Reynolds will be first out of the chute in YQ300

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The starting positions for the YQ300 were chosen Wednesday night in Whitehorse, at the annual Meet the Mushers event.

Fans packed Mount McIntyre for the event. Yukon Quest mushers were on hand to sign autographs, pose for photos, and chat with the public.

Rookie 300 musher Tamra Reynolds stepped up first and drew #1, meaning she will head out of the chute first on Saturday.

Here is the complete starting order:

  1. Tamra Reynolds
  2. Colin Morrison
  3. Yuka Honda
  4. Marcelle Fressineau
  5. Jerry Joinson
  6. Aliy Zirkle
  7. John King
  8. Michelle Phillips
  9. Olaf Thurau
  10. Gaetan Pierrard
  11. Debbie Knight
  12. Jonathan Lucas
  13. Jennifer Levy
  14. David Mason
  15. Paige Drobny
  16. Ryne Olson
  17. Kyia Bouchard
  18. Lucy Tyrrell

A total of 18 mushers will compete in this year’s YQ300, which starts at 3pm on February 2nd in Whitehorse, Yukon.