Meet the Athletes of Redington Mushing
2022 Race Team- These are the dogs that will be hitting the trail during this winter's races.
Select a dog to read their bio.
Shadow and Boo
*BOTH DOGS ARE STILL AVAILABLE TO SPONSOR* Shadow and Boo are both 4 1/2 years old. These two are SUPERSTAR leaders that are owned by Dennis Kananowicz. They have raced the Fur Rondy, Copper Basin 300, Kusko 300 and the Iditarod. Boo also ran on our 2021 Kubuk 440 team. This pair is VERY smart and they love to run FAST! Thank you Dennis for letting these two be a part of our team this coming winter.
*Willy is SPONSORED by LINDA KLEIN* Willy is a 4 year old and one of the BIGGEST dogs by size but also by appetite we have. On our epic adventure during the wind storms of the 2021 Kubuk 440 this guy helped lead our team. I am honored to have him on our team this season, he is friendly, smart and has fantastic energy paired with a smooth trot.
*Henry is SPONSORED by TAMMY, BRUCE and TIFFANY CASION. They say "Lead follow or get out of the way...that's our Henry, leading the way to the finish line!"* Henry was last year's MVP!! He lead the team in EVERY race and excelled in the Iditarod (leading the team the WHOLE way to Nome). Henry is a speical dog that draws people in as he runs. Maybe it is because is smiles a lot when he is out front setting the pace :) Henry's brother Colt also run on our team.
*Earhart is SPONSORED by DEBBIE SENGSAVATH. She picked Earhart because "he is full of promise and found a special place in my heart.". "Earhart is a superstar! Last year when he was a yearling he raced the Jr. Iditarod and won the best lead dog award. As a rookie he impressed everyone! Earhart is known for his calm demeanor when he is not mushing and his love for kids.
*Ghost is SPONSORED by TERRY and JEANNIE SCOTT from Anniston, AL. "We are super excited to sponsor Ghost!"* Ghost is a sweet girl with a bit of attitude (take your eyes off her for a moment and she chews her neckline). She is small is stature but makes up for her size in heart- she is a steady dog that regularly leads our team.
*Splint is SPONSORED by JEWELER OF THE NORTH SHORE - Downtown Lutsen, MN. "Splint is our “gem” of the North Shore."* Splint is becoming a great leader. He was part of Ryan's championship Kobuk 440 team in 2019 and is the only dog in the kennel with bi-colored eyes (one blue and one brown).
*Quigely is SPONSORED by JOHN KNOWLES from California.* Quigely is 2 yrs old and crazy to go! She drives really hard and pulls to increase the teams' pace. She is really athletic and has a smooth gait. I am super excited to see what she does for the team this year!
*DARNELL is SPONSORED by ROZALYN ELLIOTT* Darnell is 4 years old. He is an Iditarod vetern and has a good work ethic- he loves his job as a sled dog. He is a teammate that is cheers the whole team on. I am excited that Darnell has joined our team from our good friend Dennis' kennel, I can't wait to see what this dog teaches me.
*Jocker has been SPONSORED by GREG KLEIN* Joker is 4 1/2 years old. He is a LARGE guy and is eager to run when he is on the team. Joker has a lot of race experience and is a fabulous eater (a VERY desirable quality). If ever there was an eating competition, I would put my money on him! Besides eating, Joker also enjoys having his belly scratched.
*CLOUD is SPONSORED by ANNI SERENI from Tybee Island, GA* Anni says after having meet Cloud the summer of 2021 in Girdwood "I am even more proud to be your sponsor, you are a beautifully wonderful dog Cloud." Cloud is the biggest female on the team. She has the perfect gait, and makes pulling look effortless. This girl is a POWERHOUSE!! Cloud is always happy and loves meeting new people, especially children. She finished on last year's Iditarod team and was on the winning Beargrease team.
*DANE is SPONSORED by GUNNER FEUERBORN from OKC* Dane is a dog that can run pretty much anywhere in the team, he gets along with all of his teammates. Whenever Dane sees you, he watches your every move because he never wants to miss out on any food or fun. Dane has tremendous attitude! He is always happy and he is super friendly. Last year Dane finished with me in Nome and I look for him to be even better on the team this year with the experience he got in Iditarod.
