Insider in the Classroom: Race Edition 2022

It’s that time again – race time!  The teams are burning up the trail and the Insider crew is trying to keep up with them.  The Iditarod EDU department is committed to helping you busy teachers find useful Insider video clips for teaching. Check here daily for updates on the newest video clips posted and how you can use them in your classroom.  Not an Insider?  Check here for education subscriptions:  EDU Insider


3/18/2022 updates


Deke Finds Nome! – March 17, 2022 8:17pm Deke says it was all good and that the challenges are just part of the game plan.

Amanda Otto and Jeff King Finish Together – March 17, 2022 6:45pm Jeff King tells that in his first Iditarod, he placed 28th as well.  He tells about record setting speeds from the past.

Martin Buser Finishes his 39th Iditarod – March 17, 2022 5:24pm Martin Buser reflects on changes over his 4 decades of mushing in the Iditarod.

Iditarod Trail Markers – March 17, 2022 12:34pm Liz Failor explains how the trail markers help the mushers find the trail.

Beringtons Finish Iditarod 50 Together – March 17, 2022 12:35am The Beringtons talk about racing together, their favorite parts of the race and how their lead dogs got them across the treacherous ice.

3/17/2022 updates

Hannah Lyrek is the 2022 Rookie of the Year – March 16, 2022 6:19pm

3/15/2022 updates

Brent Sass Wins Iditarod 50 – March 15, 2022 7:49am

3/14/2022 updates

Bruce and Greg with Sass in White Mountain – March 14, 2022 11:18am

Lance Mackey Sends the Insiders Pizza – March 13, 2022 8:08pm

Brent Sass On The Sea Ice to Koyuk – March 13, 2022 2:39pm –  Wow! The elements mushers face is the focus of this clip.

BURMEISTER gets emotional at the coast in UNK– March 13, 2022 2:31pm

Run Dog Run – Morning to Night on the Yukon – March 12, 2022 10:53pm

SASS UNK AWARD – March 13, 2022 1:41am

3/12/2022 updates

Run Dog Run Interior – March 12, 2022 3:09pm This clip shows the dogs in their element.

Brent Sass Wins Another Award in Kaltag – March 12, 2022 3:35am

3/11/2022 updates – Wow!  The excitement is ramping up in these videos of the front runners

Brent Sass blows through Galena – March 11, 2022 12:24pm

Jessie Holmes Arrives 4th into Ruby – March 11, 2022 11:18am

Dallas Seavey “They are eating like Monsters”– March 11, 2022 11:17am

First To The Yukon Dinner – March 11, 2022 9:50am

Dorothy Page Halfway Award – March 11, 2022 1:15am

3/10/2022 updates – Run Dogs Run! (and others)

Martin Buser and the connection with dogs – March 10, 2022 8:01am

Mille’s “Whitey” and “Hank the Tank” at Ophir-Insider 720 HQ -2500 – March 10, 2022 4:14am Dog love and closeups!

Richie Diehl finishes his 24 in Ophir – March 10, 2022 4:06am Oh, my goodness the excitement of these dogs getting back on the trail is clearly evident.

Run Dog Run – Redington’s Race Lives on – March 10, 2022 1:13am

Run Dog Run – Alaska Range – March 10, 2022 3:58am

3/9/2022 updates part 2 – great, great, great, stories

Aaron Burmeister in Nikolai talks the Burn and wildlife on the trail – March 9, 2022 5:28pm Aarons tells his moose, bison, and wolf sighting.

Paige’s “Serena” and “Laird” at Ophir – March 9, 2022 5:23pm dog love

Paige Drobny talks about rough terrain through the burn (with video) – March 9, 2022 5:22pm Trail video!

From the shelter to Lev Shvarts Iditarod team – Meet Sammy Davis Jr. – March 9, 2022 4:37pm


3/9/2022 updates part 1 – There is so much going on, look for 2 updates today. Some “must watch” clips here…

Brent Sass reacts to Dallas moving through Ophir – March 9, 2022 8:27am Excellent up close footage of booty-ing dogs.

