Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Gin Gin 200 Starts Today

Gin Gin 200 started this afternoon in Paxon, Alaska.

12 dog, 200 miles

Live Trackers:

http://www.denalihighwaytours.com/2011GinGinSpotTrackers.html

Updates:

http://www.denalihighwaytours.com/GinGin200.html

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gin-Gin-200/164963886880018

http://gomush.com/Gingin200.html

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Results from the first full weekend of racing

Links to Results:

Distance Races
Solstice 100 - Dew Claw Kennel sweeps, with Dan Kaduce in 1st and Jodi Bailey in 2nd!
http://www.trdma.org/solstice100.htm

Sheep Mountain 150 - Jeff King slogs through unbroken trail to edge Aliy Zirkle
http://gomush.com/SheepMountain150.html

Stage Races
Alaska Excursions 120 - Blaine "Buddy" Streeper Takes 1st Place
http://120.alaskaexcursions.com/race/results/2011

Rodeo Run 2011 http://www.westyellowstonesleddograces.com/RodeoRun_home.html

Sprint Races
CDMA Junior Points Race #3 http://www.chugiakdogmushers.com/20112012JrRaceResults.html

MCDMA Points Race #4 http://www.mcdma.org/MCDMA/2011-2012_pts_race_1.html

ADMA Challenge Race #1 - Postponed
http://www.sleddog.org/

International Races
Sled Dog Association of Scotland - Darnaway Rally
http://www.sdas.org.uk/races.html#results

Dalby Rally - North Yorkshire
http://www.siberianhuskyclub.com/working/results/rallysummary?idofrace=dalby2011

King's Forest East, British Siberian Husky Racing Association http://www.huskyracing.org.uk/results2011/KingsEast11.htm

Friday, December 16, 2011

Full Slate of Racing This Weekend

Alaska Distance Racing starts, plus a whole lot more.

December 15 - 17, 2011
Rodeo Run 2011 www.westyellowstonesleddograces.com/RodeoRun
12 dog, 8 dog, and 6 dog teams, along with a 4 dog Junior Race
West Yellowstone, WY

December 17, 2011
CDMA Junior Points Race #3 www.chugiakdogmushers.com
Sprint: 1 Dog; 2 Dog; 3 Dog; 5 Dog; 7 Dog (Miles TBD)
Beach Lake Trails - Chugiak, Alaska

MCDMA Points Race #4 www.mcdma.org
Sprint: 4 Dog (4 miles); 6 Dog (6 miles); 8 Dog (8 miles); Open (13.2 miles); Junior 3 Dog (4 miles)
Skijoring: 1 Dog (4 miles); 2 Dog (4 miles)
Montana Creek, Alaska

December 17 - 18, 2011
Alaska Excursions 120 www.alaskaexcursions120.com
10 Dog (40 miles each day)
Wasilla, Alaska

Sheep Mountain 150 www.sheepmountain.com/SheepMtn150
12 Dog (150 miles 3 x 50)
Sheep Mountain, Alaska

Solstice 100 www.trdma.org/solstice100
12 dog, 100 miles
Two Rivers, Alaska

Sled Dog Association of Scotland Darnaway www.sdas.org.uk/races
Sprint: 6 Dog (2.7 - 6.5 miles); 4 Dog (2.7-5.5 miles); 3 & 2 Dog (2.7-4.5 miles); Bikejor/Scooter & Canicross (2.7-4.5 miles)
Scotland, UK

Dalby Rally www.siberianhuskyclub.com
North Yorkshire

King's Forest East, British Siberian Husky Racing Association www.huskyracing.org.uk
Suffolk

December 18, 2011

ADMA Challenge Race #1 www.sleddog.org
Sprint: 4 Dog (4.8 miles); 6 Dog (6.2 miles); 8/10 Dog (9.7 miles); Open (11 miles)
Skijoring: 1, 2, 3 Dog (4.8 miles)
Jeff Studdert Race Grounds, Fairbanks, Alaska

Saturday, December 3, 2011

December Arrives

Now Need Snow!

We had been running about once a week since mid-October. Several ten-mile runs, and one twelve. I was hoping to run the third annual Thanksgiving Day run, but didn’t get an early enough start. So after two weeks since the last run, I loaded all seven dogs, including Alice, and drove to the trail head.
Temps were in the low 20’s as we headed out. I paired Alice up with Logan, as she likes him. That left Nucky without his brother to counter-act each others pull, so he ran a bit out of line.


We cruised along nicely until we came to three small trees that beavers had felled across the trail. I moved one and the dogs easily pulled me up-and-over the others. We made good time to the halfway point, turned around and had a drink and some snacks. But thirty-seconds is enough of a rest for these guys, and so we got back at it.


video

On the way back, I stopped to take a couple of photos of the “Into the Wild of Iowa”
bus.


After running 9 miles, they were anxious to keep going after FIFTEEN SECONDS of stopping!!!!!!



Over an hour running, and they still have the energy to play around afterward.


Amazing athletes!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Mushing Race Sesson Begins!

In Alaska, the Montana Creek Dog Mushers Association is hoping to kick off their sprint season this weekend. According to their website, "The trail is in decent, but not perfect, early season shape...the chances for racing two days are very positive."

In Wisconsin, the Can't Depend on Snow annual benefit event also takes place this weekend.

Stay tuned, as things begin to heat up in the mushing world!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Beauty of Fall Training

More Reasons We Run Dogs

With temps in the 20's, it was a perfect day to run the dogs.

After quickly hooking up, we set off through the beautiful Iowa Autumn woods.



Wildlife was plentiful, as we saw several deer, plus a kamikaze squirrel that darted across the trail a couple of feet in front of a speeding dog team! I slammed on the brakes to keep Maggie on the trail, then instantly commanded "On by!" and we kept on going.

The trail is on an abandoned railroad line, and passes these old grain bins.

At 4 miles, the turnaround point, we crossed over this pretty bridge, and stopped for a drink and a snack.

The ride back was uneventful, other than meeting the DNR guy, who gave me full permission to use the trail.

More views of the river in the pretty setting.

I rode the brake for the first 6 out of 8 miles, and held the speeds in the 7-to-8 mph range. They enjoyed the run and were easily ready for more!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Freeze Warning!

Cold morning = good run



Cool sunrise

With temperatures in the upper 20's, it was a good morning to run the dogs.


Ellen: "Please, sir, may I have a run?"

