charlie Zuber (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49:46:00 Sue Purdy (MA) / Kurt Kuehnel (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51:29:00 Chris Reis (MA) / Larry Bravo (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54:25:00 Doug Munson (MA) / Toddy Munson (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . .59:23:00

C2 Men (open)

John Kazimierczyk (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:00:15 Paul Dyka (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:02:14 Bill Ross (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:02:48

C1 Man Senior (50+) 1 2

Bob Rapant (MA) / Sweep Voll (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47:05:00 PamBurno (MA)v Matt Burno (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57:03:00 Pat Mele (MA) / Joyce Amuso (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61:01:00

C2 Mixed Master

Ted Kenyon (CT) 1:06:14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dan Pelletier (CT) 1:07:19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bruce Codington (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:14:38 Stephen Laurin (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:15:14

C1 Man Master (40+) 1 2 3

Joe Schneider (MA) / Wade Fiegel (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49:07:00 Scott Dias (MA) / Ed Paquette (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50:08:00

1 2 3 4 5

Tom Ostrowski (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:06:04 Jim Dami North (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:10:02 Bill Ellsworth (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:10:47 Court McDermott (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Bob MacDowell (MA) / Shane MacDowell (MA) . . . . . . . .47:09:00 Tom Ostrowksi (MA) / Ken Ostrowski (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . .47:47:00 Ted Kenyon (CT) / Bruce Codington (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . .50:55:00 Joe Shaw (MA) / Deb Shaw (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51:56:00 Gary Quadrozzi (MA) / Tim Minkler (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57:16:00

Recreational

Recreational Canoe

1 2 3 4

1

Dick Cummings (CT) / Del Cummings (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:10:02 Michael Passetto (MA) / Steven Passetto (MA) . . . . . . . . . . .1:13:32 Brenda Bowie (MA) / Richard Bowie (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:23:04 Bernie Weis (NY) / Dave Davis (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:42:09

Sep 5 The 13th Annual Cookie Bowl Canoe Race

Kayak Racing, Man 1 2 3 4

Racers vied for the confectionery prizes baked by Daily Bread of Stockbridge, awarded to the top three finishers in each category. Sixty-seven boats turned out for the race on a beautiful cool night. The fastest time was turned in by veteran kayaker, Joe Shaw of Worthington, MA with a course record time for a kayak of 44:35. Noted paddlers Court McDermott and Bob Rapant turned in another course record for a two-person canoe at 46:39. The proceeds from the Cookie Bowl will benefit the Stockbridge Bowl Association.

Mark Jacobson (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54:46:00 Lou Carrier (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58:26:00 Tom Jones(MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:02:40 Michael Craft (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:11:48

Kayak Racing, Woman 1

Pam Browning (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:10:53

Kayak Recreational, Man 1

Terry Coyne (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:04:54

The race was organized by Gary Miller and Sally Underwood-Miller of Stockbridge.

Kayak Recreational, Woman 1

Dell Cummings (CT) / Vicki Cummings (CT) . . . . . . . . . . .57:26:00

Gerry Senseney (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:09:00

Kayak

Aug 6 The Chocolate Bowl Canoe Race

1 2 3 4 5 6

Swan Pond River, Dennisport Kayak 1 2

Terry Coyne (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53:34:00 Jane Sebring (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62:51:00

C1 Woman (open) 1 2

Kayak Recreational

Laura Spector (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60:18:00 Pamela Hill (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65:48:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

C1 Grand Master 1 2

Jim Dami (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54:27:00 Fred Thompson (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61:05:00

C1 Man (open) 1 2

Dan Pelletier (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55:21:00 Steve Laurin (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56:43:00

Bernard Landa (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65:04:00 Rick Elliot (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65:54:00 David Sutherland (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68:38:00 King Barbalunga (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70:44:00 Peter Currier (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72:20:00 Todd Seeber (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77:20:00 Katie Currier (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .dnf

Kayak Woman Senior

C1 Man Master 1

Joe Shaw (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44:35:00 Pam Browning (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53:47:00 Terry Coyne (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54:36:00 Don Roy (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56:52:00 Steve Betterley (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63:53:00 Holly Brouker (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64:35:00

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Bill Ross (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51:43:00

Ann Jon (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70:34:00

C1 Woman (open)

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Race Results: Massachusetts, Michigan

1 2

Gloria Wesley (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53:32:00 Pamela Hill (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66:19:00

MICHIGAN Mar 29 Klondike Race - see CN Jul 03 May 3 Roscommon Canoe Race - see CN Jul 03 May 10, 11 Onaway Canoe Race - see CN Jul 03

C1 Grand Master 1

Jim Dami (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55:59:00

C1 Grand Master 1

Chuck Baker (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60:46:00

C1 Man (open)

Jul 5 Bay City Race

1 2 3 4 5

Bay City

John Tremblay (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57:39:00 Jim Virgilio (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57:55:00 Harold Armstrong (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58:20:00 Bob Benner (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62:32:00 Ed Passetto (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69:03:00

C2 Expert Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32

C1 Man Master 1 2 3 4 5

Paul Dyka (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51:54:00 Jeff Daignault (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57:10:00 Gus Sebring (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57:12:00 David Haust (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60:41:00 Peri Campoli (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60:45:00

C1 Man Senior 1 2 3 4 5 6

Phil Dowling (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58:24:00 Mike Lahey (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60:22:00 Harry Turner (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66:56:00 Mark Reynolds (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69:06:00 Fred Thompson (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .dnf Jack Lareau (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .dnf

C2 Junior 1 2

Steven Bedard (MA) / Wesley Daignault (MA) . . . . . . . . . . .54:37:00 Molly Spector (MA) / Hannah Walton (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . .65:04:00

C2 Women Master 1

Sue Casey (MA) / Sally Vincent (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57:00:00

C2 Men Master 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Charlie Zuber (MA) / Bill Kelly (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50:03:00 Mike Dooley (MA) / Joe Williams (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54:09:00 Jim Fawcett (MA) / Tim Gore (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57:21:00 Douglas Stephenson (MA) / Fred Harrison (NY) . . . . . . . . .65:38:00 Chris Schmidt (MA) / Jim Roberts (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50:10:00 Wade Fiegel (MA) / Christine Reis (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51:46:00 Sue Purdy (MA) / Kurt Kuehnel (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51:52:00 Bill Ross (MA) / Beth Ross (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55:28:00 Katheryn Casella (MA) / Lawrence Paul (MA) . . . . . . . . . . .58:05:00 Laura Walton (MA) / Craig Walton (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58:19:00 Joe Clark (MA) / Jennie Clark (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62:33:00

1 2

Jeff DeFeo (MA) / Lisa Salvini (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50:05:00 Bruce Duquette (MA) / Patty Spector (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . .51:15:00 Scott Dias (MA) / Judy Dias (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57:31:00 Pam Burno (MA) / Matt Burno (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57:50:00 John Colucci (MA) / Michelle Costa (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59:23:00

1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Robyn Korte (MA) / Ginny Akabane (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56:12:00 Court McDermott (MA) / Bob Rapant (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . .46:39:00 Ted Kenyon (CT) / Steve Putnam (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51:38:00 Michael Passetto (MA) / Kevin Savary (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . .58:43:00 Dan Cohen (MA) / Mark Snowise (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59:26:00 Matt Tilley (MA) / Jesse Lunt (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75:49:00

C2 Men Senior 1 2

Bob Allen (MA) / Tim Minkler (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49:57:00 Michael Kaplan (MA) / David Lotto (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70:57:00

Pro Boat 1 2 3 4

Shane MacDowell (MA) / Bob MacDowell (MA) . . . . . . . .47:09:00 Joe Schneider (MA) / Ken Ostrowski (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . .48:20:00 Alex Sabo (MA) / Bob Zuber (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48:27:00 Tim Allen (MA) / Dawn Allen (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56:55:00

Samantha Barton (MI) / Andy Triebold (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rebecca Barton (MI) / Bruce Barton (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brad Solak (MI) / Dwayne Barnes (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adam Kolka (MI) / Ted Kolka (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe Webb (MI) / Jon Webb (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nicole Boody (MI) / Mo Harwood (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Melinda Rimer (MI) / Rodney Halstead (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathy Boody (MI) / Matt Rimer (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bradon Tuszynski (MI) / Lynne Witte (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chad Cannon (MI) / Connie Cannon (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chris Hewitt (MI) / Chuck Hewitt (MI) Cale Tuszynski (MI) / Ryan Halstead (MI) Evan Maunders (MI) / Ross Maunders (MI) Brittney Smutek (MI) / Amy Solak (MI) Owen Cannon (MI) / Tom Cannon (MI)

Jul 12/13 Curley Memorial Canoe Race

Recreational Canoe 1

Brad Solak (MI) / Joe Webb (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13:00 Nicole Boody (MI) / Kathy Boody (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14:46

Mentor Race

C2 Men (open) 1 2 3 4 5

Rebecca Barton (MI) / Samantha Barton (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:34 Chris Hewitt (MI) / Cale Tuszynski (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8:30

Junior Class

C2 Women (open) 1

Matt Rimer (MI) / Mo Harwood (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:54:32 Jeff Kolka (MI) / Andy Triebold (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:54:33 Bruce Barton (MI) / Bill Torongo (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:57:33 Ted Kolka (MI) / Rick Joy (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:57:01 Clark Kent (MI) / Jacob DuBois (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:57:06 Steve Landick (MI) / Armin Lopez (BZ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:00:30 Tad Hill (MI) / Bill Schmitz (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:00:35 Dan Klinkhamer (MI) / Bill DuBois (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:00:38 Ken Kolonich (MI) / John Hollands (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:01:40 Tim Sheldon (MI) / Mike Hartman (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10:40.5 Tom Cannon (MI) / Connie Cannon (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:02:21 Colin Hunter (MI) / Pete Mead (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:02:23 Nick D'Amour (MI) / Matt Ashton (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:03:00 Doug VanMeter (MI) / Dragan Olajdzija (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . .2:03:36 Fred Mills (MI) / Joe Seifert (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:03:38 Mike Garon (MI) / Doug Gillin (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:04:39 Dwayne Barnes (MI) / Amy Solak (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:05:00 Rod Halstead (MI) / Ryan Halstead (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:05:45 Charles Lannen (MI) / Ted Smutek (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:06:00 Tim Feldkamp (MI) / Doug Heady (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:08:02 Tom Trudgeon (MI) / Mandy Trudgeon (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:08:50 Chris Scully (MI) / Rodney Matthews (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:09:12 Lynne Witte (MI) / Deb Perry (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:11:39 Frank Smutek (MI) / Bill Smutek (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:12:01 Mark Rimer (MI) / Dwight Walker (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:12:10 Al Widing, Jr. (MI) / Al Widing Sr (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:12:21 Ray Quick (MI) / Joe Pollock (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:12:30 Jon Webb (MI) / Cassie Webb (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:13:15 Jim Laurent (MI) / Sean Casey (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:14:26 Ray Trudgeon (MI) / Carrie Trudgeon (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:14:47 Ross Maunders (MI) / John Maunders (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:15:50 Mike Poland (MI) / Joe Kimsrel (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:21:01

Fledgling Class

C2 Mixed 1 2 3 4 5

CANOE NEWS October 2003

AuSable River, Oscoda

Michael Tullock (MA) / Steve Passetto (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . .60:58:00

The 10th Annual Curley Memorial MCRA C2 Race was held on the Saturday, experts and amateurs race in one of Michigan Canoe Racing Association’s most popular professional canoe races.

More Mass race results will appear in the final roundup of results in the December issue of Canoe News — so send them QUICK!

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CANOE NEWS October 2003

Race Results: Michigan

The race started at the wall of Cooke Dam, from there upstream to round a buoy and then back to portage over the dam and continue downstream; a second portage at Foote Dami was followed by the last stretch paddling to the Finish Line at the Mill Street Bridge and pulling out at the AuSable Inn.

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In the evening a memorial and fellowship for Kevin Curley was held at the Canoers’ Monument on River Road. Dedication of memorial plaque was placed on the monument by the Michigan Canoe Racing Association to honor Kevin’s many years of dedication to the sport of canoe racing as well as his efforts to promote paddling sports in general. Many canoers in Michigan (and elsewhere) now carry Kevin’s trademark upside down “32” in his memory. Saturday, July 12 C2 Expert 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41

Matt Rimer (MI) / Mo Harwood (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:23:26 Andrew Triebold (MI) / Steve Lajoie (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:23:28 Jeff Kolka (MI) / Jacob Dubois (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:24:08 Ted Kolka (MI) / Rick Joy (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:24:28 Bruce Barton (MI) / Bill Torongo (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:25:42 Clark Kent (MI) / Jim Harwood (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:25:46 Ken Kolonich (MI) / Tim Triebold (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:26:06 Tim Valko (MI) / Eric Podjaske (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:27:57 Steve Landick (MI) / Armin Lopez (BZ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:28:57 Nick D'Amour (MI) / Matt Ashton (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:30:17 Carrie Montgomery (MI) / Jeff Kassuba (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:30:27 Doug Van Meter (MI) / Bill Dubois (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:31:02 Bill Schmitz (MI) / Tad Hill (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:31:22 Dwayne Barnes (MI) / Amy Solak (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:31:33 Rod Halstead (MI) / Ryan Halstead (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:32:50 Tom Cannon (MI) / Dwight Walker (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:33:14 Fred Mills (MI) / Joe Seifert (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:33:15 Allen Limberg (WI) / Barb Bradley (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:33:27 Mike Garon (MI) / Doug Gillin (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:34:02 Colin Hunter (MI) / Pete Mead (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:34:24 Dan Gary (MI) / Jerry Killingbeck (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:35:00 Tom Trudgeon (MI) / Mandy Trudgeon (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:35:09 Ted Smutek (MI) / Charlie Lannen (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:36:06 Bruce Burnes (MI) / Russ Reker (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:37:33 Todd Van de Ven (MI) / Chris Kucharek (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:38:58 Al Widing, Sr. (MI) / Don Brooks (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:39:40 Jon Webb (MI) / Cassie Webb (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:39:46 Roxanne Barton (MI) / Connie Cannon (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:39:50 Hank Feldhauser (MI) / John Thompson (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:40:21 Frank Smutek (MI) / Bill Smutek (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:40:48 Doug Heady (MI) / Tim Feldkamp (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:40:55 Matt Smith (MI) / Bob Stockton (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:41:25 Rod Matthews (MI) / Chris Scully (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:41:53 Lynne Witte (MI) / Debbie Perry (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:42:19 Chuck Hewitt (MI) / Ray Quick (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:42:38 Mike Hartman (MI) / Ray Trudgeon (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:43:21 Nathan Winkler (MI) / Tim Chappie (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:45:47 Mike Poland (MI) / Joey Kimsel (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:46:17 Cheryl Lucey (MI) / John Lucey (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:48:51 Dave Skillman, Jr. (MI) / Garth Greenan (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . .2:50:24 Martin Prout (MI) / Evan Prout (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:50:43

