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Paddler of the Week

September 5, 2000


The Featured Paddler of the Week is Tonia Potolnysky

Age:  32

Sign: Leo

Occupation:  Massage Therapist

Favorite Song: "Stroke it" by Clarence Carter

Favorite Movie:   Blood Simple

Hobbies: pagan tribal dancing, tattoos, leatherworking, and making home videos.

Personal Hero Figures:  Madonna, Janis Joplin

Favorite quote: "God was my navigator, but we crashed in the mountains, and then I had to eat him."


Here's Tonia, yelling at us: "you are weak!"

(after this photo was taken, she pulled out a riding crop
and began flogging the lead paddlers for being out of time)

Tonia recently got her Massage Therapy certificate at a local college, and we're so happy to have her on our team!  She really knows how to rub us the right way!

We were scared of Tonia at first... when she rode up on her big motorcycle to her first practice, and then insisted on paddling in a leather tank top and chaps.  

(We said it would be OK as long as she wore something underneath her chaps).

Well, ever since then, Tonia has been one of the most popular members of our Rats club!  And she constantly surprises us with new tattoos and piercings! 

For you single guys:  yes, Tonia is still unmarried, and she's a real hot catch!  But better move quick... Ned Bindle was last seen bringing her gifts of massage oil and leather straps!

You're the best, Tonia!  Glad to have you paddling with us!

(and thanks for letting us hang our keys on your nose ring!)


Tonia in her paddling training gear...

This is Tonia right before practice.   She claims that her leather top has DOT-approved buoyancy characteristics.

See previous Paddlers of the Week...


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