Find A Paddler

If you are a paddler looking for a partner or assistance for the AuSable River Canoe Marathon, we would like to list your request on this page. Please fill out the form below, including your name, age, experience, phone number, e-mail address, and any other information that you feel would assist your request. Persons would be responsible for contacting you direct from the information you provide.  Posts will be listed at the bottom of this page.  They are dated and will expire in August. Please advise us when a post needs to be removed or to be renewed.

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(male/female, bow/stern, region near you, etc.)

Information about your canoe racing experience, training, people you have paddled with, or any other information that you think will assist with your request.


 

PADDLERS LOOKING FOR PARTNERS

NAME: Randy Allison
HOMETOWN: Grayling, MI
AGE: 43
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5’8″, 160 lb
PHONE/CELL989-390-2973
E-MAILswacker1973@gmail.com
HAS RACING C-2?: No, but will have.
LOOKING FOR: A bow or stern male partner.
COMMENTS: I am experienced stern paddler but can paddle bow, looking for the 2017 Marathon.
POSTED: 2-27-2017, UPDATED: 2-28-2017
EXPIRES: 8-1-2017

 

NAME: James Miller
HOMETOWN: Grayling, MI
AGE: 27
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6’0″, 230 lbs
PHONE/CELL989-889-1746
E-MAILjrm11561@gmail.com
HAS RACING C-2?: No.
LOOKING FOR: Any paddler.
COMMENTS: I’m a rookie wanting to give it ago this year. I do not have a canoe but I’m willing to train anytime with whomever if given the chance.
POSTED: 2-27-2017
EXPIRES: 8-1-2017

 

NAME: Matthias Feik
HOMETOWN: Dortmund, Germany
AGE: 45
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 182cm/85kg (5’11”, 187 lbs)
PHONE/CELL+4917655508945
E-MAILmatthias.feik@gmail.com
HAS RACING C-2?: No.
LOOKING FOR: Stern paddler.
COMMENTS: Germany (Europe) resident, experienced paddler, only two short races 30 miles but with bent shaft paddle. Training all year. Need someone that wants to finish, not worried about the finish time. For questions please send an email.
POSTED: 2-27-2017
EXPIRES: 8-1-2017

 

NAME: John Lee
HOMETOWN: Farmington Hills, MI
AGE: 61
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6’0″, 170 lbs
PHONE/CELL248-227-6531
E-MAILjrm11561@gmail.com
HAS RACING C-2?: No.
LOOKING FOR: Top 10 contender to give an old dude at least a look at.
COMMENTS: Hoping and praying for an opportunity of a lifetime.  I understand it’s a lot to ask a top marathoner to give me a chance to compete with them. I can just imagine the preparation to canoe in this race but given the chance is all I’m asking. Even though I’ve lived in the suburbs of Detroit my whole life, I have 40-plus years of AuSable River area memories. I met my wife on a blind date at Walkers bowling alley in Mio…my life was saved that day…and I will be celebrating 40 years with this remarkable woman this year. So I’m asking the Andrew Triebold’s and the Ryan Halstead’s and beasts of the AuSable that chance.  Thanks, John Lee.
POSTED: 2-28-2017
EXPIRES: 8-1-2017

 

NAME: L.J. Bourgeois
HOMETOWN: Oscoda, MI
AGE: 40
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5’9″, 230 lbs
PHONE/CELL: 989-254-2580
E-MAILljb_50@yahoo.com
HAS RACING C-2?: I will soon, if needed.
LOOKING FOR: A stern paddler for the Marathon.
COMMENTS: I have been training hard for about 5 years. Mostly C1. I have finished two Marathons both around 18:30. I am hoping to lose some weight, train harder and get somewhere around 17hrs. It would be nice to have a local partner, but out of town would be OK too.
POSTED: 3-14-2017, UPDATED: 6-12-2017, Not Racing
EXPIRES: 8-1-2017

 

NAME: Chris Ecker
HOMETOWN: Mio, MI
AGE: 52
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6’0″, 190 lbs
PHONE/CELL: 989-305-0979
E-MAIL: cde33@hotmail.com
HAS RACING C-2?: Yes, Savage River V-1
LOOKING FOR: Any paddler.
COMMENTS: I have been training for almost 3 years. I have a C-1, C-2, and even a Paddle One machine for training in the winter. I can paddle bow or stern. Looking for someone who has the same dream and desire to not only finish but be the best they can be. Preferably someone local for proper training purposes.
POSTED: 3-27-2017, UPDATED: 6-12-2017, Partner Found
EXPIRES: 8-1-2017

 

NAME: Nate Winkler
HOMETOWN: Traverse City, MI
AGE: 45
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5’8″, 160 lbs
PHONE/CELL: 231-620-4026
E-MAIL: nate@rivercare.org
HAS RACING C-2?: No
LOOKING FOR: Male or female stern (preferably, not necessary) partner. I train extensively in a C1 and can train with others so proximity is not a requirement (i.e Canada, Texas, and anywhere between).
COMMENTS: I have started and finished 15 Marathons, 9 in the stern and 6 in the bow.
POSTED: 4-10-2017, UPDATED: 6-12-2017, Partner Found
EXPIRES: 8-1-2017

 

