Jeff DeeterHometown: Fairbanks, Alaska
Meet the Dog Team: https://blacksprucedogsledding.com/meet-the-dogs/
Jeff Deeter, 35, is back for his seventh Iditarod. After taking last year off to support his wife, KattiJo, with her successful run to Nome, Jeff is looking to best his previous 12th-place finish from 2021. “This team is comprised of our best, most experienced race veterans, and with the exception of only a couple team members, all have been to Nome multiple times over the last handful of years.”
After running his first Iditarod in 2008, at the age of 19, Jeff took ten years away from the race to focus on building a home and business in Fairbanks, Alaska. Together with his wife, they own and operate Black Spruce Dog Sledding, a year-round tour business, focused on educating people about the sport and lifestyle of long-distance dog mushing. In addition to Iditarod, Jeff has also run numerous other races around the state of Alaska. In 2023, he ran the Kuskokwim 300 and Kobuk 440 for the first time, winning the Humanitarian Award in both races.