Lina Streeper and her team of sled dogs were the first place winners at the first big race of the season.
Team Streeper Kennels travelled to Montana a week in advance of the race, as they needed to acclimate their animals to the high mountains elevation. The race is ran at 6,700 feet of above sea level, and coming from Fort Nelson, it’s important that the team gets a few practice runs before the event.
The three-day race took place on February 8, 9, and 10, on the western entry to the famous Yellowstone National Park.
The race included 16 teams from across North America, and with many championship teams competing, it was a show down of skills and speed.
Streeper Kennels has now extended their undefeated winning streak to over one year, including their record-breaking Triple Crown win of 2022.
The team is now back home in Fort Nelson, as they reset for the Alaska circuit, and their attempt at the season's most prestigious event, The Open World Championship in Anchorage, Alaska.
Buddy Streeper is the the nine-time reigning winner and is one win away from tying the record for most career championships of 10 wins.
Buddy and Lina’s daughters, Alva and Clara, will join the team for the winter Alaska circuit, as they set their sights on defending their 2022 wins at the Junior America National Championships March 1 to 3.
Fort Nelson will be hosting the season ending sled Dog race on April 1 and 2. Look for more info to be posted soon.