2020 Commentary & Updates

Catching up with Pedigree® Stage Stop Race Musher Bruce Magnusson Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted 01-17-2020 at 5:41 pm

Time flies. It has been a few years since I had last talked to Bruce Magnusson in person. That was back in 2009 where we both gave a talk at a sled dog symposium in Michigan. Last year Bruce finished in 9th position at the Pedigree® Stage Stop Race. He has been 3 times in 3rd… Read more »


Rachel Scdoris not running, Aaron Caldwell taking spot Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted 01-12-2020 at 10:08 am

Oregon Trail of Dreams Musher Rachel Scdoris was signed up for the 2020 Pedigree® Stage Stop Race. I caught up with her dad, Jerry Scdoris, which I had meant to call anyhow, to find out a bit more information about “The old days” of the Wyoming Stage Race. The days where there were still 12… Read more »


Welcoming back Pedigree® Stage Stop Race Musher JR Anderson Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted 01-18-2020 at 8:21 am

JR Anderson is no stranger to the Pedigree® Stage Stop Race. This will be his 15th time! Addicted? Likely! 2005 JR raced for the 1st time in Wyoming, took 2009 off and has been back ever since. That puts him on par for number of starts with Bruce Magnusson. JR’s best finish has been 3rd. So… Read more »


Talking to Pedigree® Stage Stop Race Musher Grant Beck Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted 01-15-2020 at 7:01 am

Hello Pedigree® Stage Stop Race Race fans. The next musher I caught up with is Grant Beck , a fellow Canadian, all the way from Yellowknife. That brings back some memories. Back in the spring of 1997, having survived my 1st real winter in Canada I drove from Ontario to Yellowknife is search of a new… Read more »


Catching up with Pedigree® Stage Stop Race Musher Chris Adkins Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted 01-13-2020 at 2:09 pm

Hello Pedigree® Stage Stop Race Fans. The last time I have seen Chris Adkins was 10 years ago in Anchorage for the 2010 Iditarod start. We were parked behind each other on 4th Avenue for the Ceremonial Start. Our paths did not cross much during the race with me finishing 7th and Chris coming in 50th…. Read more »


Meeting up with Pedigree® Stage Stop Race Musher Rachel Courtney Garand Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted 01-11-2020 at 5:08 am

Meeting up with Pedigree® Stage Stop Race Musher Rachel Courtney Garand Last year was my first time running the PSS and I finished 6th overall. I love the format going from town to town meeting so many new people in all the great communities.Also now that the Stages are shorter it is within the distance I… Read more »


Q & A withPedigree® Stage Stop Race Musher Allan Berge Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted 01-10-2020 at 6:21 am

Here a short Q&A with Pedigree® Stage Stop Race Musher Allan Berge who hails from Glenrock Wyoming.     How many times have you run the Stage Stop? 1 Best finish? Finished last, but 2 other mushers scratched during the 2019 race. Why do you run it? Because of the dogs, the town people that support… Read more »


Introducing Pedigree® Stage Stop Race Champion Lina Streeper Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted 01-06-2020 at 1:47 am

Hello Race fans, introducing Musher Lina Steeper, Lina has left her mark on the Pedigree® Stage Stop Race. Introduction is likely not the best word to use here…, catching up with Lina is more appropriate. She is pretty well known and has entered 4 times. Her first race being 2010 finishing 2nd that year ( 23 minutes behind… Read more »


Introducing Pedigree® Stage Stop Race Musher Jeff Conn Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted 01-05-2020 at 1:47 am

Hello Race fans, introducing Jeff Conn. This is the beginning of a series where I try to catch up with as many of the Stage Stop Mushers before the race, as possible. While introducing them, it also gives me a chance to learn a bit more about the race. The first Musher I talked to… Read more »


Pedigree® Stage Stop Race Musher Alix Crittenden Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted 01-07-2020 at 1:46 am

Introducing Musher Alix Crittenden. Mushers sure a different breed, when you apply the standards of  “normal“ society.  Their priorities are a little bit different than most peoples. This Facebook post from Alix Crittenden sums it up pretty well: “ Dog mushers are a strange sort…. We travel around with a truck full of dogs and… Read more »


Introducing Pedigree® Stage Stop Race Musher Linda Pierce Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted 01-09-2020 at 8:32 am

Hello Race Fans, another Musher who I was able to catch up with, is Linda Pierce from Washington. Calling mushers is definitely a hit and miss, being in a completely different time zone in Germany right now. To reach someone in the evening, US time, would mean 3 a.m. ish in Germany. I have not… Read more »


Introducing Pedigree® Stage Stop Race Musher Fernando Ramirez Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted 01-08-2020 at 9:41 am

Hello Race fans, I throughly start to enjoy catching up with the 2020 Pedigree® Stage Stop Race Mushers. Some are easier to reach than others. Fernando Ramirez was fast to respond and what an interesting talk we had. He is hailing from beautiful Peoa Utah ( near Park City for geographically challenged people like me )…. Read more »


Sebastian Introduction Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted 01-02-2020 at 11:26 am

Hello Race Fans, This is an introduction post for the 2020 Pedigree® Stage Stop Race which is turning a quarter century this year. I have to admit, that while being a musher now turned race follower, my knowledge about the Stage Stop is pretty limited. The reason being that the Pedigree® Stage Stop Race usually… Read more »


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