Author: Iditarod_Staff (93 posts)


Rookie Iditarod musher Calvin Daugherty scratches from the 2024 Iditarod

  Rookie Iditarod musher, Calvin Daugherty (bib #37), of Sterling, Alaska scratched at 12:26 p.m. today at the Shaktoolik checkpoint pursuant to Rule 42. Daugherty had 13 dogs in harness he scratched.  

Dallas Seavey, first to White Mountain, wins Northrim Bank Achieve More Award

  Veteran musher Dallas Seavey (bib # 7), of Talkeetna, Alaska was the  first musher to reach the White Mountain checkpoint on March 11, 2024 at 11:53 p.m. with 10 dogs in harness, earning him the Northrim Bank Achieve More Award.    Northrim Bank’s award was first given out in 2018. Seavey will receive a …

Veteran Aaron Burmeister scratches at the Unalakleet Checkpoint

  Veteran Iditarod musher, Aaron Burmeister (bib #29), of Nome/Nenana, Alaska, scratched at 11:00 a.m. today at the Unalakleet checkpoint.  Burmeister’s reasoning for scratching is “to help promote the mental wellness and health of my team in the future.” Burmeister had 11 dogs in harness when he arrived in Unalakleet, all in good health.  

Veteran Iditarod musher Hunter Keefe scratches at Unalakleet checkpoint

Veteran Iditarod musher, Hunter Keefe (bib #10), of Knik, Alaska scratched at 11:30 p.m. today at the Unalakleet checkpoint pursuant to Rule 42.  Keefe had 10 dogs in harness when he scratched.  

Veteran Iditarod musher Deke Naaktgeboren scratches at the Nulato Checkpoint

  Veteran Iditarod musher, Deke Naaktgeboren (bib #34), of Fairbanks, Alaska, scratched at 8:19 p.m. today at the Nulato checkpoint in the best interest of his team. Naaktgeboren had 10 dogs in harness when he arrived in Nulato, all in good health.  

Rookie Iditarod musher Connor McMahon scratches at the Galena checkpoint

Rookie Iditarod musher, Connor McMahon (bib #3), of Carcross, Yukon Territory, Canada, scratched at 4:30 p.m. today at the Galena checkpoint in the best interest of his team. McMahon had 11 dogs in harness when he arrived in Galena, all in good health.  

Rookie Musher Issac Teaford Scratches from Iditarod 52

    Rookie Iditarod musher, Issac Teaford (bib #15), of Salt Lake City, Utah scratched at 2:25 p.m. today at the Nulato checkpoint.  Teaford had 12 dogs in harness when he made the decision to scratch.       

Jessie Holmes wins Ryan Air Gold Coast Award

Veteran musher Jessie Holmes (bib #9), of Brushkana, Alaska, is  the first musher to reach the Unalakleet checkpoint at 12:33 p.m. with 11 dogs in harness, making him the recipient of the Ryan Air Gold Coast Award.    This award was first presented in 1987 and will be presented this year by Cheryl Johnson, Human …

Rookie Iditarod musher Erin Altemus scratches at the Ruby Checkpoint

  Rookie Iditarod musher, Erin Altemus (bib #23), of Grand Marais, Minnesota, scratched at 9:38 a.m. today at the Ruby checkpoint in the best interest of her team. Altemus had 10 dogs in harness when she arrived in Ruby, all in good health.  

Travis Beals receives the Bristol Bay Native Corporation Fish First Award

  Veteran Iditarod musher Travis Beals (bib #14), of Seward, Alaska, is the first musher to arrive at the Kaltag checkpoint at 3:03 p.m. with 12 dogs in harness.   In doing so, Beals claims the Bristol Bay Native Corporation Fish First Award. BBNC’s Senior Vice President of Shareholder Development, Carol Wren, traveled to Kaltag …