#18 — Emilie Entrikin from Fairbanks, Alaska.
Emilie was first introduced to the dog mushing at age 21 working for a mid-distance kennel in Minnesota. She then moved to Alaska and began skijor racing with her own two dogs. Not quite satisfied with the challenge of skijoring, Emile bred her first litter of pups and ran her first sprint Open Class race in 2014. Since then, she’s raised 3 litters of dogs and has competed throughout Alaska and Canada. She says her favorite races “are in the remote villages of Alaska where the history of sprint racing runs deep.” When not spending time with her dogs, Emilie is a wilderness raft, canoe, and backpack guide in the Alaska Arctic.