2022 Recreational Paddlers Instructor Contest - July Leaderboard - ACA

Aug 26, 2022

2022 Recreational Paddlers Instructor Contest – July Leaderboard

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The ACA Board of Directors, Safety Education & Instruction Department, and the ACA State Directors are proud to announce the current leaders of the 2022 Instructor Contest (as of July 31, 2022). The contest was initiated to inspire and encourage ACA instructors to conduct courses and introduce more new paddlers to safe and enjoyable paddling! This is a chance for instructors to engage with their local paddling community, find or create a source of new course students, and earn some prizes along the way!

Contest Categories:


  1. Summer Ellis (OH)
  2. Cathy Webster (VT)
  3. Louise Young (DE)
  4. Frank Brown (FL)
  5. Daren Barrett (WI)
  6. Allison Cone (OH)
  7. Jeff Menaker (PA)
  8. Robert McCormack (AK)
  9. Alicia Glines (CO)
  10. Emily Mooney (ME)

Instructor Trainers / Educators:

  1. Nancy Uschold (MI)
  2. Elizabeth Wiegandt (VA)
  3. Tommy Gram (CO)
  4. Josh Hall (SC)
  5. Ben Morton (VT)
  6. Mike Aronoff (VA)
  7. John Browning (WI)
  8. Sam Crowley (IL)
  9. Crystal Skahan (NH)
  10. Alan Cammack (CO)

Paddle America Clubs (PACs):

  1. Philadelphia Canoe Club
  2. Missouri Whitewater Association
  3. Georgia River Network
  4. Wilmington Trail Club
  5. Canoe Club of Greater Harrisburg tied with Yonkers Paddling & Rowing Club

To learn more about the contest rules, prizes, and how to enter – please click here.