Martin Apayauq Reitan

21 year old Yukon Quest rookie

My Sponsors:
Kaktovik Tours

Nationality: American
Current Residence: Kaktovik
Occupation(s): Polar Bear Tour Guide
Kennel Name: Hula Hula Kennel
Name Origination: Named after a river in the Brooks Range, close to Kaktovik
Kennel Bloodlines: John Baker, Jeff King, Mitch Seavey, Nick Petit, Mackey
Breeds: Alaskan Husky
# of Dogs in Kennel: 18

Musher Question & Answer

How many years have you been running dogs?

Tell us about your dogs?
Combined our dog team has traveled on the trail from Whitehorse to Kaktovik, through the Yukon Quest, Iditarod and our travels after the Iditarod finish.

How did you get started running dogs?
Family business in Norway

What do you love most about running sled dogs?
Seeing amazing nature, caring for dogs, looking at dogs, petting dogs, and facing varied and interesting challenges

Why did you enter the Yukon Quest? What are your goals for the race?
To travel through vast wild nature with my cutest friends, and experience the Yukon Quest family from a musher's perspective. My goal is to finish with a happy healthy team with as good a placement as I can.

What music do you listen to on the trail?
Jazz, Classic music, Rock, Indie pop, Kpop, Norwegian Rock

How did your dogs get their names?/ How do you choose names?
Most of our dogs are named after Inupiaq words, places or rivers in Alaska

List recent sled dog races and/or best performances
2017 Two River 200 - 9th 2017 Copper Basin 300 - 14th