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CANOE NEWS Nationals 2009 Vol 42/4

Left: Matthew – trying to see through his medals – was one of eight Sayger siblings who raced at USCA Nationals this year !

Nationals Report Issue Vol 42 Issue 4

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Canoe News Volume 42 Issue 4: CONTENTS 2009 Nationals Week in Warren – Many Appreciations — Gareth Stevens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5 Harpoon’s Index to the USCA Nationals — Gareth Stevens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 Sprints Report — Bill Corrigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Results of the 2009 USCA National Canoe & Kayak Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-55

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USCA Adult Sprint Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-11 USCA Adult/Youth Sprint Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-15 USCA Canoe Orienteering, High Water, High Excitement at Canoe-O — Aims Coney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-18 The Philip H Soule Run-Paddle Biathlon, 10th Edition Report — Tom Walton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-21 USCA Youth Sprint Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-77 Barton Challenge Cup C1 Finals & USCA C1 Junior Marathon Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-29 Barton Challenge Cup K1 Finals & USCA K1 Junior Marathon Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-31 USCA C1 Woman and C1 Stock Woman Marathon Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 USCA C2 Junior Men & C2 Junior Women Marathon Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 USCA C2 Women & C2 Women Standard Marathon Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 USCA C1 Man & C1 Stock Man Marathon Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-37 USCA C2 Men Marathon Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-41 USCA C2 Standard Men Marathon Championships & C2 Stock Men Demo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 USCA C2 Adult/Youth & C2 Adult/Junior Marathon Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 USCA C2 Mixed Junior and C2 Mixed Marathon Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-45

The Best Week of My Summer — Jackie Stone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 USCA K1 Sea Kayak Woman Marathon Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 USCA K1 Sea Kayak Man Marathon Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48-49 K1-ICF Woman & K1 ICF Man Marathon Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 USCA K1 Touring Kayak Woman & K1 Touring Kayak Man Marathon Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 USCA K1 Unlimited Woman & K1 Unlimited Man Marathon Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52-53 USCA K1 Downriver Man & K1 Downriver Woman Marathon Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 USCA K2 Unlimited Women & K2 Unlimited Men Marathon Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 USCA Youth Sprints Divisional Traveling Trophy / State Marathon Points Trophy / USCA Business Affiliates . 54 USCA Youth Encouragement Award, Good Sportsmanship Award, Paddler of the Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Over the Gunwales – USCA President’s Message — Janet Perry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Advice from the Vice! — Ken Gerg . . . USCA Membership / Renewal Form . . . . . . 57 USCA Delegates & Officers, Committees & Chairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Disclaimer: Opinions and/or advice expressed in this magazine by individuals, whether or not they are officers of, or delegates to, the United States Canoe Association, are personal, and do not necessarily, therefore, reflect the official position of the United States Canoe Association. Publication by the United States Canoe Association, whether in print, on line, or in any other form, does not imply endorsement.

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2009 USCA Nationals Week in Warren, PA

— A Mixed Bag It Was, Though Mostly Containing Jewels! Our sincere thanks and appreciations go to:

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gareth Stevens arren’s 2009 USCA Nationals was a mixed bag. There were mostly jewels, though a brick or two were Jim Decker of the Warren County dropped into the bag, too. Chamber of Business & Industry (WCCBI), and the Warren County Council A great time was had by many (most, on Tourism (COT) for masterminding I’ll wager) but there were also a few hosting our event, acting as race director complaints. There were many, many good races plus a few problematic ones. throughout the week, coordinating with There was also delight in some quarters USCA officials and countless people and groups in Warren County (the Army at the very large number of classes, medals, and Championship opportuni- Corps of Engineers and staff of Chapman State Park to name just two) and for his ties – and dismay in others. countless other helpful acts and services; It is worth looking at good and bad, at WCCBI’s Melissa Anderson, Heidi all sides of these issues – and with the right attitude. When things go wrong, Powley, Carolyn Spilka, and John Papalia for their cheerful dispositions, we can either lay blame, criticize and for race packet preparation, off-site and punish, or (my preference) learn, and on-site race registration and much “indo better in the future. visible” behind-the-scenes activity; And, for issues like the greatly increased John Kersey and his staff, for their number of championship classes this great work timing and managing the year, it’s assessment time: we get to review if things have turned out well or race database and numerous Excel spreadsheets to publish timely results badly – or somewhere in between. at the end of each day’s racing – and This issue of Canoe News addresses a few for his ongoing professional accounting of these questions (and some others) in advice to USCA; Harpoon’s Index to the USCA’s Nationals Pat Shine, and his wild water safety (pages 6-7). No conclusions are reached, crew from the Glade Township Volunteer though some are pointed to! The statisFire Department who once again providtics presented are intended to give food ed safety oversight at the Flame Rapids; for thought, even provide amusement in The City and County of Warren a few cases, with any luck. for another great welcome to their neck However, first – and most importantly of the woods; – a message of thanks, of tribute to the James McCorkle and the staff at enormous amounts of work and time that went into this year’s event. We rec- Chapman State Park for their efforts ognize the many people who contribut- in maintaining an ideal sprint venue, and to Bob Klebacha and the staff of ed so much of their time and expertise Bollinger Enterprises for the fine food for us all to enjoy the week’s events. service provided at the Park; I worry that I’ll miss someone – please: A special thank you to the Army no slight is intended if that happens. Corps of Engineers for managing The order of thanks below is thematic, the massive, challenging amounts of ranking neither a person’s “importance” water this year, so that the Nationals nor the magnitude of their contribumarathon events could be run with tions. All these people, and some I’ve controlled water flow and greater safety missed, no doubt, contributed mightily. than Mother Nature had planned to And we’re grateful. That is the message! provide!

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Norm Ludwig, USCA Competition Chair stands as John Edwards sings the National Anthem before the start of Friday’s Marathon Championships.

The folks from the Warren Kiwanis Club who made our spaghetti supper on Friday evening before the SemiAnnual meeting; Warren Holiday Inn’s Karrie Kristea, for stepping in at short notice and making a great, pleasant conference room available to the USCA Delegates; Janet Perry, USCA President – for, among many other things, coordinating the Barton Cup Epic Kayaks prize paddles and making the Barton Cup canoe paddle covers, and, in Ken Gerg’s words, “running a damned good meeting” – USCA’s SemiAnnual Meeting; Joan Theiss for all her work preparing for and taking minutes at the SemiAnnual Meeting; All the USCA delegates, some of whom made a special effort to travel just to attend the SemiAnnual Meeting; John Edwards, USCA’s Executive Director & Nationals Coordinator – who laid out the complex and detailed registration form, planned the order of events, coordinated the week’s events with the Warren Chamber, and sang, inspiringly, the National Anthem at the start of each marathon day’s racing; Bill Corrigan, once again, for overseeing both days of sprint competition; Photo copyright © 2009 by Brian Ferry / Warren Times Observer


2009 USCA Nationals Week in Warren, PA

event – see pages 16-18 for an insight Jerry Patton, Tim Frantz, Sam Walters, Ron Kaiser, and Bonnie into what this involves! & Colleen Robinson for the hectic Tommy Walton, for masterminding job handling the boat numbers at the Sprints; Ron Kaiser and Bill Corrigan for starting at the Sprints; Norm Ludwig for his work as Competition Chair throughout the week, including starts, announcements, all that jigging, safety inspection, and more;

and mounting the Philip H Soule National Run-Paddle Biathlon Championship and Soirée. See Tommy’s write-up of this year’s 10th Edition event on page 19;

Numerous parents and other paddlers, for providing on-the-water

The good people at the Michigan and

safety oversight at Sprints on Tuesday and Thursday;

Jerry Patton, Tim Frantz, Kate Wenrich, Ron Kaiser, Bill Corrigan, and Sam Walters – and, of course, Norm Ludwig as already noted! – for all their jigging work through the week; Priscilla Reinertsen, Joan &

Harold Theiss, Ray & Paula Thiel, Bonnie & Colleen Robinson, Mary Ann Pontius, Linette Schwinn, Karen Levitt, and Tave Lamperez, for all their work on

awards (at Nationals and throughout the year in preparation): managing trophies, medals, medals labeling, and t-shirts – quite the enormous job, verging on overwhelming with the number of classes and medals that we now have; Paula Thiel, for her work on membership throughout the year, much of which revolves around Nationals; Aims Coney, for scouting, planning, preparing maps for, and executing another wonderful Canoe Orienteering

Greg Barton and Epic Kayaks for donating kayak paddles as Barton Cup prizes;

Texas Canoe Racing Associations

for donating this year’s Barton Cup prize paddles;

Miranda Robinson for being a valu-

able and cheerful parliamentarian at the SemiAnnual meeting, and for her work throughout the year as Barton Challenge Program Chair;

Reporter and photographer Brian Ferry for his generosity and coverage of the event, and the Warren Times Observer and its staff for their perennial (“bi-perennial”?) interest in, and coverage of USCA’s visits to Warren County! Marsh Jones - and his colleagues - for all their work with the youth at the Rice Creek Boat Club and for bringing so many of them to Nationals – a well deserved Youth Encouragement Award for Marsh this year - see page 55; Dave and Pat Diget for all their work with the youth of the Kalamazoo Canoe & Kayak Club – and for bringing so many of them to Nationals; Steve and Lori Sayger, who together contributed 9 of the 280 participants at this year’s Nationals (all 9 Sayger children attended, 8 raced, and so did their visiting Japanese student!);

Judy Jeanes & Teresa Stout for all All the young people who came their work with youth through the year; to Nationals and infected the rest of Tave Lamperez for putting on yet us with their liveliness, excitement, and another excellent all-day instructor training program (see uscanoe.com or uscanoenews.com for his updated USCA Canoe Instructors list);

good humor;

Barbara Walls, for such a great start

who travelled to enjoy each other’s company and competition at USCA’s 2009 National Championships.

with the work of the Merchandise Committee, and Don Walls and Mary Ann Pontius for all their help with merchandise at Nationals;

And last (or wherever you finished up), and definitely not least, all participants­, young and less young,

Thanks for making it so good!

Photographers Dave & Lynda Williams, of WillArts, for their continuing services as official photographers at the Nationals – gosh, I think it was the Hanover Nationals in 2002 that we first met them and saw their work;



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Harpoon’s Index

Harpoon’s Index to USCA’s National Canoe & Kayak Championships With apologies to (and admiration for) Harper’s Index (of much more important things than we are dealing with here).

A Prolific Contribution Number of sibling participants (including a visiting Japanese honorary sibling) contributed by the Sayger family, as a percentage of the total number of participants at the 2009 Nationals: 3.2% Highest percentage of sibling participants (including any visiting Japanese honorary siblings) from any other family at any Nationals in the history of the USCA, 1968-2008: <1%. Biggest and Smallest Nationals of the Decade In the following statistics: Trials and Demos are not included; (non-USCA) ICF Championship classes are. Greatest number of paddlers who raced at any Nationals, 2000 to 2009: 521 – in Hanover, NH in 2002 Smallest number of paddlers who raced at any Nationals, 2000 to 2009: 250 – in Gaineseville, GA in 2001 Participation – Total and Split into Canoeing and Kayaking – The Last Five years Warren Peshtigo Warren 2005 2006 2007 Total number of paddlers who raced at Nationals in the last five years: ..........365 318 327

Bristol 2008 280

Warren 2009 280

Number of paddlers who raced canoe: ...........................................................300 Number of paddlers who raced canoe as a % of total participation: ............... 82.2%

290

259

237

210

91.2%

79.2%

84.6%

75.0%

Number of paddlers who raced kayak: .............................................................83 Number of paddlers who raced kayak as a % of total participation:................ 22.7%

53

98

72

16.7%

30.0%

25.7%

25

30

29

7.9%

9.2%

Number of paddlers who raced both canoe and kayak: ...................................33 Number of paddlers who raced both as a % of total participation:.................... 9.0%

10.4%

100 35.7%

30 10.7%

The Effects of an Ever-Growing Number of Marathon Classes Offered to a Diminishing Number of Participants at Nationals Especially with the Last Round of Increases for Kayak Classes Warren Peshtigo Warren 2005 2006* 2007 Total number of championship classes available for canoe racing:................... 36 44 44 Total number of championship classes available for kayak racing:................... 14 14 16 Number of canoe classes available for which no one turned up:....................... 3 7 8 Number of kayak classes available for which no one turned up:....................... 1 1 0 Number of Champions in canoe classes, who raced unopposed:...................... 3 5 3 Number of Champions in kayak classes, who raced unopposed:...................... 4 5 0 Number of Champions in canoe classes, racing only 1 other:.......................... 2 1 3 Number of Champions in kayak classes, racing only 1 other:.......................... 0 2 2 Number of Champions in canoe classes, racing only 2 others:......................... 4 3 2 Number of Champions in kayak classes, racing only 2 others:......................... 0 1 2

Bristol Warren 2008 2009** 44 46 16 52 8 9 0 17 3 4 2 10 5 7 0 8 3 1 3 7

*Peshtigo saw the effects of doubling the number of Veteran and Grand Veteran canoe classes. **This year in Warren 2009 saw the effects of more than quadrupling the number of kayak classes.

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Harpoon’s Index

The ratio of Championship classes to paddlers racing canoes in 2008: 1 Championship to every 5.4 canoers The ratio of Championship classes to paddlers racing kayaks in 2008: 1 Championship to every 4.5 kayakers The ratio of Championship classes to paddlers racing canoes in 2009: 1 Championship to every 4.6 canoers The ratio of Championship classes to paddlers racing kayaks in 2009: 1 Championship to every 1.85 kayakers The number of medals available for paddlers racing canoes in 2008: 240 – a ratio of 1:1, one per canoer The number of medals available for paddlers racing kayaks in 2008: 96 – a ratio of 1.3:1, more than 1 per kayaker The number of medals available for paddlers racing canoes in 2009: 252 – a ratio of 1.2:1, more than 1 per canoer The number of medals available for paddlers racing kayaks in 2009: 276 – a ratio of 2.8:1, almost 3 per kayaker The number of canoe classes that were available where a medal was guaranteed (more medals than participants): In 2008: 20 of the 44 classes In 2009: 31 of the 46 classes The number of kayak classes that were available where a medal was guaranteed (more medals than participants): In 2008: 9 of the 16 classes In 2009: 45 of the 52 classes The number of boats that Norm & Jerry and their crew had to jig (top five in every class, remember)... – in 2005: 167 – in 2008: 185 – in 2009: 234 ... and Norm, Jerry, & co are thanking their lucky stars there were so many classes with none, or only one, two, or three participants. Still their jigging numbers went up dramatically. Number of championship canoe classes where a paddler would have 10 or more others to compete with: In 2008: 4 of the 44 classes In 2009: 5 of the 46 classes Number of championship kayak classes where a paddler would have 10 or more others to compete with: In 2008: 2 of the 16 classes In 2009: none of the 52 classes The number of competitors that a certain midwestern paddler who wishes to remain anonymous (not wishing there to be a target on his back) . . . the number of competitors that this paddler thinks should be in a race, at minimum, for that race to qualfiy as a credible national championship: 20... or so. What would the top paddlers, the mid-pack paddlers, and the back-of-the-pack paddlers that you know say to that question? How do you wrestle with that question?

Sprints Report

A second error on Tuesday was being one radio short. This prevented us from . . . . . .Bill Corrigan – Sprints Chairman determining if someone had scratched or was waiting for a boat to return from The 2009 USCA National Sprint a previous race, so this caused a few Championships were held at Chapman State Park, the same location as in 2007, problems and delays. 2005, and 2003. This year we were Despite these initial errors the Tuesday going to start the sprints on time — or Adult Sprints and Adult/Youth Sprints so we thought. Somehow a misinforwent well. mation schedule was placed in the race packet bags stating 9:00am as the start- On Thursday, the radio shortage was ing time for the sprints and not 8:00am. corrected and Youth Sprints ran very This error caught a few people out. well.



I think everyone had a good time at the 2009 USCA National Sprint Races. We all owe Jim Decker and his Warren volunteers a big Thank You, for the registration, finish line timing, and results. All the USCA volunteers at the sprints, from those passing out boat numbers, to those on the water providing safety oversight, to those handing out awards deserve our thanks. Without such an army of volunteers the races would not happen.

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2009 USCA Adult C1 Sprint Championships

Adult Sprint Championships – C1 / K1 Tuesday, August 11, 2009, Chapman State Park

Colleen Moore, C1 Woman Open Champion.

Note: VIC = Victoria, Australia, ON = Ontario, Canada Class Position / Boat # / Paddler / Time C1 Woman Open (18+) 1 3 Colleen Moore (ME)~47..................................................2:45.47 2 4 Pam Fitzgerald (NY)~48...................................................2:52.55 3 2 Amy Rummel (MI)~38....................................................3:35.80 4 1 Dawn McCracken (PA)~26..............................................3:36.32 C1 Woman Master, C1 Woman Senior~no participants C1 Woman Veteran (60+) 1 1 Priscilla Reinertsen (NH)~66...........................................3:17.74 C1 Man Open (18+) 1 1 Dylan Freedman (NY)~19...............................................2:22.39 2 2 Calvin Hassel (NE)~45....................................................2:22.99 C1 Man Master (40+) 1 3 Randy Bailey (PA)~45......................................................2:27.91 2 2 John Edwards (FL)~60.....................................................2:28.56 3 1 Don Walls (AR)~46.........................................................2:40.65 4 6 Dwight Blease (ME)~49...................................................2:45.20 5 5 Dan Young (PA)~49.........................................................2:55.40 C1 Man Senior (50+) 1 1 Tony Bond (VIC)~56.......................................................2:36.82 2 6 James Dipelesi (NY)~58...................................................2:39.82 3 3 Jim Short (MO)~59.........................................................2:43.26 4 7 Doug Pennington (MO)~52............................................2:44.23 5 2 Larry Frederick (FL)~59...................................................2:46.53 6 4 Mark McAndrew (VT)~58...............................................2:52.15

Pam Fitzgerald, 2nd C1 Woman Open.

