2000 Athol-Orange River Rat Race
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Rat Race Winners 2000
Winners Peter Heed and Paul Facteau

2nd and 3rd place
Meanwhile, 2nd & 3rd battle it out to the finish line


Mark Brennan
Mark Brennan of the Orange Fire Dept.
has a unique way of testing out the
river on the morning of the race.


Tom & Tony
Tom Lozier of the River Rat committee and race officianado (how's that title, Tom?) and Tony Brighenti of the environmental police
pose in the Rat Boat at the starting line.

Racers
Racers scramble at the start of the race

Happy Rat
A happy rat shows her spirit

 


Tom, Erika, Tony
The Rat Boat at the finish line with Tom Lozier, WJDF's Erika Crocker and Tony Brighenti

River Rat
River Rat

They're Nuts!
A group of racers and their friends
take the plunge at the finish line.
This race was one of the warmest
Rat Races on record...
a balmy 73 degrees!

 

 
The top 45 finishers of 298 canoes entered for the
2000 River Rat Race were as follows:

1)Peter Heed, Paul Facteau; 2)Bob Zaveral, Al Shaver; 3)Tom and Ken Ostrowski; 4)Dennis Carey, Dale Parsons; 5)Brent and Ryan Lyesiuk; 6)Chuck Braman, Tom Yarosh; 7)Bill Rogers II, Lori Rosebloom; 8)Edmond Euvrard, Gene Lyesiuk; 9)John Berry, Bill Thorpe; 10)Mark Poulin, Randy Martin.

11)Chris Boyle, Jim Carey; 12)Tom Salvini, Jeff Defeo; 13)Kevin Boss, Bill Brown; 14)Nick Lyesiuk, Frank Staze; 15)Philip Stevens, Ken Goodwin; 16)Dan Pelletier, Paul Dyka; 17)Michael and Steven Dylingowski; 18)Alec Davis, Roger Henry; 19)Mark Williams, Jimmy Miller; 20)Dave and Kris Dorsey.

21)Peter Schacht, Tom Watson; 22)Chuck Baker, John Cassell; 23)Neil Leblanc, Valarie Hamlett; 24)Dave Lamoureux, Steve Nyman; 25)Lori Martin, Karen Levitt; 26)Dick Ulbrich, Bill Gardner; 27)Marc Duguay, Andy Belloli; 28)Robert Howe, Chris Mitchell; 29)Pam Fitzgerald, Jim Normandin; 30)Abby Kingman, Lisa Salvini.

31)Joe Linquist, Mark Bienvenue; 32)Todd J. Boucher, Sean Rogers; 33)Charley Brackett, John Bradley; 34)Bettie Bennett, Cathy Grimes; 35)John Bouchard, Chuck Draper; 36)Chris and Dan Aukstikalnis, 37)Dave Dugas, Gary Gleason; 38)Dan Smith, Steve Drew; 39)Joe Lukaszevicz, Dennis Morgado; 40)Phil Tierney, Rick D'Elia.

41)Bill MacDonald, Tom Carey; 42)James Roberts, James Roberts Jr.; 43)Pete Olson, Tom Cifello; 44)Peter Malewicz, Scott Freerksen; 45)Brian Newton, Curt Reilly.

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