2020 Dragon Boat Festival Teams

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Arashi
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
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
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 3rd 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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Band of Merry Mariners
Fromme deep 'i the forest where dragons wilt be, the band of merry mariners yearly doth hie unto yon pleasant sh'res taking from the gracious folke and granting unto the Howard Young Foundation such gold and silver as may be found. Wherefore Good King Richard hath proclaimed music, copious ale and contest of dragon longboats, all to make glad the heart and mynde. Anon, merriment and mayhem await. Debbie :
loonlore@comcast.net
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Bent Paddlers
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! Jim :
JGibbons@Deandist.com
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BJs Sportshop
BJ's Sportshop is back and better than ever! For our fourth 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'! Chad :
stig0021@gmail.com
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Blazing Paddles
Our book club decided to have a boat, but not all the ladies can be there that day, so we are having our husbands, family, and friends fill in the spots. Gail Yelton :
hagalula@charter.net
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Blue Water Paddling
This will be our third year at the Minocqua festival. One of our favorite events Christine :
Bluewaterdragons@gmail.com
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Chicago Blades
We are the Chicago Blades 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 :
toy.allison@gmail.com
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Chicago Sirens
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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Dragon Divas
The Dragon Divas are a non profit breast cancer survivor team from St. Paul, MN founded in 2006. Our mission is to demonstrate that a full and active life is possible following the diagnosis of breast cancer. The organization provides an opportunity for its members to connect with other breast cancer survivors in a supportive environment to enhance physical, emotional and spiritual health. Amy :
AmyNelson101010@gmail.com
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Electrode Paddlers
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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Fiery Fresh
This is our 2nd year participating in the Dragon Boat Festival. Our team is made up of co-workers, family, and friends of Trigs 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.coom
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Flying Ears
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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Frankensteins Monster
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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Hot Sake
Kurt & Michelle Veldhuizen are putting together a team of good friends to come out to support HYF and have a good time. Kurt Veldhuizen :
veldy@charter.net
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Iron Dragons
We have participated for the last 3 years Gail :
gail.ondresky@omniresources.com
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Island City Dragon Boat Club Womens Team
We are the local team, with a mission to be a competitive all women's team Dalia :
daliakrakowsky@hotmail.com
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Just for the health of it
Marshfield Clinic employees supporting their community. Jodi :
doolittle.jodi@marshfieldclinic.org
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Khaleesi
Kahleesi is a group of great friends and neighbors always looking for a good time and to support the HYMC foundation. Kahleesi is known on the Game of Thrones. Jody Wipperfurth :
Lakelandroofing1@gmail.comPledge

 


 

