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CANOE NEWS 2002 Vol 35 #4

Late Summer

Volume 35 Issue 4

CANOE NEWS In this issue • 2002 USCA National Canoe & Kayak Championship —RESULTS— • Aluminum Nationals ENTRY FORM, Event Information . . . and more


Cover photo: Start of the 47-boat C1 Man Master class.

The USCA Nationals in Hanover were both a racer’s and a spectator’s feast — from the Ledyard Boathouse, where the starts took place, downstream beneath the road bridge, where crowds gathered to watch the jockeying for early position, to the upstream turnround where, perched on rocks, race followers got a closeup view of paddlers testing their own and each other’s technical skills and strategies setting up for, and fighting their way around, the buoys.

This page, above: View from the boathouse south to the Hwy 4 road bridge, and the downstream island turnround. Below: Spectators at the upstream turnround. Photographs courtesy of and © 2002 by Doug Fraser.


CANOE NEWS

Contents President’s and Executive Director’s Messages . . . .2 Ann Behling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Highlights of the Delegates’ Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . .3 A Note from the Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 USCA Nationals: Results and Photos . . . . . . . . . . .4-23 Sprints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-7 Orienteering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-9 3k Run/3k Paddle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Thursday’s Results: Youth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-11 Friday’s Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11-13 Saturday’s Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-18

Official Publication of the

United States Canoe Association Supporting a Five Star program

Competition ✰ Cruising ✰ Conservation ✰ Camping ✰ Camaraderie

Aluminum Nationals Special Pull-Out Entry Form and Information Section . . . . .between pages 16 and 17 Sunday’s Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19-23

USCA Officers President Kelly Wypych 338 Onondaga Terrace Syracuse, NY 13207 (315) 423-9075 kwypych@twcny.rr.com Treasurer Bill Gardner PO Box 714, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 33525 (904) 285-5152 williamg50@aol.com

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

South Bend PaddleFest Rich Hodgkins . . . . . . . .24-26 Rookie Racer Monday Nights in Minnesota . . . . . . .26 Canoe News Training Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Dam Removal: Book and Videotape Review . . . . . . . .27 Mud, Trash, and Snakes Ginger Turner . . . . . . .28-29 Race Schedules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30-31 List of Delegates and Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32

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

Canoe News Editorial and Advertising

Committee Chairs Adaptive Paddling Jan Whitaker 560 Shore Drive West Henrietta, NY 14586 (716) 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@aol.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 342 Stark Highway Dunbarton, NH 03045 (603) 774-4301 PRtsen@aol.com Comp / Dragon Boats David Hillman 1630 19th St. NW Cedar Rapids, IA 52405 (319) 362-7506 ddhillma @collins.rockwell.com

Competiton / Orienteering Tom Gainer 1373 Sholly Ave Lebanon, PA 17046 (717) 279-6873 tomgainer@nchoicemail.com Competiton / 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.net 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@aol.com Instruction Certification Nationals Coordinator Nationals Timing Tave Lamperez see address details above under USCA Officers

Contact:

Insurance Tim Minkler PO Box 885 Stockbridge, MA 01262 (413) 298-4630 International Peter Heed 18 River Rd Westmoreland, NH 03467 (603) 399-7266 pheed@prexar.com 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 Webmaster Jim Dipelesi 4 Round Tree Drive Kings Park, NY 11754 (631) 366-0045 jrdtech@ix.netcom.com Women’s Interest 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

Gareth Stevens, Editor P0 Box 56 Hubertus, WI 53033 Phone: (262) 628-9991 Cell: (262) 853-5453 E-mail: nawal@ticon.net

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President’s Message

Executive Director’s Message

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

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

I arrived in Hanover Monday night, the day before sprints, and set up my tent in my shaded but steamy campsite at Storr’s Pond. I had just spent three days with my nieces (four girls aged 3 through 7) and I was becoming aware of the fact that no amount of paddlesports training really prepares one for that many cartwheels (let alone being a human jungle gym.) Blissful in the knowledge that my siblings need only breed once more to complete my dream of “Auntie Kelly’s Outrigger Team”, I unpacked my bedroll and contemplated the week ahead.

A paddler’s (and Executive Director’s) perspective of the 2002 Nationals: I don't think anyone can remember when there was such a throng of enthusiastic paddlers at our Nationals. The New England paddlers devoted their time to make this event come off without a hitch (minor things don't count!). My hat is off to Chris and Marc Wilson, Trish and Peter Heed and family, and to Tom Warner and Tom Walton (who spent countless hours inputting the computer with results), Paula Thiel, Dede Herlihy and Dick Ulbrich to mention just a few that devoted weeks of their lives just make sure things progressed as smoothly as possible while the rest of us just had to try and prepare for the events. Some of them even raced!!!

Two weeks earlier I had started my New Job. My colleagues at work found it a bit odd that I would be taking a vacation after just getting through the door. I informed them that I had an obligation to attend a very important International Event - one that simply couldn’t be missed.

You know, when Nationals are run as well as this one was, it sets the bar at an even higher level for the next hosts to attain. I think that the USCA needs to find a better way to ensure that the Nationals are run this well every time.

Was I ever right! This year’s Marathon Nationals featured: Record Breaking attendance. Personally speaking, it was a thrill to sit on the start line of the C2 Women’s race knowing that between the open and master’s class there were over 60 teams participating. (The mixed and men’s C2 starts made the Connecticut River look like the ocean!)

On another note, I had a lot of people thanking me for the $5000.00 donation but I would like to clear up the reasoning or rationale for the donation. As part of being elected to the Executive Director position there was a salary to go along with it. Jim Mack had been the Executive Director since God was slain on the cross (maybe a slight exaggeration) but to my knowledge he had never taken any salary for that position. He took expenses but not salary.

More Youth Paddlers in one place than I’ve ever seen. And they didn’t just race amazingly well, they participated in USCA at the highest level — developing ideas for the future of youth paddling and submitting a petition to the delegates that suggested changes to our competition rules. Miranda Robinson of New York found an ambiguity in our competition rules and filed a protest that will force USCA to clarify its policy on PFD use. These examples of active participation on competitive and administrative levels show a promising future for our organization.

The USCA was able to keep Jim’s salary for many years and since there was a positive cash flow, the treasury has a significant amount in reserves. This may not always be possible. I remember when I was president of the USCA we were always living hand to mouth and didn't have the luxury of paying anybody. We even had to stop having a glossy cover on the Canoe News because of lack of funds.

World-class amenities to make the event a paddler’s dreamcome-true. We had day care. We had fast computerized timing and results. We had Ben & Jerry’s. We had “free” world class sports massage (donation only!). We had a shady grove, a professional boat house, hot showers, and delicious food available at the site. We had a professional video tour of the course playing inside the boathouse, and detailed course maps on display. We had the best DJ’s and sound system! We had entertaining announcers for all events. Despite record turn out, we had “ontime” events. We had more photo-finishes than I’ve ever seen at one event. We even had terrific weather!

At present we still have a good insurance program that is competitive (as long as we don't have any claims against us) and this is where the excess money has come from to be able to pay an Executive Director if we wish. I wasn't going to take the "salary" but then I thought that we needed to try and raise the level of competition at our Nationals to that of any other Canoeing event being held. So, I "donated" the USCA's money to try and help in this regard.

A tasty pasta dinner, and a speedy semiannual meeting. Delicious food and terrific company made this year’s dinner a real treat. The bonus for all the delegates was the speedy but effective meeting. Helped along by the fact that the caterers needed the meeting room back to set up for a wedding, USCA delegates moved swiftly through the agenda with a focus on sticking to business, making decisions, and assigning work to be done prior to the January meeting. Pat your delegate on the back for working well under pressure!

The results were fantastic and although no one can know for sure, I happen to think it worked. I plan on doing the same thing next year as long as the organization can afford the expenditure.

Being a part of this year’s marathon nationals were a challenge, a pleasure, and a real treat. Those of you who were there know this. For the rest of you, you don’t know what you’re missing!

(P.S. there was some dispute on how the money was elected to be distributed but we can fix that at the next annual meeting so tell your delegate what your thoughts are!).

So please don't be thanking me for the donation. Its the USCA's money so thank yourselves for supporting our organization during the year by being a member, volunteer, recruiter, etc., and in using the insurance program that we have in place as that's where the money came from in the first place.

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Ann Behling Steps Down

Highlights of the USCA Semiannual Meeting, August 9, 2002

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

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harold Theiss

After nearly a decade of taking care of USCA's Canoe News, Ann Behling is stepping down!

1. Delegates voted to accept the bid of Ken Gerg, Emporium, PA, for the Stock Aluminum Nationals for April 5, 2003. 2. Tave Lamperez, National Coordinator, announced that USCA is seeking bids for the 2004 Nationals. Aluminum and Marathon. 3. Nominating Committee consists of Paula Thiel and Kathy Edwards. These two delegates will select a governing member to serve on the committee. They need to find candidates for President and Treasurer. 4. Auditing Committee consists of Larry Liquori, Joan Theiss, and Gareth Stevens. 5. It was voted to form a committee to explore a donation policy which would include the issue of cash awards at the Nationals. The committee will explore several types of scenarios and include benefits and risks. The committee is to recommend a USCA policy. John Edwards, Tave Lamperez, Dwight Walker, and Jim Dipelesi expressed an interest to serve on the committee. 6. The Delegates accepted Tom Walton's proposal to hold a Biathlon. It would be a fun event for the next 5 years at the Nationals. It will consist of a 3k run and a 3k paddle. Tom will run the event and cover administrative costs. USCA will support Tom with publicity and allow him to use USCA insurance for this addition to the national races. Items for the Annual Meeting Agenda 1. Youth want to upgrade out of their age group in the Youth Sprints. PFD requirements for youth to be reviewed. These to go to the competition committee. 2. Further clarification of the Sea Kayak specs. 3. Update of the USCA Competition Rules and Specifications. 4. Review of USCA Rules and Regulations with proposed amendments to be presented for action.

We are grateful to Ann for maintaining excellence in coordinating and laying out each issue of Canoe News, often working single-handedly to painstakingly layout the magazine. Ann's dedication has kept Canoe News alive and well, and has served USCA's communications needs. She has consistently gone out of her way to provide the best possible service for USCA members. So as USCA's Canoe News began to feel the tug of electronic publishing and automated layout techniques (things that are outside of Ann's immediate interests) I wondered, "How will we make sure our dedicated volunteers are happy as we realign this effort." Always a professional, Ann said, "Kelly, let me make this easy for you." Ann's proactive willingness to "pass the baton" and support USCA's attempt to try new things is beyond admirable. It shows us her professional, selfless, supportive spirit that has made her USCA efforts so valuable. Ann continues to support Canoe News with ideas for the future. As she sets aside printer, scissors, and tape she continues to provide recommendations. Ann's ideas to involve personal stories from members, to promote awareness of issues relating to waterways and watercraft regultions, to include reviews of equipment, and to recommend several "special series" that get our readers to look forward to the next issue will be incorporated into future plans for Canoe News and we hope she keeps coming up with more! THANK YOU ANN!

In Appreciation of Ann Behling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Mack Upon hearing that Ann has retired from her position with Canoe News it gives me a great deal of pleasure to congratulate her for her outstanding contributions and dedication she has made to USCA. USCA has benefited from Ann’s expertise and creativity. Her work ethics provided a role model for all committee members to follow. She worked endless hours in perfecting each issue of Canoe News magazine as her heart and soul was dedicated to provide the best possible news for all of our members.

A Note from the Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gareth Stevens This issue has been put out at high speed in order to mail it in time for the Alumimum Nationals. I have learned that I need to work further ahead for both USCA National Championships. Jim Decker of Warren, PA: we have already talked! Ken Gerg of Emprium, PA: you’ll hear from me soon!

Among her other duties in USCA, her work both as Nationals Timing Chair and, with her husband, Jay (National’s Sprint Chair) was always professional, positive and efficient.

This issue would not have been possible without the help of all the people who responded so quickly to my pleas for writing, photos, help with identifying racers, and so forth. Thank you all who received my frantic e-mails and phone calls, and gave your time.

In her spare time at the Nationals you would find her helping out with membership, awards, registration and being available to help in any way she could. Ann also raced canoes, camped, was extremely helpful in USCA’s Guinness World Record setting, and best of all a terrific mother and wife to her family.

Doug Fraser took many excellent photographs and provided high quality scans, delaying, I suspect his weekend departure for more enjoyable activities. Take a look at all his wonderful photos — in color, natch — on his web site: http://thayer.dartmouth.edu/~marc/photos/dougs_thumbs.html

Her outstanding leadership abilities, technical skills, enthusiasm, positive attitude, high moral values, dedication to excellence, and concern for others have definitely contributed to strengthen our Association.

Jan Whitaker, Robert Altman, Larry Liquori and Jim Dipelesi, among others (forgive me for not naming you all) spent their valuable time to download photos and identify people I did not recognize. And, thanks to all who wrote! Now read and enjoy.

I have greatly missed working with a terrific friend — Ann, and her family.

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The 35th USCA National Canoe and Kayak Championship, 2002, Hanover, NH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kelly Wypych

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peter and Tricia Heed

The 2002 Nationals at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH marked a major resurgence in participation at the USCA premier event. It was a race organized by paddlers for paddlers. The response was overwhelming. Having 600 plus paddlers in the Peter Heed keeping same place to compete and so many Tom Warner, camera at the ready. an eye on things. families making the trip to NH their summer vacation, was above and beyond what we dreamed of in the planning stages.

It was heart warming to hear the kind words and compliments at the close of this year’s Marathon Nationals. Paddlers from Nova Scotia to Texas appreciated the intense competition resulting from record-breaking attendance. As we looked around at the well-run competition, the beautiful Connecticut River and picture perfect Hanover, it was clear that this was a first rate event in every way. What was not always apparent was the seamless way in which the event hosts and volunteers prepared each day, and handled every problem so that we could just show up and paddle!

A tremendous amount of behind the scenes work was done to make this event happen. Volunteers worked tireYou only had to look above the startlessly to get those boat numbers on a table every morning line before the men's C1 events to ing, to track the times, classes and the multitude of become aware of the difference. More than 200 C1's milled around Tricia Heed calling Dede Herlihy: always details needed to follow each paddler from start through awards. Conducting this event without a hitch was back like so many ants. Then somehow happy to see you. start after start. breaking work. It’s the willingness of individuals to do they formed up to go off in organized waves of approximately fifty boats. It was another Kodak this work that makes our sport a success. Please join me in thanking those who made it all work. NECRA’s efforts made the day. moment - a sight not soon to be forgotten. Their Nationals Committee made sure that the administrative trench work held up to record crowds and all their enthusiasm. The people "behind the green curtain" deserve sincere and copious thanks. Many NECRA members sacrificed their own competitive interests to “be there” for the rest of us. These are the individuals who did not leave race headquarters until the next day was squared away. From the amount of work done, I would have bet that Trish Heed, Karen Levitt, Tom Walton and Tom Warner slept there. Chris Wilson and Marc Lessard likely tucked them in. Enough cannot be said about the competent, dedicated, reliable, job done by Chris and Marc. They are truly “Paddlers of the Year.” I think all would agree that Peter Heed’s professional announcing throughout the event is on par with the best from Monday night football. Dede Herlihy's pasta dinner came off even better than promised and yet again, Priscilla Reinertsen organized a wonderful awards ceremony. So many people contributed to this event.

It was also a year when new young talent stepped up to take a place in the highly competitive limelight. Friday's dramatic C2 open men's finish came right down to the wire, and the young team of Steve Corlew and Jacob DuBois showed their elders a little something about sprinting. Like a breath of fresh air, the two young men from Michigan impressed everyone with their enthusiasm and obvious love for the sport. A real highlight was the return of so many paddlers who have not participated in Nationals in years as personified by Cindy Lynch and Court McDermott. A record number of young paddlers turned out to race in the youth sprints, demonstrating that the USCA is developing up and coming talent to take the place of us older racers.

Nationals was the way it should be and hopefully will continue to be in the future. None of the success would have been possible without the dedicated work of the core group and countless volunteers. Thank you everyone who attended and made all of the Priscilla Reinertsen congratulates Chris Wilson I am only naming a few! So many people efforts worth while. and Marc Lessard on their well-earned and contributed to all the corners of this great Photo of Dede Herlihy by Lucy H. Moore Stevens. Other small well-deserved award for “Paddlers of the Year.” week of paddling that I fear my list will not photos above courtesy of and © 2002 by Doug Fraser Photo courtesy of and © 2002 by Gareth Stevens be complete! Thanks Abby, Bill, Dick, Sean, Paula, Ray - and to all the folks who volunteered to fetch lunches, help with timing and registration - you all know who you are!

Camera Found at Nationals. Is it yours?

And thanks to Robert Altman for donating his remarkable massage services.

Tricia Heed has an expensive-looking camera and case found in the boathouse at Dartmouth. She is currently developing the film looking for clues! If you are the owner please call me or email Tricia with a description as soon as possible. (603) 399 7266 pheed@prexar.com.

Thanks to the businesses and individuals who contributed cash and goods in support of this event! Thanks also go to all of you who came out to compete. I enjoyed seeing the happy faces of people who were as busy connecting with each other on land as they were competing on the water. What a great time!

Hey, and if you got any good photos, will you let Canoe News have copies?

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The USCA Nationals 2002 in Hanover, Tuesday: Sprints Results Hanover whipped us up strong, erratic, gusty winds for the sprints on Tuesday. One minute a strong tail wind, the next, calm. Then a head wind out of hell followed suddenly by a three-quarter tail wind. It was hard enough on some of the heavier paddlers!

