December 16, 2017

Musher Details

2017 Iditarod » Mushers » Hugh Neff

Hugh Neff

Bib Number: 50
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
Petro Marine
40 Mile Air
Golden Bear Hotel
Ivory Jacks


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 12:36:00 15
Nenana 3/06 18:16:00 15 3/06 21:48:00 15 3h 32m 5h 40m 10.59 60
Manley 3/07 10:04:00 15 3/07 10:28:00 15 0h 24m 12h 16m 7.34 90
Tanana 3/07 21:55:00 15 3/08 06:07:00 14 8h 12m 11h 27m 5.76 ✔ 66
Ruby 3/09 02:42:00 14 3/09 02:42:00 14 0h 0m 20h 35m 5.78 ✔ 119
Galena 3/09 13:19:00 14 3/09 18:54:00 14 5h 35m 10h 37m 4.71 ✔ 50
Huslia 3/10 09:35:00 14 3/11 10:21:00 12 24h 46m 14h 41m 5.58 ✔ ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/12 03:29:00 12 3/12 07:39:00 11 4h 10m 16h 8m 5.33 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/12 10:03:00 11 3/12 10:04:00 11 0h 1m 2h 24m 9.17 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/12 14:35:00 11 3/12 19:39:00 10 5h 4m 4h 31m 10.41 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/13 08:08:00 10 3/13 12:14:00 10 4h 6m 12h 29m 6.81 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/13 18:43:00 10 3/13 21:30:00 10 2h 47m 6h 29m 6.17 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 05:08:00 10 3/14 08:49:00 10 3h 41m 7h 38m 6.55 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/14 16:21:00 10 3/14 18:45:00 10 2h 24m 7h 32m 6.37 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 03:52:00 10 3/15 11:52:00 10 8h 0m 9h 7m 5.05 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 19:55:00 10 3/15 19:56:00 10 0h 1m 8h 3m 6.83 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 23:40:07 10 3h 44m 5.89 ✔ ✔ 22