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Iditarod 2023 – Day 3

Iditarod 2023 MapSled DogRookie Jennifer LaBar (13) made the decision to scratch at Rainy Pass last night because of an injured hand.

Standings at 9:30PM CST (6:30PM AKST):
At McGrath
1 Ryan Redington (5)
Beyond Nikolai
2 Brent Sass (14)
3 Jessie Holmes (2)
4 Richie Diehl (15)
5 Kelly Maixner (23)
6 Mille Porsild (4)
7 Peter Kaiser (33)
8 Matthew Failor (16)
9 Eddie Burke Jr (18)R
10 Matt Hall (7)
11 Hunter Keefe (12)R
12 Aaron Peck (31)
13 Riley Dyche (21)
14 Wade Marrs (28)
15 Christian Turner (30)
At Nikolai
16 Nicolas Petit (9)
17 Dan Kaduce (11)
18 Jessie Royer (26)
19 KattiJo Deeter (10)R
20 Kristy Berington (6)
21 Anna Berington (8)
22 Michael Williams Jr (32)
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Beyond Rohn
23 Ramey Smyth (24)
24 Eric Kelly (17)
25 Bridgett Watkins (19)R
26 Deke Naaktgeboren (34)
27 Jason Mackey (20)
28 Joanna Jagow (25)
29 Bailey Vitello (3)R
30 Jed Stephensen (27)R
31 Gerhardt Thiart (22)R
32 Gregg Vitello (29)R

The Mushers in bold are former winners of the Iditarod, while italics indicates Yukon Quest winners. The numbers in parentheses are their Bib numbers. The small “R” indicates a total rookie, while the small “Q” indicates an Iditarod rookie who has completed a Yukon Quest.

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.

This post will be updated during the day, and the map changed on all posts to reflect the current situation.

All posts on the Iditarod can be seen by selecting “Iditarod” from the Category box on the right sidebar or clicking on the Sled Dog graphic.


1 Kryten42 { 03.08.23 at 9:14 am }

I’d forgotten it was Iditarod time of the year in USA!

A shame about Jennifer LaBar, but I think she made the right choice all things considered. I hope she has better luck next year. 🙂

I hope you haven’t had any further problems Bryan. I’m OK. 🙂

2 Bryan { 03.10.23 at 10:31 pm }

Jennifer got hurt on the Steps, a staircase of large flat stones that they encounter coming down from the Alaskan Ridge. If you lose the proper trail you can get thrown off your sled or you and the sled can get busted up. That’s part of the “fun” of running the Iditarod.

My clothes dryer saga continues. I had to order more parts. My new keyboard has a good feel after I discovered the secret of calming the light show.

Glad to hear that your troubles are coming under control. Getting old sucks, but it’s better than the alternative 😉

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