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CANOE NEWS Nationals 2005 Vol 38/3

Courtesy of & © 2003, Will Arts & Tech

Left: Chris Schmidt C1 Woman Senior Champion in the 2003 Warren Nationals – see Fund (p 4) & Tributes (pp 4 & 52-53)

2005 Nationals Results issue

Vol 38 Issue 3 of

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CANOE NEWS The leading news magazine for all paddlers throughout North America

In this issue: A Warren Canoe & Kayak Nationals Results Spectacular and Tributes to Chris Schmidt

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Advertising and Editorial Gareth Stevens, Editor PO Box 56, Hubertus, WI 53033 home (262) 628-9991 cell (262) 853-5453 nawal@ticon.net

Hut! — by Larry Liquori . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Short Strokes — by Gareth Stevens . . . 4 Scouting Ahead — by John Edwards . . . 5 Matty’s Grumbles— by Matty Walter . . . 5 Thank You, Warren . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 Nationals: Sprint Results . . . . . . . 8-17 Nationals: Biathlon Results . . . . . 18-19 Nationals: Orienteering Results 20-22 Nationals: Outrigger Sprint Results 23 Nationals: Youth Sprint Results 24-31 Nationals: For Paddlers with Physical Disabilites . . 32-33 Nationals: Marathon Results . . . 34-79 Chris Schmidt — by Barb Bradley . . . 53 Nationals: States Points . . . . . . . . . 80 Nationals: Canoeist of the Year

— by Janet Perry . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80-81

Nationals: Youth Education Award . 81 Racing in the Proper Age Category — by Charlie Bruno . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Lat’s Make Waves at Nationals . . . . . . . — by Gareth Stevens . . . . . . . . 82-83 Kayak Freeze During Global Warming — by Earl Metzler . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Simplify the Kayak Rules, Maybe? — by Glen F Green . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 USCA Kayak Committee Report . . . . 85 Warren’s View of the Nationals . . . . . . — by Jon Sitler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Business Affiliates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 USCA Delegates and Officers . . 88-89 USCA Membership App/Renewal . . . 89 USCA Committees and Chairs . . . . . 90 Photo Credits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Health Updates on John Edwards and Chris Rudolph

Executive Director, John Edwards developed a blood clot in his lung, and was hospitalized in early December. He was stabilized, put on blood thinners, and released within a few days: Proof readers: On 12/17/05 John wrote: “I still have some pain when I breathe in fully, but I can finally breathe in. I Lucy H Moore Stevens managed to paddle hard on Thursday evening as well as today. I can’t tell how much it may have affected and Loren A Stevens For advertisements, articles, me but I feel like I can go as hard as before. I’ll have to wait until the wind is not blowing to check my actual course times. Today or Thursday I did not have the feeling that I couldn’t catch my breath when I went hard and photo submissions: — please email Editor for advice (as I did have the Saturday and Sunday before I went to the hospital). If I can keep from getting more of the on preferred formats. clots forming, I should be able to continue my exercise as usual. See you in Kentucky — J” USCA Officers USCA Treasurer, Chris Rudolph, seriously ill since Thanksgiving, has been in the hospital twice. She was Executive Director John Edwards able to return home for Christmas, but will face one or more surgeries after infection has been brought under 1929 Arrowhead Drive control. Updates will appear on uscanoe@yahoogroups.com and/or in Canoe News. St Petersburg, FL 33703 (727) 823-8000 canoechamp@aol.com President Larry Liquori 79 Locust Drive Kings Park, NY 11754 (631) 361-9548 (631) 269-9696 cell (631) 766-9903 uscapres@uscanoe.com

United States Canoe Association is Proud to Support:

Vice President

Bill Robinson 5741 Bristol Valley Rd Canandaigua, NY 14424 (585) 374-5938 bibonrob@rochester.rr.com Secretary Karen Levitt 303 Birnam Road, Apt 2 Northfield, MA 03431 (413) 498-2086 Karen_levitt@nmhschool.org Treasurer Christine Rudolph 6890 Cedar Lake Road Oscoda, MI 48750 (989) 739-2946 cricket2@chartermi.net

Main cover photo: above: Harmon Skinner & Annie Ripton in the C2 Fledgling I Sprint – see p 28; below: Griffin Williams, Josh Quintel, and the Hugus brothers in the C2 Men Junior Marathon see p 35. Photos © 2005 by Will Arts & Tech

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President’s and Editor’s Messages

Hut! — Appreciation

should all be doing. How many of us go out of our way to say thanks to race organizers, state or regional canoe associations, or the USCA? Shortly after this year’s General Clinton Regatta, I sent thank you letters to the committee members on behalf of the USCA and marathon paddling in general. Even though there is no direct connection between the Clinton and the USCA, the more they succeed (and all marathon events, for that matter), the more our association succeeds. We are through the 2005 season. It went very well. If we want to see future seasons succeed as much, we need to appreciate those whose efforts make our sport successful. So, why not send a thank you by email, phone, snail mail, or even in person to those who have helped you enjoy this wonderful sport? Don’t wait until next season, though. Do it now.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Larry Liquori

I’ve just gotten back from my first Nationals as USCA President. Things went so well and so smoothly, it was like a well-oiled machine. We had some excellent competition, some excellent weather, and a great time overall. Thanks to all who made it happen. Much of what was done to make this Nationals so successful could not be seen by the participants. However, this does not mean that great amounts of work were not done to ensure that things ran smoothly. I don’t want to single anyone out for thanks here, because I know I will miss many whose contributions made this year’s event such a success. To slight anyone would be an injustice. Recognizing the contributions of volunteers is something we

Short Strokes

• What is Marathon Canoe & Kayak Racing? by Joe Shaw, Lee Deviney, et al • Indiana Paddling Roots by Earl Metzler • A Youth Paddling Program in Texas by Noel Kirkwood • The Kinnickinnic Cleanup – photo essay by Eddee Daniel • Barb Bradley’s nutrition column: Going the Distance • Bob Vincent’s “Coach Bob” training and technique column

. . . from the Editor, Gareth Stevens

About this here Nationals Results Issue . . . It’s been a long time coming – the Canoe News Nationals Results Issue – but here it is. Various life priorities, and (a little) illness, sabotaged attempts at an earlier date – that, and wanting to do a good job for a great Nationals. I was spoiled with over 3000 photographs to choose from, and a high percentage of Nationals paddlers are featured on these pages as a result. I apologize to the few who escaped. Part of the challenge, since I don’t know absolutely everyone by sight, was identifying paddlers whose boat number was not visible. This was more true for kayakers whose numbers were harder to make out. Sometimes I was able to deduce (I hope correctly) who the paddler was from their competition and checking out finishing times. It was a painstaking job. If I have ended up misidentifying anyone, (a) sorry, and (b) please let me know! Gaps. I could find no (good) photos for the outrigger sprints (except, I’m glad to say, for the inaugural Championship for Paddlers with Physical Disabilities see p 33), nor for the outrigger marathon. Many of the classes on part of Friday morning had no photographic record that I could track down ­ — my biggest resource, the phenomenal David and Lynda Williams, had camera problems. But overall, the Warren Nationals was very richly photographed, and huge thanks go not only to David and Lynda of Will Arts & Tech, but also to Aims Coney, Jim and Nicole Mallory, Richard McCorrison (and Pat Shine), and Bob Patchen and the staff of the Warren Times Observer for photos that I used (see photo credits on p 90). Don Browning, Bob Spain, Don Browning, Ben Josefik, Chris Lareau, and Mark Quintel, also supplied some great photos which I did not end up using, but profoundly appreciate receiving.

Chris Schmidt: Tributes and Memorial Fund As most paddlers know, we lost Chris Schmidt in June 2005. Chris was saluted in August at the Warren Nationals, by Trish Heed and Nancy Plouffe as they became the 2005 joint C1 Woman Senior Champions - see pp 52-53. Chris is also remembered by Barb Bradley in her article on p 53. Chris Schmidt’s son, Jason, has created a web site to honor his mother: http://christine.visualplant.net/ The site has a tribute from Jason, as well as photos from throughout her life. There is also a place to add your thoughts, memories, and your own tribute to Chris and her life. See also: www.slvpaddlers.org/HTML/hchrisschmidt.htm and www.uscanoe.com/pubs2005/chrisschmidt.html From Priscilla Reinertsen: “Some of you already know that there is a Memorial Fund that has been established in memory of Chris Schmidt. We lost Chris on June 15. Money has been and is being collected for a USCA C1 Woman Senior trophy and for a fund to support women’s paddling, both youth and adult. The trophy has been ordered. If you would like to contribute to the fund for its important additional purpose, please send a check to me, or see me at a Nationals or any other race or occasion. Make a check out to me, with a notation that this is for the Chris Schmidt fund. The trophy will be purchased soon and mailed to this year’s USCA C1 Woman Senior winner. The decisions on the use of the funds will be made with the input of ideas from John Casale and close friends of Chris.”

The Next Issues of Canoe News Here’s my plan: three quick and smaller issues of Canoe News to launch the New Year. One will highlight previously unreported race results from 2005, one will contain race schedules nationally for 2006, and one will report the results of the Annual Meeting. The next few issues will also feature some great articles currently in their editorial and design stage: • How to Get Canoe Sponsorship by Angus Mackie • Meet the Indiana Kayakers by Earl Metzler • Stephen J. Lynn’s Youth Education Award by Judy Jeanes et al

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Modest Proposals toward the Improvement of Competition at Nationals Charlie Bruno and Gareth Stevens (independently) have overlapping concerns about age classes and competition at Nationals – and proposals for improvements. See pp 82-83 for their finely wrought arguments . . .



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Scouting Ahead / Matty’s Grumblings

Scouting Ahead

It is important that we recognize these individuals for their unselfish and time-consuming tasks during the Nationals. For many years, they have been doing the same job and deserve all the gratitude we can possibly muster, so please don’t forget to remind them of how much you appreciate the job they are doing. I look forward to having a great meeting in Lexington in January along with hoping the City of New Orleans will be able to get back on its feet quickly. Our prayers are with those who are still struggling from the aftermath. We’ll look forward to meeting there another year.

John Edwards, Executive Director, USCA Another almost perfect USCA Nationals was hosted by the Warren County Chamber of Commerce. Good weather held out for every day, professional registration, along with detailed and punctual timing kept the races running smoothly. Having the results posted in timely manner made the inquisitive less apprehensive. The only complaints were received during the outrigger sprints when they had to start late in the day (4:00PM) because of the youth sprints starting around 12:00. We will remedy that problem next year by a combination of starting the youth sprints sooner (around 9:30AM), as well as consolidation of the smaller youth classes into group starts with class factoring at the end of the course. Our goal is to have the youth sprints finished by 12:30 and to start the outrigger sprints at 1:00. I would like to also thank the multitude of USCA dedicated volunteers/delegates who continually follow up with their yearly vocations. Paula Thiel (Membership & medals), Priscilla Reinertsen (medals, traveling trophies and tee shirts), Jim Dipelesi (USCA web site), Norm Ludwig, Jerry Patton, Bill Corrigan, Ron Kaiser, Tim Frantz and Guy Gilman (starting, jigging), Mary Pontius (merchandise), Tave Lamperez (instructor training and Nationals coordination), Tom Walton (Biathlon), Aims Coney (Orienteering), Gareth Stevens (Canoe News), Larry Liquori, Ray Thiel, Jan Whitaker, Joe Kowsky, and yours truly, with helping out with multiple other various areas of the venues. (If I’ve missed someone, please forgive me).

Racing

Matty’s Grumblings

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matty Walter

The USCA does not seem to be moving in a direction by its own choice. If I might use paddling as a metaphor, the USCA seems to be drifting in the current and not going anywhere intentionally. As paddlers, don’t we want to go somewhere specific? Do we want to see our sport spread to other parts of the US? Would we like to see our Nationals be a true national competition, rather than a representation of a handful of states, and only some of the best paddlers competing there? Why don’t we see this sport in states like South Carolina, or California, or Kentucky, or Tennessee? Except for Florida, the whole Southeast is poorly represented in marathon paddling. Why is there so little marathon paddling in such a populous state as New Jersey? What would the USCA have to do to expand into other areas of the country than we are in now? How can we get events and paddlers to appear in these areas? What would or could the USCA do to attract so many of the top paddlers in the US who do not come to Nationals now? Why don’t they come to what should be one of the biggest marathon paddlesport events of the year? Matty Walter is the nom de plume of a prominent USCA member who does not want his personal opinions to be interpreted as USCA policy. This is one of an occasional series of columns with his views.

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USCA: “Thanks, Warren!”

A Warm Welcome in Warren

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gareth Stevens Once again, the City of Warren played a warm-spirited and efficient host to USCA’s annual National Championships. Jim Decker – and his army of volunteers – John Kersey, and many other local businesses and citizens, worked together to welcome the 400+ USCA competititors plus their families for the week-long event. The Warren Times Observer played a great role, too, with its enthusiastic, intelligent, and in-depth coverage of the event ­ — coverage that is skimpy or missing entirely in larger metro areas - and in some smaller communities, too, where the host group has been smaller and more narrowly focused. Jon Sitler’s introductory piece, which appeared in the Times Observer a few days before any of us arrived in Warren, was an excellent overview of the coming event. See his equally interesting wrap-up on p 86. The timers did an awesome job. Pictured here: Gary Candreia, John Kersey (seated), and Jim Embrey keep a vigilant and constant eye on the marathon finish line

Canoe Gift Bags and Donations: Allegheny Bean Company Army Corps of Engineers Blair Corp. Boy Scouts of America Cady’s Hallmark Chapman Dam State Park City of Warren Crary Art Gallery Fresh Cup Coffee Shop Great Lakes Custom Graphics Hairworks Kiwanis Club of Warren McCulla’s Pub Midtown Motors Northwest Savings Bank Onyx Waste Services Thorne’s BiLo United Refining Company WAHS Girls Volleyball Team Warren County Commissioners Warren General Hospital Whirley Industries

On location: Bob Patchen, Warren Times Observer sports writer and photographer Jon, and reporter/photographer Bob Patchen (pictured above), did a great job throughout the week, sharing the mysteries of our arcane sport with the Warren County citizenry. Perhaps Warren is on its way to becoming a marathon paddling city developing an intense community awareness and future citizen participation in the sport, just like an Oscoda or Grayling, MI or a Shawinigan, Canada, or a San Marcos, TX or an Athol, MA or a Susquehanna Valley, NY! Certainly, if Jim Decker’s bid for Nationals 2007 is successful, Warren will match only Jersey Shore, PA and Lafayette, IN as venues to which USCA has returned twice. Word on the stream is that Oscoda could also be in the running for the same match as Oscoda, too, it is rumored, may present a Nationals bid at the forthcoming winter meeting. Be that as it may, let’s turn back to the fun of this year’s Nationals in Warren. A big USCA thank you goes to all the organizations and businesses whose contributions made the event so successful:

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Thank you all, from the more than a thousand folks — USCA members, with their friends and families, who spent a great week last August in your wonderful community! We look forward to seeing you again.



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USCA: “Thanks, Warren!”

Left to right: Bob Klebacha, Gary Candreia, John Kersey, Barb Kersey, Mike Hostovich, Becky Yeager, Virgil Kittner

And a big USCA thank you, too, goes to all the individual volunteers who gave their time to hosting the USCA’s Nationals. Inevitably, we

will miss thanking someone for the gift of their time, or another gift they may have given. If your name is not here, forgive us, but we do thank you, too, in spirit! The volunteers (we know about) included: Cora Beil Maurice Bennett Dick Campbell Gary Candreia Alex Decker Kathy Decker James Embrey Ton Fadale Roxanne Fadale Carmen Ferranto Dan Glotz John Hanna Mike Hostovich John Kersey Barb Kersey Virg Kittner

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SPRINTS: (Canoe, Adult/Youth)

SPRINTS: (Canoe, Adult/Youth)

Sprints (Canoe, Adult/Youth) Tuesday, August 9, Chapman Lake

All Tuesday sprints take place on a 500 meter course Annie Ripton paddling with Glen Vandewinckel

Above: Cody McDaniel & Jan Whitaker Below: Lilly & Joe Johnson neck and neck with Robert SimpsonSpook & Stan Machacek

Breanna & Pam Fitzgerald ahead of Larissa & Lisa Cordick

C2 Woman/Fledgling I (5-7) 1 Brianna Fitzgerald (NY) / Pam Fitzgerald (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . National Champions . 03:13.00 2 Lisa Cordick (ON) / Larissa Cordick (ON) . . . . . 03:34.61 C2 Man/Fledgling I (5-7) 1 Annie Ripton (NY) / Glen Vanderwinckel (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . National Champions . 03:30.18 C2 Woman/Fledgling II (8-10) 1 Judy Jeanes (PA) / Claire Stout (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . National Champions . 03:20.75 2 Janet Whitaker (NY) / Cody McDaniel (NY) . . . . 03:37.80 Claire Stout: thumbs up after paddling to victory with Judy Jeanes in the C2 Women/Fledgling II race

C2 Man/Fledgling II (8-10) 1 Joe Johnson (MI) / Lilly Johnson (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . National Champions . . . . 02:43.77 2 Robert Simpson-Spook (ON) / Stan Machacek (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:46.19 3 Ray Healey (ON) / Zach Cordick (ON) . . . . . . . . 02:52.18 4 Mark McDaniel (NY) / Cody McDaniel (NY) . . . 02:52.89 5 Dick Reynolds (NY) / Ivy Reynolds (NY) . . . . . . 03:03.23 C2 Woman/Bantam (11-12) 1 Teresa Stout (PA) / Logan Stout (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . National Champions . . . . 03:03.40 2 Tammy Cox (IL) / Jessica Runyon (IL) . . . . . . . . 03:07.57 C2 Woman/Bantam (11-12) . . . . . . . . . . No participants C2 Man/Bantam (11-12) 1 Joe Johnson (MI) / Alison Johnson (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . National Champions . . . . 02:47.20 2 Jody Runyon (IL) / Jessica Runyon (IL) . . . . . . . . 02:51.88 C2 Woman/Juvenile (11-12) . . . . . . . . . No participants

Above: Jessica & Jody Runyon Below: Alison & Joe Johnson

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SPRINTS: (Canoe, Adult/Youth)

SPRINTS: (Canoe, Adult/Youth) Matt Anthony & Judy Jeanes, with Carla Fearon & Alivia Moore ahead of Eve Dana & Priscilla Reinertsen

Matt Anthony & Randy Bailey in a strong lead over Ethan Dana & Mark Ranco, with Griffin Williams & Jeff Shenberger heading for 3rd in C2 Man/Juvenile

Above: Carla Fearon & Alivia Moore tip before the finish line. They’re OK, so Teresa Stout & Ashley Partridge pass

Above and below: Jeremy Tripp & Colleen Moore execute a perfect boat over boat rescue

Above: Matt & Andy Rudnitsky pulling away from Bob Spain & Cody Brown to win the Man & Junior race. Below: Matt and Andy – thumbs up!

Below: Jeremy & Colleen tow Carla & Alivia to safety, while Priscilla & Ashley tow their boat ashore

C2 Man/Juvenile (13-14) 1 Matt Anthony (PA) / Randy Bailey (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . National Champions . . . . 02:32.57 2 Mark Ranco (ME) / Ethan Dana (ME) . . . . . . . . . 02:33.70 3 Griffin Williams (MI) / Jeff Shenberger (NH) . . . 02:35.51 4 Josh Quintel (MI) / Bob Allen (MD) . . . . . . . . . . 02:37.70 5 Joel Robertson (IL) / Jody Runyon (IL) . . . . . . . . 02:40.11 6 Joe Johnson (MI) / Madelen Johnson (MI) . . . . . . 02:41.77 7 Donald Browning (IL) / Mike Browning (IL) . . . 02:54.08 8 Leslie Ripton (NY) / Glen Vanderwinckel (NY) . 02:55.93 9 John Neptune (ME) / Gary Fearon (ME) . . . . . . . 02:57.05 C2 Woman & Junior (15-17) 1 Jeremy Tripp (ME) / Colleen Moore (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . National Champions . . . . 02:31.84 2 Matt Anthony (PA) / Judy Jeanes (PA) . . . . . . . . . 02:47.19 3 Priscilla Reinertsen (NH) / Eve Dana (ME) . . . . . 02:49.08 4 Ashley Partridge (AR) / Teresa Stout (PA) . . . . . . 02:55.24 5 Alivia Moore (ME) / Carla Fearon (ME) . . . . . . . 03:00.00 C2 Man & Junior (15-17) 1 Matt Rudnitsky (NY) / Andy Rudnitsky (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . National Champions . . . . 02:19.73 2 Bob Spain (TX) / Cody Brown (AR) . . . . . . . . . . 02:22.80 3 Jim Short (MO) / Tim Sayger (AR) . . . . . . . . . . . 02:33.50 4 Ruth Sayger (AR) / Larry Douglas (NH) . . . . . . . 02:38.42 5 Ben Josefik (IL) / Joel Kowsky (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . 02:38.81 6 Ken Gerg (PA) / Jack Urmann (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . 02:49.27

Tim Sayger & Jim Short head for 3rd, with Ruth Sayger & Larry Douglas, and Joel Kowsky & Ben Josefik less than a second behind them.

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SPRINTS: C1 Woman, All Classes

Paddler’s Stories: Guy Flatley

C1 Sprints

Tuesday, August 9, Chapman Lake C1 Woman 1 Colleen Moore (ME) . . National Champion . . . . 02:44.37 2 Holly Reynolds (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:45.80 3 Judy Jeanes (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:52.94 4 Tammy Cox (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 03:33.94 C1 Woman Master (40+) 1 Pam Fitzgerald (NY) . . National Champion . . . . 02:50.56 2 Cathy Grimes (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:53.56 3 Ellen Ellsworth (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 03:11.39 C1 Woman Senior 1 Karen Simpson (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:48.87 C1 Woman Veteran (60+) 1 Janet Whitaker (NY) . . National Champion . . . . 03:05.09 2 Priscilla Reinertsen (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 03:08.28

Colleen Moore heading for victory in the C1 Woman class – above, with Karen Simpson behind, – and below, while Holly Reynolds and Karen Simpson synchronize paddles!

Paddlers’ Stories Above, Pam Fitzgerald leading Cathy Grimes in the C1 Woman Master Sprint, and below, Ellen Ellsworth

Above, Jan Whitaker, below, Priscilla Reinsertsen: 1st and 2nd C1 Woman Vet

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By Bob Patchen Times Observer Sports Writer There are hundreds of people, and hundreds of stories. Guy Flatley and his fiancé, Carol Parda-Metilly, have stories to tell. Flatley started racing in 1987, and raced for a US team in 1995 and 1996. In 1995, Flatley found himself in Sweden. In a two-man event in the Baltic Sea, things didn’t go exactly Flatley’s waywith his finishing 34th of out 60 boats. In 1996, it was a whole different story. He found himself in Thailand, racing “swan boats.” Swan boats are handcrafted in Thailand and fit 20 people to a boat, and they are never raced outside of the country. Flatley and his team finished third in the race by a nose. Flatley is also a white-water paddler and that may have very well brought him one of his life’s best experiences. He white-waterkayaked Central America. “The first thing I did when I was in Central America was to try to learn Spanish,” said Flatley. “It is only polite. At first, we did get some different looks but we met some wonderful people.” Flatley continued, “We took crayons and paper to the children in Honduras – we met hundreds of children. It was a great experience.” The couple train together every morning at 5AM. “We get up at 5AM, he makes the coffee, and works out on the lake” said Parda-Metilly. “Guy is the one who got me into kayaking and canoeing.” Each and every competitor seems to be an ambassador for the sport; Flatley’s son, Jonathon, was the Junior National Champion two years ago, the last time the USCA visited Warren, and Flatley teamed with Jeremy Tripp who was making his first appearance at Nationals. – Continued on page 12 – see “Tony Bond” header

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SPRINTS: C1 Man, Man Master C1 Man 1 Marc Gillespie (NY) . . National Champion . . . . 02:21.80 2 John Edwards (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:28.87 3 Joe Johnson (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:31.60 4 Matt Meersman (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:34.90 5 Ted Kenyon (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:40.71 6 Nicholas Josefik (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:46.18 7 Ben Josefik (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:48.57 8 David Buckley (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:52.00 C1 Man Master (40+) 1 Randy Bailey (PA) . . . .National Champion . . . . 02:32.56 2 Guy Flatley (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:32.77 3 Jeff Shenberger (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:36.17 4 Steve Martin (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:36.41 5 Richard Butts (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:40.08 6 Yves Cartier (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:40.56 7 Steve Stoddard (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:44.99 8 Mark McDaniel (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:46.24 9 Doug Pennington (MD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:46.71 10 Dick Reynolds (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:47.90

Marc Gillespie (left) chats with John Edwards after the C1 Man Sprint

C1 Man Master Sprint Champ Randy Bailey has Guy Flatley and Jeff Shenberger hard on his tail

Above, Joe Johnson racing to 3rd place in C1 Man, three and a half seconds ahead of Matt Meersman, below

Guy Flatley, paddling hard to less than half a second behind winner Randy Bailey

Brothers Nick (ahead) and Ben Josefik paddling in to shore after coming 6th and 7th in C1 Man

Jeff Shenberger (above) finished less than a quarter second ahead of Steve Martin ***PICTURE CREDITS: see page 90***

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Paddler’s Stories: Tony Bond

SPRINTS: C1 Man Senior

Then, there’s the USCA’s world ambassador, Tony Bond. Bond, hailing from Echuca, Australia, traveled over 27 hours to compete in this year’s event. “In Australia, everything is kayaking,” said Bond. “I’d rather finish 30th out of 40 racers here in America than finish first out of one in Australia.” Bond flew via Taipei, Taiwan, and into St Petersburg, FL to make this year’s event. “I’m retired from 22 years in the military as a carpenter,” said Bond. “It’s the middle of winter in Australia, so it’s an ideal time for me to come. This weather is nice – it might be a little cool. It gets to 120 degrees where I live in Australia. This place is completely different from what I’m use to. There are green trees here and hills – I have to drive 70 miles to see a hill.”

