Skip to comments.Race to the Sky winner prepares for his second year at the Iditarod
Posted on 02/18/2019 7:09:09 AM PST by Morgana
GREAT FALLS Brett Bruggeman is a Great Falls dentist who specializes in root canals.
But, what may come as a surprise, is that he owns 36 sled dogs and is a musher who competes in sled dog races.
Brett and his son, Spencer, coincidentally were both reading books about sled dogs at the same time about seven years ago.
Spencer, being born with a birth defect in his right leg, left him unable to do traditional sports.
After reading these books on sled dogs, they both realized they wanted to start a sled dog team.
This is when Skinny Leg Sled Dogs was born.
After owning sled dogs for only around six months, Brett decided to compete in his first race, the Race to the Sky in Lincoln, Montana.
The first Race to the Sky, I was probably way in over my head. I was very unprepared and the team was unprepared, but we did finish it, Brett said.
That year, Brett was the recipient of the Red Lantern Award, which is given to the musher who crosses the finish line last. He added, It took us a long time, I think we finished 12 or 16 hours after the next closest team to us.
But this years Race to the Sky outcome was a little different. Brett finished in first place.
On this one, I guess this is my sixth one, its definitely a lot easier and a lot more enjoyable too. This race went really well, the conditions were tough but the dogs did great and we had a nice finish, Brett said.
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See my first comment too!
You mean the ‘Madonna Memorial Dog Sled Race’?..................
Thank You for the ping and post Morgana.
lol! Yes on the Dentists =^.^=
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