11— Mike Bestgen from St. Cloud, Minnesota.
After running long and mid distance races the last 23 years, Mike decided to take on the Stage Stop this year. “It has always been a goal to race this amazing race,” he wrote in his online application. Mike has worked for Miller Chevrolet in Rogers, Minnesota for 36 years. He’s married and has four grown kids, and 10 grand kids. He’s a three-time winner of the WolfTrack Classic Sled Dog Race in Ely, Minnesota, and two-time Midnight Run champ. He was last year’s runner up at the Klondike Sled Dog Derby.