Maeva started out mushing running tours for Frank Teasly in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. She is a rookie to the Eagle Cap Extreme and tells us her mushing highlight includes running through 2ft puddles in West Yellowstone. Her hobbies include kayaking, hiking, running dogs, and rafting.
Steve is a 4 year veteran of the Eagle Cap Extreme and was the 200 mile winner in 2011. Steve got started mushing after buying a dog from a fellow Washington musher, Don Duncan. His mushing highlight was finishing his rookie Iditarod with 15 dogs.
"Dream big and dare to fail." ~ Col. Norman Vaughn
David says he got starting mushing by meeting the wrong people. He says his mushing highlight is every time he runs, but he hopes to someday run the Beargrease.
Gabe started her interest in mushing when her friend had a litter of pups when she was a teenager and she fell in love with the dogs. Then after 2 years of helping train them she ran her first race, the Denali Dash 120.
She says her "favorite moments out on the trail are when I get to see my dogs really enjoying what they do. Their energy is contagious and wonderful to be around."
Bino’s love of the outdoors is evident in his hobbies. “I never paddled a boat I didn’t like!” he states. He grew up im Phoenix and went to college in Tucson. He traveled to Alaska in the summers to work in the fish industry. There, he says, he met the “wrong people...mushers.” He ran tours in Sun Valley from 1990-1998. He started his own kennel & began racing to test himself & his huskies.
Bino’s mushing highlights have been numerous over 18 years, but he says the best came in 2005 when he got the opportunity to bring huskies to Wallowa County and met “the great people of this community.” Otherwise earning the veterinarian’s award for “Best Cared for Team” in both the ECX 100 & 200 has been the best experience in his career. He says it’s a “tremendous honor to be recognized by the sport’s finest veterinarians for conservative decision making and dog driving.”
Fowler’s goals are to be a great husband, build a pole barn, remodel the kitchen & install flooring, fill his salmon tags, & steer clear of trouble.
Clayton started mushing in 1998 with hounds to hunt lion and check trap line in the wilderness. In 2008 he switched to Alaskan Huskies. He lists his mushing highlight as receiving the Eagle Cap Extreme's "Best Cared for Team." His goal is to keep on loving dogs for 50 more years.
Perry says his most embarrassing dog moment was when his team went "off course" in downtown Jackson Hole, Wyoming running over a cameraman and through spectator's lawns and gardens.