Claudia Wickert

36 year old Yukon Quest rookie

My Sponsors:
Bushcraft Yukon, Whitehorse Canine Massage

Nationality: German
Current Residence: Whitehorse
Occupation(s): GIS/Lands Technician
Kennel Name: Fox Creek Kennel
Name Origination: We live at Fox Creek
Kennel Bloodlines: Gatt, Kleedehn/Studer
Breeds: Alaskan Huskies
# of Dogs in Kennel: 31

Musher Question & Answer

How many years have you been running dogs?

Tell us about your dogs?
Almost all dogs in my team are related to each other. It mainly consists of two litters from the same mom - the "chocolate" litter and the "baked goods" litter. They will be 5 and 2.5 years old by the start of the Yukon Quest.

How did you get started running dogs?
As a handler and tour guide.

What do you love most about running sled dogs?
Being out of the trail with my dogs is an amazing feeling of adventure.

Are you a member of any other organizations involved in sled dog sports?
Dog Powered Sports Association of Yukon

Why did you enter the Yukon Quest? What are your goals for the race?
To see if my dogs and I can make it 1,000 miles, and hopefully have some fun doing it.

What music do you listen to on the trail?
I don't.

How did your dogs get their names?/ How do you choose names?
We pick a theme. Food seems to be a recurring topic...

List recent sled dog races and/or best performances
2017 - YQ300 - 4th; 2017 - Silver Sled 100 - 10th; 2016 - Two Rivers 200 - 13th; 2015 - YQ300 - 5th