Junior Mushers

Ally Torgerson and Trevor Pershing pd:1/5 2/4/16

Dog sledding basics

  • For Teens ages 14-17
  • endurance Race
  • its between 148-158 miles
  • 5-10 dogs per sled

Amazing Dogs

  • Alaskan Husky and Alaskan Malamute
  • Racers must feed dogs
  • Dogs go 12-15 miles per hour
  • Train year round
  • Obey The Mushers Orders
Mush- Lets go

Gee-Turn Right

Haw-Turn left

Whoa- Stop


  • The dogs train year round
  • Train three or more days per week
  • Lead dogs are more important

Where in Alaska

  • Start At Wasillsa
  • Their halfway point is in Willow
  • They end in Yentna
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Iditarod .VS. Junior Iditarod

  • Junior ages between 14-17
  • Adults ages 18 and up
  • Junior must have 5-10 dogs
  • Adults must have 12-16
  • Junior is 148-158 miles
  • Adults is 1,049 miles
  • Junior must take at least a 12 hour rest
  • Adults must take one 24 hour stop, and two 8 hour stops
  • Junior race must end with at least 5 dogs
  • Adults must end with at least 6 dogs
  • Junior race ends in Yenta
  • Adult race ends in Nome

When can I see this Race

  • This year the race takes place on February 27, 2016
  • It takes place every February

WOW facts

  • mushing is the state sport
  • They stop for a snack break
  • They get tickets to Nome( end of Iditarod)
  • Use as training for Iditarod
  • Everybody gets a reward
  • Last place gets the red lantern reward
  • Temp is around -80*F
  • Could be disqualified if they don't pack certain things

Work Cited

Crane, Cody. "Cool Runnings." Science World (Vol. 65, No. 10). 23 Feb. 2009: 8+. SIRS Discoverer. Web. 04 Feb. 2016

Morrison, Tobin. "Dog Race in Alaska." Boys' Life. Dec. 1993: 43+. SIRS Discoverer. Web. 04 Feb. 2016.

"Race Across Alaska." Weekly Reader-3 (Vol. 74, No. 19). Feb. 25 2005: 2+. SIRS Discoverer. Web. 04 Feb. 2016.

Shahan, Sherry. "Teens, Their Dogs, and an Amazing Race." Christian Science Monitor. Feb. 19 2008: n.p. SIRS Discoverer. Web. 04 Feb. 2016.

Steindorf, Sara. "All She Wants to Do Is MUSH." Christian Science Monitor. 06 Mar. 2001: n.p. SIRS Discoverer. Web. 04 Feb. 2016.