June 20, 2018

Musher Details

2006 Iditarod » Mushers » Rick Casillo

Rick Casillo

Bib Number: 53
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.”

Sponsors

Moneydots.com, CA

Awards

Most Improved Musher — Sponsored by Global Information Technologies

2006 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/04 11:54:00 12
BLM 3/04 13:09:00 12 1h 15m 0.00
Willow 3/05 15:42:00 16 3/05 15:42:00 16 0h 0m 59
Yentna 3/05 19:41:00 16 3/05 23:00:00 16 3h 19m 3h 59m 11.30 45
Skwentna 3/06 02:08:00 16 3/06 02:13:00 16 0h 5m 3h 8m 10.85 34
Finger Lake 3/06 13:48:00 16 3/06 18:15:00 16 4h 27m 11h 35m 3.88 45
Rainy Pass 3/06 21:26:00 3/06 22:00:00 15 0h 34m 3h 11m 9.42 30
Rohn 3/07 02:22:00 15 3/07 10:35:00 15 8h 13m 4h 22m 10.99 48
Nikolai 3/07 20:03:00 15 3/08 05:17:00 15 9h 14m 9h 28m 9.82 93
McGrath 3/08 10:49:00 15 3/08 18:03:00 14 7h 14m 5h 32m 8.67 48
Takotna 3/08 20:19:00 14 3/09 21:21:00 13 25h 2m 2h 16m 10.15 ✔ 23
Ophir 3/09 23:43:00 13 3/09 23:54:00 13 0h 11m 2h 22m 16.06 ✔ 38
Cripple 3/10 14:29:00 13 3/10 23:10:00 12 8h 41m 14h 35m 4.11 ✔ 60
Ruby 3/11 09:38:00 12 3/11 17:44:00 12 8h 6m 10h 28m 10.70 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/12 01:00:00 12 3/12 07:20:00 12 6h 20m 7h 16m 7.16 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/12 13:15:00 12 3/12 18:27:00 12 5h 12m 5h 55m 8.79 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/12 23:40:00 12 3/13 07:31:00 12 7h 51m 5h 13m 8.05 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/13 22:00:00 12 3/14 04:22:00 12 6h 22m 14h 29m 6.21 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/14 09:44:00 12 3/14 16:10:00 11 6h 26m 5h 22m 7.45 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 21:27:00 11 3/15 05:08:00 11 7h 41m 5h 17m 10.98 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/15 10:27:00 11 3/15 14:40:00 11 4h 13m 5h 19m 9.03 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 20:33:00 11 3/16 04:33:00 10 8h 0m 5h 53m 7.82 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/16 10:40:00 10 3/16 10:43:00 10 0h 3m 6h 7m 8.99 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 13:32:00 10 2h 49m 7.81 ✔ ✔ 22