November 14, 2018

Musher Details

2015 Iditarod » Mushers » Hugh Neff

Hugh Neff

Bib Number: 24
Hometown: Tok, Alaska
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Biography

Hugh Neff, 50, was born in Tennessee. He grew up in Evanston, Illinois and attended Loyola Academy and the University of Illinois. Before moving to Alaska in 1995, Hugh worked as a professional golf caddy in Evanston, Illinois. Since moving to Alaska, he lived in numerous Interior Athabaskan villages and moved to Tok in 2010. He began mushing in 1995 and after reading Iditarod Classics by Lew Freedman, he became interested in running the Iditarod. Hugh has competed in thirty 1,000 mile races since 2000, 17 Yukon Quests and 13 Iditarod’s. He has twice won the Yukon Quest. He lists his occupation as dog musher. He is an Eagle Scout and a member of the Tok Dog Mushers and says he enjoys back packing, canoeing and travel. Hugh says, “Dogs are my life. We participate in the Iditarod to have fun. Our goal is to get to Nome and enjoy life as much as possible – Alaskan Huskies are #1’s!” Hugh is married to Olivia.

Sponsors

Gba-Corona,TX
Mooseberry Inn
Dave Scheer
Hobo Jim, TN

Red Paw Dog Food, WI
German Hugh Neff Fan Club
40 Mile Air


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 10:48:00 12
Fairbanks 3/09 10:44:00 16
Nenana 3/09 16:15:00 16 3/09 19:13:00 15 2h 58m 5h 31m 10.88 60
Manley Hot Springs 3/10 04:14:00 15 3/10 09:17:00 15 5h 3m 9h 1m 9.98 90
Tanana 3/10 16:49:00 15 3/11 00:49:00 15 8h 0m 7h 32m 8.76 ✔ 66
Ruby 3/11 21:20:00 15 3/12 01:40:00 15 4h 20m 20h 31m 5.80 ✔ 119
Galena 3/12 09:16:00 15 3/12 14:12:00 13 4h 56m 7h 36m 6.58 ✔ 50
Huslia 3/13 07:15:00 13 3/14 09:05:00 13 25h 50m 17h 3m 4.81 ✔ ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/14 20:37:00 13 3/15 00:26:00 12 3h 49m 11h 32m 7.46 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/15 03:00:00 12 3/15 03:11:00 12 0h 11m 2h 34m 8.57 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/15 08:54:00 12 3/15 13:25:00 12 4h 31m 5h 43m 8.22 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/16 10:49:00 12 3/16 11:43:00 11 0h 54m 21h 24m 3.97 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/16 19:07:00 11 3/17 00:23:00 11 5h 16m 7h 24m 5.41 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/17 09:00:00 11 3/17 13:37:00 10 4h 37m 8h 37m 5.80 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/17 21:54:00 10 3/18 00:54:00 10 3h 0m 8h 17m 5.79 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/18 09:45:00 10 3/18 17:47:00 10 8h 2m 8h 51m 5.20 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/19 02:34:00 10 3/19 02:56:00 10 0h 22m 8h 47m 6.26 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/19 06:25:44 10 3h 29m 6.32 ✔ ✔ 22