Saturday, March 30, 2024

2024 Kobuk 440 musher roster

As South Central and Interior Alaska becomes a mushy, muddy mess, the Arctic is hanging onto winter and teams are eager to have one final hurrah before Spring truly sets in. The finale of the mid-distance season is upon us and there's a healthy roster on its way to the starting line. The roster is heavy on the mushers from outside the Kotzebue area, with many of the teams being the "new veterans" of dog mushing. 

Also on the roster are two of the three mushers who ended their Iditarod prematurely due to dog deaths - choosing to use the Kobuk as a sort of healing with their team of dogs who deserve to continue running. There are rookies working on finishing their Iditarod qualifiers, and others just wanting to wet their feet (hopefully not literally) in racing.

 Like all of these rosters on the blog, the kennels are represented along with the links of the musher's website and socials. The roster is currently organized alphabetically and will be edited with Bib numbers once they are announced.

Bailey VitelloTeam BaileyWebsiteFacebookInstagram
Eddie Burke, Jr.Off the Rails RacingWebsiteFacebookInstagram
Emily FordShameless HuskiesWebsiteFacebookInstagram
Hunter KeefeRedington's Mush AlaskaWebsiteFacebookInstagram
Isaac TeafordDallas Seavey RacingWebsiteFacebookInstagram
Jessi DowneyAimaagvik KennelFacebookInstagram
Jessie HolmesCan't Stop Racing KennelWebsiteFacebookInstagram
Jim BourquinOrion KennelFacebookInstagram
Kevin HansenHansen KennelFacebookInstagram
Tony BrowningWildstyle RacingFacebookInstagram

Who do you hope to see take home the top prize? Who are you cheering for? Comment below with your thoughts!

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