53 YEAR OLD YUKON QUEST Veteran
Nationality:
Czech / American
Current Residence:
Willow, Alaska
Occupation(s):
Postal Clerk
Kennel Name:
WW Kennel
Kennel Name Origination:
It means Wiljes Willow kennel
Kennel Bloodlines:
Redington, King
Breeds:
Alaskan Husky
# of Dogs in Kennel:
21
Sponsors:
ManMat, Family, Friends, Dogs and Kennel Sponsors

Musher Question & Answer

How many years have you been running dogs?
20
Tell us about your dogs, particularly some stories or facts about dogs running the 2022 race with you

Most of our dogs are from well-known bloodlines and a few are from Mat-SV and Fairbanks Animal shelter. We are very happy that they blend in with our team from the first run and have had great performance since.

How did you get started running dogs?
I have been a dog handler for Charlie Boolding
What do you love most about running sled dogs?

<p>To be out on the trail enjoying the company of my dogs</p>

Are you a member of any other organizations involved in sled dog sports?
Willow Dog Mushers
Why did you enter the Yukon Quest? What are your goals for the race?
I like new adventures and hope to finish with a happy healthy team.
How did your dogs get their names?/ How do you choose names?
Share a quick story about one of your indispensable Handlers

I really appreciate all effort and enthusiasm from my handlers.

Tell us about your favourite experience with a volunteer on the trail
I am truly amazed and very grateful for the dedicated work of all the volunteers and veterinarians
List recent sled dog races and/or best performances
Year: 2021; Race: Summit Quest; Position: 9th
Year: 2021; Race: Willow 300, Coper Basin 300
Year: 2019; Race: Yukon Quest 1000; Position: 26th
Year: 2018; Race: Iditarod; Position: 45th
Year: 2017; Race: Iditarod; Position: 54th