Sophie Mehl

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Sophie Mehl

Saginaw, MN

I am in my third year at Michigan Technological University studying Materials Science and Engineering. I am in my third year in the Mushing Club at Michigan Tech. I have developed a passion for mushing over these past 3 years and truly have created a strong connection with not only the sled dogs but also other club members who will be my lifelong friends. I love working with the dogs and encouraging them to do the best they can while giving them as much love and support as possible. I owe this opportunity to Tom and Sally Bauer because they have not only taught me how to be a musher, but supported me and pushed me to be the best I can be along the way. I feel that through mushing I have grown as a person and learn to take on any challenges that come my way. This sport is truly amazing and I cannot wait to run my first race!

What other races have you completed to qualify for the marathon?

How many lead dogs in your team?


Who are your dog handlers?

Mushing Club at Michigan Technological University

What is your age as of Jan 25, 2020?


Kennel name

Otter River Sled Dogs and Wilderness Adventures

Who are your sponsors?

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

I was inspired to start running sled dogs at age 19 years old when I joined the Mushing Club at Michigan Tech. Having my friends push me to be a better musher each and every day is something truly amazing. Tom and Sally Bauer have provided me with this opportunity and inspired me to be the best musher that I can be.