#17 Maria Torgerson

17 — Maria Torgerson from Red Lodge, Montana.
Age 17.

A second generation musher from Red Lodge, Montana, Maria Torgerson was raised from a baby in the sled to a teen on the runners. Her love for the dogs’ passion has driven her to find a way back to mushing after her dad, David Torgerson, retired from the sport. Maria took first place at the 2019 Eukanuba 8-Dog Classic. 2020 will be her first year competing in the Pedigree Stage Stop Race where she will showcase the innovative dog sled she built and hopes it will change the sport. “I’m grateful for all the support I’ve received, specifically from the Streeper Kennel. I hope to make the best of this incredible opportunity.”

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