Mark Stamm

60 year old Yukon Quest veteran

Nationality: American
Current Residence: Riverside, WA
Occupation(s): Yacht Repair
Kennel Name: Black Thunder Kennels
Name Origination: Because all my dogs are black and powerful
Kennel Bloodlines: Old Attla bloodlines with liberal border collie additive.
Breeds: Stamm dogs
# of Dogs in Kennel: 30

Musher Question & Answer

How many years have you been running dogs?

Tell us about your dogs?
My leaders Elmly and Blaze are half border collie. All my dogs go back to the dogs that I ran in the 1988 Yukon Quest.

How did you get started running dogs?
Used to backpack with pack dogs then I heard about mushing and the rest is history.

What do you love most about running sled dogs?
The connection with the dogs.

Why did you enter the Yukon Quest? What are your goals for the race?
Just turned 60 and always wanted to come back and the opportunity has presented itself. Goal- run my team to the best of its ability.

What music do you listen to on the trail?

How did your dogs get their names?/ How do you choose names?
Usually each litter gets a theme.

List recent sled dog races and/or best performances
2016 Eagle Cap -3rd 2007 Race to the Sky - 1st 2009 Race to the Sky - 1st Years ago Beargrease - 2nd and 3rd

Past Yukon Quest Race Results

Year Position Time
1988 18 15d 5h 29m