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Meet the 2022
Mushers

Michaela Jurewicz

Maywood, IL

My mushing adventure started in 2018 thanks to the student job board at Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin. There was a posting for an internship at a small recreational kennel in Washburn, Wisconsin and I figured- dogs and snow! What’s not to like?! And I fell in love with it. For the past couple years, I’ve been working for Blake and Jen at Manitou Crossing Kennels and I am so grateful and fortunate to run the mid distance race- my first race outside of the Apostle Islands!
In my free time, I enjoy reading, painting, and paddling. Having grown up outside of Chicago, moving to the North Woods has been an adventure and a huge learning opportunity. I am excited to continue learning and finding new ways to play outside.

Thank you to our Beargrease sponsor:
KENNEL NAME?

Manitou Crossing Kennel

Website

racingsiberians.com

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

Four years ago, I was looking for a fun outside job in college and ended up finding a small kennel to intern at in northern Wisconsin and I fell in love with running dogs.

The “goodest” dogs
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What a sled dog looks forward to most after a long day of racing is a nice bed of straw! But guess what happened at last year’s race? Someone stole all our straw right before the race start! Thankfully, great fans like you helped us out during the final hour to provide this vital supply for our amazing dogs.

These dogs simply are the best – and we want to be able to continue treating them that way! Donations from fans like you make that possible. Would you find it in your heart to help us out? No amount is too small in sled dog world!

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