Junior Race 1 2

Brad Solak (MI) / Joe Webb (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:22:12 Nicole Boody (MI) / Cathy Boody (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:29:35

Fledgling Race 1 2 3

Rebecca Barton (MI) / Samantha Barton (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:24:11 Brandon Tuszynski (MI) / Chad Cannon (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:30:50 Brittany Skillman (MI) / Ashley Reichert (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . .0:40:12

Sunday July 13 Aluminum Canoe Business Relay 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Mancinos Pizza & Grinders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Griff & Son Tree Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Riverside Bicycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gary Oil Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wojahn Carpet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M.J.'s Salon & Nails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B & B Construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Northland Credit Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

10 Yr & Under 1 2 3

Calvin Hall (MI) / Teddy Barnes (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Megan Graham (MI) / Travis Taylor (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matt Griffin (MI) / Austin Walker (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

11 / 14 Yr

Amateur Division

1 2 3 4 5

1 Brian Borchers (MI) / Don Starks (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:47:30 2 Joe Leusby (MI) / Rob Reed (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:49:48 dnf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Eric Ruesink (MI) / Greg Peterson (MI)

C1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Jon Webb (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:17:02 Doug Van Meter (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:17:32 Tom Cannon (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:17:58 Tad Hill (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:18:00 Jacob Dubois (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:18:28 Bruce Byrnes (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:19:01 Tim Sheldon (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:19:06 Jim Harwood (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:19:24 Dan Gary (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:19:32 Doug Gillin (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:20:48 John Hollands (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:20:54 Connie Cannon (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:21:19 Jerry Killingbeck (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:21:25 Bill Dubois (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:21:59 Mike Hartman (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:23:17 Russ Reker (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:23:21 Dwight Walker (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:25:23 Rod Matthews (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:27:42 Chris Scully (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:29:48 Rodney Halstead (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:30:12 Brad Gross (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:30:18 Lynne Witte (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:32:00 Frank Smutek (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:32:39 Dave Skillman, Sr. (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:33:12 Rick Gillings (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:35:49 Garth Greenan (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:35:53 Joe Hughes (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:37:26 Dave Skillman, Jr. (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:38:01 Grant Tally (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:38:22 Cassie Webb (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:45:49 Jason Burke (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:45:58 Tom Hammond (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:53:35 Randy Boody (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:05:47 Ryan Matthews (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:12:52

Jeff Kassuba (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:11:51 Ken Kolonich (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:13:05 Bill Torongo (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:13:48 Jeff Kolka (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:13:57 Clark Kent (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:14:00 Bruce Barton (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:14:26 Rick Joy (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:14:28 Tom Trudgeon (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:16:23

Cale Tuszynski (MI) / Rebecca Barton (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jodie Astrom (MI) / Brittany Skillman (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thomas Rudolph (MI) / Carley Rudolph (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matt Stonehouse (MI) / Cody Wojahn (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trenton Hunt (MI) / Tyler Walker (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Bradan & Bernie Tuszynski (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Uncle Dan Gary (MI) / Megan Graham (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark & Jodie Astrom (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Justin & Matt Griffith (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jerry Killingbeck (MI) / Kyle Stonehouse (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cal & Travis Taylor (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Race Results: Michigan

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Tom & Cruz Hubbell (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matt Gary (MI) / Matt Stonehouse (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keith & Cody Wojahn (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Calvin & Mason Hall (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Josh McGuire (MI) / Rick Stemen (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sherry Kimsel (MI) / Carly Hurlburt (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Crazy Watermelon 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Wood Ticks (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Best Dang Canoe Team Ever (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Boat Doc (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mustangs (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All Stars (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Taylor Tigers (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Young Chics (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Four Amigos (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Seed you Later (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ready Rudolphs (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Mike Garon (MI) / Doug Gillin (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:35:41 Rodney Halstead (MI) / Ryan Halstead (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:35:54 Jon Webb (MI) / Joe Seifert (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:36:16 Bruce Byrnes (MI) / Russ Reker (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:37:47 Pete Mead (MI) / Al Widing Jr (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:38:45 Ted Smutek (MI) / Amy Solak (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:38:51 Jerry Killingbeck (MI) / Frank Smutek (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:39:12 Fred Mills (MI) / Lynne Witte (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:39:20 LaVerne Young (FL) / Ray Quick (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:39:55 Ray Trudgeon (MI) / Dwight Walker (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:40:37 Debbie Perry (MI) / Charlie Lannen (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:42:04 Carrie Montgomery (MI) / Mandy Trudgeon (MI) . . . . . . . . .1:42:21 John Lucey (MI) / Cheryl Lucey (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:42:34 Cassie Webb (MI) / Al Widing Sr (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:43:45 David Phelps (MI) / Max Rimer (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:43:57 Garth Grennen (MI) / David Skillman Jr (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:47:23

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Oscoda Township (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AuSable Township (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Bernie Tuszynski (MI) / Cale Tuszynski (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:28:12 Ivan Paladi (MI) / Davie Tallman (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:29:18 T.J.Kabat (MI) / K.C.Quick (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:37:22

Fledgling Class 1 2 3 4

Jul 24 C1 Express AuSable River, Grayling to Burton’s Landing C1 Express was sponsored and directed by Mark Sloan an American Express advisor, and run on the Thursday before the AuSable Marathon from Ray’s Canoeing to Burton’s Landing on the AuSable River. A great race, good prize money. This was the first Annual, I hope. Thanks, Mark. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Gareth Stevens

C1 Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

C1 Man 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

Nathan Reece (MI) / Justin Reker (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23:07 Ben Lucey (MI) / Brett Stockton Jr (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26:03:00 Kylee Short (MI) / Cameron Maunders (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . .29:59:00 Evan Maunders (MI) / Austin Short (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30:47:00

Jacob DuBois (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47:50:87 John Hollands (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49:24:58 Bob Zalewski (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51:11:97 Fritz Hansen (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51:33:97 Phil Trudgeon (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52:17:80 Gareth Stevens (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52:58:91 Charles Lannen (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53:29:99 Craig Jacobs (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54:31:18 Alfred Borchers (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56:28:31 Max Rimer (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56:32:49 Bernie Tuszynski (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57:14:18 Rick Gillings (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57:26:72 Kevin Jansen (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57:27:66 Joe Webb (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59:26:02 Jason Burke (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:01:21:50 Brad Solak (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:03:41:13 Tom Hammond (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:07:57:39

Tim Valko (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52:29:00 Clark Kent (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52:39:00 Tony Short (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52:45:00 Rick Joy (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52:51:00 Jon Webb (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54:17:00 Doug Gillin (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54:19:00 Tom Cannon (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55:01:00 Russ Reker (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55:22:00 Bruce Byrnes (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55:25:00 Connie Cannon (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55:39:00 Dwight Walker (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55:55:00 Ross Maunders (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57:39:00 LaVerne Young (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57:41:00 Rodney Matthews (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58:30:00 Tim Feldkamp (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59:05:00 Grant Talley (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59:17:00 Forest Haines (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:00:32 Garth Grennen (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:00:50 Joe Pollock (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:00:59 Joe Webb (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:03:29 Ted Matthews (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:07:57

C1 Woman 1 2 3

Aug 23/24 Mio’s “First Dam” Canoe Race

Beth Schluter (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52:56:51 Marion Crandall (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57:58:04 Dena Kurt (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:00:23:20

AuSable River, Mio C1 Man 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Jul 24-27 The Weyerhaeuser AuSable River Marathon Results (for both the sprints and the marathon) on pages 41-43 in this issue.

Aug 3 Vassar Canoe Race C2 Expert 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Andy Triebold (MI) / Tim Triebold (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:26:28 Brett Stockton (MI) / Matt Rimer (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:28:32 Mo Harwood (MI) / Erich Podjaske (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:28:33 Steve Corlew (MI) / Jacob DuBois (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:28:50 Dwayne Barnes (MI) / Tony Short (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:30:52 Tim Valko (MI) / Clark Kent (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:32:47 Matt Streib (IN) / Patick Sawyer (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:32:53 Rick Joy (MI) / Jim Harwood (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:33:24 Tom Cannon (MI) / Connie Cannon (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:34:51 Dan Klinkhamer (MI) / Bill DuBois (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:35:09 Mike Hartman (MI) / Tad Hill (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:35:16

Bruce Barton (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:06:42 Rick Joy (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:06:43 Jon Webb (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:07:15 Dwayne Barnes (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:07:47 Tom Trudgeon (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:08:29 Doug Gillin (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:08:29 Tom Cannon (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:08:37 Doug VanMeter (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:09:06 Bruce Byrnes (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:09:12 Fred Mills (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:11:10

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Race Results: Michigan, Minnesota

Russ Reker (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:11:11 John Hollands (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:11:50 Dwight Walker (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:12:36 Ryan Halstead (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:13:16 Ted Smutek (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:13:57 Hank Feldhauser (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:15:05 Rodney Matthews (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:15:30 Forest Haines (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:15:55 John Nemeth (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:15:59 Joey Kinsel (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:16:58 Al Widing, Sr. (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:16:59 Chris Scully (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:17:11 Frank Smutek (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:17:18 Jon Thompson (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:18:11 Garth Greenan (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:18:23 Joe Pollock (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:18:50 Grant Tally (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:19:06 Rick Gillings (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:19:06 Ted Matthews (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:24:03 Ryan Matthews (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:34:40

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David Tallman (MI) / Ivan Paladi (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:24:39 John Denson (MI) / Karl Kiebel (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:49:21

C-2 Fledgling 1

Raymond Wonders (AK) / MacKenzie Wonders (AK) . . . . . .0:17:07

C2 Junior 1 2

Rebecca Barton (MI) / Joe Webb (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:22:53 Samantha Barton (MI) / Brad Solak (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:24:16

Aluminum Canoe Fun Race Under Age 18 1 Brent Willobee (MI) / John Krudy (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10:24 2 Steven Sidebottom (MI) / Kim Passmore (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12:17 3 Amie Byelich (MI) / Brittney Smutek (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13:32

18 and Over 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Luke Holton (MI) / Ray Halstead (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10:22 Ryan Matthews (MI) / Sarah Webb (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10:23 Brad Spies (MI) / John Larrison (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10:43 Chuck Crane (MI) / Gary Sidebottom (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10:45 Mark Rimer (MI) / Rod Solak (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10:55 Anne Stuler (MI) / Marion Crandall (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11:23 Becky Smutek (MI) / Michelle Marsh (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12:10

C1 Woman 1 2 3 4 5

Connie Cannon (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:10:52 Lynne Witte (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:17:19 Amy Solak (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:17:52 Cassie Webb (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:26:09 Sarah webb (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:26:31

More Mich race results will appear in the final roundup of results in the December issue of Canoe News — so send them QUICK!

MINNESOTA May 3 Snake River - see CN Jul 03 May 10 Rum River Marathon Canoe Race - see CN Jul 03 May 29 Hoigaard’s Canoe Derby - see CN Jul 03 May 18 High School Challenge - to come, hopefully. May 31 Anton’s Canoe Classic (formerly Klarbrunn Canoe Classic) - see CN Aug 03 May 31 thru the Summer Hoigaard’s Canoe Derby Full results for all the Derbies will appear at the end of the season (except the June 26 Kids’ Derby - see below). Jun 7 Fairview Northland - to come, hopefully. Jun 7 Chippewa Triathlon - to come, hopefully. Jun 14 5th Annual Sweetheart Canoe Derby C1 - to come, hopefully. Jun 15 5th Annual Sweetheart Canoe Derby C2 - to come, hopefully. Jun 21 Marine Race - to come, hopefully. June 22 Jensen Handicap - see CN Aug 03 June 26 Hoigaard’s Kids’ Derby - see CN Aug 03 June 28 Blackwater Barge Canoe Race - see CN Aug 03 Jun 29 MCA Paddlers’ Rumble Canoe Race - results to come, hopefully. July 5&6 Rapids Round Robin - see CN Aug 03 July 20 Palisade to Aitkin Canoe Race - see CN Aug 03

C2 Race Results 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33

Matt Rimer (MI) / Brett Stockton(MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:56:24 Ken Kolonich (MI) / Jim Harwood(MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:57:26 Mo Harwood (MI) / Ted Kolka(MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:58:03 Dwayne Barnes (MI) / Jon Webb(MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:00:21 Clark Kent (MI) / Matthew Ashton(MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:01:27 Bruce Barton (MI) / Ryan Halstead(MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:01:59 Tom Cannon (MI) / Tom Trudgeon(MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:02:17 Nick D'Amour (MI) / Joseph Siefert(MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:02:58 Doug VanMeter (MI) / Bill DuBois(MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:03:04 Ted Smutek (MI) / Fred Mills(MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:03:18 Tim Sheldon (MI) / Mike Hartman(MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:04:46 Mike Garon (MI) / Doug Gillin(MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:05:05 Ray Quick (MI) / Rick Joy(MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:05:31 Bruce Byrnes (MI) / John Holland(MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:05:42 Amy Solak (MI) / Connie Cannon(MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:06:28 Steve Krantz (MI) / Jerry Killingbeck(MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:06:58 Rodney Halstead (MI) / Rodney Matthews(MI) . . . . . . . . . . .2:08:45 Al Widing, Sr (MI) / Don Brooks(MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:09:34 Brad Gross (MI) / Hank Feldhauser(MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:09:36 Frank Smutek (MI) / Bill Smutek(MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:10:25 Russ Reker (MI) / Stacey Kent(MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:10:26 Lynne Witte (Mi) / Jon Thompson(MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:12:19 Roxanne Barton (MI) / Connie Montgomery(MI) . . . . . . . . . .2:14:34 Charles Lannon (MI) / Bernie Tuszynski(MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:15:23 Chad Brandt (MI) / Mike Thomsen(MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:15:25 John Lucey (MI) / Cheryl Lucey(MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:15:46 Dwight Walker (MI) / Max Rimer(MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:17:08 Jason Kent (MI) / Debbie Perry(MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:18:58 Forest Haines (MI) / Pat Richardson(MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:21:00 Dave Skillman, Jr. (MI) / Dave Skillman, Sr.(MI) . . . . . . . . . .2:21:33 Phil Randolph (OH) / P.C. Randolph(OH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:21:40 Jon Hunter (MI) / Jordan Hunter(MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:29:46 Chris Scully (MI) / Al Scully(MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:41:18

Sep 13 Headwaters Classic Canoe/Kayak Race Bemidji. Note: MB = Manitoba Pro C2 1 Ed Arenz (MN) / Jason Larsen (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:20:10 2 Al Rudquist (MN) / Kristy Matison (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:20:11 3 Dennis LeNeveu (MB) / Bill Briggs (MB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:20:16 4 Joe Manns (MN) / Io Harberts (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:20:17 5 Murray Marchmant (MB) / Aaron Alto (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:20:24 6 Lee Jarpey (MN) / Keith Canny (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:21:16 7 Chuck Ryan (MN) / Kate Ellis (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:21:21 8 Brett Arenz (MN) / Stephanie Larsen (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:21:24 9 Fred Rayman (MN) / Micki Rayman (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:21:29 10 Dave Dahl (MN) / Tom Gardner (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:22:04 11 Nadine Nilles (MN) / Devin Arenz (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:24:53 12 Brett Thunstrom (MN) / Warren Thunstrom (MN) . . . . . . . . .2:27:17 13 Dave Nelson (MN) / Ole Mersinger (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:30:36

Bonus 1st Mixed 1st Women's 1st Master 1st Senior

Lynne Witte (MI) / Jon Thompson(MI) . . . . . . . . . .2:12:19 Connie Cannon (Mi) / Amy Solak(MI) . . . . . . . . . .2:06:58 Jon Webb (MI) / Dwayne Barnes(MI) . . . . . . . . . . .2:00:21 Bruce Byrnes (MI) / Tom Holland(MI) . . . . . . . . . .2:05:42

Amateur C-2 Race Results 1 2 3 4

Joe Webb (MI) / Brad Solak (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:20:52 Steve Solak (MI) / Lonnie Hager (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:23:12 Jim Mangutz (MI) / Brian Smutek (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:23:24 Dan Kent (MI) / Loren Kent (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:23:54

C1 1

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Ken McBride (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:25:03


Race Results: Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire

Citizen C2

K2

1 2 3

1

Myrtle Williams (MB) / Teresa Alto (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:28:07 Ira Batchelder (MN) / Dave Harrington (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:32:30 Don Appel (MN) / Alice Appel (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:44:29

Apr 13 Grand Island Canoe Race - see CN Jul 03

Brian Hudson (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:35:13

Citizen K1 1 2 3

Jul 12/13 26th Annual Franklin Canoe Race

Wayne Goeken (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:25:48 Lisa Boulay (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:39:21 Mark Neurauter (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:42:43

Franklin C1

MISSOURI

1 2 3 4 5

Jul 5/6 North Fork River Canoe Race / Show-Me State Canoe

K1

More Minn race results will appear in the final roundup of results in the December issue of Canoe News — so get them to me QUICK!

