Lori Tweddell

19 year old Yukon Quest rookie

My Sponsors:
Parents, Family & Friends, Jerry & Merce Aguiar (and Co.), Lumel Studios, Azimuth Services

Nationality: Canadian
Current Residence: Whitehorse, YT
Occupation(s): Musher/Farmer/Customer Service at Cultured Fine Cheese
Kennel Name: Echoes Kennel
Name Origination: Echoes was the name of my father's first sled dog. She got her name from the Pink Floyd song.
Kennel Bloodlines: Ledwidge, Britten and our old blood line from Quebec
Breeds: Alaskan Huskies
# of Dogs in Kennel: 55

Musher Question & Answer

How many years have you been running dogs?

Tell us about your dogs?
Most of our dogs were born in our kennel. We gave them names that fit their personality and attitude. We grew up together and last year, started this amazing journey. I believe that as a team we can have a lot of fun on this adventure.

How did you get started running dogs?
My family had dogs for years before I was born. Since my first sled ride at a couple of months old, I fell in love with the dogs and the sport.

What do you love most about running sled dogs?
Everything! What's not to love?!

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

Why did you enter the Yukon Quest? What are your goals for the race?
Finish with a happy and healthy team and finally realize a life long dream!

How did your dogs get their names?/ How do you choose names?
Family brainstorming.

List recent sled dog races and/or best performances
2019 - Granger Grind, 2019 YQ300 - 9th, 2019 - Percy DeWolfe Memorial Mail Race - 11th