October 18, 2018

Musher Details

2012 Iditarod » Mushers » Brent Sass

Brent Sass

Bib Number: 50
Hometown: Eureka, Alaska
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Biography

Brent Sass, 37, owner and founder of Wild and Free Mushing, has been racing and training huskies for 13 years. Originally from Excelsior, Minnesota, Sass moved to Alaska in 1998 to “fulfill a lifelong dream of living in Alaska.” He’s been following his dreams ever since. After attending UAF for 4 years and graduating with a major in Geography, he started building log cabins and started his own building and rental cabin business in at the Goldstream Valley outside of Fairbanks. In 2011 he bought a homestead in Eureka, Alaska and has been breeding, raising and training dogs and living a remote wilderness lifestyle ever since. Since his first race in 2006, Sass has placed in over 20 races, including several first place finishes. He has run the 1000 mile Yukon Quest nine times and won the race in 2015. He was the Rookie of the Year in the 2012 Iditarod and is eager to be back on the trail in 2017. Brent’s entire team will be dogs that he has bred, raised and trained their entire life. He has an amazing bond with his dogs and feels that his remote mushing lifestyle will put him in contention to win the race in 2017. Brent lists his occupation as dog musher/wilderness guide and his hobbies as wilderness travel and hunting.

Sponsors

Dog Paddle Designs
Horst Expediting and Remote Operations
Arctic Circle Photography
2012 Dog Sponsors
Alaska RV Tours
C-Drive Computers
Fairbanks Oral Surgery
Joe Vargas DDS
Ryan Hughes
New Haven Communities
Lend Lease
Mainscape

Exclusive Automotive
Kurt Wold
Ed & Willow Salter
Joee & Pam Redington
Joe Hardenbrook (food) and Anna Sorenson (food)
Sass Construction
Mark & Chris Sass
Front Step Marketing
Arctic Carts LLC
Trail Breaker Kennel
IceArmer
North Country Alpacas

Awards

Rookie of the Year — Sponsored by Jerry Austin

2012 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/03 11:45:00 12
Willow 3/04 15:36:00 16
Yentna Station 3/04 19:44:00 16 3/04 19:49:00 16 0h 5m 4h 8m 10.16 42
Skwentna 3/04 22:50:00 16 3/04 22:55:00 16 0h 5m 3h 1m 9.94 30
Finger Lake 3/05 09:22:00 16 3/05 11:25:00 16 2h 3m 10h 27m 3.83 40
Rainy Pass 3/05 14:45:00 16 3/05 18:11:00 15 3h 26m 3h 20m 9.00 30
Rohn 3/05 22:18:00 15 3/05 22:33:00 15 0h 15m 4h 7m 8.50 35
Nikolai 3/06 13:00:00 15 3/06 18:16:00 15 5h 16m 14h 27m 5.19 75
McGrath 3/07 01:22:00 15 3/07 01:25:00 15 0h 3m 7h 6m 6.76 48
Takotna 3/07 04:27:00 15 3/08 05:01:00 15 24h 34m 3h 2m 5.93 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/08 07:49:00 15 3/08 07:53:00 15 0h 4m 2h 48m 8.21 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/08 21:10:00 15 3/09 03:51:00 14 6h 41m 13h 17m 5.50 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/09 14:24:00 14 3/09 22:24:00 14 8h 0m 10h 33m 6.64 ✔ ✔ 70
Galena 3/10 04:33:00 14 3/10 08:24:00 14 3h 51m 6h 9m 8.13 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/10 14:52:00 14 3/10 19:27:00 14 4h 35m 6h 28m 5.72 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/11 00:08:00 14 3/11 06:32:00 13 5h 24m 4h 41m 10.04 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/11 18:25:00 13 3/12 01:42:00 13 7h 17m 11h 53m 7.15 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/12 07:28:00 13 3/12 09:40:00 13 2h 12m 5h 46m 6.94 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/12 17:26:00 13 3/12 22:31:00 13 5h 5m 7h 46m 6.44 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/13 05:37:00 13 3/13 09:01:00 13 3h 24m 7h 6m 6.76 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/13 16:14:00 13 3/14 00:14:00 13 8h 0m 7h 13m 6.37 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/14 07:46:00 13 3/14 07:48:00 13 0h 2m 7h 32m 7.30 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/14 11:25:25 13 3h 37m 6.08 ✔ ✔ 22