December 15, 2017

Musher Details

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Rick Casillo

Bib Number: 27
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

Chevrolet of South Anchorage
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Non-Stop Dog Wear USA
Everts Air Cargo
Big Dans Trucking

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Dr. Carson's All Natural Pet Supplements
Redpaw Dog Food
Big Lake Arctic Cat


2017 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Fairbanks 3/06 11:50:00 16
Nenana 3/06 21:06:00 16 3/06 21:25:00 16 0h 19m 9h 16m 6.47 60
Manley 3/07 11:07:00 16 3/07 15:24:00 16 4h 17m 13h 42m 6.57 90
Tanana 3/08 03:17:00 16 3/08 07:58:00 16 4h 41m 11h 53m 5.55 66
Ruby 3/09 05:05:00 16 3/10 06:37:00 15 25h 32m 21h 7m 5.64 ✔ 119
Galena 3/10 12:10:00 15 3/10 16:08:00 14 3h 58m 5h 33m 9.01 ✔ 50
Huslia 3/11 06:15:00 14 3/11 06:38:00 13 0h 23m 14h 7m 5.81 ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/12 00:18:00 13 3/12 09:18:00 13 8h 0m 17h 40m 4.87 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/12 11:30:00 13 3/12 11:32:00 13 0h 2m 2h 12m 10.00 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/12 15:42:00 13 3/12 21:40:00 12 5h 58m 4h 10m 11.28 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/13 12:35:00 12 3/13 13:10:00 11 0h 35m 14h 55m 5.70 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/13 19:32:00 11 3/14 00:19:00 10 4h 47m 6h 22m 6.28 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 06:53:00 10 3/14 12:24:00 10 5h 31m 6h 34m 7.61 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/14 18:28:00 10 3/14 23:51:00 10 5h 23m 6h 4m 7.91 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 06:09:00 10 3/15 14:09:00 10 8h 0m 6h 18m 7.30 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 20:47:00 10 3/15 20:50:00 10 0h 3m 6h 38m 8.29 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 23:56:40 10 3h 6m 7.10 ✔ ✔ 22