Well, the Iditarod sled-dog race continues, and while this young puppy longs for the day when they can be on a sled dog team themselves, let’s take a look at the standings. I’m listing the Leader Board complete with the competitors’ Official Balladeer’s Blog Nickname. To learn more about the fascinating history of the Iditarod click here:

1. “Arctic John” Baker

2. “Howling Hans” Gatt

3. Ramey Smyth AKA “Rainy Pass Ramey”  

4. Sebastian “Schneemeister” Schnuelle

5. “Highway Hugh” Neff

6. Ray “The Rohn Rascal” Redington, Jr

7. DeeDee “Juneau” Jonnrowe

8. “Snowbord Sonny” Lindner

9. Dallas “The Kid” Seavey

10. Jesse Royer, “The Arctic Circle Outlaw”

11. Lance “The Mad Musher” Mackey


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  2. Love the nicknames!

  3. Lindsay

    Cute nicknames.

  4. Allie

    The Mad Musher? I’ll bet Lance loves that! He’s quite a character!

  5. Nick

    You got me into the Iditarod with this post!

  6. Thank you for sharing this.

  7. Lana

    Such a unique event!

  8. Winnifred

    Funny nicknames but catchy!

  9. Elana

    Dallas the Kid! Awesome!

  10. Terrie

    Thank you for sharing this! What an interesting race!

  11. Curt

    I love the Iditarod!

  12. Excellent blog on a forgotten event!

  13. This is a great post. Thank you for sharing!

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