Meet the Team

Nathan introduces you to his teammates and partners on the trail:

 The Main Race Team


Bandit

bandit (2)*born in 2009
*Beargrease and Iditarod finisher

Bandit is the real deal.  He’s fast, strong, and eats anything, anytime! If I had to say one bad thing about this beast, it’s that he’s stubborn, very stubborn. But, when he races he never argues , he just gets the job done! Bandit has finished in lead in two Beargrease wins and in our rookie Iditarod.  One memory that sticks out about Bandit that I will never forget is from the White Mountain checkpoint in our first Iditarod.  We were 925 miles into the race and I had just fed, watered, and bedded down the dogs and was headed into the checkpoint to do the same for myself.  I took one last look back at my team as I headed up the hill and I 2012-04-13 02.25.53noticed Bandit still standing there not resting.  So I walked back down the hill and told him that it was okay to nap now!  From White Mountain to Nome he gave me the ride of a lifetime and earned us Rookie of the Year!  A hip injury in 2015 forced me to drop him halfway through Beargrease and Iditarod, but I guarantee he is healthy and ready for 2016! Bandit is thrilled to be sponsored by B&B Corner Bar formally located at Timberline RV Park, now at Lotts Landing Campground.

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 Bambi

bambie3*born spring 2012

This girl was robbed of both the Iditarod and Beargrease last season due to a last minute, but routine, surgery.  This is Pippi’s sister and they are about the same type of dog… they don’t back down from anybody!  I can’t wait to get this girl back in the saddle! Bambi is sponsored by returning sponsor Doug Gould!

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 Bernie

bernie (3)*born fall of 2013
*Google and Dig puppy

This dog is another real deal! I love this guy! Bernie is the smartest two year old I’ve ever owned.  He’s already leading and I have him penciled in the starting lineup for this year’s races! Bernie is sponsored by Mike Maranda! Thanks Mike!

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Donald

donald*two year old
*brother to Mickey and Goofy

Donald is a shy and relaxed kind of dog.  He’s mellow, which is perfect for me! I’m super excited to see the potential that this dog has! Donald is super excited to be sponsored by Pheasant’s Plus this season!

 

 

 

 


Fillmore

filmore*born to Coors and Suzy
*born fall of 2010
* part of the Cars litter

Fillmore is my main leader.  He is hard driving and focused.  Speed is his weakness, but steadiness is his strength!  This dog can hold a pace like no other for hours and days on end and never slows down.  He is a two time Iditarod finisher in lead.  He’s also won Beargrease for me two times! He’s not a very big dog, but he has a very big heart! Fillmore is sponsored by Jen Reiter again this year!

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Freezer

freezer*two year old
*littermate to Frozen and Fridge

Not a big girl, but a happy girl!  She is a cute little black dog with a few white speckles on her feet!  Unlike her mother Lucy, Freezer is reserved, laid back, and by far the best gaited dog in the kennel! Freezer is excited to be sponsored by Pat Christofferson!

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 Frozen

Frozen1*born fall of 2013
*Lucy and Reach puppy

Shy and smooth is her deal! Frozen is a nice traveling dog.  She is hard-working and with a little more time in training she is going to be good! Frozen is excited to be sponsored by Larry and Deb Sherman this year! Thanks Deb & Larry!

 

 

 

 

 


 Goofy

goofy8*Miss Sally’s son
*born summer of 2013

This dog has all the angles in his build and a gait that I love.  I can’t wait to see this guy cruising down the trail this winter!  Goofy is available to Sponsor!

 

 

 

 

 


 Google

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*born 2009

*multiple Beargrease and Iditarod finishes

Google’s father is the famous Hobo from Lance Mackey’s kennel.  This is the only dog, who at six, has never seen even a minor injury!  He can pull hard and travel fast.  A perfect sled dog.  He’s a father now too!  Look out: there are Google pups coming up! Tracy Morrow is Google’s special sponsor this year!

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Grizzly

grizzley*three years old
*a Achillies and Lucy pup

I’ve been saving this guy for this season.  He did all of the training last year, but I decided not to race him and give him one more year to grow up!  He’s a bit shy, but overall he’s a good quality sled dog! Grizzly is howling proud to announce he is being sponsored by Sarah Reif, a returning sponsor, this year!

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 Lightning

Lightning*part of the Cars litter
*Iditarod finisher

Lightning is like a grumpy old man!  He’s crabby, aggressive, stubborn and hates others… but he loves me!  He’s a part time leader and actually led us across the finish line at last year’s Iditarod… so I named him the MVP of Iditarod 2015.  He’s at a perfect age, and I think he will notch it up even more this season. Jim and Teresa Spicer, returning sponsors, are helping Lightning get to the starting line this season!

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Maple 

maple4*two year old
*a Chevy and Pippi pup

This is my Filmore replica… Maple looks like Filmore, moves like Filmore, and acts like Filmore!  I can’t wait to see if my Filmore replica is as good as the original Filmore! Lori and Don Gimple are sponsoring Maple this year! Thanks so much!