Championships

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

1 2 3 4

Lake North Fork

Calvin Hassel (NE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:04:07 Mike Herbert (AR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:05:04 Dick Plumlee (KS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:09:01 Bob Spain (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:12:17 Rocky Caldwell (MO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:12:29 Stephen Lynn (AR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:12:40 Jerry Brown (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:13:32 Casey Rickey (AR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:14:01 Jim Short (MO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:19:57 Clifton Rickey (AR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:23:57 Cody Rickey (AR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:25:21 Mike Guenther (MO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:25:28

Jun 14 Contoocook River Bagel Chase Thank you, everyone, for continuing to support The Bagel Chase. Weather: Cool, overcast, 61ºF Total Boats: 43 Total Racers: 65 Course Record: Sue Slowick and John Kazimierczyk .1:12:49 6/15/2002

Top Ten Times of the Day: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Joe Royer (TN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:08:49 Wim Nouwen (TN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:16:20 Carol Royer (TN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:27:03 Jed Perkins (AR) / Jordan Roe (AR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:31:07 Sam Perkins (AR) / Cody Brown (AR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:36:58

Aluminum (17ft) 1 2 3 4 5

Calvin Hassel (NE) / Dick Plumlee (KS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59:59 Rocky Caldwell (MO) / Casey Rickey (AR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:02:35 Stephen Lynn (AR) / Jim Short (MO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:03:13 Jerry Brown (TX) / Bob Spain (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:05:15 Clifton Rickey (AR) / Cody Rickey (AR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:05:51

1 2 3

Jed Perkins (AR) / Jordan Roe (AR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:09:40 Sam Perkins (AR) / Cody Brown (AR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:10:25 Austin Short (MO) / BB Simmons (AR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:23:51

1 1 2 3

Mike Herbert (AR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47:27:00 Joe Royer (TN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54:32:00 Wim Nouwen (TN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:02:02

1 2 3

Mike Herbert (AR) / Michelle Herbert (AR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stephen Lynn (AR) / Addison Perkins (AR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rocky Caldwell (MO) / Brock Caldwell (MO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Calvin Hassel (NE) / Levi Hassel (NE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Short (MO) / Sasha Short (MO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Glen Green (NJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:19:29 John Long ( ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:20:28 Roger Lundskog (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:21:07

Kayak Woman (9M) 1

Kaitlyn McElroy (MA) . . . . . . . . .1:19:11 *fastest long course kayak

C2 Men 1 2 3

Calvin Hassel (NE) / Dick Plumlee (KS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:02:10 Rocky Caldwell (MO) / Casey Rickey (AR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:07:05 Jerry Brown (TX) / Bob Spain (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:07:12 Stephen Lynn (AR) / Cody Rickey (AR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:13:34 Clifton Rickey (AR) / Jim Short (MO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:14:06

Kevin Boss (MA) / Bill Brown (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:14:24 Ryan Lyesiuk (MA) / Nick Lyesiuk (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:16:17 David Reichel (NH) / Steve Reichel (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:20:59

C2 Women 1

Jennifer Caldwell (NH) / Chris Wilson (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:14:58

C2 Mixed 1 Sue Slowick (MA) / John Kazimierczyk (NH)1:13:07 *fastest time of day

K1 1

Guy Washburn (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52:00 Pam Browning (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52:03 Rick Eliot (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52:31

Kayak Man (9M)

Sunday, July 6 CA Pro C2 8 miles Lake North Fork 1 2 3 4 5

Ken Norton (NH) / Alyssa Norton (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:08:33

Kayak (5M)

Adult /child Sprint (17ft Aluminum) 1 2 3 4 5

Peter Beckett (NH) / Terje Reinertsen (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57:02 Tom White (NH) / Alex White (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59:03 Skip Fletcher (NH) / David Hughes (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59:08

Recreational Mixed

K1 (afternoon race) 1 2 3

Sue Slowick (MA) / John Kazimierczyk (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . .1:13:07 Kevin Boss (MA) / Bill Brown (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:14:24 John Aufmuth (VT) / Bill Kelly (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:14:30 Jennifer Caldwell (NH) / Chris Wilson (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:14:58 Dick Ulbrich (MA) / Frank Stasz (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:15:33 Brent Lyesiuk (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:15:55 Ryan Lyesiuk (MA) / Nick Lyesiuk (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:16:17 Neil LeBlanc (MA) / Tom Walton (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:17:43 Howie Bean (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:18:05 Karen Levitt (NH) / Tom Warner (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:18:07

Recreational Master (5M)

Aluminum (Scouts 17ft) 1 2 3

Calvin Hassel (NE) / Dave Teddy (CO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:48:41 Dick Plumlee (KS) / Randy Moore (NE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:58:30 Keith Hentzen (NE) / Paul Hanson (NE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:35:43 Brian Tyler (CA) / Bill Lock (NE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:38:56

May 3 Upper Ashuelot - see CN Jul 03

USCA C2 Scouts 1 2

Dwan Green (KS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:21:50

NEW HAMPSHIRE

K1 1 2 3

1

Calvin Hassel (NE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:58:28 Dick Plumlee (KS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:08:02 Dave Teddy (CO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:14:13 Randy Moore (NE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:30:08 Tom Mason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:55:08

C2 Racing Division

Tecumseh, Missouri Saturday, July 5 USCA C1 8 miles

Wim Nouwen (TN) / Joe Royer (TN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:02:25

NEBRASKA

Citizen C1 1

CANOE NEWS October 2003

Carol Royer (TN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:25:22

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CANOE NEWS October 2003

Race Results: New Hampshire

C2 Men Master

1

1 2

C1 Master Woman

Scott Ricker / Andy Ouellet (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:21:09 Craig Whiton (NY) / Pat Cushman (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:22:13

1

Randy Martin (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:17:48 Jennifer Caldwell (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:21:47

C2 Women Master

C1 Senior

1 2

C2 Mixed Master

1 2 3

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C1 Vets

Abby Kingman (MA) / Sue Morris (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:18:42 Liz McBride (NH) / Kathy Zaffino (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:32:44 Karen Levitt (NH) / Tom Warner (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:18:07

1 2 3

C2 Men Senior 1 2 3

John Aufmuth (VT) / Bill Kelly (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:14:301:14:30 Neil LeBlanc (MA) / Tom Walton (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:17:43 Robert Altman (MA) / Bob Allen (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:18:41

1 2 3

Val Hamlett (MA) / Priscilla Reinertsen (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:20:44

C2 Mixed Senior 1 2

Steve Nyman (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:25:59 Mike Ripple (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:26:29 Ron Bomberger (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:36:02

Kayak Short Course

C2 Women Senior 1

Tom Walton (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:20:12 Larry Douglas (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:24:21 David Reichel (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:26:37

Guy Washburn (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52:00 Clive Roberts (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53:59 Todd Boucher (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:04:41

Kayak Man-Long Course

Dede Herlihy (MA) / Gary Aprea (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:20:14 Ed Halpin (MA) / Lois Clark (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:27:12

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Roger Lundskog (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:19:51

C2 Veteran

Kayak Woman-Long Course

1 2

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Dick Ulbrich (MA) / Frank Stasz (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:15:33 Dave Lamoureux (MA) / Phil Cole (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:20:02

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

C1 Open 1 2 3 4 5

Brent Lyesiuk (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:15:55 *C1 Course Record Howie Bean (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:18:05 Tom Page (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:20:28 Ted Kenyon (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:23:05 Chris Auffrey (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:29:33

C1 Master 1 2

Marc Lessard (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:22:21 Audie Conrad (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:22:22

C1 Senior Man 1

Pam Browning (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:22:54

Top Ten Times of the Day Peter Heed (NH) / Joe Glickman (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:15:08 Stan Kissell (NH) / Pete McAllister (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:15:53 Scott Ricker (MA) / Andy Ouellet (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:17:35 Randy Martin (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:17:48 Tom Warner (NH) / Trish Heed (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:19:20 Brenda Bowie (MA ) / Jeff DeFeo (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:19:26 Don Wescott (ME) / Phil Cole (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:19:36 Roger Lundskog (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:19:51 Tom Walton (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:20:12 Tom Page (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:20:43

Stan Kissell (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:19:22

C1 Senior Woman

Aug 2 New England Championships

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P = Pro Boat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A = Amateur Boat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Z = The Coveted Zucchini Awards for Swimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Deb Kissell (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:34:47

C1 Veteran 1 2 3 4 5

Bill Ellsworth (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:23:10 Steve Nyman (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:26:53 Mike Ripple (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:26:56 Chuck Baker (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:29:24 Ron Bomberger (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:35:45

C1 Junior 1 1 2 3

July 13 Contoocook River Barge Club Race

Tom Page (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:58:50 Mark Feigl (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:11:49 Chris Auffrey MA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:17:24

C1 Master

Deb / Tom thank all who attended. We'll do it again next year. Sunday, July 11, 2004. Please mark your calendars. Have a great remainder of the racing season. A reminder: There are some great action photos of you at the race. Check out willarts.com or call at 603 776 0263.

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C2 Men Senior 1

Courtney Miller (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:26:10

C1 Man

Stan Kissell (NH) / Pete McAllister (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:15:53

John Mathieu (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:51:18 Bruce Lee (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:51:19 Eric McNett ME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:53:06 Paul Dyka (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:53:51 Marc Lessard (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:57:35 Kevin Boss (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:00:16

C2 Mixed Senior

C1 Senior

1 2 3

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Tom Warner (NH)/ Trish Heed (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:19:20 Ray Thiel (CT) / Priscilla Reinertsen (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:21:35 Lois Clark (MA) / Terje Reinertsen (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:34:06

C2 Vets 1

Phil Cole (NH) / Don Wescott (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:19:36

C2 Men Open 1 2

C1 Veteran

Peter Heed (NH) / Joe Glickman (NY) .1:15:08 *Fastest time of day Paul Cole (ME) / Sean Rogers (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:22:54

1 2 3 4 5

C2 Women Open 1

Deb Kissell (NH) / Liz MacBride (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:26:43

C2 Men Master 1

Scott Ricker (MA) / Andy Ouellet (MA) 1:17:35

1 2

Brenda Bowie (MA) / Jeff DeFeo (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:19:26

C1 Open 1 2 3

Jim Dami (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:59:35 Steve Nyman (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:04:13 Don Wescott (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:05:28 Mike Ripple (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:09:43 Chuck Baker (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:15:10

C1 Woman

C2 Mixed Master 1

Bob Allen (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:55:25 Stan Kissell (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:56:14 Bob Fisher (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:58:55 Jim Roberts (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:00:00 John Ponticorvo (NJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:03:10 Larry Douglas (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:03:48

Colleen Luba (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:57:52 Chris Schmidt (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:01:13

C2 Men

Tom Page (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:20:43 Ted Kenyon (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:21:47 TJ Boucher (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:23:48

1 2 3 4

C1 Master

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Bob Rapant (MA) / Brent Lyesiuk (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:39:49 Dana Henry (VT) / John Kazimierczyk (NH) . . . . . . . . . .1:42:50 Bill Ross (MA) / Ken Ostrowski (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:46:04 Shane MacDowell (MA) / Bob MacDowell (MA) . . . . . .1:46:05

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Race Results: New Hampshire

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Ethan Heed (NH) / Peter Heed (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:51:07 A Ted Kenyon (CT) / Tim Allen (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:53:06 P

C2 Women 1 2 3 4 5 6

C2 Master 1 2 3 4 5 6

Tom Yarosh (NY) / Andrew Melnychenko (NY) . . . . . . .1:46:16 P Alex Sabo (MA) / Robert Zuber (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:46:39 P Doug Howard (VT) / Gary Aprea (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:48:23 P Tim Minkler (MA) / Gary Quadrozzi (MA) . . . . . . . . . . .1:52:52 A Wade Feigel (MA) / Joe Schneider (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:53:38 A Z Peter VanGagnon (ME) / Austin Conrad (ME) . . . . . . . . .1:59:45 A Z

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John Aufmuth (VT) / Bill Kelly (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:47:06 P Nick Lyesiuk MA / Neil LeBlanc (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:49:41 P Tom Warner (NH) / Tom Walton (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:50:10 P Bill Robinson (NY) / Alan Linck (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:52:25 P Ralph Vincent (ME) / Phil Soule (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:53:25 A Ray Thiel (CT) / Robert Altman (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:58:46 A Phil Tierney (MA) / Larry Bravo (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:00:08 A

Dan Pelletier (CT) / Del Cummings (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:57:53 Scott Ricker (MA) / Andy Ouellet (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:58:09

K1 Open 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

C2 Veterans 1

Jennifer Caldwell (NH) / Chris Wilson (NH) . . . . . . . . . .1:48:27 P Gloria Wesley (MA) / Sue Slowick (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:49:44 P Lisa Salvini (MA) / Abby Kingman (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . .1:53:50 P Chris Reis (MA) / Kathy Korte (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:06:12 A Marilyn Hickey (MA) / Brenda Bowie (MA) . . . . . . . . . .2:06:44 A Pam Fitzgerald (NY) / Jan Perrin (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .DNF P Z

C2 Standard

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CANOE NEWS October 2003

Dick Ulbrich (MA) / Frank Stasz (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:52:57 P

Mark Jacobson (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:38:06 Joe Glickman (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:40:54 John Redos (NJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:43:33 Lou Carrier (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:43:56 Bill Baker (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:44:34 Tom Jones (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:53:03 Roger Lundskog (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:54:12 Pam Browning (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:58:31

C2 Mixed

K1 Downriver

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1 2

Randy Martin (NH) / Kathy Manizza (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . .1:48:56 P Priscilla Reinertsen (NH) / Jim Miller (MA) . . . . . . . . . . .1:53:03 P Karen Levitt (NH) / Jeff DeFeo (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:53:48 P Dennis Carey (MA) / Dede Herlihy (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:53:59 A Charles Zuber (MA) / Patty Spector (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . .1:54:04 A Kaitlyn McElroy (MA) / John Casale (MA) . . . . . . . . . . .1:55:34 P Nannette Krapf (PA) / Dale Krapf (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:57:36 P

Terry Coyne (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:58:59 Rick Eliot (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:11:45

Below: A closely fought race in a strong field, Shane MacDowell (bow) and Bob MacDowell at this point a nose ahead of Bill Ross (bow) and Ken Ostrowski in the battle for third and fourth place in C2 Men. In the end Ross and Ostrowski clipped the MacDowells by just one second.

