August 14, 2018

Musher Details

2016 Iditarod » Mushers » Rick Casillo

Rick Casillo

Bib Number: 20
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

Chevrolet of South Anchorage
Redpaw Dog Food
Dr. Carson's All Natural Pet Supplements
Everts Air Cargo

Life Family Chiropractic
David & Sonya Wagoner
907 Surplus
Battle Dawgs Racing supporters


2016 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 10:39:00 16 3/05 10:39:00 16 0h 0m
Willow 3/06 14:36:00 16
Yentna 3/06 18:33:00 16 3/06 18:34:00 16 0h 1m 3h 57m 10.63 42
Skwentna 3/07 00:49:00 16 3/07 00:56:00 16 0h 7m 6h 15m 4.80 30
Finger Lake 3/07 05:41:00 16 3/07 09:42:00 16 4h 1m 4h 45m 8.42 40
Rainy Pass 3/07 13:00:00 16 3/07 17:03:00 15 4h 3m 3h 18m 9.09 30
Rohn 3/07 21:40:00 15 3/08 02:55:00 15 5h 15m 4h 37m 7.58 35
Nikolai 3/08 11:47:00 15 3/08 16:38:00 13 4h 51m 8h 52m 8.46 75
McGrath 3/08 22:01:00 13 3/10 00:13:00 13 26h 12m 5h 23m 8.92 ✔ 48
Takotna 3/10 02:14:00 13 3/10 02:16:00 13 0h 2m 2h 1m 8.93 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/10 04:42:00 13 3/10 04:52:00 13 0h 10m 2h 26m 9.45 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/10 18:39:00 13 3/11 00:30:00 11 5h 51m 13h 47m 5.30 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/11 13:39:00 11 13h 9m 5.32 ✔ Scratched 70