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Anna Hennessy

Hometown: Willow, Alaska


Born a winter lover, Anna first stepped on the runners of a dogsled on a blustery lake in northern Minnesota and knew that her life was forever changed. She began working with sled dogs in both Minnesota and Alaska by guiding dog sled trips and sharing her passion for mushing with others. From 2018 to 2021 she raced and trained with Sawtooth Racing, a kennel owned by good friends in Grand Marais Minnesota. Always dreaming about someday running the Iditarod, Anna decided to make the dream a reality and moved to Alaska in 2022 to race and train for Iditarod with Shameless Huskies Kennel. Anna completed her Iditarod qualifying races in 2023. When not training and racing dogs, Anna works as an ER nurse and wilderness guide leading expeditions for teens and fostering the adventurous spirit, resilience and self-empowerment for other young women that she herself learned from years of outdoor pursuits.