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: 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: 8-1-2018

 

NAME: Jeremy Gauss
HOMETOWN: Union City, MI
AGE: 43
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5’11”, 190 lbs
PHONE/CELL: 517-617-5294
E-MAILgltoutfitters@yahoo.com
HAS RACING C-2?: No
LOOKING FOR: Someone to paddle with
COMMENTS:  I like all sorts of challenges that scare me LOL. This is something I have never done.
POSTED: 8-29-2017
EXPIRES: 8-1-2018

 

NAME: Katlin Pfropper
HOMETOWN: St. Clair, MI
AGE: 23
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5’2″, 135 lbs
PHONE/CELL810-858-3028
E-MAILkpfropper@gmail.com
HAS RACING C-2?: No
LOOKING FOR: Any partner
COMMENTS: This is something that I have been wanting to do for awhile now.  I have experience with kayaking long trips. I am willing to work and train extremely hard to complete this event.  I have experience in kayaking the complete route on the AuSable from Grayling to Oscoda.  I can have a sponsor if one is needed to help with canoe/entry costs.  Thank you! -Katlin
POSTED: 8-29-2017
EXPIRES: 8-1-2018

 

NAME: Josie Short
HOMETOWN: Tawas, MI
AGE: 21
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5’3″, 130 lbs
PHONE/CELL989-254-5414
E-MAILjlshort1@svsu.edu
HAS RACING C-2?: No
LOOKING FOR: Experienced partner, near me
COMMENTS: I have close to zero experience in a racing canoe. This August I was able to learn some of the basics from a friend who has done it and logged about 4 hours in the boat. My hometown house is on a river, but I go to college in a week and will not be there 24/7 to utilize it. I’m in my last year of college and a retired track athlete at SVSU in need of a challenge. My family has watched the race since I was born and even before that. I’m willing to put in the work but I need a lot of guidance, thanks.
POSTED: 8-29-2017
EXPIRES: 8-1-2018

 

NAME: Collin Spies
HOMETOWN: Lewiston, MI
AGE: 18
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6’0″, 160 lbs
PHONE/CELL989-390-9457
E-MAIL: spiesc56@gmail.com
HAS RACING C-2?: No
LOOKING FOR: A stern paddler with experience
COMMENTS: Have been training in my c1 and have trained little with flash marsh in c2. Raced the mio race. Just someone to train with and if goes well look into competitions. Just a young guy looking to give all I got to win
POSTED: 8-29-2017
EXPIRES: 8-1-2018

 

NAME: Doug Dalman
HOMETOWN: Coopersville, MI
AGE: 42
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6’1″, 235 lbs
PHONE/CELL: 616-299-8983
E-MAILDoug.grp@gmail.com
HAS RACING C-2?: Yes, I have two: Barton Bullet and Rimer RCS Pro
LOOKING FOR: Someone to paddle with close to Grand Rapids, MI
COMMENTS: I’m a rookie who’s been training since a week after the last Marathon. Currently I am paddling bow, so I’m looking for someone who wants to paddle stern. I don’t care what your experience level is, I just need someone willing to schedule a couple times a week while the weather is still somewhat decent.
POSTED: 9-18-2017
EXPIRES: 8-1-2018

 

NAME: Thaddeus Stolarek
HOMETOWN: Big Rapids, MI
AGE: 42
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6’3″, 185 lbs
PHONE/CELL: 231-250-2245
E-MAILthadstolarek@gmail.com
HAS RACING C-2?: No
LOOKING FOR: An experienced bow paddler with a boat.
COMMENTS:  I’m a builder.  I am planning on conditioning and training.  I have a lot of experience canoeing, kayaking, and boating.
POSTED: 2-1-2018
EXPIRES: 8-1-2018

 

