54 YEAR OLD YUKON QUEST MUSHER
Veteran - YQ 1000; Rookie - YQ 450Nationality:
Ten Mile, YukonOccupation(s):
Tagish Lake KennelKennel Name Origination:
We live near Tagish Lake.
My own and Ed Hopkins'# of Dogs in Kennel:
Musher Q & A
How many years have you been running dogs?
How did you get started running dogs?
I started running dogs when I met Ed.
How did your dogs get their names?/ How do you choose names?
Sometimes themes and sometimes personalities.
Why did you enter the Yukon Quest? What are your goals for the race?
To enjoy the Yukon Quest spirit and trail.
What do you love most about running sled dogs?
To be in nature with the dogs.
Tell us about your dogs, particularly some stories or facts about dogs running this year's race
So many great stories that it's hard to pick one.
Tell us about your favourite experience with a volunteer on the trail
I love Stepping Stone!
What music do you listen to on the trail?
Rock and folk
Share a quick story about one of your indispensable handlers
So many great handlers!
List your recent sled dog races and/or best performances:
- 2022 Yukon Quest
- 2022 Iditarod
- 2019 Yukon Quest 1000; Position: 4th
- 2018 Iditarod; Position: 18th
- 2017 Iditarod; Position: 13th
- 2017 Yukon Quest 300; Position: 1st
- 2015 Yukon Quest 300; Position: 1st
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