C1 Man 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Regardless, the huge turnout for sprints was a sign of the record numbers to follow for the marathon events later in the week. C2 Adult/Fledgling I 1 2 3 4 5

Nathan Roadman(PA) / Todd Roadman (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:33:02 R. Robertson(ME) / R. Robertson(ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:41:98 John Mathieu (ME) / L. Mathieu (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:51:84 Stan Machacek (ON) / Robert Simpson(ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:06:45 Fritz Senftleber (VT) / Norah Senftleber (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . .3:43:54

C1 Man 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

K-1 Man Downriver 1 2 3 4 5 6

Ryan Stephens (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:04:50 Fred Ludwig (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:09:34 Guy Flatley (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:15:52 Bob Dean (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:16:48 Tim Frantz (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:37:32 Bruce Generaux (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:03:97

1 2 3 4 5 6

R. Robertson(ME) / R. Robertson(ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:41:50 George Roudebush (OH) / Kelton Jenkins (WA) . . . . . . . . . . .3:01:22 Joe Johnson (MI) / Alison Johnson (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:04:05 Fritz Senftleber (VT) / Hannah Senttleber (VT) . . . . . . . . . . .3:08:54

C1 Man Senior 1 2 3 4 5 6

1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6

Brian Boatman (WA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:20:64 Todd Roadman (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:26:75 Alex Sabo (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:32:45 Steve McAleer (NB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:33:09 Doug Pennington (MO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:39:72 Larry Douglas (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:41:83

C1 Man Master 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Dennis Campbell (CA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:29:34 Michael Fairchild (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:31:20 Larry Liquori (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:33:86 Gareth Stevens (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:35:10 Bruce Duquette (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:36:70 Bob Mandli (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:40:62 Dale Krapf (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:42:42 Terry Pontius (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:47:18 Robert Miller (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:58:25 Mike Ripple (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:58:25

Tom Yarosh (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:20:56 Bruce Lee (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:24:69 Ted Cramer (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:24:96 Tony Bond (Australia) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:25:28 Kirk Young (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:26:28 Guy Flatley (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:33:94 Bill Byrd (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:40:14 Tim McElroy (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:42:05

C1 Woman 1 2 3 4

C2 Veteran Man (Trial) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

John Kazimierczyk (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:21:55 John Mathieu (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:26:23 R. Zuber (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:28:33 Roger Dempster (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:34:88 Austin Conrad (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:35:60 John Finnen (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:36:60

C1 Man Master

Stan Kissell (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:32:22 Charlie Bruno (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:33:29 Jim Roberts (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:35:73 Pete McAllister (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:36:59 Ralph Vincent (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:38:71 John Ponticorvo (NJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:45:41 Paul Vangagnon (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:57:27

C1 Man Senior 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Gloria Wesley (MA) / Sue Slowick (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:27:50 Pam Fitzgerald (NY) / Cathy Grimes (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:33:24 Beth Schluter (WI) / Jan Whitaker (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:34:40 Patricia Oakley (IN) / Colleen Luba (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:37:57 Joan Henry (NY) / Dede Herlihy (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:39:56 Elizabeth MacBride (NH) / Kathleen Zaffino (NH) . . . . . . . .2:52:17

C1 Man Master

John Edwards (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:30:33 Stan Machacek (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:31:80 Nick Lyesiuk (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:39:34 Larry Frederick (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:40:82 John Aufmuth (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:41:44 Alan Linck (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:42:00

C1 Man Senior 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Jacob DuBois (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:23:40 Steve Corlew (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:25:71 Neal Sand (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:31:19 Fred Ludwig (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:34:69 Steve McAleer (NB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:37:11 Mark McDaniel (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:41:28 Ben Josefik (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:46:03 Ben Zabar (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:50:38

C2 Women Master (trial)

C2 Adult/Fledgling II 1 2 3 4

Marc Gillespie (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:20:90 Dana Henry (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:22:69 Kyle Kiser (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:24:16 Joe Johnson (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:26:21 Randy Bailey (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:30:77 Tom Page (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:33:14 Ralph Robertson (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:35:95 Matt Wright (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:39:46 Sean Rogers (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:41:39

Michael Johnson (MT) / Richard Rankinen (PA) . . . . . . . . . . .2:19:45 Dick Ulbrich (MA) / Frank Stasz (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:21:50 Alec Davis (NY) / Roger Henry (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:21:77 Laverne Young (FL) / Dale Newton (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:23:70 Glen Vandewinckel (NY) / Ralph Childers (NY) . . . . . . . . . .2:28:43 Laszlo Botos (NY) / Al Camp (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:32:34 Philip Cole (NH) / D. Wescott (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:38:44 D. Meyers (NC) / J. Roudebush (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:49:50

Joanna Faloon (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:34:08 Danielle Gillespie (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:54:42 Kaitlyn McElroy (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:54:98 Susan Roadman (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:58:17

C2 Men 1 2 3 4 5

Dana Henry (VT) / John Kazimierczyk (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:13:94 Matt Wright (IL) / Ryan Stephens (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:25:69 Dale Krapf (PA) / R. Bailey (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:28:00 Don Browning (IL) / Ben Josefik (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:35:31 Ron Kaiser (PA) / Jerry Patton (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:38:63

C2 Women

C2 Men

1 2 3 4

1 2 3 4

Joanna Faloon (ON) / Karen Simpson (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:28:32 Nannette Krapf (PA) / Susan Roadman (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:42:40 Tammy Cox (IL) / L. Kowsky (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:16:73 Cathy Boody (MI) / Nicole Boody (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:25:23

5

Jacob DuBois (MI) / Steve Corlew (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:10:49 Marc Gillespie (NY) / Kyle Kiser (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:11:48 Neal Sand (NY) / Guy Choiniere (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:21:86 Mark McDaniel (NY) / Roger Dempster (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . .2:32:35


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C2 Men Master 1 2 3 4 5

Steve McAleer (NB) / Peter Heed (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:18:10 Larry Frederick (FL) / Kirk Young (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:20:77 Earl Brimeyer (IA) / Ted Cramer (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:21:10 Audie Conrad (ME) / Paul Vangagnon (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:21:44 Tim McElroy (MA) / Ray Thiel (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:29:51

C1 Woman Master 1 2 3 4 5 6

C2 Men Master 1 2 3 4

Jim Mallory (NY) / Tom Yarosh (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:12:81 Bruce Lee (NY) / Todd Roadman (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:13:67 Robert Zuber (MA) / Alex Sabo (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:14:22 Don Browning (IL) / Doug Pennington (MO) . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:33:22

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Gary Ballina (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:22:01 Ron Kaiser (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:26:74 Dana Henry (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:28:50 Bob Dean (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:29:78 Tim Frantz (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:44:42 Robert Galbraith (VA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:51:38 Guy Flatley (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:56:53

Colleen Luba (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:46:37 Sue Slowick (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:47:25 Kathy Manizza (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:56:15 Debbie Kissell (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:02:30 Cathy Grimes (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:04:46 Dede Herlihy (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:08:97 Pat Oakley (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4:04:63

C2 Men Senior 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

K1 Sea Kayak 1 2 3 4 5

Gloria Wesley (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:38:11 Pam Fitzgerald (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:41:43 Karen Simpson (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:46:61 Elizabeth MacBride (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:56:04 Tricia Heed (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:02:61 Joan Henry (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:08:24

C1 Woman Master

K1 Sea Kayak 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Ben Hahn(OH) / George Roudebush (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:54:33 D. Meyers (NC) / Herbrock () . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:11:72

Fred Ludwig (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:30:99 Earl Baldwin, Jr (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:34:64 Joe Klejna (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:43:13 Jerry Patton (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:50:95 Jude Richardson (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:52:47

Pete McAllister (ME) / Stan Kissell (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:21:17 Michael Fairchild (VT) / John Aufmuth (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:21:50 Nick Lyesiuk (MA) / Neil LeBlanc (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:22:57 Tom Walton (NH) / Tom Warner (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:24:97 Alan Linck (NY) / Bill Robinson (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:29:60 Phil Soule (ME) / Ralph Vincent (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:29:60 Ken Gerg (PA) / Terry Pontius (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:46:57

C1 Man Veteran

C2 Men Senior

1 2 3 4 5 6

1 2 3 4

Richard Rankinen (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:29:77 Ralph Childers (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:30:63 Roger Henry (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:31:05 Alec Davis (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:34:77 Jim Dami (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:35:75 Laszlo Botos (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:40:50

C2 Mixed 1 2 3 4 5

C1 Man Veteran 1 2 3 4 5 6

Dick Ulbrich (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:30:55 Phil Soule (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:34:57 Glen Vandewinckel (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:35:43 Don Wescott (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:43:04 Don Browning (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:43:43 Chuck Baker (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:54:92 Laverne Young (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:27:89 Frank Stasz (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:31:90 Mike Johnson (MT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:32:36 Ken Gerg (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:43:30 Robert Pierson (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:48:87 Philip Cole (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:50:09 Mallory Roadman (PA) / Todd Roadman (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . .2:31:51 Jim Mallory (NY) / Nicole Mallory (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:32:38 Joe Johnson (MI) / Alison Johnson (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:36:78 Gail Kowsky (IL) / Ben Josefik (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:45:03 George Roudebush (OH) / Cody Jenkins (WA) . . . . . . . . . . . .3:09:51 Nicole Boody (MI) / Randy Boody (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:15:44 Leslie Ripton (NY) / Glen Vandewinckel (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . .3:16:00 Fred Ludwig (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:09:66 Bob Dean (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:22:63 Tom Page (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:38:89 Robert Galbraith (VA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:47:77

J Mathieu (ME) / Kathy Manizza (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:21:78 Cathy Grimes (NY) / Tom Yarosh (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:22:26 Everett Crozier (WI) / Karen Simpson (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:35:12 Pat Oakley (IN) / Terry Pontius (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:44:11 Joe Kowsky (IL) / L. Kowsky (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:19:17

C2 Adult/Junior 1 2 3 4 5

C2 Adult/Juvenile 1 2 3 4

Joanna Faloon (ON) / Jim Mallory (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:17:34 Jan Whitaker (NY) / John Edwards (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:17:34 Alex Sabo (MA) / Gloria Wesley (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:22:32 Stan Machacek (ON) / Priscilla Reinertsen (NH) . . . . . . . . . .2:29:21 Debbie Kissell (NH) / Stan Kissell (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:29:78 Dick Ulbrich (MA) / Dede Herlihy (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:30:18

C2 Mixed Master (first 50+) 1 2 3 4 5

K-1 Man Open Sea Kayak (trial) 1 2 3 4

John Kazimierczyk (NH) / Sue Slowick (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . .2:16:39 Pam Fitzgerald (NY) / Bruce Lee (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:22:58 Peter Heed (NH) / Peter Heed (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:26:39 Joan Henry (NY) / Roger Henry (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:26:69 Dale Krapf (PA) / N. Krapf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:30:54 Earl Brimeyer (IA) / Kathy Brimeyer (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:36:16 Larry Frederick (FL) / G Frederick (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:41:56

C2 Mixed Master (first 50+) 1= 1= 3 4 5 6

C2 Adult/Bantam 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Danielle Gillespie (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:18:96 Dana Henry (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:20:35 Susan Roadman (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:28:08 Tammy Cox (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:43:03 Cathy Boody (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:49:05

C2 Mixed Master (first 50+) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

C1 Man Veteran 1 2 3 4 5 6

Dennis Campbell (CA) / John Edwards (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:17:24 Jim Dipelesi (NY) / Larry Liquori (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:19:79 Joe Johnson (MI) / Everett Crozier (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:25:60 Joe Kowsky (IL) / J. Baum (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:15:65

Joanna Faloon (ON) / Ethan Heed (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:24:29 Ted Cramer (IA) / Tracey Cramer (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:29:97 Ben Josefik (IL) / Joel Kowsky (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:36:94 R. Broody (MI) / Max Rimer (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:45:82

6

G. Santor (NY) / Jon Santor (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:24:26 D. Bruno (PA) / Charlie Bruno (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:24:93 Peter Heed (NH) / Travis Heed(NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:26:81 Tim McElroy (MA) / Kaitlyn McElroy (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:32:02 Cathy Boody (MI) / Randy Boody (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:04:37


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Robert Zuber (MA) / Alex Sabo (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:19:10 Larry Frederick (FL) / Kirk Young (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:24:38 Earl Brimeyer (IA) / Ted Cramer (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:27:17 Austin Conrad (ME) / Paul Vangagnon (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:27:51 Don Browning (IL) / Doug Pennington (MO) . . . . . . . . . . . .2:34:62 Ray Thiel (CT) / Tim McElroy (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:36:43

K-1 Sea Kayak FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Above: Final of the Man Senior Sprints: Charlie Bruno crosses the line in 7th place, followed by Larry Liquori, Gareth Stevens, and Pete McAllister. Photo courtesy of and Š 2002 by Jim Dipelesi. C1 Man Senior FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

C1 Men Veteran FINAL

John Edwards (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:26:70 Dennis Campbell (CA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:30:15 Stan Kissell (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:31:04 Stan Machacek (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:30:72 Michael Fairchild (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:32:66 Jim Roberts (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:32:95 Charlie Bruno (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:35:25 Larry Liquori (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:36:21 Gareth Stevens (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:37:00 Pete McAllister (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:37:55 Ralph Vincent (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:41:41

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C1 Man FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Marc Gillespie (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:24:49 Steve Corlew (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:25:64 Jacob DuBois (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:27:37 Dana Henry (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:30:44 Joe Johnson (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:35:00 Steve McAleer (NB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:37:43 Randy Bailey (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:42:00 Fred Ludwig (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:44:30 Ralph Robertson (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:50:58 Kyle Kiser (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:06:74 Neal Sand (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .DNF

Richard Rankinen (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:29:15 Laverne Young (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:30:20 Mike Johnson (MT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:30:30 Alec Davis (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:33:14 Dick Ulbrich (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:33:25 Frank Stasz (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:33:38 Ralph Childers (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:34:29 Roger Henry (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:36:18 Jim Dami (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:38:06 Glen Vandewinckel (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:39:19 Phil Soule (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:41:03 Laszlo Botos (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:43:28

C1 Woman FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

C1 Man Master FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Ron Kaiser (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:27:78 Fred Ludwig (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:28:74 Guy Flatley (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:29:05 Gary Ballina (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:31:89 Bob Dean (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:37:03 Joe Klejna (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:44:74 Tim Frantz (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:47:90 Earl Baldwin, Jr (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:49:05 Robert Galbraith (VA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:54:66 Jerry Patton (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:57:42 Jude Richardson (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:58:33

Brian Boatman (WA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:17:08 Tom Yarosh (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:19:13 John Kazimierczyk (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:19:91 John Mathieu (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:21:87 Robert Zuber (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:22:30 Todd Roadman (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:23:04 Kirk Young (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:25:56 Ted Cramer (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:25:94 Bruce Lee (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:27:76 Tony Bond (Australia) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:30:36 Alex Sabo (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:40:81

Colleen Luba (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:44:24 Gloria Wesley (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:44:52 Pam Fitzgerald (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:50:12 Sue Slowick (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:52:32 Karen Simpson (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:56:09 Kathy Manizza (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:58:55 Elizabeth MacBride (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:01:84 Debbie Kissell (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:06:26 Cathy Grimes (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:06:97 Dede Herlihy (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:08:26 Tricia Heed (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:09:39

C2 Men Senior FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Dennis Campbell (CA) / John Edwards (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:19:98 Nick Lyesiuk (MA) / Jim Roberts (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:22:26 Pete McAllister (ME) / Stan Kissell (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:22:63 Jim Dipelesi (NY) / Larry Liquori (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:24:64 Tom Walton (NH) / Tom Warner (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:25:23 Joe Johnson (MI) / Everett Crozier (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:27:20 Michael Fairchild (VT) / John Aufmuth (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:27:46 Phil Soule (ME) / Ralph Vincent (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:28:18 Alan Linck (NY) / Bill Robinson (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:23:11

C2 Man FINAL

C2 Mixed Master

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Jacob DuBois (MI) / Steve Corlew (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:05:20 Marc Gillespie (NY) / Kyle Kiser (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:07:10 Dana Henry (VT) / John Kazimierczyk (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:12:17 Neal Sand (NY) / Guy Choiniere (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:18:74 Matt Wright (IL) / Ryan Stephens (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:20:87 Mark McDaniel (NY) / Roger Dempster (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . .2:31:57 Dale Krapf (PA) / Randy Bailey (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:31:93 Don Browning (IL) / Ben Josefik (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:37:93

C2 Men Masters FINAL 1 2 3

Bruce Lee (NY) / Todd Roadman (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:13:63 Jim Mallory (NY) / Tom Yarosh (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:15:34 Steve McAleer (NB) / Peter Heed (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:17:85

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John Kazimierczyk (NH) / Sue Slowick (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . .2:15:51 Joanna Faloon (ON) / Jim Mallory (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:16:14 John Mathieu (ME) /Kathy Manizza (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:22:63 Jan Whitaker (NY) / John Edwards (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:23:50 Cathy Grimes (NY) / Tom Yarosh (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:25:18 Stan Machacek (ON) / Priscilla Reinertsen (NH) . . . . . . . . . .2:27:38 Dick Ulbrich (MA) / Dede Herlihy (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:28:79 Pam Fitzgerald (NY) / Bruce Lee (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:29:31 Stan Kissell (NH) / Debbie Kissell (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:31:44 Alex Sabo (MA) / Gloria Wesley (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:31:69 Peter Heed (NH) / Tricia Heed(NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:32:24 Joan Henry (NY) / Roger Henry (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:38:30


Orienteering Racers Have A Great Time at the 2002 USCA Nationals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ray Thiel On the morning of August 7, 2002, 33 racers registered to compete in the 2002 USCA National Canoe / Kayak Orienteering Championships held this year in Hanover New Hampshire. The mix of talent entering this year was incredibly diverse. Entrants included people with past experience at the

their boats, and to keep the difficulty of the event at a level such that everyone had fun. Throughout the race Peter Heed provided interesting and enthusiastic commentary over the public address system whenever the racers were near the start/finish line making it fun for racers and spectators alike. Despite the staggered starts, the race often ended with two or more teams sprinting for the fin-

Thirty-three people took part in Nationals Orienteering. Shown here are, on the podium, left to right: Karl Stephens, Jeff Schapiro, Terry Myers, Aims Coney, Liz Kotowski, Tom Page, Darrell Scott. On the ground, left to right: Bill Neacy, John & Elizabeth Moore, Laura Lane, Pete Lane, J-J Coté, Bonnie Neacy, Rick Lavine, Melissa Pennington, Dayle Lavine, Doug Pennington, and Don Browning. Photos courtesy of and copyright © 2002 by Lucy H. Moore Stevens.

