Hi Boys and Girls,
Happy Monday! The teams are moving down the trail. The top 3 teams have left Shaktoolik and the next 2 are in Shaktoolik. Nicolas Petit is still in the lead and is about 2 ½ hours ahead of Mitch. Can he hold this lead? The teams should start getting into White Mountain later today or early tomorrow. There they will take their mandatory 8 hour rest. Then it’s only 77 miles to Nome. Who do you think will cross the finish line first?
Currently the top 5 have stayed the same and are:
Joar Leifseth Ulsom
Ray Redington Jr.
The Red Lantern Position is:
Tom Schonberger out of Shageluk
The Rookie of the Year position is:
Matt Hall is in 13th position and is in Unalakleet. Also in Unalakleet and 2 hours behind Matt is rookie Jessie Holmes in 18th position.
Ryan Redington scratched in Kaltag in the best interest of the health and welfare of his team.
The Bristol Bay Native Corporation Fish First Award was awarded to Nicolas Petit for being the first team into Unalakleet. His award is a certificate for 25 pounds of fresh-caught Bristol Bay Salmon and a check for $2000. He will also receive a wood-burned art piece crafted by BBNC artist Apayo Moore.
Hope you’re having a great day today. Keep watching the race to see what happens next.
See you on the trail,