Find A Partner

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
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
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
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
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
EXPIRES: 8-1-2017

 

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