Matt Hall

22 year old Yukon Quest rookie

My Sponsors:
Alaska Icefield Expeditions, Bush Alaska Expeditions, Peter and Linda Pop, Ches Wajda, and Don and Sarah Murch

Nationality: USA
Current Residence: Two Rivers, AK
Occupation(s): Mushing Tour Guide
Kennel Name: Smokin' Ace Kennel
Name Origination: I enjoy playing poker.
Kennel Bloodlines: Kleedehn, Hayashida & Bartlett
Breeds: Alaskan Husky
# of Dogs in Kennel: 32

Musher Question & Answer

How many years have you been running dogs?

How did you get started running dogs?
Running a trap line with my father Wayne Hall.

What do you love most about running sled dogs?
I love hooking a team up and seeing the excitement in my team. I also enjoy being with only dogs in the middle of the wilderness.

Are you a member of any other organizations involved in sled dog sports?
Two Rivers Dog Mushers Association

Why did you enter the Yukon Quest? What are your goals for the race?
Having grown up in Eagle, I have witnessed the Yukon Quest passing through town each year. My father ran it three of those years. My mother Scarlett Hall has managed the Eagle Checkpoint for as long as I can remember and I assisted her. Now, I want to go out and experience this great race and see what my team and I can accomplish.

List recent sled dog races and/or best performances
2012 - Top of the World 350 - 9th 2013 - Copper Basin 300 - 14th 2013 - Two Rivers 200 - 2nd

Messages to Mushers

Looking forward to seeing you during the race, good luck in advance, might see you on a trail sometime.
October 24, 2013
Matt, Our family wishes you the best of luck in your first Yukon Quest. We are so proud of you and will follow your progress daily! Cant wait to see you finish ahead of the pack. Love from your family in Florida.....Dawn Marty and Austin.
November 18, 2013
Hey Garf (Matt I mean) you are going to love this....your mom and I are so excited to watch this happen. This is something you will really do is part of who you are..kick ass kid!!!!
August 09, 2013
Hey Matt... good luck Rookie!
December 19, 2013
Dear matt hall, My name is Lily im 13 years old and i live in canada. Im interested in finding out why you started in the YUKON QUEST ? i picked you because your younger than the others and i think that you have alot of of energy to win the race. so i wanted to ask you why did you want to be in the YUKON QUEST ? and why did you choose to be a musher. I WILL BE CHEERING FOR YOU!!! GOOD LUCK ! sincerely, Lily
January 15, 2014
Dear,Matt Hi my name is Tate,My class is following the Yukon Quest race. I choose to follow you. I have four questions for you??? First Question: How long have you been racing. Second Question:Why did want to start racing. Thrid Question: How many your dogs been??? Forth Question: What are dogs names that are going to be racing and who is your favarite dogs on your team??? well, thoese are all of my questions for you!! So i am i wishing you the best luck for you, I wish you the best.!! Sincerley:Tate!!
January 20, 2014
Hi my name is jalen my class and i are fillowing the race. who is your lead dog. I hope you make the top 16! you're the youngest running. Jalen
January 20, 2014
Dear Matt Hall. I bet that you are going to win the Yukon quest this year. I know that you can do it! I am one of your followers Matt Hall. I'm wondering how your sled dogs are doing and what there names are. from Mathew.
January 23, 2014
Hi Matt, A couple of weeks ago I applied for temporary handler for 3 month at yours Bush Alaska Expedition. Unfortunately your parents chose somebody else. We could have metthan. Now I am going to follow you in this great race. So goood luck and happy trails and dogs. Gee, haw, Go! Hans de Waard, Grou, The Netherlands
January 25, 2014
Hey Matt Hall! In my French class we are learning about mushers and i picked you! so i was just wondering what is your lead dogs name?????? from Alexa Jennings
January 28, 2014