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Jason Pavila scratches from Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race

Jason Pavila cares for his dogs in the Tuluksak checkpoint after scratching from the race. He fell near the Kalskag checkpoint.
Shane Iverson
Jason Pavila scratched from the Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race at the Tuluksak checkpoint.

Jason Pavila has scratched from the Kuskokwim 300 at the Tuluksak checkpoint. The Kwethluk musher took a fall and ended his race early on Jan. 29. This is the first scratch of the 2023 race.

Nineteen-year-old Pavila was running in his second K300. He won the Rookie of the Year prize in 2022. Pavila was able to see a nurse on site at the Tuluksak school after potentially injuring his arm.

Ben Matheson has worked as a reporter for KYUK in Bethel and KNOM in Nome.
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