C1 Man Senior (50+) 1 Scott Ricker (MA) . . National Champion . . . . . . 02:38.39 2 Tony Bond (Australia) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:39.19 3 Jim Dipelesi (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:40.23 4 Tom Walton (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:43.03 5 Ralph Vincent (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:45.22 6 Bill Turner (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:45.78 7 Bob Spain (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:48.08 8 Larry Liquori (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:49.49 9 Jim Short (MO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:51.92 10 Larry Douglas (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:53.67 11 Dana Leet (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 03:03.33 C1 Man Senior: Tom Walton, leading Ralph Vincent and Bob Spain, finishing in 4th, 5th and 7th position respectively

Above, Scott Ricker with third place Jim Dipelesi in the background; below, Tony Bond, who came second to Scott Ricker by under a second

C1 Man Senior: Bill Turner, and behind him, Larry Liquori, racing to 6th and 8th positions

Larry Liquori, in recovery from a bad shoulder accident, but nonetheless paddling well in the C1 Man Senior division Jim Short, who paddled to 9th position in the C1 Man Senior event

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SPRINTS: C1 Man Veteran Right to left: C1 Veteran final – Stan Machacek, Bob Allen, Rich Rankinen, Fritz Hansen, William Ellsworth, Phil Soule, Tom Thomas, Mike Johnson, Nick Lyesiuk

Stan Machacek, who won the C1 Man Veteran race but who, by accident of his Canadian nationality, could not become US Champion!

C1 Man Veteran (60+) 1st heat 1 Michael Johnson (MT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:42.21 2 Bob Allen (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:42.77 3 Fritz Hansen (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:43.63 4 William Ellsworth (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:44.01 5 Robert Bradford (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:49.87 6 Ken Gerg (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:57.86 7 Ray Healey (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 03:00.36 8 Charles Baker (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 03:08.44 C1 Man Veteran (60+) 2nd heat 1 Stan Machacek (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:34.93 2 Tom Thomas (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:36.67 3 Richard Rankinen (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:37.50 4 Nick Lyesiuk (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:40.10 5 Philip Soule (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:47.19 6 Glen Vanderwinckel (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:47.93 7 Dale Newton (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:48.42 8 Donald Browning (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:59.26 9 Jim Normandin (SC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 03:00.70 C1 Man Veteran (60+) FINAL 1 Stan Machacek (ON) . . . . Canadian . . . . . . . . . . 02:32.96 2 Richard Rankinen (PA) . . National Champion . 02:33.83 3 Tom Thomas (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:34.71 4 Bob Allen (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:37.76 5 Michael Johnson (MT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:39.55 6 William Ellsworth (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:40.75 7 Nick Lyesiuk (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:42.11 8 Fritz Hansen (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:44.71 9 Glen Vanderwinckel (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:45.32 10 Philip Soule (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:49.33

Right to left: C1 Veteran final – Rich Rankinen, Tom Thomas, Bob Allen

Right to left: C1 Veteran final – William Ellsworth, Mike Johnson, Fritz Hansen, Phil Soule

Right to left: C1 Veteran final – Fritz Hansen, Nick Lyesiuk, Phil Soule, and the bow of Glen Vandewinckel’s boat! ***PICTURE CREDITS: see page 90***

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SPRINTS: C2 Women, all ages

SPRINTS: C2 Men, Men Master

C2 Sprints

C2 Men 1 Matt Rudnitsky (NY) / Andy Rudnitsky (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . National Champions . . . . 02:11.59 2 John Edwards (FL) / Marc Gillespie (NY) . . . . . . 02:12.31 3 David Buckley (IL) / Ben Josefik (IL) . . . . . . . . . 02:27.99 4 Shane MacDowell (MA) / Nate Derr (NY) . . . . . 02:29.20 5 Jeremy Tripp (ME) / Guy Flatley (CT) . . . . . . . . . 02:32.21 6 John Neptune (ME) / Mark Ranco () . . . . . . . . . . 02:32.71 7 Nicholas Josefik (IL) / Ryan Stephens (IL) . . . . . 02:40.50 C2 Men Master (both 40+) 1 Randy Bailey (PA) / Steve Martin (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . National Champions . . . . 02:21.51 2 Mark McDaniel (NY) / Rich Butts (NY) . . . . . . . 02:27.21 3 Bill Turner (PA) / Steve Stoddard (PA) . . . . . . . . . 02:31.44 4 Jim Short (MO) / Doug Pennington (MO) . . . . . . 02:34.87 5 Dana Leet (PA) / Dick Reynolds (NY) . . . . . . . . . 02:51.73

Tuesday, August 9, Chapman Lake C2 Women 1 Kaitlyn McElroy (ME) / Colleen Moore (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . National Champions . . . . 02:33.13 2 Cathy Grimes (NY) / Holly Reynolds (NY) . . . . . 02:37.99 3 Alivia Moore (ME) / Carla Fearon (ME) . . . . . . . 02:50.56 C2 Women Master (both 40+) 1 Pam Fitzgerald (NY) / Kristen Stewart (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . National Champions . . . . 02:40.93 2 Judy Jeanes (PA) / Teresa Stout (PA) . . . . . . . . . . 02:45.83 3 Carol Parda-Metilly (CT) / Ellen Ellsworth (MA) 03:02.45 C2 Women Senior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No participants C2 Women Veteran 1 Priscilla Reinertsen (NH) / Jan Whitaker (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . National Champions . . . . 02:53.00

Colleen Moore & Kaitlyn McElroy ahead of Cathy Grimes & Holly Reynolds in the C2 Women Sprint, with (below) Carla Fearon & Alivia Moore taking third

Pam Fitzgerald & Kristen Stewart, ahead of Teresa Stout & Judy Jeanes in C2 Women Master

By less than half a second, Matt & Andy Rudnitsky edge John Edwards & Marc Gillespie for the C2 Man Sprint trophy

Above, C2 Men Masters Randy Bailey & Steve Martin cross the finish line five and a half seconds ahead of second position, Rich Butts & Mark McDaniel, below

Priscilla Reinertsen & Jan Whitaker

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SPRINTS: C2 Men Senior, Men Veteran

SPRINTS: C2 Mixed Open & Master

C2 Men Sr. (both 50+) 1 Larry Douglas (NH) / Scott Ricker (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . National Champions . . . . 02:23.52 2 Larry Liquori (NY) / Jim Dipelesi (NY) . . . . . . . . 02:27.85 3 Tom Walton (NH) / Tom Warner (NH) . . . . . . . . . 02:28.68 4 Ralph Vincent (VT) / Philip Soule (ME) . . . . . . . 02:36.03 5 Everett Crozier (WI) / Joe Johnson (MI) . . . . . . . 02:44.68 C2 Men Veteran (both 60+) 1 Jim Bauer (WA) / Stan Machacek (ON) Canadian 02:25.60 2 Fritz Hansen (WI) / Nick Lyesiuk (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . National Champions . . . . 02:27.82 3 Bob Allen (MA) / Tom Thomas (IN) . . . . . . . . . . 02:32.88 4 Richard Rankinen (PA) / Mike Johnson (MT) . . . 02:36.15 5 Robert Bradford (MI) / John Nemeth (MI) . . . . . . 02:37.69 6 Ken Gerg (PA) / Dale Newton (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . 02:45.17 7 Charles Baker (MA) / William Ellsworth (MA) . . 02:45.56 8 Glen Vanderwinckel (NY) / Jim Normandin (SC) 02:46.46

Mixed Open

1 Marc Gillespie (NY) / Holly Reynolds (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . National Champions . . . . 02:22.11 2 John Edwards (FL) / Colleen Moore (ME) . . . . . . 02:23.62 3 Cathy Grimes (NY) / Nate Derr (NY) . . . . . . . . . 02:37.55 4 Kaitlyn McElroy (ME) / Ray Thiel (ME) . . . . . . . 02:40.86 5 Michelle Cyr (CT) / Ted Kenyon (CT) . . . . . . . . . 02:41.28 6 Tammy Cox (IL) / Ben Josefik (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . 02:49.56 7 Kelly Harrington (IN) / Matt Meersman (IN) . . . . 02:49.82 C2 Mixed Master (both 40+) 1 Stan Machacek (ON) / Karen Simpson (ON) Cdn 02:28.16 2 Randy Bailey (PA) / Teresa Stout (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . National Champions . . . . 02:34.49 3 Judy Jeanes (PA) / Jim Dipelesi (NY) . . . . . . . . . 02:34.96 4 Kristen Stewart (NH) / Tom Warner (NH) . . . . . . 02:35.33 5 Robert Bradford (MI) / Priscilla Reinertsen (NH) 02:40.09 6 Pam Fitzgerald (NY) / Nick Lyesiuk (MA) . . . . . 02:40.68 7 William Ellsworth (MA) / Ellen Ellsworth (MA) . 02:44.14 8 Guy Flatley (CT) / Carol Parda-Metilly (CT) . . . . 02:45.22 9 Dick Reynolds (NY) / Karen Reynolds (NY) . . . . 02:55.90 10 Guy Gilman (IN) / Sonja Gilman (IN) . . . . . . . . . 02:56.50

Scott Ricker & Larry Douglas pull away from Tom Walton & Tom Warner to win the C2 Senior Men Sprint trophy

Above: Marc Gillespie & Holly Reynolds beat John Edwards & Colleen Moore; below: to win the Mixed Open Sprint trophy

Stan Machacek (Canadian) & Jim Bauer cross the line about 2 seconds ahead of Nick Lyesiuk and Fritz Hansen, who, both being Americans, win the C2 Veteran Men Sprint trophy

Tom Thomas & Bob Allen paddling to 3rd, ahead of Mike Johnson & (not pictured) Rich Rankinen (4th)

Randy Bailey & Teresa Stout, then Tom Walton & Kristen Stewart (4th), Jim Dipelesi & Judy Jeanes (3rd), Nick Lyesiuk & Pam Fitzgerald (6th)

***PICTURE CREDITS: see page 90***

Above: those commanding Canadians, Stan Machacek & Karen Simpson, with a five and a half-second lead over 2005 USCA Mixed Master Champions Randy Bailey & Teresa Stout (below)

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Kayak Sprints

SPRINTS: Kayak (Downriver, Sea Kayak)

Tuesday, August 9, Chapman Lake K1 Downriver Woman 1 Linda Kay Volpe (PA) . . . National Champion . . 03:28.26 K1 Downriver Man 1 Craig Impens (NJ) . . . . . National Champion . . 02:07.38 2 Marc Gillespie (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:09.73 3 Ryan Stephens (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:26.72 4 Brent Ernsberger (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:53.01 K1 Sea Kayak Woman 1 Sonja Gilman (IN) . . . . . .National Champion . . 02:48.21 2 Kelly Harrington (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:52.59 3 Linda Kay Volpe (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 03:24.49 4 Dawn McCracken (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 03:26.06 K1 Sea Kayak Man 1 Steve Rosenau (NC). . . . . National Champion . . 02:18.98 2 Guy Gilman (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:32.26 3 Jay Skinner (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:35.82 4 Alex Kostra (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:37.94 5 Brent Ernsberger (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:38.95

Finish line officials and timers: from left to right: volunteers Virgil Kittner, Becky Yeager, Barb Kersey, John Kersey, Mike Hostovich, and on the right: photographer David Williams (of Will Arts & Tech) The fiercely determined Sonja Gilman paddling to win the K1 Sea Kayak Woman Sprint trophy

Craig Impens, K1 Downriver Man Champion third year in a row, 2+ seconds over Marc Gillespie – less than last year!

Steve Rosenau, Sea Kayak Man Sprint Champion for 2005

Marc Gillespie beating Ryan Stephens to take 2nd in K1 Downriver Man (in 2003 Ryan beat Marc) Guy Gilman, a long way behind Steve Rosenau, but a solid second in the Sea Kayak Man event Ryan Stephens, Downriver Champ in 2002, 3rd this year

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SPRINTS: Kayak (Touring, Unlimited) K1 Touring Woman 1 Linda Kay Volpe (PA). . . National Champion . . 03:21.51 K1 Touring Man 1 John Stawinski (VT). . . . National Champion . . 02:11.67 2 Mitchell Madruga (MD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:12.66 3 Maks Zupan (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:23.80 4 Wil Rodriguez (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:26.80 5 Bobby Galbraith (VA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 03:00.21 K1 Unlimited Woman (Trial) 1 Kaitlyn McElroy (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:13.58 2 Linda Kay Volpe (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 03:21.30 3 Dawn McCracken (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 03:21.71 K1 Unlimited Man (Trial) 1 Craig Impens (NJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:01.30 2 Ron Kaiser (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:11.31 3 John Stawinski (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:28.78 4 Tony Bond (Australia) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:30.72 5 Bobby Galbraith (VA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 03:04.86

Top four photos sequence: John Stawinksi catches and passes Mitch Madruga to take the K1 Touring Man Sprint trophy

Kaitlyn McElroy, 2005 K1 Unlimited Woman (Trial) winner

Linda Kay volpe edging out Dawn McCracken by less thad half a second for second place K1 Unlimited Woman (Trial)

Maks Zupan (left) and Wil Rodriguez, 4th and 5th in the K1 Touring Man event Craig Impens with a commanding lead over Ron Kaiser (left) and John Stawinski (center) in the K1 Unlimited Man (Trial) event

***PICTURE CREDITS: see page 90***

Above, Tony Bond and below, Bobby Galbraith, 4th and 5th respectively in the K1 Unlimited Man (Trial) Sprint event

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BIATHLON

USCA National Biathlon Championship 2005

Zakk Havens posted the fastest 3K running time of 10:53.5 while Shane McDowell and Matt Rudnitsky paddled a blistering 16:55.3 to finish first overall.

- the unofficial fun event of Nationals week The 2005 NBC once again broke participation records at Betts Park in Warren, PA. 52 athletes tested themselves on the 3k cinder path around the park and 3k paddling course on the Allegheny River. “All of the iron persons and two- or three- person teams finished within seven minutes of each other. Most finished with no more than two minutes separation. This makes a fun and exciting race,” said race director Tom Walton.

Matt Meersman won the Iron Man Open (31:39). Lisa Bainey captured the Iron Woman Master title while Joe and Liz Johnson won the Tin Mixed Master Division. Other class winners included Kaitlyn McElroy and Ray Thiel in Tin Mixed, McDowell and Rudnitsky in Tin Men, Eve Dana, Alivia Moore, and Priscilla Reinertsen in Tin Women, and Tom Thomas and Bob Allen in Tin Men Master.

“There is a beauty in simplicity, and the USCA National Biathlon Championship offers a highly-visible, safe, fun experience that is Tom Walton was the overall fastest iron person with an 11:42 run both challenging and yet, within the physical limits of most of us,” said Walton. and 10:05 paddle, 30:48 in total. Zakk Havens, fastest runner, C1 and Run (Iron Man) Run Paddle Total and 2nd 1 Matt Meersman (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:53.5 . . . 18:46.2 . . 31:39.7 fastest Iron 2 Zakk Havens (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:53.5 . . . 20:50.5 . . 31:43.9 Man 3 Zane Havens (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:34.3 . . . 26:11.2 . . 38:45.5 C1 and Run (Iron Man Master) 1 Tom Walton (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:42.7 . . . 2 Keith Havens (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:49.5 . . . 3 Yves Cartier (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:41.5 . . . 4 Rodney Robinson (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:56.6 . . . 5 Ralph Vincent (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13:43.1 . . . 6 Gareth Stevens (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13:27.8 . . . 7 Randy Bailey (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14:40.1 . . . 8 Ed Sharp (VA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14:58.4 . . . 9 Phil Soule (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17:39.7 . . . C1 and Run (Iron Woman Master) 1 Lisa Bainey (PA) (the run and total don’t look right to me - Editor) . 10:13.7 . . . Tin Men 1 Shane McDowell (NY) / Matt Rudnitsky (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:01.1 . . . 2 Ethan Dana (ME) / Brandon Paul (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:16.8 . . . 3 Michael Browning (IL) / Ben Josefik (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14:46.7 . . . 4 Tim Sayger (AR) / Larry Douglas (NH) / Scott Ricker (MA) . . . . 16:44.0 . . . 5 Scott Angove (PA) / Jeff Lewis (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:38.9 . . . Tin Men Master 1 Tom Thomas (IN) / Bob Allen (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13:28.5 . . . 2 Larry Liquori (NY) / Jim Dipelesi (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14:54.9 . . . Tin Mixed Master 1 Joe Johnson (MI) / Liz Johnson (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13:42.0 . . . 2 Lynne McDuffie (NC) / William McDuffie (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13:10.7 . . . 3 Tom Warner (NH) / Kristen Stewart (MA) / Nick Lyesiuk (MA) . 16:08.8 . . . 4 Judy Jeanes (PA) / Ken Gerg (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16:44.7 . . . 5 Nancy Plouffe (MA) / Phil Cole (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16:39.9 . . . Tin Mixed Open 1 Kaitlyn McElroy (ME) / Ray Thiel (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:25.8 . . . 2 Ariel McNett (ME) / Eric McNett (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13:32.9 . . . 3 Ted Kenyon (CT) / Michelle Cyr (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:54.2 . . . 4 John Neptune (ME) / Carla Fearon (ME) / Mark Ranco (ME) . . . . 13:20.6 . . . 5 Miranda Robinson (NY) / Jon Santor (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15:01.0 . . . Tin Women 1 Priscilla Reinertsen (NH) / Eve Dana (ME) / Alivia Moore (ME) . 12:59.1 . . .

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19:05.3 . . 30:48.0 19:34.0 . . 32:23.4 19:49.8 . . 32:31.3 20:02.7 . . 32:59.3 19:30.5 . . 33:13.6 19:53.9 . . 33:21.7 19:03.0 . . 33:43.1 21:17.6 . . 36:16.1 20:58.9 . . 38:38.6

Kaitlyn McElroy, runner and paddler for the top Tin Mixed Open team

21:44.0 . . 31:57.7 16:55.3 . . 27:56.4 21:14.2 . . 33:31.0 19:29.9 . . 34:16.5 17:38.3 . . 34:22.3 24:27.0 . . 37:05.8 18:28.1 . . 31:56.6 19:17.0 . . 34:12.0 17:35.6 . . 31:17.6 18:55.5 . . 32:06.2 18:33.5 . . 34:42.3 19:32.7 . . 36:17.4 21:08.4 . . 37:48.3 19:03.1 . . 30:29.0 17:30.9 . . 31:03.8 18:37.2 . . 31:31.5 19:56.3 . . 33:16.9 18:52.5 . . 33:53.5 20:05.4 . . 33:04.4

Heart rate . . . what !? The incomparable Tom Walton, impresario and founder of the NBC

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BIATHLON Shane MacDowell & Andy Rudnitsky – overall winners of the National Biathlon Championship

Above, Larry Liquori & Jim Dipelesi grab their boat for the final sprint, and below, Ben Josefik & Michael Browning ready for the sprint portage, followed by Scott Ricker & Larry Douglas

Zane Havens - 3rd, C1 Iron Man division Lynn & William McDuffie (left) and (right) River McDuffie, designated wearer of a McDuffie’s Tin Mixed Master medal

Mark Ranco, Carla Fearon, and John Neptune: Tin Mixed Open, fourth place

Eve Dana, Priscilla Reinertsen, and Alivia Moore, 2005 Tin Women Champions ***PICTURE CREDITS: see page 90***

Ariel and Eric McNett, second in the Tin Mixed Open division

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Bob Allen and Tom Thomas, 2005 Tin Men Master Champions

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CANOE ORIENTEERING

The Islands of Tidioute USCA Canoe Orienteering Championships, Allegheny River, Tidioute, PA, August 10, 2005 In the closest Nationals canoe orienteering championship in memory, in low water among the islands and channels of the Allegheny River at Tidioute, brothers Seth and Steve Miller (MA) edged perennial contenders Tammy Cox and Ben Josefik (IL) with a combination of crisp navigation, speedy execution, and furious wading. It was hot, with the big digital thermometer in Tidioute showing 93º at noon. Water levels were low and fell again overnight, turning some channels among the islands into gravel paths, but also expanding wading as a route choice. The bottom was nicely firm, composed of flat, river-worn pebbles. But, those flat pebbles were perfectly suited for slipping into river shoes, initially not feeling too bad, and then seeming to grow tall as mountains after several more steps. Everyone was seen stopping to dig out the pebbles, then continue on. Then, between shoals, they’d jump back in the boat, where swift currents of cool water rushed into long stretches of flat-out paddling to the next island cluster. Back in the islands and out of the current, in the sun-warmed shallows, thumb-sized tadpoles raced for safety from encroaching feet. At Tidioute the Allegheny passes through a high ridge and makes a right angle turn from west to south. At the bend, two large islands fill the river, and a former railroad grade, now a trail, begins its parallel course. Here were two controls, one on the lower tip of the far island and the other on shore at the start of the trail. Every team treated this spot differently. Some split up with a runner going down the island for that control and a paddler remaining with the boat and moving it toward the land control while the runner waded to rejoin. Others paddled down to the island control, left their boat, waded to the trailhead, and waded back. No one, however, elected to portage along the trail. Further downstream, several more island clusters provided more puzzles eventually leading to the final control just downstream of the finish on the far side of an island with grass taller than any competitor. The finish timing crew had a great time watching the teams attack. Some paddled to the far side, punched, and then portaged across. Others dropped a runner at the island’s tip and moved the canoe down to meet them coming back upstream to finish. Still others paddled down the near side, landed, ran across, and then got back in their boat for a last sprint. When all was done, the Millers had the fastest time by a slim 1.6 percent and were the winning tandem men’s team, Tammy Cox and Ben Josefik were second and the fastest mixed team, and Randy

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CANOE ORIENTEERING Jessica Runyon, map and paddle in hand, climbs into her boat (partner Nick Josefik is in stern)

Phil Cole, at 86 the grandest veteran at Nationals, sets off with daughter Nancy who got him into paddling in 1974 with the words “We’re in a race tomorrow.” “But neither

of us knows how to paddle ...”

