The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race begins TOMORROW, March 1st, 2008, and we'll be watching!! We've decided to follow Jessie Royer again this year along with an Iditarod rookie, Melissa Owens. Ms. Owens just turned 18 on February 18th, which means she'll be among the youngest mushers in the race this year. She won the Jr. Iditarod in 2005, when she was only 15 years old!
Also, of note are Blake and Jennifer Freking, a married couple from MN. Blake is a veteran of the race & Jennifer is a rookie. Jennifer is from Cambrdige, MN! AND Rohn Buser, another 18yr-old, will be competing with his dad, Martin Buser, this year. Rohn was the 2007 winner of the Jr. Iditarod.
Mane & I have printed out the map and begun collages of Jessie Royer and Melissa Owens. We've printed our tracking sheets, and we've watched some video clips. We're ready to watch & cheer!
If you'd like to join us in watching this amazing race, the link to the official Iditarod website is in my sidebar.