Musher Details

2016 Iditarod » Mushers » Brent Sass

Brent Sass

Bib Number: 32
Hometown: Eureka, Alaska
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Biography

“Brent was born and raised in Minnesota but moved to Alaska over 20 years ago. After falling in love with the trails of Eureka, AK, Brent took over a homestead established in the 70s and this is where he now lives with his dogs since 2012. Brent is a three time Yukon Quest 1000mi Champion (2015, 2019 and 2020, also rewarded with the Vet’s Choice award for his dog care in the 2015 and 2019 win). Brent and his team are excited to be back on the Iditarod trail again in 2021! Mushing is a way of life for Brent – it gives him a chance to get out and explore Alaska, but most importantly it is all about the dogs and the relationship he has with each and every one of them. Getting to know each dog’s behavior and personality is what makes dog mushing such an adventure. Every day is exciting, whether it is traveling on a new trail or learning something new about the dogs. Living his dream and setting and accomplishing goals is what drives Brent every day, along with all of his incredible fan support.”

Awards

First Musher to Ophir
Gold Coast Award — Sponsored by Wells Fargo

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 11:06:00 16 3/05 11:06:00 16 0h 0m
Willow 3/06 15:00:00 16
Yentna 3/06 18:59:00 16 3/06 19:01:00 16 0h 2m 3h 59m 10.54 42
Skwentna 3/07 02:35:00 16 3/07 02:47:00 16 0h 12m 7h 34m 3.96 30
Finger Lake 3/07 11:37:00 16 3/07 11:39:00 16 0h 2m 8h 50m 4.53 40
Rainy Pass 3/07 15:15:00 16 3/07 15:21:00 16 0h 6m 3h 36m 8.33 30
Rohn 3/07 23:09:00 16 3/07 23:16:00 16 0h 7m 7h 48m 4.49 35
Nikolai 3/08 10:51:00 16 3/08 10:57:00 15 0h 6m 11h 35m 6.47 75
McGrath 3/08 20:14:00 15 3/08 20:14:00 15 0h 0m 9h 17m 5.17 48
Takotna 3/08 22:22:00 15 3/08 22:24:00 15 0h 2m 2h 8m 8.44 18
Ophir 3/09 00:58:00 15 3/10 02:46:00 15 25h 48m 2h 34m 8.96 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/10 12:10:00 15 3/10 12:16:00 15 0h 6m 9h 24m 7.77 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/11 01:38:00 15 3/11 01:47:00 14 0h 9m 13h 22m 5.24 ✔ 70
Galena 3/11 11:40:00 14 3/11 11:45:00 14 0h 5m 9h 53m 5.06 ✔ 50
Nulato 3/11 19:43:00 14 3/12 03:43:00 14 8h 0m 7h 58m 4.64 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/12 08:13:00 14 3/12 08:20:00 14 0h 7m 4h 30m 10.44 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/12 23:43:00 14 3/13 05:29:00 13 4h 46m 15h 23m 5.53 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/13 11:19:00 13 3/13 11:25:00 13 0h 6m 5h 50m 6.86 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/13 18:47:00 13 3/13 21:40:00 13 2h 53m 7h 22m 6.79 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/14 04:29:00 13 3/14 04:37:00 13 0h 8m 6h 49m 7.04 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 11:40:00 13 3/14 19:40:00 9 8h 0m 7h 3m 6.52 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 20:17:00 9 3/15 20:18:00 9 0h 1m 24h 37m 2.23 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 23:08:35 9 2h 50m 7.76 ✔ ✔ 22