June 25, 2018

Musher Details

2007 Iditarod » Mushers » Hugh Neff

Hugh Neff

Bib Number: 39
Hometown: Tok, Alaska
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Biography

Hugh Neff, 50, was born in Tennessee. He grew up in Evanston, Illinois and attended Loyola Academy and the University of Illinois. Before moving to Alaska in 1995, Hugh worked as a professional golf caddy in Evanston, Illinois. Since moving to Alaska, he lived in numerous Interior Athabaskan villages and moved to Tok in 2010. He began mushing in 1995 and after reading Iditarod Classics by Lew Freedman, he became interested in running the Iditarod. Hugh has competed in thirty 1,000 mile races since 2000, 17 Yukon Quests and 13 Iditarod’s. He has twice won the Yukon Quest. He lists his occupation as dog musher. He is an Eagle Scout and a member of the Tok Dog Mushers and says he enjoys back packing, canoeing and travel. Hugh says, “Dogs are my life. We participate in the Iditarod to have fun. Our goal is to get to Nome and enjoy life as much as possible – Alaskan Huskies are #1’s!” Hugh is married to Olivia.

Sponsors

Momentum Dog Food/Dr. Tim’s Pet Food Company
Mary & Lisa Akers
The Bootie Brigade
Arrowhead Fabrics
The Bloomin' Crew
Crew
Carol & George Figdore
June Shelley, CA

Mike & Trudy Hendricks
Bruce Hagstrom
Gillian Reynolds
Fred Smith
Mike Baye, IL
Eric Jayne/Alaska Bush Vet
Alisa & Jesse Guzman
Gartner Lee, Ltd.


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 11:23:00 12
Campbell Airstrip (BLM) 3/03 12:22:00 12 0h 59m 0.00
Willow 3/04 15:14:00 16 59
Yentna (YENT-na) 3/04 18:31:00 16 3/04 18:36:00 16 0h 5m 3h 17m 13.71 45
Skwentna 3/04 21:31:00 16 3/05 03:20:00 16 5h 49m 2h 55m 11.66 34
Finger Lake 3/05 07:49:00 16 3/05 07:51:00 16 0h 2m 4h 29m 10.04 45
Rainy Pass 3/05 11:22:00 16 3/05 16:36:00 15 5h 14m 3h 31m 8.53 30
Rohn (Rone) 3/05 22:19:00 15 3/06 06:15:00 15 7h 56m 5h 43m 8.40 48
Nikolai (NIK-o-lye) 3/06 19:12:00 15 3/07 00:12:00 14 5h 0m 12h 57m 6.18 80
McGrath 3/07 06:35:00 14 3/07 06:42:00 14 0h 7m 6h 23m 7.52 48
Takotna (Ta-COT-na) 3/07 09:23:00 14 3/08 10:51:00 14 25h 28m 2h 41m 6.71 ✔ 18
Ophir (OH-fur) 3/08 13:13:00 14 3/08 13:27:00 13 0h 14m 2h 22m 10.56 ✔ 25
Iditarod (I-DIT-a-rod) 3/09 06:46:00 13 3/09 13:55:00 12 7h 9m 17h 19m 5.20 ✔ 90
Shageluk (SHAG-a-luck) 3/09 23:02:00 12 3/10 07:02:00 12 8h 0m 9h 7m 7.13 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/10 10:20:00 12 3/10 10:22:00 11 0h 2m 3h 18m 7.58 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/10 13:05:00 11 3/10 18:48:00 11 5h 43m 2h 43m 6.63 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/11 04:44:00 11 3/11 12:21:00 11 7h 37m 8h 56m 6.72 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag (KAL-tag) 3/11 19:45:00 11 3/12 03:22:00 10 7h 37m 7h 24m 9.46 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet (YOU-na-la-kleet) 3/12 13:35:00 10 3/12 19:44:00 9 6h 9m 10h 13m 8.81 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik (Shak-TOO-lick) 3/13 01:26:00 9 3/13 06:31:00 9 5h 5m 5h 42m 7.37 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk (Coy-uk) 3/13 12:38:00 9 3/13 18:25:00 9 5h 47m 6h 7m 7.85 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim (EE-lum) 3/14 00:19:00 9 3/14 03:44:00 8 3h 25m 5h 54m 8.14 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 10:27:00 8 3/14 18:27:00 8 8h 0m 6h 43m 6.85 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 01:12:00 8 3/15 01:14:00 8 0h 2m 6h 45m 8.15 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 04:05:15 8 2h 51m 7.72 ✔ ✔ 22