November 15, 2018

Musher Details

2015 Iditarod » Mushers » Rick Casillo

Rick Casillo

Bib Number: 52
Hometown: Big Lake, Alaska
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Biography

Rick Casillo, 44, grew up in a small country town of Alder, outside of Buffalo, NY. He worked in Alden as a sub-contractor before moving to Alaska in 1999 to become a fly fishing guide. He began mushing in 2002. He says, as he watched the Race go by, he began to get interested in actually running it. He first ran in 2004. He came back in 2014, after establishing their kennel, Battle Dawgs Racing. “The primary goal of our kennel is racing the Iditarod and raising awareness for combat veterans. My wife, Jennifer, a combat veteran, and I have a non-profit organization called Battle Dawgs. The is separate from the race kennel. Battle Dawgs’ focus is providing year round camps for warriors all across the country and Alaska. Activities include Iditarod, dog mushing, rafting, hiking and hunting. Our motto is ‘Helping Our Warriors one step at a time.’ This year we are taking the first steps in building our year round facility for warriors, families and their battle buddies.” Rick lists his hobbies as “working with combat veterans and fly fishing.”

Sponsors

Lithia of South Anchorage Chevrolet
Sheri and Trevor Taylor
Cheryl & Marty Metiva
Scott Montgomery
Lisa Grasman Montgomery
Stacey Lowe
Ed & Aya McComb
David & Sonya Wagoner
Bearpaw Archery
Vemma Supplements of Alaska

Vannoy Electric
Life Family Chiropractic;
Alaska LED Industries
907 Surplus
Everts Air Cargo
Dr. Carson's Pet Food Supplements
Redpaw Dogfood
Mark Whiston
dogbooties.com
Alpine Creek Lodge


2015 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/07 11:50:00 12
Fairbanks 3/09 11:40:00 16
Nenana 3/09 17:19:00 16 3/09 17:21:00 15 0h 2m 5h 39m 10.62 60
Manley Hot Springs 3/10 12:23:00 15 3/10 13:01:00 14 0h 38m 19h 2m 4.73 90
Tanana 3/11 00:34:00 14 3/12 01:28:00 13 24h 54m 11h 33m 5.71 ✔ 66
Ruby 3/12 19:50:00 13 3/13 03:50:00 12 8h 0m 18h 22m 6.48 ✔ ✔ 119
Galena 3/13 10:24:00 12 3/13 15:28:00 12 5h 4m 6h 34m 7.61 ✔ ✔ 50
Huslia 3/14 10:39:00 12 3/15 05:50:00 12 19h 11m 19h 11m 4.27 ✔ ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/15 16:51:00 12 3/16 00:33:00 11 7h 42m 11h 1m 7.81 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/16 03:00:00 11 3/16 08:40:00 10 5h 40m 2h 27m 8.98 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/16 13:31:00 10 3/16 20:50:00 10 7h 19m 4h 51m 9.69 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/17 13:32:00 10 3/17 21:20:00 10 7h 48m 16h 42m 5.09 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/18 03:58:00 10 3/19 12:46:00 10 32h 48m 6h 38m 6.03 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/19 19:40:00 10 3/19 23:36:00 10 3h 56m 6h 54m 7.25 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/20 06:40:00 10 3/20 11:14:00 10 4h 34m 7h 4m 6.79 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/20 17:40:00 10 3/21 01:40:00 10 8h 0m 6h 26m 7.15 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/21 08:04:00 10 3/21 08:08:00 10 0h 4m 6h 24m 8.59 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/21 10:37:22 10 2h 29m 8.86 ✔ ✔ 22