16 — Doug Butler from Middlebury, Vermont.
On his online application, Doug says only that he’s been a “dairy farmer since birth. Been dog racing for 45 years.” A former dairy farmer, Doug now raises beef cattle at his family farm in Vermont and operates Cobble Hill Kennel. Three years ago, he brought his infectious love for the sport to the world stage when he competed in the Open North American Championship in Fairbanks, Alaska. This is Doug’s third Stage Stop.