Ryne Olson

25 year old Yukon Quest veteran

My Sponsors:
Feniks and Co, LLC; Alaska Commercial Rentals; Happy the Sled Dog; Home Town Physical Therapy; Talespin Media; T Rose Veterinary Service; Wilderness Athlete; Runa; Family; Friends; The North Company and Ryno Kennel Sponsors

Nationality: American
Current Residence: Two Rivers, Alaska
Occupation(s): Musher, guide, accountant.
Kennel Name: Ryno Sled Dog Kennel
Name Origination: nickname
Kennel Bloodlines: SP Kennel, Mackey, King, Little
Breeds: AK Husky
# of Dogs in Kennel: 38


Musher Question & Answer

How many years have you been running dogs?
7

Tell us about your dogs?
One dog, Cartel, has her own Twitter account (managed by her biggest fan and sponsor Ty at Lead Dog Cartel). If Cartel were human, she would have a Twitter account with hundreds of friends. She's a fashionable, popular dog loved by all humans and canines (especially the boys). Plus she's a hardcore Quest and Iditarod athlete!

How did you get started running dogs?
Googled dog mushing jobs and the rest is history.

What do you love most about running sled dogs?
This question stumps me every time. I love everything about running dogs. Perhaps a better question - what do you love most about life? Answer - running dogs.

Are you a member of any other organizations involved in sled dog sports?
Two Rivers Dog Mushing Association

Why did you enter the Yukon Quest? What are your goals for the race?
My goal is to have our perfect race, meaning the dogs have fun, I have fun and we do our absolute best.

What music do you listen to on the trail?
Anything, everything, nothing.

How did your dogs get their names?/ How do you choose names?
Friends and family help choose the names. For example - the Ecuadorians (Ruco, Kindi, Supa); the Outlaws (Lefty, Fenton, "Belle" Star, Calamity Jane "LJ"); the Ducks (Coot, Drake, Brant); the Card Games (Fish, Blitz, Uno, Yuker).

List recent sled dog races and/or best performances
2014 YQ300 - 5th Place; 2013 YQ300; 2012 Iditarod - 31st Place

Past Yukon Quest Race Results

Year Position Time
2015 13 12d 02h 11m