Musher Finds Success Creating ‘Team Williams’ Legacy

Angela Denning-Barnes, KYUK – Bethel

Only a handful of mushers from Western Alaska run the Iditarod. One of them—Mike Williams Jr. – is from the small Kuskokwim village of Akiak. He’s the son of Iditarod veteran Mike Williams Sr., and shares the same family kennel. Williams Jr. has found a lot of success creating the legacy known as “Team Williams.” And as Angela Denning-Barnes reports, his training style is somewhat unconventional.

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