2017 Dragon Boat Festival Teams

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Team NameBiographyContact & Email
Arashi
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $600
Arashi is comprised of athletes from a wide range of ages and occupations. We have competed at local, national and international races. What binds us is our common passion for the sport. We train intensely and race more competitively. While we compete to win, we play fair and display good sportsmanship always! We have gained many friends through our quest for gold. Our camaraderie both on and off the water is second to none! Janine :
paddle@racinedragonboatclub.com


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Average Janes and Joes
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $1260
We are a group of friends and our families gathering to enjoy each other, the water and the Northwoods. We have no dragon boat experience, but we are experienced at having fun and are excited to participate in the fundraiser for the Howard Young Foundation. Wendy :
4trefz@gmail.com


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Awaken our Dragon
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $1020
The Samuels Group Inc is a commercial general contractor and construction manager serving the Midwest. We have been honored to serve Howard Young Medical Center and Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital for nearly two decades. Our dragon racing team is excited to participate in our inaugural dragon racing event, seeking a fun and active day of team building to support the Howard Young Foundation. Looking forward to paddling hard, having fun and enjoying the journey. Brenda :
bskic@samuelsgroup.net


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Bent Paddlers
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $950
We are a group of employees from Dean Distributing looking to make our mark and have a blast at this years Minocqua Dragon Boat Festival! Partially sponsored by one of our newest beer suppliers, Bent Paddle Brewing Co, we chose the name the "Bent Paddlers" as it will most likely reflect how we row! Jim :
jgibbons@deandist.com


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BJs Sportshop
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $1075
The BJs Sportshop team is comprised of friends, family, and associates and has a long history of supporting our community. We are passionate about coming back to the Minocqua Dragon Boat Festival for a second year to raise funds and awareness for our local hospitals both as a sponsor and a team. Go BJs!Sherry :
jacobisher@aol.com


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Blue Water Paddling
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $600
Blue water paddling has been together for five years with team members from Superior WI, Duluth MN, Twin Cities MN, and Washburn WI. We have paddled in Thunder Bay Ontario, Bemidji MN, Oshkosh WI as well as at home in Superior WI.Christine :
bluewaterdragons@gmail.com


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Dragon Divas
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $650
The Dragon Divas are abreast cancer survivor team, that by our paddling we demonstrate to the community that one can lead a full and active life after a diagnosis of cancer.Cindi :
cindifitch54321@aol.com


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Electrode Paddlers
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $900
AED Superstore - The world's largest reseller of automated external defibrillators and other medical products, nestled in the middle of the beautiful North Woods. We are a tight knit work family that works hard, plays hard, thinks global and can paddle electrifyingly fast. If we burn up the competition it's because we had something spicy for lunch. Sara :
sara@aeds.com


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Flying Ears
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $600
The Flying Ears are a team hailing from DeKalb, IL. The team was founded by Mary Beth McGill in 2009. Mary Beth, a swim instructor, loved water and sports and became involved in dragon boating when she was invited to put together a team for a nearby festival. In 2011 as the team began seeing success she was diagnosed with lung cancer, after being a non smoker her entire life. Mary Beth passed away in 2012 but not before she saw the team she had created win the finals at the festival that began it all. Her remarkable spirit, love for life and the true meaning of team togetherness live on today in the Flying Ears and our sister team Paddlin' For MB. As the club continues to grow we honor Mary Beth and we carry our club motto on our backs because No one Fights Alone.Kim :
kimdragonpaddler@yahoo.com


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Iron Dragons
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $3109
The Iron Dragons are a group of fun loving paddlers who enjoy the outdoors. 2016 was our first year participating and we look forward to 2017 and sunny skies.Gail :
gail.ondresky@omniresources.com


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Island City Dragon Boat Club
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $700
We are the local Minocqua, WI club team, sponsored by HYMC, BJs and The Minocqua Brewing Company. New for this year is an all women's team, which we are very excited about!Dalia :
daliakrakowsky@hotmail.com


