I hang my hat in the logging town of Sandpoint, Idaho. I share my home with six-year-old untamed twins and a beautiful artistic queen-I call wife. I spend my days sleeping and my nights working at Bonner General ER saving lives. When I’m not wearing my cape at the ER, I’m mushing my dogs into the sunset with 18 rough-rider sled dogs. And when I’m not mushing into sunsets, I’m hunting for wild animals to feed my kin, running ultra-marathons in my underwear, and building on my homestead. I live by the motto, “Be aggressive with your dreams.”
What other races have you completed to qualify for the marathon?
Eagle Cap 200
How many lead dogs in your team?
Who are your dog handlers?
Doug Stephensen and Travis Stephensen
What is your age as of Jan 25, 2020?
Who are your sponsors?
Travis and Katie Stephensen, Colts Welding, North Idaho Animal Hospital, Doug and Judy Stephensen and Amy Stephensen
What inspired you to start running sled dogs and how old were you when you started?
I was inspired by the primal beauty of wilderness travel with an ancient bond between man and wolf. I was 15 when I first witnessed this feral art form.