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CANOE NEWS October 2003

Race Results: New Jersey, New York, North Carolina

NEW JERSEY

Solo Modern Men Open

Jun 14 1st Annual Sandy Hooker OC1 Race - see CN Jul 03

Solo Traditional Guideboat Men Master

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NEW YORK

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Mar 22 Icebreaker Canoe Race - see CN Jul 03 Apr 5 Catatonk Creek Canoe Regatta - see CN Jul 03 Apr 19 Upper Susquehanna River Pedalers and Paddlers Spring Canoe Race - see CN Jul 03 May 3, 4 42nd Canton Canoe Weekend - see CN Jul 03 May 4 Rushton Relays - see CN Jul 03 May 11 Edward N Wessels Canoe Regatta - see CN Aug 03 May 18 ’Round the Mountain Canoe & Kayak Races - see CN Aug 03 May 23-26 General Clinton Canoe Regatta - see CN Jul 03 Jun 7 & 8 Madrid Canoe Regatta - see CN Jul 03 Apr 27 YMCA Cortland Canoe Classic - see CN Aug 03 Jun 19 Towpath Regatta - see CN Aug 03 Jul 12 16th Annual Erie Canal Canoe Classic - see CN Aug 03

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Mike Mitchell (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30:30 Charles Brumley (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32:17

C1 Rec / Stock Female Master Gretchen Loase (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51:34

C1 Rec / Stock Male Master 1 2

Ken Ely (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41:51 John Loase (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45:38

C1 Stock Male Master 1

Alec Friedmann (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39:55

C2 Recreation Mixed Master 1 Nathan Lord (CO) / Carol Zenzel (CO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33:20/ (NY)

C2 Junior Male 1

Mike Tucker (NY) / Lee Freeburgh (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29:43

C2 Recreation Male Open 1

Bill Sapp (GA) / Hayes Sapp (GA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36:07

C2 Stock Female Open 1

Martha Pickard (NY) / Celia Evans (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31:21

C2 Stock Male Open

Jul 13 Willard Hanmer Guideboat and Canoe Race

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The 41st Willard Hanmer Guideboat and Canoe Race featured a new event that seemed to be the highlight of the day - the Colby Relay. The six-member team of Hodge Podge won the event by completing three laps of the half-mile course (two at a time) in a time of 8:57.

Randy Sapp Vermont / Phil Parker Vermont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29:28

C2 Stock Male Master 1

Tim Jock (NY) / Keith Walsh (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33:03

C2 Stock Mixed Open 1 2

The day still saw guideboat racing that has been a feature for each of the 40 plus years, along with some exciting canoe and kayak racing. James Bullis, Saranac Lake, turned in the fast guideboat time, in the Modern Guideboat Masters Category, with a time of 30:20 on the 3.27 mile course. Just beind in the Solo Modern Guideboat Open Category, Mike Mitchell, Old Forge, turned in a time of 30:30, for a first place finish.

John Newman (NY) / Kelli Newman (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30:28 Clifford Wagner (NY) / Claire Wagner (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33:15

Relay Mixed 1 2 3 4 5 6

Another Saranac Laker, Charles Brumley, won the Solo Traditional Guideboat Open Category, with a time of 32:17.

Hodge Podge Relay (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8:57 Sapp Relay (GA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9:09 Procrastination (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9:17 Paul's Paddlers (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9:19 Marathon (Everywhere) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10:13 Ron&Cathy Bowler (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10:42

RubADub Mixed 1 2 3

Taking the Grandaddy Men Category with a time of 36:05 was the team of Roger and Douglas Gray.

Ron&Cathy Bowler (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21:22 Nate Reed (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22:01 Nancy Reich (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31:16

Leading the women was Mary Brown, Plattsburgh. She had a time of 36:16 in the Solo Modern Female Master. Brenda Lord made the trip from Boulder, Colorado to win the Solo Modern Female Open race with a time of 46:47.

Fledgling Female

The fastest boat of the day came in the C2 Stock Male Open Category. Randy Sapp and Phil Parker, Vermont, won their race with a time of 29:28.

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Diana Pesuit (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36:06

More NY race results will appear in the final roundup of results in the December issue of Canoe News — so get them to me QUICK!

NORTH CAROLINA Cancelled or postponed: Apr 26 Lumber River Invitational (cancelled) Apr 26 Neuse River Canoe Rally (postponed to August 16) May 3 Cape Fear Downriver Race (postponed - date to come) May 10 South Yadkin Canoe Race - see CN Jul 03 Jun 7 Neuse River Day and other North Carolina race results to follow in next issue. June 28 Latta Launch Canoe & Kayak Race - see CN Aug 03

Douglas Gray (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36:05 Vance Corum (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36:06

Solo Modern Female Master Mary Brown (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36:16

Solo Modern Female Open Brenda Lord (CO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46:47

More NC race results will appear in the final roundup of results in the December issue of Canoe News — so get them to me QUICK!

Solo Modern Men Master 1 2

Jim Dwyer (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40:24 Gregory Bowler (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44:34

Touring Kayak Solo Female Master

Grandaddy Men

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Zachary Handler (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23:43

Recreation Kayak Solo Male Open

Complete results are below. Making the race happen was the sponsorship of: Adirondack Lakes & Trails Outfitters, Ampersand Bay Resort and Boat Club, The Doctor's Inn, Evergreen Auto Center Inc., Fogarty's Lake Flower Marina, Harbor Hill Inn & Cottages, Lodge on Lake Clear, Martha Day Realty, Meyer Gifts, Saranac Lake Chiropractic, Moore's Lumber and Saranac Studios Screen Printing.

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Bryant Lord (CO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9:28

Racing Kayak Solo Male (exhibition)

Of course, one of the great joys of the Willard Hanmer Race is the Fledgling Race (ages 14 and younger). Maile Sapp and Hillary Sapp won the Female Fledgling covered the mile course in 10:39. Bryant Lord won the Male Kayak Fledgling with a time of 9:28.

1 2

Maile Sapp (CT) / Hillary Sapp (GA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10:39

Fledgling Male Kayak

James Bullis (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30:20 Craig Benson (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34:49

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OHIO

PENNSYLVANIA

Mar 30 Keel-haulers 35th Annual Vermilion River Race see CN Jul 03 May 18 9th Annual Mike Doyle Memorial Canoe and Kayak Race - see CN Jul 03 June 14 Fourteenth Annual Ohio Canoe & Kayak Classic - see CN Aug 03 June 21 Muskingum River Canoe Race - see CN Aug 03 June 28 Ohio River Paddlefest - see CN Aug 03 July 12 Scioto super Fest - Cancelled

Apr 5 & 6 USCA National Stock Aluminum Canoe Marathon Championships - see CN Jul 03 Apr 6 Bob Umbenhauer Memorial / Cameron County Canoe Classic - see CN Jul 03 May 3 33rd Schuylkill River Regatta - see CN Jul 03 June 1 Philadelphia Spring Regatta - see CN Aug 03 June 28 Rotary Club Race for Life - see CN Aug 03 July 13 Philadelphia Canoe Club Open House Race The July 19 Allegeheny Classic results - see CN Aug 03, p 19

Aug 2 Ohio State Championships

Jun 21/22 Tiadaghton Elm Classic Canoe Race

Defiance

June 21 Adult / Junior

C1 Man Open 1 2 3 4 5 6

C1 Man Master 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

1

1 1 2 3

1 2 3

Tim Frantz (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:48:30 Doug Keiper (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:48:38 Jerry Patton (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:50:23

C2 Men 1 2 3

Richard Rankinen (PA) / Ed Sayre (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:41:27 Steve Martin (PA) / Randy Bailey (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:41:34 Cole Lee (NY) / Dale Krapf (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:41:35

June 22 C2 Master

10 miles

1 2

Steve Martin (PA) / Randy Flament (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:55:20 Cole Lee (NY) / Randy Bailey (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:58:00

C2 Mixed

6 miles

1

Dale Krapf (PA) / Nanette Krapf (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:49:15

K1 Sea Kayak

2+ miles

1 2 3

10 miles

Kurt Begue (IN) / Brian Benson (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:51:33

Gary Ballina (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:48:30 Ron Kaiser (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:48:40 Dan Harmon (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:53:10

C1 Man 1 2 3

Dan Mecklenburg (OH) / Kiersten Turos (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . 1:41:24 Forest Haines (MI) / Pat Richardson (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:43:05 Linda Collins (OH) / Keith Collins (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:43:35 Jack Kangas (OH) / Rochelle Poling (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:45:48 Alice Newlon (OH) / Norman Skinner (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:50:14

C2 Men Open

David Impens (NJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:50:42

K1 Kayak

C2 Mixed Cruiser 10 Miles 1 2 3 4 5

Ron Kaiser (PA) / Dave Freed (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:42:08 Bob Snook (PA) / Norm Ludwig (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:52:31

C1 Master

10 mile

Glen Vandewinckel (NY) / Leslie Ripton (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . .1:03:47

C2 Standard 1

1 2

Kiersten Turos (OH) / Rochelle Poling (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:08:28

C2 Adult/Youth

Todd Roadman (PA) / Mallory Roadman (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . .1:50:31 Jeff Rankinen (PA) / Joey Rankinen (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:50:42 Dan Kennedy (PA) / Joanne Kennedy (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:07:03

C2 Standard Men

Billy Hudson (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:53:27 Chris Brubaker (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:53:37

C2 Women 1

1 2 3

Gene Bennett (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:42:43 * Glen Vandewinckel (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:44:45 ** Ed Leszek (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:45:29 Jack Kangas (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:47;38 Frank Tinsley (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:53:04 Terry Pontius (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:54:05 George Roudebush (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:17:12 *** Mike Fremont (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:18:33 Harold Theiss (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .dnf * 1st 50-59, ** 1st 60-69, *** 1st 70+

K-1 Sea Kayak 1 2

10 mile

Dan Mecklenburg (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:41:29 Forest Haines/MI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:50:46 Sean Munn (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:52:50 Brian Benson (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:57:41 Bill Corrigan (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:57:44 Kurt Begue (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .dnf

Steve Rankinen (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:44:20 Jeff Rankinen (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:46:08 Todd Roadman (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:46:09

More PA race results will appear in the final roundup of results in the December issue of Canoe News — so get them to me QUICK!

10 miles

Gene Bennett (IN) / Glen Vanderwinkel (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:35:15 Philip Randolph (OH) / PC Randolph (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:39:50 Frank Tinsley (IN) / Sean Munn (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:40:51

QUÉBEC Aug 29 - Sep 1 La Classique internationale de canots de la Mauricie — St-Maurice River, La Tuque-Shawinigan-Trois-Rivières

More Ohio race results will appear in the final roundup of results in the December issue of Canoe News — so get them to me QUICK!

These are the cumulative results and times (which include the couple of minutes for the sprints in La Tuque on Friday and the three-day marathon race, 120 miles from La Tuque to Trois-Rivières). Sprint times and daily splits, along with a full report and great photos will appear in the next issue of Canoe News. . . . . . . . . .Gareth Stevens

ONTARIO Apr 6 London Canoe Club Spring Race - see CN Jul 03 Apr 27 Sydenham River Canoe Race - see CN Jul 03

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

More Ontario race results will appear in the final roundup of results in the December issue of Canoe News — so get them to me QUICK!

OREGON June 7-8 The Oregon Canoe Marathon - see CN Aug 03

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Jeff Kolka (MI) / Serge Corbin (PQ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13:39:39 Steve Lajoie (PQ) / Andrew Triebold (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13:40:18 Bill Torongo (MI) / Al Rudquist (PQ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13:49:20 Denis Berthiaume (PQ) / Tony Short (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13:50:44 Matt Rimer (MI) / Mo Harwood (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13:53:21 Jean Rousseau (PQ) / Guy Rousseau (PQ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13:59:10 Tim Triebold (MI) / Bruce Barton (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14:00:47 Louis Berthiaume (PQ) / Clark Kent (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14:02:11


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Race Results: Québec, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas

La Classique internationale results continued: 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68

RHODE ISLAND May 17 Friends of The Blackstone River 7th Annual Canoe & Kayak Race - see CN Jul 03