Dan Miernicki heading one way and, behind him, Ben Josefik and Tammy Cox heading the other

Left, Dan Miernicki, and right, Seth Miller, study the map (see opposite page) before setting out ***PICTURE CREDITS: see page 90***

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CANOE ORIENTEERING Seth and Steve Miller, 2005 Champions of the USCA National Canoe Orienteering event

Lane and David Galey wade and portage a section of the race

Ron Kaiser picks a pebble from his shoe Bailey and Lisa Bainey, first-time orienteers from Pennsylvania, were third overall. For being fastest, in addition to their gold medals for winning the men’s division, Seth and Steve, who were also awarded copies of the book of Tidioute history, A Favored Valley. Terry Myers, C1 Woman winner from Massachusetts, also was earned A Favored Valley for posting the fastest time of the day in a one person boat. A special award was presented to Walt Snavley, Tidioute Borough Manager, for his enormous contribution of local knowledge while the meet was still in planning, as well as his superb negotiating skills for landowner permissions. The Borough of Tidioute was a gracious host, allowing two borough employees to help on the timing crew and providing water, soft drinks, and snacks after the race. Orienteering remains one of the smaller USCA disciplines, but it attracts a loyal group who come back year after year. Everyone keeps getting better, with the margin between the first and last teams narrowing. And, this year for the first time, illustrating an increased level of competition, most boats sported map-holding clipboards. Thank you to everyone who helped make this event possible, both meet workers and competitors. On to Wisconsin!

Aims Coney, meet director and course setter J-J Coté, cartographer Walt Snavley, host organizer Jim Decker, Nationals event manager

For more canoe-o info including pictures from today’s meet, see www.geocities.com/canoeo/

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Standing (back row): Dawn McCracken, Ben Josefik, Dan Miernicki, Seth Miller, Steve Miller, Don Browning, Lane Galey, David Galey; 2nd row: Doug Pennington, Jennifer Pennington, Phil Cole, Michael Browning; kneeling: Lisa Bainey, Randy Bailey, Tammy Cox, Jessica Runyon, Nancy Plouffe, and Terry Myers C1 Man (long course) 1 Dan Miernicki (NY). . . . . National Champion . . 2:22:55 C1 Woman (medium course) 1 Terry Myers (MA). . . . . . . National Champion . . 1:50:22 C2 Man/Youth (long course) 1 Doug Pennington (MO) / Jennifer Pennington (MO) 1:59:00 2 Donald Browning (IL) / Mike Browning (IL) . . . . 2:04:04 C2 Men (long course) 1 Seth Miller (MA) / Steve Miller (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . National Champions . . 1:47:43 2 Lane Galey (OH) / David Galey (OH) . . . . . . . . . . 2:56:34 3 Bobby Galbraith (VA) / Ron Kaiser (PA) . . . . . . . . 3:04:20 C2 Mixed (long course) 1 Tammy Cox (IL) / Ben Josefik (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . National Champions . . 1:49:26 2 Randy Bailey (PA) / Lisa Bainey (PA) . . . . . . . . . . 1:54:21 3 Phil Cole (NH) / Nancy Plouffe (MA) . . . . . . . . . . 1:57:15 4 Jessica Runyon (IL) / Nick Josefik (IL) . . . . . . . . . 2:00:53 K1 Woman (medium course) 1 Dawn McCracken (PA). . . National Champion . . 1:56:57 ***PICTURE CREDITS: see page 90***


OUTRIGGER SPRINTS

Outrigger Sprints

(Thursday, August 11, Chapman State Park)

Women (Youth) – (500 meters) 1

Team 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jessica Runyon (IL) / Miranda Robinson (NY) / Erin Gormley (PA) / Ruth Sayger (AR) / Ashley Partridge (AR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 03:07.19

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Team 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colleen Moore (ME) / Alivia Moore (ME) / Cindy McNett (ME) / Michelle Cyr (ME) / Kristen Stewart (NH) / Bianca Moore (ME) . . . . . 06:44.43 Team 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lauren Sutton (NY) / Jan Whitaker (NY) / Esther Baker (NY) / Judy Smithers (NY) / Ruth Berger (NY) / Gineen Frenning (NY) . . . . . 07:13.95

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Team 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tucker Beatty (PA) / Jeremy Tripp (ME) / Claire Stout (PA) / Logan Stout (PA) / Jacob Celeski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:52.51 Team 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Larrabee (NY) / Jackie Frenning (NY) / Jack Collopy (NY) / Katie Schrimmel (NY) / Mathew Sutton (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 03:18.62

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Team 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ben Diller (MD) / Steven Diller (MD) / Mike Rosecky (MD) / Ben Henrich (PA) / Ariel McNett (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:31.19 Team 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeremy Tripp (ME) / Timothy Sayger (AR) / Robert Simpson-Spook (ON) / Ryan Kerr (PA) / Claire Stout (PA) / Brittney Paul (ME) . . . . . . . . . 03:22.74 Team 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Justin Schrimmel (NY) / Julia Harvey (NY) / Jessica Starr (NY) / Matt Starr (NY) / Nick Marvin (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 03:30.75

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Team 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Travis McAllister (IA) / Shane MacDowell (MA) / Matt Rudnitsky (NY) / Matt Anthony (PA) / Cody Brown (AR) / Bianca Moore (ME) . . . . . . . 05:23.26

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Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cindy Vogel (FL) / Ruth Sayger (AR) / Judy Jeanes (PA) / Karl Vogel (FL) / Tony Bond (AUS) / John Edwards (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05:03.57 Maine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colleen Moore (ME) / Mark Ranco (ME) / John Neptune (ME) / Alivia Moore (ME) / Eric McNett (ME) / Cindy McNett (ME) . . . . . . . 05:12.68 Northeast #A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tom Warner (NH) / Tom Walton (NH) / Ralph Vincent (VT) / Griffin Williams (MI) / Kristen Stewart (NH) / Michele Cyr (CT) . . . . . . 05:14.53 Northeast #B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bianca Moore (ME) / Randy Bailey (PA) /

Adult Women – (1000 meters)

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Teresa Stout (PA) / Ted Kenyon (CT) / Arthur Cholakis (NY) / Erin Gormley (PA) . . . . . 05:30.11 Team 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan Whitaker (NY) / John Schrimmel (NY) / Matt Starr (NY) / Judy Smithers (NY) / Esther Baker (NY) / Chris Donner (NY) . . . . . . . 06:00.80 Synthesis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lauren Sutton (NY) / Bob Pierson (NY) / David Donner (NY) / John Frenning (NY) / Hanna Pierson (SK) / Eugenia Avery (NY) . . . . . 06:10.81

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Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Dipelesi (NY) / Karl Vogel (FL) / Yves Cartier (FL) / Maks Zupan (ON) / Tony Bond (AUS) / John Edwards (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 04:52.95 Northeast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tom Warner (NH) / Ralph Vincent (VT) / Phil Soule (ME) / Tom Walton (NH) / John Alsop (ME) / Ray Thiel (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . 04:59.08 Team 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Ranco (ME) / John Neptune (ME) / Eric McNett (ME) / Randy Bailey (PA) / Bob Dean (FL) / Larry Liquori (NY) . . . . . . . . . . 05:00.19 Petros John Schrimmel (NY) / Matt Schrimmel (NY) / Chris Donner (NY) / David Donner (NY) / John Frenning (NY) / Bob Pierson (NY) . . . . . . . 05:52.66

Men’s Teams – (1000 meters)

Youth #2 – (500 meters)

Youth #2 Mid – (500 meters)

The editor of Canoe News could not find any photographs of the outrigger sprints, so took Jim Mallory’s advice and used the opportunity to reproduce Jim’s fine photo of Norm Ludwig enjoying an ice cream later in the week and considering how happy he is not to have had to jig outriggers, too . . .

Youth 3 (1k) – (1000 meters)

Mixed Teams – (1000 meters)

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Youth Sprints

YOUTH SPRINTS: C1 Fledgling I & II Zach Cordick, 2nd in C1 Fledgling II

Chapman Lake, August 11, 2005 C1 Fledgling I (5-7) - 250 meters 1 Annie Ripton (NY) . . . . . National Champion . . . 2:30.88 2 Harmon Skinner (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0:00.00 C1 Fledgling II (8-10) - 250 meters 1 Robert Simpson-Spook (ON) . Canadian . . . . . . . . 1:43.98 2 Zach Cordick (ON) . . . . . . . . Canadian . . . . . . . 1:52.04 3 Hayden Skinner (NY) . . . National Champion . . . 2:02.69 4 Claire Stout (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:11.31 5 Natalie Gilfus (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:45.38 6 Ben Henrichs (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:42.87 C1 Bantam (11-12) - 250 meters 1 Mark Hugus (WI) . . . . . . National Champion . . . 1:26.04 2 Courtney Miller (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:29.60 3 Kelton Jenkins (WA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:35.02 4 Alison Johnson (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:40.29 5 Corrinna Avery (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:45.38 6 Tucker Beatty (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:46.96 7 Ryan Kerr (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:20.83 C1 Girl Juvenile (13-14) - 500 meters 1 Nicole Mallory (NY) . . . National Champion . . . . 3:08.68 2 Madelen Johnson (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:34.30 3 Leslie Ripton (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:38.05

Hayden Skinner, 3rd in C1 Fledgling II

Clare Stout, 4th in C1 Fledgling II

Annie Ripton, C1 Fledgling I Champion

Natalie Gilfus, 5th in C1 Fledgling II

Robert Simpson-Spook leading four of the C1s in Fledgling II. Robert and fellow Canadian Zach Cordick came 1st & 2nd

Ben Henrichs, 6th in C1 Fledgling II, crossed the finish line, while adults Jim Dipelesi and Judy Jeanes look on

Robert Simpson-Spook, winning the C1 Fledgling II race

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YOUTH SPRINTS: C1 Bantam and Girl Juvenile Mark Hugus and Courtney Miller, 1st and 2nd respectively in C1 Bantam

Tucker Beatty, 6th in C1 Bantam

Ryan Kerr, 7th in C1 Bantam

Kelton Jenkins, 3rd in C1 Bantam

Nicole Mallory, C1 Girl Juvenile Champion, 2005

Alison Johnson, 4th in C1 Bantam

Madelen Johnson, 2nd in C1 Girl Juvenile

Corrinna Avery, 5th in C1 Bantam Leslie Ripton, 2nd in C1 Girl Juvenile (Jim Dipelesi in the background)

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YOUTH SPRINTS: C1 Boy Juvenile, Woman & Man Junior C1 Boy Juvenile (13-14) - 500 meters 1 Ben Hugus (WI) . . . . . . . . . National Champion . 2:44.57 2 Ethan Dana (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:55.59 3 Josh Quintel (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:58.26 4 Griffin Williams (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:00.18 5 Zane Havens (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:06.21 6 Michael Browning (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:07.87 7 Matt Anthony (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:32.05 8 Cody Jenkins (WA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:45.82 9 Brandon Paul (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:23.00 C1 Woman Jr (15-17) - 500 meters 1 Miranda Robinson (NY) . . . National Champion . 2:55.78 2 Brittney Paul (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:13.97 3 Erin Gormley (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:39.55 C1 Man Jr (15-17) - 500 meters 1 Matt Rudnitsky (NY) . . . . . .National Champion . 2:34.32 2 Shane MacDowell (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:37.20 3 Zakk Havens (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:44.99 4 Travis McAllister (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:49.78 5 Jeremy Tripp (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:51.13 6 Joel Kowsky (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:01.03 7 Ben Diller (MD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:01.67 8 Jack Urmann (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:11.23 9 Matthew Starr (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:16.45

Josh Quintel (boat #8) and Griffin Williams, 3rd and 4th respectively in C1 Boy Juvenile

Zane Havens over Michael Browning, 5th and 6th in C1 Boy Juvenile

Matt Anthony, 7th in C1 Boy Juvenile

Ben Hugus, 2005 C1 Boy Juvenile Sprint Champion crosses the finish line

Brandon Paul, 9th in C1 Boy Juvenile

Ethan Dana, 2nd in C1 Boy Juvenile, followed by Josh Quintel, Griffin Williams and Zane Havens

Miranda Robinson, C1 Woman Junior Sprint Champion 2005

Brittney Paul, 2nd in C1 Woman Junior Sprint Ethan Dana, 2nd C1 Boy Juvenile Erin Gormley, 3rd in C1 Woman Junior Sprint

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YOUTH SPRINTS: K1, all classes K1 Downriver Woman Jr (15-17) - 500 meters 1 Nicole Mallory (NY) . . . National Champion . . . . 3:02.69 2 Victoria Ernsberger (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:08.84 K1 Downriver Man Jr (15-17) - 500 meters 1 Joel Robertson (IL) . . . . National Champion . . . . 2:38.23 2 Hayden Skinner (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:24.56 K1 ICF Man Jr (15-17) - 500 meters 1 Griffin Williams (MI) . . . National Champion . . . 2:37.49 2 Josh Quintel (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:56.23

Matt Rudnitsky with a commanding lead over Shane MacDowell in the C1 Man Junior Sprint Championship

Zakk Havens, 3rd in C1 Man Junior

Nicole Mallory, 1st in K1 Downriver Woman Junior

Victoria Ernsberger, 2nd in K1 Downriver Woman Junior

Travis McAllister, 4th in C1 Man Junior, with the tip of Jeremy Tripp’s canoe behind him

Joel Robertson, 1st in in K1 Downriver Man Junior

Joel Kowsky (boat #4) and Ben Diller, 6th and 7th in C1 Man Junior

Hayden Skinner, 2nd in K1 Downriver Man Junior Jack Urmann, 8th in C1 Man Junior

Matthew Starr, 9th in C1 Man Junior Joel Robertson (far), winning the K1 Donwriver Man Jr race and Griffin Williams (near) winning the K1 ICF Man Jr race; these races ran together ***PICTURE CREDITS: see page 90***

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YOUTH SPRINTS: C2 Fledgling, Bantam, Girl & Boy Juvenile C2 Fledgling I (5-7) - 250 meters 1 Elizabeth Lee (NY) / Breanne Avery (NY) . . . . . . . 2:14.71 2 Annie Ripton (NY) / Harmon Skinner (NY) . . . . . 2:15.38 C2 Fledgling II (8-10) - 250 meters 1 Robert Simpson-Spook (ON) / Zach Cordick (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Canadians . . . . . . . . . 1:35.89 2 Victoria Ernsberger (IN) / Hayden Skinner (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . National Champions 1:54.62 3 Ben Henrichs (PA) / Claire Stout (PA) . . . . . . . . . . 1:59.48 C2 Bantam (11-12) - 250 meters 1 Ryan Kerr (PA) / Logan Stout (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . National Champions 1:27.19 2 Tucker Beatty (PA) / Claire Stout (PA ) . . . . . . . . . 1:40.29 C2 Girl Juvenile (13-14) - 500 meters 1 Nicole Mallory (NY) / Jessica Runyon (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . National Champions 3:18.95 2 Madelen Johnson (MI) / Alison Johnson (WI) . . . . 3:26.04 3 Leslie Ripton (NY) / Jackie Hickey (NY) . . . . . . . 3:39.61 C2 Boy Juvenile (13-14) - 500 meters 1 Josh Quintel (MI) / Griffin Williams (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . National Champions 2:40.44 2 Peter Limberg (WI) / Ben Hugus (WI) . . . . . . . . . . 2:43.86 3 Matt Anthony (PA) / Joel Robertson (IL) . . . . . . . . 2:45.96 4 Ethan Dana (ME) / Brandon Paul (ME) . . . . . . . . . 2:47.84 5 Michael Browning (IL) / Mark Hugus (WI) . . . . . . 3:05.29 6 Kelton Jenkins (WA) / Cody Jenkins (WA) . . . . . . 3:18.29

Canadians Zach Cordick & Robert Simpson-Spook, C2 Fledgling II winners

Victoria Ernsberger & Hayden Skinner, USCA C2 Fledgling II Champions

Third in C2 Fledgling II, Ben Henrichs & Claire Stout (Jim Dipelesi behind)

In a tight finish (under a second) Breanne Avery & Elizabeth Lee beat Harmon Skinner & Annie Ripton

C2 Fledgling I contenders Harmon Skinner & Annie Ripton Ryan Kerr & Logan Stout USCA C2 Bantam Champions for 2005

C2 Fledgling I Champions Breanne Avery & Elizabeth Lee

Claire Stout & Tucker Beatty, 2nd place C2 Bantam team

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YOUTH SPRINTS: C2 Girl Juvenile and C2 Boy Juvenile

C2 Boy Juvenile, left to right: Cody Jenkins & Kelton Jenkins, Brandon Paul & Ethan Dana, Joel Robertson & Matt Anthony, Mark Hugus & Michael Browning, Griffin Williams & Josh Quintel, Ben Hugus & Peter Limberg Jessica Runyon & Nicole Mallory, C2 Girl Juvenile Champions for 2005

Joel Robertson & Matt Anthony ahead of Brandon Paul & Ethan Dana, 3rd and 4th in C2 Boy Juvenile Mark Hugus & Michael Browning, 5th in C2 Boy Juvenile

Madelen & Alison Johnson ahead of Leslie Ripton & Jackie Hickey, 2nd and 3rd in C2 Girl Juvenile

Kelton Jenkins & Cody Jenkins, 6th in C2 Boy Juvenile

Griffin Williams & Josh Quintel, ahead of Peter Limberg & Ben Hugus, 1st and 2nd in C2 Boy Juvenile ***PICTURE CREDITS: see page 90***

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YOUTH SPRINTS: C2 Women Jr, Men Jr, Mixed Open Heats C2 Women Jr (15-17) - 500 meters 1 Ruth Sayger (AR) / Ashley Partridge (AR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nationals Champions . . 2:46.97 2 Erin Gormley (PA) / Miranda Robinson (NY) . . . . 2:57.20 3 Alivia Moore (ME) / Eve Dana (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . 2:59.83 4 Bianca Moore (ME) / Brittney Paul (ME) . . . . . . . 3:08.93 C2 Men Jr (15-17) - 500 meters 1 Matt Rudnitsky (NY) / Shane MacDowell (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nationals Champions . . 2:22.33 2 Cody Brown (AR) / Tim Sayger (AR) . . . . . . . . . . 2:29.87 3 Travis McAllister (IA) / Ben Diller (MD) . . . . . . . 2:40.49 4 Zane Havens (MI) / Zakk Havens (MI) . . . . . . . . . 2:40.96 5 Steven Diller (MD) / Mike Rosecky (MD) . . . . . . . 2:44.33 6 Jeremy Tripp (ME) / Gary Fearon (ME) . . . . . . . . . 2:53.04 7 Matt Anthony (PA) / Jack Urmann III (PA) . . . . . . 2:55.40 C2 Mixed Open Heat 1 (13-17) - 500 meters 1 Cody Brown (AR) / Ruth Sayger (AR) . . . . . . . . . . 02:29.9 2 Zakk Havens (MI) / Miranda Robinson (NY) . . . . 02:40.8 3 Matt Rudnitsky (NY) / Ariel McNett (ME) . . . . . . 02:43.2 4 Madelen Johnson (MI) / Ben Hugus (WI) . . . . . . . 02:46.0 5 Matt Anthony (PA) / Erin Gormley (PA) . . . . . . . . 03:01.6 6 Michael Browning (IL) / Jennifer Pennington (MO) 03:07.9 7 Julia Harvey (NY) / Matt Schrimmel (NY) . . . . . . 03:11.0 C2 Mixed Open Heat 2 (13-17) - 500 meters 1 Alivia Moore (ME) / Shane MacDowell (MA) . . . 02:37.0 2 Timothy Sayger (AR) / Ashley Partridge (AR) . . . 02:45.5 3 Jeremy Tripp (ME) / Bianca Moore (ME) . . . . . . . 02:49.7 4 Joel Robertson (IL) / Jessica Runyon (IL) . . . . . . . 02:58.2 5 Brittney Paul (ME) / Gary Fearon (ME) . . . . . . . . . 02:59.5 6 Leslie Ripton (NY) / Griff Williams (MI) . . . . . . . 03:05.3 7 Josh Quintel (MI) / Jackie Hickey (NY) . . . . . . . . . 03:12.3

Brittney Paul & Bianca Moore come 4th in C2 Women Junior (sorry, no pic of Eve Dana & Alivia Moore)

Shane McDowell & Matt Rudnitsky come a solid first in C2 Men Junior

Tim Sayger & Cody Brown, a solid 2nd in C2 Men Junior

Travis McAllister & Ben Diller beat the Havens in a very tight race for 3rd & 4th

Ruth Sayger & Ashley Partridge, clear winners of the C2 Women Junior Sprint Championship, cross the finish line.

Mike Rosecky & Steven Diller paddle back to shore after taking 5th place Jeremy Tripp & Gary Fearon keep back Matt Anthony & Jack Urmann to come 6th

Erin Gormley & Miranda Robinson take 2nd in the C2 Women Junior Sprint Championship

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YOUTH SPRINTS: C2 Mixed Open Final C2 Mixed Open Final (13-17) - 500 meters 1 Cody Brown (AR) / Ruth Sayger (AR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nationals Champions . . 02:35.0 2 Timothy Sayger (AR) / Ashley Partridge (AR) . . . 02:47.2 3 Zakk Havens (MI) / Miranda Robinson (NY) . . . . 02:47.7 4 Matt Rudnitsky (NY) / Ariel McNett (ME) . . . . . . 02:48.3 5 Jeremy Tripp (ME) / Bianca Moore (ME) . . . . . . . 02:50.7 6 Alivia Moore (ME) / Shane MacDowell (MA) . . . 02:51.4 7 Madelen Johnson (MI) / Ben Hugus (WI) . . . . . . . 02:55.5 8 Joel Robertson (IL) / Jessica Runyon (IL) . . . . . . . 03:02.7 9 Brittney Paul (ME) / Gary Fearon (ME) . . . . . . . . . 03:03.1 10 Matt Anthony (PA) / Erin Gormley (PA) . . . . . . . . 03:09.2

Jeremy Tripp & Alivia Moore snatch 5th from Shane MacDowell & Alivia Moore, Mixed Open Final

Ben Hugus and Madelen Johnson paddle to 7th position in the Mixed Open Final

Ruth Sayger & Cody Brown win convincingly over Tim Sayger & Ashley Partridge in the C2 Mixed Open Final

Gary Fearon & Brittney Paul make a brave attempt to catch Joel Robertson & Jessica Runyon . . .

Behind boats #3 and #5 (see below): Matt Rudnitsky & Ariel McNett, Jeremy Tripp & Bianca Moore (out of picture, left), Shane MacDowell & Alivia Moore, and Madelen Johnson & Ben Hugus . . . but Joel and Jessica hang on to their lead to take 8th place in the Mixed Open Final

Boat #3 (Zakk Havens & Miranda Robinson) and #5 (Tim Sayger & Ashley Partridge) have a tight battle for 2nd place Mixed Open

Tim Sayger & Ashley Partridge take Zakk Havens & Miranda Robinson by a scant half-second to claim 2nd in Mixed Open

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Matt Anthony & Erin Gormley bring up the rear in the final of the Mixed Open Youth Sprint races

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Exhibition Race for Paddlers with Physical Disabilities The two teams of paddlers (“Red” and “Yellow”) from Heritage Christian Services who competed in an exhibition race for paddlers with physical diabilities at Chapman Lake . . .

Exhibition Team Yellow: left to right, Karen Simpson - steersperson, with Beth Taylor, Bob Terry, Paul Oszewski, Amee Reinhardt, Andy Davie

Exhibition Team Red: left to right, Dan Grella, Carol Thompson, George Kerson, Chevonne Richardson, Marcia Burke, and steersperson, Jan Whitaker

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First National Championship for Paddlers with Physical Disabilities

Jan Whitaker, USCA Adaptive Paddling Chair and champion for paddlers with physical disabilities: her watch-phrase – “Envision OC6, a Paralympic Sport!”

Warren Debuts First Adaptive Outrigger Canoe Championship

Visitors have canoed in Sweden, Thailand, Australia

By BOB PATCHEN Times Observer Sports Writer The paddlers that compete in the USCA National Canoe & Kayak Championships come from all different backgrounds. You’ll find school teachers, soldiers, tattoo artists, and just about any other profession that comes to mind. Each has their own story to tell, but one physical education teacher has a story that few can match. Jan Whitaker, of West Henrietta, NY is the USCA Adaptive Paddling Committee chair, and is trying to help where it may be needed most. Whitaker, who has been a canoeist and a kayaker since 1971, has introduced outrigger canoeing to the handicapped. “In 1997, I was instructing a summer camp on canoeing when a little girl named Jessica came to me,” said Whitaker. “She was in leg braces and suffered from cerebral palsy. When she got into the canoe, her disability disappeared. For the first time in her life, she was on target with her peers,” said Whitaker. “No one gets left behind in a canoe. Little Jessica was my inspiration.” Little Jessica’s inspiration has gone much deeper. Shortly after her meeting with Jessica, Whitaker contacted a few people to see if there was a way for people with spinal injuries and disorders to sit in a canoe. “I wanted to give people who suffer from disabilities the blessing of boats,” said Whitaker. “The psychological impact of achieving something like finishing a race is unbelievable. We get them to focus on their abilities, not their disabilities.” In 2001, Whitaker’s hard work became a reality at the USCA Nationals held in Atlanta, Georgia. Exhibition races were held in the Outrigger sprints for the physically handicapped.

