62 YEAR OLD YUKON QUEST Veteran
Nationality:
American
Occupation(s):
Dog Musher
Kennel Name:
SP Kennel
Kennel Name Origination:
My wife's (Aliy's) first sled dog was named Skunk, or Skunk's Place (SP)
Kennel Bloodlines:
Zirkle-Moore
Breeds:
Alaskan Husky
# of Dogs in Kennel:
51
Sponsors:
Matson of Alaska, Pleasant Valley Store, Bob Huston, SPK Dog Sponsors and Team Members

Musher Question & Answer

How many years have you been running dogs?
26
How did you get started running dogs?

My two daughters got me started when they were young.

What do you love most about running sled 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?
To get the best out of my dogs and myself and have a chance to win.
How did your dogs get their names?/ How do you choose names?

We have themes: Candy litter- Rolo, Butterscotch, etc.; Mexican litter- Quito, Nacho, etc.; Coffee litter- Sanka, Bean, Decaf, etc.

What music do you listen to on the trail?
Share a quick story about one of your indispensable Handlers

Moira has been with me for over five years. She says the Yukon Quest is her favorite and she travels from New Zealand to be part of our team!

Tell us about your favourite experience with a volunteer on the trail
Becky Alexander- in a word, "Fantastic!" She always gives all she has for the Quest for many years.
List recent sled dog races and/or best performances
2015 - Yukon Quest - 2nd; 2014 - Yukon Quest - WON; 2013 - Yukon Quest - WON; 2012 - Yukon Quest - 2nd by 26 seconds