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In the business class, Chris and Rachel Oppitz brought their daughter, Cascade, and dog, Sam along for the ride. They represented Itasca Naturopathic Clinic. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)

Paddlin' under the Red Bridge

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The third annual Red Bridge Run drew pro and novice canoeists to Fish Hook Sunday.

All proceeds were to be donated to Hubbard First Response Team. The pros paddled just over 10 miles while citizens paddled just over five.


In the professional men's division, brothers Devin and Brett Arenz took first place with a time of 1:33.12. Rick Lorenzen and Kjell Peterson came in second with a time of 1:35.01.

Third place went to Ryan Peterson and Michael Davis with a time of 1:41.40. Jose Matute and Ed Arenz came in fourth at 1:47.34.

In the pro women's division, Krista Matison and Emily Peterson came in first with a time of 1:45.59. Io Harberts and Julie Boeher were second with a time of 1:53.06.

Pro mixed canoeists Kate Ellis and Al Rudquist clamed first with a time of 1:34.00. Bonnie and Steve Peterson took second with a time of 1:38.37.

The father-daughter team of Joe and Lilly Manns came in third with a time of 1:39.37. Todd and Anna Johnson placed fourth with 1:45.59. John and Kathy Sullivan paddled the course in 1:49.44 for fifth place.

In the citizen solo division, Chris Godwin paddled in at 59:41 for first place. Steve Yurista took second with a time of 1:01.51. Barry Babcock came in third with 1:07.58.

In the dreadnought division, David Harrington and Ken McBide came in first with a time of 57:42. Margaret and Richard Dutch came in second at 1:25.19.

The standard tandem team of Adam Kempenich and Anne Manns took first with a time of 59:46. Margarite Rinde and Anthony McKeown took second with 1:15.06. Allison and Julie Wroblewski came in third with a time of 1:27.03.

In the business class, Clack Appraisal's team of Rachel Creager and Ron Schirmers took first with a time of 1:06.23. Red Wagon Farm's Mark Magnusen and Jesse Becker took second with 1:08.27.

Itasca Naturopathic Clinic's team of Chris and Rachel Oppitz, along with their daughter, Cascade, and dog, Sam, took third with a time of 1:22.10.