September 22, 2018

Musher Details

2012 Iditarod » Mushers » Matthew Failor

Matthew Failor

Bib Number: 57
Hometown: Willow, Alaska
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Biography

Matthew Failor, 36, was born and raised in Ohio. He says, “My family taught me a love of the outdoors; camping, fishing, canoeing, backpacking, hunting, were all things we did on family vacations. My mom and dad and brothers and sister all enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle. My three brothers and I are Eagle Scouts.” He moved to Alaska in 2006 for a summer college job as a dog handler at Gold Rush Sled Dog Tours. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Photography from Ohio State University in 2007. He moved to Alaska permanently in 2008 to work with Matt Hayashida and train with him and his dogs. He has worked for various mushers and in 2010, he started handling for Martin Buser and ran his first Iditarod as Martin’s handler. He recently moved to Willow to run dogs under his own name. 17th Dog, Team Matthew Failor, is excited and eager to get back out onto dog mushing’s greatest stage, the Iditarod. “The dogs and I spend all summer, fall and winter together living as a family and learn to work towards a common goal, improving in everything we do and never stop learning. Twenty eight canines have become my immediate family now, however, Ohio will forever be called home.” Matthew is currently a dog trainer and has been manager of Alaska Icefield Expeditions for 12 years. He says he enjoys sports, staying active and is an avid outdoorsman.

Sponsors

Eagle Pack Natural Pet Food, A Division of WellPet, IN
Big Lake Susitna Veterinary Hospital
Northern Outfitters, FL
Alaska Icefield Expeditions
O’Machearley Custom Knives, OH

The Alaskan Wet Dog Race
The Jones Family, IL
Linda Leady
Sew Unique & Unique Skinz
Geocent


2012 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/03 12:01:00 12
Willow 3/04 15:50:00 16
Yentna Station 3/04 20:02:00 16 3/05 02:39:00 16 6h 37m 4h 12m 10.00 42
Skwentna 3/05 05:48:00 16 3/05 11:52:00 16 6h 4m 3h 9m 9.52 30
Finger Lake 3/05 18:08:00 16 3/06 03:01:00 16 8h 53m 6h 16m 6.38 40
Rainy Pass 3/06 06:18:00 16 3/06 12:21:00 16 6h 3m 3h 17m 9.14 30
Rohn 3/06 16:28:00 16 3/06 23:45:00 16 7h 17m 4h 7m 8.50 35
Nikolai 3/07 12:25:00 16 3/07 21:52:00 16 9h 27m 12h 40m 5.92 75
McGrath 3/08 03:43:00 16 3/08 12:54:00 14 9h 11m 5h 51m 8.21 48
Takotna 3/08 15:08:00 14 3/08 18:23:00 14 3h 15m 2h 14m 8.06 18
Ophir 3/08 20:47:00 14 3/09 21:15:00 14 24h 28m 2h 24m 9.58 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/10 09:47:00 14 3/10 17:29:00 14 7h 42m 12h 32m 5.82 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/11 08:40:00 14 3/11 16:42:00 14 8h 2m 14h 11m 4.94 ✔ ✔ 70
Galena 3/11 22:04:00 14 3/12 05:27:00 14 7h 23m 5h 22m 9.32 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/12 10:59:00 14 3/12 20:12:00 14 9h 13m 5h 32m 6.69 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/13 00:06:00 14 3/13 10:30:00 14 10h 24m 3h 54m 12.05 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/14 01:17:00 14 3/14 07:51:00 14 6h 34m 14h 47m 5.75 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/14 12:45:00 14 3/14 23:20:00 14 10h 35m 4h 54m 8.16 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/15 06:59:00 14 3/15 19:13:00 14 12h 14m 7h 39m 6.54 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/16 00:28:00 14 3/16 09:00:00 14 8h 32m 5h 15m 9.14 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/16 14:31:00 14 3/17 00:45:00 14 10h 14m 5h 31m 8.34 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/17 06:36:00 14 3/17 06:40:00 14 0h 4m 5h 51m 9.40 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/17 09:10:20 14 2h 30m 8.80 ✔ ✔ 22