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Ryan Anderson

Bib Number: 8
Hometown: Ray, MN


Ryan Anderson, 35, was born and raised in a dog mushing family in Minnesota. He’s been around the sport of mushing since he was five years old and has been mushing competitively since the age of 10. When he was 17, he came to Alaska to run the Jr. Iditarod. Since high school, Anderson has wanted to make mushing his career. He’s won the Beargrease twice, the UP 200 six times and had many other top finishes. In 2017 he will finally fulfill his ultimate goal of racing in the Iditarod. In the off season, when he is not racing, he is a carpenter for a construction company on the Canadian border. Ryan and his wife, Missy, operate AnderTier Racing Kennel, which is home to about 40 Alaskan Huskies. He says he enjoys “anything outdoors.”


Musher’s Brand Dog Food, MN
Kondos Outdoors, MN
Carpenters Local 606, MN
Millwright Local 1348, MN
North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters
Island View Realty, MN

Rainy Lake Medical Center, MN
Fair Hills Resort, MN
Rainy River Vet Clinic, MN
Good Ass Beer, MN
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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 11:12:00 16
Nenana 3/06 16:41:00 16 3/06 21:33:00 16 4h 52m 5h 29m 10.94 60
Manley 3/07 12:43:00 16 3/07 16:34:00 15 3h 51m 15h 10m 5.93 90
Tanana 3/08 03:46:00 15 3/08 11:54:00 11 8h 8m 11h 12m 5.89 ✔ 66
Ruby 3/09 15:30:00 11 3/11 06:34:00 10 39h 4m 27h 36m 4.31 ✔ ✔ 119
Galena 3/11 12:21:00 10 5h 47m 8.65 ✔ ✔ Scratched 50