Monday, March 8, 2010
Iditarod 2010: Final Red Team Roster
Thus, the only change between this roster and the one shown in last week's Howler is the substitution of Nacho for JJ, a dog who is normally so totally steady and reliable that it was very surprising he showed signs of minor soreness in the last training run before leaving the Kennel. As always, it is part of SP Kennel's "Dog First" policy not to start any dog on the Iditarod who is not 100% fit and healthy.
Although not having JJ means that Aly is "down" one lead dog, she has plenty of leadership depth on the team. She chose to take Nacho because his size, strength and fast-trotting pace will be great assets to her team. Congratulations to Nacho for making the Red Team!
(Note: The Black Team's final roster changes are a bit more complicated, but I will sort them out and post it ASAP... Stay tuned!)