Race Marshall - Dr Terry Adkins.Terry Adkins, DVM, MPH is a long-standing figure in the mushing community. He has bred and raced sled dogs for over 40 years and was the first and only veterinarian for the initial running of Iditarod. Terry’s mushing career has focused primarily on distance mushing with multiple finishes of Iditarod, the John Beargrease marathon, Montana’s Race to the Sky, and the Can-Am. However, Terry was one of the ‘pioneer’ participants for the first running of the Wyoming Stage Stop in 1996. He loves the format of this race, the hospitality of our western towns and people, the standard of excellence regarding dog care and performance this race has generated, and the trails that invite dog mushing to the West. This is the first year Terry will serve as Race Marshall and would like to thank the countless people and their efforts to make this event happen. Welcome to the IPSSSDR!
First Judge - Ray Gordon
A Wyoming native, Ray is a veteran musher who has been mushing since 1962 and has participated in the Bear Grease, Iditarod and Race to the Sky. Ray competed in the 1996 and 1997 IPSSSDRs, and for the past three years has served as a judge for the race. He owns 15 dogs—six of them are yearlings.
Second Judge -Charlotte Mooney
Started running dogs in 1999 while working as a handler and bookkeeper for a dog sled tour company. I now own Klondike Dreams Sled Dog Rides in West Yellowstone, Mt. I ran my 1st race 2003 and have run many races since. I have raced in the Green River Rondy,Flathead Sled Dog Days,Seely Lake 200,Seely Lake Stage Race, Mancos Mush,West Yellowstone Rodeo Run,Stanley Sled Dog Rendezvous, Ashton Dog Derby, and the IPSSSDR. In addition to racing and operating a tour business, I also have organized West Yellowstone Sled Dog races since 2008. I currently have a kennel of 24 Alaskan Huskies.
OFFICIAL TIMER- Sean McNelis
Sean was raised in New England and after graduating high school moved to Colorado. He went back to school and after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Connecticut State University moved to Wyoming in the early 90’s. Although he met Frank over 100 years ago they became good friends travelling to dog races only 15 years ago. “I enjoy any sport that has to do with being on a trail”, thus he has been travelling with the IPSSSDR the last seven years as stage coordinator. When not on the race Sean has made a living in Jackson building homes for the last fifteen years.
TRAIL BOSS-- Matt Redwine
Matt Redwine has lived in NW Wyoming for 20 yrs. He has guided snowmobile & fishing in Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks. Matt is currently self-employed and is a Captain for the Town of Jackson Fire/EMS. He was 1st introduced to sled dogs while working at Frank Teasley's kennel in the late 1900's. He has volunteered with the race since the very 1st year working in staging and on the trail crew. 2014 is Matt's 5th year as Trail Boss. Matt says he learned his love for mushing from John Welch!