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Ramey Smyth

Bib Number: 5
Hometown: Willow, Alaska


Biography

Ramey Smyth, 44, was born and raised in Alaska. He is the son of Iditarod mushers Bud Smyth, who raced in the first Iditarod and the late Lolly Medley who raced in the second Iditarod. Ramey has lived all over the state but says he moved to Willow to put down roots and build a home for his family. Ramey has raced the Iditarod 27 times placing in the top 10 eleven times. He won the Kuskokwim 300 in 1995 and has raced in, and won, many other events throughout the state. He began mushing “as soon as I could walk” and won the Jr. Iditarod twice before his first Iditarod in 1994. He is a full time log home builder and owns and operates Smyth Logwork and Construction in Willow. He says, “I am entering the Iditarod because I love working with sled dogs. Musing is a great way to connect to my historical Alaska roots and to challenge myself. My family loves sled dogs and this gives us an opportunity to work together on a common goal. Ramey operates Smyth Racing Team-Homestretch Kennel, which is 70 dogs strong, with his wife Becca Moore and their children, daughter Ava 13 years old, son Banyan 9 years and Coral,3. Ramey says his hobbies are “family, hunting and reading.

Sponsors

Alaska Communications
Dr. Phil Meyer
Julie Laker and Family
Brad, Amy and Abby Martin
Chuck Pratt
Kevin and Lorita Shumway
Chuck and Tracey Schaeffer
Gene and Lynn Smith
Scott Sloan
Marguerite Goodman
Matthew Keena

Russell and Brenda Lamont
Dr. Carson's All Natural Products
Jim and Kathy Slouber
Douglass Burger
Steve Ripp and Carol Spicuzza
Smyth Logwork and Construction
Roy and Cheryl Hull
Keeli Cullen and class
Erik Burger
Patty Burchell
LEED Brothers Productions


2020 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Willow 3/08 14:06:00 14
Yentna 3/08 19:08:00 14 3/08 19:13:00 14 0h 5m 5h 2m 8.34 42
Skwentna 3/09 00:15:00 14 3/09 05:01:00 14 4h 46m 5h 2m 5.96 30
Finger Lake 3/09 10:14:00 14 3/09 10:17:00 14 0h 3m 5h 13m 7.67 40
Rainy Pass 3/09 19:02:00 14 3/09 19:06:00 14 0h 4m 8h 45m 3.43 30
Rohn 3/09 23:20:00 14 3/09 23:43:00 14 0h 23m 4h 14m 8.27 35
Nikolai 3/10 13:35:00 14 3/10 18:36:00 14 5h 1m 13h 52m 5.41 75
McGrath 3/11 01:06:00 14 3/11 01:08:00 14 0h 2m 6h 30m 7.38 48
Takotna 3/11 03:49:00 14 3/12 05:45:00 14 25h 56m 2h 41m 6.71 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/12 08:24:00 14 3/12 08:36:00 13 0h 12m 2h 39m 8.68 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/12 21:13:00 13 3/13 04:42:00 12 7h 29m 12h 37m 5.79 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/13 15:07:00 12 3/13 23:34:00 10 8h 27m 10h 25m 6.72 ✔ ✔ 70
Galena 3/14 06:20:00 10 3/14 08:37:00 10 2h 17m 6h 46m 7.39 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/14 17:29:00 10 3/14 21:46:00 10 4h 17m 8h 52m 4.17 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/15 03:45:00 10 3/15 08:56:00 9 5h 11m 5h 59m 7.86 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/15 21:19:00 9 3/16 03:20:00 9 6h 1m 12h 23m 6.86 ✔ ✔ 85
Koyuk 3/16 21:04:00 9 3/17 00:35:00 9 3h 31m 17h 44m 5.08 ✔ ✔ 90
Elim 3/17 08:09:00 9 3/17 09:02:00 9 0h 53m 7h 34m 6.34 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/17 16:56:00 9 3/18 00:56:00 9 8h 0m 7h 54m 5.82 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/18 08:54:00 9 3/18 08:56:00 8 0h 2m 7h 58m 6.90 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/18 11:52:09 8 2h 56m 7.50 ✔ ✔ 22