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CANOE NEWS Fall/Winter 2006 Vol 39/3

Left: Rookies to watch: Wisconsin’s Szpak brothers, Steve (in front) and Joe, take the Potato Rapids Dam portage at full tilt.

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Vol 39 Issue 3

The leading news magazine for all paddlers throughout North America

In this issue: Full 2006 USCA Nationals Results

Plus: Kevin LeRoy on Why Canoeing is Better than Kayaking and Kevin LeRoy on Why Kayaking is Better than Canoeing

Also in this issue: Audrey Jensen’s Address to the Canoeing Hall of Fame, Barb Bradley’s Nutrition Column (How to Fight the Common Cold), Steve Rosenau’s new Safety Corner, & a book review from Pat Bayers US $5.95 CAN $6.95


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Contents

Canoe News Serving canoers and kayakers

Official Publication of the

United States Canoe Association Supporting a Five Star program ´Competition ´Cruising ´Conservation ´Camping ´Camaraderie

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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 Janet Perry, Mike Johnson, Lucy Moore Stevens, proofing For advertisements, articles, and photo submissions: — please email Editor for advice on preferred formats.

USCA Officers Executive Director John Edwards 1929 Arrowhead Drive 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

Hut! — Larry Liquori . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 From the Vice — Ken Gerg . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Scouting Ahead — John Edwards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Canoe vs Kayak — Kevin LeRoy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Safety Corner — Steve Rosenau & Safety-First River Priority — Rex Klein . . . . 7 Book Review: Expedition Canoeing by Cliff Jacobsen — Pat Bayers . . . . . . . . 8 Gene Jensen’s Induction into Hall of Fame — Audrey Jensen . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Going the Distance: Natural Remedies for the Common Cold — Barb Bradley 10-11 The Nationals: A Triumph for Everett Crozier — Jody Korch . . . . . . . . . 12-13 What Next? A Concrete Parachute? — Jody Korch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 USCA Instructors and Training & Powder Horn Training Camp . . . . . . . . . 14 USCA Merchandise Order Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Kayak Cartoon Caption Competition Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 State Points Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Detailed Index to USCA Nationals Race Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Nationals 2006—Results: Adult & Adult/Youth Sprints . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-21 A Family Affair (Glen Vandewinckel & Annie Ripton) — Jody Korch . . . . . . . 20 Nationals 2006—Results: Orienteering (Article by J-J Coté) . . . . . . 22-23 Nationals 2006—Results: Phillip H Soule National Run/Paddle Biathlon 24-26 Fremont Forever — Jody Korch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Nationals 2006—Results: Youth Sprints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-33 Kalamazoo Comes to Peshtigo — Jody Korch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-33 Nationals 2006—Results: Outrigger Sprints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-35 Adaptive Paddling on the Peshtigo — Jody Korch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Nationals 2006—Results: Marathon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-57 Nationals 2006—Results: Barton Cup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 & 52 Winning Over the Long Haul — Jody Korch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-41 Mixing It Up — Jody Korch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Youth Encouragement Award, 2005: Stephen Lynn — Rosslyn Kendrick . . . . 58 Youth Encouragement Award, 2006: David Diget — Doug Williams . . . . . . . 59 Canoeist of the Year, 2006: Gareth Stevens — Lamperez, Reinertsen & Perry 60 Thank You from Everett Crozier . . . . 61 Business Affiliates . . . . . . . . 63 USCA Membership Application / Renewal Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 USCA Delegates & Officers . . . . 64-65 USCA Committees & Chairs . . . 66

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Vice President

Ken Gerg PO Box 247 Emporium, PA 15834 (814) 486-1691 joken2@zitomedia.net Secretary Joan Theiss 12802 Lake Jovita Blvd Dade City, FL 33525 (352) 588-9877 hjtheiss@juno.com Treasurer Linda Buffa 18 Maple Road Kings Park, NY 11754 (516) 902-4696 scubalin75@yahoo.com

Main cover photo: Mary Taggett racing C1 Woman. By popular demand. Numerous folks accosted the editor: “Did you see the photo of Mary? - it’s got to be a cover shot!” Photo © 2006 by Will Arts (David & Lynda Williams)

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From the “Vice”

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From the “Vice”

. . . . Larry Liquori, President, USCA

. . . . . Ken Gerg, Vice President, USCA Great Nationals!! Ev and Carol Crozier along with their GREAT volunteers just did a magnificent job. The weather could not have been nicer. The people of Peshtigo were just “great folks”. Never had a bad meal, all the restaurants were very good. The competition was hot, and the course was much nicer than I had been led to believe. Really enjoyed it, didn’t do that well, but can’t blame the course! In summation, it was a very enjoyable week with some of the best people in North America. Congrats to all on another very successful Nationals. During the Nationals Ev and Carol celebrated their first wedding anniversary (at last word they even survived that daunting task). Thanks Carol for putting up with all of us!

What’s In a Name? As I compose this column, I am waiting for shoulder surgery. In my one of many appointments leading up to this operation, my orthopedist told his partner and his physician’s assistant that I row a lot. I’ve grown so tired of correcting him I just mentioned to his PA that the orthopedist must do a lot of spinal adjustments (ala chiropractors). [Some orthopedists are very sensitive about this sort of thing.] As he was about to correct me, he then remembered and said to his PA, “Sorry, he canoes.” Back in the 80s and early 90s, we had precious few kayakers competing at our races. Now we have quite a few more, enough to make marathon kayak racing a higher profile part of our organization. Why don’t we add the term kayak to our name, you ask?

In the “Paddler Guide” for this year’s event there was a “Thank You” page and if I may, I would like to add to it briefly. Mary Ann Pontius took the merchandising of USCA goods maybe to a new level or at least brought it back from the back page. Not only did she select some great new items, put up the USCA logo on lots of goods, ordered some $3600.00 worth of merchandise but she and her able crew managed to sell at Nationals some $2,700 (scares me to know how much she and her crew bought for themselves J).

Can you imagine the confusion between us and USACK if we became the USCKA? It’s bad enough now. We need to let kayakers know, both current members, and potential members, that our tent is big enough to encompass them too, even if their craft of choice doesn’t appear in our name. While some kayakers may feel uncomfortable with the problems we have had with kayak classes, they should know that our situation with canoes was not always as stable as it appears now. There was a time when there were bitter arguments about C2 inclusion and exclusion. I have heard stories from some of our old-timers (old by virtue of having been around in the 70s, not by how many years they have been on the earth).

Please remember Christmas is just around the corner and I am sure some of your paddling friends and relatives would just love the items with the USCA logo; fleece vests, all kinds of shirts - denim, wicking, polo and “T”, hats, etc. Call Mary Ann and support USCA. Give her your ideas as to what items you would like to see for sale. She may have canoe covers with the USCA logo in the very near future

Some parts of the country still don’t have 3 & 27, the so-called pro-boats, as their main C2 class. Some states have a C1 Standard class. The point is, our sport is constantly changing and evolving. Hopefully, as kayak design changes begin to stabilize (as opposed to a newer, possibly faster design every other year), we may be able to standardize kayak classes a little more.

As to the $3,600 in dry goods merchandise, do you have any idea of the volume in boxes this represents? I do! Joanne, I, and the Ford truck hauled it from Emporium to Peshtigo (saving USCA about $200+ in freight cost). We are still in need of a few more traveling trophies. Joanne and I donated two more this year but if you would like to help in this effort it would be VERY much appreciated. The cost can vary, but will be in the $150/$200 range. Call Priscilla Reinersten as she has the best handle on what we still need.

And speaking of kayak classes, did you notice how much better attended the K2 class was at Nationals in August? Pam Browning and Sonja Gilman (among others) were lobbying anyone they could to join them. Good job ladies! I eagerly look forward to a big, maybe even crowded K2 class someday soon. If we get more people competing, perhaps we will then attract some of the bigger name kayak racers to come and put on a big show for us.

Next: how about the introduction of a stock canoe class? If you paddle a 3x27 canoe, not to worry, it will not affect you. Adopting a Stock Class may not swell our ranks, but would at least add more paddlers and members to USCA. Perhaps we could get the names of all the stock canoe paddlers from the Clinton, Adirondack 90 Miler, Yukon River Quest, Texas Water Safari, and others and send them a special invite to join us.

I know of some USCA paddlers who can do well in both canoe and kayak who race in canoe at Nationals, partly because that is where the best competition is. Greg Barton, are you listening? Bruce, Joe Shaw, Terry Kent, Jim Mallory, time to get training. Well, so much for my presidential ramblings. Hope to see many of you delegates at the first Eastern Annual Meeting since Rochester, and I hope to beat many of the rest of you with my new, bionic shoulder next summer.

In closing, I think we should have clear overall champions for our racing canoe and racing kayak classes: just one male and one female champion for C1 and K1, and just one men’s team and one women’s team for C2 and K2. The fastest in those categories – regardless of age. Let’s make ourselves more marketable. Since bringing this issue up in an earlier column, I have had nothing but positive comments. What are the downsides?

HUT!

Cheers.

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Photograph of Larry copyright ©2003 by Lucy H Moore Stevens. Photograph of Ken copyright ©2006, courtesy Ken Gerg.


Scouting Ahead

Scouting Ahead

Scouting Ahead

well since the equipment cost is prohibitive and there is a lack of willing sponsors to pick up the tab. To that end most of the youth clubs seem to emphasize the development of Olympic kayaks and canoes for obvious reasons.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .John Edwards, Executive Director, USCA

This leaves the USCA delegates in a quandary as to where and how it should be willing to spend its available funds as it relates to youth programs.

A Challenge An idea was brought to our attention during the USCA Semiannual Meeting at Nationals this year that I feel needs to be seriously promoted. What is the idea and how can it help the USCA? How can we create an interest in this venture?

The USCA is reluctant to spend thousands of dollars towards any specific club as each club has its own merits and reasons why they should partake in any expenditure of funds and decry any single disposition of funds. Club successes are tied closely to generally one or maybe two people that spearhead the activities of the club. Because of this clubs have a tendency to expand and collapse depending on the willingness of those individuals’ direct participation and dedication.

The idea and how it can help. Dave Diget from the Kalamazoo Canoe and Kayak Club requested that the USCA come up with a boat that could be used as a canoe and a kayak. In an ideal world he would like to see a youth boat that could be raced in both the canoe and kayak divisions. In a nut shell the following requirements would be something to design towards.

Creating a one boat one spec class for both canoe and kayak could go along way towards solving this perplexing conundrum.

Create a boat that is made specifically for youth (say up to 115lbs), make it affordable (say, around $500-700 each), lightweight enough to be picked up by one kid (under 30lbs), no longer than 14-15 feet, stable enough for a novice but maneuverable and quick, durable enough to withstand kids normal non-malicious abuse, capable of being used with or without a rudder (probably an over the stern type which could be fixed up if needed), usable as a canoe or a kayak, enclosed enough to allow easy entry from a capsized vessel (like an Outrigger C1).

Our Annual Meeting is coming up in January. Please let your delegates know how you feel about this project or proposal. The more input we have the more we can decide whether or not this is a project worth pursuing. Have a wonderful paddling year. – JE

If successful in this quest the USCA would be setting a long term visionary course for the rejuvenation and participation of youth paddlers within the USA. Adding or using the specifications developed for this boat to the National Championships would create the ultimate final goal for its use. How can we create interest in this project? After looking at a PBS TV series about flight, I realized that sometimes money can be a great incentive to get things done. Since we would be asking a person to spend time and money to come up with a design and a prototype boat we would need to come up with a suitable incentive. We would be requiring the final design specifications to be usable by multiple canoe/kayak manufactures instead of the usual method where his design would be his alone. Thus compensating the winning designer/builder (unless of course the winning designer/ builder would wish to not accept the award/incentive.) could be an effective way to get this project off the ground. I don’t know how much would be fair or reasonable but I’ll leave that for discussion if it ever gets that far down the delegate line. There is no doubt that the USCA wishes to create an environment that will help foster youth involvement in canoes and kayaks. Generally, the USCA and Olympic boat disciplines do not mesh

Mark your calendars for 2007! The 2007 USCA Aluminum Nationals: June 30, Pocahontas, AR plus additional races July 1 The 2007 USCA Canoe & Kayak Nationals: Aug 7-12, Warren, PA– 6 days of Sprint, Orienteering, & Marathon Photograph copyright ©2006 by Will Arts (David & Lynda Williams)

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Canoe vs Kayak

Canoe vs Kayak

around a little to change positions (for example, temporarily pull one foot up under your seat).

Or, Why Canoeing and Kayaking is Better than Canoeing or Kayaking

6. Canoeing is easier on your body. This is also only important for long workouts. I think that the slower stroke rate and the (relatively) relaxed position of the lower arm means that one can keep canoeing much longer than one can kayak. After two hours in the kayak, I’m shot. After two hours in the canoe, I’m just getting started.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kevin LeRoy A couple weeks ago, I pulled my C1 out of the garage for a Thursday night session. With the exception of the June C1 races (Mayville and Peshtigo), I have spent virtually no time in the thing since spring. All summer and fall, I’ve been paddling either kayak or C2. It was a windy evening with a solid 1+ foot chop on the lake. I felt clumsy and weak. I was putting all my energy into balance and steering, and was unable to drive the boat forward. I did not like this. I felt like a summer of kayaking, with the extra blade and the rudder, had robbed me of my ability to properly balance, steer, power and generally control a boat. Ever since then, I’ve been thinking a lot about the difference between canoe and kayak. Yes, in a general sense, they’re both the same thing – there is no more to either than simply efficiently shifting your weight onto the paddle to drive the hull forward. Skills for controlling one are very similar to skills for controlling the other. Big picture, I really enjoy switching back and forth between the two craft. It’s something I highly recommend. Below is a list reasons why canoeing is better followed by a list of reasons why kayaking is better than canoeing. Those of you that are kayakers, might want to spend a little time in a canoe next year to take advantage of what a canoe can give you. And, of course, those of you who are canoers could learn some things by putting in some kayak time. The items on the list are in no particular order.

Why kayaking is better than canoeing: 1. Speed is fun. This is simple. It feels good to glide across the water under your own power. It feels better the faster you go – and its possible to go much faster in a kayak than a canoe. For you canoers who tend to fall off the back of the pack in group training sessions, you could learn how to kayak and use the easy hull speed to hang with the group better. 2. Kayaking is a better tool for aerobic conditioning. My heart rate is generally 10 to 15 beats higher in the kayak when I’m at my fast cruising tempo because the hull is less resistant to higher speeds, and because the double bladed paddle begs for a higher stroke rate that is more work to drive. This is a very good thing for training effect. If I’m going to do anaerobic threshold work in the canoe, I need to pound really hard and risk injuring shoulders and other body parts to do it. The kayak is so eager to go fast that it’s almost a chore not to do aerobic threshold every time you get in it. I credit training in the kayak with really helping my canoe racing aerobic capacity this year.

Why canoeing is better than kayaking: 1. Canoeing takes more brain power. If you’re going to turn a canoe, you have to think first. If you’re going to turn a kayak, you just flip the rudder. Changing depths requires changing technique, in a kayak you just paddle harder. Staying on a competitor’s wave takes a good feel for what the hull is doing and a complete repertoire of steering strokes. In a kayak, as long as you can feel the wake, you can rely on the ruder and that second blade to keep you there. 2. Canoeing takes more horsepower. Comparing really hard paddling in both sports, I feel like the canoe can take more raw, muscular strength. It’s easier to load the canoe paddle with more force before you start cavitating. This power is very useful in sprints into headwinds and suck water, places where you want to go fast but there is additional resistance. Strength training in the canoe will really pay off on race day – regardless of whether you’re racing canoe or kayak. 3. Canoe racing is better competition and group workouts are more social. OK, this one is highly personal, but for where I live and at my abilities, there are several folks with whom I’m competitive in the canoe. In the kayak, the number of people who are relatively close to my speed is considerably smaller. This makes canoe races and group training sessions more fun. Of course, for others, this point could easily be on the other list. 4. Canoeing is dryer. This is especially noticeable early and late in the season. Having a kayak paddle constantly dripping water onto your head is annoying and cold. 5. Canoeing is more comfortable. This is especially true for longish workouts and races. The seating position is more comfortable because your butt is higher and you can actually move

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3. Kayaking trains certain muscles that you need for canoeing, but are difficult to train. The leading example, I think, is the group of muscles under you armpit going into your chest. Each time I’ve done the AuSable Marathon, this area has really hurt by the end of the race. I believe that kayaking will better train this particular area because both hands must stay relatively high. You need this area to hold your arms up. 4. Kayaking has taught me things about the forward stroke that I never learned in the canoe. This is difficult to explain – I don’t really understand this point well enough to put it into written words – but allow me to try anyway. We all know that an efficient forward stroke – in both canoe and kayak – involves power through the leg, hip and core. (Poor paddlers, conversely, drive the boat with power through the shoulders and arms.) Something about the kayak paddle makes it easier to set-up the leg drive and core rotation. Further, since I’ve started kayaking I’ve learned how to slightly hold-up on the paddle catch until after I’ve started driving my leg & hip back and moving through the core rotation. I call this “swing”. I’ve learned how to incorporate the swing in the C1. It feels easier and more powerful. (I tend to abandon this in the C2, however, as it’s more difficult for stern paddlers to match.) Your body uses momentum to drive the paddle instead of trying to use the paddle to get the momentum going. I don’t understand why I never figured this out in all those years of canoeing, but I think it’s really helped me in both the canoe and the kayak.

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Photograph copyright ©2006 by Will Arts (David & Lynda Williams)


Safety Corner

Safety Corner PFD on in the water to empty the boat, or sink it between your legs for the boat emptying process. In the 2004 Canadian Nationals in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, the leaders had a substantial lead as they disappeared around the next corner on still lake water. They reappeared 20 minutes later in last place, after capsizing and swimming to shore. They could have won if their PFDs had been ready and they had had a plan ready. The water is colder now, and by January, the water temperature at depth will be in the 30’s and 40’s. Boating accident victims that don’t float may stay submerged for months before reappearing. On the North Carolina lake that I paddle, bodies don’t reappear until March or April. If you wear some flotation, it makes finding the body easier, or, somewhat better, you might live to paddle again. Your family and friends would appreciate it. Me too. You, me, and my PFD.

. . Steve Rosenau, USCA Safety Chair This is my first Safety Corner note, having volunteered for the USCA Safety Officer position after 2006 USCA Nationals. The goal? To get all participants home alive. From downriver strainers that weren’t scouted by the race promoter, to rapids that upset an off-balance paddler, we all need to take due care, and be prepared for the unexpected. I think of accidents occurring when the thousands of options usually available during a paddle narrow down to just a few, when physics speaks with a loud voice – say you are in a race down a fast river, you round a corner at 8 mph (11 feet per second), and there’s a new strainer 20 feet ahead. Your options become: 1) back paddle and jump, 2) turn and jump, 3) ram it and jump – all desperation moves.

Steve Rosenau, a kayaker from Denver, NC, is USCA’s 2006 Sea Kayak marathon champion and winner, with Guy Gilman, of this year’s marathon K2 Trial.

The event promoter could have avoided the problem by doing a final scout of the river the day before (or the morning of) the race, thereby opening up thousands of options for a good race day.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rex Klein, Cruising Chair

Safety-First River Priority Every year I turn to the news and find out that someone, somewhere has drowned paddling, playing, or boating. 90% of the time they never are wearing lifejackets. Just this year, a guy drowned kayaking over a dam on the Fox River here in Illinois and two brothers drowned on top of that trying to rescue him!

Similarly, alerting other users to a race: for example, posting a few signs at boat launches on a lake well before a race give bass boaters a boost in recognizing there are other small boats out there. That could prevent a collision. Some high speed bass boaters around here wear motorcycle helmets.

Whether racing or just paddling on a cruise we never know when we may come up on a strainer, a wicked boil or weird turbulence under a highway or railroad bridge. I guess again the answer to surviving is to wear a life vest. Even the inflatables are better than none. Though if you get knocked unconscious it’s too late to pump or pull the cord unless you have one of the water activated units. I’ve seen people with these vests, but they don’t check to see if the CO2 cartridge is any good! The real vests are the best.

The US Coast Guard puts out a yearly report on how small boating is doing. Look up www.uscgboating.org for the 2004 summary. Good news: no racing paddlers died in accidents on the water in 2004. However, 98 canoers or kayakers did. Most were young American males,13–29 years old, paddling in cold water without a PFD. 19 drowned with a PFD on, 74 drowned without. You, me, and my PFD. I use this phrase so paddlers will have their PFD ready. I know most USCA paddlers don’t use one, and you probably won’t start just by reading this article. I wear a cut–down unapproved bat–belt made from an old whitewater PFD. It fits around my waist and I float high enough that capsizing is no problem. It is cool in the summer, and I trade it in for a real PFD when the weather is cold. You may have seen me around – I paddle a wood strip kayak wearing a beat–up yellow bat–belt and sun hat. My real PFD is bungeed on the back deck.

“Better to be a bit hot or bit uncomfortable than dead.” “You won’t have to worry about looking “hip” if you’re dead!” I was at a race just a couple of years ago and the water was high after heavy rains, so the race organizer asked ALL the participants in ALL classes to WEAR their jackets. All did except for one mixed team who complained and thought better to pack it in and hit the road. Nice, huh? Oh well, I backed the organizer on this one! That’s what I tell all the paddlers on our annual Great River Rumble. Some canoe/kayak races require wearing of vests. I know ALL dragon boat races do. Besides, some of the new vests are very comfortable and super lightweight.

If you won’t wear it, how about having a CG-approved PFD within easy reach – if you capsize, it may float near you, or if another boat flips nearby, you can fling it at them. Unstrapping it from the rear thwart behind your back just doesn’t work when seconds count. Back in my unsteady canoeing days, we would frequently dump on the lake from rear quartering waves. We even dumped without waves. Wearing our PFDs, we could empty the boat out above our heads in deep water, hop in, and be paddling forward within 45 seconds of the capsize. We got lots of practice. You can put the

My point here is that as good a paddler as you may think you are or how “not cool “ it looks to wear a life vest, think twice before doing a practice or cruise or race especially if suspect water, wind, or temperature is an issue! It does no good for a life vest being wrapped around a thwart or stuffed in the bow or stern. It could mean being around for a lot more years!

It’s Time to Renew Your USCA Membership!

Please renew your USCA membership now by using the form on page 62 of this issue or by using the handy Membership Application envelope that came with this issue of Canoe News, and by sending a check to:

Paula Thiel, Membership Chair, 53 Ross Road, Preston, CT 06365 Photograph copyright ©2006 by Will Arts (David & Lynda Williams)

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Book Review: Expedition Canoeing

Expedition Canoeing by Cliff Jacobsen

certain technique or course of action. His chapter on using maps, compass, and GPS begins with a captivating paragraph on how he became lost on a 40 mile long lake. Contributors to his book include many seasoned paddling experts and wilderness guides.

“I was surprised at how good this book is!”

