September 24, 2018

Musher Details

2008 Iditarod » Mushers » Ramey Smyth

Ramey Smyth

Bib Number: 48
Hometown: Willow, Alaska
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Biography

Ramey Smyth, 43, was born and raised in Alaska. He is the son of Iditarod mushers Bud Smyth, who raced in the first Iditarod and the late Lolly Medley who raced in the second Iditarod. Ramey has lived all over the state but says he moved to Willow to put down roots and build a home for his family. Ramey has raced the Iditarod 26 times placing in the top 10 ten times. He won the Kuskokwim 300 in 1995 and has raced in, and won, many other events throughout the state. He began mushing “as soon as I could walk” and won the Jr. Iditarod twice before his first Iditarod in 1994. He is a full time log home builder and owns and operates Smyth Logwork and Construction in Willow. He says, “I am entering the Iditarod to test myself and give my dogs a chance to run and compete. I race to encourage people to donate to cancer research and to drug and alcohol free lifestyle. I would like to thank my friends, family and sponsors who have loyally supported my racing endeavors. Ramey operates Smyth Racing Team-Homestretch Kennel, which is 70 dogs strong, with his wife Becca Moore and their children, daughter Ava 12 years old, son Banyan 8 years and baby Coral,2. Ramey says his hobbies are “hunting, fishing, soccer and boxing.”

Sponsors

Steve Ripp
Carol Spicuzza
Outdoors and More

Dr. Tim's Pet Food
Kenai Chrysler/Bob LaVretto
The Bootie Brigade

Awards

Golden Harness — Sponsored by City of Nome

2008 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/01 11:43:00 12
Willow 3/02 15:32:00 16
Yentna 3/02 19:26:00 16 3/02 19:30:00 16 0h 4m 3h 54m 10.77 42
Skwentna 3/02 22:52:00 16 3/02 22:57:00 16 0h 5m 3h 22m 10.10 34
Finger Lake 3/03 09:13:00 16 3/03 09:17:00 16 0h 4m 10h 16m 4.38 45
Rainy Pass 3/03 13:05:00 16 3/03 18:19:00 15 5h 14m 3h 48m 7.89 30
Rohn 3/03 23:49:00 15 3/04 00:19:00 14 0h 30m 5h 30m 8.73 48
Nikolai 3/04 14:52:00 14 3/04 22:10:00 13 7h 18m 14h 33m 5.15 75
McGrath 3/05 05:06:00 13 3/05 07:35:00 13 2h 29m 6h 56m 7.79 54
Takotna 3/05 10:11:00 13 3/05 10:12:00 13 0h 1m 2h 36m 6.92 18
Ophir 3/05 13:08:00 13 3/06 14:47:00 13 25h 39m 2h 56m 8.52 ✔ 25
Cripple 3/07 00:01:00 13 3/07 07:14:00 13 7h 13m 9h 14m 6.39 ✔ 59
Ruby 3/07 16:38:00 13 3/08 00:48:00 12 8h 10m 9h 24m 11.91 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/08 07:49:00 12 3/08 08:00:00 12 0h 11m 7h 1m 7.41 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/08 21:45:00 12 3/09 04:30:00 12 5h 45m 13h 45m 3.78 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/09 09:11:00 12 3/09 09:20:00 12 0h 9m 4h 41m 8.97 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/10 01:26:00 12 3/10 07:36:00 11 6h 10m 16h 6m 5.59 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/10 13:21:00 11 3/10 13:45:00 10 0h 24m 5h 45m 7.30 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/10 20:51:00 10 3/11 02:43:00 9 5h 52m 7h 6m 6.76 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/11 09:40:00 9 3/11 09:47:00 8 0h 7m 6h 57m 6.91 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/11 15:44:00 8 3/11 23:44:00 8 8h 0m 5h 57m 7.73 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/12 06:46:00 8 3/12 06:48:00 8 0h 2m 7h 2m 7.82 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/12 09:52:06 8 3h 4m 7.17 ✔ ✔ 22