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Connie got started mushing when her first Husky would pull her around on her roller blades.  Her husband then bought her a sled dog ride with Perry Solmonson and she was hooked!

Her mushing highlight was winning the Best Kept Team from the Northwest Sled Dog Association for the 2013-2014 season.  Her team is all rescues or re-homes.  She is so proud of them!

The 62-year-old's goal for the future is to stay upright on the runners for as long as she can.

Connie's most embarrassing dog situation: "My dogs quit on me during a dry land race.  That's when I came up my kennel name, Weeno Pullya.  It's Native American for "lose some weight, lady!"  I had to practically push the cart back."

  • Hometown: Cle Elum, WA
  • Occupation: semi-retired and dog sled tour guide
  • Hobbies: hiking, reading, and scooping poop
  • Family: Husband ~ Scott, 2 sons ~ Thor and Matt ~ and 3 grandchildren
  • Number of Years Racing: 9
  • Kennel Name: Weeno-Pullyu
  • Number of Dogs: 7
  • Breeds Used: Siberian Husky, Alaskan Husky
  • Lead Dogs: Journey and Healer