Currently living on the banks of the Mississippi River in Elsah, IL, Dwayne has been involved with endurance based sports for over twenty years and has raced road bicycles in Mexico, run multiple ultra-marathons, adventure races, and ultra-distance mountain bike races. Lately, he has come back to his roots in the water! He will be competing in the Volunteer 80, RiverMiles’ American Water MR340,
Water Tribes North Carolina Challenge, and several others this year! He will also be competing in a couple of 100 mile mountain bike races.
One of Dwayne’s favorite quotes is from a guy named Bob Bitchin:
“The difference between an ordeal and an adventure is attitude.”
Shane lives just South of St, Louis, MO and is our token Stand Up Paddler, though he is anything but token! In 2011 Shane was the first person to ever attempt and finish the MR340 on a stand up paddle board! With an astounding time of 66:39 Shane proved many a nay sayer wrong that week! Make sure you check out the Trailer of Duncan Wilder’s Documentary shot of him that week here. Shane has an amazing race schedual this year! Among others, he will be competing in the Texas Water Safari,
La Ruta Maya in Belize, the MR340, and has some over seas possibilities in the Netherlands! He is our international superstar for sure! A dedicated father, and husband, Shane is definitely a stand up guy!
After growing up in the waters around Beaufort South Carolina, Mike developed a taste for saltwater that would never leave him. Spending 6 years in the U.S. Coast Guard as an flight mechanic only solidified his passion for all things nautical. Whether its cruising Charleston Harbor in a 17 foot center console with his wife Nikki and son Beck, or undertaking an epic ocean paddle in his sea kayak, spending time on the water is key to Mike’s existence. Still plying the waters of coastal South Carolina he has a knack for navigation and the desire to constantly push forward in any conditions. Mike brings to the table the spirit and drive that can only match what his teammates have to offer. The North Carolina Challenge is Mike’s focus this year. It will be a challenge like no other but with a strong desire, and even stronger team, the goal will be accomplished. Whether it be covering the miles by kayak, mountain bike, or his trusty Subaru the end goal is key for Mike.
When asked what his favorite quote is, he answered “Cheech Marin once said, ‘Hey man, be cool!’”