Saturday, January 14, 2017

CB300: Race Rosters

We have three teams of 12 dogs entered in this year's Copper Basin 300. That's most of the adult yard!

Allen will run the Black Team comprised of Junior, Kodiak, Commando, Dutch, Mismo, Izzy, Daisy, Rodney, Tinder, Champ, Chipper and Felix.

You will notice the team is mostly what you would have expected with a few notable exceptions. Tinder, Rodney, Champ and Daisy have stepped up to the "Big Time" and we are excited to see them race on the Black Team. The latter three are actually Copper Basin 300 rookies but have been training so well this season they get the call up!

Champ and Rodney

Aliy has a really solid Red Team and is looking forward to seeing how they perform. She has Lydia, Spark, Amber, Chemo, Nomex, Violet, Sissy, Scooter, Clyde, Driver, Iron and Sandy. Amber and Iron and CB300 rookies.

Amber and Iron

Chris is fielding an exciting Red & Black (R&B) Team. He has Scout, Scruggs, Olivia, Nelson, Woody, Chena, Hotshot, Outlaw, Ginger, Five, Cayenne and Ernie. A real mix of experience and youthful exuberance with everything from three former CB300 champs to six rookies. This is Chris' first 300 mile race so we are excited for him to see these beautiful trails and experience this wonderful race.

Ernie and Ginger

Check out the Team Roster page for more information about each athlete.

There are always some left behind at the kennel come race time and we understand fans and sponsors of those dogs will be disappointed BUT they will be very well cared for by Ruth and Wendy who will keep everyone running so they are ready for the upcoming races! There's plenty more to come.


Steve Parker said...

Incredible looking teams. Let's MUSH!! Both Aliy and Chris will get some practice passing other teams with those starting positions. Good luck SPK teams - cheering you on from Montana.

Cliff Michel and Family Sponsors of Junior said...

We're ready for SPK to kick off the 2017 season in grand fashion and will be rooting for Junior all the way! Go Allen! Go Aliy! Go Chris! And hi to all the SPK family and fans! Mush on!

Jon Brown - Dog said...


A-town's Becky said...

woooop wooooop have fun out there!

Kathy said...

I agree-lots of good dogs back home but a nice chance for the
youngsters to show their stuff. Sure to be a Great Race!

Nessmuk said...

WOW....36 amazing SPK Sled Dogs ready to race!!! Im really impressed with Rodney!!! He looks like a power house and is the youngest of the rookies...cant wait to see how he does!!! The Red & Black Team certainly has some experiance to bring the 6 rookies through safe and happy! Im also excited to see what Woody can do in a race after all his time at Summer Camp!

The Red Team looks like a varsity squad as well...SPK talent certainly runs deep! It will be fun to see how this Team performs with lil Lydia setting a quick pace when she is in lead!

And a shout out to Chemo from his Sponsor ya buddy!!! We are SO proud of you!!!

You all be safe out there now....lets RACE!!!!

Anonymous said...

Very excited to follow your tracks in this zig-zag race with these super dogs. Wish I had a team to run it again after 20 years - so my wishes for good luck and success and no overflows goes out to all the SPK athletes. Thank you crew for these updates - as always!

Gaye Morgan-Walton said...

Wow, so exciting to see how the newbies perform with the seasoned dogs. I will be watching as closely as I can from too far away!

Gaye Morgan-Walton said...

Wow, exciting to see how some newbies perform with the old hands. I wqill b following as closely as I can fro too far away!

Margaret said...

So thrilled for Chena, who loves Chris and remembers being in lead moving up from #27 to #6 in the TR200 last year, if memory serves.

And what a thrill to follow the wise leadership of Mr. Cool (Scout) and Scruggs, B.M.O.C.!!!

Let's go R&B!!!

Go go go RED TEAM!!!

Black Team rules!!!

Mary Lynn Roush said...

Woohooo! Always growing and evolving....mentoring and blossoming...... go SPK!

Linda Toth said...


Unexpected and expected .. amazing to see the youngsters take off. That is very rewarding.

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Anonymous said...

We're with Margaret. Go SPK!

Ann and Tom

Marilyn cozzens said...

Three great teams + three great mushers. Go TINDER & Allen + black team!

Ann H. said...

Monday morning and all three teams looking strong! Go Chris! Looks like sound planning on your part for your first 300. Cheering you on from south of Butte (Dillon)!!
Ann Haggett