May 26, 2018

Musher Details

2014 Iditarod » Mushers » Rick Casillo

Rick Casillo

Bib Number: 30
Hometown: Big Lake, Alaska
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Biography

Rick Casillo, 44, grew up in a small country town of Alder, outside of Buffalo, NY. He worked in Alden as a sub-contractor before moving to Alaska in 1999 to become a fly fishing guide. He began mushing in 2002. He says, as he watched the Race go by, he began to get interested in actually running it. He first ran in 2004. He came back in 2014, after establishing their kennel, Battle Dawgs Racing. “The primary goal of our kennel is racing the Iditarod and raising awareness for combat veterans. My wife, Jennifer, a combat veteran, and I have a non-profit organization called Battle Dawgs. The is separate from the race kennel. Battle Dawgs’ focus is providing year round camps for warriors all across the country and Alaska. Activities include Iditarod, dog mushing, rafting, hiking and hunting. Our motto is ‘Helping Our Warriors one step at a time.’ This year we are taking the first steps in building our year round facility for warriors, families and their battle buddies.” Rick lists his hobbies as “working with combat veterans and fly fishing.”

Sponsors

Noren Products, Inc., CA
Satellite PhoneStore.com, FL & AK
Silva Insurance Services
Bear Paw Archery
Alaska Tent &Tarp

Scott Smith/Red Dog Racing
Russ Bybee
Dr. Carsons All Natural Products
Dave/Sonya Wagoner


2014 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/01 11:01:00 12
Willow 3/02 14:56:00 16
Yentna Station 3/02 19:04:00 16 3/02 19:10:00 16 0h 6m 4h 8m 10.16 42
Skwentna 3/03 01:38:00 16 3/03 01:43:00 16 0h 5m 6h 28m 4.64 30
Finger Lake 3/03 06:49:00 16 3/03 11:08:00 15 4h 19m 5h 6m 7.84 40
Rainy Pass 3/03 14:28:00 15 3/03 18:28:00 15 4h 0m 3h 20m 9.00 30
Rohn 3/03 23:25:00 15 3/04 05:29:00 14 6h 4m 4h 57m 7.07 35
Nikolai 3/04 19:23:00 14 3/05 20:43:00 14 25h 20m 13h 54m 5.40 ✔ 75
McGrath 3/06 02:05:00 14 3/06 04:43:00 14 2h 38m 5h 22m 8.94 ✔ 48
Takotna 3/06 06:51:00 14 3/06 06:55:00 14 0h 4m 2h 8m 8.44 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/06 09:20:00 14 3/06 15:07:00 13 5h 47m 2h 25m 9.52 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/07 01:42:00 13 3/07 12:23:00 11 10h 41m 10h 35m 6.90 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/07 23:43:00 11 3/08 07:43:00 11 8h 0m 11h 20m 6.18 ✔ ✔ 70
Galena 3/08 13:40:00 11 3/08 19:26:00 11 5h 46m 5h 57m 8.40 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/09 01:24:00 11 3/09 07:44:00 11 5h 20m 5h 58m 6.20 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/09 11:42:00 11 3/09 17:12:00 11 5h 30m 3h 58m 11.85 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/10 08:58:00 11 3/10 14:35:00 10 5h 37m 15h 46m 5.39 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/10 20:47:00 10 3/11 13:01:00 10 16h 14m 6h 12m 6.45 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/11 19:38:00 10 3/12 00:38:00 10 5h 0m 6h 37m 7.56 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/12 06:28:00 10 3/12 06:31:00 10 0h 3m 5h 50m 8.23 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/12 13:27:00 10 3/12 21:27:00 10 8h 0m 6h 56m 6.63 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/13 04:38:00 10 3/13 04:41:00 10 0h 3m 7h 11m 7.66 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/13 07:53:22 10 3h 12m 6.88 ✔ ✔ 22