June 21, 2018

Musher Details

2003 Iditarod » Mushers » Ramey Smyth

Ramey Smyth

Bib Number: 33
Hometown: Willow, Alaska
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Biography

Ramey Smyth, 42, was born and raised in Alaska. He is the son of Iditarod mushers Bud Smyth, who raced in the first Iditarod and the late Lolly Medley who raced in the second Iditarod. Ramey has lived all over the state but says he moved to Willow to put down roots and build a home for his family. Ramey has raced the Iditarod 21 times placing in the top 10 nine times. He won the Kuskokwim 300 in 1995 and has raced in, and won, many other events throughout the state. He is a full time log home builder and owns and operates Smyth Logwork and Construction in Willow. He says, “I am entering the Iditarod because I love sled dogs, and I’m building a team to win the Iditarod. I would also like people to be aware of Alaska’s drug and alcohol problems and am racing in honor of abstinence. My mother died at the age of 50 from cancer and I would like people to donate to cancer research any chance they get.” Ramey operates Smyth Racing Team-Homestretch Kennel, which is 70 dogs strong, with his wife Becca Moore and their children, daughter Ava 10 years old, son Banyan 6 years and baby Coral, who will be a year old at race time. Ramey says his hobbies are “subsistence hunting and fishing, all sports and helping family friends.”

Awards

Fastest Time from Safety to Nome

2003 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/01 11:10:00 6
Campbel Airstrip (BLM) 3/01 12:08:00 6 0h 58m 0.00
Ruby 3/03 11:02:00 16 317
Galena 3/03 15:58:00 16 3/03 15:58:00 15 0h 0m 4h 56m 10.54 52
Nulato 3/04 02:07:00 15 10h 9m 5.12 52
Kaltag 1 3/04 15:26:00 15 3/05 03:10:00 14 11h 44m 42
Eagle Island 1 3/05 23:29:00 14 3/06 06:30:00 13 7h 1m 20h 19m 3.45 70
Grayling 1 3/06 12:11:00 13 3/06 12:15:00 13 0h 4m 5h 41m 10.56 60
Anvik 3/06 23:30:00 13 3/06 23:36:00 13 0h 6m 11h 15m 1.60 18
Grayling 2 3/07 03:35:00 13 3/07 09:35:00 13 6h 0m 3h 59m 4.52 18
Eagle Island 2 3/07 19:11:00 13 3/08 20:18:00 13 25h 7m 9h 36m 6.25 ✔ 60
Kaltag 2 3/09 02:52:00 13 3/09 02:55:00 12 0h 3m 6h 34m 10.66 ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/09 05:23:00 12 3/09 08:35:00 12 3h 12m 2h 28m 36.49 ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/09 11:08:00 12 3/09 19:09:00 12 8h 1m 2h 33m 16.47 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/10 01:55:00 12 3/10 08:25:00 11 6h 30m 6h 46m 7.09 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/10 16:16:00 11 3/11 00:45:00 11 8h 29m 7h 51m 6.11 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/11 09:50:00 11 3/11 16:10:00 10 6h 20m 9h 5m 5.06 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/11 21:13:00 10 3/12 00:51:00 9 3h 38m 5h 3m 10.89 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/12 07:05:00 9 3/12 14:07:00 8 7h 2m 6h 14m 3.53 ✔ ✔ 22