18 — Jules Struzyna from Williston, Vermont.
Jules was 16 years old when he began mushing at a tour kennel north of Fairbanks, Alaska. Seven years ago, while attending college in Vermont, Jules began training race teams with Doug Butler at Cobble Hill Kennel. The pair now run a tour business. In addition to managing Cobble Hill, Jules works as an Emergency Veterinary Technician, and enjoys sharing the magic of dog sledding with friends, family, elementary school students, and tourists. “It’s been my dream for many years to compete in the Stage Stop Race.”