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Schmidt and Oberg win the Gunflint Mail Run sled dog race

Jan 09, 2022 03:20PM ● By Editor
Photo: GMR Facebook page

From the Gunflint Mail Run - January 9, 2022

Matt Schmidt of Sawtooth Racing took the crown in this year's Gunflint Mail Run 12 dog sled race while Joanna Oberg finished first in the 8 dog race held Saturday into Sunday.  Both mushers are from Grand Marais, Minnesota. The race was shortened this year due to trail conditions.

 12 dog race winner Matt Schmidt.  Photo: GMR
Joanna Oberg was the 8 dog race winner.  Photo: GMR

Full results of both races follow:

2022 RESULTS  (Note: 2022 Course was shortened due to trail conditions.)

 8 DOG RACE

1st Joanna Oberg (bib#19) – Run Silent Racing – 6:11:58
2nd Mike Bestgen (bib#24) – Fugarwe Kennel – 6:23:47
3rd Adam Treeful (bib#26) – Fugarwe Kennel – 6:56:15
4th Rita Wehseler (bib#27) – Stoney Creek Kennel – 6:57:53
5th Anna Hennessy (bib#18) – Sawtooth Racing – 7:17:50
6th Ryan Miller (bib#20) – Lost Lake Racing – 7:24:59
7th Ashley Thaemert (bib#21) – Lost Lake Racing – 7:42:42
8th Morgan Martens (bib#23) – Martens Mushing – 8:06:31
9th Thalia Martens (bib#25) – Martens Mushing – 8:15:56

Scratch Brian Bergen (bib#22) – Gone to the Dogs
Scratch Bucky Tippet (bib#28) – Happy Howling Huskies

 12 DOG RACE

1st Matt Schmidt (bib#7) – Sawtooth Racing – 7:52:33
2nd Vern Schroeder (bib#8) – Nathan Schroeder Mushing – 8:00:49
3rd Erin Leitzring (bib#10) – Miles Ahead Racing Kennel – 8:22:34
4th Nick Vigilante (bib#9) – Schroeder Mushing – 8:46:55
5th Ero Wallin (bib#4) – Silver Creek Sled Dogs – 8:50:37
6th Mary Manning (bib#5) – Doodledog Kennel – 9:13:19
7th Damon Ramaker (bib#12) – Deep Root Kennel – 9:23:33
8th Colleen Wallin (bib#6) – Silver Creek Sled Dogs – 9:48:22
9th Kevin Mathis (bib#3) – Go the Distance – 10:01:07

10th John Fisher (bib#1) – Meander Mountain Huskies – 10:01:20

11th Odin Jorgenson (bib#11) – Jorgenson Kennel – 10:10:31
12th Cindy Gallea (bib#2) – Snowcrest – 10:14:50


For more information, follow this link to the Gunflint Mail Run website. https://gunflintmailrun.com/?fbclid=IwAR2gVFVYRSlmTBXh-W_W8vX5Y9BR1S1vNB_oVSTa6rDwzYSZDJ_ks3pgKn4