Daniel Boissonneault (PQ) / Jean Thellend (PQ) . . . . . . . . . .14:03:07 Steve Peterson (MN) / Scott L. Ankeny (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . .14:04:00 Allen Limberg (WI) / John Hugus (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14:05:43 Mario Blackburn (PQ) / Yves Bissonnette (PQ) . . . . . . . . . .14:05:50 Patrick Sawyer (IN) / Matt Streib (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14:10:23 Steve McAleer (NB) / Daniel Gelinas (PQ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14:11:13 Éric Ducharme (PQ) / François Dagenais (PQ) . . . . . . . . . . .14:15:29 Mathieu Turcotte (PQ) / Éric Gagnon (PQ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14:18:18 Christian Mongrain (PQ) / Alain Poirier (PQ) . . . . . . . . . . . .14:20:07 Brent Lyesiuk (MA) / Gloria Wesley (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14:24:17 Joe Shaw (MA) / Sean Jennings (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14:24:45 Luc Pruneau (PQ) / Serge Pagé (PQ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14:28:05 Solomon Carrière (SK) / Réal Carrière (SK) . . . . . . . . . . . . .14:29:44 Sylvain Greffard (PQ) / Yves Greffard (PQ) . . . . . . . . . . . . .14:30:59 Brett Arenz (MN) / Devin Arenz (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14:31:03 Kristoffer Archibald (PQ) / Jean Marien (PQ) . . . . . . . . . . . .14:33:22 Doug Howard (VT) / Lisa Salvini (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14:34:59 Ian Côté (PQ) / Karine Pellerin (PQ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14:35:43 Andrew Melnychenko (NY) / Ed Joy (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14:37:51 Jon Webb (PQ) / Dragan Olajdzija (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14:42:30 Pierre Lapointe (PQ) / Daniel Légaré (PQ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14:42:44 Michel Casabon (PQ) / Michel Matteau (PQ) . . . . . . . . . . . .14:47:04 Michael Garon (MI) / Doug Gillin (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14:49:06 Ted Smutek (MI) / Fred Mills (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14:49:33 Louis Deschamps (PQ) / Stéphane Vennes (PQ) . . . . . . . . . .14:51:22 Patrice Savard (PQ) / Jules Baillargeon (PQ) . . . . . . . . . . . .14:52:33 Neil Hanks (WI) / Beth Schulter (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14:52:53 Doug Van Meter (MI) / Bill Dubois (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14:55:40 Rene Boogemans (ON) / Dave Johnston (ON) . . . . . . . . . . .14:56:17 Alain Carignan (PQ) / Claude St-Cyr (PQ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14:57:00 Michael Gagnon (PQ) / Alexandre Gagnon (PQ) . . . . . . . . . .14:59:11 Michel Grenier (PQ) / Louis Gélinas (PQ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15:04:16 Jeff Dubois (MN) / Allan Dubois (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15:04:24 Kathy Manizza (CT) / Randy Martin (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15:08:04 Fred Rayman (MN) / Dave Timmerman (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . .15:08:28 Neil LeBlanc (MA) / Nick Lyesiuk (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15:11:42 Debbie Chadwick (BC) / Terry Lewis (BC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15:12:04 Stanley Anusiewicz (ON) / Anthony Blackburn (ON) . . . . . .15:13:07 Marcel Dupont (PQ) / Julien Dupont (PQ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15:15:36 Kevin LeRoy (WI) / Chuck Ryan (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15:21:40 Pierre Pinard (PQ) / Craig Creighton (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15:24:31 Raymond Masse (PQ) / Jean-Pierre Petit (PQ) . . . . . . . . . . .15:26:42 Karen Levitt (NH) / Jeff DeFeo (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15:37:17 Roger Désaulniers (PQ) / Mario Gelinas (PQ) . . . . . . . . . . . .15:41:50 Lynne Witte (MI) / Amy Solak (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15:42:16 Julie Drolet (PQ) / Abby Kingman (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15:44:48 Liam Fox (NY) / Karène Lapointe (PQ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15:45:20 Claude Carpentier (PQ) / Richard Isabelle (PQ) . . . . . . . . . .15:46:38 Al Widing Sr (MI) / Jon Thompson (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15:50:38 Luc Parenteau (PQ) / Andre Parenteau (PQ) . . . . . . . . . . . . .15:51:25 Lucien Brascoup (PQ) / Jean Gauvin (PQ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15:52:11 Brenda Bowie (MA) / Jim Miller (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15:58:37 Priscilla Reinertsen (NH) / John Aufmuth (VT) . . . . . . . . . .16:00:29 Yannick Doyon (PQ) / Jonathan Lachance (PQ) . . . . . . . . . .16:03:04 Benoit Parke (PQ) / Judy-Ann Parke (PQ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16:13:50 Nicholas Berrouard (PQ) / Benoit Vincent (PQ) . . . . . . . . . .16:26:55 Wayne Gregory (ON) / Michael Gregory (ON) . . . . . . . . . . .16:28:40 Yanick Quessy (PQ) / Stephane Perron (PQ) . . . . . . . . . . . . .16:35:22 David Harbocian (ON) / Ray Healy (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17:07:19 Lionel Ti-Lou Rock (PQ) / Rosie Kendrick (PQ) . . . . . . . . .17:42:39

TENNESSEE May 4 Memphis in May - see CN Jul 03

TEXAS Mar 9 East Fork / West Fork - see CN Jul 03 Mar 15 Bay to Lake Shoot Out — Sylvan Beach Park, La Porte, 14 miles: results not yet received. Mar 22 Green’s Bayou Canoe Regatta - see CN Jul 03 Apr 12 Austin Outdoor Gear and Guidance Paddlefest - see CN Jul 03 April 13 Hidalgo Falls River Festival — Brazos River, Narasota, 6.5 miles: results requested but not yet received. Apr 26 USCA Regional Championships - see CN Jul 03 Apr 26 The Eagle Classic Upstream Jamboree - see CN Jul 03 May 3 33rd Annual Buffalo Bayou Regatta - see CN Jul 03 May 3 The Rockport Kayak-O-Rama: Cancelled due to high winds and unsafe conditions. May 3 Texas River Marathon, aka The Prelim - see CN Jul 03 May 10 9th Annual Pecan Paddle Canoe Race - see CN Jul 03 May 17 Dupont Swingin' Bridge to Seadrift Canoe Race - see CN Jul 03 May 31-Jun 1 Texas Unlimited Championship - see CN Jul 03 June 14 Texas Water Safari - see CN Aug 03

May 18 First Annual Jonestown Free-For-All Race Each year the Jonestown Chamber of Commerce holds a Catfish Fry in Jones Brothers Park. This year the event included the first Annual Jonestown Free-For-All Boat Races. Four categories were offered: open (sails ok), solo (paddles only), tandem (paddles only), and three or more (paddles only). All non-motorized boats were allowed to participate, as long as they started and finished on land and their draft was no more than one foot. This race wasn't quite so long as the Dupont race, but fun nonetheless. I groveled up to Cindy Meurer, my favorite partner, and coaxed her into a boat for the first time in several months for this inaugural "kayak" race on Lake Travis. Lake Travis is noted for naked babes, some not so babe-ish nuddies of various genders and persuasions, and perhaps more to the point wind, lots of skiing rigs, jet skis and cigarette boats and BIG waves. About 14 boats showed up: Two tandem unlimited safari boats, one ICF K1, one SRS ICF K1 trainer, a Jensen 18, one K2 (us), 2 OC1 outriggers, and the rest solo sea kayaks. West Hansen and Jeff Glock had the muscle and a proven safari tandem. I thought we had a shot to beat the boyz based on boat choice. They paddled Fuzzy's Spencer tandem with a taped on spray deck leaving the "cockpits" open. Hansen had the good sense to rig three Teel electric pumps and that, and great paddling skill, saved them. Cindy and I played it safe and paddled an SRS Arrow K2, an ICF spec. kayakl with a sea kayak hull profile. It's not a fast hull compared to the Spencer or a racing K2 but it was very stable and dry and we were able to surf when we timed the waves correctly. After a Le Mans start and a huge wake caused by the "safety boat" the boyz got away first and got to practice a lot of low braces. The other C2, DeForest Tiffany and Robert Cespi?, were second out in a ICF sit-down C2, Mark Poindexter a local slalom ace was next in the trainer K1, Cindy and I followed with Philippe Blouin starting slowly in a sprint K1.

Dropped François Brisson (PQ) / Stéphane Aubry (PQ) Yves Dénommé (PQ) / Steve Bordeleau (PQ) Yves Proulx (PQ) / Rene Marineau (PQ) Blaise St-Pierre (MI) / Joseph Seifert (MI) Rodrig Forand (PQ) / Patrice Poirier (PQ)

Opposite page: Day Two of the marathon section of La Classique: the start at Auberge Mékinac. Photo courtesy and © 2003 Sylvain Mayer

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Poindexter. I was not surprised when Blou came around us. The waves were burying him but he had a good spray cover. We never caught Poindexter and watched Blou reel in the boyz and he played with them for most of the race. About 1000 meters out Blou said byebye and took the win, the boyz were 2nd, Poindexter 3rd and Cindy/Lee 4th, The ICF C2 was 5th, followed by Vardy Vincent and grandson in the Jensen. Most interesting was the fate of the two OC1 (solo outrigger canoe) boats (marathon paddlers rule on the salt paddlers playground!). Mike Brooks, a very strong off-shore outrigger paddler stayed close behind us to the Starnes Island turn-around. After we made the turn I looked back for Mike but he had vanished. Mike was missing for quite a while and finally the other OC paddler said that Mike had pulled up on the (uninhabited) island. The dorks in the chase boat could not find him and we asked the race organizer call the police. It turned out that Mike had rudder troubles, pulled up on the island to find rocks to beat the boat with and then he got lost. He eventually paddled in dead last with a police boat escort. Post race Blou and the teams of Glock/Hansen and Meurer/Deviney were presented with $250 checks for winning their respective categories. Catfish with all the trimmins’ and beer were served. Other Lakefest activities included lots of children’s games including laser tag, a cakewalk, helicopter rides, silent auction, Arts and Crafts booths, T-shirts, live music and much more. . . . . . . . . .Lee Deviney 1st solo 1st tandem 2nd solo 1st open 2nd tandem 3rd solo(tie) 3rd solo(tie) 3rd tandem 4th solo 5th solo 6th solo

time. If any body wants to have some real competion, ya'll come next year! 1st Saturday in August — rain or shine. Keep your paddles wet, and keep both hands and feet inside the boat. . . .Ed Furman, East Texas River Runnders efurman@mailcity.com Solo Unlimited 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Richard Steppe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:00:42 Colin Grimshaw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:12:33 Erin Magee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:23:45 David Bartell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:27:04 Jim Pye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:51:03 Jimmy Doran . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4:02:51 Julie Morgan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4:09:58

TCRA Aluminum 1 1 1

Wade Binion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:28:29 Shannon Martin / Trey Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4:27:13 Rachael Lamb / Ben Koopferstock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4:54:03

Expert Tandem 1

Gaston Jones / Danny Acker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:50:12

Kayak 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Philippe Blouin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:10 West Hansen / Jeff Glock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:13 Mark Poindexter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:19 Cindy Meurer / Lee Deviney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:22 DeForrest J Tiffany / Robert Cespi (sp?) . . . . . . . . . .1:30 Steve Frick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:37 Doug Casey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:37 Wade Vincent / Vardy Vincent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:39 Justin B McGuire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:49 Dushyanth Bharadwat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:59 Mike Brooks (equipment failure) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:03

David McMahan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4:16:01 Steve Watson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4:17:19 Dale Burrow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4:23:26 Ted Edinger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4:35:00 Kevin Beard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4:45:53 Julie Basham / Ann Best . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5:02:02 Robert Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7:39:44

Adult (18-49) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Pam Smart / Robert Smart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4:04:18 Ron Cundieff / Doug Cundieff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5:05:04 Tracy Carter / Damon Semler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5:33:29 Roy Pemberton / Steven Boggs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:05:20 John Giddens / James Giddens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:35:16 Tyson Hughes / David Adams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:43:56 Ron Armstrong / Stephanie Armstrong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7:09:38

Sr. (+50) Kayak

Aug 2 13th Annual Neches River Wilderness Canoe Race

1 1 1

Charlie Lewis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4:39:36 Tim Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4:57:34 Larry Staten . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5:13:33

Neches River, near Palestine

Sr. (+50) Solo

For those who could not make the Neches River Wilderness Canoe Race — shame on you — not for just missing another GREAT RACE, but for missing an exceptional amateur turn out. Out of 50 boats at least a third were first time racers — paddling kayaks, aluminums and two Mad Rivers to name a few. Many of our TCRA Aluminum's didn't show because of a mix-up in a Safari Party scheduled for the same Saturday, then canceled!!! Anyway many of them made plans around the party and it was too late to re-group. Normally we run between 60 to 70 boats. A few didn't show cause they were on their way to the Nationals, but several did come to our race, ran unlimited, swapped boats and headed north.

1 1

James Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5:25:53 Brian Clark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:04:51

Sr. (+50) Tandem 1 1 1

Charles Parker / Marvin Parker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4:11:06 Paul Woodcock / Ron Nunnelly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5:07:32 Mike Gorby / Dan Gideon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:06:42

Sr. (+50) Mixed Tandem 1 1

Mary Carter / Harry Carter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5:45:13 Mike Dear / Francis Dear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:23:43

Jr. (17 under) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Our core groups did show, among them Richard Steppe (1st place time 3 hrs 42 sec) Erin McGee (3 hours 20 mins) unlimited record still held by Roger Meyer (2 hrs 47 mins). Many of our amateur, 2nd or 3rd time to ever race are running times between 4 to 5 hours. Others included, Colin Grimshaw, Julie Morgan, and David Bartell to name a few. As you may remember, the Neches River Wilderness Race in Palestine, Texas may only be twenty-two miles in length, yet it is probably one of the toughest races in the country because of the skill required to paddle it.

Luke Parker / Juan Avila . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4:23:02 Grant McDonald / Quinn Glass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4:39:33 Ryan Rodriguez / Rhett Reeves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5:26:59 Aaron Alvarado / Jon Sawyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5:30:37 Mike Martin / Megan Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5:39:06 Curtis Clark / Daniel Barnett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5:40:14 Kayne Parrish / Dwayne Parrish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5:44:32 Chris Keese / Stacy McClendon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5:51:47

Leisure / Leisure 1 1 1 1 1 1

We have a support group typically of at least 75 people who help put the race on which includes EMS, Volunteer Fire Departments, Sheriff's Department, Club members and National Guard along with a few local folks who just like to help. We usually feed 200 to 250 people at the end of the race. We ran out of food, so I guess everybody had a good

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Alton Doucette / Darryl Downing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5:03:43 Brandon Yates / Paul Stephenson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5:03.50 Edward Trigg / Mark Harden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5:04:12 Mike Dean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:09:40 Austin Neel / Steve Neel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7:19:02 Danny Dean / Michelle Dean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8:58:27


Race Results: Texas

4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

Aug 23 Texas State Aluminum Championships Colorado River, from Uttley (Highway 969 Bridge) to Bastrop . . . Men 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Terry Acker (TX) / Jace Acker (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:04:25 Fred Mynar (TX) / Chuck Stewart (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:04:28 Dave Bartell (TX) / Jeff Glock (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:09:18 Pete Binion (TX) / Wade Binion (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:11:03 Frank Gray (TX) / Jeremiah Jackson (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:12:24 Peter Churchman (TX) / Mike Brooks (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:12:32 Mike Stinson (TX) / Henry Dornak III (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:14:26 Ken Kieffer (TX) / Vance Jones (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:14:44 David Hatton (TX) / Jimmy Doran (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:16:35 Marvin Parker (TX) / Luke Parker (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:16:56 Tom Helm (TX) / Anna Helm (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:33:59

1 2 3 4

Colin Grimshaw (TX) / Richard Steppe (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:07:55 Gary Mathis (TX) / Paul Guenther (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:13:02 Mark Simmons (TX) / Mike Simmons (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:13:04 Jamie Sanderford (TX) / Louis Gomez (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:21:15

1 2 1 2

Teddy Gray (TX) / Julie Morgan (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:20:02 Ginsie Stauss (TX) / Ginger Turner (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:23:10

1 2 3

Jeff Bauknecht (TX) / Mary Anne Bauknecht (TX) . . . . . . . .2:47:21 Anthony Branecky (TX) / Curt Sexton (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:09:24 Gale Branecky (TX) / Michelle Sexton (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:40:18

1 1 2 3 4 1 2

Christie Goudston / Robert Reith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:11:33 Erich Steinheimer/Eva Rodriguez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:54:15

Aluminum Tandem Canoe 1 2

Frank Gray/ Travis Kent * . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:56:59 Daniel Drabinski/ Travis Patterson * . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:10:56 Pete Binion/ Pauline Tice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:11:43 * Changed from raceday results due to classing discrepancy . . . . . . .