Dallas Seavey quickly moves through Ophir – March 9, 2022 8:26am Watch the champ move through his supplies quickly and select what he is taking.  His dogs are raring to keep going.  Near the end he takes an unwrapped 1/2 bale of straw – mushers aren’t allowed to take the plastic wrapping with them as it could unexpectedly become litter.  And Dallas is a gracious competitor – thankful.

Mille arrives in Ophir – March 9, 2022 5:31am At 00:06 pause and show that the dogs’ eyes reflect different colors. Some of that is dependent on the color of the dog’s eyes. And Mille’s team is clearly ready to keep going.

Ritchie takes care of a happy team in Ophir – March 9, 2022 4:49am Great view of a veterinarian interacting with a very happy sled dog – you can see the smile on the dog’s face at 00:25!

Redington Shows Iditarod Spirit by Giving Michelle Phillips His Spare Sled – March 9, 2022 1:10am Completely spontaneously, Ryan offered his sled to a fellow racer. Must watch!!

3/8/2022 updates

Joar talks about the rough ride to Nikolai – March 8, 2022 3:50pm Joar talks about taking care of his dogs during a rough ride.

Liz Failor March 8 AM report from Rainy Pass – March 8, 2022 9:28am At :55 a checkpoint cleanup description and musher return bags

Eat Musher Eat: Deke, Ryne, Jeff & Sean Give an Inside Look to the Drop Bag – March 8, 2022 8:26am You have to show this to your students.  These mushers tell all about their food and how they try to eat healthy

Sean Williams Talks About His Mom, Family and Flying Through the Air – March 8, 2022 8:22am At 3:29 Sean describes his trip down the Happy River steps as a “half pipe”

King is Keeping it Conservative – March 8, 2022 7:25am Not only is Jeff a model of professionalism, but the sounds of the dogs in this clip are exciting

Anna Berington Adjusts to a Broken Sled – March 8, 2022 12:12am Just an incredible example of positive attitude, handling crisis, and problem solving.

Joar Shows off His New Sled – March 7, 2022 10:24pm Check out this sled – 50 years of innovations!

Redington 1st to Rainy Pass – March 7, 2022 12:34pm. Moose!  Ryan reports on his moose meeting.

Mats Pettersson Gives an Update on His Race in Rainy – March 7, 2022 8:09pm This short clip gives a closeup of how a musher heats food as well as a secured snowhook.

3/7/2022 updates

A rookie is a musher that hasn’t finished the Iditarod (regardless of how many times they have started). These videos show how a first time rookie feels facing the 1,000 mile challenge they have trained for for so long.

Julie Ahnen is Ready to Roll

Joe Taylor is Hangin’ Before His Rookie Start

Eric Kelly in Willow

Amanda Otto Ready to Go

Sean Williams in Willow

Sebastian Dos Santos Borges He tells how he started with shelter dogs.

Former Champions Talk in Willow

Jeff King is Back on the Trail March 6, 2022 12:20 pm

Martin Buser Back on the Trail for the 39th Time March 6, 2022 12:29 pm

Dallas Seavey and the Weather March 6, 2022 1:11 pm

Videos of Interest

Ryan Redington is Ready to Roll March 6, 2022 12:23 pm -Ryan shows some of his fur gear and tells about his signature lime green theme.

Matts Pettersson in Willow March 6, 2022 12:24 pm Very interesting description of how COVID has influenced dog sledding and races.

Matt Failor Ready in Willow March 6, 2022 12:59 pm Matt’s interesting perspective – and really good dog sounds.

Lance Mackey – Crystal Lake March 7, 2022 10:26 am Catch up with 4 time champion Lance Mackey.

Run Dog Run – The Re-Start March 6, 2022  11:00 pm

Burmeister Camping Before Rainy Pass Checkpoint March 7, 2022 1:27 pm Beginning of clip shows Aaron snacking his dogs.

Mitch Seavey Into Finger Lake March 7, 2022 2:58 pm Clear footage of a checker checking in a musher.

Hugh Neff Arrives at Finger Lake March 7, 2022 3:39 pm Shows Jim Lanier’s all white dog team.

Dallas Camps While Sass Passes March 7, 2022 3:59 pm Musher camaraderie as Dallas gives Brent a high five.