7 — Thad McCracken from Mosier, Oregon.
During the 15 years that Thad has raced sled dogs he has steadily worked his way from 6-dog and 8-dog races to “open class”. He’s competed all over the lower 48 states, Alaska, and Canada. He’s run the Wyoming Stage Stop, Fur Rony, and “The Pas” World Championship. Thad lives with his wife Colleen, and teenage kids David and Marie-Louise, in Mosier, Oregon. He races 18 mixed breed Alaskan huskies and has nine retired dogs who are holding down various couches around the house. “I’m really excited to be racing The Stage Stop for the third time!” he says.