The Iditarod is excited to welcome Gregg Vitello to the 2023 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Gregg is from Milan, New Hampshire and has been mushing for about 25 years as he was drawn to the idea of spending time with his dogs in the wilderness, along with his wife and family. Gregg Vitello is the father of Bailey Vitello, who announced his Rookie Iditarod entry in September of this year. Gregg took a few years off from running to help support Bailey’s team and training and now he is back to racing. “Being back on the sled again these past few years, building my own team with my now adult son, has been one of the most gratifying things I have experienced in my life,” says Vitello.
The Iditarod Trail Committee looks forward to welcoming more veteran and rookie mushers to compete in the 51st version of The Last Great Race on Earth®. All mushers that apply to compete in the Iditarod must first go through the qualifying review board before their entry is officially accepted for the Race. Stay tuned as our competitive field continues to grow until the close of registration on November 30, 2022.