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
Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado, USA
Meet this long time sprint musher and organization participant
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.
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
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
Geri Bates, Ferndale, Michigan, USA
Meet the Siberian Express team and their owners!
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!
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!
Dahlquist, Cokato, Minnesota, USA
Learn more about skijoring from this Champion Skijorer!
In memory of Martina A. Delp,
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
We are leaving this interview up in memory of her enthusiasm for sled dogs and life.)
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
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!
Hollingsworth, Seward, Alaska
2001 IFSS World Champion musher talks in depth on all aspects of putting together
winning limited and open class teams
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?
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!
Newberry, Michigan, USA
Interesting interview with tour operator, distance musher and Iditarod 2000
Experienced European sprint musher tackles the Yukon Quest.
17 year old Swedish 4 Dog Sprint Racer
Lynn Orbison, Two
Musher, Farmer, Groomer, Publisher & Founder of Second Chance League
Osthoff, Ely, Minnesota, USA
Stuart and Michele operate one of top sprint kennels in North America...see what
makes Trails End Kennel run!
Chugiak, Alaska, USA
This experienced limited class musher is making the move to Open Class racing.
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...
Redington, Knik, Alaska, USA
The 1999 Jr. Iditarod Winner is a young man on the move!
Knik & Nome, Alaska, USA
A "Must Read" from the first woman to win the Iditarod!
Schandelmeier, Paxson, Alaska, USA
Our goal is to find caring, permanent homes for previously unwanted sled dogs.
Schultheis, Wasilla, Alaska, USA
Meet this dedicated Young Open Class sprint racer
“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!
Moormore Cottage, Rothiemurchus, Aviemore , Scotland
Learn more about mushing in the UK and beyond
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!
Washburn, Wisconsin, USA
Teenaged skijorer, sprint racer, Student, Pro paintball player
Willow, Alaska, USA
Iditarod Rookie with a goal of introducing school children to the Iditarod and
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
Holyoke, Minnesota, USA
Witty comments from one of the Midwest's most congenial and accomplished mushers!
Wasilla, Alaska, USA
Meet this interesting, enjoyable Alaskan Skijorer and Junior Musher.
Josi Thyr, Cataldo,
A young woman dedicated to her Seppala Siberian Sled Dogs!
Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
Visit with this Yukon Quest Champion as he talks about what it takes to meet the
challenges of the Quest race.
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
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!
Two Rivers, Alaska, USA
A very interesting interview with the first woman to win the Yukon Quest.
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