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CoppeDog 80 Stage 1 Standings

Here are the CD80 Standings after Stage 1. Stage 2 will start from Copper Harbor at 8:30AM on Sunday. All are invited to attend both the start (Copper Harbor) and finish (Calumet) on Sunday. Please join us!

posted on 2/29/2020 8:52 AM by Kiko de Melo e Silva | permalink | Back to Top

CopperDog80 Race Overview for Spectators

An overview map showing both stages of the CopperDog80 run on Friday and Sunday.

posted on 2/26/2020 3:37 AM by Jim Northey | permalink | Back to Top

2020 CopperDog 80 - Who's Registered?

2020 CopperDog 80
Competition, 8 Dog Race (8 Dog Pool), 85.2 Miles, 2 Stages, $4,000 Purse, Pays 1st - 5th
Registration Cap: 20 Teams
  Bib Musher Kennel/Team City, State Fin
1 25 Andrea DeBoer Amarok Kennel Grand Marais, MN
2 24 Lynne Witte Iskristall Kennel Luther, MI
3 26 Darcy Stanley-Nord Nord-Star Racing Milaca, MN
4 23 Jerry Trudell ...Sharks Came Racing Calumet, MI
5 21 Alex LaPlante Maple Ridge Kennel Esko, MN
6 22 Mary Manning Doodledog Kennel Hovland, MN
7 30 Pat Hodgeman Got Dogs Racing Kennel Wascott, WI
8 28 Colie Fleming Otter River Sled Dog... Houghton, MI
9 31 Ty Longstreet Otter River Sled Dog... Houghton, MI
10 27 Amber Evans Silent Night Sled Dogs Milaca, MN
11 29 Shannon Miller Mo Betta Sled Dog Racing Sand Coulee, MT
12 33 Joseph Gutowski Nature's Kennel Goodrich, MI
13 32 Becky Bean Hermit's Cove K-9s Gay, MI
Registered
11/23/2019 9:24 AM
Andrea DeBoer
Amarok Kennel
Grand Marais, MN 55604

Andrea is returning for her second CopperDog, she comes from Grand Marais, MN. Her lead dogs, from Amarok Kennel, will be Roscoe, Daisy, Frenchie, and Luke.

One of her funniest mushing stories was this fall when she discovered one of her dogs, Dewalt, really liked water! He thought it would be fun to check out a little creek during a training run. She thought for a second he was going to pull everybody in with him!

Vet Check Slot: 10:20 am

Starting Chute Song: Lizzo - "Good as Hell"

Finish Position:

Registered
11/23/2019 9:26 AM
Lynne Witte
Iskristall Kennel
Luther, MI 49656

Lynne is returning for another CopperDog from Iskristall Kennel in Luther, MI! She's attended all of them! This year her lead dogs are Puddle and Cache.

She is a retired elementary teacher who loves her dogs and loves the sport.

Lynne would like to thank each and every one of us and the community for putting on this terrific race!

Vet Check Slot: 9:20 am

Starting Chute Song: Phil Collins - "On My Way"

Finish Position:

Registered
11/23/2019 10:40 AM
Darcy Stanley-Nord
Nord-Star Racing
Milaca, MN 56353

Please welcome Darcy to her first CopperDog! She is coming from Milaca, MN. Her lead dogs, Genghis and Shag, are part of her kennel, Nord-Star Racing.

When asked to share a funny mushing story her response was there are too many crashes to mention!

Darcy would like to thank the following sponsors: T-bar35 agribusiness and Homework Design Inc.

Welcome to CopperDog and good luck!!

Vet Check Slot: 11:20 am

Starting Chute Song: Dio - “Rainbow in the Dark”

Finish Position:

Registered
11/23/2019 12:47 PM
Jerry Trudell
...Sharks Came Racing
Calumet, MI 49913

Jerry Trudell, from ...Sharks Came Racing is a kennel of nine race dogs, six retirees, and a house dog based right here in Calumet, MI. His lead dogs this year will be Brooks and Blaze.

Jerry has attended every single CopperDog either in the 10, eight, or six dog race.

He would like to thank his wife Pat as his sponsor, handler, and voice of reason in this madness called mushing.

Good luck, Jerry!

Vet Check Slot: 9:00 am

Starting Chute Song: Florence + The Machine - "Dog Days Are Over"

Finish Position:

Registered
11/23/2019 10:59 PM
Alex LaPlante
Maple Ridge Kennel
Esko, MN 55733

Alex is back from Esko, MN to race in the CopperDog 80. She would like to thank Maple Ridge Kennels for allowing her to race their dogs! Her leads will be Charlie, Roy, and Jester.

She's attended 10 CopperDog races, some of them as a handler. This year her 85 year old Mother will be coming to the race! You'll see her seated near the start cheering on her daughter. Her brother is also attending from California!