As a competitor, I especially appreciated Jacobsen’s step-bystep presentations of how to make repairs on all types of canoes. (These also apply to kayaks.) His pictures are very informative to the racer who has the need to make her first repair and to the racer who has already made many repairs. I have not found a more logical and complete canoe repair manual.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Bayers Just when I thought that I had read every type of modern paddling book, along came Expedition Canoeing by Cliff Jacobsen (Globe Pequot Press, 2005: 20th Anniversary Edition). Most racers are concerned with essentials that will carry us through a few hours on a race course. In some cases, we might prepare for longer events, but these don’t compare to expeditions on Arctic rivers, where a small mistake or forgotten piece of gear could lead to a major disaster.

Other topics especially interesting to racers are the keys to a good portage, transporting canoes on rooftops, (with a comprehensive description on how to build your own canoe trailer) essential knots for paddling and camping, traveling through rapids, gear selection, and taking care of emergencies and rescues.

Why do I heartily recommend this book to all serious racers? One reason is the sheer pleasure of reading the paddling stories that are so magnificently presented. I felt like I was a part of each trip that was described. Within each one of these stories were important lessons learned about paddling. Another reason is the soundness of the information that was presented. It goes way beyond the basics found in most other books. Jacobsen is a respected world-class wilderness paddler and trip leader who amassed some darn good information. Whenever he presents advice, he explains why he recommends a

This book will be in my library for many years because it is a valuable resource for racing, recreational paddling, and canoe/ kayak tripping. Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy. You’ll be surprised how many tips and techniques that you can add to your paddling expertise. Pat Bayers is a competition paddler from Florida. Among her many other accomplishments, she was a USCA champion at the Stock Aluminum Canoe Marathon Championships in 2005 and 2006.

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Gene Jensen in Hall of Fame

Audrey Jensen’s Acceptance Speech at Gene Jensen’s Induction into Canoeing Hall of Fame “Thank you all for acknowledging the contributions that my husband, Eugene Jensen, made to the sport of canoe racing and to canoeing in general. “Gene was involved in canoe racing from before we met in 1950 until the end of his life in 2004: more than 50 years. “He and his first partner, Tom Estes, won the very first big race that they entered, the Minneapolis Aquatennial 500-mile, 10-day, race on the Mississippi River from Bemidji in northern Minnesota to Minneapolis, and thereafter, Gene began designing canoes to stay on top of the competition.

the English Channel. Children happily climb onto the bicycles, into the kayaks, canoes, and rowboats on the floor, pull on their life jackets, and either pump or paddle away, to the delight of their teachers, parents and grandparents. Our International Hall of Fame in Bicycling, Rowing, Canoeing, Kayaking not only continues to grow in the number of inductees, 27 since the hall opened in 2003, but in the number of children and adults who learn or relearn a renewed sense of the joy in outdoor sports, and the importance of perseverance in turning dreams into reality by achieving worthy goals. The ceremony is always held the first Friday in August.

“Gene was not a big muscular man and felt that he had to make up for the difference by observing all he could about river conditions, techniques, and equipment innovations, including trying to build better and faster canoe. He designed one canoe after another, always trying to implement a new idea or theory into the new shape to see if it would make the canoe faster without sacrificing too much stability. One of his earliest designs was a plywood vbottomed canoe that was so unstable that when it sat in the water without anyone in it, it laid on its side. They won their second big race in that canoe.

Visit us on the web at www.museum4kids.net, nominate someone for an upcoming induction ceremony, and plan to attend an induction in person, to meet the inductees, past and future! Marlene Brown, Children’s Museum of History, Natural History, Science & Technology, 311 Main Street, Utica, NY 13501.

“We were not able to look back and count the actual number of canoes that Gene designed because he didn’t start counting soon enough. But he always said he would keep trying until he got one that would go by itself. “In the meantime he was coming up with other ideas, one of which really impacted canoe racing, and that was the bent shaft, or angle, paddle, which he first introduced in 1971. Now they are used all over the world. “Because Gene excelled in his field it might surprise you to learn that Gene was dyslexic, and that was in an era that the affliction was not recognized. That could account for some of his drive to do well. “Gene never thought of himself as special, he felt that the reason he was successful was because of hard work and working at what he loved, and if he were here today he would tell each of you that you can do the same thing. It is fine to look to the example set by successful men and women in various fields and imitate them. But don’t try to imitate their same accomplishments. Imitate their work ethics, their passion for discovering new things, their zeal for applying new ides, and some day you, too, can look back with satisfaction at your own contributions for the benefit of others.” The International Hall of Fame: Bicycling, Rowing, Canoeing, Kayaking is located at the Children’s Museum in Utica, NY. Here is a note from the museum’s Executive Director, Marlene Brown: One of the joys of running the operations of a Children’s Museum is to see the smiles of delight on the face of children and adults alike as they enjoy and interact with the numerous exhibits on our 3rd floor’s International Hall of Fame: Bicycling, Rowing, Canoeing, Kayaking. Older children and adults alike enjoy reading the plaques and viewing the many artifacts, including shirts worn by Olympians and even one of the paddles that was used to cross Photograph copyright ©2006 by Jan Whitaker

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Natural Remedies to Fight the Common Cold

Going the Distance:

lozenges frequently throughout the day can be very effective. Recommended dose is 20 to 25 milligrams of zinc, every 2 hours until symptoms subside.

Natural Remedies to Fight the Common Cold

Echinacea

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barb Bradley We are all familiar with the symptoms of a common cold. Colds aren’t the end of the world but they are no fun. Common cold symptoms include fatigue, nasal and respiratory congestion, sore throat, fever, and headache. Some researchers tell us that it’s normal to catch a cold four to six times per year. This might be “normal” but it’s not healthy. The good news is that there are steps that you can take to drastically minimize the symptoms of a cold. The best way to deal with a cold is to avoid catching one by keeping your immune system healthy. But if you’re not that lucky all of the time, using natural remedies to fight a cold can be very beneficial. Natural remedies can effectively shorten the length and decrease the intensity of a cold. Unlike cold medicines, natural remedies when used correctly have no adverse side affects. Many of these remedies work by enhancing immune function so your body can fight off the cold. There are many natural remedies for the common cold. I would like to share with you some of my favorites. These are remedies that I’ve used both clinically and personally with good success. Natural remedies work best if they are utilized at the onset of a cold. Your chances of beating it are much better right away rather than waiting until the cold “settles in”. If you’re not sure whether or not the cold will become full blown (pun intended), it’s best to over treat a little rather than under treat.

Rest Sleep and rest are very valuable during an illness. Combating any illness takes energy so it’s wise to replenish that energy with rest. Also while resting, relaxing, or sleeping, potent immune-enhancing compounds are released and immune function is increased.

Liquid Intake During a respiratory illness, the mucus membranes that line the nose, throat, sinuses and lungs get dehydrated. This can encourage the growth of bacteria or viruses. Drinking healthy liquids is important. Drinks that are high in sugar reduce the ability of white blood cells to kill bacteria or viruses. Even drinks high in natural sugar should be avoided. Many people reach for the orange juice to combat a cold. Orange juice (unless freshly squeezed and diluted) is a concentrated sugar and probably does more harm than good. Pure water or herbal teas would be a far better choice. Herbal teas such as ginger and peppermint promote internal warming and this is helpful with colds. Think of being warmed from the inside out. In his book The Complete Book of Juicing, Dr Michael Murray describes a drink he calls “Kill the Cold”. He recommends that you grate a 1 inch slice of ginger and put it in a tea strainer (I put the ginger in a garlic press), squeeze a half of a lemon and add warm water. This is a tasty, soothing, warm drink.

Zinc Zinc has strong antiviral activity. Zinc lozenges work well to reduce the symptoms of a cold or sore throat. Sucking on zinc

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Echinacea is a widely used herb that enhances the immune system. This herb is known to stimulate the production of white blood cells and increases the body’s production of interferon (a natural antiviral compound). My experience with echinacea is that it is the most effective at the very onset of a respiratory illness. It can also be applied topically to heal insect bites. Suggested dosage to fight off a cold is .5 to 1 gram, 3 times a day.

Goldenseal Goldenseal is a herb native to eastern North America. It is thought to have antibiotic activity. Goldenseal also is a strong stimulator of the immune system. It has the ability to increase blood supply to the spleen which promotes the release of immune enhancing compounds. According to Dr Nick Weed, author of Herbal Virtues: A Clinical Perspective, “Goldenseal root is one of natures most useful remedy for irritated, inflamed, or ulcerated mucus membranes of the body.” Dosage: 1-2 grams 3 times per day.

Vitamin C About 25 years ago Dr Linus Pauling, who is considered one of the greatest scientists of the twentieth century, wrote the book Vitamin C and the Common Cold. At that time there were several studies that demonstrated the effectiveness of vitamin C in reducing symptom severity and duration of the common cold. Since then several more studies have supported these findings. It should be noted that Dr Pauling who regularly supplemented with vitamin C lived to age 93 and at age 90 was still researching and publishing. Vitamin C is known to enhance WBC function and activity, and it increases the antiviral effects of interferon. Unlike many animals, the human body does not have the ability to manufacture vitamin C. Most animals will automatically produce more vitamin C when it’s needed. For example goats have the ability to manufacture 600% more vitamin C to meet their needs during times of physical stress. Humans need to supplement to reap the benefits of vitamin C. For general preventative measures 500 to 1000 mg per day is a good dose. To effectively enhance immunity during an illness such as a cold, much more is needed. It’s important to remember that the body’s requirement for vitamin C changes. If you are sick your body will easily tolerate high doses. If you supplement with high levels of vitamin C when your body is healthy, you will develop diarrhea. I recommend a vitamin C flush to enhance immunity at the onset of a respiratory illness. This means you supplement with 2,000 to 4,000 mg of vitamin C once per hour. Continue this until you are well or until you develop diarrhea. Loose stools means your system is saturated with vitamin C. Remember your need for vitamin C is usually dependent on your level of illness.

Fevers Fevers serve a purpose and although they can be uncomfortable, it’s best to leave them alone. Fevers are a natural defense mechanism against illness and suppressing them could prolong the

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Natural Remedies vs Common Cold illness. Generally fevers should not be suppressed unless they are 103 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.

A Word About Dosing Dosing with natural remedies is a little bit of a science and an art. You will note that the recommended dosages of the above natural remedies has quite a range. Here are some things to consider when you decide on a dose for yourself. A larger person should go to the higher end of the dose and a smaller person the lower end. Your dosage will also depend on how sick you are. If you want to “hit it hard” and give your immune system a healthy jolt, go to the higher dose. The next time you feel a little under the weather and think you might be catching a cold, start to take good care of yourself and try some natural remedies. They are safe when used properly and can be very effective. Due to physiological uniqueness, different people may respond to different remedies. Experiment and find out which remedies work best for you. Then have those remedies on hand and start using them as soon as you experience your first cold symptoms, and those symptoms might be your last.

Mark your calendars for 2007! USCA Aluminum Nationals June 30, Pocahontas, AR plus additional races July1

USCA Canoe & Kayak Nationals Barb Bradley is a chiropractor, physical therapist, and a nutritionist. She practices in Wausau, Wisconsin and specializes in therapeutic nutrition. Barb and her husband Al Limberg are past C2 Mixed Master USCA National Champions.

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A Triumph for Everett, an Army of Volunteers, and Peshtigo/Marinette/Menominee

A Triumph for Everett and for Peshtigo, Marinette, and Menominee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . By JODY KORCH EagleHerald sports editor. . jkorch@eagleherald.com PESHTIGO — Judging by the smiles, compliments and generally smooth sailing, the USCA Nationals may be returning to Peshtigo within three years. If it does, you can bet that Everett Crozier will be instrumental in getting the national championship event back. Crozier, who builds racing canoes at his home west of Marinette, holds the distinction as the only person to have held four nationals — on the Menominee River when the USCA was in its infancy in Too colorful (and out in front) to be an éminence grise, Ev 1973, at the Moose Lodge on the Menominee in 1989 and ’91, and Crozier nonetheless — and nearly invisibly to most of us — from Wednesday through Sunday this year at Badger Park.

masterminded a spectacular, smooth-running Nationals. Few

“Everett has been so good to the sport over so many years,” said who have not put on an event of this size can imagine the extent Gareth Stevens, editor of Canoe News. “He’s very well respected, and detail of Everett’s many months of behind the scenes he’s very talented, and he’s also extremely generous. And, he seems planning and work to make it all happen. A triumph indeed. absolutely tireless. He seems to get more into one day than most people can pack into two.” Sites of Nationals are selected at the annual winter meeting, and Crozier submitted the bid for this year’s event about 18 months ago. The Peshtigo River and Badger Park drew rave reviews from visitors, who came from Alaska, California, Ontario, Florida, Maine, and many points in between. “I think he’s done a tremendous job with this race,” said Fritz Hansen of Union Grove, WI. “People don’t realize how much time and effort goes into putting on a race.” The finish line was just off the Badger Park beach.

Priscilla Reinertsen, USCA’s Awards Chair, presents a bouquet

“This has got to be one of the best spots to end a race,” Menominee’s to Carol and Everett Crozier. Carol’s contributions to the Joe Johnson said. “You’ve got a park, it’s kind of a family-based Nationals can also hardly be underestimated. Thank you, sport, it’s a small town, roads are safe, it’s got everything.” Everett and Carol, from all of us.

Some of the many volunteers who made this week happen: Left to right: Mary Goonan, Errol Schluter, Charlie Lannen, Joe Manns, Tom Thill, Reenie Thill, Joann Runnoe, Joanne Gerg, Linda Young, Carol Crozier, Mary Ann Pontius. Mary, Joanne, Linda, and Mary Ann did an awesome job with the new USCA merchandise.

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A Concrete Canoe

A Successful Nationals

The Peshtigo offers shallow and deep stretches, some faster current up near the County Trunk E bridge, and alternate routes through the tall grass out of the main current. “We like to have a variety of technical challenges,” Stevens said. “It’s got a great location here (Badger Park) for sprints.”

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Crozier, a former national champion paddler, traded his paddle for the director’s role for this year’s Nationals. “Everett was a very good paddler in his day,” said Al Limberg of Wausau. “He has a very respected opinion in the canoe world.”

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And, in the canoe building world. Crozier’s V1 racing canoe has been an industry standard for close to 20 years, said Limberg, who has helped Crozier tweak the design to make it easier for a paddler to reach over the side while paddling. Limberg paddled one of the modified V1’s to victory in this year’s all-night 120-mile AuSable race in Michigan. Constructed of carbon graphite with kevlar in the middle to add strength, Crozier’s boats weigh about 28 to 30 pounds.

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“He’s a perfectionist,” Limberg said of Crozier. “Any boat that goes out his door is as perfect as you can get it. He’s been doing it as long as anybody in the industry.” Johnson says Crozier’s boats are built the best.

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“His boats are sought after by everybody,” he said. “He knows what really works in whatever kind of water. He’s always quite a bit ahead of the game.”

What Next? A Concrete Parachute? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . By JODY KORCH EagleHerald sports editor. . jkorch@eagleherald.com PESHTIGO — Amid a sea of ultralight canoes weighing about as much as a river anchor and paddles weighing less than a plum, there’s the other end of the spectrum. Meet the Cadillac of canoes — the University of Wisconsin concrete canoe. At face value, it appears to be a contradiction in terms, much the same as a lead balloon. In reality, it’s an engineering marvel. And, nobody builds concrete canoes like UW engineering students. Two members of the four-time reigning national championship concrete canoe team are on hand at the USCA Nationals this week at Badger Park. Thursday night, they treated spectators to a presentation. Run by the American Society of Civil Engineering, regional concrete canoe competitions are held each year. Regional winners advance to nationals; there are at least 170 competitors nationally. The Badgers won this year’s event, held June 15-17 in Stillwater, OK, by placing first with their paper, third in presentation and second in product.

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long and 160 pounds — had to be built to accommodate a load of 400 to 500 pounds. Yet, it’s sleek enough to move at a speed of up to 13 knots. Its sprint speed is about 8 to 9 knots, and its cruising speed is about 7 knots. “The design has a lot of compromise built in for all of the different situations,” Blodgett said. “It also has to turn well while going fast. Those two things are always at odds.” A requirement for all team members is they must have engineering in their title. While most are civil engineers, Blodgett’s cohort at the Nationals, Nicole Brostowitz, is a material engineer. Their winning boat, named Forward after the state’s motto, required almost 3,000 hours of labor. It’s a year-long process, and teams build a new boat annually, as the rules are tweaked slightly each time. Why would a student spend so much time to build a concrete canoe? “Because we can,” Brostowitz said. “It’s an engineering challenge. A sidewalk doesn’t look so hard when you build a canoe.”

A big thank you from USCA to Dave Blodgett and Nicole Brostowitz for taking the time to share their story with us.

A concrete canoe is constructed with a different aggregate than you have in your sidewalk. Portland cement, the binder used in all concrete, is used to harden concrete canoes. Instead of a sand/gravel mix, high-tech alternatives like lightweight recycled glass are used. “The concrete is lighter than water,” said Dave Blodgett, designer of the winning boat. The competition also includes a race, so functionality is just as important as presentation. The Wisconsin Badger boat — 21 feet Photographs copyright ©2006 by Will Arts (David & Lynda Williams)

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Instructors and Training

USCA Merchandise Order Form

Instructors and Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tave Lamperez No one signed up for the Instructor Training class in 2006, so it was canceled. The following is a history and current records of the USCA Instruction Committee. The 2006 USCA instructor summary (second column) is as of 12/30/2005. History: Number of Basic instructors certificates Active instructors certified in Completed issued & records Active instructors are those that taught at least one year: & certified received by USCA class in the calendar year listed below. 1999 17 21 took course 2000 5 5 took course 5 Lamperez 2001 6 6 took courses (2) 19 Brimeyer, Pierson, Whitaker 2002 2 2 took course 72 MacKenzie, Spain 2003 21 24 took courses (3) 136 Ellison, Kirkwood, MacKenzie, Oakely, Pontius, Weis 2004 2 2 took course 112 Cutter, Ellison, B & Gary Eversen, Lamperez, MacKenzie, Marks, 2005 8 11 took courses (2) 209 Kirkwood, Lamperez, MacKenzie, Mueggenborg, Marks, Perry, Oakley, Pontius Spain, Waterson 2006 No one registered 107 Lamperez, MacKenzie (64 trainees!), Marks, Perry, Waterson for class and the course was canceled. Total 61 The numbers in parentheses indicate the number of attendees who did not receive a certificate. Total basic certificates issued (total, all years): 412.

Powder Horn Scout Leader Training In addition to the full and formal USCA basic level training courses that were taught in 2006, Tave Lamperez was invited as a “consultant” to present canoe instruction to adult trainee Venturing scout leaders during a 6-day course in September 2006 at the Buffalo Trace and Shawnee Trails councils’ Powder Horn training center in Benton, KY on Kentucky Lake and Winslow, IN.

Tave presented USCA’s training video to 45 trainees, and then led them for a paddling training session on a nearby lake. A couple of days later, Tave led the trainees on a canoe trip on the Patoka River in Indiana. This was a return visit for Tave who had taught the same course once before in 2003. Those interested can visit the Powder Horn training web site at www.powderhorn.crventuring.org.

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Nationals Results Detailed Index

2006 Nationals Marathon State Points

Index

Marathon State Points for 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gareth Stevens

Peshtigo Nationals Race Results

Michigan is State Points Champion for 2006, followed by Wisconsin, and Illinois (3rd over Minnesota by virtue of its Aluminum Nationals points). Arkansas and Missouri were also buoyed up some places by their Aluminum results. 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 to earn points for “their” state if they have been US residents for more than two years, like your humble editor (20+). It’s a homeland security thing.

Adult Sprint C1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Adult Sprint C2 Adult / Youth . . . . . . . 20-21 Adult Sprint C2 Men . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Adult Sprint C2 Mixed . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Adult Sprint C2 Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Adult Sprint K1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Biathlon (unofficial fun) . . . . . . . . . . 24-26 Marathon C1 Junior & Barton Cup . . . . . . 36 Marathon C1 Man . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-47 Marathon C1 Woman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Marathon C2 Junior Men . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Marathon C2 Junior Mixed . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Marathon C2 Junior Women . . . . . . . . . . 51 Marathon C2 Man/Junior . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Marathon C2 Men . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-43 Marathon C2 Mixed . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54-55 Marathon C2 Standard Men . . . . . . . . 41 & 43 Marathon C2 Standard Mixed . . . . . . . . . . 55 Marathon C2 Woman/Youth & Man/Youth . . . 56 Marathon C2 Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Marathon K1 Downriver . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Marathon K1 ICF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-39 Marathon K1 Junior & Barton Cup . . . . . . 52 Marathon K1 Sea Kayak . . . . . . . . . . 48-49 Marathon K2 (Trial) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Marathon Touring Kayak . . . . . . . . . . 48-49 Marathon Unlimited Kayak . . . . . . . . . 48-49 Orienteering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-23 Outrigger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-35 Tri-County (Local Races) . . . . . . . . . . 48-49 Youth Sprint C1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Youth Sprint C2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Youth Sprint K1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

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Canoe State & Kayak Aluminum Total MI . . . . 3205 . . . . . 180 . . . . . 3385 WI . . . . 1615 . . . . . . 40 . . . . . 1655 IL . . . . . . 765 . . . . . 350 . . . . . 1115 MN . . . . 900 . . . . . . 70 . . . . . . 970 IN . . . . . . 960 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 960 NY . . . . . 700 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 700 AR . . . . . 390 . . . . . 250 . . . . . . 640 MO . . . . 445 . . . . . 140 . . . . . . 585 MA . . . . . 555 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 555 ME . . . . . 515 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 515 PA . . . . . 490 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 490 FL . . . . . 375 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375 CO . . . . . 230 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230 IA . . . . . . 215 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215 NC . . . . . 210 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210 CA . . . . . 205 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205 MD . . . . 205 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205 AB . . . . . 185 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185 NE . . . . . 150 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 OH . . . . . 135 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 ON . . . . . 115 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 CT . . . . . 100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 NH . . . . . 100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 MT . . . . . . 85 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 VT . . . . . . 45 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 MS . . . . . . 35 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 VA . . . . . . 30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Kayak Cartoon Caption Competition

And the winners are: Submissions came in and the distinguished panel of judges cackled, guffawed, pondered, wrestled, and ultimately declared a tie between: “But, I know I am faster. What do you think, should I step up to the 19’ ultra light?” Earl Metzler, IN “Look, its not a problem. I only paddle on weekends. I can stop anytime, really...” Janice Wellborn, IL [Original caption: “My wife thinks I suffer from separation anxiety . . .”] The winners will receive a 2007 Membership to the United States Canoe Association . . . we need to keep jokers like this on our side . . .

