61 year old Yukon Quest veteran
Matson of Alaska, Pleasant Valley Store, Bob Huston, SPK Dog Sponsors and Team Members
Current Residence: Two Rivers, AK
Occupation(s): Dog Musher
Kennel Name: SP Kennel
Name Origination: My wife's (Aliy's) first sled dog was named Skunk, or Skunk's Place (SP)
Kennel Bloodlines: Zirkle-Moore
Breeds: Alaskan Husky
# of Dogs in Kennel: 51
Musher Question & Answer
How many years have you been running dogs?
Tell us about your dogs?
50% will be 4 years old; 30% will be 3 years old; 20% will be over 4 years old.
How did you get started running dogs?
My two daughters got me started when they were young.
What do you love most about running sled dogs?
You travel through the state the way it was 100 years ago.
Are you a member of any other organizations involved in sled dog sports?
Two Rivers Dog Mushing Association
Why did you enter the Yukon Quest? What are your goals for the race?
To get the best out of my dogs and myself and have a chance to win.
What music do you listen to on the trail?
How did your dogs get their names?/ How do you choose names?
We have themes: Candy litter- Rolo, Butterscotch, etc.; Mexican litter- Quito, Nacho, etc.; Coffee litter- Sanka, Bean, Decaf, etc.
List recent sled dog races and/or best performances
2015 - Yukon Quest - 2nd; 2014 - Yukon Quest - WON; 2013 - Yukon Quest - WON; 2012 - Yukon Quest - 2nd by 26 seconds
Past Yukon Quest Race Results
|2018||1||9d 18h 53m|
|2017||3||10d 11h 44m|
|2016||3||9d 4h 56m|
|2015||2||9d 14h 6m|
|2014||1||8d 19h 21m|
|2013||1||8d 16h 6m|
|2012||2||9d 16h 6m|
|2011||6||11d 7h 32m|