2020 Commentary & Updates

A few pictures from the Mushers in regular cloths. Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted 02-07-2021 at 10:39 am

Howdy Pedigree Stage Stop Race Fans, Here a few shots of the Mushers receiving their awards last night. They do clean up well. Well some better than others! Anny Malo from Quebec won the Race for a third year in a row. The only other Musher who has done that in Bud Streeper from Fort… Read more »


3 Time Champion Anny Malo from Quebec, Canada Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted 02-06-2021 at 3:20 pm

The 26th Pedigree Stage Stop Race has come to a conclusion. It was a tight race between 2 time past Champion Lina Streeper ( 36 ) from Fort Nelson BC and  Anny Malo ( 49 ) from Quebec Canada. During Stage 1 in Alpine Lina earned the right to wear the Yellow bib, with posting… Read more »


Videos from Stage 7 Teton County. Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted at 2:17 pm

Lina Streeper from Fort Nelson BC Canada, won the 1st Stage in Alpine, finished 3rd today in Teton County claiming 2nd place overall in 15hrs 01min and 23sec. Here a slow motion video of her team during todays last stage in Teton County.   Erik Laforce from Lanoraie in Quebec claimed the yellow bib for… Read more »


Interviews pre Stage 7, Teton, Thad McCracken, Anny Malo. Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted at 9:41 am

Good morning Pedigree Stage Stop Race fans, the morning started off with a little excitement, the road being closed at Antelope Flats for about 45 minutes due to high winds and blowing snow and black ice. At the race site it as about 23F above and cloudy. Teams have gone underway and there was (… Read more »


After the Driggs Stage, we caught up with Lina Steeper and Maria Torgerson Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted 02-05-2021 at 8:18 pm

Good evening Pedigree Stage Stop Race fans. To conclude the day, we had a chat with both Mushers running dogs from the STREEPER KENNEL Lina Streeper sits in solid 2nd place. Here is what she had to say:   Maria Torgerson running in her 2nd full Stage Stop Race has been steadily climbing up the ranks. While… Read more »


Where do we sit after Stage 6 in Driggs? Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted at 7:28 pm

Hello Pedigree Stage Stop Race fans. Snow and Wind was the name of the game in Driggs today. Trail were not as fast as in previous stages, which seems to be not that uncommon for the Driggs Stage. Overall average speeds are in the mid 13 mph range as opposed to high 14 mph we… Read more »


More pre stage Interviews from Driggs Idaho: Tim Thiessen, Lina Streeper and Austin Forney Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted at 9:57 am

Tim Thiessen from Leadville Colorado feels right at home in these snowy conditions. Tim is currently in 18th position after the first 5 Stages:   Lina Streeper from Fort Nelson in BC. She has won the race twice and was the runner up last year. Currently she is in 2nd position overall:   Austin Forney… Read more »


Pre Stage Interviews in Driggs Idaho, Anny Malo, Thad McCracken Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted at 9:48 am

Good morning Pedigree Stage Stop Race fans, Wet snow, 20F and high winds up on Top. The teams are parking in a new parking lot, a little further up the trail That makes staging teams easier. It cuts off a little mileage from the trail, total miles 29. Here a few pre race Interviews, first… Read more »


JR Anderson Dog Trailer setup Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted 02-04-2021 at 8:39 pm

Jerry Bath caught up with JR Anderson in Driggs. He is getting ready for tomorrow’s 6th Stage. JR gives a tour of his dog trailer. It is quite the setup. JR is having a great race. He is running incredible consistent split times during each stages run. Overall JR is sitting in 4th position:  


2 More Interviews: Thad McCracken and Austin Forney Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted at 8:35 pm

It is snowing lightly in Driggs. There is about 3 to 4 inches in the forecast. Last year it really dumped the night before the race. Thad McCracken is running in solid 9th place. Considering this is his 1st Stage Stop, him having a dismal training season with no snow most of the winter, and… Read more »


Interview with Alix Crittenden after the Lander Stage: Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted at 1:56 pm

Alix Crittenden is a homestate favorite from Bondurant Wyoming. She has advantage to be able to sleep at home during some of the stages. That is where I caught up with her today. She was getting ready to pack up the truck and head over to Driggs. She has been running a very consistent race,… Read more »


A look at Change in Standings after 5 days of racing Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted at 11:43 am

Hello Pedigree Stage Stop Race fans. Very ” low key ” bushman like keeping track of the change in standings during the first 5 Days of the Pedigree Stage Stop Race. Notably no changes in the Top 17 positions yesterday after Lander. Time will tell what happens tomorrow, during a potentially snowy Driggs. Anything can… Read more »


TRAVEL DAY Jerry Bath

Posted at 8:21 am

Commentary by Jerry Bath The mushers, handlers, dogs, and race staff are relaxing with a rest day today before the furious race to the finish. This break in race action is done for several reasons. It brings us back around to the finish line this weekend in Teton County, WY, where we started last Friday,… Read more »


Stage 5 Lander, Post Race Analysis Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted 02-03-2021 at 8:26 pm

Stage 5 in Lander has come to a conclusion. Some mushers have gone back to Jackson, others already headed over to Driggs. Lina Streeper called to report it snowing hard over there. The race crew gets to regroup as well for day. Today we were fortunate to have good cellphone coverage, even on the trail…. Read more »


Stage 5, Videos from South Pass Lander: Ryan, Bruce, Tim and Guy Girard Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted at 2:26 pm