Hooked up with Maggie in lead with Ellen, followed by Browning, then Nick, then Logan and Nucky. Down the field, across the waterway and into the woods. Maggie did pretty good, although she wanted to check out a couple of things off the trail.


"Take that hill!"

The woods were pretty and the trail is the exact opposite or the smooth, straight and flat rail bed - this one has plenty of twists and turns, with enough elevation changes to give quite the workout.


"Bring it on home!"

After just under 3 miles, we took the nice long, steady grade up the field and back home. A nice little jaunt, but I think we're ALL looking forward to really putting some miles on. Kind of depressing to spend twice as much time hooking up as actually running!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Training Run Part Deux

Sunday morning was cool, in the mid-forties. After the “interesting” training run the other day mushingloon.blogspot.com/2011/10/fall-training-has-begun, it was time for the 2nd try. I really needed it to be successful and fun for all – including me!

After morning chores and coffee, it was time to load up. Oh no, I hadn’t gotten gas the day before, and my truck was on fumes. Another 15 minutes lost running to town. Foreshadowing of things to come?

Maggie standing on the top of the back seat

Co-pilot Krunchy

We loaded the trailer without incident, put Maggie in the cab, joining Krunchy, who was to be Angie’s running partner. Twenty minutes later, we arrived at the trailhead. The stretch I wanted to run is nice and secluded, going down along the river. It had washed out during the Floods of ’08, but some of it was still usable. mushingloon.blogspot.com/2010/11/new-trail

When we pulled up, there was a grader and they had cleared it and groomed it, making it nearly too perfect!

Quickly laying out the lines, I decided to give everyone another try, and put Ellen and Nick back in lead. However, after their good showing last time, I moved Maggie and Browning into swing, followed by Alice and then the brothers, Logan and Nucky. Unloading the dogs from their boxes, I discovered Logan had peeled back part of the grate covering his window, and had then tried to un-bolt the hinges!

When they all were hooked up, the pandemonium increased as per usual. I quickly pulled the snub lines, and we took off!

I rode the brakes for the first mile or so, as everyone settled into their groove nicely. I remembered NOT to talk much, although when Alice repeatedly looked back, I finally acknowledged her, and then she was fine. Women!

Krunchy waiting for us

Yee haw!

Can't keep up

We cruised along the fresh gravel trail for quite a while. My plan had been to run a mile-and-a-half out, then turn around and run back to the truck. When we got to that point, I could see Angie and Krunchy just a little ways ahead. Wanting to practice “On by”, we kept traveling towards them. Maggie pulled towards Mom and Krunchy, but the rest of the team did a good job keeping their heads down and moving right “On by” the distraction. Good dogs! Krunchy turned and ran around us, wanting to follow. I stopped so he could hear Angie calling him, and he turned to go back, so we took off. Angie said there was a good place to turn around “about a quarter-mile” ahead, so I decided we could handle the additional distance. About a MILE farther, we came to the clearing. I stopped to give them treats, but with Browning pulling aside to eat some grass, and the leaders trying to pull us onward, I decided to turn them around first. Turning my five-dog team last year had been “exciting”, so I wasn’t sure how it would go with the larger team. Taking the leaders by their neckline, and bringing them around, the rest of the team waited until it was their turn! We ended up cleanly facing the other way, with no tangles.

Break time

Back to work, riding the brake as they were once again filled with energy. They soon settled into a nice slow trot, and we made our way without incident. When I saw Angie ahead at the truck, I stopped for a rest break. After nearly 5 miles, on the first run of the year, Ellen was barking and ready to go after a 15 second break!

End of the run

I called them up, “Let’s go! Hike up! Bring it on home!” and we bolted fast – for 50 feet. Then we settled back into the trot, and made it back to the truck.

Made it!

Water and treats all around. Everyone was calm and happy and got lots of pets. After we cooled down, I unhooked them and loaded them back in the trailer. I fixed Logan’s screen, tightened bolts and triple-bolted his door! While we drove home Maggie napped, so I knew it had been a good run. Back on the farm, everyone got more treats and thanks.

I needed a good run, THEY needed a good run, and we all got what we needed. Fun for all, no injuries, and another run in the books.


Happy finish

It was a good day.

In my element


Thanks to Angie for some of the photos!

Friday, October 14, 2011

FALL TRAINING HAS BEGUN!

IS THAT FOR TRAINING THE DOGS OR THE MUSHER?

Finally, after 6 months of waiting, and several weeks of teasing weather, we have a cool morning and all my gear is in place. Oh, those words I've longed to say:
"Time to run the dogs!!!!"


Staging

Last season, I had four dogs and a puppy. With two additional dogs, plus the pup being a year-and-a-half, I am ready to run seven dogs. Should be interesting!


Hooked up and looking good!

After the usual hijinks of harnessing and hooking up, the team appeared to be ready to go. Alice was already standing backwards with her harness half-over her head, and the new boys were getting hopelessly tangled, but all of that was expected. Usually we get moving and then stop for a quick untangle.

"Usually"

After I unhooked the leaders, Ellen and Nick, from the "line-out tire", mayhem ensued. They turned and ran the other way, around the trailer towards the garage. This pulled the rest of the team sideways, across the fire pit and under the rear of the trailer. I pulled them back to the front of the team, commanded "Line out!" and ran back to the quad. Same issue.


My Ride

"Now what?" I wondered. It is true we were running out of our yard on a new trail, and in the past, we ran off the opposite side of the farm, so it could be they were thinking they needed to go over there. Or, it could be that Nick wanted to check out the kitties in the garage, as he does when allowed to run free in our yard.

"Line out!" Hmm, this is getting ridiculous! And dangerous - the new brothers, Logan and Nucky, had shown me at the CopperDog race last year that they were adept at tangling themselves - up and over like the Russian tumblers on Ed Sullivan! (Yes - I really AM that old!) In fact, they were so incredibly tangled with Maggie and Browning in wheel, that the four of them were basically hooked together side-by-side. Oh, now Alice is chewing at her harness.


Alice

So, I unravel as best as I can (in other words, enough to at least get them in line), and try once more. This time, Nick decides maybe he should toss in the towel, and he pulls the entire team through the gate into the dogyard! Poor Biscuit, who was the only one left in the yard, was surrounded by the team! Over him and around him, lines a twisting! As I untangled and attempted to get them back in front of the quad, I realized he was actually hooked in to a line!

Time for a New Plan.