NAME: Darin Nicholas
HOMETOWN: Grayling, MI
AGE: 21
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5’7″, 160 lbs
PHONE/CELL: 989-619-1765
E-MAILDarinnicholas237@gmail.com
HAS RACING C-2?: No, but in process of buying one.
LOOKING FOR: Bow or stern paddler
COMMENTS: I have done two consecutive AuSable River Canoe Marathons and finished both. Best finish 58th. Experienced and know the majority of the river.  Looking for another experienced paddler.  I have paddled stern for both my Marathons but can paddle both ends.
POSTED: 3-5-2018, UPDATED: 3-26-2018
EXPIRES: 8-1-2018

 

NAME: Chris Gallagher
HOMETOWN: Traverse City, MI
AGE: 36
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6’6″, 215 lbs
PHONE/CELL: 231-649-4638
E-MAILchrisgallagher32@hotmail.com
HAS RACING C-2?: Yes, Wenonah V-1A
LOOKING FOR:  I’m looking for a male or female stern paddler with prior Marathon experience. Location doesn’t matter as long as you can train on the AuSable periodically.
COMMENTS: I completed my first Marathon in 2017 in an amateur boat. I train in Traverse City on the Boardman River and travel to Grayling to paddle as much as possible. I have done a few MCRA races and plan on doing some more this year. I paddle bow. I bought a C1 in the fall of 2017 and have trained throughout the winter with it. My goal is to greatly improve upon last years finish. My partner from last year is unable to race this year. When I’m not paddling I mountain bike and run.
POSTED: 4-13-2018
EXPIRES: 8-1-2018

 

NAME: Rick Hill
HOMETOWN: Iowa City, IA
AGE: 63
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6’4″, 210 lbs
PHONE/CELL: 319-331-7201
E-MAILrichardlarae.hill@gmail.com
HAS RACING C-2?: Yes, older Jensen built pro boat
LOOKING FOR: Stern paddler
COMMENTS: I have been racing for about 9 years now and have done the South Dakota Kayak Challenge 72 mile race, and the General Clinton each once. I train regularly and have gone to Florida the last 4 years for a week in March. Ideally I would like to find a stern paddler that has some experience with the course but I am open to anything.
POSTED: 4-16-2018
EXPIRES: 8-1-2018

 

PADDLERS LOOKING FOR EQUIPMENT, FEEDERS, ETC.

NAME: Adam Weinrich
HOMETOWN: LeRoy, MI
AGE: 39
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6’2″, 200 lbs
PHONE/CELL: 413-345-1505
E-MAIL: aweinrich@gmail.com
HAS RACING C-2?: No
LOOKING FOR: Canoe
COMMENTS: My wife and I are looking to rent a C-2 for the 2018 marathon. We are experienced racers of outrigger canoes (in the ocean) and SUPs, and are recreational river canoers. But we’ve never done a river canoe race. Is someone willing to rent us a racing C-2 for the two weeks leading up to the 2018 Au Sable river marathon?
POSTED: 8-29-2017
EXPIRES: 8-1-2018

 

NAME: Pam Fitzgerald
HOMETOWN: Scotia, NY
AGE: 57
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: n/a
PHONE/CELL: n/a
E-MAILpamfitz2@verizon.net
HAS RACING C-2?: Yes
LOOKING FOR: Feeders!
COMMENTS: Looking for feeders for a Women’s team.
POSTED: 2-1-2018
EXPIRES: 8-1-2018

 

NAME: Bill Sampson
HOMETOWN: Livonia, MI
AGE: 43
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5’10”, 165 lbs
PHONE/CELL: 734-730-5095
E-MAILspartanbill33@usa.com
HAS RACING C-2?: In search of canoe
LOOKING FOR: C-2 Canoe and Paddles
COMMENTS: We are looking for a C-2 boat and possibly paddles, hopefully this spring or summer. Two 40-something rookies wanting to race 2019. 5′-10″/#165 and 6′-1″/#180
POSTED: 3-26-2018
EXPIRES: 8-1-2018

 

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