Yukon Quest 2014 – Day 7
John Schandelmeier is pleasantly surprised to find himself in sixth place, as he assumed he would be somewhere in the back of the field. As this Fairbanks News-Miner profile of John makes clear, he was just expecting to have a long run with the dogs.
John and his wife, Zoya DeNure, run Crazy Dog Kennel which functions more as a rehabilitation center for ‘rescues, rejects, and runts’ than a serious racing enterprise. With two wins and more than a dozen top ten finishes on the Quest, John doesn’t feel the need to prove anything to anyone but his team.
Update: About 25 minutes after midnight CST Allen Moore made it into Pelly Crossing.
Standings at 4:30PM CST (2:30PM PST):
1 Brent Sass (2)
2 Allen Moore (8)
3 Hugh Neff (14)
4 Cody Strathe (10)
5 Matt Hall (3)R
6 John Schandelmeier (17)
7 Ken Anderson (6)
8 Torsten Kohnert (13)R
9 Curt Perano (16)R
10 Dave Dalton (5)
11 Jerry Joinson (4)
12 Mandy Nauman (11)R
13 Brian Wilmshurst (9)
14 Hank DeBruin (18)
15 Tony Angelo (12)R
These are the official standings. That means they are official, not that they are correct. Things jump around a lot as people decide to update the standings. This problem is especially bad in the back of the pack, as no one bothers to update those standings when the lead is changing.
The Mushers in bold are former winners of the Yukon Quest, the numbers in parentheses are their Bib numbers, and the small “R” indicates a rookie.
Note: This post will be updated during the day, and the map changed on all posts to reflect the current situation.
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