“I’ve started a program in Rochester, NY,” said Whitaker. “I’ve also formed a not-for-profit group called Cape Abilities with Garry Gellert to help. This is the third year – it’s going very well.” Chapman State Park will be Whitaker’s launching pad for her group. This year’s USCA National Championships will be the first ever medal race to be held for the physically handicapped. “One of the teams will feature Peter Crowley, blind since birth,” said Whitaker. “He’s crossed the Hudson River and the English Channel, paddling solo with only a spotter on board with him.” Two teams with developmental disabilities will be putting on an exhibition race at Chapman State Park. “This is a very big deal for these people,” said Whitaker. “They’re staying two nights at the Holiday Inn. One young man has gotten a job at Wegman’s because of the confidence he’s built. We’ve given him more responsibilities in the race; he’ll be a captain of one of the teams.” Whitaker’s hard work doesn’t stop there. Cape Ability is working in coordination with Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC and the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD to give special instruction to soldiers injured in the war. “We try to get to these young men and women as soon as possible. Some of them have been injured so recently they can’t even be fitted with prosthetics,” said Whitaker. “I was hoping to have one of the soldiers come to Warren to speak, but it just couldn’t be done.” What is so important about the first ever race being held in Warren? Whitaker is going to send a report to the Paralympics committee in hopes of getting outrigger canoeing in the 2012 games. “It’s sort of ironic. The Paralympics were founded after World War II by an English doctor for those soldiers who were injured in the war but still wanted to compete in sports,” said Whitaker. “Hopefully, this thing will come full circle, and we’ll have the first outrigger canoe race in the 2012 games in England.” The pictures and results from Thursday’s race will make up part of the report that Whitaker will send to the Paralympics committee.

First USCA National Champions in the event for paddlers with physical disabilities – left to right: Art Cholakis, Susan Beck, Tammy Jopson, Xavier Major, David Peasley, and steersperson Karen Simpson

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Championship Race for Paddlers with Physical Disabilities Chapman Lake, Thursday, August 11, 2005

Outrigger OC6: - 250 meters 1 Team 1 National Champions Art Cholakis (NY) / Susan Beck (NY) / Tammy Jopson (NY) / Xavier Major (NY) / David Peasley (NY) / Karen Simpson (ON) - Steersperson . . . 4:59.05 2 Team 2 Deb Marcuccilli (NY) / Joe Rapchick (NY) / Greg Crouse (NY) / Rebecca Lloyd (NY) / Peter Crowley (NY) / Jan Whitaker (NY) - Steersperson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5:03.06 3 Team 3 Beth Taylor (NY) / Bobby Terry (NY) / Tom Haggerty (NY) / Sue Fox (NY) / John Eichner (NY) / Jan Whitaker (NY) - Steersperson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5:18.23

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MARATHON RESULTS, starting with C2 Women Junior

Marathon Results

Allegheny River (Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Aug 12-14)

Ruth Sayger & Ashley Partridge in a solid second place in the C2 Women Junior Marathon Championship

ORDER OF RESULTS Canoe News is presenting this year’s marathon results, not by date but by category, on the following pages: C1 & C2 Junior, Adult & Junior, and Adult & Youth* . 34-39 Outrigger Open Trial 69 C1 Man . . . . . . . . . . 40-51 ICF Kayak . . . . . . . 70-71 C1 Woman . . . . . . . 52-53 Downriver Kayak . 72-73 C2 Women . . . . . . . 54-55 Sea Kayak . . . . . . . 73-75 C2 Men . . . . . . . . . . 56-63 Touring Kayak . . . 76-77 C2 Mixed . . . . . . . . 64-65 Unlimited Kayak . . 78-79 C2 Standard . . . . . . 66-69 [*With the exception of the Woman & Junior and Man & Junior races, these classes raced the shorter course: start to finish, but without the buoy turns at Verbeck Island or the detour and buoy turn up Conewango Creek. The shorter course was also raced by K1 ICF Junior.]

Comparing Race Times One Day With Another – or Even One Start Time With Another! A point to remember when comparing race times one day with another is that the water levels were not consistent day to day, resulting in differences in water speed and the locations of transition lines from deep to suck, and from suck to shallows, and from shallows to that nasty scraping sound, you know the one, as your boat grinds to a halt on rocks or gravel.

Brittney Paul & Bianca Moore put in a strong finish to end third in the C2 Women Junior Marathon Championship

There were even variations relating to start times on the same Shane MacDowell & Matt Rudnitsky win the mornings, as classes with different start times caught the water C2 Men Junior Marathon trophy with under released from the dam at slightly different points down river, the forty seconds to spare in 1:16:45.62 later starts happening to have a small advantage in this respect.

C2 Junior / C2 Adult & Junior / C2 Adult & Youth C2 Women Junior (Sunday, Aug 14) 1 2 3

Miranda Robinson (NY) / Alivia Moore (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . National Champions . 1:23:21.03 Ashley Partridge (AR) / Ruth Sayger (AR) . . . . 1:28:10.60 Bianca Moore (ME) / Brittney Paul (ME) . . . . . 1:33:39.30

Miranda Robinson & Alivia Moore win the C2 Woman Junior Marathon Championship with almost 5 minutes to spare

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Tim Sayger & Cody Brown in a solid 2nd place finish sprint in the C2 Men Junior Marathon

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MARATHON: C2 Men Junior

The battle for 3rd & 4th place in the C2 Men Junior Marathon produced one of the most dramatic finishes of the 2005 Nationals. Above, the teams round the last bend, with the Hugus brothers pulling ahead of Griffin Williams & Josh Quintel by half a length. Griffin and Josh give a strong response and, as they near the finish line, the boats close in on each other. In the final few yards Mark’s paddle breaks and the blade snaps off . . . but he doesn’t notice! Mark throws weight and muscle into a final powerful stroke and the young lad follows his resistanceless, bladeless shaft straight into the water. Boat and brother Ben follow, all flipping as they cross the finish line . . . six hundredths of a second ahead of Griffin and Josh.

C2 Men Junior (Sunday, Aug 14) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Shane MacDowell (MA) / Matt Rudnitsky (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . National Champions1:16:45.62 Cody Brown (AR) / Tim Sayger (AR) . . . . . . . . 1:17:22.26 Mark Hugus (WI) / Ben Hugus (WI) . . . . . . . . . 1:20:20.98 Josh Quintel (MI) / Griffin Williams (MI) . . . . . 1:20:21.04 Steven Diller (MD) / Mike Rosecky (MD) . . . . . 1:22:47.42 Matt Anthony (PA) / Jack Urmann (PA) . . . . . . . 1:26:48.95 Ethan Dana (ME) / Brandon Paul (ME) . . . . . . . 1:32:12.28 Ben Diller (MD) / Jeremy Tripp (ME) . . . . . . . . 1:32:14.14 Mike Browning (IL) / Peter Limberg (WI) . . . . . 1:43:34.93

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Mike Rosecky & Steven Diller finish a strong 5th in the C2 Men Junior Marathon.

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MARATHON: C2 Mixed Junior, C2 Man & Youth Jack Urmann & Matt Anthony heading to a fine finish in 6th place in the C2 Men Junior Marathon

Brandon Paul & Ethan Dana paddling to a 7th place finish in the C2 Men Junior Marathon

C2 Woman & Youth (Friday, Aug 12) . . no participants C2 Man & Youth (Friday, Aug 12)

With finish buoys in sight and just a few seconds behind Brandon Paul & Ethan Dana, Ben Diller & Jeremy Tripp hit the gas

1 Ben Hugus (WI) / Gareth Stevens (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . National Champions . 1:19:39.82 2 Mark Hugus (WI) / John Hugus (WI) . . . . . . . . . 1:22:39.53 3 Randy Bailey (PA) / Matt Anthony (PA) . . . . . . 1:22:57.72 4 Joe Johnson (MI) / Alison Johnson (MI) . . . . . . 1:23:04.36 5 Peter Limberg (WI) / Allen Limberg (WI) . . . . . 1:23:13.54 6 Jeff Shenberger (NH) / Griffin Williams (MI) . . 1:24:38.56 7 Zane Havens (MI) / Ed Sharp (VA) . . . . . . . . . . 1:24:46.49 8 Joel Robertson (IL) / Jody Runyon (IL) . . . . . . . 1:26:18.12 9 Josh Quintel (MI) / Tom Walton (NH) . . . . . . . . 1:26:25.68 10 Gary Fearon (ME) / Mark Ranco (ME) . . . . . . . 1:27:56.75 11 Donald Browning (IL) / Mike Browning (IL) . . 1:29:23.69 12 Brian Benson (IN) / Devann Benson (IN) . . . . . 1:29:28.73 13 Leslie Ripton (NY) / Glen Vandewinckel (NY) . 1:30:53.36 14 Everett Crozier (WI) / Madelen Johnson (MI) . . 1:32:04.19 15 John Gilfus (NY) / Corina Avery (NY) . . . . . . . . 1:34:14.39 16 Courtney Miller (CT) / Jim Miller (MA) . . . . . . 1:35:00.99 17 Jessica Runyon (IL) / Cecil Runyon (IL) . . . . . . 1:43:59.85

C2 Mixed Junior (Friday, Aug 12)

1 Ruth Sayger (AR) / Timothy Sayger (AR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . National Champions . 1:27:40.01 2 Brandon Paul (ME) / Brittney Paul (ME) . . . . . . 1:32:34.29 3 Joel Kowsky (IL) / Ashley Partridge (AR) . . . . . 1:36:32.15 dnf Ethan Dana (ME) / Eve Dana (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . dnf

Left to right: C2 Mixed Junior Champions Ashley Partridge & Joel Kowsky, then Ruth Sayger & Timothy Sayger, and Brittney Paul & Brandon Paul

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MARATHON: C2 Man & Youth, C2 Woman & Junior, C2 Man & Junior

C2 Man & Youth Marathon paddlers: Champions Gareth Stevens & Ben Hugus (with trophy), then left to right: Tom Walton, Mark Ranco, John Hugus, Ben Hugus (kneeling), Josh Quintel, Joel Robertson (hiding), Jody Runyon, Ethan Dana, Matt Anthony, Al Limberg, Randy Bailey, Joe Johnson, Alison Johnson (front), Griffin Williams (back), Jeff Shenberger, Mark Hugus, Ed Sharp

C2 Man & Junior: Champions Andy & Matt Rudnkitsky (with trophy), then left to right: Jim Genkos, Ken Gerg, Ben Diller, Jack Urmann, Steven Dillier, John Diller (front), John Alsop (back), Rodney Robinson, Miranda Robinson, Shane MacDowell, Jeremy Tripp, Peter Heed, Bob Spain, Cody Brown

C2 Woman & Junior (Friday, Aug 12) – long course

Carla Fearon & Alivia Moore, C2 Woman & Junior Champions for 2005

1 Alivia Moore (ME) / Carla Fearon (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . National Champions . 2:04:42.67

C2 Man & Junior (Friday, Aug 12) – long course 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Andy Rudnitsky (NY) / Matt Rudnitsky (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . National Champions . 1:46:08.61 Peter Heed (NH) / Shane MacDowell (MA) . . . . 1:50:03.93 Steven Diller (MD) / John Diller (MD) . . . . . . . 1:54:36.00 Cody Brown (AR) / Bob Spain (TX) . . . . . . . . . 1:55:07.61 Travis McAllister (IA) / Steve McAllister (IA) . 1:55:14.95 John Alsop (ME) / Jeremy Tripp (ME) . . . . . . . . 1:55:21.81 Rodney Robinson (NY) / Miranda Robinson (NY) 1:59:22.37 Ben Diller (MD) / Jim Genkos (NY) . . . . . . . . . 2:03:44.24 Ken Gerg (PA) / Jack Urmann (PA) . . . . . . . . . . 2:07:08.74

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MARATHON: C2 Man & Junior Shane MacDowell & Peter Heed, who placed a solid 2nd in C2 Man & Junior

Andy & Matt Rudnitsky, C2 Man & Junior Champions for 2005

Rodney Robinson & Miranda Robinson, 7th in C2 Man & Junior

Jim Genkos & Ben Diller, 8th in C2 Man & Junior Center right and inset below: Steve McAllister & son Travis stayed ahead of Jeremy Tripp & John Alsop, finishing with a 7 second margin

Jack Urmann & Ken Gerg, who came 9th in C2 Man & Junior

Left and inset below: Jeremy Tripp & John Alsop, who finished 5th, a solid four minutes ahead of Rodney & Miranda Robinson

John & Steven Diller (finishing 3rd) had a race that started well and got better: they caught and passed Jeremy Tripp & John Alsop and the McAllisters downtown, then got a 30-second jump past Bob Spain & Cody Brown, who ground out on gravel south of the railroad bridge.

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MARATHON: C1 Woman Junior and C1 Man Junior Left: Griffin paddling on the right Right: Griffin paddling on the left

C1 Woman Junior (Saturday, Aug 13)

1 Miranda Robinson (NY) . National Champion . 1:34:26.10 2 Courtney Miller (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:51:31.07

C1 Man Junior (Saturday, Aug 13) 1 2 3 4 5 6

Ben Hugus (WI) . . . . . . . National Champion . Griffin Williams (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Josh Quintel (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joel Kowsky (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Browning (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Hugus (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1:27:18.16 1:29:52.32 1:33:07.84 1:34:39.20 1:40:53.15 1:40:58.32

The awesome Miranda Robinson, C1 Woman Junior Champion for 2005 – third year in a row

Griffin Williams, 2nd in C1 Man Junior Marathon, beating C2 partner Josh Quintel (who beat him in Sprints): two young men to watch in the future Joel Kowsky, 4th – just a minute and a half behind Josh Quintel

Courtney Miller, 2nd C1 Woman Junior

Michael Browning, 5th in C1 Man Junior, finishing with a five second lead over Mark Hugus

Ben Hugus, the 2005 C1 Man Junior Champion, in a commanding lead over Griffin Williams

Mark Hugus, 6th C1 Man Junior: watch for Mark to make a big leap up the ranks in next year’s Nationals in Wisconsin

Josh Quintel, 3rd C1 Man Junior, behind C2 partner Griffin Williams

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MARATHON: C1 Man Open, Master, Senior, Veteran, Grand Veteran

C1 Man: Open, Master, Senior, Veteran, Grand Veteran

Allegheny River, Sunday, August 14

1 1st Open . . Calvin Hassel (NE) . . . . (Master racing Open) C1 Man Open National Champion . . . . . . . . 2 2nd Open . Steve Rankinen (PA) . . . . (Master racing Open) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 3rd Open . Marc Gillespie (NY) . . . . (Senior racing Open) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 . . . . . . . . . 1st Master . . . Allen Limberg (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . C1 Man Master National Champion . . . . . . 5 4th Open . Terry Kent (NY) . . . . . . . . (Master racing Open) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 5th Open . John Edwards (FL) . . . . . . (Senior racing Open) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 6th Open . Kyle Kiser (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 7th Open . Dana Henry (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 . . . . . . . . . 2nd Master . . Todd Roadman (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 . . . . . . . . . 3rd Master . . Bruce Lee (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st Senior . . Paul Dyka (CT) . . . . . C1 Man Senior National Champion . . . . . . . 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd Senior . Joe Johnson (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3rd Senior . Bruce Byrnes (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . dq . . . . . . . . . (Master - dq) John Mathieu (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4th Senior . . Eric McNett (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 8th Open . Gary Krapf (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 . . . . . . . . . 4th Master . . Mike Packard (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 9th Open . Jeff Rankinen (PA) . . . . . . (Master racing Open) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5th Senior . . John Alsop (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6th Senior . . John Hollands (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 . . . . . . . . . 5th Master . . John Hugus (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7th Senior . . Gene Bennett (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st Veteran . . Stan Machacek (ON) (Canadian) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2nd Veteran . Richard Rankinen (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C1 Man Veteran National Champion . . . . . . 24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3rd Veteran . . Bob Allen (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 . . . . . . . . . 6th Master . . Randy Bailey (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8th Senior . . Edward Sayre (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9th Senior . . Peter Heed (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4th Veteran . . Robert Bradford (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5th Veteran . . Tom Thomas (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10th Senior . Lee Martin (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11th Senior . Charlie Bruno (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 . . . . . . . . . 7th Master . . Steve Martin (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12th Senior . Daniel Cruser (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13th Senior . Tom Walton (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6th Veteran . . Gary Aprea (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 . . . . . . . . . 8th Master . . Jeff Shenberger (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7th Veteran . . Bob Fisher (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8th Veteran . . William Ellsworth (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14th Senior . Gareth Stevens (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 10th Open Ted Kenyon (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9th Veteran . . Michael Johnson (MT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15th Senior . Jim Dipelesi (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10th Veteran . Nick Lyesiuk (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11th Veteran . Greg McMorrow (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 . . . . . . . . . 9th Master . . John Diller (MD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12th Veteran . Fritz Hansen (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 . . . . . . . . . 10th Master . Randy Flament (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 11th Open . Jon Santor (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 . . . . . . . . . 11th Master . Yves Cartier (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 12th Open . Mike Harrison . . . . . . . . . (Master racing Open) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16th Senior . Bill Turner (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17th Senior . Bill Kostra (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18th Senior . Bob Spain (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 . . . . . . . . . 12th Master . Dave Impens (NJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 . . . . . . . . . 13th Master . Tave Lamperez (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13th Veteran . Jim Dami (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19th Senior . Wayne Gregory (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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MARATHON: C1 Man Open, Master, Senior, Veteran, Grand Veteran 58 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20th Senior . William Anderson (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21st Senior . Larry Liquori (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14th Veteran . LaVerne Young (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15th Veteran . Ralph Scofield (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 . . . . . . . . . 14th Master . Steve Stoddard (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22nd Senior .Daniel Tracy (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16th Veteran . John Nemeth (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23rd Senior . Ron Shepard (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24th Senior . Tony Bond (AUS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st Grand Veteran . . Dale Newton (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C1 Man Grand Veteran National Champion . . . . . . . 68 . . . . . . . . . 15th Master . Craig Creighton (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17th Veteran . Glen Vanderwinckel (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd Grand Veteran . Frank Smutek (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . 71 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18th Veteran . Ed Sharp (VA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25th Senior . David Haas (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3rd Grand Veteran . Fred Zeien (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19th Veteran . Donald Browning (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 13th Open . Michael Gregory (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4th Grand Veteran . Ed Hahn (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20th Veteran . Ken Gerg (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21st Veteran . Dale Krapf (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26th Senior . Bill Hill (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5th Grand Veteran . Bradley Glass (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . 81 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6th Grand Veteran . Philip Cole (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 . . . . . . . . . 16th Master . Kenneth Gotsch (MD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7th Grand Veteran . Thor Ronemus (OH) . . . . . . . . . . 84 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22nd Veteran Chuck Baker (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23rd Veteran . Ray Healey (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 . . . . . . . . . 17th Master . Ronald Lister (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8th Grand Veteran . George Roudebush (OH) . . . . . . . 88 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9th Grand Veteran . Mike Fremont (OH)* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . *10 minute penalty - missed buoy

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The final sprint along the Allegheny River by Betts Park for 4th, 5th, and 6th position in C1 Man Open Marathon: Terry Kent staying ahead of 2002 C1 Man Senior Champion John Edwards (just under 4 seconds at the finish line). Kyle Kiser (right) finished behind John but only by a bare 2+ seconds.

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MARATHON: C1 Man Open, Master, Senior, Veteran, Grand Veteran Including this year’s victory, Calvin Hassel has won the C1 Man trophy an amazing 14 of the last 17 years

Steve Rankinen, 2nd in C1 Man Open

Todd Roadman leads Al Limberg and Mike Harrison around the buoy in the Conewango Creek detour

Kyle Kiser, 4th in the Open division, (note re articles by Charlie Bruno and Gareth Stevens, pp 82-83) that Kyle is the highest placed Open racer actually under 40 years old

Marc Gillespie, 2nd in C1 Man Open. Marc was C1 Champion in 1976 and has consistently placed in the top group since

Dana Henry, 7th Open, 8th overall Al Limberg, 4th overall and 1st in the C1 Man Master division

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Todd Roadman, 2nd Master, 9th overall, holds off Bruce Lee, 3rd Master, 10th overall, in the home stretch

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MARATHON: C1 Man Open, Master, Senior, Veteran, Grand Veteran 2nd Senior at the 2003 Warren Nationals, 3rd at Oscoda in 2004, Paul Dyka pulls off the Senior Championship for 2005, and comes 11th overall

USCA Senior Champion 2000 and 2004, Joe Johnson places 2nd this year and 12th overall

Gary Krapf, 8th position in the Open division, 15th overall

Mike Packard, 4th in the Master division, 16th overall

Bruce Byrnes, 3rd in the Senior division, 13th overall

John Mathieu, 1998 C1 Man Master Champion, would have been 4th Master this year and 14th overall had he not suffered a disqualification for failing to have his boat jigged at the end of the race

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Eric McNett, 4th Senior and 14th C1 Man overall

Jeff Rankinen, 8th position in the Open division, 17th overall

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MARATHON: C1 Man Open, Master, Senior, Veteran, Grand Veteran John Alsop paddling next to John Hollands, respectively 5th & 6th in the Senior division and 18th & 19th overall, with under a second separating them

Last year’s C1 Man Veteran Champ, Bob Allen, 3rd Veteran, 24th overall, and under 6 seconds out of the Championship this year John Hugus, 5th Master & 20th overall

Randy Bailey, 6th Master & 25th overall

Gene Bennett, 7th Senior and 21st overall

Ed Sayre, 8th Senior and 26th overall

Canadian Stan Machacek 1st Veteran, a half second ahead of Rich Rankinen in Conewango Creek, pulled away to win by . . . almost 3 seconds; Rich became three-time USCA C1 Man Veteran Champion

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Peter Heed, 9th Senior & 27th overall

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MARATHON: C1 Man Open, Master, Senior, Veteran, Grand Veteran Robert Bradford, 4th Veteran and 28th overall

Dan Cruser, 12th Senior and 33rd overall

Tom Walton, 13th Senior and 34th overall

Tom Thomas, 5th Veteran and 29th overall

Gary Aprea, 6th Veteran and 35th overall Lee Martin, 10th Senior & 30th overall

Charlie Bruno, 11th Senior and 31st overall

Jeff Shenberger, 8th Master and 36th overall

Steve Martin, 7th Master and 32nd overall – just 4 hundredths of a second behind Charlie Bruno

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Bob Fisher, 7th Veteran and 37th overall

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MARATHON: C1 Man Open, Master, Senior, Veteran, Grand Veteran William Ellsworth, 8th Veteran and 38th overall, under a second behind Bob Fisher

Jim Dipelesi, 15th Senior and 42nd overall

Nick Lyesiuk, 10th Veteran and 43rd overall Gareth Stevens, 14th Senior and 39th overall

Greg McMorrow, 11th Veteran and 44th overall

Ted Kenyon 10th Open and 40th overall

John Diller, 9th Master and 45th overall

Mike Johnson, 3-time C1 Master Champion, 5-time C1 Senior Champion, was 9th Veteran this year, and 41st overall

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Fritz Hansen, 12th Veteran & 46th overall, paddling tight by shore as he enters Conewango Creek

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MARATHON: C1 Man Open, Master, Senior, Veteran, Grand Veteran Randy Flament, 10th Master and 47th overall

Bill Kostra, 17th Senior and 52nd overall

Jon Santor, 11th Open and 48th overall

Bob Spain, 18th Senior and 53rd overall, under half a second behind Bill Kostra

Yves Cartier, 11th Master and 49th overall, half a second ahead of Mike Harrison at the finish line

Dave Impens, 12th Master and 54th overall

Mike Harrison, 12th Open and 50th overall

Canoeist of the Year (see pp 80-81) Tave Lamperez, 13th Master & 55th overall

Bill Turner, 16th Senior and 51st overall

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MARATHON: C1 Man Open, Master, Senior, Veteran, Grand Veteran Jim Dami, 13th Veteran  56th overall

LaVerne Young, 14th Veteran and 60th overall

Wayne Gregory, 19th Senior and 57th overall

Ralph Scofield, 15th Veteran and 61st overall

Steve Stoddard, 14th Master and 62nd overall William Anderson, 20th Senior and 58th overall

Larry Liquori, 21st Senior and 59th overall

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Daniel Tracy, 22nd Senior and 63rd overall

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MARATHON: C1 Man Open, Master, Senior, Veteran, Grand Veteran Glen Vandewinckel, 2001 Veteran Champion, just over a second behind Craig Creighton, was 17th Veteran and 69th overall

John Nemeth, 16th Veteran and 64th overall

Ron Shepard, 23rd Senior and 65th overall

Frank Smutek, last year’s Grand Veteran Champion, ran 3rd to the rapids, where he passed Fred Zeien, and chased Dale Newton hard, but Dale pulled away at each buoy, finishing 39 seconds ahead

Tony Bond, 24th Senior and 66th overall Ed Sharp, 18th Veteran and 71st overall Dale Newton, the 2005 C1 Man Grand Veteran Champion, kept ahead of Frank Smutek with a fierce pace and a slick, one-leg-in-the-water buoy turn technique

David Haas, 25th Senior and 72nd overall Craig Creighton, 15th Master and 68th overall

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MARATHON: C1 Man Open, Master, Senior, Veteran, Grand Veteran Fred Zeien, 3rd Grand Veteran, had a very strong first half of the race, and led most of the race through the first bridge into town – then Dale Newton passed him before the rapids, and Frank Smutek passed him at the rapids . . .

