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MEET A MUSHER

Enjoy these visits with mushers involved in all types of sled dog endeavors.
Their insights will help all of us increase our dog skills.


If you're interested in being interviewed, or have suggestions on questions to ask, please Email us with "Interview" in the subject line.


Select a name from the following list to "meet" the musher.
Interviews with skijorers are marked with an

  • Kent Allen, Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado, USA
    Meet this long time sprint musher and organization participant

  • Ken Anderson, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
    Ken Anderson and Gwen Holdman Anderson run a very versatile kennel, with very adaptable dogs.  They run all types of races from sprint to stage to long distance, with a focus on Iditarod.

  • Lynzie Bacchus, Mesick, Michigan, USA
    Lynzie finished the 2003 Jr Iditarod in her first attempt.  She races primarily sprint classes in the MUSH and GLSDA race circuits

  • Kirsten Ballard, Anchorage, Alaska, USA
    The first and only woman to run the Iditasport Extreme Skijoring Race - read about her experience and the long distance skijor training techniques she learned along the way

  • John & Geri Bates, Ferndale, Michigan, USA
    Meet the Siberian Express team and their owners!

  • Ramy Brooks, Healy, Alaska, USA
    Quest winner, top Iditarod finisher and member of a renowned mushing family!

  • Laura & Neil Burton, Kronau, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Besides mid and long distance mushing, these two head up the Trekking for Miracles Run in Saskatchewan!

  • Ken & Lori Chezik, Fife Lake, Michigan, USA
    A small kennel with a big will to win!!  Meet the husband/wife team who fielded the 2003 Limited North American Championship 8 Dog Team!

  • Henry & Debi Csabak, Kakabeka Falls, Ontario, Canada
    A re-emerging sprint racer shares his ideas!

  • Scott Dahlquist, Cokato, Minnesota, USA
    Learn more about skijoring from this Champion Skijorer!

  • In memory of Martina A. Delp, Salcha, Alaska
    Forming a group of shelter dogs into a cohesive team, suitable for competition.
    ( We are sorry to report that Martina was accidentally electrocuted at her home in May 2007.
    We are leaving this interview up in memory of her enthusiasm for sled dogs and life.)

  • Tom & Cathy Dimon, North Pole, Alaska, USA
    How to have "fun" camping and weight pulling!

  • Egil Ellis - Part 1, Borås, Sweden
    Learn about "Scandinavian Hounds" (pointer/husky crosses) and get some excellent mushing advice from this World Champion open class sprint musher!
    Egil Ellis - Part 2, Borås, Sweden
    Training, Racing and more

  • Curtis Erhart, Fairbanks, Alaska
    Members of two of the greatest sprint racing families in Alaska comprise C & S Kennels...there's a lot to be learned in this interview!

  • Dori Hollingsworth, Seward, Alaska
    2001 IFSS World Champion musher talks in depth on all aspects of putting together winning limited and open class teams

  • Ron Koczaja, Fairbanks/Two Rivers, Alaska
    Bush musher, Iditarod veteran, hunter, tour rides....it's all about having fun!

  • Miriam Koerner, Potato Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada
    How does someone born in Recklinghausen, Germany, with a dachshund as the only pet dog, end up in Potato Lake, Saskatchewan with an ever increasing number of sled dogs?

  • Hannes Kronbach, Hüfingen-Sumpfohren, Germany
    2003 World Champion MD Lim. who hopes to defend his World Championship in Bend, Oregon in 2005

  • Barb & Lisa Moore, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
    The first mother/daughter combo to finish the Iditarod!

  • Michael Murphy, Newberry, Michigan, USA
    Interesting interview with tour operator, distance musher and Iditarod 2000 competitor!

  • Petra Noelle, Welver, Germany
    Experienced European sprint musher tackles the Yukon Quest.

  • Frida Oderstål, Gafsele, Sweden
    17 year old Swedish 4 Dog Sprint Racer

  • Lynn Orbison, Two Rivers, Alaska
    Musher, Farmer, Groomer, Publisher & Founder of Second Chance League

  • Stuart Osthoff, Ely, Minnesota, USA
    Stuart and Michele operate one of top sprint kennels in North America...see what makes Trails End Kennel run!

  • Jennifer Payne, Chugiak, Alaska, USA
    This experienced limited class musher is making the move to Open Class racing.

  • Sherri Pristash, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
    Meet this "rising star" on the Fairbanks sprint racing scene!

  • Meet Shelley & Rob Ramsay & Family, Yellowknife, NT, Canada
    Our lives are now completely centered on dogs...

  • Ryan Redington, Knik, Alaska, USA
    The 1999 Jr. Iditarod Winner is a young man on the move!

  • Libby Riddles, Knik & Nome, Alaska, USA
    A "Must Read" from the first woman to win the Iditarod!

  • John Schandelmeier, Paxson, Alaska, USA
    Our goal is to find caring, permanent homes for previously unwanted sled dogs.

  • John Schultheis, Wasilla, Alaska, USA
    Meet this dedicated Young Open Class sprint racer

  • Barry “Bear” Siragusa, Gausdal, Norway
    Headed to Finnmarksløpet 1000

  • Ann & Al Stead, Duluth, Minnesota, USA
    Exceptional Siberian racers and breeders, but more importantly, responsible, caring sled dog owners. You will learn a lot from these two!

  • Alan Stewart, Moormore Cottage, Rothiemurchus, Aviemore , Scotland
    Learn more about mushing in the UK and beyond

  • Art Stoller, Two Rivers, Alaska, USA
    20 Tips for Successful Sled Dog Racing - a "must read" if you want to learn how a top sprint musher does it!

  • Jarred Stone, Washburn, Wisconsin, USA
    Teenaged skijorer, sprint racer, Student, Pro paintball player

  • David Straub, Willow, Alaska, USA
    Iditarod Rookie with a goal of introducing school children to the Iditarod and Alaska.

  • Ed Streeper, Osage, Minnesota, USA
    Champion Open Class racer who knows how to win!

  • Thom "Swanny" Swan, Two Rivers, Alaska, USA
    Historical reenactor who often portrays a North West Company “wintering partner” in the last decade of the eighteenth century

  • John Swenson, Holyoke, Minnesota, USA
    Witty comments from one of the Midwest's most congenial and accomplished mushers!

  • Jessica Tackett, Wasilla, Alaska, USA
    Meet this interesting, enjoyable Alaskan Skijorer and Junior Musher.

  • Josi Thyr, Cataldo, Idaho, USA
    A young woman dedicated to her Seppala Siberian Sled Dogs!

  • Frank Turner, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
    Visit with this Yukon Quest Champion as he talks about what it takes to meet the challenges of the Quest race.

  • Alden West, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
    Very interesting interview with a Quest 250 veteran and Yukon Quest rookie.  Lots of details on what Alden looks for in dogs and his approach to distance racing.

  • Nicole Whitlock, Bailey, Colorado, USA
    You'll be as impressed with this young lady as I was! Her folks, Don & Tammy Herr, must be very proud of her!

  • Aliy Zirkle, Two Rivers, Alaska, USA
    A very interesting interview with the first woman to win the Yukon Quest.

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