May 26, 2018

Musher Details

2012 Iditarod » Mushers » Ramey Smyth

Ramey Smyth

Bib Number: 21
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

ACS – Alaska Communications
Matt Wagner
Jessica Manifold
Abe Smyth
Lloyd Charlie
Marguerite & Janine Goodman
Jeff & Heather Hemann
Joan & Bruno Bryner
Samantha Yeltatzie
Lyn Heim
Smyth Racing Team
Pam Aviza
Smyth Log Work & Construction

Gene Newman
First Tool Corp., OH
Steve Ripp & Carol Spicuzza
Jerry Holbrook
Douglass Burger
Jim, Sharon & Joe Rosteck
Dennis & Candace Weidler
Mike & Kathy Turner
Becca, Ava & Banyan Smyth
Gene Smith
Brent Cassidy
Homestretch Kennel/Scott, Zues, Okra, Bishop


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 10:41:00 12
Willow 3/04 14:38:00 16
Yentna Station 3/04 18:53:00 16 3/04 18:57:00 16 0h 4m 4h 15m 9.88 42
Skwentna 3/04 22:24:00 16 3/05 03:34:00 16 5h 10m 3h 27m 8.70 30
Finger Lake 3/05 08:47:00 16 3/05 08:55:00 16 0h 8m 5h 13m 7.67 40
Rainy Pass 3/05 17:46:00 16 3/05 17:51:00 16 0h 5m 8h 51m 3.39 30
Rohn 3/05 22:15:00 16 3/05 22:30:00 16 0h 15m 4h 24m 7.95 35
Nikolai 3/06 13:25:00 16 3/06 18:08:00 14 4h 43m 14h 55m 5.03 75
McGrath 3/07 01:44:00 14 3/07 01:50:00 13 0h 6m 7h 36m 6.32 48
Takotna 3/07 04:50:00 13 3/08 06:22:00 13 25h 32m 3h 0m 6.00 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/08 09:10:00 13 3/08 09:18:00 13 0h 8m 2h 48m 8.21 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/08 22:12:00 13 3/09 04:35:00 13 6h 23m 12h 54m 5.66 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/09 15:13:00 13 3/09 23:16:00 12 8h 3m 10h 38m 6.58 ✔ ✔ 70
Galena 3/10 05:21:00 12 3/10 05:41:00 12 0h 20m 6h 5m 8.22 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/10 12:09:00 12 3/10 16:17:00 12 4h 8m 6h 28m 5.72 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/10 21:04:00 12 3/11 01:44:00 10 4h 40m 4h 47m 9.83 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/11 13:38:00 10 3/11 18:16:00 10 4h 38m 10h 54m 7.80 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/12 00:23:00 10 3/12 01:52:00 10 1h 29m 6h 7m 6.54 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/12 08:37:00 10 3/12 11:47:00 10 3h 10m 6h 45m 7.41 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/12 18:50:00 10 3/12 18:56:00 10 0h 6m 7h 3m 6.81 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/13 02:17:00 10 3/13 10:17:00 9 8h 0m 7h 21m 6.26 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/13 17:45:00 9 3/13 17:47:00 9 0h 2m 7h 28m 7.37 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/13 21:04:04 9 3h 17m 6.70 ✔ ✔ 22