Monthly Archives: December 2016

Jeff Adkins

8-DOG CLASSIC LINEUP Jeff Adkins from SAND COULEE, MONTANA. Around the age of 5, Jeff started mushing with his grandfather Terry Adkins’ dogs. “My Dad then got a few dogs of his own and eventually we started giving dog sled tours from Montana to Utah. In other words, he’s been mushing most of his life…. Read more »

# 14 Greta Thurston-Archive 2019

#14 — Greta Thurston from Oak Creek, Colorado. Greta is from Oak Creek, Colorado and is currently attending school at Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts. She’s been mushing her whole life alongside her dad, Tom Thurston. She says that while she loves her time in Boston, her heart is always with her dogs in Colorado…. Read more »

#13 Bruce Magnusson-Archive 2019

#13 — Bruce Magnusson from Manchester, Michigan. 2019 marks Bruce’s 14th consecutive Stage Stop Race — more consecutive races than any other competitor in the 24-year history of our event! Bruce’s father trained black labs for national competitive field trials and, fatefully, met a professional sled dog racer, Lloyd Gilbertson. That’s when Dad brought home… Read more »

#12 Allan Berge-Archive 2019

#12 — Allan Berge from Glenrock, Wyoming. A health and safety supervisor for Chesapeake Energy in Wyoming, Allan began his mushing career in 1998 with a few Siberian Husky rescues, mentored by Pam Dunn who started the Casper Mountain Dog Sled Race in 1995. “I’m married to my best friend, Tabetha, who introduced me to… Read more »

#11 Jeff Conn-Archive 2019

#11 — Jeff Conn from Ester, Alaska. Jeff is a retired USDA research scientist who began mushing in 1983. Sled dog racing was a part-time venture for Jeff while employed, but after he retired in 2012 he became a fulltime participant, determined to compete in the Wyoming Stage Stop. Jeff has run in each consecutive… Read more »

#10 Chris Adkins-Archive 2019

#10 — Chris Adkins from Sand Coulee, Montana. Chris is a lumberyard worker and dispatcher who began running dogs as a four-year-old working with his dad’s team. As a boy he competed in dog races in Alaska. Since then, he’s entered the Iditarod which he describes as his “great accomplishment so far,” especially seeing the… Read more »

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