December 14, 2018

Musher Details

2006 Iditarod » Mushers » Hugh Neff

Hugh Neff

Bib Number: 57
Hometown: Tok, Alaska
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Biography

Hugh Neff, 50, was born in Tennessee. He grew up in Evanston, Illinois and attended Loyola Academy and the University of Illinois. Before moving to Alaska in 1995, Hugh worked as a professional golf caddy in Evanston, Illinois. Since moving to Alaska, he lived in numerous Interior Athabaskan villages and moved to Tok in 2010. He began mushing in 1995 and after reading Iditarod Classics by Lew Freedman, he became interested in running the Iditarod. Hugh has competed in thirty 1,000 mile races since 2000, 17 Yukon Quests and 13 Iditarod’s. He has twice won the Yukon Quest. He lists his occupation as dog musher. He is an Eagle Scout and a member of the Tok Dog Mushers and says he enjoys back packing, canoeing and travel. Hugh says, “Dogs are my life. We participate in the Iditarod to have fun. Our goal is to get to Nome and enjoy life as much as possible – Alaskan Huskies are #1’s!” Hugh is married to Olivia.

Sponsors

Mr. Fred Smith
Carol & George Figdore
Susanne Durling
Lisa & Mary Akers
Pamela Buffet
Christy Lowe
Larry Meyer
Dr. Tim’s Pet Food Company
Lou & Zach Fritz
Mike & Trudy Hendricks
Sarah Jane Paxson
Arthur Watson
Jeff Schmidt
Gillian Reynolds
James Ostry
Vern Churchill
Barry McRaith
Moira Fordyce
Bruce Hagstrom
Larry Rogers
Janie Genarro
Rich Doran
Lester Erhart
Curtis Erhart
Robert Winkel
Jona & Jon VanZyle
Taiga Mushing Supplies
Alaska Bush Vet
Mr. Fred Smith

Carol & George Figdore
Susanne Durling
Lisa & Mary Akers
Pamela Buffet
Christy Lowe
Larry Meyer
Momentum Dog Food/Dr. Tim’s Pet Food Company
Lou & Zach Fritz
Mike & TrudyHendricks
Sarah Jane Paxson
Arthur Watson
Jeff Schmidt
Gillian Reynolds
James Ostry
Vern Churchill
Barry McRaith
Moira Fordyce
Bruce Hagstrom
Larry Rogers
Janie Genarro
Rich Doran
Lester Erhart
Curtis Erhart
Robert Winkel
Jona & Jon VanZyle
Taiga Mushing Supplies
Eric Jayne/Alaska Bush Vet
The Bloomin’ Crew, PA
Gartner Lee Ltd, YT


2006 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/04 12:03:00 12
BLM 3/04 13:09:00 12 1h 6m 0.00
Willow 3/05 15:50:00 16 3/05 15:50:00 16 0h 0m 59
Yentna 3/05 19:42:00 16 3/05 19:42:00 16 0h 0m 3h 52m 11.64 45
Skwentna 3/06 02:13:00 16 3/06 02:18:00 16 0h 5m 6h 31m 5.22 34
Finger Lake 3/06 11:30:00 16 3/06 16:10:00 16 4h 40m 9h 12m 4.89 45
Rainy Pass 3/06 19:55:00 16 3/06 19:57:00 16 0h 2m 3h 45m 8.00 30
Rohn 3/07 00:25:00 16 3/07 08:24:00 16 7h 59m 4h 28m 10.75 48
Nikolai 3/07 21:05:00 16 3/07 21:15:00 16 0h 10m 12h 41m 7.33 93
McGrath 3/08 03:59:00 16 3/09 04:54:00 16 24h 55m 6h 44m 7.13 ✔ 48
Takotna 3/09 06:53:00 16 3/09 06:54:00 16 0h 1m 1h 59m 11.60 ✔ 23
Ophir 3/09 09:18:00 16 3/09 09:30:00 15 0h 12m 2h 24m 15.83 ✔ 38
Cripple 3/10 00:18:00 15 3/10 09:01:00 14 8h 43m 14h 48m 4.05 ✔ 60
Ruby 3/10 19:12:00 14 3/11 03:12:00 13 8h 0m 10h 11m 11.00 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/11 09:48:00 13 3/11 15:29:00 13 5h 41m 6h 36m 7.88 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/11 21:42:00 13 3/11 21:55:00 12 0h 13m 6h 13m 8.36 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/12 04:10:00 12 3/12 11:50:00 12 7h 40m 6h 15m 6.72 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/13 06:27:00 12 3/13 14:45:00 11 8h 18m 18h 37m 4.83 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/13 20:15:00 11 3/14 01:04:00 11 4h 49m 5h 30m 7.27 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 06:45:00 11 3/14 10:52:00 11 4h 7m 5h 41m 10.21 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/14 17:08:00 11 3/14 17:31:00 11 0h 23m 6h 16m 7.66 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 00:57:00 11 3/15 09:00:00 11 8h 3m 7h 26m 6.19 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 16:02:00 11 3/15 16:19:00 10 0h 17m 7h 2m 7.82 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 20:22:39 10 4h 3m 5.43 ✔ ✔ 22