Hugo says he was given his first husky and ended up adopting and rescuing several more. He needed a way to exercise them, and it snowballed from there.
Antonucci lists receiving the dream team award at the Cascade Quest as well as finishing third at Bachelor Butte Dog Derby as his mushing highlights. His goal is to continue mushing and participating in more races during the racing season.
An embarassing moment was during one of his training runs when his 12 dog team got away from him. When he finally got back to the truck, the team was there waiting for him!
Hugo's goals for the future are to take one race at a time and finsh with a team of happy dogs!
"Huskies are addictive like potato chips; can't have just one!"
"Real athletes run naked, sleep in the snow and eat raw meat."
- Hometown: Adin, CA
- Family: Wife ~ Terri, Children ~ EJ & Alyssa
- Occupation: Retired Configuration Analyst
- Hobbies: Fishing, Camping, Hiking, Exploring new trails
- Number of Years Racing: 18
- Kennel Name: R & R Huskies
- Number of dogs: 20
- Breeds Used: Alaskan & Siberian Huskies
- Lead Dogs: Bitsy & Salmon
- Sponsors: Continental Kennel Club