Alice was done. She has always exhibited this behavior and indeed, that's the reason for seven dogs when intending to race six. And now she was attempting to free herself by eating the gangline. No brainer, she's sitting this one out. That brought the stress level down a bit. Now, what to do about the "leaders"? Ellen was starting to balk, most likely from my swearing at Nick, and she was backing out of her harness. Join your friend Alice back in the yard, E! Now for Mr. Nick. He was out of his head, bouncing around and dragging the team back and forth. Timeout for you, Mister!


Maggie and Browning in Lead

I had noticed that Maggie and Browning both leaned in their harnesses and tried to pull in the right direction every time I called it. And the young brothers seemed to be attempting to do the same. What was there to lose?


Logan and Nucky in Wheel

I tied off Browning to a tree, and untangled the rest of them (by now, they had rolled through weeds, which were woven into the lines). I removed one section of tugs, so we were down to a six-dog line. I put the brothers in the back in wheel position, and hooked Maggie and Browning in lead. "Line out!" Well what do you know? They DID! Untie from the tree, unhook the quad, give the command, "Hike!" and we started moving in the right direction!

Maggie seemed to understand "Gee" and "Haw". Browning would look around and try each way until he was pointed the right way and I could yell,"Yep!" We were off like a shot!

Across the yard, through some trees and onto the edge of the field. The leaders seemed to know what they were looking for. Across the waterway to the edge of the timber. Point of no return - we were either heading into the woods and down a steep hill, or turning back. The dogs were still fresh, we had barely started. I know I'll have to run and help push the quad back up the hill - so what??? "Hike!" and away we go!

Nice and easy down the big hill. Up and down, and around corners. Smart puppy looking back for guidance. We stop at the bottom. It's the first run, we're staying under two miles, they seem good but I know its uphill all the way back. "Oh, please, Daddy!" they implore. OK, let's go farther.

At the next stop, I know we need to turn back. Turning around by hand on a narrow trail is never easy, and these are my (so-called) "B Team", so it could get rough. Or, they would just do it easily, with a minimal amount of tangles. Hooray! Line out, turn the quad around, only minor difficulties. As we head back, the leaders take the wrong trail. "Gee!" I command. "Maggie! Bruno! GEEEE!!!" They look at me like I'm stupid. I lock down and get off and start to run up front, I'll have to pull them over to the correct trail. Huh, look at that - what I "thought" was the correct trail is just some tire tracks - my leaders were right the whole time! Um, never mind, here we go.

The hill was tough - I walked, we stopped several times, but we made it. Across the waterway to the edge of the muddy field. Uphill, muddy and not much of a "trail". With several stops, and much running by me, we eventually returned home.

Wow! I don't know about the dogs, but the MUSHER sure learned a few things!


Happy little team after the run

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Iditarod '11 Update 18- Final Standings

The race is officially over.

The 2011 Iditarod race is over, with Ellen Halverson finishing last to take the Red Lantern. It’s her 2nd in as many attempts.

Official Standings

1. John Baker (53)
2. Ramey Smyth (30)
3. Hans Gatt (23)
4. Dallas Seavey (21)
5. Hugh Neff (35)
6. Sebastian Schnuelle (31)
7. Ray Redington Jr (3)
8. Peter Kaiser (54)
9. Ken Anderson (4)
10. Jessie Royer (58)
11. Aliy Zirkle (18)
12. DeeDee Jonrow (2)
13. Michael Williams, Jr (41)
14. Sven Haltmann (45)
15. Sonny Lindner (52)
16. Lance Mackey (17)
17. Michelle Phillips (39)
18. Martin Buser (11)
19. Robert Nelson (51)
20. Rick Swenson (49)
21. Cim Smyth (59)
22. Matt Hayashida (61)
23. Bruce Linton (65) (13)
24. Allen Moore (5)
25. Trent Herbst (4)
26. Kelley Griffin (20)
27. Ed Stielstra (56)
28. Nicolas Petit {R} (14) Rookie of the Year
29. Kristy Berington (7)
30. Kelly Maixner {R} (55)
31. Jodi Bailey {R} (16)
32. Lachlan Clarke (42)
33. Magnus Kaltenbrn {R} (22)
34. Paul Johnson (46)
35. Cain Carter {R} (48)
36. Wattie McDonald (38)
37. Billy Snodgrass (24)
38. Gerald Sousa (62)
39. Justin Savidis {R} (63)
40. Matt Giblin (60)
41. Tom Thurston (25)
42. Scott Janssen {R} (32)
43. Angie Taggart {R} (19)
44. Kirk Barnum (47)
45. G.B. Jones (40)
46. Heather Siirtola (50)
47. Ellen Halverson (26)


ROOKIES
Finished
28 Nicolas Petit {R} (14)
30 Kelly Maixner {R} (55)
31 Jodi Bailey {R} (16)
33 Magnus Kaltenbrn {R} (22)
35 Cain Carter {R} (48)
39 Justin Savidis {R} (63)
42 Scott Janssen {R} (32)
43 Angie Taggart {R} (19)

SCRATCHED
Bob Storey {R}
Mitch Seavey
Melissa Owens
Zoya DeNure
Jessica Hendricks
Paul Gebhardt
Gerry Willomitzer
Newton Marshall
Judy Currier
James Bardoner {R}
Brennan Norden {R}
Robert Bundtzen
Mike Santos {R}
Kris Hoffman {R}
Karin Hendrickson (37)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Iditarod '11 Update 17 - Still Running

Teams are still moving down the trail, heading to Nome.

Rookie Magnus Kaltenbrn is under the burled arch. Cain Carter and Justin Savidis are both out of White Mountain. Scott Janssen and Angie Taggart are in Elim.

Red Lantern Ellen Halverson is off the ice and into Koyuk.

