Junior Stage Stop


2014 Junior Musher Application Instructions to Communities
2014 Junior Musher Information (application)
2014 Junior Musher Initial Community Letter
2014 Junior Musher Race Schedule
2014 Junior Musher Service Report
2014 Junior Musher Volunteer Work
2014 Junior Musher Waiver

IPSSSDR Junior Mushers Give Back to their Communities

Youth sled dog race combines fun, community service

Select students, aged 9 to 13, from the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race communities of Jackson, Lander, Alpine, Pinedale, Big Piney, Marbleton, Kemmerer, Diamondville and Uinta County, Wyoming, and West Yellowstone, Montana, are invited to participate in a sled dog race of their own at 2:00 p.m. on North Slope Road; 30 miles south of Evanston on the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway, Hwy 150.

The IPSSSDR, the largest sled dog race in the lower 48 states, invites host communities to send two students to represent their towns in this short exhibition fun run. Alternate students are chosen to fill vacancies as available. In order to participate in the race, students agree to perform 10 hours of community service work prior to the race and donate $25 to the nonprofit Uinta County Community Youth Coalition.

"We encourage all communities to send students to this amazing event, says Jr. Stage Stop Coordinator Terri Arnell. "It’s a one-in-a-lifetime experience for students to interact with world-class mushers and their teams.:

Students do not need their own dogs or previous mushing experience to participate – equipment and dog teams are provided by the IPSSSDR. The 2013 Jr. Stage Stop is coordinated by the Uinta County Sled Dog Race Committee. The Uinta County Sled Dog Race Committee, Natalee Legault,Heidi Spray, Terri Arnell, Angie Fessler, Barb Couture, Lisa
Bradshaw, Troy Bradshaw, Lisa Silcox, Marian McLean, Penny Robbins, Lynn Pahl, Andy Spray, Mike Legault, Joe
McFarlane, Jessica Parkyn, Holly Miller, Paul Knopf, Duwayne Jacobsen

For additional information, contact Terri Arnell at 307-783-6459 or tarnell@evanstonwy.org.

2014 Jr Mushers City
Kaelyn Frable Representative Jackson
Anders Trahnstrom Lander
Sorrel Proffit Kemmerer
Kyla Pollard Kemmerer
Moss McCrossin W. Yellowstone
Amma Taylor Big Piney
Hunter Fisher Big Piney
Eamonn Walters Alpine
Emily Strasburg Alpine
Brent Faler Pinedale
Vincent Faler Pinedale
Zachery Worthing Evanston
Kyrie Worthing Evanston
Kai Haukass Evanston
Emma Watkins Jackson
Allison Staten Pinedale

Terri Arnell – Junior Musher Race Coordinator

Arnell is involved with the Uinta County Stage and has been the Junior Musher Race Coordinator since the 2009 IPSSSDR, when she came on board. As coordinator, she shepherds the efforts of obtaining kids between the 3rd and 12th grades from each community along the Stage Stop. Once each community committee accepts their kids, Arnell follows through with the processes required for the kids and their parents through close contact and strong communication leading up to the event. She emphasizes the importance of volunteerism and the 10 hours required to participate in this special event. Arnell is very appreciative of the Race’s, and even more importantly, the musher’s support of this stage, which is the final one for mushing mentors. Arnell also takes advantage of her role as Coordinator to assist with her efforts as Follow the Lead Teacher. She can be reached at ipsssdrteacher@yahoo.com.