Cartoon copyright ©2005 by Michael Ripple

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Adult Sprint Championships

2006 USCA National Canoe & Kayak Adult Sprint Championships

C1 Man Master – Sprint

C1, all age divisions Tuesday, August 9, 2006 C1 Woman – Sprint (All C1 Woman divisions raced together) 1 2 3 4 5 6

Colleen Moore (ME) – National Champion . . Holly Reynolds (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amanda Hazel (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Tompkins (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emily Hazel (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Lankford (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

00:02:42.9 00:02:48.2 00:03:17.3 00:03:21.0 00:03:28.6 00:03:39.5

1 2 3 4 5 6

John Edwards (FL) – National Champion . . . . Guy Flatley (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brad Taggett (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AJ Howery (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Don Walls (AR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Doug Pennington (MO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

C1 Man Senior – Sprint

1 Jan Whitaker (NY) – National Champion . . . . 00:03:07.1 2 Dede Herlihy (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 00:03:12.6 3 Priscilla Reinertsen (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 00:03:16.4

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

C1 Man Open – Sprint

C1 Man Veteran – Sprint

C1 Woman Master – Sprint

1 Cindy McNett (ME) – National Champion . . . 00:02:56.4 2 Anne Manns (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 00:03:04.7

C1 Woman Senior – Sprint

1 Joanna Faloon (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 00:02:43.4

C1 Woman Veteran – Sprint

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Marc Gillespie (NY) – National Champion . . Jason Quagliata (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cody Brown (AR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe Johnson (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Griffin Williams (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Josh Quintel (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ryan Stephens (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Austin Phillips (MO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joseph Ivy (MS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ben Josefik (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Storch (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Eric McNett (ME) – National Champion . . . . John Hugus (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Sleider (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rich Oja (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Charlie Bruno (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Roberts (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gareth Stevens (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thomas Walton (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Larry Frederick (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yves Cartier (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bill Robinson (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robert Mandli (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Short (MO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LaVerne Young (FL) – National Champion . . . Tom Thomas (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robert Allen (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nick Lyesiuk (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dick Ulbrich (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Johnson (MT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Glen Vandewinckel (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robert Bradford (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken Gerg (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Don Browning (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chuck Baker (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Colleen Moore, C1 Woman sprint champion, with Cindy McNett, C1 Woman Master champion behind her.

Joanna Faloon, C1 Woman Senior.

Holly Reynolds, 2nd in the C1 Woman sprint championship.

Dede Herlihy, 2nd in the C1 Woman Veteran sprint championship, with Amanda Hazel behind her.

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Photographs copyright ©2006 by Will Arts (David & Lynda Williams)


Adult Sprint Championships

2006 USCA National Canoe & Kayak Adult Sprint Championships K1, all age divisions Tuesday, August 9, 2006 K1 Woman – Sprint

1 Kaitlyn McElroy (ME) – National Champion . 00:02:22.3 2 Wynn Reeves (CA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 00:03:10.7

K1 Man – Sprint

Marc Gillespie, C1 man sprint champion, with Cody Brown, 3rd, behind him.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Jason Quagliata (NY) – National Champion . . Ryan Stephens (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Griffin Williams (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Josh Quintel (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Rosenau (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gary Sadowski (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Cunningham-Rhoads (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . David Buckley (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

00:02:06.7 00:02:18.7 00:02:21.8 00:02:22.6 00:02:24.6 00:02:33.0 00:03:27.4 00:07:05.9

K1 Woman Master – Sprint

1 Sonja Gilman (IN) – National Champion . . . . 00:02:42.0

K1 Man Master – Sprint

Tom Thomas, 2nd with Nick Lyesiuk (4th) behind him, and Fred Zeien in view behind Nick — C1 Man Veteran sprint. But why is Fred Zeien not in the results?

1 2 3 4 5

Ron Kaiser (PA) – National Champion . . . . . . Steven Peterson (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tim Barnes (CO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chris Van Meter (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brent Ernsberger (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

00:02:20.3 00:02:26.6 00:02:30.9 00:02:43.0 00:02:50.9

K1 Man Sr – Sprint

1 Lloyd Reeves (CA) – National Champion . . . 00:02:18.9 2 Guy Gilman (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 00:02:27.4

K1 Man Veteran – Sprint

1 Bob Dean (ME) – National Champion . . . . . . 00:02:31.3 2 Jerry Patton (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 00:02:58.4

Jason Quagliata, K1 Man sprint champion. Kaitlyn McElroy , K1 Woman sprint champion.

Ryan Stephens (left) and Griffin Williams, 2nd and 3rd respectively in the K1 Man sprint. Photographs copyright ©2006 by Will Arts (David & Lynda Williams)

Chris Van Meter, 4th K1 Man Master sprint.

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Adult Sprint Championships

2006 USCA National Canoe & Kayak Adult Sprint Championships C2, all adult classes and age divisions Tuesday, August 9, 2006 C2 Women - Sprint

1 Joanna Faloon (ON) / Kaitlyn McElroy (MI) . . 00:02:32.9 2 Amanda Hazel (MI) / Sarah Tompkins (MI) . . 00:02:55.4 3 Emily Hazel (MI) / Sarah Lankford (MI) . . . . . 00:03:05.1

Cindy McNett (stern) & Colleen Moore, C2 Women Master champions with (by 0.6 second) the fastest women’s time.

C2 Women Master – Sprint

1 Cindy McNett (ME) / Colleen Moore (ME) . . . 00:02:32.3

C2 Woman Veteran – Sprint

1 Priscilla Reinertsen (NH) / Jan Whitaker (NY) 00:02:52.4

C2 Men – Sprint 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Marc Gillespie (NY) / Jason Quagliata (NY) . . 00:02:22.0 Timothy Sayger (AR) / Cody Brown (AR) . . . . 00:02:26.0 John Edwards (FL) / Eric McNett (ME) . . . . . . 00:02:28.2 Josh Quintel (MI) / Griffin Williams (MI) . . . . 00:02:33.5 Austin Phillips (MO) / Sean Phillips (MO) . . . 00:02:36.3 Nicholas Josefik (IL) / Ryan Stephens (IL) . . . 00:02:39.6 David Buckley (IL) / Ben Josefik (IL) . . . . . . . 00:02:44.2 Brian Cunningham-Rhoads (MI) / Brian Storch (MI) 00:03:23.8 Alan Berkheiser (MI) / Dave Diget (MI) . . . . . 00:03:24.4

Amanda Hazel (stern) & Sarah Tompkins, 2nd in the C2 Women sprint championship. On the left, putting on a winning spurt, are Bob Allen (stern) & Tom Thomas, who edged Fritz Hansen (stern) & Nick Lyesiuk by one second to win the C2 Men Veteran sprint.

Sarah Lankford (stern) & Emily Hazel, 3rd in the C2 Women sprint championship.

Cody Brown (stern) & Tim Sayger paddling to 2nd place in the C2 Men sprint – 4 sec behind Marc Gillespie & Jason Quagliata.

Priscilla Reinertsen (stern) & Jan Whitaker paddling in the C2 Women Veteran sprint.

Jim Short (stern) & Doug Pennington, winners of the C2 Men Master sprint championship 2006.

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Photographs copyright ©2006 by Will Arts (David & Lynda Williams)


Adult Sprint Championships C2 Men Master – Sprint

1 Doug Pennington (MO) / Jim Short (MO) . . . . 00:02:41.0 2 Brent Ernsberger (IN) / Guy Gilman (IN) . . . . 00:02:57.0

C2 Men Sr – Sprint 1 2 3 4

Rich Oja (MI) / Joe Johnson (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . Charlie Bruno (PA) / Bill Robinson (NY) . . . . Yves Cartier (FL) / Larry Frederick (FL) . . . . . Ray Thiel (CT) / Jim Roberts (MA) . . . . . . . . .

C2 Men Veteran – Sprint 1 2 3 4 5

Robert Allen (MA) / Tom Thomas (IN) . . . . . . Fritz Hansen (WI) / Nick Lysieuk (MA) . . . . . . Robert Bradford (MI) / John Nemeth (MI) . . . . Dale Newton (MI) / LaVerne Young (FL) . . . . Chuck Baker (MA) / Glen Vandewinckel (NY)

C2 Mixed – Sprint 1 2 3 4 5 6

Marc Gillespie (NY) / Holly Reynolds (NY) . . John Edwards (FL) / Colleen Moore (ME) . . . . Griffin Williams (MI) / Amanda Hazel (MI) . . Ray Thiel (CT) / Kaitlyn McElroy (ME) . . . . . Sarah Lankford (MI) / Josh Quintel (MI) . . . . . Emily Hazel (MI) / Brian Storch (MI) . . . . . . .

C2 Mixed Master – Sprint 1 2 3 4 5

Joe Johnson (MI) / Liz Johnson (MI) . . . . . . . . Cindy McNett (ME) / Eric McNett (ME) . . . . . Joe Manns (MN) / Anne Manns (MN) . . . . . . . Dick Ulbrich (MI) / Dede Herlihy (MA) . . . . . Bob Bradford (MI) / Priscilla Reinertsen (NH)

00:02:28.6 00:02:35.3 00:02:37.3 00:02:39.3 00:02:34.5 00:02:35.5 00:02:42.5 00:02:44.2 00:02:59.0

Holly Reynolds & Marc Gillespie hold on to a half-second lead over Colleen Moore & John Edwards to win the C2 Mixed sprint championship.

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Liz & Joe Johnson heading for a two-second win over Cindy & Eric McNett in the C2 Mixed Master sprint to become 2006 champions.

Yves Cartier (stern) & Larry Frederick in the C2 Men Senior sprint, chasing Charlie Bruno & Bill Robinson to come third.

Cindy & Eric McNett staying clear of Anne & Joe Manns to come second in the C2 Mixed Master sprint championship.

Guy Gilman (stern) & Brent Ernsberger having crossed to the “dark side” – as Earl Metzler would accuse – racing in a CANOE ! — and doing a fine job of it . . .

Dede Herlihy & Dick Ulbrich about a second and a half ahead of Priscilla Reinertsen and Bob Bradford in the C2 Mixed Master sprint.

Photographs copyright ©2006 by Will Arts (David & Lynda Williams)

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Adult Sprint Championships

2006 USCA National Canoe & Kayak Adult Sprint Championships C2, all adult/youth age divisions Tuesday, August 9, 2006 C2 Man/Fledgling I – Sprint

1 Annie Ripton (NY) / Glen Vandewinckel (NY) 00:02:54.3

C2 Woman/Fledgling II – Sprint

1 Joanna Faloon (ON) / Gareth Faloon (ON) . . . 00:02:53.7

C2 Man/Fledgling II – Sprint 1 2 3 4 5 6

Joe Johnson (MI) / Lilly Johnson (MI) . . . . . . . Eric Manns (MN) / Joe Manns (MN) . . . . . . . . Bill Robinson (NY) / Trent Robinson (NY) . . . Brent Ernsberger (IN) / Tori Ernsberger (IN) . . Erin Woolard (IL) / Dave Diget (MI) . . . . . . . . Sydney Woolard (IL) / Alan Berkheiser (MI) . .

Annie Ripton, a regular at USCA Nationals, with her grandfather Glen Vandwinckel.

00:02:37.8 00:02:42.0 00:02:56.4 00:03:10.6 00:03:24.9 00:03:51.7

Annie Ripton and Glen Vandewinckel, 2006 USCA champions in the C2 Man/Fledgling I sprint.

Family Affair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jody Korch EagleHerald sports editor jkorch@eagleherald.com PESHTIGO — Glen Vandewinckel and Annie Ripton are living proof that you’re never too young or old to begin competitive paddling. Vandewinckel, 69, began paddling United States Canoe Association races at age 55. His granddaughter, the 7-year-old Ripton, is already a three-year veteran of the sport and began competitive paddling at age 5. The pair found themselves in a photo finish during the opening day of the 2006 Nationals Tuesday at Badger Park. They barely edged Menominee’s Joe Johnson and his daughter, Lily, in a photo finish in the 500-meter mixed fledgling race. Vandewinckel and his wife, Kathleen, of Webster, NY, adopted Annie when she was three months old. “Her mother couldn’t take care of her,” he said simply. They also adopted Annie’s 15-year-old sister, Leslie. When Annie was four, her grampa taught her how to paddle a canoe at their getaway on an Adirondack mountain pond in upstate New York. “She picked it up fairly easily,” Vandewinckel said. “She loves it – like obsessed.” She’s also a pretty good paddler. “I’ve got a fairly fast stroke, and she can just about keep up with me,” he said. Vandewinckel had paddled small races around New York, then was asked to paddle a 70-mile race. “I did that and I liked it,” he said. Now, he never misses the Nationals. The duo will also paddle a short marathon later this week. “She and I make a good team,” Vandewinckel said. “I wouldn’t trade my life for anybody’s. She’s just the pride of my life.” Vandewinckel says he plans to paddle “until I die,” and it’s a good bet Annie will as well. “She’s very competitive,” he said. “Just to watch the competitiveness in her and to see her out there doing things. The competition, the enjoyment.”

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Photo (left) and article copyright ©2006 by Jody Korch / Eagle Herald Photo (top) copyright ©2006 by Will Arts (David & Lynda Williams)


Adult Sprint Championships C2 Man/Bantam – Sprint 1 2 3 4 5

Ron Kaiser (PA) / Wynn Reeves (CA) . . . . . . . 00:02:42.9 Lauren McNett (ME) / Eric McNett (ME) . . . . 00:02:49.8 Guy Flatley (CT) / Brian Cunningham-Rhoads (MI) 00:02:58.6 Kenneth Faloon (ON) / Tom Thomas (IN) . . . . 00:02:59.4 Don Browning (IL) / Jeff Lindstrom (IL) . . . . . 00:03:18.9

C2 Woman/Juvenile – Sprint 1 2 3 4

Ariel McNett (ME) / Cindy McNett (ME) . . . . Liz Johnson (MI) / Madelen Johnson (MI) . . . . Jan Whitaker (NY) / Emily Hazel (MI) . . . . . . Lilly Manns (MN) / Anne Manns (MN) . . . . . .

C2 Man/Juvenile – Sprint 1 2 3 4 5

Mark Hugus (WI) / John Hugus (WI) . . . . . . . . Doug Pennington (MO) / Sean Phillips (MO) . Josh Quintel (MI) / Tom Walton (MA) . . . . . . . Brad Taggett (WI) / Brian Storch (MI) . . . . . . . Alison Johnson (MI) / Joe Johnson (MI) . . . . .

C2 Woman/Junior – Sprint 1 2 3 4 5

Joanna Faloon (ON) / Austin Phillips (MO) . . . Colleen Moore (ME) / Ashley Partridge (AR) . Sarah Lankford (MI) / Lynn Witte (MI) . . . . . . Sarah Tompkins (MI) / Priscilla Reinertsen (NH) Deb Hazel (MI) / Kristin Lindstrom (IL) . . . . .

C2 Man/Junior – Sprint 1 2 3 4 5

Gareth Stevens (WI) / Griffin Williams (MI) . . Guy Flatley (CT) / Joseph Ivy (MS) . . . . . . . . . Ken Gerg (PA) / Matt Anthony (PA) . . . . . . . . . Joel Kowsky (IL) / Ben Josefik (IL) . . . . . . . . . Ruth Sayger (AR) / Don Walls (AR) . . . . . . . .

00:02:49.1 00:02:50.8 00:02:56.0 00:02:58.2 00:02:29.6 00:02:34.0 00:02:37.0 00:02:37.5 00:02:47.0

Guy Flatley (stern) & Joseph Ivy, 2nd in the C2 Man/Junior sprint championship, with Ben Josefik & Joel Kowsky 4th.

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Wynn Reeves (stern) & Ron Kaiser on the way to victory in the C2 Man/Bantam sprint race, Lauren & Eric McNett 2nd.

Lynn Witte (stern) & Sarah Lankford ahead of Priscilla Reinertsen (stern) & Sarah Tompkins, C2 Woman/Junior sprint.

Joanna Faloon (stern) & Gareth Faloon, C2 Woman/ Flwdgling II sprint champions. Bill Robinson (stern) & Trent Robinson paddling to a solid third place in the C2 Man Fledgling II sprint championship.

Gareth Stevens & Griffin Williams on their way to winning the C2 Man/Junior sprint championship. Photographs copyright ©2006 by Will Arts (David & Lynda Williams)

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Canoe & Kayak Orienteering Championships

2006 USCA National Canoe & Kayak Orienteering Championships Wednesday, August 9, 2006 K1 Man – Orienteering

1 Mike Lesnik (MT) – National Champion . . . . . . . 1:23:08

C2 Men – Orienteering

Ed & Gary Sadowski, C2 Men Orientering champions 2006.

1 Gary Sadowski (MI) / Ed Sadowski (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . – National Champions . . . . . . . 1:30:22 2 Steve Miller (MA) / Seth Miller (MA) . . . . . . . . . . 1:31:07 3 Tom Walton (NH) / Jeff Schapiro (MA) . . . . . . . . . 1:49:40

C1 Man – Orienteering

1 Aims Coney (MA) – National Champion . . . . . . . 1:32:22

C2 Mixed – Orienteering

1 Tammy Josefik (IL) / Ben Josefik (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . – National Champions . . . . . . . 1:35:37 2 Nick Josefik (IL) / Jessica Runyon (IL) . . . . . . . . . 1:43:31 3 Doug Pennington (MO) / Jennifer Pennington (MO)1:46:01 4 Michael Collins (IL) / Christina Collins (IL) . . . . . 1:49:29

Mike Lesnick, K1 man Orienteering champion.

K2 Men – Orienteering

1 Lloyd Reeves (CA) / Wynn Reeves (CA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . – National Champions . . . . . . . 1:49:26

C2 Men Junior – Orienteering

1 Joel Kowsky (IL) / Ashley Partridge (AR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . – National Champions . . . . . . . 1:49:56

C2 Man/Youth – Orienteering

Nick Josefik (stern) & Jessica Runyon, 2nd placed C2 mixed orienteers.

1 Doug Browning (IL) / Jeff Lindstrom (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . – National Champions . . . . . . . 1:53:41 2 John Hazel (MI) / Brian Cunningham-Rhoads (MI) 2:29:37

C2 Women – Orienteering

1 Kathleen Archer (PA) / Jennifer Dorl (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . – National Champions . . . . . . . 2:05:49

C1 Woman – Orienteering

1 Catherine Yekenevicz (WI) – National Champion 1:28:32

Orienteering’s Best Ever Venue

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J-J Coté We were fortunate this year to have what was likely the best ever venue for canoe orienteering at the Nationals. While the rest of the races were held closer to town, for the Orienteering event we moved to the mouth of the Peshtigo River where it empties into Green Bay. With the characteristics of an old river — many meanders and oxbows — it also betrays the influence of early industry in the area. When logging was “king” in this region, the mouth of the Peshtigo was a storage area for timber that had been floated downstream; there are still remnants visible of the storage lagoons that were built to stockpile wood until it could be loaded on barges and shipped away. The convoluted nature of the river provided some challenging navigational problems. Complicating the decisions of in which order to visit the controls (colored flags that competitors must visit), and whether to get to any of them by portaging, or by leaving the boat and going on foot, paddlers had to take into account depth and current. Water conditions, in terms of depth and weeds, were shown on the map so that informed decisions could be made. The river ranged from wide, deep and fast, with a moderate current, down to narrow, weedy, and so shallow that paddles (and occasionally the bottoms of boats!) hit the soft muddy riverbed. Most teams got out of the boat at some point. The narrow isthmus

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directly across from the start/finish was the most tempting, and the first boat spotted coming across the grass there was Tammy and Ben Josefik (who had been heard to say they would never portage), on their way to the C2 Mixed victory. Some out-of-boat strategies didn’t work as well, such as the Miller brothers’ ill-fated attempt to get control #10 on foot. The time lost slogging through the weeds and marsh there certainly cost them the C2 Men title, which was won in a pleasant surprise by another set of brothers, the local favorites, the Sadowskis. The strangest strategies were employed by the team of Jeff Schapiro and Tom Walton, both from New England, where Jeff is an experienced orienteer (both in canoe and on foot). Tom had never done any orienteering (nor had the two met) before race day. After leaving the start amid snickers from the spectators who could see that their boat was trimmed incredibly bow-high, their finish was equally entertaining, as Jeff appeared across the river from the finish, soaking wet and with no boat in sight, and immediately jumped in to swim across. Tom appeared shortly thereafter, rounding the bend paddling solo, and there was a race between the two team members to the finish line! Jeff had done quite bit of travel without the boat during the course of the race, some running, and some swimming, and they still managed to finish not too far back from the other C2M boats. One of the most interesting entries was the Hazel/CunninghamRhoads team, paddling double in a converted C1. The other was the Collins team, who although listed as C2 Mixed, were actually C3 Mixed, using the controversial “designated navigator” strategy. Sitting in the middle of the boat, with sunglasses and a PFD, was their infant daughter, who may not have provided much navigational advice, but who must have been a merciless coxswain!

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Photographs copyright ©2006 by Aims Coney


Canoe & Kayak Orienteering Championships The biggest route decision may have been how to get control #12, located at the end of a long, difficult channel (the old route out to the lake, now basically a dead end). Paddle both ways, or go in on foot and come back out to the same spot, or a different place to be met by your teammate, or portage the boat in one direction and paddle the other? Each of of these strategies were employed. But worth noting is that overall winner Mike Lesnick used the “paddle both ways” option. In fact, Mike never got out of his

Map copyright ©2006 by J-J Coté

boat at all. Yes, canoe/kayak orienteering is a paddling sport! There were reasonable spectator opportunities this year. Some of those who came to watch drove around to control #12 to watch paddlers coming by with and without boats, and the course setter was able to watch part of the race by climbing a big cottonwood tree and looking out over the flat delta landscape. Thanks to all who participated, and here’s hoping that we get an even bigger turnout, in terms of both participants and spectators, in subsequent years.

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National Run-Paddle Biathlon Championships

National Run-Paddle Biathlon – “Highlight of the Week” The Philip H Soule National Run-Paddle Biathlon Championship lived up to the legacy of Phil Soule. Forty-three athletes and countless fans enjoyed an even that was clearly fun and also challenging. Donn Morris and his Peshtigo Bulldog Cross Country team designed and monitored a running course that was a treat for the fans. Runners and paddler converged on Badger Park often enough to keep adoring fans cheering and involved. Local participation at the organizational level as well as actually running and paddling brought Peshtigo residents and USCA members together.

Transition: after the run, racers scramble for their boats. L to R: Griffin Williams, Yves Cartier, Ray Thiel, Kaitlyn McElroy.

