June 21, 2018

Musher Details

2004 Iditarod » Mushers » Rick Casillo

Rick Casillo

Bib Number: 82
Hometown: Big Lake, Alaska
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Biography

Rick Casillo, 44, grew up in a small country town of Alder, outside of Buffalo, NY. He worked in Alden as a sub-contractor before moving to Alaska in 1999 to become a fly fishing guide. He began mushing in 2002. He says, as he watched the Race go by, he began to get interested in actually running it. He first ran in 2004. He came back in 2014, after establishing their kennel, Battle Dawgs Racing. “The primary goal of our kennel is racing the Iditarod and raising awareness for combat veterans. My wife, Jennifer, a combat veteran, and I have a non-profit organization called Battle Dawgs. The is separate from the race kennel. Battle Dawgs’ focus is providing year round camps for warriors all across the country and Alaska. Activities include Iditarod, dog mushing, rafting, hiking and hunting. Our motto is ‘Helping Our Warriors one step at a time.’ This year we are taking the first steps in building our year round facility for warriors, families and their battle buddies.” Rick lists his hobbies as “working with combat veterans and fly fishing.”


2004 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/06 12:58:00 12
BLM 3/14 10:03:00 14 3/14 16:20:00 14 6h 17m 189h 5m 0.00 ✔
Willow 3/14 22:35:00 14 3/15 07:19:00 13 8h 44m 6h 15m 4.96 ✔ ✔ 31
Yentna 3/15 12:21:00 13 3/15 18:32:00 13 6h 11m 5h 2m 3.38 ✔ ✔ 17
Skwentna 3/15 22:40:00 13 3/16 06:20:00 13 7h 40m 4h 8m 8.23 ✔ ✔ 34
Finger Lake 3/16 21:44:00 13 3/17 06:06:00 13 8h 22m 15h 24m 2.92 ✔ ✔ 45
Rainy Pass 3/17 10:56:00 13 3/17 17:30:00 13 6h 34m 4h 50m 6.21 ✔ ✔ 30
Rohn 3/17 23:56:00 13 3/18 07:38:00 13 7h 42m 6h 26m 7.46 ✔ ✔ 48
Nikolai 3/18 12:28:00 13 3/18 18:29:00 13 6h 1m 4h 50m 19.24 ✔ ✔ 93
McGrath 3/19 00:15:00 13 3/19 08:18:00 13 8h 3m 5h 46m 8.32 ✔ ✔ 48
Takotna 3/19 14:10:00 13 3/19 14:17:00 13 0h 7m 5h 52m 3.92 ✔ ✔ 23
Ophir 3/13 04:45:00 3/13 18:05:00 14 13h 20m -154h -32m -0.25 ✔ 38
Cripple 3/12 11:10:00 14 3/12 11:26:00 14 0h 16m -31h -55m -1.88 ✔ 60
Ruby 3/06 14:15:00 -142h -11m -0.79 112
Galena 3/07 12:40:00 16 52
Nulato 3/07 16:29:00 16 3/07 20:53:00 16 4h 24m 3h 49m 13.62 52
Kaltag 3/07 23:48:00 16 15 2h 55m 14.40 42
Unalakleet 3/08 14:31:00 15 3/08 20:24:00 14 5h 53m 90
Shaktoolik 3/09 00:30:00 14 3/09 09:45:00 14 9h 15m 4h 6m 9.76 40
Koyuk 3/09 13:02:00 14 3/09 19:30:00 14 6h 28m 3h 17m 17.66 58
Elim 3/10 12:47:00 14 3/10 19:02:00 14 6h 15m 17h 17m 2.78 48
White Mountain 3/11 00:40:00 14 3/11 06:35:00 14 5h 55m 5h 38m 8.17 46
Safety 3/11 08:47:00 14 3/12 08:59:00 14 24h 12m 2h 12m 25.00 ✔ 55
Nome 3/19 16:53:14 175h 54m 0.13 ✔ ✔ 22