MarvinParker/Luke Parker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:06:43 Steven Behounek/Ray Churchman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:38:04

Whitewater Kayak Man 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

K1 Man Philippe Blouin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:34:38 Colin Grimshaw * . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:35:16 Benjamin Koopferstock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:16:20 Jeb Burns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:20:17 Richard Hodgkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:34:02 * Changed from raceday results due to time entry error . . . . . . . . . . .

K2 Men

Bernardo Perez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:11:25 Ted Edinger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:29:35 Jim Polewchak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:38:38 Deforrest Tiffany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:38:51 Dave Chmurzynski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:39:14 William Escarre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:59:43 Paul Suckow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:00:00 David McMahon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:14:42 John Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:14:45 Mike Lindloff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:45:19

Whitewater Kayak Wpman

Richard Steppe/ Alan Lamb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:37:06 Charles Mayfield / Joseph Mayfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:41:12 Henry Dornak / Jay Daniel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:42:08

1 2 3

C1 Woman 1 2

Dennis Daugherty / Vicki Sleno . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:44:18 Vada Seals / Ronnie Ash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:48:42 Ray Foley / Mary Bailey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:06:45 Mike O'Neill / Faith Sharpe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:24:07

Tandem Kayak Mixed

Jerry Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:49:07 Fred Zeien . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:55:06 Jimmy Doran . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:59:38 Wade Binion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:34:49

C2 Men

1 2 3

Karen Churchill / Dayna Bryant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:39:43

Tandem Canoe Mixed

C1 Man

1 2 3 4 5

Connie Mc Mahan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:36:52 Mary Egan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:36:59 Tammy VanderAa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:40:03

Tandem Kayak Women

Elm Fork of the Trinity River by Carrollton. All paddlers from Texas, I believe, except for Fred Zeien and Rich Hodgkins, who are from Illinois, and like driving a lot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Gareth Stevens

1 2 3

Ann Best . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:31:09 Julie Basham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:49:14

Solo Kayak Woman

Sep 13 Eighth Annual Trinity River Challenge

1 2 3 4

Svend Fruit/Jerry Fruit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:06:46 Stan Coats/ John Schofield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:45:59

Solo Canoe Woman

Novice 1 2 3

Raul Almazan / Antonio Perez* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:13:14 Robert Lombardo /Chris Lombardo* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:19:00 Sam Wallis / David Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:35:11 Mark Charlesworth / Craig Whitten . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:41:26 * Changed from raceday results due to classing issue. . . . . . . . . . . . .

Tandem Kayak Men

Women 1 2

David McMahan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:10:49 Kipp. Van Laanen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:12:21 Bruce Moore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:19:47 Greg Wilkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:23:48 Mark Staples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:38:06 Kelly Gossett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:55:11 Larry Rushing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:58:36 Jeremy Eggert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:00:06 Byron Egan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:36:58 Jeff VanderAa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:39:50

Tandem Canoe Men

Men Master 1 2 3 4

Kathy Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:51:38 Cathy Hewitt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:23:26 Angela Jackson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:43:02

Kayak Jr/Adult

Julie Morgan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:12:50 Rachel Lamb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:37:41

C2 Women

1 2

1

Overall Master

Barbara Cutter / Chris Gross * . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:21:37 * Changed from raceday results due to classing discrepancy . . . . . . .

1 2

K1 Woman 1 2

1 2

Colin Grimshaw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:35:16 Henry Dornak / Jay Daniel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:42:08 Mark Finley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:57:48 Jeb Burns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:20:17

Overall Veteran

Troy Freeman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:24:29 Charles Lewis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:33:21

1 2

Solo Kayak Man 1 2 3

Thomas/Kathryn Mendenhall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:11:13 Bob/Joy Eastman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:53:56

Overall Senior

Erin Magee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:50:51 Ginsie Stauss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:05:05

Solo Canoe Man 1 2

CANOE NEWS October 2003

Fred Zeien . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:55:06 Erich Steinheimer / Eva Rodriguez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:54:15

Overall Best Time

Mark Finley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:57:48 Brad Aspgren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:58:46 John Caldiera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:08:33

1 2

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Philippe Blouin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:34:38 Colin Grimshaw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:35:16


CANOE NEWS October 2003

Race Results: Texas, Virginia, Washington

Sep 20 Junior Texas Water Safari

VIRGINIA

San Marcos River, City Park in San Marcos to Staples FM 1977 bridge. A few anecdotes from this race can be found on page 5 of this issue of Canoe News. I believe all the paddlers are from Texas, but I don’t recognize all of the names, so can’t swear to it.Gareth Stevens 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54

Sep 7 Lafayette River Canoe/Kayak Race Norfolk Long Race (4 mile) C2 Men

1st unlimited Sammy Prochaska, John Dunn, Mark Simmons, Pat Petrisky, Jerry Cochran, Allen Spelce . . . .2:02:26 1st solo Fred Mynar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:09:52 2nd solo Philippe Blouin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:10:49 1st tandem Erin Magee, Richard Steppe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:11:02 1st K1 Colin Grimshaw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:13:05 2nd tandem Peter Churchman, Jeff Glock . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:17:37 3rd tandem Jay Daniel, Henry Dornak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:19:20 2nd K1 Alan Lamb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:28:17 4th tandem Matt Baker, Mike Wilson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:29:38 5th tandem Johnny Prochaska, Vance Sherrod . . . . . . . . . .2:32:42 2nd unlimited Pete Binion, Mollie Binion, Wade Binion, Pauline Tice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:38:59 3rd unlimited Scott Johnson, Ana Johnson, Chris Johnson . .2:39:41 1st Aluminum Dave Bartell, Grady Hicks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:41:34 1st standa Paul Ohlemacher, Andrew Nelson . . . . . . . . . .2:43:36 4th unlimited Chris Paddack, Jenna Cochran, Chris Baker, Emma Baker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:44:29 1st mixed Mary Tipton, RD Kissling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:45:00 2nd mixed John Bugge, Jessica Bugge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:46:55 1st C1 George Melder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:48:30 2nd AluminumDavid Hatton, Jimmy Doran . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:49:05 3rd mixed Pam Smart, Bobby Smart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:49:47 3rd solo Gaston Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:52:40 1st W solo Julie Morgan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:52:42 4th solo Michael Rendon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:52:59 1st C2 Stephen Nelson, Johathan Fessenden . . . . . . . .2:58:11 1st SR solo John Stockwell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:00:00 2nd W solo Ginger Turner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:01:34 1st novice Mike Hamilton, Jeremy Dansen . . . . . . . . . . . .3:02:14 2nd standa Darryl Jiral, Jon Redfern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:06:00 1st MST solo David McMahon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:06:15 6th tandem Mike Cloud, Javier Jimenez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:06:55 3rd Aluminum Danny Acker, Ken Mallett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:08:55 1st women’s Barbara Cutter, Chris Gross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:10:41 2nd MST solo Robert Detjen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:13:28 2nd women’s Ann Best, Julie Basham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:14:23 3rd MST solo Jeff Bauknecht . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:14:57 4th Aluminum Louis Gomez Roy Gomez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:16:08 5th solo Pat Stroka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:16:50 3rd women’s Janet Nelson, Holly Nelson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:16:59 4th women’s Brandy Zeek, Rebekah Zeek . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:19:38 7th tandem Michael Gordon, Matt Gordon . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:20:12 2nd novice Robert Dail, John Forrester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:25:47 5th Aluminum David Jans, Christian Jans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:26:07 4th mixed Jamie Sanderford, June Sanderfo . . . . . . . . . .3:31:03 2nd SR solo Charlie Lewis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:33:45 3rd novice Kevin Jones, Steve Nall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:35:11 3rd W solo Becky Binion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:39:32 4th W solo Connie McMahon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:39:33 3rd SR solo Gerald Kennedy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:41:09 6th solo Brian Haddack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:46:33 4th SR solo Louie Hausman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:54:19 4th MST solo Randy Hausman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:54:21 5th unlimited Melissa Rodriguez, Joseph & Stephan Leach .4:01:00 4th novice Darrell Marques, Donald Downa . . . . . . . . . . .4:02:54 5th SR solo Gregory DeLong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4:11:00

1 2

Bobby Galbraith (VA) / Ron Spivey (VA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:55:49 Paul Warren (VA) / Greer MaCready (VA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:00:58

C1 Men 1 2

Jim Cummings (VA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:42:15 Rusty McLain (VA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:42:37

Open Kayak Man 1 2

Kyle McLain (VA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:36:54 David Hamm (VA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:47:15

Sea Kayak Woman 1

Susan Holbrook (VA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:07:28

Sea Kayak Man 1 2

Don Runyon (VA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:53:51 Mike Stewart (VA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:55:28

Surf Ski 1 2

Glenn Farnswortt (VA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:39:56 Ric Rountree (VA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:42:29

Short Race (1.7 mile) C1 1

Jim Cummings (VA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:18:38

Surf Ski 1 2

Ric Rountree (VA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:14:53 Philip Mutton (VA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:15:56

WASHINGTON Mar 1 Pacific Northwest Outrigger Racing Canoe Assoc. (PNW ORCA) 03 Small Boat Racing Series race #4 - see CN Apr 03 Jun 14 Spokane River Canoe Classic - see CN Apr 03

Aug 16/17 The Nooksack Marathon Canoe Race Nooksack River, Ferndale Starting at Hovander Park where the canoe leg of the better known Ski-to-Sea relay race finishes, the Nooksack race takes participants down to Bellingham bay and back. No need to choose between a mixed or same sex tandem race this year -- we shortened the Saturday races to Marine Drive in order to offer a separate mixed tandem race resulting in ample participation. *Michael Beuthorn, of the anomalous team that took third in the Mixed division, is only 9 years old and made a competitive showing in the 9-mile trek. Way to go Michael! The river was quite low for our second running of this race, barely fitting 10 C2s across the starting line for the men’s race on Sunday. The shallow water made for a challenging, but nonetheless, interesting race dominated by shallow water specialists Brian Boatman and Ron Williams. There were several exciting "races within races" as Ron Williams inched out Darryl Spencer for second in the Men's C1 and Thom Pritchard, Bruce Hawkenson and Edoh Amiran fought it out for 5th - 7th. In the Women's C1 race Sabrina Shea and Lynn Sanderson opened a wide lead down river hoping to compensate for shortage of upriver practice opportunities offered by the inland ocean waterway they practice on in Victoria, BC. Sabrina led the way to first with Veronica Wisniewski taking the home field advantage to catch Lynn at the finish line for second. We were pleased to have participants from as far away as Portland, OR and Prince George, BC, who were billeted (Canadian term meaning hosted) by local race participants. A practice at several races in the region this year, hosting out-of-town participants has made the races that much more fun for many of us participating allowing us to get to know one another. Thanks to our sponsor, the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce for providing financial support and Whatcom Search and Rescue for providing safety backup.

More Texas race results will appear in the final roundup of results in the December issue of Canoe News — so get them to me QUICK!

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Race Results: Washington, Wisconsin, The Yukon

Aug 16 C1 Man (9 miles) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Brian Boatman (WA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:12:16 Ron Williams (BC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:15:04 Darryl Spencer (BC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:15:14 Don Beuthorn (WA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:17:38 Thom Pritchard (WA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:19:14 Bruce Hawkenson (BC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:19:31 Edoh Amiran (WA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:19:48 Dan Cantrell (WA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:23:29 Bob McBeath (WA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:28:21

C1 Woman (9 miles) 1 2 3 4

Sabrina Shea (BC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:35:25 Veronica Wisniewski(WA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:36:33 Lynn Sanderson (BC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:36:52 Ann Thistle (WA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:45:33

Mixed C2 (9 miles) 1 2 3 4 5 6

Annie Gerstl (WA) / Eric Gerstl (WA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:16:12 Jan Pfister (WA) / Brian Boatman (WA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:26:00 Michael Beuthorn* (WA) / Don Beuthorn (WA) . . . . . . . . . .1:26:25 Veronica Wisniewski (WA) / Bob Shelfer (WA) . . . . . . . . . . .1:27:14 Ann Thistle (WA) / Bob McBeath (WA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:28:57 Joan Bachleda (WA) / Thom Pritchard (WA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:29:25

CANOE NEWS October 2003

Formatting Race Results for Submission to Canoe News I have been getting results in a variety of formats. It is takes many hours to reformat them all for a professional presentation in the magazine. Race directors please send information in columns giving details in this order for each racing class: POSITION, FULL NAME, STATE, (+ 2ND PADDLER’S FULL NAME, STATE), TIME

For full name, please supply first and last name. You can see the style and format that Canoe News uses by studying this magazine. Examples below show Excel and word-processed documents that I can convert fairly easily. Please submit by e-mail in either an Excel document or a Word (or other common word-processing software) document (or in the body of the e-mail itself) to nawal@ticon.net. No PDFs please! I cannot edit PDFs. Also, no hard copy, handwritten or typed. I just don’t have the time to retype, sorry! Thank you. Gareth

Aug 17 C2 Men (12 miles) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Ron Williams (BC) / Brian Boatman (WA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:38:23 Eric Gerstl (WA) / Randy Olson (WA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:40:24 Bruce Hawkenson (BC) / Thom Pritchard (WA) . . . . . . . . . . .1:46:02 Bob Shelfer (WA) / Jeff Lasley (OR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:46:26 Terry Lewis (BC) / Ty Gee (BC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:50:02 Edoh Amiran (WA) / Liam Price (WA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:52:30 Bob McBeath (WA) /Dan Cantrell (WA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:54:36 Michael Beuthorn (WA) / Don Beuthorn (WA) . . . . . . . . . . . .2:02:25 Grant McEathron (WA) / Miles McEathron (WA) . . . . . . . . . .2:02:55 John Ebinger (WA) / Andrew Ebinger (WA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:06:36

C2 Women (9 miles) 1 2

Lynn Sanderson (BC) / Sabrina Shea (BC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:25:10 Ann Thistle (WA) / Veronica Wisniewski (WA) . . . . . . . . . . .1:35:31

C2 Rec (3.5 miles) 1

Elena English (WA) / Kyla Nelson (WA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46:00:00

WISCONSIN Mar 15 Season Opener - see CN Apr 03 Apr 19 Burlington C1 Pursuit - see CN Jul 03 May 10 The Great River Race Cancelled - flood conditions. May 31 Cedar Lake Sales Seafood Fest Lobster Splash Canoe Race - see CN Jul 03 Jun 14, 15 Wausau Paddling Criterium - see CN Jul 03

July 13 Wisconsin River Four-State Challenge - see CN Aug 03 Sorry, folks. The last issue of Canoe News got the points tally completely wrong for the Wisconsin River Four State Challenge aka Muscoda. I had MN winning. Thanks to Chuck Ryan (MN) and Brad Glass (WI) for helping me straighten it out. Here’s how the points really should have fallen:

Above: Two acceptable race result formats in Excel. Important to have information in coherent columns. Below: Acceptable race results format in Word or other word processing software. Note that information is separated into columns by single tabs in (tabs show, here - not normally visible). This format is fine for a regular e-mail, too. A word-processed document doesn’t have to be in an attachment, like a spreadsheet.

