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The Yukon Quest was founded on the premise that a dog driver and his team should be a self-sufficient unit; capable of challenging varied terrain and severe weather conditions. The race is a living memorial to those turn-of-the-century miners, trappers, a...
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Mushers are heading from Central towards Circle on what Trail Manager John Schandelmeier is calling... Complete Story
Former Yukon Quest champion John Schandelmeier
has accepted the position of Alaska Trail... Complete Story
John Schandelmeier hired as Alaska Trail Coordinator
The Yukon Quest's Alaska
Board of Directors recently hired John Schandelmeier
as the Alaska... Complete Story
doesn't claim to know the secret to training sled dogs or have special powers... Complete Story
CARMACKS, Yukon--It's been easy riding for John Schandelmeier
so far in his 15th Yukon
Quest... Complete Story
A mailed entry for Yukon Quest veteran musher John Schandelmeier
of Paxson, AK was received... Complete Story
UPDATE 1930 YT / 1830 AKT - The heat is on for Kleedehn, Tetz and Schandelmeier
to see who will be... Complete Story
John Schandelmeier finished in 11th place, marking his 16th Yukon Quest Finish in 16 Starts!
John started the 2007 race with only 12 dogs, making his team the smallest off the Start Line.
John's 2007 dog team was made up of mostly 'rescue dogs' who proved their mettle by all 12 making it to the half-way checkpoint in Dawson City.
John Schandelmeier - Veteran - 11th place - finished at 2:14 Thursday
Former Yukon Quest champion John Schandelmeier has accepted the position of Alaska Trail Coordinator for the 2010 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race which starts February 6th, 2010 in Fairbanks.
This will be his second year as Trail Coordinator and his expertise has greatly improved the trail.
The priority of the Yukon Quest
for 2010 was to maintain consistency and bring back experienced personnel.
"I just can't pass up the chance to have an easy time on the Quest trail," said Schandelmeier
"All of the personnel and infrastructure are already in place from last season; the Yukon is freezing smooth and we have some early base snow.
2010 will be a good test of the things I learned while dealing with last year's trail."
has been around the Yukon Quest
for more than 20 years running his
first Yukon Quest in 1986.
was the Yukon Quest Champion in 1992 and 1996, was awarded the coveted Veterinarians' Choice Award in 1994 and 1996 and was voted by his
fellow mushers to win the Sportsmanship Award in both 1997 and 2003.
has run the race 16 times and is the only musher who has started more than 10 times and never scratched.
John Schandelmeier ...