May 25, 2017

Musher Details

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Laura Neese

Bib Number: 7
Hometown: McMillan, MI


Biography

Laura Neese, 20, was born in Newark, Ohio and raised on a small farm there, where she enjoyed she enjoyed training their house dogs and raising Boer goats. At the age of 18, she received her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology through Penn Foster College. Her family followed the Iditarod in 2006 as a home school project, and thus began her dream of running long distance races. Four years later, Laura started her own kennel and began running races in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. In 2014, she moved to McMillan, Michigan, to pursue the goal of long distance racing. She worked as a sled dog tour guide at Nature’s Kennel, offering premier dog sledding adventures. After one year of guiding, she became a part of Nature’s Kennel race team. Since then she has completed in the Canadian Challenge, the Eagle Cap Extreme, the Can Am Crown, the Percy de Wolfe, and in 2016, the Yukon Quest. She lists her hobbies as working on outside projects.

Sponsors

dogbooties.com
Royal Canin USA


2017 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Fairbanks 3/06 11:10:00 16
Nenana 3/06 17:00:00 16 3/06 22:06:00 16 5h 6m 5h 50m 10.29 60
Manley 3/07 13:36:00 16 3/07 18:31:00 15 4h 55m 15h 30m 5.81 90
Tanana 3/08 08:53:00 15 3/08 09:10:00 14 0h 17m 14h 22m 4.59 66
Ruby 3/09 11:10:00 14 3/09 19:31:00 14 8h 21m 26h 0m 4.58 ✔ 119
Galena 3/10 01:58:00 14 3/11 04:10:00 14 26h 12m 6h 27m 7.75 ✔ ✔ 50
Huslia 3/11 18:20:00 14 3/11 23:41:00 14 5h 21m 14h 10m 5.79 ✔ ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/12 17:00:00 14 3/12 17:06:00 12 0h 6m 16h 19m 5.27 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/12 19:48:00 12 3/13 03:45:00 12 7h 57m 2h 42m 8.15 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/13 07:51:00 12 3/13 12:35:00 12 4h 44m 4h 6m 11.46 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/14 04:09:00 12 3/14 08:56:00 12 4h 47m 15h 34m 5.46 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/14 14:21:00 12 3/14 19:10:00 10 4h 49m 5h 25m 7.38 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/15 00:40:00 10 3/15 05:35:00 10 4h 55m 5h 30m 9.09 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/15 11:19:00 10 3/15 15:59:00 10 4h 40m 5h 44m 8.37 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 21:55:00 10 3/16 06:33:00 10 8h 38m 5h 56m 7.75 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/16 12:49:00 10 3/16 12:51:00 10 0h 2m 6h 16m 8.78 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 15:40:40 10 2h 49m 7.81 ✔ ✔ 22