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Erin Schouweiler

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Erin Schouweiler

Erin Schouweiler

Irma, WI

Mushing came to me as a young girl, and I dragged my family along for the ride of owning, raising and racing sled dogs. Thanks to some great mentors along the way, mushing became my life and led me to a family of my own that live our lives surrounded by our amazing dogs.

I met my husband, Chad, through sled dogs and we, along with my mother in law, Martha, and our toddler son, T-Boone, make up Team Otter Run. We are very excited to be back for another Beargrease 120 and be apart of the most participated in and greatest mid distance race in the lower 48. Thank you, Grandpa Mark, for keeping the home fires burning and T-Boone wrangling while we train dogs.

What other races have you completed to qualify for the marathon?

Beargrease 120

How many lead dogs in your team?

Seven

Who are your dog handlers?

Basat Tamaskan

What is your age as of Jan 25, 2020?

30

Kennel name

Otter Run Kennel

How can people find you on social media?

@otterrunkennel

Rig size

36ft, truck and enclosed trailer

Who are your sponsors?

We have awesome friends who sponsor individual dogs, booties and kibble.

What inspired you to start running sled dogs and how old were you when you started?

I was eight years old eating Oreos and milk with my grandpa Mick Davis, reading the National Geographic about Susan Butcher, and I decided right then and there I needed to get myself a sled dog team.