September 21, 2018

Musher Details

2009 Iditarod » Mushers » Hugh Neff

Hugh Neff

Bib Number: 55
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

Pat Barrett
Alisa & Jesse Guzman
Bootie Brigade
Arrowhead Fabrics
Lisa & Mary Akers

The Bloomin' Crew
Bruce Hagstrom & family
Mike & Trudy Hendridks
Carol & George Figdore
June Shelley


2009 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/07 11:58:00 12
Willow 3/08 15:46:00 16
Yentna 3/08 19:26:00 16 3/08 19:29:00 16 0h 3m 3h 40m 18.00 66
Skwentna 3/08 22:25:00 16 3/09 02:55:00 16 4h 30m 2h 56m 11.59 34
Finger Lake 3/09 08:15:00 16 3/09 08:18:00 16 0h 3m 5h 20m 8.44 45
Rainy Pass 3/09 16:10:00 16 3/09 16:18:00 14 0h 8m 7h 52m 3.81 30
Rohn 3/09 20:34:00 14 3/10 01:15:00 14 4h 41m 4h 16m 11.25 48
Nikolai 3/10 11:30:00 14 3/10 16:47:00 14 5h 17m 10h 15m 7.32 75
McGrath 3/10 23:56:00 14 3/10 23:58:00 14 0h 2m 7h 9m 7.55 54
Takotna 3/11 03:03:00 14 3/12 03:29:00 14 24h 26m 3h 5m 5.84 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/12 06:38:00 14 3/12 06:48:00 14 0h 10m 3h 9m 7.94 ✔ 25
Iditarod 3/12 22:19:00 14 3/13 04:25:00 13 6h 6m 15h 31m 5.80 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/13 13:10:00 13 3/13 21:10:00 12 8h 0m 8h 45m 7.43 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/14 00:26:00 12 3/14 00:28:00 12 0h 2m 3h 16m 7.65 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/14 03:13:00 12 3/14 03:18:00 12 0h 5m 2h 45m 6.55 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/14 13:23:00 12 3/14 19:27:00 11 6h 4m 10h 5m 5.95 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/15 04:55:00 11 3/15 09:25:00 11 4h 30m 9h 28m 7.39 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/15 21:21:00 11 3/16 03:36:00 11 6h 15m 11h 56m 7.54 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/16 10:02:00 11 3/17 19:10:00 11 33h 8m 6h 26m 6.22 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/18 01:32:00 11 3/18 04:16:00 10 2h 44m 6h 22m 9.11 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/18 11:07:00 10 3/18 13:11:00 10 2h 4m 6h 51m 7.01 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/18 20:38:00 10 3/19 04:38:00 9 8h 0m 7h 27m 6.17 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/19 12:11:00 9 3/19 12:13:00 9 0h 2m 7h 33m 7.28 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/19 15:42:39 9 3h 29m 6.32 ✔ ✔ 22