“This shared experience was the best part of the event for me,” said Tom Walton, Biathon director. “For example, Peshtigo Middle School cross country phenom Ethan Nault teamed up with Bob Dean (ME) to win the C1 Tin Men division and place first overall.” Participation was great. Athletes and fans were smiling. One fan commented that the Biathlon was the highlight of her week. I am certain that Phil Soule would have approved. The top ten overall were: 1 Bob Dean (ME) / Ethan Nault (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29:41 2 Eric McNett (ME) / Ariel McNett (ME) . . . . . . . . . . 29:46 3 Joe Johnson (MI) / Liz Johnson (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . 29:55 4 Tom Walton (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30:46 5 Joe Szpak (WI) / Steve Szpak (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31:01 6 Joanna Faloon (ON) / Kenneth Faloon (ON) . . . . . . 31:05 7 Josh Quintel (MI) / Griffin Williams (MI) . . . . . . . . 31:11 8 Adam Crozier (WI) / Don Browning (IL) . . . . . . . . . . 31:2 9 Ray Thiel (ME) / Kaitlyn McElroy (ME) . . . . . . . . . 31:33 10 Yves Cartier (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31:53 Complete results overpage. Race director’s note: 2:12 separated the top ten - and just 1:07 from places 4 throgh 10. What fast-hitting action!

Our compère without compare, Tom Walton, makes his final dash to the finish, 1st Iron man, 4th overall.

The brothers Szpak grab their boat. Behind them Joanna Faloon, Griff Williams, then Don Browning & Adam Crozier.

Just after the start, competitors sprint for position: L to R: Cindy McNett, Josh Quintel, Brian Storch, Wally Werderich, Kyle Cunningham-Rhoads (with Aaron Vidusek barely visible), Kaitlyn McElroy, Yves Cartier, Tom Walton, Ariel McNett, Kenneth Faloon.

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Griffin Williams lifts his C1 for the final sprint portage to finish, with Josh Quintel as his running mate, 3rd Tin Men. Photographs copyright ©2006 by Will Arts (David & Lynda Williams)


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Philip H Soule National RunPaddle Biathlon Championship Wednesday, August 9, 2006 C2 Tin Mixed – Biathlon 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Eric McNett (ME) / Ariel McNett (ME) . . . . . . . . . . Joe Johnson (MI) / Liz Johnson (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . Joanna Faloon (ON) / Kenneth Faloon (ON) . . . . . . Ray Thiel (ME) / Kaitlyn McElroy (ME) . . . . . . . . . William McDuffie (NC) / Lynne McDuffie (NC) . . . Erik Van Dis (MI) /Kyle C-R (MI) / Sarah Lankford (MI) Priscilla Reinertsen (NH) / Jim Felker (WI) . . . . . . . Lloyd Reeves (CA) / Wynn Reeves (CA) . . . . . . . . .

29:46 29:55 31:05 31:33 32:00 32:31 35:19 39:29

Don Browning & Adam Crozier (who also ran) pick up their boat to start the final portage sprint to come 4th Tin Men.

C1 Iron Woman – Biathlon

1 Cindy McNett (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32:37

C1 Iron Man – Biathlon

1 Austin Schwinn (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33:48 2 Brian Storch (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36:09 3 Jeff Lindstrom (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41:19 dnfAaron Vidusek (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . dnf

C1 Iron Man Master – Biathlon 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Tom Walton (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yves Cartier (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gareth Stevens (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dave Borgemoen (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Larry Frederick (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ed Sharp (VA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Anderson (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Fremont (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

C2 Tin Men – Biathlon 1 2 3 4 5

Bob Dean (ME) / Ethan Nault (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe Szpak (WI) / Steve Szpak (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Josh Quintel (MI) / Griffin Williams (MI) . . . . . . . . Adam Crozier (WI) / Don Browning (IL) . . . . . . . . . Nick Josefik (IL) / Wally Werderich (IL) . . . . . . . . .

30:46 31:53 33:15 33:17 34:16 36:17 40:14 41:40

Brian Storch leaping out of his boat, ready for the final portage dash up the bank to come 2nd in the Iron Man class.

29:41 31:01 31:11 31:22 33:00

C1 Iron Woman Master – Biathlon

1 Janet Perry (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38:43

Tri-County Recreational – Biathlon

1 Misty & Chris Carriveau / Lance Pesch . . . . . . . . . . 37:48

Nick Josefik & Wally Werderich prepare to take out for the final sprint into fifth position, Tin Men.

Joe & Liz Johnson run to the finish line, 2nd Tin Mixed team, third overall in time, 9 sec behind Eric & Ariel McNett. Photographs copyright ©2006 by Will Arts (David & Lynda Williams)

Sarah Lankford & Erik Van Dis exit their boat to portage, with 1st Iron Woman Cindy McNett hard on their tails.

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National Run-Paddle Biathlon Championships

Fremont Forever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jody Korch EagleHerald sports editor. . jkorch@eagleherald.com PESHTIGO — Mike Fremont’s fountain of youth prescription is simple — paddle hard, run like heck, and watch what you eat. The 84-year-old is a model of good health for the marveling spectators at the 2006 United States Canoe Association’s Nationals at Badger Park. On Wednesday, Fremont completed the C1 Ironman Master run/canoe biathlon in 41:40.

Aaron Vidusek’s first Nationals, Mike Fremont’s umpteenth.

Competitors ran three kilometers, then paddled a canoe or kayak 3K and to finish had to carry their vessel up the Peshtigo River bank to the finish line. Against competitors half his age, Fremont stayed within shouting distance. The Cincinnati area resident has been running since 1958 and paddling since 1963. He has run 13 or 14 Boston Marathons, including as recently as last year, and has paddled many General Clinton canoe races – all 70 miles – from Cooperstown to Bainbridge, NY. Fremont lives 10 minutes from a small flood control reservoir where he gets in his paddling training, and he has no plans to quit anytime soon. “As long as I can, because it’s fun and the practice is just delightful,” Fremont said.

River warrior Mike Fremont in the paddling leg of the Philip H Soule National Run-Paddle Biathlon Championship.

When asked how he still manages to run and paddle, Fremont is quick to point out diet – a four-letter word for many but not to this wiseman. “I got cancer in 1991,” Fremont said. “I learned a lesson – a very important lesson. It was caused by my diet. I was eating meat and dairy, and eggs and animal protein.” Fremont’s diet now consists solely of grains, fruits, breads, beans and vegetables. His diet might sound limiting, but he says it’s much more diverse than the standard American diet – cheeseburgers, eggs, soda, fries, etc. “It’s very tasty stuff,” Fremont said. Asked why he still pushes himself to the limit on the road and waterways, Fremont smiled. “I just never dropped the ball,” he said. “I just keep doing it.”

Above: Mike Fremont leaves the river for the final portage sprint; below: within feet of crossing the finish line.

When not training, Fremont is busy as an activist on behalf of rivers. He is president emeritus and a founder of Rivers Unlimited, the oldest statewide river restoration and protection group in the US. Rivers Unlimited (Riversunlimited.org) was created by citizens in 1972 to restore, maintain and improve the 61,000 miles of rivers and streams in Ohio. As Fremont says, the condition of river waters and corridors affects the economy, health, environment, quality of life, property value, and sustainability of communities. The USCA has the Mike Fremont Conservation Award in his name. It is presented to recognize an individual or organization for an outstanding effort that has been made, nationally or internationally, toward river conservation.

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Article copyright ©2006 byJody Korch / Eagle Herald Photographs copyright ©2006 by Will Arts (David & Lynda Williams) — except 3rd photo from bottom, ©2006 by Jody Korch / Eagle Herald


Youth Sprint Championships

2006 USCA National Canoe & Kayak Youth Sprint Championships Thursday, August 10, 2006 C1 Fledgling I – Youth Sprint

1 Owen Cannon (MI) – National Champion . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Annie Ripton (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

C1 Fledgling II – Youth Sprint 1 2 3 4 5 6

Sosha Jones (MO) – National Champion . . . . . . . . 2:07.2 Chad Cannon (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:27.7 Trent Robinson (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:49.8 Erin Woolard (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:53.1 Eric Manns (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:53.9 Sydney Woolard (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:31.9

Owen Cannon, USCA C1 Fledgling I sprint champion, 2006.

C1 Bantam – Youth Sprint

1 Jeff Lindstrom (IL) – National Champion . . . . . . . . 2:02.0 2 Brian Cunningham-Rhoads (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:05.4 3 Lauren McNett (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:46.0

C1 Girl Juvenile – Youth Sprint 1 2 3 4 5

Emily Hazel (MI) – National Champion . . . . . . . . . 3:19.1 Madelen Johnson (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:35.5 Lilly Manns (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:37.7 Olivia Torano (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:59.3 Alison Johnson (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:08.0

Annie Ripton, 2nd place, C1 Fledgling I sprint.

C1 Boy Juvenile – Youth Sprint 1 2 3 4 5 6

Ben Hugus (WI) – National Champion . . . . . . . . . . 2:44.8 Sean Phillips (MO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:54.1 Josh Quintel (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:55.1 Mark Hugus (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:10.1 David Nichols (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:48.8 Aaron Vidusek (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:02.7

C1 Woman Junior – Youth Sprint 1 2 3 4

Amanda Hazel (MI) – National Champion . . . . . . . 3:24.8 Sarah Tompkins (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:32.1 Sarah Lankford (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:53.4 Ruth Sayger (AR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:15.2

Sosha Jones, C1 Fledgling II sprint champion, 2006.

C1 Man Junior – Youth Sprint 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

David Lawe (MI) – National Champion . . . . . . . . . 2:43.8 Griffin Williams (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:50.4 Austin Phillips (MO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:51.8 Joseph Ivy (MS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:57.3 Mike Rosecky (MD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:00.4 Matt Anthony (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:00.9 Joel Kowsky (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:07.3 Steven Diller (MD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:07.6 Erik Van Dis (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:08.8 Sam Dueweke (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:28.3

Trent Robinson, 3rd, C1 Fledgling II sprint championship.

K1 Woman Junior – Youth Sprint 1 2 3 4

Emily Hazel (MI) – National Champion . . . . . . . . . 3:09.8 Olivia Torano (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:16.3 Leah Abrahams (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:41.8 Tori Ernsberger (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:43.0

K1 Man Junior – Youth Sprint 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Griffin Williams (MI) – National Champion . . . . . . 2:26.7 Josh Quintel (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:26.9 Austin Schwinn (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:35.8 Brian Storch (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:10.7 Jeff Lindstrom (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:25.5 Brian Cunningham-Rhoads (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:29.2 Even Abrahams (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:38.6

Photographs copyright ©2006 by Will Arts (David & Lynda Williams)

Eric Manns keeping very close to Erin Woolard, who beat him into 4th place C1 Fledgling II by less than a second.

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Youth Sprint Championships

Jeff Lindstrom, C1 Bantam sprint champion, 2006.

Ben Hugus, C1 Boy Juvenile sprint champion, being chased hard by Sean Phillips.

Leah Abrahams, paddling valiantly in C1 Fledgling II sprint.

Mark Hugus, C1 Boy Juvenile sprint , 4th place.

Alison Johnson, 5th placed C1 Girl Juvenile sprint.

Aaron Vidusek chasing David Nichols for 6th and 5th place in the C1 Boy Juvenile sprint division.

Griffin Williams, 2006 winner in the K1 Man Junior sprint championship.

Jeff Lindstrom (left) and Brian Cunningham-Rhoads battling for 5th and 6th places in the K1 Man Junior sprint.

Austin Schwinn, 3rd placed sprinter in K1 Man Junior.

Even Abrahams , 7th K1 Man Junior sprint.

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Youth Sprint Championships

Competitors at USCA’s 2006 Youth Sprint Championships (well, those in the photo): 1 Sean Phillips 2 Austin Schwinn 3 Matt Anthony 4 Lilly Manns 5 Nick Swafford 6 Thomas Sayger 7 Austin Phillips

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Youth Sprint Championships C2 Fledgling II – Youth Sprint

1 Chad Cannon (MI) / Owen Cannon (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . – National Champions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:52.4 2 Eric Manns (MN) / Sosha Jones (MO) . . . . . . . . . . . 1:58.9 3 Jeff Torano (MI) / Gareth Faloon (ON) . . . . . . . . . . 2:07.5 4 Annie Ripton (NY) / Tori Ernsberger (IN) . . . . . . . . 2:14.4 5 Sydney Woolard (IL) / Erin Woolard (IL) . . . . . . . . 2:32.8 6 Caroline Miller (MA) / Hallie Miller (MA ) . . . . . . . 2:58.3

C2 Bantam – Youth Sprint

1 Brian Cunningham-Rhoads (MI) / Jeff Lindstrom (IL) . . . . . . . . – National Champions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:48.2 2 Calvin Miller (MA) / Addie Miller (MA) . . . . . . . . . 2:25.5

Chad Cannon (stern) & Owen Cannon survive a mid-race collision with Eric Manns & Sosha Jones to win the C2 Fledgling II sprint championships.

C2 Girl Juvenile – Youth Sprint

1 Madelen Johnson (MI) / Alison Johnson (MI) . . . . . . . . . . – National Champions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:10.3 2 Emily Hazel (MI) / Olivia Torano (MI) . . . . . . . . . . 3:10.6 3 Wynn Reeves (CA) / Jessica Runyon (IL) . . . . . . . . 3:31.6

C2 Boy Juvenile – Youth Sprint

1 Ben Hugus (WI) / Mark Hugus (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . – National Champions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:34.4 2 Josh Quintel (MI) / Brian Storch (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . 2:55.5 3 David Nichols (MI) / Austin Schwinn (IN) . . . . . . . 3:19.5 4 Kenneth Faloon (ON) / Aaron Vidusek (IL) . . . . . . . 3:20.7

Brian Cunningham-Rhoads & Jeff Lindstrom, C2 Bantam sprint champions for 2006.

C2 Women Junior – Youth Sprint

1 Ruth Sayger (AR) / Ashley Partridge (AR) . . . . . . . . . . . . – National Champions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:05.5 2 Sarah Tompkins (MI) / Amanda Hazel (MI) . . . . . . . 3:15.4 3 Sarah Lankford (MI) / Ariel McNett (ME) . . . . . . . . 3:49.0

C2 Men Junior – Youth Sprint

1 David Lawe (MI) / Spencer Derenzy (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . – National Champions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:33.9 2 Austin Phillips (MO) / Sean Phillips (MO) . . . . . . . 2:37.6 3 Griffin Williams (MI) / Josh Quintel (MI) . . . . . . . . 2:38.9 4 Matt Anthony (PA) / Joseph Ivy (MS) . . . . . . . . . . . 2:42.6 5 Steven Diller (MD) / Mike Rosecky (MD) . . . . . . . . 2:43.1 6 Thomas Sayger (AR) / Nick Swafford (AR) . . . . . . 3:00.0 7 Sam Dueweke (MI) / Erik Van Dis (MI) . . . . . . . . . 7:12.0

Calvin (stern) and Addie Miller, 2nd in C2 Bantam sprint.

C2 Open Mixed Youth – Youth Sprint

1 Ben Hugus (WI) / Alison Johnson (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . – National Champions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:52.0 2 Amanda Hazel (MI) / Sarah Tompkins (MI) . . . . . . 2:52.5 3 Ruth Sayger (AR) / Thomas Sayger (AR) . . . . . . . . 2:53.0 4 Sarah Lankford (MI) / Erik Van Dis (MI) . . . . . . . . . 2:55.0 5 Nick Swafford (AR) / Ashley Partridge (AR) . . . . . . 3:01.1 6 Olivia Torano (MI) / Matt Anthony (PA) . . . . . . . . . 3:03.1 7 Austin Phillips (MO) / Lauren McNett (ME) . . . . . . 3:09.9 8 Emily Hazel (MI) / Jeff Lindstrom (IL) . . . . . . . . . . 3:14.7 9 Brian Storch (MI) / Sarah Tompkins (MI) . . . . . . . . 3:17.6 10 Sam Dueweke (MI) / Kristin Lindstrom (IL) . . . . . . 3:23.9 11 Jessica Runyon (IL) / Aaron Vidusek (IL) . . . . . . . . 3:35.1 12 Brian Cunningham-Rhoads (MI) / Erin Woolard (IL) . . . 4:12.4 13 Kenneth Faloon (ON) / Ariel McNett (ME) . . . . . . . 4:36.5 dnf Mark Hugus (WI) / Madelen Johnson (MI) - swam . . dnf

Gareth Faloon (stern) & Jeff Torano, 3rd in C2 Fledgling II sprint.

Tori Ernsberger (stern) and Annie Ripton, 4th place, C2 Fledgling II sprint.

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Youth Sprint Championships

Mark Hugus (stern) & Ben Hugus, C2 Boy Juvenile champions for 2006.

Matt Anthony & Joseph Ivy, 4th C2 Men Junior sprint.

Aaron Vidusek (stern) & Kenneth Faloon, with their boat sucked in close to Austin Schwinn (stern) & David Nichols.

Jessica Runyon (stern) & Aaron Vidusek, 11th C2 Open Mixed Youth.

An exciting, very close race: Madelen (stern) & Alison Johnson clip Emily Hazel (stern) & Olivia Torano by less than half a second to win the C2 Girl Juvenile sprint championship.

Brian Cunningham-Rhoads (stern) and Erin Woolard, 11th C2 Open Mixed Youth.

Jessica Runyon (stern) & Wynn Reeves, 3rd C2 Girl Juvenile sprint.

Ariel McNett (stern) and Kenneth Faloon, 13th C2 Open Mixed Youth sprint.

Thomas Sayger (stern) & Ruth Sayger, 3rd by a half second and only one second out of first place, C2 Open Mixed Youth.

Four paddlers came to Mark Hugus’s rescue after he & his partner tipped in C2 Mixed Youth: Olivia Torano & Matt Anthony on the left, with Nick Swafford & Ashley Partridge.

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Youth Sprint Championships

Kalamazoo Comes to Peshtigo

Two of the fifteen youths in Peshtigo this week paddled at last year’s Nationals. The other thrteen are first-year competitors at the event.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jody Korch EagleHerald sports editor jkorch@eagleherald.com PESHTIGO — With delightfully cool temperatures, paddlers and spectators at the USCA Nationals are seeing red, but not due to a lack of sleep. The red splashes of color all over Badger Park this week are courtesy of the Kalamazoo Canoe and Kayak Club, which is clad in bright red T-shirts.

Club members refine their paddling technique on a small Kalamazoo area lake, where Diget stresses efficiency. “Now that I’ve retired from teaching, I’ve got plenty of time to spend with kids,” Diget said. “Maybe they’ll paddle for two or three years with me, go off to college, then come back as 25- or 26-year-olds, pick up a paddle again and keep on paddling until they croak.”

Club founder Dave Diget brought 15 youths to compete in the Nationals and share in the uncommon camaraderie of the worldclass paddlers. Though the southwest Michigan paddlers aren’t world-class, they’ve turned in some impressive performances in the youth sprints.

The club takes five or six trips per year, though Diget tries to keep costs to a bare minimum. Much of the club equipment has been donated.

Diget, the boys’ and girls’ swimming coach at Kalamazoo Central High School, uses paddling as a cross-training technique.

Kalamazoo’s Emily Hazel had a big day during Thursday’s youth sprint races. She won the C1 girl juvenile race with a time of 3:19.1. Taking second with a time of 3:35.5 was Menominee’s Madelen Johnson.

Although Diget hasn’t competitively paddled, he has taught canoe and kayak classes at Western Michigan University. “And, I paddled since I was a little kid,” he said. Diget’s friend, John Baker, is a former AuSable River Marathon canoe race winner and a former high school swimmer. Baker convinced Diget that paddling is excellent cross training for swimming. Last year, Diget formed the club. In one year, it has grown from two members to 28, ages 8-17. Not all of his members are swimmers. “I’ve got hockey players, I’ve got volleyball players,” Diget said. “If you spend time with a kid and get them motivated, they’ll listen to instruction and they’ll follow instruction. And, they’ll get better and better.”

“The paddling community is a very generous and cooperative group of people,” he said.

Hazel also won the K1 woman junior kayak race with a time of 3: 09.8. Amanda Hazel of Kalamazoo was the C1 woman junior winner with a time of 3:24.8. Another Kalamazoo club paddler, Griffin Williams, was the K1 man junior winner with a time of 2:26.7. Brian Cunningham-Rhoads of Kalamazoo teamed up with Jeff Lindstrom of Joliet, IL, to win the C2 bantam race in 1:48.2. Madelen and Alison Johnson, the daughters of Menominee’s Liz and Joe Johnson, teamed up to win the C2 girl juvenile race in 3: 10.3. Alison Johnson teamed up with Ben Hugus of Wausau to win the C2 mixed open race in 2:52.0.

A happy Kalamazoo Canoe & Kayak Club Nationals team, back in Michigan, posing for a celebration photo.

Veteran USCA Nationals competitors Josh Quintel (stern) & Griffin Williams, 3rd C2 Men Junior sprint.

Brian Cunningham-Rhoads, 2nd C1 Bantam.

Sydney (stern) and Erin Woolard, 5th place, C2 Fledgling II sprint championship.

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Article ©2006 by Jody Korch / Eagle Herald Photographs copyright ©2006 by Will Arts (David & Lynda Williams) — except top left ©2006 by Doug Williams


Youth Sprint Championships

Olivia Torano, 4th in the C1 Girl Juvenile sprint championship.

Emily Hazel, C1 Girl Juvenile National sprint champion.

Sarah Lankford (stern) with Ariel McNett of Maine, 3rd C2 Women Junior sprint.

Sarah Tompkins (stern) & Amanda Hazel, 2nd C2 Women Junior sprint.

Emily Hazel, national sprint champion, K1 Woman Junior.

Josh Quintel, 3rd C1 Boy Juvenile sprint.

Olivia Torano, 2nd K1 Woman Junior sprint.

Sarah Tompkins, 2nd C1 Woman Junior sprint.

Sarah Lankford, 3rd C1 Woman Junior sprint.

Sam Dueweke, 10th C1 Man Junior sprint.

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Outrigger Sprints

OC6 Outrigger Sprints The Outrigger sprints day began with an exhibition race (see Jody Korch’s article, opposite page), and then interwove the other sprint races in between the Youth Sprint heats throughout the day. As there were not enough paddlers to mount a National Outrigger Championship for Paddlers with Physical Disabilities this year, Jan Whitaker recruited other USCA paddlers to fill in, and they competed in both OC6 Women and OC6 Mixed - see below.

OC6 Men - 1000 meters

1 Outrigger Outreach Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05:01.0 Bob Dean (ME) / Karl Vogel (FL) / Yves Cartier (FL) / Larry Frederick (FL) / LaVerne Young (FL) / John Edwards (FL) 2 New Kazoo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05:06.0 Karl Vogel (FL) / Joseph Ivy Jr (MS) / Griffin Williams (MI) / Guy Flatley (CT) / Josh Quintel (MI) / Tom Walton (NH) 3 Vulnerable Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05:21.0 Keith Canny (MN) / Doug Berg (MN) / Dan Cruser (MN) / Joe Manns (MN) / Steve Miller (MA) / Mike Lesnick (MT) 4 Recognition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 06:01.0 Jim Beck / Jeff Pagels (WI) / Terry Pontius (IN) / Larry Frederick (FL) / Yves Cartier (FL) / Jan Whitaker (NY)

Left to Right: Wynn Reeves, Carol McTilley, Guy Flatley, Pam Browning, Lloyd Reeves, Karl Vogel.

