Maurice Andrews Wins His Fourth Local Sled Dog Race Of The Season

Feb 26, 2018

Bethel musher Maurice Andrews takes first in the February 50 sled dog race on February 24, 2018.
Credit Madelene Reichard / Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race

Bethel musher Maurice Andrews is on fire. On Saturday he took first in the February 50 sled dog race, marking his fourth win of the local race season.

Ten mushers competed in Saturday’s race. The course ran approximately 50 miles from Bethel to Nunapitchuk and back.

Bethel musher Matt Scott won the previous local race, but took second to Andrews on Saturday. Napaskiak musher Jason Larson took third. The remaining mushers finished in the following order: Victoria Hardwick, Salomon Olick, Joe Demantle, Jason Pavila, John George, Nate DeHaan, and Cameron Jackson.

Each musher took home more than $1,000 from the $20,000 purse.

The next local sled dog race is the 100 Mile Challenge on March 17.

February 50 Race Results:


1st: Maurice Andrews, 3:44, $2,935

2nd: Matt Scott, 4:01, $2,685

3rd: Jason Larson, 4:10, $2,485

4th: Victoria Hardwick, 4:22, $2,285

5th: Solomon Olick, 4:31, $2,085

6th: Joe Demantle, 4:32:15, $1,935

7th: Jason Pavila, 4:32.18, $1,685

8th:John George, 4:51, $1,485

9th: Nate DeHaan, 4:59, $1,285

10th: Cameron Jackson, 5:06, $1,135