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 Mickey

mickey*two year old
*Miss Sally’s puppy

This is a joyful dog! He is fun to be around and his attitude reminds me of his mother!  I’m pretty sure Mickey will be race ready this winter.  With a few more trail miles, this guy will be ready! Mickey’s special fans are Roger and Sandy Severson this year!

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 Miss Sally

Miss Sally*part of the Cars litter (the only female!)
*two time Iditarod finisher

At four years old last season, she was almost ready to take the team in her own hand (paw!), but I decided that this season would be the year she takes over as my main leader!  She is a cutie with a super sweet personality.  I made the mistake of never running her in the Beargrease, but she already has several Iditarod finishes under her belt! She’s a keeper! Miss Sally is being sponsored by the Lingell Family, returning sponsors, this season! She thanks them for their support!

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 Sheriff

sheriff*born fall of 2010
*part of the Cars litter
*multiple Beargrease and Iditarod finishes

Sheriff is a good all around dog!  He can lead or run anywhere in the team, as long as he is running it doesn’t matter to him where he is! He has finished multiple Beargrease races and now multiple Iditarods.  Sheriff is one of my best, as well as one of my favorites! The Slettom Family is helping Sheriff head down the trail this year! Thanks for the support!

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  Buffy

buffy*two year old
* a Quest and Google pup

Buffy is a very curious dog!  Brumbly, who is our pet Australian Shepard, loves to pick on her!  I think the reason Brumbly picks on her is because she knew that Buffy is a dominant dog.  This dog is unbelievable!  She may be young, but race fans may get a look at her soon! Buffy is being sponsored by Elizabeth Reif this season! She promises to make you proud!

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  Nala

nala*two year old
*Achillies’ daughter

In my opinion, Nala has the best structure a sled dog could have! She has a long back, long legs, and a beautiful black and tan coat.  Since she is young, she may have to be find tuned this season before I consider racing her.  I like my chances in the future with this girl! Thank you to the Cameron Family for sponsoring Nala this season!

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 Snip

snip8*two year old
*a Quest and Google pup

He is an interesting dog.  He doesn’t like anything new around him!  He is a big, beautiful dog who looks just like his mom Quest.  I hope he is better than his parents… but those are some big shoes to fill! Sponsor Me!

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 Yoda

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*two year old
*Achilles’ pup

I hope this boy can be as good as his dad in the future.  That is a tough request to make, but if anyone can do it, Yoda can! Yoda is sponsored by the Vatne Family this year! Thanks for your continued support!

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THE YEARLINGS: 


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Finn 

*Google/Kenia puppy

Fin is such a gentle puppy, he is so easy to handle and follows direction so well. He has very long legs! He runs and pulls well; I hope his body catches up to his legs. He has brother and sisters all over the MN mushing world!  Open for Sponsorship!


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Han Solo 

*Jockamo/Lucy pup

He was able to live with Chilly Dogs and Jake Hway last winter!  He is definitely a runt: he is a small dog, and he reminds me of Jockamo, his dad. He has super high energy, and is always ready to go. He loves his new place. He seems to love to pull and does it well. He never stops trying. Sponsor Me!

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Chewy 

*Jockamo/Lucy pup

He was also able to live with Chilly Dogs and Jake Hway last winter!  He is very energetic, he is very well built. A little smaller than most of my other dogs. I get a kick out of him, he has a fun personality. He is so excited he barks for the first two miles of the run. He is the best gaited puppy from last year. Sponsor Me!

 

 



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Ruby 

*Quest/Metro puppy

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She is one of sweetest and smartest girls I have ever had. She comes when she is called. She is always running up to me and hanging out with me and she loves to get hugs.  Sponsor Me!

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Miss Sally Litter: Born August 1, 2016

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Arlo

He is built like a brick, really strong and lean. He has beautiful markings. He is very gentle and one of the kids favorites to play with.   Sponsor Me!.


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Nixon

He is really energetic: he is always the one tackling his siblings and the kids! He has to try to keep up with his sister, she is bigger than he is!  This cutie is open for sponsorship!..


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Nora

She is the biggest pup and is destined for greatness. She is very energetic, loves to run and play, and will not sit still! She is the leader of the pack -always moving.  Carolyn Ezzell is getting all the snuggles from this girl this season!

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Olive

She is super sweet, gentle, and one of the smallest in the team.  Sponsor Me!

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Quin

He is super laid back, and likes to be held. He will sit still for hugs and belly rubs. He likes to be next to people, and will follow us around the yard. He loves to play with the kids. Sponsor Me!.


BABIES:

Nala Litter

Born June 2017

Tanner

Tanner

Toby

Toby

Tucker

Tucker

Dakota

Dakota

Niskie

Niskie

Oshie

Oshie

Ziggy

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Roger

Roger

Rome

Rome

Dublin

Dublin

Leigha Litter

Born July 2017

Brady

Brady

Arrow

Arrow

James

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Hunter

Hunter

Bella

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Zoey

Zoey