Shirilla Wins 2006 IPSSSDR
February 6, 2006
Melanie Shirilla from Lincoln, Montana, won the 2006 International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race (IPSSSDR) with a time of 23:45:02. The final leg of the race was held in Park City, Utah on Saturday. Shirilla previously won the IPSSSDR in 2002, becoming the first woman to win the race.
Jacques Philip from Nenana, Alaska placed second overall with a time of 24:39:51. Doug Swingley from Lincoln, Montana, placed third overall with a time of 24:56:38, followed by Wendy Davis from Lander, Wyoming who came in fourth with a time of 24:57:06.
Immediately following the final race in Park City, Utah, 12 students from communities along the race course participated on the Jr. Stage Stop sled dog race.
Pinedale is one of the Stage Stops in the event, with two separate races taking place in our area. Shirilla also won both of the Pinedale races.
2006 IPSSSDR - International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race