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Eric Kelly

Bib Number: 14
Hometown: Knik , Alaska
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Biography

Eric Kelly age 52, was born in New Haven, Connecticut and grew up in Barnard, Vermont. He spent his younger years hunting, fishing, riding showmachines and exploring the Green Mountains. Later Eric traveled extensively chasing music and adventure before settling in Prescott, Arizona. After a chance vacation to Alaska in 2007, Eric and his wife Laura packed up the family and headed for the ‘Last Frontier’ where he took a job as a sprinkler fitter with Taylor Fire Protection. In 2013 Eric met Jamaican musher Newton Marshall and had the chance to help him prepare for the 2014 Iditarod. This experience created a passion for sled dogs and the sport of mushing. Eric spent the next few winters working with and training Kathleen Fredrick’s ‘Shameless Huskies’ from his property in Knik. In 2018 he decided it was time to start his own kennel and acquired his first 12 sled dogs with the goal of running the Iditarod.

The Daybreak Kennel has grown to over 30 dogs. Over the past several years he has enjoyed training for and running mid-distance races, improving his skill set and bonding with his team of Alaskan huskies. Eric looks forward to taking part in the 50th running of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. A big thank you goes out to his wife and kids, as well as the handlers, sponsors and all who have supported the Daybreak dream. Follow us on Facebook @DayBreakmushing-Eric Kelly or @http//www.Daybreakmushing.com

SPONSORS:
Emerald City Organics
Taylor Fire Protection Services
Borealis Vet Clinic
Big J’s BBQ & Catering
All of Our Dog Sponsors
Gorilla Fireworks


2022 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Willow 3/06 14:24:00 14
Yentna 3/06 18:24:00 14 3/06 21:55:00 14 3h 31m 4h 0m 10.50 42
Skwentna 3/07 01:02:00 14 3/07 06:45:00 14 5h 43m 3h 7m 9.63 30
Finger Lake 3/07 11:32:00 14 3/07 16:56:00 14 5h 24m 4h 47m 8.36 40
Rainy Pass 3/07 20:41:00 14 3/08 03:04:00 14 6h 23m 3h 45m 8.00 30
Rohn 3/08 07:49:00 14 3/08 13:56:00 14 6h 7m 4h 45m 7.37 35
Nikolai 3/09 06:11:00 14 3/09 14:15:00 14 8h 4m 16h 15m 4.62 75
McGrath 3/09 22:16:00 14 3/11 00:10:00 13 25h 54m 8h 1m 5.99 ✔ 48
Ophir 3/11 05:59:00 13 3/11 11:31:00 13 5h 32m 5h 49m 7.05 ✔ 41
Cripple 3/12 02:03:00 13 3/12 09:29:00 13 7h 26m 14h 32m 5.02 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/12 23:39:00 13 3/13 09:40:00 13 9h 1m 14h 10m 4.94 ✔ ✔ 70
Galena 3/13 16:30:00 13 3/14 01:25:00 12 8h 55m 6h 50m 7.32 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/14 07:31:00 12 3/14 13:41:00 12 6h 10m 6h 6m 6.07 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/14 18:23:00 12 3/14 22:15:00 11 3h 52m 4h 42m 10.00 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/15 14:04:00 11 3/16 11:51:00 11 21h 47m 15h 49m 5.37 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/16 18:14:00 11 3/17 10:32:00 11 16h 18m 6h 23m 6.27 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/17 17:07:00 11 3/17 21:38:00 11 4h 31m 6h 35m 7.59 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/18 03:00:00 11 3/18 07:33:00 11 4h 33m 5h 22m 8.94 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/18 17:59:00 11 3/19 11:55:00 11 17h 56m 10h 26m 4.41 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/19 18:14:00 11 3/19 18:18:00 11 0h 4m 6h 19m 8.71 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/19 21:11:11 11 2h 53m 7.63 ✔ ✔ 22