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2021 Iditarod » Mushers » Will Troshynski

Will Troshynski

Bib Number: 27
Hometown: Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
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Biography

Will, 35 was born in Wyoming but raised in Alaska. He was honored to learn to mush and be mentored by Martin Buser in 2000 and 2001 when he ran his first Jr. Iditarod. Martin passed on the very highest standards of dog care which shaped Will’s mushing career. Will went on to handle for mushers all across Alaska with a brief four-year hiatus for college in between. Throughout his handling, Will ran multiple 300-mile races, scooped a lot of poop and developed his own sense and philosphy of mushing. In 2017 Will and his spouse Shawn moved to Two Rivers, AK, to start ATAO Kennel. ATAO stands for “Adventure, Truth, Accountability, Onward” which encompasses the ATAO philosophy. ATAO focuses on keeping a small kennel so that each dog gets maximum love and investment. Will has had 18 dogs in training for Iditarod: Annie, Aurora, Belle, Cassidy, Egret, Emmy, Furiosa, Lincoln, Marnie, Max, Mungry, Nala, Ophelia, Rebel, Rey,Rogue, Sundance and Zenyatta. Will is open about his long struggle with depression and mushes to show that you can do big things while coping with mental health issues. Will also happens to be a trans man and races particularly for LGBTQ + youth. The motto of ATAO Kennel is “Onward”.

Sponsors

Out of a Jam Solutions
The Monster Sponsors
ATAO Founding Members
Julia
meencat
Erica Phillips
Jenny Cieplak

Pam and Daryl Darnell
Laurel Alden Brenner
Tim and Julie Goggins
Jeanne and Jerry Troshynski
The Away Team
Morgana's Magicks
The Buddy Brigade


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 14:50:00 14
Skwentna N 3/08 02:46:00 14 3/08 02:57:00 14 0h 11m 11h 56m 5.61 67
Finger Lake N 3/08 08:09:00 14 3/08 13:25:00 14 5h 16m 5h 12m 7.69 40
Rainy Pass N 3/08 17:27:00 14 3/08 17:41:00 14 0h 14m 4h 2m 7.44 30
Rohn N 3/08 23:27:00 14 3/09 08:55:00 14 9h 28m 5h 46m 6.07 ✔ 35
Nikolai N 3/09 23:13:00 14 3/10 08:47:00 14 9h 34m 14h 18m 5.24 ✔ 75
McGrath N 3/10 16:38:00 14 3/11 20:13:00 14 27h 35m 7h 51m 6.11 ✔ ✔ 48
Ophir N 3/12 01:44:00 14 3/12 02:02:00 14 0h 18m 5h 31m 7.43 ✔ ✔ 41
Iditarod N 3/12 17:50:00 14 3/13 06:00:00 14 12h 10m 15h 48m 5.06 ✔ ✔ 80
Ophir S 3/13 21:45:00 14 3/13 21:45:00 14 0h 0m 15h 45m 5.08 ✔ ✔ 80
McGrath S 3/14 04:10:00 14 3/14 14:34:00 14 10h 24m 5h 25m 7.57 ✔ ✔ 41
Nikolai S 3/14 21:52:00 14 3/15 08:43:00 13 10h 51m 7h 18m 6.58 ✔ ✔ 48
Rohn S 3/16 02:22:00 13 3/16 03:21:00 11 0h 59m 17h 39m 4.25 ✔ ✔ 75
Rainy Pass S 3/16 08:29:00 11 3/16 08:40:00 11 0h 11m 5h 8m 6.82 ✔ ✔ 35
Finger Lake S 3/16 21:18:00 11 3/16 21:22:00 11 0h 4m 12h 38m 2.37 ✔ ✔ 30
Skwentna S 3/17 02:51:00 11 3/17 10:55:00 11 8h 4m 5h 29m 7.29 ✔ ✔ 40
Deshka Landing S 3/17 19:57:39 11 9h 2m 7.42 ✔ ✔ 67