Hans Gatt, a veteran musher from the Yukon, scratched at 8:35 a.m. Wednesday morning at the Nikolai checkpoint.
Gatt, bib #84, noted that concern for his race team was the main decider in his decision to scratch. He had 15 dogs in his race team when he made the decision to scratch.
At the time of the scratch, Dallas Seavey was in the lead at mile 380 with Noah Burmeister close behind at mile 378. John Baker rested in the third place spot at mile 366.