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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Ryne Olson Trains for her Rookie Iditarod

This season, Allen has decided to tackle the Copper Basin 300 and Yukon Quest with complete focus. So, after six consecutive years, the Black Team, will not be racing the Iditarod. This decision leaves a spot open for a Red and Black Iditarod Team. Pretty exciting!!

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!!


11 comments:

Linda Toth said...

IV and Sissy, Mac and Boris ... well, the Iditarod rookies are sticking together for a bit.

GO RYNE! I am already pulling for a Rookie of the Year finish!

Linda Toth said...

PS no pressure or anything :)

Anonymous said...

very nice to see Happy out there!

Macgellan said...

Happy running single? Won't anybody run with her? Not even her boyfriend Tatfish? What's up with that? ;-)

NCL said...

Good luck Ryne and friends!

Jeff Buddington said...

How much should we "read" into the team that Ryne is running with? Nice seeing BULLET in lead! And mellow BORIS apparently isn't mellow anymore ;)

Deb said...

Yay Ryne! We had seen your name on the Iditarod mushers list and are excited that we will get to see you run. Deb and Hunter

Deb said...

Way to go Ryne! We saw your name on the Iditarod mushers list.....just waiting for a formal announcement. See you on Nome! Deb and Hunter in Ketchikan.

Anonymous said...

Yes, go Bullet!!

tangle said...

Ryne - I'm SO EXCITED FOR YOU!! We'll be following your journey from out in Cripple Creek. Have a BLAST!

Dave nd Jodie said...

You go, Ryne!!!La Plata Canyon is following you and pulling for all we're worth! No pun intended. All the best!!