June 21, 2018

Musher Details

2004 Iditarod » Mushers » Ramey Smyth

Ramey Smyth

Bib Number: 26
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 — Sponsored by Nome Kennel Club

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 10:55:00 12
BLM 3/12 12:37:00 14 3/12 18:48:00 13 6h 11m 145h 42m 0.00 ✔
Willow 3/13 01:40:00 13 3/13 06:53:00 13 5h 13m 6h 52m 4.51 ✔ 31
Yentna 3/13 12:59:00 13 3/13 13:30:00 12 0h 31m 6h 6m 2.79 ✔ 17
Skwentna 3/13 20:34:00 12 3/14 04:50:00 11 8h 16m 7h 4m 4.81 ✔ ✔ 34
Finger Lake 3/14 19:01:00 11 3/15 01:21:00 10 6h 20m 14h 11m 3.17 ✔ ✔ 45
Rainy Pass 3/15 06:53:00 10 3/15 07:04:00 10 0h 11m 5h 32m 5.42 ✔ ✔ 30
Rohn 3/15 14:07:00 10 3/15 20:02:00 10 5h 55m 7h 3m 6.81 ✔ ✔ 48
Nikolai 3/16 02:51:00 10 3/16 02:54:00 9 0h 3m 6h 49m 13.64 ✔ ✔ 93
McGrath 3/16 09:26:00 9 3/16 17:26:00 6 8h 0m 6h 32m 7.35 ✔ ✔ 48
Takotna 3/17 00:01:00 6 3/17 00:03:00 6 0h 2m 6h 35m 3.49 ✔ ✔ 23
Ophir 3/11 01:53:00 3/12 03:57:00 14 26h 4m -143h -10m -0.27 ✔ 38
Cripple 3/10 10:00:00 3/10 10:08:00 15 0h 8m -42h -57m -1.40 60
Ruby 3/06 11:59:00 -95h -9m -1.18 112
Galena 3/07 10:48:00 16 52
Nulato 3/07 14:23:00 16 3/07 14:28:00 16 0h 5m 3h 35m 14.51 52
Kaltag 3/07 19:25:00 16 16 4h 57m 8.48 42
Unalakleet 3/08 06:35:00 16 3/08 06:38:00 16 0h 3m 90
Shaktoolik 3/08 09:38:00 16 3/08 09:47:00 16 0h 9m 3h 0m 13.33 40
Koyuk 3/08 20:12:00 16 3/08 20:27:00 16 0h 15m 10h 25m 5.57 58
Elim 3/09 10:18:00 16 3/09 17:17:00 16 6h 59m 13h 51m 3.47 48
White Mountain 3/09 22:31:00 16 3/09 22:35:00 15 0h 4m 5h 14m 8.79 46
Safety 3/10 00:41:00 15 3/10 06:59:00 15 6h 18m 2h 6m 26.19 55
Nome 3/17 02:23:50 163h 24m 0.13 ✔ ✔ 22