December 14, 2018

Musher Details

2001 Iditarod » Mushers » Ramey Smyth

Ramey Smyth

Bib Number: 11
Hometown: Willow, Alaska
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Biography

Ramey Smyth, 43, was born and raised in Alaska. He is the son of Iditarod mushers Bud Smyth, who raced in the first Iditarod and the late Lolly Medley who raced in the second Iditarod. Ramey has lived all over the state but says he moved to Willow to put down roots and build a home for his family. Ramey has raced the Iditarod 26 times placing in the top 10 ten times. He won the Kuskokwim 300 in 1995 and has raced in, and won, many other events throughout the state. He began mushing “as soon as I could walk” and won the Jr. Iditarod twice before his first Iditarod in 1994. He is a full time log home builder and owns and operates Smyth Logwork and Construction in Willow. He says, “I am entering the Iditarod to test myself and give my dogs a chance to run and compete. I race to encourage people to donate to cancer research and to drug and alcohol free lifestyle. I would like to thank my friends, family and sponsors who have loyally supported my racing endeavors. Ramey operates Smyth Racing Team-Homestretch Kennel, which is 70 dogs strong, with his wife Becca Moore and their children, daughter Ava 12 years old, son Banyan 8 years and baby Coral,2. Ramey says his hobbies are “hunting, fishing, soccer and boxing.”

Awards

Fastest Time from Safety to Nome

2001 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/03 10:22:00 10
Willow 3/04 11:20:00 16
Yentna Station 3/04 15:10:00 16 3/04 17:47:00 16 2h 37m 3h 50m 11.74 45
Skwentna 3/04 20:25:00 16 3/04 20:38:00 16 0h 13m 2h 38m 12.91 34
Finger Lake 3/05 07:29:00 16 3/05 07:40:00 15 0h 11m 10h 51m 4.15 45
Rainy Pass 3/05 11:12:00 15 3/05 16:58:00 15 5h 46m 3h 32m 8.49 30
Rohn 3/05 21:28:00 15 3/05 22:19:00 14 0h 51m 4h 30m 10.67 48
Nikolai 3/06 14:14:00 14 3/06 20:02:00 12 5h 48m 15h 55m 5.84 93
McGrath 3/07 02:13:00 12 3/07 02:17:00 12 0h 4m 6h 11m 7.76 48
Takotna 3/07 04:21:00 12 3/08 06:21:00 11 26h 0m 2h 4m 11.13 ✔ 23
Ophir 3/08 09:01:00 11 3/08 09:05:00 11 0h 4m 2h 40m 14.25 ✔ 38
Iditarod 3/09 03:50:00 11 3/09 11:56:00 10 8h 6m 18h 45m 4.80 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/10 02:15:00 10 3/10 02:25:00 10 0h 10m 14h 19m 4.54 ✔ 65
Anvik 3/10 06:27:00 10 3/10 06:30:00 10 0h 3m 4h 2m -16.12 ✔ -65
Grayling 3/10 09:40:00 10 3/10 18:00:00 9 8h 20m 3h 10m 34.11 ✔ ✔ 108
Eagle Island 3/11 06:32:00 9 3/11 14:46:00 9 8h 14m 12h 32m 4.79 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/12 09:05:00 9 3/12 09:44:00 9 0h 39m 18h 19m 3.82 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/13 04:35:00 9 3/13 16:46:00 9 12h 11m 18h 51m 4.77 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/13 22:21:00 9 3/14 08:06:00 9 9h 45m 5h 35m 7.16 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 16:08:00 9 3/14 22:02:00 9 5h 54m 8h 2m 7.22 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/15 05:46:00 9 3/15 06:17:00 8 0h 31m 7h 44m 6.21 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 15:07:00 8 3/15 23:07:00 7 8h 0m 8h 50m 5.21 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/16 06:32:00 7 3/16 06:34:00 7 0h 2m 7h 25m 7.42 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 09:16:40 7 2h 42m 8.15 ✔ ✔ 22