USCA Nationals Orienteering events and newcomers to the sport. Paddling skill levels ranged from true novices to expert. Orienteering skills, which were key to success in this event, also varied widely. Regardless of their qualifications everyone was enthusiastic, and expectations were high as the pre race instructions were given, the drawing for starting order was held and the boats were staged at the waterfront. They weren’t disappointed.

ish, which added excitement to the event. As a result many racers thought that this orienteering event was the best USCA Nationals Orienteering race that they had ever entered. The course layout and the surrounding landscape was not only great for spectators, but it also allowed racers to find the control points using whatever means they thought would be fastest. Aims Coney and J-J Coté, who had the fastest time of the day, along with many of the experienced orienteerers, chose to separate and have one teammate run to some control points. This was particularly important at a control located under a bridge over a small brook. What the runners didn’t know was that the brook was deep and that they would have to tread water while trying to punch their control cards, turning this event into an unexpected triathlon. The second fastest team, Steve Corlew and Jacob DuBois (who were clearly the fastest paddlers in the race and later went on to

For people who’ve never tried orienteering, it involves using maps to find markers (called control points) hidden along the shoreline. There are punches at the control points that make imprints on “punch sheets” carried by each team to document the fact that the control point has been located. The team that finds all the control points in the fastest time wins. The 2002 Orienteering course was set up to make it as fair as possible, to select control points that avoided unusual hazards for the racers or

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win the C2 Men Marathon race on Friday), stuck to the canoe routes but were not able to overcome the effective strategy chosen by Coney and Coté.

Fun 3k Run/3k Paddle

Strategy and determination also played a particularly important role at the end of the race for Karl Stephens. Karl wasn’t the fastest paddler but he is a very experienced orienteerer and his ingenuity and uncommon determination was the highlight of the race. Paddling in a borrowed C1 racing canoe, Karl was having difficulty making headway into the wind and current to get to the last hidden control point. Recognizing that he was losing time, Karl choose to portage his boat a half mile along a road parallel to the Connecticut River to a point where he could more easily paddle to the remaining control he needed to find. While paddling downstream from there to get to his final stop directly across the river from the finish (this control point was not hidden and really just served to make the finish more interesting), wind, fatigue and a lack of time in his borrowed boat caused Karl to tip.

The second (first was in Niles, MI) Run/Paddle Biathlon Championship was a hit.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tom Walton

Ten athletes competed in the 3K Run, 3K Paddle extravaganza on Wednesday, August 7, followed by grub and brew at a nearby eatery. In addition, the USCA has allowed Tom Walton to offer the National Run/Paddle Biathlon Championship on Wednesday evening at 5:00PM of "Nationals Week" for the next four years. This is not an official USCA championship event, but a race for the sweet pleasure of it . . . Plans are already firmly in place for Warren, PA. on August 6, 2003. A local running club has jumped on the bandwagon to help plan, organize and, most importantly, to participate. If you are interested in participating, but do not want to do the running part, you will have plenty of willing folks to form a team.

At this point he choose to walk along the steep bank in waist deep water until he reached the final control and then reentered his boat. Now the finish was in sight, but he needed to cross the river safely. Again the wind came into play and Karl could not keep the bow of his boat from pointing directly upstream. With uncommon balance and determination, and with the urging of the entire crowd and Peter Heed on the microphone, Karl paddled his boat backward in a wide arc all the way to the dock. His overall effort and unusual finish drew the biggest applause of the day.

You will hear more about the Third National Run/Paddle Biathlon Championship the 2003 Nationals in Warren draw closer. Results of this year’s race: C1 Man 20-29 1 Tom Page (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33:08 2 Mark Feigl (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36:49

C1 Man 40-49

If you participated in orienteering at the Nationals this year, thank you for making it one of the most successful in USCA history. Tell your friends about your experience and encourage them to give orienteering a try next year in Warren Pennsylvania.

1 Audie Conrad (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33:33

C1 Man 50-59

Orienteering Results

1 Tom Walton (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32:33 2 Gareth Stevens (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35:09 3 Jim Dipelesi (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35:13 4 Larry Liquori (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36:13 5 Peter Gagnon (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38:02

Wednesday, August 7, 2002

C1 Man 60+

Adult/Youth

1 Bob Dean (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36:14

1 Don Browning (IL) / Joel Kowsky (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:18:20 2 Elizabeth Moore (NH) / John Moore (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:56:32

C2 Men 1 Ethan Heed (NH) / Dana Henry (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32:50

C1 Man 1 Benjamin Zabar (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:43:08 2 Karl Stephens (RI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:25:20 3 Dan Miernicki (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:33:00* * lost his punch sheet

C1 Woman 1 Terry Myers (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:04:20

K1 Downriver 1 Darrell Scott (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:13:33

K1 Sea Kayak 1 Bob Dean (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:22:20 2 Richard Lavine NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:27:35 3 Dayle Lavine (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:32:26 4 Earl Baldwin, Jr (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:33:47

C2 Men 1 Aims Coney (MA) / J-J Coté (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56:47 2 Steve Corlew (MI) / Jacob DuBois (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58:43 3 Jeff Schapiro (MA) / Tom Page (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:07:15

Top left: Volunteer Joanna Faloon gets instruction from Tom Walton. Top right: Bob Dean. Left: Race monitor Ralph Childers:“Where are those runners?.” Right: Who is that on the final sting-in-the-tail 100yard uphill portage? Background: Tom Walton leads Dana Henry and Ethan Heed to the takeout.

C2 Women 1 Kaitlyn McElroy (MA) / Karen McElroy (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:20:48 2 Liz Kotowski (MA) / Jennifer Shultis (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:23:32

C2 Mixed 1 Tammy Cox (IL) / Ben Josefik (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:13:09 2 Doug Pennington (MO) / Melissa Pennington (MO) . . . . . . . . .1:14:57 3 Laura Lane (MA) / Peter Lane (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:29:12 4 Bill Neacy (MA) / Bonnie Neacy (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:32:49

Photos courtesy of and copyright © 2002 by Lucy H. Moore Stevens

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USCA Nationals, Thursday: Fledgling I and II, Bantam, Juvenile, and Junior Thursday still had some gusts of wind to challenge the paddlers, especially the very light paddlers. “Austin (Hoefs) span like a top,” I heard someone remark. Still, it was a day of great challenge, bravery and fun. The adults enjoyed the event as much as (more, in some cases) than the kids and youth. All can be proud of their achievements and treasure the memories that their trophies and medals carry with them.

YOUTH 250 METERS 3 FINAL C1 Fledgling II (Ages:8-10) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

YOUTH 250 METERS

1. C1 Fledgling I (Ages 5-7) 1 2 3 4 5

Nate Roadman (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:09:49 Maile Sapp (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:20:54 Zachary Cordick (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:28:27 Robert Simpson (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4:21:96 Tyler Luth (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5:01:14

5 FINAL C1 Bantam (Ages:11-12) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

2. C2 Bantam (Ages 11-12) 1 2 3 4 5 6

Brittney Paul (ME) / Bianca Moore (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:28:27 Brad Solak (MI) / Joe Webb (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:31:09 Leslie Ripton (NY) / Nicole Roadman (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:35:26 Mallory Roadman (PA) / Nate Roadman (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:41:73 Robert Simpson (ON) / Nicole Boody (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:51:78 Rosanna Robertson (ME) / Gail Kowsky (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . .1:56:41

3A. HEAT 1. C1 Fledgling II (Ages 8-10) 1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Benjamin Hugus (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:36:58 River Robertson (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:49:71 Madelen Johnson (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:54:14 Abagail Lewis (NS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:56:60 Mark Hugus (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:29:26 Nicole Cyr (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:40:75 Becky Diller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:38:17

Bev Lewis (NS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:43:94 Miranda Robinson (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:44:48 Eve Dana (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:56:98 Tracey Cramer (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:59:47 Elizabeth Hefkerm (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:07:02 Rebecca Helfer (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:10:40 Alivia Moore (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:15:17 Cathy Boody (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:24:99

2. K1 Junior Man Downriver (Ages 15-17) 1 2 3 4 5 6

4. C2 Fledgling I (Ages 5-7) 1 2

Joe Webb (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:21:11 Dana Ethan (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:37:85 Alex Luth (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:49:29 Brad Solak (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:50:91 Rosanna Robertson (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:54:20 Ellyn Hugus (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:58:17 Brittney Paul (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:13:08 Jennifer Pedersen (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:34:13 Nicole Boody (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:34:50 Nicole Mallory (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:38:41

YOUTH 500 METERS 1. C1 Juvenile Woman (Ages 13-14)

Courtney Miller (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:59:14 Peter Limburg (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:00:72 Austin Hoefs (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:01:19 Kelton Jenkins (WA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:03:26 Cody Jenkins (WA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:27:73

3B. HEAT 2. C1 Fledgling II (Ages 8-10) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Benjamin Hugus (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:32:23 River Robertson (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:45:43 Abagail Lewis (NS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:47:23 Madelen Johnson (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:48:00 Courtney Miller (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:15:08 Kelton Jenkens (WA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:20:61 Mark Hugus (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:41:11 Austin Hoefs (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:47:64 Peter Limburg (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:49:35 Cody Jenkens (WA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:06:81

Zachary Cordick (ON) / Robert Simpson (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . .2:28:63 Sarah Lessard (VT) / Tyler Luth (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:10:90

Jonathan Flatley (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:25:38 Joel Kowsky (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:42:27 Alex Luth (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:23:02 Kelton Jenkins (WA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:25:43 Cody Jenkins (WA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:46:05 Austin Hoefs (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4:22:72

3. C2 Junior Women (Ages 15-17)

5A. HEAT 1. C1 Bantam (Ages 11-12)

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1 2 3 4 5 6

4. C1 Juvenile Man (Ages 15-17)

Alex Luth (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:46:45 Nicole Boody (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:52:20 Rosanna Robertson (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:52:91 Kinsey Streib (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:23:33 Leslie Ripton (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:32:35 Mallory Roadman (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:54:06

1 2 3 4 5 6

5B. HEAT 2. C1 Bantam (Ages 11-12) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Joe Webb (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:31:52 Brittney Paul (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:33:56 Ellyn Hugus (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:46:78 Ethan Dana (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:48:14 Nicole Mallory (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:56:38 Jennifer Pedersen (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:57:24 Brad Solak (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:04:23

Cassie Webb (MI) / Kaitlyn McElroy (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:37:18 Travis McAllister (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:38:24 Eric Whiting (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:55:07 Blaine Limburg (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:58:64 Ben Diller (MD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:02:37 Joel Kowsky (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:09:74 Justin Pedersen (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:16:21

Below: Tracey Cramer in Boat No. 2, just seconds behind Eve Dana, as the girls battle for third and fourth place in the C1 Juvenile Woman class. One of many excitingly tight races in Thursday’s line-up.

6. C2 Fledgling II (Both Ages 8-10) 1 2 3 4 5

Peter Limburg (WI) / Benjamin Hugus (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:31:17 Madelen Johnson (MI) / Alison Johnson (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:38:67 Austin Patton (NJ) / River Robertson (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:41:67 Mark Hugus (WI) / Austin Hoefs (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:52:27 Cody Jenkins (WA) / Kelton Jenkins (WA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:05:01 Photo courtesy of and © 2002 by Jim Dipelesi.

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Ben Hahn (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:27:98 Kyle Herbruck(OH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4:25:99

5. K1 Junior Woman Downriver (Ages 15-17) 1 2

Gail Kowsky (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:30:35 Kinsey Streib (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:45:87

6. C2 Junior Men (Ages 15-17) 1 1 2 3 3 4 7. 1 2 3 4

Partner disqualified/Kyle Kiser (NY) (not dq'd) . . . . . . . . . . .2:14:28 John Santon (NY) / David Bruno(PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:15:64 Gabriel Paul (ME) / Aaron Sapiel (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:23:73 Partner disqualified/Alex Hoefs (WI) (not dq'd . . . . . . . . . . . .2:19:96 Joel Kowsky (IL) / Jonathan Flatley (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:31:52 Garret McAllister (IA) / Brock Ita (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:59:16 C1 Junior Woman (Ages 15-17) Danielle Gillespie (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:47:39 McElroy (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:50:91 Cassie Webb (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:02:08 Mavian Dana (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:10:69

USCA Nationals, Friday: K2 Men ICF, K1 Woman, C1 ICF, C2 Men Master Standard, C1 Men Senior, C1 Men Veteran The wind had subsided by Friday, and this, and following three days of weather were near perfect for the marathon events. Scouting (or prior knowledge of the course) paid off. It was handy to know where the fast and slow waters were, the weeds, the suck, the shallows. The large turnout of racers enhanced both competition, and the enjoyment of the events. 10:00 AM K2 Men ICF 1 Barend Spies (GA) / Robert Clegg (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:29:10 2 Guy Flatley (CT) / Glenn Wilhide (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:43:27 10:00 AM K1 Woman 1 Erin Magee (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:50:12 2 Elizabeth O'Connor (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:50:40 3 Melissa McDonaugh (MD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:51:44 4 Pam Browning (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:03:48 5 Diane Becker (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:33:46

8. C2 Juvenile Man (Ages 13-14) 1 2

Max Rimer (MI) / Travis McAllister (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:22:83 Ben Hahn (OH) / Kyle Herbruck (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:02:46

10:00 AM C1 ICF 1 Mark Prosachik (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:59:57

9. C1 Junior Man (Ages 15-17) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

10:10 AM C2 Men Master Standard 1 Ted Cramer (IA) / Earl Brimeyer (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:53:21 2 Darrel Cockman (NC) / William McDuffie (NC) . . . . . . . . . .1:56:35 3 Ron McMahon (MA) / Jerry Brown (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:57:04 4 Andy Ouellet (MA) / Scott Ricker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:57:51 5 Ken Gerg (PA) / Jim Goochee (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:03:05

Kyle Kiser (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:28:29 Garret McAllister (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:41:39 Jon Santor (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:41:66 Alex Hoefs (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:45:46 David Bruno (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:54:02 Brock Ita (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:56:68 Aaron Sapiel (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:00:78 Gabriel Paul (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5:07:34

10:20 AM C2 Men Senior Cruiser 1 John Edwards (FL) / Dennis Campbell (CA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:48:09 2 Jim Bauer (WA) / Peter Heed (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:48:13 3 John Casale (MA) / Bill Kelly (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:48:41 4 Neil LeBlanc (MA) / Nick Lyesiuk (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:48:42 5 Charlie Bruno (PA) / Ed Sayre (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:48:48 6 Stan Kissell (NH) / Pete McAllister (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:48:59 7 Gary Aprea (NY) / John Aufmuth (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:50:13 8 Lee Jarpey (MN) / Dan Cruser (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:50:52 9 Jim Genkos (NY) / Larry Frederick (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:50:57 10 Everett Crozier (WI) / Joe Johnson (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:51:17 11 John Alsop (ME) / Greg McMorrow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:51:20 12 Jim Dipelesi (NY) / Larry Liquori (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:51:36 13 Dave Dugas (MA) / Jim Roberts (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:51:49 14 Tom Warner (NH) / Tom Walton (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:52:01 15 Bill Robinson (NY) / Alan Linck (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:52:23 16 Ralph Vincent (VT) / Phil Soule (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:55:35 17 Rick D'Elia (MA) / Bruce Duquette (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:55:39 18 Dale Krapf (PA) / Ed Walter (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:55:40 19 Bob Allen (MA) / Bob Miller (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:57:22 20 Robert Altman (MA) / Ray Thiel (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:59:07

10. C2 Juvenile Women (Ages 13-14) 1 2 3

Bev Lewis (NS) / Abagail Lewis(NS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:39:94 Alivia Moore (ME) / Eve Dana (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:44:45 Cathy Boody (MI) / Tracey Cramer (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:56:77

11. C2 Mixed Open (Both ages 13-17) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Kyle Kiser (NY) / Danielle Gillespie (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:20:51 Miranda Robinson (NY) / Jon Santor (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:22:44 Joe Webb (MI) / Kaitlyn McElroy (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:24:38 Gabriel Paul (ME) / Mavian Dana (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:25:04 Max Rimer (MI) / Cathy Boody (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:26:30 Alex Hoefs (WI) / Tracey Cramer (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:46:89 Aaron Sapiel (ME) / Eve Dana(ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:47:98 Bev Lewis (NS) / Ben Hahn (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:49:57 Blaine Limburg (WI) / Ellyn Hugus (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:00:84 Cassie Webb (MI) / Brad Solak (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:01:27 Rosanna Robertson (ME) /Ethan Dana (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:06:00 Abagail Lewis (NS) / Kyle Herbruck (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:11:17

10:25 AM C2 Men Veteran Cruiser 1 Dick Ulbrich (MA) / Frank Stasz (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:50:23 2 Alec Davis (NY) / Roger Henry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:50:24 3 Mike Johnson (MT) / Richard Rankinen (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:51:05 4 Herm Botzow (NY) / Dan Karig (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:51:07 5 Fritz Hansen (WI) / Jim Heil (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:52:47 6 Dale Newton (MI) / Laverne Young (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:53:03 7 Ralph Childers (NY) / Glen Vandewinckel (NY) . . . . . . . . . .1:53:05 8 Laszlo Botos (NY) / Donald Lafever (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:55:14 9 Steve Nyman (MA) / Dave Lamoureux (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:55:59 10 Philip Cole (NH) / Gerald Miller (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:00:30 11 Ray Healey (ON) / Bob Pierson (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:02:33 12 Chuck Baker (MA) / Don Browning (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:02:54 13 Ed Halpin (MA) / Terje Reinertsen (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:09:00

Garrett McAllister finishes second in the C1 Junior Man class, less than one half-second ahead of John Santor. This was another closelyfought race in a day full of close races.

