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Sydnie Bahl

Hometown: Wasilla, Alaska


Sydnie Bahl was born and raised in Minot, North Dakota. She graduated from the University of North Dakota in 2013 with a doctorate in physical therapy. In 2021, Sydnie and her husband Nick moved to Alaska to follow their dreams of living a life of adventure.

While working as a physical therapist in Alaska, Sydnie met Cindy Abbott. Cindy’s captivating mushing stories ignited a spark in Sydnie, intriguing her with the idea of running a dog team across the Alaskan wilderness. This curiosity led Sydnie to a sled dog tour with Vern Halter at Dream a Dream Sled Dog Farm. The tour was a transformative experience, and Sydnie was immediately hooked.

The very next day, she started working at Dream a Dream Sled Dog Farm and within weeks, she began learning how to run her own dog team.

With a newfound passion and determination, Sydnie continues to race and train with Vern Halter’s Dream a Dream Sled Dog Farm. Her journey from a physical therapist to an Iditarod contender is a testament to her adventurous spirit and unwavering dedication.