OC6 Women - 1000 meters

1 Cape Ability Outrigger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 06:00.0 Susan Beck (NY) / Tammy Jopson (NY) / Ann Manns (MN) / Lilly Manns (MN) / Joanna Faloon (ON) / Jan Whitaker (NY) 2 Eclectic Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07:00.0 Carol McTilley / Pam Browning (MA) / Colleen Robinson (NY) / Connie Cannon (MI) / Cindy Dillenschneider (WI) / Wynn Reeves (CA)

OC6 Mixed - 1000 meters

Left to Right: Don Alberda, Colleen Robinson, Cindy Dillenschneider, Seth Miller, Cindy Vogel, Don Walls.

1 Karl Vogel Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05:23.0 Pam Browning (MA) / Wynn Reeves (CA) / Lloyd Reeves (CA) / Guy Flatley (CT) / Carol McTilley / Karl Vogel (FL) 2 Don Alberda Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05:27.0 Colleen Robinson (NY) / Cindy Vogel (FL) / Don Walls (AR) / Seth Miller (MA) / Cindy Dillenschneider (WI) / Don Alberda (IL) 3 Jan Whitaker Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05:33.0 Tammy Jopson (NY) / Jeff Pagels / Susan Beck (NY) / Jim Beck (NY) / Tom Walton (NH) / Jan Whitaker (NY)

OC6 Youth Mostly Girls - 1000 meters

1 Magnificent Mermaids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 06:54.0 Erin Woolard (IL) / Sara Lankford (MI) / Ariel McNett (ME) / Sara Tomkins (MI) / Ruth Sayger (AR) 2 Ligers Lauren McNett (ME) / Jessica Runyon (IL) / . . 07:47.0 Jeff Torano (MI) / Amanda Hazel (MI) / Emily Hazel (MI) 3 Sunfish Kalamazoo Synda Woolard (IL) / Olivia Torano (MI) 08:14.0 Sosha Jones (MO) / Kristin Lindstrom (IL) / Anna Tomkins (MI)

Vulnerable Adults: Left to Right, Joe Manns, Dan Cruser, Mike Lesnick, Steve Miller, Doug Berg, Keith Canny.

OC6 Youth Boys - 1000 meters

1 No Chance People . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05:48.0 Austin Phillips (MO) / Sean Phillips (MO) / Sam Dueweke (MI) / Erik Van Dis (MI) / Eric Lindstrom (IL) / Matt Anthony (PA) 2 Fat Ugly Beasts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 06:03.0 Griffin Williams (MI) / David Nichols (MI) / Brian Storch (MI) / Timothy Sayger (AR) / Kenneth Faloon (ON) / Jeff Lindstrom (IL) 3 Tippy Canoe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 06:06.0 Josh Quintel (MI) / Kyle Cunningham-Rhoads (MI) / Thomas Sayger (AR) / Austin Schwinn (IN) / Chris Tomkins / Brian Cunningham-Rhoads (MI) 4 Munchkin Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 06:22.0 Ashley Partridge (AR) / Ben Hugus (WI) / Mark Hugus (WI) / Eric Manns (MN) / Chad Cannon (MI) / Gareth Faloon (ON)

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Cape Ability Outrigger: Left to Right: Jan Whitaker, Jim Beck, Jeff Pagels, Tom Walton, Susan Beck, Tammy Jopson. Photographs copyright ©2006 by Will Arts (David & Lynda Williams)


Outrigger Sprints

Left to right: Beth Schluter with athletes from Wisconsin Special Olympics: Helen Schultz, Cory Willie, Bruce Wartick, Kelly Kirby, and Amber Stoneburner

Left to right: Jan Whitaker with athletes from Wisconsin Special Olympics: David Runnoe, Pam Daye, Shelly Hammond, John Breitzman, and Sarah Lange

Adaptive Paddling on the Peshtigo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jody Korch EagleHerald sports editor. . jkorch@eagleherald.com PESHTIGO — For folks with physical disabilities, a flight of stairs is a bigger barrier than a winding wilderness river. Just ask Jeff Pagels, a paraplegic who went for a ride in an outrigger canoe at the United States Canoe Association’s Nationals at Badger Park Thursday. “It’s more comfortable than my chair,” Pagels said while relaxing in a canoe. Pagels joined Tammy Jopson and Susan Beck, two other paddlers who have physical disabilities, for their spin around the sprint race course on the Peshtigo River at the park. Pagels, of Ashwaubenon, was struck by a four-inch birch limb, which burst his spinal cord and shattered vertebrae in 1984. Before then, he had been a US Olympic kayak team hopeful, a marathon canoe racer, a top Birkebeiner cross country ski competitor and an All-American swimmer. Pagels now quenches his appetite for adventure by fishing Green Bay, pedaling a custom-made bike and cross-country skiing on a custommade device which consists of a seat platform atop a pair of skis. On August 25, Pagels will head west for a three-week whitewater rafting trip through the Grand Canyon. He will serve as a mentor for five wheelchair users from Great Britain. “I’m for anything that can get disabled out here to play,” Pagels said.

So is Jan Whitaker, who organized Thursday’s outing for people with physical disabilities. Whitaker serves as the USCA’s adaptive paddling chairperson. Since 2001, the USCA has offered exhibition sprint races for persons with disabilities. Last year, the event became a medal competition instead of an exhibition. “My mantra is to inspire, educate and motivate people throughout the US to promote adaptive paddling programs,” Whitaker said. In March, Whitaker accompanied Jopson and Beck – both western New York residents – to New Zealand, where they placed first in the International Canoe Federation World Sprints. To Whitaker’s pleasant surprise, Marinette County Special Olympics director Pam Daye brought nine local Special Olympians to the Nationals Thursday. It was the first time they experienced the joy and freedom of paddling an outrigger canoe. “I was honored and very pleased to present paddling to the Marinette Special Olympics group,” Whitaker said. “Paddling sports are very appropriate for people of all abilities. This is barrier-free mobility. There are no curves, there are no stairs.” Whitaker hopes to someday see paddle sports added to Special Olympics events. In 2008, the International Outrigger Canoe Federation will hold its championship event in Sacramento, CA. Outrigger canoeing for people with physical disabilities will be a full medal event. More information on Whitaker’s program is available on the USCA Web site: www.USCAnoe.com

Cape Ability Outrigger: Left to Right, Tammy Jopson, Susan Beck, Tom Walton, Jeff Pagels, Jim Beck , Jan Whitaker.

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Marathon Championships & Barton Cup C1

2006 USCA Canoe & Kayak Marathon Championships & Barton Cup Challenge, C1 Divisions C1 Woman Junior, C1 Man Junior Friday, August 11, 2006 C1 Woman Junior – Marathon (Barton Cup)

1 Amanda Hazel (MI) – Barton Cup (15-17) . . . . . . . . . . . . – National Champion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:09:56.6 2 Emily Hazel (MI) – 1st Barton Cup (12-14) . . . 01:10:31.6 3 Sarah Tompkins (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:13:22.0 4 Madelen Johnson (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:17:15.0 5 Sarah Lankford (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:17:27.0 6 Olivia Torano (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:29:13.3

Above: Sean Phillips leading, for the moment, Griffin Williams, with Josh Quintel some lengths behind. Below: Joseph Ivy, ahead of Matt Anthony, a lead which he built up to well over a minute by the end of the race.

C1 Man Junior – Marathon (Barton Cup)

1 Griffin Williams (MI) – 1st Barton Cup (15-17) . . . . . . . . – National Champion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 00:59:58.3 2 Sean Phillips (MO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:00:18.0 3 Josh Quintel (MI) – 1st Barton Cup (13-14) . . . 01:01:15.7 4 Joseph Ivy (MS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:02:03.4 5 Matt Anthony (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:03:20.7 6 Joseph Webb (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:05:04.1 7 Mark Hugus (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:05:14.7 8 Joel Kowsky (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:05:15.2 9 Erik Van Dis (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:08:25.4 10 Aaron Vidusek (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:16:26.2 11 Sam Dueweke (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:24:58.4 12 Brian Storch (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:26:48.2 Note: The Barton Cup is awarded to the fastest C1 and K1 (see p 50) man and woman who have qualified by competing in one or more Barton Cup regional qualifying races held in various states earlier in the year. In 2006, such races were held in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New York, Texas, and Wisconsin.

Erik Van Dis, 9th placed C1 Man Junior, and below, Aaron Vidusek, 10th.

Above: Sarah Tompkins ahead of Amanda Hazel, who had a very strong second half of her race, coming in ahead of both Sarah Tompkins and Amanda’s sister Emily. Below: Madelen Johnson, 4th C1 Woman Junior.

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Marathon Championships

2006 USCA Canoe & Kayak Marathon Championships C1 Woman - all adult (long course) divisions Friday, August 11, 2006 C1 Woman – Marathon — all divisions raced together

Open Master Senior Veteran 1 Veteran 2 1 1st Master .Connie Cannon (MI) – National Champion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:18:34.6 2 Deighen Blakely (AB) (Canadian) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:21:26.7 3 Holly Reynolds (NY) – National Champion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:21:39.1 4 2nd Master Cindy McNett (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:22:47.6 5 3rd Master .Colleen Moore (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:23:55.5 6 1st Woman Veteran 1 Beth Schluter (WI)– National Champion . . . . . . . . . 02:29:58.5 7 Mary Taggett (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:39:10.1 8 1st Woman Veteran 2 Dede Herlihy (MA) – National Champion 02:42:33.3 9 4th Master Sarah Webb (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:47:52.7 10 1st Woman Senior Marilyn Wall (OH) – National Champion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 03:50:48.1

Connie Cannon, fastest C1 Woman and USCA Master Champion for 2006.

Beth Schluter, C1 Woman Veteran 1 marathon champion, and 6th overall.

Dede Herlihy, C1 Woman Veteran 2 marathon champion.

Sarah Webb, 4th Master, and 9th overall.

Canadian Deighen Blakely, open division winner congratulates national champion Holly Reynolds.

C1 Woman Senior national champion Marilyn Wall.

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Overall winner and C1 Woman Master champion for 2006, Connie Cannon, with (left) Colleen Moore, 3rd, and Cindy McNett, 2nd.

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Marathon Championships

2006 USCA Canoe & Kayak Marathon Championships K1 ICF Friday, August 11, 2006 K1 ICF Woman – Marathon (also a USACK Circuit A Points Race)

1 Kaitlyn McElroy (ME)* – National Champion 02:24:14.0 *Special recognition as 1st Under 25

K1 ICF Man – Marathon (also a USACK Circuit A Points Race)

1 Matt Streib (IN) – National Champion . . . . . . 02:05:44.9 2 Steven Peterson (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:17:35.7

Kaitlyn McElroy, K1 ICF Woman marathon champion.

K1 ICF Woman Master – Marathon (also a USACK Circuit A Points Race)

1 Pam Browning (MA) – National Champion . . 02:23:15.5 2 Sonja Gilman (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:26:51.3 3 Cynthia Vogel (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 03:05:08.0

K1 ICF Man Master – Marathon (also a USACK Circuit A Points Race) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Bill Baker (MA)*** – National Champion . . . Lloyd Reeves (CA)** . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tim Barnes (CO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ted Van Dusen (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karl Vogel (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guy Gilman (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brent Ernsberger (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . **Special recognition as 1st Senior (50-59) ***Special recognition as 1st Veteran(60-69)

02:11:29.7 02:14:43.7 02:15:30.6 02:17:47.8 02:22:36.9 02:26:09.2 02:59:44.6

Pam Browning, K1 ICF Woman Master marathon champion.

Matt Streib, K1 ICF Man marathon champion.

Sonja Gilman, 2nd K1 ICF Woman Master.

Steve Peterson, 2nd K1 ICF Man marathon .

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Marathon Championships

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Marathon Championships

2006 USCA Canoe & Kayak Marathon Championships C2 Men - all adult (long course) age divisions. Friday, August 11, 2006 C2 Men – Marathon: Open & Master divisions raced together; Seniors, Vets, & Grand Vets started 4:59 mins later. Veteran 2 Grand Vet 1 Veteran 1 Senior Master Open 1 Calvin Hassel (NE) / Andy Triebold (MI) – National Champions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:58:14.5 2 Allen Limberg (WI) / Matt Rimer (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:01:56.5 3 Marc Gillespie (NY) / Jason Quagliata (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:02:06.6 4 Joe Manns (MN) / Kjell Peterson (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:04:30.3 5 Tad Hill (MI) / Dave Jensen (CA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:04:30.6 6 Ben Hugus (WI) / John Hugus (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:05:01.5 7 1st Senior Joe Johnson (MI) / Jim Larsen (MI) – National Champions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:05:15.5 8 Brad Gross (MI) / Russ Reker (MI) (7th Open) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:06:36.7 9 1st Master John Edwards (FL) / Eric McNett (ME) – National Champions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:07:25.4 10 Kai Hansen (WI) / Jason Larsen (MN) (8th Open) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:08:09.0 11= Tim Triebold (MI) / Wesley Triebold (WI) (9th Open) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:08:15.3 11= 2nd Senior Tom Cannon (MI) / John Hollands (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:08:15.3 13 2nd Master Rocky Caldwell (MO) / Jon Webb (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:09:45.0 14 3rd Senior Ron Reed (NY) / Dan Tracy (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:10:24.9 15 4th Senior Ed Arenz (MN) / Steve Peterson (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:10:35.3 16 Kevin LeRoy (WI) / Brad Taggett (WI) (10th Open) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:11:25.0 17 1st Veteran 1 Robert Allen (MA) / Tom Thomas (IN) – National Champions . . . . . 2:11:29.3 18 3rd Master Mark Koenig (IL) / Ron Koenig (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:11:40.7 19 2nd Veteran 1 Bob Vincent (ON) / John Roberts (AB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:11:54.6 20 *Cody Brown (AR) / Tim Sayger (AR)* (11th Open) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:12:09.5 21 Bill Hall (MN) / Casey Rickey (AR) (12th Open) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:12:45.3 22 3rd Veteran 1 Michael Johnson (MT) / Richard Rankinen (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:12:45.4 23 4th Master AJ Howery (WI) / Dave Timmerman (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:13:10.9 24 4th Veteran 1 Fritz Hansen (WI) / Nick Lyesiuk (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:13:39.6 25 5th Senior Gareth Stevens (WI) / Ted Cramer (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:13:51.3 26 6th Senior Charlie Bruno (PA) / Bill Robinson (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:14:01.0 27 5th Veteran 1 Robert Bradford (MI) / John Nemeth (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:14:24.8 28 Garrett McAllister (IA) / Stephen McAllister (IA) (13th Open) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:15:34.0 29 7th Senior Yves Cartier (FL) / Larry Frederick (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:15:58.7 30 5th Master Gustave Lamperez (IL) / David Simon (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:17:26.2 31 8th Senior Daniel Cruser (MN) / Pete Colas (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:18:08.5 32 6th Veteran 1 James Braig (IA) / Earl Brimeyer (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:18:56.8 33 6th Master John Diller (MD) / Jim Genkos (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:19:37.8 34 David Buckley (IL) / Ben Josefik (IL) (14th Open) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:20:29.3 35 7th Veteran 1 Doug Berg (MN) / Keith Canny (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:20:33.6 36 National Champions, 1st Grand Vet 1 Dale Newton (MI) / LaVerne Young (FL) 2:20:39.6 37 2nd Grand Vet 1 Allan DuBois (MN) / Frank Smutek (MI) 2:20:55.2 38 Brandan Burger (WI) / Todd Johnson (WI) (15th Open) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:21:27.3 39 9th Senior David Borgemoen (WI) / Tom Steele (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:23:17.1 40 7th Master Jay Lancaster (WI) / Al Lancaster (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:24:44.3 41 3rd Grand Vet 1 Herm Botzow (NY) / Ken Gerg (PA) . . . . 2:26:17.5 42 Stephen Miller (MA) / Seth Miller (MA) (16th Open) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:26:33.6 43 4th Grand Vet 1 Don Browning (IL) / Don Mueggenborg (IL)2:28:06.8 44 5th Grand Vet 1 Don Alberda (IL) / Fred Zeien (IL) . . . . . 2:29:20.1 45 Michael Kies (IL) / Wally Werderich (IL) (17th Open) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:30:55.8 46 National Champions, 1st Veteran 2 Chuck Baker (MA) / Glen Vandewinckel (NY) . . . . . 2:31:51.3 *Special recognition as first Under 25*

Winning Over the Long Haul

Connie Cannon is the nice girl who finished first.

PESHTIGO — A homecoming and a display of sportsmanship were each richly rewarded at the USCA Nationals Friday.

Both were overall winners in the 14-mile marathon championship race. Competitors started just above Potato Rapids, turned around at a buoy above the County Trunk E bridge, portaged a couple hundred yards around the Potato Rapids Dam, and paddled back to the finish line at Badger Park.

Andy Triebold celebrated his trip back to his roots with a national championship.

Triebold, a 1994 Marinette High School graduate, teamed up with Calvin Hassel of Grand Island, NE, to place first in the C2

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Marathon Championships men’s division with a time of 1 hour, 58 minutes, 14.5 seconds. They won by more than 31⁄2 minutes over the runners-up, Allen Limberg of Wausau, WI, and Matt Rimer of Grayling, MI. Triebold grew up paddling the Peshtigo above Potato Rapids with his father, Tim, so he’s more familiar with the river than most of Friday’s racers. But he and Hassel won because they were the best team.

Triebold’s brother, Wes, teamed up with their father to place ninth with a time of 2:08:15.3. Cannon was close behind Deighen Blakely of Calgary, Canada, at the buoy turn. Wedged between two canoes, Cannon’s canoe was pushed into Blakely’s vessel and knocked it into the bank. While Blakely collected herself and got back into her canoe, Cannon waited rather than capitalize on the situation.

“I’m sure it helped some, but we were really fast,” Triebold said of the river familiarity. “There’s not a lot of real technical stuff there where you could lose a lot of time.”

“I hit her boat and put her into the bank,” Cannon said. “I just waited for her to get around the buoy. You don’t want to beat somebody because you hit them.”

A good start helped Triebold and Hassel carry out their prerace strategy.

Cannon, of East Lansing, MI, went on to win the race with a time of 2:18:34.6 — nearly three minutes ahead of Blakely. But because they race in different divisions, both women can celebrate a national title. Cannon races in the C1 woman master division, while Blakely races in the open women’s division.

“Our strategy today was try and be first going upstream, and see what happened after that,” Triebold said. It was the third national title for Triebold, who has also won the AuSable canoe marathon in downstate Michigan. A resident of Spring Arbor, MI, Triebold trains on the Kalamazoo River. He paddles five or six times a week for one to eight hours a crack. When the snow flies, Triebold trades his paddle for ski poles. He’s an outstanding cross country skier.

It was at least the sixth national title for Cannon (“I really don’t keep track,” she said). Some racers tried to make time by cutting through channels. “It was fun. It’s a lot different from what I’m used to,” she said of the course. “You had choices where to go.”

Andy Triebold (stern) & Calvin Hassel finished with a dominant 3 minute 42 second lead over Matt Rimer & Al Limberg to win the C2 Men championship for the second year in a row.

Matt Rimer (stern) & Al Limberg - 2nd overall in C2 Men. Matt was a 2005 champion (with Mo Harwood). Al, maybe, was just a little bushed from his AuSable win a couple weeks earlier – though Andy and Matt had paddled hard there, too!

2006 USCA Canoe & Kayak Marathon Championships C2 Standard Men Friday, August 11, 2006 C2 Standard Men - Marathon: Open & Master divisions raced together. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

1st Master

Doug Pennington (MO) / Jim Short (MO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . – National Champions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:19:50.8 2nd Master Jim Roberts (MA) / Ray Thiel (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:22:18.9 James Goochee (PA) / Ron Kaiser (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . – National Champions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:22:43.0 3rd Master Steve Stoddard (PA) / Bill Turner (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:23:35.7 4th Master Clifton Rickey (AR) / Don Walls (AR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:23:43.1 5th Master Darrel Cockman (NC) / William McDuffie (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:24:31.0 6th Master Bob Knops (WI) / Vern Schaller (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:28:12.3 Wesley “Skeet” Craig (IN) / Terry Pontius (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:30:55.7 Joe Szpak (WI) / Steve Szpak (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:30:56.2 7th Master Billy Hudson (IN) / Earl Metzler (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:47:17.0 8th Master Frederick Southwick (FL) / Steven Southwick (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:48:16.0

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Marathon Championships

Senior champions Jim Larsen (stern) & Joe Johnson prepare to pass Cody Brown & Tim Sayger, 11th open, 20th overall.

Jason Quagliata (stern) & Marc Gillespie, 3rd overall, finished just a fraction over 10 seconds out of second place.

10th overall, Jason Larsen (stern) & Kai Hansen hang on to 2006 C2 Men Master champions John Edwards (stern) & Eric McNett (9th overall).

Tim Triebold (stern) & Wesley Triebold, 9th open, 11= overall, had the same time as John Hollands & Tom Cannon (Senior division). How interesting if they had been in the same heat!

John Hollands (stern) & Tom Cannon, 2nd Senior and 11= overall — see also caption to the left. Foreground: Ron (stern) & Mark Koenig C2 Men, 18th overall, 3rd Master with Darrel Cockman (stern) & William McDuffie, C2 Standard Men, 5th Master, 6th overall, in the background.

Brad Taggett (stern) & Kevin LeRoy, 10th open, 16th overall, pull away from C2 Standard team Ray Thiel & Jim Roberts.

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Marathon Championships

Garrett McAllister (stern) & Steve McAllister, 13th open and 28th overall.

Jim Short (stern) & Doug Pennington, 2006 C2 Standard Men Master champions for 2006 (2005 they lost by less than 0.5 sec).

Dave Simon (stern) & Tave Lamperez, 5th master and 30th overall.

Ray Thiel (stern) & Jim Roberts, 2nd Master in C2 Standard Men. The first two Masters teams were 1st and 2nd overall.

Canadians Bob Vincent (polka dot hat, stern) & John Roberts, battle with Bob Allen & Tom Thomas for 1st C2 Veteran 1. They were 19th and 17th respectively.

Steve Stoddard (stern) & Bill Turner, 3rd Master and 4th overall, just as they were last year. What consistency!

In the foreground, brothers to watch in the future, Joe & Steve Szpak, 9th C2 Standard Men paddling beside C2 Men Rich Rankinen (stern) & Mike Johnson, 3rd Veteran 1, 22nd overall.

Bob Knops (stern) & Vern Schaller, 6th Master and 7th overall.