Unofficial Standings as of 7am ET (Based on Trackers and Standings)
In Nome
1. John Baker (53)
2. Ramey Smyth (30)
3. Hans Gatt (23)
4. Dallas Seavey (21)
5. Hugh Neff (35)
6. Sebastian Schnuelle (31)
7. Ray Redington Jr (3)
8. Peter Kaiser (54)
9. Ken Anderson (4)
10. Jessie Royer (58)
11. Aliy Zirkle (18)
12. DeeDee Jonrow (2)
13. Michael Williams, Jr (41)
14. Sven Haltmann (45)
15. Sonny Lindner (52)
16. Lance Mackey (17)
17. Michelle Phillips (39)
18. Martin Buser (11)
19. Robert Nelson (51)
20. Rick Swenson (49)
21. Cim Smyth (59)
22. Matt Hayashida (61)
23. Bruce Linton (65) (13)
24. Allen Moore (5)
25. Trent Herbst (4)
26. Kelley Griffin (20)
27. Ed Stielstra (56)
28. Nicolas Petit {R} (14) Rookie of the Year
29. Kristy Berington (7)
30. Kelly Maixner {R} (55)
31. Jodi Bailey {R} (16)
32. Lachlan Clarke (42)
33. Magnus Kaltenbrn {R} (22)

On the trail to Nome
34. Cain Carter {R} (48)
35. Paul Johnson (46)
36. Wattie McDonald (38)
37. Justin Savidis {R} (63)

In White Mountain
38. Billy Snodgrass (24)
39. Gerald Sousa (62)
40. Matt Giblin (60)

In Elim
41. Tom Thurston (25)
42. Scott Janssen {R} (32)
43. Angie Taggart {R} (19)

On the trail to Elim
44. Kirk Barnum (47)
45. G.B. Jones (40)

In Koyuk
46. Heather Siirtola (50)
47. Ellen Halverson (26)



ROOKIES
Finished
28 Nicolas Petit {R} (14)
30 Kelly Maixner {R} (55)
31 Jodi Bailey {R} (16)
33 Magnus Kaltenbrn {R} (22)
On the trail
34 Cain Carter {R} (48)
37 Justin Savidis {R} (63)
42 Scott Janssen {R} (32)
43 Angie Taggart {R} (19)

SCRATCHED
Bob Storey {R}
Mitch Seavey
Melissa Owens
Zoya DeNure
Jessica Hendricks
Paul Gebhardt
Gerry Willomitzer
Newton Marshall
Judy Currier
James Bardoner {R}
Brennan Norden {R}
Robert Bundtzen
Mike Santos {R}
Kris Hoffman {R}
Karin Hendrickson (37)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Iditarod '11 Update 16 - MUSHING HISTORY MADE TODAY

ROOKIE MUSHER MAKES HISTORY
First Rookie To Complete The Yukon Quest And Iditarod In Same Year

ALASKA (March 17, 2011) – After more than two thousand miles and 24 days behind a dog team, Jodi Bailey has set a new mushing record – she becomes the first musher to successfully run both long-distance sled dog races, the Yukon Quest and the Iditarod, in the same year, as a rookie.

There are numerous challenges to the rookies - managing the team, caring for the dogs and taking care of themselves. But through it all, Jodi has maintained her smile and sense of humor. “It’s not how many times you fall, it’s how many times you smile and get back up,” she commented an Iditarod Insider video clip, after crashing on the final of three Happy River Steps.

After Lance Mackey won his first Iditarod title in the same year as winning the Yukon Quest, a “double” run has become a bit less unusual. Nonetheless, only eighteen other women have run both races, and only one, Kelley Griffin, has done them both in the same year. No musher in history has run them both successfully in the same year on their first try.

While this years’ Yukon Quest will go down as one of the toughest in history, the Iditarod has had gentler weather. Still, the running of one doesn’t totally prepare you for the other. “I have had to really study both races in order to make race plans for each that are hopefully realistic and will allow me to reach my goal of completing both with happy, healthy dogs,” she said before the Quest.

For Jodi, and her husband and kennel partner Dan Kaduce, dog mushing is much more than a race – it is a labor of love. “I love my dogs dearly,” she stated, “and to be able to go out and travel long distances with them, through some of the most beautiful country on earth, is an honor.”

For the pair and their dogs, the journey begins long before they step onto the runners. “It has been both fun and humbling to see how people have really been willing to encourage and support me in this dream. I have met some wonderful people, who are just great fans of mushing, or are interested in the marathon dog races, and have wanted to be a part of this dream. Each sponsor we have is really a part of our team, making this great adventure happen, and we are very thankful for all of them.”

Jodi and Dan maintain Dew Claw Kennel outside Chatanika, Alaska with their numerous Alaskan Huskies, and may be contacted at at www.dewclawkennel.com
The Iditarod official website is www.iditarod.com
The Yukon Quest official website at www.yukonquest.com

Iditarod '11 Update 15 - They Keep Coming In

Half the field has passed under the burled arch.

As the teams keep coming in, rookie Nicolas Petit left White Mountain over 5 hours ahead of Kelly Maixner, with Rookie of the Year seemingly locked up.

Jodi Bailey is taking her final 8 hour rest, she is 77 miles away from making history by being the only musher to complete BOTH the Yukon Quest and the Iditarod in the same year as a rookie.

Magnus Kaltenbrn is in Elim, with Justin Savidis and Cain Carter on the way. Scott Janssen is in Shaktoolik, with Angie Taggart are on the trail to Unalakleet.

Ellen Halverson is in Unalakleet, in Red Lantern position.

Unofficial Standings as of 7am ET (Based on Trackers and Standings)
In Nome
1. John Baker (53)
2. Ramey Smyth (30)
3. Hans Gatt (23)
4. Dallas Seavey (21)
5. Hugh Neff (35)
6. Sebastian Schnuelle (31)
7. Ray Redington Jr (3)
8. Peter Kaiser (54)
9. Ken Anderson (4)
10. Jessie Royer (58)
11. Aliy Zirkle (18)
12. DeeDee Jonrow (2)
13. Michael Williams, Jr (41)
14. Sven Haltmann (45)
15. Sonny Lindner (52)
16. Lance Mackey (17)
17. Michelle Phillips (39)
18. Martin Buser (11)
19. Robert Nelson (51)
20. Rick Swenson (49)
21. Cim Smyth (59)
22. Matt Hayashida (61)
23. Bruce Linton (65) (13)
24. Allen Moore (5)

On the trail to Nome
25. Trent Herbst (4)
26. Kelley Griffin (20)
27. Karin Hendrickson (37)
28. Ed Stielstra (56)
29. Nicolas Petit {R} (14)
30. Kristy Berington (7)
31. Kelly Maixner {R} (55)

In White Mountain
32. Lachlan Clarke (42)
33. Jodi Bailey {R} (16)

In Elim
34. Magnus Kaltenbrn {R} (22)

On the trail to Elim
35. Paul Johnson (46)
36. Wattie McDonald (38)
37. Justin Savidis {R} (63)
38. Cain Carter {R} (48)

In Koyuk
39. Billy Snodgrass (24)
40. Gerald Sousa (62)

On the trail to Koyuk
41. Matt Giblin (60)

In Shaktoolik
42. Scott Janssen {R} (32)
43. Tom Thurston (25)