*KEVIN is SPONSORED by THE MANSKE FAMILY* Kevin is part of the Minion litter (Bob, Stuart and Margo) and will be 3 years old this February. He's a smooth trotter who takes his job seriously.
*STILL AVAILABLE* Wildfire is a yearling from a Smokey x Noorvik litter. This young pup has a lengthy trot. He has a bright future as he is constantly on the move!
*SINGE is SPONSORED by THE BURRUSS FAMILY from Garner, NC* Singe, this girl is one of the smartest dogs in the kennel. She is always ready to go and quick to learn. Singe has a beautiful run and in time I look for her to be one of our leaders.
*STILL AVAILABLE* Elvis is 2 yrs old and out of Smokey x Kotzebue. This is one of the bigger dogs in the yard. He raced Iditarod in 2020 with the Berrington's. Elvis has a hug heart and is a powerhouse (always banging in his harness to GO!). This guy is going to be a great addition to our team.
*STILL AVAILABLE* Sherman is 2 yrs old. This guy is a little shy but warms up quickly. He is BIG and TALL and STRONG! Sherman brings speed to the team and will push the others as he leads us down the trail.
*STILL AVAILABLE* Quebec is a 2 yr old female who is SOOOOO friendly (maybe too friendly, if that is possible). When you approach her she often jumps to greet you. Quebec is full of talent and is quick to draw you in with her smiles and wiggles.
*Quetzel is SPONSORED by MARGIE BAUMAN* Quetzel is a 2 yr old female. She is big in size and is such a lover. She is always happy. This dog is crazy to go when it is game time, and she is often teamed up with Elvis when we are mushing. Just like her sisters (who all start with the letter Q) she is a great eater!
*STILL AVAILABLE* Stuart is a young playful pup. Much like his littermates Margo, Kevin and Bob he is a hard working team member that is a joy to watch run.
*Rivet is SPONSORED by WILLIAM, AMANDA and DAKOTA GREER from Stamps, Arkansas.* Rivet is a 2 yr old female that ran the Iditarod with the Berrington's. She loves attention and being pet. Although she is laid back in the kennel she is super focused and she is learning to lead. I look for Rivet to make the 2021 Iditarod team!
*Bolt is SPONSORED by SUSAN CRAIG from Oklahoma City, OK* Bolt is named after Olympic athlete and world record holder Usain Bolt. He often runs in lead. This dog loves being loved on and enjoys getting and giving hugs.
*Melvin is SPONSORED by TODD and JILL LAMBRECHT from Eagan, MN* Melvin is a big dog and can sometimes be a troublemaker. He is strong and his power is an asset when running towards the back of the team.
*Colt is SPONSORED by MALCOLM and EVETTE BURROWS from Australia* Colt plays a BIG role in the team. This gentle giant has power that is unmatched. When you watch Colt his smooth trot will stand out. Like his brother Henry he is very friendly. Colt finished on last year's Iditarod team.
*Margot has a SPONSOR. PATTIE WILLIAMS from Westfield, MA said "I fell in love with her sweet face."* Margot is part of the Minion litter (with Bob, Stuart and Kevin). She is full of energy and always has a smile on her face.
*Bob is SPONSORED by BOB HOBSON of Bayside, NY* "Big Bob" is a big guy! He is part of the Minion littler (Stuart, Kevin and Margot) and is fun to watch run. Bob has a flawless gate and a lot of power!
*Sven is SPONSORED by STEVEN from Nantucket Island, MA.* Sven is named after Sven from "Frozen". Sven is becoming a rock star as a sled dog. This does surprise me because his mom is Rumba and his dad is Archer. He is always the first dog to bark and jump to go whenever we take a break on the trail. He loves kids and loves getting his ears scratched. This is his first year of many years I expect to have him on the main team.
*Archer is SPONSORED by the THE DEGENEFFE SISTERS* Archer is the smartest leader we have. He is also one of the smallest dogs in the kennel. Although he is small he is mighty and works hard. Archer has one of the most competitive sides I have ever seen. He loves racing and has won the Beargrease Marathon, Kobuk 440 and the Gunflint (4 years in a row).