Good luck Alex!

Vet Check Slot: 11:00 am

Starting Chute Song: Molly Hatchet - "Flirting with Disaster"

Finish Position:

Registered
1/27/2020 4:22 PM
Mary Manning
Doodledog Kennel
Hovland, MN 55606

Mary Manning, and Doodledog Kennel, are returning for their third CopperDog from Hovland, MN. Her lead dogs will be Luck, Waupaca, Argo, and Blizzard

Her craziest mushing story is her team being chased down the road by a llama and four goats! Her team must have wondered what kind of dogs were running after them!

She would like to thank her sponsor Canine Health Forward.

Good luck in the CD80, Mary!

Vet Check Slot: 10:00 am

Starting Chute Song: The Sheepdogs - "Feeling Good"

Finish Position:

Registered
2/5/2020 1:03 PM
Pat Hodgeman
Got Dogs Racing Kennel
Wascott, WI 54859

Pat Hodgeman is joining us from Got Dogs Racing Kennel in Wascott, WI. His kennel has 55 dogs and his lead dogs will be Jamberry and Drift.

He's an all around outdoor lover and especially loves the time with his dogs.

Pat would like to thank the following sponsors: Halvor Lines, Jay's Power Diesel, Uniquely Yours Boutique, Victory Lane, Thompson Sand & Gravel, BI Property Maintenance and BT Wild Game Processing.

Vet Check Slot: 9:00 am

Starting Chute Song: Cory Marks - "Outlaws & Outsiders"

Finish Position:

Registered
2/6/2020 10:22 AM
Colie Fleming
Otter River Sled Dog Training Center and Wilderness Adventures
Houghton, MI 49931

Colie is part of the Mushing Club at Michigan Tech and he's back for his second time racing in the CD80. Last year he told us he was quite allergic to dogs and was taking pills and toughing it out! His love of dogs is still very strong as he's still very into mushing!

Colie would like to thank Tom and Sally Bauer for everything they have done for the Mushing Club at Michigan Tech and the sport of dog sled racing. He would also like to thank his parents for making the trip up!

He would also like to thank Michigan Tech Undergraduate Student Government as well.

Good luck, Colie!

Vet Check Slot: 10:40 am

Starting Chute Song: Ted Nugent - "Free-for-All"

Finish Position:

Registered
2/6/2020 10:22 AM
Ty Longstreet
Otter River Sled Dog Training Center and Wilderness Adventures
Houghton, MI 49931

Ty is part of the Mushing Club at Michigan Tech, and is ruuning dogs from Tom Bauer's kennel, the Otter River Sled Dog Training Center and Wilderness Adventures. His leaders are Gwen and Agate.

He would like to thank Tom and Sally for all they have done for all of the students and the sport of mushing. None of it would be possible without them.

Ty would like to thank Portage Lake Cabins and the Michigan Tech Undergraduate Student Government for being sponsors.

Ty ran the CopperDog 25 last year and has been looking forward to coming back to Calumet since then. Good luck in the CopperDog 80 this year, Ty!

Vet Check Slot: 10:40 am

Starting Chute Song: Deep Purple - "Highway Star"

Finish Position:

Registered
2/10/2020 8:13 PM
Amber Evans
Silent Night Sled Dogs
Milaca, MN 56353

Amber Evans, from Milaca, MN is returning with her kennel Silent Night Sled Dogs. Her lead dogs will be Rupp and Lefty.

She has run the CopperDog quite a few times! She ran the CD150 for several years but as her kids have grown and gotten so busy, she doesn't have as many dogs, or trains as much - but none of them want to miss the race!

She would like to thank her amazing husband and kids and their friends, Jude & Rich, who always make race weekends extra fun!

Vet Check Slot: 10:20 am

Starting Chute Song: Crowder - "Run Devil Run"

Finish Position:

Registered
2/10/2020 10:50 PM
Shannon Miller
Mo Betta Sled Dog Racing
Sand Coulee, MT 59472

Shannon is returning for a fourth CopperDog. She attended the very first CopperDog along with two additional CD races. Her lead dogs are Evan and Attla, who both just finished the Wyoming Stage Stop.

Her, and Chris Adkins, her fiance, run a 53 dog kennel in Sand Coulee, MT.

She would like to thank Kay Ward, Chris's Mom, for all of her support!

Good luck Shannon, and welcome back!

Vet Check Slot: 8:40 am

Starting Chute Song: Of Monsters and Men - "Dirty Paws"

Finish Position:

Registered
2/17/2020 2:00 PM
Joseph Gutowski
Nature's Kennel
Goodrich, MI 48438

Joseph is joining us from Nature's Kennel Sled Dog Racing and Adventures in McMillan, MI. His lead dogs for the CopperDog 80 are Mukluk, Big O, and Yes Man.