On the trail to Shaktoolik
44. Angie Taggart {R} (19)
45. Kirk Barnum (47)

In Unalakleet
46. G.B. Jones (40)
47. Heather Siirtola (50)
48. Ellen Halverson (26)



ROOKIES
29 Nicolas Petit {R} (14)
31 Kelly Maixner {R} (55)
33 Jodi Bailey {R} (16)
34 Magnus Kaltenbrn {R} (22)
37 Justin Savidis {R} (63)
38 Cain Carter {R} (48)
42 Scott Janssen {R} (32)
44 Angie Taggart {R} (19)

SCRATCHED
Bob Storey {R}
Mitch Seavey
Melissa Owens
Zoya DeNure
Jessica Hendricks
Paul Gebhardt
Gerry Willomitzer
Newton Marshall
Judy Currier
James Bardoner {R}
Brennan Norden {R}
Robert Bundtzen
Mike Santos {R}
Kris Hoffman {R}

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Iditarod '11 Update 14 - Top Ten Is In

Top 10 Teams Are In Nome

John Baker set a new record by winning the 2011 Iditarod in 8 days 19 hours 46 minutes 39 secs.

Ramey Smyth also finished in record time but couldn’t catch him. John is the first Inupiaq to win, the first Native since 1976. He was greeted with Native drumming and singing as he came down Front Street.

Hans Gatt came in 3rd, followed by Dallas Seavey, Hugh Neff, Sebastian Schnuelle, Ray Redington Jr., Peter Kaiser, Ken Anderson, and Jessie Royer to round out the Top Ten.

In the Rookie Race, Nicolas Petit is in Elim, with Kelly Maixner and Jodi Bailey in Koyuk. Magnus Kaltenbrn is in Shaktoolik, with Cain Carter and Justin Savidis on the way. Scott Janssen and Angie Taggart are on the trail to Unalakleet.
Mike Santos and Kris Hoffman have scratched.

Ellen Halverson is in Kaltag, in Red Lantern position.

Unofficial Standings as of 7am ET (Based on Trackers and Standings)
In Nome
1. John Baker (53)
2. Ramey Smyth (30)
3. Hans Gatt (23)
4. Dallas Seavey (21)
5. Hugh Neff (35)
6. Sebastian Schnuelle (31)
7. Ray Redington Jr (3)
8. Peter Kaiser (54)
9. Ken Anderson (4)
10. Jessie Royer (58)
11. Aliy Zirkle (18)
12. DeeDee Jonrow (2)

On the trail to Nome
13. Michael Williams, Jr (41)
14. Sven Haltmann (45)
15. Sonny Lindner (52)
16. Lance Mackey (17)
17. Michelle Phillips (39)

In White Mountain
18. Martin Buser (11)
19. Robert Nelson (51)
20. Rick Swenson (49)

On the trail to White Mountain
21. Karin Hendrickson (37)
22. Bruce Linton (65) (13)
23. Allen Moore (5)
24. Matt Hayashida (61)
25. Cim Smyth (59)
26. Kelley Griffin (20)

In Elim
27. Trent Herbst (4)
28. Nicolas Petit {R} (14)
29. Ed Stielstra (56)

On the trail to Elim
30. Kristy Berington (7)
31. Lachlan Clarke (42)

In Koyuk
32. Kelly Maixner {R} (55)
33. Jodi Bailey {R} (16)

In Shaktoolik
34. Paul Johnson (46)
35. Magnus Kaltenbrn {R} (22)

On the trail to Shaktoolik
36. Wattie McDonald (38)
37. Cain Carter {R} (48)
38. Justin Savidis {R} (63)

In Unalakleet
39. Billy Snodgrass (24)
40. Gerald Sousa (62)
41. Matt Giblin (60)

On the trail to Unalakleet
42. Scott Janssen {R} (32)
43. Tom Thurston (25)
44. Angie Taggart {R} (19)

In Kaltag
45. Kirk Barnum (47)
46. G.B. Jones (40)
47. Heather Siirtola (50)
48. Ellen Halverson (26)

ROOKIES
28 Nicolas Petit {R} (14)
32 Kelly Maixner {R} (55)
33 Jodi Bailey {R} (16)
35 Magnus Kaltenbrn {R} (22)
37 Cain Carter {R} (48)
38 Justin Savidis {R} (63)
42 Scott Janssen {R} (32)
44 Angie Taggart {R} (19)

SCRATCHED
Bob Storey {R}
Mitch Seavey
Melissa Owens
Zoya DeNure
Jessica Hendricks
Paul Gebhardt
Gerry Willomitzer
Newton Marshall
Judy Currier
James Bardoner {R}
Brennan Norden {R}
Robert Bundtzen
Mike Santos {R}
Kris Hoffman {R}

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Iditarod '11 Update 13 - Champion John Baker

John Baker wins the 2011 Iditarod in a record-setting time of 8 days, 18 hours, 46 minutes and 39 seconds.

Iditarod '11 Update 12 - Sprint To History

77 miles to history

It’s a sprint race to Nome! John Baker left White Mountain exactly 50 minutes before Ramey Smyth. Ramey has always made the run faster than John. We should have a winner around 12 Noon Eastern Time.

Hans looks comfortably in position to take 3rd, followed by Dallas, Hugh and Sebastian.

In the Rookie Race, Nicolas Petit is in and out of Shaktoolik, with Kelly Maixner a couple of hours behind. Jodi Bailey arrived in Unalakleet about 5 hours after Nicolas left, so depending on run-rest tiems, is still in the hunt.
Mike Santos arrived over 3 hours behind Jodi, with Magnus Kaltenbrn and Justin Savidis on the way. Cain Carter is in Kaltag, Angie Taggart is on the way. Scott Janssen is in Eagle Island. Kris Hoffman is out of Grayling, in Red Lantern position.
Rookie Brennan Norden scratched in Shageluk.

