December 10, 2018

Musher Details

2008 Iditarod » Mushers » Warren Palfrey

Warren Palfrey

Bib Number: 44
Hometown: Quesnel, BC, CANADA
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Biography

Warren Palfrey, 34, began running dogs when he was eleven years old in his hometown of Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. As a Metis, Warren has always recognized the importance of dog sledding to his people's history. It was natural for him to want to run dogs. Warren started mushing by running a trap line with a team of Siberian huskies, Eskimo dogs, and Alaskan huskies. He now has Northern Star Kennels, home to 55 adult Alaskan huskies and 20 puppies of his own breeding, with an emphasis on the old Alaskan husky lines. "We are constantly amazed by the resiliency, the athleticism, and the drive of the Alaskan husky." In 2001, Warren relocated his family and dogs to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories to pursue his dream of becoming a professional dog musher. Warren is supported in his Iditarod plans by his wife and handler Kate and their three sons, Sam, 16, Peter, 11, and Jesse, 9. Mushing is a passion for all the family. Our children have been raised knowing our commitment to the sport and share our values on dog care and respect. Everyone helps in the raising of the puppies and the quest for excellence at Northern Star Kennels. We would like to thank all our family and friends for their support! And of course, a big thank you to our best buddies, the dogs! We wish everyone a safe, exciting race. See you on the trails!

Sponsors

UPHERE Publishing, NWT, CANADA
FirstMate Pet Foods, BC, CANADA
Whistler Dogsledding, BC, CANADA

Awards

Most Improved Musher

2008 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/01 11:34:00 12
Willow 3/02 15:24:00 16
Yentna 3/02 19:08:00 16 3/02 19:12:00 16 0h 4m 3h 44m 11.25 42
Skwentna 3/03 00:54:00 16 3/03 00:59:00 16 0h 5m 5h 42m 5.96 34
Finger Lake 3/03 06:24:00 16 3/03 12:37:00 16 6h 13m 5h 25m 8.31 45
Rainy Pass 3/03 16:21:00 16 3/03 16:29:00 16 0h 8m 3h 44m 8.04 30
Rohn 3/03 21:11:00 16 3/04 05:40:00 14 8h 29m 4h 42m 10.21 48
Nikolai 3/04 16:03:00 14 3/04 22:30:00 14 6h 27m 10h 23m 7.22 75
McGrath 3/05 07:19:00 14 3/05 07:39:00 14 0h 20m 8h 49m 6.12 54
Takotna 3/05 10:34:00 14 3/06 12:26:00 14 25h 52m 2h 55m 6.17 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/06 15:13:00 14 3/06 15:44:00 12 0h 31m 2h 47m 8.98 ✔ 25
Cripple 3/07 10:25:00 12 3/07 11:00:00 12 0h 35m 18h 41m 3.16 ✔ 59
Ruby 3/08 03:06:00 12 3/08 11:06:00 12 8h 0m 16h 6m 6.96 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/08 17:47:00 12 3/08 17:50:00 12 0h 3m 6h 41m 7.78 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/09 08:15:00 12 3/09 08:21:00 12 0h 6m 13h 25m 3.88 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/09 13:38:00 12 3/09 19:36:00 12 5h 58m 5h 17m 7.95 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/10 07:36:00 12 3/10 13:12:00 12 5h 36m 12h 0m 7.50 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/10 20:25:00 12 3/11 02:26:00 12 6h 1m 7h 13m 5.82 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/11 09:55:00 12 3/11 10:07:00 11 0h 12m 7h 29m 6.41 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/11 18:48:00 11 3/11 21:43:00 10 2h 55m 8h 41m 5.53 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/12 06:20:00 10 3/12 14:20:00 10 8h 0m 8h 37m 5.34 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/12 23:33:00 10 3/12 23:34:00 10 0h 1m 9h 13m 5.97 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/13 03:42:05 10 4h 8m 5.32 ✔ ✔ 22