Photo courtesy of and Š 2002 by Jim Dipelesi.

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USCA Nationals, Friday Results 10:30 AM C1 Women Cruiser 1 Joanna Faloon (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1000* 1:58:27 2 Kari Crowe (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$600 2:00:14 3 Debbie Chadwick (BC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300 2:02:45 4 Lori Roseboom (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:04:45 5 Karen Levitt (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:04:46 6 Mary Godec (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:12:33 7 Kaitlyn McElroy (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:13:31 8 Susan Roadman (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:19:00 9 Lynne McDuffie (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:21:55 Deb Bauer (WA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .DNF *Thanks to Joanna Faloon, who donated half her winnngs to USCA youth programs.

10:30 C1 Women Master Cruiser 1 Gloria Wesley (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$500 2:00:07 2 Colleen Luba (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$215 2:00:32 3 Kathy Manizza (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:03:12 4 Beth Schluter (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:05:10 5 Pam Fitzgerald (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:05:36 6 Jan Perrin (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:07:27 7 Cindy McNett (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:07:28 8 Karen Simpson (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:07:31 9 Lynn Witte (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:13:21 10 Nanette Krapf (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:15:01 11 Barb Bradley (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:15:29 12 Teddy Gray (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:16:16 13 Elizabeth MacBride (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:23:18 10:30 AM C1 Women Senior Cruiser 1 Chris Schmidt (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:00:58 2 Jan Whitaker (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:11:06 3 Debbie Kissell (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:16:17 4 Mary Pat D'Angelo (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:19:03 5 Merrie Baltramonas (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:33:11 10:40 AM C2 Men Standard Cruiser 1 Randy Bailey (PA) / Steve Martin (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:51:55 2 Pat Faul (IL) / Nick Josefik (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:54:57 3 Rod Price (FL) / Tony Bond (Australia) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:56:20 4 Doug Pennington (MO) / Ben Josefik (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:57:56 5 Michael Guenther (CO) / Paul Guenther (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:02:47 6 Gary Ballina (PA) / Ron Kaiser (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:04:24 7 Will Whiting (NY) / Bryan Whiting (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:05:00 8 Peter Malewicz (MA) / Scott Freerksen (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:14:48 10:50 AM C2 Men Master Cruiser 1 John Hugus (WI) / Al Limberg (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:44:58 2 Jim Mallory (NY) / Tom Yarosh (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:46:02 3 Bruce Lee (NY) / Todd Roadman (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:46:04 4 Doug Howard (VT) / Randy Martin (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:47:14 5 Fred Ludwig (ME) / Steve McAleer (NB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:47:45 6 Jeffrey Shultis (NY) / Bob Wisse (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:47:49 7 Bob Zaveral (NY) / Andrew Melnychenko (NY) . . . . . . . . . .1:48:13 8 Alex Sabo (MA) / Robert Zuber (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:48:18 9 Wade Fiegel (MA) / Joe Schneider (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:49:08 10 Tom Cronkite (ME) / Ralph Robertson (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:50:45 11 Bill Ross (MA) / Charles Zuber (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:53:09 12 Jeffrey Pedersen (NY) / Brian Young (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:53:18 13 Mark Koenig (IL) / Gareth Stevens (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:53:26 14 Bill Mueller (NY) / David Wiltey (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:53:38 15 Scott Dias (MA) / Ed Paquette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:53:47 16 Tim Minkler (MA) / Gary Quadrozzi (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:54:35 17 Austin Conrad (ME) / Peter Gagnon (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:54:36 18 Clayton Cole (ME) / Paul Cole (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:55:31 19 Blake Conant (CT) / Ross Aiello (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:56:11 20 Jim Anderson (IN) / Terry Pontius (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:56:36 21 Tim McElroy (MA) / Steve Rosenau (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:57:15 22 Bill Byrd (OH) / Ed Leszek (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:01:16 23 Joe Klejna (MA) / Jeff Teece (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:03:07

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USCA Nationals, Friday Results 11:00 AM C2 Men Cruiser 1 Steve Corlew (MI) / Jacob DuBois (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:41:18 2 John Sullivan (MI) / Bill Torongo (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:41:21 3 Calvin Hassel (NE) / Matt Streib (MT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:41:22 4 Steve Galib (MA) / Bob Rapant (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:41:46 5 John Kazimierczyk (NH) / Dana Henry (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:43:44 6 Sean Jennings (MA) / Ken Ostrowski (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:43:45 7 Marc Gillespie (NY) / Paul Olney (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:43:58 8 Jim Larsen (WI) / Jason Larsen (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:45:47 9 Dave Dorsey (MA) / Brent Lyesiuk (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:45:48 10 Corey DuBois (NY) / Dale Persons (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:45:49 11 Brad Taggett (WI) / Patrick Lynch (PQ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:45:52 12 Nicholas Bauer (WA) / Brad Bauer (WA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:47:39 13 Dick Plumlee (KS) / Dwight Walker (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:47:44 14 Joe Shaw (MA) / Joe Glickman (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:49:06 15 Ed Joy (FL) / Steven Stabiner (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:50:14 16 Ron Hamlett (MA) / Sean Rogers (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:50:40 17 Doug Archibald (NS) / Jean Marien (NS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:51:40 18 Darryl Spencer (CAN) / David Lewis (NS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:51:41 19 Quincy Ayscue (MD) / Ed Sharp (VA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:52:54 20 Dan Charleson (IN) / Jim Leigh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:53:17 21 Tave Lamperez (IL) / Matt Wright (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:53:40 22 Richard Butts (NY) / Mark McDaniel (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:54:18 23 Ray Bauer (OH) / Bill Fick (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:54:32 24 Tim Allen (MA) / Art Sousa (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:55:09 25 Guy Choiniere (VT) / Neal Sand (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:55:29 26 Steven Dylingowski (MA) / Michael Dylingowski . . . . . . . . .1:55:30 27 Rob Kieffer (ME) / Will Sweetser (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:58:39 11:10 AM C1 Junior Man (Short course) 1 Kyle Kiser (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:50:40 2 Kris Archibald (NS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:51:34 3 Jonathan Flatley (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:55:15 4 Jon Santor (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:55:28 5 Alex Hoefs (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:56:27 6 Garret McAllister (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:57:48 7 Travis McAllister (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:58:53 8 Brock Ita (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:59:34 9 Aaron Sapiel (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:02:44 10 Joe Webb (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:04:12 11 Gabriel Paul (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:04:13 12 Joel Kowsky (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:06:23 11:20 AM C1 Junior Woman (Short course) 1 Danielle Gillespie (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:01:24 2 Miranda Robinson (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:01:59 3 Bev Lewis (NS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:03:13 4 Cassie Webb (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:04:23 5 Maulian Dana (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:08:51 6 Cathy Boody (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:11:15 7 Courtney Miller (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:37:34

Photographs: Opposite page, from the top: 1. Kaitlyn McElroy. A feisty showing this year, and a paddler to watch. 2. Kathy Manizza, with steely focus, third in the C1 Woman class. 3. Lynn Witte, around the upstream buoys and heading back to the finish. 4. Al Limburg (bow) and John Hugus (stern), both of Wausau, Wisconsin: 2002 USCA National Champions, Men Master Cruiser class. This page, from the top: 1. Calvin Hassel and Matt Streib round the second upstream buoy in the Ompompanoosuc River, and head for third place in the C2 Men’s class. 2. Same buoy: Ken Ostrowski and Sean Jennings lead John Kazimierczyk and Dana Henry. By the finish line the teams had switched places. 3. Ed Joy, paddling bow with Steve Stabiner (see inset.) 4. Joe Glickman, who paddling with 5, Joe Shaw, to 14th position.

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USCA Nationals, Saturday Results: K1 Sea Kayak, C2 Women, K1 Man ICF 9:20 AM C2 Women Master Cruiser 1 Gloria Wesley (MA) / Sue Slowick (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:51:48 2 Abby Kingman (MA) / Chris Schmidt (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:53:47 3 Roberta Shapiro (NY) / Joanna Faloon (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:54:17 4 Beth Schluter (WI)Jan/ Whitaker (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:55:01 5 Pam Fitzgerald (NY) / Jan Perrin (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:56:34 6 Valarie Hamlett (MA) / Priscilla Reinertsen (NH) . . . . . . . . . .2:01:13 7 Joan Henry (NY) / Dede Herlihy (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:01:19 8 Teddy Gray (TX) / Cindy Meurer (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:04:38 9 Kathy Korte (MA) / Chris Reis (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:06:13 10 Ginny Akabane (MA) / Marilyn Hickey (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . .2:06:28 11 Susan Casey (MA) / Sally Vincent (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:08:47 12 Marjorie Cohan (MA) / Deb Coyne (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:16:27

Saturday brought some races with especially exciting finishes, notably the victory of Bob Rapant over Calvin Hassel, in a blistering finish, by less than half a boat length. Mark Gillespie, John Sullivan, and Sean Jennings were just seconds behind them. The C2 women’s races were closely fought along the course, but none finished as tightly as the Men’s Open C1. 9:00 AM K1 Sea Kayak 1 Steve Peterson (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:58:07 2 Ron Kaiser (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:59:37 3 Gary Ballina (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:59:52 4 Elizabeth O'Connor (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:59:57 5 Bob Dean (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:00:52 6 Terry Coyne (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:01:00 7 Thomas Yurista (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:01:06 8 Tim Frantz (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:03:03 9 Pete Schacht (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:04:04 10 Donald McConaghy (NJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:07:37 11 Jim Goochee (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:08:53 12 Sarah Evertson (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:11:24 13 Earl Baldwin, Jr (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:13:33 14 Pam Browning (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:13:53 15 Jacques Anderson (PQ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:13:56 16 Ben Burke (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:15:25 17 Jerry Patton (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:16:03 18 Billy Hudson (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:17:55 19 Robert Galbraith (VA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:18:00 20 Claire Ders (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:18:09 21 Eric Williams (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:18:53 22 Rick Eliot (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:19:28 23 Jude Richardson (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:20:50 24 Brian Banninger (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:23:36 25 Catharine Breckenridge (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:28:22 26 Sharon Jabkowski (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:21:30 9:10 AM C2 Women Cruiser 1 Lynn Capen (CO) / Kari Crowe (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:52:59 2 Kathy Manizza (CT) / Lori Roseboom (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:54:06 3 Deb Bauer (WA) / Debbie Chadwick (BC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:55:45 4 Barb Bradley (WI) / Karen Simpson (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:55:59 5 Amy Solak (MI) / Lisa Salvini (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:56:57 6 Stephanie Larsen (MN) / Mary Godec (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:00:24 7 Nanette Krapf (PA) / Susan Roadman (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:00:31 8 Kelly Wypych (NY) / Kaitlyn McElroy (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:04:51 9 Janet Perry (IL) / Veronica Luth (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:06:37 10 Tammy Cox (IL) / Adrienne Wagner (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:30:41 11 Susan Estrom (NH) / Ariel Engleman (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:34:03

9:30 AM K1 Man ICF 1 Robert Clegg (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:32:23 2 Barend Spies (GA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:33:21 3 Mark Jacobson (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:36:32 4 Steve Corlew (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:36:34 5 Shaun Koos (WA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:37:12 6 Mike Wells (NJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:37:35 7 Jason Quagliata (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:40:52 8 Holm Schmidt (GA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:43:47 9 John Dage (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:44:33 10 Joe Glickman (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:44:37 11 Orjan Johnsson (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:48:03

Above: Holm Schmidt, hailing from Germany, now living in Georgia, is coach at the Lanier Canoe Club, host of last year’s USCA Nationals. Below: The C2 Women Masters’ start: paddling bow for Jan Whitaker in boat 308, Beth Schluter; Valarie Hamlett, bow for Priscilla Reinertsen in 304; a boat nearer: Cindy Meurer and Teddy Gray; then Roberta Shapiro (with Joanna Faloon disappearing right); then Abby Kingman paddling stern for Chris Schmidt. Photos courtesy of and copyright © 2002 by Doug Fraser.

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USCA Nationals, Saturday: K2 Women ICF, K1 Open Kayak, C1 Man Senior 9:30 AM K2 Women ICF 1 Erin Magee (TX) / Melissa McDonaugh (MD) . . . . . . . . . . . .1:47:23

9:50 AM C1 Man Senior Cruiser 1 John Edwards (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$500 1:53:21 2 Paul Dyka (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$300 1:54:10 3 Joe Johnson (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$100 1:54:17 4 Dan Cruser (MN6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$50 1:54:23 5 Stan Kissell (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$25 1:54:42 6 Dennis Campbell (CA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:54:51 7 Michael Fairchild (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:55:01 8 Stan Machacek (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:56:23 9 David Hunter (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:56:48 10 Edward Sayre (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:56:59 11 Ian Chadwick (BC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:58:01 12 Tom Walton (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:58:10 13 Nick Lyesiuk (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:58:26 14 John Casale (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:59:29 15 John Aufmuth (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:59:49 16 Dave Dugas (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:00:02 17 Bob Fisher (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:00:04 18 John Alsop (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:00:06 19 Jim Roberts (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:01:00 20 Darryl Spencer (CAN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:01:07 21 Larry Liquori (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:01:15 22 Bill Robinson (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:01:20 23 Jim Genkos (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:01:34 24 Bob Mandli (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:01:53 25 John Ponticorvo (NJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:01:55 26 Bruce Duquette (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:01:59 27 Alan Linck (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:02:31 28 Gareth Stevens (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:02:56 29 William Anderson (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:03:16 30 Gary Aprea (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:03:40 31 Jim Dipelesi (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:03:47 32 Larry Frederick (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:04:27 33 Bob Allen (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:04:57 34 Dale Carpenter (NJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:05:10 35 Paul Vangagnon (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:07:09 36 Charles Cary (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:08:24 37 Kenneth Walls (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:08:43 38 Ralph Vincent (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:08:44 39 Bill Hill (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:09:09 40 Mike Ripple (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:09:18 41 Terry Pontius (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:09:26 42 Bill Corrigan (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:11:45 43 Doug Archibald (NS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:12:03 44 John Newman (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:12:12 45 Kurt Stampfle (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:15:10 46 Steve Evertson (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:20:55 Jim Bauer (WA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .DNF Pete McAllister (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .DNF

9:40 AM K1 Open Kayak 1 Tim Dwyer (RI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:43:55 2 Fred Ludwig (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:44:06 3 Craig Impens (NJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:47:19 4 John Ders (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:47:25 5 David Wiltey (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:47:26 6 Jay Appleton (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:48:10 7 Brian Heath (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:48:54 8 James Fredericks (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:51:56 9 Jef Parker (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:52:02 10 Bill Gardner (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:52:23 11 Dave McAdoo (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:53:09 12 Douglas Bushnell (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:53:10 13 Glen Green (NJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:54:47 14 Christopher Burr (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:58:41 15 Al McKibben (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:59:24 16 Michael Malley (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:59:29 17 Doug Keiper (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:03:42 18 Ruth Fredericks (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:03:47 19 Glenn Jabkowski (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:08:25 20 Bob Capellini (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:13:17 9:45 AM K1 ICF Master (Trial) 1 Joe Shaw (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:40:05 2 Bill Baker (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:45:35 3 Jim Mallory (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:46:34 4 Lou Carrier (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:46:35 5 David Vandorp (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:48:08 6 Edwin Walter (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:52:19 7 Tom Jones (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:52:50 8 Steven Smith (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:54:06

Below: Melissa McDonaugh (bow) and Erin Magee cross the finish Photo courtesy of and © 2000 by Doug Fraser. line in their ICF K2.

Left: Nick Lyesiuk, a creditable 13th in the C1 Man Senior Cruiser class . Photo courtesy of and © 2002 by Doug Fraser.

Right: John Edwards holding the first place trophy, C1 Man Senior. Second place, Paul Dyka, third, Joe Johnson. Photo courtesy of and © 2002 by Gareth Stevens.

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USCA Nationals, Saturday: C1 Man Veteran, C1 man Grand Veteran, C1 Man Master 9:55 AM C1 Man Veteran Cruiser

9:55 AM C1 Man Grand Veteran Cruiser

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Richard Rankinen (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:57:57 Dick Ulbrich (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:59:33 Alec Davis (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:01:20 Frank Stasz (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:01:21 Fritz Hansen (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:01:30 Jim Dami (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:02:42 Fred Zeien (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:02:54 Forrest Haines (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:03:01 Dan Karig (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:03:40 Laverne Young (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:03:53 Ralph Childers (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:04:36 William Rogers II (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:05:55 Glen Vandewinckel (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:06:29 Don Browning (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:06:58 Phil Soule (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:06:59 Don Wescott (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:07:04 Ed Sharp (VA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:07:36 Steve Nyman (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:08:13 Claude Suhl (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:08:32 Dale Newton (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:08:53 Reinhard Zollitsch (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:12:54 Laszlo Botos (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:13:34 Ray Healey (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:15:51 Iain Craig (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:16:05 Raymond Beals (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:17:30 Ken Gerg (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:20:35 Peter Olson (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:20:42 Chuck Baker (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:20:43 Dan Miernicki (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:32:24 R Pierson (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:33:28

Court McDermott (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:05:29 Brad Glass (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:07:31 Philip Cole (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:10:52 Thor Ronemus (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:22:46 Mike Fremont (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:25:00 Jerry Miller (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:25:41

10:00 AM C1 Man Master Cruiser 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

Mike Herbert (AR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$500 1:48:00 John Kazimierczyk (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$300 1:50:04 Al Limberg (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$100 1:51:37 Tom Yarosh (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$50 1:52:05 Bill Torongo (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$25 1:52:11 John Hugus (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:52:30 John Mathieu (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:52:37 Brian Boatman (WA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:53:28 Bruce Lee (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:53:57 Jon Webb (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:54:08 Andrew Melnychenko (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:54:34 Stephen McAleer (NB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:55:27 Dick Plumlee (KS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:55:41 Todd Roadman (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:55:43 Randy Martin (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:55:59 William Ross (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:56:43 Robert Zuber (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:57:58 John Redos (NJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:58:27 Ted Cramer (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:58:38

Above: Dick Ulbrich going hard for 2nd place, C1 Man Senior. What you can’t see: the other side of his beard is shaved! Nick Lyesiuk bet Dick $50 he wouldn’t do it for the race. He did. But he shaved the rest before taking his place on the podium. No reports yet whether Nick paid up. Below: Brad Glass takes 2nd place medal, C1 Man Grand Veteran.