Joseph has been racing for 16 years. It all started when he went on an overnight adventure in 2004 with coworkers and purchased his first four sled dogs two weeks later!

He has raced the Tahquamenon Country Sled Dog Race 8 Dog Pro, 12 Dog Pro, and this year the 10 Dog Pro. And also the UP200 (2X), Seney 300 (4X), Race To The Sky, qualified to run the 2012 Iditarod, and ran the Beargrease 120 and the Midnight Run this year as well!

The first time Joseph ran a dog team in a race he hooked the gang line for his six-dog team to the snow hook and not the sled; when he grabbed the snow hook and handed it to a race official in the starting chute the dogs took off dragging him down the trail. Oops! Lesson learned there!

He would like to thank Nature's Kennel and Royal Canin for the sponsorship.

Good luck, Joseph!

Vet Check Slot: 10:00 am

Starting Chute Song: Bon Jovi - "It's My Life"

Finish Position:

Registered
2/19/2020 9:53 AM
Becky Bean
Hermit's Cove K-9s
Gay, MI 49913

Becky Bean, from Hermit's Cove K-9s, in Gay, MI is returning for another CopperDog! Her lead dogs are Lil Glady, Radagast, True Grit, and Driver.

A funny mushing story from Becky: during a snow storm they were out running and Lil Glady perked her ears up and started blasting down the trail, she jumped into the snowbank and almost brought home a fat partridge for dinner! All you could see were her coal black eyes looking back amidst the whiteout conditions!

Becky would like to give huge thanks to her husband, Geoff, and their kids for tolerating her crazy winter passion. Huge thanks to her parents as well for giving her a great childhood. Becky said she is very blessed to have them both supporting her endeavors throughout the years.

Vet Check Slot: 11:20 am

Starting Chute Song: Judas Priest - "You've Got Another Thing Coming"

Finish Position:

2020 CopperDog 80

8 Dogs, 85.4 Miles, 2 Stage, $4,000 Purse, Pays 1st - 5th

This 85.4 mile, 2-stage, 8-dog race enjoys the same excitement and energy as the CD150, including the fabulous downtown Calumet start on Friday and downtown finish on Sunday. Teams will leave immediately following the pro-class teams.

Race Dates:
Friday, February 28, 2020 (night run)
(skip a day)
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Race Format:
Professional
8 Dog Team (8 Dog Pool),
85.2 Miles, 2 Stages

Stage 1:
Calumet to Eagle River
42.0 Miles
Night Run

Stage 2:
Copper Harbor to Calumet
43.4 Miles
Day Run

Registration Fee:
$190
Includes Friday Lunch
Includes Awards Dinner
Includes Commemorative Item

Race Purse:
$4,000 (1st - 5th)

$1,700 First Place (see purse break down below)

Teams:
Goal of 20 Teams

Don’t miss out on the friendly people, welcoming communities, challenging trails, formidable competition, and the peace and tranquility that blossoms from the Keweenaw trails at night.

Award money will be paid to first through fifth place. There is a limit of 20 teams for this event, register early to secure your position.

The CopperDog 80 is an 85.4 mile, 2 stage race. Stage 1 is on Friday, starting in Calumet and ending in Eagle River. Stage 2 is Sunday, starting in Copper Harbor and ending in Calumet.

The CopperDog 80 offers professional and recreational mushers an opportunity to race in the big leagues sharing in the glorious fanfare of the fabulous downtown Calumet start and finish with thousands of fans cheering their teams off into the night.


posted on 11/5/2019 8:00 PM by Todd Brassard | permalink | Back to Top

2019 CD80 Race Purse

CopperDog 6/8-Dog Race Purse
Finish 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Dogs 6 6 6 6 6 8 8 8 8 8
1st - 500 500 500 500 1,150 1,150 1,450 1,500 1,700
2nd - 300 300 300 350 750 750 800 950 1,000
3rd - 200
200
200 250 450 450 500 550 600
4th - - - 100 175 250 250 300 350 400
5th - -
-
100 125 150 150 200 250 300
Total -
1,000 1,000 1,200 1,500 2,750 2,750 3,250 3,600 4,000
posted on 11/13/2019 8:00 PM by Todd Brassard | permalink | Back to Top

2019 CopperDog80 Race Results

Another CopperDog 80 race is in the books with Jerry Trudell, a local Calumet, Michigan resident, this year's winner. Followed closely by an impressive second stage finish by Alex LaPlante and Lynn Witte.

Click here to see official race results

CD80 Race Results

posted on 3/3/2019 6:43 AM by Kiko de Melo e Silva | permalink | Back to Top
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