#26 — Jake Golton from L’Amable, Ontario, Canada.

Four years old when his dad got into the sport, Jake Golton comes from a long line of mushers. As he’s competed in many fine races, his experience seems to go far beyond his 27 years. Having just won the Midnight Run in Marquette two weeks prior, Jake took his dogs to an impressive win over a talented field of competitors at the CopperDog 150 in 2014. Several of the teams he bested in that race are competing in this year’s Stage Stop. Jake and his wife Nina run and operate Golton Racing Kennel with fifty of their “best friends.” This will be Jake’s fourth time running the Stage Stop.