Amy Rummel, 3rd C1 Woman Open. Randy Bailey and John Edwards in a tight race for the C1 Man Master title.

Marc Gillespie protégé, Dylan Freedman beating longtime Champion Calvin Hassel in a surprise win in C1 Man Open.

Tony Bond, C1 Man Senior Champion.

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Photos copyright © 2009 by David & Lynda Williams (Will Arts)


2009 USCA Adult C1 Sprint Championships Rich Rankinen and Tom Walton battle each other for 9th and 10th place in the largest field of the day, C1 Man Veteran.

C1 Man Veteran Champion Tom Thomas and runner-up Stan Machacek.

C1 Man Veteran (60+) 1 12 Tom Thomas (IN)~63.....................................................2:33.26 2 1 Stan Machacek (ON)~65.................................................2:35.00 3 6 Ralph Vincent (VT)~60...................................................2:36.37 4 4 Charlie Bruno (PA)~62....................................................2:36.84 5 10 Bob Allen (MA)~65.........................................................2:38.94 6 3 Bill Robinson (NY)~62....................................................2:39.42 7 5 Greg McMorrow (ME)~65...............................................2:40.04 8 8 Nick Lyesiuk (MA)~65.....................................................2:40.74 9 7 Richard Rankinen (PA)~67..............................................2:41.58 10 11 Tom Walton (NH)~60.....................................................2:42.05 11 2 Roland Muhlen (OH)~66................................................2:46.54

12 9 Robert Bradford (MI)~66...................................... 2:47.59 C1 Man Grand Veteran [Not an officially sanctioned USCA Championship, the ad hoc appearance of this class is a mystery to Canoe News.] 1 5 LaVerne Young (FL)~73...................................................2:44.66 2 1 Glen Vandewinckel (NY)~72...........................................2:50.58 3 2 Dale Newton (MI)~76.................................................2:53.97 4 3 Phil Cole (NH)~90..........................................................3:23.35

C1 Man Master 5th place, Dan Young.

LaVerne Young, C1 Man Grand Veteran winner.

Stan Machacek (nearest camera, and second in the C1 Man Veteran Sprint Championship), then in receding order, Ralph Vincent, Bob Allen, Nick Lyesiuk, Greg McMorrow, and Bill Robinson. Priscilla Reinertsen, only C1 Woman Veteran, and third fastest C1 woman.

Glen Vandewinckel staying ahead of Dale Newton in C1 Man Grand Veteran race. Photos copyright ツゥ 2009 by David & Lynda Williams (Will Arts)



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2009 USCA Adult K1 Sprint Championships

K1 Woman Open (18+) 1 4 Anke Toth (FL)~39..........................................................2:33.36 2 2 Dawn McCracken (PA)~26..............................................2:54.92 3 3 Alicia Wendolowski (MA)~33..........................................2:59.11

Dawn McCracken, 2nd K1 Woman Open.

K1 Woman Master (40+) 1 2 Colleen Moore (ME)~47..................................................2:32.69 2 1 Diane Blackburn (PA)~45................................................2:37.15 K1 Woman Sr (50+) 1 2 Linda Charles (PA)~58.....................................................3:10.56 2 1 Becky Burris (AR)~54......................................................3:11.86 3 3 Debra Witowski (PA)~54.................................................3:34.47 K1 Woman Veteran (60+)~no participants Anke Toth, from Florida, K1 Woman Open Champion, with a time of 2:33.36.

Alicia Wendolowski, 3rd K1 Woman Open. Diane Blackburn, 2nd K1 Woman Master.

Linda Charles (formerly Linda Volpe), K1 Woman Senior champion.

Colleen Moore, of Maine – K1 Woman Master Champion, and fastest K1 woman sprint kayaker overall (by a split second) with a time of 2:32.69.

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Becky Burris, 2nd K1 Woman Senior.

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2009 USCA Adult K1 Sprint Championships Bob Dean, at 71, from Maine or Florida (depending on the time of year!) K1 Man champion, with the sixth fastest sprint kayak time of the day at 2:31.25 K1 Man Open Champion Mark Wendolowski (right) with a blistering time of 2:08.12, and John Redos, Jr, 2nd (left). K1 Man Open(18+) 1 1 Mark Wendolowski (MA)~34..........................................2:08.12 2 2 John Redos, Jr (PA)~18....................................................2:26.07 K1 Man Master (40+) 1 1 Ron Kaiser (PA)~47.........................................................2:11.83 2 2 Larry Cowan (PA)~46.....................................................2:33.28 3 3 Milan Kratka (IL)~44.......................................................2:44.78 4 4 Michael Good (PA)~40....................................................3:47.28

Jerry Patton, almost a length ahead of Dough Keiper, coming to the finish line for 2nd and 3rd place in the K1 Man Senior race.

K1 Man Senior (50+) 1 3 John Redos (PA)~54.........................................................2:19.36 2 2 Gary Ballina (PA)~51.......................................................2:25.66 3 1 Jake Rabatin (OH)~56.....................................................2:37.17 K1 Man Veteran (60+) 1 9 Bob Dean (FL)~72...........................................................2:31.25 2 8 Jerry Patton (PA)~70........................................................2:42.98 3 7 Doug Keiper (FL)~62......................................................2:44.59 4 6 Irv Claar (PA)~65.............................................................2:53.92 5 5 Earl Baldwin, Jr (ME)~85................................................3:18.91 K1 Man Senior champion John Redos, Sr (right), Gary Ballina, 2nd (center) and Jake Rabatin, 3rd (left).

K1 Man Master champion Ron Kaiser (right), Larry Cowan, 2nd (center) and Milan Kratka, 3rd (left).

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2009 USCA Adult C2 Sprint Championships

Adult Sprint Championships – C2 / K2 Tuesday, August 11, 2009, Chapman State Park Class Position / Boat # / Paddlers, States & Ages / Time C2 Women (18+) 1 red Ruth Perkins (AR)~20 / Alisa Ohara (AR)~21................2:44.82 C2 Women Master (40+) 1 yellow Pam Fitzgerald (NY)~48 / Priscilla Reinertsen (NH)~66....2:43.65

C2 Men Veteran Sprint Championship in full swing. Teams left to right (bow first): Roland Muhlen & Bob Bradford, Bob Allen & Greg McMorrow, Tom Thomas & Rich Rankinen (this year’s champions) and, far right, Nick Lyesiuk & Charlie Bruno.

C2 Women Senior (50+) 1 green Becky Burris (AR)~54 / Donna Short (MO)~56.........3:04.39 C2 Women Veteran (60+)~no participants C2 Men (18+) 1 1 Jamie Clark (MI)~34 / Roger Clark (MI)~57...................3:34.79

C2 Women Open, Ruth Perkins (bow) from Arkansas with Alisa Ohara, visiting from Japan and representing Arkansas.

Tony Bond & John Edwards, chased by Ralph Vincent & Mark McAndrew in the C2 Men Senior race. Colleen Moore & Dwight Blease, with Don Walls & Alisa Ohara behind them.

Donna Short (bow) & Becky Burris, C2 Women Senior.

C2 Women Master, Pam Fitzgerald (NY) - bow & Priscilla Reinertsen (NH).

Roger Clark (bow) & Jamie Clark, C2 Men Open.

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2009 USCA Adult C2 Sprint Championships & K2 Adult Sprint Trial

C2 Men Master (40+) 1 1 Don Walls (AR)~46 / Dale Burris (AR)~58......................2:29.27 2 3 Scott Jacobs (PA)~53 / Randy Bailey (PA)~45..................2:33.02 C2 Men Senior (50+) 1 1 John Edwards (FL)~60 / Tony Bond (VIC)~56................2:24.92 2 4 Ralph Vincent (VT)~60 / Mark McAndrew (VT)~58......2:27.64 3 3 Jim Short (MO)~59 / Doug Pennington (MO)~52..........2:32.43 4 2 Larry Frederick (FL)~59 / James Dipelesi (NY)~58..........2:36.07

A hard fought C2 Men Master race, with Scott Jacobs & Randy Bailey chasing Don Walls and Dale Burris.

C2 Men Veteran (60+) 1 5 Tom Thomas (IN)~63 / Richard Rankinen (PA)~67.......2:26.80 2 3 Bob Allen (MA)~65 / Greg McMorrow (ME)~65............2:29.83 3 2 Roland Muhlen (OH)~66 / Robert Bradford (MI)~66.....2:31.90 4 7 LaVerne Young (FL)~73 / Ken Gerg (PA)~73...................2:34.52 5 6 Nick Lyesiuk (MA)~65 / Charlie Bruno (PA)~62.............2:37.65 C2 Mixed Open(18+) 1 1 Dylan Freedman (NY)~19 / Ruth Perkins (AR)~20.........2:20.88 2 3 Becky Burris (AR)~54 / Thomas Sayger (AR)~18.............2:41.50 3 2 Don Walls (AR)~46 / Alisa Ohara (AR)~21.....................2:42.71 4 4 Mark Wendolowski (MA)~34 / Alicia Wendolowski (MA)~33....2:54.42

Dylan Freedman & Ruth Perkins, C2 Mixed Open Champions, with the fastest C2 sprint time of the day.

C2 Mixed Master (40+) 1 2 Randy Bailey (PA)~45 / Pam Fitzgerald (NY)~48.............2:36.89 2 4 Colleen Moore (Me)~47 / Dwight Blease (ME)~49.........2:37.26 3 7 Robert Bradford (MI)~66 / Priscilla Reinertsen (NH)~66....2:43.18 4 1 Linda Muhlen (OH)~56 / Roland Muhlen (OH)~66......2:43.59 5 3 Jim Short (MO)~59 / Donna Short (MO)~56.................2:46.37 K2 Trial 1 Linda Charles (PA)~58 / Dawn McCracken (PA)~26..4:26.95 The intensity evident in their faces, Randy Bailey & Pam Fitzgerald head to victory in the C2 Mixed Master Sprint Championships. Bob Bradford (paddling with Priscilla Reinertsen) is in the background.

Thomas Sayger & Becky Burris lead Don Walls & Alisa Ohara for 2nd & 3rd place, C2 Mixed Open.

Dawn McCracken (bow) & Linda Charles, the only team in the K2 Sprint Trials.

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2009 USCA Adult/Youth C2 Sprint Championships

Adult/Youth Sprint Championships Tuesday, August 11, 2009, Chapman State Park

Ashley Diget (bow), riding high with Holly Reynolds.

Class Position / Boat # / Paddlers, States & Ages / Time C2 Woman (29+)/Fledgling I (5-7) 1 1 Holly Reynolds (NY)~29 / Ashley Diget (MI)~7.........0:03:07.96 C2 Woman (29+)/Fledgling II (8-10) 1 2 Holly Reynolds (NY)~29 / Brennan Stone (MI)~11....0:02:56.40 2 1 Pam Fitzgerald (NY)~48 / Brianna Fitzgerald (NY)~9..0:03:00.79 3 3 Amy Rummel (MI)~38 / Gerrit Rummel (MI)~10.....0:03:12.45 4 6 Lindsey Stone (MI)~8 / Priscilla Reinertsen (NH)~66 0:03:16.51 5 4 Becky Burris (AR)~54 / Joshua Sayger (AR)~11..........0:03:17.07 6 5 Juletha Wendolowski (MA)~10 / Alicia Wendolowski (MA)~33..0:03:33.23 C2 Woman (29+)/Bantam I (11-12)~no participants C2 Woman (29+)/Juvenile (13-14) 1 1 Pam Fitzgerald (NY)~48 / Jackie Stone (MI)~14.........0:02:47.54 2 2 Holly Reynolds (NY)~29 / Ivy Reynolds (NY)~14......0:02:50.95 C2 Woman (29+)/Junior (<18) 1 Colleen Moore (ME)~47 / Owen Blease (ME)~15......0:02:33.29

Owen Blease, a fast newcomer, with Colleen Moore.

C2 Man (29+)/Fledgling I (5-7) 1 Dale Burris (AR)~58 / Ariel Sayger (AR)~7.................0:03:08.94 C2 Man (29+)/Fledgling II (8-10) 1 7 Calvin Hassel (NE)~45 / Shannon Hassel (NE)~10....0:02:44.56 2 5 JD Jones (MO)~11 / Jim Short (MO)~59...................0:02:46.87 3 6 Joshua Sayger (AR)~11 / Dale Burris (AR)~58............0:02:47.18 4 1 Don Walls (AR)~46 / Matthew Sayger (AR)~9............0:02:53.28 5 2 Zane Wendolowski (MA)~8 / Mark Wendolowski (MA)~34..0:02:55.03 6 11 Glen Vandewinckel (NY)~72 / Annie Ripton (NY)~10....0:02:56.40 7 9 Austin Clark (MI)~11 / Roger Clark (MI)~57............0:03:02.40 8 10 Patrick Clark (MI)~8 / Jamie Clark (MI)~34..............0:03:20.30

Ariel Sayger - of the amazing Saygers - & Dale Burris. Annie Ripton (bow) & Glen Vandewinckel.

Jackie Stone (bow) & Pam Fitzgerald putting in a fast time and winning the C2 Woman/Juvenile Championship.

Shannon (bow) & Calvin Hassel C2 Man/Fledgling II champions, with Jim Short (almost out of the picture) paddling with JD Jones – they came 2nd.

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2009 USCA Adult/Youth C2 Sprint Championships Trent (bow) & Bill Robinson cool down after the C2 Man/Bantam race.

C2 Man (29+)/Bantam I (11-12) 1 1 Dale Burris (AR)~54 / Philip Sayger (AR)~12.............0:02:46.73 2 3 Milan Kratka (IL)~44 / Martin Kratka (IL)~12...........0:02:50.05 3 2 Bill Robinson (NY)~62 / Trent Robinson (NY)~12.....0:02:50.42 C2 Man (29+)/ Juvenile (13-14) 1 1 Don Walls (AR)~46 / Mark Sayger (AR)~14...............0:02:33.60 2 4 Calvin Hassel (NE)~45 / Levi Hassel (NE)~14...........0:02:37.73 3 2 Milan Kratka (IL)~44 / Tomáş Kratka (IL)~15............0:02:59.60 4 5 Austin Clark (MI)~11 / Roger Clark (MI)~57............0:03:07.29 5 6 Patrick Clark (MI)~8 / Jamie Clark (MI)~34..............0:03:31.90

Tomáş Kratka & Milan Kratka, after the C2 Man/Juvenile race.

C2 Man (29+)/ Junior (<18) 1 1 Dale Burris (AR)~54 / Thomas Sayger (AR)~18..........0:02:25.16 2 3 Dwight Blease (ME)~49 / Owen Blease (ME)~15.......0:02:28.92 3 2 Nathan White (AR)~16 / Jim Short (MO)~59............0:02:35.38 4 4 Austin Clark (MI)~11 / Roger Clark (MI)~57...........0:03:16.22 5 5 Patrick Clark (MI)~8 / Jamie Clark (MI)~34..............0:03:23.86 The C2 Man/Bantam race:near to camera, and ahead, Philip Sayger (bow) & Dale Burris. Martin (bow) & Milan Kratka (right) finished a split second ahead of Trent (bow) & Bill Robinson for 2nd and 3rd places.

First timers Patrick & Jamie Clark in C2 Man/Juvenile.

Don Walls & Mark Sayger, C2 Man/Juvenile Champions. Levi Hassel (famous in the midwest for his race videography) & Calvin Hassel, 2nd in C2 Man/Junior.

Austin & Roger Clark – good to see them back this year!

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USCA National Canoe Orienteering Championships

High Water, High Excitement USCA National Canoe Orienteering at Canoe-O . . . . Aims Coney, Race Director Championships

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rom the high bridge of Route 321, I watched as the favorites Seth and Steve Miller punched their final control and swung around toward the finish. It was nearly an hour and a half after the orienteering start, getting near the expected winning time.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009 Kinzua Bay South (Allegheny Reservoir)

It isn’t every canoe-orienteering event that’s spectator friendly, but this year the entire venue was ringed by roads with great viewing spots. I’d seen action all around the course, watched a kayak roll over and spill its paddler as she tried jumping in from a boulder, saw one well-known competitor running back and forth in a frenzy looking for a trail while his partner waited anxiously around the bend, and saw numerous paddlers going every which way. But now I wanted to be there when the Millers finished and won yet another championship.

