2018 Dragon Boat Festival Teams

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Arashi
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Total Raised: $600
We are 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 :
cchiaverotti@wi.rr.com
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Average Janes and Joes
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $1000
The Average Janes and Joes are family and friends that enjoyed Dragon Boating in the Northwoods for the first time last year. We decided to gather again for fun and competition on Lake Minoqua. WENDY :
4trefz@gmail.com
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Awaken our Dragon
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $900
The Samuels Group is a commercial general contractor and construction manager serving the Midwest. We have been honored to serve Howard Young Medical Center for nearly two decades. Our dragon racing team is excited to participate in our 2nd annual 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.Erin :
efritz@samuelsgroup.net
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Bent Paddlers
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $900
We are a group of employees from Dean Distributing looking to make our mark and have a blast again at this years Minocqua Dragon Boat Festival! Partially sponsored by Duluth's own, Bent Paddle Brewing Co, we chose the name the "Bent Paddlers" as it will most likely reflect how we row! Steph :
skeckeisen@deandist.com
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BJs Sportshop Walleyes on the Prize
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $900
BJ's Sportshop is back and better than ever! For our third year of competition, we have expanded our fun loving group of friends & family of BJ's Sportshop to fill two full boats - and we can't wait to get paddlin'! Tyler :
tylerschu.cc@gmail.com
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BJs Sportshop Water Warriors
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $900
We're a group of Hodags from Rhinelander!Charil :
charilreis@gmail.com
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Blue Water Paddling
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $500
This will be our third year at the Minocqua festival. One of our favorite events Christine :
Bluewaterdragons@gmail.com
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Chicago Sirens
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $700
We are the Chicago Sirens of the Greater Chicago Dragon Boat Club! Our mission...To promote and expand the sport of dragon boat racing in the Chicagoland area and to provide a fun, unique, supportive and healthy activity to a diverse community of paddlers with various ability levels and ambitions.Allison :
Ali.toy@gmail.com
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Electrode Paddlers
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $1025
AED Superstore - We are the world's largest distributor of automated external defibrillators and other emergency medical products. We are a tight knit work family with offices nestled in the middle of the beautiful Northwoods and headquartered in Madison. Our company works hard, plays hard, thinks global and can paddle electrifyingly fast. We are proud to be competing again in 2018!Sara :
sara@aeds.com
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Fiery Fresh
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $900
This is our 1st year participating in the Dragon Boat Festival. You could call us the incumbent team for the Trig's group as our Sea Merchants team is returning for a 2nd year. Our team is made up of co-workers, family, and friends of Trig's in our Central Region including Stevens Point, Wausau, and Weston. We look forward to seeing everyone in Minocqua for this great event and we can't wait to go head to head with our co-workers from the North. Paddles up!Nate :
skronebusch@tasolberg.com
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Frankensteins Monster
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $1009
Just like Dr. Frankenstein's monster was created from lots of parts, our team is made up of interested paddlers who wanted to race in the festival, but weren't already part of a team! Half of us have paddled before, while the other half of us are brand new - but we'll use the electricity in our hearts to paddle strong and hard and beat the other villagers!Deb :
loonlore@comcast.net
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Iron Dragons
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $1041
We have participated for the last 3 yearsGail :
gail.ondresky@omniresources.com
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Island City Dragon Boat Club
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $925
We are the locally supported Dragon Boat Club here in Minocqua, WI.Dalia :
daliakrakowsky@hotmail.com
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Marquette University
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $900
will submit soonHaleigh :
haleigh.drewsen@marquette.edu
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MBs Angels
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $600
Collaboration of MB's Flying Ears and Paddlin' for MB to create MB's Angels!!Ashley :
ashleycorn213@gmail.com
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MBs 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 :
mbsflyingears@gmail.com
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Mississippi Sisters and Friends
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $900
Mississippi Sisters and Friends is a combined team of women from La Crosse, Racine, and Rochester. This is our first year racing in Minocqua and we are really excited! We are primarily cancer survivors who have banded together at numerous festivals and made long lasting friendships! We look forward to meeting many of you!Kathleen :
brummond59@gmail.com
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Motley Crew
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $600
Member of Racine Dragon Boat Club. We have participated in all previous Minocqua festivals either under the name "Motley Blue" as a combined team or as Motley Crew.Tim :
tmcqui01@yahoo.com
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Off the Edge
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $500
Off the Edge is an all women's team from the St. Paul/Mpls area of MN. We are a diverse group who come together with a common love of paddling.Karen :
sparkydragon21@gmail.com
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Paddle til it Hurts
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Total Raised: $916
UW Stout friends and family gather together for a weekend of fun and "paddle til it hurts" to get across the line.Tracy :
Tdsosnoski@yahoo.com
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Paddlin for Mb
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $600
Paddlin'for mb 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: $1050
Roger's Jolly Crew is a group of Pukall Lumber employees, customers 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 an advocate for quality health care for our community. Our team motto is "Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!"Nick :
nmerckx@pukall-lumber.com
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Sea Merchants
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $17900
This is our 2nd year participating in the Dragon Boat Festival. We had so much fun that we are sponsoring two teams this year (check out Fiery Fresh). This group is a returning group made up of co-workers, family, and friends of Trig's. Specifically Trig's locations in our Northwoods territory including Minocqua, Eagle River, Rhinelander, and Manitowish Waters. We look forward to seeing everyone in Minocqua for this great event.Nate :
nvollmer@tasolberg.com
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Serpent Slayers
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $1314
Back for their third year, the Serpent Slayers are definitely in it to win it! This group of friends love to have a good time but are competitive and determined to accept nothing more than a big win. Cheryl :
cheryl.sell@ascension.org
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Spirit of the Dragon
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $1250
Amazing group of friends and family health care workers from Howard Young Hospital. We are dedicating this race to our friends lost from the Spirit II crew. So we will race on and have fun in their honor! Go team!!!Claire :
claire.mueller@ascension.org
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WXPR Radio Freaks
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Total Raised: $975
The WXPR Radio Freaks are the staff, volunteers, supporters, and listeners of WXPR local public radio. We are fans of local, national, and world news; every type of music you can imagine; human interest stories; and station-sponsored events. ALL of these things are WXPR and we are freaks about it! We're proud to be the stage sponsor of the Minocqua Dragonboat Festival and invite all of you to visit us at 91.7 fm and wxpr.org.Colleen :
colleen@wxpr.org
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