2020 Race to the Sky

300 mile Winner 

Jessie Royer

 

Jessie Royer crossed the finish line at Hi-Country Snack Foods near Lincoln at 9:22 p.m. this evening with 11 energetic dogs. This is the fifth time Jessie has won the Race to the Sky.

She won the 500 mile Race to the Sky as a teenager in 1994, and the 300 mile in 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2020. She didn’t run the race in 2017 and 2019 because she was running the Yukon Quest in odd years.

Jessie gives back to the sport, mentoring young mushers and new mushers alike. She finished the 2019 Alaskan Iditarod Sled Dog Race in third place and has multiple Top 10 finishes in Iditarod.

300 MILE PLACES

GABE DUNHAM

Gabe Dunham of Darby, Montana, finished 2nd at 5:51 a.m. with 10 dogs. Dunham has been mushing her Alaskan huskies for 20 years

CLAYTON PERRY

Clayton Perry of Power, Montana, finished 3rd  6:31 a.m. with 9 dogs. Perry has been mushing his Alaskan huskies for 11 years.

CINDY GALLEA

Cindy Gallea of Wykoff, Minnesota 4th Place, finishing at 8:56 a.m. Tuesday morning with 11 dogs. Gallea has run Race to the Sky 500 and 300 mile race many times in her 32 year mushing career. She also has numerous Iditarod finishes as well.

DAMON RAMAKER

Damon Ramaker of Fountain, Minnesota finished 5th one minute behind Cindy Gallea at 8:57 a.m. Tuesday morning with 8 dogs. This is Ramaker’s third Race to the Sky 300. He got started skijoring with hunting dogs and then handled for Cindy Gallea and now runs his own team. They ran together for most of the race.

KEVIN MATHIS

Kevin Mathis, From Monona Iowa, crossed the finish line at Hi-Country Snack Foods at 2:06 p.m. Tuesday with 8 dogs. He is the red lantern recipient for this year’s Race to the Sky.

 

2020 Race to the Sky

100 mile winner 

Josi Thyr

Josi Thyr is a 26 year old musher from Seeley Lake, Montana. She has been mushing for 12 years now racing Alaskan huskies. She Finished with 8 Dogs. Josi  was awarded the Jack Beckstrom Best Cared for Team Award. 

100 MILE PLACES

Scott White

2nd PLACE
Hometown: Snohomish Washington
Bib #16

Charmayne Morrison

3rd PLACE
Bozeman Montana
BIB #17

Christina Gibson

4th PLACE
Carlton, Washington
BIB#18