August 16, 2018

Musher Details

2016 Iditarod » Mushers » Billy Snodgrass

Billy Snodgrass

Bib Number: 80
Hometown: DuBois, WY
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Biography

Billy Snodgrass, 59, was born and raised on a ranch in central Wyoming. He is a fourth generation Wyoming cowboy. Billy has spent the last 10 years outfitting and dog mushing in the mountains of Dubios. He says, “I run the Iditarod for the adventure.” He lives with his horses and 140 sled dogs and owns the Distance Dog Food Company and Continental Dog Sled Adventures. He began mushing in 1981 and used dog teams to get into his ranch. He says he wanted to run Iditarod ever since he first started mushing. He has finished the Iditarod four times and competed in many mid-distance races. He has three grandchildren and says he loves tennis and a “good beach.” His life motto is, “It’s a great day to be alive—if you don’t think so, you’re going to have to leave—because you’ll only bring the rest of us down.”

Sponsors

Distance Dog Food Company
The Filson Company


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 12:51:00 16 3/05 12:51:00 16 0h 0m
Willow 3/06 16:36:00 16
Yentna 3/06 21:05:00 16 3/07 03:11:00 16 6h 6m 4h 29m 9.37 42
Skwentna 3/07 06:55:00 16 3/07 11:19:00 16 4h 24m 3h 44m 8.04 30
Finger Lake 3/07 17:27:00 16 3/08 00:42:00 16 7h 15m 6h 8m 6.52 40
Rainy Pass 3/08 05:32:00 16 3/08 12:30:00 16 6h 58m 4h 50m 6.21 30
Rohn 3/08 18:25:00 16 3/09 04:40:00 14 10h 15m 5h 55m 5.92 35
Nikolai 3/09 22:03:00 14 3/10 22:32:00 14 24h 29m 17h 23m 4.31 ✔ 75
McGrath 3/11 05:04:00 14 3/11 10:44:00 14 5h 40m 6h 32m 7.35 ✔ 48
Takotna 3/11 13:29:00 14 3/11 13:31:00 14 0h 2m 2h 45m 6.55 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/11 16:25:00 14 3/11 23:59:00 13 7h 34m 2h 54m 7.93 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/12 18:17:00 13 3/13 04:16:00 13 8h 59m 18h 18m 3.99 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/13 18:57:00 13 3/14 05:15:00 13 10h 18m 14h 41m 4.77 ✔ ✔ 70
Galena 3/14 11:36:00 13 3/14 19:20:00 11 7h 44m 6h 21m 7.87 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/15 03:22:00 11 3/15 10:38:00 11 7h 16m 8h 2m 4.61 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/15 15:04:00 11 3/15 21:38:00 11 6h 34m 4h 26m 10.60 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/16 15:19:00 11 17h 41m 4.81 ✔ ✔ Scratched 85