December 14, 2018

Musher Details

2002 Iditarod » Mushers » Ramey Smyth

Ramey Smyth

Bib Number: 48
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

2002 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/02 11:43:00 12
Eagle River 3/02 14:57:00 12 3h 14m 0.00
Wasilla 3/03 11:43:00 16 29
Knik 3/03 12:59:00 16 3/03 13:00:00 16 0h 1m 1h 16m 11.05 14
Yentna Station 3/03 20:11:00 16 3/03 20:17:00 16 0h 6m 7h 11m 7.24 52
Skwentna 3/03 23:13:00 16 3/03 23:15:00 16 0h 2m 2h 56m 11.59 34
Finger Lake 3/04 09:45:00 16 3/04 09:47:00 16 0h 2m 10h 30m 4.29 45
Rainy Pass 3/04 12:57:00 16 3/04 17:48:00 15 4h 51m 3h 10m 9.47 30
Rohn 3/04 22:18:00 15 3/04 22:45:00 15 0h 27m 4h 30m 10.67 48
Nikolai 3/05 13:32:00 15 3/05 19:46:00 14 6h 14m 14h 47m 6.29 93
McGrath 3/06 00:55:00 14 3/06 00:56:00 14 0h 1m 5h 9m 9.32 48
Takotna 3/06 02:59:00 14 3/06 09:13:00 13 6h 14m 2h 3m 11.22 23
Ophir 3/06 11:30:00 13 3/06 11:44:00 13 0h 14m 2h 17m 16.64 38
Cripple 3/07 02:45:00 13 3/08 03:22:00 12 24h 37m 15h 1m 4.00 ✔ 60
Ruby 3/08 11:42:00 12 3/08 17:42:00 12 6h 0m 8h 20m 13.44 ✔ 112
Galena 3/09 00:10:00 12 3/09 00:20:00 12 0h 10m 6h 28m 8.04 ✔ 52
Nulato 3/09 11:09:00 12 3/09 19:09:00 11 8h 0m 10h 49m 4.81 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/09 23:08:00 11 3/09 23:29:00 11 0h 21m 3h 59m 10.54 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/10 14:35:00 11 3/10 22:20:00 9 7h 45m 15h 6m 5.96 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/11 03:36:00 9 3/11 05:50:00 9 2h 14m 5h 16m 7.59 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/11 11:35:00 9 3/11 19:06:00 8 7h 31m 5h 45m 10.09 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/12 00:15:00 8 3/12 00:18:00 8 0h 3m 5h 9m 9.32 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/12 05:35:00 8 3/12 13:35:00 8 8h 0m 5h 17m 8.71 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/12 19:40:00 8 3/12 19:48:00 7 0h 8m 6h 5m 9.04 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/12 22:02:29 7 2h 14m 9.85 ✔ ✔ 22