9 — Michael Tetzner from Burg, Germany.
Michael began mushing in 1987 after watching a sled dog race in Germany. He started running Siberian Huskies and has been racing dogs all over the world. He’s an IFFS (International Federation of Sleddog Sports) world champion. Michael has traveled to Alaska for years to participate in the sprint race circuit there. His homebase is a farm in Burg, in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany where he has a 60-dog kennel. His wife Doreen and daughter Leonie will be his handlers this year. “Running the Stage Stop has been my dream for many years. I look forward to making many new friends.”