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2006 USCA Canoe & Kayak Marathon Championships C1 Man, all adult (long course) age divisions Saturday, August 12, 2006 C1 Man – Marathon: Open & Master raced together; Seniors started 6:11 minutes later; Vet 1 3:04 after that; all others 4:48 after Vet 1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55

Open Master Senior Veteran 1 Veteran 2 Calvin Hassel (NE) – Master paddling Open – National Champion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:05:39.5 Andy Triebold (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:05:55.4 Al Limberg (WI) – Master paddling Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:08:32.0 Marc Gillespie (NY) – Senior paddling Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:08:44.9 Jason Quagliata (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:09:49.7 Russ Reker (MI) – Master paddling Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:11:03.8 1st Master John Edwards (FL) – Senior paddling as Master – National Champion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:11:04.2 1st Senior Eric McNett (ME) – National Champion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:11:40.2 2nd Senior Tom Cannon (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:11:40.9 Tad Hill (MI) (7th Open) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:13:53.4 3rd Senior Jim Larson (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:14:41.0 4th Senior Paul Dyka (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:14:50.7 2nd Master Bruce Barton (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:16:30.5 3rd Master Brad Taggett (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:16:36.6 4th Master Mark Koenig (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:16:53.4 5th Master Jon Webb (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:17:36.6 1st Veteran 1 . . Tom Thomas (IN) – National Champion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:18:15.1 6th Master Kai Hansen (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:18:41.7 2nd Veteran 1 Richard Rankinen (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:18:48.9 5th Senior Rich Oja (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:18:57.0 3rd Veteran 1 John Roberts (AB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:19:00.3 6th Senior John Hollands (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:19:05.1 7th Senior Ted Cramer (IA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:19:17.0 *Casey Rickey (AR) – (8th Open) *Special recognition as 1st Under 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:19:38.9 4th Veteran 1 Robert Bradford (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:19:39.7 8th Senior Larry Frederick (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:19:44.0 9th Senior Tom Walton (NH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:19:56.8 10th Senior Bill Kosta (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:20:26.6 5th Veteran 1 Edward Sayre (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:20:29.2 11th Senior Gene Bennett (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:20:38.5 7th Master AJ Howery (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:21:07.7 6th Veteran 1 Robert Allen (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:21:17.6 8th Master Rocky Caldwell (MO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:21:44.5 12th Senior Gareth Stevens (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:22:08.9 13th Senior Charlie Bruno (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:22:19.8 14th Senior Tim Triebold (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:22:26.5 15th Senior Lynn Ormson (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:22:38.3 1st Veteran 2 Dick Ulbrich (MA) – National Champion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:23:19.0 2nd Veteran 2 Fritz Hansen (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:23:24.0 7th Veteran 1 Nick Lyesiuk (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:24:05.9 8th Veteran 1 Robert Fisher (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:24:10.8 16th Senior Jim Anderson (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:24:47.6 17th Senior Bill Robinson (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:25:02.4 Cody Brown (AR) (9th Open) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:25:21.8 9th Master Ron Koenig (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:25:24.1 3rd Veteran 2 Michael Johnson (MT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:25:33.8 18th Senior Jed Platzke (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:25:38.7 4th Veteran 2 Glen Vandewinckel (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:26:06.6 10th Master Guy Flatley (CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:26:16.0 11th Master Doug Pennington (MO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:27:04.7 9th Veteran 1 Ralph Scofield (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:27:25.0 10th Veteran 1 Bob Vincent (ON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:27:57.9 19th Senior Steve Sleider (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:28:04.3 20th Senior Daniel Cruser (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:28:04.8 21st Senior Jim Roberts (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:28:17.1

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Marathon Championships Open Master Senior Veteran 1 Veteran 2 Grand Vet 1 Grand Vet 2 56 12th Master Don Walls (AR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:29:30.7 57 1st Grand Vet 1 LaVerne Young (FL) – National Champion . . 2:29:57.4 58 22nd Senior Bill Turner (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:30:14.0 59 23rd Senior Tom Gardner (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:30:44.0 60 24th Senior Yves Cartier (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:30:44.3 61 11th Veteran 1 Jim Genkos (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:31:09.5 62 25th Senior David Borgemoen (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:31:21.0 63 13th Master Dave Impens (NJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:31:24.3 64 12th Veteran 1 Doug Berg (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:31:52.1 65 5th Veteran 2 Ed Sharp (VA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:32:15.2 66 14th Master Steve Stoddard (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:33:01.0 67 2nd Grand Vet 1 Don Alberda (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:33:25.0 68 3rd Grand Vet 1 Frank Smutek (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:33:42.8 69 13th Veteran 1 John Nemeth (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:34:20.6 70 6th Veteran 2 Keith Canny (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:35:31.0 71 Ryan Peterson (MN) (10th Open) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:37:17.0 72 26th Senior Bob Mandli (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:37:27.7 73 4th Grand Vet 1 Ed Hahn (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:37:43.2 74 5th Grand Vet 1 Dale Newton (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:38:42.1 75 Todd Johnson (WI) (11th Open) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:38:56.4 76 6th Grand Vet 1 Donald Browning (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:39:03.6 77 14th Veteran 1 William Hill (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:40:47.1 78 7th Grand Vet 1 Allan DuBois (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:42:45.2 79 7th Veteran 2 Peter Colas (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:44:35.2 80 27th Senior Jay Tapper (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:44:36.1 81 National Champion: 1st Grand Vet 2 Bradley Glass (WI) . . 2:48:26.8 82 8th Veteran 2 Chuck Baker (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:49:54.2 83 15th Master John Hazel (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:57:09.9 84 2nd Grand Vet 2 Mike Fremont (OH) 2:59:59.1 85 3rd Grand Vet 2 George Roudebush (OH) 3:12:26.0 86 4th Grand Vet 2 Bob Stwalley (IN) . . 3:12:50.1

Al Limberg ahead of Marc Gillespie as they sprint the final few yards of the portage at Potato Rapids Dam. Andy Triebold leading Calvin Hassel, by the Highway 60 bridge. At the finish line, Calvin had a sixteen second lead on Andy. Jason Quagliata alongside Mandy Streib (stern) & Holly Reynolds.

Al Limberg still ahead of Marc Gillespie, a couple of minutes after the portage. Photographs copyright Š2006 by Will Arts (David & Lynda Williams)

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Marathon Championships Russ Reker, 6th overall, and John Edwards, USCA C1 Master champion for 2006 (Senior paddling as Master), 7th overall.

Kai Hansen, 6th Master, 18th overall. Bruce Barton and John Webb, 2nd and 5th Master, 13th and 16th overall respectively.

Tom Cannon, 2nd Senior, 9th overall and Eric McNett, USCA C1 Senior champion for 2006, and 8th overall.

Left to right: Rocky Caldwell, 8th Master, 44th overall being waked by AJ Howery 7th Master, 31st overall, with Cody Brown, 9th open, 44th overall, paddling alongside.

Brad Taggett, 3rd Master, 14th overall.

Casey Rickey, 8th in the open class, 24th overall chasing Mark Koenig, 4th Master, 15th overall.

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Paul Dyka, 4th Senior, 12th overall.

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Marathon Championships

Ron Koenig, 9th Master, 45th overall.

Keith Canny, 6th Veteran 2, 70th overall.

Guy Flatley, 10th Master 49th overall.

Ed Hahn, 4th Grand Veteran 1, 73rd overall.

Larry Frederick and Tom Walton, 8th and 9th Senior, 27th and 28th overall respectively, a tight race throughout.

Brad Glass, 2006 Grand Veteran 2 champion and 81st overall.

Ted Cramer, 7th Senior, 27th overall. Photographs copyright Š2006 by Will Arts (David & Lynda Williams)

Mike Fremont, 2nd Grand Veteran 2, 84th overall.

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Marathon Championships

2006 USCA Canoe & Kayak Marathon Championships K1 Sea Kayak K1 Touring Kayak K1 Unlimited Kayak K1 Tri-County Marathon Saturday, August 12, 2006 K1SeK Woman – Marathon

1 Wendy Brinson (IN)** — National Champion 02:47:05.5 **Special recognition as 1st Senior (50-59)

K1SeK Man – Marathon 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Steve Rosenau (NC)* — National Champion . Kent Buryska (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robert Kinderman (WI)** . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Brumbaugh (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guy Gilman (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steven Peterson (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Goochee (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brent Ernsberger (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . *Special recognition as 1st Master (40-49) **Special recognition as Senior (50-59)

Ed Sadowsky, 2nd K1 Tri-County Marathon.

02:11:38.1 02:16:01.2 02:16:14.3 02:16:40.7 02:18:14.2 02:21:02.8 02:24:29.4 02:30:48.3

K1 Touring Woman – Marathon

1 Sonja Gilman (IN)* — National Champion . . 02:24:43.9 *Special recognition as 1st Master (40-49)

K1 Touring Man – Marathon 1 2 3 4

John Abrahams (MN)* — National Champion Rick Floyd (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lloyd Reeves (CA)** . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bob Dean (ME)*** . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . *Special recognition as 1st Master (40-49) **Special recognition as 1st Senior (50-59) ***Special recognition as 1st Veteran (60-69)

Matt Streib, 3rd placed K1 Unlimited Man runs the portage. 02:12:14.5 02:14:06.7 02:15:52.3 02:16:07.8

K1 Unlimited Woman – Marathon

1 Pam Browning (MA) — National Champion . 02:22:52.8 *Special recognition as 1st Master (40-49)

K1 Unlimited Man – Marathon 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Erik Borgnes (WI)* — National Champion . . Dave Jensen (CA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matt Streib (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ron Deters (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kevin LeRoy (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Phillip Taylor (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ted Van Dusen (MA)*** . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ron Kaiser (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bill Baker (MA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Lesnik (MT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kiril Florov (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jerry Patton (PA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . *Special recognition as 1st Master (40-49) ***Special recognition as 1st Veteran (60-69)

K1 Tri-County (Demo) – Marathon 1 2 3 4

Jerry Harpt (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ed Sadowsky (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kevin Dugan (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Anderson (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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01:56:08.8 01:57:48.3 02:00:26.3 02:08:12.4 02:10:17.5 02:10:23.3 02:10:35.6 02:11:24.9 02:11:57.7 02:14:44.8 02:21:07.6 02:36:51.9

Steve Rosenau, K1 Sea Kayak champion at the portage.

01:03:57.4 01:08:36.3 01:16:30.9 01:16:38.2

Jerry Patton, 12th K1 Unlimited Man, finishes his portage.

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Marathon Championships

Jerry Harpt, 1st K1 Tri-County Marathon.

Kiril Florov, 11th K1 Unlimited Man

Ron Deters, 4th K1 Unlimited Man.

K1 Unlimited Men Bill Baker (left), John Abrahams (foreground), and K1 Touring Man Rick Floyd behind John.

Dave Jensen, 2nd K1 Unlimited Man.

Kevin LeRoy, 5th K1 Unlimited Man

Pam Browning, K1 Unlimited Woman.

Phillip Taylor, 6th K1 Unlimited Man

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Marathon Championships

2006 USCA Canoe & Kayak Marathon Championships C2 Women, all adult (long course) divisions Saturday, August 12, 2006 C2 Women – Marathon 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Deighen Blakely (AB) / Lynn Capen (CO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:11:18.2 . . . . . . . . . 1st Master Cindy McNett (ME) / Colleen Moore (ME) — National Champion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:12:41.6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st Senior Joanna Faloon (ON) / Beth Schluter (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:12:52.9 Kate Ellis (MN) / Emily Peterson (MN) — National Champion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:13:31.1 . . . . . . . . . 2nd Master Connie Cannon (MI) / Lynne Witte (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:15:09.8 Holly Reynolds (NY) / Mandy Streib (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:15:24.9 Barb Bradley (WI) / Kaitlyn McElroy (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:18:43.8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st Veteran Priscilla Reinertson (NH) / Jan Whitaker (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:26:36.3 Rosslyn Kendrick (MN) / Janet Perry (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:26:48.5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd Senior Mary Eloranta (WI) / Donna Hoelz (WI) — National Champion . . . . . . . . . 02:33:45.1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3rd Senior Joan Moll (MI) / Connie Pentti (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:41:39.6 Caroline Burger (WI) / Liese Pfeifer (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:51:31.2

Kate Ellis (stern) & Emily Peterson, USCA champions, C2 Women open.

Above: Lynn Capen (stern) & Deighen Blakeley, led and won the C2 Women race, though not the champioship, as Deighen is Canadian. Below: Cindy McNett (stern) & Colleen Moore, Master champions, lead Beth Schluter (stern) & Joanna Faloon (Canadian), first Senior team.

Above: Connie Cannon (stern & Lynn Witte, 2nd C2 Women Master. Below: Kaitlyn McElroy (stern) and Barb Bradley, 4th in the open division, 7th overall.

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Marathon Championships

2006 USCA Canoe & Kayak Marathon Championships C2 Women Junior and C2 Men Junior Saturday, August 12, 2006 C2 Women Junior – Marathon

1 Ashley Partridge (AR) / Ruth Sayger (AR) . . . . . . . . . . . . — National Champions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:04:35.6 2 Amanda Hazel (MI) / Sarah Tompkins (MI) . . 01:05:28.7 3 Emily Hazel (MI) / Olivia Torano (MI) . . . . . . 01:05:48.6 4 Madelen Johnson (MI) / Alison Johnson (MI) . 01:10:14.9 5 Tracy Cramer (IA) / Liz Sayavong (MN) . . . . . 01:14:02.5 6 Ariel McNett (ME) / Wynn Reeves (CA) . . . . . 01:17:15.8 7 Jennifer Pennington (MO) / Jessica Runyon (IL) 01:18:56.2

Mark Hugus (stern) & Ben Hugus (left & below) lead David Lawe (stern) & Spencer Derenzy, Sean Phillips (stern) & Austin Phillips, Josh Quintel (stern) & Griffin Williams in C2 Men Junior championship.

C2 Men Junior – Marathon

1 Ben Hugus (WI) / Mark Hugus (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . — National Champions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 00:54:48.8 2 Spencer Derenzy (MI) / David Lawe (MI) . . . . 00:54:57.6 3 Austin Phillips (MO) / Sean Phillips (MO) . . . 00:55:14.8 4 Josh Quintel (MI) / Griffin Williams (MI) . . . . 00:55:19.0 5 Steven Diller (MD) / Mike Rosecky (MD) . . . . 00:59:34.8 6 Brian Storch (MI) / Aaron Vidusek (IL) . . . . . . 01:05:17.2 7 Sam Dueweke (MI) / Erik Van Dis (MI) . . . . . 01:05:23.3 8 Thomas Sayger (AR) / Nick Swafford (AR) . . 01:07:01.2 9 Austin Schwinn (IN) / Kinsey Streib (IN) . . . . 01:19:36.1

Above: Ashley Partridge (stern) & Ruth Sayger C2 Women Junior champions for 2006. Below: Sarah Tompkins (stern) & Amanda Hazel, 2nd in the C2 Women Junior division.

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Above: David Lawe (stern) & Spencer Derenzy, 2nd in C2 Men Junior, and (below) Sean Phillips (stern) & Austin Phillips, 3rd.

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Marathon Championships & Barton Cup K1

2006 USCA Canoe & Kayak Marathon Championships & Barton Cup Challenge, K1 Divisions K1 Downriver Kayak K1 Man Junior and Barton Cup K1 Woman Junior and Barton Cup Sunday, August 13, 2006 K1 Downriver Woman – Marathon

Jason Quagliata, 2006 USCA K1 Downriver Man champion.

1 Betsy Arnold (IN)* — National Champion . . . 02:48:33.2 *Special recognition as 1st Master (40-49)

K1 Downriver Man – Marathon 1 2 3 4 5 6

Jason Quagliata (NY) — National Champion . Ryan Stephens (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gary Sadowski (MI)* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ralph Scofield (MI)*** . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Earl Metzler (IN)** . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Buckley (IL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . *Special recognition as 1st Master (40-49) **Special recognition as 1st Senior (50-59) ***Special recognition as 1st Veteran (60-69)

Ryan Stephens, one of two downriver kayakers who raced last year in Warren, PA, 2nd this year, up from 3rd.

01:56:54.7 02:18:05.9 02:20:14.9 02:25:05.0 02:26:58.0 02:37:08.1

K1 Man Junior – Marathon (including Barton Cup) 1 2 3 4

Griffin Williams (MI) — National Champion . Austin Schwinn (IN) – Barton Cup (15-17) . . . Brian Storch (MI) – Barton Cup (12-14) . . . . . Tomáš Kratka (IL) – Barton Cup (9-11) . . . . . .

00:55:58.6 01:02:17.2 01:12:53.5 01:30:38.2

K1 Woman Junior – Marathon (including Barton Cup) 1 Sarah Tompkins (MI) – Barton Cup (15-17) . . . . . . . . . . . — National Champions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:10:45.0 2 Olivia Torano (MI) – Barton Cup (12-14) . . . . 01:13:20.8

Note: The Barton Cup is awarded to the fastest C1 (see p 34) and K1 man and woman who have qualified by competing in one or more Barton Cup regional qualifying races held in various states earlier in the year. In 2006, such races were held in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New York, Texas, and Wisconsin.

As last year, K1 Downriver Woman had only one competitor. The men’s division had six, down from eight in 2005. However, five of this year’s downriver kayakers were “new” — did not race in 2005. That’s encouraging for next year. Below: 2006 K1 Downriver Woman champion, Betsy Arnold.

Gary Sadowski, 3rd K1 Downriver Man.

Dave Buckley, 6th K1 Downriver Man.

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Marathon Championships & Barton Cup

Griffin Williams, K1 Man Junior champion for 2006.

There’s many a slip ’twixt cup and grip . . . confusion at the Barton awards: who won the cup? In a good natured exchange, Griffin shrugs in friendly puzzlement, as Austin gets the K1 Barton Cup. (It was ruled that Griff had qualfied only in C1 — not at all clear from the rules!) The offending ambiguity will be removed in January!

Austin Schwinn, 2nd K1 Man Junior and winner of the K1 Barton Cup (15-17 age division) for 2006.

Tomáš Kratka, K1 Man Junior, and winner of the K1 Barton Cup (12-14) age division) for 2006.

2006 USCA Canoe & Kayak Marathon Championships C2 Mixed Junior Sunday, August 13, 2006 C2 Mixed Junior – Marathon

Brian Storch, 3rd K1 Man Junior, and winner of the K1 Barton Cup (12-14) age division) for 2006.

1 Mike Rosecky (MD) / Ruth Sayger (AR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . — National Champions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01:01:22.9 2 Thomas Sayger (AR) / Amanda Hazel (MI) . . . 01:02:33.7 3 Joel Kowsky (IL) / Ashley Partridge (AR) . . . . 01:03:16.8 4 Erik Van Dis (MI) / Sarah Lankford (MI) . . . . . 01:04:36.7 5 Jeff Lindstrom (IL) / Emily Hazel (MI) . . . . . . 01:13:50.6

C2 Mixed Junior champions Mike Rosecky & Ruth Sayger shake hands. Thomas Sayger & Amanda Hazel (left) were second and Joel Kowsky & Ashley Partridge, third.

Olivia Torano, 2nd K1 Woman Junior. Photographs copyright ©2006 by Will Arts (David & Lynda Williams)

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Marathon Championships

2006 USCA Canoe & Kayak Marathon Championships C2 Mixed, all adult (long course) age divisions C2 Standard Mixed Sunday, August 13, 2006 C2 Mixed – Marathon

1 Calvin Hassel (NE) / Lynn Capen (CO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . — National Champions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:02:31.7 2 Andrew Triebold (MI) / Amy Solak (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:03:54.5 3 Marc Gillespie (NY) / Holly Reynolds (NY) . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:06:08.9 4 Matt Rimer (MI) / Kate Ellis (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:06:48.5 5 1st Master Al Limberg (WI) / Barb Bradley (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . — National Champions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:06:56.0 6 2nd Master Joe Johnson (MI) / Liz Johnson (MI) . . . . . . 02:07:43.6 7 3rd Master Tom Cannon (MI) / Connie Cannon (MI) . . . 02:08:09.0 8 4th Master John Edwards (FL) / Colleen Moore (ME) . . 02:08:09.9 9 **5th Master Steve Peterson (MN) / Bonnie Peterson (MN)**02:09:29.6 10 6th Master Eric McNett (ME) / Cindy McNett (ME) . . . . 02:10:37.0 11 7th Master Dave Jensen (CA) / Beth Schluter (WI) . . . . . 02:10:53.2 12 8th Master Tom Thomas (IN) / Joanna Faloon (ON) . . . . 02:10:53.6 13 Jim Larsen (MI) / Emily Peterson (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:13:37.2 14 Kjell Peterson (MN) / Rosslyn Kendrick (MN) . . . . . . . . . . 02:14:39.1 15 *Casey Rickey (AR) / Mandy Streib (IN)* . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:14:39.6 16 Joe Manns (MN) / Anne Manns (MN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:15:30.7 17 Brad Taggett (WI) / Mary Taggett (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:15:55.1 18 ***9th Master Robert Bradford (MI) / Priscilla Reinertsen (NH)***02:16:34.3 19 10th Master Jon Webb (MI) / Sarah Webb (MI) . . . . . . . . 02:17:42.8 20 Matt Meersman (IN) / Lacy Walker (IN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:18:54.3 21 Bob Vincent (ON) / Kaitlyn McElroy (ME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:20:09.5 22 11th Master Dick Ulbrich (MA) / Dede Herlihy (MA) . . 02:22:29.3 23 12th Master Ron Deters (MN) / Julie Deters (MN) . . . . . 02:24:29.2 24 13th Master Gustave Lamperez (IL) / Janet Perry (IL) . . 02:24:57.3 25 Kevin LeRoy (WI) / Liese Pfeifer (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:25:34.0 26 14th Master David Timmerman (IA) / Dena Kurt (IA) . . 02:25:51.9 27 15th Master Ed Hahn (IL) / Jennie Quill (IL) . . . . . . . . . . 02:30:10.2 28 Brandan Burger (WI) / Caroline Burger (WI) . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:38:25.2 *Special recognition as 1st Under 25 **Special recognition as 1st Senior (50-59) ***Special recognition as 1st Veteran (60-69)

Above: Lynn Capen (stern) & Calvin Hassel, 2006 C2 Mixed champions. Below: Marc Gillespie & Holly Reynolds, 3rd C2 Mixed, pass David Lawe (stern) & Greg Nelson, 2nd C2 Man/Junior.

Above: Mandy Steib (stern) & Casey Rickey, 6th C2 Mixed, paddle ahead of Kjell Petereson (stern) and Rosslyn Kendrick, 7th C2 Mixed. Below: Cindy McNett (stern) & Eric McNett pass Steven Diller (stern) & John Diller, 4th C2 Man/Junior, with 5th placed K1 Downriver Man Earl Metzler waking.

