1. Frank Moe, Hovland, Mn
2. Jerry Bath, Lander, Wy
3. Stacey Teasley, Jackson , Wy
4. Bruce Magnusson, Cheyboygan, Mi
5. Arleigh Reynolds, Salcha , Ak
6. Jeff Conn, Ester , Ak
7. Jenny Greger, Bozeman , Montana
8. JR Anderson, Buyck, Minnesota
9. Blayne Buddy Streeper, Fort Nelson, BC Canada
10. Lina Glad, Fort Nelson, BC Canada
11. Dennis Laboda, Hovland, Mn
12. Sylvain Robillard, Quebec , Canada
13. Erin Redington, Knik , Alaska
14. Ryan Redington, Knik , Alaska
15. Alix Crittenden, Willow , Ak/Bondurant , Wy
16. Aaron Peck, Grande Prairie AB Canada
Frank Moe and his wife Sherri live with their 36 sled dogs near Grand Marais, Mn. Frank began mushing in 1999 and racing in 2006.After years of distance racing, running the UP 200 , Beargrease Marathon and other distance races he ran the Gichi Gami in 2013. Sherri likes sleeping in a bed at night, So instead of racing the UP 200 and Beargrease this year we are comming to the Stage Stop this year.
Born in Northern California and raised on a 5th Generation Cattle Ranch. Jerry got started in sled dogs by watching the 1st IPSSSDR and helping with the Lander Leg. My IPSSSDR experiences have been some of my most rewarding experiences to date. The level of professionalism and sportsmanship is second to none. It truly is the Super Bowl of Dog Mushing.
Stacey Teasley is a dog musher , sailor, a carpenter , star gazer, a passionate mountain biker, poet,artist, head in the clouds wanna be yogini. She considers her husband to be one of the funniest people that has ever lived and knows this statement will bring a smile to his face. She feels incredibly fortunate to have walked up the driveway of Jackson Hole Iditarod and come face to face with her future , Frank Teasley and sled dogs. This will be her 7th running of the IPSSSDR. the 2014 Stage Stop will be the first time she will be running a team that consists of dogs she has known since birth.
This will be my 9th straight Stage Stop.The obsession for competing with dogs runs deep in my blood. I grew up in a Michigan family who were totally consumed by competitive field trials on the national level. It was my father who introduced me and my wife to sled dogs eleven years ago and it’s changed our lives. As a boy, I competed with traveling baseball teams, racing motocross and golfing but none of these compared to the thrill of competing with a dog team. Now I can’t get enough. My wife and I juggle running the family business and trying to produce a competitive dog team simultaneously. We travel 600 miles round trip every single weekend of the year to our kennel so we can spend 3 to 4 days a week with our dogs. In our situation, it truly takes a village to raise a dog team and we have great help. This will be my 9th Stage Stop and I can’t imagine running dogs without this race — it’s the high point of our year to compete against the upper echelon of the dog sledding world. Nowhere else can you find this level of competition, professionalism, challenging racing and pure scenic beauty!”
I am a Veterinarian , Nutritionist and dog musher. I have been raising , training and racing dogs for 30 yrs. Up until this year our focus has been in Open Class Sprint Racing. Specifically the Fur Rondy and Open North American Championships. We have always thought the IPSSSDR was an interesting format and so we are turning our efforts towards this race and it's unique challenges this year. We look forward to meeting new and old friends and racing in the Rockies.
Jeff Conn began mushing in 1983 with a retired Iditarod leader to pull a sled for ski trips. Jeff bought a small team new it would be fun, and then aquired a few more dogs.He Started racing and progressed through the 3-dog,6-dog,8-dog & open sprint classes in Alaska. Jeff won the ISDRA gold medal in the 10 -dog class, twice.In 2012 Jeff retired from his job in invasive plant research and devoted the winter to train for the IPSSSDR. He enjoyed it and decided to come back to see if he could improve his finish.
I have been around sled dogs my whole life and began by racing my father's distance team in short races. In 2008 I got my 1st sled dogs from a rescue, and those dogs and their offspring make up my kennel of Alaskan Huskies and Belgian Huskies(AK Huskies crossed with Belgian Shepherds). I have received 7 best cared for Team Awards since 2010, and placed in the top 3 in races such as the John Beargrease , Jr Race to the Sky, Jr Iditarod, Cascade Quest, Eagle Cap Extreme. My Team trains in the Montana mountains and excells on steep trails. I am looking forward to competing again in one of my favorite races!
JR ,Anna and their daughter Sara live in Buyck, with their 50 sled dogs. JR Anderson is a licensed Contractor.You will often find JR training dogs or playing with his daughter Sara and puppies when he in not working.
