Paige Drobny

42 year old Yukon Quest veteran

My Sponsors:
Clear Alaskan Glacier; Fairbanks Chevrolet, GMC, Buick; ManMat; TRose Veterinary Clinic; Woodland Wellness Center; DogPaddle Designs; Big Dan’s Trucking; Becker Gear; Sirius Sled dogs; Ursa Major Distilling; Sterling Auction Services

Nationality: American
Current Residence: Ester, AK
Occupation(s): Fisheries Biologist
Kennel Name: Squid Acres Kennel
Name Origination: I studied squid for my Master's degree.
Kennel Bloodlines: SQUIDS!
Breeds: Alaska Husky
# of Dogs in Kennel: 55


Musher Question & Answer

How many years have you been running dogs?
12

How did you get started running dogs?
My husband built me a sled!

What do you love most about running sled dogs?
Traveling with my best friends in the quiet of Alaska.

Why did you enter the Yukon Quest? What are your goals for the race?
To race!

What music do you listen to on the trail?
Anything the Trey Simmons puts on my iPod!

How did your dogs get their names?/ How do you choose names?
Sometimes the dogs choose the names, sometimes we have themses. We have a red-headed singers litter; David Bowie, Ginger Spice, Neko Case and Axl Rose.

List recent sled dog races and/or best performances
2017 YQ - 4th 2017 Copper Basin - 2nd

Past Yukon Quest Race Results

Year Position Time
2017 4 10d 16h 22m
2016 14 11d 15h 24m
2012 14 11d 21h 17m

Messages to Mushers

Go! I think of you. I am sure that you will win. Noémie Dubois 10 year's old.
January 19, 2018
Hello Paige, I live in Québec. My English class is Following the rare. You will win the race. I will be with you. Mark-Antoine eleven years old.
January 24, 2018
Dear Paige , my English class is following your race. I hope you all the luck. Janie 9 years old.
January 25, 2018
Hello Paige, My name is Jayson and I go to Hunting Hills High School. I hope you win the race! Good luck, Jayson
January 25, 2018
Good Luck Paige. I have a feeling that this is your year!
January 27, 2018
hey Paige, I am a student from Québec, and I wish you good luck for this year's Yukon Quest race.
January 30, 2018
Hi Paige, Good luck on Saturday! Jayson
February 01, 2018
I hope you win the race Paige Drobny (OvO) I'm an owl Hoot Hoot
February 02, 2018
Hi, Paige Drobny I'm doing research on the Yukon Quest and I picked you out of a hat. You are the most awesomest dog sledder ever.
February 02, 2018
Dear Paige, You would not remember me, as you were only 3 or 4 years old when I saw you last (in PA)! Your mom and I have been friends since we were 9 years old and riding at Sherrill's Stables. I've been enthusiastically following your mushing career since your 1st Iditarod race. I keep the race information up on my computer for the duration of whichever race you are doing. It has been such a joy watching you and cheering you on from afar thru the years. I'm writing now because I see that you have been stopped for no known reason for most of the last several hours--and I am worried about you and your "babies" out there on Mandanna Lake in the freezing cold. Ed Hopkins passed you several hours ago. I'm choosing to assume that you are OK or that he would have assisted you, if anything really bad had happened. I'm hoping that, in addition to prayers, this email will carry positive energy to you. Matt Hall (in the article in the Daily News-Miner) said such nice things about you and your positiveness--a quality that helps at these bad times, as well . You are a very strong and courageous woman--more important qualities to help carry you through! I am looking forward to hearing soon that you and your dogs are OK. I know that I am not alone, and that right now many people are praying that all will be well for you and your team. Much Love, Carolyn Galatzan (and Russ) Owego, NY
February 13, 2018