June 22, 2018

Musher Details

2009 Iditarod » Mushers » Ramey Smyth

Ramey Smyth

Bib Number: 16
Hometown: Willow, Alaska
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Biography

Ramey Smyth, 42, 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 21 times placing in the top 10 nine times. He won the Kuskokwim 300 in 1995 and has raced in, and won, many other events throughout the state. 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 because I love sled dogs, and I’m building a team to win the Iditarod. I would also like people to be aware of Alaska’s drug and alcohol problems and am racing in honor of abstinence. My mother died at the age of 50 from cancer and I would like people to donate to cancer research any chance they get.” Ramey operates Smyth Racing Team-Homestretch Kennel, which is 70 dogs strong, with his wife Becca Moore and their children, daughter Ava 10 years old, son Banyan 6 years and baby Coral, who will be a year old at race time. Ramey says his hobbies are “subsistence hunting and fishing, all sports and helping family friends.”

Sponsors

Steve Ripp/Carol Spicuzza
Kenai Chrysler
Outdoors and More Sporting Goods
Pam Aviza
Daily's Web Design
Ricardo Diez
Don Teed

Nancy's Yogurt
Alaska Diesel Doctor
Iliamna Lake Lodge
Pizza King
Aurora Trailers
Bootie Brigade
Arrowhead Fabrics

Awards

Fastest Time from Safety to Nome — Sponsored by Nome Kennel Club

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 10:33:00 12
Willow 3/08 14:28:00 16
Yentna 3/08 18:32:00 16 3/08 18:35:00 16 0h 3m 4h 4m 16.23 66
Skwentna 3/08 22:08:00 16 3/08 22:08:00 16 0h 0m 3h 33m 9.58 34
Finger Lake 3/09 09:08:00 16 3/09 09:10:00 16 0h 2m 11h 0m 4.09 45
Rainy Pass 3/09 13:00:00 16 3/09 18:50:00 16 5h 50m 3h 50m 7.83 30
Rohn 3/09 23:22:00 16 3/09 23:54:00 15 0h 32m 4h 32m 10.59 48
Nikolai 3/10 16:24:00 15 3/10 23:33:00 15 7h 9m 16h 30m 4.55 75
McGrath 3/11 06:36:00 15 3/11 06:39:00 15 0h 3m 7h 3m 7.66 54
Takotna 3/11 09:27:00 15 3/12 11:12:00 15 25h 45m 2h 48m 6.43 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/12 14:15:00 15 3/12 14:28:00 13 0h 13m 3h 3m 8.20 ✔ 25
Iditarod 3/13 08:34:00 13 3/13 14:54:00 12 6h 20m 18h 6m 4.97 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/13 22:40:00 12 3/13 22:50:00 12 0h 10m 7h 46m 8.37 ✔ 65
Anvik 3/14 02:26:00 12 3/14 10:26:00 11 8h 0m 3h 36m 6.94 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/14 12:59:00 11 3/14 13:05:00 11 0h 6m 2h 33m 7.06 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/15 00:14:00 11 3/15 07:24:00 11 7h 10m 11h 9m 5.38 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/15 15:55:00 11 3/15 23:59:00 11 8h 4m 8h 31m 8.22 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/16 11:31:00 11 3/16 18:45:00 11 7h 14m 11h 32m 7.80 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/17 00:41:00 11 3/17 09:35:00 11 8h 54m 5h 56m 6.74 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/17 16:24:00 11 3/17 21:19:00 11 4h 55m 6h 49m 8.51 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/18 04:31:00 11 3/18 04:40:00 11 0h 9m 7h 12m 6.67 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/18 13:44:00 11 3/18 22:40:00 10 8h 56m 9h 4m 5.07 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/19 05:21:00 10 3/19 05:25:00 8 0h 4m 6h 41m 8.23 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/19 07:52:08 8 2h 27m 8.98 ✔ ✔ 22