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Wendy Davis. Photo by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online.
Wendy Davis
Wendy Davis, from Lander, Wyoming, took 1st Place for the 12-Dog race. Davis raced under the 'Snowcap' brand (Bill Mayo ranch in Boulder).

Dave Turner. Photo by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online.
Dave Turner
Dave Turner, from Sandy, Oregon, took 1st Place in the 6-Dog race. Turner raced under the Double Flyin U brand (Kevin Campbell ranch in Bondurant).
Green River Rondy Sled Dog Race Photo Gallery
January 1, 2006

The Green River Rondy Sled Dog Race was held over New Yearís weekend in the Upper Green, north of Pinedale. The event brought mushers and teams from eight states to compete in the 6-dog and 12-dog races. Mushers raced on both Saturday and Sunday, with the final combined time determining the winner for the $6,000 purse. The 6-dog teams raced a 14-mile course and the 12-dog teams raced a 28-mile course. As a unique aspect of this sled dog race, mushers wore local rancherís brands on their race bibs instead of the traditional numbers.

The race start and finish were located out of the snowmobile parking lot at the Bridger-Teton National Forest boundary at the end of Cora Highway 352 along the Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail.

Wendy Davis, of Lander, Wyoming, won the 12-dog race with a final overall time of 4:00:06. Dave Turner, of Sandy, Oregon, won the 6-dog race with an overall time of 2:19:12. Local Barrie Raper of Pinedale took 2nd place in the 12-dog race. Kathy MacKay of Daniel placed 2nd in the 6-dog race.

Major sponsor for the race was BP America. Additional sponsors were Bottoms Up Brewery, Lodge at Pinedale, Mountain Ridge, Adanac Sleds, Gardner Distributing and Faler's General Store.

Photos by Dawn Ballou and Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online!



Related Links
  • Green River Rondy Sled Dog Race information
  • 2005/2005 Rondy Race Results - 6-Dog and 12-Dog races
  • IPSSSDR-Pinedale Stage Stop - International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race (Jan. 27-Feb. 4, 2006)

  • Rondy Calcutta. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Rondy Calcutta
    Andy Nelson hosted the Calcutta on Friday night for the Rondy. Proceeds went to benefit the Children's Discovery Center in Pinedale.

    Tiger won -33 brand. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Tiger won -33 brand
    Tiger Jaskolski won the bid for musher Casey Boulter of Big Piney, running under the Bar 33 brand (Gordon Mitchell Ranch, Big Piney).

    Gayle Bottoms Up. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Gayle Bottoms Up
    Gayle Kinnison, owner of Bottoms Up Brewery, laughed when someone pointed out she was bidding against herself during the Calcutta.

    Rondy Race Start. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Rondy Race Start

    Friends meet. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Friends meet
    Musher Jerry Bath of Lander, Wyoming greets a friend before Saturday's race. Bath raced under Pinedale's Doc Johnston JT Reverse J brand.

    Clint Hallam. Photo by Dwn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Clint Hallam
    Clint Hallam, from Lyman, Wyoming, raced under the Bar BS brand, Boone Snidecor's ranch in Daniel. Hallam placed 3rd in the 6-dog race.

    Steve Duren. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Steve Duren
    Steve Duren, from Spirit Lake, Idaho, talks with race organizer Mindi Crabb of the Sublette County Tourism Board. Duren competed in the 6-dog race under the Bar VR brand of rancher Robert Ray in Daniel.

    Rick Katucki. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Rick Katucki
    Rick Katucki, from Eagle, Idaho, ran in the 6-Dog race under the Bar Cross brand of Cora rancher John Blatt.

    Excited Dogs. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Excited Dogs

    Frank Caccavo. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Frank Caccavo
    Musher Frank Caccavo competed in the 6-Dog race under the V Slash K brand of Pinedale rancher Garley Swain.

    Barrie Raper. Photo by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online.
    Barrie Raper
    Barrie Raper, of Pinedale, placed 2nd in the 12-Dog race. Raper competed under the Running ME brand of Norman Pape in Daniel.

    Matt Anderson. Photo by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online.
    Matt Anderson
    Matt Anderson of Pinedale competed in the 12-Dog race under Pinedale rancher, and Cowboy Shop owner, Bob Bing's Lazy JC brand.

    Kathy MacKay. Photo by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online.
    Kathy MacKay
    Kathy MacKay of Daniel raced in the 6-dog race under Daniel rancher Bob Beard's Turtle brand. MacKay was one of the organizers of this year's Rondy. She placed 2nd overall in the 6-dog race.

    Doug Willett. Photo by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online.
    Doug Willett
    Doug Willet got off to a fast start on Saturday. He came from Seely Lake, Montana, to compete in the Rondy. Willet raced under the Bar Lazy W brand of the Little Jenny Ranch in Bondurant.

    Got Snow?. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Got Snow?
    Got snow? Sign on the truck for musher Tabetha Berge of Glenrock, Wyoming.

    Fun for kids too. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Fun for kids too
    The kids played in the snow while waiting for the mushers to return to the finish line.

    Family Fun. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Family Fun
    Families brought the kids out to watch the sled dog race too. Everyone bundled up for warmth, and some of the little tykes even got a free sled ride.

    Sled dogs on trail. Photo by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online.
    Sled dogs on trail
    No cattle this time of year, but sled dog racers did share the trail with snowmobilers. The Rondy course was on a portion of the Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail in the Upper Green.

    Snowboarding the Green. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Snowboarding the Green
    Snowboarding down was easy, but getting back up the steep hill got pretty tiring after a few runs for this young man as he waiting for the sled dog teams to return.

    Even crashing was fun. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Even crashing was fun
    He didn't even mind crashing at the bottom of the hill!

    Steve Riggs. Photo by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online.
    Steve Riggs
    Steve Riggs, from Condon, Montana, competed in the 12-dog race under the RU Lazy 2 brand of Big Piney ranchers Roy & Peggy Snow.

    Kate St Onge. Photo by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online.
    Kate St Onge
    Kate St Onge came from Millville, Utah for the race. She wore the Double Dishpan brand of Big Piney's Cottonwood Ranches.

    Kayla Corcoran. Photo by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online.
    Kayla Corcoran
    13-year old Kayla Corcoran, of Rozet, Wyoming, competed in the 6-Dog race under the Broken Heart brand of Donny Allen of Boulder.

    Kylee Price. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Kylee Price
    Kylee Price, of Millville, Utah, crosses the finish line during Saturday's 6-Dog race. Price raced under Pinedale rancher James King's K9 Bar ranch.

    Jean Wise. Photo by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online.
    Jean Wise
    Jean Wise came from Rapid City, South Dakota to compete in the 6-Dog race. She raced under Daniel rancher Maggie Miller's Lazy Y Y brand.

    Tabetha Berge. Photo by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online.
    Tabetha Berge
    Tabetha Berge, from Glenrock, Wyoming, competed in the 6-Dog race under the Bar Flying V brand of Tharon Greenwood of Big Piney.

    Helping Hand. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Helping Hand
    Handlers are essential to help hold the dogs in line as mushers get the team ready for their race.

    Dan Carter. Photo by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online.
    Dan Carter
    Dan Carter of Bondurant, Wyoming, raced in the 12-Dog race under the River D brand of Daniel rancher Dru Roberts.

    Sharing the trail. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Sharing the trail
    Snowmobilers shared the trail with the sled dog teams, being very careful when racers approached. The race was held along the Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail.

    Future racers. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Future racers
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