Bethel musher Maurice Andrews is on fire. On Saturday he took first in the February 50 sled dog race, marking his fourth win of the local race season.
Ten mushers competed in Saturday’s race. The course ran approximately 50 miles from Bethel to Nunapitchuk and back.
Bethel musher Matt Scott won the previous local race, but took second to Andrews on Saturday. Napaskiak musher Jason Larson took third. The remaining mushers finished in the following order: Victoria Hardwick, Salomon Olick, Joe Demantle, Jason Pavila, John George, Nate DeHaan, and Cameron Jackson.
Each musher took home more than $1,000 from the $20,000 purse.
The next local sled dog race is the 100 Mile Challenge on March 17.
February 50 Race Results:
1st: Maurice Andrews, 3:44, $2,935
2nd: Matt Scott, 4:01, $2,685
3rd: Jason Larson, 4:10, $2,485
4th: Victoria Hardwick, 4:22, $2,285
5th: Solomon Olick, 4:31, $2,085
6th: Joe Demantle, 4:32:15, $1,935
7th: Jason Pavila, 4:32.18, $1,685
8th:John George, 4:51, $1,485
9th: Nate DeHaan, 4:59, $1,285
10th: Cameron Jackson, 5:06, $1,135