12 — Dennis LaBoda from Hovland, Minnesota.
Dennis is a self-employed contractor. Running sled dogs was a neighborhood activity for him and his older brother, Dale, growing up in Minnesota. Dale, started mushing as a teenager and raced IPSSSDR in its early years, and Dennis decided to follow his brother’s “footsteps in the snow.” In 1973 he won the Minnesota State Championship 5-dog class with dogs supplied by Chuck Gould. He’s won many races in North and South America, and has been a race official in Europe. Mushing has become a family activity—he and son, Charlie, train and race Nighttrain Racing Sled Dogs.