Above: “We’ve got to get you dressed!” I hear Norm Ludwig tell Mike Herbert, new USCA Champion, C1 Man Master class. Don’t be taken in too much by that Herbert smile. Look what Mike did to Dick Plumlee’s tent at the Storr’s Pond campground. That’s more than the night before, but nothing compared the night after, I’m told.

Larger photo of Dick Ulbrich © 2002 by Doug Fraser, others © 2002 by Gareth Stevens.

Photo courtesy of and © 2002 by Gareth Stevens.

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2002 USCA NATIONAL STOCK ALUMINUM CANOE MARATHON CHAMPIONSHIPS PULL-OUT SECTION

2002 USCA NATIONAL STOCK ALUMINUM CANOE MARATHON CHAMPIONSHIPS PALESTINE, TEXAS

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USCA National Stock Aluminum Canoe Marathon Championships EAST TEXAS RIVER RUNNERS POST OFFICE BOX 4312 PALESTINE, TEXAS 75802


2002 USCA NATIONAL STOCK ALUMINUM CANOE MARATHON CHAMPIONSHIPS PALESTINE, TEXAS CHECK IN - Race Headquarters: Express Inn & Suites, Friday September 27th LATE CHECK IN - On site - starting line 9:00 a.m. - Ray Sistada property All competitors MUST check in by 10:00 a.m. race day - Pre-race Meeting 11:00 a.m. Pre-registration is appreciated - Race will start at noon, Saturday, September 28th For START and FINISH line - see Plat - 12 miles west of Palestine, Texas Hwy 79 START LINE - 2 miles up stream from Hwy 79 bridge on Trinity River FINISH LINE - 11 miles down stream from Hwy 79 bridge at Magnolia Ferry Landing. AWARDS: Championship: Top ten teams will be awarded the USCA Marathon medals. A traveling Trophy to 1st place winners and USCA National Championship Shirts.

Tear carefully here

Self mailing registration form: Remove center 4 pages from Canoe News, and carefully tear in half. Fill out this sheet, fold as directed, enclose check, seal edges, affix 37cent stamp and mail.

Each 1st place team (men’s, women’s & masters’) will receive a 17' Alumacraft Voyager Canoe. There will be a drawing among out- Inward

Inward fold #1 of-state participants for a fourth 17' Alumacraft Voyager Canoe. here CURRENT U.S.C.A. MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED in USCA Championship events.

fold #1 here

(Non-members may join and pay membership on site) Attendance at a pre-race meeting is mandatory. A USCG approved PFD must be in possession of each entrant and one whistle per boat or a time penalty will be assessed to course time. SEND COMPLETED RACE APPLICATION TO: EAST TEXAS RIVER RUNNERS POST OFFICE BOX 4312 - PALESTINE, TEXAS 75802

For Additional Information: Contact: efurman@mailcity.com (903) 584-3288 Home (903) 724-0215 Cell

Make checks payable to: East Texas River Runners *********************************************** EVENTS: Men's C2 Stock Aluminum Womens C2 Stock Aluminum Master's C2 (+40) Stock Aluminum *********************************************** ADDRESS: NAME: Date of Birth:______________

Age:_________ CITY: _____________________________________

STATE: _______________

ZIP _________

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ENTRY FEE $20.00 PER PERSON. PRE-REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 15 2002.

COUNTRY (Other than U.S.A.)_________________

PHONE: (_____)_____________ U.S.A. Citizen: ___(Y) (N)

2 year RESIDENT: ______________

ADDRESS:

NAME: Inward fold #2 Date of Birth:______________ here STATE: _______________

Age:_________ CITY: _____________________________________ ZIP ___________ COUNTRY (Other than U.S.A.)_________________

PHONE: (_____)_____________ U.S.A. Citizen: ___(Y) (N)

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2 year RESIDENT: _______________

The undersigned waives any and all right to claims against the officers, committee members and individual members of the East Texas River Runners, Texas Canoe Racing Association, the United States Canoe Association, Palestine Convention and Visitor Bureau, all event sponsors, support personal, land owners, Billy Joe Gibson, Raymond Sistada, Anderson County, Cecil Bell, and any other land owners along the Marathon Course, both individually and severally, and acknowledges that the above organizations are assuming no responsibility to the undersigned. The undersigned hereby acknowledges the inherent danger in all water sports and attests to his/her understanding of and agreement to abide by the safety rules and regulations of the sponsoring organizations and the U.S.C.A. (Entrants under 18 years of age must have Parent orGuardian Signature.) Signature of Entrant

Date: _____________________

Signature of Parent or Guardian: _________________________________________________ Signature of Entrant

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2002 USCA NATIONAL STOCK ALUMINUM CANOE MARATHON CHAMPIONSHIP TRINITY RIVER, PALESTINE, TEXAS WAIVER OF LIABILITY


2002 USCA NATIONAL STOCK ALUMINUM CANOE MARATHON CHAMPIONSHIPS PULL-OUT SECTION GENERAL INFORMATION from Ed Furman, President, East Texas River Runners.

Hotels - a few listings - there are others available Race Headquarters - Express Inn & Suites - 1-800-944-1143 Best Western - 1-800-523-0121 Super 8 - (903) 731-9495 Holiday Inn Express - (903) 723-4884 Ramada Inn Limited - (903) 723-7300

Entry Fee - $20.00 per person plus USCA Current Membership Express Inn & Suites 1-800-944-1143 1100 Palestine Avenue Palestine, Texas 75802 1-800-944-1143

Race Headquarters:

. Early Check-In: Race Headquarters, Friday 27 September 2002 Early Boat Jigging: Race Headquarters, Friday 27 September 2002 Practice shuttle to race course 20 - 27 September 2002 Primitive Camping 2 areas at starting line area 2 areas at finish line area

Free orientation meal Friday 6 pm - 27 September 2002 Race Headquarters -EXPRESS INN & SUITES 1100 PALESTINE AVENUE

RV Camping - a few listings - there are others available.

Fun Races - Sunday - mixed and youth/adult

Dogwood RV Park - 4508 W. Oak Palestine - (903) 729-1222 Hwy 155 RV Park - 1 mi north on Hwy 155 - Palestine - (903) 729-7778 Red Rock Ranch RV & Campgrounds –Rt. 8, Palestine - (903) 723-183677 Serenity RV Park, Rt. 11, Palestine - (903) 723-1978

Meal after race to be announced

Steam Locomotive tourist train - “old town” among other sites to visit. Rental boats will be available - some new: Contact: Bob Spain - (512) 302-1005 e-mail: Bob.Spain@tpwd.state.tx.us Boats will be equipped w/sliders and foot braces. Please contact Bob early - so arrangements can be made. — CONTINUED OVER PAGE —

Directions to Palestine from DFW Airport:

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Take South Exit out of Airport Take Highway 360 South to Interstate 20 Take Interstate 20 East to Interstate 45 Take Interstate 45 South Follow Interstate 45 South for approximately 60 miles. Take Palestine Exit - right off of Interstate - turn left on Highway 287 Follow Highway 287 South for approximately 52 miles to Intersection of Highway 287 and Highway 19

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It is an approximately 2-hour drive to Palestine. The round trip mileage is approximately 290 miles

Start approx. two miles N or Hwy 79 Bridge. Start downstream approx. one mile to buoy turn, then upstream approx 1 mile back to start, buoy turn, approx 2 miles downstream to Hwy 79 bridge, continuing downstream eleven additional miles to take out, 15 miles total. The upstream portion may be adjusted to fit with a 2 1/2 hour requirement. Flow approximately 5 miles per hour, current 1400 to 2400 CFS, deep water, some rockshale and logs, NO portages, NO river blockages.

Bear Right onto Highway 19 follow Highway 19 until it intersects with Highway 79 If you turn left on Highway 79 it will take you to this and other motels: Express Inn and Suites - ( full restaurant) 1100 E. Palestine Ave (903) 729-3151 (HOST HOTEL)


2002 USCA NATIONAL STOCK ALUMINUM CANOE MARATHON CHAMPIONSHIPS PULL-OUT SECTION Race Divisions are: Mens, Womens, and Masters (+40) Contact for women participants: Cindy Meurer - email - cindy_meurer@netsolve.com

The East Texas River Runners of which I am President is the local Host Club and Race Coordinator. Our Web Site is: http//et_riverrunners.tripod.com/Neches_River/ My personal e-mails are: efurman@mailcity.com or efurman@lycos.com.

Prizes: 1st Place Mens - One (1) 17' Alumacraft Voyager 1st Place Women - One (1) 17' Alumacraft Voyager 1st Place Masters (+40) - One (1) 17' Alumacraft Voyager There will be a drawing among “out-of-state” participants for one (1) 17' Alumacraft Voyager (all are light weight 5 rib). Two (2) of the boats are given by Alumacraft, two (2) are bought at cost by Palestine Visitor Tourism Bureau.

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My phone numbers are: Home: Cell:

(903) 584-3288 (903) 724-0215

The Texas Canoe Racing Association is the State Host Organization Recent races of East Texas River Runners Race in 2002 have included:

- 150 miles N of Houston Airport - I-45 N to Buffalo - Hwy 79 N to Palestine - 130 miles SE of Dallas (DFW Airport - I-45 S to Corsicana - Hwy 287 S to Palestine

August 3 - Neches River Wilderness Race - 22 miles (tough)

A local flight does go into Tyler, Texas which is 50 miles N of Palestine via Hwy 155

The Neches River Wilderness is one of the toughest flat water races in the state. “Old Aluminums”, unlimited solo’s and kayak, and sit on tops do OK too. Lots of obstacles – no current. This is a fundraiser for a college scholarship.

Driving From Little Rock, AR - I-30 S to Texarkana - 59 S to Marshall, 43 S to Henderson, 79 S to Palestine From Tulsa, OK - I-75 S to Indian Nation TPK - S to Paris, Tx, 19 S to Sulphur Springs, 19 S to Palestine From Jackson, MS - I-20 to Marshall, 43 S to Henderson, 79 S to Palestine There is no local state registration for canoes. There is a package deal on rooms at Express Inn (Race Headquarters) 4 per room plus free breakfast buffet. Contact Ed Furman for details (See column to right for information.) Below: Visitors tour the cab of a fine old engine at the Texas State Railroad Park, one of a range of attractions our city offers.

August 24-Texas Aluminum Championship - Trinity River (Same course as National) 15 miles

All of our races are well organized, with people shuttle, EMS, National Guard, Sheriff’s Dept, security at parking, drag boat, hamburgers, drinks, water melon, medals and t-shirts. We usually have some sprint racing on a nice lake the day after the wilderness race. This is a very rural county, 1065 square miles. County seat, Palestine - population 26,000 - There are only 55,000 people in the whole county. This part of Texas is rolling hills, ranch land with oak and pine forest. The Neches River is on our east side and the Trinity is on the west. Both are unrestrained during flood season, fairly tame during August and September. There are no homes or development of any king along either river. All you will hear is the sound of your paddle and the sound of a competitor breathing down your back. In our Neches Race we normally draw 20 to 30 aluminum boats annually out of 50 to 65 total participants. We expect 40 to 50 aluminums for the Nationals. Like Glen Green, I started paddling a Grumman in the 50's to get my canoeing merit badge in Angola, New York. I’m 58 now and I still believe aluminum is the heart and soul of paddle sports. Most of us older guys started with aluminum and its only fitting to finish with aluminum. Lets keep this division alive and strong - ya’ll come Aluminum is the one level of paddle sports where the boats are all equal and the race is won by the people in the boat rather than technology or design.

Ed Furman


USCA Nationals, Saturday: C1 Man Master (continued), C1 Man Open 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

Alex Sabo (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:58:45 Jean Marien (NS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:58:49 Steve Sleider (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:59:29 Tony Bond (Australia) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:59:32 Brian Young (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:59:45 Austin Conrad (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:00:06 Tom Cronkite (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:00:09 David Lewis (NS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:00:52 Jeffrey Pedersen (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:01:52 Dwight Walker (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:02:32 Jim Anderson (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:03:05 Daniel Nemeth (NJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:03:28 Roger Dempster (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:03:34 Steve Martin (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:03:59 Ralph Robertson (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:04:13 Bill Fick (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:05:01 Jay Lancaster (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:05:10 Steve Rosenau (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:06:28 Richard Butts (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:06:49 Jeff DeFeo (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:07:22 Gene Newman (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:07:42 Ray Bauer (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:08:00 Larry Douglas (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:09:21 Francis Cyr (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:11:31 James Bittner (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:15:51 Bill Byrd (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:19:10 Craig Creighton (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:19:36 David Impens (NJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:21:39

10:10 AM C1 Man Open Cruiser 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

Below: Priscilla Reinertsen hands Bob Rapant, the new USCA C1 Man Open Champion, his National Champion’s shirt, while Calvin Hassel (2nd) and Marc Gillespie (3rd) look on, somewhat ruefully. Photo courtesy of and © 2002 by Gareth Stevens

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Bob Rapant (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1000 1:47:42 Calvin Hassel (NE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$600 1:47:43 Marc Gillespie (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$300 1:47:48 John Sullivan (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$200 1:49:51 Sean Jennings (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$100 1:49:56 Patrick Lynch (PQ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:50:05 Matt Streib (MT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:51:23 Dana Henry (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:51:24 Terry Kent (CO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:53:30 Brent Lyesiuk (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:53:31 Dale Persons (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:55:47 Jeff Rankinen (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:55:55 Al Shaver Jr (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:55:59 Ron Hamlett (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:56:29 Jason Larsen (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:56:54 Corey DuBois (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:58:14 Brad Taggett (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:58:41 Paul Olney (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:59:19 Quincy Ayscue (MD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:59:24 Neal Sand (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:59:56 Tom Page (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:02:20 Brooks Reed (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:02:32 Randy Bailey (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:04:06 Matt Wright (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:04:12 Ted Kenyon (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:04:15 Rodney Robinson (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:05:52 Mark McDaniel (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:06:48 Bob Waddle (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:07:03 Sean Rogers (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:13:44 Mark Feigl (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:14:21 Peter Malewicz (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:30:28


USCA Nationals, Saturday Results: C2

HIGH PERFORMANCECANOES CUSTOM BUILT ~ LIGHTEST WEIGHT SUPERIOR WORKMANSHIP EFFICIENT DESIGNS ~ AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY SATISFACTION GUARANTEED

Junior Men, C1 Junior Women, Outrigger Demos 10:20 AM C2 Junior Men Cruiser (SHORT COURSE) 1 2 3 4 5

Kris Archibald (NS) / Alex Calvin (NB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:47:47 Kyle Kiser (NY) / Max Rimer (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:48:23 Brock Ita (IA) / Garret McAllister (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:52:17 Gabriel Paul (ME) / Aaron Sapiel (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:53:44 Alex Hoefs (WI) / Tracey Cramer (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:56:11

10:20 AM C2 Junior Women Cruiser (SHORT COURSE) 1 2 3 4 5

Danielle Gillespie (NY) / Miranda Robinson (NY) . . . . . . . . .0:56:00 Abby Lewis (NS) / Bev Lewis (CAN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:57:26 Eve Dana (ME) / Alivia Moore (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:59:13 Maulian Dana (ME) / Brittney Paul (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:59:23 Cathy Boody (MI) / Nicole Boody (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:09:53

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ICEBURG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:02:23 MANAKAI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:02:49 SPORTSNET SPRINTERS* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:02:57 SPORTSNET YOUTH* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:03:21 * See page 26 of this issue for photo and article. FLORIDA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:04:24 MICHIGAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:04:28 MANUI’WA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:04:31 CONCEPT II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:04:45 NEW ENGLAND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:04:58 PENNSYLVANIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:05:05

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WHAT WERE YOU THINKING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:05:03 WICKED WAHINES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:05:20 DARTMOUTH ROOKIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:06:25 NORTHERN EXPOSURE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:06:26

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I know one when I see one . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kelly Wypych Early this paddling season I got a call from fellow New York paddler Pam Fitzgerald. She said, “Hey Kelly, I’ll race “Run of the Charles with you.” Sounded good to me. I had been looking for a pro women’s partner and could think of none better than Pam. Pam needed to hold off until her doctor gave her the OK as she had had some surgery in February and needed to heal up. Pam has had surgery before due to a severe break in her wrist. She had once been a world-class Judo champion, but this wrist injury and subsequent “fusing” of her wrist ended her Judo career. Luckily, her wrist position works out reasonably well for paddling. I figured that her wrist must have needed a tune up . . . I met up with Pam to paddle in mid-March. We met “halfway”, near Utica NY and paddled for about 3 hours on “Roberta’s River.” It felt pretty good - fast and smooth. When we were putting the boat up, I said, “Hey Pam, did you change your hair or something?” Pam responded, “Well, I did have brain surgery five weeks ago...” Pam’s level of dedication is pretty stunning to me. What would make some of us stagger off to be pampered triggered a level of motivation in Pam that allowed her to be, despite serious injury, the finest and fittest that she could be. Pam struggled this season

with fatigue, severe headaches, vision problems, muscle cramps, and a host of challenges caused by her surgery and treatment. Her heroic ability to rise above challenges and perform as the elite paddler that she is is both inspiring and commendable. Pam - You go girl! You’re a paddling hero!

