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Jason Pavila Wins Bogus Creek 150 In Rookie Race

Jan 19, 2019
Gabby Salgado / KYUK

In the Bogus Creek 150, the youngest musher took first place, beating the oldest racer in the field by just a few minutes.


Kaiser, Petit, And Failor Race At Front Of K300 Pack

Jan 19, 2019
Greg Lincoln / Delta Discovery

Pete Kaiser has moved to the front of the Kuskokwim 300 pack. The four-time defending champion left the Kalskag checkpoint at 6:16 a.m. on Saturday, and was followed 34 minutes later by Nicolas Petit and Matthew Failor at 6:50 a.m. About 98 miles into the race, strategies for completing the teams’ six hours of discretionary rest are scrambling the race order. 

Greg Lincoln / Delta Discovery

Nicolas Petit is the first Kuskokwim 300 musher to reach the Tuluksak checkpoint in the 2019 Kuskokwim 300. He arrived at 10:46 p.m. on Friday after running the first 50 miles upriver from Bethel.

Nenana racer Jessie Holmes pulled in three minutes behind, while Matthew Failor arrived third into the checkpoint. Nine-time champion Jeff King arrived five minutes behind Failor.

 

Each left as soon as they arrived and drove their teams of 12 dogs towards Kalskag.

 

Katie Basile / KYUK

The Kuskokwim 300 and Bogus Creek 150 racers sped upriver on a hard trail from Bethel to Tuluksak on a chilly Friday night. Eight sled dog teams began the Bogus Creek 150 from the start chute near the Bethel small boat harbor before 18 mushers and their teams left in groups of two for the 40th running of the Kuskokwim 300. Defending champion Pete Kaiser is seeking his unprecedented fifth consecutive title, while defending Iditarod champion Joar Leifseth Ulsom and top mushers like Nicolas Petit and Jeff King attempt to dethrone Kaiser.

 

George Manutoli was the first musher to reach Tuluksak in the Bogus Creek 150.
Greg Lincoln / Delta Discovery

George Manutoli and Jason Pavila are the first mushers to reach Tuluksak in the 2019 Bogus Creek 150. Manutoli arrived at 8:48 p.m., with Pavila only a minute behind.

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.

Andrews First Into Tuluksak in Bogus Creek 150

Jan 19, 2018
KYUK

Maurice Andrews is the first musher to reach Tuluksak in the 2018 Bogus Creek 150. Wearing bib number four, the 34-year-old racer pulled into the checkpoint at 9:45 p.m. on Friday and spent four minutes in the checkpoint snacking his dogs. Andrews departed Bethel two minutes behind the first mushers Friday evening.