Brent Sass

39 year old Yukon Quest veteran

My Sponsors:
Mainscape, Horst Expediting, Mark and Chris Sass

Nationality: American
Current Residence: Eureka, Alaska
Occupation(s): Dog Musher/ Wilderness Guide
Kennel Name: Wild and Free Mushing
Name Origination: From the Hobo Jim song.
Kennel Bloodlines: My Own
Breeds: Wold, Mackey, Joee Redington, Osmar, R. Smyth
# of Dogs in Kennel: 55

Musher Question & Answer

How many years have you been running dogs?

Tell us about your dogs?
I have bred, raised, and trained every dog on this team except one. Jeep came to the kennel last year from Joee and Pam Redington. Jeep was one of Joee's favorite dogs and always joked tat he could make it in my team but he was his favorite so we would never know. After Joee passed last August I bought Jeep from Pam and trained him as a distance dog and he shined!!

How did you get started running dogs?
Saw a team go by at my feet and said, I'm going to do that!

What do you love most about running sled dogs?
The relationship with the dogs and the places we get together

Are you a member of any other organizations involved in sled dog sports?

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

What music do you listen to on the trail?
All music and books

How did your dogs get their names?/ How do you choose names?
themes include; favorite movie, rocks and trees

List recent sled dog races and/or best performances
2007-2016 - Yukon Quest - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th; 2012-2013, 2015-2016 - Iditarod - 13th, 22nd, 20th; 2015, 2016 - K300 - 2nd (2016)

Past Yukon Quest Race Results

Year Position Time
2017 - Scratched
2016 2 9d 3h 28m
2015 1 9d 12h 49m
2014 - Withdrawn
2013 3 9d 5h 34m
2012 5 10d 9h 15m
2011 4 10d 18h 2m
2010 8 10d 3h 52m
2009 7 10d 10h 54m
2008 5 11d 13h 18m
2007 15 12d 8h 6m