A word from our President and Vice-President, Amanda and Cathy:
Thank you to all the handlers, teams and dogs who signed up for the 2018 Two Rivers 100 and 200 races!
For Set Up of Check Points!
U.S. Army at Fort Wainwright. (The soldiers who came out and helped with the this race DEPLOY next week; be safe and come back home soon!)
Chandler Pate, Jonathan Herndon, Brandon Pride, Roberto Perez, Jorge Valenzuela, Bryce McGraw, Nathan Weed, Alec Clarke, Shepard and Tyler Herbrandson. Nick and Amanda Smith. Cindy at PVS. Jeff Ward and Charile Shoesmaker for wood, Paul and Ila Shone for Straw. Amanda Smith for painting all the new signs for the club and making the new flags for the all road crossing.
Barb Moore, Dr. Dee and Alex, Cathy Turinsky, Chantelle Chase
Nick Smith, Brandon Pride, Elliott McBride, Mike Foote, Dr. Jerry Vanek, Amanda Smith, Kathi Feilder, Chatanika Lodge Staff and Ron & Shirley. Jewel Bennette, Scott Chesney. Aliy Zirkle for the trial report at the Mushers meeting. Amanda Smith, Nick Smith as trail sweep from Chatanika.
Two Rivers Lodge:
Wes Brightman, Krista, Bart Stewart, Cathy Turinsky, Dr. Dee, Meg and other vet students, Scott Chesney, Tami, Madison & Mykena Earle, Libby, Abby & Frannie Nelson, & Allison
Jewel Bennett, Rick Armstrong, Larry Jackson, Roberto Perez, Sylke & Silvia, Alex from Animal House Vet, Scott Chesney, Becky and Alex Alexander, Cindy, Holly, Karen for keeping us fueled with coffee, David Hamilton. Wes Brightman. Dr. Dee and Alex and Dr Jerry Vanek.
Angel Creek Lodge:
Mike Foote, Sebastian Schnuelle, Scott Chesney, Krista, Dr. Becky Childs, Steve
Verbanac and family at Angle Creek, Emily Rosenblatt, Brenda Mackey, Dr. Jerry Vanek
Jewel Bennett, Chris Waigl, Rick Armstrong, Scott Chesney, Juile Boyce, Anka Peterson, Larry Jackson and family, Amanda Smith, Libby Nelson and family, Cathy Turinsky Mari Troshynski, Karen Greer and Holly Hines at PVS, Ed & Leslie, David Hamilton, Wendy Brightman. Amanda Brooks. Matt Zucker, Eric Zucker, Dr Dee.
Web updates: Chris Waigl and Mari Troshynski
Bart Stewart, Abbie West, Ryne Olson, Tom Huntington and Tom Lesatz, Ketil Ritan, Aliy Zirkle, Judy Currier
All the check points: Chatanika Lodge, Two Rivers Lodge and Pleasant Valley Store and Angle Creek.
Special Volunteer Awards:
Jewel for making sure everyone started on time, and all her work at PVS
Mike Foote for his help at the mine road crossing and help at Angle Creek and his snow machine.
Chantelle Chase for getting everyone parked and in the right place.
Tami Earle and family for handling the road crossing at TR Lodge and checking out teams. Kathy Fecke, Charolette Davis, Cathy Turinsky, Amanda Smith, Ed and Leslie for manning the 27 Mile road crossing.
Ryne Olson for letting Nick and Amanda use her snow machine trailer to get the machine to Chatanika Lodge.
David Hamilton and Bart Stewart for picking up almost all the trail markers already for the entire race!!
Nick Smith for painting 500 markers by himself when the club was in need of them before the race.
Eric Milender for being so nice and letting Nick Smith use his snow machine so Nick could trail sweep.
Aliy Zirkle for buying markers herself and putting them on the trail so it was marked well.
Abbie West for her years and years of dedication and service to the trail and club, we wish her the best in her future endeavors as she moved on from the club for a while. She will still be on the trail ski joring and enjoying Two Rivers. Abbie we love you and will miss you. All the best.
Special thanks to the board:
Rod Boyce, Ryne Olson, Matt Hall and Amanda Brooks, Amanda Smith, Cathy Turinsky, and Emily Rosenblatt.
Musher recognitions awarded at the finishers banquet:
Vet Choice awards:
Jennifer LaBar for the 100.
Shaynee Traska for the 200.
Lia Amundsen for the 100.
Chase Tingle for the 200.
And also Shaynee Traska for the 200.
Christine Roalofs for the 100.
Laura Allaway for the 200.
As you see it takes a village to make a race happen. A lot of moving parts and some how, some way, it all came together. Thank you to everyone that helped, the fantastic community we are a part of and all positive attitudes out there on the trial!