Wisconsin River Race: Four State Challenge The Four States Guest States WI 146 MI 9 MN 122 FL 6 IL 29 MT 1 IA 19 More WI race results will appear in the final roundup of results in the December issue of Canoe News — so get them to me QUICK!

YUKON June 25 5th Annual Yukon River Quest canoe & kayak race - see CN Aug 03

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ORGANIZATIONS

USCA, USCA Divisions, Affiliates, and a Selection of Non-affiliated Associations

Midwest Canoe Association E-mail: mwcanoe@msn.com Web: http://communities.msn.com/ Midwestcanoeassociation

United States Canoe Association Contact (membership): Paula Thiel Phone: (860) 889-9893 E-mail: babybruins@yahoo.com Web: http://www.uscanoe.com/

Minnesota Canoe Association Contact: Carol Davidson E-mail: membership@canoe-kayak.org Web: http://www.canoe-kayak.org/

The USCA encourages paddlers to join and support their local USCA Divisions or Affiliated Clubs, and even non-affiliated associations (and encourage them to affiliate!) These USCA Divisions, USCA-affiliated clubs, and non-affiliated clubs can supply updated information about the races in their geographical area – via web sites, e-mail, phone or regular mail, as follows.

USCA Divisions

New England Canoe Racing Association Contact: Tim Allen E-mail: tallenhome@yahoo.com Web: http://www.necanoe.org/ New York Marathon Canoe Racing Association Contact: John Newman Phone: (315) 386-1363 Web: http://www.nymcra.org/ North Carolina Canoe Racing Association Contact: William McDuffie Phone: (910) 948-2609

Indiana Division, USCA Contact: Kurt Begue E-mail: keluv1992@aol.com Web: http://members.aol.com/keluv1992/world.html

Oregon Canoe Racing Association Contact: Fred Shipley Phone: (503) 538-6891 E-mail: massage@pacifier.com

Ohio Division, USCA Contact: Bill Corrigan Phone: (513) 530 9249

Pennsylvania Association of Canoeing and Kayaking Contact: Jerry Patton Phone: (814) 642-9161

Penn/Jersey Division, USCA Contact: Ken Gerg Phone: (814) 486-1691 E-mail: jomama@penn.com

Non-affiliated associations Association des coureurs en canots du Québec (ACCQ) Contact: Lise Lapointe E-mail: lise.lapointe@cgocable.ca Web: http://www.enternet.com/~9smblack/ Ontario Marathon Canoe Racing Association Contact: Don Stoneman Phone: (519) 654-9106 E-mail: dstoneman@kw.igs.net Web: http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/1898 Ozark Canoe and Kayak Association Contact: Stephen Lynn Phone: (479) 858-4386 or (479) 885-1037 E-mail: slynn@entergy.com

Formatting Race Schedules for Submission to Canoe News Race sponsors (anyone!) contact me with corrections and updates to these pages – and information about new races.

Help us help you to publicize your races! We like to publish the following basic information: Date and Name of Race River/Lake/Body of Water Distance (s) Name of start and finish location Contact name (s) Phone (s) E-mail address (es) Web site Other, brief, pertinent information

Affiliated Clubs

St. Charles Canoe Club Contact: Tave Lamperez Phone: (630) 584-6931 E-mail: lamperez@lucent.com Web: http://www.angelfire.com/sports/scccfox/

Florida Competition Paddlers Association Contact: Glennis Williams Phone: (727) 823-8000 E-mail: ggawilliams@juno.com

St. Lawrence Valley Paddlers Contact: Chuck Bolesh E-mail: csbolesh@usadatanet.net Web: http://www.northnet.org/slvpaddlers

If race sponsors (or any reader) will supply missing information, you’ll be doing a service to us all. You can send it simply in the body text of an e-mail, or by US Mail.

Illinois Paddling Council Contact: Vyts Paukstys Phone: 7(08) 352-8643 E-mail: vytsp@msn.com Web: http://www.illinoispaddling.org/

Texas Canoe Racing Association Contact: Jerry Brown Phone: (972) 492-7841 E-mail: jsbrown15@attbi.com Web: http://www.txcanoeracing.org/

Michigan Canoe Racing Association Contact: Lynne Witte Phone: 810-783-5654 E-mail: lynnewitte@juno.com Web: http://www.miracing.com/

Wisconsin Canoe Racing Association Contact: Beth Schluter Phone: (262) 567-6923 E-mail: nawal@ticon.net Web: http://home.dwave.net/~wca/

Please contact me, Gareth Stevens: home phone (262) 628-9991, or cell phone: (262) 853-5453, or e-mail: nawal@ticon.net. Thank you! And thank you to all the people who helped with the prodigious task of gathering and providing the information set forth here.

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Race Schedules: Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois

Race Schedules Holding a canoe or kayak marathon race? Send Canoe News the details and we’ll help publicize it. nawal@ticon.net November 4 deadline for inclusion in the December 2003 issue of Canoe News. SEND NEW RACE INFO, UPDATES and CORRECTIONS to Gareth Stevens, Editor nawal@ticon.net (262) 628 9991 Schedules are arranged alphabetically by US state, Canadian province, or country (other than USA/Canada), then by date within each state/province/country:

FLORIDA 2003 October 26 (Sun): Paddle to the Border (Suwannee River) White springs Tim Dodge (352) 371-9428 canoe60@msn.com November 1 (Sat/Sun): Treasure Island Race (Outrigger) St. Petersburg 12 miles Greg Taylor (727) 360-8040 evenings November 15 (Sat): Alafia Canoe and Kayak Challenge Riverview Alafia River from Lithia Springs Park to the Riverview Civic Center, about 11 miles Christine Smith (813) 781-1526 or (813) 741-2733 Christine_Smith@cargill.com Karen Wagner (813) 927-8859 or (813) 684-7300

December 6 Melbourne Race on the River (Outrigger) Melbourne, 12 miles USCA CANOE/KAYAK NATIONALS 2004 John Swatek

— see MICHIGAN (August) USCA ALUMINUM NATIONALS 2004 — see VIRGINIA (September)

ARKANSAS 2004 March 13 (Sun): 23rd Annual Jungle Boater Race Mulberry River, Cass 17 ft plastic canoes, 8 miles, whitewater Brad Wimberly (479) 667-3641 turnerbend@arkansas.net www.turnerbend.com March 20 (Sat) tentative: White River Batesville, Arkansas C2 Aluminum, 12 miles Contact: Steven Lynn Phone: (479) 885-1037 E-mail: jlynn@cei.net April 3 (Sat) tentative: Buffalo River Canoe Race Buffalo River, about 10 miles C2 Aluminum and USCA C1 Contact: Steven Lynn Phone: (479) 885-1037 E-mail: jlynn@cei.net

CONNECTICUT 2004 May 15 (Sat): 34th Annual Housatonic Downriver Race Housatonic River at Falls Village, 10 miles Bill Tingley (860) 364-5321 ting2000@aol.com

December 7 Atlantic Winter Classic (Outrigger) Ft. Lauderdale / Dania Beach, 12 miles Bruce Gipson (561) 395-1376 December 13 (Sat): Silver River Race Silver Springs Bert Kloss (352) 546-3950

FLORIDA 2004 January 11 (Sun): 10th Annual Estero River Canoe and Kayak Regatta Noon registration, 1 pm start: course to be determined depending on tides and conditions. 4 recreational & 12 miles for serious racers Registration: (239) 461-7440 or fax (239) 461 7444 January 24 (Sat): Wakulla River Race St Marks, 10 am 11.6 miles George Blakely (850) 385-4974 gblakely@mailer.fsu.edu January 31 (Sat): Weeki Wachee Weeki Wachee 10 am Approx. 2 hrs. Karl/Cindy/Alissa/Mrs. Hood (727) 938-7685 Lizardranch@mail.com

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February 7 & 8 (Sat/Sun): Bogey and Bacall Key Largo 10 am 13.2 miles & 6 miles (305) 451-9340 www.kayakfloridakeys.com February 14& 15 (Sat/Sun): Islamorada Outrigger Challenge Islamorada, FL confirmed 12 mi. Approx. Bill Brannum 561-833-5331 February 21 (Sat): Crisp Park Race St. Petersburg John Edwards (727) 823-8000 ext 105 Canoechamp@aol.com March 13 (Sat): Great Pickle Race Hillsborough River (Trout Creek Park), Tampa 10 am 11 miles, about 2 hours Glennis Williams 727-525-7588 ggawilliams@juno.com April 10 (Sat): Rainbow River Race Dunellon 10 am 11.5 miles 6 miles Bob Terbush (727) 942-4146 terbush@rterbush.com June 19-20 (Sat/Sun): 2004 Florida Sunshine State Games Tallahassee John Edwards (727) 823-8000 ext 105 Canoechamp@aol.com

ILLINOIS 2004 April 25: Rook’s Creek Icebreaker Rook’s Creek, near Pontiac Details to follow May 1& 2: Current Buster Fox River at St Charles, 9.5 miles Tave Lamperez (630) 584 6931 lamperez@lucent.com www.angelfire.com/sports/scccfox/ May 16: 47th Des Plaines River Canoe and Kayak Marathon Des Plaines River, Libertyville to Mt Prospect 19.5 miles (847) 604-2445 Web: www.canoemarathon.com June 6: MidAmerican Canoe Race Fox River, from St. Charles to Aurora, 12.5 miles. Paul Heinkel (630) 859-8606 pheinkel@fvpd.net


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INDIANA 2004 April 27 (Sat): 42nd Annual Sugar Creek Canoe Race Sugar Creek, Crawfordsville Bob Stwalley (765)362-3875. Stwalleyfarms@wico.net http://members.aol.com/keluv1992/world.html May 8 & 9 (Sat/Sun): 12th Annual TippeCANOE Marathon Race Lafayette, Tippecanoe River, 10 & 16 mi. Oakdale Dam to Highway 18 on Saturday & 16 miles, Highway 18 to Davis Ferry Park on Sunday Contact: Terry Pontius Phone: (765) 474-9877 E-mail: Thepontsin@aol.com

LOUISIANA 2003 November 8: Cane River Marathon 26.2 miles, Cane River, Natchitoches Kristin Huben (318) 357-5921 nsurowingteam@hotmail.com http://www.nsula.edu/nsucrew/marathon%20ch ampionships.htm

MASSACHUSETTS 2004 April 10 The Rat Race The Miller’s River, Athol to Orange Details to follow April 11 The Rat Race Pro Am The Miller’s River, Athol to Orange Details to follow April 25: The 21st Run of the Charles Canoe and Kayak Race Charles River, Boston, MA 6, 7, 9, 19, 24 and 26.2 (Pro) miles The 19 and 26.2 mile races run from Dedham to Finish Line at Herter Park, Soldiers Field Rd, Boston (where all races finish). Festival at Herter Park. Events for canoes, kayaks, outriggers, etc Last year’s total purse was $16,500 Classic Communications Janice Halpern (508) 698 6810 rotc@charlesriver.org www.charlesriver.org Weekly, Wednesday Evenings thru October Charles River, Boston Start up date for 2004 to be announced The Quinobequin Canoe Club of Boston invites all-comers: What: A series of informal races on the Charles River. No entry fee required. Races are 30 to 60 minutes in length. Where: Start and finish is at the MDC parking area across from Charles River Canoe and Kayak in Newton. When: Races start promptly at 6:30 pm every

Race Schedules: IN, LA, MA, MI, NE, NH, NY

Wednesday evening through October. Arrive 20 minutes before race start. Why: For the pleasure of paddling and training together. Timing: For most races we will use the Weston Rules. Everyone starts their watches at the same time. The race starts at one minute. The first person across the line starts recording times. http://www.ski-paddle.com/cano/racing.htm

MICHIGAN 2004 July 10 & 11: Curley Memorial AuSable River, Cooke Dam to Oscoda About 20 miles Debbie Graham (989) 739-7294 dlgraham@chartermi.ne July 17 & 18: Spikes Paddler’s Tribute AuSable River Sat: C1: Joe Wakeley’s house to Burton’s Landing Sun: C2: Joe Wakeley’s house to McMaster’s Br. John or Cheryl Lucey Phone: (989) 348-1048 jlucey@i2k.com http://k2.kirtland.cc.mi/˜˜/wrightk/canoe

NEW HAMPSHIRE May 1: The Upper Ashuelot Race (NH Marathon Championships) 9 mile amateur/kayak,18 mile pro race 11:00 am, West Street Dam, West Street, Keene Contact: Tom Warner Phone: (603) 399 7249 E-mail: twarner@monad.net July 4: Contoocook River 4th of July Race — it’s baaack! Contoocook River in Contoocook, 5 miles Priscilla Reinertsen (860) 746-6491 Prtsen1@comcast.net Pot luck to follow the race at Priscilla and Terje new home.

