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Joe Demantle Wins The 2017 K300 Campout Sled Dog Race

Mar 13, 2017

Joe Demantle from Tuluksak finished first in the 2017 K300 Campout Sled Dog Race in 3 hours and 12 seconds, winning $2,895.
Credit Kuskokwim 300 / Kuskokwim 300

Less than a minute separated the top two finishers in this year’s Kuskokwim 300 Campout Sled Dog Race that took teams 35 miles up the Gweek River to camp overnight before heading back to Bethel.

Joe Demantle of Tuluksak won the annual event Sunday in 3 hours and 12 seconds. Lewis Pavila of Kwethluk finished 36 seconds later in 3 hours and 48 seconds, and Solomon Olick of Kwethluk took third in 3 hours, 8 minutes, and 17 seconds.

Mushers continued crossing the finish, one after another, with 10 of the 11 teams arriving within 24 minutes of each other. The purse totaled $20,000.

2017 K300 Campout Races Finishers:

1st place: Joe Demantle, 3:00:12, $2,895
2nd place: Lewis Pavila, 3:00:48, $2,595
3rd place: Solomon Olick, 3:08:17, $2,395
4th place: Jonathan Simon: 3:11:24, $2,195
5th place: Matt Scott, 3:12:18, $1,995
6th place: Isaac Underwood, 3:12:28, $1,845
7th place: Maurice Andrews, 3:13:07, $1,595
8th place: Myron Angstman, 3:18:10, $1,395
8th place: Mike Williams Jr., 3:23:41, $1,195
10th place: Nate DeHaan, 3:24:46, $1,045 
11th place: David Simeon, 4:11:25, $895