June 18, 2018

Musher Details

2005 Iditarod » Mushers » Ramey Smyth

Ramey Smyth

Bib Number: 14
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.”


2005 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/05 10:00:00 12 3/05 10:28:00 12 0h 28m
Campbell Airstrip 3/05 11:42:00 12 1h 14m 0.00
Willow 3/06 14:00:00 16 3/06 14:24:00 16 0h 24m 59
Yentna 3/06 19:51:00 16 3/06 19:55:00 16 0h 4m 5h 27m 8.26 45
Skwentna 3/06 23:11:00 16 3/06 23:20:00 16 0h 9m 3h 16m 10.41 34
Finger Lake 3/07 09:40:00 16 3/07 09:43:00 16 0h 3m 10h 20m 4.35 45
Rainy Pass 3/07 19:18:00 16 3/07 19:26:00 15 0h 8m 9h 35m 3.13 30
Rohn 3/08 01:04:00 15 3/08 07:02:00 14 5h 58m 5h 38m 8.52 48
Nikolai 3/08 23:37:00 3/09 00:07:00 0h 30m 16h 35m 5.61 93
McGrath 3/09 06:15:00 13 3/10 08:55:00 12 26h 40m 6h 8m 7.83 ✔ 48
Takotna 3/10 10:41:00 12 3/10 10:49:00 12 0h 8m 1h 46m 13.02 ✔ 23
Ophir 3/10 13:08:00 12 3/10 18:27:00 12 5h 19m 2h 19m 16.40 ✔ 38
Iditarod 3/11 10:36:00 12 3/11 18:20:00 11 7h 44m 16h 9m 5.57 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/12 02:16:00 11 3/12 07:30:00 11 5h 14m 7h 56m 8.19 ✔ 65
Anvik 3/12 10:47:00 11 3/12 10:48:00 11 0h 1m 3h 17m 7.61 ✔ 25
Grayling 3/12 13:47:00 11 3/12 21:48:00 10 8h 1m 2h 59m 6.03 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/13 05:53:00 10 3/13 06:01:00 10 0h 8m 8h 5m 7.42 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/13 22:46:00 10 3/13 22:59:00 8 0h 13m 16h 45m 4.18 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/14 15:00:00 8 3/14 22:12:00 7 7h 12m 16h 1m 5.62 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/15 04:04:00 7 3/15 05:58:00 7 1h 54m 5h 52m 6.82 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/15 11:47:00 7 3/15 18:54:00 7 7h 7m 5h 49m 9.97 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/16 01:36:00 7 3/16 05:24:00 7 3h 48m 6h 42m 7.16 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/16 12:16:00 7 3/16 20:18:00 7 8h 2m 6h 52m 6.70 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/17 03:11:00 7 3/17 03:15:00 6 0h 4m 6h 53m 7.99 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/17 06:12:59 6 2h 57m 7.46 ✔ ✔ 22