For the past 20+ years JR has been racing sled dogs across North America.We are excited to return to Wyoming this year for our 9th time racing in the IPSSSDR. The dogs on the team are mostly comprised of dog breed and raised by JR. Racing the IPSSSDR has become a passion and each move is carefully planned throughout the year.
Born and raised in the Sport of Sled Dog Racing. I am a professional sled dog musher and along side my partner, father Terry Streeper , we own and operate Streeper Kennels. We have been evolving our line of dogs through well managed decisions and planning. I am a 4X Past Champion of the Stage Stop. A 9X World Champion. My goal for the 2014 Stage Race is to have a happy & healthy team at the start & finish.
Good Luck to all the Competitors.
Born in Northern Sweden, moved to Fort Nelson , BC Canada in 2006. I have been racing dogs since I was 15yrs old. I am a mother of 2 beautiful daughters Alva 3 and Clara 1. I love spending time outside with my family & our dogs. Finshed 2nd in the 2010 IPSSSDR. I am excited to be back! Good Luck to all the competotors !
Dennis began mushing in 1973, won the Minnesota state championship in the 5-dog class in 1974, and competed in sprint racing throughout the 1970's. “At age 18, I ran a dog team from St. Paul to Winnipeg as an exhibition in 1977 with the intention of re-establishing the historic race of the early 1900's. The John Beargrease sled dog marathon was created in 1984 and I got caught up in long and mid distance racing for close to ten years in events including the Beargrease, UP-200, Défi du Lac St-Jean, Labrador 400, Grand Portage Passage as well as many others,” he states.
But in 1997, Dennis fulfilled his life-long dream of racing in South America — Ushuaia, Argentina. In addition to racing, he’s been on race boards and acted as race judge, race marshal and a race consultant among other activities leading up to actively officiating in Europe during the 2000's. Having now raced for over forty years and having finished from the back of the pack to many top finishes, Dennis says his next goal is to “just keep mushing to infinity and beyond ~ Buzz Light Year all the way!” which he delivers with some animation.
“These experiences have been great fun, but really, the dogs and the racing are what I like the most. I’m excited to be returning to one of my favorite races and see some familiar faces,” adds an enthusiastic Dennis LaBoda from Minnesota.
Sylvain Robillard , Quebec , Canada , 47. 2011 IPSSSDR finished 12th place. Sylvain Robillard a carpenter and horseshoer. He began to mush in1991. Rapidly , he" fell in love" with racing. And
changed his huskies for Alaskans. He liked the Stage Race and races of 100 or 120 miles. Most of his races are on the east coast. He loves to run his dogs in the Silence of Nature.
Erin grew up running dogs in Northern Minnesota and met her husband Ryan on a Glacier in Alaska.She and Ryan have about 50 dogs in their " Callin" Trail Kennels , located on the Iditarod Trail in Knik , Ak. Erin is the General Manager for Alaska Excursions, a summer touring company based in Skagway , Alaska.. That offers dogsledding , horseback riding and zip- lining. In her free time Erin enjoys running and making fur mittens and other mushing gear. You can follow Erin and the dogs at her website. www.callintrailkennels.com
Ryan as been racing sled dogs since he could hang on to the handle bars. Now , he and his wife, Erin, live in Knik , Alaska where they own and operate a kennel of 50 sled dogs. Ryan has lots of racing experience ranging from the Fur Rondy to the Wyoming Stage Stop to the Iditarod. When not training and racing the dogs, he enjoys hunting and trapping. You can follow Ryan and the dogs on his website- www.callintrailkennel.com
I have been running dogs since 2009, when I began working for Frank Teasley's Kennel.
Origionally from North Carolina. I never dreamed I'd be running sled dog teams. This year I was offered the opportunity to run dogs with Bill Kornmuller. Even though I just got Married in August, I knew I couldn't turn down the opportunity to race all over North America. Special Thanks to my
husband Sam for being ok with my crazy dream chasing! Can't wait to run the Stage Stop in my new home state.
Aaron Peck -Grande Praire , Alberta , Canada . Age 34. IPSSSDR finishes 2010-4th , 2011-3rd,
2012 -2nd, 2013- 1st.
Aaron was married on May 31st 2013 to Eva, together they operate Elevation Dogs.Aaron and
Eva also manage the Kleskun Hills Bison Ranch. This beautiful location provides the dogs a great place to train for the IPSSSDR.
Aaron is returning to the 2014 IPSSSDR to defend his Championship run in 2013. Aaron completed the count down 4th , 3rd, 2nd , and then 1st. Aarons main leader Clementine will be
leading once again, she is running better than ever.