Successful Voyager Landing Canoe/Kayak Race on Father’s Day!

posted Jul 12, 2012, 8:53 PM by Tom Lindblade   [ updated Jul 13, 2012, 7:05 PM ]

Illinois Paddling Council
hosted a successful canoe
and kayak race in Elgin Illinois at
Voyageur Landing County Forest
Preserve on Father’s day June 17
Participants enjoyed a beautiful Sunday
racing 8 miles and showcasing their skills
navigating the waters of the Fox River.

Several family members competed in
the race including the father and son
team of Ray and Dylan Grzenia winning
the Adult/Youth race in a time of
besting Don Browning and Riley Guibault
nd). Tave Lamperez won the Men’s C1
division completing the course in 1:23:28,
beating Aaron Vidusek(2
nd) 1:24:20,and
the rest of the field including Jan
rd),Mike Kies(4th), Alan Lancaster
th), and Jeff Ellison(6th). Don Mueggen-
borg and Mary Ellen Waterson won the
Mixed division 1:35:12 over father/daughter
team of Steve and Veronica Luth.


In the Men’s division Wally Werderich
and Matt Wright 1:24:02 beat Ben Josefik
and Ed Hahn(2
nd) 1:25:07 in an exciting
race in which the two teams battled back
and forth passing each other several times
throughout the race course. Pat Faul and
Steve Conlon teamed up in the Standard
division to win over JB Livengood and
the race host Kevin Bradley(2

The two fastest times of the day were
posted in the Open Kayak division with
Greg Weber winning with a blazing time
of 1:19:07 with Carl Teske placing 2nd in
1:22:52. John Halter showcased the
winning time for the K-1 Sea Kayak
division in 1:29:24.

After a fun day of racing all of the
participants were awarded T-shirts
and treated to a picnic lunch in the
forest preserve.

Upcoming Illinois Canoe and
ayak Races

Pecatonica River Trail Flotilla &
Canoe/Kayak Races July 14/15

Southern Sampler DuQuoin, IL
July 21/22 Email

Pontiac Canoe Race Pontiac,
IL August 5 Email: