Samuel Louters

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Samuel Louters

Samuel Louters

Hollandale, MN

My name is Sam Louters. When I was eight years old, I hooked our pet Alaskan Malamute up to an Otter Sled, and he pulled me around our yard. A few years later, our family bought three Alaskan Huskies, and my dad and I attended Jamie Nelson and Ann Stead’s Mushing Boot Camp. Our kennel grew from there.

We now have 18 dogs and 12 puppies. Besides mushing, I enjoy working at our family’s greenhouse, fishing, and snowmobiling. I want to thank my parents for making our kennel a reality! Thanks to my two brothers and my sister for helping me in my training efforts every year to get a team ready to race! And thank you to my sponsors, DeYoung’s Air Control and John Nielsen, for helping to make this race possible for me!

How many lead dogs in your team?


Who are your dog handlers?

Chad DeYoung, Lois Louters and Mike Louters

What is your age as of Jan 25, 2020?


Kennel name

Louters Family Sled Dogs

Rig size


Who are your sponsors?

Air Control and John Nielsen

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

The movie “Iron Will” when I was eight.