December 9, 2018

Musher Details

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Rick Holt

Bib Number: 20
Hometown: Willow, Alaska
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Biography

Rick Holt, 39, was born in New Hampshire and was raised in Massachusetts. He received his BS in business from St. Michael's College in Vermont and then a BS in Biology from Seattle Pacific University and finally a MA in Education Leadership from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Rick writes, "Both my father and grandfather ran dogs in New England. My grandfather was president of the NESDC back in the 60's. My family valued being out doors, independent and adaptable. So I had many opportunities to gain and practice the associated skills." He and his wife moved to Elim for teaching jobs and says, "it was a matter of time before we fell into sled dogs, having our first litter and twin boys in 1999." For the next few years, he ran dogs on the coast of the Bering Sea and says "the Norton Sound Sled Dog Club was an invaluable resource and provided endless learning opportunities. I am looking forward to returning to my home turf and seeing many dear friends." Rick's dogs are from Unalakleet and Lynda Plettner, who, he says, has been a long time friend and an extraordinary source of resources in terms of equipment, experience and frank advice. He says mushing is a family affair and it wouldn't be possible without the support and sacrifices provided by his wife and kids. "This year I will be dedicating my race and all my efforts in honor of my grandfather who passed away this spring at the age of 94. My dream is to have my grandmother, 88, travel to Anchorage to be our Idita-Rider."


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 10:41:00 12
Willow 3/02 14:36:00 16
Yentna 3/02 18:34:00 16 3/02 18:38:00 16 0h 4m 3h 58m 10.59 42
Skwentna 3/02 22:02:00 16 16 3h 24m 10.00 34
Finger Lake 3/03 11:51:00 16 3/03 18:02:00 16 6h 11m 45
Rainy Pass 3/03 22:17:00 16 3/04 03:27:00 16 5h 10m 4h 15m 7.06 30
Rohn 3/04 09:11:00 16 3/04 17:23:00 16 8h 12m 5h 44m 8.37 48
Nikolai 3/05 05:30:00 16 3/05 16:11:00 15 10h 41m 12h 7m 6.19 75
McGrath 3/05 23:32:00 15 3/05 23:37:00 15 0h 5m 7h 21m 7.35 54
Takotna 3/06 02:18:00 15 3/07 04:52:00 15 26h 34m 2h 41m 6.71 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/07 07:22:00 15 3/07 07:30:00 15 0h 8m 2h 30m 10.00 ✔ 25
Cripple 3/08 01:00:00 15 3/08 09:48:00 14 8h 48m 17h 30m 3.37 ✔ 59
Ruby 3/08 21:01:00 14 3/09 07:24:00 14 9h 23m 11h 13m 9.99 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/09 14:16:00 14 3/09 19:13:00 13 4h 57m 6h 52m 7.57 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/10 04:26:00 13 3/10 14:03:00 12 9h 37m 9h 13m 5.64 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/10 19:46:00 12 3/11 04:27:00 11 8h 41m 5h 43m 7.35 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/11 20:50:00 11 3/12 07:23:00 11 10h 33m 16h 23m 5.49 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/12 14:00:00 11 3/12 21:56:00 10 7h 56m 6h 37m 6.35 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/13 04:33:00 10 3/13 11:45:00 10 7h 12m 6h 37m 7.25 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/13 17:45:00 10 3/14 02:21:00 10 8h 36m 6h 0m 8.00 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 09:00:00 10 3/14 17:05:00 10 8h 5m 6h 39m 6.92 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/14 23:40:00 10 3/14 23:42:00 10 0h 2m 6h 35m 8.35 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 02:49:38 10 3h 7m 7.06 ✔ ✔ 22