June 18, 2018

Musher Details

2011 Iditarod » Mushers » Hugh Neff

Hugh Neff

Bib Number: 35
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

Redpaw Dog Food
North 60 Petro (A Division of Petro Marine)
NEA Alaska
Mountain Ridge, ME
F.O.E.Eagles (Skagway)

Pat Barrett
Bruce Hagstrom, WA
Michael Pickell
Karen Russo, CT
Fairway Market

Awards

First to the Yukon — Sponsored by Millennium Alaskan Hotel

2011 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/05 11:12:00 12
Willow 3/06 15:06:00 16
Yentna Station 3/06 18:45:00 16 3/06 18:49:00 16 0h 4m 3h 39m 12.33 45
Skwentna 3/06 21:39:00 16 3/07 00:55:00 16 3h 16m 2h 50m 12.00 34
Finger Lake 3/07 05:24:00 16 3/07 05:25:00 16 0h 1m 4h 29m 10.04 45
Rainy Pass 3/07 08:57:00 16 3/07 14:25:00 15 5h 28m 3h 32m 8.49 30
Rohn 3/07 18:07:00 15 3/07 18:31:00 15 0h 24m 3h 42m 12.97 48
Nikolai 3/08 08:10:00 15 3/08 13:44:00 14 5h 34m 13h 39m 5.49 75
McGrath 3/08 20:04:00 14 3/08 20:06:00 13 0h 2m 6h 20m 8.53 54
Takotna 3/08 22:31:00 13 3/09 23:27:00 13 24h 56m 2h 25m 7.45 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/10 01:44:00 13 3/10 01:45:00 13 0h 1m 2h 17m 10.95 ✔ 25
Iditarod 3/10 11:26:00 13 3/10 18:12:00 13 6h 46m 9h 41m 9.29 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/11 02:04:00 13 3/11 02:05:00 12 0h 1m 7h 52m 8.26 ✔ 65
Anvik 3/11 05:26:00 12 3/11 13:26:00 12 8h 0m 3h 21m 7.46 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/11 16:10:00 12 3/11 16:12:00 12 0h 2m 2h 44m 6.59 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/12 00:25:00 12 3/12 06:39:00 12 6h 14m 8h 13m 7.30 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/12 15:52:00 12 3/12 20:10:00 10 4h 18m 9h 13m 7.59 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/13 08:32:00 10 3/13 13:08:00 10 4h 36m 11h 22m 7.92 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/13 19:02:00 10 3/13 19:11:00 9 0h 9m 5h 54m 7.12 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/14 02:36:00 9 3/14 07:37:00 9 5h 1m 7h 25m 6.47 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/14 14:04:00 9 3/14 16:40:00 9 2h 36m 6h 27m 7.44 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 00:28:00 9 3/15 08:28:00 8 8h 0m 7h 48m 5.90 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 15:23:00 8 3/15 15:24:00 8 0h 1m 6h 55m 7.95 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 18:16:18 8 2h 52m 7.67 ✔ ✔ 22