NEW YORK 2004

May 1 & 2: Canton Canoe Weekend Grasse River in Canton NY May 3: Rushton Recreational Races & C1 Marathon Races 9:30 Recreational Races (5 miles ) 12:30 C1 Amateur Marathon (12 miles); C1ProM Championships (14 miles) NOTE: No C1ProWoman in 2004 Thursday July 22: C1 Express May 4: Rushton Relay Races AuSable River, Grayling to Burton’s Landing & C2 Marathon Races Mark Sloan 9:30 C2 Pro (14 miles); mark.v.sloan@aexp.com C2 Amateur Marathon (12 miles) http://k2.kirtland.cc.mi/˜˜/wrightk/canoe 1:00 Recreational Relay- 4 miles, teams of 6, 3 legs of varied length July 22-25: 57th Weyerhaeuser AuSable River Chuck Bolesh, PO Box 616, Canton NY 13617 Canoe Marathon (315) 379-9241 AuSable River, about 120 miles, Grayling to csbolesh@usadatanet.net Oscoda, [qualifying time to be recognized as an www.slvpaddlers.org “official finisher” is 19 hours] Contact: Marathon Office May 28-30: General ClintonCanoe Regatta (989) 348-4425 Susquehanna River, Cooperstown to Bainbridge kdw@i2k.net Peter Bauerle http://k2.kirtland.cc.mi/˜˜/wrightk/canoe (607) 967-8700 pbauerle@stny.rr.com Jul 31: Vassar www.canoeregatta.org Cass River at Vassar About 12 miles June 12 & 13: Madrid Canoe Regatta Contact: Dale Newton Grasse River in Madrid Phone: (989) 823-2341 June 12: 11:00 C1 & C2 Amateur Marathon (9 miles); Aug 10-15: USCA Nationals C2 Pro (12 miles) AuSable River, Oscoda 11:30 Recreational Races (3 miles) Chris Rudolph NOTE: No relay this year (989) 739-2946 June 13: Rose Mary Nentwig 10:00 C1 & C2 Amateur Marathon (13 miles); Oscoda/AuSable Chamber of Commerce C2 Pro (16 miles) 4440 N. US-23, Oscoda, MI 48750, 10:30 Recreational Races (6 miles) (989)739-7322 or (800)-235-4625 Bernie & Amy Moulton rosemary@oscoda.com (315) 322-4041 bmoulton@twcny.rr.com NEBRASKA 2004 www.slvpaddlers.org Rough camping available on site. April 4: Grand Island Canoe Race Saturday after awards: Spaghetti dinner and Platte River at Grand Island pre-registration for Sunday’s races. Calvin Hassel Sunday: Snack Bar mwcanoe@msn.com

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Race Schedules: NY, PA, PQ, TX, WI, Yukon

Massena Grasse River Canoe Race Discontinued. August 28: Remington II Canoe Race Oswegatchie River, Rensselaer Falls to Heuvelton 6 miles, all classes Part of Heuvelton Homecoming Weekend Cathy Giglio (315) 379-9135 cgiglio@usadatanet.net www.slvpaddlers.org September 26 2nd Annual Mystery Race & Annual Awards Banquet Madrid Community Center: Race @ 2:00, Banquet @ 3:00 Chuck Bolesh (315) 379-9241 csbolesh@usadatanet.net www.slvpaddlers.org

November 15: Dickinson Bayou Brawl 5 miles Dickinson Bayou, Dickinson Frank Gray (713) 645-6523 tfgray@hal-pc.org December 6: San Marcos Solo San Marcos River, 16 miles San Marcos to Staples Jay Daniel (281) 787-2271 jhdaniel@sbcglobal.net

TEXAS 2004

PENNYSLVANIA 2004

Usually early March 9: East Fork West Fork Challenge Marathon Canoe and Kayak Race Mike Stinson sdvises that this race will probably be put in hiatus for a year, for re-working and rejuvenation! stinsonmike@hotmail.com http://www.geocities.com/mikestinson1/

May 1: 34th Annual Schuylkill River Regatta Berks County, 12 miles Canoes and kayaks Keystone Canoe Club. Donna Zimmer (610) 779-8817 donnamzimmer@msn.com

March 27: Green's Bayou Canoe Regatta Marathon Canoe and Kayak Race Green's Bayou, Houston, 8 miles Grady Hicks (713) 453-5071 gte-hicks@worldnet.att.net www.txcanoeracing.org

QUÉBEC 2004

April 17 (Sat): Eagle Classic Upstream Jamboree August 28&29 Course internationale de canots 14.5 miles Colorado River, Lake Buchanan de La Lièvre (Mont-Laurier) On La Lièvre River from Ferme-Neuve to Mt- Cody Ackermann (512) 755-2491 Laurier Cody.Ackermann@lcra.org C2 and C1 Luc Leblanc (819) 623-7792 Usually late April: Neches River Festival English information call Diane Bissonnette at Canoe Shootout (819) 587-2841 Bob Spain: this race will not happen this year. September 3-6: La Classique internationale de canots de la Mauricie (Shawinigan) St-Maurice River, La Tuque to Trois-Rivières, 120 miles Réjean Huard (819) 537-9221 cinterna@cgocable.ca http://www.classiquedecanots.qc.ca/

TEXAS 2003 TRIATHLON October 25: Martindale Triathlon San Marcos River 6 mile paddle, 7 mile run, 17 mile bike Paddle begins & ends at Staples on the San Marcos river. Run from Staples to Martindale. Bike begins & ends at Martindale. The paddle is a loop course, run is point to point, bike is a loop course. Cindy Meurer cindy_meurer@hotmail.com www.txcanoeracing.org

WISCONSIN 2004 April 17: Burlington C1 Pursuit Fox River, Burlington: 12 miles Fritz Hansen (262) 878-2777 fchansen@net http://www.c1pursuit.com/ May 8: Wausau Canoe Criterium Wisconsin River at Wausau Contact: Allen Limberg Phone: (715) 845-1637 E-mail: callmeal@pcpros.net May 22: Great River Race Wisconsin River Sauk City to Area, 14 miles Contact: Hillard Wyko Phone: (608) 643-6078 E-mail: paddle@spcanoerentals.com

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June 13: Darlington Canoe Fest Pecatonica River, Darlington, 7 miles Pursuit race: start any time between 6 am and 10 am – enough time to run it twice: C1and C2, or C2 with different partners! Darlington Fire Dept. Bill North (608) 776 4788[evening] (608) 776 4196 [day]

YUKON June 25 & ff: Yukon River Quest Whitehorse, Yukon: 450 miles Entry deadline is May 26, 2004. Yukon River Marathon Paddling Association 4061 4th Ave. Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada Y1A 1H1 info@yukonriverquest.com www.polarcom.com/~riverquest

Cruise & Rendezvous Schedules 2004 Send your information Holding a canoe or kayak cruise? Send Canoe News the details and we’ll help publicize it. nawal@ticon.net

River Cleanup Schedules 2004 Send your information Holding a river clean-up? Send Canoe News the details and we’ll help publicize it. nawal@ticon.net GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT CLEANUP EVENTS List of special events preserving and conserving rivers: http://www.rivernetwork.org/ interact/specialevents.cfm Directory of river groups throughout the USA: http://www.rivernetwork.org/library/libnetdir.cfm

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is your race info missing, or incomplete, or, heaven forbid, inaccurate? E-mail new info or changes to Gareth Stevens at nawal@ticon.net !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


2003 - 2004 Delegates to the United States Canoe Association Executive Board Harold Theiss - Secretary (delg. status thru Jan’04) 12802 Lake Jovita Blvd Dade City, FL 33525 (352) 588-9877 HJTheiss@juno.com Joan Theiss 12802 Lake Jovita Blvd Dade City, FL 33525 (352) 588-9877 HJTheiss@juno.com LaVerne Young 104 Bayou Drive Niceville, FL 32578 (850) 678-3131 e-mail currently not available

Fritz Hansen 19022 58th Rd Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-2777 fchansen@wi.net Joe Kowsky 629 E. Illinois Ave, Morris, IL 60450 (815) 942-0927 bilpsychjk@yahoo.com Gustave Lamperez - VP (delegate status thru Jan’04) 24 Roosevelt St St. Charles, IL 60174 (630) 584-6931 lamperez@netscape.net ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Beth Schluter East South Central Division 3350 Interlaken Dr (KY,TN,AL,MS) Oconomowoc, WI 53066 Neal Sanders (414) 567-6923 2308 Avondale Dr emschluter@yahoo.com Johnson City, TN 37604 Lynne Witte (423) 282-6153 58 Union St ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Mt. Clemens, MI 48043 West North Central Division (810) 783-5654 (MN,IA,MO,ND,SD,NE, KS) lynnewitte@juno.com Earl Brimeyer ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2595 Rhomberg Ave Mountain Division Dubuque, IA 52001 (ID,WY,UT,CO,NV,NM,AZ,MT) (319) 583-6345 Mike Johnson Ebrimeyer@aol.com 1515 Jackson St Doug Pennington Missoula, MT 59802 1735 CR 421 (406) 721-2635 Poplar Bluff, MO 63901 michaeljcanoe@montana.com (573) 785-0431 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ penn@semo.net Pacific Division ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ (WA,OR,CA,AK,HI) West South Central Division James Bauer (AR,OK,TX,LA) West 515 15th Ave Lee Deviney Spokane, WA 99203 212 Ashworth Dr (509) 838-5402 Austin, TX 78746 jjbauer83@yahoo.com (512) 306-8058 SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS Txpaddler@aol.com ORGANIZED Grady Hicks STATES/REGIONS 1704 Holland St Indiana Division/USCA Jacinto City, TX 77029 Patt Oakley (713) 453-5071 611 Central Ave GTE-Hicks@worldnet.att.net Lafayette, IN 47905 (765) 477-0970 Noel Kirkwood macoak@aol.com PO Box 385 Frank Tinsley Rusk, TX 75785 8218 Woonsocket Ct (903) 683-4486 Indianapolis, IN 46256 nkirkwood@tyler.net (317) 578-4366 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ FCTCanoe@aol.com East North Central Division South Atlantic Division ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ (DE,MD,VA,WV,NC,SC,GA,FL) (MI,IL,WI) New York Division/USCA Everett Crozier Kathy Edwards Jim Dipelesi W. 2079 Highway 64, 1929 Arrowhead Dr. NE 4 Round Tree Dr Marinette, WI 54143 St. Petersburg, FL 33703 Kings Park, NY 11754, (715) 735-9763 (727) 522-3348 (516) 366-0045 erccrc@cybrzn.com katae17@aol.com jrdtech@ix.netcom.com Bill Fick Bobby Galbraith Marc Gillespie 516 Giles Ave 1128 Jamestown Crescent 8 Country Meadow Road Blissfield, MI 49228 Norfolk, VA 23508 Honeoye Falls (517) 486-3051 (757) 489-7582 NY 14472 billfick@juno.com Rbgalb@aol.com (585) 586-5400 PDFMG@aol.com NON-ORGANIZED REGIONS New England Division (ME,VT,NH,MA,CT,RI) Robert Allen 687 Montgomery Rd Westfield MA 01085 (413) 568-8832 rangerfiberglass@yahoo.com Pamela Browning Box 2181 Vineyard Haven, MA 02568. (508) 696-0295 pambrowning@webtv.net Timothy Dwyer 21 Buloid Ave Jamestown, RI 02835 (401) 423-0145 rid02709@ride.ri.net Marc Lessard - Treasurer (delg. status thru Jan’05) 460 Stevens Rd. East Thetford, VT 05043 (802) 785-4350 marc.lessard@dartmouth.edu Jim Miller 14 Fenton Dr Southwick, MA 01077 (413) 569-3183 neckramember@juno.com Priscilla Reinertsen 582 East Penacook Road Contoocook, NH 03229 (603) 746-6491 PRtsen1@comcast.net Michael Ripple 23 Billingham St Somerville, MA 02144 (617) 625-3571 mripple@aol.com Paula Thiel 53 Ross Rd Preston, CT 06365 (860) 889-9893 babybruins@yahoo.com Tom Walton 413 Broad Cove Rd Contoocook, NH 03229 (603) 746-3207 twhrf@aol.com Chris Wilson 460 Stevens Rd East Thetford, VT 05043 (802) 785-4350 chris@aristotle.dartmouth.edu

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Illinois Paddling Council Steve Luth 748 S. Dennis Rd Wheeling, IL 60090 (847) 537-9272 e-mail currently not available Michigan Canoe Racing Association Dwight Walker 8915 E. CD Avenue 3C Richland, MI 49093) 9407 (616) 629-0485 dlwalker21@yahoo.com New England Canoe Racing Association Robert K Altman, 175 Neilson Rd, New Salem, MA 01355. (978) 544-7559. rkaltman@rcn.com New York Marathon Canoe ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Racing Association Ohio Division/USCA Ralph Childers 1740 Dave Elliott Rd William Corrigan Saugerties, NY 12477 5888 E. Kemper Rd (914) 247-8756 Cincinnati, OH 45241 ErinRalph@aol.com (513) 530-9249 Bill_Corrigan@Trimble.com North Carolina Canoe Racing Association Thor Ronemus William McDuffie 5 E. Columbia St, 1796 Plank Rd Springfield, OH 45502 Robbins, NC 27325 (937) 325-2492 (910) 948-2609 tronemus@woh.rr.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ e-mail currently not available Penn Jersey Division/USCA Ohio Historical Canoe Route Association Ken Gerg Don Myers PO Box 247 2314 State St, NE Emporium, PA 15834 North Canton, OH 44721 (814) 486-1691 (330) 877-2546 jomama@penn.com donnybuckiseed@speeDale Krapf dynet.net 22 Hunting Hill Ln West Chester, PA 19382 Pennsylvania Association of (610) 793-2555 Canoeing & Kayaking dnkrapf@krapfbus.com Jerry Patton RD 2 Box 262 Two Mile Norm Ludwig Road 2006 West Side Rd Port Allegany, PA 16743 Jersey Shore, PA 17740 (814) 642-9161 (570) 753-5136 2zriver@adelphia.net ncludwig@kcnet.org SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS St. Charles Canoe Club NON-US REGIONAL Ed Hahn DIVISION 409 N. Glengarry Dr. Geneva, IL 60134-1637 Joanna Faloon (630) 262-9132 230 Lisgar St edhahn@worldnet.att.net Ottawa, ON K2P OC8 CANADA Texas Canoe Racing (613) 237-4230 Association jfaloon@sympatico.ca Cindy Meurer 2609 Pinewood Terrace SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS Austin, TX 78757 USCA CLUB AFFILIATES WITH DELEGATE STATUS (512) 459-1630 Cindy_Meurer@hotmail.com Florida Competition Wisconsin Canoe Racing Paddlers Association Association Kirk Young Gareth Stevens 198 Satsuma Rd PO Box 56, Niceville, FL 32578 Hubertus, WI 53033 (850) 897-3468 (414) 628-9991 kycanoeracer@cox.net nawal@ticon.net Larry Liquori 79 Locust Dr, Kings Park, NY 11754 (631) 361-9548 lliquori@jacka-liquori.com Bill Robinson 5741 Bristol Valley Rd Canandaigua, NY 14424 (585) 374-5938 bibonrob@rochester.rr.com Jan Whitaker 560 Shore Dr West Henrietta, NY 14586 (585) 292-6107 janwhitaker@hotmail.com Kelly Wypych - President (delegate status thru Jan’05) 338 Onondaga Terrace Syracuse, NY 13207 (315) 423-9075 kwypych@twcny.rr.com

Opposite page: Photos courtesy and © 2003 as follows (starting with top right, going clockwise): Will Arts & Tech, Judy Jeanes, Warren Times Observer, Larry Liquori, Judy Jeanes, Kelly Wypych, and in the center: Will Arts & Tech


A Nationals miscellany, clockwise from the top right: Randy Bailey in his outrigger gear • Jim Genkos and Ben Diller in Adult/Jr • the familiar sight of Jim Decker at the mike • Linda Buffa and Dawn McCracken prepare for their race on Sunday • Judy Jeanes’ vote for prettiest cover • the owners of that cover: the Halstead bros, and center, one of the ducks that cheered us all on.


Are you moving? New postal address? Have you changed your e-mail address? Or your phone number? Please e-mail your change of address or phone number to: Membership Chair AND Paula Thiel babybruins@yahoo.com

Canoe News Gareth Stevens nawal@ticon.net

Or if by mail, see addresses on page 1 of this Issue of Canoe News.

Thank you!

2004 Canoe/Kayak Race Schedules Race organizers send your race details to Gareth Stevens ASAP! November 4th deadline for Canoe News December issue. Nate Roadman (PA) - happy to be paddling at Nationals, as we all were! Photo courtesy and Š 2003 Will Arts & Tech

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