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Scott Ricker / USACK / Cartoon

Aluminum Nationals / Current Buster

Scott Ricker A few weeks ago, friend and paddler Scott Ricker suffered a major stroke, and at press date is still in recovery at Northeast Rehab in Salem, NH. Cards or notes to: Scott Ricker, PO BOX 870 West Newbury, MA 01985. Best wishes for a complete recovery, Scott.

USACK at USCA Nationals Remember that the combined Friday ICF K1 Championship races at USCA Nationals are also part of USACK’s eight Circuit A Races! They (together) form the sixth of the eight races.

National A Circuit Races 1. 2-18-06 Weeki Wachee (FL) (20K) (90 points) 2. 3-18-06 Lula Bridge (GA) (20K) (90 points) 3. 6-10-06 US Team Trials, Lake Lanier (GA) (36K) (100 points) 4. 6-24-06 Michiana Paddlefest (IN) (20K) (90 points) 5. 7-23-06 Triangle Paddling Marathon (NC) (20K) (90 points) 6. 8-11-06 USCA National Championships (WI) (25K) (95 points) 7. 10-7-06 Holyoke Cup (MA) (36K) (90 points) 8. 11-4/5-06 PaddleFest/Palmetto Challenge DoubleHeader (times will be cumulative) (SC) (10K each) (95 points) Cumulative points ranking from the first six races will be posted at the awards pavilion in Badger Park, Peshtigo.

Club Comes Together For Great Event 2006 Current Buster and Aluminum Nationals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tave Lamperez The St Charles Canoe Club has something to smile about! The 2006 Current Buster and Aluminum Nationals was a great success. We had 95 participants, most of them racing on both days! We had 8 different states represented! It was a busy two days in the Fox River in St Charles, IL. Not often in northern Illinios can one have two wonderful days of 70+ degree temps and calm winds on the first weekend of May. We really could not have had better race conditions. The weekend of races had three distances. The National Championship Aluminum races had the 28 competitors (14 Aluminum canoes) paddle a full 15 miles with 7.5 miles upstream and 7.5 miles downstream in a two-lap pattern. That distance took over 2 1/2 hours to complete. The other USCA events were 9.5 miles of a single loop. The recreation classes did a single loop of 6 miles in length. We had over 20 club members helping out in the event. The volunteers from the Club were outstanding! We put on a professional race and the lunch for participants and volunteers was outstanding!!!! Thanks to the leadership of Karl Teske, Steve Conlon, and Jennie Quill we had all areas covered. Your Race Chairperson, Tave Lamperez, got help from everybody this year.

Cartoon Competition Deadline

USCA National Stock Aluminum Canoe Marathon Championships May 6, 2006

August 4, 2006 - midnight CST See below:

1st place winners in these classes are the 2006 National Champions for USCA Stock Aluminum Classes

C2 Women Alum 15 miles

Kayak Cartoon Caption Competition

1 Ruth Sayger (AR) / Becky Burris (AR) . . . . . . . . 02:58:38 2 Sarah Lankford (MI) / Aimee Lechota (MI) . . . . . 03:23:00

C2 Woman Master Alum 15 miles

1 Pat Bayers (FL) / Mary Ellen Waterson (IL) . . . . 03:19:48

C2 Men Alum 15 miles 1 2 3 4 5 6

Clifton Rickey (AR) / Casey Rickey (AR) . . . . . . 02:34:02 Josh Quintel (MI) / Griffin Williams (MI) . . . . . . 02:42:54 Brian Wetmore (IL) / Tom Dunn (IL) . . . . . . . . . . 02:45:46 Patrick Hickey (IL) / Michael Hickey (IL) . . . . . . 02:50:16 Wally Werderich (IL) / Michael Kies (IL) . . . . . . 02:50:26 Jeff Ellison (IL) / Brian Ellison (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . 02:51:06 The teams from Michigan: left to right, Griffin Williams, Dave Diget (coach), Sarah Lankford, Josh Quintel, Aimee Lechota.