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USCA Nationals, Sunday Results: C2 ICF Men Open, Tandem Sea Kayak, C2 Adult/Junior 9:00 AM C2 ICF Men Open 1 Tony Bond (Australia) / Nick Lyesiuk (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:55:52 9:10 AM Marathon Tandem Sea Kayak (Trial) 1 Tim Dwyer (RI) / Maury Eldridge (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:48:05 2 Carol Richards (VT) / Clyde Yarnell (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:04:33 9:20 AM C2 Adult/Junior Cruiser (Recognition first three women partners) 1 Bill Torongo (MI) / Jacob DuBois (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:46:22 2 Kris Archibald (NS) / Stephen McAleer (NB) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:48:42 3 Alex Hoefs (WI) / Gareth Stevens (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:55:45 4 Tom Walton (NH) / Garret McAllister (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:56:19 5 Kaitlyn McElroy (MA) / Tim McElroy (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:01:38 6 Jim Cummings (VA) / Mike Cummings (VA) . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:15:30

Above: The ever-present Norm Ludwig worked throughout the week, tirelessy jigging boats and presenting awards. Left: Tony Bond from Australia, and Nick Lyesiuk from less far away, wearing the medals they won for keeping that ICF K2 right side up, all the way to the finish. Below: The Adult/Junior Cruiser medal winners. 1st: Michiganders Bill Torongo and Jacob DuBois; 2nd: Canadians Steve McAleer and Kris Archibald; 3rd: Gareth Stevens and Alex Hoefs; 4th Tom Walton and Garret McAllister (right); 5th: Kaitlyn and Tim McElroy (left). All photos courtesy of and Š 2002 by Gareth Stevens

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USCA Nationals, Sunday: C2 Mixed, C2 Mixed Master 9:30 AM C2 Mixed Cruiser (Recognition 1st 18-24 yr olds - 3x27 Boats allowed) 1 Kari Crowe (NH) / Bob Rapant (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:42:04 2 Marc Gillespie (NY) / Joanna Faloon (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:42:08 3 Calvin Hassel (NE) / Lynn Capen (CO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:42:37 4 Gloria Wesley (MA) / Sean Jennings (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:42:41 5 Patrick Lynch (PQ) / Kathy Manizza (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:44:24 6 John Kazimierczyk (NH) / Sue Slowick (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . .1:44:48 7 Dana Henry (VT) / Karen Levitt (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:48:10 8 Amy Solak (MI) / John Sullivan (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:48:11 9 Deb Bauer (WA) / Nicholas Bauer (WA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:49:26 10 Al Shaver Jr (NY) / Lori Roseboom (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:49:27 11 Doug Howard (VT) / Lisa Salvini (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:49:28 12 Ed Joy (FL) / Donna Lee (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:49:41 13 Debbie Chadwick (BC) / Ian Chadwick (BC) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:50:48 14 Jon Webb (MI) / Lynn Witte (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:50:49 15 Stephanie Busch (NY) / Steve Busch (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:50:52 16 Jason Larsen (MN) / Stephanie Larsen (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:52:31 17 Gretchen Czaja (NH) / Nick Mahood (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:55:54 18 Becca Sutter (NY) / Steve Farrell (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:56:39 19 Tave Lamperez (IL) / Janet Perry (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:57:08 20 Veronica Luth (IL) / Matt Wright (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:58:22 21 Sarah Dominick (ME) / Will Sweetser (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:58:40 22 Cassie Webb (MI) / Jeff DeFeo (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:58:43 23 Dwight Walker (MI) / Lacy Walker (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:00:07 24 Dawn Costerisan (MA) / Tim Allen (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:00:25 25 Tim Bailey (MA) / Ellen Bailey (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:21:38

9:40 AM C2 Mixed Master Cruiser (Recogniton 1st 50+ and 60+) 1 Barb Bradley (WI) / Al Limberg (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:48:54 2 Joe Johnson (MI) / Beth Schluter (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:49:41 3 John Casale (MA) / Chris Schmidt (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:50:17 4 John Edwards (FL) / Jan Whitaker (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:50:46 5 Stan Machacek (ON) / Priscilla Reinertsen (NH) . . . . . . . . . .1:53:41 6 Bill Kelly (MA) / Abby Kingman (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:53:42 7 Dave Dorsey (MA) / Kris Dorsey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:53:43 8 Valarie Hamlett (MA) / Neil LeBlanc (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:53:48 9 Alec Davis (NY) / Jan Perrin (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:54:06 10 Cathy Grimes (NY) / Pat Ottara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:55:12 11 Dede Herlihy (MA) / Dick Ulbrich (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:55:32 12 Marilyn Hickey (MA) / Robert Zuber (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:56:44 13 Wade Fiegel (MA) / Chris Reis (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:56:53 14 Joan Henry (NY) / Roger Henry (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:57:16 15 Kelly Wypych (NY) / Bill Robinson (NY) / . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:57:37 16 Ginny Akabane (MA) / Bruce Duquette (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . .1:57:41 17 Karen Simpson (ON) / Everett Crozier (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:58:53 18 Laverne Young (FL) / Cindy Meurer (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:59:53 19 Dale Krapf (PA) / Nanette Krapf (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:00:01 20 Gary Quadrozzi (MA) / Kathy Korte (MA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:00:09 21 Pam Browning (MA) / Mike Ripple (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:00:46 22 Merrie Baltramonas (WI) / Fred Zeien (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:04:03 23 Rick D'Elia (MA) / Christine Tobin (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:06:34 24 Francis Gallagher (NY) / Linda Gallagher (NY) / 2:07:05 25 Glenda Frederick (FL) / Larry Frederick (FL) / 2:11:57 26 Lois Clark (MA) / Ed Halpin (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:11:58 27 Sue Botzow (NY) / Terje Reinertsen (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:27:42

Below: Kari Crowe and Bob Rapant, 2002 USCA C2 Mixed Cruiser Champions, beating Joanna Faloon and Marc Gillespie by a scant 4 seconds

Photo courtesy of and Š 2002 by Gareth Stevens

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USCA Nationals, Sunday: K1 Man Downriver, C2 Mixed Std, Barton Cup, C2 Adult/Youth 9:50 AM K1 Man Downriver (Recognition 1st woman) 1 Mike Herbert (AR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:41:32 2 Ryan Stephens (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:53:19 3 Craig Impens (NJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:57:09 4 Bob Dean (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:03:00 5 Glen Green (NJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:03:11 6 Michael Malley (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:03:20 7 Tim Frantz (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:06:55 8 Doug Keiper (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:06:58 9 Michael Simoes () . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:22:22

10:10 AM ICF K1 Junior Man/Woman Barton Series (Short Distance) 1 Gail Kowsky (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:32:33

10:00 AM C2 Mixed Standard Open 1 Colleen Luba (ME) / Herm Botzow (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:56:26 2 Lynne McDuffie (NC) / William McDuffie (NC) . . . . . . . . . .1:58:20 3 Randy Sapp (NY) / Andre Sapp(NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:59:09 4 Pam Fitzgerald (NY) / Donald Lafever (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:00:31 5 Guy Flatley (CT) / Jodi Smith (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:02:36 6 Rod Price (FL) / Dail Mille r() . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:02:54 7 Tammy Cox (IL) / Nick Josefik (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:05:41 8 Earl Brimeyer (IA) / Kathy Brimeyer (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:05:42 9 Nancy Dempster (NY) / Roger Dempster (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . .2:07:34 10 Michael Guenther (CO) / Tracey Guenther (CO) . . . . . . . . . . .2:09:22 11 Joann Dumoulin (VT) / Timm Dumoulin (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . .2:10:09 12 Liga Kropp (WI) / John Kropp (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:15:57 13 Adrienne Wagner (CT) / Rex Wagner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:20:49

Below: The Adult/Youth Cruiser awards. Here Norm Ludwig presents young Nate Roadman with a medal. Max Rimer looks on from the left as Joe Shaw shares a joke with Austin Hoefs (and hides his partner, Harri Rapant, from view!). Winners Dick Plumlee and Joe Webb applaud from the podium. To their right are 3rd placed Travis and Steve McAllister, then Tracey and Ted Cramer, and Matt and Kinsey Streib. That’s John Hugus hiding behind Norm. And sorry, folks - the last three I don’t recognize. Would someone reading this who knows these racers please let me (the editor) know, at nawal@ticon.net? Thanks. Photo courtesy of and © 2002 by Gareth Stevens

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10:10 AM C2 Adult/Youth Cruiser (Short course) (Recognition top 3/partner: 5-7, 8-10, 11-12, 13-14) 1 Joe Webb (MI) / Dick Plumlee (KS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:49:21 2 Max Rimer (MI) / Jim Bauer (WA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:49:22 3 Steve McAllister (IA) / Travis McAllister (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . .0:49:33 4 Benjamin Hugus (WI) / John Hugus (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:49:49 5 Rodney Robinson (NY) / Miranda Robinson (NY) . . . . . . . . .0:49:51 6 Ted Cramer (IA) / Tracey Cramer (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:50:31 7 Kinsey Streib (IN) / Matt Streib (MT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:51:26 8 Todd Roadman (PA) / Nate Roadman (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:51:55 9 Richard Rankinen (PA) / Ben Diller (MD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:52:06 10 Abby Lewis (CAN) / David Lewis (NS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:52:16 11 Wesley Daignault/Joe Schneider (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:52:26 12 Ben Josefik (IL) / Joel Kowsky (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:53:28 13 Fritz Hansen (WI) / Austin Hoefs (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:53:49 14 Blaine Limburg (WI) / Don Browning (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:53:57 15 Madelen Johnson (MI) / Jim Larsen (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:54:29 16 Joe Shaw (MA) / Harri Rapant (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:54:40 17 Ken Goodwin (MA) / Ryan Goodwin (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:54:44 18 Jim Genkos (NY) / Steve Diller (MD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:55:21 19 Brent Lyesiuk (MA) / Sabrina Lyesiuk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:55:38 20 Doug Archibald (NS) / Mary-Beth Archibald (NS) . . . . . . . . .0:55:56 21 Nicole Boody (MI) / Philip Cole (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:56:31 22 Leslie Ripton (NY) / Glen Vandewinckel (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . .0:57:39 23 Dale Newton (MI) / Brad Solak (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:57:55 24 Steve Luth (IL) / Alex Luth (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:58:28 25 John Diller (MD) / Rebecca Diller (MD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:59:44 26 Mallory Roadman (PA) / Susan Roadman (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . .1:00:32 27 Francis Cyr (ME) / Nicole Cyr (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:01:35 28 Peter Limburg (WI) / Errol Schluter (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:07:54 10:20 AM C2 Mixed Junior Cruiser (Trial) (Short course) 1 Danielle Gillespie (NY) / Kyle Kiser (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:50:10 2 Alex Calvin (NB) / Bev Lewis (CAN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0:50:37


USCA Nationals: Outrigger and Adaptive Paddling abilities such as regional chapter of National Spinal Cord Injury Association, Amputee Coalition, etc.

USCA Demonstration Outrigger Canoe Race Winners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan Whitaker Four teams of paddlers from SportsNet, a division of Rochester Rehabilitation Center, and one youth from Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI-Goodwill Industries of Greater Rochester, Inc.) participated in the demonstration outrigger canoe

The SportsNet paddlers look forward to competing against other integrated teams such as AccesSportAmerica in Massachusetts, an organization that added outrigger canoeing to their program of water sports for the disabled this summer and hopefully will compete in next year’s races in Warren, Pennsylvania. The USCA extends thanks to Blake Conant, President of the East

Above: Rochester Rehabilitation Center’s SportsNet Paddlers (from left to right): Casey Bok, David Peasley, Joe Rapchick, Sue Beck (seated), Jim Beck, Paula Vamvakitis, Rich Butts, Jan Whitaker, Tammy Jopson, Xavier Major (seated), Xavier Major, Jr., Garry Gellert, Donna Peasley, Blake Conant (President of East Coast Outrigger Racing Association) and teammates wish to thank Blake Conant, Karen Simpson and Roger Henry for serving as steersmen and thank the Ledyard Canoe Club, Dartmouth College and Brian Kunz for the installation of the new handicap Photo courtesy of and © 2002 by Gareth Stevens accessible dock for the demonstration sprint races.

sprint races, clearly illustrating the ability of paddlers with disabilities to compete in the sport and the need for organizations to provide “a sporting chance*”. Paddlers with paraplegia, cerebral palsy, amputation, fibromyalgia and lack of vision were included on the teams. The paddlers’ abilities were evident, their disabilities were not, when they were seated and racing. The men, women and youth who raced on the integrated teams of paddlers with and without physical disabilities are pioneers in a sport that many people around the world now believe merits inclusion in Paralympic Games. Their names can be listed among the winners but so too, should the names of all the paddlers and spectators who witnessed the event and future paddlers who will have new paddling opportunities because someone who attended the races was inspired to take the initiative to help start new programs You can assist in this project by offering your time and expertise in paddling, as an individual or as a member of a canoe racing organization, to interested rehabilitation agencies and membership organizations of people with dis-

Coast Outrigger Racing Association, for transporting Manu’iwa’s OC-6 to Hanover and for organizing the race schedule so paddlers could have the opportunity to race at a National Championship event. Special thanks also to the Ledyard Canoe Club, Dartmouth College and Brian Kunz for the planning, funding and installation of new handicap accessible dock and to Marc Lessard for assembling the group that worked on this project. Very special thanks also to Brian Kunz for providing accessible van transportation to and from the new docks. * “A Sporting Chance” is the title of a Winston Churchill Traveling Fellowship report prepared by John Court studying world-wide best practice in outrigger canoeing programs for people with additional physical, intellectual, emotional and social needs. Court participated in the 2001 USCA Demonstration Outrigger Canoe Races in Gainesville where he read a statement from the British Canoe Union declaring their support for the vision of the sport in Paralympic Games.

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USCA Nationals: The States Points Trophy and . . . a Good Time Was Had by All.

The State Points Trophy

All photos on this page courtesy of and © 2002 by Gareth Stevens

The State Points Trophy was narrowly won by Massachusetts, a bare 25 point ahead of second placed New York.

Parting Shot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gareth Stevens It was a week full of good humor, keen and comradely competition. People could not say enough good to me about their experience, the excellent organization, and the open friendliness with which everone treated everyone. Holm Schmidt, a coach and paddler from Gainesville, Georgia, made a point of telling me how much he appreciated the whole occasion and its atmosphere. “It compares very well with other national competitive events I have been to,” he said. “Some teams and some groups are cliquey and stand-offish. There is none of that here. I like it very much.” That has been my own experience of the whole sport of marathon paddling and its people since I came into it four years ago. We have had a good time all together in Hanover. We competed hard. I loved it. I didn’t want to leave . . . and neither did my car.

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South Bend PaddleFest 2002

Subaru Road to Adventure Paddlefest South Bend Indiana, June 9, 2002 Moosejaw Marathon RESULTS

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rich Hodgkins The current pushed my kayak. I fought to keep it upright and not do a full circle roll. Bracing on the right than the left, I brought it under some control. My body was doing the dreaded Jell-O shake as I sat in an eddy. My nerves were shot. The strong chaotic crosscurrents had made me thinking twice about doing the race on Sunday.

C1 Pro ($1000 purse) Calvin Hassel (NE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:21:18 Matt Streib (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:26:55 Patrick Sawyer (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:37:20 Dan Oren (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:42:14 Bill Kanost (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:43:50 Brian Benson (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:04:19 George Braun (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:07:33 Sean Munn (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:11:06 Chris Helvey (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:12:52 Steve Evertson (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:24:39 P.C. Randolph (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .DNF

I had traveled 3 hours from Chicago to South Bend Indiana. The race was advertised as PaddleFest 2002. A middle ear infection was still bothering me but I had raced with pain before. If this race were as good as the advertisements, it would be worth it. The purse for the C1 canoe race was $1000. Perennial National C1 Champion, Calvin Hassel, would be on hand to take most of that money. The other places would be up for grabs. There would however be no money in my class (kayak). It would just be for the glory of being #1.

C2 Men Terry Pontius (IN) / Bryan Coulthart (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:03:50 Team Wejusthopetofinish (IN) Geoff McCuen (IN) Scott Cooke (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 hours

The morning of the race I watched in silence as paddlers took off their sleek canoes and kayaks from the roof racks of their cars. My own kayak sat on my Yakima car rack. It would stay there for the rest of the day. This would be a picture taking day for me and not a racing day. My ear infection had made me lose any sense of balance. There was no way I would be able to make it through the tricky currents of the St. Joe River. A hard, but right decision.

K-1 Men Steve Peterson (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:43:00 Earl Metzler (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:55:23 Doug Dorsam (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:59:43 Buzz Lail (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:22:28 Billy Hudson (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .DNF Jeff Rea (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .DNF

This was the first running of PaddleFest. I had seen the press

The start of the Subaru Paddlefest on South Ben, Indiana.

Above left: Calvin Hassel at the ready. Above right: Calvin waking Matt Streib.

