Musher Details

2019 Iditarod » Mushers » Matt Hall

Matt Hall

Bib Number: 3
Hometown: Two Rivers, Alaska
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Biography

Matt Hall, 27, 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. He started mushing when he was just two years old. He moved to Two Rivers, Alaska, to pursue competitive racing and completed his first long distance race, the Yukon Quest, at the age of 22. His kennel, Smokin’ Ace Kennels, sits on a 40 acre parcel of land next to the Chena River. He and his wife, Amanda, maintain their off grid life style by hauling water and firewood with their 35 Alaskan Huskies. For the last 11 summers, he has lived and worked for Alaska Icefield Expeditions on the Denver Glacier. Winters are spent training and guiding tours and expeditions for their new aspiring tour company, Last Frontier Mushing Co-op. In 2018, Matt, the 2017 Yukon Quest Champion, raced the Quest for the fifth time and ran his first Iditarod. He says he enjoys “building, hunting and training dogs.”

Sponsors

Santa Cruz Animal Health + Ultra Cruz Supplements
Herbal Instincts
LyteShow + HiLyte
Last Frontier Mushing Co-op
Raven Veterinary Service
Princeton Tec

Western Mountaineering
Boundary Fur Sewing
Alaska Icefield Expeditions
Two Rivers Outpost
Thank you to all of our individual dog & Quest-to-Nome sponsors!!


2019 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Willow 3/03 14:02:00 14
Yentna 3/03 18:15:00 14 3/03 18:17:00 14 0h 2m 4h 13m 9.96 42
Skwentna 3/03 21:38:00 14 3/03 21:44:00 14 0h 6m 3h 21m 8.96 30
Finger Lake 3/04 07:36:00 14 3/04 07:41:00 14 0h 5m 9h 52m 4.05 40
Rainy Pass 3/04 11:04:00 14 3/04 15:51:00 14 4h 47m 3h 23m 8.87 30
Rohn 3/04 19:55:00 14 3/04 20:06:00 14 0h 11m 4h 4m 8.61 35
Nikolai 3/05 09:01:00 14 3/05 13:00:00 13 3h 59m 12h 55m 5.81 75
McGrath 3/05 20:22:00 13 3/05 20:23:00 13 0h 1m 7h 22m 6.52 48
Takotna 3/05 23:11:00 13 3/07 00:51:00 13 25h 40m 2h 48m 6.43 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/07 03:48:00 13 3/07 05:48:00 13 2h 0m 2h 57m 7.80 ✔ 23
Iditarod 3/07 20:50:00 13 3/08 00:52:00 12 4h 2m 15h 2m 5.32 ✔ 80
Shageluk 3/08 09:13:00 12 3/08 17:13:00 11 8h 0m 8h 21m 6.59 ✔ ✔ 55
Anvik 3/08 20:24:00 11 3/08 20:25:00 11 0h 1m 3h 11m 7.85 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/08 22:42:00 11 3/09 02:45:00 11 4h 3m 2h 17m 7.88 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/09 14:18:00 3/09 14:18:00 9 0h 0m 11h 33m 5.37 ✔ ✔ 62
Kaltag 3/10 06:00:00 9 3/10 06:05:00 9 0h 5m 14h 42m 4.08 ✔ ✔ 60
Unalakleet 3/10 23:34:00 9 3/11 03:31:00 9 3h 57m 17h 29m 4.86 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/11 09:35:00 9 3/11 13:21:00 9 3h 46m 6h 4m 6.59 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/11 22:15:00 9 3/12 03:20:00 9 5h 5m 8h 54m 5.62 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/12 10:44:00 9 3/12 14:28:00 9 3h 44m 7h 24m 6.49 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/12 21:46:00 9 3/13 05:46:00 9 8h 0m 7h 18m 6.30 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/13 17:38:00 9 3/13 17:42:00 8 0h 4m 11h 52m 4.63 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/13 21:03:15 8 3h 21m 6.57 ✔ ✔ 22