My mushing career started when I was in 5th grade. The school had a bunch of outdoors activities and one activity was a dog sled ride. My passion for mushing started that day.
So I begged mom and dad for a husky and I promised them that I’d take care of it. Well I got my wish, they bought me a husky puppy, then I asked for two more so I could have a team.
Three dogs lead to five then ten… that’s how my mushing and racing career started.
I’ve been mushing now for over 30 years and I’m not sure I’d even know what to do with my time if I didn’t have sled dogs.
Mushing has lead me to racing all of the mid west and Alaska.
I’m a four time champ of the Beargrease and 2014 Iditarod rookie of the year.
My ultimate goal is to win my fifth Beargrease and retire. But I also always say I’m retiring from dog mushing, haha!
My goal for Beargrease 2022 is to just have a fun and enjoyable race.
My leaders are Elm, Nora, Quinn, and my 2016 champ leader Bambi will be returning at 9 years old and she will be retiring to the couch after the race.
See ya on the trail!!
Nathan Schroeder Mushing
Got a sled dog ride in grade school.
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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