And here some more videos. First up Ryan Beaber from Lily Wisconsin. He has been improving in the standings very steadily from Day one, where he finished 24th in Alpine to all the way 9th place yesterday in Big Piney:   Bruce Magnusson from Newberry Michigan. Here for his 16th run. He is running a… Read more »


Videos from Stage 5 South Pass Lander, Anny, Lina and Alix Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted at 2:17 pm

Hello Pedigree Stage Stop Race Fans, it was a windy morning up on South Pass in Lander. And it must have been windy for much of the winter, as there is pretty low snow. As most of you likely have seen, there were quite a few Facebook live video streams. For those of you not… Read more »


Daily Videos from Angelos Media Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted at 12:18 pm

Hello Pedigree Stage Stop Race Fans, the Lander Stage ( up on South Pass ) has pretty decent cellphone coverage. There were several live videos done from the Staging area and along the trail on Facebook.  They give pretty good visuals of the teams moving down the trail. Check them out on the Pedigree Stage… Read more »


Wrap of of Day 4, Big Piney Stage, Video of trail grooming on South Pass Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted 02-02-2021 at 9:26 pm

Hello Pedigree Stage Stop Race fans, Day 4 has come to a conclusion. Tomorrow morning in Lander we will see the yellow Bib change hands again. Erik Laforce had the privilege to wear it today and Anny Malo will get it back tomorrow. She is thus going to be the last team leaving the starting… Read more »


Jake Robinson and Ed Stielstra after the Big Piney Stage: Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted at 7:40 pm

Each evening we are trying to bring you some Musher Interviews. That is one neat thing about Zoom meetings. Even when not in one hotel, we can still can connect and talk with each other. Here what Jake Robinson and Ed Stielstra had to say tonight:


And a few out of sequence pre Big Piney Interviews Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted at 4:42 pm

Somehow I get the feeling that I did not get the coolest job this time around being; stuck on Yukon Island. I mean it is fun to be involved remotely. But I have been missing out on M&M’s galore. Never mind the concession trailer for lunch, then the Dutch oven desserts in Kemmerer. Now I… Read more »


JR Anderson on Big Piney Stage Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted at 4:16 pm

JR Anderson has definitely made a reputation for himself, of mastering very steady runs. His split times are usually near perfect. While in past years he had to adjust his run style to older dogs in his team, this year he seems to have more depth in his group of dogs. Besides his own breeding,… Read more »


Diane Marquis Big Piney Stage Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted at 3:56 pm

We sure had a fun interview with Diane Marquis, Anny Malo and Marco Rivest last night. They were sitting in their gooseneck trailer after taking care of the dogs. Diane has had excellent runs. The first 2 Days she finished in a very strong 3rd place each day. Yesterday she only ran dogs and came… Read more »


Ryan Beaber running his best Stage today in Big Piney – Marbleton Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted at 3:31 pm

For some teams, it takes a little bit of time, to get into the groove of the Stage Stop Race. It looks like that is happening with Ryan Beaber ( pretty soon I am going to punch my laptop, if autocorrect changes it one more time to Beaver ) from from Lily Wisconsin. He finished… Read more »


Thad McCracken on the Big Piney Stage Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted at 2:43 pm

Thad McCracken from Mosier Oregon is running his 1st Pedigree Stage Stop Race. And he is holding his own very well, specially considering the he has a small kennel. He also had very poor training conditions this year in Oregon and had to leave home early, to find some snow to train on in West… Read more »


Ed Stielstra leaving for the Big Piney Stage Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted at 12:30 pm

Talking with Ed Stielstra and Laura Neese before the race, they revealed that they are both driving young teams. Well the Stage Stop for sure is a good proving ground for young dogs. It exposes them to all kind of new scenarios. Just leaving a starting line 7 times, basically packs the experience from 7… Read more »


Pre Stage Interview in Big Piney with Ben Barrett Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted at 11:52 am

Each Stage has a different feel for the mushers. As rookie, even after talking to veteran mushers, you only have a limited idea of what to expect. Much different once you are veteran. Talking to Lina Streeper last year, she had some reservations about the Driggs Stage, as in the prior year, she had gotten… Read more »


First Videos from Big Piney – Marbleton. Tim Thiessen Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted at 11:40 am

Good morning Pedigree Stage Stop Race fans, Stage 4 already! These mushers ( and race crew ) have been working hard. I remember from last year, how beautiful of a drive it was out to the race site, and an even more beautiful trail, beginning with a gradual climb, before entering some open high country…. Read more »


Post race commentary after Kemmerer Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted 02-01-2021 at 9:09 pm

Erick Laforce had a heck of a run today. After winning todays stage, he is going to go out last tomorrow morning in Big Piney. His split times are very impressive: 16.1 mph for the first 9.1 miles and 15.9 mph for the last 10 miles. Anny Malo will go out second last chasing once… Read more »


Post race Interview in Kemmerer with Diane Marquis and Anny Malo Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted at 8:01 pm

We caught up with Diane Marquis and Anny Malo after the Kemmerer Stage. Marco was the official translator for Diane and Elliot the expect camera man. He does some great trail videos too. Thank you:


Kemmerer Stage 3, Trail video: Lina, Diane and JR Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted at 7:11 pm

Here a few more videos of the Kemmerer Stage. First up Lina Streeper navigating the turn around loop, incredibly smooth! She finished todays stage in 3rd place and sits in 2nd place overall, about 5 minutes behind Race leader Anny Malo from Quebec.   JR Anderson having another solid performance on Day 3 in Kemmerer…. Read more »


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