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Meet the 2022
Mushers

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Derek Nechuta

Mosinee, WI

I competed in cross country and track in field in college, and I’ve always been in love with endurance sports. For the last four years I’ve been living off grid in a motor home in North Central Wisconsin with my team of Siberian Huskies. I rescued my first Siberian, Myia, 4 years ago and my life was completely changed. I fell in love with the breed. I spent a year traveling around the Midwest and west (Montana/Wyoming) with my best girl at my side, covering as much ground on foot as possible. I started rescuing and fostering other fluffy Siberian huskies and bought my first sled one year later and I’ve been hooked ever since. In the past year I have acquired a team of racing Siberian’s. After doing a few sprint races, I really wanted to spend more time on the trails with my kids, and strive to step up to the mid-distance and distance races. I really look forward to learning more about the life and sport from other mushers and most importantly my four legged kids.. my best friends.

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WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START RUNNING SLED DOGS AND HOW OLD WERE YOU WHEN YOU STARTED?

I’ve always been fascinated with the lifestyle and the beauty of being out in the most remote terrain possible with a team of dogs. I started running dogs at 29 years old.

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