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Marathon Championships

Mixing It Up

Behind the Bradley/Limberg team by < 8 seconds, 2nd place in C2 Mixed Master: Liz Johnson (stern) & Joe Johnson.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . By JODY KORCH EagleHerald sports editor. . jkorch@eagleherald.com PESHTIGO — Joe and Liz Johnson found themselves leading the couples mixed master pack and within sight of the younger paddlers in the open division. They were nearly halfway through Sunday’s USCA Nationals marathon race, an unexpected position even for the hometown racers on their home course. Wausau’s Al Limberg and Barb Bradley overtook the Johnsons to win the race, but it didn’t exactly ruin the Johnsons’ day. “I was really pleased,” Joe Johnson said. “We were happy to be up in the top five. I certainly didn’t expect to win it until we got to the E bridge.” The turnaround buoy of the 14-mile race is a short paddle upstream from the County Trunk E bridge over the Peshtigo River in Porterfield. The Limberg and Bradley closed the gap to about 20 seconds at the Potato Rapids portage — four miles upstream from the finish line. “About halfway down they pulled up on our side, and I couldn’t do anything about it,” Johnson said. “They just did it to us.” Limberg and Bradley won with a time of 2:06:56.0 to edge the Johnsons by 47 seconds. The open mixed division was won by Calvin Hassel, Grand Island, NE, and Lynn Capen of Boulder, CO, with a time of 2:02:31.7. Only four open division pairs paddled a better time than the Johnsons, who had quite a week. Their daughter Madelen paired with Jason Larsen of Coon Rapids, MN, to place third in the C2 Man/Youth division. That was four places ahead of Madelen’s younger sister, Alison, who teamed with Rich Oja of Menominee. Joe Johnson passed up Saturday’s solo men’s race to stay rested for Sunday’s mixed event. Earlier in the week, Joe and Liz won the mixed masters sprint, and Joe teamed up with their other daughter, Lilly, to win the C2 Man/Fledgling title. Liz and Madelen placed second in a sprint race, and Joe and Alison took fifth in another sprint race. Joe teamed up with Jim Larsen to win Friday’s C2 Men Senior marathon race.

12th C2 Mixed Master, Ron Deters (stern) & Julie Deters. C2 Standard Mixed – Marathon

1 Lynne McDuffie (NC) / William McDuffie Jr. (NC) . . . . . . . . — National Champions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:23:56.4 2 Michael Guenther (CO) / Tracy Guenther (CO) 02:35:25.0 3 Tammy Josefik (IL) / Ben Josefik (IL) . . . . . . . 02:37:09.4 4 Brian Fanslau (MI) / Jessica Fanslau (MI) . . . . 02:46:47.3

For the Johnsons, the family that paddles together wins a lot of medals. “I just want them out here doing something,” Joe said.

Above: Lynne McDuffie (stern) & William McDuffie, C2 Standard Mixed champions and below, the second placed team, Mike Guenther (stern) and Tracy Guenther.

Barb Bradley (stern) & Al Limberg, 2006 C2 Mixed Master champions, 5th overall.

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Marathon Championships

2006 USCA Canoe & Kayak Marathon Championships

Ben Hugus (stern) & Lynn Witte, C2 Woman/Youth champions.

C2 Mixed, all adult (long course) age divisions C2 Standard Mixed Sunday, August 13, 2006 C2 Woman/Youth – Marathon

1 Ben Hugus (WI)* / Lynn Witte (MI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . — National Champions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 00:56:24.8 *Special recognition 1st Juvenile (13-14)

C2 Man/Youth – Marathon

1 John Hugus (WI) / Mark Hugus (WI)* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . — National Champions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 00:54:33.8 2 Rocky Caldwell (MO) / Sean Phillips (MO)** 00:55:22.6 3 Jason Larsen (MN) / Madelen Johnson (MI)*** 00:57:33.6 4 Matt Streib (IN) / Kinsey Streib (IN) . . . . . . . . 00:57:35.5 5 Thomas Walton (NH) / Josh Quintel (MI) . . . . 00:57:48.2 6 Gareth Stevens (WI) / Aaron Vidusek (IL) . . . . 00:59:18.0 7 Rich Oja (MI) / Alison Johnson (MI) . . . . . . . . 01:01:06.8 8 David Borgemoen (WI) / Peter Limberg (WI)+ 01:03:43.0 9 Glen Vandewinckel (NY) / Annie Ripton (NY)++ 01:13:53.0 10 Brent Ernsberger (IL) / Tori Ernsberger (IL)+++ 01:20:07.0 Special recognitions: *1st Juvenile (13-14) **2nd Juvenile (13-14) +1st Bantam (11-12) ***3rd Juvenile (13-14) ++ 1st Fledgling I (5-7) +++1st Fledgling II (8-10)

Mark Hugus (stern) & John Hugus, 2006 USCA champions in C2 Man/Youth .

C2 Man/Junior – Marathon

1 Don Walls (AR) / Austin Phillips (MO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . — National Champions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02:13:35.3 2 Greg Nelson (MI) / David Lawe (MI) . . . . . . . 02:15:52.4 3 Bruce Barton (MI) / Rebecca Barton (MI)* . . . 02:16:20.5 4 John Diller (MD) / Steven Diller (MD) . . . . . . 02:21:19.8 5 Ken Gerg (PA) / Matt Anthony (PA) . . . . . . . . . 02:23:14.6 6 Ted Cramer (IA) / Tracy Cramer (IA)** . . . . . . 02:29:43.3 Special recognitions *1st, and **2nd Woman Junior (15-17)

Don Walls (stern) & Austin Phillips, this year’s C2 Man/ Junior champions, paddling ahead of Gary Sadowski in his downriver kayak. Amy Solak & Andy Triebold are chasing in C2. Annie Ripton (stern) & Glen Vanderwinckel, 9th C2 Man/ Youth.

Rebecca Barton (stern) and Bruce Barton, 3rd C1 Man/ Junior.

Brent Ernsberger (stern) & Tori Ernsberger.

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Marathon Trials

2006 USCA Canoe & Kayak Marathon Championships

2006 USCA Canoe & Kayak Marathon Championships

K2 Unlimited (Trial)

OC6 Outrigger (Trial)

Sunday, August 13, 2006 K2 Unlimited Men (Trial) – Marathon

Sunday, August 13, 2006 OC6 Outrigger (Trial) - Marathon: Mixed Teams 11/ 28/2006 – 6 miles

1 Guy Gilman (IN) / Steve Rosenau (NC) . . . . . . 02:00:48.7 2 Bill Baker (MA) / Ted Van Dusen (MA)*** . . 02:03:34.4 1 Charlie’s Cruisers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 00:52.0 3 Lloyd Reeves (CA) / John Abrahams (MN) . . . 02:03:51.4 LaVerne Young (FL) / Mary Goonan (WI) / Charlie Lannen (MI) / 4 Bob Dean (ME) / Karl Vogel (FL) . . . . . . . . . . 02:05:53.4 Mike Bradford (MI) / Reenie Thill (WI) / Bill Hall (MN) 5 Ron Kaiser (PA) / Rick Floyd (VT)* . . . . . . . . 02:07:24.8 2 Mellow Yellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 00:55.0 6 Sonja Gilman (IN) / Pam Browning (MA) . . . . 02:13:17.2 Dale Newton (MI) / Bill Robinson (NY) / Colleen Robinson (NY) / dnf Wendy Brinson (IN) / Mike Lesnick (MT) . . . . . . . . . dnf Adam Crozier (WI) / Quinn Krause (WI) / John Nemeth (MI) *Special recognition 1st Master (40-49) Congratulations to those canny kayakers! By recruiting fourteen kayakers ***Special recognition 1st Veteran (60-69)

K2 Unlimited Women (Trial) – Marathon No participants

– and by ensuring that the women’s team paddled in the men’s division – ringleaders Pam Browning, Sonja & Guy Gilman, Karl Vogel, and Bob Dean may have ensured the minimum 7 boats needed to qualify this Trial class for championship status in 2007 – with two divisions, naturally, Men and Women! The big question: Can we sustain and build the class, or will this be a one year wonder with a legacy of yet more embarrassingly small USCA “Championship” classes? This writer, for one, sincerely hopes for the former. Let’s work to boost all the small canoe or kayak classes that have genuine potential (and be wise and brave enough to kill the others!)

Pam Browning & Sonja Gilman.

Guy Gilman & Steve Rosenau.

Rick Floyd & Ron Kaiser.

Karl Vogel & Bob Dean.

Lloyd Reeves & John Abrahams.

Ted Van Dusen & Bill Baker.

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Youth Encouragement Award 2005: Stephen Lynn

The Youth Encouragement Award

Stephen Lynn, 2005 Youth Encouragement Award winner

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gareth Stevens The Youth Encouragement Award was first given in 2004, to Judy Jeanes of West Chester, PA, for her encouragement of youth paddling in Pennsylvania and for her work as Chair of USCA’s Youth Committee. An article on Judy and her work appeared in Canoe News, Vol 37, Issue 4 (the 2004 Nationals Results Issue). Last year, Stephen Lynn, of London, Arkansas, was the worthy recipient - but Canoe News has not, until now, published more than the briefest announcement of Stephen’s award. Thanks to Rosslyn Kendrick for providing the background, below. And thanks also, to Doug Williams from Kalamazoo, MI for his biographical piece describing Dave Diget’s formidable achievements and lifelong work with youth, most recently with the Kalamazoo Canoe & Kayak Club, which he founded in 2005.

Stephen Lynn, Winner of USCA’s Youth Encouragement Award for 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rosslyn Kendrick People paddle in Arkansas and their numbers are growing thanks to the efforts of Stephen Lynn. Stephen Lynn is a 49-year-old retired mechanical engineer. In 2002 Stephen set out to give back to the sport of marathon canoeing, a sport that has been a mainstay in his life for many years. Steve didn’t have a big pro race such as the AuSable, General Clinton, or La Classique to draw upon for motivation, but he did have a race that he himself had participated in as a Russellville Post 300 explorer scout for the first time in 1973. Using the National Invitational White River Canoe Race on the breathtaking White River as a springboard he along with four other advisors got kids interested in training seriously for the sport of marathon canoeing. Venture Crew 300 started back from scratch with one boy’s team in 2002, which then grew to two boys’ and two girls’ teams in 2004. They dethroned the 15-time champions from Bogalusa, Louisiana in 2004 and have been winning for the last three years. The crew trains together twice a week, getting out on their own outside the scheduled practices. They compete in roughly ten races a year in Arkansas, Missouri, and Tennessee. Several of their scouts have been to the USCA Nationals to compete in the last two years. Post 300 is mostly a canoeing crew but several of their advisors are also accomplished kayakers that have competed at the national level. Other advisors in the post have competed in many national and international marathon canoe races. While they enjoy training for themselves they have found there really is something satisfying about giving back to the venture scouts. While the focus is on racing canoes, Stephen tries to expose the scouts to kayaks as well as modified aluminum canoes. Most novice paddlers might begin in an aluminum canoe, and once they master canoe handling they move them up to USCA boats. The aluminum canoes have been modified which means that sliding seats have been installed, along with foot braces and drinking systems. Presently the crew has about 25 scouts and 8 advisors and is growing every year. “We are one big racing family,” says Stephen. We have two canoe trailers, one loaded with USCA canoes and the other with 17 ft

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aluminums. At a typical practice we will have all canoes out on the water at Lake Dardanelle in Russellville. “Through canoeing our scouts have been able to see some of the prettiest rivers in Arkansas. There is no limit to how far you can go in canoe racing.” He notes that a paddler can race locally, but they can also aspire to national level competition. Canoe racing offers the opportunity to travel to areas that you might otherwise never see. Some of their advisors who also began paddling as explorer scouts have competed in Ireland, Hawaii, Texas, California, New York and a dozen other states in national and international competitions. One very unique aspect of canoe racing that Stephen has always found to be neat is that it is an open sport: anyone can line up next to greats such as Serge Corbin, Calvin Hassel, or Bruce Barton, and race. He instills in his scouts that canoe racing is a competitive sport that requires conditioning, skill and strategy. Although canoe racing is a relatively small sport where Stephen lives, he has found that with the growth of the venture scout crew, they are seeing an increase in participation in local races. While Stephen gets out canoeing with his venture scouts he also stays fit as a member of the Tri-Peaks Cycling Club in Russellville. He meets with them and rides three times a week while also enjoying riding in some of the organized rides around Arkansas. The Hotter Than Hell 100 mile ride in Wichita Falls, TX, which draws 10,000 participants, is his bicycle highlight of the year. When he is taking a break from training he can be found in his workshop where he handcrafts custom knives while spooning back frozen concrete custard which help him keep cool in the heat of an Ozark summer.

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Youth Encouragement Award 2006: David Diget

Dave Diget, Winner of USCA’s Youth Encouragement Award for 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Doug Williams Dave Diget has been a champion for water sports all of his life. The oldest of four boys, he grew up in Battle Creek, MI and became an All-American swimmer by the time he was in high school. After a celebrated swimming career at Michigan State University (1957-61), in which he earned additional All-American honors, Dave began a career of coaching and teaching. He started the swim program at Battle Creek Lakeview High School and coached them to a state championship in 1967. After a masters in physical education at Western Michigan University in 1970, Dave was back a year later as WMU swimming coach. He joined the WMU faculty and taught swimming, canoeing, kayaking, wind surfing, winter camping, rock climbing, and backpacking. He became well known on campus for his active participation in student activities. He was fond of telling his canoe classes, “Meet me in Florida and we’ll canoe the Everglades.”

the club thirteen racing canoes and kayaks and two lightweight aluminum canoes. He has given countless hours of his own time to renovate and modify these boats for training and competition. This year he designed and built a large trailer for carrying our boats to USCA Nationals. In 1999-2000, Dave designed and built a folding canoe from a sassafras tree on his property and in 2003 a small wooden kayak for his granddaughter. Dave is a strong advocate for river and waterway conservation and participates actively in watershed policy meetings and activities. He writes and speaks frequently to school officials and parents in support of more rigorous youth swimming and water safety instruction. He believes that children become great swimmers by playing in water. He leads by example as a competitor. He has been a US Masters Swimming All-American numerous times and a champion swimmer and paddler in the Michigan Senior Olympics in recent years. His former athletes are intensely loyal and indebted to him for his guidance and inspiration. Dave quickly points out that he relies heavily on his wife, Pat Denny, for organizing team activities, transportation and communications. Pat also serves as the official team photographer!

Dave “retired” from WMU in Dec 1998 and began to coach swimming in several local high schools, most recently at the Kalamazoo Central High School men’s and women’s teams. About five years ago, Dave began to provide support and training assistance for national marathon canoe champion Steve Corlew from Grayling, MI. His partnership with Steve brought him closer to the world of competitive paddling. By 2005, Dave had decided that canoeing and kayaking needed more young participants. He founded the Kalamazoo Canoe and Kayak Club and started training two swimmers from his high school team. He recruited athletes with the expectation that paddling would improve strength and conditioning for swimming. Since then, the club has expanded to 28 youth paddlers. The competition schedule this year for his team included USCA’s Aluminum Nationals (May 6&7, St Charles, IL), Barton Cup qualifier, Elkhart (May 27, Elkhart, IN), Newaygo, MI (June 17), Paddlefest (June 25, South Bend, IN), Traverse City, MI (July 2), and USCA Nationals. At most of these races, he entered at least 10 paddlers. The team sent 16 racers to the USCA Nationals in Peshtigo, WI. Canoeing values cooperation between athletes and Dave has taken full advantage by establishing winning partnerships for his team with accomplished adult paddlers. This year and last, his paddlers have teamed up with adults from Wisconsin to New Hampshire to learn and compete. Dave is innovative and fun to work with. His workouts routinely include games and corny jokes. For fund raising and for cross training, his high school paddlers have chopped and split wood while learning to operate the small shovel tractor on his property. In summer 2005 he ran a youth water sports camp that included swimming, diving, canoeing and wind surfing. Before the outdoor racing season began this year, Dave organized the first annual kayak rodeo at the Kalamazoo Central High School swimming pool on April 23. This meet attracted about 20 youth and one adult participant to compete in ten events (turning, rolling, sculling, passenger carrying) for recognition and personal development. Dave is a do-it-yourself person who sees opportunities before others. Since March 2005, He has purchased or acquired for Photographs copyright ©2006 by Will Arts (David & Lynda Williams)

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Dave Diget and his wife, Pat Denny.

Dave Diget, with his well deserved 2006 Youth Encouragement Award trophy.

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Canoeist of the Year Award

Canoeist of the Year, 2006: Gareth Stevens

Gareth Stevens with marathon partner Aaron Vidusek.

Editor’s note: Because the nomination (below) so delightfully exaggerates my qualifications and achievements, I have no alternative than to leave my editorial hands off it. (For example, I love the story about me congratulating paddlers I have bested for years after they finally (!) beat me. Like I’m a really fast canoer.) We nominate Gareth Stevens as the 2006 Canoeist of the Year. Gareth’s contributions to the sport of paddling should be obvious, but of course nominations of this kind require a dedicated explanation of such things. Therefore, the perhaps rather involved essay which immediately follows. Gareth has been the editor of Canoe News for the last seven years. He has been a regional delegate for eight years. Gareth has successfully turned Canoe News into an informative and insightful clearinghouse of communication for the USCA. To accomplish this feat to his own satisfaction, Gareth went around the country to meet paddlers in their native habitats. He conversed with them, learned their rivers, raced their races, and spoke to their neighbors. He made paddling friends wherever he went. If Gareth found out about a race or a river-cleanup event anywhere on the North American continent, an event about which no one in the USCA had ever heard, he called the organizers and published news on the event. He published these paddlers’ stories, results and events from real places where USCA members and non-USCA members lived – creating a network of paddlers and paddling event organizers. Gareth recruited USCA members wherever he went in search of stories. When people met Gareth and understood that he was, in their experience, the only representative for the USCA, they listened to his description of our organization and joined the Association. They joined because of his charm, but also because the quality of Canoe News copies he’d hand out to them. He started winning back old advertisers and got new businesses interested in advertising in Canoe News when they had never even heard of it, nor even knew what it was. Making Canoe News a comprehensive resource for marathon paddlers was not enough for Gareth, however. He wanted paddlers to talk to each other directly. He thought it was best for the paddling world if event organizers tried to combine their successes in order to support the sport for the best of everyone involved. Following is an example of this enterprising spirit. In Illinois there are three paddling events which are well-attended by recreational and competitive paddlers alike. They draw between 800 and 1400 paddlers every year. The crossover participation between events is a mere 5%. They have never cross-advertised, although most of their participants are drawn from an approximately 40 mile radius from Chicago. Although many people have tried to get these organizers to talk to each other and share mailing lists, Gareth has been the only one in 35 years to succeed in making the organizers see that supporting paddling is the best way to make all their events grow, and to do that, the events should support each other. Gareth got absolutely no remuneration for all these efforts, which combines years of pre-paddling experience in publishing and sales, along with a careful five-year study of how these three groups operate (including joining the board of one of the major races, and getting to

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know the other organizers). His thorough understanding of how the Triple Crown is administered also fed into this effort. This coordination, if it succeeds, will impact over 5000 paddlers. It was done in a huge way, over a period of many months, using hundreds of hours of patient planning, long meetings, and gentle persuasion. There are few of us who can claim such a large contribution to the community of paddlers. This is just one example of what Gareth has accomplished in the short time he’s done work for the USCA. Over and above this very serious, very concerted endeavor, there are very few visitors to Gareth’s house in Wisconsin, whatever their background might be, who are allowed to abstain from at least trying to paddle during their stay. They have to beg off either because of extreme physical disability (such as not having a head), or because the rivers near Gareth’s home are all frozen. If Gareth races with someone, it’s usually an invitation on the fly. It is not based upon Gareth’s understanding of that person’s expertise or their prior success. If there is the likelihood of gaining a fellow lunatic into our little paddling community, he will hazard the course. Towards that end, the end of bringing new (or old) paddlers to the water, one by one, Gareth has been known to do the profoundly mad thing and promised to paddle over 100 miles with absolute strangers (at the Ausable Marathon, and at Shawinigan). He has paddled races at Nationals with rookies. His spirit of good sportsmanship is unequivocal. He has congratulated paddlers for besting him in a race – even after he has bested them for years – because he is delighted by their glee at having (finally) beaten him in a race. He has stopped during races to assist those in trouble. Gareth doesn’t see the competition as a battle – to him, it’s “balletic, a kind of dance” of skill and power and beauty. He wants anyone who’s even vaguely interested in the sport, from all the areas of racing (be they organizational, promotional, technical, actually racing, or educational), to get encouragement to pursue the field. When paddlers find no encouragement anywhere else, they get encouragement from Gareth. Thus, Gareth has, since 1999, not merely contributed to our sport with his hard work and cheerful persuasion – he has completely changed the worldly face of our organization. He has given his time, considerable energy and highly trained skill and experience towards the growth of the sport we all love. He has done this unquantifiable task with absolute faith that what he’s doing is for the good of every paddler. Gareth has earned the honor of 2006 USCA Canoeist of the Year. Respectfully submitted, Tave Lamperez (2005 Canoeist of the Year), Priscilla Reinertsen (1998 Canoeist of the Year and Awards Chair), and Janet Perry.

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Thank You from Everett Crozier to Lynne Witte and Charlie Lannen for lending their experience and helping make our race a success to J-J Coté for the intense work of masterminding and mounting the Canoe/Kayak Orienteering Championships, to Aims Coney for his support of the effort, and to Hank Johnson and his scouts for working with orienteering, for clearing land permissions, and for helping with course set ups, to Diane and Rob Becker for use of their boat launch area, to Tom Walton for running the Biathlon and Don Moris and his cross country team for laying out and monitoring the Biathlon course, to Ron Deters for outrigger canoes, to Kevin Behnke for helping with setting up race equipment, to Joe Johnson, Jim Larsen, Rich Oja, and Gary Sadowski for setting up the courses, to Joe and Liz Johnson for marathon and sprint course control and for selling ads, to Madelen, Lilly & Alison Johnson for stuffing racer packets, to Beth Schluter, Brad Taggett and other Wisconsin Canoe Racing Association members for podiums, buoys and other help, to Dave Blodgett for his generous effort in bringing UW-Madison’s concrete canoes to Peshtigo and for making his exciting concrete canoe presentation, to David and Lynda Williams for their continuing enthusiasm for – and fine work – photographing our Nationals, to Mike Biehl for providing the registration trailer and equipment use, to Frank Grbavich, Rich Green, Mark Polacek, and Duane Stehle for the use of their pontoon boats and other help, to Shelly Bowers and Jim Dipelesi for their work on the web sites www.peshtigoriverpaddlers.com and www.uscanoe.com, to Gareth Stevens for working on this brochure, posters, and helping to publicize the Nationals, to Kay Eaton for generously providing map and other reference material for this brochure, to Mike Johnson, Janet Perry, and Joan Theiss for their thorough proofreading of sections of this brochure, to Kathy Ninnemann for all her help (with good humor under pressure) designing many aspects of this brochure, our t-shirts, posters, and boat numbers, among other items, and to Roger Wallin and all the staff at Lithocrafters, Inc who have supported (also cheerfully!) the breakneck schedule for all of our printing needs, to all the advertisers who have supported the publication of this racers’ and spectators’ brochure, to Jenny Short for all her efforts to prepare the grounds at the marathon starts, to Wanda Carlson, Laurie Crissinger, Quinn Krause, Mike Miller, Joann Runnoe, Mick Runnoe, Reenie Thill, Tom Thill, Cheryl and Aaron Wallin, and Ron Yonkoski for all their help with registration, timing, parking, shuttle, grounds help, and/or general assistance, to Patti Koenig and Dave Hugus for the photographs for the poster congratulating Al Limberg and Jim Harwood on their victory at the AuSable Marathon a couple of weeks ago . . . to Carol Crozier for more types and amounts of work preparing for these Nationals than can easily be described, and to all the athletes who have come from near and far to compete together and have fun at this great event.