Dale Krapf, 21st Veteran and 78th overall

Don Browning, 19th Veteran and 74th overall

Bill Hill, 26th Senior and 79th overall

Michael Gregory (left), 13th Open and 75th overall & Randy Flament, 10th Master and 47th overall Brad Glass, 2003 Grand Veteran Champion, came 5th in that class this year and 80th overall

Ed Hahn, 4-time Veteran Champ (1994 and ’96-’98) was 4th Grand Veteran this year and 76th overall

Phil Cole, 3-time Grand Veteran Champion (19992001) was 6th Grand Veteran and 81st overall Ken Gerg, 20th Veteran, 77th overall (with 3rd C1 Man Junior Josh Quintel by shore)

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MARATHON: C1 Man Open, Master, Senior, Veteran, Grand Veteran Ken Gotsch, 16th Master and 82nd overall

Ron Lister, 17th Master and 86th overall

George Roudebush, 8th Grand Veteran and 87th overall

Thor Ronemus, 7th Grand Veteran and 83rd overall

Mike Fremont, 9th Grand Veteran and 88th overall

Chuck Baker, 22nd Veteran and 84th overall

Ray Healey, 23rd Veteran and 85th overall close

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Al Widing. Al Widing!? Al had headed for home Saturday, but discovered that a family event had been postponed, so he turned right back to Warren for the C1 race, only to be stymied by the no-sameday-registration rule. So he paddled anyway, for fun, and enjoyed a good workout!

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MARATHON: C1 Woman Open and Master

C1 Woman Open, Master, and Senior

Allegheny River, Saturday August 13

There were no participants in Veteran or Grand Veteran classes

1 1st Open . . Gloria Wesley (MA) (Master racing Open) — C1 Woman Open National Champion . . . . . . . . 1:56:33.64 2 2nd Open . Holly Reynolds (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:57:53.11 3 . . . . . . . . . 1st Master . . . Cindy McNett (ME) — C1 Woman Master National Champion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:59:39.09 4 . . . . . . . . . 2nd Master . . Colleen Moore (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:00:02.12 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st Senior . . Karen Simpson (ON) — Canadian, not eligible for National Championship 2:03:47.87 6 . . . . . . . . . 3rd Master . . Allyson McDonald (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:06:14.74 7 . . . . . . . . . 4th Master . . Cathy Grimes (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:08:51.04 8= . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd Senior . Patricia Heed (NH) — joint C1 Woman Senior National Champions, . . 2:14:34.71 8= . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3rd Senior . Nancy Plouffe (MA) finishing together in a salute to Chris Schmidt 2:14:34.71 10 . . . . . . . . . 5th Master . . Lisa Bainey (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:14:35.16 11 . . . . . . . . . 6th Master . . Ellen Ellsworth (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:17:05.25 12 . . . . . . . . . 7th Master . . Mary Jo Monte (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:22:56.20 13 . . . . . . . . . 4th Senior . . . Marilyn Wall (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:42:33.62 Gloria Wesley, C1 Woman Open Champion 2003 – and again in 2005

Holly Reynolds, 2nd C1 Woman Open and 2nd overall

Cindy McNett, 1st C1 Woman Master and 3rd overall

Colleen Moore, 2nd C1 Woman Master and 4th overall

Karen Simpson, C1 Woman Senior Champion, and 5th overall

Allyson McDonald, 3rd Master, 6th overall

Cathy Grimes, 4th Master, 7th overall

Lisa Bainey, less than half a second behind Trish and Nancy at the finish, 5th Master and 10th overall

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A Tribute to Chris Schmidt

A Tribute to Chris Schmidt

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barb Bradley In early June, New England paddlers gathered for the Spring Fling at Glasgo Pond race in Connecticut. Chris Schmidt raced with her husband John Casale and they placed first. A few days later Chris Schmidt lost her life. Chris left behind her husband John, her son Jason, her mother, and many good paddling friends who came to know her during her long paddling career. I knew Chris for a relatively short time. We met in 1999 on a trip to Thailand for a dragon boat competition. Chris and I were the only two women paddlers on the team and we shared a seat in the boat. Beyond that, our paddling experience was very dissimilar. That year Chris had won her 5th consecutive C1 Master Woman Championship. I was a novice paddler; yet Chris treated me as an equal. The next summer I wanted to race as much as possible at USCA Nationals. I knew very few women paddlers and Chris helped me find a partner (Trish Heed) for the C2 Women Master event. In the sport of paddling, I think it’s very important for experienced paddlers to nurture new paddlers. Chris was very instrumental in welcoming and encouraging me as I started paddling. Chris was fun to be around. She was full of positive energy and always made me laugh. I loved to listen to her talk. She could Trish Heed and Nancy Plouffe, 2nd & 3rd C1 Woman Senior: Trish and Nancy finished together to honor Chris Schmidt

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eloquently paint pictures with her words as she told a story. Chris recently wrote an article for Canoe News (Volume 37/6, March 2005, p 16) about last year’s Women’s Round Robin. Chris makes that race come to life as you read her article. For those who knew Chris, there are striking moments of reality that she is gone. One moment occurred for me recently after this year’s Classique canoe race. As I entered the post race banquet site, I vividly remembered seeing Chris and John there the previous year. They were seated at a table - sunburned noses and full of smiles. We sat with them and for a couple of hours shared racing stories. They had placed 5th in a very competitive mixed field. It was Chris’s first Classique. She thoroughly enjoyed the experience and talked about returning this year. It was at the Women’s Round Robin that I last saw Chris. She and Jennifer Caldwell surprised the Midwest paddlers by flying to Minneapolis for the weekend. Chris was her typical self: lively, good natured, strong, and competitive. A photographer took a picture of Chris and me paddling. Months before she died I had it blown up since it was a special picture for me. The photo captured Chris and me racing together in a canoe. That is how our relationship started me paddling with a fit, strong woman whom I admired. And now that photo captures the last time we’ll be together. I look at that photo with great fondness and sadness, and a reminder of life’s fragility. Mary Jo Monte, 7th C1 Woman Master, 12th overall

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MARATHON: C2 Women Open, Master, Senior, Veteran

C2 Women Open, Master, Senior, Veteran

(Sunday, Aug 14)

[Grand Veteran (no participants)]

1 1st Open . . Holly Reynolds (NY) / Gloria Wesley (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . C2 Women Open National Champions 2 . . . . . . . . . 1st Master . . . Cindy McNett (ME) / Colleen Moore (ME) C2 Women Master National Champions 3 . . . . . . . . . 2nd Master . . Allyson McDonald (ON) / Karen Simpson (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st Senior . . Patty Spector (MA) / Laura Walton (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C2 Women Senior National Champions 5 2nd Open . Karen Levitt (MA) / Kristen Stewart (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 . . . . . . . . . 3rd Master . . Pam Fitzgerald (NY) / Jan Perrin (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 . . . . . . . . . 4th Master . . Amy Solak (MI) / Lynne Witte (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd Senior . Patricia Heed (NH) / Nancy Plouffe (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3rd Senior . Valarie Hamlett (MA) / Priscilla Reinertson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 3rd Open . Michelle Cyr (CT) / Kaitlyn McElroy (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 . . . . . . . . . 5th Master . . Mary Jo Monte (OH) / Judy Jeanes (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st Veteran . . Joan Henry (NY) / Jan Whitaker (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C2 Women Veteran National Champions 13 . . . . . . . . . 6th Master . . Lisa Bainey (PA) / Teresa Stout (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 4th Open . Kinsey Streib (IN) / Mandy Streib (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 5th Open . Holly Grubaugh (OH) / Teresa Hurtuck (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1:46:16.97 1:48:12.41 1:50:15.77 1:50:57.94 1:52:07.12 1:52:24.11 1:52:41.44 1:53:47.17 1:54:45.93 1:55:12.64 1:56:45.06 1:57:21.06 1:59:18.36 2:07:51.25 2:18:29.63

Allyson McDonald & Karen Simpson, 2nd master and 3rd overall

Holly Reynolds & Gloria Wesley, USCA C2 Women Champions for 2005 Laura Walton & Patty Spector, C2 Women Senior Champions, and 4th overall

Colleen Moore & Cindy McNett, C2 Women Master Champions and 2nd overall Pam Fitzgerald & Jan Perrin, 3rd Master and 6th overall

Karen Levitt & Kristen Stewart, 2nd Open & 5th overall

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MARATHON: C2 Women Open, Master, Senior, Veteran Lynne Witte & Amy Solak, 4th Master, 7th overall

Patricia Heed & Nancy Plouffe 2nd Senior, 8th overall

Valarie Hamlett & Priscilla Reinertsen, 3rd Senior, 9th overall

Micelle Cyr & Kaitlyn McElroy, 3rd Open, 10th overall

Mary Jo Monte & Judy Jeanes, 5th Master, 11th overall

Mary Jo Monte & Judy Jeanes gear up for their final sprint

Jan Whitaker & Joan Henry, C2 Women Veteran Champions

Teresa Stout & Lisa Bainey, 6th master, 13th overall

Kinsey Streib & Mandy Streib, 4th Open, 14th overall

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Holly Grubaugh & Teresa Hurtuck, 5th open, 15th overall

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MARATHON: C2 Men Open, Master, Senior, Veteran, Grand Veteran

C2 Men Open, Master, Senior, Veteran, Grand Veteran

(Saturday, Aug 13)

1 1st Open . . Calvin Hassel (NE) / Andy Triebold (MI) . . . C2 Men Open National Champions . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2nd Open . Steve Rankinen (PA) / Todd Roadman (PA) (Masters paddling Open) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 3rd Open . John Hugus (WI) / Allen Limberg (WI) (Masters paddling Open) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 4th Open . Dana Henry (NY) / Al Shaver (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 5th Open . Marc Gillespie (NY) / Kyle Kiser (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 6th Open . Andy Rudnitsky (NY) / Matt Rudnitsky (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 . . . . . . . . . 1st Master . . . John Edwards (FL) / Peter Heed (NH) (Seniors paddling in the Masters division) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C2 Men Master National Champions . . . . . . . . . . 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st Senior . . Joe Johnson (MI) / Jim Larsen (MI) C2 Men Senior National Champions 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd Senior . Bruce Byrnes (MI) / John Hollands (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st Veteran . . Bob Allen (MA) / Tom Thomas (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C2 Men Veteran National Champions . . . . . . . . . . 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd Veteran . Michael Johnson (MT) / Richard Rankinen (PA) . . . .

1:39:53.10 1:44:01.09 1:44:30.89 1:45:23.64 1:46:22.45 1:47:18.59 1:48:00.95 1:48:39.03 1:48:50.62 1:49:41.84 1:50:39.49

Open Champions for C2 Men, Calvin Hassel & Andy Triebold paddle through the rapids at “the flame” (left), and (right) in the home stretch by Bett’s Park - four minutes clear of 2nd place

Al Limberg & John Hugus, two more Masters age paddlers racing in the Open division, come 3rd

Steve Rankinen & Todd Roadman, Masters age paddlers racing in the Open division to come 2nd

Kyle Kiser, bow for Marc Gillespie, paddles through “the Flame” rapids

Al Shaver & Dana Henry, 4th Open division team, finishing under a second ahead of Kyle Kiser & Marc Gillespie

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MARATHON: C2 Men Open, Master, Senior, Veteran, Grand Veteran Kyle Kiser & Marc Gillespie on the home stretch to 5th in Open and overall ranking

Andy & Matt Rudnitsky, paddling to 6th in Open and 6th in overall placement

John Edwards & Peter Heed, Seniors racing in the Masters division, to win the Master trophy, and come 7th overall, left: tackling the rapids, right: in the home stretch by Betts Park Joe Johnson and Jim Larsen win the C2 Men Senior Championship and come 8th overall

Bruce Byrnes & John Hollands negotiate “the Flame� rapids

Bruce Byrnes & John Hollands in their final sprint to place 2nd Senior and 9th overall

Tom Thomas & Bob Allen, heading for the C2 Men Veteran Championship and placing 10th overall

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MARATHON: C2 Men Open, Master, Senior, Veteran, Grand Veteran Mike Johnson & Rich Rankinen, 2nd Veteran and 11th overall

Nick Lyesiuk & Fritz Hansen, 4th Veteran and 13th overall

Ross Flemer & Gary Krapf, 7th Open and 15th overall

Bob Bradford & John Nemeth, 5th Veteran and 14th overall Randy Bailey & Steve Martin, 2nd Master and 16th overall

Randy Bailey & Steve Martin, in the hme stretch by Betts Park

Mike Packard & Shane MacDowell, 8th Open and 17th overall

Eric McNett & Lee Martin, 4th Senior and 18th overall

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MARATHON: C2 Men Open, Master, Senior, Veteran, Grand Veteran 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3rd Veteran . . Jim Bauer (WA) / Stan Machacek (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4th Veteran . . Fritz Hansen (WI) / Nick Lyesiuk (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5th Veteran . . Robert Bradford (MI) / John Nemeth (MI) . . . . . . . . . 15 7th Open . Ross Flemer (PA) / Gary Krapf (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 . . . . . . . . . 2nd Master . . Randy Bailey (PA) / Steve Martin (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 8th Open . Shane MacDowell (MA) / Mike Packard (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3rd Senior . Lee Martin (ME) / Eric McNett (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 9th Open . Ted Kenyon (CT) / Daniel Rabinkin (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 . . . . . . . . . 3rd Master . . John Gilfus (NY) / Cole Lee (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 . . . . . . . . . 4th Master . . Jack Kangas (OH) / Dan Mecklenburg (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4th Senior . . Charlie Bruno (PA) / Bill Robinson (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5th Senior . . Tom Walton (NH) / Tom Warner (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6th Senior . . Ron Reed (NY) / Dan Tracy (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7th Senior . . John Alsop (ME) / Greg McMorrow (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eric McNett & Lee Martin chasing Shane MacDowell and Mike Packard, and finishing within 45 seconds of them

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Daniel Rabinkin & Ted Kenyon, 9th Open and 19th overall

Dan Mecklenburg & Jack Kangas, 4th Master and 21st overall

Cole Lee & John Gilfua, 3rd Master and 20th overall

Charlie Bruno & Bill Robinson, 4th Senior and 22nd overall

Charlie Bruno & Bill Robinson, ahead of Dan Tracy & Ron Reed, who finished 6th Senior and 24th overall ***PICTURE CREDITS: see page 90***

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MARATHON: C2 Men Open, Master, Senior, Veteran, Grand Veteran Left: Tom Walton & Tom Warner crossing the rapids at a wide angle where they got spun around; right: putting the hammer down in the home stretch

The famous “insurance guy flips� sequence: left, #1: Larry Liquori & Jim Dipelesi head down the mid-left of the rapids, right, #2: Larry throws a mighty brace as a standing wave knocks the team off balance

Left, #3: Larry & Jim take a dive, and right, #4: canoe and paddlers are conducted swiftly to the end of the rapids where they make a recovery and quickly return to the race

Larry Liquori & Jim Dipelesi catch and pass Keith Collins & Ed Leszek in the final quarter mile

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John Alsop & Greg McMorrow paddle to 7th place, C2 Men Senior, and 25th overall

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MARATHON: C2 Men Open, Master, Senior, Veteran, Grand Veteran Alec Davis (and Roger Henry – out of picture, in stern) move comfortably through the rapids

Alec Davis & Roger Henry, 6th Veteran and 26th overall

Frank Smutek & Al Widing, Sr - shooting the rapids

Frank Smutek in the air in bow: is it the wavy rapids or has Al Widing in stern put on a bunch of weight?

Frank Smutek & Al Widing, Sr – 2005 Grand Veteran Champions, 27th overall

Tave Lamperez & Gareth Stevens, 5th Master, 28th overall

Rodney Robinson & Jon Santor, 10th Open, 29th overall

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Dale Newton & LaVerne Young, 7th Veteran, 32nd overall

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MARATHON: C2 Men Open, Master, Senior, Veteran, Grand Veteran Jim Genkos & Dale Krapf, 8th Veteran, 33rd overall, shooting the rapids

Dale Newton & LaVerne Young, 7th Veteran, 32nd overall

Jim Genkos & Dale Krapf in their final sprint to the finish

Don Lafever & Ken Gerg, 9th Veteran, 36th overall, in the rapids with Glen Vandewinckel & Jim Normandin, 10th Veteran, 38th overall, hot on their tail

Bill Kostra & Alex Kostra, 11th Open, 35th overall

Don Lafever & Ken Gerg, 3rd Veteran, 36th overall

Glen Vandewinckel & Jim Normandin, 3rd Grand Veteran, 43rd overall

Al & Jay Lancaster, 6th Master, 37th overall

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MARATHON: C2 Men Open, Master, Senior, Veteran, Grand Veteran 26 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6th Veteran . . Alec Davis (NY) / Roger Henry (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:56:38.65 27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st Grand Veteran . . Frank Smutek (MI) / Al Widing, Sr (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C2 Men Grand Veteran National Champions 1:57:23.74 28 . . . . . . . . . 5th Master . . Tave Lamperez (IL) / Gareth Stevens (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:57:24.08 29 10th Open Rodney Robinson (NY) / John Santor (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:57:26.69 30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8th Senior . . Jim Dipelesi (NY) / Larry Liquori (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:58:00.00 31 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9th Senior . . Keith Collins (OH) / Ed Leszek (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:58:03.11 32 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7th Veteran . . Dale Newton (MI) / LaVerne Young (FL) . . . . . . . . . . 1:58:13.01 33 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8th Veteran . . Jim Genkos (NY) / Dale Krapf (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:58:53.60 34 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd Grand Veteran . Bradley Glass (WI) / Fred Zeien (IL) 2:01:11.00 35 11th Open . Alex Kostra (PA) / Bill Kostra (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:01:15.30 36 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9th Veteran . . Ken Gerg (PA) / Don Lafever (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:01:35.65 37 . . . . . . . . . 6th Master . . Al Lancaster (WI) / Jay Lancaster (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:01:37.05 38 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10th Veteran . Glen Vandewinckel (NY) / Jim Normandin (NY) . . . . 2:01:48.56 39 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11th Veteran . Chuck Baker (MA) / William Ellsworth (MA) . . . . . . 2:01:55.69 40 12th Open John Neptune (ME) / Mark Ranco (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:02:00.05 41 13th Open Wayne Gregory (ON) / Michael Gregory (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:02:05.25 42 . . . . . . . . . 7th Master . . Ken Gotsch (MD) / John Diller (MD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:02:05.36 43 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3rd Grand Veteran . Ed Hahn (IL) / Cecil Runyon (IL) 2:02:10.02 44 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12th Veteran . Don Browning (IL) / Everett Crozier (WI) . . . . . . . . . 2:09:21.37 45 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13th Veteran . Gary Myers (OH) / Norm Skinner (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . 2:10:14.31 Chuck Baker & William Ellsworth, 11th Veteran, 39th overall shoot the “Flame” rapids

Wayne Gregory and son Michael Gregory, 13th Open, 41st overall

Cecil Runyon & Ed Hahn, 3rd Grand Veteran, 43rd overall

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John Neptune & Mark Ranco, 12th Open, 40th overall

Ken Gotsch & John Diller, 7th Master, 42nd overall

Norm Skinner, a second before he and Gary Myers swamped, and flipped in the rapids – 13th Veteran, 44th overall. Otherwise, they had an awesome year, winning ten of 12 races

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MARATHON: C2 Mixed Open, C2 Mixed Master

C2 Mixed Open and Master

(Friday, Aug 12)

1 1st Open . . Calvin Hassel (NE) / Gloria Wesley (MA) . . . . . . . . . . C2 Mixed Open National Champions . . 2 2nd Open . Amy Solak (MI) / Andy Triebold (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 3rd Open . Marc Gillespie (NY) / Holly Reynolds (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 . . . . . . . . . 1st Master . . . Cindy McNett (ME) / Eric McNett (ME) C2 Mixed Master National Champions . 5 4th Open . Karen Levitt (NH) / Al Shaver (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 5th Open . Judy Jeanes (PA) / Gary Krapf (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 . . . . . . . . . 2nd Master . . Cole Lee (NY) / Jan Perrin (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 . . . . . . . . . 3rd Master . . Stan Machacek (ON) / Karen Simpson (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 . . . . . . . . . 4th Master . . Robert Bradford (MI) / Priscilla Reinertsen (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 6th Open . John Edwards (FL) / Teresa Stout (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 . . . . . . . . . 5th Master . . Kristen Stewart (NH) / Tom Warner (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 . . . . . . . . . 6th Master . . Pam Fitzgerald (NY) / Bill Robinson (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 7th Open . Michelle Cyr (CT) / Ted Kenyon (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 8th Open . Nathan Derr (NY) / Cathy Grimes (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 9th Open . Kaitlyn McElroy (ME) / Ray Thiel (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 10th Open Valarie Hamlett (MA) / Dan Rabinkin (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 11th Open Kelly Harrington (IN) / Matt Meersman (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 . . . . . . . . . 7th Master . . Ellen Ellsworth (MA) / William Ellsworth (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 . . . . . . . . . 8th Master . . Philip Cole (NH) / Nancy Plouffe (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Calvin Hassel & Gloria Wesley in the upstream portion of the downtown loop, this year’s C2 Mixed Champions

1:43:16.00 1:43:59.00 1:45:51.00 1:50:42.00 1:52:02.00 1:52:05.00 1:53:02.00 1:53:23.00 1:53:53.00 1:54:29.00 1:54:33.00 1:54:43.00 1:55:54.00 1:56:12.00 1:56:40.00 1:56:54.00 1:57:52.00 1:59:54.13 2:00:50.40

Andy Triebold & Amy Solak, 2nd Open and 2nd overall in C2 Mixed

Marc Gillespie & Holly Reynolds, 3rd Open, 3rd overall in C2 Mixed

Calvin Hassel & Gloria Wesley

Calvin Hassel & Gloria Wesley seven to eight lengths ahead of Andy Triebold & Amy Solak on the upstream section of the downtown buoy loop

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MARATHON: C2 Mixed Open, C2 Mixed Master Al Shaver & Karen Levitt two lengths clear of Gary Krapf & Judy Jeanes, respectively 4th & 5th Masters, 5th & 6th overall

John Edwards & Teresa Stout, 6th Open, 10th overall

Nathan Derr & Cathy Grimes, 8th Open, 14th overall Stan Machacek & Karen Simpson stern waking and Jan Perrin & Cole Lee, respectively 3rd & 2nd Masters, 8th & 7th overall Ted Kenyon & Michelle Cyr, being waked by Ray Thiel & Kaitlyn McElroy with Dan Rabinkin & Valarie Hamlett 5 or 6 lengths back: finishing 7th, 9th, and 10th Open

Bob Bradford & Priscilla Reinertsen heading back upstream, with Tom Warner & Kristen Stewart behind, turning at the downstream downtown buoy

Tom Warner & Kristen Stewart, 5th master, 11th overall

***PICTURE CREDITS: see page 90***

William Ellsworth & Ellen Ellsworth, 7th master, 18th overall Phil Cole & his daughter, Nancy Plouffe, 8th Master and 19th overall

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MARATHON: C2 Standard Mixed

C2 Standard, Mixed, Men, Men Master (Friday & Saturday, August 12, 13)

Below: Champions Colleen Moore and Herm Botzow holding their C2 Standard Mixed Championship trophy. Plus, left to right: Lisa Cordick, Ray Healey, Rodger Dempster, Nancy Dempster, Frank Gallagher, Linda Gallagher, Daphine Hoyt, Ron Kaiser, William and Lynne McDuffie, Lisa Bainey, Jim Goochee, Michael Guenther, Tracy Guenther.