Original caption: “My wife thinks I suffer from separation anxiety . . .” We’re sure you can come up with some paddle-slappers, too. Submissions, please, by email to Mike Ripple at <mripple@providers.org> Deadline: August 4, 2006 Winning captions will be posted at Nationals and published in the Canoe News Nationals Results

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Photo © 2006 by Doug Williams


Aluminum Nationals / Current Buster

Aluminum Nationals participants: left to right, kneeling: Mary Ellen Waterson, Pat Bayers; standing: Ruth Sayger, Wally Werderich (holding young George), Mike Kies, Becky Burris, Dale Burris, Brian Wetmore, Casey Rickey, Clifton Rickey, Doug Pennington, Sarah Lankford, Jim Short, Aimee Lechota, Josh Quintel, Tave Lamperez, Griffin Williams, Jeff Ellison, Doug Berg, Tom Ellison, Greg Zophy, Rocky Caldwell, Gareth Stevens.

C2 Men Master Alum 15 miles

Race organizer Tave Lamperez and partner Dave Simon prepare to launch for the C2 Master class (Rocky Caldwell in his C1)

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Rocky Caldwell (MO) / Dale Burris (AR) . . . . . . 02:32:10 Jim Short (MO) / Doug Pennington (MO) . . . . . . 02:34:05 Tave Lamperez (IL) / Gareth Stevens (WI) . . . . . 02:37:17 Doug Berg (MN) / Greg Zophy (MN) . . . . . . . . . 02:37:26 Earl Peterson (IL) / Bruce Steinberg (IL) . . . . . . . 03:11:37

Notes from Gareth Stevens on the Aluminum race Tave Lamperez and I expected Rocky Caldwell & Dale Burris to be strong, but it surprised me how strong! Rocky and Dale quickly established a lead and put time on us all throughout the race. Josh Quintel & Griffin Williams from Michigan, whom we had seen last year in Wisconsin, and again at Nationals, got off to a very impressive start - those boys have some good sprint speed. Although they couldn’t keep the pace they hit at the start, they nonetheless showed huge improvement over the previous year and finished with a fine time. We had quite the battle with Doug Berg & Greg Zophy, and after we finally got clear of them after the start, they kept coming back. It was only our wave that fended of attack after attack over the last three to four miles. The teams we envied most, however, were Cliff & Casey Rickey and Doug Pennington & Jim Short, who rode each other for the whole race – and kept well out of our reach. I could find very few photos from Saturday’s races (the Aluminum Nationals and ten of the Current Buster classes). Sunday’s pick was somewhat better, with a nice collection from Rich Hodgkins, (see photo to left and the next pages). Upper photo © 2006 by Doug Williams, lower photo © 2006 by Rich Hodgkins

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Aluminum Nationals / Current Buster Current Buster, Day One, Saturday, May 6

Current Buster, Day Two, Sunday, May 7

C1 Man Master C1 10 Miles

C2 Women 10 Miles

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Steve McAllister (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:32:54 William Van Haren (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:33:08 Don Walls (AR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:34:33 Don Alberda (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:36:40 Ray Grzenia (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:40:15 Dale Humphrey (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:41:30 Don Mueggenborg (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:43:17 George Braun (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:45:51

1 Tammy Cox (IL) / (none) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:04:27

C2 Adult-Youth 10 Miles

1 Pat Faul (IL) / Chris Shroder (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:45:36 2 Steve Luth (IL) / Alex Luth (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:49:19

C2 Recreation Men or Mixed 6 Miles

1 Nick Josefik (IL) / Marin Garry (IL) . . . . . . . . . . 01:03:16 2 Jan Livengood (IL) / JB Livengood (IL) . . . . . . . 01:09:39 3 Claire Wolley (IL) / Brian Loll (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . 01:31:38

C1 Man 10 Miles 1 2 3 4 5

C2 Recreation Women 6 Miles

Todd Johnson (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:38:24 Ed Hahn (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:38:44 Fred Zeien (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:39:45 Don Browning (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:40:06 David Buckley (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:50:03

Mixed C2

1 Emily Hazel (MI) / Olivia Torano (MI) . . . . . . . . 01:13:26 2 Mary Ellen Waterson (IL) / Pat Bayers (FL) . . . . 01:13:53 3 Sarah Tomkins (MI) / Amanda Hazel (MI) . . . . . . 01:14:59

K1 Recreation Sea Kayak Man 6 Miles 1 2 3 4

10 Miles

1 Jeff Palmquist (IL) / Chris Palmquist (IL) . . . . . . 01:29:07 2 Ben Josefik (IL) / Tammy Cox (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . 01:40:20 3 Dennis witt (IA) / Nancy Witt (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:48:35

