Meet the T100 Mushers
T100 2018 Starting Order
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She says “My dogs are always happy, hungry and eager to run. Running and racing with them allows me to see the breath taking beauty around me, something a lot of people cannot appreciate anymore. I love spending time with my team, running with them, enthused by their strength, work ethics and their joy to run. That is why I mush.”
Lead dogs names: Viper, Beaver and Anna
Born 1960 in Schwelm, Germany.
Currently resides in Kasilof, Alaska but holds German and Australian Citizenships after having lived for long periods in Germany, Scotland and Australia. Frank is a Doctor
“Our kennel is called Loepekennel, which I share with my wife Edda.
I started mushing with my wife about 16 years ago while living in Scotland.
I have been racing Sprint Races in Australia for several years, but lately focused on Distance Races in Alaska. I have been gaining valuable experience in the Goose Bay 150, Northern Lights 300 and Tustumena 100. I ultimately aim at the 1000 mile races, namely the Iditarod and Yukon Quest.
We are a smaller kennel, therefore enabling us to keep a closer bond with our dogs. We consider them as our companions and not just working sled dogs.”
Leon moved to Alaska in 2011 because he fell in love with sled dogs and mushing. He and his wife Beth own a small recreational kennel in Kasilof.
Sponsors include Beach’M Fishery (beachmfishery.com) and Jane and Randy Adkins
Gus Guenther, was born and raised in Prospect, Pennsylvania. Before coming to Alaska, he received his B.A. in Journalism from the University of Pennsylvania and became a journeyman carpenter. He says he came to Alaska in 1991 because “I couldn’t drive any further and ended up in Clam Gulch to “try and disappear completely.” He began mushing in 1992. A member of Anchorage Local 1261, he has worked as a carpenter in Alaska since 2003. Gus says, “I’ve found running dogs to be one of the few things that can be purely beautiful.” He lists his hobbies as “chopping firewood and hauling water.”