All photos on pages 24 and 25 courtesy of and © 2002 by Rich Hodgkins

releases and was impressed. I saw the ads for the race everywhere. When I went to the web site I was dumbstruck (www.paddlefest.org). All the race directors I knew had been lucky to pick up a local sponsorship. These people were getting the big ones and it was their first race. Subaru, Moosejaw, and Fluid Fun, (a canoe and kayak shop) led the list of sponsors. I had met the race director, Pat Sawyer, two years before. He was just switching from racing kayaks to C1 canoes. I was switching from C1’s to kayaking. He had a used K-1 for sale and I had 6 C1 paddles to get rid of. Pat and his wife Nancy were now going to put on one of the biggest, if not the biggest, canoe

and kayak race in the state of Indiana. There would be four races. The first and the one with all the prize money would be the Moosejaw 16-mile marathon. The money however was for only the C1 Class. I wonder why? After those boats went off a 2-mile fun race would be held along with a corporate challenge race. In the small frog pond, impromptu sprints were setup for the kids. A 26-foot voyageur canoe sat along a pier to give spectators rides during the race. I‘m used to covering canoeing events but this race would be a challenge to photograph. I wanted to get a picture of everything. My main emphasis how-

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ever would be centered on the marathon. I had scouted the river the day before and knew how to get to all the best spots. The river was just short of flood stage. The Railroad Bridge and the upstream turn around would give most of the paddlers a very difficult time. It could also make for some very interesting photos. If a boat was turned in the strong current, it might cost them their boat. After the pre-race meeting, I laid out my plan. I would first take some pictures of the start and then follow the race up and down though South Bend. All other pictures would have to wait until the marathon was over. The gun sounded, the boats were off. The mad dash to the finish line had begun. Paddles were flying. One boat was turned and faced the shore as the crowd screamed. Matt Streib led a pack of four boats up and around the first bridge. Calvin Hassel, biding his time was in second place less than a canoe length behind. Two kayaks fought each other to the downstream turn. Earl, a friend, was in the second group and paddling a downriver kayak. He was just ahead of a faster yellow Olympic training boat paddled by Steven Peterson. I yelled down from the bridge urging Earl on. Three other packs were closing in on the two lead groups. I got into my car and took off for the next bridge. I put my camera on a tripod and waited. In the distance about a mile away, I could make out a solitary figure weaving in and out of the trees. I knew at once that it was Calvin. His body was slightly hunched as he followed the shore upstream. A tree would protrude into the

from shore than Calvin. As the other boats passed it was obvious that the further out into the current you were the slower you would be. Earl Metzler had been passed by the yellow boat but was still paddling hard. I finished off a roll of film and rushed to my next stop. It would be awhile before they made it up this far. I sat on the bank and had a Gatorade and a banana. I watched as the current flowed around a tree and over a set of rocks. There was only one correct way to run the section. First, you had to go upstream around the downed tree that forced you out into the main current. You then had to fight your way back into shore and go inside the rocks before cutting out at a 45-degree angle across the powerful current to the other side of the river and the upstream eddy. They would have to do this in a 50-yard stretch of river. Calvin was the first to pop around the tree. He cut back into shore went around the rocks and then back across the river. It was done to perfection. Now it was Matt’s turn. He popped around the tree but missed the rocks then cut across the river. Pat Sawyer who had been running 4th in the C1 class cut through the trees and took off across the river. He fought hard across the current and slide-slipped over to the other side. The time difference between the boats was starting to increase dramatically. One by one the other boats came through. Only Calvin had done it correctly. Others had come close but nobody else made it to the inside of the rocks. I picked up my gear and headed for the Railroad Bridge. Calvin came through and was almost on the shore. I kneeled down to get

Above: Pat Sawyer looking for rocks as it begins to rain.

Above: As much a part of the event as the “pro race” — especially for locals — was the frog pond and the fun two mile race

river its' bright green branches waiting to snare him and turn him over. From on top of the bridge I could see logs and pipes just under the water that would be invisible to him. At most, Calvin was a paddle length away from shore. Most of the time it was only a paddle blade. He didn’t miss a stroke as he paddled upstream. I watched as he went under the bridge and into the currents that had made me decide not to race. He didn’t fight the currents. He saw a path, turned his canoe into the shore, and was gone.

a picture. He was just inches away from my lens. He had that same look of complete focus that he had on first downstream leg. In two hours, his expression had never changed. He saw me but his eyes were on the river 100 yards ahead.

Next came Matt. A one-minute gap already separated him from Calvin. He was into the trees and out but just a little further out

“Go! Go!”

Matt was next and he yelled out, “how far ahead”. “Two minutes “ I said. I knew it was too much of a lead for him to make up. But yelled for him to

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South Bend PaddleFest 2002 - continued. Now I had to make it down to the finish line. It was easy for me to get the pictures as they fought up stream against the current. Now I would be the one who would have to race to get them crossing the finish line. This was my first trip to South Bend. It is a typical college town with Notre Dame taking up half of it. It also has a manmade white water course. I passed the Golden Dome and knew I was lost. Turning around I headed back to the river. However, every street seemed to angle away. Then I saw a familiar pancake house and took off going just ahead of the posted speed limit. I pulled into the park and started to get ready to film the finish. Looking at my watch, I figured I had ten minutes before anyone came through. A spectator asked when the next boat would be in. “Next boat?” I inquired. “Yes, Matt and Calvin are in,” he replied. Oh well I knew what the finish would be, Calvin, and then Matt. I still had three rolls of unexposed film. I spent the next hour taking pictures. Most of them were of the kids in the frog pond. They are the future of our sport. Just maybe one of them will paddle at the National and World level. Maybe a few of the will paddle in PaddleFest 2025. I hope that all of them will keep paddling. I had missed the “Fun Race” which was a two-mile upstreamdownstream race. It was structured for the paddlers who still wanted to compete but might have trouble keeping up with the pace and effort of the 16 grueling miles of the marathon. I just wonder how Pat and Nancy will top it next year. Was that just a rumor of a million-dollar purse for kayaks? For up to date information on a great race check out the Web page. www.paddlefest.org

Rookie Racer Night leads to Training Tips: A New “Regular Feature” in Canoe News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gareth Stevens A few weeks ago, Rick Lorenzen from Minnesota sent me a draft set of training tips, asking for my comments. He had prepared them for what he called Rookie Racer Mondays. Apart from sugsting a good regular feature for Canoe News, he piques my interest. “Rookie Racer Nights? What are they?,” I asked. Here’s his answer.

Rookie Racer Monday Nights: a canoeing tradition on the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rick Lorenzen The late Karl Ketter, a professor at the University of Minnesota, and Jeff Howe, an anesthesiologist at the University Hospital, practiced canoe racing together on Mondays in 1976. River Flats Park on the East Bank of the

Mississippi River was the most convenient place for them to meet after work to paddle before the sun went down. Other canoe racers and would-be canoe racers joined them over the years. Now, twenty-six years later, men and women are still coming to Rookie Racer Monday Nights to practice canoe racing. Rain or shine, cold or hot, drought or flood, nothing stops them from paddling except thunder and lightning. After all, real canoe races are never canceled due to any kind of weather except lightning and that’s only because it would be bad publicity for the races if lightning killed a canoe racer. These days, Ketter Canoeing sponsors Rookie Racer Monday Nights by providing racing canoes and life jackets for free. Five to fifteen experienced canoe racers show up with their canoes and bent shaft paddles every Monday from spring ahead to fall back when the days are long enough. They come because they love the sport of canoe racing and want to get a good workout on the water, to work on their paddling technique, to practice riding other canoe wakes, and to share what they’ve learned with anyone who has an interest. After the paddling, you’re invited to dinner at the Lotus restaurant on Oak Street where you can hear stories of racers past and present and discuss the finer points of racing paddling techniques. Here are some of the names of experienced canoe racers who have volunteered their time at Rookie Racer Mondays in recent years: Tom Noles, Yuyudahn Hoppe, Kenn Ketter, Todd Ellison, Kjell Peterson, Al and Jeff Dubois, Pete and Chris Kolas, Keith Canny, Tom Gardner, Jered Clausen, Chuck Ryan, Warren Thunstrom, Joe Conrad, Deighen Blakely, Io Harberts, Cal Stenso-Velo, Jason and Stephanie Larson, Sara Kueffer, Kevin Shriver, Scott Richardson, Dave Dahl, Heather Cichanowski, Doug Berg, Lee Jarpy, Duane and Norm Strike, and Rick and Tony Lorenzen. As for the rookies, some people show up because they haven’t canoed before and don’t want to look foolish in front of their more experienced recreational canoeist friends. Some people show up to try bent shaft paddles or the sleeker racing canoes. Some people show up to learn more efficient paddling techniques for their recreational paddling even though it’s difficult to keep an open mind when your arms are programmed with years of J and C strokes. Some athletes show up because they have an upcoming triathlon that has canoeing as part of the race and they need to learn as much as they can in a few weeks. Rookie Racer Mondays is one of the only places in the world where you might see a 57 year old dairy farmer paddling a canoe with a 28-year-old woman doctor. Athletes, mothers, college students, doctors, and businessmen have all come together at the sandy edge of the Mississippi River. We share the mighty Mississippi River from the lock just below St. Anthony Falls to the Ford Parkway dam with river barges, paddlewheel showboats, racing sculls and their pace boats, a peregrine falcon nesting under a high bridge, geese, ducks, and beavers. Where else can you get free one-on-one instruction? What’s keeping you from enjoying the outdoors with us? For more information, visit the Minnesota Canoe Association website at www.canoe-kayak.org e-mail us at racing@canoe-kayak.org or call us on the Minnesota Canoe Racing Hotline at 952-9851111

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And so, without further ado, we present Canoe Dam Removal: Book and Videotape: News’ first Canoe News Training Tips Reviews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . this issue courtesy of Rick Lorenzen

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Monday Night Canoe Racing Technique Practice Tips

Dam Removal – A Citizen’s Guide to Restoring Rivers

Techniques to practice 1. Don’t use speed or power while working on technique, instead focus on training your muscles. This lets have time to de-program any bad habits and re-program with more efficient habits. 2. Rotate your shoulders to increase your paddle reach without leaning forward from the waist. This allows you to involve more torso muscles and reduce strain on arm muscles. 3. Slow cadence with a quick recovery to get the paddle back into the water fast. The paddle should be in the water longer than it’s in the air. This increases your ability to maintain stable in rough waves. 4. Slice the paddle sideways on exiting and entering the water. This reduces drag.

About 100 pages spiral notebook, color. 2001. Published by River Alliance of Wisconsin, 306 E. Wilson St., Suite 2W, Madison, WI 53703, wisrivers@wisconsinrivers.org and by Trout Unlimited, 1500 Wilson Blvd., Suite 310, Arlington, VA 22209, bgraber@tu.org.

This is the number one handbook on small dam removal (25 feet high or less). Dams limit or block many functions of rivers that benefit the public – such as fishing, wildlife habitat, natural beauty, water quality, waste assimilation, recreation, property value, public image, tourism. Dams wear out, threaten safety and cost a lot to maintain and replace along with silt-filled reservoirs. Sometimes dams are necessary.

5. Paddle parallel to the canoe’s centerline with the shaft nearly vertical. This increases efficiency.

This book covers all the factors involved in dam removal deliberations – costs, benefits, safety, environment, engineering, fish and mussels, sediment, government, fears, recreation, strategies, with worksheets, useful appendices, helpful questions and answers.

New racers 1. Don’t race on the downstream leg, work on technique and save your strength for the upstream leg.

Where the uses of private property are at stake, there will likely be strong feelings. We’re duly cautioned to use care and circumspection in approaching and dealing with the several interests involved.

2. Focus on 1 or 2 things only and re-program your muscles to this unfamiliar motion.

Note that this is a valuable checklist, not a set of examples or case histories. Several of the latter appear in Dam Removal Success Stories, December 1999, by American Rivers, Friends of the Earth and Trout Unlimited.

3. Watch and imitate the experienced racers and listen to how they describe the proper motion. 4. Ask questions if anything doesn’t make sense. We really want to share what we’ve learned. Experienced racers 1. Work on improving your technique too (almost everyone needs more rotation and quicker recovery) 2. Practice riding canoe wakes and passing canoes with a less experienced partner. 3. Circle back if your canoe passes everyone for a better workout and to share your knowledge. 4. Remind your partner to work on technique without speed or power on the downstream leg. 5. Give them time to think. Try letting them switch sides at their own pace on the downstream leg. Tricks that might be helpful 1. If your canoe feels tippy: Put rocks in the bottom of the canoe for a lower center of gravity and keep your paddle in the water longer each stroke for more control. Slow the pace or frequency of your strokes and speeding the recovery to get the paddle back into the water quicker.

***************Send your training tips to share with your fellow canoers. E-mail Gareth Stevens at nawal@ticon.net or write PO Box 56, Hubertus, WI, 53033**********************************

When you come down to it, the decision to remove or rebuild a dam should serve the public interest, at least in the dam region if not a greater area. That means looking at the comprehensive economic impacts on the region and it calls for a Resource Economic study, at least for the more expensive projects. How else to measure the potential economic effects upon sport fishing, tourism, home building, riparian property values – a natural river compared to a dammed one? Economics is usually the decision-clincher and as a dam demolition tool it should play a bigger part than it has in any book yet. By no means does that reduce the importance of other public interests such as the environment. Taking a Second Look – Communities and Dam Removal (Video) A 22-minute tape of small dam removals in Maine, Wisconsin and California. Several interviews with local officials and citizens before and after dam removal, with videos of the rivers and surroundings. Available from (among many others) American Rivers: damremoval@amrivers.org. Expressions of serious concern about removal followed by pleasant surprise with the results. In one case a high-tech employer in a small backwoods town seeking qualified help used the improved water quality and beauty of the river corridor as a quality-of-life lure for new employees. The tape covers typical fears, concerns and questions and responds fully. Real people, very down to earth, an excellent document.

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Mud, Trash, and Snakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ginger Turner “Mind if I shoot that snake?” “Uh, no, I guess not.” “Son, go get the gun.” Six boats of people were scattered around a large log jam, trying to get to all the trash. A farmer had heard the commotion and come to the edge of the tall bank to see what was going on. We told him we were doing our biannual clean up of the river when he noticed the snake. My rule of thumb is to leave snakes alone unless they are going to harm children, but hey, this was his land. To my surprise, he let his son do the shooting. With this many

large state boundaries, we have 150 members, some of whom race nearly every weekend across the state. We sponsor three championship races a year: unlimited, aluminum, and USCA; a canoe, bike, and run triathlon; publish a bi-monthly newsletter, and have established an elaborate points system to encourage racing not only in our races but any published race around the state. Awards are presented at the end of the year to the top USCA, solo, and overall male and female, youth and adult paddlers. But we are not only about racing, we have a focus on conservation and of “giving back” to the rivers we love. The San Marcos River, in the heart of Texas, is a unique river near and dear to many racers’ hearts. It is home to the notorious Texas Water Safari, a grueling 260 mile race to the Gulf of Mexico from the headwaters of the river, Aquarena Springs. Over 150 million gallons of water gush daily from over 200 springs to form the San

Above: The TCRA cleanup team at work. Bill Burruss reaches for trash while John Jackson does the impossible and walks on water. Patrick Bonner stays in the already weighted-down boat. Photo courtesy of, and © 2002 by Ginger Turner.

boats and people around I hope he’s got a good aim, I thought to myself. I saw the snake explode into pieces and then heard the shot. (Hmm, bullets are faster than sound.) Breathing again, I was glad that part was over. After hearing voices over my shoulder, I turned to see Kelly paddling an old refrigerator that had finally been freed from the jam. We joked about the new racing class. The Texas Canoe Racing Association (TCRA) is a group founded to promote canoe and kayak racing in Texas. Pulling from our

Marcos River. Joined shortly by the Blanco River, then later the Guadalupe (whose name it assumes), and finally the San Antonio, it dumps its once pristine water into the San Antonio Bay in the Gulf of Mexico. Hundreds of native species of plants and aquatic animals live in the river, including five endangered or threatened species in the springs area: the Texas blind salamander, the fountain darter, the San Marcos salamander, San Marcos gambusia and Texas wild-rice. On this river the TCRA centers its conservation efforts.

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Left: Kelly Moody, in early training for the 2002 Refrigerator Nationals. He seems a little stern heavy, but then what do we know, who have never practiced the subtle art? Photo courtesy of, and © 2002 by Jerry Brown.

spring cleanup coincides with a coordinated effort to clean the entire 90 miles of the San Marcos River. Canoe clubs from around the state pitch in to help, our efforts followed by a barbeque dinner at a local campground. In November it’s just us, but we follow the cleanup with hamburgers and camaraderie. Besides our adopted stretch of the river, we often donate money to worthy conservation causes. We have given money to the Texas Rivers Protection Agency for their ongoing legal battles and donations helped purchase Hildago Falls on the Brazos River to keep it open to paddlers. This year money given to the San Marcos River Foundation helped fund their ingenious plan of buying water to leave in the river as protection for wetlands and

Above: Left to right: Roger Zimmerman, Patrick Bonner, Frank Gray, Bill Burruss, Kaki Burruss, Noel Kirkwood, and (seated) John Jackson show off their finds of the day. Photo courtesy of, and © 2002 by Ginger Turner.

The TCRA has adopted a 14 mile stretch of river from the City of San Marcos that we are responsible for cleaning twice a year. On the first Saturday in March and November you will find racers putting aside their competitiveness, unless of course, you count who has the most trash, who has found the most golf balls, or even who is the most helpful getting the trash over Ottine or Gonzales Dam, mandatory portages made more difficult with 50 lbs of trash. Often the weather does not cooperate. This year, for instance, temperatures were in the 30’s in March and two years ago it was flooding in November. But we do what we can. Our

estuaries at the bay. This plan is unprecedented and has the water board baffled. The TCRA is about racing, but we are also about conservation. As we trudge up the bank at the end of a clean-up with tires, motorcycle parts, “Wilson” the basketball with a face smeared with mud, and innumerable bags of trash, we are satisfied that the river looks better than when we found it. We feel good about giving our time, talents and money to protect and beautify the rivers where we race.

