Flathead Classic Dog Sled Race

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  • A four-dog team races through the finish line at the Flathead Classic Dog Sled Race on Saturday near Olney.

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    The only junior musher at the event, Harley Dutton races with a four-dog team.

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    A musher directs a four-dog team as it blasts down the trail during the Flathead Classic Dog Sled Race on Saturday near Olney. (Daniel McKay photos/Whitefish Pilot)

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    A group of huskies race through the snow at the Flathead Classic Dog Sled Race on Saturday near Olney.

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    A four-dog team gets off and running at the Flathead Classic Dog Sled Race on Saturday near Olney.

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    Elsa Janney and her huskies race through the course at the Flathead Classic Dog Sled Race on Saturday near Olney.

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    A skier rides behind his pups during the the Flathead Classic Dog Sled Race on Saturday near Olney.

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    A pair of eager dogs pull a skier on the first day of the Flathead Classic Dog Sled Race on Saturday near Olney.

  • A four-dog team races through the finish line at the Flathead Classic Dog Sled Race on Saturday near Olney.

  • 1

    The only junior musher at the event, Harley Dutton races with a four-dog team.

  • 2

    A musher directs a four-dog team as it blasts down the trail during the Flathead Classic Dog Sled Race on Saturday near Olney. (Daniel McKay photos/Whitefish Pilot)

  • 3

    A group of huskies race through the snow at the Flathead Classic Dog Sled Race on Saturday near Olney.

  • 4

    A four-dog team gets off and running at the Flathead Classic Dog Sled Race on Saturday near Olney.

  • 5

    Elsa Janney and her huskies race through the course at the Flathead Classic Dog Sled Race on Saturday near Olney.

  • 6

    A skier rides behind his pups during the the Flathead Classic Dog Sled Race on Saturday near Olney.

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    A pair of eager dogs pull a skier on the first day of the Flathead Classic Dog Sled Race on Saturday near Olney.

The Flathead Classic Sled Dog Race hosted a record 54 entries in last weekend’s sled dog races held at the at Dog Creek Lodge & Nordic Center near Olney.

Competitions included 12-dog, eight-dog, six-dog, four-dog, four-dog junior, two-dog skijoring, one-dog skijoring and one-dog fat bike.

The first day’s times for the 12 and eight-dog classes were not used because all of the mushers went on the wrong trail and ended up having to have assistance to get back. The second day’s finishes were picture perfect for the 12 and eight-dog teams.

First place finisher in the 12-dog class was Clayton Perry of Power, Montana. First place in the six-dog was Eric Marsden of Canada, and gold also went to four-dog winner Mary Wellborn.

The 12-dog teams raced for 43 miles, four-dog and two-dog skijoring traveled 4.5 miles and one-dog skijoring went 2.5 miles.

Musher name Class # dogs Day 1 Day 2 Total

1. Clayton Perry 12 11 4:55:06 4:55:06

2. Josi Thyr 12 12 5:02:08 5:02:08

3. Cindy Gallea 12 10 5:08:39 5:08:39

4. Gabe Dunham 12 11 5:11:43 5:11:43

5. Lynn Dohrmann 12 9 5:27:02 5:27:02

6. Jacob McCowan 12 12 5:40:39 5:40:39

7. Roy Etnire 12 11 5:44:28 5:44:28

1. Matt Hamel 8 8 6:50:55 6:50:55

1. Ruthann Lee 2 Skij. 2 23:10 25:40 48:50

2. Dan Hanks 2 Skij. 1 25:20 25:13 50:33

3. Mary Welborn 2 Skij. 2 26:09 25:43 51:52

4. Travis Cummings 2 Skij. 1 26:28 29:38 56:06

5. Teresa Petterson 2 Skij. 1 30:53 30:53 63:51

6. Elsa Janney 2 Skij. 2 41:20 35:20 76:40

1. Eric Marsden 6 6 1:34:34 1:36:55 3:11:29

2. Geneva Lyon 6 6 1:40:00 1:43:11 3:23:11

3. Jenny Roddewig 6 6 1:43:08 2:00:03 3:43:11

4. Ann Stead 6 6 1:44:00 2:03:18 3:47:18

5. Tina Steen 6 5 1:54:34 1:56:52 3:51:26

6. Donna Patrick 6 6 1:54:46 1:57:42 3:52:28

7. Steve Riggs 6 6 1:54:34 1:59:38 3:54:12

8. Jane Devlin 6 6 1:53:36 2:03:48 3:57:24

9. Don McGourty 6 6 2:03:46 1:53:36 4:02:17

10. Jean Wise 6 6 2:03:40 2:00:05 4:03:45

1. Mikki Douglass 1 Skij. 1 12:27:00 8:52 17:55

2. Georgia Hall 1 Skij. 1 12:35:00 11:25 22:50

3. Lisa Vinge 1 Skij. 1 12:33:00 11:53 23:13

4. Teresa Petterson 1 Skij. 1 12:25:00 12:15 24:52

5. Mary Welborn 1 Skij. 1 12:29:00 13:40 30:40

6. Lauren Peterson 1 Skij. 1 12:31:00 19:15 40:04

1. Mikki Douglas 1 Bike 12:50:00 15:10 26:56

2. Danielle Hebbs 1 Bike 12:53:00 W/D W/D

3. Dawn Fouts 1 Bike 12:51:00 14:41 38:21

4. Jenny Howard 1 Bike 12:52:00 14:11 44:54

1. Mary Welborn 4 4 24:23 24:50 49:13

2. Dan Hanks 4 4 26:54 27:32 54:26

3. Tim Curley 4 4 26:25 32:29 58:54

4. Sarah Parr 4 4 29:41 30:48 1:00:29

4. Brandi Williamson 4 4 30:05 32:22 1:02:27

6. Sharon Nuckols 4 4 30:17 35:33 1:05:50

7. Kim Stanley 4 4 31:53 34:58 1:06:51

8. Mike Roddewig 4 4 31:38 36:08 1:07:46

9. Butch Parr 4 4 31:15 39:15 1:10:30

10. Jenny Swain 4 4 37:35 43:37 1:21:12

Harley Dutton 4 JR 4 25:55 1:04:52 1:30:47

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