Meet the 2024
Mushers

Laura Neese

Laura Neese

newberry, MI

I fell in love with sled dogs after following the Iditarod in a homeschool project at 9 years old. It became my goal to live off grid with a team of sled dogs and run the Iditarod. I entered the sled dog journey at age 14 and have never looked back! It has been and continues to be an amazing lifestyle. My passions include working and playing with my dogs, woodworking, making maple syrup, and sharing the sport of dogsledding during the summer with folks who visit my kennel (www.midogtours.com)!

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

Watching the Iditarod online at 9 years old started my passion for sled dogs. I started my first team in Ohio at age 14, and began distance racing at 18.

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