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Ramey Smyth

Bib Number: 8
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.

Sponsors

Chugach Express Tours
Steve Rip
Outdoors and Moore
Mary Ellen & Rex Gray
Margurite Goodman


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 10:15:00 12
BLM 3/04 11:19:00 12 1h 4m 0.00
Willow 3/05 14:12:00 16 3/05 14:12:00 16 0h 0m 59
Yentna 3/05 18:04:00 16 3/05 18:04:00 16 0h 0m 3h 52m 11.64 45
Skwentna 3/05 22:14:00 16 3/05 22:19:00 16 0h 5m 4h 10m 8.16 34
Finger Lake 3/06 10:37:00 16 3/06 10:45:00 16 0h 8m 12h 18m 3.66 45
Rainy Pass 3/06 14:39:00 16 3/06 14:46:00 16 0h 7m 3h 54m 7.69 30
Rohn 3/07 01:07:00 16 3/07 01:31:00 15 0h 24m 10h 21m 4.64 48
Nikolai 3/07 16:22:00 15 3/08 00:02:00 15 7h 40m 14h 51m 6.26 93
McGrath 3/08 05:40:00 15 3/08 05:45:00 15 0h 5m 5h 38m 8.52 48
Takotna 3/08 08:05:00 15 3/08 16:07:00 15 8h 2m 2h 20m 9.86 23
Ophir 3/08 18:49:00 15 3/08 19:04:00 15 0h 15m 2h 42m 14.07 38
Cripple 3/09 08:37:00 15 3/10 11:29:00 15 26h 52m 13h 33m 4.43 ✔ 60
Ruby 3/10 20:45:00 15 3/11 05:02:00 14 8h 17m 9h 16m 12.09 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/11 11:28:00 14 3/11 11:38:00 14 0h 10m 6h 26m 8.08 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/12 00:50:00 14 3/12 00:55:00 13 0h 5m 13h 12m 3.94 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/12 06:21:00 13 3/12 16:10:00 13 9h 49m 5h 26m 7.73 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/13 04:07:00 13 3/13 11:55:00 11 7h 48m 11h 57m 7.53 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/13 17:30:00 11 3/13 17:38:00 11 0h 8m 5h 35m 7.16 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 01:45:00 11 3/14 08:25:00 8 6h 40m 8h 7m 7.15 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/14 14:43:00 8 3/14 15:17:00 7 0h 34m 6h 18m 7.62 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 23:23:00 7 3/15 07:23:00 6 8h 0m 8h 6m 5.68 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 14:26:00 6 3/15 14:28:00 5 0h 2m 7h 3m 7.80 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 17:32:40 5 3h 4m 7.17 ✔ ✔ 22