December 16, 2017

Musher Details

2017 Iditarod » Mushers » Wade Marrs

Wade Marrs

Bib Number: 29
Hometown: Willow, Alaska
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Biography

Wade Marrs, 26, was born and raised in the Knik area outside of Wasilla, Alaska. “I could mush before I could walk.” Wade says, “I’ve wanted to run the Iditarod for as long as I an remember. I grew up around the Redington family in Knik and they played a big role in my mushing career. My uncle had a team of his own and showed me the ropes. When he passed away, I took over running the dogs. I enjoy mushing because of the awesome bond I have with my dogs, the time alone with them on the trail and the sights we get to see together. We are always looking for ways to improve our finishing position and look forward to someday winning the Iditarod.” In 2014, he moved to Willow for better training opportunities and to expand his growing kennel. He is the owner of Sawtooth Sled Dog Tours. When he is not mushing, Wade enjoys hunting, fishing, running and exploring Alaska with Sophie and our Irish Wolfhound.

Sponsors

Health Quest Therapy
Trabits Group
Mtn. Ridge Dog Gear
VCA Big Lake Animal Hospital
Robinson Milwork

Great Alaska Pizza Company
Dr. Carsons All Natural Pet Supplements
Columbia Sportswear
Carl Swanson Family

Awards

Gold Coast — Sponsored by Wells Fargo
Spirit of Alaska — Sponsored by PenAir

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 11:54:00 16
Nenana 3/06 17:56:00 16 3/06 20:22:00 16 2h 26m 6h 2m 9.94 60
Manley 3/07 07:58:00 16 3/07 11:47:00 16 3h 49m 11h 36m 7.76 90
Tanana 3/07 20:08:00 16 3/08 01:07:00 16 4h 59m 8h 21m 7.90 66
Ruby 3/08 18:40:00 16 3/09 20:08:00 15 25h 28m 17h 33m 6.78 ✔ 119
Galena 3/10 01:46:00 15 3/10 05:21:00 14 3h 35m 5h 38m 8.88 ✔ 50
Huslia 3/10 18:57:00 14 3/10 19:05:00 14 0h 8m 13h 36m 6.03 ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/11 10:05:00 14 3/11 18:05:00 13 8h 0m 15h 0m 5.73 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/11 20:16:00 13 3/11 20:17:00 13 0h 1m 2h 11m 10.08 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/12 00:31:00 13 3/12 05:28:00 13 3h 57m 4h 14m 11.10 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/12 16:05:00 13 3/12 21:13:00 13 5h 8m 10h 37m 8.01 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/13 03:18:00 13 3/13 07:36:00 13 4h 18m 6h 5m 6.58 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/13 13:31:00 13 3/13 17:17:00 12 3h 46m 5h 55m 8.45 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/13 23:58:00 12 3/14 04:58:00 9 5h 0m 6h 41m 7.18 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 11:50:00 9 3/14 19:56:00 9 8h 6m 6h 52m 6.70 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 03:11:00 9 3/15 03:18:00 9 0h 7m 7h 15m 7.59 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 06:43:40 9 3h 25m 6.44 ✔ ✔ 22