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Ramey Smyth

Bib Number: 49
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

Alaska Communications
Julie Laker and Crew
Kathy Slouber, CA
Jessica Manifold
Roy and Cheryl Hull, CA
Dennis and Candace Weidler
First Tool Corp., OH

Jim, Sharon and Joe Rosteck, MT
Douglass Burger
Leed Brothers Productions, CA
Steve Ripp and Carol Spicuzza, WI
Non-stop Dogwear, NORWAY
Dennis, Amy, Bennett and Kylee Hicks, RI


2014 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 11:43:00 12
Willow 3/02 15:34:00 16
Yentna Station 3/02 19:32:00 16 3/02 19:43:00 16 0h 11m 3h 58m 10.59 42
Skwentna 3/03 02:38:00 16 3/03 02:43:00 16 0h 5m 6h 55m 4.34 30
Finger Lake 3/03 07:22:00 16 3/03 10:38:00 16 3h 16m 4h 39m 8.60 40
Rainy Pass 3/03 14:39:00 16 3/03 18:40:00 15 4h 1m 4h 1m 7.47 30
Rohn 3/03 23:40:00 15 3/04 05:05:00 14 5h 25m 5h 0m 7.00 35
Nikolai 3/04 20:09:00 14 3/04 20:41:00 14 0h 32m 15h 4m 4.98 75
McGrath 3/05 02:31:00 14 3/05 06:02:00 14 3h 31m 5h 50m 8.23 48
Takotna 3/05 08:29:00 14 3/05 08:32:00 14 0h 3m 2h 27m 7.35 18
Ophir 3/05 11:20:00 14 3/06 12:02:00 13 24h 42m 2h 48m 8.21 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/06 21:48:00 13 3/07 03:19:00 12 5h 31m 9h 46m 7.47 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/07 13:50:00 12 10h 31m 6.66 ✔ Scratched 70