Sunday, 25 June 2006

June 25, 2006 Press Release

June 25, 2006
Iditarod Press Release
Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race®
P.O. Box 870800 . Wasilla, Alaska 99687-0800
907.376.5155 (voice) . 907.373.6998 (facsimile) 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For Further Information Contact: Chas St.George, Director Public Relations 907.232.0503 Wasilla, ALASKA - (June 24, 2006) 59 MUSHERS SIGN UP FOR IDITAROD XXXV Forty-three mushers from the United States and Canada converged on the Iditarod Trail Committee Headquarters in Wasilla Alaska this afternoon to sign up for the IDITAROD XXXV.

Two-time Yukon Quest Champion Lance Mackey was the first to sign up this afternoon. He was followed by a host of Iditarod contenders including three four time Iditarod Champions, Jeff King, Martin Buser and Doug Swingley.
All the mushers who participated in today's sign up at the Iditarod Headquarters had an opportunity to win back their entry fee in a drawing. Iditarod Race veteran Tim Osmar and rookie Sylvia Willis were the winners. An additional 16 mushers sent in their applications via phone, email, or mail bringing the first day sign up total to 59. Entries for the 35th running of Iditarod will be accepted until midnight, December 1st, 2006.

1. Lance Mackey Kasilof, AK USA
2. GB Jones Whittier, AK USA
3. Perry Solmonson Whittier, AK USA
4. Jessie Royer Fairbanks, AK USA
5. Cim Smyth Big Lake, AK USA
6. Jason Barron Lincoln, MT USA
7. Cliff Wang Lincoln, MT USA
8. Ramy Brooks Healy, AK USA
9. Ed Stielstra McMillan, MI USA
10. Doug Swingley Lincoln, MT USA
11. Sebastian Schnuelle Whitehorse, YT CANADA
12. Randy Cummins Big Lake, AK USA
13. Zack Steer Sheep Mtn, AK USA
14. Hans Gatt Atlin, BC CANADA
15. Martin Buser Big Lake, AK USA
16. Jeff King Denali Park, AK USA
17. Ramey Smyth Big Lake, AK USA
18. Paul Gebhardt Kasilof, AK USA
19. Ed Iten Kotzebue, AK USA
20. Jim Lanier Anchorage, AK USA
21. Ben Stamm Argyle, WI USA
22. Michael Salvisberg Haines Jct., YT CANADA
23. Aliy Zirkle Two Rivers, AK USA
24. Gerry Willomitzer (Rookie) Whitehorse, YT Canada
25. Mitch Seavey Seward, AK USA
26. Jerry Sousa Talkeetna, AK USA
27. Dan Huttunen (Rookie) Wasilla, AK USA
28. Eric Rogers Eagle River, AK USA
29. John Baker Kotzebue, AK USA
30. Dee Dee Jonrowe Willow, AK USA
31. Scott Smith Wasilla, AK USA
32. Michael Suprenant (Rookie) Chugiak, AK USA
33. Ray Redington, Jr Two Rivers, AK USA
34. Jon Korta (Rookie) Galena, AK USA
35. Richard Hum (Rookie) Talkeetna, AK USA
36. William Kleedehn (Rookie) Carcross, YT Canada
37. Ellen Halverson (Rookie) Wasilla, AK USA
38. Bruce Linton (Rookie) Morrisville, VT USA
39. Tim Osmar Kasilof, AK USA
40. Lynda Plettner Big Lake, AK USA
41. Sylvia Willis (Rookie) Deshka River, AK USA
42. Jeremy Keller (Rookie) Glennallen, AK USA
43. David Tresino Talkeetna, AK USA
44. Bill Pinkham Colo. Springs, CO USA
45. Melanie Gould Talkeetna, AK USA
46. Gene L Smith (Rookie) Omak, WA USA
47. Aaron Burmeister Nome/Nenana, AK USA
48. Terry Adkins Sand Coulee, MT USA
49. Hugh Neff Whitehorse, YT CANADA
50. Karen Ramstead Perryvale AB CANADA
51. Ryan Redington Wasilla, AK USA
52. Scott White (Rookie) Woodinville, WA USA
53. Sigrid Ekran (Rookie) Juneau, AK USA
54. Rick Swenson Two Rivers, AK USA
55. Maria Mulvaugh (Rookie) Willow, AK USA
56. Butch Austin Fruita, CO USA
57. Mike Williams Aniak, AK USA
58. Cindy Gallea Seeley, AK USA
59. Zoya DuNure (Rookie) Gakona, AK USA

For more information, please contact Chas St.George at 907.232.0503.

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