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Matt Hall

Bib Number: 17
Hometown: Two Rivers, Alaska
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Biography

Matt Hall, 30, 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 31 Alaskan Huskies. For the last 13 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 4th Iditarod of 2022.

Sponsors

Bema Electronics INC.
Alaska Icefield Expedition
Sea Fare Pacific
Boundary Fur Sewing

Bush Alaska Expeditions

Dog Sponsors: Metta Canez, Suzanne M Snyder, Diana Harper and Family, Marcie Bresson, Betty Anne Miller, Barbara Hartman, Deborah Davis, Ray Tonglee, McQuat Family, Luke Ashworth, Zink Family, Patricia AnneLikos, and Mary Ann Capps.

Awards

Most Inspirational Musher

2021 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Deshka Landing N 3/07 14:30:00 14
Skwentna N 3/07 20:45:00 14 3/07 20:51:00 14 0h 6m 6h 15m 10.72 67
Finger Lake N 3/08 04:51:00 14 3/08 04:57:00 14 0h 6m 8h 0m 5.00 40
Rainy Pass N 3/08 12:30:00 14 3/08 12:36:00 14 0h 6m 7h 33m 3.97 30
Rohn N 3/08 16:41:00 14 3/09 00:42:00 13 8h 1m 4h 5m 8.57 ✔ 35
Nikolai N 3/09 12:28:00 13 3/09 12:50:00 13 0h 22m 11h 46m 6.37 ✔ 75
McGrath N 3/10 00:16:00 13 3/11 01:27:00 10 25h 11m 11h 26m 4.20 ✔ ✔ 48
Ophir N 3/11 06:34:00 10 3/11 11:33:00 10 4h 59m 5h 7m 8.01 ✔ ✔ 41
Iditarod N 3/12 02:41:00 10 3/12 02:52:00 10 0h 11m 15h 8m 5.29 ✔ ✔ 80
Ophir S 3/12 19:05:00 10 3/13 03:04:00 9 7h 59m 16h 13m 4.93 ✔ ✔ 80
McGrath S 3/13 08:44:00 9 3/14 09:07:00 9 23h 23m 5h 40m 7.24 ✔ ✔ 41
Nikolai S 3/14 15:13:00 9 3/14 21:11:00 9 5h 58m 6h 6m 7.87 ✔ ✔ 48
Rohn S 3/15 12:16:00 9 3/15 16:53:00 9 4h 37m 15h 5m 4.97 ✔ ✔ 75
Rainy Pass S 3/15 21:17:00 9 3/15 21:22:00 9 0h 5m 4h 24m 7.95 ✔ ✔ 35
Finger Lake S 3/16 05:54:00 9 3/16 05:57:00 9 0h 3m 8h 32m 3.52 ✔ ✔ 30
Skwentna S 3/16 11:04:00 9 3/16 19:04:00 9 8h 0m 5h 7m 7.82 ✔ ✔ 40
Deshka Landing S 3/17 03:02:48 9 7h 58m 8.41 ✔ ✔ 67