Thank You, from Everett! More people and organizations than you can shake a paddle at have supported the USCA Nationals in Peshtigo this year – by volunteering their time and expertise, by lending equipment, by donating prizes or gift certificates, or by helping financially. I thank you all, deeply. If I have left anyone out of the list below, please forgive me, and accept my thanks, too. Thank you – to Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, to Wisconsin Public Service Corporation, and to the City of Peshtigo for their gracious permission to hold USCA Nationals on their lands to Wisconsin Public Service for partial funding of race participants’ bags and providing outdoors medication packets for all racers to Trade Winds, Hometown Restaurant, Big Chicken Family Restaurant and City Limits Gas Station and Mini Mart, Cedar Branch Gallery and Gift, Culver’s Restaurant, and YMCA for gift certificates, tokens for drawings or for race packets, or free passes to the Culligan Company for bottled water in the racer packets to Tom Strouf and Robert Harbick, Mayors of Peshtigo and Marinette, and to the Peshtigo Chamber of Commerce, and the Marinette Menominee Area Chamber of Commerce for their energetic enthusiasm and efforts which have supported bringing the USCA Nationals back to Marinette County, to Tom Gryzwa for tireless work coordinating concessions in Badger Park, and his extensive network of contacts for just about everything, to Dale Berman, former Mayor of Peshtigo, for his support, to the Peshtigo Times and the Eagle Herald for their coverage of our event, both prior to and during Nationals week, to Jerry Harpt for his enthusiastic promotion of the races and for writing articles for the Peshtigo Times and the Eagle Herald to Ellen Hugus for singing our National Anthem so beautifully, to John Edwards for his fine renditions of our National Anthem and for his tireless efforts in so many aspects of the work of the USCA and its National Championships, to Larry and Maria Liquori for all their work securing and processing insurance for this event, and to Larry also for all his other efforts on behalf of USCA, to Tave Lamperez for his enormous behind the scenes support as Nationals Coordinator, and for printing all the medals labels, to Priscilla Reinertsen, Ray and Paula Thiel, Tom Walton, and Kaitlyn McElroy for their intense management of the trophies and medals - a very big job! to Paula Thiel for her tireless work managing membership, to Norm Ludwig, Jerry Patton, and the other USCA members working the jigging station, to Tim Frantz for overcoming car troubles and hauling the jig all the way from Pensylvania, to Bill Corrigan for his work at the Sprints and jigging station, to Joe Manns and for programming our race management and timing software, and Joe and Ann Manns for helping operate it, to Jan Whitaker for her years of dedicated effort to make real the dream of a USCA National Outrigger Sprint Championship for Paddlers with Disabilities, and her wider work with adaptive paddling, to Mary Ann Pontius for her expertise in helping us setting up and organizing this event, to Mary Ann Pontius again, and Ken Gerg, Joanne Gerg, Linda Young, and Mary Goonan for all they did to prepare for and handle USCA merchandise sales at the Nationals, to Mary Goonan, for some awesome post-race massage at the finish line at Badger Park (Gareth still owes you $50.00, he’ll pay you soon, really he will).

This week’s events, truly, would not have been possible without any one of you all.

Thank you.

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Everett Crozier Race Chair, Peshtigo River Paddlers

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Warren Awaits August 7-12, 2007

Herm Botzow and Ray Thiel shoot the Flame Rapids in August 2005 – no problem . . .

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Photograph copyright ©2005 by Richard McCorrison


Business Affiliates ~ Business Affiliates Business Affiliates

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

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

• NEW YORK

Atascadero Kayak and Sail, kayaks and accessories, sales and rental: your best paddling connection, Atascadero Lake, CA, Lloyd Reeves, www.fastkayak.com

Camp Canoes, highly competitive, solo, Standard, carbon fiber, Otego, NY, Al Camp, (607) 988 6842 Grasse River Boatworks, tomorrow’s designs - yesterday’s craftsmanship - today’s winner, Canton, NY, John Newman, www.grasseriverboatworks.com

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

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

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

KENCO, The Work and Play Outfitter, Kingston, NY, Bill Kennedy, kencomail@aol.com

• LOUISIANA

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

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

• NORTH CAROLINA

• MICHIGAN

Loon Works, exquisite personal canoes, Tom MacKenzie, Anderson, NC, loonworks@sprynet.com

Black Parrot Paddling, Hamburg, MI, Ron Smith, ron@blackparr otpaddling.com

• OHIO

AUSABLE RIVER AREA

Abundance and Lasting Energy — Larry Lee Gatterdam, Nikken Independent Wellness Consultant, Fairfield, OH, http: //www.5pillars.com/larryg/

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

Symmes Creek Restoration Committee, preservation, benefit, recreation, Symmes Creek watershed, South Point, OH, Grayson Thornton (740) 643-1002

New AuSable Beach Resort, beautiful beachfront cabins, condos, friendly welcome, Oscoda, MI, Marina, (989) 739 9971 Northern Traveler Motel, Welcome USCA Paddlers - and their Pets!, Oscoda, MI, Bill, Rob, Carole, Jennifer Pavlak, (989) 7399261

• PENNSYLVANIA McCracken’s Canoes, canoe and kayak sales and rentals, Clearfield, PA, David and Lynda McCracken, www.mccrackencanoe.com

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

Wiggers Canoe and Kayak, also pellet, gas and woodstove sales, Dave Wiggers, Youngsville, PA, dave@davewiggers.com

• MINNESOTA

• TEXAS

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

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

Minnesota Chapter Wooden Canoe Heritage, Alix Comb, Knife River, MN, acomb@lakenet.com

• VERMONT Vitesse Press, Books on cycling, sports, health, recreation Montpelier, VT, Dick Mansfield, dick@vitessepress.com

We•no•nah Canoes, the selective paddler’s choice: quality lightweight canoes in Royalex®, Kevlar®, Winona, MN, Mike Cichanowski, www.wenonahracing.com

• WASHINGTON Kohout Insurance Agency, Mike Kohout, Seattle, Mike Kohout, (800) 800-4413

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2006-2008 United States Canoe Association Board of Directors (Delegates) P J D /USCA N E D AFFILIATED CLUB USCA OFFICERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Judy Jeanes (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT) ENN

Executive Director: . . . . . . . . . . . . John Edwards President: . . . . .Larry Liquori Vice President: . . . Ken Gerg Secretary: . . . . . .Joan Theiss Treasurer: . . . . . Linda Buffa

DELEGATES ORGANIZED STATE & REGIONAL DIVISION INDIANA DIVISION/USCA

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guy Gilman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matt Streib NEW YORK DIVISION/USCA

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Dipelesi . . . . . . . . . . . . .David Donner . . . . . . . Elizabeth O’Connor . . . . . . . . .Miranda Robinson . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robert Fisher OHIO DIVISION/USCA

. . . . . . . . . . . . . Bill Corrigan . . . . . . . . . . . . Thor Ronemus

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ron Kaiser . . . . . . . . . . . . .Norm Ludwig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Teresa Stout

NON ORGANIZED STATE & REGIONAL DIVISION

NGLAND

IVISION

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robert Allen . . . . . . . . . . . . Pam Browning . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Karen Levitt . . . . . . . . . . Kaitlyn McElroy . . . . . . . . Priscilla Reinertsen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paula Thiel

EAST SOUTH CENTRAL DIVISION

PACIFIC DIVISION

. . . . . . . . . . . . . Neal Sanders

. . . . . . . Veronica Wisniewski

(AK, CA, HI, OR, WA)

(AL, KY, MS, TN)

EAST NORTH CENTRAL DIVISION

SOUTH ATLANTIC DIVISION

. . . . . . . . . . . Everett Crozier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe Kowsky . . . . . . . . . . . .Tave Lamperez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Janet Perry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karl Teske . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Wetmore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lynn Witte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jon Webb

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Diller . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harold Theiss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Karl Vogel . . . . . . . . . . . LaVerne Young

(DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, WV)

(IL, MI, WI)

MOUNTAIN DIVISION

(AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, WY)

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lynn Capen

WEST NORTH CENTRAL DIVISION (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD)

. . . . . . . . . . . . Earl Brimeyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ted Cramer WEST SOUTH CENTRAL DIVISION (AK, LA, OK, TX)

DELEGATES

FLORIDA COMPETITION PADDLERS ASSOCIATION . . . .Kathy Edwards ILLINOIS PADDLING COUNCIL

. . . . . . . . . . . . .Wally Werderich MAINE CANOE & KAYAK RACING ORGANIZATION . . . . . . . .Bob Dean MICHIGAN CANOE RACING ASSOCIATION

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dwight Walker NEW ENGLAND CANOE AND KAYAK RACING ASSOCIATION

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Ripple NEW YORK MARATHON CANOE RACING ASSOCIATION . . . . . . . . . . To come NORTH CAROLINA CANOE RACING ASSOCIATION

. . . . . . . . . . . . . .Steven Rosenau PENNSYLVANIA ASSOCIATION OF CANOEING AND KAYAKING

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jerry Patton ST CHARLES CANOE CLUB

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ed Hahn

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pete Binion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bob Spain

TEXAS CANOE RACING ASSOCIATION

NON US REGIONAL

WISCONSIN CANOE RACING ASSOCIATION

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .To come

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Richard Steppe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gareth Stevens

USCA Membership Application / Renewal Form Please print clearly

Type of Membership Fee Governing (18 & over) . . . . . . $20.00 ....... _____ Junior 5-17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7.50 ........ _____ Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25.00 ........ _____ Race Sponsor . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30.00 ........ _____ Club Affiliate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30.00 ........ _____ Business Affiliate (BA) . . . . . . $30.00 ........ _____ Business Affiliate (Enhanced)* $100.00 ........ _____ Life-Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $400.00 ........ _____ Foreign – remit in US Funds Canada/Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . add $5.00 ........ _____ All other countries . . . . . . . add $10.00 ........ _____ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Total:............ _____ *For the benefits of Business Associate memberships please contact Gareth Stevens, Marketing Chair, at nawal@ticon.net Please check: ....................Renewing member____ ......... Returning member (lapse of 1 year or more)____ ..................................................... New member If “New member” - recruited by: ......................

First name: Organization (if any) Street address: City: State Zip Date of Birth Phones, home: ( ) Email: Family Members: 1. First name: Date of Birth 2. First name: Date of Birth 3. First name: Date of Birth 4. First name: Date of Birth 5. First name: Date of Birth

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2006-2008 United States Canoe Association Board of Directors – Addresses A

John Diller 581 Clifton Drive Oakland, MD 21550 (301) 334-7899 srwjd@mindspring.com

Robert Allen 687 Montgomery Road Westfield, MA 01085 (413) 568-8832 rangerfiberglass@yahoo.com Jim Dipelesi 4 Round Tree Drive B Kings Park, NY 11754 Pete Binion (631) 366-0045 PO Box 10346 cell (631) 379-3793 College Station, TX 77842 jrdtech@ix.netcom (979) 218-4947 David Donner pbinion@txcyber.com 4883 Harlem Rd Earl Brimeyer Amherst, NY 14226 2595 Rhomberg Avenue (716) 839-4307 Dubuque, IA 52001 revdonner@aol.com (563) 583-6345 E ebrimeyer@aol.com John Edwards, Executive Pam Browning Director, USCA PMB 167 1929 Arrowhead Dr NE 100 Powder Mill Road St Petersburg, FL 33703 Acton, MA 01720 Work (727) 823-8000 (508) 277-5836 canoechamp@aol.com pambrowning@webtv.net Linda Buffa, Treasurer 18 Maple Road Kings Park, NY 11754-3029 (516) 902-4696 scubalin75@yahoo.com

Kathy Edwards, FCPA 1929 Arrowhead Drive NE St Petersburg, FL 33703-1903 home (727) 522-3348 ktae17@aol.com

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Lynn Capen 459 Arapahoe Avenue Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 444-0187 lcapen@riomapas.com

Robert Fisher 18 Second Street Delhi, NY 13753 (607) 746-6034 fisherra@delhi.edu

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

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Ted Cramer 809 S Carroll Street Rock Rapids, IA 51246 (712) 472-3941 tlcramer@rockrapids.net Ev Crozier W 2079 Highway 64 Marinette, WI 54143 (715) 735-9763 erccrc@cybrzn.com D Bob Dean (Through April) PO Box 133 Moore Haven, FL 33471 (863) 946-1219 (From May through October) 79 Union Street Camden, ME 04843 (407) 375 0940 (cell)

Ken Gerg, Vice President PO Box 247 Emporium, PA 15834 (814) 486-1691 joken2@zitomedia.net Guy Gilman 63073 SR 331 South Bend, IN 46614 (574) 633-4978 gsgilman@earthlink.net H Ed Hahn, SCCC 409 N Glengarry Dr. Geneva, IL 60134 (630) 262-9132 edhahn@netscape.com J Judy Jeanes 1324 Bridge Road West Chester, PA 19382 (610) 793-2767 Cell: (215 872 7409 waterconfidence@yahoo.com

Joe Johnson 515 5th Avenue Menominee, MI 49858 (906) 863-8101 joe49858@yahoo.com

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

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

Ron Kaiser 2865 Northway Road Williamsport, PA 17701 (570) 327-8106 Rkayak63@aol.com Joe Kowsky 629 E Illinois Avenue Morris, IL 60450 (815) 942-0927 bilpsychjk@yahoo.com L Tave Lamperez 24 Roosevelt Street St Charles, IL 60174 home (630) 584-6931 work (630) 979-5234 lamperez@netscape.net lamperez@lucent.com Karen Levitt 303 Birnam Rd, Apt 2 Northfield, MA 01360 413-498-2086. karen_levitt@nmhschool.org Larry Liquori, President 79 Locust Drive Kings Park, NY 11754 home (631) 361-9548 work (631) 269-9696 cell (631) 766-9903 uscapres@uscanoe.com Norm Ludwig 2006 West Side Road Jersey Shore, PA 17740 (570) 753-5136 ncludwig@kcnet.org M Kaitlin McElroy PO Box 1203 Bethel, ME 04217 (207) 824-7503 kmcelroy@bates.edu O Elizabeth O’Connor 1036 Locust Avenue Bohemia, NY 11716 (631) 563-6654 elizoc@optonline.net P Jerry Patton, PACK 743, Two Mile Road Port Allegany, PA 16743 (814) 642-9161

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Michael Ripple, NECKRA 23 Billingham Street Somerville, MA 02144 (617) 625-3571 mripple@aol.com

T Karl Teske karl.a.teske@bankofamerica.com

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

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

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Miranda Robinson 4 Meadow Street Otego, NY 13825 Cell (607) 437-4195) mfr7@buffalo.edu

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

Thor Ronemus 5 E Columbia St Springfield, OH 45502 (937) 325-2492 tronemus@woh.rr.com

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Steve Rosenau, NCCRA 2771 Trillium Trail Denver, NC 28037 (704) 483-4130 canunut@bellsouth.net S Neal Sanders 2308 Avondale Drive Johnson City, TN 37604-2403 (423) 282-6153 Bob Spain 1500 Northridge Drive Austin, TX 78723 (512) 302-1005 bob.spain@tpwd.state.tx.us Richard Steppe, TCRA 3508 Grande Bulevar Irving, TX 75062 (214) 986-4272 slowpaddler@hotmail.com Gareth Stevens, WCRA PO Box 56 Hubertus, WI 53033 (262) 628-9991 nawal@ticon.net

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

Jon Webb 6420 Nicholson Hill Road Hubbard Lake, MI 49747 (989) 727-3527 jmwebb38@yahoo.com

Wally Werderich, IPC 486 Sunflower Court Yorkville, IL 60560 (630) 553-7551 walldozer@aol.com

Brian Wetmore wetmore5@sbcglobal.net

Veronica Wisniewski 6360 Hannegan Road Lynden, WA 98264 (360) 398-7158 veronicacanoe@yahoo.com

Lynne Witte 58 Union Street Mt Clemens, MI 48043 (586) 783-5654 lynnewitte@juno.com

Kelly Wypych, Past President 338 Onondaga Terrace Syracuse, NY 13207 (315) 423-9075 kwypych@twcny.rr.com

Teresa Stout 3563 Roller Coaster Road Corsica, PA 15829 (814) 856-2330 Y teresastout3354@yahoo.com LaVerne Young Matt Streib 104 Bayou Drive 609 N Division Street Niceville, FL 32578 Bristol, IN 46507 (850) 678-3131 (574) 848-4279 youngs@valp.net mail@fluidfun.com

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United States Canoe Association Standing and Special Committees STANDING COMMITTEES

ADDRESSES

ADAPTIVE PADDLING

Jan Whitaker Pam Browning Miranda Robinson PMB 167 100 Powder Mill Road

BARTON CUP (SUB-COMMITTEE,YOUTH ACTIVITIES) CAMARADERIE

Judy Jeanes Acton, MA 01720 Rex Klein Aims Coney (978) 562-2805 371 Sudbury Road Norm Ludwig Stow, MA 01775 Miranda Robinson aims.coney@hp.com David Hillman Bill Corrigan (513) 530-9249 Pam Browning 5888 E. Kemper Road Priscilla Reinertsen Cincinnati, OH 45241 wmcorrigan@fuse.net Aims Coney Lee Deviney (512) 306-8085 John Edwards 212 Ashworth Drive Bill Corrigan Austin, TX 78746-4604 txpaddler@aol.com Glen Green Jim Dipelesi (631) 366-0045 Bob Spain 4 Round Tree Drive Inactive Kings Park, NY 11754 Vacant jrdtech@ix.netcom.com

CAMPING/CRUISING COMPETITION COMPETITION / BARTON CUP COMPETITION / DRAGON BOATS COMPETITION / KAYAK COMPETITION / NATIONAL AWARDS COMPETITION / ORIENTEERING COMPETITION / OUTRIGGER CANOE COMPETITION / SPRINTS COMPETITION / SWAN BOAT CONSERVATION CORE GROUP EDUCATION HISTORIAN, BYLAWS, RULES & REGULATIONS INSTRUCTION CERTIFICATION INSURANCE COMMITTEE INSURANCE COORDINATOR INTERNATIONAL MARKETING MEMBERSHIP MERCHANDISING NATIONALS COORDINATOR NATIONALS TIMING PUBLICATIONS PUBLICITY & PR SAFETY TECHNICAL INSPECTION YOUTH ACTIVITIES YOUTH ACTIVITIES / BARTON CUP

SPECIAL COMMITTEES DUES & MEMBERSHIP REVIEW NOMINATING COMMITTEE USCA MARATHON COORDINATOR TO THE USACK MARATHON RACING COMMITTEE WOMENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S INTERESTS WEBSITE

SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS

(508) 277-5836 Jerry Patton (814) 642-9161 743 Two Mile Road Port Allegany, PA 16743 Janet Perry

(630) 584-6931

24 Roosevelt Street St. Charles, IL 60174

Mary Ann Pontius (765) 474-9877 2536 Lafayette Drive Lafayette, IN 47909-2444 ThePontsin@aol.com Priscilla Reinertsen (603) 746-6491 582 East Penacook Road Contoocook, NH 03229 prtsen1@comcast.net Steve Rosenau, NCCRA 2771 Trillium Trail Denver, NC 28037 (704) 483-4130 canunut@bellsouth.net

John Edwards (727) 522-3348 Miranda Robinson (603) 437-4195 1929 Arrowhead Drive Joan Theiss 4 Meadow Street St Petersburg, FL 33703 Otego, NY 13825 Tave Lamperez canoechamp@aol.com mfr7@buffalo.edu Jim Dipelesi Glen Green (609) 468-4646 Bob Spain (512) 302-1005 Maria Liquori 312 Duff Avenue 1500 Northridge Dr Wenonah, NJ 08090 Austin, TX 78723 John Edwards (609) 468-4646 bob.spain@tpwd.state.tx.us Gareth Stevens chairman@swanboat.org Gareth Stevens h (262) 628-9991 Paula Thiel Judy Jeanes (610) 622-7000 PO Box 56 c (262) 853-5453 Mary Ann Pontius Box 708 Hubertus, WI 53033 Mendenhall, PA 19357 nawal@ticon.net Tave Lamperez waterconfidence@yahoo.com Teresa Stout (814) 856-2330 Tave Lamperez David Hillman (319) 362-7506 3563 Roller Coaster Road Gareth Stevens 1630 19th Street NW Corsica, PA 15829 Cedar Rapids, IA 52405 teresastout3354@yahoo.com Vacant ddhillma@rockwellcollins.com Joan Theiss (352) 588-9877 Steve Rosenau Rex Klein (708) 747-0302 12802 Lake Jovita Boulevard Jerry Patton 22633 Richton Square Dade City, FL 33525 Judy Jeanes & Teresa Stout Richton Park, IL 60471 hjtheiss@juno.com RexKlein@rcn.com Miranda Robinson Paula Thiel (860) 889-9893 Tave Lamperez (630) 584-6931 53 Ross Road 24 Roosevelt Street Preston, CT 06365 St. Charles, IL 60174 prma@adelphia.net lamperez@netscape.net Chuck Weis (765) 477-7948 Gareth Stevens lamperez@lucent.com 2509 Kickapoo Drive John Edwards Maria Liquori (631) 269-9696 Lafayette, IN 47909 Box 667, Kings Lee Deviney cmweis@msn.com Park, NY 11754 Jan Whitaker (585) 292-6107 marial@jacka-liquori.com Janet Perry 560 Shore Drive Norm Ludwig (570) 753-5136 West Henrietta, NY 14586 Jim Dipelesi 2006 West Side Road janwhitaker@frontiernet.net Jersey Shore, PA 17740 ncludwig@kcnet.org

ANNUAL MEETING COORDINATOR

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Chuck Weis

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Mark your calendars for 2007! USCA Aluminum Nationals June 30, Pocahontas, AR plus additional races July1

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

Non-Profit Rate US Postage Paid London, Ohio Permit #144

USCA Canoe & Kayak Nationals Aug 7-12, Warren, PA 6 days of Sprint, Orienteering, & Marathon Bring family, friends, pets (within reason) and enjoy days of competition and camaraderie.

Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 also an application form on page 62

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Canoe News Vol 39 Issue 3 Fall-Winter 2006  

Canoe News 39-3 contains all the results and reports for the USCA National Canoe & Kayak Championships for 2006 and other articles.

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