Class Position / Overall Position / Boat # / Name(s) / Age(s) / Points / Time Solo Races C1 Woman 1 12 E1 Janet Perry (IL)~48......................................... 9 points...2:37:18

So, I jumped in the car and headed back, parking and running downhill to the finish line, just barely in time. But wait, that’s not Seth and Steve pulling their boat onto shore, that’s Lisa Bainey and Randy Bailey, with the Millers behind them still on the water. It’s an upset – Bainey and Bailey have come the other way and won by over a minute! This was the fourth canoe orienteering Nationals in Warren and the third where I was course setter. After three courses on the Allegheny River, it seemed time for something different, a lake perhaps. However, after scanning Google Earth for water bodies, there seemed to be nothing suitable within an hour’s drive. Chapman Lake is way too

Ten control points and a time limit of 2:30 hours. Each control point punched worth one point. Final placement based first on points, second on time. Racers choose own route and visit controls in the order they choose.

C1 Man 1 7 99 Gareth Stevens (WI)~57............................... 10 points...2:05:16 K1 Woman 1 9 1 Dawn McCracken (PA)~26........................... 10 points...2:09:57 2 10 2 Linda Charles (PA)~58.................................. 10 points...2:10:11 K1 Man 1 4 K2 Milan Kratka (IL)~44................................... 10 points...1:52:19 2 5 K1 Jake Rabatin (OH)~56.................................. 10 points...1:57:15 3 14 K3 Earl Baldwin, Jr (ME)~85...............................................2:41:00 Tandem Races C2 Men 1 2 A3 Stephen Miller (MA)~44 / Seth Miller (MA)~43.... 10 pts...1:32:57 2 3 A2 Mark Kopta (NY)~52 / Fran Kopta (PA)~35..... 10 pts...1:36:12 3 8 A1 Ray Thiel (CT)~57 / Tom Walton (NH)~60..... 10 pts...2:07:48 4 11 A4 William McDuffie, Jr (NC)~47 / Ed Sharp (VA)~69..... 10 pts...2:12:51 C2 Mixed 1 1 M2 Lisa Bainey (PA)~50 / Randy Bailey (PA)~45.... 10 pts...1:31:55 2 6 M1 Shawn Burke (MA)~49 / Monica Schnitger (MA)~46... 10 pts...1:59:51 C2 Woman/Youth (5-14) 1 13 D1 River McDuffie (NC)~8 / Lynne McDuffie (NC)~46.....5 pts...1:55:50

The Le Mans start – reminiscent visually of Monty Python’s “100-yards dash for people with no sense of direction” as some competitors chose to head south on foot to Control #10, some headed north on foot to scope out #s 9 & 8, and others ran for their boats to paddle north or south according to the plan they had devised in the one minute they’d had to study their map.

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USCA National Canoe Orienteering Championships

Map copyright ツゥ 2009 by United States Canoe Association Aims Coney, cartographer

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small and the enormous Allegheny Reservoir above the Kinzua Dam looked way too big and would be pretty rough in even a moderate wind. However, careful study over the winter of those satellite images revealed that one small, sheltered bay of the reservoir might actually do. Campgrounds along the shores offered complex, twisting road networks and the bay ended in a small, confusing delta where three streams joined. It would do just fine and so the south end of Kinzua Bay became the appointed venue. I travelled to Warren in May, rented a small motorboat, and explored the bay as I mapped it. I mapped subtle beaches and spots where streams entered. I drew in trails and roads. Then, at home as the summer rolled on, I worried that by Nationals week the reservoir level would fall, that the beaches would be far bigger, and the stream mouths different. Instead, when I arrived in August, thanks to heavy rains in southwestern New York, I was stunned to find the reservoir level was four feet higher than mapped. Those subtle strip beaches were gone and the islands had disappeared underwater. Moreover, the Army Corps of Engineers warned that the water would keep rising overnight, maybe another foot or two. That meant I had to hang the orienteering flags on land, not along the water, and that meant the orienteering would be more technical, more challenging. To compensate, I eliminated the farthest two locations, cutting out about a mile. Considering the 91 minute winning times, it was good I did. Congratulations to Lisa and Randy, new USCA National Canoe Orienteering Champions. Congratulations, too, to all the people who tried orienteering for the first time as well as to those who’ve been loyally coming every year. The favorites, Stephen and Seth Miller, paddling out of the flooded delta after punching the control there, now heading north towards the finish line.

Linda Charles arrives at Control #5 as Jake Rabatin leaves, having punched his card.

Glistening from his run and search for Control #6, Tom Walton punches his card. And the winners ... wait... the surprise winners are Randy Bailey (bow) & Lisa Bainey.

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The Philip H. Soule National Run-Paddle Biathlon Championships The start of the tenth edition Run-Paddle Biathlon, named for the late Phil Soule, an early Biathlon participant, a great sport, and a much missed and fondly remembered friend.

Andrew Line, Amy Rummel, and Nick Lyesiuk.

Philip H. Soule Run-Paddle Biathlon Wednesday, August 12, 2009, Betts Park

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Andrew Line, executing a foot-rudder turn in C1.

ike the nine USCA Biathlons that preceded this year’s thriller at Betts Park, our 2009 Biathlon was great fun. Thirty-eight competitors ran or paddled (or did both) to the delight of an adoring throng of enthusiastic race fans. Our National Biathlon is a 3k run followed by a 3k paddle with a short sprint portage/drag to the finish line. One reason for the incredible popularity of this event is that anyone can partipipate. If you are not a runner, no worries: we will find someone to handle the run. At Peshtigo in 2010, many of Peshtigo’s high school cross-country runners will be available to help you, if needed. This year’s tenth edition of the the Biathlon offered beautiful silver bowls to the first Iron(solo) male and female finishers, Tom Walton (NH) and Kate Wenrich (PA). Race director Walton was clear in prerace instruction that this USCA unofficial fun event is about participation and finding enjoyment in healthy competition. Clearly, eight year old Lyndsey “Pebbles” Stone (MI) understood the spirit of the event as she crossed the finish with a bright smile, after having run 3k and having assisted her team mates Priscilla Reinertsen (NH) and the venerable ninety year old Phil Cole (NH) with portage duty. As always, the Biathlon was followed by the traditional Phil Soule Soirée, named “party of the week” by Paris Hilton who tried paddling once at girl scout camp. See you on Wednesday at 4pm during USCA Nationals week in 2010. Results and more photos on the following two pages.

Jake Rabatin transitions to the final sprint portage. Kate Wenrich takes off in the paddling part of the race.

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The Philip H. Soule National Run-Paddle Biathlon Championships

Class Position / Boat #/ Name(s) / Time Ironman Senior 50+ 1 2 Tom Walton (NH).........................................................22:31:00 2 29 Jake Rabatin (OH).........................................................24:41:00 3 28 LaVerne Young (FL).......................................................28:01:00 4 23 Gary Mullen (PA)..........................................................31:45:00

Stephen Miller in C1, with Phil Cole entering the first loop in C2 (Priscilla Reinertsen “off-screen” in stern).

Ironman Youth <18 1 22 Andrew Line (MI)..........................................................28:10:00 Ironwoman Senior 50+ 1 26 Linda Charles (PA).........................................................36:18:00 Ironman Master >40 1 12 Dwight Blease (ME).......................................................22:40:00 2 20 Seth Miller (MA)...........................................................26:28:00 3 13 Larry Cowan (PA)..........................................................26:41:00

John Redos, Sr coming in to the final portage ...

Ironwoman Master >40 1 18 Kate Wenrich (PA).........................................................31:26:00 2 4 Janet Perry (IL)..............................................................32:18:00 Larry Cowan, full tilt in the paddling leg of the Biathlon.

... then, about 20 seconds later, Ron Kaiser ... ... and just a few minutes afer that, Doug Keiper.

Gary Mullen, clearly having a good time, brings his kayak to the bank for the final sprnt.

Bill Anderson & Mark McAndrew, through the trees.

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The Philip H. Soule National Run-Paddle Biathlon Championships Ralph Vincent & Greg McMorrow head for the portage.

Tinwomen Youth (both < 18) 1 24 Jackie Stone (MI) / Anna Tompkins (MI) ......................31:43:00 Tinmen Man/Youth 1 19 Ron Kaiser (PA) / Sam Walters (PA) ..............................21:25:00 2 17 Calvin Miller (MA) / Stephen Miller (MA) ...................24:45:00 3 21 Gary Ballina (PA) / Jabe Walters (PA) ............................26:06:00 4 16 Ryan Hoffman (PA) / Jacob Hoffman (PA) ...................31:52:00 Tin Mixed Open 1 6 Amy Rummel (MI) / Bob Dean (FL) ............................23:36:00 2 7 Dawn McCracken (PA) / Doug Keiper (FL) ..................28:12:00 Tinmen Open 1 14 John Redos, Jr (PA) / John Redos (PA)...........................21:03:00

Dwight Blease and Tom Walton battle to the bank.

Tinmen Senior >50 1 1 Ralph Vincent (VT) / Greg McMorrow (ME) ...............23:04:00 2 27 Mark McAndrew (VT) / Bill Anderson (ME) ................23:58:00 3 25 Peter Heed (NH) / Nick Lyesiuk (MA) .........................26:36:00 Tinmen Master >40 1 15 Shawn Burke (MA) / Ray Thiel (CT) ............................27:06:00 1 5 Lindsey Stone (MI) / Priscilla Reinertsen (NH) / Phil Cole (NH) 30:25:00

Ray Thiel in his C1 Stock coming in to the final sprint.

Gary Ballina brings his Epic to the takeout for the final sprint portage up the bank.

The assembled participants from the Tenth Edition Philip H Soule Run-Paddle Biathlon. Big thanks to Tom Walton (kneeling, center) for conceiving the event, and planning and running it in all ten years, with efficiency, charm, and good humor.

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USCA Youth Sprint Championships: C1 Fledgling I and C1 Fledgling II

USCA Youth Sprint Championships Thursday, August 13, 2009, Chapman State Park

River McDuffie, C1 Fledgling I Champion with Ariel Sayger behind.

Class Position / Boat #/ Name(s) / Age(s) / Time 250 Meters C1 Fledgling I (5-7) 1 1 River McDuffie (NC)~8..............................................0:02:01.89 2 4 Cody Tarantino (MI)~7..............................................0:02:11.63 3 3 Ashley Diget (MI)~7...................................................0:02:42.16 4 2 Ariel Sayger (AR)~7....................................................0:02:55.57 C1 Fledgling II (8-10) 1 5 JD Jones (MO)~11.....................................................0:01:45.45 2 1 Austin Clark (MI)~11.................................................0:01:45.94 3 6 Brennan Stone (MI)~11..............................................0:01:46.54 4 4 Gerrit Rummel (MI)~10.............................................0:01:48.41 5 3 Joshua Sayger (AR)~11................................................0:01:59.93 6 8 Brianna Fitzgerald (NY)~9..........................................0:02:10.44 7 9 Annie Ripton (NY)~10...............................................0:02:28.56 8 7 Lindsey Stone (MI)~8.................................................0:02:51.62 9 2 Matthew Sayger (AR)~9..............................................0:02:59.89

Cody Tarantino, 2nd C1 Fledgling I.

Ariel Sayger, 4th C1 Fledgling I.

JD Jones, C1 Fledgling II Champion, on the left and Gerrit Rummel (far right) with Joshua Sayger behind him on his right.

Zane Wendolowski and Juletha Wendolowski paddling to 3rd place in C2 Fledgling II. Brennan Stone, 4th C1 Fledgling II.

Austin Clark, 2nd C1 Fledgling II.

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USCA Youth Sprint Championships: C1 Bantam, and C2 Fledgling I, II, and Bantam Philip Sayger, C1 Bantam Champion, battling Martin Kratka, who came second.

C1 Bantam (11-12) 1 2 Philip Sayger (AR)~12.................................................0:01:27.51 2 5 Martin Kratka (IL)~12................................................0:01:29.70 3 6 Trent Robinson (NY)~12............................................0:01:49.01 4 1 Savanna Herbert (AR)~12...........................................0:01:49.96 5 3 Caroline Miller (MA)~12............................................0:01:56.95 6 4 Hallie Miller (MA)~12................................................0:02:06.33 C2 Fledgling I (5-7) 1 2 Ariel Sayger (AR)~7 / River McDuffie (NC)~8...........0:02:10.19 2 1 Ashley Diget (MI)~7 / Cody Tarantino (MI)~7...........0:02:19.64

Ariel Sayger (bow) & River McDuffie, C2 Fledgling I Champs.

C2 Fledgling II (8-10) 1 3 Gerrit Rummel (MI)~10 / Brennan Stone (MI)~11....0:01:48.64 2 2 Joshua Sayger (AR)~11 / Matthew Sayger (AR)~9.......0:01:56.23 3 1 Juletha Wendolowski (MA)~10 / Zane Wendolowski (MA)~8..0:01:58.13 4 5 Brianna Fitzgerald (NY)~9 / Annie Ripton (NY)~10..0:01:59.80 5 4 Lindsey Stone (MI)~8 / Austin Clark (MI)~11............0:02:01.17 C2 Bantam (11-12) 1 4 Larissa Cordick (ON)~11 / Philip Sayger (AR)~12.....0:01:25.68 2 1 Trent Robinson (NY)~12 / JD Jones (MO)~11...........0:01:33.87 3 2 Claire Stout (PA)~12 / Austin Clark (MI)~11.............0:01:50.33 4 3 Caroline Miller (MA)~12 / Hallie Miller (MA)~12......0:01:53.38

Ashley Diget (bow) & Cody Tarantino, 2nd C2 Fledgling I.

Left to right: Hallie Miller, Trent Robinson, Caroline Miller, and Savanna Herbert in the C2 Bantam race.

The C2 Bantam race: Larissa Cordick (bow) & Philip Sayger, followed by JD Jones (bow) & Trent Robinson and Caroline (bow) & Hallie Miller.

JD Jones (bow) & Trent Robinson, with Philip Sayger in stern ahead and Austin Clark & Claire Stout behind. Photos copyright ツゥ 2009 by Brian Ferry / Warren Times Observer

A couple of seconds after the photo on the cover of this issue, an exultant Gerrit Rummel (bow) and Brennan Stone sweep ahead of Lindsey Stone & Austin Clark (boat #4) and Annie Ripton & Brianna Fitzgerald, who are sorting out the retarding effects of a small collision. Matthew Sayger is in bow of boat #2, behind - clear of the fray.

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USCA Youth Sprint Championships: C1 Girl Juvenile, Boy Juvenile, Woman Junior, Man Junior

500 meters

C1 Girl Juvenile (13-14) 1 1 Jackie Stone (MI)~14..................................................0:03:30.52

Jackie Stone, C1 Girl Juvenile.

C1 Boy Juvenile (13-14) 1 4 Mark Sayger (AR)~14.................................................0:03:11.40 2 2 Tomáş Kratka (IL)~15.................................................0:03:20.33 3 1 Calvin Miller (MA)~14...............................................0:03:57.80 C1 Woman Junior (<18) 1 3 Nathalie Hanson (MI)~17...........................................0:03:06.68 2 1 Anna Tompkins (MI)~16............................................0:03:13.71 C1 Man Junior (<18) 1 5 Owen Blease (ME)~15................................................0:02:39.89 2 3 Thomas Sayger (AR)~18..............................................0:02:43.93 3 2 Aaron Vidusek (IL)~18...............................................0:02:47.51 4 1 Nathan White (AR)~16...............................................0:02:55.18 5 4 Chris Tompkins (MI)~17............................................0:03:02.53 Kalamazoo Canoe & Kayak Club team mates Nathalie Hanson and Anna Tompkins.

Mark Sayger, C1 Boy Juvenile Champion.

Tomáş Kratka, 2nd C1 Boy Juvenile. Calvin Miller, 3rd C1 Boy Juvenile.

Dwight Blease leading, with Aaron Vidusek behind him camera right, then Thomas Sayger and Chris Tompkins in the C1 Man Junior Sprint.

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Nathalie Hanson in C1 crossing the finish. Photos copyright © 2009 by Brian Ferry / Warren Times Observer


USCA Youth Sprint Championships: K1 Woman Junior and K1 Man Junior Nathalie Hanson, K1 Woman Junior Champion.

Anna Tompkins, 2nd K1 Woman Junior.

K1 Woman Junior (<18) 1 4 Nathalie Hanson (MI)~17...........................................0:02:29.97 2 3 Anna Tompkins (MI)~16*...........................................0:02:55.37 3 5 Jackie Stone (MI)~14..................................................0:03:06.48 4 2 Lindsey Stone (MI)~8.................................................0:04:51.13 5 1 Juletha Wendolowski (MA)~10...................................0:05:09.60 K1 Man Junior (<18) 1 2 Chris Tompkins (MI)~17............................................0:02:24.48 2 3 Tomáş Kratka (IL)~15.................................................0:02:46.84 3 7 Sam Walters (PA)~16..................................................0:03:00.18 4 4 Martin Kratka (IL)~12................................................0:03:02.25 5 6 Brennan Stone (MI)~11..............................................0:03:32.32 6 5 Gerrit Rummel (MI)~10.............................................0:03:34.28 7 1 Austin Clark (MI)~11.................................................0:04:21.78

Chris Tompkins, K1 Man Junior Champion.

Tomáş Kratka, 2nd K1 Man Junior.

Gerrit Rummel (#5), 6th place, and Brennan Stone (#6), 5th, K1 Man Junior.

Sam Walters ahead of Martin Kratka.

