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ROSEMARY AND RAGNAR: IDITAROD UPDATE

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Hello musher fans! This is Balladeer’s sister Rosemary. Tonight is the beginning of the fifth day of the Iditarod. Another exciting run and here are the five top mushers with their Wozniak appointed nicknames at 11:00pm ET:

1. Jeff (Yukon) King In to Ruby 3/10 3:02 
2. Brent Sass, (the bad ass) Out of Cripple 3/10 12:16
3. Ally (Absolute Zero) Zirkle Out of Cripple 3/10 15:45
4. (Klondike) Ken Anderson Out of Cripple 3/10 17:44
5. Mitch (Pops) Seavy Out of Cripple 3/10 17:51

ALL TIMES ARE AT!
My broadcast partner, Ragnar the Terrier, is covering the Race via helicopter and his observation of his first Iditarod coverage was that it is a “heart-warming affirmation of the special bond that exists between dogs and human beings”

 

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IDITAROD: THE CEREMONIAL START IS TODAY

Balladeer’s Blog welcomes back my sister Rosemary as a guest commentator to share her enthusiasm for the upcoming Iditarod Race. She is a terrific Good Will Ambassador for the event and has gotten me and several other people into following the race each year. Today is the ceremonial start of the 2016 edition.

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Ragnar will provide color commentary.

Balladeer’s Blog will once again offer updates on the race as it progresses, complete with each competitor’s Official Balladeer’s Blog Nickname. Rosemary’s new broadcast partner, in the tradition of Sonny and Sam, is her dog Ragnar – seen at left. 

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RAGNAR THE TERRIER: 18 DAYS TIL THE IDITAROD

ragnar2Ragnar here with a reminder that the Iditarod Race starts in 18 days. My Mom (Rosemary to many of you) is pretty much a Goodwill Ambassador for the event and always attracts all kinds of new eyes to the race.  

Here is a piece of the “About the Iditarod” article on the website http://iditarod.com/about/.    Please check out the whole article to get a larger picture of the whys and whats about the Iditarod.

There is even some shopping for souvenirs, bumper stickers, jewelry, clothing and Misc. to commerate this year’s race.

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RAGNAR THE TERRIER’S IDITAROD COUNTDOWN

RagnarRAGNAR: Hello peeps! Ragnar here! I’m not a Huskie but I play one on tv. The 2016 Iditarod is just 37 days away and as always my Uncle Balladeer’s Blog will be the forum for my Mom’s inimitable coverage complete with on-the-spot nicknames made up for all the competitors.

My Mommy (Rosemary to the rest of you) is a big fan of the Iditarod and she often writes profiles of the competitors. Continue reading

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MUSH MADNESS: ROSEMARY WOZNIAK’S PROFILE OF DOGSLED RACER PAIGE DROBNY

Paige DAs the 2014 Iditarod Dog Sled Race continues I once again turn you over to my sister Rosemary Wozniak, Balladeer’s Blog’s Official Iditarod Correspondent. Take it away, Rose! 

As I have mentioned on my Facebook Page, a woman has not won the Iditarod since 1990. I am hoping that this year one of the women mushers will win. Today I am going to write about Paige Drobny who will be running in her second Iditarod.

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AS MUSH MADNESS CONTINUES ROSEMARY WOZNIAK PROFILES IDITAROD PARTICIPANT KATHERINE KEITH

Katherine KeithAs the 2014 Iditarod Dog Sled Race continues I once again turn you over to my sister Rosemary Wozniak, Balladeer’s Blog’s Official Iditarod Correspondent. Take it away, Rose! 

As I have mentioned on my Facebook Page, a woman has not won the Iditarod since 1990. I am hoping that this year one of the women mushers will win.

Today I am going to write about an Iditarod rookie…Katherine Keith.
According to her official biography on the Iditarod website Katherine, 35, was born in Minnesota and lived there until completing high school at which point Katherine decided that it was time to pursue her dream of Continue reading

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ROSEMARY WOZNIAK PRESENTS THE DEEDEE JONROWE MUSH MADNESS PROFILE

DeeDee JonroweBalladeer’s Blog throws it back to my sister Rosemary, Glitternight.com’s Official Iditarod Correspondent for another look at a participant in the 2014 Iditarod Dogsled Race. This time the featured Musher is DeeDee Jonrowe, Official Balladeer’s Blog Nickname: “Juneau” Jonrowe. Now over to Rosemary: 

Today I am going to write about another of my favorites of the veteran women mushers…DeeDee Jonrowe.
According to her official biography on the Iditarod website http://iditarod.com/race/2014/mushers/95-DeeDee-Jonrowe/  , DeeDee Jonrowe, 60, was born in Frankfort Germany while her father was in the military. The family moved to Alaska in 1971.

DeeDee has a B.S. degree in Biological Sciences and Continue reading

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