October 17, 2018

Musher Details

2016 Iditarod » Mushers » Hugh Neff

Hugh Neff

Bib Number: 70
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

Dave Scheer
Petro Marine Services
El Dorado Hotel
Jeffy "G-PA" Owens
Summer Sea


2016 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/05 12:29:00 16 3/05 12:29:00 16 0h 0m
Willow 3/06 16:16:00 16
Yentna 3/06 19:57:00 16 3/06 20:00:00 16 0h 3m 3h 41m 11.40 42
Skwentna 3/06 23:06:00 16 3/06 23:10:00 16 0h 4m 3h 6m 9.68 30
Finger Lake 3/07 03:51:00 16 3/07 07:54:00 16 4h 3m 4h 41m 8.54 40
Rainy Pass 3/07 11:26:00 16 3/07 11:33:00 16 0h 7m 3h 32m 8.49 30
Rohn 3/07 15:57:00 16 3/07 22:14:00 16 6h 17m 4h 24m 7.95 35
Nikolai 3/08 10:04:00 16 3/09 10:36:00 15 24h 32m 11h 50m 6.34 ✔ 75
McGrath 3/09 16:10:00 15 3/09 18:40:00 13 2h 30m 5h 34m 8.62 ✔ 48
Takotna 3/09 21:03:00 13 3/09 21:04:00 13 0h 1m 2h 23m 7.55 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/10 00:03:00 13 3/10 01:40:00 11 1h 37m 2h 59m 7.71 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/10 14:06:00 11 3/10 19:31:00 10 5h 25m 12h 26m 5.87 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/11 07:20:00 10 3/11 15:31:00 10 8h 11m 11h 49m 5.92 ✔ ✔ 70
Galena 3/11 21:48:00 10 3/12 02:05:00 10 4h 17m 6h 17m 7.96 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/12 09:13:00 10 3/12 13:12:00 10 3h 59m 7h 8m 5.19 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/12 18:12:00 10 3/12 18:21:00 10 0h 9m 5h 0m 9.40 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/13 10:49:00 10 3/13 14:55:00 10 4h 6m 15h 28m 5.50 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/13 21:12:00 10 3/14 01:43:00 10 4h 31m 6h 17m 6.37 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 09:34:00 10 3/14 13:24:00 10 3h 50m 7h 51m 6.37 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/14 20:47:00 10 3/14 23:09:00 10 2h 22m 7h 23m 6.50 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 06:29:00 10 3/15 14:29:00 9 8h 0m 7h 20m 6.27 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 21:32:00 9 3/15 21:33:00 9 0h 1m 7h 3m 7.80 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 00:50:47 9 3h 17m 6.70 ✔ ✔ 22