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Lady Yakkers Too Wonder Women
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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Marquette University
We're a collection of Marquette alumni, parents, faculty and friends, paddling our way for the second year in a row! Alysia :
alysia.dvorachek@marquette.edu
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MBs Angels
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
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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Minocqua Country Club
The Minocqua Country Club is gathering our best golfers and social members to compete in the first ever Minocqua Dragon Boat races. September Liller :
september@minocquacountryclub.com
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Mississippi Sisters and Friends
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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MKLPA
MKLPA stands for Minocqua Kawaguesaga Lakes Protection Association, our paddlers are all Association members. The Association works year around to maintain the high quality of our lakes for the benefit of the shoreline owners and other lake users. Pat Abraham :
PRAbraham55@gmail.com
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Motley Blue
Blue Water Paddling is a club from the Duluth Mn./ Superior WI area. We are paddling together with our friends from the Motley Crew at this event. Chris Slocum and Diane Johnson :
Bluewaterdragons@gmail.com
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Motley Crew
Motley Crew is a semi-competitive dragon boat team out of the Racine Dragon Boat Club. Tim :
tmcqui01@yahoo.com
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Musky Jacks All Jacked Up
We're a group of people from the Pike Lake Chain representing our favorite bar & grill Musky Jack's! Alex :
keefea@uwplatt.edu
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Musky Mountain Climbers
We are members of the Arbor Vitae Woodruff Elementary school staff and family members. As an Expeditionary Learning School, service is central to our mission. This is the first opportunity for a staff led service project, and we are pumped! Karen Gabert :
karen.gabert@avwschool.org
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Nord 2 the Bone
Minocqua Winter Park is a not-for-profit town park operated by the Lakeland Ski Touring Foundation. Our mission is to provide a quality silent sport experience for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages through the protection and maintenance of our trail system. All team members are involved with some aspect of Winter Park and all it has to offer the community. Dan Clausen :
daliakrakowsky@hotmail.com
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Off the Edge
Off the Edge is an all female team from the Twin Cities area of MN. We range in age from 20's to 60's and share a love of paddling. Karen :
kedmand@msn.com
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Paddle til it Hurts
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
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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River Valley
We are employees of River Valley Bank and enjoy supporting our community where we live and work. Susie Grams :
sgrams@rivervalleybank.com
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Rock Your Gypsy Soul
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
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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RRG Nation
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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Salon Fiore
Salon Fiore is a full service salon. We are located downtown Minocqua. Ashlee :
Salonfiorellc@gmail.com
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Scull Crushers
Friends that grew up together on the Everett Peninsula in Eagle River Jim :
jimbutler100@hotmail.com
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Sea Merchants
This is our 3rd year participating in the Dragon Boat Festival. This is a returning group made up of co-workers, family, and friends of Trigs. Specifically Trigs in our Northwoods territory including Minocqua, Eagle River, Rhinelander and Manitowish Waters. We look forward to seeing everyone in Minocqua for this great event. Check out our sister team, Fiery Fresh! Nate :
nvollmer@tasolberg.com
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Serpent Slayers
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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Should this Rash be Blue
Blue Water Paddling and Arashi are combing this year to paddle as one. Both teams have competed at the Minocqua festival every year since it began. Chris :
bluewaterdragons@gmail.com
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S.O.S. (Supporters of Service)
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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Spirit of the Dragon
we are a team of healthcare workers and associates paddling for our 3rd year. Looking forward to a day of fun,sun, and competition Claire :
claire.mueller@ascension.org
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T Bird Pride Paddlers
The T-Bird Pride Paddlers is comprised of teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals, social workers, retired educators, kitchen staff, and their spouses. We come together as a team to support our community's children every year and now we'll put our teamwork skills to the test at the Dragon Boat Festival to support our medical community. "Our Hopes Are High, Just Watch Us Fly!" GO T-BIRDS!!!!! Stephanie Lewis :
lewiscaroselli@luhs.k12.wi.us
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Team Arrow
We are a conglomeration of health care workers, family and friends looking to kick butt and have a blast Claire :
claire.mueller@ascension.org
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Team ROW-tary
coming soon Judy Jurries :
judy@jjsacres.com
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TEAMSurvivor Madison
TEAMSurvivor Madison (TSM) is a non-profit organization that provides free or low cost fitness activities for women with a past or present diagnosis of cancer. Our programs are geared to all levels of fitness and we welcome women of all ages with all types of cancer. TSM's programs and activities offer opportunities for women to reclaim their fitness, gain a sense of accomplishment, build a social support system and achieve renewed comfort with their bodies and their health. Our team has been dragon boating since 2003 and we are proud to show the face of cancer survivorship. Fitness - Friendship - Fun! Paddles Up! Teresa :
teamsurvivormadison@yahoo.com
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Tomahawk Lake Water Bugs
Having been challenged by MKLPA the residents of Tomahawk Lake accept and are excited to participate in this worthy cause. Tomahawk Lake residents are committed to a place where water quality, wildlife habitat, natural beauty, recreational opportunities, peace and tranquility are maintained and improved for present and future generations to enjoy. Margo Oppenheim :
mmoppy@deerrunstone.com
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Trout Lake Team
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
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Waswagoning
Health care providers from Lac Du flambeau ,Wisconsin. Peter Christensen Health Center. The name is Ojibwe for "A place where they spear fish by torch light". Pledge Adrienne Laverdure :
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Wisconsin Power Paddlers
We are a power house team of 1st time dragons brought together to enjoy a fun weekend of racing and camaraderie. We come from near and far to support local businesses and the foundation. Come watch the sparks fly as we cruze across Lake Minocqua. Terri Boh :
tsitte@gmail.com
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Women on Water
Our WOW team, Women on Water, is comprised of kayak paddlers from Manitowish Waters, Winchester, Presque Isle and Boulder Junction. We love exploring our beautiful lakes and rivers on our Thursday summer paddles and enjoying the richness of life in the Northwoods. Marilyn Wittry :
marwittry@gmail.com
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WXPR Rockers/Radio Freaks
We're the WXPR Radio Freaks. We love music. We love news. We love our Northwoods community. We're back for another year of racing and representing the best public radio station in the land...91.7 WXPR! Dave :
davehavel@gmail.com
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