Rich Hodgkins (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:02:53 Brian Wetmore (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:03:11 Karl Teske (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:04:12 Don Howell (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:09:08

K1 Recreation Sea Kayak Woman 6 Miles

Standard C2 10 Miles

1 Sandra Thorpe (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:11:26

1 Doug Lange (IL) / Penny Massel (IL) . . . . . . . . . 01:50:15

Open Aluminum 10 Mile

Rocky Caldwell (Men Master Aluminum champion) here paddling his C1 in the C2 Men race

1 John Hazel (MI) / Amanda Hazel (MI) . . . . . . . . . 02:07:42

C2 Junior 10 Miles

1 Emily Hazel (MI) / Olivia Torano (MI) . . . . . . . . 01:43:00

ICF Kayak/Olympic K1 10 Miles

1 Patrick Sawyer (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:20:43 2 Kevin LeRoy (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:26:32 3 Richard Barker (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:30:42

Open Sea Kayak 10 Miles

1 Phillip Taylor (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:20:23* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . *fastest time of the weekend 2 Chad Mueller (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:30:09 3 Rich Besler (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:38:00 4 Steve Luth (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:43:12 5 Marget Cipolla (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:47:20 6 Mark Stuttle (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:51:27

Downriver 10 Miles

1 Ted Beatty (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:24:57 2 Karl Teske (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:34:49

K2 10 Miles

1 Daniel Sikora (IL) / Yuriy Ardashimkov (IL) . . . . 01:22:43 Tom Wells (bow) & Don Mueggenborg, around the final buoy and heading for the finish ahead of Larry Steffens (bow) & Kevin Bradley

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Photos Š 2006 by Rich Hodgkins


Ripples ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Aluminum Nationals / Current Buster

by Michael Ripple

C2 Men

10 Miles

1 Mark Koenig (IL) / Ron Koenig (WI) . . . . . . . . 01:25:47* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . *Fastest Canoe Time of the weekend 2 Fritz Hansen (WI) / Brad Taggett (WI) . . . . . . . . . 01:25:55 3 Kevin LeRoy (WI) / Todd Johnson (WI) . . . . . . . 01:26:29 4 Steve McAllister (IA) / Garrett McAllister (IA) . . 01:26:46 5 Clifton Rickey (AR) / Casey Rickey (AR) . . . . . . 01:27:39 6 Josh Quintel (MI) / Griffin Williams (MI) . . . . . . 01:28:04 7 Rocky Caldwell (MO) / (none) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:30:45 8 Ben Josefik (IL) / Dave Buckley (IL) . . . . . . . . . . 01:33:20 9 Mike Kies (IL) / Wally Werderich (IL) . . . . . . . . . 01:35:17

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

Alex Luth (bow) and Steve Luth in their final sprint in the 10mile Adult-Youth competition Photo Š 2006 by Rich Hodgkins

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Gareth Stevens (WI) / Dave Timmerman (IA) . . . 01:26:25 Chris Palmquist (IL) / Jeff Palmquist (IL) . . . . . . 01:27:49 Jay Lancaster (WI) / Alan Lancaster (WI) . . . . . . 01:28:10 Jim Short (MO) / Doug Pennington (MO) . . . . . . 01:28:26 Doug Berg (MN) / Greg Zophy (MN) . . . . . . . . . 01:28:37 Tave Lamperez (IL) / Dave Simon (IL) . . . . . . . . 01:29:17 Tom Wells (IL) / Don Mueggenborg (IL) . . . . . . . 01:35:27 Kevin Bradley (IL) / Larry Steffens (IL) . . . . . . . 01:35:34 Ed Hahn (IL) / (none) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:41:04 Daryl Hodges (IL) / Warren Schleinzer (IL) . . . . . 01:41:37

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2006 Aluminum Nationals Results, from CN  

Results and report on the 2006 USCA Nationals Stock Aluminum Canoe Marathon Championships on the Fox River, St Charles, WI

2006 Aluminum Nationals Results, from CN  

Results and report on the 2006 USCA Nationals Stock Aluminum Canoe Marathon Championships on the Fox River, St Charles, WI

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