#8 — Jeff Conn from Ester, Alaska

A retired USDA agricultural research scientist and professional dog musher, Jeff began his mushing career in 1983 using a retired Iditarod leader to pull his sled on family ski trips. From racing three-dog sprint class, he’s progressed through five, eight, and ten dog classes where he won two ISDRA gold medals. Jeff has raced the Stage Stop the last five years and looks forward to competing with many familiar faces.