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Just for the health of it
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $925
Marshfield Clinic employees supporting their community.Jodi :
doolittle.jodi@marshfieldclinic.org


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Lady Yakkers Too Wonder Women
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $10981
The Lady Yakkers Too consists of 50 diverse women kayakers. On any given Monday from June thru August you may see our colorful kayaks out on your lakes or rivers. In 2016 we won for the highest donations, $10,920 - so the challenge is on. Come join the fun.Pat :
Pathall123@juno.com


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Motley Crew
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $600
We are a group of paddlers that are competitive but love to have fun.Cherie :
Cherie122360@hotmail.com


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Off the Edge
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $500
Off the Edge is a women's team from the St. Paul/Minneapolis area. Our ages range from 27 to 65. We come from many backgrounds--teachers, scientists, healthcare professionals, yoga teachers, technology specialists and more--all united by the common bond of a love for paddling dragon boats!Karen :
kedmand@msn.com


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Paddle til it Hurts
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $1020
Family and friends from UW-Stout gather together for a weekend of fun. The SS Stout is ready to "paddle to it hurts" to get across the line. Tracy :
Tdsosnoski@yahoo.com


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Paddlin for mb powered by Gwn
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $600
Paddlin'for mb powered by Gwn comes from the cornfields of DeKalb county Illinois. We paddle in memory of our team founder Marybeth McGill.Josh :
Joshcorn150@gmail.com


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Rock Your Gypsy Soul
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $900
The gypsies are a group of family and friends who all love to paddle! We are a hard working, music loving, lake fishing, campfire watching adventurous bunch, with a little bit of gypsy soul in all of us! As last years community mixed champions we are proud to participate in the second annual Minocqua Dragon Boat Festival raising funds and awareness for the Howard Young Foundation's incredible support of our community hospitals. Rock On!Beth :
beth.biertzer@gmail.com


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Rogers Jolly Crew
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $1380
Roger's Jolly Crew is a group of Pukall Lumber employees and friends. The team is named in honor of the late Roger Pukall, who served on Howard Young's board of directors for many years and was a champion of quality health care for our community. Our team motto is "Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!"Nick :
nmerckx@outlook.com


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RRG Nation
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $1400
Redman Realty Group, LLC team, "RRG Nation" is comprised of a fun loving group of real estate agents and friends who enjoy participation in community events such as this. Our team is comprised of experienced and inexperienced paddlers and we are all excited about the Dragon Boat Festival.Adam :
adam@redmanrealtygroup.com


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S.O.S. (Supporters of Service)
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $1000
We are employees of River Valley Bank and enjoy supporting our community where we live and work.Susan :
sgrams@rivervalleybank.com


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Salon Fiore
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $900
Salon Fiore is a full service salon. We are located downtown Minocqua.Ashlee :
Salonfiorellc@gmail.com


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Sea Merchants
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $10600
Sea Merchants is a team made up of associates and friends of T.A. Solberg Co., Inc. (aka Trig's). We are your customer service, quality, and community focused local grocer with stores in Minocqua, Eagle River, Rhinelander, Wausau, Weston, Manitowish Waters, and Stevens Point. We are proud to produce a team of paddlers that consists of individuals representing each store location with various experience. This is our first year participating in this Dragon Boat Event. Watch out for our bright team colors and our super energetic drummer!Nate :
nvollmer@tasolberg.com


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Serpent Slayers
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $1278
Serpent Slayers are back for a second chance at the coveted first place trophy! Cheryl :
csell82@gmail.com


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Team Arrow
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $900
We are a conglomeration of health care workers, family and friends looking to kick butt and have a blastClaire :
claire.mueller@ascension.org


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Trout Lake Team
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $2600
Team Trout paddlers represent the finest of Trout Lake home owners and guests who hail from various geographic locales and economic settings. All are partial to the special beauty and pull of the Northwoods and intend to outdo the Team's outstanding performance of 2016.Susan :
kunny@sbcglobal.net