June 21, 2018

Musher Details

2007 Iditarod » Mushers » Rick Casillo

Rick Casillo

Bib Number: 63
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.”


2007 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/03 12:16:00 12
Campbell Airstrip (BLM) 3/03 13:21:00 12 1h 5m 0.00
Willow 3/04 16:02:00 16 59
Yentna (YENT-na) 3/04 19:25:00 16 3/04 22:26:00 16 3h 1m 3h 23m 13.30 45
Skwentna 3/05 03:37:00 16 3/05 03:42:00 16 0h 5m 5h 11m 6.56 34
Finger Lake 3/05 15:05:00 16 3/05 15:10:00 15 0h 5m 11h 23m 3.95 45
Rainy Pass 3/05 19:10:00 15 3/06 06:00:00 15 10h 50m 4h 0m 7.50 30
Rohn (Rone) 3/06 11:35:00 15 3/06 17:33:00 15 5h 58m 5h 35m 8.60 48
Nikolai (NIK-o-lye) 3/07 05:33:00 15 3/07 12:23:00 13 6h 50m 12h 0m 6.67 80
McGrath 3/07 18:15:00 13 3/07 18:22:00 13 0h 7m 5h 52m 8.18 48
Takotna (Ta-COT-na) 3/07 21:02:00 13 3/08 21:42:00 13 24h 40m 2h 40m 6.75 ✔ 18
Ophir (OH-fur) 3/08 23:19:00 13 3/08 23:30:00 13 0h 11m 1h 37m 15.46 ✔ 25
Iditarod (I-DIT-a-rod) 3/09 19:17:00 13 3/10 07:17:00 12 12h 0m 19h 47m 4.55 ✔ 90
Shageluk (SHAG-a-luck) 3/10 15:16:00 12 3/10 23:16:00 12 8h 0m 7h 59m 8.14 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/11 03:34:00 12 3/11 03:38:00 12 0h 4m 3h 18m 7.58 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/11 06:03:00 12 3/11 13:53:00 12 7h 50m 2h 25m 7.45 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/11 21:27:00 12 3/12 07:25:00 10 9h 58m 7h 34m 7.93 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag (KAL-tag) 3/12 14:54:00 10 3/12 21:40:00 9 6h 46m 7h 29m 9.35 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet (YOU-na-la-kleet) 3/13 14:37:00 9 3/13 22:40:00 9 8h 3m 16h 57m 5.31 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik (Shak-TOO-lick) 3/14 04:24:00 9 3/14 13:15:00 9 8h 51m 5h 44m 7.33 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk (Coy-uk) 3/14 18:06:00 9 3/15 00:46:00 9 6h 40m 4h 51m 9.90 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim (EE-lum) 3/15 06:30:00 9 3/15 11:20:00 9 4h 50m 5h 44m 8.37 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 17:52:00 9 3/16 01:52:00 9 8h 0m 6h 32m 7.04 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/16 08:56:00 9 3/16 08:59:00 9 0h 3m 7h 4m 7.78 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 11:48:39 9 2h 49m 7.81 ✔ ✔ 22