Brian Wilmshurst

37 year old Yukon Quest veteran

My Sponsors:
Skookum Brand, Endurance Auto, Madmitter, Westmark Inn Dawson, Eldorado Hotel, Gammie Trucking, Dr.John Overell, Aurora Booties

Nationality: Canadian
Current Residence: Dawson City, YT
Occupation(s): Ice Cream
Kennel Name: B-line Racing Kennels
Name Origination: Nickname is "B."
Kennel Bloodlines: Dawson dogs
Breeds: Alaskan Husky
# of Dogs in Kennel: 35

Musher Question & Answer

How many years have you been running dogs?

Tell us about your dogs?
It will be exciting training a bunch of young dogs this year. 25 of our dogs are 2 and under.

How did you get started running dogs?
Volunteering for the Quest

What do you love most about running sled dogs?
Seeing the amazing scenery the North has to offer and hanging out with my best 4-legged buds!

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?
I really missed racing last year. I'm hoping to give these young dogs a good experience and do the best we can

What music do you listen to on the trail?
Neil Young

How did your dogs get their names?/ How do you choose names?
We name them in themes - this year's team has the "grandparents litter" for example (George, Myrtle, Camilla and Irene).

List recent sled dog races and/or best performances
2017- Yukon Quest- 12th, 2015 - Iditarod - 52nd, 2015 - Yukon Quest - 12th, 2014 - Yukon Quest - 10th (Sportsmanship Award), 2013 - Yukon Quest - 17th, 2012 - Yukon Quest -16th

Past Yukon Quest Race Results

Year Position Time
2017 12 12d 9h 18m
2015 12 11d 15h 9m
2014 10 13d 2h 21m
2013 17 11d 13h 41m
2012 16 12d 11h 24m