PINEDALE – Blayne “Buddy” Streeper won this year’s International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race (IPSSSDR) with an overall time of 18 hours, 43 minutes and 20 seconds. This is Streeper’s fifth time winning the competition. He is also a nine-time world champion in the sport.
The typically eight-stage race was cut to seven days this year due to the cancellation of the Kemmerer stage because of severe winter weather. Streeper had the fastest time at four of the stages, including in Evanston on Saturday, the final stop for the IPSSSDR, where he coverd the 30 miles in 2:14:16.
John Stewart, of Salt Lake City, won second place in Evanston and overall, with a cumulative time of 19:09:55. David Turner of Sandy, Ore., was third place overall in 19:49:41, and Aaron Peck, last year’s IPSSSDR winner, won fourth place in 20:07:37.
Alix Crittenden, from Bondurant, missed fifth place by two seconds. Bruce Magnusson, of Manchester, Mich., took fifth place in 20:42:31, while Crittenden earned sixth in 20:42:33.
Seventeen teams from across the U.S. and Canada competed in this year’s event, which took place in seven cities throughout Wyoming and Montana. The race started in Jackson Hole on Friday, Jan. 31.
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