May 24, 2018

Musher Details

2018 Iditarod » Mushers » Rick Casillo

Rick Casillo

Bib Number: 9
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.”

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Everts Air Cargo
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Rennco Electric


2018 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Willow 3/04 14:14:00 16
Yentna 3/04 18:20:00 16 3/04 18:26:00 16 0h 6m 4h 6m 10.24 42
Skwentna 3/05 01:15:00 16 3/05 01:27:00 16 0h 12m 6h 49m 4.40 30
Finger Lake 3/05 06:27:00 16 3/05 10:06:00 16 3h 39m 5h 0m 8.00 40
Rainy Pass 3/05 13:45:00 16 3/05 18:37:00 14 4h 52m 3h 39m 8.22 30
Rohn 3/05 22:41:00 14 3/05 23:04:00 14 0h 23m 4h 4m 8.61 35
Nikolai 3/06 12:55:00 14 3/06 17:32:00 14 4h 37m 13h 51m 5.42 75
McGrath 3/07 01:07:00 14 3/08 03:05:00 13 25h 58m 7h 35m 6.33 ✔ 48
Takotna 3/08 05:25:00 13 3/08 05:27:00 13 0h 2m 2h 20m 7.71 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/08 08:03:00 13 3/08 08:17:00 13 0h 14m 2h 36m 8.85 ✔ 23
Iditarod 3/08 23:30:00 13 3/09 03:53:00 13 4h 23m 15h 13m 5.26 ✔ 80
Shageluk 3/09 16:20:00 13 3/10 00:33:00 12 8h 13m 12h 27m 4.42 ✔ ✔ 55
Anvik 3/10 03:38:00 12 3/10 06:54:00 12 3h 16m 3h 5m 8.11 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/10 09:24:00 12 3/10 09:34:00 12 0h 10m 2h 30m 7.20 ✔ ✔ 18
Kaltag 3/11 13:35:00 12 3/11 21:50:00 12 8h 15m 27h 1m 4.52 ✔ ✔ 122
Unalakleet 3/12 13:43:00 12 3/12 20:23:00 11 6h 40m 15h 53m 5.35 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/13 03:21:00 11 3/13 16:02:00 10 12h 41m 6h 58m 5.74 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 00:52:00 10 3/14 09:25:00 10 8h 33m 8h 50m 5.66 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/14 16:17:00 10 3/14 21:11:00 10 4h 54m 6h 52m 6.99 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 04:02:00 10 3/15 12:11:00 10 8h 9m 6h 51m 6.72 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 19:15:00 10 3/15 19:16:00 10 0h 1m 7h 4m 7.78 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 22:29:17 10 3h 13m 6.84 ✔ ✔ 22