August 17, 2018

Musher Details

2018 Iditarod » Mushers » Matt Hall

Matt Hall

Bib Number: 15
Hometown: Two Rivers, Alaska
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Biography

Matt Hall, 27, was born and raised in Eagle, Alaska on the Yukon River, where he worked his trap line with his sled dogs and guided week long expeditions for his parents’ company. He started mushing when he was just two years old. He moved to Two Rivers, Alaska, to pursue competitive racing and completed his first long distance race, the Yukon Quest, at the age of 22. His kennel, Smokin’ Ace Kennels, sits on a 40 acre parcel of land next to the Chena River. He and his wife, Amanda, maintain their off grid life style by hauling water and firewood with their 35 Alaskan Huskies. For the last 11 summers, he has lived and worked for Alaska Icefield Expeditions on the Denver Glacier. Winters are spent training and guiding tours and expeditions for their new aspiring tour company, Last Frontier Mushing Co-op. In 2018, Matt, the 2017 Yukon Quest Champion, raced the Quest for the fifth time and ran his first Iditarod. He says he enjoys “building, hunting and training dogs.”

Sponsors

Two Rivers Outpost/24-Mile Java
Bema Electronics, Inc.
SAK Dog Sponsors
Last Frontier Mushing Co-op
dogbooties.com
Santa Cruz Animal Health

Non-Stop
Herbal Instincts
Bush Alaska Expeditions
Alaska Icefield Expeditions
LyteLine/LyteShow
Big Dan's Trucking, Inc.


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 14:26:00 16
Yentna 3/04 18:47:00 16 3/04 18:50:00 16 0h 3m 4h 21m 9.66 42
Skwentna 3/05 01:54:00 16 3/05 02:02:00 16 0h 8m 7h 4m 4.25 30
Finger Lake 3/05 11:02:00 16 3/05 11:14:00 15 0h 12m 9h 0m 4.44 40
Rainy Pass 3/05 15:17:00 15 3/05 18:49:00 15 3h 32m 4h 3m 7.41 30
Rohn 3/05 23:02:00 15 3/06 05:00:00 15 5h 58m 4h 13m 8.30 35
Nikolai 3/06 12:50:00 15 3/06 17:35:00 14 4h 45m 7h 50m 9.57 75
McGrath 3/07 01:04:00 14 3/07 01:05:00 14 0h 1m 7h 29m 6.41 48
Takotna 3/07 03:47:00 14 3/08 05:33:00 14 25h 46m 2h 42m 6.67 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/08 08:02:00 14 3/08 08:08:00 14 0h 6m 2h 29m 9.26 ✔ 23
Iditarod 3/08 22:07:00 14 3/09 02:44:00 14 4h 37m 13h 59m 5.72 ✔ 80
Shageluk 3/09 11:11:00 14 3/09 19:11:00 14 8h 0m 8h 27m 6.51 ✔ ✔ 55
Anvik 3/09 22:53:00 14 3/09 22:58:00 14 0h 5m 3h 42m 6.76 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/10 02:00:00 14 3/10 06:50:00 14 4h 50m 3h 2m 5.93 ✔ ✔ 18
Kaltag 3/11 09:21:00 14 3/11 09:30:00 14 0h 9m 25h 31m 4.78 ✔ ✔ 122
Unalakleet 3/12 01:36:00 14 3/12 05:51:00 13 4h 15m 16h 6m 5.28 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/12 12:10:00 13 3/12 16:44:00 12 4h 34m 6h 19m 6.33 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/13 01:34:00 12 3/13 06:50:00 11 5h 16m 8h 50m 5.66 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/13 14:59:00 11 3/13 16:21:00 11 1h 22m 8h 9m 5.89 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 00:09:00 11 3/14 08:09:00 9 8h 0m 7h 48m 5.90 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/14 15:26:00 9 3/14 15:27:00 9 0h 1m 7h 17m 7.55 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/14 18:36:51 9 3h 9m 6.98 ✔ ✔ 22