May 21, 2018

Musher Details

2014 Iditarod » Mushers » Ramey Smyth

Ramey Smyth

Bib Number: 49
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

Alaska Communications
Julie Laker and Crew
Kathy Slouber, CA
Jessica Manifold
Roy and Cheryl Hull, CA
Dennis and Candace Weidler
First Tool Corp., OH

Jim, Sharon and Joe Rosteck, MT
Douglass Burger
Leed Brothers Productions, CA
Steve Ripp and Carol Spicuzza, WI
Non-stop Dogwear, NORWAY
Dennis, Amy, Bennett and Kylee Hicks, RI


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 11:43:00 12
Willow 3/02 15:34:00 16
Yentna Station 3/02 19:32:00 16 3/02 19:43:00 16 0h 11m 3h 58m 10.59 42
Skwentna 3/03 02:38:00 16 3/03 02:43:00 16 0h 5m 6h 55m 4.34 30
Finger Lake 3/03 07:22:00 16 3/03 10:38:00 16 3h 16m 4h 39m 8.60 40
Rainy Pass 3/03 14:39:00 16 3/03 18:40:00 15 4h 1m 4h 1m 7.47 30
Rohn 3/03 23:40:00 15 3/04 05:05:00 14 5h 25m 5h 0m 7.00 35
Nikolai 3/04 20:09:00 14 3/04 20:41:00 14 0h 32m 15h 4m 4.98 75
McGrath 3/05 02:31:00 14 3/05 06:02:00 14 3h 31m 5h 50m 8.23 48
Takotna 3/05 08:29:00 14 3/05 08:32:00 14 0h 3m 2h 27m 7.35 18
Ophir 3/05 11:20:00 14 3/06 12:02:00 13 24h 42m 2h 48m 8.21 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/06 21:48:00 13 3/07 03:19:00 12 5h 31m 9h 46m 7.47 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/07 13:50:00 12 10h 31m 6.66 ✔ Scratched 70