Austin Clark, K1 Man Junior. Photos copyright © 2009 by Brian Ferry / Warren Times Observer

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USCA Youth Sprint Championships: C2 Boy Juvenile, C2 Women Junior and C2 Men Junior

C2 Boy Juvenile (13-14) Philip (bow) & Mark Sayger ahead 1 2 Mark Sayger (AR)~14 / Philip Sayger (AR)~12...........0:03:01.71 of Tomáş (bow) & Martin Kratka. 2 1 Martin Kratka (IL)~12 / Tomáş Kratka (IL)~15..........0:03:09.38 C2 Women Junior 1 2 Nathalie Hanson (MI)~17 / Jackie Stone (MI)~14......0:03:03.96 2 1 Anna Tompkins (MI)~16* / Larissa Cordick (ON)~11..0:03:24.17 C2 Men Junior < 18 1 4 Thomas Sayger (AR)~18 / Aaron Vidusek (IL)~18......0:02:28.87 2 2 Nathan White (AR)~16 / Owen Blease (ME)~15........0:02:30.79 3 1 Luke Sayger (AR)~16 / Mark Sayger (AR)~14.............0:02:48.69 4 3 Chris Tompkins (MI)~17 / Zach Cordick (ON)~13...0:02:58.70 Cody Tarantino, River McDuffie, Ashley Diget, and Ariel Sayger, consider their medals.

Nathalie Hanson (bow) & Jackie Stone.

Larissa Cordick (bow) & Anna Tompkins.

Thomas Sayger (bow) & Aaron Vidusek.

Nathalie Hanson, Anna Tompkins, Jackie Stone, Lindsey Stone, and Juletha Wendolowski.

Mark Sayger, Philip Sayger, Tomáş Kratka, and Martin Kratka.

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Zachary Cordick (bow) & Chris Tompkins.

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USCA Youth Sprint Championships: C2 Junior Mixed Open

C2 Junior Mixed Open (<17) 1 4 Nathalie Hanson (MI)~17 / Thomas Sayger (AR)~18....0:02:37.87 2 2 Anna Tompkins (MI)~16* / Chris Tompkins (MI)~17....0:02:49.59 3 3 Mark Sayger (AR)~14 / Jackie Stone (MI)~14.............0:02:57.96 4 1 Zach Cordick (ON)~13 / Larissa Cordick (ON)~11....0:03:28.73 *Happy Birthday, Anna Tompkins!

Below: Philip Sayger, Martin Kratka, Trent Robinson, Savanna Herbert, Hallie Miller, and Caroline Miller. Nathalie Hanson (bow) & Thomas Sayger, C2 Junior Mixed Open Champions. Anna Tompkins (bow) & Chris Tompkins with Jackie Stone (bow) & Mark Sayger behind.

Jackie Stone (bow) & Mark Sayger, 3rd in C2 Junior Mixed Open.

Below: Brennan Stone, Gerrit Rummel, Juletha Wendolowski, Lindsey Stone, Austin Clark, Brianna Fitzgerald, Annie Ripton, Joshua Sayger (leaning), and Matthew Sayger.

Larissa Cordick (bow) & Zachary Cordick, the youngest team in C2 Junior Mixed Open, came 4th.

Below: Aaron Vidusek, Thomas Sayger, Nathan White, Dwight Blease, Luke Sayger, Mark Sayger, Zachary Cordick, & Chris Tompkins.

On the left: Anna Tompkins (bow) & Chris Tompkins, with Nathalie Hanson (bow) & Thomas Sayger.

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Barton Challenge Cup C1 Finals & C1 Junior Marathon Championships

Barton Challenge Cup C1 Finals & USCA C1 Junior Marathon Championships

C1 Junior & C1 Woman Open start. Starting nearest: Margaret DiGiorno, Katherin Donovan, Anna Tompkins, Owen Blease, Aaron Vidusek, & Pam Fitzgerald.

Friday, August, 2009 Allegheny River, Kinzua Dam to Betts Park Position / Boat # / Paddler / Time

C1 Man Junior (<18) 1 J3 Aaron Vidusek (IL)~18 — USCA C1 Man Junior Champion....................... 1:06:59.97 2 J4 Thomas Sayger (AR)~18 — Barton Cup winner....... 1:07:09.50 3 J6 Ethan Evenson (MN)~18......................................... 1:07:31.24 4 J7 Nick McGrory (MN)~15.......................................... 1:11:03.70 5 J2 Chris Tompkins (MI)~17......................................... 1:11:36.76 6 J1 Owen Blease (ME)~15............................................. 1:11:39.28 7 J5 Mark Sayger (AR)~14............................................... 1:18:07.53 C1 Woman Junior (<18) 1 K5 Lilly Manns (MN)~17 — Barton Cup winner & USCA C1 Woman Junior Champion................... 1:11:53.71 2 K3 Nathalie Hanson (MI)~17........................................ 1:13:22.42 Owen Blease making for shore, after tipping near the 3 K8 Ellen Roy (MN)~18................................................. 1:19:11.67 start – he made a good recovery. 4 K2 Anna Tompkins (MI)~16.......................................... 1:19:37.93 5 K1 Jackie Stone (MI)~14................................................ 1:20:08.41 6 K6 Leandra Londo (MN)~18......................................... 1:20:38.06 Mark Sayger, youngest 7 K7 Margaret DiGiorno (MN)~15.................................. 1:23:04.60 of the seven paddlers in 8 K4 Katherin Donovan (NY)~17..................................... 1:25:49.53 C1 Man Junior, had a great week overall: he’ll be a racer to watch in Heading for the bridge into Warren – and the stretch of river leading to the future. the Flame Rapids, Thomas Sayger leads Aaron Vidusek (at this point in the race). Close behind is Ethan Evenson, and further back is Nick McGrory.

Katherin Donovan, C1 Woman Junior.

Leandra Londo racing to 6th place, C1 Woman Junior.

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Barton Challenge Cup C1 Finals & C1 Junior Marathon Championships

Jackie Stone, Anna Tompkins, Nathalie Hanson, then Lilly Manns – this year’s Barton Cup Winner and C1 Woman Junior Marathon Champion, then Ellen Roy, and Leandra Londo. The Barton prize LeVassseur paddle was provided by the Michigan Canoe Racing Association. The paddle cover, complete with Barton Challenge patch, was made and given by Janet Perry.

Mark Sayger, Owen Blease, Chris Tompkins, Nick McGrory, Ethan Evenson, then Thomas Sayger – Barton Cup Winner – and Aaron Vidusek – C1 Man Junior Marathon Champion. The Barton prize LeVassseur canoe paddle was provided this year by the Texas Canoe Racing Association. The paddle cover, complete with Barton Challenge patch, was made and given by Janet Perry. Photos copyright © 2009 by David & Lynda Williams (Will Arts)

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Barton Challenge Program Finals and USCA K1 Junior Marathon Championships

Barton Challenge Program Finals & USCA K1 Jr Marathon Championships Allegheny River, Kinzua Dam to Betts Park Sunday, August 16, 2009

Anna Tompkins, 2nd K1 Woman Junior.

Position / Boat # / Paddler / Time K1 Woman Junior 1 P2 Nathalie Hanson (MI)~17 — Barton Cup winner & USCA K1 Woman Junior Champion.................... 1:08:45.53 2 P1 Anna Tompkins (MI)~16.......................................... 1:12:53.45 3 P4 Ellen Roy (MN)~18.................................................. 1:12:56.89 4 P5 Margaret DiGiorno (MN)~15................................... 1:18:49.52 5 P3 Teegan Harrington (MN)~17................................... 1:20:58.69 K1 Man Junior 1 N3 Austin Schwinn (IN)~18 — Barton Cup winner & USCA K1 Man Junior Champion .........................0:59:29.14 2 N4 Chris Tompkins (MI)~17.......................................... 1:07:19.01 3 N2 Tomáş Kratka (IL)~15............................................... 1:15:52.32 4 N1 Martin Kratka (IL)~12.............................................. 1:21:00.19

Ellen Roy, 3rd K1 Woman Junior.

Margaret DiGiorno, 4th K1 Woman Junior.

Nathalie Hanson, Barton Cup winner & USCA K1 Woman Jr Champion. Teegan Harrington, 5th K1 Woman Junior.

Chris Tompkins, 2nd K1 Man Junior.

Austin Schwinn, Barton Cup winner & USCA K1 Man Jr Champion. Tomáş Kratka, 3rd K1 Man Junior.

Martin Kratka, 4th K1 Man Junior.

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Barton Challenge Program Finals and USCA K1 Junior Marathon Championships

Margaret DiGiorno, Teegan Harrington, Nathalie Hanson – this year’s Barton Cup Winner and USCA K1 Woman Junior Champion, Ellen Roy, and Anna Tompkins. The Barton prize kayak paddle was generously donated by Epic Kayaks.

Austin Schwinn had to leave right after his race. Here are fellow competitors Chris Tompkins, Martin Kratka, and Tomáş Kratka. The Barton prize kayak paddle (which also had to leave right after the race!) was generously donated by Epic Kayaks. Photos copyright © 2009 by David & Lynda Williams (Will Arts)

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C1 Woman Marathon Championships

C1 Woman & C1 Stock Woman Marathon Championships Friday, August 14, 2009 Allegheny River, Kinzua Dam to Betts Park

Position / Boat # / Paddler / Time C1 Woman Open 1 A3 Holly Reynolds (NY)~29.........................................1:36:01.62 2 A4 Phoebe Reese (NY)~29............................................1:42:42.77 3 A2 Meghan McDonough (IN)~32.................................1:44:47.53 dnf A1 Karen Febey (MD)~35........................................................ dnf C1 Woman Master (40+) 1 B1 Colleen Moore (ME)~47..........................................1:36:45.67 2 B2 Pam Fitzgerald (NY)~48..........................................1:40:14.48

Holly Reynolds, C1 Woman Open Champion.

Phoebe Reese, 2nd C1 Woman Open.

C1 Woman Senior (50+) 1 C2 Barb Bradley (WI)~52..............................................1:43:31.23 dnf C1 Kim Greiner (NY)~50......................................................... dnf C1 Woman Veteran 1 (60+)~no participants C1 Woman Veteran 2 (65+)~no participants C1 Woman Grand Vet (70+)~no participants C1 Woman Grand Vet 2 (75 +)~no participants C1 Stock Woman~no participants Collen Moore, C1 Woman Master Champion, and Holly Reynolds, C1 Woman Open Champion - neck and neck. By the end of this hardfought race, Holly had managed to pull 45 seconds ahead of Colleen. Meghan McDonough, 3rd C1 Woman Open. Pam Fitzgerald, 2nd C1 Woman Master.

Barb Bradley, C1 Woman Senior Champion. Kim Greiner, C1 Woman Senior.

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C2 Junior Men and C2 Junior Women Marathon Championships

C2 Junior Men & C2 Junior Women Marathon Championships Saturday, August 15, 2009 Allegheny River, Kinzua Dam to Betts Park

Thomas Sayger (bow) & Aaron Vidusek - C2 Men Junior Champions.

Position / Boat # / Paddler / Time C2 Woman Junior (<18) Short Course 1 203 Lilly Manns (MN)~17 / Devann Benson (IN)~17.....1:11:36.72 2 202 Jackie Stone (MI)~14 / Anna Tompkins (MI)~16......1:12:24.56 3 204 Ellen Roy (MN)~18 / Leandra Londo (MN)~18.......1:13:34.28 4 205 Margaret DiGiorno (MN)~15 / Teegan Harrington (MN)~17 ..................................................................................1:20:35.27 C2 Men Junior (<18) Short Course 1 102 Aaron Vidusek (IL)~18 / Thomas Sayger (AR)~18....1:04:46.27 2 100 Owen Blease (ME)~15 / Nathan White (AR)~16......1:06:16.35 3 103 Ethan Evenson (MN)~18 / Nick McGrory (MN)~15...1:06:31.98 4 101 Chris Tompkins (MI)~17 / Mark Sayger (AR)~14.....1:12:10.71

Owen Blease (bow) & Nathan White, 3rd C2 Men Junior. (They were 2nd at this point, earlier in the race).

Nick McGrory & Ethan Evenson, 2nd C2 Men Junior. Teegan Harrington & Margaret DiGiorno, Jackie Stone & Anna Tompkins, Devann Benson & Lilly Manns (C2 Junior Women Champions), and Ellen Roy & Leandra Londo.

Devann Benson (bow) & Lilly Manns - Women Junior Champions.

Jackie Stone (bow) & Anna Tompkins, 2nd C2 Women Junior. Photos copyright ツゥ 2009 by David & Lynda Williams (Will Arts)

Chris Tompkins & Mark Sayger, Owen Blease & Nathan White, Thomas Sayger & Aaron Vidusek (C2 Man Junior Champions), Ethan Evenson & Nick McGrory.

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USCA C2 Women & C2 Women Standard Marathon Championships

USCA C2 Women & C2 Women Standard Marathon Championships

Patricia Heed (bow) & Emma Ross, 2nd C2 Women Open, with Ruth Perkins (bow) & Katherin Donovan behind.

Saturday, August 15, 2009 Allegheny River, Kinzua Dam to Betts Park Position / Boat # / Paddlers / Time C2 Women Open 1 C4 Holly Reynolds (NY)~29 / Gloria Wesley (MA)~49....1:35:49.20 2 C2 Patricia Heed (NH)~57 / Emma Ross (MA)~33.........1:45:46.81 3 C1 Ruth Perkins (AR)~20 / Katherin Donovan (NY)~17....1:49:22.52 4 C5 Wendy Brinson (IN)~56 / Alisa Ohara (AR)~21........2:09:17.46

Collen Moore (bow) &Lynne McDuffie, 2nd Masters.

C2 Women Masters (40+) 1 D3 Pam Fitzgerald (NY)~48 / Vicki Cummings (CT)~47....1:40:24.04 2 D2 Colleen Moore (ME)~47 / Lynne McDuffie (NC)~46....1:41:29.28 3 D1 Brenda Bowie (MA)~42 / Kristen Warner (NH)~45....1:41:37.29 4 D4 Gwyn Hayman (ON)~54 / Andrea Keay (ON)~46....1:45:03.64 C2 Women Senior (50+) 1 E1 Barb Bradley (WI)~52 / Karen Simpson (ON)~54.....1:39:11.86 2 E2 Patty Spector (MA)~59 / Laura Walton (MA)~54......1:42:00.55 C2 Women Veteran 1 (60+) 1 F1 Priscilla Reinertsen (NH)~66 / Joan Henry (NY)~69 1:51:18.16 C2 Standard Women Masters (40+) 1 B1 Becky Burris (AR)~54 / Donna Short (MO)~56........1:55:54.33 C2 Stock Women (Demo)~no participants Holly Reynolds (bow) & Gloria Wesley, C2 Women Open Champions. Karen Simpson (bow) & Barb Bradley, Senior Champs. Joan Henry (bow) & Priscilla Reinersten, Veteran 1 Champions.

Vicki Cummings (bow) & Pam Fitzgerald, C2 Women Master Champions.

Donna Short (bow) & Becky Burris, Standard Women Masters, with Jack Toth (K1 Unlimited) passing.

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C1 Man Marathon Championships – Open and Master

USCA C1 Man & C1 Stock Man Marathon

Marc Gillespie, 2nd C1 Man Open.

Saturday, August 15, 2009 Allegheny River, Kinzua Dam to Betts Park

Matt Rudnitsky, 5th C1 Man Open.

Dylan Freedman, 3rd C1 Man Open.

Position / Boat # / Paddlers / Time C1 Man Open 1 RR5 Calvin Hassel (NE)~45............................................1:33:17.79 2 RR7 Marc Gillespie (NY)~56...........................................1:35:14.64 3 RR1 Dylan Freedman (NY)~19.......................................1:38:15.78 4 RR8 Michael Schlimmer (NY)~23...................................1:38:56.54 5 RR2 Matt Rudnitsky (NY)~22.........................................1:41:46.03 dnf RR3 Andrew Line (PA)~18......................................................... dnf C1 Man Master (40+) 1 908 John Kazimierczyk (NH)~49...................................1:37:08.19 2 903 John Edwards (FL)~60.............................................1:37:55.92 3 912 Kevin LeRoy (WI)~41..............................................1:38:46.30 4 905 Gary Krapf (PA)~40.................................................1:40:34.31 5 904 Randy Bailey (PA)~45..............................................1:41:43.29 6 900 Don Walls (AR)~46.................................................1:44:41.79 7 911 Jeff Shenberger (PA)~47...........................................1:45:18.17 8 901 Jeffery Pederson (NY)~48.........................................1:46:07.26 9 902 Seth Miller (MA)~43...............................................1:46:23.58 10 913 Brad Taylor (GA)~45...............................................1:47:51.82 11 914 Dwight Blease (ME)~49...........................................1:49:10.28 12 909 Dan Young (PA)~49.................................................1:52:32.11

John Edwards, 2nd C1 Man Master.

Calvin Hassel, on the way to winning his 18th life-to-date USCA C1 Man Open Championship title. John Kazimierczyk, C1 Man Master Champion, with Michael Schlimmer just behind him. Foreground: Kevin LeRoy, 3rd C1 Man Master, with Michael Schlimmer, 4th C1 Man Open, waking.