Unofficial Standings as of 7am ET (Based on Trackers and Standings)
On the trail to Safety and Nome
1. John Baker (53)
2. Ramey Smyth (30)

In White Mountain
3. Hans Gatt (23)
4. Dallas Seavey (21)
5. Hugh Neff (35)
6. Sebastian Schnuelle (31)

On the trail to White Mountain
7. Ray Redington Jr (3)
8. Jessie Royer (58)
9. Peter Kaiser (54)
10. DeeDee Jonrow (2)
11. Ken Anderson (4)
12. Sven Haltmann (45)
13. Aliy Zirkle (18)

In Elim
14. Sonny Lindner (52)

On the trail to Elim
15. Michael Williams, Jr (41)
16. Lance Mackey (17)
17. Michelle Phillips (39)

In Koyuk
18. Martin Buser (11)
19. Robert Nelson (51)

On the trail to Koyuk
20. Robert Bundtzen (10)
21. Bruce Linton (65) (13)
22. Rick Swenson (49)
23. Karin Hendrickson (37)
24. Trent Herbst (4)
25. Matt Hayashida (61)
26. Kelley Griffin (20)
27. Allen Moore (5)
28. Cim Smyth (59)
29. Nicolas Petit {R} (14)

In Shaktoolik
30. Kelly Maixner {R} (55)
31. Kristy Berington (7)

On the trail to Shaktoolik
32. Lachlan Clarke (42)
33. Ed Stielstra (56)

In Unalakleet
34. Jodi Bailey {R} (16)
35. Mike Santos {R} (27)
36. Paul Johnson (46)

On the trail to Unalakleet
37. Magnus Kaltenbrn {R} (22)
38. Justin Savidis {R} (63)
39. Wattie McDonald (38)

In Kaltag
40. Billy Snodgrass (24)
41. Cain Carter {R} (48)

On the trail to Kaltag
42. Matt Giblin (60)
43. Gerald Sousa (62)
44. Kirk Barnum (47)
45. Angie Taggart {R} (19)

In Eagle Island
46. Scott Janssen {R} (32)
47. Tom Thurston (25)
48. G.B. Jones (40)
49. Heather Siirtola (50)
50. Ellen Halverson (26)

On the trail to Eagle Island
51. Kris Hoffman {R} (8)

ROOKIES
29 Nicolas Petit {R} (14)
30 Kelly Maixner {R} (55)
34 Jodi Bailey {R} (16)
35 Mike Santos {R} (27)
37 Magnus Kaltenbrn {R} (22)
38 Justin Savidis {R} (63)
41 Cain Carter {R} (48)
45 Angie Taggart {R} (19)
46 Scott Janssen {R} (32)
51 Kris Hoffman {R} (8)

SCRATCHED
Bob Storey {R}
Mitch Seavey
Melissa Owens
Zoya DeNure
Jessica Hendricks
Paul Gebhardt
Gerry Willomitzer
Newton Marshall
Judy Currier
James Bardoner {R}
Brennan Norden {R}

Monday, March 14, 2011

Iditarod '11 Update 10 - The Final Stop

John Baker was the first team into White Mountain at 4:03pm local time, followed by Ramey Smyth at 4:54, for a difference of 51 minutes.
In 2010, John made it from White Mountain to Nome in 9:49, Ramey 9:09, 40 minutes faster. In 2009 John did it in 10:51, Ramey 9:08, 1:43.
So it is certainly possible…

Iditarod '11 Update 9 - Off the Ice

Leaders Off the Ice

John Baker was the first team across the frozen Norton Bay into Koyuk, traveling faster than the next 2 teams in, Hans and Ramey.
Sebastian is in, Hugh and Dallas momentarily.

In the Rookie Race, Nicolas Petit is in out of Kaltag, followed by Kelly Maixner 2 hours later. Mike Santos is in Kaltag, with Jodi Bailey, Magnus Kaltenbrn and Justin Savidis on the way. Cain Carter is in Eagle Island, Angie Taggart and Scott Janssen are in Grayling, Kris Hoffman and Brennan Norden are in Shageluk.

James Bardoner scratched, leaving Brennan in Red Lantern position.

Unofficial Standings as of 7am ET (Based on Trackers and Standings)
In Koyuk
1. John Baker (53)
2. Hans Gatt (23)
3. Ramey Smyth (30)
4. Sebastian Schnuelle (31)
5. Hugh Neff (35)

On the trail to Koyuk
6. Dallas Seavey (21)
7. Ray Redington Jr (3)
8. DeeDee Jonrow (2)
9. Jessie Royer (58)

In Shaktoolik
10. Aliy Zirkle (18)
11. Sonny Lindner (52)

On the trail to Shaktoolik
12. Sven Haltmann (45)
13. Lance Mackey (17)
14. Peter Kaiser (54)
15. Michael Williams, Jr (41)
16. Ken Anderson (4)
17. Robert Bundtzen (10)
18. Martin Buser (11)

In Unalakleet
19. Michelle Phillips (39)
20. Rick Swenson (49)
21. Bruce Linton (65) (13)
22. Robert Nelson (51)

On the trail to Unalakleet
23. Karin Hendrickson (37)
24. Kelley Griffin (20)
25. Trent Herbst (4)
26. Allen Moore (5)
27. Matt Hayashida (61)
28. Kristy Berington (7)
29. Nicolas Petit {R} (14)
30. Cim Smyth (59)
31. Kelly Maixner {R} (55)

In Kaltag
32. Lachlan Clarke (42)
33. Mike Santos {R} (27)
34. Ed Stielstra (56)

On the trail to Kaltag
35. Jodi Bailey {R} (16)
36. Paul Johnson (46)
37. Magnus Kaltenbrn {R} (22)
38. Justin Savidis {R} (63)
39. Wattie McDonald (38)

In Eagle Island
40. Cain Carter {R} (48)
41. Billy Snodgrass (24)

In Grayling
42. Matt Giblin (60)
43. Kirk Barnum (47)
44. Angie Taggart {R} (19)
45. G.B. Jones (40)
46. Scott Janssen {R} (32)
47. Gerald Sousa (62)
48. Heather Siirtola (50)
49. Tom Thurston (25)

In Anvik
50. Ellen Halverson (26)

In Shageluk
51. Kris Hoffman {R} (8)
52. Brennan Norden {R} (44)

ROOKIES
29 Nicolas Petit {R} (14)
31 Kelly Maixner {R} (55)
33 Mike Santos {R} (27)
35 Jodi Bailey {R} (16)
37 Magnus Kaltenbrn {R} (22)
38 Justin Savidis {R} (63)
40 Cain Carter {R} (48)
44 Angie Taggart {R} (19)
46 Scott Janssen {R} (32)
51 Kris Hoffman {R} (8)
52 Brennan Norden {R} (44)

SCRATCHED
Bob Storey {R}
Mitch Seavey
Melissa Owens
Zoya DeNure
Jessica Hendricks
Paul Gebhardt
Gerry Willomitzer
Newton Marshall
Judy Currier
James Bardoner {R}

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Iditarod '11 Update 8 - Sunday morning at the coast

It is Sunday morning, and the race leaders are to the Bearing Sea Coast.

