September 25, 2018

Musher Details

2006 Iditarod » Mushers » Ramy Brooks

Ramy Brooks

Bib Number: 16
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
CIRI
Alaska Native Heritage Center
Alaska Native Brotherhood
Fairbanks Sign & Graphics
Hickel Investment Company
Microcom
Usibelli Coal Mine, Inc.
Northern Air Cargo
Seekins Ford Lincoln-Mercury, Inc.
Kantishna Wildernes Trails
Northern Dynasty Mines, Inc.
Chugach Alaska Corporation
Bush Veterinary Service

Odds-On Recording Studio, NV
Larsen Consulting Group
Alaska Commercial Properties
Amerigas
LeadDog, Inc., OR
CJ Dew-it
Grubstake Feed Co, Inc.
Carol Figdore, PA
Wright Air Service
Tanana Truck & Tractor
Cold Spot Feeds & Mushing Supplies
Jeff & Candy Dyer
Sinoe On Foundation, CA
PangoMedia, Inc.
Hickel Construction & Engineering, Inc.


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 10:33:00 12
BLM 3/04 11:32:00 12 0h 59m 0.00
Willow 3/05 14:28:00 16 3/05 14:28:00 16 0h 0m 59
Yentna 3/05 18:15:00 16 3/05 19:00:00 16 0h 45m 3h 47m 11.89 45
Skwentna 3/05 21:41:00 16 3/05 21:46:00 16 0h 5m 2h 41m 12.67 34
Finger Lake 3/06 09:26:00 16 3/06 09:31:00 16 0h 5m 11h 40m 3.86 45
Rainy Pass 3/06 13:28:00 16 3/06 19:23:00 14 5h 55m 3h 57m 7.59 30
Rohn 3/06 23:50:00 14 3/06 23:59:00 14 0h 9m 4h 27m 10.79 48
Nikolai 3/07 21:23:00 14 3/07 21:25:00 14 0h 2m 21h 24m 4.35 93
McGrath 3/08 04:08:00 14 3/08 11:16:00 14 7h 8m 6h 43m 7.15 48
Takotna 3/08 13:31:00 14 3/08 13:35:00 13 0h 4m 2h 15m 10.22 23
Ophir 3/08 16:37:00 13 3/09 18:53:00 13 26h 16m 3h 2m 12.53 ✔ 38
Cripple 3/10 03:44:00 13 3/10 09:40:00 13 5h 56m 8h 51m 6.78 ✔ 60
Ruby 3/10 18:49:00 13 3/11 02:50:00 13 8h 1m 9h 9m 12.24 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/11 09:17:00 13 3/11 09:21:00 13 0h 4m 6h 27m 8.06 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/11 21:38:00 13 3/11 21:45:00 13 0h 7m 12h 17m 4.23 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/12 03:18:00 13 3/12 11:16:00 12 7h 58m 5h 33m 7.57 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/13 05:56:00 12 3/14 00:10:00 11 18h 14m 18h 40m 4.82 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/14 05:40:00 11 3/14 13:40:00 11 8h 0m 5h 30m 7.27 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 19:31:00 11 3/15 01:33:00 10 6h 2m 5h 51m 9.91 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/15 08:00:00 10 3/15 08:03:00 10 0h 3m 6h 27m 7.44 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 14:48:00 10 3/15 22:48:00 10 8h 0m 6h 45m 6.81 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/16 06:12:00 10 3/16 06:12:00 10 0h 0m 7h 24m 7.43 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 09:10:26 10 2h 58m 7.42 ✔ ✔ 22