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C1 Man Marathon Championships – Senior and Veteran 1

C1 Man Senior (50+) 1 316 Al Limberg (WI)~51................................................1:37:47.44 2 318 Bruce Lee (NY)~52..................................................1:37:47.66 3 320 John Mathieu (ME)~51...........................................1:40:47.33 4 319 Lee Martin (ME)~54................................................1:41:03.66 5 321 Paul Dyka (CT)~58.................................................1:41:14.95 6 304 Bill Kostra (PA)~57..................................................1:44:11.20 7 305 Larry Frederick (FL)~59...........................................1:44:11.52 8 309 John Hollands (MI)~56...........................................1:44:30.45 9 306 Tony Bond (VIC)~56...............................................1:44:32.16 10 301 Jim Short (MO)~59.................................................1:45:22.25 11 324 Rusty McLain (VA)~50............................................1:45:37.69 12 323 Jim Anderson (IN)~54.............................................1:48:43.70 13 317 James Dipelesi (NY)~58...........................................1:48:47.60 14 322 Doug Pennington (MO)~52....................................1:48:48.09 15 311 Gareth Stevens (WI)~57...........................................1:48:50.64 16 307 David Sennett (NY)~59...........................................1:49:33.96 17 315 William Turner (PA)~57..........................................1:52:05.54 18 302 Mark McAndrew (VT)~58.......................................1:53:25.80 19 310 Richard Butts (NY)~52............................................1:53:27.80 20 314 Dana Leet (PA)~54..................................................1:54:36.18 21 308 Ed Greiner (NY)~51................................................1:59:19.13 dnf 312 Dave Impens (NJ)~51......................................................... dnf C1 Man Veteran 1 (60+) 1 413 Edward Sayre (PA)~63.............................................1:42:25.22 2 414 Tom Thomas (IN)~63.............................................1:42:29.83 3 409 David Armstrong (MD)~60.....................................1:42:41.33 4 400 Ralph Vincent (VT)~60...........................................1:42:49.72 5 410 David Hunter (NY)~60...........................................1:44:32.24 6 403 Tom Walton (NH)~60.............................................1:45:00.19 7 417 William Anderson (ME)~60....................................1:45:23.82 8 404 John Casale (MA)~60..............................................1:45:49.57 9 402 Charlie Bruno (PA)~62............................................1:48:07.69 10 412 Skeet Craig (IN)~60.................................................1:48:25.30 11 401 Bill Robinson (NY)~62............................................1:48:53.83 12 407 Jim Roberts (MA)~62..............................................1:50:34.46 13 415 Pat Anderson (PA)~61..............................................1:53:08.48 14 416 Pete Binion (TX)~60................................................1:54:08.49 15 405 Dale Krapf (PA)~64.................................................1:59:17.82 16 411 Bill Hill (MI)~63.....................................................2:00:58.49 17 408 Dick Leone (PA)~62................................................2:01:33.14

Al Limberg, C1 Man Senior Champion. Bruce Lee, edged into 2nd C1 Man Senior by 2 seconds.

John Mathieu, 3rd C1 Man Senior. Paul Dyka, 5th C1 Man Senior.

Tom Thomas, 2nd C1 Man Vet 1 leads Champion Ed Sayre (white shirt), C1 Man Vet 2 Champ Bob Allen camera right and Tom Walton left.

C1 Man Senior Larry Frederick, leading, with seniors Bill Kostra, John Hollands, and Tony Bond behind.

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C1 Man Marathon Championships – Veteran 2, Grand Veteran 1 & 2, and C1 Stock Man Roland Muhlen, here leading the Vet 2 class, withdrew after tipping and falling on a pipe at the island turnround.

Rich Rankinen, 2nd C1 Man Vet 2.

Bob Bradford, 3rd C1 Man Vet 2.

C1 Man Veteran 2 (65+) 1 509 Bob Allen (MA)~65................................................1:43:05.67 2 506 Richard Rankinen (PA)~67......................................1:45:31.13 3 508 Robert Bradford (MI)~66........................................1:45:35.21 4 503 Nick Lyesiuk (MA)~65............................................1:46:46.69 5 502 Bob Fisher (NY)~65.................................................1:48:41.96 6 501 Ralph Scofield (MI)~66...........................................1:50:26.96 7 500 Ed Sharp (VA)~69....................................................1:55:30.53 8 505 Alec Davis (NY)~69.................................................1:55:43.40 dnf 511 Roland Muhlen (OH)~66................................................... dnf C1 Man Grand Veteran 1 (70+) 1 600 LaVerne Young (FL)~73...........................................1:46:44.63 2 603 Glen Vandewinckel (NY)~72...................................1:55:51.41 C1 Man Grand Veteran 2 (75+) 1 700 Dale Newton (MI)~76.............................................1:55:08.26 2 704 Ed Hahn (IL)~75.....................................................2:09:43.84 3 701 Mike Fremont (OH)~87..........................................2:16:02.99 4 702 Phil Cole (NH)~90..................................................2:25:42.99 5 703 Robert Gillings (MI)~78..........................................2:57:41.30 C1 Stock Man 1 802 Ray Thiel (CT)~57..................................................1:54:12.75 2 803 Ron Bomberger (PA)~67.........................................1:58:00.06 3 801 Rusty Boger (OH)~51.............................................1:58:45.62 4 800 Robert Snook (PA)~63.............................................2:02:59.44 LaVerne Young, C1 Man Grand Veteran 1 Champion.

Ed Hahn, 2nd C1 Man Grand Vet 2, and winner of the Canoe News “Paddle Your Brain” prize crossword!

Dale Newton, C1 Man Grand Veteran 2 Champion.

Ray Thiel, C1 Stock Man Champion.

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USCA C2 Men Marathon Championships: C2 Men and C2 Men Master

USCA C2 Men Marathon Championships Friday, August 14, 2009 Allegheny River, Kinzua Dam to Betts Park Position / Boat # / Paddlers / Time C2 Men 1 L2 Marc Gillespie (NY)~56 / Matt Rudnitsky (NY)~22....1:26:37.18 2 L1 Steve Rankinen (PA)~ 46 / Dylan Freedman (NY)~19....1:27:14.09 3 L4 Dave Impens (NJ)~51 / Craig Impens (NJ)~33.........1:36:12.37 C2 Men Master (40+) 1 M1 Randy Bailey (PA)~45 / Todd Roadman (PA)~50......1:31:03.64 2 M3 John Edwards (FL)~60 / Gary Krapf (PA)~40...........1:31:07.03 3 M2 Dale Burris (AR)~58 / Don Walls (AR)~46...............1:32:08.55 4 M5 Richard Butts (NY)~52 / Kevin Berl (NY)~46...........1:33:26.38 5 M4 Seth Miller (MA)~43 / Stephen Miller (MA)~44.......1:35:27.25

C2 Men Open Champions, Marc Gillespie & Matt Rudnitsky. Dylan Freedman & Steve Rankinen, 2nd C2 Men Open.

Start of the C2 Men and Men Master classes. From nearest boat back (bow first): Dylan Freedman (& Steve Rankinen), Gary Krapf (& John Edwards), Marc Gillespie & Mat Rudnitsky, Todd Berl & Richard Butts, and Todd Roadman & Randy Bailey. Don Walls (bow) & Dale Burris, 3rd C2 Men Master.

Seth (bow) & Steve Miller, 5th C2 Men Master.

Gary Krapf & John Edwards (nearest camera) and Todd Roadman & Randy Bailey, 2nd & Champions respectively in C2 Men Masters.

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USCA C2 Men Marathon Championships: C2 Men Senior Al Limberg (bow) & Peter Heed, C2 Men Sr Champs.

Jeff Shultis (bow) & Larry Harrison, 5th C2 Men Sr.

C2 Men Senior (50+) 1 N11 Al Limberg (WI)~51 / Peter Heed (NH)~59...........1:32:48.00 2 N2 Bruce Lee (NY)~52 / Tom Yarosh (NY)~53...............1:32:53.92 3 N9 Del Cummings (CT)~51 / Joe Shaw (MA)~54..........1:33:07.17 4 N4 John Mathieu (ME)~51 / Lee Martin (ME)~54.........1:33:11.01 5 N10 Larry Harrison (NY)~50 / Jeff Shultis (NY)~54.......1:35:02.03 6 N1 James Dipelesi (NY)~58 / Larry Frederick (FL)~59...1:36:26.24 7 N7 Ralph Scofield (MI)~66 / John Hollands (MI)~56.....1:36:45.02 8 N8 Tom Walton (NH)~60 / Gareth Stevens (WI)~57.....1:36:49.24 9 N5 Tony Bond (VIC)~56 / Bob Vincent (ON)~66.........1:37:03.51 10 N6 Mark McAndrew (VT)~58 / Ralph Vincent (VT)~60...1:37:12.44 11 N3 Bill Kostra (PA)~57 / David Sennett (NY)~59...........1:44:29.89

Wake-riding in the lead pack, front to back: Bruce Lee (bow) & Tom Yarosh, Al Limberg & Peter Heed, and Joe Shaw &Del Cummings.

Jim Dipelesi (bow) & Larry Frederick, 6th C2 Men Sr. John Mathieu & Lee Martin, 4th in the C2 Men Senior race.

Near camera: Tom Walton (bow) & Gareth Stevens, 8th C2 Men Sr. Beyond: the Schlimmer brothers, I think.*

Bruce Lee & Tom Yarosh with Joe Shaw & Del Cummings on their tail, where they stayed, finishing the race just under 14 seconds behind. This photo was taken about ten seconds after the photo top left, this page. Tony Bond (bow) & Bob Vincent, 9th C2 Men Sr.

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USCA C2 Men Marathon Championships: Veteran 1, 2 and Grand Veteran 1, 2

C2 Men Veteran 1 (60+) 1 P7 Thomas Warner (NH)~61 / John Casale (MA)~60....1:35:25.54 2 P3 David Hunter (NY)~60 / David Armstrong (MD)~60...1:35:49.10 3 P1 Richard Rankinen (PA)~67 / Tom Thomas (IN)~63....1:36:12.87 4 P2 Stan Machacek (ON)~65 / Charlie Bruno (PA)~62...1:36:49.24 5 P6 Dale Krapf (PA)~64 / Edwin Walter (PA)~62............1:40:07.64 C2 Men Veteran 2 (65+) 1 Q3 Bob Allen (MA)~65 / Tom Ostrowski (MA)~66........1:35:32.10 2 Q1 Robert Bradford (MI)~66 / Roland Muhlen (OH)~66...1:36:52.00 3 Q2 Roger Henry (NY)~67 / Alec Davis (NY)~69............1:36:52.26 4 Q6 Bob Fisher (NY)~65 / Gary Aprea (MA)~65..............1:38:23.37 5 Q4 Greg McMorrow (ME)~65 / Nick Lyesiuk (MA)~65....1:39:23.96 C2 Men Grand Veteran 1 (70+) 1 R2 Glen Vandewinckel (NY)~72 / Terry Streib (FL)~71....1:42:02.41 2 R1 Ken Gerg (PA)~73 / LaVerne Young (FL)~73............1:43:01.47 C2 Men Grand Veteran 2 (75+) 1 S2 Robert Gillings (MI)~78 / Ed Adams (MI)~76..........1:47:25.86 2 S1 Phil Cole (NH)~90 / Mike Fremont (OH)~87..........1:56:20.48

David Hunter (bow) & David Armstrong, 2nd Veteran 1.

John Casale (bow) & Tom Warner, C2 Men Veteran 1 Champions.

Tom Thomas (bow) & Rich Rankinen, 3rd Veteran 1. Stan Machacek (bow) & Charlie Bruno, 4th Veteran 1.

Tom Ostrowski (bow) & Bob Allen, C2 Men Veteran 2 Champions.

LaVerne Young (bow) & Ken Gerg, 2nd Grand Vet 1.

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USCA C2 Standard Man Open and Master Marathon Championships & C2 Stock Men Demo

USCA C2 Standard Men Marathon Championships & C2 Stock Men Demo

Ron Bomberger (bow) & Jeff Shenberger, 2nd Std Open.

Friday, August 14, 2009 Allegheny River, Kinzua Dam to Betts Park Position / Boat # / Paddlers / Time C2 Standard Men 1 U7 Guy Gilman (IN)~53 / Jim Anderson (IN)~54.......1:37:03.92 2 U2 Jeff Shenberger (PA)~47 / Ron Bomberger (PA)~67...1:37:51.17 3 U1 Terry Pontius (IN)~62 / Skeet Craig (IN)~60..........1:39:22.59 4 U5 Mark Kopta (NY)~52 / Fran Kopta (PA)~35...........1:40:12.74 C2 Standard Men Master 1 W4 Doug Pennington (MO)~52 / Jim Short (MO)~59 1:36:16.28 2 W7 Scott Jacobs (PA)~53 / Steve Martin (PA)~53..........1:36:57.50 3 W9 Dana Leet (PA)~54 / William Turner (PA)~57........1:39:17.16 4 W8 William McDuffie, Jr (NC)~47 / Ed Sharp (VA)~69....1:39:19.01 5 W1 Ray Thiel (CT)~57 / Jim Roberts (MA)~62............1:40:41.85 6 W6 Craig Creighton (ON)~52 / Ray Healey (ON)~71....1:42:15.25 7 W2 Bob Rahtz (OH)~55 / Jim Rahtz (OH)~51.............1:46:51.40 C2 Stock Men Demo 1 SD5 Bruce Codington (NY)~56 / Nick Hindley (PA)~58....1:42:44.93 2 SD4 Randy Flament (PA)~53 / John Diller (MD)~51.....1:42:45.20 3 SD2 Steve Stoddard (PA)~45 / Jim Genkos (NY)~64......1:43:48.23 4 SD3 Rusty Boger (OH)~51 / Dean Philips (OH)~51.....1:51:16.06 5 SD1 Norman Skinner (OH)~72 / Jim Boger (IN)~49.....1:51:40.63

Terry Pontius (bow ) & Skeet Craig, 3rd Standard Open. Mark Kopta (bow) & Fran Kopta, 4th Standard Open.

Doug Pennington (bow) & Jim Short, C2 Standard Men Master Champions, lead Steve Martin (hidden) & Scott Jacobs and Guy Gilman & Jim Anderson, C2 Standard Men Open Champions.

William McDuffie (bow) & Ed Sharp, 4th Std Master.

Randy Flament (bow) & John Diller lead Jim Genkos (bow) & Steve Stoddard in C2 Stock canoes. Half out of photo: LaVerne Young & Ken Gerg in the C2 Men Grand Veteran 1 class. Jim Roberts (bow) & Ray Thiel, 5th Standard Master.

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USCA C2 Adult/Youth and Adult/Junior Championships C2 Woman/Youth Brianna Fitzgerald (bow) & Pam Fitzgerald (on right) neck and neck with Juniors Dylan Freedman (bow) & Ruth Perkins.

USCA C2 Adult/Youth and C2 Adult/ Junior Marathon Championships Sunday, August 16, 2009 Allegheny River, Kinzua Dam to Betts Park Position / Boat # / Paddlers / Time C2 Woman (>29) / Youth (5-14) 1 L1 Brianna Fitzgerald (NY)~9 / Pam Fitzgerald (NY)~48....1:13:30.58

Savanna Herbert (bow) & Mike Herbert, 2nd Man/Youth.

C2 Man (>29) / Youth (5-14) 1 K5 Don Walls (AR)~46 / Mark Sayger (AR)~14............1:06:21.29 2 K1 Mike Herbert (AR)~48 / Savanna Herbert (AR)~12....1:07:39.38 3 K6 Jackie Stone (MI)~14 / Jeff Shenberger (PA)~47........1:08:32.35 4 K2 Glen Vandewinckel (NY)~72 / Annie Ripton (NY)~10....1:15:27.04 5 K7 Austin Clark (MI)~11 / Roger Clark (MI)~57...........1:19:48.91 C2 Woman (>29) / Junior (<18) 1 J1 Becky Burris (AR)~54 / Nathan White (AR)~16.......1:11:37.06

Jackie Stone (bow) & Jeff Shenberger, 3rd Man/Youth.

C2 Man (>29) / Junior (<18) 1 H2 Thomas Sayger (AR)~18 / Dale Burris (AR)~58........1:05:17.00 2 H3 Aaron Vidusek (IL)~18 / Gareth Stevens (WI)~57....1:05:23.55 3 H4 Owen Blease (ME)~15 / Dwight Blease (ME)~49.....1:07:36.05 4 H8 David Sennett (NY)~59 / Katherin Donovan (NY)~17....1:08:53.24 5 H5 John Edwards (FL)~60 / Lauren Harrington (MN)~15....1:08:59.82 6 H9 Brian Benson (IN)~44 / Devann Benson (IN)~17.....1:09:33.16 7 H6 Terry Pontius (IN)~62 / Luke Sayger (AR)~16..........1:10:36.42 8 H7 Edwin Villhauer (NJ)~51 / Elena Villhauer (NJ)~17....1:16:00.58 Don Walls (bow) & Mark Sayger, C2 Man/Youth Champions.

Aaron Vidusek (bow) & Gareth Stevens, 2nd Man/Junior.

Thomas Sayger (bow) & Dale Burris, C2 Man/Junior Champions. Owen Blease (bow) & Dwight Blease, 3rd Man/Junior.

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USCA C2 Mixed Junior and Mixed Open Marathon Championships

USCA C2 Mixed Junior C2 Mixed Open & Master, and C2 Standard Mixed Marathon Championships

Nick McGrory (bow) & Leandra Londo, 2nd C2 Jr.

