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Sam and Jess live with their 30(ish) dogs on an airstrip near the Iditarod trail in Knik, AK.  We are currently preparing for Jess to run the Iditarod in March 2020.

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2020 Iditarod Main Sponsors

Jessica's Aunt Mary and Uncle Dinger.  Gathering support and spreading excitement about the Iditarod all over Ohio!

Jeremiah, brother who provides all the fish for the team and regularly helps with everything around the kennel. Jeremiah is also the 2011  Jr. Iditarod champion.

Walther Dental, our favorite family dentist going back to when he was in Bethel with us! 

Laura and TC, friends from WSU Vet School class of 2016.

The K300, Jessica's hometown race, has been sponsoring her since she was a kid in Bethel.  We are grateful for their continued support.

Jenny and Alex,  A big thanks to our first sponsors! Testing out that "Donate" button!

Deb Reichard and Manfred Finger, for their continued support for over 20 years of Jessica's mushing, thanks for all the help. 

Thanks to Arctic Vet, and a good friend of Tailwind kennels Dr. Neu.

Other Sponsors:

N.L. Construction Corp., Eric and Chris Kerzan
Trent Schloneger
JMW Trucking , Wes Slutz
Reliable Ready Mix Co.
Robert Dennard and Rosco
The Klejka Family
The Brewer Family
Mike and Cathy Lucas

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