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Matt Hall

Bib Number: 15
Hometown: Two Rivers, Alaska
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Biography

Matt Hall, 29, was born and raised in Eagle, Alaska on the Yukon River, where he worked his trap line with his sled dogs and guided week long expeditions for his parents company, Bush Alaska Expeditions. He started mushing when he was just two years old that began his dream of racing. The first generation of pups that would create the foundation of his future race team was then born the summer he turned 16. He moved to Two Rivers, Alaska, to pursue competitive racing and completed his first long distance race, the Yukon Quest 1000, at the age of 22. His kennel, Smokin’ Ace Kennels, sits on a 40 acre parcel of land next to the Chena River. He maintains an off-grid life style by hauling water and firewood with his Smokin’ Ace family of 35 Alaskan Huskies. For the last 12 summers, he has lived and worked for Alaska Icefield Expeditions on the Denver and Mendenhall Glacier. Winters are spent training, guiding tours and enjoying this encompassing life of mushing with his dogs. At the age of 26 he was the Yukon Quest 1000 champion of 2017 and continues his racing career by competing in his 3rd Iditarod of 2021.

Sponsors

Two Rivers Outpost/24-Mile Java
Bema Electronics, Inc.
SAK Dog Sponsors
Last Frontier Mushing Co-op
dogbooties.com
Santa Cruz Animal Health

Non-Stop
Herbal Instincts
Bush Alaska Expeditions
Alaska Icefield Expeditions
LyteLine/LyteShow
Big Dan's Trucking, Inc.


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 14:26:00 16
Yentna 3/04 18:47:00 16 3/04 18:50:00 16 0h 3m 4h 21m 9.66 42
Skwentna 3/05 01:54:00 16 3/05 02:02:00 16 0h 8m 7h 4m 4.25 30
Finger Lake 3/05 11:02:00 16 3/05 11:14:00 15 0h 12m 9h 0m 4.44 40
Rainy Pass 3/05 15:17:00 15 3/05 18:49:00 15 3h 32m 4h 3m 7.41 30
Rohn 3/05 23:02:00 15 3/06 05:00:00 15 5h 58m 4h 13m 8.30 35
Nikolai 3/06 12:50:00 15 3/06 17:35:00 14 4h 45m 7h 50m 9.57 75
McGrath 3/07 01:04:00 14 3/07 01:05:00 14 0h 1m 7h 29m 6.41 48
Takotna 3/07 03:47:00 14 3/08 05:33:00 14 25h 46m 2h 42m 6.67 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/08 08:02:00 14 3/08 08:08:00 14 0h 6m 2h 29m 9.26 ✔ 23
Iditarod 3/08 22:07:00 14 3/09 02:44:00 14 4h 37m 13h 59m 5.72 ✔ 80
Shageluk 3/09 11:11:00 14 3/09 19:11:00 14 8h 0m 8h 27m 6.51 ✔ ✔ 55
Anvik 3/09 22:53:00 14 3/09 22:58:00 14 0h 5m 3h 42m 6.76 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/10 02:00:00 14 3/10 06:50:00 14 4h 50m 3h 2m 5.93 ✔ ✔ 18
Kaltag 3/11 09:21:00 14 3/11 09:30:00 14 0h 9m 25h 31m 4.78 ✔ ✔ 122
Unalakleet 3/12 01:36:00 14 3/12 05:51:00 13 4h 15m 16h 6m 5.28 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/12 12:10:00 13 3/12 16:44:00 12 4h 34m 6h 19m 6.33 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/13 01:34:00 12 3/13 06:50:00 11 5h 16m 8h 50m 5.66 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/13 14:59:00 11 3/13 16:21:00 11 1h 22m 8h 9m 5.89 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 00:09:00 11 3/14 08:09:00 9 8h 0m 7h 48m 5.90 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/14 15:26:00 9 3/14 15:27:00 9 0h 1m 7h 17m 7.55 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/14 18:36:51 9 3h 9m 6.98 ✔ ✔ 22