John Baker has reach the coastal village of Unalakleet, putting himself in great shape, as he is from the coastal area and trains his dogs in the windy and cold conditions.
Ramey Smyth is nearly there, followed by Hans, Sebastian and Hugh. The rest of the front runners are all off the Yukon and out of Kaltag.

In the Rookie Race, Nicolas Petit is in front, on the way to Kaltag. Mike Santos is in Eagle Island, with, Kelly Maixner and Jodi Bailey on the way. Magnus Kaltenbrn and Justin Savidis are in Grayling, Cain Carter is in Anvik, and Angie Taggart is in Shageluk, with Scott Janssen on the way. Brennan Norden and Kris Hoffman are in Iditarod, with James Bardoner on the way, in the Red Lantern position.

Newton Marshall and Judy Currier have scratched.

Unofficial Standings as of 11am ET (Based on Trackers and Standings)
In Unalakleet
1. John Baker (53)

On the trail to Unalakleet
2. Ramey Smyth (30)
3. Hans Gatt (23)
4. Sebastian Schnuelle (31)
5. Hugh Neff (35)
6. Ray Redington Jr (3)
7. DeeDee Jonrow (2)
8. Sonny Lindner (52)
9. Dallas Seavey (21)
10. Jessie Royer (58)
11. Lance Mackey (17)
12. Martin Buser (11)

In Kaltag
13. Sven Haltmann (45)
14. Robert Bundtzen (10)
15. Aliy Zirkle (18)
16. Michael Williams, Jr (41)
17. Peter Kaiser (54)
18. Rick Swenson (49)
19. Ken Anderson (4)
20. Bruce Linton (65) (13)
21. Michelle Phillips (39)

On the trail to Kaltag
22. Karin Hendrickson (37)
23. Robert Nelson (51)
24. Matt Hayashida (61)
25. Trent Herbst (4)
26. Nicolas Petit {R} (14)
27. Kristy Berington (7)

In Eagle Island
28. Kelley Griffin (20)
29. Allen Moore (5)
30. Cim Smyth (59)
31. Mike Santos {R} (27)
32. Ed Stielstra (56)

On the trail to Eagle Island
33. Kelly Maixner {R} (55)
34. Lachlan Clarke (42)
35. Jodi Bailey {R} (16)
36. Paul Johnson (46)

In Grayling
37. Magnus Kaltenbrn {R} (22)
38. Justin Savidis {R} (63)
39. Wattie McDonald (38)

In Anvik
40. Cain Carter {R} (48)

In Shageluk
41. Billy Snodgrass (24)
42. G.B. Jones (40)
43. Gerald Sousa (62)
44. Matt Giblin (60)
45. Kirk Barnum (47)
46. Angie Taggart {R} (19)

On the trail to Shageluk
47. Scott Janssen {R} (32)
48. Heather Siirtola (50)
49. Ellen Halverson (26)

In Iditarod
50. Brennan Norden {R} (44)
51. Tom Thurston (25)
52. Kris Hoffman {R} (8)

On the trail to Iditarod
53. James Bardoner {R} (57)


ROOKIES
26 Nicolas Petit {R} (14)
31 Mike Santos {R} (27)
33 Kelly Maixner {R} (55)
35 Jodi Bailey {R} (16)
37 Magnus Kaltenbrn {R} (22)
38 Justin Savidis {R} (63)
40 Cain Carter {R} (48)
46 Angie Taggart {R} (19)
47 Scott Janssen {R} (32)
50 Brennan Norden {R} (44)
52 Kris Hoffman {R} (8)
53 James Bardoner {R} (57)


SCRATCHED
Bob Storey {R}
Mitch Seavey
Melissa Owens
Zoya DeNure
Jessica Hendricks
Paul Gebhardt
Gerry Willomitzer
Newton Marshall
Judy Currier

Friday, March 11, 2011

Iditarod '11 Update 7 - The Race Towards the Yukon

It’s always the big names.

Sebastian Schnuelle rested on the way in to Iditarod, was the first through the checkpoint, and stopped on the way to Shageluk.

Hugh Neff is the first to Shageluk, John Baker is nearly there, followed by Hans, Lance, Martin, Ray and Mike Williams.

In the Rookie Race, Nicolas Petit and Mike Santos are in Iditarod, with Justin Savidis, Kelly Maixner, Magnus Kaltenbrn, Jodi Bailey and Cain Carter on the way. Scott Janssen is in Takotna.. Angie Taggart, Kris Hoffman and Brennan Norden are in McGrath and are on the way, with James Bardoner on the way, in the Red Lantern position.

Unofficial Standings as of 7am ET (Based on Trackers and Standings)
In Shageluk
1. Hugh Neff (35)
2. John Baker (53)

On the trail to Shageluk
3. Hans Gatt (23)
4. Lance Mackey (17)
5. Martin Buser (11)
6. Ray Redington Jr (3)
7. Michael Williams, Jr (41)
8. Sonny Lindner (52)
9. Sebastian Schnuelle (31)
10. Dallas Seavey (21)
11. Ramey Smyth (30)
12. Aliy Zirkle (18)
13. Robert Bundtzen (10)
14. Sven Haltmann (45)
15. Rick Swenson (49)
16. Jessie Royer (58)
17. DeeDee Jonrow (2)
18. Peter Kaiser (54)
19. Ken Anderson (4)

In Iditord
20. Trent Herbst (4)
21. Kelley Griffin (20)
22. Cim Smyth (59)
23. Bruce Linton (65) (13)
24. Michelle Phillips (39)
25. Robert Nelson (51)
26. Judy Currier (29)
27. Allen Moore (5)
28. Nicolas Petit {R} (14)
29. Mike Santos {R} (27)
30. Karin Hendrickson (37)
31. Matt Hayashida (61)
32. Kristy Berington (7)

On the trail to Iditarod
33. Newton Marshall (6)
34. Justin Savidis {R} (63)
35. Paul Johnson (46)
36. Kelly Maixner {R} (55)
37. Lachlan Clarke (42)
38. Magnus Kaltenbrn {R} (22)
39. Jodi Bailey {R} (16)
40. Ed Stielstra (56)
41. Cain Carter {R} (48)

In Ophir
42. Gerald Sousa (62)
43. Billy Snodgrass (24)
44. Wattie McDonald (38)

In Takotna
45. Ellen Halverson (26)
46. Scott Janssen {R} (32)

