June 21, 2018

Musher Details

2011 Iditarod » Mushers » Ramey Smyth

Ramey Smyth

Bib Number: 30
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

Aurora Trailers
Aurora Trailers
Alaska Diesel Doctor
Alaska Diesel Doctor
Steve Ripp & Carol Spicuzza, WI
Steve Ripp & Carol Spicuzza, WI

Doug Burger
Doug Burger
Jim, Sharon & Joe Rosteck
Jim, Sharon & Joe Rosteck
Cheryl Hill, CPA, CA
Cheryl Hill, CPA, CA


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 11:01:00 12
Willow 3/06 14:56:00 16
Yentna Station 3/06 18:54:00 16 3/06 18:58:00 16 0h 4m 3h 58m 11.34 45
Skwentna 3/06 22:04:00 16 3/07 03:09:00 16 5h 5m 3h 6m 10.97 34
Finger Lake 3/07 07:56:00 16 3/07 07:57:00 16 0h 1m 4h 47m 9.41 45
Rainy Pass 3/07 17:12:00 16 3/07 17:14:00 16 0h 2m 9h 15m 3.24 30
Rohn 3/07 21:17:00 16 3/07 21:33:00 16 0h 16m 4h 3m 11.85 48
Nikolai 3/08 11:20:00 16 3/08 16:27:00 16 5h 7m 13h 47m 5.44 75
McGrath 3/08 22:20:00 16 3/08 22:22:00 16 0h 2m 5h 53m 9.18 54
Takotna 3/09 00:34:00 16 3/10 01:40:00 16 25h 6m 2h 12m 8.18 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/10 04:03:00 16 3/10 04:11:00 16 0h 8m 2h 23m 10.49 ✔ 25
Iditarod 3/10 14:17:00 16 3/10 20:53:00 15 6h 36m 10h 6m 8.91 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/11 04:51:00 15 3/11 05:02:00 15 0h 11m 7h 58m 8.16 ✔ 65
Anvik 3/11 08:24:00 15 3/11 16:24:00 15 8h 0m 3h 22m 7.43 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/11 19:03:00 15 3/11 19:05:00 15 0h 2m 2h 39m 6.79 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/12 02:37:00 15 3/12 06:39:00 14 4h 2m 7h 32m 7.96 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/12 15:02:00 14 3/12 19:50:00 12 4h 48m 8h 23m 8.35 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/13 07:27:00 12 3/13 12:54:00 11 5h 27m 10h 37m 8.48 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/13 18:20:00 11 3/13 18:21:00 11 0h 1m 5h 26m 7.73 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/14 01:17:00 11 3/14 03:38:00 11 2h 21m 6h 56m 6.92 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/14 09:38:00 11 3/14 09:42:00 10 0h 4m 6h 0m 8.00 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 16:54:00 10 3/15 00:54:00 9 8h 0m 7h 12m 6.39 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 08:08:00 9 3/15 08:13:00 8 0h 5m 7h 14m 7.60 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 10:50:59 8 2h 37m 8.41 ✔ ✔ 22