C2 Standard Mixed (Friday, Aug 12) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Herm Botzow (NY) / Colleen Moore (ME) . . .C2 Standard Mixed National Champions . . 1:57:27.37 Lynne McDuffie (NC) / William McDuffie (NC) 1:57:48.44 Daphine Hoyt (PA) / Ron Kaiser (PA) . . . . . . . . 1:59:00.66 Lisa Bainey (PA) / Jim Goochee (PA) . . . . . . . . 2:01:12.33 Tammy Cox (IL) / Nick Josefik (IL) . . . . . . . . . . 2:03:55.64 Michael Guenther (CO) / Tracy Guenther (CO) . 2:04:37.46 Frank Gallagher (NY) / Linda Gallagher (NY) . 2:04:49.10 Rodger Dempster (NY) / Nancy Dempster (NY) 2:07:52.80 Lisa Cordick (ON) / Ray Healey (ON) . . . . . . . . 2:09:44.34

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Here’s an interesting statistic. Not only did the fastest C2 Standard Mixed time beat the fastest C2 Standard Men or Men Master time (by about 22 seconds) but the average of the Mixed times (2:02:56.46) was within 14 seconds of the average of all the C2 Standard Men & Men Master times (2:02:43.30).

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MARATHON: C2 Standard Men, Men Master C2 Standard Men and Men Master (Saturday, Aug 13)

1 . . . . . . . . . 1st Master . . . Larry Douglas (NH) / Scott Ricker (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C2 Standard Men Master National Champions . . . . 1:57:49.44 2 1st Open . . Larry Harrison (NY) / Steve Sloan (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C2 Standard Men Open National Champions . . . . . 1:59:03.44 3 . . . . . . . . . 2nd Master . . Doug Pennington (MO) / Jim Short (MO) . . . . . . . . . 1:59:03.76 4 . . . . . . . . . 3rd Master . . Steve Stoddard (PA) / Bill Turner (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:00:41.49 5 . . . . . . . . . 4th Master . . William McDuffie (NC) / Ed Sharp (VA) . . . . . . . . . . 2:00:47.79 6 2nd Open . Craig Impens (NJ) / David Impens (NJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:01:02.33 7 . . . . . . . . . 5th Master . . Jim Anderson (IN) / Terry Pontius (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . 2:02:07.32 8 . . . . . . . . . 6th Master . . Mike Harrison (WA) / Allen Nichols (NY) . . . . . . . . . 2:02:10.57 9 3rd Open . David Buckley (IL) / Nick Josefik (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:02:42.42 10 . . . . . . . . . 7th Master . . Craig Creighton (ON) / Ray Healey (ON) . . . . . . . . . 2:03:19.37 11 4th Open . Jim Goochee (PA) / Dana Leet (PA) - Masters paddling Open . . . . 2:03:43.25 12 5th Open . Patrick Faul (IL) / Ben Josefik (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:03:45.89 13 . . . . . . . . . 8th Master . . Ron Kaiser (PA) / Bob Snook (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:04:43.57 14 6th Open . Seth Miller (MA) / Stephen Miller (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:05:27.22 15 7th Open . Herm Botzow (NY) / Ray Thiel (CT) - Masters paddling Open . . . . . 2:05:37.01 16 . . . . . . . . . 9th Master . . Gary Brought (PA) / Gary Mullen (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . 2:11:28.01 Average Open division time 2:03:03.08; Average Master division time 2:02:27.92

Larry Douglas & Scott Ricker, C2 Standard Men Master Champions and fastest C2 Standard overall

Larry Douglas & Scott Ricker were about a minute ahead of the chasing pack, and had already shot the rapids at this point. Four of the top five C2 Standard teams were in the Master division. Two of the teams racing Open were Masters (Seniors, even!) choosing to race Open. Both placed better in Open than they would have done if they had raced in the Master division.

Doug Pennington & Jim Short a length ahead of Steve Sloan & Larry Harrison in the home stretch by Betts Park – Steve & Larry squeezed by Doug & Jim in a fierce sprint to the finish line

Bill Turner & Steve Stoddard, 3rd Master and 4th overall in C2 Men Standard

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C2 Standard teams approach “the Flame” rapids – left to right: Bill Turner & Steve Stoddard, Steve Sloan & Larry Harrison, Doug Pennington & Jim Short, and William McDuffie & Ed Sharp.

Craig Impens & Dave Impens, 2nd Open team, and 6th overall

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MARATHON: C2 Standard Men, Men Master Seth Miller & Stephen Miller, 6th Open, 14th overall, C2 Standard Men

Seth Miller, looking pretty happy in the rapids (brother Stephen in stern)

Dave Buckley (with Nick Josefik in the back) at the “Flame” rapids

Herm Botzow & Ray Thiel, 7th Open, 15th overall, C2 Standard Men

Dave Buckley & Nick Josefik, 3rd Open and 9th overall, C2 Standard Men Jim Goochee (with Dana Leet in the back) looking stable in the rapids

Ron Kaiser (with Bob Snook in the back) coming through the rapids

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Pat Faul (with BenJosefik in the back – see right) coming through the rapids

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MARATHON: C2 Standard Men, Outrigger Trial Craig Creighton & Ray Healey, 7th Master, 10th overall, C2 Standard Men

Mike Harrison & Allen Nichols , 6th Master, 8th overall, C2 Standard Men

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Outrigger Open Trial (Friday, Aug 12) 1 2

Maks Zupan (ON) / Yves Cartier (FL) / Bob Dean (FL) / Karl Vogel (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:40:43.00 Colleen Robinson (NY) / Laverne Young (FL) / Tony Bond (AUS) / Colleen Moore (ME) / Cindy Vogel (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:40:49.00

***PICTURE CREDITS: see page 90***

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MARATHON: K1 ICF Woman Jr, K2 ICF Men, K1 ICF Woman Open, Master Nicole Mallory with her K1 ICF Woman Jr trophy (see p 74 for a paddling shot with the K1 Downriver Men!)

Kaitlyn McElroy, 1st Open and 1st overall in K1 ICF Woman

K1 ICF Woman Jr (Friday, Aug 12)

1 Nicole Mallory (NY) . . National Champion . . 1:58:42.84

K1 ICF Man Jr (Friday, Aug 12) . . . . no participants K2 ICF Women (Friday, Aug 12) . . . . no participants K2 ICF Men (Friday, Aug 12) 1 Matt Streib (IN) and Kinsey Streib (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . National Champions . 1:46:08.66 Matt Streib & Kinsey Streib, K2 ICF “Men”

Elizabeth O’Connor, USCA Woman Master Champion K1 ICF

Pam Browning, 2nd K1 ICF Woman Master

Bemedalled: father Matt Streib & daughter Kinsey

K1 ICF Woman Open and Master (Saturday, Aug 13)

1 1st Open . Kaitlyn McElroy (MA) National Champion 1:47:32.40 2 . . . . . . . . 1st Master . . Elizabeth O’Connor (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . National Champion 1:54:47.64 3 . . . . . . . . 2nd Master . . Pam Browning (MA) . . . . . 1:59:35.94 4 . . . . . . . . 3rd Master . . Linda Buffa (NY) . . . . . . . . 2:21:19.02

Linda Buffa, 3rd K1 ICF Woman Master

K1 ICF Man Open and Master (Saturday, Aug 13) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

. . . . . . . . 1st Master . . James Mallory (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . National Champion1:36:13.44 1st Open . Matt Streib (IN) . . . . . National Champion 1:36:58.49 . . . . . . . . 2nd Master . . Richard Libby (VA) . . . . . . 1:48:52.49 2nd Open Adrian MacKenna (DC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:53:28.16 3rd Open . Steve Peterson (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:54:27.09 . . . . . . . . 3rd Master . . Karl Vogel (FL) . . . . . . . . . . 1:56:01.45 . . . . . . . . 4th Master . . Pat Reilly (PA) . . . . . . . . . . 1:56:16.99 . . . . . . . . 5th Master . . Ted VanDusen (MA) . . . . . . 1:59:17.85 . . . . . . . . 6th Master . . Stephen Knight (NC) . . . . . 2:00:09.92 4th Open . Paul Carlberg (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:15:56.23

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MARATHON: K1 ICF Man Open, Master Jim Mallory, 2005 USCA Champion, K1 ICF Man Master

Matt Streib, 2005 USCA Champion, K1 ICF Man Open, 2nd to Jim Mallory

Matt Streib (left) & Jim Mallory

Karl Vogel, 3rd Master K1 ICF Man, 6th overall

Steve Peterson, 3rd Open K1 ICF Man, 5th overall

Pat Reilly, 4th Master K1 ICF Man, 7th overall

Ted VanDusen, 5th Master K1 ICF Man, 8th overall

Steven Knight, 6th Master K1 ICF Man, 9th overall

Paul Carlberg, 4th Open K1 ICF Man, 10th overall

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MARATHON: K1 Downriver Woman, K1 Downriver Man K1 Downriver Woman (Friday, Aug 12)

Start of the K1 Downriver Marathon races

1 Veronica Luth (IL) . . .National Champion . . . . 2:07:40.51

K1 Downriver Man (Friday, Aug 12) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Patrick Sawyer (IN) . .National Champion . . . . Craig Impens (NJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ryan Stephens (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ralph Scofield (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Reilly (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brent Ernsberger (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Warren (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Doug Keiper (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Carlberg (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1:46:52.60 1:47:11.75 1:54:47.95 1:58:50.85 2:00:27.45 2:01:57.91 2:04:13.21 2:05:45.36 2:17:34.00

Veronica Luth, USCA Champion, K1 Downriver Woman

Patrick Sawyer, USCA Champion for 2005, K1 Downriver Man

Ralph Scofield, 4th K1 Downriver Man

K1 Downriver Jr Champion Nicole Mallory paddling beside Pat Reilly (5th K1 Downriver Man) and ahead of Ralph Scofield Craig Impens, 2nd to Patrick Sawyer by less thn 40 seconds

Brent Ernsberger, 6th K1 Downriver Man

Ryan Stephens, 3rd K1 Downriver Man

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MARATHON: K1 Downriver Man, K1 Sea Kayak Woman K1 Sea Kayak Woman (Sunday, Aug 14)

Michael Warren, 7th K1 Downriver Man

1 2 3 4 5 6

Sonja Gilman (IN) . . .National Champion . . . . Betsy Bellario (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kelly Harrington (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wendy Brinson (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cindy Vogel (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dawn McCracken (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1:56:09.77 2:01:14.77 2:02:29.71 2:06:43.20 2:07:16.25 2:28:47.19

Sonja Gilman, 2005 USCA Champion Sea Kayak Woman

Betsy Bellario, heading to a solid 2nd place finish for K1 Sea Kayak Woman

Above and below: Doug Keiper, 8th K1 Downriver Man Kelly Harrington’s final sprint to finish 3rd, K1 Sea Kayak Woman

Wendy Brinson, 4th K1 Sea Kayak Woman Paul Carlberg, 9th K1 Downriver Man

Cindy Vogel, 5th K1 Sea Kayak Woman

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MARATHON: K1 Sea Kayak Man K1 Sea Kayak Man (Sunday, Aug 14)

1 Steve Rosenau (NC) National Champion . . . . . 2 Steve Peterson (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Jim Goochee (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Morgan Wright (TN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Daniel Harmon (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Guy Gilman (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Brent Ernsberger (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Alex Kostra (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Jay Skinner (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Michael Miller (TX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Brian Banning (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Jerry Patton (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Gordon Dayton (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Bobby Galbraith (VA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Morgan Wright on the home stretch. Morgan came 4th K1 Sea Kayak Man, over half a minute clear of Daniel Harmon

1:46:44.33 1:49:47.97 1:50:35.19 1:52:32.88 1:53:13.70 1:54:25.34 1:56:07.23 1:57:57.92 1:59:00.95 2:00:21.37 2:01:55.84 2:04:07.57 2:06:46.28 2:08:49.38

Steve Rosenau, about three minutes clear of Steve Oeterson in his final sprint to the finish to take the K1 Sea Kayak Man trophy

Guy Gilman and Alex Kostra in Conewango Creek Steve Peterson, 2nd K1 Sea Kayak Man

Brent Ernsberger in Conewango Creek, at this point behind both Guy Gilman and Alex Kostra

Jim Goochee, 3rd, under a minute behind Steve Peterson at the finish line

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Guy Gilman, 6th K1 Sea Kayak Man

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MARATHON: K1 Sea Kayak Man Brent Ernsberger a couple of lengths past Alex Kostra about half a mile from the finish, sprinting to come in 7th

Alex Kostra, 8th K1 Sea Kayak Man

Jay Skinner, 9th K1 Sea Kayak Man

Michael Miller (I think!) 10th K1 Sea Kayak Man

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Brian Banning, 11th K1 Sea Kayak Man

Jerry Patton, 12th K1 Sea Kayak Man

Gordon Dayton, 13th K1 Sea Kayak Man

Bobby Galbraith, 14th K1 Sea Kayak Man

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MARATHON: K1 Touring Woman, K1 Touring Man K1 Touring Woman (Sunday, Aug 14) 1 2 3 4

Elizabeth O’Connor (NY) National Champion . Veronica Luth (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Linda Buffa (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Linda Kay Volpe (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1:54:58.69 2:01:01.34 2:11:11.51 2:21:34.99

Linda Buffa, 3rd K1 Touring Woman

Elizabeth O’Connor K1 Touring Woman Champion for 2005

Linda Kay Volpe, 4th K1 Touring Woman Veronica Luth, 2nd K1 Touring Woman

K1 Touring Man (Sunday, Aug 14)

1 Patrick Sawyer (IN) . National Champion . . . . . 2 John Redos (NJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Bob Dean (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Rick Floyd (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Ed Leszek (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Pat Reilly (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Dave McAdoo (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Wil Rodriguez (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 William Barrows (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Bob Capellini (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 John Crossen (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Michael Warren (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Patrick Sawyer, 2005 USCA Champion, K1 Touring Man

1:43:49.25 1:44:21.60 1:47:42.51 1:48:31.85 1:49:49.39 1:50:50.05 1:51:54.76 1:53:26.69 1:55:01.25 1:59:48.56 2:02:29.37 2:02:33.00

John Redos, 2nd in K1 Touring Man, just over half a minute behind Pat Sawyer

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Bob Dean, 3rd in K1 Touring Man

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MARATHON: K1 Touring Man Rick Floyd, 4th in K1 Touring Man, under a mnute behind Bob Dean

Wil Rodriguez, 8th Sea Kayak Man

William Barrows, 9th Sea Kayak Man

Ed Leszek (closer to camera) raced with the Sea Kayaks but was jigged to Touring Kayak ex post facto! Ed had passed Steve Peterson early in the race, but Steve made a comeback in the final sprint Bob Capellini, 10th Sea Kayak Man

John Crossen and Michael Warren

John Crossen, 11th Sea Kayak Man, with Michael Warren close behind Pat Reilly, 6th Sea Kayak Man (that’s Joseph Carta, K1 Unlimited) behind him

Michael Warren, 12th Sea Kayak Man, under 4 seconds behind John Crossen

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MARATHON: K1 Unlimited Woman, K1 Unlimited Man Brian Heath, 3rd K1 Unlimited Man, just 2.5 seconds behnd Craig Impens

Pam Browning, 2005 USCA Champion K1 Unlimited Woman

K1 Unlimited Woman (Sunday, Aug 14)

1 Pam Browning (MA) . . .National Champion . . 1:54:45.07

K1 Unlimited Man (Sunday, Aug 14)

1 Matt Streib (IN) . . . . . . .National Champion . . 2 Craig Impens (NJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Brian Heath (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Ron Kaiser (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Murray Wood (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Javier Comelli (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Ted VanDusen (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Stephen Knight (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Don McConaghy (NJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Karl Vogel (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Gary Ballina (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Douglas Bushnell (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Joseph Carta (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Ron Kaiser, 4th K1 Unlimited Man

1:31:44.06 1:39:10.49 1:39:12.99 1:41:45.55 1:43:19.00 1:48:44.60 1:48:48.56 1:50:30.47 1:52:37.10 1:52:45.40 1:54:40.02 1:54:44.47 2:00:47.78 Murray Wood, 5th K1 Unlimited Man

Matt Streib, 2005 USCA Champion K1 Unlimited Man

Craig Impens, 2nd K1 Unlimited Man

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Javier Comelli, 4th K1 Unlimited Man, with Mike Rosecky & Steven Diller (right) and Frank Smutek behind him

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MARATHON: K1 Unlimited Man Javier Comelli crossed the finish line just under 4 seconds ahead of Ted VanDusen Karl Vogel, 10th K1 Unlimited Man

Ted VanDusen, 7th K1 Unlimited Man Gary Ballina, 11th K1 Unlimited Man, who clipped Doug Bushnell by just under 5 seconds

Stephen Knight, 8th K1 Unlimited Man

Doug Bushnell, 12th K1 Unlimited Man, Pam Browning on his right and Brad Glass in Grand Veteran C1 behind

Don McConaghy, 9th K1 Unlimited Man. Behind him, left to right: Karl Vogel, Chuck Baker, and Ray Healey

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Joseph Carta, 13th K1 Unlimited Man

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States Points

Canoeist of the Year

USCA Nationals States Points Results

Congratulations Empire Staters! New York won by a wide margin, followed by Pennsylvania in a solid second place. Then came Michigan, Maine, and Massachusetts in quick succession, followed by a cluster of midwest states and New Hampshire. I have listed our friends from Ontario (without an official “state” ranking) in recognition of their presence and significant performances. Thanks for coming to play with us, Canadians! Good to see Tony Bond from Australia, again, too. It was great to see Arkansas and Florida do so well, with so many paddlers from there making the long trip to northwestern Pennsylvania. Paddlers in first place get 50 points, in second get 45, in third, 40, all the way to 5 points for 10th place. Foreigners only qualify if they have been US residents for more than two years, like your humble editor. However, US citizens paddling with a foreigner (for example, with a Canadian or with Tony!) do get points for their state, if they finish in the top ten. Only USCA Marathon Championship races count. Exhaustive tabulations and/or reviews were made by Joan Theiss, Mary Ann Pontius, Tave Lamperez, and myself. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Gareth Stevens Rank..State.....................Friday....Saturday... Sunday..... Total 1.........New York.............. 560............895.......... 695......... 2150 2.........Pennsylvania......... 410............645.......... 605......... 1660 3.........Michigan............... 285............505.......... 380......... 1170 4.........Maine.................... 410............265.......... 395......... 1070 5.........Massachusetts....... 160............400.......... 460......... 1020 6.........Wisconsin.............. 250............315.......... 200......... 765 7.........Illinois.................... 220............360.......... 175......... 755 8.........Indiana.................. 75..............200.......... 435......... 710 9.........New Hampshire.... 225............205.......... 180......... 610 (Canada) Ontario............ 100............170.......... 210......... 480 10.......Arkansas............... 175............0.............. 180......... 355 11........Florida................... 25..............110........... 145......... 280 12.......Ohio....................... 0................145.......... 135......... 280 13.......New Jersey............ 45..............90............ 100......... 235 14.......Connecticut........... 50..............75............ 95........... 220 15.......North Carolina..... 90..............60............ 65........... 215 16.......Maryland.............. 95..............20............ 85........... 200 17.......Nebraska............... 50..............50............ 50........... 150 18.......Virginia................. 20..............80............ 0............. 100 19.......Missouri................ 0................90............ 0............. 90 20.......Washington State 0................65............ 0............. 65 21.......Iowa....................... 60..............0.............. 0............. 60 22.......Montana................ 0................45............ 10........... 55 23.......Colorado............... 50..............0.............. 0............. 50 24.......Washington DC.... 0................45............ 0............. 45 25.......Tennessee.............. 0................0.............. 35........... 35 26.......Texas...................... 35..............0.............. 0............. 35 27.......Vermont................ 0................0.............. 35........... 35 28.......South Carolina..... 0................5.............. 0............. 5

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Canoeist of the Year 2005: Tave Lamperez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Janet Perry

Eligibility: Any USCA member who has made a significant contribution toward the sport of canoeing through USCA within the current year. Also, the selection will be based on the individual’s mental attitude, fellowship, spirit, sportsmanship, compassionate understanding and contribution to the promotion and growth of the amateur canoeing cause either on a competitive and/or noncompetitive basis. It is suggested that this award not be given to anyone posthumously. There is no limit on the number of times a USCA member may receive this award. When Awarded: USCA Nationals, on the Sunday, during awards presentations by the USCA President. Procedure: The Canoeist of the Year Award is placed on the SemiAnnual Meeting Agenda under New Business. The Secretary of the Association announces to the Delegates that nominations will be received by the Secretary of the Association, in writing, until the start of the Awards presentation on Saturday. Any USCA member may submit a nominee. Tave Lamperez was one of a number of strong nominees for the award of Canoeist of the Year for 2005, but the selection committee was convincingly persuaded by the breadth of Tave’s contribution to paddling this year, and by Tave’s history. While the focus of the award is toward contributions in the current year, Tave’s current activities as Nationals Coordinator and Canoe Instructor Trainer have been all the more valuable by virtue of his continuous and considerable service to the USCA and to the sport of canoeing in general over the years. Tave has been a delegate to the USCA for at least 10 years Vice President for 2 (extremely difficult) terms. He has been USCA National Canoe and Kayak Championships Coordinator and USCA National Aluminum Championships since 2001, and USCA Canoe Instruction Chair (the guy who teaches the instructors and coordinates the materials to that end) since the inception of the program; he and Jim Mack set up this program. But that’s not all. Tave has been the rock of the organization in connection with the management of the Nationals since even before he was the official coordinator. Since he became coordinator, he has paid close attention to the rules, the management of the sites, and the treatment and education (as necessary) of the hosts. He