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Race Schedules Feedback has suggested that we present the race schedules by state instead of by division or club, for ease of use. Obvious when you think about it! It is a good idea, so we have now done that. PLEASE, race sponsors (anyone!) contact me with corrections and updates – and information about new races. We try to provide the following basic information here: Date and Name of Race Location (Town and River/Lake) Distance (s) Contact name Phone, e-mail address, web site Other, brief, pertinent information If race sponsors (or any reader) can supply missing information, you’ll be doing a service to us all. Please contact: Gareth Stevens, home (262) 6289991, or mobile (262) 853-5453, or e-mail nawal@ticon.net. Thank you! Many thanks are due to the people and organizations which helped with the prodigious task of gathering and providing the information set forth here. The USCA encourages paddlers to join and support their local USCA divisional or affiliate clubs, or even non-affiliated clubs (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. Florida Competition Paddlers Association Contact: Glennis Williams Phone: (727) 823-8000 E-mail: ggawilliams@juno.com Illinois Paddling Council Contact: Vyts Paukstys Phone: 7(08) 352-8643 E-mail: vytsp@msn.com

Web: http://www.illinoispaddling.org/ Indiana Division, USCA Contact: Kurt Begue E-mail: keluv1992@aol.com Web: http://members.aol.com/keluv1992/world.html Michigan Canoe Racing Association Contact: Lynne Witte Phone: 810-783-5654 E-mail: lynnewitte@juno.com Web: http://www.miracing.com/ Midwest Canoe Association E-mail: mwcanoe@msn.com Web: http://communities.msn.com/ Midwestcanoeassociation Minnesota Canoe Association Contact: Carol Davidson E-mail: membership@canoe-kayak.org Web: http://www.canoe-kayak.org/ 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/ Ohio Division, USCA Contact: Bill Corrigan Phone: (513) 530 9249 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

Penn/Jersey Division, USCA Contact: Ken Gerg Phone: (814) 486-1691 E-mail: jomama@penn.com Pennsylvania Association of Canoeing and Kayaking Contact: Jerry Patton Phone: (814) 642-9161 Association des coureurs en canots du Québec (ACCQ) Contact: Lise Lapointe E-mail: lise.lapointe@cgocable.ca Web: http://www.enter-net.com/~9smblack/ St. Charles Canoe Club Contact: Tave Lamperez Phone: (630) 584-6931 E-mail: lamperez@lucent.com Web: http://www.angelfire.com/sports/scccfox/ St. Lawrence Valley Paddlers Contact: Chuck Bolesh E-mail: csbolesh@usadatanet.net Web: http://www.northnet.org/slvpaddlers Texas Canoe Racing Association Contact: Jerry Brown Phone: (972) 492 7841 E-mail: jsbrown15@attbi.com Web: http://www.txcanoeracing.org/ United States Canoe Association Contact (membership): Paula Thiel Phone: (860) 889-9893 E-mail: babybruins@uscanoe.org Web: http://www.uscanoe.org/ Wisconsin Canoe Racing Association Contact: Gareth Stevens Phone: (262) 628 9991 E-mail: nawal@ticon.net Web: http://home.dwave.net/~wca/

USCA Membership Application Formatting for the Submission to Canoe News Please print clearly: Personal membership ___ (check here) Special membership: Type ___________ Name ___________________________________ of Race Schedules and Race (For Race Sponsor, Club Affliliate, Business Affiliate) Results Last Name ________________________ First Name:____________________ M.I.___ Race Schedules: see above for the kinformation we need. You can send it simply in the body text of an e-mail, .or by US Mail.

Address __________________________ Date of Birth __________________ City __________________________ State ______ Zip Code ____________ Country __________________________ Phone (______) _____________ E-mail __________________________

Race Results: I have been gett ing these in a bewildering variety of formats - I have about 80 or so on hand to reformat, and will attempt to do as many as I can so for the next issue. You can help a lot by sending information in columns giving, in this order, please, for each racing class: POSITION, FULL NAME, STATE, TIME Please send by e-mail in either an Excel document or a Word document. No hard copy, handwroitten or typed. I jnust don’t have the time to retype, sorry! Thanks. Gareth

Type of Membership Governing, 18 and over $20.00 Junior 5-17 $7.50 Family $25.00 Race Sponsor $30.00 Club Affiliate $30.00 Life-Paid $400.00 Foreign - remit in US funds. Canada/Mexico, add $5 all other countries add $10 Dues amount _______ Tax deductible contribution _______ Total _______

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Please check: New ___ Annual Renewal ___ Have you ever been a USCA member? ___ Family members: Name Birth Date ______________________________ _____________ ______________________________ _____________ ______________________________ _____________ ______________________________ _____________ ______________________________ _____________ Recruited by: _________________________________ Please make checks payable to the USCA and mail with application to: USCA Membership Paula Thiel, 53 Ross Rd, Preston, CT 06365


USCA NATIONALS — see TEXAS (September), below CONNECTICUT September 29 The Great Pachaug Canoe Race Pachaug Pond, Griswold, CT 4.5 and 10 miles Contact: Ray Thiel Phone: (860) 889 9893 E-mail: prma@ctol.net October 6 Nayaug Canoe Race Connecticut River, South Glastonbury, CT 2, 5, & 8 miles Contact: Dave Ahlgren Phone: (203) 633 5665 ILLINOIS ** IPC Points Races September ??: **Vic Hopp Memorial Race Des Plaines River at Wheeling - about 9 miles Contact: Jim Peterson Phone: 847-564-5341 E-mail: akpcpa@cs.com September 28 & 29 **Southern Sampler Pinckneyville: 6 miles on a lake Contact: Cecil & Sharon Runyon Phone: 618-357-9224 E-mail: jodyrunyon@netscape.net October 5 Blackhawk Canoe Classic Rock River at Oregon: 10 miles Contact: Kurt Doberstein Phone: 847-336-3394 E-mail: doberstk@attbi.com October 6 **I&M Canal and DuPage River Race Du Page River at Channahon 6 miles Contact: Joe Kowsky Phone: 815-942-0927 E-mail: bilpsychjk@yahoo.com INDIANA September 21 & 22 4th Annual Bristol Bridge to Bridge Canoe and Kayak Races Bristol, IN Contact: Jan & Terry Streib Phone: (219) 848-4279 or (877) 513-2145. E-mail: cekayak@fluidfun.com Web site: www.fluidfun.com October 12 *1st Annual The Great Race / Bristol Adventure Racing Bristol, IN Contact: Jan & Terry Streib Phone: (219) 848-4279 or (877) 513-2145. E-mail: cekayak@fluidfun.com Web site: www.fluidfun.com FLORIDA September 8 Rainbow River Dunellon: 12 miles Contact: John Edwards Phone: (727) 823-8000 E-mail: canoechamp@aol.com September 14 Ft. DeSoto Outrigger/Surfski/Seakayak Race St. Petersburg: 11 miles Contact: John Edwards Phone: (727) 823-8000 E-mail: canoechamp@aol.com

October 6 Lost Paddlers’ Race St. John’s River, Osteen: 8 miles Contact: John Edwards Phone: (727) 823-8000 canoechamp@aol.com

MINNESOTA September 29 Minnesota Marathon Canoe Racing High School Championships C2 Men, C2 Women, C2 Mixed Manufactured canoes, 18 ft 6 inches or less. (One team of each class per high school) About 4 miles / 45 minutes Contact: Kenn Ketter Phone: (763) 561-2208 Web site: http://www.kettercanoeing.com

October 27 Paddle to the Border Suwannee River, White Springs: about 10 miles Contact: Tim Dodge Phone: (352) 371-9428 E-mail: canoe60@msn.com November 2 Treasure Island Canoe/Kayak Race St. Petersburg Contact: Greg Taylor Phone: 727-360-8040 (evenings)

September 2 AppleJack Orchards Crow River in Delano 7 mi./1hr Contact: Jack Kelly Phone: (612) 972-6673

MAINE September 22 Penobscot 50 Mattawamkeag to Old Town, ME No registration fee Contact: Chip Loring (207) 394-3490

NEW YORK September 6-8 Twentieth Annual Adirondack Canoe Classic Old Forge to Saranac Lake, 90 miles Contact: Brian & Grace McDonnell Phone: (518) 891-2744 (Mac's race hotline) E-mail: macadk@northnet.org Web: http://www.saranaclake.com/canoe.shtml

September 7 Ebb Tide Marathon Brewer, ME: 10 miles Contact: Earl Baldwin Phone: (207) 825 4439 September 29 Mussel Man/Woman Race Union River, Ellsworth ME 4.5 and 9 miles Contact: Ron and Cindy Muir Phone: (207) 667 9340 Contact: Bob Hessler Phone: (207) 667 7541

September 29 Grafton Lakes Barge Chaser 3 & 7 miles Contact: Sue Brisley Phone: (518) 843-8133 E-mail: sbrisley@localnet.com

October 13 Man-es-ayd’ik N.E. War Canoe and Maine Sea Kayak Championships Long Pond, Mt. Desert Island, ME 9 miles Contact: Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce Phone: (207) 288 5103 E-mail:

October 5 Esopus Safari 4 & 7 miles Contact: Ralph Childers Phone: (845) 247-8756 E-mail: racingpaddler@aol.com NORTH CAROLINA For more information on North Carolina Races, call William McDuffie (910) 9482609.

October 19 Tour di Verona Penobscot River, Verona, ME Contact: Earl Baldwin Phone: (207) 825 4439

October 5 Lumber River Canoe & Kayak Challenge Lumber River, Lumberton, NC 9 1/2 mi. recreation canoe & kayak 40 mile C1, C2, and kayak

MASSACHUSETTS September 6 The Cookie Bowl Stockbridge Bowl, Stockbridge, MA Contact: Gary Miller Phone: (413) 298-3411 September 15 The 26th Annual Great Josh Billings Runaground Stockbridge Bowl, Lenox, MA Triathlon: 27 miles bike, 5 canoe, & 6.2 run Contact: Patty Spector Phone: (413) 637-6913 E-mail: patty@joshbillings.com MICHIGAN September 7 River Raisin Classic River Raisin at Blissfield about 12 miles Contact: Bill Fick Phone: (517) 486-3051 E-mail: billfick@juno.com September 14 Tahquamenon River Tahquamenon River at Paradise: about 14 miles Contact: Linda Richards Phone: (906) 492-3351

OHIO September 21 Mohican River Canoe Race Mohican River at Glenmont about 10 miles Contact: Ken Wobbecke Phone: (740) 599-6741 E mail: wilderness@ecr.net Web site: (run the two lines together) http://www.ohioparks.net/ mohicanwilderness/ PENNSYLVANIA September 15 PENNSYLVANIA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RACE This is the PACK Championship. Delaware River, 13 miles Contact: Nick Hindley Phone: (570) 253-1941 E-mail: canoeraces@icqmail.com Web: http://delawarecanoeclub.com

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September 15 4th Annual Allegheny River Canoe & Kayak Race: Allegheny River at Oil City, 7 miles Contact: Marilyn Black Phone: (814) 677-3152 (ext 17) or (800) 483-6264 (ext 17) E-mail: oilheritage@usachoice.net Web: www.riverromp.com October 20 Philadelphia Fall Classic Phila Canoe Club, Philadelphia, Schuylkill River, 8 miles Contact: Glen Green E-mail: chairman@swanboat.org Web: www.philacanoe.org RHODE ISLAND September 7 25th R.I. Flatwater Championships Pawcatuck River, Hopkinton, RI: 4 miles and 8 miles Contact: Alan August Phone: (401) 725-3344 TEXAS September 21 Jr. Texas Water Safari San Marcos River, San Marcos to Staples: 16.5 miles Phone: 512-392-2330 E-mail: tws@austin.rr.com Website: http://www.texaswatersafari.org September 28 USCA Aluminum Nationals Trinity River, Palestine Approx. 15 miles Contact: Ed Furman Phone: 903-584-3288 E-mail: efurman@mailcity.com October 26 Martindale Triathlon San Marcos Contact: Cindy Meurer Phone: 512-459-1630 E-mail: cindy_meurer@hotmail.com November 2 Fall Cleanup Palmetto SP Contact: Ginger Turner Phone: 512-459-5742 E-mail: gingerct@juno.com November 9 Dickinson Bayou Brawl Dickinson Bayou, Dickinson 6 miles Contact: Grady Hicks Phone: 713-453-5071 E-mail: gte-hicks@worldnet.att.net December 7 San Marcos Solos San Marcos River, San Marcos to Staples: 16.5 miles Contact: Jay Daniel Phone: 281-787-2271 E-mail: jhdaniel@sbcglobal.net WISCONSIN October 5 Audubon Days Triathlon (2mi. paddle, 3 mi. run, 6 mi. mountain bike) Rock River and on land at Mayville Contact: Brad Taggett Phone: (920) 387 9025 E-mail: Brad.Taggett@apw.com


2002 - 2003 Delegates to the United States Canoe Association Executive Board 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 Marc Lessard 57 Rivercrest, Hanover, NH 03755 (603) 643-9211 marc.lessard@dartmouth.edu Priscilla Reinertsen 342 Stark Highway North, Dunbarton, NH 03045 (603) 774-4301 PRtsen@aol.com Paula Thiel 53 Ross Rd, Preston, CT 06365 (860) 889-9893 babybruins@yahoo.com

Doug Pennington 1735 CR 421 Poplar Bluff, MO 63901 (573) 785-0431 penn@semo.net West South Central Division (AR,OK,TX,LA) Lee Deviney 212 Ashworth Dr, Austin, TX 78746 (512) 306-8058 Txpaddler@aol.com Grady Hicks 1704 Holland St, Jacinto City, TX 77029 (713) 453-5071 GTE-Hicks@worldnet.att.net Bob Spain - past President (delegate status thru Jan’03) 1500 Northridge Dr, Austin, TX 78723 (512) 302-1005 Bob.Spain@tpwd.state.tx.us

South Atlantic Division (DE,MD,VA,WV,NC,SC,GA,FL) Kathy Edwards 1929 Arrowhead Dr.NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33703 (727) 522-3348 katLPE@aol.com Bobby Galbraith 1128 Jamestown Crescent, Norfolk, VA 23508 (757) 489-7582 Rbgalb@aol.com Bill Gardner - Treasurer (delegate status thru Jan’03) PO Box 714, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32004 (904) 285-5152 williamg50@aol.com Harold Theiss - Secretary (delg. status thru Jan’02) 12802 Lake Jovita Blvd, Dade City, FL 33525 (352) 588-9877 HJTheiss@aol.com Joan Theiss 12802 Lake Jovita Blvd, Dade City, FL 33525 (352) 588-9877 HJTheiss@aol.com Laverne Young 104 Bayou Drive, Niceville, FL 32578 (850) 678-3131 e-mail currently not available East South Central Division (KY,TN,AL,MS) Neal Sanders 2308 Avondale Dr, Johnson City, TN 37604 (423) 282-6153 e-mail currently not available West North Central Division (MN,IA,MO,ND,SD,NE, KS) Earl Brimeyer 2595 Rhomberg Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001 (319) 583-6345 Ebrimeyer@aol.com

East North Central Division (MI,IL,WI) Everett Crozier W. 2079 Highway 64, Marinette, WI 54143 (715) 735-9763 erccrc@cybrzn.com Bill Fick 516 Giles Ave, Blissfield, MI 49228 (517) 486-3051 billfick@juno.com 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@yafoo.com Gustave Lamperez - VP (delegate status thru Jan’02) 24 Roosevelt St, St. Charles, IL 60174 (630) 584-6931 lamperez@lucent.com Beth Schluter 3350 Interlaken Dr, Oconomowoc, WI 53066 (414) 567-6923 e-mail to come Lynne Witte 58 Union St, Mt. Clemens, MI 48043 (810) 783-5654 lynnewitte@juno.com Mountain Division (ID,WY,UT,CO,NV,NM,AZ,MT) Mike Johnson 1515 Jackson St, Missoula, MT 59802 (406) 721-2635 e-mail currently not available

Pacific Division (WA,OR,CA,AK,HI) James Bauer West 515 15th Ave, Spokane, WA 99203 (509) 838-5402 e-mail currently not available ORGANIZED STATES/REGIONS Indiana Division/USCA Roger Crisp 140 N. Maple, PO Box 23, Earl Park, IN 47942 (219) 474-6387 crisp@ffni.com Frank Tinsley 8218 Woonsocket Ct, Indianapolis, IN 46256 (317) 578-4366 FCTCanoe@aol.com New York Division/USCA Armond Bassett 58 Van Bergh Ave, Rochester, NY 14610 (716) 288-1483 mpaddler@rpa.net Bill Robinson 5741 Bristol Valley Rd, Canandaigua, NY 14424 (716) 374-5938 bibonrob@aol.com Jan Whitaker 560 Shore Dr, West Henrietta, NY 14586 (716) 292-6107 nycra@frontiernet.com Kelly Wypych - President (delegate status thru Jan’03) 338 Onondaga Terrace, Syracuse, NY 13207 (315) 423-9075 kwypych@twcny.rr.com Ohio Division/USCA William Corrigan 5888 E. Kemper Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45241 (513) 530-9249 Bill_Corrigan@Trimble.com Thor Ronemus 5 E. Columbia St, Springfield, OH 45502 (937) 325-2492 tronemus@aol.com Penn Jersey Division/USCA Ken Gerg PO Box 247, Emporium, PA 15834 (814) 486-1691 jomama@penn.com Dale Krapf 22 Hunting Hill Ln, West Chester, PA 19382 (610) 793-2555 dnkrapf@krapfbus.com Norm Ludwig 2006 West Side Rd, Jersey Shore, PA 17740 (570) 753-5136 ncludwig@kcnet.org

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USCA CLUB AFFILIATES WITH DELEGATE STATUS Florida Competition Paddlers Association Kirk Young 198 Satsuma Rd, Niceville, FL 32578 (850) 897-3468 kycanoeracer@cox.net 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 Assoc. Jim Miller 14 Fenton Dr, Southwick, MA 01077 (413) 569-3183 NECRA@juno.com New York Marathon Canoe Racing Association John Newman Box 496, Canton, NY 13617 (315) 386-1363 e-mail currently not available North Carolina Canoe Racing Association William McDuffie 1796 Plank Rd, Robbins, NC 27325 (910) 948-2609 e-mail currently not available Ohio Historical Canoe Route Association Don Myers 2314 State St, NE, North Canton, OH 44721 (330) 877-2546 e-mail currently not available Pennsylvania Association of Canoeing & Kayaking Jerry Patton RD 2 Box 262 Two Mile Road, Port Allegany, PA 16743 (814) 642-9161 e-mail currently not available St. Charles Canoe Club Ed Hahn 1712 N. Wolcott Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 (773) 252-2723 e-mail currently not available Texas Canoe Racing Association Cindy Meurer 2609 Pinewood Terrace, Austin, TX 78757 (512) 459-1630 Cindy_Meurer@hotmail.com Wisconsin Canoe Racing Assoc. Gareth Stevens PO Box 56, Hubertus, WI 53033 (414) 628-9991 nawal@ticon.net

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Canoe News Vol 35 Issue 4 July-August 2002  

Canoe News 35-4 contains all the results and reports for the USCA National Canoe & Kayak Championships for 2002 in Hanover, NH and other art...

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