November 17, 2018

Musher Details

2018 Iditarod » Mushers » Hugh Neff

Hugh Neff

Bib Number: 68
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
Three Bears
Dave Scheer

Burnt Paw;
40 Mile Air
Ivory Jacks


2018 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Willow 3/04 16:12:00 16
Yentna 3/04 20:15:00 16 3/04 20:15:00 16 0h 0m 4h 3m 10.37 42
Skwentna 3/04 23:29:00 16 3/05 02:17:00 16 2h 48m 3h 14m 9.28 30
Finger Lake 3/05 07:19:00 16 3/05 08:16:00 15 0h 57m 5h 2m 7.95 40
Rainy Pass 3/05 12:08:00 15 3/05 16:50:00 15 4h 42m 3h 52m 7.76 30
Rohn 3/05 21:10:00 15 3/06 01:52:00 15 4h 42m 4h 20m 8.08 35
Nikolai 3/06 11:31:00 15 3/06 16:30:00 14 4h 59m 9h 39m 7.77 75
McGrath 3/07 00:03:00 14 3/07 03:29:00 14 3h 26m 7h 33m 6.36 48
Takotna 3/07 06:14:00 14 3/07 06:19:00 13 0h 5m 2h 45m 6.55 18
Ophir 3/07 09:44:00 13 3/08 09:44:00 13 24h 0m 3h 25m 6.73 ✔ 23
Iditarod 3/08 20:08:00 13 3/09 00:34:00 13 4h 26m 10h 24m 7.69 ✔ 80
Shageluk 3/09 09:49:00 13 3/09 17:49:00 12 8h 0m 9h 15m 5.95 ✔ ✔ 55
Anvik 3/09 21:42:00 12 3/09 21:43:00 12 0h 1m 3h 53m 6.44 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/10 00:39:00 12 3/10 07:00:00 12 6h 21m 2h 56m 6.14 ✔ ✔ 18
Kaltag 3/11 06:04:00 3/11 12:48:00 11 6h 44m 22h 4m 5.53 ✔ ✔ 122
Unalakleet 3/12 04:33:00 11 3/12 09:00:00 11 4h 27m 15h 45m 5.40 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/12 16:09:00 11 3/12 20:19:00 11 4h 10m 7h 9m 5.59 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/13 06:50:00 11 3/13 12:14:00 11 5h 24m 10h 31m 4.75 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/13 20:53:00 11 3/14 02:03:00 9 5h 10m 8h 39m 5.55 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 11:09:00 9 3/14 19:11:00 9 8h 2m 9h 6m 5.05 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 04:02:00 9 3/15 04:59:00 9 0h 57m 8h 51m 6.21 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 08:56:15 9 3h 57m 5.57 ✔ ✔ 22