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Canoeist of the Year: Tave Lamperez sets out to know and greet everyone who comes to Nationals. Tave makes it his mission to know everyone in paddling, no matter where they are from, no matter what discipline they take up, no matter how good they are at the sport. His positive and approachable manner have been key factors in keeping some people in the sport, and in inducing many who have been out of it to join up and get involved again. His business-like, practical – and brief – approach to managing administrative stuff is a relief to most. Many also appreciate his way of allowing the opinions of all to work their way through the system, whether he agrees with those opinions or not. Such an attitude keeps things moving, when they could just as well bog down in endless detail or resentment between constituents. Then there is his tireless participation in the sport in all its facets. Everett Crozier calls him from time to time to chat about boat design. He has been invited to several overseas dragon and swan boat teams because his attitude is always upbeat, interested and nonobstructive. In other words, he is a consummate team player, and at the same time, not shy to take a leadership role. He’s been going to the White River in Arkansas for the last four years to participate in a Scout Adventure Crew event, just to be allowed to rub shoulders with the rather large group of new teen paddlers down there…and to paddle down the river that first inspired his passion in canoeing. He has been teaching the same basic canoeing class on behalf of the St Charles Canoe Club for the park district since the time he moved to Illinois. Through that position, he has been in touch with brand new paddlers throughout the area. He is well known for his canoeing course around town. He has introduced new paddlers who have become racing regulars, and has sometimes “saved marriages” by cheerily showing new paddlers to how easy it is to adopt a straight course in a canoe. Paddling safely is also something that is new to these students, and Tave is proud to know that they leave his course with respect and understanding of moving water…no matter how slow most water moves. He estimates that about 25 new paddlers a year are his students. Some of the comments I’ve heard over the years go as follow. A paddling couple stopped me at our local Walgreens: “Your husband saved our marriage! We didn’t argue once during that whole race because he got us to work together in the canoe.” Stacy Voccia, one of my Girl Scout students: “Tave is the best teacher I’ve ever had.” Gareth Stevens: “Tave keeps his email responses on theme, aiming at a solution and, most importantly, short and sweet without being abrupt or rude.” Chris Palmquist : “Tave is the first ‘racing person’ who told me I could paddle well. And then he got in the canoe with me to prove it.” Mary Ellen Waterson and others have said the precise same thing. Becky Burris and Rosslyn Hendricks, this year at the White River relays in Arkansas: “Tave is so positive, he never is critical about what you do when you paddle with him, just gives really good advice and doesn’t complain about what you might be doing wrong.” Kevin LeRoy: “When I was first starting, Tave was a prime source of knowledge for me. I remember calling him after buying my first

pro boat and asking how to attach a cover. He explained that, and numerous other things very well. His easy approachability makes him an excellent spokesperson for our sport and the USCA.” If all these quotations aren’t testaments to the kind of impact Tave has on paddlers year in year out, I don’t know what would be. And then there’s this from his brother. I don’t think I can put it better, and his brother wouldn’t praise Tave unless he really meant it. Honest! So, let brother Al have the last word(s): “Where do I begin? When I moved to Illinois in 1988 for a new job, my oldest brother Tave thought I might enjoy tagging along with him seeing a couple canoe races in IL and WI. I had only canoed a handful of occasions prior to when I was a Boy Scout, but thought this might be OK to see what this is all about. I ended up attending most every Illinois Paddling Council race and even went to a few St Charles Canoe Club meetings and workouts – never missed the pot-lucks! Anyway, he finally got me to do a rookie race in Pontiac, IL. I was hooked. Tave’s infectious enthusiasm about canoe sport really was a major factor. He was, and is, always so animated talking about a workout or a race or a canoe class. “Sure, he’s my brother, but it was obvious to me, too that he was and is an exemplary ambassador. He convinced me to run for USCA delegate which I gladly did. Heck, whenever he plans a visit to Louisiana he makes sure to check if there are any races he can do in the area! Granted I’m not paddling too much now, living in Louisiana, as I did 5 years ago living in Chicagoland, but virtually every phone conversation or email between the two of us drifts to canoeing rather abruptly...how great the competition was at a recent race, how many new or youth paddlers were at the new or “big” race, how’d the latest beginner canoe class for the Fox Valley Park District go, how was the last USCA Canoeing Instructor class (which he, Bob Spain and others developed with vigor and passion)... “The most telling and recent mission in my eyes is Tave’s interest in continuing to attend the Explorer/Venture Scout National White River Canoe Race in Arkansas each year (for at least 4 years) as an “alumnus” and again canoe ambassador. He’ll finish 17-, 18- or 20-mile legs of the relay and run over to the nearest set of impressionable teenage paddlers and offer congratulations, pointers and give an ear to them, always with boundless enthusiasm. “In the last year, 5 years, 1, or 0 years, if you...if anyone has attended a race with Tave, been in an intro paddling student of his, been in any paddling forum with him, or even been on the start line of a big race with Tave...it’s just plain obvious he LOVES canoeing and he wants you to love canoeing, too! Sincerely, Alfred Lamperez” [A note of interest about Tave’s brother Al! Because of training for distance canoeing, Al got himself to a point where he only needed one insulin shot per day. He needed none during his Clinton races, and raised thousands of dollars for the American Diabetes Association by paddling (with Tave and friends) the entire length of the Bayou Teche in Louisiana.]

Youth Education Award 2005: Stephen Lynn

The 2005 USCA Youth Education Award went to Stephen J Lynn of London, AR for his work with youth in Arkansas, especially in conjunction with scouting. A fuller appreciation of Stephen’s work will appear in a Canoe News in the near future.

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Racing in the Proper Age Category

Let’s Make Waves at Nationals

Let’s Make Waves at Nationals!

Racing in the Proper Age Category at Nationals

A proposal for improving the way we manage age classes, to the benefit of all

. . . . Charlie Bruno, Pennsylvania paddler I would like to propose that at our National Championships, all participants either race in their own age category, or in a new “open” class that is separate from the current “39 and under”. The main reason for this is that young paddlers, who we are hoping to encourage into the sport, have a difficult time placing high in the 39 and under. It is already loaded with great 40 and 50 year old paddlers! I think it is admirable that those elite paddlers want to race in the current “Open” class just for the best competition, even if they don’t win, but it is at someone else’s expense. In order to still allow the best to race together if they want, a new “Open” class that has no age limits will still allow that. Then everyone benefits. I’m not proposing this because of any personal reasons. In fact, if elite 50 year olds paddle in the Senior division, I’ll get bumped down even further. But think of an individual or team that practices all year and works hard to beat the competition in their age group. Then, they go to the Nationals, only to lose to an elite paddler or team from an older division. I think it is important to let everyone have their chance in their age group. After winning an age group for years, a great paddler should take himself (and his greatness) out of that age group and move on to the next, giving someone else their turn for glory. Our numbers aren’t growing and we need to eliminate pot holes to correct that wherever possible. Hopefully, this can be discussed among the officers and delegates to see if there are any downsides that I’m not aware of. So……after winning the Senior division in ’06 at age 59, I don’t plan on staying in the Seniors in ’07! Ha! How’s that for a challenge….. you ten (10) paddlers that finished ahead of me last year? I’m really just trying to inspire myself to get training . . .

Mark your calendars for August 2006!

Saturday, May 6, 2006

The 2006 USCA Aluminum Nationals on the Fox River in St Charles, IL plus on May 7 The Current Buster C2 Races

Tuesday through Sunday Aug 8-13, 2006

on the Peshtigo River in Peshtigo, WI

The 2006 USCA Canoe & Kayak Nationals

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. . . . . . Gareth Stevens, Wisconsin paddler

This proposal addresses all those marathon races which are or which may in future be divided into age group classes, especially (but not only) those where the age group classes all start at different times. There is something wonky about a system of national championships in a sport where the top racers are often in older age groups, but can choose to race down a class. Charlie Bruno (see left) makes a good point about one of three consequences of such a system that have been niggling at me for a few years. One result, as Charlie points out, is that when a fast 40+ paddler (or team) or a fast 50+ paddler (or team) chooses to race Open, the young’uns (18-39) often don’t get a look-in. There is no special class for them, no opportunity for special recognition. I agree with Charlie’s point. It is an important one. But there are two further consequences of our current system that also concern me: (i) the meaningfulness of age group “championships” is diminished, and (ii) good competition is diminished. Illustrating all these points, let’s look first at the results for the women C1 paddlers (see p 52). They all race against each other at the same time, but the 40+(+) paddlers can choose to race “down.” Thus the fastest paddler, Gloria Wesley, a Master by age, chose to race in the Open division where she beat the only woman paddler without a choice, Holly Reynolds, who is trapped, for the time being, under forty years of age . . . . So, what does it really mean for Cindy McNett to take the “Master” trophy? She’s an awesome paddler and I have great respect for her, but she wasn’t the fastest 40+ year old. And what does it mean for Holly to come second in the “Open” division, instead of first? This is wonky enough, but the wonkiness of our current system is compounded when the different age divisions race at different times. Look at the C1 Man results (p 40-41). The first man actually under 40 years old (Kyle Kiser) came 6th in the Open division. Two Seniors and three Masters who elected to paddle Open came in ahead of him by time, along with Al Limberg, the first Master actually racing in the Master division, who was hailed, therefore, as the USCA C1 “Master” Champion. Dana Henry, another under 40 year old, chased Kyle across the finish line. However: the next seven fastest male C1 paddlers are Masters or Seniors! (I include John Mathieu even though he suffered a technical disqualification.) Young Gary Krapf comes 8th Open but 15th overall, beaten (on a time basis) by seven 40+ paddlers and six 50+ paddlers. Ted Kenyon is the fourth fastest paddler in the 18-39 year old age group, but 10th in the Open division and 40th overall by time. So, is Al Limberg “really” the C1 Man “Master” National Champion? By current definition, sure, but in reality probably only because Calvin Hassel, Steve Rankinen, and Terry Kent chose to race Open. And is Paul Dyka “really” C1 Man “Senior” Champion, when Marc Gillespie and John Edwards chose to race Open? We’ll never know, in fact, whether Al could have pulled out the extra he would have needed to beat Calvin, Steve, and Terry. And we’ll never know if Paul could have kept up with and beaten Marc and

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Let’s Make Waves at Nationals

Let’s Make Waves at Nationals

John. Why? Because they were denied the chance to race against those guys, since we start most of our male age divisions at different times (Standard is an exception), and because Calvin, Steve, Terry, Marc and John selected themselves out of their age groups into the Open division. I don’t blame them – they got better competition, more fun, that way. I enjoy competition. And competition is absent when I win or lose a race by a big margin – that’s no fun. Competition happens when I get a chance to race against my close peers in performance – of any age (or gender, for that matter). Currently, whether I choose to race Open, Master, or Senior, I am denied the opportunity to paddle against many paddlers with whom I would have a competitively tight race because the age divisions all start at different times. I raced C1 Man Senior this year. Of the 89 male C1 paddlers of all ages ten had a time within one minute (faster or slower) of my time. Only two of these paddlers raced in my own division. The other eight closely competitive paddlers raced in other divisions. How much more exciting for me, and for those other paddlers, and for our adoring fans who line the banks and bridges, if we could have, all ten, raced against each other in the same heat! Our current system denied me the fun of racing eight of them. It denies the same, to a greater or lesser degree, to every one of us. Another problem with our current system has evolved as a result of the multiplication of classes over the years: more separate starts and smaller classes. Each day’s starts now continue much longer and later than before, which puts greater strain on race officials, pushes back the awards ceremonies, and reduces downtime in the afternoon for rest, recreation, and socializing for everyone. Charlie Bruno recommends adding a class (in the C1 Man, C1 Woman, C2 Men, and C2 Women classes) – a “39 and under” class, with a separate Open class where the elite paddlers can gather. That would certainly address his (and my) concern about 18-39 year olds not getting a shot at recognition. However, I ask Charlie and all of us to consider an alternative that solves not only this issue, but the others outlined here, with additional benefits, too. Namely, we should start in waves of paddlers, seeded according to recent race performance, the waves as large as the start area can safely accommodate; and we should medal the top ten overall, and the top performers in all age groups, including the 18-39 grouping. The waves would be geared to the maximum safe capacity of the start area, but be made as equal in size as possible. Let’s look at the benefits. Benefit #1: Recognition and encouragement for 18-29 year olds. Charlie’s proposal to recognize, and provide encouragement for, the top performers in the 18-39 year old class has been met. Benefit #2: Increased, and therefore better, more exciting, competition for everyone. Every paddler gets to race more closely competitive paddlers. This is generally true, even at the cutoffs where the waves are split. Benefit #3: The top paddlers get to paddle the top paddlers regardless of age. Benefit #4: The true age class champions can be recognized. Benefit #5: Second guessing is eliminated. No longer will older paddlers be tempted to second guess their choice of class (“Will I show better racing in my age division or in a younger age division?”) The more that this kind of extraneous

game-playing calculation goes on, the more bogus the results become. Benefit #6: Better publicity. An overall champion and overall rankings are easier to publicize and explain for press and promotion purposes. The simpler our sport is to explain, the easier for new people to get excited. Benefit #7: Time is saved, to everyone’s benefit. Each marathon day’s races will finish earlier, and so will the awards ceremony, resulting in less strain on officials, less waiting around needlessly, and maybe higher attendance at the awards ceremony, especially on the last day. To illustrate the time savings, let’s imagine a 40-boat wave maximum for the recent Warren Nationals. The C1 Man classes (88 paddlers) would have started in three waves (30, 29, and 29 paddlers) over a 30 minute span instead of five starts (of 13, 18, 26, 23, 9) over 50 minutes. The 45-boat total C2 Men classes could have gone as two waves (of 23 and 22) in 20 minutes instead of five waves (of 13, 7, 9, 13, and 3) over 50 minutes]. The proposal in summary: Adopt Seeded Waves In summary, I recommend that we consider adopting a system of waves or heats, seeded for performance, for those class groups that have age divisions, currently C1 Man, C2 Men, and C2 Mixed. Juniors would still run separately as they often run a shorter course. [Note that we already do waves, in effect, for C1 Woman (all age divisions except Junior), C2 Women (all age divisions except Junior), C2 Standard (all age divisions). Here the overall numbers currently happen to fit into one wave!] I recommend we recognize (with medals) the top ten overall in each boat spec division (C1, C2), for men, women, and mixed; these would be Open medals. And that we medal the top 10(?) performers in each age group classification (incl 18-39) - by real age! The top ten overall medals would get a second label designating age ranking. (Merely a label design issue, Tave and Priscilla – no worries!) With our current practice of awarding ten medals per age division, this means that the number of medals would go up only marginally. Seeding would be done by a “Seeding Committee” review of previous Nationals results and other selected race results. This is not as difficult as some might think. Related proposal: Let’s also reduce the number of medals overall If we cut back the now quite excessive total number of medals we give out at Nationals, we could (a) reduce their total cost, (b) more importantly, reduce the stress of handling and printing labels for so many medals (by so few volunteers!), and (c) reduce the excessive time it takes for our awards ceremonies to be completed. I propose, therefore, that we recognize the top ten overall in all boat spec groups, for men, women, and mixed: these would be the Open medals. In addition, I propose that we recognize with medals the top six Masters and the top six Seniors. Acknowledging Ken Gerg’s arguments that there is a suddenly sharper downward slope in the age-versus-performance curve past a certain age than can be accommodated fairly by ten year age divisions, I would even support medal recognition for the top three “Younger Veterans” (age 60-64), “Older Veterans” (65-69), “Younger Grand Veterans” (70-74), “Older Grand Veterans” (age 75-79), and all 80+ year olds (at least until they become the single biggest class we have . . . ). [I previously opposed Ken’s idea, fearing a proliferation in medals and even longer medal ceremonies.]

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Kayak Freeze During Global Warming

Simplify the Kayak Rules?

Letter from a race sponsor

Kayak Freeze During Global Warming: An Issue for the Delegates

. . . . . . . . . . . Glen F Green, Philadelphia Canoe Club

Earl Metzler, with the help of the Kayak Committee It was suggested I write a note to the USCA Canoe News about a proposal to give the delegates some lead time to think about before the Winter Meeting. Pam Browning, Tim Dwyer, and myself were hashing out kayak spec issues even before there was a committee. And, now that there is a committee, of which I am a member, there has been more hashing out, lashing out, and gnashing out from the membership in general. In addition to matters of specifications, it has been suggested that USCA continue to include the current kayak classes as novice, and offer a premier single championship class for elite paddlers. So there are more issues for consideration that confront the Kayak Committee. From my point of view, I will share what I have observed with regard to the kayak specs and the numerous times they were changed. Some were trying to do the impossible, to make it fair for everyone. That doesn’t happen in this world, and governments usually try to accommodate the masses and let the others adapt at will. Most of the controversy seems to have been resulting not from the specs, but from people who tried to bend the specs so they could gain a personal advantage; so the specs were changed often to keep the trouble makers at bay. I will say, that I think both Norm and Jerry have done an admirable job at jigging, trying to keep the glory seekers honest. One thing we haven’t had, is a single spec system in effect long enough to be able to scientifically assess what is working and what isn’t through observation. We have reacted to loud voices in addition to those who have tried to ‘beat’ the system, and as far as I am concerned, that is not how to build viable programs. So Pam, myself, and the others on the committee are trying to build a viable system. The system we have now may not be the best, but we would like to see it in place long enough to be able to observe facts and figures to determine how the system might be improved. As Joe Shaw so aptly put it, it allows us time to reflect if certain proposed changes are in the best interests of the USCA mission. This also includes the proposal to have just one kayak championship class with the other current kayak classes being allowed to continue to compete at the Nationals, just not as championship classes. What is being requested is a three year freeze, perhaps more, on any alteration on the kayak specs or kayak classes. This also gives us time to hear what more people might think rather than just those who are adamant and immediately vocal. An additional thought for consideration: no class or spec change can affect that year’s Nationals, it can only come into effect the year after. This then eliminates impassioned emergency last minute alterations for that year’s national competition. Please give this your consideration. If you have any advance questions or concerns, please contact Pam Browning or any of the kayak committee members vial e-mail. Thank you. Pam Browning - pambrowning@webtv.net Tim Dwyer - rid02709@ride.ri.net Glen Green - chairman@swanboat.org Joseph Shaw - josephpshaw@hotmail.com Erin Magee - quickblade14@hotmail.com Ron Kaiser - RKAYAK63@aol.com Earl Metzler - ejmpaddler@aol.com

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As race organizer, I hold three canoe and kayak races a year at the Philadelphia Canoe Club with welcomed participation from paddlers in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic areas, and everywhere else. As a USCA race sponsor, I must comply with the USCA’s competition rules. During the hectic time of on-site race registration, just before the event, there are often questions such as, “What class does my kayak fit into?” The way the kayak specifications are currently written in the USCA Competition Rules, it is difficult to determine at the race site, with only a tape measure and a bathroom scale, which kayak fits into what class. It is especially difficult to ensure the “4-inch waterline beam” measurement. For the average race sponsor, assuring compliance with the 4-inch waterline beam requirement will probably only be feasible if the USCA were to maintain a master list of kayaks. The master list needs to specify which kayak fits into which class (homemade or modified manufacturer’s kayaks – that is another nut-to-crack). One of the goals of a good competition rules book is to make the rules as simple and clear as possible for both the race organizer and the competitor. While the USCA’s kayak specifications are available on the USCA website, they span several pages. If they can be boiled down to just the essentials, what can be printed on one 3” X 5” card that can be passed out by the race organizers to competitors on race day, I think that will be a step forward. For the purpose of generating discussion among the USCA membership, my suggestion for simplifying the current USCA Kayak Specifications follows below. The ICF Kayak specifications were taken from the ICF Marathon Racing Competition Rules and the Downriver Kayak specifications were taken from the ICF Wildwater Racing Competition Rules and converted from the metric to the English system. [Note: this not intended to be a “restructuring” of the existing kayak classes, just a “simplification” of existing specifications.] Downriver Kayak (K1MDR, K1WDR) Single kayak of maximum length 14 feet 9-3/16 inches. Minimum weight 24 pounds 4 ounces. No rudders permitted. ICF Kayak (K1MICF, K1MMaICF, K1WICF, K1WMaICF) Single kayak of maximum length 17 feet 1 inch with sections and longitudinal lines of the hull convex and not interrupted. Minimum weight of 17 pounds 10 ounces. Flip-up rudders not included in length. Rudder blade must not exceed 3/8 inch in width. Recreational Kayak (K1MRec, K1WRec) Single kayak, sit-on-top or surf ski with a maximum overall length of 16 feet and a 4-inch waterline beam of at least 22 inches. Sea Kayak (K1SeKM, K1SeKW) Single kayak, sit-on-top or surf ski with a maximum overall length of 18 feet and a 4-inch waterline beam of at least 8.5% of length, 40 pound minimum weight. Touring Kayak (K1TM, K1TW) Single kayak, sit-on-top, surf ski with a maximum overall length of 20 feet and a 4-inch waterline beam of at least 18 inches. Unlimited Kayak (K1UM, K1UW) Single kayak, sit-on-top, or surf ski. Additional rules for kayaks 1 Flip up rudders not included in length. 2 Must have adequate buoyancy to float the kayak horizontally when filled with water.

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USCA Kayak Committee Report

USCA Kayak Committee Report for the end of 2005 USCA Kayak Committee As 2005 draws to a close, the USCA Kayak Committee has been discussing several areas pertaining to kayak racing which appear to need more debating. We are suggesting that the existing USCA Nationals kayak classes remain in place for the next few years so we can monitor participation. Although there has been talk of restructuring the existing classes, we cannot monitor our progress without being able to research what we have already created. Although we are not suggesting the existing classes be changed, we do see a few details that need to be re-addressed: Delete the no-ICF exclusion: The “no ICF, Downriver, or Olympic trainer kayaks” exclusion applies to Recreational, Sea Kayak, Touring, Unlimited, and Non-ICF Double kayaks and surfskis. We do not know of any ICF styled kayaks under 16’ in overall length and greater than 22” wide at the 4” waterline, so we do not see any infiltration of ICF in the Recreational division. Likewise, we have not seen any ICF styled kayaks weighing forty pounds with hatches and bulkheads and meeting the Sea Kayak measurements. What we are seeing are a number of wide, hybrid/development kayaks based on an ICF design that meet the Touring specifications and are being marketed as Touring kayaks. Regional races in New York and New England are allowing these ICF styled trainer kayaks to race in Touring classes because they meet the Touring measurements (20’ or less overall length and 18” wide or greater at the 4” waterline). Europe has a Touring class which has measurements similar to our Touring specifications except that it is designed for ICF kayaks. The consumer purchasing these development kayaks are mostly paddlers moving out of Sea Kayaks and stepping up in the racing progression. Few, if any, are ICF racers moving down. If we consider the Sea Kayak class as the entry level racing class, and ICF/Unlimited for the experienced racer, it appears that the Touring class is where we want to place these intermediate kayaks. The committee’s concern is that the beginner racers are purchasing these kayaks, racing them regionally in the Touring division, and may be disqualified if raced at the USCA Nationals. It is also our feeling that a 17’ kayak is not faster than a 20’ kayak, with similar widths, just because it is based on an ICF design. In fact, as the USCA rule now reads, if an ICF styled kayak is stretched out over the 17’ length, it can be raced in the Touring division as it no longer meets ICF specifications, but the 17’ developmental kayak cannot because although it may meet USCA Touring specifications, it is excluded because it also meets ICF measurements. The suggestion, therefore, for the USCA rules would be to delete the “no ICF” exclusion, allow these developmental kayaks to race in the Touring class, and if we want to continue to exclude them from the Unlimited class, which has no specifications, create a minimum 18’ overall length restriction for that class only. The committee is also currently discussing the pros and cons of combining the ICF K1 with the Unlimited class, and is discussing the long term direction of classes at the Nationals. Change ICF K2 to Open K2: At the 2005 annual meeting, the nonICF Double Kayak class was eliminated from the Nationals schedule. At this past Nationals in Warren, we had one double ICF kayak race: a mixed team racing in the Men’s division. We would like to suggest that instead of eliminating a potential racing design, why not change the ICF K2 class to Open K2 and allow all types of double kayaks and surfskis to race in the same class? ***PICTURE CREDITS: see page 90***

USCA Kayak Committee Report Change Orienteering kayak classes from Downriver and Sea Kayak to Open: Along the same lines, the USCA should consider expanding the orienteering classes from just Downriver and Sea Kayak to “Open” and allow all types of kayaks and surfskis to race. Change all kayak sprint classes to Open: And if we changed the Nationals kayak sprints to Open instead of specific classes, we could allow the ICF kayaks to race legally which have currently been racing Unlimited in sprints and excluded in Unlimited marathon. We could offer the sprint program as open to all types of kayaks, and split the classes by age and gender rather than boat type. Other areas of concern: • Unlimited: Is it truly Unlimited if there are restrictions? Is there a better name for this class? • “No Hull Modifications”: We know this originally was created to prevent additions to the kayak to meet measurement. However, if a drain is put into the bottom of the kayak, isn’t that a hull modification? • 10% Overall Width for Sea Kayaks: Certain kayaks meet all the Sea Kayak requirements except for the overall width; is this an area we need to be concerned with? Or can the width requirement above the water be eliminated? • Method of Measurement: How and where do we accurately measure the kayaks? Can we use the ICF Method of Measurement or do we need to create a ruling specifically for the USCA? Anyone having an opinion on any of these items, please contact the kayak committee, a delegate, post an email on the USCA email group, or send a letter to be published in Canoe News. Or, let us know any other concerns you might have for the kayak division of the USCA.

