September 25, 2018

Musher Details

2005 Iditarod » Mushers » Ramy Brooks

Ramy Brooks

Bib Number: 15
Hometown: Healy, Alaska
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Biography

Dog mushing is Ramy Brooks’ Athabascan and Yupik ancestry. Ramy’s great-grandfather, Arthur Wright, was an Athabascan interpreter for Hudson Stuck, the Archdeacon of the Yukon, as they traveled around Alaska by dog sled for the Episcopal Church. Ramy’s grandfather, Gareth Wright, won two North American championships and three Fur Rendezvous World Championships. Ramy’s mother, Roxy Wright, is one of the most respected sprint mushing champions, winning numerous North American championships and Fur Rendezvous World Championships. Ramy continues the championship dog mushing legacy. Raised along the Yukon River, Ramy helped train and care for the family kennel. At the age of four, he won his first dog race and by fourteen, Ramy had won each class of the Junior North American championship races. Already a junior champion dog musher, Ramy left Alaska for a few years spending time in the Navy and college. He returned to Alaska to pursue his childhood dream and continue his champion dog mushing career. Ramy began his competitive distance mushing career in 1992. In addition to the Iditarod and Yukon Quest, which he won in 1999), he has competed in mid distance races in Alaska and won a number of awards. In the off season, Ramy visits schools on behalf of sponsors, providing presentations and assemblies. His message is simple – set a goal, develop a plan, work the plan and commit to what it takes to succeed. To the school children, it means understanding the purpose of education in achieving their goals and committing to the success of that goal. Ramy mixes this message in with his own life and family, the trials and tribulations of the Iditarod and that of his dogs. Ramy, 38, and Cathy are the parents of Abby, 11 and Molly, 9. Ramy is a member of the Alaska Children’s Trust Board of Trustee, IOFC and Mush with P.R.I.D.E. He lists his hobbies as reading and hunting.

Sponsors

Cellular One, OK
Anadarko Petroleum Company
Annamaet Pet Foods, PA
CIRI
Alaska Native Heritage Center
Northern Air Cargo
Amerigas
Alaska Native Brotherhood
Custom Truck Accessory Center
Fairbanks Sign & Graphics
Grubstake Feed Co., Inc.
Hickel Construction and Engineering, Inc.

Hickel Investment Company
Kantishna Wilderness Trails
Larsen Consulting Group
Marsh USA
Microcom
Odds On Recording Studio, NV
Seekins Ford Lincoln Mercury, Inc.
Usibelli Coal Mine, Inc.
Wright Air Service
Carol Figdore, PA
Royal Caribbean International
Remax of Fairbanks


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 10:30:00 12 0h 30m
Campbell Airstrip 3/05 11:34:00 12 1h 4m 0.00
Willow 3/06 14:00:00 16 3/06 14:26:00 16 0h 26m 59
Yentna 3/06 17:36:00 16 3/06 20:10:00 16 2h 34m 3h 10m 14.21 45
Skwentna 3/06 22:52:00 16 3/06 22:57:00 16 0h 5m 2h 42m 12.59 34
Finger Lake 3/07 08:52:00 16 3/07 08:55:00 16 0h 3m 9h 55m 4.54 45
Rainy Pass 3/07 12:03:00 16 3/07 12:11:00 16 0h 8m 3h 8m 9.57 30
Rohn 3/07 22:35:00 16 3/07 22:42:00 15 0h 7m 10h 24m 4.62 48
Nikolai 3/08 12:12:00 15 3/08 18:10:00 15 5h 58m 13h 30m 6.89 93
McGrath 3/08 23:59:00 15 3/09 00:03:00 15 0h 4m 5h 49m 8.25 48
Takotna 3/09 02:15:00 15 3/09 07:59:00 15 5h 44m 2h 12m 10.45 23
Ophir 3/09 10:27:00 15 3/09 10:31:00 15 0h 4m 2h 28m 15.41 38
Iditarod 3/10 02:51:00 15 3/11 05:01:00 14 26h 10m 16h 20m 5.51 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/11 13:02:00 14 3/11 13:04:00 13 0h 2m 8h 1m 8.11 ✔ 65
Anvik 3/11 17:03:00 13 3/12 01:08:00 13 8h 5m 3h 59m 6.28 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/12 04:24:00 13 3/12 04:29:00 13 0h 5m 3h 16m 5.51 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/12 20:03:00 13 3/12 20:19:00 13 0h 16m 15h 34m 3.85 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/13 09:36:00 13 3/13 09:42:00 13 0h 6m 13h 17m 5.27 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/14 02:19:00 13 3/14 02:22:00 12 0h 3m 16h 37m 5.42 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/14 08:27:00 12 3/14 13:53:00 12 5h 26m 6h 5m 6.58 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 19:31:00 12 3/15 01:20:00 11 5h 49m 5h 38m 10.30 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/15 07:32:00 11 3/15 07:34:00 11 0h 2m 6h 12m 7.74 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 15:23:00 11 3/15 23:23:00 10 8h 0m 7h 49m 5.88 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/16 07:57:00 10 3/16 07:59:00 10 0h 2m 8h 34m 6.42 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 11:30:00 10 3h 31m 6.26 ✔ ✔ 22