Sunday, August 16, 2009 Allegheny River, Kinzua Dam to Betts Park Position / Boat # / Paddlers / Time C2 Mixed Junior 1 M5 Ethan Evenson (MN)~18 / Lilly Manns (MN)~17...1:06:21.65 2 M4 Leandra Londo (MN)~18 / Nick McGrory (MN)~15...1:09:40.05

Marc Gillespie (bow) & Holly Reynolds, 3rd C2 Mixed.

C2 Mixed Open 1 F3 Gloria Wesley (MA)~49 / Calvin Hassel (NE)~45...1:28:17.54 2 F9 Colleen Moore (ME)~47 / Matt Rudnitsky (NY)~22...1:28:18.11 3 F2 Marc Gillespie (NY)~56 / Holly Reynolds (NY)~29...1:29:40.93 4 F5 Dylan Freedman (NY)~19 / Ruth Perkins (AR)~20....1:32:54.06 5 F1 Peter Heed (NH)~59 / Emma Ross (MA)~33..........1:35:15.52 6 F7 Bill Kostra (PA)~57 / Karen Febey (MD)~35...........1:37:56.46 7 F10 Tom Thomas (IN)~63 / Alisa Ohara (AR)~21.........1:39:05.79 Emma Ross (bow) & Peter Heed, 5th C2 Mixed.

Bill Kostra (bow) & Karen Febey, 6th C2 Mixed.

Ethan Evenson (bow) & Lilly Manns, C2 Mixed Junior Champions, head for the finish line. Beyond them, C2 Man/Junior team Elena (bow) & Edwin Villhauer and the C2 Man/Youth team Don Walls (bow) & Mark Sayger. Calvin Hassel (bow) & Gloria Wesley, C2 Mixed Open Champions, with Colleen Moore (bow) & Matt Rudnitsky (off camera) less than a quarter of a second behind them in what had to be the tightest race of the Nationals!

Tom Thomas & Alisa Ohara, 7th C2 Mixed.

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USCA C2 Mixed Master and C2 Standard Mixed Marathon Championships C2 Mixed Master Champions Al Limberg (bow) & Barb Bradley, followed by Paul & Miranda Gruber, 4th C2 Std.

Randy Bailey (bow) & Lisa Bainey, C2 Std Mixed Champs.

C2 Mixed Master 40 1 G11 Al Limberg (WI)~51 / Barb Bradley (WI)~52..........1:31:14.75 2 G3 Vicki Cummings (CT)~47 / Del Cummings (CT)~51....1:32:11.93 3 G12 Stan Machacek (ON)~65 / Karen Simpson (ON)~54....1:33:16.82 4 G7 Laura Walton (MA)~54 / Joe Shaw (MA)~54..........1:33:22.27 5 G9 Brenda Bowie (MA)~42 / David Armstrong (MD)~60....1:34:17.63 6 G8 Thomas Warner (NH)~61 / Kristen Warner (NH)~45....1:34:42.99 7 G5 Karen Levitt (MA)~41 / Nick Lyesiuk (MA)~65......1:36:38.06 8 G10 Robert Bradford (MI)~66 / Priscilla Reinertsen (NH)~66...1:36:46.28 9 G6 Patty Spector (MA)~59 / Gary Aprea (MA)~65.......1:37:08.64 10 G13 William McDuffie, Jr (NC)~47 / Lynne McDuffie (NC)~46....1:38:22.92 11 G15 Leza McLain (VA)~48 / Rusty McLain (VA)~50......1:38:36.53 12 G14 Gwyn Hayman (ON)~54 / Bob Vincent (ON)~66....1:38:47.13 13 G4 Roland Muhlen (OH)~66 / Linda Muhlen (OH)~56....1:39:00.07 14 G1 Ed Greiner (NY)~51 / Kim Greiner (NY)~50..........1:41:31.59 C2 Standard Mixed 1 E12 Randy Bailey (PA)~45 / Lisa Bainey (PA)~50...........1:38:17.81 2 E9 Jim Short (MO)~59 / Donna Short (MO)~56.........1:38:27.30 3 E11 Andrea Keay (ON)~46 / Craig Creighton (ON)~52....1:38:37.63 4 E2 Paul Gruber (PA)~51 / Miranda Gruber (PA)~18....1:40:52.27 5 E10 LaVerne Young (FL)~73 / Teresa Stout (PA)~55.......1:43:28.87 6 E6 James Bittner (PA)~53 / Nancy Pyle (PA)~45..........1:44:55.84 7 E4 Lisa Cordick (ON)~44 / Ray Healey (ON)~71........1:48:48.82 8 E1 Colleen Gerg (DC)~44 / Ken Gerg (PA)~73............1:54:27.19 9 E8 Erin Fabin (OH)~27 / Kevin Morgan (OH)~54......2:05:26.52

James Bittner (bow) & Nancy Pyle, 6th C2 Std Mixed.

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“The Best Week of My Summer” — Jackie Stone’s Time at Nationals

The Best Week of My Summer

My first race was the C2 Women Junior with gether and we raced very well. We also had one of my close friends, Nathalie Hanson. some exciting competition in the beginning We took first place, and I had awhile after of the race against our good friends Lilly that race until my next one, so I was able Manns and Devann Benson. For about to relax. My next race was supposed to be the first half of the race we fought them for the C2 Girl Juvenile race, but since I was the lead. We would pull ahead, then they would pull ahead, and it just went like that . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jackie Stone the only Girl Juvenile there, the race was dropped. After some more waiting, things for a while. Then, we got stuck on a sharp y week at Nationals is always the began to get very crazy. Since I was the turn and they passed us for good. Anna best and most eventful week of my only Girl Juvenile, I raced against the boys and I still finished strong and we are proud summer. I love attending the Nationals every year and seeing all of my friends from so that I had someone to race with. I didn’t of ourselves for doing as well as we did. do as well as I had hoped, but it was better all over the country that I never get to see My last marathon was the C2 Man Youth on otherwise. There are always new people to than nothing. Sunday with Jeff Shenberger. I was excited meet, and more events to try. Once I got back from that race I had to go to paddle with someone new and to see how straight to the K1 Woman Junior race, which it went. I had a lot of fun racing with Jeff The nonstop rain this year proved to be I also wasn’t too happy with. I knew when I and I think we did great considering we had an obstacle for my family. We had made arrangements to stay at a campground along got back to shore that I had the C1 Woman never paddled together before. Jeff taught the river that we had stayed at the last time Junior to do after that, but I could see they me a lot about paddling that day. were already out on the water waiting for Nationals were held in Pennsylvania, but On Friday night at the campground we me. So, as I started to get ready, I decided with the water level rising up so high, we were staying at, there was a paddling clinic to drop it instead, so that they wouldn’t were flooded out. That was one stressful held at the Rice Creek Boat Club’s camp site, have to wait for me. I was so glad I decided which was very close to ours. Peter Heed thing we didn’t need. Once we had made that, because I was tired from my other plans to stay at another campground, we came in and taught us about drafting. I was sprints. I finished the day racing with my were able to give the events for the rest of very happy that he came in to talk to us, good friend Mark Sayger in the C2 Mixed the week our full attention. and very grateful. Open. We came in third; I was happy with On Tuesday, my family participated in Nationals are always so much fun for my that. the Adult/Youth Sprints. My little sister whole family. The races are fun, and hangThe marathons have never used to be my Lindsey raced with Priscilla Reinertsen, ing out at the campground with our club favorite part of the week, but this year they and other clubs is equally just as fun. I am and they took a fourth place medal. My younger brother Brennan raced with Holly were. On Friday I raced the C1Woman going to continue to participate at Nationals Junior marathon and had a good race. I Reynolds and they managed to take first. until I can’t any more*. I can’t wait to see I was very nervous about my race with Pam didn’t tip over in the rapids, and I am proud everyone next year in Peshtigo! of myself for that. Saturday was the C2 Fitzgerald; we had never paddled together Women Junior race, which I competed in *Editor’s note: I do believe Phil Cole before. We had only just met before the with Anna Tompkins. This was my favorite once said the same thing; he’s 90 now, events began! Once I was in the boat with race of the whole week. We had fun toand still a regular at Nationals! her and ready to go, I felt better and much more confident. We had an exciting race, and took first place. I am glad I had the chance to race with Pam, and I would love to race with her again. Everyone there who knew Lindsey Stone was proud of her on Wednesday because of 23´ long how well she did in the Biathlon. She was 20˝ wide on a team with Priscilla Reinertsen and 45 lbs in Carbon Fiber Phil Cole and she ran for them. She ran • Touring • Training • Racing almost the whole distance, only walking for Options: Understern Rudder, Extra Lightweight – 39 lbs, Different Lay-ups about a minute, and she finished strong. That is no small thing for an eight year old, Extra Fast Tourer – often the fastest K1T at USCA Nationals and I was so proud of her. 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USCA K1 Sea Kayak Woman Championships Anita Allen, Sea Kayak Woman Open Champion, with Betsy Bellario far side of her at this point in the race.

USCA K1 Sea Kayak Woman Marathon Championships Friday, August 14, 2009 Allegheny River, Kinzua Dam to Betts Park

Bestsy Bellario, 2nd Sea Kayak Woman Open.

Position / Boat # / Paddlers / Time K1 Sea Kayak Woman Open 1 X1 Anita Allen (FL)~55................................................1:50:56.73 2 X2 Betsy Bellario (IL)~46..............................................1:51:00.86 3 X3 Dawn McCracken (PA)~26.....................................1:56:45.08 K1 Sea Kayak Woman Master 1 AA1 Louann Cramer (PA)~44.........................................1:49:39.80 2 AA4 Cindy Vogel (FL)~48...............................................1:58:56.98 dnf AA3 Diane Baldwin (PA)~[?]...................................................... dnf K1 Sea Kayak Woman Senior 1 BB1 Wendy Brinson (IN)~56..........................................2:01:02.27 K1 Sea Kayak Woman Veteran 1 1 CC1 Janet Jastremski (PA)~61.........................................2:03:42.15

Dawn McCracken, 3rd Sea Kayak Woman Open.

K1 Sea Kayak Woman Veteran 2~no participants K1 Sea Kayak Woman Grand Veteran 1~no participants K1 Sea Kayak Woman Grand Veteran 2~no participants Cindy Vogel, 2nd Sea Kayak Woman Master.

Louann Cramer, Sea Kayak Woman Master Champion.

Wendy Brinson, Sea Kayak Woman Senior Champion. Janet Jastremski, Sea Kayak Woman Veteran 1 Champion.

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USCA K1 Sea Kayak Man Championships

USCA K1 Sea Kayak Man Marathon Championships

Michael Miller, 2nd Sea Kayak Man Open followed by Michael Caudill and Doug King, 5th and 4th Seniors respectively.

Friday, August 14, 2009 Allegheny River, Kinzua Dam to Betts Park Position / Boat # / Paddlers / Time K1 Sea Kayak Man Open 1 GG4 Karl Vogel (FL)~55................................................1:36:44.77 2 GG3 Michael Miller (PA)~34.........................................1:38:36.80 3 GG1 Matthew Conrad (IN)~29......................................1:44:54.71 GG2 Phil Hughes (IL)~50......................................................... dnf

Matthew Conrad, 3rd Sea Kayak Man Open.

K1 Sea Kayak Man Master 1 HH1 James Goochee (PA)~57.........................................1:34:24.24 2 HH2 Milan Kratka (IL)~44.............................................1:35:13.64 3 HH3 Gary Ballina (PA)~51.............................................1:36:04.62

Leading the pack, Gary Mullen, 3rd Sea Kayak Man Senior, then Karl Vogel, this year’s Open Champion, and Paul Gruber (7th Senior) behind. Karl had a good run putting in the 7th fastest Sea Kayak time of the day.

Phil Hughes, paddling in Sea Kayak Man Open. Milan Kratka, 2nd Sea Kayak Man Master, 4th fastest Sea Kayak time overall.

Jim Goochee, Sea Kayak Man Master Champion, with the 2nd fastest overall Sea Kayak time of the day.

Gary Ballina, 3rd Sea Kayak Man Master, 3rd fastest overall.

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USCA K1 Sea Kayak Man Championships Steve Rosenau, Sea Kayak Man Senior Champion, with the fastest Sea Kayak time of the day — great going, Steve!

David Blakeley, 2nd Senior – and 6th fastest Sea Kayaker of the day.

K1 Sea Kayak Man Senior 1 JJ2 Steve Rosenau (NC)~52.........................................1:33:05.44 2 JJ7 David Blakeley (NC)~52........................................1:36:29.41 3 JJ10 Gary Mullen (PA)~57............................................1:36:52.53 4 JJ6 Doug King (OH)~51.............................................1:37:21.26 5 JJ1 Michael Caudill (OH)~56......................................1:37:24.78 6 JJ3 Mike Wolfson (NY)~52.........................................1:37:28.15 7 JJ9 Paul Gruber (PA)~51..............................................1:37:57.14 8 JJ8 Steven Schwinn (IN)~55........................................1:46:15.39 9 JJ4 Daniel Baumert (ME)~56......................................1:48:38.19 10 JJ5 Gregory Henton (PA)~55.......................................1:51:08.99 K1 Sea Kayak Man Veteran 1 1 KK2 Clarence Short (FL)~64..........................................1:34:33.19 2 KK1 Doug Keiper (FL)~62.............................................1:46:15.76 3 KK3 Ed Leszek (OH)~63...............................................2:03:45.11 K1 Sea Kayak Man Veteran 2 1 LL1 Irv Claar (PA)~65...................................................1:51:27.56 K1 Sea Kayak Man Grand Veteran 1 1 MM1 Jerry Patton (PA)~70..............................................1:36:15.84

Clarence Short, Sea Kayak Man Veteran Champion with the 2nd fastest Sea Kayak time overall – impressive!

K1 Sea Kayak Man Grand Veteran 2 1 NN2 Earl Baldwin, Jr (ME)~85......................................1:50:56.39 2 NN1 Bob Stwalley (IN)~78............................................1:54:04.99 Irv Claar – a regular whenever we come to Warren – good to see his smiling face again – a Champion this year, in Veteran 2!

Jerry Patton, with a very creditable 5th fastest Sea Kayak time overall, is this year’s Sea Kayak Man Grand Veteran 1 Champion. Doug King, 4th Senior, in the background.

Earl Baldwin, Sea Kayak Man Grand Vet 2 Champion, followed by Gregory Henton, 10th Senior. USCA cofounder Bob Stwalley, paddling in the Sea Kayak Man Grand Veteran 2 class.

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K1-ICF Marathon Championships

K1-ICF Marathon Championships

Austin Schwinn, 3rd K1-ICF Man.

Friday, August 14, 2009 Allegheny River, Kinzua Dam to Betts Park Position / Boat # / Paddlers / Time K1-ICF Woman Open~no participants K1-ICF Woman Master 1 SS2 Sonja Gilman (IN)~49...........................................1:44:15.35 2 SS1 Betsy Arnold (IN)~49.............................................1:44:49.14 3 SS3 Linda Charles (PA)~58...........................................2:04:13.75 K1-ICF Man 1 PP3 Jason Quagliata (NY)~35........................................1:26:01.32 2 PP1 Rob Hartman (MI)~39...........................................1:26:02.56 3 PP4 Austin Schwinn (IN)~18........................................1:27:46.12 4 PP2 Mark Wendolowski (MA)~34.................................1:34:33.36 5 PP6 Marsh Jones (MN)~54...........................................1:44:15.93 K1-ICF Man Master 1 QQ4 Mike Herbert (AR)~48...........................................1:26:03.93 2 QQ2 Jack Toth (FL)~41..................................................1:28:44.66 3 QQ8 James Mallory (NY)~51..........................................1:34:29.12 4 QQ1 Kevin LeRoy (WI)~41............................................1:41:47.62 5 QQ3 Steven Smith (CT)~63...........................................1:42:06.12 6 QQ7 Stephen Knight (NC)~57.......................................1:51:27.40 7 QQ6 Jeff Sosa (NC)~45...................................................2:04:14.90

Jim Mallory, 3rd K1-ICF Man Master.

Kevin LeRoy, 4th K1-ICF Man Master.

Jason Quagliata, 1st K1-ICF Man, with Mike Herbert (1st K1-ICF Man Master, and right behind hime, Rob Hartman, 2nd K1-ICF Man. Jack Toth, 2nd K1-ICF Man Master.

Sonja Gilman, 1st K1-ICF Woman Master. Betsy Arnold, 2nd K1-ICF Woman Master.

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USCA K1 Touring Marathon Championships

K1 Touring Marathon Championships Saturday, August 15, 2009 Allegheny River, Kinzua Dam to Betts Park Position / Boat # / Paddlers / Time K1 Touring Woman Open 1 AA2 Anita Allen (FL)~55..............................................1:49:17.61 2 AA1 Dawn McCracken (PA)~26...................................1:56:17.16

Anita Allen, K1 Touring Woman Champion. Paula Jean Lunt, K1 Touring Woman Master Champ.

K1 Touring Woman Master (40-49) 1 BB2 Paula Jean Lunt (ME)~43......................................1:44:22.29 2 BB1 Cindy Vogel (FL)~48.............................................2:05:48.03 3 BB3 Leza McLain (VA)~48...........................................2:06:20.23 K1 Touring Woman Senior (50-59) 1 CC1 Linda Charles (PA)~58..........................................2:01:18.00 K1 Touring Woman Veteran 1, Veteran 2~no participants K1 Touring Woman Grand Vet 1, Grand Vet 2~no participants

John Redos, Jr – K1 Touring Man Open Champion.