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A Nationals Wrap-up from the Host Community’s Perspective

“Warren Wows Them Again”

and the many local volunteers, who couldn’t have run things more smoothly. “If you don’t notice it, it’s done right,” said Liquori.

By JON SITLER Times Observer Sports Editor August 15, 2005

Liquori wants to help Warren start up a canoeing and kayaking club, if there’s enough interest. Judging by the reception USCA gets, he said, there certinaly seems to be.

Nationals Week from the Host’s Perspective People are already talking about coming back to Warren for a third USCA National Championships, according to USCA President Larry Liquori. That’s how successful the 2005 USCA National Championships were last week, with sprint races held at Chapman Dam, orienteering in Tidioute, biathlon at Betts Park, and marathon races from the Kinzua Dam all the way to headquarters at Betts Park.

As much as the canoers and kayakers love Warren County, Warren County loves them right back. Liquori said he alone may have spent $450 to $500 in the county at a hotel, grocery stores, restaurants and convenience stories this week.

“We feel very welcome,” said Gareth Stevens, editor of Canoe News, “And that It’s the second time Warren County has makes such a difference.” At the 2003 hosted the week-long USCA National Canoe Larry Liquori works on sorting through Nationals in Warren County, employees at an impressive array of trophies and Kayak Championships. Perkin’s told Stevens it was their busiest “In all honesty, for 2003 there weren’t many bids and that’s why week of the year. We’re talking about hundreds of people, if you Warren got it,” said Liquori, of Long Island, NY, USCA’s president haven’t noticed all the canoes and kayaks on top of cars. since January. “For 2005, people were happy to choose Warren.” All “I had a good time,” said 74-year-old Thor Ronemus, Springfield, because of the success of the 2003 Nationals. Liquori said, “And OH who was a founding father of the USCA, which began in 1968. people are already taking about it [wanting to come back] again.” Ronemus won a USCA National Championship in the Master division

He hinted that the 40th anniversary of the USCA National Championships in 2008 would be the perfect fit. When he suggested to someone that Nationals return to Pennsylvania for the 40th anniversary, “people’s eyes lit up” when he mentioned Warren, he said. “Because it’s still fresh in people’s minds.”

“Everything that you could control went very well,” said Liquori, adding that thanks go to Jim Decker of the Warren County Chamber,

in 1969 with rowing partner Roland Muhlen, a two-time Olympic canoer. Ronemus, who played football for Woody Hayes at Ohio State University in 1951, plans on being back in Warren County for a future Nationals. “I just bought a new C1 canoe,” he said.

“This guy right here,” said Ronemus, motioning to Decker, “He puts on the best Nationals anybody has ever seen.” And Thor would know; he’s been to most of them.

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Business Affiliates ~ Business Affiliates Business Affiliates

We•no•nah Canoes, quality lightweight canoes in Royalex®, Kevlar®, Winona, MN, Mike Cichanowski, www.wenonahracing. com

The USCA thanks all its Business Affiliate Members for their support:

• NEW HAMPSHIRE

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Will Arts & Tech: Photography & Graphic Arts, specialists in action sports photography, David & Lynda Williams, www.willarts. com

Atascadero Kayak and Sail, kayaks and accessories, sales and rental, Atascadero Lake, CA, Lloyd Reeves, www.fastkayak.com Northern California Paddlesports Council (NCPC), Beth Rundquist, Palo Alto, CA, riversandmountains@msn.com

• NEW YORK Camp Canoes, highly competitive, solo, Standard, carbon fiber, Otego, NY, Al Camp, (607) 988 6842

• GEORGIA Coosa River Basin Initiative, Rome, GA, Matt Reid, (706) 2322724 mreid@coosa.org • INDIANA

Grasse River Boatworks, tomorrow’s designs - yesterday’s craftsmanship - today’s winner, Canton, NY, John Newman, www.grasseriverboatworks.com

The Conservation Foundation, Judy Fitchett, Naperville, IN, jfitchett@theconservationfoundation.org

J&J Canoe Supplies, manufacture and sale, canoe racing supplies, Auburn, NY, Jim and June Genkos, jjcanoe.com

• IOWA

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Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Sue Huff, Ottumwa, IA, suehuff@yahoo. com

West Side Boat Shop, high quality, durable, fast racing kayaks, Douglas Bushnell, Lockport, NY, (716) 434 5755

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Harding’s Canoe & Kayak Rental, Berwick, LA, Larry Harding (985) 395-7285

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• MICHIGAN

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AuSable River Area AmericInn Lodge and Suites, Friendly Welcome, Quiet Nights, Rest Assured, Oscoda, MI, Ed Reeder, www.amerinn.com

Keel Line Canoe & Kayak Supply, Chesterland, OH, Don Maistros, tuleman102@aol.com

Fay’s Motel & Cottages, . . . with a Bed and Breakfast Attitude, Keith Miles and Sandy Coe, Grayling, MI, www.faysmotel.com

Rivers Edge Outfitters, canoes, kayaks, rafts, rentals, Little Miami R, Waynesville, OH, Rhett Rohrer, (937) 862-4250

The Manor House, Luxury Beachfront Inn on the AuSable, Oscoda, MI, Amy Ridgway, www.manorhouse-oscoda.com

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New AuSable Beach Resort, beautiful beachfront cabins, condos, friendly welcome, Oscoda, MI, Marina, (989) 739 9971

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Northern Traveler Motel, Welcome USCA Paddlers - and their Pets!, Oscoda, MI, Bill, Rob, Carole, Jennifer Pavlak, (989) 7399261

McCracken’s Canoes, canoe and kayak sales and rentals, Clearfield, PA, David and Lynda McCracken, www.mccrackencanoe.com Wiggers Canoe and Kayak, also pellet, gas and woodstove sales, Dave Wiggers, Youngsville, PA, dave@davewiggers.com

Super 8 Motel, On the beach, clean & friendly, Oscoda, MI, Amy Ridgway, www.super8.com

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Austin Outdoor Gear and Guidance, full service canoe and kayak shop, Austin, TX, John Vanness, Kayak.Texas.com

Bell Canoe Works, the finest canoes and paddling accessories, Zimmerman, MN, John Woodruff, www.bellcanoe.com

• VERMONT

Minnesota Chapter Wooden Canoe Heritage, Alix Comb, Knife River, MN, acomb@lakenet.com ***PICTURE CREDITS: see page 90***

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2004 - 2006 United States Canoe Association Board of Directors (Delegates) Organized States/ Regions

Indiana Division/USCA: Patt Oakley 611 Central Ave Lafayette, IN 47905 (765) 477-0970 macoak@aol.com

Larry Liquori, President 79 Locust Dr Kings Park, NY 11754 (631) 361-9548 (631) 269-9696 cell (631) 766-9903 lliquori@jacka-liquori.com

Elizabeth O’Connor 1036 Locust Ave Bohemia, NY 11716 (631) 563-6654 elizo@optonline.net

New York Division/USCA Jim Dipelesi 4 Round Tree Dr Kings Park, NY 11754 (631) 366-0045 cell (631) 379-3793 jrdtech@ix.netcom.com Kelly Wypych, Past President Bill Robinson, Vice President Kathy Skinner 5741 Bristol Valley Rd 338 Onondaga Terrace 33 Crest Ave Canandaigua, NY 14424 Syracuse, NY 13207 Macedon, NY 14502 (585) 374-5938 (315) 423-9075 (315) 986-1869 bibonrob@rochester.rr.com canalsiderentals@earthlink.net kwypych@twcny.rr.com

Penn Jersey Division/USCA : Ken Gerg PO Box 247 Emporium, PA 15834 (814) 486-1691 jomama@penn.com

Judy Jeanes Box 708 Mendenhall, PA 19357 (215) 872-7409 waterconfidence@yahoo.com

Ron Kaiser 2865 Northway Rd Williamsport, PA 17701 (570) 327-8106 Rkayak63@aol.com

Norm Ludwig 2006 West Side Rd Jersey Shore, PA 17740 (570) 753-5136 ncludwig@kcnet.org

Ohio Division/USCA : Bill Corrigan 5888 E Kemper Rd Cincinnati, OH 45241 (513) 530-9249 BillC@xetron.com

Thor Ronemus 5 E Columbia St Springfield, OH 45502 (937) 325-2492 tronemus@woh.rr.com Pam Browning PMB 167 100 Powder Mill Rd Acton, MA 01720 (508) 277-5836 pambrowning@webtv.net

Karen Levitt, Secretary (delegate status thru Jan ’06) 303 Birnam Road, Apt #2 Northfield, MA 01360 (413) 498-2086 Karen_levitt@nmhschool.org

Kaitlin McElroy PO Box 1203 Bethel ME 04217 (207) 824-7503 kmcelroy@bates.edu

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

Karl Vogel 1731 Pinellas Ave Tarpon Springs FL 34689 (727) 938-7685 tech6outriggers@hotmail.com

LaVerne Young 104 Bayou Dr Niceville, FL 32578 (850) 678-3131 youngs@valp.net

Ted Cramer 809 S Carroll St Rock Rapids IA 51246-0000 (712) 472-3941 tlcramer@rockrapids.net

West South Central Division: (AR, OK, TX, LA) Noel Kirkwood PO Box 385 Rusk, TX 75785 (903) 683-4486 nkirkwood@tyler.net

Bob Spain 1500 Northridge Dr Austin, TX 78723 (512) 302-1005 bob.spain@tpwd.state.tx.us

“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

Priscilla Reinertsen 582 East Penacook Rd Contoocook, NH 03229 (603) 746-6491 prtsen1@comcast.net

Paula Thiel 53 Ross Rd Preston, CT 06365 (860) 889-9893 prma@adelphia.net

South Atlantic Division : (DE, MD, VA, WV, NC, SC, GA, FL) John Edwards, Executive Director 1929 Arrowhead Dr NE St Petersburg, FL 33703 work (727) 823-8000 canoechamp@aol.com East South Central Division: (KY, TN, AL, MS) Neal Sanders 2308 Avondale Dr Johnson City, TN 37604-2403 (423) 282-6153

John Diller 581 Clifton Drive Oakland, MD 21550 (301) 334-7899 srwjd@mindspring.com West North Central Division : (MN, IA, MO, ND, SD, NE, KS) Earl Brimeyer 2595 Rhomberg Ave Dubuque, IA 52001 (563) 583-6345 ebrimeyer@aol.com

East North Central Division : Joe Johnson 515 5th Ave (MI, IL, WI) Menominee, MI 49858 Ev Crozier (906) 863-8101 W 2079 Hwy 64 joe49858@yahoo.com Marinette, WI 54143 (715) 735-9763 erccrc@cybrzn.com

Frank Tinsley 8218 Woonsocket Ct Indianapolis, IN 46256 (317) 578-4366 FCTCanoe@aol.com

Joe Kowsky 629 E Illinois Ave Morris, IL 60450 (815) 942-0927 bilpsychjk@yahoo.com

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Tave Lamperez 24 Roosevelt St St Charles, IL 60174 home (630) 584-6931 work (630) 979-5234 lamperez@netscape.net lamperez@lucent.com

Janet Perry 24 Roosevelt St St Charles IL 60174 (630) 584-6931


2004 - 2006 United States Canoe Association Board of Directors (Delegates) Jon Webb 6420 Nicholson Hill Rd Hubbard Lake MI 49747-0000 (989) 727-3527 jmwebb38@yahoo.com

Mountain Division: (ID, WY, UT, CO, NV, NM, AZ, MT) Lynn Capen 459 Arapahoe Ave Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 444-0187 lcapen@riomapas.com

Pacific Division: (WA, OR, CA, AK, HI) Veronica Wisniewski 6360 Hannegan Road Lynden, WA 98264 (360) 398-7158 veronicacanoe@yahoo.com

Illinois Paddling Council USCA 2004 Club Affiliate Delegates Wally Werderich 486 Sunflower Ct Florida Competition Yorkville, IL 60560 Paddlers Association (847) 553-7551 Kathy Edwards 1929 Arrowhead Dr NE St Petersburg, FL 33703-1903 home (727) 522-3348 ktae17@aol.com

Michigan Canoe Racing Association Dwight Walker PO Box 113 Hastings, MI 49058 (269) 330-5302 dlwalker21@yahoo.com

New England Canoe and Kayak Racing Association Michael Ripple 23 Billingham St Somerville, MA 02144 (617) 625-3571 mripple@aol.com

New York Marathon Canoe Racing Association John Ders 769 CR 42 South Otselic, NY 13155 (315) 653-7776 Dersj@upstate.edu

North Carolina Canoe Racing Association William McDuffie 410 Cockman Road Robbins, NC 27325 (910) 948-3238 wlrmcduffie@mctconnect.com

St Charles Canoe Club Ed Hahn 409 N Glengarry Dr. Geneva, IL 60134 (630) 262-9132 edhahn@netscape.com

Texas Canoe Racing Assocn Richard Steppe 3508 Grande Bulevar Irving TX 75062 (214) 986-4272 slowpaddler @hotmail.com

Wisconsin Canoe Racing Association Gareth Stevens PO Box 56 Hubertus, WI 53033 (262) 628-9991 nawal@ticon.net

Christine Rudolph, Treasurer Lynne Witte 6890 Cedar Lake Rd 58 Union St Oscoda Mt Clemens, MI 48043 MI 48750-0000 (586) 783-5654 (989) 739-2946 lynnewitte@juno.com cricket2@chartermi.net Joanna Faloon 230 Lisgar St Ottawa, ON K2P 0C8 CANADA (613) 237-4230 jfaloon@sympatico.ca

(Non) US Regional Division:

Pennsylvania Association of Canoeing and Kayaking Jerry Patton 743, Two Mile Rd Port Allegany, PA 16743 (814) 642-9161

USCA Membership Application / Renewal Form Please print clearly

Type of Membership Fee First name: M.I. Last: Governing (18 & over) . . . . . . . $20.00 ........______ Organization (if any) Junior 5-17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7.50.........______ Street address: Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25.00.........______ City: Race Sponsor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30.00.........______ State Zip Country Club Affiliate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30.00.........______ Date of Birth Gender Business Affiliate (BA) . . . . . . . $30.00.........______ Phones, home: ( ) cell: ( ) Business Affiliate (Enhanced)* . $100.00.........______ Email: Life-Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $400.00.........______ Family Members: Foreign – remit in US Funds 1. First name: M.I. Last: Canada/Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . add $5.00.........______ Date of Birth Gender All other countries . . . . . . . add $10.00.........______ 2. First name: M.I. Last: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Total:.............______ Date of Birth Gender *For the benefits of Business Associate 3. First name: M.I. Last: Date of Birth Gender memberships please contact Gareth Stevens, Marketing Chair, at nawal@ticon.net 4. First name: M.I. Last: Date of Birth Gender Please check: . ...................Renewing member_____ 5. First name: M.I. Last: ......... Returning member (lapse of 1 year or more)_____ Date of Birth Gender ..................................................... New member If “New member” - recruited by:­.......................

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Please make checks payable to USCA and mail with application form to: USCA Membership, Paula Thiel, 53 Ross Road, Preston, CT 06365

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United States Canoe Association Standing and Special Committees Competition / Dragon Boat David Hillman Standing Committees 1630 19th St. NW Cedar Rapids, IA 52405 Adaptive Paddling (319) 362-7506 Jan Whitaker ddhillma@rockwellcollins.com 560 Shore Drive West Henrietta, NY 14586 (585) 292-6107 Competition / Orienteering janwhitaker@hotmail.com Aims Coney

Education

Judy Jeanes Box 708 Mendenhall, PA 19357 (610) 622-7000 Competition / Outrigger waterconfidence@yahoo.com Canoe

Nationals Coordinator Nationals Timing

Committees

371 Sudbury Road Stow, MA 01775 (978) 897 3404 aims.coney@hp.com

Camaraderie

John Edwards 1929 Arrowhead Drive, St Petersburg, FL 33703 (727) 522-3348 canoechamp@aol.com

Camping/Cruising Chuck Weis 2509 Kickapoo Dr. Lafayette, IN 47909 (765) 477-7948 cmweis@msn.com

Competition / Sprints Bill Corrigan 5888 E. Kemper Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45241 (513) 530-9249 wmcorrigan@fuse.net

Competition Norm Ludwig 2006 West Side Rd Jersey Shore, PA 17740 (570) 753-5136 ncludwig@kcnet.org

Competition /Swan Boat Glen Green 312 Duff Ave Wenonah, NJ 08090 (609) 468-4646 chairman@swanboat.org

Competition / National Awards Priscilla Reinertsen 582 East Penacook Road Contoocook, NH 03229 (603) 746-6491 PRtsen1@comcast.net

Conservation Bob Spain 1500 Northridge Dr Austin, TX 78723 (512) 302-1005 bob.spain@tpwd.state.tx.us

Competition / Kayak Pam Browning PMB 167 100 Powder Mill Rd Acton, MA 01720 (508) 277-5836

Picture Credits

Core Group

Merchandising

Vacant

Mary Ann Pontius Historian, Bylaws, Rules & 2536 Lafayette Drive Lafayette, IN 47909-2444 Regulations (765) 474-9877 Joan Theiss ThePontsin@aol.com 12802 Lake Jovita Blvd Nationals Coordinator Dade City, FL 33525 Nationals Timing (352) 588-9877 Gustave (Tave) Lamperez hjtheiss@juno.com see Instruction Certification, Instruction Certification etc, to the left Gustave (Tave) Lamperez 24 Roosevelt Street St. Charles, IL 60174 (630) 584-6931 lamperez@netscape.net

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

International John Edwards see Competition / Outrigger

Marketing Gareth Stevens PO Box 56 Hubertus, WI 53033 (262) 628 9991 nawal@ticon.net

Membership Paula Thiel 53 Ross Rd Preston, CT 06365 (860) 889-9893 prma@adelphia.net

Inactive

Publications

Gareth Stevens PO Box 56 Hubertus, WI 53033 (262) 628 9991 nawal@ticon.net

Publicity & PR Vacant

Safety Kathy Skinner 33 Crest Ave Macedon, NY 14502 (315) 986-1869 canalsiderentals@earthlink.net

Technical Inspection Jerry Patton 743 Two Mile Road Port Allegany, PA 16743 (814) 642-9161

Youth Activities Co-chairs: Judy Jeanes Box 708 Mendenhall, PA 19357 (215) 872-7409 waterconfidence@yahoo.com and: Teresa Stout 3563 Roller Coaster Road Corsica, PA 15829 (215) 872-7409 rstout@usachoice.net

The photos and the map on the pages indicated below were provided by the following and are copyright © 2005 to those parties unless otherwise stated.

Special Committees

Barton Cup Reorganization

Connie Hagler & Karl Vogel Connie: (727) 938-7685 ConHagler@aol.com Karl: (727) 938-7685 tech6outriggers@hotmail. com

Dues & Membership Review Gareth Stevens PO Box 56 Hubertus, WI 53033 (262) 628 9991 nawal@ticon.net

Nominating Committee Jim Dipelesi 4 Round Tree Drive Kings Park, NY 11754 (631) 366-0045 jrdtech@ix.netcom.com

Regional Kayak Points Race Series Connie Hagler & Karl Vogel Connie: (727) 938-7685 ConHagler@aol.com Karl: (727) 938-7685 tech6outriggers@hotmail.com

USCA Marathon Coordinator to the USACK Marathon Racing Committee Lee Deviney 212 Ashworth Drive Austin, TX 78746-4604 (512) 306-8085 txpaddler@aol.com

Women’s Interests Janet Perry 24 Roosevelt St. St. Charles, IL 60174 (630) 584-6931

Website

Jim Dipelesi 4 Round Tree Drive Kings Park, NY 11754 (631) 366-0045 jrdtech@ix.netcom.com

Minneapolis photographer: 53, large photo: this is copyright © 2004 - photographer’s name to follow Aims Coney: 21 middle right, 22 Aims Coney and JJ Coté: map on page 20 Pål Krogvold: 5 (photographic reference at the “Matty” header) Richard McCorrison: 42 lower three on left and top two on right, 43 top two on left and bottom three on right, 44 third from top right, 45 second from top left and bottom left and right, 46 top and bottom left and bottom right, 47 top left and top right, 49 top and fourth from top left, 50 top left and bottom two right, 51 bottom four, 56 top left and bottom right, 57 second from top left and third from top right, 58 third from top left and bottom right, 59 bottom left, 60 top three left and middle two right, 61 top two left and second from top right and bottom right, 62 second from top left and top right, 63 top and bottom left and bottom right, 67 top, 68 except top left and third from top left, 69 bottom, 74 bottom left and middle two right, 76 bottom right, 77 top three right, 78 middle left, 79 top two left and bottom right, 80 Jim Mallory: 23, 64 middle left and bottom right Nicole Mallory: 71 photo of Jim Mallory and Matt Streib together, 72 top right Earl Metzler: 84 Warren Times Observer (mostly Bob Patchen): 6 right, 8 lower left, 9 - the Rudnitsky “thumbs up,” 10 top right, 11 top left and middle right, 12 middle left, 15 top left and top right, 16 top and bottom right, 21 except middle right, 32 middle, 33 top, 86 Will Arts & Tech: All three cover photos (small one is © 2003), 6 left, 7, 9 except lower left, 10 except the Rudnitsky “thumbs up,” 10 except top right, 11 except top left and middle right, 12 except middle left, 13, 14, 15 except top left and top right, 16 except top and bottom right, 17-19, 24-31, 32 top and bottom, 33 bottom, 34-39, 40-1, 42 top left and lower two on right, 43 bottom two on left and top right, 44 except third from top rght, 45 first third and fourth from top right and top four right, 46 middle two left and top four right, 47 except top left and top right, 48, 49 except top and fourth from top left, 50 bottom four left and top two right, 51 top four, 53 bottom pair, 54, 55, 56 except top left and bottom right, 57 except second from top left and third from top right, 58 except third from top left and bottom right, 59 except bottom left, 60 bottom left and top and bottom right, 61 bottom two left and top right and third from top right, 62 except second from top left and top right, 63 middle left and top two right, 64 top and bottom left and top two right, 65, 66, 67 bottom four, 68 top left and third from top left, 69 top three, 70, 71 except top right smaller photo, 72 except top right, 73, 74 top two left and top and bottom right, 75, 76 except bottom right, 77 except top three right, 78 except middle left, 79 bottom two left and top three right, 82 Lucy H Moore Stevens: p 4 (Larry Liquori), 5 (John Edwards)

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Run of the Charles Canoe & Kayak Race Sunday, April 30, 2006

Join over 1500 paddlers enjoying the improvements to the river at the 24th annual Run of the Charles Canoe & Kayak Race!

RACES FOR ALL! Inclusive Kayak Classes -

Sea Kayaks, Touring, ICF, Recreational

Recreational Canoes in all amateur races!

Paddle through varieties of water, starting in rural countryside and finishing in Boston’s famous urban river park. Teams and Individuals! Event Specialists Inc.

The 24th Run of the Charles Canoe & Kayak Race! Download registration forms in February 2006 at www.charlesriver.org or Register on-line at www.active.com.

Many volunteer, advertising and sponsorship opportunities available! Please contact us at 508-698-6810 or rotc@charlesriver.org for more information.

Charles River Watershed Association www.charlesriver.org


Mark your calendars for 2006! The 2006 USCA Aluminum Nationals: May 6, St Charles, IL plus the May 7 Current Buster C2 Races

United States Canoe Association 53 Ross Road Preston, CT 06365 Change Service Requested

Non-Profit Rate US Postage Paid London, Ohio Permit #128

The 2006 USCA Canoe & Kayak Nationals: Aug 8-13, Peshtigo, WI – 6 days of Sprint, Orienteering, & Marathon

It’s time to renew your membership in the USCA

Please use the handy envelope mailed with this issue and get your dues in to Paula Thiel early. Paula Thiel 53 Ross Rd, Preston, CT 06365 (860) 889-9893 prma@adelphia.net Envelope missing ? No worries. There is an application form on page 89

Are you moving? New postal address? Have you changed your email address? Or your phone number? Please email your change of address or phone number to: Membership Chair, Paula Thiel, prma@adelphia.net Or if by mail, see address in notice to the left, on this back cover.

Canoe News Vol 38 Issue 3 2005 Nationals Results  

Canoe News 38-3 contains all the results and reports for the USCA National Canoe & Kayak Championships for 2005 and other articles.

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