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Ramey Smyth

Bib Number: 14
Hometown: Willow, Alaska
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Biography

Ramey Smyth, 44, 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 27 times placing in the top 10 eleven 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 because I love working with sled dogs. Musing is a great way to connect to my historical Alaska roots and to challenge myself. My family loves sled dogs and this gives us an opportunity to work together on a common goal. Ramey operates Smyth Racing Team-Homestretch Kennel, which is 70 dogs strong, with his wife Becca Moore and their children, daughter Ava 13 years old, son Banyan 9 years and Coral,3. Ramey says his hobbies are “family, hunting and reading.


2005 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/05 10:00:00 12 3/05 10:28:00 12 0h 28m
Campbell Airstrip 3/05 11:42:00 12 1h 14m 0.00
Willow 3/06 14:00:00 16 3/06 14:24:00 16 0h 24m 59
Yentna 3/06 19:51:00 16 3/06 19:55:00 16 0h 4m 5h 27m 8.26 45
Skwentna 3/06 23:11:00 16 3/06 23:20:00 16 0h 9m 3h 16m 10.41 34
Finger Lake 3/07 09:40:00 16 3/07 09:43:00 16 0h 3m 10h 20m 4.35 45
Rainy Pass 3/07 19:18:00 16 3/07 19:26:00 15 0h 8m 9h 35m 3.13 30
Rohn 3/08 01:04:00 15 3/08 07:02:00 14 5h 58m 5h 38m 8.52 48
Nikolai 3/08 23:37:00 3/09 00:07:00 0h 30m 16h 35m 5.61 93
McGrath 3/09 06:15:00 13 3/10 08:55:00 12 26h 40m 6h 8m 7.83 ✔ 48
Takotna 3/10 10:41:00 12 3/10 10:49:00 12 0h 8m 1h 46m 13.02 ✔ 23
Ophir 3/10 13:08:00 12 3/10 18:27:00 12 5h 19m 2h 19m 16.40 ✔ 38
Iditarod 3/11 10:36:00 12 3/11 18:20:00 11 7h 44m 16h 9m 5.57 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/12 02:16:00 11 3/12 07:30:00 11 5h 14m 7h 56m 8.19 ✔ 65
Anvik 3/12 10:47:00 11 3/12 10:48:00 11 0h 1m 3h 17m 7.61 ✔ 25
Grayling 3/12 13:47:00 11 3/12 21:48:00 10 8h 1m 2h 59m 6.03 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/13 05:53:00 10 3/13 06:01:00 10 0h 8m 8h 5m 7.42 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/13 22:46:00 10 3/13 22:59:00 8 0h 13m 16h 45m 4.18 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/14 15:00:00 8 3/14 22:12:00 7 7h 12m 16h 1m 5.62 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/15 04:04:00 7 3/15 05:58:00 7 1h 54m 5h 52m 6.82 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/15 11:47:00 7 3/15 18:54:00 7 7h 7m 5h 49m 9.97 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/16 01:36:00 7 3/16 05:24:00 7 3h 48m 6h 42m 7.16 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/16 12:16:00 7 3/16 20:18:00 7 8h 2m 6h 52m 6.70 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/17 03:11:00 7 3/17 03:15:00 6 0h 4m 6h 53m 7.99 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/17 06:12:59 6 2h 57m 7.46 ✔ ✔ 22