Custom Software Lab believe’s the iditarod is the last great race on earth. You can’t compare it to any other competitive event in the world! A race covering 1000 miles of the roughest, most beautiful terrain Mother Nature has to offer. She throws jagged mountain ranges, frozen river, dense forest, desolate tundra and miles of windswept coast at the mushers and their dog teams. Add to that temperatures far below zero, winds that can cause a complete loss of visibility, the hazards of overflow, long hours of darkness and treacherous climbs and side hills, and you have the Iditarod. A race extraordinaire, a race only possible in Alaska.
Custom Software Lab and Dallas Seavey Racing has partnered together to bring the Joe Reddington Sr. trophy back to Willow, Alaska in 2014.
Dallas Seavey and Christian Turner are the two entrants this year from Dallas Seavey Racing. Dallas is the 2012 iditarod Champion while Christian is a rookie in the 2014 event.
Good Luck Dallas and Christian in the 2014 Iditarod
Custom Software Lab’s 2014 Iditarod Musher Profiles:
Dallas Seavey’s Biography
Dallas Seavey, 26, was born in Virginia and his family moved to Seward when he was five. He is a third generation musher who grew up helping his dad, Mitch, the 2004/2013 Iditarod champion, train his racing teams. He ran the Jr. Iditarod four times and in 2005, Dallas became the youngest musher in history to run the Iditarod. He also wrestled for Sky View High School and spent one year training at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. He is a High School State Champion, a Jr. National Champion, and was on the 2005 Jr. World team. In 2009, he and his family moved to Willow to “train our Iditarod team.” Dallas’ current occupation is training and racing sled dogs. In 2011, he won the Yukon Quest and in 2012, he became the youngest Iditarod champion in its history. He is one of four mushers ever to hold a championship in both the Yukon Quest and the Iditarod. Dallas and his wife, Jen, also an Iditarod veteran, are the parents of three year old Annie. Dallas is a member of USA Wrestling and the IOFC. He says he enjoys hunting, camping and fishing.
Christian Turner’s Biography
Christian Turner, 25, was born and raised in Dorrigo, Australia, where it never snowed. He began mushing in 2008. He says, “I have thought about the Iditarod since the first day I stood on the runners in Banff National Park. This race means a great deal to me. It has not been easy being from Australia and making the winter journey each year. Meeting the Seavey’s boosted my personal experience and my admiration for the dogs to a new level. I love spending time out on the trail with the dogs and the fantastic people you meet along the way. The dogs I will use in the Iditarod are a great bunch of two year olds from Dallas’ kennel. My goal is to make it to the end with a health team.” Christian is currently living in Western Australia and working in the iron ore mines. He says his hobbies are four wheeling, soccer, travel and any new experiences.