K1 Touring Man Open 1 HH2 John Redos, Jr (PA)~18.........................................1:38:34.89 2 HH3 Jake Rabatin (OH)~56..........................................1:41:21.16 3 HH1 Milan Kratka (IL)~44............................................1:43:35.78 K1 Touring Man Master K1T (40-49) 1 KK2 James Goochee (PA)~57 ...................................... 1:40:13.28 2 KK3 Larry Cowan (PA)~46...........................................1:43:31.93 K1 Touring Man Senior (50-59) 1 LL4 Steve Rosenau (NC)~52........................................1:38:55.16 2 LL6 Mike Wolfson (NY)~52.........................................1:46:39.53 3 LL2 David Blakeley (NC)~52.......................................1:47:23.19 4 LL7 Gordon Smith (VA)~50.........................................1:52:31.50 5 LL5 Daniel Baumert (ME)~56.....................................1:56:02.58

Champions two: Jim Goochee K1 Touring Man Master and Steve Rosenau, the Senior Champion.

K1 Touring Man Veteran 1 (60-64) 1 MM1 Ed Leszek (OH)~63..............................................1:40:18.76 2 MM2 Clarence Short (FL)~64.........................................1:42:09.81 K1 Touring Man Veteran 2 (65-69)~no participants K1 Touring Man Grand Veteran 1 (70-74) 1 PP1 Terry Streib (FL)~71..............................................1:41:27.56 2 PP2 Bob Dean (FL)~72................................................1:44:15.73 K1 Touring Man Grand Veteran 2 (75+) 1 QQ1 Earl Baldwin, Jr (ME)~85.....................................2:01:08.48

Terry Streib, K1 Touring Man Grand Veteran 1 Champion.

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Bob Dean, with a posse in pursuit: Milan Kratka out to his left, and behind him, Paula Jean Lunt, Anke Toth, and others.

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USCA K1 Unlimited Marathon Championships

USCA K1 Unlimited Marathon Championships

Anke Toth, fastest K1 Unlimited Woman, and Milan Kratka, 3rd K1 Touring Man Open (see p 51).

Saturday, August 15, 2009 Allegheny River, Kinzua Dam to Betts Park Position / Boat # / Paddlers / Time K1 Unlimited Woman Open 1 K1 Anke Toth (FL)~39...................................................1:44:18.96 K1 Unlimited Woman Master (40-49) 1 L1 Louann Cramer (PA)~44..........................................2:00:27.72 K1 Unlimited Woman Senior (50-59) 1 M1 Pam Browning (MA)~50..........................................1:48:37.35 K1 Unlimited Woman Veteran 1, Veteran 2~no participants K1 Unlimited Woman Grand Vet 1, Grand Vet 2~no participants K1 Unlimited Man Open 1 S2 Jason Quagliata (NY)~35..........................................1:24:20.10 2 S3 Austin Schwinn (IN)~18...........................................1:25:58.43 3 S4 Craig Impens (NJ)~33..............................................1:29:27.50 4 S1 Mark Wendolowski (MA)~34...................................1:31:50.96 5 S5 Marsh Jones (MN)~54..............................................1:36:32.03 6 S6 John Harrington (MN)~52.......................................1:48:26.50

Louann Cramer, K1 Unlimited Woman Master Champ.

K1 Unlimited Man Master (40-49) 1 T3 Jack Toth (FL)~41.....................................................1:26:33.30 2 T1 Ron Kaiser (PA)~47..................................................1:31:50.63 3 T2 Jeff Sosa (NC)~45.....................................................1:33:52.73 4 T4 Steven Horney (IN)~48............................................1:45:26.06 K1 Unlimited Man Senior (50-59) 1 U3 James Mallory (NY)~51............................................1:28:20.71 2 U2 Joe Shaw (MA)~54...................................................1:31:48.32 3 U1 John Redos (PA)~54.................................................1:32:52.20 4 U7 Karl Vogel (FL)~55...................................................1:40:29.74 5 U6 Stephen Knight (NC)~57.........................................1:40:30.00 6 U4 Gary Ballina (PA)~51................................................1:43:19.49 7 U8 Don McConaghy (NJ)~52........................................1:45:45.44

Jason Quagliata, K1 Unlimited Man Open Champion.

Jack Toth K1 Unlimited Man Master Champion.

Jim Mallory, K1 Unlimited Man Sr Champion, waked by Austin Schwinn, 2nd K1 Unlimited Man Open.

Pam Browning, K1 Unlimited Woman Senior Champ.

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USCA K1 Downriver & K2 Unlimited Marathon Championships

K1 Unlimited Man Veteran 1 (60-64) 1 W1 Ted Van Dusen (MA)~64..........................................1:33:39.97 2 W2 Doug Keiper (FL)~62...............................................1:49:19.73 K1 Unlimited Man Veteran 2 (65-69)~no participants K1 Unlimited Man Grand Vet 1 (70-74) 1 Y2 Douglas Bushnell (NY)~71................................ 1:45:26.06 2 Y1 Jerry Patton (PA)~70.......................................... 1:48:11.73 K1 Unlimited Man Grand Vet 2~no participants

Ted Van Dusen, K1 Unlimited Man Vet 1 Champion. Doug Bushnell, K1 Unlimited Man Grand Vet 1 Champ.

USCA K1 Downriver & K2 Unlimited Marathon Championships Sunday, August 16, 2009 Allegheny River, Kinzua Dam to Betts Park Position / Boat # / Paddlers / Time K1 Downriver Man Open 1 A1 Jason Quagliata (NY)~35..........................................1:26:30.59 2 A4 Ralph Scofield (MI)~66.............................................1:39:28.03 3 A2 Jake Rabatin (OH)~56..............................................1:49:07.85 4 A3 Doug Keiper (FL)~62................................................1:51:47.99 5 A5 Gregory Henton (PA)~55..........................................2:02:13.76 K1 Downriver Woman Open~no participants K2 Unlimited Women 1 D1 Betsy Arnold (IN)~49 / Sonja Gilman (IN)~49.........1:37:01.08 K2 Unlimited Men Open 1 C1 Guy Gilman (IN)~53 / Marsh Jones (MN)~54.........1:36:43.54 2 C2 Mike Moran (FL)~70 / Luana Moran (FL)~66..........1:55:28.57

Jason Quagliata, K1 Downriver Man Open Champion.

K2 Unlimited Mixed~no participants Guy Gilman (bow) & Marsh Jones, K2 Unlimited Men Open Champions.

Ralph Scofield, 2nd K1 Downriver Man Open. Luana (bow) & Mike Moran, 2nd K2 Unlimited Men Open.

Jake Rabatin, 3rd K1 Downriver Man Open. Photos copyright ツゥ 2009 by David & Lynda Williams (Will Arts)

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Youth Trophy

Marathon Points Trophy

Thursday, August 13, 2009 traveling trophy is awarded to the divisional grouping winning the most points at Youth sprints. The trophy was donated in 1997. The awarding of points follows the same pattern as for the Marathon State Points Trophy (50 points for a first place, 45 points for a 2nd, and so on) with the same rule applying to foreign competitors.

Friday-Sunday, August 14-16, 2009 ach paddler placing in the top 10 of his or her class wins points for his/her state: 50 points for a first place, 45 for 2nd, 40 for 3rd and so on, down through 5 points for a 10th place. Foreign competitors (unless they are resident in the US for at least two years) do not earn points for a state, nor does their country appear in the official rankings. However, their foreign state or province’s “positions” are given here for interest.

Youth Sprints Divisional Traveling Trophy State Marathon Points Trophy

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The states comprising the Divisions making up the Groups can be seen listed on page 58 of this issue.

Ranking Group 1st Group 3

Divisions that make up the Group East North Central

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State Ranking State 1 PA 2 NY 3 FL 4 AR 5 MA 6 IN 7 MI 8 MN 9 ME 10 IL 11 NH 12 MO 13 OH 14 WI Canada ON 15 NC 16 CT 17 NJ 18 TX 19 MD 20 VA 21 IA 22 VT 23 DC Australia VIC 24 GA

State Points MI 1340 IL 350 Total 1690

2nd

Group 1 South Atlantic, East South Central, West South Central

AR NC Total

845 100 945

3rd

Group 5 New England

MA ME Total

275 135 410

4th

Group 4 New York Division

NY

200

5th

Group 2 Mountain, Pacific, West North Central

MO

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6th

Group 6 Indiana, Ohio, Penn-Jersey PA

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Business Affiliates thanks all Business Affiliates for their support, and asks U SCA members to support these businesses with their patronage.

• C ON N E C T IC U T The Bag Lady, 860-456-4906, baglady@charter.net • F L OR I DA Lincke Kayak Equipment, Satellite Beach, FL, jack@linkekayakequipment.com Paddle Florida, FL, 352-377-8342 bill@paddleflorida.org • I L L I NOIS Friends of the Chicago River, 312-939-0170, kbevan@chicagoriver.org • L OU ISI A N A Bayou Safari Expeditions LLC, 225-717-2900 bayousafari@bellsouth.net • M A RY L A N D Savage River Works, Oakland, MD, John Diller, 301-334-2335 jd@ savageriver.com • M IC H IG A N Fay’s Motel & Cottages . . . with a Bed & Breakfast attitude, Grayling, MI, Keith Miles, 989-348-7031, milescoe@voyager.net • N E W YOR K J&J Canoe Supplies, manufacture and sale, canoe racing supplies, Auburn, NY, Jim and June Genkos, jjcanoe.com • NORT H C A ROL I N A Loon Works, 864-296-6051, loonworks@sprynet.com Paddling Events & Adventures, 336-239-6978, hrlpaddlefest@gmail. com

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Business Af f iliates, continued: • OH IO Keel Line Canoe & Kayak Supply, Chesterland, OH, Don Maistros, tuleman102@aol.com • OR E G ON Turning Point Community Service Center, Clatskanie, OR, Sandra Davis, tpcc@clatskaniecom • PE N NS Y LVA N I A Beech Creek Watershed Association, 570-660-0382, jrwalker@PA.net City of Warren, Warren, PA , James Nelles, admin@cityof warrenpa. gov Kersey and Associates PC, Warren, PA, John Kersey, johnk@johnkerseyandassociates.com Pennsylvania Environmenal Council, PA, 215-592-7020, janderson@pecpa.org • VERMONT Vitesse Press, Books on cycling, sports, health, recreation Montpelier, VT, Dick Mansfield, dick@vitessepress.com • WA SH I NGTON Gig Harbor Rent-A-Boat and Charter, Gig Harbor, WA, Joseph Marcy, gigharborrentaboat@comcast.net

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Youth Encouragement, Good Sportsmanship, Paddler of the Year

Marsh Jones Wins 2009 Youth Encouragement Award

. . . . . . . . submitted by Ellen Roy, Ethan Evenson, Margaret DiGiorno, Teegan Harrington, Nick McGrory, Lilly Manns, Leandra Londo, Laurel Harrington A number of nominations for the Youth Encouragement Award (YEA) were received, and the selection committee unanimously chose Marsh Jones for YEA 2009! Here is the nomination submission of Marsh’s name from the members of the Rice Creek Boat Club: “The members of the Rice Creek Boat Club nominate Marsh Jones for the Youth Encouragement Award. Marsh

Linda Charles wins the 2009 Bill Klebe Award for Good Sporstmanship

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here was more than enough good sportsmanship to go around this year at Nationals – and it is worth, I think, presenting all the nominations: 1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . submitted by D Marshall, Jr (8-15-09) and two people with hard-to-read signatures....” “In the C1 Junior race — Ellen Roy, Leandra Londo, and Jackie Stone all stopped their races when Anna Tompkins flipped after Flame Rapids, abandoning their placings to ensure Anna’s safety.” 2) . . . . . . . . submitted by Anna Tompkins “I would like to nominate Lilly Manns and Ellen Roy from the Rice Creek Boat Club for the Sportsmanship Award. At the start of the race, I ran into Lilly’s boat and dropped my paddle. Instead of beginning to paddle, without hesitation, she gave me her extra paddle. Thankfully, I was able to continue down the river. At the rapids, when I flipped, Ellen stopped and helped me get back in my boat. Instead of securing a spot for herself in third place, she wanted to make sure I was OK. Both of these girls showed that they were excellent competitors, but they were more concerned for my safety.”

has done an immense amount of work to promote paddling in Minnesota, particularly in the Junior divisions.

John Edwards Paddler of the Year, 2009

“Rest assured, you will be seeing a crew of overeager Minnesotans for decades to come. Even putting his thousands of hours of training, equipment repair and planning aside, Marsh has been absolutely invaluable for his encouragement of good sportsmanship and a healthy go-out-and-do-your-best attitude.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . submitted by Ken Gerg

“Marsh’s patience, generosity, and dedication have most definitely inspired everyone who has had the opportunity to work with him, and his legacy is sure to have a lasting effect on the vivacity of the United States Canoe Association. Paddle on friends!” 3) . . . . . . . . submitted by Tave Lamperez “Saturday, 8/15/2009 at 11:10AM – Canoe Juniors Nick McGrory and Ethen Evenson, both from St Paul, MN stopped to help a C1 paddler who flipped and was having trouble. They gave up a solid 2nd place at the time, and finished third.” 4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . submitted unsigned “Linda Charles lost 5 to 10 minutes or more because she chose to stay with another kayaker (Jeff Sosa, boat QQ6) throughout the race. He overturned several times during the race and she stayed with him to make sure he would make it through the race OK. I feel she deserves this award because she put her race second to helping out a fellow competitor. “I also think she deserves this award because it doesn’t matter if she’s first or last, you never see her without a smile. She doesn’t ever let her competitiveness get in the way having fun. In my opinion that’s a pretty good quality to have.” The selection committee had a hard time with this one, but in the end chose Linda Charles. Linda and the other nominees are wonderful examples – to us all – not only of good sporting behavior, but of camaraderie and having a healthy perspective on competition. Thank you – all.

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pon arriving home after the 2008 USCA Nationals, I unloaded the truck and one well-packed item: the monumental Paddler of the Year traveling trophy. Prior to that, I hadn’t had much time to appreciate or, for that matter, to look it over. Now I had time and, when I began to examine it, I was more than a little bit overwhelmed and humbled by the names/individuals and couples of the prior honorees. To say the very least, these folks are and were the icons of our sport. Not all were paddlers or great paddlers (some were) but for the most part they were people who knew and loved the sport of canoeing, not just racing. They were people who made colossal contributions to the growth and success of the United States Canoe Association. They are/ were canoe design builders. They were folks who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to keep the USCA a vibrant organization on the right track. They included people who paddled thousand of miles, some of whom won a pile of USCA medals in the process. Others played a vital role in keeping us a 5 star organization thereby protecting our 501(c)3 status. One individual, who has done wonders with the physically handicapped, was honored twice. The list has included people that knew and loved canoeing and, for the most part, the USCA. After looking over the past recipients, it struck me that one name/person who had essentially done so much and served so long was never honored. How could this happen? The guy has been with the organization almost from its inception, served as Vice President, President, Executive Director, filled in as assistant to the “temporary” Treasurer, Race Organizer, meeting planner, etc, etc, and also competes at a very high level given his “advanced years”. John Edwards it seemed to me was LONG overdue for this honor and given the enthusiasm of those who signed on for submitting his name, I feel many others agreed. John, for all you have done for the USCA and for all we hope you will continue to do, we salute you. Congratulations on a long overdue honor. We wish you many enjoyable paddling days in the years to come. For my part, I just enjoy hearing you sing the National Anthem!

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Over the Gunwales

Over the Gunwales – USCA President’s Message

. . . . . . . . Janet Perry, President, USCA went. I raced. I lost. And, I’ve got the medals to prove it.

