Check out the Dog Log's updated right hand side bar that lists the SP Kennel's Red and Black Team mushers: Bridgett Watkins and Ryne Olson.
Bridgett has a full "non-mushing" winter ahead of her. So, the decision is that Ryne will be racing the Red and Black Team to Nome in 2012.
Since it has been many years since SP Kennel has fielded a Rookie Iditarod Team we thought that it would be interesting for everyone to follow Ryne's Rookie preparation. The first big event for her is the Mandatory Iditarod Rookie Meeting in Anchorage December 3rd and 4th. After that, of course, it is a lot of preparation, scheduling and logistics.
But.... don't forget about the mushing!!