“Unless there’s a big earthquake, one of us is going to win,” Mitch Seavey predicted about himself and his son, Dallas, during his layover in White Mountain.
In Unalakleet, mushers were hoping to hop, skip, and leap-frog their teams toward the top ten. “It’s gonna be a crowded party at White Mountain,” Kelly Maixner says. “I’d better go get there.”
With a time of 2:07:09, West won the C Class and was named the race’s overall champion. Dora Hughes won the Women’s Class, clocking a time of 1:47:03 on the shorter course.
The weeklong international tournament ended Friday in Nuuk, Greenland. On the final day of competition, athletes from Nome and Unalakleet earned six medals.
The 2016 Nome-Golovin Snowmachine Race starts Saturday at noon on Nome’s East Beach.
The NSEDC Board of Directors voted in December to issue the $575 energy subsidy and the last of the applications now in.
Team Alaska holds a commanding lead with 198 medals — double the awards of second-place Team Yukon.
Nome’s Tim James won his second award of the tournament by taking bronze in Stick Pull. Wilson Hoogendorn also earned a spot on the podium with a bronze medal in Biathlon Ski.
Senator Donny Olson joined Republicans in the Senate majority last month, and with that move came funds for one more staffer.
Tim James of Nome earned the silver medal in Junior Men’s Snow Snake. The distance event has competitors throw spears along an ice track, recreating a traditional hunting technique.