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That pretty much describes every Nationals I’ve been to in the last seven years. (I’ve been to many more Nationals than that, for the record.) “I went. I raced. I lost,” are the positive part of that description. The “And, I’ve got the medals to prove it,” is not the positive part of that description. Going to Nationals is mostly fun. There are many friends to catch up with off the water even if I never stick with them on the water. There are usually dinner partners whose names I know but whose fascinating histories I’ve never heard — Phil Cole filled that role, this year. He told me his philosophy of coaching cross-country skiiers for over 30 years, he told me something about his lineage (he’s related to the painter who founded the Hudson River School of landscape painting — just Google it, you’ll see...), and he told me the best thing any competitor can do is to teach your competition to be at least as good as you are, so that you always have people to race with. Don’t worry too much about equipment; worry more about being as fine as your fellows on the field of sport as you can. Like other fine athletes I’ve known, he believes in teaching others what you learn, to make them as successful as you can be. Build a community of good athletes, and you’ll always be surrounded by real friends. At Nationals there’s always something new to try. I chose to afflict Aims Coney, the Orienteering Competition Chair, with my participation at his race. You know what? Photographs don’t do Aims any justice at all — the only portrait of Aims that could capture that merry, tolerant twinkle in his eye, would be a painting by a really good artist. You know what else? There were some really good paddlers at that event! Aims will read that sentence with frustration

and resignation, but I’ve been told for years we should take orienteering off the schedule. I’ve argued against it, even arguing against Aims himself telling us that USCA is not interested in a competitive orienteering event at Nationals. I’d never participated in canoe orienteering, nor have I ever registered at the Nationals version of it. I’d heard, from fine paddlers, that it’s a blast. I’d read Aims’ wonderful reports in Canoe News, and it sounded like he knew how to do it, so I figured I might have fun. It never occurred to me, with all that quality there, that I would win a medal. Good grief. I shouldn’t have done. I missed two controls, mis-punched two controls, followed someone to find two controls, and didn’t exactly worry about the compass too much — even though I did have a compass so that I’d look like one of the “the real ones”. But I finished in time. I was as muddy and wet as everyone else. And I think I had as much fun, too. Aims congratulated me with just as much enthusiasm as he did anyone else, and I’m in the picture of the people who participated. I think Aims is the one who deserved a medal — for putting up with my questions! Because there have been a LOT of questions! I’ve learned a lot from Aims over the last two years! He wouldn’t accept my effort to award him my medal though, no matter how hard I tried to press it on him! “Think of it as inspiration,” he advised — his mouth holding that wry little grin that says he could say more but won’t. I started to ask anyway, but he was off to fix something with the computer results before I could nail him. Story of my life. Well, getting a championship medal on Wednesday morning wasn’t embarrassing enough for someone who’d had only about 1 - 2 hours on the water per week since spring. So, on that same Wednesday, I failed again, with determination and grit, and won a medal at Tom Walton’s Biathlon. Sure, I was ahead of some kayakers because in a canoe I could run the bank a lot closer than they could. Yes, I wasn’t dead last on the run. I definitely ran the portage hard enough to nearly black out

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at the finish. But the quality of competitors around me was way higher than my talents, and greater in number than at Orienteering! The only thing I did differently than all the other women in my age division was to go solo! I kinda think I got a medal for not being able to get a partner in time for the race. So, a champion again! At least, though, this was a “fun, unofficial” race, and so I was a “fun, unofficial” champion! When I mentioned my misgivings to Tom, he told me, “Everyone should get a medal for doing what they didn’t think they could do. Or for what other people don’t expect them to do. We get medals for being courageous, Janet,” he paused, then grinned, “And, it’s your ticket to the post-race soirée — so don’t scoff at it!” Sadly, I couldn’t make the post-race soirée. I needed to call my Mom. It proved to be auspicious, though I didn’t know it at the time. She asked me, did I win that day? “Nope,” I told her, but my reply was out of tune with the noise from my companions in the hotel room, who denied that I had lost! “You sound a bit too happy about losing, and Tave makes it sound like you won,” she noted. “Well, I got medals,” I admitted, “but I didn’t win.” I explained how I finished near last everywhere but that I’d had a really great day, and summed it up with, “It’s the USCA way.” Several people in our room groaned. Mom laughed for the first time in a long time. “That’s confusing....” she paused, “Can’t you change it?” “Lots of people have to agree,” I told her, “I can’t do it by myself.” She said, “You need more allies, and less alloy?” Yup. And, there’s lots of listening to be done — on all sides of the issue — before we win the argument that it’s OK to fail — that being allowed to enjoy racing and losing at Nationals (unalloyed by any medal) is in itself worth while. Photo copyright © 2009 by Gareth Stevens


Advice from the Vice

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken Gerg, VP, USCA I just spent the weekend of 9/11 through 9/13 doing my 22nd Adirondack 90 Mile Canoe Classic. It has always been a challenging adventure and this year was no exception. My partners were daughter Colleen and husband and wife Toni and Randy Flament. We didn’t win but finished a respectable 6th; blame it on my age. I can still paddle, but the portages, especially Raquette Falls, are getting to be a real challenge. When I first did this event in 1987, I thought they had too many classes. It seemed there was a class for anything that could be paddled or considered a boat/canoe/kayak/dugout, etc, that would float.

Photo copyright © 2009 by Peg & Rich Hodgkins

Advice from the Vice

As the years have gone by, I have a new perspective. At last count I think there currently are some 16 classes (including guide boats, war and voyageur canoes). The largest class is Open Touring. There are NO 1st, 2nd or 3rd place awards given in this class. Essentially, you are in this class to participate and hopefully you will finish. Times are kept and cut off points are enforced. Having also just been involved in our USCA Nationals I thought a little comparison might be interesting. Would you be shocked to know that USCA has some 90 classes? Talk about TOO MANY CLASSES! We have classes, especially in the kayak area, where we had NO participants (approximately 10 classes, maybe more) and many (maybe another 10) where we had ONE. I would ask, “How can that be a NATIONAL championship”? My “Advice from the Vice” at this time is that we take a long hard look at the

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classes and let’s “restart” enforcing the 7-boat rule to drop classes – take it down to 5 boats, but ONE is just ridiculous. If we keep expanding our classes, perhaps we could just do away with our little Nationals “get together” and just mail each and every USCA member a medal. If they want more than one, charge $5 or so per extra – or maybe $15 for gold, $10 for silver and $5 for bronze. There should be seven (7) NATIONAL Championship races – C1 Woman, C1 Man, C2 Women, C2 Men, C2 Mixed, K1 Woman and K1 Man. All others should be USCA Class Champions – not USCA National Champions. I know that some reading this opinion will have a lower heating bill this winter as I am sure it will make them “hot under the collar”! However, I suspect that many others will agree with me. Cheers!

— Ken

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USCA List of Officers, Delegates (Board of Directors) 2008-2010, Committee Chairs

Executive Director: John Edwards USCA Officers Executive Committee President & Chair: Janet Perry Vice President: Ken Gerg Secretary: Joan Theiss Treasurer: Sonja Gilman Delegates

Organized State & Regional Divisions Florida Division/USCA The election for the 20102012 term will determine the new Florida Division’s delegates, pending which this list will remain as before. Indiana Division/USCA Steve Horney Terry Pontius Steve Schwinn New York Division/USCA David Donner Robert Fisher Jan Whitaker One vacancy Ohio Division/USCA Bill Corrigan Norm Skinner Penn Jersey Division/USCA Judy Jeanes Ron Kaiser Jeffrey Shenberger Teresa Stout Susan Williams Non Organized Regional Divisions East South Central Division (AL, KY, MS, TN) Neal Sanders East North Central Division (IL, MI, WI) Everett Crozier John Hazel Joe Johnson Tave Lamperez Kevin LeRoy Karl Teske Lynn Witte Mountain Division (CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, UT, WY) Lynn Capen New England Division (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT) Robert Allen Pam Browning Karen Levitt Kaitlyn McElroy Priscilla Reinertsen Paula Thiel Pacific Division (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) Veronica Wisniewski South Atlantic Division (DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) Greg Barton John Diller Bobby Galbraith Lee Short Harold Theiss Jack Toth

CindyVogel Karl Vogel West North Central Division (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) Earl Brimeyer Ted Cramer West South Central Division (AR, AZ, LA, OK, TX) Pete Binion Becky Burris Bob Spain Don Walls Non US Regional Stan Machacek Affiliated Club Delegates

Florida Competition Paddlers Association Glennis Williams Illinois Paddling Council Kevin Bradley Kalamazoo Canoe & Kayak Club Dave Diget Michigan Canoe Racing Assn Dwight Walker New England Canoe and Kayak Racing Association Michael Ripple New York Marathon Canoe Racing Association Kim Greiner North Carolina Canoe Racing Association Steven Rosenau Pennsylvania Association of Canoeing and Kayaking Jerry Patton St Charles Canoe Club Ed Hahn Texas Canoe Racing Assn Richard Steppe Wisconsin Canoe Racing Assn Gareth Stevens

Instruction Certification: Tave Lamperez Insurance Committee: Jim Dipelesi Insurance Coordinator: Maria Liquori International: John Edwards Marketing: Gareth Stevens Membership: Paula Thiel Merchandise Sales: Barbara Walls Nationals Coordinator: John Edwards Nationals Timing: John Edwards Publications: Gareth Stevens Publicity & PR: Becky Burris & Don Walls Safety: Steve Rosenau Technical Inspection: Jerry Patton Youth Activities: Judy Jeanes & Teresa Stout

Ted Cramer (WNC) w (712) 441-2613 h (712) 472-3941 c (712) 441-2613 tlcramer@premieronline.net Ev Crozier (ENC) (715) 735-9763 erccrc@cybrzn.com

Dues & Membership Review: Joan Theiss Women’s Interests: Janet Perry Web Site Committee: Gareth Stevens

F Robert Fisher (NY) w (607) 746-4394 h (607) 746-6034 c (607) 341-1496 fisherra@delhi.edu

Special Committees

D David Diget (KCKC) h (269) 668-2928 I_Can_Diget@hotmail. com John Diller (SA) w (301) 334-2335 jd@savageriver.com David Donner (NY Div) (716) 839-4307 revdonner@aol.com E John Edwards Executive Director, USCA Work (727) 823-8000 canoechamp@aol.com

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Phone, Email &/or Address) Bobby Galbraith (SA) A Robert Allen (NE) (413) 568-8832 rangerfiberglass@yahoo.com

B Greg Barton (SA) (843) 849-6963 greg@epickayaks.com Pete Binion (WSC) (979) 218-4947 Standing Committees pbinion@txcyber.com Adaptive Paddling: Jan Kevin Bradley (IPC) Whitaker h (847) 885-0836 Auditing Committee: KAAB610@aol.com Vacant Earl Brimeyer (WNC) Barton Cup (Subcommitw (563) 556-7040 tee, Youth Activities): h (563) 583-6345 Miranda Robinson ebrimeyer@aol.com Bylaws Review: Paula Thiel Camaraderie: Judy Jeanes Pam Browning (NE) h (978) 456-2791 Camping/Cruising: Rex c (508) 277-5836 Klein Competition: Norm Lud- pjbrowning2001@yahoo. com wig & Ken Gerg Competition / Dragon Boat: Becky Burris (WSC) David Hillman w (479) 968-0437 Competition / Kayak: Pam h (479) 967-5080 Browning c (479) 747-1839 Competition / National rburris@atu.edu Awards: Priscilla ReinC ertsen Lynn Capen (Mountain) Competition / Orienteering: (303) 444-0187 Aims Coney lcapen@riomapas.com Competition / Outrigger Aims Coney Canoe: Jan Whitaker Competition / Sprints: Bill (978) 562-2805 aims.coney@hp.com Corrigan Competition / Swan Boat: Bill Corrigan (Ohio Div) Glen Green (513) 530-9249 Conservation: Bob Spain wmcorrigan@fuse.net Education: Vacant Historian, Bylaws, Rules & Regulations: Joan Theiss

(757) 489-7582 rbgalb@aol.com Ken Gerg, Vice President (814) 486-1691 joken2@zitomedia.net Sonja Gilman Treasurer, USCA h (574) 848-7104 c (574) 276-8263 gilmanaccounting@earthlink.net Glen Green (856) 468-4646 chairman@swanboat.org Kim Greiner (NYMCRA) h (518) 875-6497 c (518) 421-2939 twobears@nycap.rr.com H Ed Hahn (SCCC) w (630) 262-9132 h (630) 262-9132 edhahn@netscape.com John Hazel (ENC) (269) 544-0248 johnhazel2@yahoo.com David Hillman (319) 362-7506 dhillma@rockwellcollins.com Steven Horney (IN Div) w (260) 451-6855 h (260) 637-7414 c (260) 452-6447 soarer_270@yahoo.com J Judy Jeanes (Penn-Jersey) w (610) 622-7000 ext 665 c (215) 872-7409 waterconfidence@yahoo.com Joe Johnson (ENC) h (906) 863-8101 joe49858@yahoo.com

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Lee Short (SA) h (352) 344-9149 eejwiz@hotmail.com Norm Skinner (Ohio Div) 4265 Red Bud Rd, Dresden, OH 43821 (740) 754-1213 Bob Spain (WSC) L G Tave Lamperez (ENC) w (512) 263-2751 h (512) 263-2751 h (630) 584-6931 rws0987@yahoo.com lamperez@netscape.net Richard Steppe (TCRA) Kevin LeRoy (ENC) 3508 Grande Bulevar, h (608) 273-0476 Irving, TX 75062 c (608) 712-0980 (214) 986-4272 kevin.leroy@tds.net slowpaddler@hotmail.com Karen Levitt (NE) Gareth Stevens (WCRA) (413) 773-9491 (262) 628-9991 karen_levitt@sbschool.org nawal@ticon.net Larry Liquori, PastTeresa Stout (PennPresident Jersey) work (631) 269-9696 (814) 856-2330 cell (631) 766-9903 LLiquori@jacka-liquori.com teresastout3354@yahoo.com T Norm Ludwig Karl Teske (ENC) (570) 865-6214 w (312) 992-6672 ncludwig@kcnet.org c (630) 247-7491 M kteske213@comcast.net Stan Machacek (Non-US) Joan Theiss, Secretary & h (416) 282-6641 Harold Theiss (SA) c (416) 735-6641 (352) 588-9877 smachacek2000@yahoo. hjtheiss@juno.com com Paula Thiel (NE) Kaitlyn McElroy (NE) h (860) 564-2443 (207) 890-7423 kaitlyn.mcelroy9@gmail.com prma1@comcast.net Jack Toth (SA) P w (850) 644-0854 Jerry Patton (PACK) Jack@Toth.net (814) 642-9161 V Janet Perry, President, CindyVogel (SA) USCA river-racer@hotmail.com (630) 584-6931 Karl Vogel (SA) janetperry55@comcast.net (727) 938-7685 Terry Pontius (IN Div) tech6outriggers@hotmail.com (765) 474-9877 thepontsin@aol.com W Dwight Walker (MCRA) R Priscilla Reinertsen (NE) (269) 330-5302 dlwalker21@yahoo.com h (603) 746-6491 Don Walls (WSC) prtsen1@comcast.net Michael Ripple(NECKRA) (479) 331-2585 donwalls2@netzero.com w (617) 428-3637 Jan Whitaker (NY Div) h (617) 625-3571 h (585) 292-6107 c (617) 645-2561 michael.ripple@comcast.net janwhitaker@frontiernet. Steve Rosenau (NCCRA) net Glennis Williams (FCPA) w (704) 875-4570 c (727) 455-9188 h (704) 483-4130 ggawilliams@juno.com canunut@bellsouth.net Susan Williams (Penn S Jersey) Neal Sanders (ESC) w (610) (405-5008 2308 Avondale Drive Johnson City, TN 37604- h (570) 435-0427 c (610) 405-5008 2403 ladyjustice@erols.com (423) 282-6153 Veronica Wisniewski Steven R Schwinn (IN (Pacific) Div) (360) 398-7158 h (574) 533-3990 veronicacanoe@yahoo.com c (574) 370-5349 TheSchwinns@Hotmail. Lynne Witte (ENC) com h (586) 783-5654 Jeff Shenberger (PACK) c (586) 201-5695 lynnewitte@juno.com h (717) 533-1306 c (717) 919-7278 canoeracer@hotmail.com K Ron Kaiser (Penn-Jersey) (570) 327-8106 Rkayak63@aol.com Rex Klein (708) 747-0302 the-rexster@att.net


The 2010 USCA National Canoe & Kayak Championships Peshtigo, WI — August 10-15, 2010

Yes, August 10-15, 2010 —

six great days of sprint and marathon canoe & kayak competition plus — Canoe (& Kayak) Orienteering and the ever-popular “fun, unofficial” Biathlon! uscanoe.com • uscanoenews.com • (715) 735-9763

And don’t forget to save July 3-4, 2010 for the

USCA Stock Aluminum Canoe Marathon Championships and Arkansas’ Big Dog C2 Pro Race in Pocahontas, AR

uscanoe.com • uscanoenews.com • (870) 892-4290


Mark your calendars for 2010!

USCA Aluminum Nationals

United States Canoe Association 487 Wylie School Road Voluntown, CT 06384 Change Service Requested

NON-PROFIT ORG US POSTAGE PAID PERMIT 2186 WHEATON, IL

July 3, 2010: Pocahontas, AR

+ July 4, Arkansas’ Big Dog C2 Pro Race

USCA Canoe & Kayak Nationals Aug 10-15, 2010 — Peshtigo, WI

Please renew your USCA membership All memberships expire December 31. All renewals (or new memberships) from October 1st onward count through 2010. So, now is a great time to renew! Please renew online at USCAnoe.com or use the form on page 57 in this issue and mail your dues to Paula Thiel (860) 564-2443 487 Wylie School Rd Voluntown, CT 06384 prma1@comcast.net

Are you moving? New postal address? Have you changed your email address? Or your phone number? Please email your change of address or phone number to: Membership Chair, Paula Thiel, prma1@comcast.net Or if by mail, see address in notice to the left, on this back cover.

Below: The prolific and prodigious Sayger family – Steve and Lori Sayger with their nine children (plus one). Front row, left to right: Philip, Ariel, and Thomas; standing: Mark, Joshua, Timothy, Steve, Matthew, Luke, Lori, plus an honorary Sayger visiting from Japan, Alisa Ohara, then Ruth (now Perkins). Photo copyright © 2009 by Brian Ferry / Warren Times Observer

Canoe News Vol 42 Issue 4 Nationals Report Issue 2009  

Canoe News 42-4 contains all the results and reports for the USCA National Canoe & Kayak Championships for 2009 in Warren, PA, and other art...

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