Noah Pereira Claims Junior Iditarod Crown

Noah Pereira from New York state won the Junior Iditarod yesterday. The 16-year-old is a dog handler for Iditarod champ Dallas Seavey. Coming in second four minutes behind was Conway Seavey.

Arleigh Reynolds of Salcha won the Open World Championship during the Fur Rendezvous in Anchorage. It was Reynolds’ 12th try, and he beat out five-time champ Egil Ellis, and last year’s champion Ken Chezik.

He is the third Interior musher to win the Rondy since Roxy Wright last won in 1993. Ellis and Chezik placed second and third respectively. All three mushers will race in the Open North American Championship, or ONAC, here in Fairbanks next month.