White Mountain - Safety - Nome and BOP

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Re: White Mountain - Safety - Nome and BOP

Postby klmobile » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:00 am

I think the mushers on the trail from WM will be allowed to finish COHusky, I haven't read anything about them being withdrawn.
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Re: White Mountain - Safety - Nome and BOP

Postby COHusky » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:33 am

here is a fb fan video of sarah's finish in nome
https://www.facebook.com/9426542/posts/ ... 385921675/
kind of long, but it shows the team crossing the finish and includes an interview with sarah
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Re: White Mountain - Safety - Nome and BOP

Postby mira » Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:34 am

emwcee wrote:In the interview she said that the dogs wanted to run but no one wanted to lead, so she had to be the lead dog. I heard somewhere that she walked 100 miles. I hope she gets the mushers choice award.


That's impressive..I'm kind of not surprised, the dogs were trotting but they didn't seem focused and were a bit all over the place. Of course, many are a bit confused by the people and lights, but it was early Sunday morning, it wasn't that big crowd.

I also had some luck so I watched Anja cross the line as well. Blair has also finished, only four left on trail.

I doubt they will withdraw any musher left on trail. I can't remember they have pulled the plug on any teams after they have arrived in WM, as long as the last one, Victoria, don't intend of staying way more than eight hours at WM.
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Re: White Mountain - Safety - Nome and BOP

Postby mira » Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:48 am

It just crossed my mind, this will be the first time in some years that there are still mushers on trail during the award ceremony. It starts in 5.5 hours. Jeremy Keller is passed Safety and will most likely make it. Kristin might arrive during, but I doubt it. Cindy has 44 miles to cover. Victoria may leave WM four hours before it starts..

I guess the volunteer pot luck will have some mushers this year.
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Re: White Mountain - Safety - Nome and BOP

Postby fladogfan » Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:04 pm

Victoria is out of WM.
Jeremy just came into chute.
Kristin Bacon a nearing Safety.
Worried about Cindy, still parked at 944, says last update was over 6 hours ago. Is she really there? Has her gps broken?
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Re: White Mountain - Safety - Nome and BOP

Postby libby the lab » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:33 pm

Cindy G is moving!
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Re: White Mountain - Safety - Nome and BOP

Postby flowerpower » Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:16 pm

Mira, I was thinking the same thing. When is the last time not all were in for the banquet? :?
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Re: White Mountain - Safety - Nome and BOP

Postby fladogfan » Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:45 pm

2009 and wasn't that the year they got snowed in in Nome? Gatekeeper was there, think she went to RL banquet.

2010 was year moose, JB, me, Gatekeeper and Bullwinkle went to Nome. I purposely went after the winner came in just to go to the RL banquet. Remember itc changed rules and forced mushers back on the trail to drop out? We were not pleased..
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Re: White Mountain - Safety - Nome and BOP

Postby Mushkraut » Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:12 pm

2019 Banquet Awards:

Most Improved Musher Award: Paige Drobny
Sportsmanship Award: Mats Pettersson
Most Inspirational Musher Award: Lance Mackey
Herbie Nayokpuk Memorial Award: Aaron Peck
Golden Clipboard Award: Rohn and Eagle Island
Leonhard Seppala Humanitarian Award: Aliy Zirkle
Golden Harness Award: Morrow, a 7-year-old female dog on Pete Kaiser’s team
Rookie of the Year Award: Ed Hopkins
Fastest Time from Safety to Nome: Wade Marrs
Red Lantern Award: TBD (Hardwick or Gallea)

Prizes for teams that arrived first to certain checkpoints:
Spirit of Alaska Award: Nicolas Petit
GCI Dorothy G. Page Halfway Award: Aliy Zirkle
First Musher to the Yukon Award: Nicolas Petit
Fish First Award: Pete Kaiser
Gold Coast Award: Nicolas Petit
Achieve More Award: Pete Kaiser
Official Truck Award: Pete Kaiser

I personally think that the "Most Inspirational Musher Award" should have gone to Sarah Stokey, not someone who described his race as a "snooze and booze cruise".
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Re: White Mountain - Safety - Nome and BOP

Postby flowerpower » Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:04 am

Thanks Mush! :D
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