NAME: Chris Gallagher
HOMETOWN: Traverse City, MI
AGE: 35
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6’5″, 210 lbs
PHONE/CELL231-649-4638
E-MAILchrisgallagher32@hotmail.com
HAS RACING C-2?: Yes, unknown model
LOOKING FOR: Male or Female, Stern, Location not important
COMMENTS: I have no canoe racing experience. I will be doing a few short races prior to the ARCM. I have over a dozen hours in the canoe this spring and will be committing myself full time to training up until the end of July. I have met several paddlers in my area and have several opportunities to learn the sport from more experienced paddlers. I currently race mountain bikes, strength train and do running races of various distances. I have been a feeder for the ARCM and have followed it for several years. Feel free to call, text or email.
POSTED: 4-21-2017, UPDATED: 6-12-2017, Partner Found
EXPIRES: 8-1-2017

 

NAME: Darin Nicholas
HOMETOWN: Grayling, MI
AGE: 20
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5’7″, 155 lbs
PHONE/CELL: 989-619-1765
E-MAILdarinnicholas237@gmail.com
HAS RACING C-2?: No
LOOKING FOR: Male/Female, Preferably bow
COMMENTS: Entering my second year of paddling the AuSable River Canoe Marathon. Youngest finisher of the 2016 AuSable River Canoe Marathon. Looking for a partner that is in good shape, preferably someone that has completed the Marathon. Open to everyone though. Contact me for more information on my paddling experience and other information. Thank you!
POSTED: 4-27-2017, UPDATED: 6-30-2017, Partner Found
EXPIRES: 8-1-2017

 

NAME: Jeremy Kellogg
HOMETOWN: Plainwell, MI
AGE: 30
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6’4″, 215 lbs
PHONE/CELL: 269-532-6915
E-MAILjeremykellogg2@gmail.com
HAS RACING C-2?: Not currently, Working on getting one
LOOKING FOR: A bow or stern male partner.
COMMENTS: I am rookie and do not have any canoe racing experience. I have been training this spring in a C1. I will be doing some of the C1 races prior to the AuSable Marathon. I live in Greater Kalamazoo area and am looking for a training partner to get some seat time in a C2 during the week. Feel free to call, text, or email.
POSTED: 5-1-2017
EXPIRES: 8-1-2017

 

NAME: Scout Tobin
HOMETOWN: Grayling, MI
AGE: 20
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5’10”, 160 lbs
PHONE/CELL: 989-390-2369
E-MAILscouttobin33@gmail.com
HAS RACING C-2?: No
LOOKING FOR: Male/prefer stern
COMMENTS: This will be my first Marathon. I’ve raced some small races before. I train a ton in my C1
POSTED: 5-4-2017
EXPIRES: 8-1-2017

 

NAME: Kris Kalbfleisch
HOMETOWN: Mio, MI
AGE: 32
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5’9″, unknown lbs
PHONE/CELL989-701-8614
E-MAILk_kalbfleisch@hotmail.com
HAS RACING C-2?: No
LOOKING FOR: I’m looking for a stern paddler. I have experience in the stern.
COMMENTS: I attempted the Canoe Marathon in 2015, but timed out at Camp 10. Will discuss. I’d like to race as much as possible. I have about 60 hours in my C-1 this year. In the past I’ve trained with Brad gross, Fred Mills, Jon Webb, Tony Short, Susan Williams, and Matt Gonyea. I like to paddle hard and train hard. After taking a year off, I’m mentally prepared to take on this challenge again.
POSTED: 5-16-2017
EXPIRES: 8-1-2017

 

NAME: Ray Hubble
HOMETOWN: Bay City, MI
AGE: 33
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6’6″, 200 lbs
PHONE/CELL: 989-450-5752
E-MAILrayhubbl@aol.com
HAS RACING C-2?: Yes, Wenonah V-1A
LOOKING FOR:  Anybody, but would prefer someone close
COMMENTS: I have no experience in either racing or paddling a race boat. I am free to train every weekend. My boat is older and could use some work. Text is the best way to contact me.
POSTED: 5-24-2017
EXPIRES: 8-1-2017

 

NAME: Doug Moggo
HOMETOWN: Grayling, MI
AGE: 55
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5’10”, 170 lbs
PHONE/CELL: 989-390-0748
E-MAILmesserschmidtc@hotmail.com
HAS RACING C-2?: Yes, Corbin
LOOKING FOR: Stern man but I can do either position.
COMMENTS:  Have finished 9 times. Best finish 10th, best finish time 14:48. 55 years old
POSTED: 5-30-2017, UPDATED: 7-14-2017, Partner Found
EXPIRES: 8-1-2017

 

NAME: Bob Stockton
HOMETOWN: Higgins Lake, MI
AGE: 33
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5’9″, 150 lbs
PHONE/CELL: 231-394-2161
E-MAILbobstockton2@hotmail.com
HAS RACING C-2?: No
LOOKING FOR: Bow man
COMMENTS: Have finished 8 times. Average mid pack. Broke 16-hrs a couple times.
POSTED: 5-31-2017
EXPIRES: 8-1-2017

 

NAME: David Timmerman
HOMETOWN: Dubuque, IA
AGE: 59
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5’11”, 160 lbs
PHONE/CELL: 563-590-9637
E-MAILdavet@zephyralum.com
HAS RACING C-2?: Yes, Crozier built carbon-fiber V-1
LOOKING FOR: Male or female partner with experience.
COMMENTS:  Over 10 years racing experience. Have done AuSable Marathon and General Clinton several times, along with number of other races. Prefer an up tempo stroke rate. Open to paddling bow or stern.
POSTED: 7-14-2017
EXPIRES: 8-1-2017

 

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