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Pete Kaiser Wins Fourth Consecutive Kuskokwim 300

Jan 21, 2018
Katie Basile / KYUK

 

Pete Kaiser won his fourth consecutive Kuskokwim 300 title Sunday morning, arriving in Bethel shortly after 9:00 a.m. With the victory, Kaiser did what no other musher has done in 39 years: win four straight victories. Joar Leifseth Ulsom arrived in second place, while nine-time champion Jeff King was expected in third place.

 

Katie Basile / KYUK

As the race loops through Bogus Creek for the second and final time, three-time defending Kuskokwim 300 champion Pete Kaiser is getting into position to earn a fourth title. He was the first musher to leave the Tuluksak checkpoint Saturday night for the final run through Bogus Creek and back to Tuluksak for four hours of mandatory rest.

Burmeister, Holmes, And Smyth Scratch from K300

Jan 20, 2018
Dean Swope / KYUK

A total of four mushers have scratched from the 2018 Kuskokwim 300.

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Watch KYUK exclusive interviews with the top three finishers of the Bogus Creek 150.

Brent Sass Scratches In Kuskokwim 300

Jan 20, 2018
Laura Kraegel

Kuskokwim 300 musher Brent Sass scratched from the race at the midway Bethel checkpoint. Sass says that his dogs were slipping and sliding on the glare ice, and he had to carry three dogs into the checkpoint following a rough night on the trail.

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After roughly 150-miles of racing, Pete Kaiser returned home to Bethel for a short rest, only to turn around and repeat the loop to Bogus Creek. The three-time defending K300 champion led the field of 18 mushers into the Bethel checkpoint.

Maurice Andrews Notches Victory In Bogus Creek 150

Jan 20, 2018
Maurice Andrews poses with leaders "Cricket' and "Serious Business."
Avery Lill / KYUK

Maurice Andrews won his first Bogus Creek 150 title Saturday morning after outlasting 14 of his competitors on an icy-fast trail. His team of nine dogs arrived in Bethel at 11:12 a.m. Saturday.

Kaiser First Out of Tuluksak

Jan 20, 2018
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Pete Kaiser is the first musher to leave Tuluksak for the run back to Bethel in the first loop of the Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race. He arrived behind Jessie Holmes, Jeff King, and Brent Sass, but elected to leave while the other racers banked rest for their teams. Kaiser stayed two hours, while his competitors tacked on a third.

Joar Ulsom arrived at the same time as Kaiser and hunkered down for rest. Nenana musher Holmes was first in at 3:11. Holmes, Sass, and Ray Redington Jr. each stayed three hours before returning on the early morning trail into Bethel.

Andrews Leads Bogus 150 Pack In Final Miles of Race

Jan 20, 2018
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Maurice Andrews is on track to earn his first Bogus Creek 150 title in the final miles of the race. He’s chased by Matt Scott, Cameron Jackson, and Gregory Larson on the run into Bethel.

Running dogs from the John Simon kennel, Andrews had a 17-minute edge over Bethel racer Matt Scott as they left the Tuluksak checkpoint. Andrews left the final stop at 5:59 a.m. on Saturday with a team of nine dogs. His only other Bogus Creek 150 finish earned him third place in 2017.

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Brent Sass is the first Kuskokwim 300 musher to reach the Tuluksak checkpoint in the 2018 Kuskokwim 300. He arrived at 11:16 p.m. on Friday and left immediately. Nenana racer Jessie Holmes pulled in four minutes later. Nine-time champion Jeff King arrived third into Tuluksak, followed by defending champion Pete Kaiser. Kaiser was fourth in, but left the checkpoint ahead of King, who spent about 10 minutes in the checkpoint and dropped a dog.

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