On the trail to Takotna
47. Matt Giblin (60)
48. Kirk Barnum (47)

In McGrath
49. G.B. Jones (40)
50. Angie Taggart {R} (19)
51. Heather Siirtola (50)
52. Tom Thurston (25)
53. Kris Hoffman {R} (8)
54. Brennan Norden {R} (44)

On the trail to McGrath
55. James Bardoner {R} (57)


ROOKIES
28 Nicolas Petit {R} (14)
29 Mike Santos {R} (27)
34 Justin Savidis {R} (63)
36 Kelly Maixner {R} (55)
39 Jodi Bailey {R} (16)
38 Magnus Kaltenbrn {R} (22)
41 Cain Carter {R} (48)
46 Scott Janssen {R} (32)
50 Angie Taggart {R} (19)
53 Kris Hoffman {R} (8)
54 Brennan Norden {R} (44)
55 James Bardoner {R} (57)


SCRATCHED
Bob Storey {R}
Mitch Seavey
Melissa Owens
Zoya DeNure
Jessica Hendricks
Paul Gebhardt
Gerry Willomitzer

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Iditarod '11 Update 6 - In Iditarod

Trent Herbst and Kelley Griffin have reached the halfway point to the ghost town of Iditarod, with Trent winning the GCI Dorothy Page Halfway Award . Cim Smyth is nearly there. The trio will likely take their 24 there.

Martin Buser is the furthest down the trail AFTER taking his 24, and so should soon be the “leader”. However, after this years’ Yukon Quest, we should all know that “It isn’t over ‘til it’s over.”

The bulk of the pack has or is finishing their 24s in Takotna and are blowing through Ophir, heading to Iditarod.

Mitch Seavey severely cut his hand in Ophir and was withdrawn by race officials.

The back of the pack are all out of Nikolai, with exception of James Bardoner, who is on the way there.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Iditarod '11 Update 5 - Who's In First?

Robert Nelson, Trent Herbst, Cim Smyth and Kelley Griffin are technically in the front positions at Ophir, however, when Martin, Lance, Sebastian, Hugh, Ray, Mitch, Robert, Hans and Dallas take off, they will take over as the top 4 take their 24.

The next 20 or so teams are also in Takotna.

In the Rookie Race, Nicolas Petit, Mike Santos, Justin Savidis, Jodi Bailey are in Takotna. Magnus Kaltenbrn on his way. Kelly Maixner and Cain Carter are in McGrath. Angie Taggart is in Nikolai. Kris Hoffman, Brennan Norden and Scott Janssen are on the way, with James Bardoner on the way to Rohn.

Gerry Willomitzer scratched in McGrath and Bob Story in Rainy Pass.

Iditarod '11 Update 4 - When to 24?

The top third of the field is in Takotna. Martin Buser, who also won the Spirit of Alaska award for being the first to McGrath, was the first in, followed by Lance about an hour and a half later. They’ve been resting 6 hours, so some teams will certainly take their 24 there. Time will tell if a musher will run farther to Ophir, or even try the move that Lance used in ’09 and run straight through to Iditarod, leaving the field behind.

In the Rookie Race, Nicolas Petit is in front, into McGrath. Mike Santos, Justin Savidis, Cain Carter, Kelly Maixner, Jodi Bailey and Magnus Kaltenbrn in Nikolai.

The back of the pack is primarily in Rohn, with James Bardoner on the way and Bob Story still reported to be in Rainy Pass.

Paul Gebhardt and Jessica Hendricks scratched in Nikolai.

Unofficial Standings as of 7am ET (Based on Trackers and Standings)

1. Martin Buser (11)

2. Lance Mackey (17)

3. Sebastian Schnuelle (31)

4. Hugh Neff (35)

5. Ray Redington Jr (3)

6. Mitch Seavey (28)

7. Robert Bundtzen (10)

8. Hans Gatt (23)

9. Dallas Seavey (21)

10. Michael Williams, Jr (41)

11. John Baker (53)

12. Sonny Lindner (52)

13. DeeDee Jonrow (2)

14. Ramey Smyth (30)

15. Bruce Linton (65) (13)

16. Aliy Zirkle (18)

17. Sven Haltmann (45)

18. Jessie Royer (58)

On the trail to Takotna

19. Rick Swenson (49)

20. Peter Kaiser (54)

21. Michelle Phillips (39)

22. Ken Anderson (43)

In McGrath

23. Judy Currier (29)

24. Trent Herbst (4)

25. Nicolas Petit {R} (14)

On the trail to McGrath

26. Gerry Willomitze (33)

27. Kelley Griffin (20)

28. Allen Moore (5)

29. Robert Nelson (51)

30. Kristy Berington (7)

31. Karin Hendrickson (37)

32. Cim Smyth (59)

33. Matt Hayashida (61)

34. Mike Santos {R} (27)

35. Newton Marshall (6)

36. Justin Savidis {R} (63)

37. Cain Carter {R} (48)

38. Paul Johnson (46)

39. Kelly Maixner {R} (55)

In Nikolai

40. Lachlan Clarke (42)

41. Jodi Bailey {R} (16)

42. Billy Snodgrass (24)

43. Magnus Kaltenbrn {R} (22)

On the trail to Nikolai

44. Wattie McDonald (38)

45. Ed Stielstra (56)

46. G.B. Jones (40)

47. Gerald Sousa (62)

48. Matt Giblin (60)

49. Kirk Barnum (47)

50. Angie Taggart {R} (19)

51. Ellen Halverson (26)

52. Heather Siirtola (50)

In Rohn

53. Scott Janssen {R} (32)

54. Tom Thurston (25)

55. Kris Hoffman {R} (8)

56. Brennan Norden {R} (44)

On the trail to Rohn

57. James Bardoner {R} (57)

In Rainy Pass

58. Bob Storey {R} (15)

ROOKIES

25 Nicolas Petit {R} (14)

34 Mike Santos {R} (27)

36 Justin Savidis {R} (63)

37 Cain Carter {R} (48)

39 Kelly Maixner {R} (55)

41 Jodi Bailey {R} (16)

43 Magnus Kaltenbrn {R} (22)

50 Angie Taggart {R} (19)

53 Scott Janssen {R} (32)

55 Kris Hoffman {R} (8)

56 Brennan Norden {R} (44)

57 James Bardoner {R} (57)

58 Bob Storey {R} (15)

SCRATCHED

Melissa Owens

Zoya DeNure (9)

Jessica Hendricks

Paul Gebhardt