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Eagle Cap sled race under way

JOSEPH — The Eagle Cap Extreme Sled Dog Races got their start under blue skies Thursday afternoon at Ferguson Ridge Ski Area outside of Joseph. Six 200-mile teams, 10 100-mile teams and three teams in the 62-mile pot race  took off for the hills in front of hundreds of cheering fans.

Brett Bruggerman of Great Falls Mont., was in the lead at last check of the 200-mile race, clocking into Ollokot at 2:23 a.m. Friday after completing 123 miles. The racers must rest for six hours before completing the course. Volunteer veterinarians at Ollokot check the dogs while other volunteers provide hot food and drinks for the mushers.

 Last year’s champion, Laura Daugereau of Stockett, Mont., clocked into Ollokot at 3:34 a.m. Josi Thyr and her team from Catalda, Ida. got to Ollokot for the layover at 5:08, Jason Campeau of Okotoks, Alberta, came in at 5:20, and Garrett Warren of Council, Idaho, came in at 5:28 a.m.

At press time, Rick Katucki of Eagle, Idaho, had not clocked in for the layover.

Roy Etnire is the 100-mile winner coming into Ferguson Ridge at about 5:30 a.m. Bino Fowler of Sunriver finished second, Chris Miller of Gardenerville, Nev. was third, closely followed by Steve Riggs of Olney, Mont. Christopher Wall of Linden, Alberta, and Laurie Warren of Council, Idaho, were close to the finish at press time. 

At the completion of the first leg of the 62-mile pot-race, there is a tie between Jennifer Campeau and Trevor Warren of Council, Idaho. 

Each finished the out-and-back at
5:04 p.m. 

“It’s a fast course, Troy Nave, press relations director said. The descent down Ferguson Ridge was really tense, but the teams are happy and in good shape.”

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