Robert tells the history of Team Ineka, how he got into the sport of mushing and lots of training tips for snow dogs.
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Join host Robert Forto as he welcomes junior musher, Taylor Steele to Mushing Radio.
Steele is 15 years old and lives in Pennsylvania. In the coming weeks she will arrive in Alaska to fulfill a dream of running the Junior Iditarod and the Willow Junior 100 with the family that has been involved with the sport of mushing since the first days of the Iditarod, the Seavey’s.
Steele is not a stranger to dog mushing. She has been behind a sled since she was 8 1/2 years old running both sprint races and mid-distance. She fell in love with the sport after watching the Iditarod on T.V. and the movie Snow Dogs. She got her first dog sled the next Christmas and she was hooked!
Last summer Steele worked with the Seavey’s at their Idiaride tour facility and earned much respect from the elder mushing legends. Soon she was invited back to run their dogs this winter.
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Join host Robert Forto as he welcomes junior mushers Alea Robinson and Andy Noble to Mushing Radio.
Brother and sister mushing duo, Andy and Alea have more mushing experience than a lot of adult dog drivers. Both starting on sleds at the age of four with their Golden Retriever-Alaskan Husky mix in Western Alaska and even racing in France!
Alea (17) is a senior in high school and is a mid to long distance musher, with experience in several longer races including the Willow Junior 100, the Junior Tustemena and the Junior Iditarod–which she plans to compete in this coming February.
Andy (14) loves the speed of sprint mushing and competes in several races throughout the season and has taken part in the Arctic Winter Games.
Photo credit: Britt Coon
Join host Robert Forto as he welcomes Lacey Hart to Mushing Radio.
Hart is training for the 2014 Iditarod and is signed up for her qualifying races in the 2012-2013 season including the Knik 200, the Don Bowers 300 and the Northern Lights 300, all in January.
Running the Junior Iditarod in 2009 and a musher since she was a young girl, she finds inspiration in talking to kids about chasing their dreams, no matter what they are.
Hart, is active not with just sled dogs. She is also a breeder and exhibitor in AKC events with her Labrador’s and is an avid SCUBA diver and loves to kayak.
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